Data-Science

Feds struggle with regulating banking’s use of big data

When it comes to fintech, banking and payments, big data comes with some powerful pros and cons. The big advantage is that big data can make banking services useful and viable to a huge slice of the population that can’t access it today. The greatest…

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Google’s new cloud service eases data preparation for machine learning

One of the challenges that data scientists face when running machine learning workloads is processing information before it’s ready for use. Google unveiled a new cloud service Thursday aimed at easing that pain. Google Cloud Dataprep will automatically detect data schemas, joins, and anomalies such…

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MongoDB adds free tier and migration utility to its cloud service

NoSQL database specialist MongoDB unveiled a new free tier for its MongoDB Atlas database-as-a-service (DaaS) offering on Tuesday. The company also released a utility to support live migration of data to MongoDB Atlas, whether that data is on-premise or in the cloud. « Since we first…

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Open Data Spotlight: Government of India Census

What story do the hearts of over 1 billion Indians tell? This is the question dataset publisher Preet Singh Khalsa set out to answer when he compiled an exhaustive database describing demographic characteristics of the world’s second largest population. In this Open Data Spotlight interview,…

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HPE refocuses tech services group on cloud, big data

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has revamped its technology services unit to focus on helping customers adopt emerging technologies, including cloud computing, the internet of things, and big data. HPE’s new Pointnext technology services division, announced Thursday, is designed to help businesses speed up their adoption of several…

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Becoming a Data Scientist: Profiling Cisco’s Data Science Certification Program

Today’s subject matter experts and specialists are tomorrow’s data scientists thanks to Cisco’s Enterprise Data Science Office. Cisco Systems—a US technology company that develops, manufactures, and sells networking devices and management—has taken a forward-thinking and flexible approach to both finding and retaining talent in the…

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IT job spotlight: Data scientist

It’s a great time to be a data scientist. These professionals are responsible for helping gather and manage an organization’s data in a way that’s meaningful to business decision makers. The right candidates have experience working with major database platforms, are experienced coders and must…

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Trump expected to cut federal IT spending

President Donald Trump said this week that the federal budget is a « mess » and is promising to make it leaner. This means that federal IT spending — now at $81.6 billion — is likely to see cuts, analysts said. The Trump administration is still filling…

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H&R Block turns to A.I. to tackle your tax return

How would you feel about an artificial intelligence system handling your taxes this year? H&R Block, the tax services company, is betting that customers will be willing to have A.I. assist their human tax preparers in getting them the biggest refunds possible or at least…

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Putting data into the sales process with InsideSales

InsideSales is one of an increasing number of players that aims to offer sales teams tools to make them more efficient and effective. In its case, InsideSales came about through the post-graduate research of co-founder Dave Elkington. As Elkington studied artificial intelligence, he soon came…

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