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New horizons in data appreciation

Pilot fish is working for a defense contractor when he gets the job of creating reports to break down company spending -- and for a very specific purpose.

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Look before you leap: 4 hard truths about IoT

The internet of things still looks promising, with forecasts for billions of devices to solve all sorts of problems. But as promising as the technology is, it has shortcomings.

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The goal of a new machine

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is exhibiting a key element of The Machine, its testbed for making computing memory-centric, at the Cebit trade show.

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How to use data analytics to improve outcomes of project

Worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics is expected to grow to more than $187 billion by 2019 and the project management industry is projected to hit $5.81 trillion by 2020. Here is how some organizations are leveraging...

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Quick hands-on: Tableau adds shapefile, KML & GeoJSON imports for custom maps

You can now use your own geospatial files to create custom choropleth maps in Tableau.

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Why great chief data officers are so hard to find

CEOs and boards are seeking chief data officers who are capable of using data analytics to transform their businesses, says Heidrick & Struggles, which has identified eight CDO archetypes to help companies find these purple squirrels....

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Intel pursuing new chips as it plots a wearables future

Intel is pursuing chips like Curie for wearables; it will be smaller and faster than existing chips, and help make sleeker wearables.

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SAP adds new features to Vora and readies a cloud version

SAP has added some new capabilities to SAP Vora, its in-memory distributed computing system based on Apache Spark and Hadoop.

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Great R packages for data import, wrangling and visualization

Here are my go-to R packages -- in a handy searchable table

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Choosing technologies to drive digital transformation

Computerworld's Premier 100 tech leaders reveal the tech that is transforming their organizations -- including cloud, A.I., big data, analytics, and blockchain.

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Esri to kick off GIS DevSummit with live stream, new resources

The conference is aimed at developers who want to do robust geographical analysis and add geospatial capabilities to their apps.

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Mapping in R just got a whole lot easier

Thanks to the R simple features project and packages like tmaps that support it, choropleth maps are now a breeze to create with R. I'll walk you through mapping median U.S. wages for IT managers. And don't miss the last step: A tiny...

"Trusted," redefined

IT pilot fish works for a big health insurance company that relies heavily on brokers who sell group policies to small and medium-size businesses. But when it comes to their commissions, something's not quite right.

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Facebook releases 'Prophet' -- its free forecasting tools -- for Python and R

Prophet is aimed specifically at business problems such as computer infrastructure capacity planning.

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

H&R Block is betting that customers will be willing to have IBM's Watson assist their human tax preparers in getting them the biggest refunds possible or at least reduce how much they owe.

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Putting data into the sales process with InsideSales

Artificial intelligence is a much-hyped buzzword. Without data fueling it, it's an empty promise.

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Will Alexa become my companion data analyst?

How a smart assistant can eventually become your organization's next data rock star

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Data visualization tools: The features users love and hate

It seems like making sense of data is everyone’s job now. Here are the pros and cons of five leading data visualization tools, as reported by enterprise users of the products.

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Adding data to toothbrushes, MRI machines

From toothbrushes to high-end medical imaging equipment, Philips is offering its consumer and business customers access to more data through Internet of Things-type sensors.

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