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  • The UPC barcode arrived 40 years ago; now, they're ubiquitous

    The first barcode was used in 1974 to scan in a pack of gum. Now they're used for everything from flight check-ins to patient records and warehouse inventory. They've even been used to track bees. Yes, bees.

    Written by Matt Hamblen23 June 14 20:33
  • Cornell Tech-funded startup launching bootcamp for data scientists

    Advanced academic backgrounds in statistics, mathematics, and other science and technology fields usually provide the raw analytical skills required for a data scientist's job. But even with such skills, some additional prep work is generally needed to handle such a job in private industry.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan02 May 14 02:49
  • Tip of the Hat: Data doomsday is coming

    As corporate stockpiles of data continue to grow, mostly unmanaged, to massive levels, it's increasingly likely that many major organizations will face a crisis very soon.

    Written by Mike Bucken07 March 14 20:49
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  • Cloud BI: Going where the data lives

    Historically, cloud BI has been mostly used by smaller businesses, but larger enterprises are starting to make the trek.

    Written by Nancy Gohring20 Aug. 14 20:48
  • Amazon's Fire phone is 'Prime' example of customer first

    With its new Fire Phone, Amazon is primarily interested in connecting to its 250 million Amazon and Prime customers with a phone that makes it quick and easy to shop over the Web.

    Written by Matt Hamblen19 June 14 09:38
  • University CIO helps boost graduation rates with analytics

    Brian A. Haugabrook, interim CIO at Valdosta State University in Georgia, deployed analytics tools that enable faculty and staff to identify students who need extra help. The effort paid off with higher graduation rates.

    Written by Mary K. Pratt09 June 14 20:36
  • Data manipulation tricks: Even better in R

    Some Excel tips and tricks for manipulating dates, and for getting data into the format you need, are also ready for your R pleasure.

    Written by Sharon Machlis25 April 14 20:37
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