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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
  • Government open data proves a treasure trove for savvy businesses

    Ever since President Obama signed the Open Data Executive Order, government agencies have been making their vast data stores available to the public. These once-secret data sets are proving a valuable business resource, too.

    Written by Cindy Waxer24 March 14 10:37
  • R resources at Computerworld

    From a beginner's guide to data-wrangling how-to and searchable collection of additional tutorials and videos, we've got you covered.

    Written by Sharon Machlis25 Feb. 14 11:29
  • 7 things marketing wants to say to IT

    Attention, IT: As marketing goes all-digital, your CMO needs more from you than back-office support. Are you ready to be a marketing partner?

    Written by Mary K. Pratt05 Feb. 14 12:28
  • How analytics helped Ford turn its fortunes

    Big data and analytics permeate virtually every move Ford makes, from forecasting the worldwide price of commodities to figuring out what exactly consumers want, what it will build, where it should source parts and how to power its lineup of vehicles.

    Written by Julia King02 Dec. 13 11:33
  • How to extract custom data from Google Analytics

    Not happy with the Google Analytics interface? We show you how to use a programming language like R to bypass Google Analytics and retrieve the data you want.

    Written by Sharon Machlis25 Nov. 13 11:36
  • Big data blues: The dangers of data mining

    Companies are taking matters into their own hands with internal controls, open privacy policies, ethical codes and greater candor over how they're collecting and parsing personal data. But many wonder whether it's enough to allay consumers' fears as techniques for manipulating data multiply.

    Written by Cindy Waxer04 Nov. 13 10:05
  • Predictive policing gets personal

    Some localities are shying away from predicting who will commit a crime, even though the technology exists, in favor of when and where.

    Written by Robert L. Mitchell24 Oct. 13 10:31
  • 12 predictive analytics screw-ups

    Data mining experts share stories of failure from the trenches and lessons learned.

    Written by Robert L. Mitchell24 July 13 11:52
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