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Top R language resources to improve your data skills

From books to videos to online tutorials -- most free! -- here are plenty of ideas to burnish your R knowledge.

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These new BI tools bridge the gap between analytics and modern applications

Emerging BI tools let developers be developers, without having to slow down to bother with the data silos they leave in their wake

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New AI tools make BI smarter — and more useful

Data science democratized: What used to take data scientists months to prepare may soon be put together in a few days by data-astute business users.

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7 keys to a successful business intelligence strategy

BI success requires more than just a strong technology platform. It takes laser focus on processes and personnel — and a business-first approach to gaining insights from data.

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These R packages import sports, weather, stock data and more

Want to look at salary trends? Check a stock's price history? Look at the performance of your favorite sports team? Here's how to easily pull publicly available data into R.

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9 ways to get more value from business intelligence in 2018

Improved customer relations, increased employee productivity, new revenue streams — big benefits await those who breathe new life into their business intelligence strategies.

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7 power tips for Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft’s Power BI service can visualize a lot more than chart data; from asking questions to analyzing the services you use, here’s how to make the most of it.

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9 ways you’re failing at business intelligence

Solid business intelligence is essential to making strategic business decisions, but for many organizations, BI efforts are derailed by poor data practices, tactical mistakes and more.

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Why your BI strategy needs a universal semantic data layer

A universal semantic data layer is a single business representation of all corporate data aimed at helping users access data using common business terms via the BI and analytics tools of their choice.

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Create maps in R in 10 (fairly) easy steps

Use the R programming language to turn location-based data into interactive maps

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How to select the best self-service BI tool for your business

Domo vs. Power BI vs. Qlik Sense vs. QuickSight vs. Tableau: Self-service BI has become the go-to tool for agile, fluid business decisions. Here’s how to select the right platform for your business.

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5 pitfalls of self-service BI

Self-service business intelligence offers many benefits, but bringing analytics and reporting closer to business units by bypassing IT can have unintended — and costly — consequences.

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Oracle leverages AI to push enterprise apps as users move to cloud

Ratcheting up the pace of enhancements to its software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) offerings, Oracle is riding the wave of companies that are ditching on-premises enterprise apps and heading to the cloud.

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Nvidia gets broad support for cutting-edge Volta GPUs in the data center

Data center workloads for AI, graphics rendering, high-performance computing and business intelligence are getting a boost as a Who's Who of the world's biggest server makers and cloud providers snap up Nvidia's Volta-based Tesla V100...

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7 keys to a successful business intelligence strategy

BI success requires more than just a strong technology platform. It takes laser focus on processes and personnel — and a business-first approach to gaining insights from data.

Business intelligence vs. business analytics: Where BI fits into your data strategy

While BI leverages past and present data to describe the state of your business today, business analytics mines data to predict where your business is heading and prescribe actions to maximize beneficial outcomes.

What is BI? Business intelligence strategies and solutions

Business intelligence (BI) leverages software and services to transform data into actionable intelligence that informs an organization’s strategic and tactical business decisions.

Beginner's guide to R: Syntax quirks you'll want to know

Why x=3 doesn't always mean what you think it should, about data types and more.

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