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12 business intelligence certifications to advance your BI career

From BI analysts and BI developers to BI architects and BI directors, business intelligence pros are in high demand. Here are a dozen certifications that could give your career an edge.

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What is business intelligence? Transforming data into business insights

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

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Tableau explains your data with new natural-language tool

Tableau latest self-service capability, Explain Data, provide users with automated analysis of their data visualizations in ways they can readily understand.

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How Salesforce’s Tableau acquisition will impact IT

The deal is good news for Salesforce.com users, less so for users of Tableau alone.

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What is a business relationship manager? A key role for bridging the business-IT divide

Business relationship managers help integrate IT into the organization by fostering inter-departmental communication and collaboration in service of business goals.

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From coffee bean to cup: Starbucks brews a blockchain-based supply chain with Microsoft

While the coffee chain explores a new tracking system and mobile app, two surveys show that not everyone is fully on board with the much-hyped distributed ledger technology.

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What is a business intelligence analyst? A role for driving business value with data

The business intelligence analyst role is highly analytical and requires a balance of IT, communication and problem-solving skills.

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4 data wrangling tasks in R for advanced beginners

R is mighty, but it can be complex for data tasks. Learn how to get summaries, sort and do other tasks with relative ease. (Now updated with dplyr examples.)

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Tableau adds natural language interface, streamlines data prep

With the latest update, Tableau users can type plain English queries to generate data visualizations, further lowering analytics’ barrier to entry

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Tableau talks up natural language interface for creating visualizations

BI vendor seeks to simplify and automate data analysis as part of a growing trend toward injecting AI capabilities into BI tools.

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Do more with R: Quick interactive HTML tables

See how to create an interactive table with one line of code (and the DT package). Plus, easy customizations

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Reshape data in R with the tidyr package

See how the tidyr R package’s gather and spread functions work. Plus a bonus look at labeling in ggplot2 with the directlabels package

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Here's what two executive surveys revealed about blockchain adoption

While some expressed trepidation around regulatory uncertainty and a lack of standards, a large portion of enterprise executives said their companies are well on their way to deploying blockchain to enable new efficiencies.

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Blockchain, chatbots, and AI could reinvent corporate finance

Over the next several years, CFOs and their finance organizations will be able to tap three key technologies to make their business processes better, faster and less expensive.

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Delaware to test blockchain-based business filing system

The state envisions a blockchain network that lets firms incorporating in Delaware automate business processes and will allow regulators and investors to track stocks and assets in real time.

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