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Esri offers free aid to agencies battling disasters

Fire? Flood? Hurricane? Esri will offer tech support to organizations facing active disasters.

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Salesforce buys analytics startup BeyondCore

Salesforce has acquired business intelligence and analytics startup BeyondCore, as part of its strategy to make its software more intelligent.

Still afraid of data? Let’s start with the fundamentals

Creating a culture that embraces data-informed decision making isn’t always easy, but once it’s done, it is always worth it.

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Data wrangling tool Trifacta aims to ease analysis pain

The free version handles files up to 100 MB in text, Excel and JSON formats.

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85% off Business Intelligence & Data Science Online Course Bundle - Deal Alert

Become Your Office's Data Analytics Hero with These 4 Interactive Courses, discounted 85% for a limited time to just $39.

Chart and image gallery: 30+ free tools for data visualization and analysis

This sortable chart lets you compare dozens of tools for functionality, skill level and more.

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Great R packages for data import, wrangling & visualization

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

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GE waves developers onto its huge IoT stage

General Electric has more than a century of industrial experience, but it hopes to leverage outside expertise in its IoT mission. This week the company is hosting a developer conference for its GE Predix software platform and...

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Puppet and Chef make way for Docker

Docker’s rapid adoption has resulted in more than 460,000 containerized applications. Does that level of container-based penetration signal the beginning of the end for the Puppet and Chef IT automation platforms? I believe so.

60+ R 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.

Data files for our step-by-step guide to Microsoft Power BI

If you want to play along with our hands-on Power BI tutorial, get the files here.

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Free data visualization with Microsoft Power BI: Your step-by-step guide

This step-by-step guide, including video, shows you how to analyze a file with more than two million records of U.S. airline flight delays using Microsoft's free Power BI platform.

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Visualizing data with Power BI

We try out Microsoft's Power BI by showing how you can graph airline departure and arrival delays using this visualization tool.

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3 tips for better data visualizations

Creating charts that show what's important in your data takes skills beyond simply mastering visualization software. This book excerpt reveals how to make your charts more persuasive.

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Microsoft covets LinkedIn algorithms

Microsoft's announced plans to buy the business social network LinkedIn for $26.2 billion were triggered by an appetite for algorithms.

IBM joins R Consortium

IBM will back efforts to create infrastructure and best practices for the R community, as well as promote use of the language.

Data visualization firm Qlik sells for $3 billion

Qlik, a vendor of data visualization tools, has agreed to be acquired by private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo for $3 billion.

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Google goes after Microsoft, Tableau and others with a free analytics tool

Google is doubling down on its commitment to the business analytics market with the launch of a new free data visualization tool.

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