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3 ways to make social sharing work for publishers

It’s still early to effectively weigh the pros and cons of these social media partnerships for digital publishers, but what’s certain is that the way that readers access content -- and the way that publishers distribute it -- is...

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New $85K package development service backed by R Consortium

And, the consortium's Infrastructure Steering Committee has more money to award; applications are now open.

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R conference live blog: EARL Boston

Interesting tips and tidbits on how to make better use of R, live from the Effective Application of the R Language conference.

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6 tips for working with IoT and big data

Is your company looking to get started with IoT and big data, or are you looking to improve on how you’re handling it now? Here are six tips from the pros that should help anyone.

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IoT and the data-driven enterprise: How to dive into the data flood

Virtually every kind of company will eventually have to become a data-driven enterprise. It's a matter of competition. Here, experts share strategies for making the most of IoT data.

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Tableau launches free iPad dataviz app

Looking to explore data on a mobile device? Tableau brings (some of) the power and polish of its desktop software to the iPad.


Analytics and the state of knowing

Abetted by technology, our capacity to know is far outstripping what we actually know. (Insider; registration required)

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Amazon launches QuickSight business intelligence service

Amazon threw its hat into the business intelligence ring with a service called QuickSight, provided through its Amazon Web Services division.

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Project Orca, SAP's new Hana-based analytics tool, due in Q4

New analytics tools are popping up just about every day in the enterprise software arena, and on Tuesday, new details emerged on an offering from SAP.

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The myth of the 'golden metric'

What metrics actually matter? What role do they play for audience managers as we move into 2016? How should we approach all the charts and graphs presented by our myriad analytics platforms?

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Adobe Analytics adds drag-and-drop dataviz

New capabilities for the software formerly known as Omniture SiteCatalyst move out of beta today.

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All your big data will mean nothing without systems of insight

Businesses want to use data to understand customers, but they can’t do that without harnessing insights and consistently turning data into effective action.

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Why artificial intelligence is succeeding: Then and now

A look at the re-emergence of A.I. and why the technology is poised to succeed given today's environment.

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Dominate the new news cycle with 4 audience engagement questions

By understanding general trends in the digital daily news cycle and by focusing on your loyal readers’ behavior and preferences, it is possible to create new digital deadlines to help your content make the biggest possible impact. ...

Cool - and useful - data projects in the real world

Computerworld's Data+ Editors' Choice Awards show how big-data analysis is doing everything from fighting fraud to discovering and treating medical problems.

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Finding ROI in a swirl of data analytics

The 2015 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honorees were selected for their ability to make smarter decisions for their organizations using big data.

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Analyzing multiple streams of data helps this 2015 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree determine the best routes for delivery truck drivers

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A centralized analytics practice at this 2015 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree puts together a portfolio of projects and uncovers $720 million in value

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