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I Used Google Alerts to Collect Intel for a Month. Here Are 5 Things I Missed.


When I was in 4th grade, my elementary school did an invention convention. Each student had to identify a problem in their everyday life and come up with a solution. Gathering Intel


The new CIO playbook: 7 tips for success from day one


Congratulations, you’ve been promoted to CIO! Hopefully, you are well prepared for to succeed in making the leap, ready to lead your team, gain the trust of your peers, represent the IT team effectively to upper management, and be a star player at the next board meeting. None of this is easy, though.


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Power BI DirectQuery Best Practices For Snowflake And Other Databases

Chris Webb BI

Recently I collaborated with a number of people from Microsoft and Snowflake to write a blog post on best practices for using Power BI in DirectQuery mode on Snowflake. You can read it here: [link].

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Why Low-Code/No-Code is the Key to Faster Engineering

IT Business Edge

In traditional software development, everything has to be coded by hand. This makes software engineering a time-consuming process preserved for skilled programmers. It’s also often tricky to make changes once the software is in production.

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A Practical Guide to Business Intelligence Governance

Speaker: Marius Moscovici, CEO Metric Insights & Mike Smitheman, VP Metric Insights

This presentation will provide a practical step-by-step guide for implementing effective BI governance and a toolkit for addressing the three critical aspects of any program.

How to Win More Competitive Deals (and Lose With Dignity)


Competitive deals are emotional. How could they not be? You’re in sales because you like to win and make money. Competitors get in the way of both. I don’t care how senior you are— when a competitor gets in your way , it’s frustrating. Competitive Intelligence Strategy

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AI-Driven SEO is Becoming Essential for Modern Marketing

Smart Data Collective

Artificial intelligence is one of the most disruptive forms of technology shaping the marketing profession since the dawn of the Internet.

10 Free Marketing Tools for E-commerce


Online shopping has experienced tremendous growth since the COVID-19 pandemic. Lockdowns worldwide made customers use online digital platforms for online shopping, which increased e-commerce in the United States by $183 billion. The e-commerce industry is incredibly profitable for sellers.

The Toll Facial Recognition Systems Might Take on Our Privacy and Humanity

IT Business Edge

Artificial intelligence really is everywhere in our day-to-day lives, and one area that’s drawn a lot of attention is its use in facial recognition systems (FRS).

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CIOs contend with rising cloud costs


Deep into a massive shift to the cloud, McDermott International CIO Vagesh Dave found himself at an unforgiving crossroads: As engineers gobbled up the vast computing resources available in the cloud, the oil rig constructor IT chief noticed the monthly bill was sky high with little return on investment yet to be realized during the migration.

Aiding Architecture & Engineering Firms with Data-Driven Learning

Smart Data Collective

Data analytics is incredibly valuable for helping people. learn. More institutions are recognizing this, so the market for data analytics in education is projected to be worth over $57 billion by 2030. We have previously talked about the many ways that big data is disrupting education.

Cartoon: Innovation Acceptance Challenges!

Timo Elliot

It often seems like some folks will do anything to avoid adopting innovation… which caption works better, do you think? Cartoons

Observability: Why It’s a Red Hot Tech Term

IT Business Edge

Recently, IBM struck a deal to acquire , which develops software for data observability. The purchase amount was not announced. However, the acquisition does show the importance of observability, as IBM has acquired similar companies during the past couple years.

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6 hot IT leadership trends — and 6 going cold


Until recently if you asked tech leaders what management trends were on the rise, they’d frequently point to aligning digital transformation with business outcomes. That has changed.

AI Technology Offers Time Management Benefits in the Workplace

Smart Data Collective

AI technology has become incredibly helpful for companies trying to boost productivity. There are a lot of invaluable applications that use AI to bolster efficiency, lower costs and help companies improve the quality of their products and services.

Say Hello to Graph Normal Form (GNF)


You thought you knew all normal forms? And possibly also some abnormal …) Well, think again: There is also “graph normal form (GNF).”

Omnichannel Marketing: 7 Examples to Improve Customer Experience


When researching a new product, buyers use 10 or more channels to interact with companies. Each channel presents a chance to make a good impression. Optimize each channel, and you’ll win new customers, enjoy higher order rates , and retain customers.

Feeding America turns to data to feed the hungry


More than 38 million people in the United States, including 12 million children, are facing hunger despite the country producing more than enough food to feed everyone.

Creative Brand Youtube Ads: Why and How They Work


It’s no secret that video is one of the most consumed forms of media. It’s everywhere you look, from your phone and laptop screens, to digital billboards, to in-store displays.

Proven VPN Protocols to Safeguard Your Data

Smart Data Collective

Are you concerned about your data privacy? You are going to want to invest in a VPN. Few other safeguards will be equally effective. Keep reading to learn why this is so important. A VPN is Going to Be Necessary for Data Privacy – Even if Data Protection Laws Are Passed.

Data Audit in the Age of Machine Learning: Goals and Challenges


Despite its many benefits, the emergence of high-performance machine learning systems for augmented analytics over the last 10 years has led to a growing “plug-and-play” analytical culture, where high volumes of opaque data are thrown arbitrarily at an algorithm until it yields useful business intelligence.

Fix the basics first: Boots Ireland CIO Michelle Kearns on implementing IT change


Until May 2021, when Michelle Kearns stepped into the role, Boots Ireland had never had its own head of IT. The position had previously been run from the pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer’s Beeston, UK, headquarters. “I

Scraping IMDB data using Python BeautifulSoup and lxml

Data Hut

We’re continuing the web scraping tutorial series, and this is another blog on how to scrape data from the IMDB website. The data and the python notebook file are given at the bottom of the page for download. The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) is one of the most popular websites in the world.

Top Data Lake Solutions for 2022

IT Business Edge

Data lakes have become a critical solution for enterprises to store and analyze data.

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How High-Performing Companies Use North Star Metrics In Practice


How did Outreach grow in just a few years to 50,000 monthly active users , $10 million in new bookings, and net revenue retention (NRR) of more than 140%? By focusing intently on a single measurement, known as a north star metric.

Solving Educational and Emotional Needs of Homeschoolers, Using Artificial Intelligence


Whether the cause is a disability, long illness, psychological challenges, or parental choice, many children find themselves facing the daunting task of acquiring an education at home.

Creating a Vision for Data Integration Modernization


Data is considered by some to be the world’s most valuable resource. Going far beyond the limitations of physical resources, data has wide applications for education, automation, and governance.

Using Data-Driven Lean Thinking to Optimize Business Processes

Smart Data Collective

Data-driven decision-making has become a major element of modern business. A growing number of businesses use big data technology to optimize efficiency. However, companies that have a formal data strategy are still in the minority.

Cross-selling and Upselling: What to Know Before Getting Started


Upselling and cross-selling are two ways to do the same thing: grow your revenue by getting customers to spend more. It’s a mutually beneficial deal where customers get a better experience, and you get a fatter bottom line.

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How organizational learning can unlock more business value from machine learning


We routinely underestimate the effects that new technology has in the long run while also overestimating its impact in the short term.