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AI Myths to Ignore

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The advent of AI has created quite a stir for years. Though generally beneficial, we must admit that there’s still a lot more that we don’t know about AI. It’s this fact, the knowledge of there being a lot that is still unknown to us, that causes us to be a little skeptical about the whole thing; maybe even fearful. This short blog post, lists a few AI myths that you would do well to ignore.
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The strategic advantages of business analytics

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In the world of web 2.0 and industry 4.0, organizations that are flexible when it comes to  adopting new technologies and changing their business model are better equipped to grow sustainably than their rigid counterparts. Business analytics is one such source of strategic value; converting data into actionable insights and profitable actions.
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Tableau's upcoming updates

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Tableau has recently announced that the upcoming release of Tableau 10.4 will be the last version of Tableau Desktop, Tableau Reader, and Tableau Public to work on 32-bit operating systems. If your computer runs on a 32-bit operating system we have bad news for you: When released, Tableau 10.5 will no longer be able to function on these systems. On the other hand, and on a much better note too, if you run a 64-bit operating system you should get ready to welcome a bigger and better Tableau 10.5.
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The death of a master storyteller

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On February 7, 2017, the world lost one of its best-known Swedish academics - Hans Rosling. One described as ‘the man in whose hands data sings’.  Others described him as a ‘data guru’ and even ‘the Jedi master of data visualisation’.
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Introducing Talend: Starting your Big Data journey

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We’ve recently held our first Talend event, “Introducing Talend: Starting your Big Data journey”. This exclusive event brought together BI professionals from different sectors who were interested in learning how solutions such as Talend can help harness and exploit the challenges and opportunities brought about by the rise of Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT).
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Dealing with the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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Since the early part of last century, technological progress has marched forward at sharp rate, albeit with the so called "waves" coming hard and fast as a north easterly storm on the coast. After a surge in innovation in the field of information technology dating back to the 1970s, with the emergence of the first "personal" device - the PC and stretching well into the early years of this century, we seem poised on what could become a very big wave. Some economists have posited the idea that we are about to embark on the "Fourth Industrial Revolution".
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Data analysis: History of Maltese Football

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How many matches did the Malta national football team win throughout the years? Who's the coach which helped winning most games? Which was the best year for our national team? Click through this dashboard to learn more about our football history.
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Big data analytics: translating information into knowledge

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The concept of Big Data has been around for a number of years now and although businesses have started to understand the importance of streamlining and analysing all the data captured and combining this with sources of data from external sources, some are still unsure about what it is and how it can be used.
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The Secret Lies of Statistics

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Don't trust the numbers. This is a very common advice that most people know but ignore. How many polls and ‘breakthroughs’ do you read or hear about? How many of that do you actually doubt or care enough to verify? Most probably the answer is a big ‘NONE’. This could either be because you’re too lazy to do so, do not have the time, or you just like to think that it is true.
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Talend Data Preparation

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Do you often need to deal with incomplete and incorrect data? Do you need to cleanse or augment your data, or group records based on similar values in fields? Do you need to integrate lists of data from different applications with different date formats? Do you need to mask names in email fields so only the domain name shows?...