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Does AI have a place in the creative world?

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AI is poised to change the way things typically run. This includes everything from business to the daily chores you do at home. However, there is a question that pops up in everybody's mind, can AI be creative? After all, AI is a field of robotics that deals with advanced analytics and creatives think its quite a stretch to expect creativity from a machine.
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Establishing a Business Intelligence Strategy: What to Do

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We live in a time where terms like “business intelligence” and “big data” are pretty much running the show. The reason for this is quite simple. Businesses have reached a point where they cannot forge ahead without any real insight into the data they collect.  In order to ensure that the adoption pays off, businesses need to have a plan or strategy in place. So, if you’re a business that’s looking to adopt a business intelligence solution or even trying to migrate to a new one, here are a few tips that can help smooth out the process and guarantee positive results.
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New and updated: Tableau 10.4

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Tableau 10.4 is here! Save time and reduce mistakes by using the best data for your analysis. From discussions with visual snapshots to data source recommendations, Tableau 10.4 helps you speed up your journey to data discovery.
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The relevance of Business Intelligence for Finance

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A lot of people wonder why most Business Intelligence (BI) departments fall under the Finance and not Information Technology (IT) department. There was a time when I wondered too, especially when I was taught so during my studies. Let’s start and try to explain this by looking at meetings. Don’t you get excited when you hear that you have a day full of meetings? Everyone would be eager for the moment when figures start appearing on presentations and not matching with each other’s reports. That is the ideal time to start playing Report Dungeons.
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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".