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Useful R functions you might not know

One of the best way to find cool, new-to-you R functions is to see what other useRs have uncovered. Here are some of mine -- and yours.

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Here's what two executive surveys revealed about blockchain adoption

While some expressed trepidation around regulatory uncertainty and a lack of standards, a large portion of enterprise executives said their companies are well on their way to deploying blockchain to enable new efficiencies.

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EU regulation will drive U.S. banks to embrace FinTech or lose market share

Europe's financial services industry has been forced to embrace open banking and customer data sharing. Now, with PSD2, U.S. banks will soon have to follow suit or face increased online competition.

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By 2020, 1-in-5 healthcare orgs will adopt blockchain; here’s why

Blockchain lets the healthcare industry exchange data in a standard format, automate complex processes and apply AI against large silos of medical data. It might even allow patients to sell their data for rewards.

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Blockchain, chatbots, and AI could reinvent corporate finance

Over the next several years, CFOs and their finance organizations will be able to tap three key technologies to make their business processes better, faster and less expensive.

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Delaware to test blockchain-based business filing system

The state envisions a blockchain network that lets firms incorporating in Delaware automate business processes and will allow regulators and investors to track stocks and assets in real time.

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Top R language 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.

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IBM launches new availability zones worldwide for hybrid enterprise clouds

CIOs and data center managers who run large hybrid clouds worldwide have a greater chance of hearing IBM knock on their doors in the next few months.

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R tip: Easy dashboards with flexdashboard

In this fourth episode of Do More with R, Sharon Machlis, director of Editorial Data & Analytics at IDG Communications, shows how to create dashboards in the R language with the flexdashboard package.

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R tip: Test your code with testthat

In this episode of Do More with R, learn how to automate testing your R functions with Hadley Wickham’s testthat package.

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R tip: Learn dplyr’s case_when() function

In this second episode of Do More with R, Sharon Machlis, director of Editorial Data & Analytics at IDG Communications, shows how dplyr's case_when() function helps avoid a lot of nested ifelse statements

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10 annoying things about Android P (that'll hopefully be fixed soon)

Android P isn't all sugar and diamonds. Can Google get these quirks worked out in time for the software's final release?

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R tip: How to create easy interactive scatter plots with taucharts

In this first episode of Do More with R, Sharon Machlis, director of Editorial Data & Analytics at IDG Communications, demonstrates how easy it is to use the R language to create an interactive scatter plot with multiple trendline...

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Harness EMM data to improve your mobile operations

Your enterprise mobility management platform holds a wealth of data that can help you transform your business. Here are some ways to tap into EMM and MDM data to support your mobile workforce and bolster your business processes.

How Munich Re built a data lake fit for all its employees

The German reinsurance giant has built an internal portal giving all employees access to a data lake, with the hope that enterprising employees will create new business models

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Microsoft shows IT how to get bigger bang from Windows Analytics

New documentation, still in draft form, details how companies can craft specialized reports and custom alerts from Windows Analytics' data and integrate the data with other info.

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How to get the top IT salary in 2018

We dug into the Dice 2018 Tech Salary Report to find the places, skills and industries that lead to the best information technology salary.

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7 keys to a successful business intelligence strategy

BI success requires more than just a strong technology platform. It takes laser focus on processes and personnel — and a business-first approach to gaining insights from data.

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FPGA maker Xilinx aims new software programmable chips at data centers

Xilinx, which for decades has vied with rival Altera (now part of Intel) for technical leadership in FPGAs, is unveiling what it calls a new product category – the Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP) – that, it says, goes...

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These R packages import sports, weather, stock data and more

Want to look at salary trends? Check a stock's price history? Look at the performance of your favorite sports team? Here's how to easily pull publicly available data into R.

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