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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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IBM engineer says AR will trump VR for data visualization

When it comes to enterprise data visualization, IBM Software Engineer Rosstin Murphy thinks augmented reality trumps virtual reality. Here's why.

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Executives still mistrust insights from data and analytics

Organizations say they are increasingly focusing on data-driven decision-making to guide their businesses, but a majority of business leaders lack confidence in the insights generated from data and analytics. Professional services...

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With IBM's Watson, GlaxoSmithKline tackles sniffle and cough questions

GlaxoSmithKline plans to team up with IBM's artificial intelligence-fueled Watson to reach customers.

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SkyGiraffe's Tableau connector aims to ease business data visualization

SkyGiraffe is launching a new connector Tuesday that lets companies take live data from a diverse set of systems of record and visualize it in Tableau.

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10% off SAP Crystal Reports 2016, Through Friday Only - Deal Alert

SAP Crystal Reports turns almost any data source into interactive, actionable information that can be accessed offline or online, from applications, portals and mobile devices. Currently discounted, for a limited time.

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Power BI gets robust mapping with ArcGIS

Microsoft free Power BI is slated to get some serious mapping capabilities, as Microsoft yesterday announced ArcGIS for Power BI by Esri is on the way sometime this year.

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SAP makes HANA available on the PC and offline

Seeking to make it simpler for developers to experiment with SAP HANA and prototype and build applications on the platform, SAP announced an express edition that you can use for free on a desktop or laptop as well as a new personal...

Utah Transit Authority, left to right: Edison Pascascio Sr., Eric Callison, Sarah Lin, Beth Wavrek

Utah Transit Authority

Analytics reporting tools at this 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree put state transit data into the hands of end users.

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University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Predictive analytics paired with real-time data helps lower the rate of surgical infections for this 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree. 

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TD Bank

This 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree uses a data management tool to give its business users on-demand access to data. 

Qiagen's 80-person e-commerce team [2016]

Qiagen

An analytics database at this 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree combines multiple data streams and sources to drive revenue.

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Pinterest

An app that predicts customer satisfaction replaces manual triage of support requests at this 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree.

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Life Fitness

Remote diagnostics developed by this 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree keep fitness equipment in shape.

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KPMG

Data mining and analytics speed the client onboarding process at this 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree.

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MFC Netform

Cloud-based ERP helped turn this 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree, an upstart in its market, into an industry leader within 10 years.

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Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Scientists at this 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree can now analyze petabytes of space mission data created decades apart. 

Halton Regional Police Service [HRPS] mobile technology [2015]

Halton Regional Police Service

A data warehouse and BI software make this police department, a 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree, more efficient. 

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