Mon.Aug 12, 2019

What is the difference between Shared Services today and Shared Services in 2007?

Corinium

In 2007 I was asked to produce an event around shared services. I was awe struck at how many developments there were in the industry at that time. There was all this talk about significant cost benefits, enhanced service quality and manageable challenges. This was an exciting time.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Setting up Python on Windows, Linux and Mac

Analytics Vidhya

Overview Facing issues trying to install Python on your Linux, Mac or Windows machine? This article is for you! Step-by-step walkthrough on how to. The post Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Setting up Python on Windows, Linux and Mac appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

Serverless Computing — a New Business’ Little Helper

DataFloq

Several years ago commercial development of applications was an expensive process that required capital investment in hardware and software before a single line of code was generated.

12 NLP Researchers, Practitioners & Innovators You Should Be Following

KDnuggets

Check out this list of NLP researchers, practitioners and innovators you should be following, including academics, practitioners, developers, entrepreneurs, and more. 2019 Aug Opinions Influencers NLP Research

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Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

Machine Learning Is Quickly Rewriting The Rules For SEO Link Building

Smart Data Collective

The search engine optimization profession relies heavily on big data. Google is constantly developing new artificial intelligence algorithms to improve search engine results. However, Google isn’t the only company using AI and machine learning in search.

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AI – The online gaming industry’s new game-changer

BizAcuity

Artificial intelligence – We’ve all heard about it. It’s everywhere, in your cell phone, your social media apps, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant – you name it.

A 2019 Guide to Semantic Segmentation

KDnuggets

Semantic segmentation refers to the process of linking each pixel in an image to a class label. These labels could include a person, car, flower, piece of furniture, etc., just to mention a few.

Why hybrid cloud environments require live data replication technology

IBM Big Data Hub

The best decisions are made by extracting value from all the disparate data across your business. Yet aggregating data across external sources, regional silos and various forms of storage is not an easy challenge to solve

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Chris Wylie to headline Big Data LDN 2019 keynote programme

KDnuggets

Chris Wylie, the whistleblower who exposed Cambridge Analytica, will headline Big Data LDN 2019 programme, along with over 100 speakers at this free to attend event, Nov 13-14, London. 2019 Aug Meetings Big Data Cambridge Analytica London UK

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

DevOps Interview Prep Guide

Insight

How to prepare for your DevOps interview Over the past decade, DevOps has emerged as a new tech culture and career that marries the rapid iteration desired by software development with the rock-solid stability of the infrastructure operations team.

Top Stories, Aug 5-11: Knowing Your Neighbours: Machine Learning on Graphs; What is Benford’s Law and why is it important for data science?

KDnuggets

Also: Deep Learning for NLP: ANNs, RNNs and LSTMs explained!; Machine Learning is Happening Now: A Survey of Organizational Adoption, Implementation, and Investment; 25 Tricks for Pandas; Getting Started with Data Science; Data Science: Scientific Discipline or Business Process? 2019 Aug Top Stories, Tweets Top stories