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5 Handy Excel Tricks for Conditional Formatting Every Analyst Should Know

Analytics Vidhya

Overview Conditional formatting is a useful and powerful feature in Microsoft Excel that you should master We’ll discuss 5 handy conditional formatting tricks here. The post 5 Handy Excel Tricks for Conditional Formatting Every Analyst Should Know appeared first on Analytics Vidhya. Beginner Data Exploration Excel Listicle Basic Excel conditional formatting excel formatting excel tips and tricks Microsoft Excel

Zendesk - The Impact of COVID-19 on CX


With the coronavirus outbreak, customer experience teams across the globe have had to rapidly adapt amid ticket spikes, customer cancellations, market volatility, and increased uncertainty. Each week brought new challenges , and business simply wasn't business as usual. Most teams responding to customers are now in a work from home environment, putting additional strain on their ability to respond to customers effectively. For many of us, that means learning and adjusting as we go.

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Why NLP Is a Promising Technology for Business


In today’s fiercely competitive world, businesses must dig deeper and develop a greater understanding of customer preferences and market trends by applying innovative options like artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Apply Modern CRM Dashboards & Reports Into Your Business – Examples & Templates


Niche or industry aside, it’s likely that your customers are the beating heart of your entire operation. To ensure that your customer-facing communications and efforts are constantly improving and evolving, investing in customer relationship management (CRM) is vital.

Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

4 Different Ways AI is Going to Rule Lead Generation in Near Future


Marketers have seen lead generation as one of the toughest challenges. Because of AI technology, there are a lot of changes in the IT companies.Marketers are using AI technology in the aspect of marketing. Changes of marketing would be done by AI majority of the marketers have said that. The business which is using the technology of AI has earned more revenue, sales, and more traffic and engagement which are leading to higher conversion and a better experience.

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Data Science Blogs-R-Us

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I have written articles in many places. I will be collecting links to those sources here. The list is not complete and will be constantly evolving. There are some older blogs that I will be including in the list below as I remember them and find them. Also included are some interviews in which I provided detailed answers to a variety of questions. In 2019, I was listed as the #1 Top Data Science Blogger to Follow on Twitter.

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IBM Brings Affordable Planning AI to the SMB

IBM Big Data Hub


Will COVID-19 Surveillance Cause Citizens to Double Down on Online Privacy?


Last month, Dr Mark Van Rijmenam wrote a very thoughtful article on Datafloq about digital privacy concerns during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr Rijmenam pointed out that many countries have started introducing legislation to track citizens to limit the spread of the virus. This has created major privacy concerns as the COVID-19 crisis worsens. As concerning as this development is, other privacy concerns are emerging.

Data Governance as an Emergency Service


Data governance (DG) as a an “emergency service” may be one critical lesson learned coming out of the COVID-19 crisis. During times of crises, many of the less critical programs of work may be put on hold however ground-breaking they are. Organizations need to understand what the most critical operational activities are and the most impactful projects that need to proceed.

PODCAST: COVID19 | Redefining Digital Enterprises – Episode 5: COVID-19 and Changing Business Landscape in Australia


PODCAST: COVID 19 | Redefining Digital Enterprises. Episode 5: COVID-19 and Changing Business Landscape in Australia. Listening time: 11 minutes. COVID-19 and Changing Business Landscape in Australia. In this episode of AI to Impact, Muthu Kumar, Senior VP and Region Head, APAC & ME at BRIDGEi2i, discusses how the pandemic has affected various sectors in Australia. This island nation is heavily reliant on China for exports of its minerals, natural gas, and coal, and hence its exports suffer.

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Intelligent Process Automation: Boosting Bots with AI and Machine Learning

Across all sectors, companies are learning that they can transform their businesses by embracing Intelligent Process Automation, or IPA. With the pairing of AI and RPA, IPA adds a new layer of intelligent decision-making processes to automated RPA tasks. By automating repetitive work, and adding the ability to automate intelligent decision making, intelligent automation frees up your most valuable resources – your employees – to spend more time on higher value and more strategic work. But in order to reap the rewards of Intelligent Process Automation, organizations must first educate themselves and prepare for the adoption of IPA. In our ebook, Intelligent Process Automation: Boosting Bots with AI and Machine Learning.

3 Expert Tips to Improve Enterprise Budgeting


For enterprise-level budgeting, companies often rely on solutions they’ve pieced together over time, or on the traditional tool of finance, Excel spreadsheets. Given the growing amount of financial data that goes into enterprise budgeting, both approaches can lead to a relatively high error rate and, as a result, unnecessarily long turnaround times, coordination and approval processes. These three expert tips can help your organization improve your enterprise budgeting process.

10 Secrets to Remote Work UX Designers Might be Missing


Remote work—we’re all doing it right now because of the current global crisis.For UX designers, many of whom have been used to the workplace, this is an unexpected and challenging change.We look at 10 secrets that UX designers may not know about working remotely which will help make adjusting to this new way of functioning easier.1.

Remote Data Science: How to Make it Work


Remote work is the ultimate litmus test of the data organization’s robustness. Many inefficiencies may go unnoticed when working in the office that ultimately lead to significant loss of time or of project relevance, but these issues can at least be partially mitigated by informal discussions and water cooler interactions. The Challenges of Remote Data Science.

Getting started with Spark and batch processing frameworks


Getting started with Spark & batch processing frameworks What you need to know before diving into big data processing with Apache Spark and other frameworks. When I was an Insight Data Engineering Fellow in 2016, I knew very little about Apache Spark prior to starting the program. Worse, documentation seemed sparse and wasn’t helpful to beginners.

Building Like Amazon

Speaker: Leo Zhadanovsky, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Amazon's journey to its current modern architecture and processes provides insights for all software development leaders. To get there, Amazon focused on decomposing for agility, making critical cultural and operational changes, and creating tools for software delivery. The result was enabling developers to rapidly release and iterate software while maintaining industry-leading standards on security, reliability, and performance. Whether you're developing for a small startup or a large corporation, learning the tools for CI/CD will make your good DevOps team great. We are excited to be joined by Leo Zhadanovsky, a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.

Empower Your Finance Team to Handle Change in Uncertain Times

Jet Global

The world is undergoing rapid change. Now more than ever, Finance teams need to stay agile and adapt to rapidly changing business conditions. At the same time, they need to remain robust and fully in control of their figures. How do you use your financial planning and reporting tools to maximize performance during uncertain times? Join our free webinar on May 28 to learn how you can: Extend planning and reporting beyond finance.

IBM Planning Analytics powered by TM1 launches IBM Planning Analytics On Demand, a new low-cost, self-service offering

IBM Big Data Hub

IBM has now made it easier than ever to leave behind manual spreadsheet-based processes and move to a cloud-based performance management solution at a cost that is affordable for anyone and everyone. Whether you work in a large company, a small to medium sized business, or you’re just one user that needs to create your own plans, budgets, and forecasts quickly, with IBM Planning Analytics On Demand , you can easily start your journey to digital transformation

Simply Install: Apache Hadoop


Hadoop is one of the most mature and well-known open-source big data frameworks on the market. Sprung from the concepts described in a paper about a distributed file system created at Google and implementing the MapReduce algorithm made famous by Google, Hadoop was first released by the open-source community in 2006. Fourteen years later, there are quite a number of Hadoop clusters in operation across many companies, though fewer companies are probably creating new Hadoop clusters?—?instead

Multistate Healthcare System’s Hardware Refresh Boosts Efficiencies and Lowers Costs

Sirius Computer Solutions

A healthcare system comprising scores of hospitals and hundreds of care facilities needed a hardware refresh for its electronic health record (EHR) system to meet the capacity and availability needs of growing clinical systems and applications. The client also needed greater efficiencies, reliability and manageability—as well as more robust security—in a time of aggressive growth through mergers and acquisitions.

6 Steps to Improving Your Application’s Analytics Experience

No one designs bad dashboards and reports on purpose. So why do so many applications have terrible analytics experiences? Download this ebook for secrets to creating dashboards and reports your users will love.

Create a cluster of instances on AWS


Distributed computing frameworks often require the creation of a set of machines that work with one another to perform some sort of large-scale data processing. This cluster of computing resources can be provided through a variety of services. For instance, Amazon Web Services offers a service called EMR, which allows the user to quickly spin up a Spark cluster and configure how many machines will make up the cluster.

CFO Guide to the CARES Act

Jet Global

In late March, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), and President Trump signed it into law. It provides for approximately $2 trillion in economic aid in the form of loans, grants, and tax changes. Of that total, $349 billion is available to assist small businesses. Another $151 billion is earmarked for specific industries or is available to larger businesses, but it comes with some additional strings attached.