Mon.Sep 14, 2020

All Aboard the Pandas Express – How to Speed up Data Preprocessing using Pandas in Python

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Overview Pandas is the Swiss Army Knife of data preprocessing tasks in Python but can be cumbersome when dealing with large amounts of data. The post All Aboard the Pandas Express – How to Speed up Data Preprocessing using Pandas in Python appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

Data culture at Phocas is fun, fulfilling and forever


When our CEO explains to his young kids what his day looks like tomorrow — presenting at an APAC culture and leadership conference about enhancing the Phocas culture during rapid growth — they think it sounds boring.

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How to perform Blur Detection using OpenCV in Python

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Introduction In the corona days (still not over) I would walk near my house for an hour a day and come back home. The post How to perform Blur Detection using OpenCV in Python appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

Irish High court freezes probe into Facebook's EU-U.S. data flows


DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's High Court on Monday temporarily froze a probe by Facebook's lead European Union regulator that threatened to halt the U.S. social media giant's transatlantic data flows, a court spokesman said.

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Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

7 Ways To Prevent Data Breaches With Technology And Training

Smart Data Collective

There is a common misconception prevalent amongst businesses that cyberattacks , and data breaches only target large scale enterprises. This is not true as almost half of the cyberattacks target small to midsize businesses.

Top 10 Supercomputers, The New Scientific Giants


Supercomputers have become a buzzword in the technology industry because of their specialized capability to process massive and complex data with ease. These computers are continually being developed to push science discovery and computing power to unimaginable lengths.

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A look into the rise of private decentralised, blockchain-based cellular networks


The price of freedom in 21st Century communications is steadily rising. As technology becomes more intuitive, so too does the tools at the disposal of both hackers and prying eyes dead set on attaining your personal data.

Doing Power BI the Right Way: 9. Choosing the right report type: analytic or paginated

Paul Turley

Writing this blog series while juggling other commitments has brought me to two realizations: 1. Posting articles in the series will be sporadic, and 2. The topics will be in fairly random order based on the projects I'm working on and the topics that are most top-of-mind at the time.

Facebook launches climate science info center amid fake news criticism


By Foo Yun Chee and Katie Paul. BRUSSELS/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook on Tuesday launched a climate science information center to elevate credible sources on climate change, as critics question its role in the spread of misinformation on the issue.

5 Reasons Data Scientists Must Outsource React JS Development

Smart Data Collective

Python has historically been the most popular language for big data applications. However, there is a growing need for JavaScript programmers that have a background in data science. React.JS is one of the JavaScript libraries that is becoming more popular for data science applications.

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.

Deutsche Telekom joins France's OVHcloud to take on U.S. cloud computing giants


By Mathieu Rosemain. PARIS (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom and France's OVHcloud plan to build a new cloud computing offer for European companies and public sector entities deemed of strategic importance, the two companies said on Monday.

Fundamentals for Success in Cloud Data Management


Everybody needs more data and more analytics, with so many different and sometimes often conflicting needs. Data engineers need batch resources, while data scientists need to quickly onboard ephemeral users.

ByteDance's Chinese version of TikTok hits 600 million daily users


By Yingzhi Yang and Brenda Goh. BEIJING (Reuters) - Douyin, the Chinese version of short video app TikTok, hit 600 million daily active users in August, an executive with parent company ByteDance said on Tuesday, a 50% jump since the start of the year.


From Data Silos to Data Fabric with Knowledge Graphs


What Makes a Data Fabric? There is only one thing that the IT industry likes more than a clever acronym. It is a buzzword. Data Fabric’ has reached where ‘Cloud Computing’ and ‘Grid Computing’ once trod. Data Fabric hit the Gartner top ten in 2019.

Product Analytics Playbook: Mastering Retention

Why do your users churn? In this guide you'll learn common product pitfalls and how to fix them.

China's Tencent to open Southeast Asia regional hub in Singapore


HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese gaming and social media group Tencent said on Tuesday it would open a new office in Singapore that will be its regional hub for Southeast Asia.

Applying Zero-based Budgeting to Get Zero-Based Analytics

Andrew White

How many times are you asked to justly the Analytics and BI team or the work they regularly undertake in behalf of the business?

Dish signs up Nokia to supply 5G core software


STOCKHOLM/HELSINKI (Reuters) - U.S. satellite TV provider Dish Network, racing to build a 5G network in the United States by 2023, has turned to Finland's Nokia to supply 5G core software.

Employee Spotlight: Building and Iterating on DataCamp’s Products


Q&A with Sue Lai, VP of Product at DataCamp


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.

Burberry to livestream Spring/Summer 2021 fashion show on Twitch


(Reuters) - Burberry said on Monday it would livestream its Spring/Summer 2021 fashion show this week in partnership with live video-streaming service Twitch, becoming the first luxury brand to do so.

Leveraging Teradata Vantage's Superior Performance for Real-Time Analytics


Learn how Teradata Vantage was used for a leading Turkish bank to predict credit scores for customers in real time and to make near-immediate decisions on their loan applications

Uber fights to win back London licence in latest court battle


By Costas Pitas. LONDON, Sep 15 (Reuters) - Taxi app Uber will battle in court on Tuesday to win back its licence to operate in London after the city's transport regulator removed it over safety concerns.

What is Metadata Management?


Modern data processing depends on metadata management to power enhanced business intelligence. Metadata is of course the information about the data, and the process of managing it is mysterious to those not trained in advanced BI. In this article, you will learn: What does metadata management do?

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.

India's telecoms regulator says no to regulations for OTT players


NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's telecoms watchdog on Monday said over-the-top (OTT) communication services do not currently need a regulatory framework, casting aside the threat of potential restrictions on platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Google.

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Diversity and Inclusion at Nutanix: Where we’ve been, where we’re headed


While we move ahead in making Nutanix a fantastic place to work for all of our employees, I know simultaneously that we still have a long way to go on our journey


Tesla investors should be watching for M&A for S&P inclusion


By John McCrank. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tesla Inc investors were disappointed after the company was snubbed in the S&P 500's latest round of inclusions, but the electric automaker's entry could still happen at any time and a merger by others in the benchmark index might help.

The Challenges of Model Maintenance in 2020 [Infographic]


Building an Enterprise AI strategy that is fit to carry the business through economic highs and lows isn’t just about implementing a list of use cases and leveraging reuse to expand on those use cases.

Rethinking Information Governance In The Age of Unstructured Enterprise Data

Onna is breaking down how the concept of information governance has evolved and ways today’s businesses can develop a holistic framework to keep up with a rapidly accelerating datasphere.

EU tests platform to link up coronavirus tracing apps


(Reuters) - Several European countries have started testing a technology platform that will allow national coronavirus tracing apps to 'talk' to one another to better tackle the pandemic, the European Commission said on Monday.

Alphabet's YouTube to launch TikTok-like product


(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's YouTube is rolling out its version of social media rival TikTok, a new short-form video service called Shorts, enabled within its video-sharing platform.

Apple expected to unveil updates to Watches, iPads


By Stephen Nellis. Reuters) - Apple Inc will broadcast an event from its Cupertino, California campus on Tuesday where analysts expect it to show updated Apple Watches, iPads and other devices while reserving an iPhone launch for next month.

Nikola, CNH say building electric truck prototypes, target end 2021 launch


(Reuters) - Nikola Corp <NKLA.O and vehicle equipment maker CNH Industrial said the firms are working together to build prototypes of the EV maker's Tre semi-truck, sending Nikola's shares up 12%, days after a scathing report from short-seller Hindenburg alleged the company of 'fraud'.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!