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Exploratory Data Analysis with Watson Analytics

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Watson Analytics provides a suite of analytics tools that are easy to use for non-technical people. The software opens the door for data preparation and exploration for managers and other personnel who would benefit from analysis but don’t necessarily have the advanced analytical background. This article details the analysis of a dataset called Laptop Prices, sourced from Kaggle. The...

Is Your Organization Using Evidence-Based Decision Making?

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There are more ways to access data through a large amount of software tools than there has ever been in the history of analytics. We have access to a wealth of information that, if used properly, can help drive decisions and bring about success within organizations. Why then are so many top-level executive decisions driven by intuition and gut feel? There have been countless examples over the...

Using Data Analytics to Improve Heath Care

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The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has launched several programs over the years with the goal of improving healthcare in the United States. The Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative (TCPI) is one of these programs, that was built to support clinician practices through peer-based learning. The goals of this initiative is to facilitate large-scale practice transformation through...

Organizational Culture Changes and Impacts on the Individual & Decision Making

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Organizational culture has an impact on how a business functions. (O’Reilly III, Chatman, & Caldwell, 1991) echo the agreement of researchers over the years that culture may be an important factor in determining how well an individual fits an organizational context. I’ve witnessed the positive and negative effects of organizational culture both in regards to the individual as well as...

Poor Decisions Impacted by Bias in Software Development

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Beyond Bias provides an excellent overview of the five different categories of biases, similarity, expedience, experience, distance, and safety. As someone who has worked in the software development field for a number of years, I have witnessed accounts of poor decision making and its ramifications within the organizations I have worked for. Specifically within software development I have...

Facebook Marketplace vs Craigslist: Which site is better?

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After destroying MySpace, Orkut, Flickr and several other internet companies. FB is now after Craigslist, Olx, Kijiji, and 100s of other classified listing sites. The social networking giant opened its marketplace for everyone using FB. The new feature has not gone well with people using this site just for fun. But it has been received well by business owners using Facebook. Is FB’s new...

Web Development Tools for Beginners

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So you are an individual with a passion for doing something big or someone who wants to share his ideas with the world. For both reasons the best way to make your name would be building a website. Perhaps, there could be many reasons you want a site. Maybe for your small business, an art website to lighten up the world with a fire inside your soul, create amazing ideas or just to spread...

Systems Integration Demystified

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This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, I may receive a commission (at no additional cost to you). As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This helps support the blog and allows me to continue to make free content. Thank you for your support! One of the benefits of working at a large organization is the opportunity to work with a considerable...

Top 8 Best Business Listing Sites (2018)

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The number of internet users has grown from 100 to 3+ billion. Although a lot of firms have benefited from the internet revolution, many businesses have become bankrupt. eCommerce platforms have destroyed the business of 1000s of brick and mortar stores. The only way to survive the wrath of these sites is to make people aware of your shop/service and the products you sell. Listing a business...

Best IDE for PHP Web Development

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PHP is a scripting language that powers over some of the busiest websites on the web. Several languages have been introduced since 2005. None of them have affected the popularity of PHP. Before IDEs were launched, seasoned developers and beginners used vi or notepad to write PHP code. Once the code was ready, developers moved the PHP file to the webapps folder of the web server to check whether...

GoDaddy review: A web hosting and domain registration company

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Godaddy is one of the top domain registrars and hosting companies of the world. It has over 500K customers. I’m one of the customers of Godaddy. I’ve been using its email hosting and domain registration service for 5 years. Here’s my review of the company. List of GoDaddy services that I use Domain names Premium email address Domain names Godaddy website is user-friendly. It...

Themeisle Hestia Pro review

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Hestia Pro is a powerful material design based WP template with which you can launch websites of various types without writing a single line of code. It is one of the best multi-purpose WordPress themes. According to Themeisle, the developer of Hesita Pro, HP is idle for business, blog, e-commerce sites based on the WordPress content management system. Is the Hestia Pro theme SEO friendly and...

Revive Old Post WordPress plugin review

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Unlike search engines that rank pages on the basis of various factors, Social networking portals display posts in groups and on pages in first-in-last-out order. If the page is old, you’ll have to scroll down the group until you find it. If the title of the post is interesting, people will share the post on their profiles or in groups they’ve joined. Such pages are called viral posts...

Social Commerce in a nutshell – the next generation of marketing!

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In today’s modern world, traditional forms of marketing and commerce are being replaced and overtaken by their digital counterparts. The internet has revolutionized the way that we do business and it has presented us with a plethora of new avenues for sales and revenue. One relatively new type of process we are seeing a surge in is social commerce. This article and infographic aim to describe...

StudioPress News Pro theme review

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News Pro is one of the flagship StudioPress themes. It is also one of the most widely used WP magazine templates. Powered by the HTML5 markup, StudioPress NP is based on minimal flat responsive design. It is ideal for magazine sites that cover a variety of topics. NP is built on Genesis Framework which powers 100K+ sites. Is the News Pro theme suitable for your site? Is it easy to use and SEO...

How to limit CPU usage on server effectively?

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Most hosting companies have introduced 2+ plans. The price of the hosting depends on the hardware and software the company is offering the customer. A plan that offers a low amount of RAM or a single core processor will be less expensive as compared to a plan that provides heaps of system memory and CPU. No matter what plan you use, you must always keep an eye on the server CPU usage. If you...

Where to buy AI domain for the best price?

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The AI domain extension was launched in 1994/1995 for the use of companies and individuals based in a Carribean country Anguilla. Google, the world’s largest search engine doesn’t display the information of Anguilla when you enter the search phrase as “AI”. Even Bing displays Artificial Intelligence search results for the search phrase “AI”. In computer...

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