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One of the basic human needs for the sustenance of life is food. What is the genesis for the food we consume on a daily basis? In a word – agriculture. Agriculture and methods of planting, cultivating and harvesting have been around for centuries, from the dawn of mankind to the current age. There are various components of schools of thought which drive the agricultural industry, from environmental considerations to profitability to...
(This article is a sponsored placement written by Capella University, and republished from the Capella blog .) You’ll find a large selection of books available on the topic of data analytics and business intelligence, but how do you know which ones will best support your career? Capella University faculty members offer six books every data professional should read. 1. “ Signal: Understanding What Matters in a World of...
In the current smartphone and tablet era, the Mobile Business Intelligence (BI) solution is gaining increasing attention among the worldwide business community. The consumerization of IT has disrupted several facets of our daily lives, including the use of mobile devices in the workplace. Organizations need to have a mobility strategy in place to stay competitive, which includes Mobile BI. According to Boris Evelson, VP and Principal...
We’ve seen a great explosion of disrupting and enabling technologies in recent years that allow your average Joe to get involved in marketplaces that they wouldn’t have been able to previously. This has provided consumers with more and better options for things that used to be the purview of a select few. One of the first was stock trading, then we saw travel agencies, Airbnb and Uber, for example. In this edition of Blockchain...
"Space Mountain may be the oldest ride in the park, but it has the longest line." — Ric Flair (Read Part 1 , Part 2 and Part 3 of this Space Analytics series.) Although Ric Flair was never an astronaut and instead is a retired professional wrestler, he pinpointed a revealing trend – that space is always "in". The next fashion brands to compete with Prada and Gucci might be SpaceX and Boeing . Not to be...
"The Emperor [not wanting to be overdressed]: I don't want to blind them, I just want them to blink a little." — The Emperor's New Clothes (Read Part 1 , Part 2 and Part 3 of this Death of Advertising series.) Fashion brands continue to expend exorbitant amounts of money for new digital and online channels to make their brands the 'new hotness'. Usually these digital campaigns go unseen . So how to get hipsters, Gen...
(Read Part 1 , Part 2 and Part 3 of this Death of Advertising series.) Facebook's mid-roll ads haven't brought the publisher revenue as promised. Recently quoted, "They are only paying if a view gets to the 20-second mark and the user consumes the ad ." The question is not about the views or the ads that pre-roll, but how many people are actually paying attention? And if they are, maybe it's for the wrong reasons. If you...
You'll notice the term "Data Scientist" isn't gender specific. To encourage more women to enter the analytics profession, Capella University, in collaboration with SAS, awarded four full-tuition scholarships to female students who start either the Bachelor's in Information Technology with a minor in Data Analytics or Master's in Analytics degree program this October. In addition to the full-tuition scholarships, the recipients were...
(Read Part 1 , Part 2 and Part 3 of this Death of Advertising series.) Bunz Trading Zone  reveals an interesting demographic trait: that the Gen Z is more interested in community and experiences than cash flow. Emily Bitze is the founder, but it wasn't her intention. She was tired of just adding water. Emily was simply hungry and broke. She was having financial difficulties and wanted to eat something other than instant...
Cloud-based file storage has been popular for some years now with services like Box, Dropbox and Sync, then hybrid cloud/OnPrem solutions like Egnyte. Of all those, I found Sync to be the easiest to use and most flexible, and it is the only one I continue to use personally. That said, however, I think I have a new favorite and that is the “ Sync ” (not to be confused with the aforementioned Sync) from Resilio . The company was...
Organizations across the globe are working towards implementing GDPR , which officially goes into effect on May 25, 2018. So what is GDPR Wikipedia states  that the General Data Protection Regulation is “a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union. It also addresses the...
I’m looking at SAAV Games in this installment of Blockchain Spotlight. They’ve been mostly in stealth mode the past year as they build their first game called Agame . It is a “time management” game along the lines of Lords of Ultima and Tiberium . Agame runs on iOS, Android, Windows, Mac and Linux, as well as in a web browser. It is free to play, but like the aforementioned games, you can buy various...