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Microsoft enhances the R programming language

Learn about the features and components of the Microsoft R family of predictive analytics tools, which includes Microsoft R Open, Microsoft R Client and Microsoft R Server.


The features of SAP's predictive analytics software

The SAP BusinessObjects Predictive Analytics suite of on-premises and cloud-based tools can be used by data scientists, analytics professionals, as well as less technical teams.


Expert offers advice on effective use of data dashboards

When used right, data dashboards can lead to major business value. But planning and the overall user experience are both key to getting the most out of them, consultant Mico Yuk says.


Judicious use of chatbot applications can pay off

Investments in AI chatbots can pay off for businesses, but customer service teams still need to keep people around to handle complex issues and provide emotional empathy and an engaging voice.

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