What Makes A Great Data Scientist

The Harvard Business Review recently described being a data scientist as “the sexiest job of the 21st century.” But what exactly does a data scientist do at work? Here we look at what industry leaders think makes a great data scientist. Key data scientist skills The key skill that separates a great data scientist from

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What Makes a Great Data Scientist?

Data Science is about more than crunching vast numbers. This fast growing industry is short of people with the right combination of know how, interpretative skills and communication abilities. Exactly what makes the perfect data scientists is subject to healthy debate. Here are some of the opinions from thought leaders and analysts that we have

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Boost Your Sales By Keeping Your Contracts Simple

Sales during difficult economic times are always a challenge and the internet is full of strategies for selling during a downturn. One way of boosting closing rates and customer satisfaction that is currently receiving plenty of attention on industry blogs is keeping your contract simple and straightforward. Below are a few ideas from various blogs

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The Rise of the Mobile Internet

You only have to look around you on the train to see that the Internet is rapidly going mobile. For every person reading a book or a newspaper there is another reading on a Kindle or gaming on a mobile phone. We now increasingly consume content via mobile devices: We are also starting to spend

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Has Predictive Analytics Come Of Age Thanks To Big Data?

Big data analysis has now developed to the point where it allows companies to make accurate predictions about future trends. This is driving huge demand for data miners and analytics software experts in almost all industries. But is big data mining all it is cracked up to be, or is it just the latest must-have

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Big Data Is Not Just For Christmas

Big Data Is Not Just For Christmas Have you noticed that while the Christmas sales produced record figures, the High Street wasn’t as busy as in the past? This is because for every shopper pounding the pavements, another was bagging a bargain without leaving the living room. Now that even granny has an iPad, data

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Cards and payments – the future …

We can now pay for almost anything online, leading some observers to suggest that the days of carrying physical money in our pockets are numbered. But how likely is a cashless society? Are we ready to abandon the security of money that we can hold in favour of the convenience of an e-wallet? Here we

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What exactly is a Data Scientist?

When the Harvard Business Review calls being a data scientist ‘the sexiest job of the 21st Century’, you know that data science is going to be huge. But what exactly does a data scientist do and what qualifications do you need to bag a data science job? Essentially, a job in data science involves processing

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Turning The Sales Process On Its Head

A recent article published on LinkedIn argued that there is far more to sales than costs and benefits. Sales process specialist Jean Marc Bellot, along with many others, believes that in order to sell successfully you have to put yourself in the customer’s position and work backwards. We have summarized their ideas in order to

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The Retail Revolution Is Coming. Are You Ready?

There is a revolution going on behind the scenes in the ecommerce and retail world. It threatens to overturn the status quo and change the industry forever. Companies that fail to keep up face the guillotine. Big data analysis is fast becoming the most important weapon in the battle for retail customers and profits. For

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