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7 Industries Leveraging Machine Learning

7 Industries Leveraging Machine Learning

There are a handful of definitions out there, but put simply, Machine Learning is the science of getting computers to execute tasks without being explicitly told to do so. Machine Learning is responsible for providing recommendations of products on Amazon or displaying recommendations on Netflix. Of course, it can (and does) get much more complex than that.

Machine Learning is a branch of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that is helping businesses analyze bigger, more complex data to uncover hidden patterns, reveal market trends, and identify customer preferences. By automating analytical model building, the insight gained is deeper and derived at a pace and scale that human analysts can’t match.

Connecting Google Analytics with Microsoft Power BI

Connecting Google Analytics with Microsoft Power BI

Capturing, managing and analyzing the slew of information entering multiple systems every day is challenging for companies of any size. And every piece of user data that goes untracked is a lost insight that could put your business one step ahead of competitors.

7 Skill Areas Required for a Digital Transformation

7 Skill Areas Required for a Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation (DX) is the application of digital technologies to improve the performance or reach of a business, and it will continue to be an important topic for companies across the globe. Executives in all industries are using digital advances, such as data analytics, mobility, social media, and smart embedded devices (IoT) to change customer relationships, internal processes, and value propositions.

The IT Skills Gap Infographic

The IT Skills Gap Infographic

With the incredibly fast pace of technology and innovation, it's not surprising that there's a significant IT skills gap. However, there are several ways that a skills gap can negatively impact a business, including low productivity and decreased profitability.

The IT Skills Gap & How You Can Respond

The IT Skills Gap & How You Can Respond

Essentially, a skills gap is a gap between what employers need their employees to do, and what those employees can actually do. If you've ever said something like, “Our organization desperately needs to migrate more infrastructure to the Cloud, but our IT staff lacks the knowledge to do so,” you're talking about a skills gap.

Report Builder is a Free Tool?!

Report Builder is a Free Tool?!

Guest Author: Eric Brockway, Technical Instructor

At New Horizons, our instructors are often asked questions by their students pertaining to real-world scenarios. One of the many benefits of attending training is the learning that goes on within the classroom amongst the students. Someone may ask a question that you've had yourself, or it may be a question you might have in the future. 

We asked our instructor staff to share some of those questions, and the result is our new blog series, Direct from the Classroom. Here is Eric Brockway's story:

Microsoft Certification Spotlight - MCSE: Database Management & Analytics

Microsoft Certification Spotlight - MCSE: Database Management & Analytics

In March of 2017, Microsoft retired its MCSE: Data Platform credential and replaced it with the MCSE: Database Management & Analytics.

Top 5 IT Trends for 2017

Top 5 IT Trends of 2017

IT is a rapidly changing industry, with many new demands and trends coming into practice with each new year. 2016 saw lots of innovation in cloud and virtual machines. With the start of 2017, some things stayed the same but many changes were still being made to many products and programs. Now, as it edges closer to the middle of the year, the upgrades are in and the demand is great. Here are 5 big IT trends that are gaining speed in 2017. 

4 Big Data Business Challenges

4 Big Data Business Challenges

Often Big Data has been talked about as a “problem” because it couldn’t be easily processed with traditional systems based on relational databases, but it really is a tremendous opportunity to enhance and even transform how you run your business. The value of Big Data can be significant.

Key Benefits of the Microsoft Access Database

Key Benefits of the Microsoft Access Database

A spreadsheet program like Microsoft Excel is a terrific tool for maintaining and calculating small sets of information. Excel is easy to understand and easy to use. You can sort, filter and format the data quickly and easily. But spreadsheets are not ideal for handling hundreds of records when creating an important file for a client, a contact or an executive. It’s very easy to make errors in a spreadsheet, which then makes analysis, summing and reporting very challenging.