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Data Digest: Evaluating the Need for a Data Scientist, Data Science Tasks, Machine Learning Benefits

How to decide whether you need a full-time data scientist, the core tasks of a data scientist, and how machine learning can make big data analytics more effective.

Questioning the Need for a Full-Time Data Scientist

Hiring a specialized data scientist should not be done blindly. This article asks the important question of whether your enterprise truly needs a full-time data scientist.

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What a Data Scientist Actually Does

This article provides a first-person perspective on the core tasks of a real data scientist.

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Add Machine Learning to Big Data for Best Results

This article claims that traditional analytics may be too slow to work with big data. It explains how to get started with machine learning to boost your analytics strategy.

Read more at Information Management

About the Author

Quint Turner is an editorial intern at TDWI and an undergraduate English student at Skidmore College. Follow his blog at

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