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10 Career Skills to Have During and Post-Pandemic 2020

10 Career Skills to Have During and Post-Pandemic 2020

Right now, several people around the world are asking themselves a similar question: “What do I want in a career?” A question like this can take someone on an incredible journey to find what aligns with their passion, strengths, and skills.

Five Things to Know About Data Science

Five Things to Know About Data Science

Data science has evolved from a traditional analysis-based industry into an intricate field filled with different complexities. Businesses are demanding data scientists more than ever to help them understand their growing databases and uncover useful intelligence.

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.

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?!

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:

Big Data Analytics with PowerPivot & Power View

Big Data Analytics with PowerPivot & Power View

In an effort to be more user-centric, Microsoft has evolved its approach to business intelligence, offering user-friendly Excel add-ins such as PowerPivot and Power View. One advantage of putting more power into the hands of business end users is that these are the individuals who are most familiar with the data and stand to gain the most by learning from it. Excel is a useful tool for numerous purposes, but it has limitations, particularly when working with large sets of data.

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.

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