For any company running SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2, there’s a big deadline on the horizon. In July 2019, it will no longer be supported by Microsoft – and next year, the same will happen to Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2. What does the end of support mean for your business and how can you prepare for such a significant change? In general, Microsoft’s policy is to provide five years of extended support for its enterprise products once they reach the end of their mainstream support periods. During these five years, Microsoft continues to provide free patches and fixes, as well as some additional support that costs extra. Once the extended support ends, though, the users will neither receive support nor patches.
Nearly every business leader (99% according to an HBR study) recognizes the need to build a data driven organization. However, so many struggle to use data for a variety of reasons, a big one of them being that data exists in all sorts of places. This is especially the case with startups, who use a number of out of the box tools that don’t connect to each other, and that only offer so much granularity and flexibility. The solution? A data warehouse.
Data science is the field of applying advanced mathematical and statistical techniques to large sets of data to uncover insights that can improve the performance of different parts of a business. Data science is used in growth to uncover commonalities between types of users that are either successful or unsuccessful with a product. Marketers and growth teams use data science findings to improve the performance of their product, user acquisition funnel, user retention and more. These are the best articles on how to use data science to grow your business. From how to analyze data using R, pandas for Python, regression, model building, SQL and more, you'll learn how to apply data science concepts to growth.
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