Weekly Round-Up: Managing Data Teams, Algorithms vs. More Data, and Data Oil Comparison

We are excited to announce that we are kicking off a new series on the DC2 blog: a weekly round-up of the most interesting data science, machine learning, statistics, and analytics articles we've come across. There's a ton being written about data, so we figured we'd share the most interesting with you every week here on our blog. Now, without further ado, here are the articles that made our list for this week!

3 Simple Checks to Do Before Expanding Your Data Team We liked this article because it gave very practical advice about managing a team of data scientists. They list a series of questions you as a Data Team Leader can ask yourself in order to better manage the inflow of data requests and get them processed and delivered much more efficiently.

Better Algorithms Beat More Data — And Here’s Why Anyone familiar with machine learning has heard the phrase "more data beats better algorithms." This article tries takes the contrarian view using some simple, but interesting examples.

Big Data Is Not the New Oil Harvard Business Review takes the popular marketing phrase "Data is the new oil!" and examines in what ways this metaphor is and is not useful.

That's it for this week.  Make sure to come back next week when we'll have some more interesting articles! If we missed something, feel free to point that out in the comments below.

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