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Speak Up & Share Your Thoughts About All Analytics
James M. Connolly  
2/26/2015   14 comments
Please participate in the All Analytics reader survey, and help to shape the content that we deliver to you and your peers in the analytics community.
Charles (Dickens and Darwin) and Continuous Improvement
Leo Sadovy  
2/25/2015   8 comments
By allowing a organization to steadily evolve under pressure, it can emerge holistically more fit to compete and perform than before.
The New IT Means Innovation Alongside Operations
James M. Connolly  
2/25/2015   25 comments
It may be time for a new framework for IT in your organization, one that supports new concepts and innovation while not forgetting about operations, according to author and consultant Jill Dyché.
Tracking the Increase in Marijuana's THC Content
Robert Allison  
2/25/2015   3 comments
The DEA data shows that the potency of marijuana has more than doubled in recent years, and using SAS the data is even more clear.
A2 Radio: Secure Your Big Data in the Cloud
David Wagner  
2/25/2015   13 comments
Join the A2 Radio audience to learn more about big data cloud security from Wilco Van Ginkel.
Reviewing Your Data with R
Pierre DeBois  
2/25/2015   16 comments
Data scientists are discovering R programming as an augment in data visualization and analysis.
Big Data in Manufacturing: Time to Get on Board?
James M. Connolly  
2/24/2015   17 comments
The evidence is there: Analytics are ready to provide a competitive advantage in manufacturing.
Mobile Best Practices: Alignment Around Mobile-First Strategy
John Balla  
2/23/2015   Post a comment
Check out how successful companies are making mobile analytics the core element of their marketing strategies.
Strata + Hadoop World: Azure, SAS, MapR & Big Data
David Wagner  
2/23/2015   7 comments
An on-site roundup of news from last week's Strata+Hadoop event in San Jose, featuring news from SAS, Microsoft, and others filling in the big data puzzle.
Profiting From Weather Analytics
Maryam Donnelly  
2/23/2015   43 comments
Weather data isn't just about planning what to wear; weather analytics are big business.
Visualizing the Eradication of Smallpox
Robert Allison  
2/23/2015   2 comments
Animation helps to illustrate the differences in how smallpox disappeared from state to state.
The Analytics Skills Gap: Find & Keep Good People
James M. Connolly  
2/23/2015   3 comments
As we continue our series of interviews with analytics professionals about the analytics skills gap, we hear from Kimberly Holmes, Senior Vice President, Strategic Analytics at insurance company XL Group.
An NFL Combine for Data Scientists
David Wagner  
2/20/2015   9 comments
Hiring of data scientists is haphazard at best. Maybe there's a better way.
Analytics Claim Some Anti-Fraud Victories
James M. Connolly  
2/20/2015   8 comments
Big data and analytics initiatives in and around government are making some proof-of-concept gains in the fight against government fraud.
Lenovo Goes Too Far in a Quest for Data
David Wagner  
2/19/2015   40 comments
Lenovo got caught with its hand in the data cookie jar.
Analytics Degree or Certificate: Which is better?
Judith M. Myerson  
2/19/2015   14 comments
If you are among those looking to further your education in analytics, and your career, check out some of these resources.
Data Scientist: STEM Boys Club Open To Women
Jeff Bertolucci  
2/19/2015   21 comments
Data scientist Laurie Skelly says STEM is still largely a boy's club, but that's changing.
Data Science Careers: Plenty of Opportunity
James M. Connolly  
2/19/2015   3 comments
With a range of companies moving data science up high on their priority lists there should be career opportunities from the newbie on the analytics team to the experienced chief analytics officer.
The Big Data World Lands at Strata
James M. Connolly  
2/18/2015   1 comment
Let's take a look at some of the news flowing out of this week's Strata+Hadoop World event in San Jose.
Robots Advancing Into Our Murky Future
Lyndon Henry  
2/18/2015   27 comments
Consider what the evolution of robot technology means to you and me, and entire professions in today's workforce.
How to Make Infectious Diseases Look Better
Robert Allison  
2/17/2015   5 comments
A SAS-enhanced series of graphs shows the incidence of infectious diseases across the US.
TSA: Data Alone Won't Fix a Broken System
James M. Connolly  
2/17/2015   11 comments
TSA has put on hold its plans to expand the PreCheck system, which makes sense considering how many flaws there are in the existing operation.
Understand Class Business Rules
Fabian Pascal  
2/16/2015   12 comments
Before you dive into analytics, you need to understand what the properties in a database really represent.
Keeping the Humans in Human Resources
James M. Connolly  
2/13/2015   36 comments
As data plays more of a role in human resources -- the HR department and all levels of management -- it will be interesting to see how organizations strike a balance between the human element and hard data.
Have a Traditional SAS/Graph Valentine's Day
Robert Allison  
2/13/2015   6 comments
Robert has some fun with SAS/Graph tools for Valentines Day.
I’ve Got All This Big Data, Now What?
Jim Schakenbach  
2/13/2015   38 comments
Now that your organization has loads of big data, it's time to start poking around to learn what you don't already know.
Standard Cyborg: 3D Printing on the Brink
Leo Sadovy  
2/12/2015   3 comments
Some marketing advice for startups offering leading edge technologies, and for those who are well beyond the startup phase.
Analytics: Share Your Experience, Now
James M. Connolly  
2/12/2015   10 comments
Market research numbers won't reflect it, so we invite your to share your experience and show your peers how you have found benefits in analytics initiatives.
Mobile Best practices: Challenges & Success Metrics
John Balla  
2/11/2015   Post a comment
The same mobile technology that makes it easy for customers to have anytime/anywhere access to data also makes it difficult for marketers to stay in sync with those customer, but there are ways to do it.
A2 Radio: Today is the Time to Advance Your Career
James M. Connolly  
2/11/2015   3 comments
Linda Burtch of Burtchworks Executive Recruiting joins All Analytics Radio today to discuss where the career opportunities for data science and analytics professionals are appearing in 2015.
Geographical Hotspot Analysis for Election Data
Robert Allison  
2/11/2015   2 comments
One way to bring election maps to life with SAS.
IT Management: I Am Ready For Change, Are You?
Chris Jennings  
2/10/2015   16 comments
The enterprise IT community is signalling that it's ready for big changes in use of data and options such as the cloud.
Is Data Privacy Protection Taking a Wrong Turn?
James M. Connolly  
2/10/2015   20 comments
The presidential advisors who are coming up with recommended data privacy changes may be shortchanging the most critical issues.
It’s the Data, Stupid
Meta S. Brown  
2/9/2015   9 comments
When it comes to acquiring the data that will feed your analytics initiative, "free" isn't always the best approach.
Data Revolution: Self-Collected Blood Tests
David Wagner  
2/9/2015   18 comments
Home blood test kits might soon be a reality and with it comes a big data treasure trove...or a privacy nightmare.
A2 Radio: Make It Big as a Data Scientist in 2015
James M. Connolly  
2/6/2015   1 comment
Join All Analytics Radio on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 3 pm (EST) when our guest is Linda Burtch of Burtch Works Executive Recruiting, discussing the data science trends for 2015 that will impact an analytics professional's career.
New Analytics Link Data Center Investment to Business Results
Mary E. Shacklett  
2/5/2015   8 comments
CIOs fighting for increases in their data center budgets need to be able to break away from old chargeback models and measure both total IT costs against the business benefits that IT can provide.
Which North Carolina State Park Is Trending?
Robert Allison  
2/5/2015   8 comments
Robert takes on the task of tracking which parks have been growing in attendance.
When Fun Data Brings Big Questions
James M. Connolly  
2/4/2015   7 comments
We all see fun facts in daily life, but sometimes those fun facts can combine to get us wondering about big picture issues.
Discover Customers With Cohort Analysis
Pierre DeBois  
2/3/2015   10 comments
Analytics solutions are making cohort analysis easier to implement, and customers easier to discover.
The Cornell School of Hospitality Administration: What will 2015 bring?
Kelly A. McGuire  
2/3/2015   3 comments
Experts from the Cornell School of Hospitality Management take a look at hospitality trends in 2015 and where analytics come into play.
A2 Radio: Learn About Simulated Experience & Analytics
James M. Connolly  
2/3/2015   Post a comment
Today on All Analytics Radio: How simulated experience can help people make the best decisions.
Mobile Best Practices to Get in Sync With Customers
John Balla  
2/2/2015   Post a comment
SAS and the CMO Council have partnered to provide research on how organizations are getting in sync with their mobile customers.
There Are Lots of Jobs & Then There are Better Jobs
James M. Connolly  
2/2/2015   14 comments
It's strange how the best paying tech jobs aren't necessarily those that are most in demand.
Is Google Fiber Coming to Your City?
Robert Allison  
2/2/2015   6 comments
Take a look at the new cities that are on Google's schedule for Google Fiber.
Robots, DARPA, Food Network: What They Have to Do With Data
David Wagner  
2/2/2015   21 comments
Robots that can watch video and learn from it represent a dream and a nightmare.
Does Everybody Need To Be a Data Analyst?
Doug Henschen  
1/30/2015   25 comments
Information Week's Doug Henschen explores the prospect of spreading analytics capabilities across the masses.
The Eye in the Sky Takes the Economy's Temperature
James M. Connolly  
1/30/2015   12 comments
Using satellite imagery and analytics to evaluate a region's economic status is getting lots of attention.
Eating Liver & Prepping Data: How Are They Similar?
Robert Allison  
1/30/2015   5 comments
Eating liver and prepping data: both are good for you, you might dread both, and in the end, neither is as bad as you thought before.
Top 10 Global Trends That Will Impact Hospitality in 2015
Kelly A. McGuire  
1/29/2015   3 comments
The power of the millennials, the value of sustainability, and economic disruption are some of the factors that hotel executives have to consider as we move through 2015.
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It may be time for a new framework for IT in your organization, one that supports new concepts and innovation while not forgetting about operations, according to author and consultant Jill Dyché.
The DEA data shows that the potency of marijuana has more than doubled in recent years, and using SAS the data is even more clear.
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Beth Schultz
Canada Post on Data Delivery

5|12|14   |   02:53   |   (2) comments


James Smith, lead of enterprise data governance for the Canadian postal service, explains how and why the organization has embraced an enterprise data governance program.
Michael Steinhart
Big Data Checks In

4|30|14   |   03:45   |   (5) comments


The hospitality industry gathers massive amounts of customer data, and mining that data effectively can yield tremendous results in terms of improved CRM, better-targeted marketing spend, and more efficient back-end processes. Roger Ares, vice president of analytics at Hyatt Corp., discusses the ways he and his staff use big data.
Beth Schultz
Good Data, Smarter Travel

4|24|14   |   2:50   |   (4) comments


Charged with keeping track of travel assets, including employees, iJET International relies on data management best-practices and advanced analytics to keep its clients in the know on current and potential world events affecting travel, Rich Murnane, Director of Enterprise Data Operations & Data Architect, told All Analytics in an interview from the 2014 SAS Global Forum Executive Conference.
Beth Schultz
Healthcare Data Needs a Booster

4|23|14   |   2:39   |   (0) comments


W. Ed Hammond, Director of the Duke Center for Health Informatics, spoke from the recent 2014 SAS Global Forum Executive Conference about the data management challenges involved in healthcare today.
Beth Schultz
In the Talent Sweet Spot

4|23|14   |   3:25   |   (0) comments


Jason Dorsey, chief strategy officer for the Center for Generational Kinetics and keynote speaker at last month's SAS Global Forum 2014, describes how Gen Y professionals are enhancing the makeup of multigenerational analytics organizations.
Beth Schultz
A2 on the Road

4|22|14   |   2:28   |   (0) comments


From analytics talent development to the power of visual analytics, All Analytics found a variety of common themes circulating throughout the exhibition floor and session discussions at the 2014 SAS Global Forum and SAS Global Forum Executive Conference events held last month in Washington, DC.
Beth Schultz
T-Mobile Hears Data's Call

4|22|14   |   2:50   |   (0) comments


Talking with All Analytics live from the 2014 SAS Global Forum Executive Conference, Eric Helmer, senior manager of campaign design and execution for T-Mobile, discussed the importance of customer data -- starting internally -- in devising the mobile operator's marketing plans.
Beth Schultz
A Is for Analytics in Academia

4|21|14   |   4:11   |   (0) comments


Interviewed live at SAS Global Forum 2014, professors and students agree that access to enterprise analytics software in academic programs better prepares graduates for their careers.
Beth Schultz
Advocating for Analytics Culture

4|21|14   |   5:51   |   (0) comments


Speaking at the recent SAS Global Forum Executive Conference, analytics executives, business experts, and SAS insiders explore what it means to build an analytics culture.
Beth Schultz
Analytic Myths: True or False?

4|21|14   |   4:29   |   (0) comments


At the recent 2014 SAS Global Forum Executive Conference, five analytics experts give us their perspective on whether four common myths about IT and analytics are true or false.
Beth Schultz
We'll Be Your Eyes & Ears

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We'll be on the scene at SAS Global Forum events in Washington, D.C., March 23 to March 25, glad to share what we learn with our community members.
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7 Tips for Deploying Visualization

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We chat with Analise Polsky, a data visualization thought leader on the SAS Best Practices team, about what you need to know before you deploy data visualization.
Michael Steinhart
Choosing a Big-Data Analytics Platform

2|19|14   |   31:53   |   (3) comments


The big-data analytics market can be a confusing place. Among the vendors vying for your dollars are traditional database management providers, Hadoop startup services, and IT giants. In this video, All Analytics editors Beth Schultz and Michael Steinhart sit down in a Google+ Hangout on Air with Doug Henschen, executive editor of InformationWeek. Henschen discusses use cases for big-data analytics, purchase considerations, and his recent roundup of the top 16 big-data analytics platforms.

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Michael Steinhart
Keeping a Close Eye on Shoppers

2|13|14   |   02:14   |   (16) comments


At the National Retail Federation BIG Show last month, All Analytics executive editor Michael Steinhart noted a host of solutions for tracking and analyzing customer activity in retail stores. From Bluetooth beacons to RFID tags to NFC connections to video analytics, retailers must find the right combination of tools to help optimize the shopper experience, streamline operations, and boost revenues.

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Michael Steinhart
Real-Time Demand Drives Forecasting

2|11|14   |   02:22   |   (1) comment


The days when historical shipment trends and gut feelings were enough to forecast retail demand accurately are long over. SAS chief industry consultant Charles Chase outlines the benefits of pulling real-time sales information from point-of-sale and product scanner systems, then flowing that data into dynamic forecasting tools from SAS.

— Michael Steinhart, Circle me on Google+ Follow me on TwitterVisit my LinkedIn pageFriend me on Facebook, Executive Editor, AllAnalytics.com

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Intro to Visual Analytics

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With today's advanced visual analytics tools, you can stream data into memory for real-time processing, provide users the ability to explore and manipulate the data, and bring your data to life for the business.
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Visual Analytics, Instant Insight

5|16|13   |   2:06   |   (5) comments


Dynamic data visualizations let analysts and business users interact with the data, changing variables or drilling down into data points, and see results in a flash. Advance your use of data visualization with tools that support features like auto-charting, explanatory pop-ups, and mobile sharing.
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Big Data, Fast Infrastructure

2|14|12   |   3:35   |   (6) comments


No doubt your enterprise is amassing loads of data for fact-based decision-making. Hand in hand with all that data comes big computational requirements. Can traditional IT infrastructure handle the increasing number and complexity of your analytical work? Probably not, which is why you need a backend rethink. Big data calls for a high-performance analytics infrastructure, as Fern Halper, a partner at the IT consulting and research firm, Hurwitz & Associates, discusses here.
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Red Hot Analytics

1|10|12   |   3:51   |   (8) comments


Redbox's bright-red DVD kiosks are all but ubiquitous these days, located in more than 28,000 spots across the country. Jayson Tipp, Redbox VP of Analytics and CRM, provides an insider's look at how the company has accomplished its phenomenal nine-year growth.
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Hotelier Checks In With Analytics

12|14|11   |   06:55   |   (11) comments


InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), a seven-brand global hotelier, has woven analytics into the fabric of its operations. David Schmitt, director of performance strategy and planning, shares IHG's analytics story and his lessons learned.