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MBA vs. MQF: Analytics Makers vs. the Takers?
Matthew Brodsky  
11/21/2014   Post a comment
A look at a quant-focused finance program at Rutgers raises the question of what role grads with an MQF will play in the corporate world.
Turkeys, Ghosts of Management Past & Analytics
James M. Connolly  
11/20/2014   5 comments
That roasted turkey on your Thanksgiving table might represent a corporate myth that analytics can dispell.
Failing Fast... One Tiny Cookie at a Time
Rachel Alt-Simmons  
11/20/2014   Post a comment
As you expand your marketing innovation capabilities, data-driven decisioning will shape your innovation pipeline, with analytics weeding out good ideas from the bad.
Are Ethical Computers the Next Analytics Necessity?
David Wagner  
11/20/2014   3 comments
As computers get access to more decisions, they need to be more ethical.
Data Scientist Barbie
David Wagner  
11/19/2014   32 comments
Would a bad toy help get more people into data science?
Hey! Where Have You Been?
Robert Allison  
11/19/2014   Post a comment
Don't just think about the states that you have visited but what you did when you were there.
Analytics & Twitter, Past & Present
James M. Connolly  
11/19/2014   6 comments
Twitter's new advanced search, allowing looks back eight years, is worth a test drive.
More Info in the Name of Better Healthcare
Ariella Brown  
11/19/2014   9 comments
Analytics uncovers healthcare issues that go beyond the patient. Think: poor bus service.
Customer Relations by Walking Around
Leo Sadovy  
11/18/2014   Post a comment
Advances in off-site manufacturing (OSM) techniques in the construction sector highlight the value of walking around to get to know what your customers really need.
Tech Leaders Call For Surveillance Reform
Thomas Claburn  
11/18/2014   11 comments
AOL, Apple, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo ask the US Senate to limit mass surveillance.
Big Data Analytics Is a Big Opportunity for Hotels, Part 2
Kelly A. McGuire  
11/17/2014   1 comment
Today's advanced analytics need to be fast, and they need to be accessible. This means more changes to the technology infrastructure to support these new processes.
A2 Academy: Presenting Data to Decision Makers
James M. Connolly  
11/17/2014   1 comment
The new All Analytics Academy -- Presenting Data to Decision Makers -- kicks off the week of December 1. Learn about the technologies and techniques that can help the analytics team tell the story that the data presents.
Are Patent Trolls Finally on the Decline?
Robert Allison  
11/17/2014   6 comments
Graphs show that the number of cases filed by patent trolls not only has stopped growing but actually is in decline.
10 Things Pushing Tech Boundaries in 2015
Jill King  
11/17/2014   32 comments
The move to big data analytics calls for a fresh look at our IT infrastructure, which will play into the key trends of 2015.
A2 Radio: How Mature Is Your Analytics Program?
David Wagner  
11/15/2014   10 comments
Join us for A2 Radio on Tuesday, November 18.
Choose the Right Dashboard for the Right Story
Pierre DeBois  
11/14/2014   9 comments
Customer behavior is becoming more sophisticated online. To identify and respond to the behavior, new coding and advanced spreadsheet automation can help.
The IoT's Impact Looms Large & Near
James M. Connolly  
11/14/2014   26 comments
Despite the scale of the consumer-focused Internet of Things, the business side of the IoT might present the greatest challenge in terms of implementation and analytics.
Respect the Intelligence & Legacy of BI
James M. Connolly  
11/12/2014   5 comments
Maybe we've become too casual in writing off the accomplishments and the inroads of BI.
Agile Analytics: A New Approach to Doing Business
Martijn Schut  
11/12/2014   2 comments
You've heard about agile application development. Well, you can apply the same principles to an analytics project.
Analytics Strategies & Moving Targets
James M. Connolly  
11/11/2014   7 comments
The self-evaluations of enterprises and their data analytics initiatives in an InformationWeek survey aren't very upbeat. But maybe it's just that expectations are higher than they were.
Big-Data Analytics Is a Big Opportunity for Hotels
Kelly A. McGuire  
11/10/2014   2 comments
Big-data analytics can help hotel managers shore up the complicated balance between the guest experience and revenue and profit responsibilities.
Data Quality, the Flipside & the Burning Water Ski
James M. Connolly  
11/10/2014   14 comments
If data quality means getting names and addresses right, the flipside is highlighted by bureaucracy and waste.
CMO Council Research Reveals Opportunities With Mobile
John Balla  
11/10/2014   Post a comment
Marketers are missing the boat with mobile if they think of it as just another channel to reach their customers.
Relational Fidelity & Analytics Integrity
Fabian Pascal  
11/7/2014   5 comments
There are ways to build the real-world meaning of data into the corporate database.
A2 Radio: Drive Big Decisions Using Data & Analytics
David Wagner  
11/7/2014   1 comment
Join us Monday at 2PM ET for A2 Radio.
Analytics and 'About Last Night'
James M. Connolly  
11/6/2014   29 comments
Analytics in HR software can provide benefits such as better recruitment and management, but there is the spectre of intruding on employee privacy.
Hadoop Will Become Mandatory
Doug Henschen  
11/6/2014   6 comments
Forrester says economics will make Hadoop a requirement for companies as the consulting firm predicts new roles, new software sources, and an end to skills shortage for 2015.
A Glimpse Into PBLS: Thoughts From Jim Goodnight
James M. Connolly  
11/6/2014   2 comments
In a wide-ranging interview, SAS founder and CEO Jim Goodnight told attendees at the Premier Business Leadership Series conference how the company survived the recession and where there are new opportunities for business analytics.
Putting the Data Cart Before the Horse of Authenticity
David Wagner  
11/5/2014   12 comments
Sometimes it is so easy to get enamored with data tools that we forget who we are.
Analogies, Mind-Mapping & New Product Forecasting
Leo Sadovy  
11/5/2014   Post a comment
Analogies help us to learn, right from the time we are toddlers, and they can help us sell new products.
Data's Reality Beats Perception, but Not Easily
James M. Connolly  
11/5/2014   4 comments
A survey by a British marketing firm shows just how out of whack perception can be.
As Prisons Empty, Focus on Prediction or Prevention?
Wendy Willbanks Wiesner  
11/5/2014   11 comments
Analytics play a growing role in efforts to identify which inmates are most likely to return to prison.
A Glimpse Into A2014: The Analytics Talent Gap
James M. Connolly  
11/4/2014   Post a comment
Analytics masters program graduates are focusing on problem solving, and getting jobs even before commencement.
Should Big Data Be Like Email?
David Wagner  
11/4/2014   16 comments
What does mainstream big data look like?
A Glimpse Into PBLS: Schmidt on Analytics & Cyber Security
James M. Connolly  
11/3/2014   Post a comment
Former federal cyber security czar Howard Schmidt spoke with SAS customers about the role of analytics in defending networks.
Are You Honing Your Craft or Just Hammering Nails?
James M. Connolly  
11/3/2014   7 comments
During last week's A2 Radio Show, Booz Allen Hamilton experts explained why data science is, in reality, a trade craft where you learn from the experienced story tellers and from your own mistakes.
Who Sold My Data?
Tom Sattler  
11/3/2014   7 comments
Consider just how many of your daily actions provide a company with data about you that can be sold on the open market.
A Glimpse Into A2014: Keynoter John Elder on Flawed Research
James M. Connolly  
10/31/2014   1 comment
Analytics expert John Elder examined the flaws in some scientific research, including the challenge of "vast search," during his keynote at A2014.
Why CIOs Seldom Become CEOs: a Leisurely Explanation
Bryan Beverly  
10/31/2014   30 comments
Does the very nature of a CIO's work doom him or her to a provider class that can never achieve the CEO's office?
The Magic Johnson Way to Marketing Success
John Balla  
10/30/2014   6 comments
Former NBA star Magic Johnson credits obstacles and circumstances from his early years with teaching him how to understand and deal with people and situations way outside his comfort zone.
Data Quality: It Starts at the Source
James M. Connolly  
10/30/2014   22 comments
The old line about garbage in, garbage out is as appropriate as ever, and has to be remembered by analytics professionals, and in fact, the whole organization.
Cool Data From the Desert
James M. Connolly  
10/29/2014   25 comments
Some fun facts and numbers kept popping up during the three big SAS-related events in Las Vegas last week.
A2 Book Club: Data Mining & Machine Learning
James M. Connolly  
10/29/2014   3 comments
The next edition of the All Analytics Book Club is ready for launch. Sign up now to be one of the 10 A2 community members to get a free copy of Jared Dean's Big Data, Data Mining, and Machine Learning: Value Creation for Business Leaders and Practitioners.
Quick Marketing Gold From Analytics
David Wagner  
10/29/2014   7 comments
Taking a product you've already got and doing something fun with it is a great way to make social media gold.
Are You at Risk? Which Blood Types Do Vampires Prefer?
Robert Allison  
10/29/2014   6 comments
SAS software has long been used to help analyze "risk" -- what about using it to help determine your risk of being attacked by a vampire?
Confessions of a Digital Dashboard Snob
Tricia Aanderud  
10/29/2014   15 comments
Whether it's paper stuck to a wall or a neat online display, the right dashboard is the one that works.
Does Your Loyalty Program Do What It's Supposed to?
John Balla  
10/29/2014   1 comment
The success of a customer loyalty program is tied to the overall customer experience, not just discounts.
Tracking Ebola: Using SAS Bubble Maps
Robert Allison  
10/28/2014   Post a comment
Take a detailed look at a bubble map showing the spread of Ebola.
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A look at a quant-focused finance program at Rutgers raises the question of what role grads with an MQF will play in the corporate world.
That roasted turkey on your Thanksgiving table might represent a corporate myth that analytics can dispell.
As you expand your marketing innovation capabilities, data-driven decisioning will shape your innovation pipeline, with analytics weeding out good ideas from the bad.
As computers get access to more decisions, they need to be more ethical.
Don't just think about the states that you have visited but what you did when you were there.
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The Issue: Data visualization is an up-and-coming technology for businesses that want to deliver analytical results in a visual way, enabling analysts the ability to spot patterns more easily and business users to absorb the insight at a glance and better understand what questions to ask of the data. But does it make more sense to train everybody to handle the visualization mandate or bring on visualization expertise? Our experts are divided on the question.
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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?

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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.
Beth Schultz
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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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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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.

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Intro to Visual Analytics

6|5|13   |   1:58   |   (0) comments

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.
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.
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.
Red Hot Analytics

1|10|12   |   3:51   |   (7) 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.
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.