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Analytics Gets Big IT Investment in 2017
Jessica Davis  
12/9/2016   Post a comment
The 37th annual SIM IT Trends Study found that analytics continues to be an important strategic investment for organizations.
Free Milk and Cookies, for a Price
James M. Connolly  
12/8/2016   Post a comment
The new A2 cartoons highlights the big data privacy question that nothing comes for free.
A Data Analyst's Best Friend: The Library
Meta S. Brown  
12/7/2016   Post a comment
Today's data analyst needs to understand the factors that have an impact on their research, and the best way to gain that understanding is the good old library.
A2 Radio: Analytics Meet Experience in Retail
James M. Connolly  
12/6/2016   Post a comment
The right blend of analytics and experience can be the key to success in any market, but perhaps no place more than in retail. Join A2 Radio today at 2 pm as we are joined by author and SAS retail expert Brittany Bullard.
Prediction, Explanation and the November Surprise
Fabian Pascal  
12/5/2016   5 comments
Those delving into data science have to learn the important difference between prediction and explanation, as we discovered in post-election discussions and finger-pointing.
Holiday Shopping Gets Strong Mobile Boost, Data Shows
Jessica Davis  
12/2/2016   3 comments
Early sales show that retailers' investments in analytics paid off during the 2016 holiday shopping season. Here are a few highlights from the beginning of the rush.
4 Tips to Ensure Your Data4good Efforts Have an Impact
Polly Mitchell-Guthrie  
12/1/2016   Post a comment
This week's #GivingTuesday highlights the need not only to volunteer with organizations that are trying to make the world better through analytics, but to make those efforts successful.
Digital Transformation: Darwin Was Right
James M. Connolly  
11/30/2016   7 comments
While half of surveyed organizations say they are progressing with digital transformation, the other half are left to the fate of the DoDo Bird.
Connecting the Analytic Dots in IoT
Pierre DeBois  
11/28/2016   9 comments
The struggle to learn how customers engage with IoT devices as part of customer experience is real. Here is how marketers can approach strategies with analytics reporting that monitors related traffic in real time.
Yes, the IoT Does Matter to You
James M. Connolly  
11/27/2016   37 comments
Our upcoming All Analytics Radio programs look at the progress of the Internet of Things -- and why it matters to your business -- and how to find the right mix of experience and analytics in the retail sector. Tune in this Tuesday and again on December 6.
It's Black Friday: Analytics Get to Work
Jessica Davis  
11/25/2016   43 comments
Retailers spend the whole year getting their data collection and analytics ready for holiday shoppers who hit the stores over Thanksgiving weekend and Black Friday.
Your Boss Knows You Are Looking for a New Job
Maryam Donnelly  
11/23/2016   41 comments
A start-up is offering an online tool that cruises company systems and big data sources to identify how many employees are looking for a job, and which ones are looking.
Let's Explore the Human-Data Relationship
James M. Connolly  
11/21/2016   30 comments
All Analytics bloggers join A2 Radio for a discussion about the evolving data-human relationship, and whether we truly are more welcoming when it comes to data entering our private and business lives.
A Graph for Trump -- Our Oldest President
Robert Allison  
11/21/2016   16 comments
After a few tweaks a graph showing the ages of new presidents proves that Donald Trump will be the oldest of the US presidents when inaugurated.
CodeSnaps Helps Give Kids a Tech Foundation
James M. Connolly  
11/21/2016   10 comments
The new SAS CodeSnaps provides a foundation kids beyond the ability to program.
What Healthcare Analytics Can Teach The Rest of Us
Lisa Morgan  
11/17/2016   26 comments
Analytics are taking on a lead role in all phases of the healthcare system. Those personal fitness devices? Their value is in what they say about us, not the data itself.
A2 Academy: The Global Privacy Challenge
James M. Connolly  
11/16/2016   6 comments
In the final session of the All Analytics Academy series -- Data Privacy for You, for All -- attorney and privacy expert Marc-Roger Gagne shares best practices for protecting customer data and your company when doing business internationally.
6 Applications of Artificial Intelligence and a Look at the Future of AI
Emily Johnson  
11/15/2016   27 comments
While Elon Musk and shows like “Westworld” and “Black Mirror” warn against the untapped potential of artificial intelligence, it is already being used in a number of innovative ways from developing new drugs to providing companionship. Here are six applications of AI.
Chief Data Officers: More Now Report to CEO
Jessica Davis  
11/15/2016   11 comments
Gartner's survey of chief data officers found that almost a third of them of them report to the CEO, and they have their own staff and responsibilities independent of IT.
Marketing Analytics: Driving Data to the Forefront
James M. Connolly  
11/14/2016   7 comments
Adele Sweetwood of SAS and author of the new book The Analytical Marketer: How to Transform Your Marketing Organization will appear on a Harvard Business Review webinar this week, discussing how analytics are reinventing the marketing department.
In Data Analytics We Trust?
Ariella Brown  
11/14/2016   16 comments
Organizations around the world still have plenty of work ahead of them in terms of building trust in their data and analytics strategies, according to a report by KPMG.
IoT: Pioneering New Technologies
James M. Connolly  
11/10/2016   28 comments
Despite all the criticisms of the Internet of Things concept, it's very real, but probably is going through a shakeout stage. What will emerge will be a model focused on efficiency and based on new compute models.
The Election Aftermath: Is Data Dead?
Tricia Aanderud  
11/9/2016   95 comments
Where did all the election predictions go so wrong? And, what does the failure of analytics to predict the Trump victory mean to the future of big data?
Data Privacy: A World Class Jumble
James M. Connolly  
11/8/2016   4 comments
As we move through our All Analytics Academy program it's become more clear just how complex and extensive is the data privacy challenge.
Your Chance to Vote ... For Your Favorite Election Graph!
Robert Allison  
11/7/2016   20 comments
A collection of election-focused blogs provides some insight into how American voters think.
Surviving the Big Data HR Test
James M. Connolly  
11/4/2016   2 comments
Human resources professionals are starting to rely on big data in their hiring processes, but questions remain about how to do it fairly and quantify what their analysis reveals.
Team Trump, Team Clinton: Enough Already!
Tricia Aanderud  
11/3/2016   76 comments
Election blather just might be turning people off from their social media use. Do you read? Do you turn off? Do you blather?
Building a Better HIV/AIDS Map
Robert Allison  
11/2/2016   7 comments
A graphical look at the distribution of AIDS and HIV instances; plus some thoughts on multi-color visualizations that consider those who are color blind.
Spying Without Safeguards, the British Way
Jon Martindale  
11/2/2016   5 comments
A British tribunal has ruled that the UK government's snooping on citizens violates EU privacy rules, but the UK may be backing out of that privacy agreement anyway.
The IoT: Time to Get it Right
James M. Connolly  
11/1/2016   5 comments
The Internet of Things security issues seem close to creating panic in the streets. So, maybe it's time to do IoT security the right way, baked in.
Why Mobile E-Commerce Requires Analytics & IoT
Scott Ferguson  
10/31/2016   4 comments
The amount of data generated by mobile e-commerce is posing new challenges for developers and IT departments. But analytics, IoT, and other tools can help make sense of all that data, according a report from Frost & Sullivan.
How AI is Teaching Analytics A New Language
Pierre DeBois  
10/31/2016   4 comments
The rise of services based on artificial intelligence is adding more variety and reporting challenges in analytics. Here are tips for marketers to look for in managing AI influenced metrics and reports.
Data Privacy: It's Your Job
James M. Connolly  
10/28/2016   9 comments
It's easy to think that responsibility for data privacy is someone else's job. Really, it's everyone's job, as listeners will learn in the upcoming All Analytics Academy.
SAS Stays Near the Top as a Great Place to Work
James M. Connolly  
10/27/2016   17 comments
The data is in and SAS once again is in the top two on the list of great places to work.
Where Analytics Projects Go Wrong
James M. Connolly  
10/26/2016   16 comments
Of all the things that can go wrong with an analytics project, it appears that failure to properly define the business problem is the runaway leader.
Emotional Analytics is Next. Are You Ready?
Lisa Morgan  
10/26/2016   28 comments
Applications and devices that sense human emotions are hitting the tech market, focused on what customers and other users are feeling, and how the device or a person should respond.
How Much Does It Cost to Live to 100?
Robert Allison  
10/25/2016   43 comments
Robert takes a look at where life expectancy intersects with health care costs.
Who's to Blame for the Election Mess? Us!
James M. Connolly  
10/24/2016   42 comments
For all the good that data can do for us, data lets us down when election day nears.
The Costly Illusion of Denormalization for Performance
Fabian Pascal  
10/24/2016   4 comments
Don't be fooled by the promises that denormalization in data management will provide performance gains at no cost. The real cost will be at the expense of analytics.
Analytics Pros, Speak Up Now & Get Paid
James M. Connolly  
10/21/2016   12 comments
Check out the Gartner list of technology trends for 2017 and see just how important you and your data analytics pros have become. Then go ask the boss for a raise.
How Much Does Each Country Spend on Healthcare?
Robert Allison  
10/19/2016   16 comments
Check out the difference in healthcare spending in the US versus other nations around the globe.
How to Value a Statistical Life
Bryan Beverly  
10/19/2016   17 comments
When governments make decisions,sometimes the value of a human life comes down to a formula, VSL.
Learn What Smart Cities Mean to You
James M. Connolly  
10/18/2016   15 comments
Smart cities and their potential benefits are on the agenda when CompTIA's Tim Herbert joins All Analytics Radio on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 2 pm ET.
Machine Learning Changes the Way We Forecast in Retail and CPG
Charlie Chase  
10/17/2016   3 comments
Large retailers and consumer packaged goods companies are using machine learning and predictive analytics to improve customer experiences.
Data Privacy: A Corporate High-Wire Act
James M. Connolly  
10/17/2016   55 comments
Data privacy is all about balance, on one hand helping your organization innovate while, on the other, protecting the privacy of customers and employees. That will be a key message of presenters in the upcoming All Analytics Academy: Data Privacy for You, For All.
Eek! There’s a Human in Your Data
Tricia Aanderud  
10/14/2016   42 comments
When presenting data it's easy to stay focused on the number. But remember that there are real people with real concerns and emotions behind those numbers.
ESSA -- Accountability, Indicators and Analytics to Drive Informed Decision Making
Georgia Mariani  
10/13/2016   13 comments
SAS education leaders discuss the benefits of the Every Student Succeeds Act and what the states and SAS are doing to carry out the mandate.
Data's Little Surprises Make You Wonder
James M. Connolly  
10/12/2016   5 comments
The results of our recent Quick Polls confirm that often the only sure thing with data is that you will be surprised.
Big Data for Credit Scoring: Opportunities and Challenges
Bart Baesens  
10/11/2016   7 comments
Big data presents an opportunity to improve credit scoring, but it also presents some challenges.
Where Did Hurricane Matthew Drop the Most Water?
Robert Allison  
10/10/2016   18 comments
SAS data tools help to map out rainfall totals from Hurricane Matthew.
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The 37th annual SIM IT Trends Study found that analytics continues to be an important strategic investment for organizations.
The new A2 cartoons highlights the big data privacy question that nothing comes for free.
Today's data analyst needs to understand the factors that have an impact on their research, and the best way to gain that understanding is the good old library.
The right blend of analytics and experience can be the key to success in any market, but perhaps no place more than in retail. Join A2 Radio today at 2 pm as we are joined by author and SAS retail expert Brittany Bullard.
Those delving into data science have to learn the important difference between prediction and explanation, as we discovered in post-election discussions and finger-pointing.
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