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NRF: How I Experienced Analytics in Virtual Reality
Jessica Davis  
1/19/2017   3 comments
Visualizations help communicate the meaning behind analytics to a variety of users. Now virtual reality is taking that a step further.
Learn About the McKinsey Data Science Update on A2 Radio
James M. Connolly  
1/18/2017   2 comments
You've heard all about the data science talent gap that McKinsey cited in 2011, but there's a lot more -- including new information -- that you need to know about McKinsey's ongoing research. Learn more Thursday on All Analytics Radio.
Prius Isn't The Highest-MPG Hybrid in 2017
Robert Allison  
1/18/2017   7 comments
What hybrid automobile offers the highest MPG? It's not the Prius anymore. Take a look at these visualizations to find out the new leader.
NRF Panel: Retailers Embrace the Omnichannel Challenge
Jessica Davis  
1/17/2017   11 comments
Understanding retail customers means knowing what they will want and when they will want it. To deliver that, retailers must be able to see customer behavior across physical stores, the web, mobile apps, and more.
Retailers to Explore Analytics Topics at NRF
Jessica Davis  
1/13/2017   11 comments
Chatbots, AI, virtual reality, machine learning, and more will be featured as leading edge technologies for retailers attending the NRF Annual Convention and Expo in New York City. But many retailers are still getting their arms around advanced analytics.
Managers: Do They Help or Hinder?
Bryan Beverly  
1/11/2017   38 comments
Is your manager a help or a hindrance when it comes to your analytics work and initiatives?
Beer: Finding Your Favorite That You Didn't Know About!
Robert Allison  
1/10/2017   20 comments
Looking to find a new favorite beer? Check out these visualizations to track it down.
How IoT and AI Devices are Changing Search
Pierre DeBois  
1/10/2017   14 comments
The rise of Amazon Alexa and Google Home introduce a new competitor for search engines -- IoT home devices with supporting AI. Here's how analytics planning must change to accommodate the new world.
5 Tips: How To Move Into An Analytics Career
Jessica Davis  
1/9/2017   4 comments
Looking to jump start an analytics career? Here are five tips to make to make the move easier.
For 2017: Put Data, Big or Small, Into Action
James M. Connolly  
1/6/2017   11 comments
Still standing by a prediction that big data as a buzzword will die as we turn out focus to the analytics, not the scale of the data.
Excel is Still Not an Enterprise Reporting Solution
Tricia Aanderud  
1/5/2017   15 comments
Using Excel as an enterprise reporting solution will always put you on a path to failure.
Can Critical Care Analytics Overcome Ethics Concerns?
Bryan Beverly  
1/3/2017   24 comments
When it comes to life-or-death decisions about critical care for a loved one, would you trust predictive analytics software to decide how much care is warranted?
Graphs: Comparing R, Excel, Tableau, SPSS, Matlab, JS, Python, and SAS
Robert Allison  
12/28/2016   24 comments
Data visualizations can help people understand the meaning behind the data, but what tools are best? Here's a new take on using different tools to create visualizations that tell a story.
Why Recommendation Engines Still Aren't Accurate
Lisa Morgan  
12/28/2016   45 comments
Ever noticed that some recommendations from consumer websites tend to be a bit off base? Lisa Morgan takes a look at why those engines get confused.
Mind The Gap: Minting New Data Science and Analytics Professionals
Ariella Brown  
12/27/2016   25 comments
Supply is not meeting the demand for analytics and data science professionals. Here's how one boot camp is looking to fill that gap.
Data Sublanguages, Programming, and Data Integrity
Fabian Pascal  
12/23/2016   11 comments
The emphasis on coding in place of education obscures and disregards the core practical objective of database management to minimize programming.
How Santa’s Workshop Uses Social Network Analysis
Polly Mitchell-Guthrie  
12/22/2016   43 comments
Mrs. Claus is also the Chief Data Scientist of Santa's Workshop, and recently provided an inside look into how the Workshop uses social network analysis to uncover fraud. Here are the details.
SAS's Schabenberger Shows How the Pieces Fit Together
James M. Connolly  
12/21/2016   12 comments
Reflecting on 2016; it was the year that so many analytics elements came together.
In Search Of: Unicorns, Big Foot, and Data Privacy
Bryan Beverly  
12/20/2016   36 comments
Monster hunters may have spent years hunting for Big Foot, and unicorns may be popular ideas in fairy tales. But like data privacy, they don't really exist. Data protection is what we have instead.
Understand the Shift From the Old Probability to the New Entropy.
John Barnes  
12/19/2016   23 comments
Managers need to understand the conceptual shifts away from traditional statistics, such as the change of emphasis from probability to entropy.
The Amorphous CDO Role Takes Shape
James M. Connolly  
12/16/2016   28 comments
After being largely undefined for a few years the role of Chief Data Officer may finally be taking shape, as illustrated in a survey of federal agencies.
A2 Radio: Data, Election Polls, and Trust
Jessica Davis  
12/15/2016   5 comments
If data and analytics couldn't predict Donald J. Trump's US presidential election victory, then can they really be trusted to do anything else? Did polling failures undermine the trust in data and analytics? We'll look at these questions and more in our next All Analytics radio show.
Is the Moon Really One Quarter the Size of the Earth?
Robert Allison  
12/14/2016   8 comments
The super moon is here again, and we take this opportunity for a few visualizations that illustrate the moon's size relative to the earth.
Most Analytics Opportunities Untapped, McKinsey
Jessica Davis  
12/13/2016   1 comment
McKinsey Global Institute has updated its research on data analytics and the opportunity it presents in a new report released this month.
Market Intelligence: Turn Information into Insights
Jim Schakenbach  
12/12/2016   Post a comment
Think beyond business intelligence; market intelligence helps you to understand your competitors, customers, and overall market trends.
Customer Analytics: Think Outside the Black Box
Suneel Grover  
12/11/2016   1 comment
Suneel Grover takes a look at how SAS Customer Intelligence 360 addresses issues such as predictive personalization, segmentation, real-time analytics, and machine learning.
Analytics Gets Big IT Investment in 2017
Jessica Davis  
12/9/2016   3 comments
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   4 comments
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   9 comments
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   2 comments
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   7 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   5 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   2 comments
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   12 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   12 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   54 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   44 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   32 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   18 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   31 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   29 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.
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