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A Glimpse Into A2014: Keynoter John Elder on Flawed Research
James M. Connolly  
10/31/2014   Post a 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   12 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   3 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   13 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   20 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   1 comment
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   6 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   14 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.
Exploring How to Get in Sync With Mobile Customers
John Balla  
10/28/2014   1 comment
Opportunities often show up disguised as challenges, and the challenge of mobile customers is no exception.
A2 Radio: Build a Data-Driven Culture
James M. Connolly  
10/27/2014   5 comments
Rolling out new technology is only one step on the way to building an organization's culture of analytics. Tune in to A2 Radio on Thursday, Oct. 30, to learn more from Booz Allen Hamilton data science experts.
How Cheap Will Gasoline Prices Get?
Robert Allison  
10/27/2014   Post a comment
Consider which factors play into gasoline prices and what the data can show.
George Blankenship on Doing the Impossible
John Balla  
10/27/2014   Post a comment
Game-changing strategic decisions can be rooted in the ability to step back and see what's happening more clearly than whoever happens to be the dominant player in the market.
Analyzing the Demise of the SAT & the ACT
Maryam Donnelly  
10/27/2014   27 comments
Data is playing a role in the debate of standardized testing -- SAT and ACT -- for college applicants.
SAS Makes Switch to Business Goals
Doug Henschen  
10/24/2014   2 comments
SAS Visual Analytics 7.1 is designed to turn what-if analysis around, showing users what they need to do to reach specific business goals.
Let Girls Help Fill the Analytics Skills Gap
James M. Connolly  
10/23/2014   55 comments
At PBLS and A2014, Capella's Sue Talley addressed the analytics skills gap, women in IT, and problem-solving talent.
Christensen: Analytics Isn't About the Customer
James M. Connolly  
10/22/2014   16 comments
Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen told the Premier Business Leadership Series attendees that the key to using analytics is understanding the job that the customer has to do.
Telematics Highlight Benefits of Analytics
Jon Martindale  
10/22/2014   23 comments
Technologies such as vehicle telematics open the door to new applications that can help everyone from consumers to executives understand what analytics can do for them.
A2014: Analytics & Business, a Natural Partnership
James M. Connolly  
10/22/2014   15 comments
At the Chief Analytics Officer and Analytics 2014 events, speakers highlighted why great relationships between analytics teams and the business units really matter.
Store First & Ask Questions Later
David Wagner  
10/21/2014   17 comments
Is there a "data funnel" when it comes to big data?
Let's Talk About the Big SAS Events
James M. Connolly  
10/20/2014   11 comments
Share your questions that we will try to answer at this week's big SAS events in Las Vegas.
Industry Makes Analytics Strategic
James M. Connolly  
10/20/2014   25 comments
A survey by Accenture and GE highlights the reasons why industrial sector companies need to care about big data analytics.
Data Lake: An Emerging Approach to Big Data
Lalitha Chikkatur  
10/20/2014   6 comments
Data lakes have the potential to give analytics teams safe access to a broad range of enterprise data while saving on time and cost at the transformation stage.
3 Tips for Data-Driven Marketing From the Las Vegas Sands
Anne-Lindsay Beall  
10/17/2014   2 comments
The nuts and bolts of great marketing are driven by analytics and a tight alignment between the chief marketing officer and the chief information officer, according to the chief administrative officer at the Las Vegas Sands.
Got a SAS Question? Just Google It
Anna Brown  
10/17/2014   Post a comment
One of the beauties of online communities is that answers to technical and business questions are often just a Google search away.
Analytics are Charging up the Ice
James M. Connolly  
10/17/2014   7 comments
Professional hockey is scrambling to take advantage of analytics that have proven themselves in several other sports.
Big Data Helps 'Krochet Kids' Stay in The Loop
Jeff Bertolucci  
10/16/2014   4 comments
A nonprofit uses data visualization tools to track the economic, health, and social well-being of female workers in developing nations.
Cybercrimes & Data Breaches: The New Normal?
Anne-Lindsay Beall  
10/16/2014   Post a comment
It's time for a new approach -- one based on analytics -- to combating cybercriminals.
Brainstorming for Better Decisions
James M. Connolly  
10/16/2014   13 comments
There's value in brainstorming between the analytics team and the business unit. It leads to better applications and better decisions. Take our poll and discuss how often to meet the client.
How the Customer of 2015 Changes Our Analytics Priorities
David Wagner  
10/16/2014   22 comments
The customer of 2015's behavior gives us a hint about where we should be spending our analytics dollars.
Goodbye, All Analytics
Beth Schultz  
10/15/2014   31 comments
It's been a fun three years, but now it's time to say goodbye.
Today on A2 Radio: Predictive Analytics
James M. Connolly  
10/15/2014   Post a comment
Data mining expert John Elder joins A2 Radio to discuss the promise and pitfalls of predictive analytics.
Common Core State Standards & the K-12 Challenge
Christine Franklin  
10/14/2014   8 comments
It's time for statistics education to make the move into K-12 schools, and that's going to take some training for teachers.
There's Gold in Those Bytes
James M. Connolly  
10/13/2014   10 comments
It's time -- way past time -- for the accounting profession to value data as a corporate asset.
Push Yourself to New Analytical Discoveries
Beth Schultz  
10/13/2014   7 comments
Take inspiration from Christopher Columbus as you pursue your analytical journeys.
How Do Men Rate Women on Dating Websites?
Robert Allison  
10/13/2014   20 comments
Here's a look at data showing how men and women rate each other on dating sites.
All Science & No Data Make for a Dull Toy
Balaji Prasad  
10/13/2014   26 comments
The Internet of Things illustrates how we have to make our mass of data enterprise ready.
Coming Soon: The Internet of Cars
Anne-Lindsay Beall  
10/10/2014   2 comments
Hear connected vehicle expert Andreas Mai of Cisco at The Premier Business Leadership Series conference on Oct. 22.
The Lessons of Risk in Golf
David Wagner  
10/10/2014   37 comments
Want to be better at managing with data? Golf.
3D Printers Let Big Data Be Touchy Feely
James M. Connolly  
10/10/2014   14 comments
With the cost of 3D printing plummeting and functionality improving, data scientists can add a tactile element to their big-data presentations.
Why Organizational Maturity Matters
Aiman Zeid  
10/9/2014   Post a comment
Organizations find the greatest value when they broaden their focus beyond a specific business function to a holistic, enterprise-wide view.
Midmarket Companies: Bring on the Big Data
Beth Schultz  
10/9/2014   11 comments
The "big" in big data is no reflection of the size of the organization embracing its potential.
AmEx: Crafting Customer Conversations
James M. Connolly  
10/9/2014   4 comments
At the upcoming Analytics 2014 conference, data science professionals from American Express will detail how they used analytics to learn more about the likes and dislikes of customers when it comes to company communications.
Analytic Innovation & IP: Who Owns Your Ideas?
Bryan Beverly  
10/9/2014   17 comments
Big data and analytics raise new questions about who owns the ideas and innovation that employees bring forward.
Hello, A2
David Wagner  
10/8/2014   20 comments
I'm happy to join the All Analytics community and editorial team.
East Meets North: Integrated Business Planning for Efficiency & Alignment
Leo Sadovy  
10/8/2014   Post a comment
Sales and operations planning and integrated business planning are not one and the same, as explained here.
Analytics Top-of-Mind at Gartner Symposium
Curtis Franklin Jr.  
10/8/2014   14 comments
At the Gartner Symposium now taking place in Orlando, VP and Gartner Fellow Dave Aron spent 45 minutes laying out a 2015 CIO Agenda based on the idea of key "flips" CIOs must make.
The Taxman Cometh – for Amazon.com!
Robert Allison  
10/8/2014   4 comments
More states are implementing sales taxes for online purchases.
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Analytics expert John Elder examined the flaws in some scientific research, including the challenge of "vast search," during his keynote at A2014.
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?
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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Choosing a Big-Data Analytics Platform

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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

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

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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.

— 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   |   (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.
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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.