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The Internet of Things Joins the Enterprise

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'Big' Still Haunts Analytics
James M. Connolly  
7/2/2015   3 comments
A scan of news headlines leaves a sense of negativity about "big data." Let's lose the "big" part.
Fog Analytics: Bringing Cloud Vapors to IoT Fields
Kishore Jethanandani  
7/2/2015   3 comments
Fog computing places processing where it makes the most sense in a distributed network.
Does the Data Science Career Path Have Detours?
James M. Connolly  
7/1/2015   Post a comment
Data scientists may not be on a direct route to the C-Suite, but maybe a side trip into a line of business unit could shape them for a top executive role.
Born to Be Wild: Analyzing Motorcycle Data
Robert Allison  
7/1/2015   8 comments
Robert combines multiple data sources to get a picture of the trends in motorcycle deaths.
Find a Cure for Geek Speak
James M. Connolly  
6/30/2015   19 comments
It's time to cast a new role in the tech group: a translator who can explain some of those techie terms to the common man (the executive board).
Homo Habilis to Homo Sapiens: From Tool User to Data User
Leo Sadovy  
6/30/2015   2 comments
Tech developments such as robotics don't mean we all lose our jobs. Rather, with analytics we can use our brains to make better use of such tools.
Finding The Light on Dark Social Sentiment
Pierre DeBois  
6/29/2015   53 comments
Some organizations are making early progress in capturing information in the Dark Social world of apps.
Oil and Gas Sector Turns to Real-Time Analytics
James M. Connolly  
6/26/2015   21 comments
Real-time analytics are taking on a key role in the oil and gas production sector, as detailed by speakers in a SAS webinar.
Pyramids, Body Parts, and Gender Differences
Robert Allison  
6/26/2015   16 comments
Robert examines one of those subjects where men and women are different.
When Value From Analytics Means M-O-N-E-Y
James M. Connolly  
6/25/2015   2 comments
If your organization is ready to embark on its first analytics project, avoid the squishy and find opportunities that translate into revenue or savings.
Use SAS to Get the Jump on Shark Week
Robert Allison  
6/25/2015   22 comments
Before you go into the water, check out Roberts map of shark attacks along his North Carolina coastline.
Your Guide to Analytics Patents
John Milne & Brian Denton  
6/24/2015   7 comments
Patent filing activity in the analytics space is taking off. Know what you have to do to protect your own ideas.
With Analytics, Poof, You're a Software Company
James M. Connolly  
6/24/2015   7 comments
In a new twist on business models, companies like real estate giant JLL and equipment maker John Deere are expanding their product/service offerings with analytics tools for customers.
Why marketers should listen to their fathers
John Balla  
6/23/2015   20 comments
In a blog posted on the SAS website on Father's Day, John Balla crowdsources fatherly advice that could help marketers.
The IoT: Efficiency and Beyond
James M. Connolly  
6/23/2015   12 comments
The All Analytics Academy: The IoT Joins the Enterprise wraps up today when Zimana's Pierre DeBois examines how the Internet of Things can help to strengthen your ties with customers and trusted partners.
Making Art Analytical: Musicians Get Analytics Tools
Jon Martindale  
6/22/2015   34 comments
YouTube's analytics for artists raises questions about balancing art and business.
How to Handle Time (mm:ss.ss) Values in SAS
Robert Allison  
6/22/2015   2 comments
The results of a dragon boat race help Robert explain how to handle time values using SAS.
A2 Radio: A Fresh Look at Data Visualization
James M. Connolly  
6/19/2015   1 comment
Join All Analytics Radio on Monday, June 22, as blogger and Zencos Director of Data Visualization Tricia Aanderud discusses trends and best practices in visualization and presenting data to business clients.
Database Fundamentals for Analysts
Fabian Pascal  
6/18/2015   12 comments
It's time for analysts to learn more about the databases that feed their analytics tools.
Do City Buses in the US Make a Profit?
Robert Allison  
6/17/2015   38 comments
National data on public transportation revenues and expenses shows which operations are making or bleeding money.
Analytics: Start With the Digital Foundation
James M. Connolly  
6/17/2015   1 comment
The key to an analytics strategy isn't force-feeding data to business managers. Maybe it's a matter of building a digital environment in the organization, and getting all employees to embrace mobile access and concepts such as the cloud and analytics.
Internal Threats: They’re Not Just for Admins Anymore
David Wagner  
6/16/2015   11 comments
When we think of insider threats we think of the people forced to leave the company in a huff. But sometimes it is the people left behind that can be the problem.
Data as an Asset? The Importance of the Metaphors We Use for Data
Leo Sadovy  
6/16/2015   3 comments
How you describe your data depends greatly on how you use that data in the real world.
Analytics Skills Gap: Bankers' Views on Talent
James M. Connolly  
6/16/2015   4 comments
Executives of BBVA Compass discuss the challenges of hiring analytics talent, the appeal of the Sunbelt, a global support system, the value of keeping pace with new analytics apps, and the joy of working with social media.
Radio, Academy & More: No Summer Doldrums Here
James M. Connolly  
6/15/2015   2 comments
All Analytics Radio will be on the air today, launching a flurry of early summer on-air, live, and blog activity.
Mapping the 50 Hospitals with the Highest Markups
Robert Allison  
6/15/2015   31 comments
Get a graphical look at the hospitals charging as much as 10 times the prices set by Medicare.
Analyze Your Vacation Rental Risk; No One Else Is
Maryam Donnelly  
6/14/2015   11 comments
The evolving vacation rental market presents an opportunity to collect and analyze data that might assure renters a safe getaway.
A2 Radio: The Cloud as a Home for Analytics
James M. Connolly  
6/11/2015   Post a comment
Join All Analytics Radio on Monday, June 15 when our guest is blogger and THINKstrategies founder Jeff Kaplan. We'll be talking about the cloud as a suitable home for many analytics applications.
Tracking West Nile virus mosquitos in the US
Robert Allison  
6/11/2015   7 comments
Robert uses SAS tools to bring mosquito tracking to life.
Next Up: An Infrastructure for Your IoT Strategy
James M. Connolly  
6/11/2015   2 comments
Our next All Analytics Academy session -- Thursday, June 11, at 2 pm -- features a look at the infrastructure that supports an IoT strategy. We're not just talking about cables and computers, but people and processes too.
Hortonworks Reaches into the Cloud at Hadoop Summit
James M. Connolly  
6/10/2015   Post a comment
InformationWeek's Charles Babcock details how Hortonworks Data Platform 2.3 contains ease-of-use features, including automated cluster building and deployment into AWS, Azure, or Google.
The Data Scientist as Prophet
Bryan Beverly  
6/10/2015   43 comments
Like prophets of old, today's data scientists have to carve out a role that sometimes supports and sometimes challenges the edicts of those in power. It means that those data scientists often have to weigh political considerations when presenting data that runs counter to the beliefs and goals of today's kings of business.
A2 Academy and IoT: On Air Today
James M. Connolly  
6/9/2015   2 comments
Join All Analytics Academy today and throughout June as our expert speakers take you through the key steps in defining and executing on an Internet of Things strategy that will work for your organization.
Analytics Bring Opportunities for Change at Utilities
James M. Connolly  
6/8/2015   10 comments
Research into the utility sector highlights how customer analytics can drive change and benefit both the companies and their customers.
What's the Most Popular Surname in Your Country?
Robert Allison  
6/8/2015   11 comments
SAS adds a layer of interactivity to a map plotting the popular surnames of Europe.
Study Shows Consumers Are Hypocrites on Data Mining
David Wagner  
6/8/2015   27 comments
A new study shows consumers survey data doesn't match their behavior when it comes to data mining.
Boston Gets Green Light for Big Data Projects
Matthew Brodsky  
6/5/2015   10 comments
Analytics are helping with traffic management and enforcement in Boston and other cities.
What's the Most Popular Baby Name in Your State?
Robert Allison  
6/4/2015   15 comments
Robert shows us why we need to be ready to say hello to Noah, Emma, Olivia, and Liam.
When Big Data Tells Us What We Already Know
James M. Connolly  
6/4/2015   12 comments
For all of the value that big data analytics can bring us, some initiatives take the long route to find the obvious.
How to Give a 'Magic' Customer Experience Every Time
John Balla  
6/4/2015   Post a comment
Learn how the NBA's Orlando Magic use analytics to provide fans with the best experience.
Twitter and Smartphones Accurately Estimate Crowds
Curtis Franklin Jr.  
6/3/2015   9 comments
Researchers from England's University of Warwick have turned to smartphones and Twitter to estimate crowd sizes quickly and accurately as part of the Big Data Challenge.
Creating a Map Using Death Data
Robert Allison  
6/3/2015   6 comments
Robert's new map shows just how death might get you in the end, depending on where you live.
Of Questioning Data Quality and Government
Tricia Aanderud  
6/3/2015   18 comments
What you can learn from reader comments about how data is collected and who people can trust with their data.
Analytics in the Spotlight at DIA 2015
James M. Connolly  
6/2/2015   Post a comment
SAS and other companies will be highlighting the crucial role that analytics play in pharmaceuticals and healthcare when the DIA 2015 opens in Washington next week.
Agile Strategy, Revisited
Leo Sadovy  
6/2/2015   2 comments
Defining your corporate strategy requires a clear understanding of elements such as your business's predictability and unpredictability.
A2 Academy: How You Can Find Benefits in the IoT
James M. Connolly  
6/1/2015   7 comments
All Analytics kicks off its new A2 Academy next week, providing analytics professionals with valuable advice on how organizations can narrow their focus on the Internet of Things and pursue the benefits that are critical to their organizations.
Build a Pro-Analytics IT Infrastructure
Jim Schakenbach  
6/1/2015   5 comments
Some key steps and guidelines can get your organization ready for a culture of analytics.
Don't Mess With Facts, That is if You Have Them
James M. Connolly  
5/29/2015   15 comments
There are lessons for all of us in the publishing mess unraveling around a UCLA grad student's "research".
Cars Versus Drivers: Who's Safer?
Robert Allison  
5/29/2015   38 comments
Cars are designed to be safer today, so why would traffic fatalities spike this year?
Next Challenge: Explain Predictive Analytics
James M. Connolly  
5/28/2015   22 comments
Last week we invited you to define "data scientist" for a 5-year-old. Let's raise the bar a bit, and come up with a definition for "predictive analytics".
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Latest Blogs
A scan of news headlines leaves a sense of negativity about "big data." Let's lose the "big" part.
Fog computing places processing where it makes the most sense in a distributed network.
Data scientists may not be on a direct route to the C-Suite, but maybe a side trip into a line of business unit could shape them for a top executive role.
Robert combines multiple data sources to get a picture of the trends in motorcycle deaths.
It's time to cast a new role in the tech group: a translator who can explain some of those techie terms to the common man (the executive board).
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Finding Answers Through Prescriptive Analytics


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Health Analytics: Find Data Beyond the Hospital Doors


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Visualization: How to Bring Data to Life


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Learn Why Analytics Are at Home in the Cloud


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Analytics: Your Defense Against Cyber Threats


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Big Data & Big Pharma: How Analytics Might Save Your Life


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Live Interviews From SAS Global Forum


4/28/2015  LISTEN   11
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How to Hire Great Analytics Talent


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Sports Analytics Mean Fun and Business


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Secure Your Big Data in the Cloud


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Make It Big As a Data Scientist in 2015


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Big Data, Decisions & the Simulated Experience


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