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A2 Radio: Good Jobs and Good Deeds
James M. Connolly  
4/17/2015   Post a comment
Join A2 Radio for advice from Robert Half Technology on how to recruit and retain data scientists and other analytics professionals at a time when there are dreary predictions of a talent shortage. Then, A2 Radio goes on the road to SAS Global Forum to explore how analytics pros can help make the world a better place.
A Custom Map to Help Track the Flu
Robert Allison  
4/16/2015   4 comments
Voice-over on hover is a nice addition to a CDC map tracking the incidence of flu.
No One Buys Hadoop
Christian Prokopp  
4/16/2015   Post a comment
In launching a big data initiative the work extends far beyond the acquisition of Hadoop or other technologies.
Turning Data Into Better Decision Making
Leslie Brokaw  
4/16/2015   1 comment
Translating analytical insights into business actions remains difficult for many companies, according to research by MIT Sloan Management Review and SAS.
Did You Have Too Much Bacon Today? HIMSS Activity Turns Focus to Wellness
James M. Connolly  
4/15/2015   5 comments
A key topic at the HIMSS 2015 conference is how data can be used to improve our wellness and reduce costs.
Class Business Rules and Table Constraints
Fabian Pascal  
4/15/2015   2 comments
Fabian offers his guidelines for understanding business rules and table constraints.
Public Data Amplifies Public Bias
David Wagner  
4/14/2015   5 comments
Confirmation bias is well-known, but public sources of data might go beyond confirmation to amplification.
Breastfeeding Prevalence: KISS principles and maps
Robert Allison  
4/14/2015   17 comments
The KISS approach can be a good principle to keep in mind in mapping, but sometimes just a bit more work can make a big difference.
Big Data Sheds the Show-Me Tag
James M. Connolly  
4/13/2015   30 comments
Those organizations waiting for big data analytics to prove its worth in other companies might want to check out some of marks that the concept is making in varied industries.
Bayes’ Theorem: Analytics and Theological Beliefs
Bryan Beverly  
4/13/2015   16 comments
Even 300 years ago analytics were being used to test long-held beliefs, which even in the business world today can make you weigh the fact versus belief issue.
Help Define the State of Analytics Today
James M. Connolly  
4/10/2015   4 comments
Rexer Analytics is taking the pulse of the analytics community with a survey looking at the technologies, strategies, and applications that the community works with.
Internet of Add-Ons Moves Ahead
David Wagner  
4/10/2015   5 comments
The source of IoT innovation and the actual products that are being improved is different creating a consumer problem and a data problem.
The Internet of Things: Customer Experience & Marketing Responsibility
John Balla  
4/10/2015   10 comments
While the IoT presents opportunities to improve customer experiences, holding that data requires that a company take responsibility for protecting it.
Analytics Drive New Approaches to IT Security
Tony Kontzer  
4/9/2015   1 comment
With traditional approaches to IT security falling short, IT managers are turning to analytics-based alternative strategies. They are exploring the capabilities of behavioral analytics and techniques for identifying just what data a company needs to keep and who has access to it.
Variations on a Stickman Graph: Analyzing the Twitter Minions
Robert Allison  
4/9/2015   7 comments
SAS can allow you to duplicate a "stickman" graph illustrating the breakdown of Twitter users.
Sometimes There Just Isn't Enough Data
James M. Connolly  
4/8/2015   12 comments
A couple of recent examples highlight how big data initiatives aren't just hampered by corporate intransigence or lack of data science talent. Sometimes there's just too little data available.
IoT and Big Data: Partners or Rivals?
Matthew Brodsky  
4/8/2015   5 comments
All the talk about the Internet of Things might take our minds off matters such as big data security, at least for now, and it could open the door for new approaches to data ownership.
Good Habits for Big Data
Leo Sadovy  
4/7/2015   6 comments
The key to a big data strategy rests in understanding from which end you want to start.
Four Steps to Help Your Company Embrace Analytics
Jim Schakenbach  
4/7/2015   2 comments
Analytics is the tool used to turn business intelligence into something useful. Without the ability to analyze and act upon the information gathered through business intelligence strategies, companies are simply sitting on top of big piles of big data.
Internet of Things: Why You Have to Care
James M. Connolly  
4/6/2015   8 comments
This week's 2015 IoT Day makes a strong case for enterprises and data science professionals to consider how they can utilize Internet of Things concepts in improving the efficiency of their own operations and their relationships with customers.
Where Are the World's Best Roller Coasters?
Robert Allison  
4/6/2015   4 comments
An interactive map is all you need to find the 50 best roller coasters.
When the Bank Plays 'You've Got a Secret' With Data
James M. Connolly  
4/2/2015   21 comments
Capital One's Ideas app is a rewards program that could be really cool or something from your nightmares.
Five Keys to Effective Customer Experience Personalization
John Balla  
4/2/2015   3 comments
Learning even a little about your customers can be used to help you learn a lot.
Applying Analytics to the Industrial Internet of Things
Manoj Chari  
4/2/2015   5 comments
If you are wondering where to find value in the Internet of Things you can see one example in in the energy sector. The Industrial Internet of Things will be among the topics at the upcoming INFORMS analytics conference.
Paint It Black: A Song Choice or a Background?
Robert Allison  
4/1/2015   1 comment
Robert delves into the debate over the use of black backgrounds versus white in graphics.
Document Your Risk Analytics Governance
Judith M. Myerson  
4/1/2015   2 comments
A key to protecting your organization's information assets is risk analytics governance, but that requires some careful planning and documentation.
If You Only Knew What Your Doctor Knows
James M. Connolly  
4/1/2015   8 comments
Some patients are starting to chip away at the walls preventing them from accessing their medical records, and some providers are starting to cooperate.
Who Paid $500K for a US Visa? Over 10,000 People
Robert Allison  
3/31/2015   27 comments
Take a minute to check out the home nations for people who pay $500,000 or more to gain a US visa.
When the Business Leader Says, 'Wrong!'
James M. Connolly  
3/30/2015   19 comments
The current All Analytics Quick Poll is the first step in sharing your experiences in how business unit clients acknowledge your efforts.
Analyzing the Future of Communication
Maryam Donnelly  
3/30/2015   31 comments
The data shows that voicemail is in a death spiral as email and text messaging deliver immediacy.
Do I Know You? Personalization Without a Guest Profile
Kelly A. McGuire  
3/30/2015   15 comments
In the hotel business, companies know little about the majority of their guests, but that little bit of knowledge can make a difference.
A2 Radio: The New World of Predictive Analytics
James M. Connolly  
3/27/2015   5 comments
A2 Radio welcomes Fliptop's Doug Camplejohn for a discussion about how predictive analytics are changing the way corporations make decisions in marketing and in other functions.
When Art and Analytics Collide
Robert Allison  
3/27/2015   16 comments
Accuracy and an artistic touch help an infographic tell a story.
Retail: Standing at Technology's Crossroad
James M. Connolly  
3/26/2015   27 comments
A snapshot of the retail sector shows an industry going through turmoil and innovation, with the customer taking charge and having anytime/anywhere access to shopping. But the process is something people in every sector can watch and learn from.
Analytics Don't Ensure Competitive Advantage
Matthew Brodsky  
3/26/2015   6 comments
Matt Brodsky joins in the sports analytic conversation, pointing out that analytics superstars in pro sports still have to prove their worth.
Big Variety: The Real Value in Big Data
Leo Sadovy  
3/26/2015   2 comments
When you think of big data, think less about big volume and more about big variety.
Big Data: Why Those Startups Have It Easy
James M. Connolly  
3/25/2015   31 comments
Wouldn't it be nice to be able to launch a big data initiative with just a few years of known data sitting on a shiny new infrastructure?
Euro vs Dollar Exchange Rate: An Historic Event?
Robert Allison  
3/25/2015   4 comments
Just how "historic" is it that the value of the euro dropped below that of the dollar?
People Respond to Privacy Nudges But We Aren't Nudging
David Wagner  
3/24/2015   26 comments
When people know how much of their private data is being used, they are appalled. So we're just not telling them. Is that OK?
A2 Radio: What Sports Mean to Your Business
James M. Connolly  
3/23/2015   11 comments
Booz Allen Hamilton's Ray Hensberger joins A2 Radio on Tuesday at 3 pm to show how innovative analytics applications used in sports can translate into success for many types of businesses.
Five Tips for Enabling the Modern Web Experience
John Balla  
3/23/2015   10 comments
Customer likes, dislikes, and needs on the web are changing rapidly, particularly when it it comes to use of mobile devices. Here are five tips to make your customers feel at home on your site.
Tapjoy Pushes to Make Each Mobile User a Customer
Jon Martindale  
3/23/2015   2 comments
Marketing software company turns to analytics to help app developers better monetize freemium apps.
What's Your Opinion on Daylight Saving Time?
Robert Allison  
3/20/2015   23 comments
Now that the US is back on Daylight Saving Time, the question comes up about whether it's worth it.
Data Science Pros: Solve the Problem-Solving Problem
James M. Connolly  
3/19/2015   22 comments
We need ways to help data scientists with good soft skills to highlight those in a recruiting system that loves tech terms.
Cloud Analytics End Small Business Loans Drought
Kishore Jethanandani  
3/19/2015   11 comments
Cloud-based credit reviews of small businesses have opened the door to new lending opportunities from the non-bank investment sector.
Hey, CEO, This Is a Computer!
James M. Connolly  
3/18/2015   22 comments
Good advice from the consultancy McKinsey on how you can get your CEO and the rest of the C-suite to better understand the role of technology.
Google’s Steady March to Mobile Search Dominance
Pierre DeBois  
3/17/2015   13 comments
Mobile moves to the forefront in analytics and Google's search algorithm plans, and that means you have to think about how your website's architecture serving the needs of the mobile world. Take a peek at what Google plans for April.
Tracking Billionaires With Beauty and Accuracy
Robert Allison  
3/17/2015   32 comments
Robert adds a touch of style and accuracy to a map highlighting your neighborhood billionaires.
INFORMS Competition: A Sign of Things to Come
James M. Connolly  
3/17/2015   5 comments
Honorees in the INFORMS Student Analytical Scholar Competition present further evidence that today's young people think "analytics" from the start.
IDG Survey Shows Analytics Has a Long Way to Go
David Wagner  
3/16/2015   16 comments
IDG's new analytics survey doesn't paint a rosy picture for the A2 community.
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Latest Blogs
Join A2 Radio for advice from Robert Half Technology on how to recruit and retain data scientists and other analytics professionals at a time when there are dreary predictions of a talent shortage. Then, A2 Radio goes on the road to SAS Global Forum to explore how analytics pros can help make the world a better place.
Voice-over on hover is a nice addition to a CDC map tracking the incidence of flu.
In launching a big data initiative the work extends far beyond the acquisition of Hadoop or other technologies.
Translating analytical insights into business actions remains difficult for many companies, according to research by MIT Sloan Management Review and SAS.
A key topic at the HIMSS 2015 conference is how data can be used to improve our wellness and reduce costs.
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It Pays to Keep Insurance Fraud in Check
While 97% of insurers say that insurance fraud has increased or remained the same in the past two years, most of those companies report benefits from anti-fraud technology in limiting the impact of fraud, including higher quality referrals, the ability to uncover organized fraud, and improve efficiency for investigators.
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