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Algorithms' Dark Side: Embedding Bias into Code
Ariella Brown  
2/22/2017   10 comments
Do algorithms and AI eliminate bias or do they encode the biases of models? New work on AI policies is designed to shine the light on the black box of model design and use.
A2 Radio: Analytics and Medical Record Privacy
Jessica Davis  
2/21/2017   8 comments
HIPAA is supposed to protect the privacy of your medical information, but the sale of anonymized medical data and advances in analytics have made it possible for organizations to re-link your name to your private records.
CompTIA Adds Cyber Security Analytics Certification
Jessica Davis  
2/20/2017   7 comments
Career prospects are hot for both data analytics pros and cyber security specialists. Now CompTIA is introducing a certification that combines these specialities to apply analytics to cyber security.
What A Chief Analytics Officer Really Does
Lisa Morgan  
2/20/2017   3 comments
There has been plenty of talk about the need for a chief analytics officer or chief data officer. But do you ever wonder what they do for a living?
Boost Your Analytics: The Rise of the Citizen Data Scientist
Natan Meekers  
2/17/2017   11 comments
Visual analytics tools, can enable non-statistician citizen data scientist to create models that use predictive or prescriptive analytics. These professionals can embed their business knowledge into the models they're testing, prototyping, or building.
How Third Parties Can Hurt Your Marketing Analytics
Pierre DeBois  
2/16/2017   12 comments
Are your digital marketers creating gaps in customer privacy? They could be unless they vet tags and third-party app access.  Here's how to do the vetting.
HIMSS: Harnessing Analytics For Healthcare
Jessica Davis  
2/15/2017   5 comments
Healthcare organizations have already provided some of the most interesting and promising applications of advanced analytics use cases. The HIMSS 2017 event next week in Orlando will provide a window into what's next.
Postmodern Analytics: The Emergence of ‘Alternative Facts’
Bryan Beverly  
2/14/2017   33 comments
If we observe competing truth claims in analytic methods, tools or work products, then are the truths absolute or relative?
A2 Radio: How to Use Analytics to Reduce Your Power Bill
Jessica Davis  
2/13/2017   17 comments
Are you burning revenues and sending them up the chimney rather than applying them to your bottom line? In this episode, All Analytics Radio looks at how to apply analytics to identify potential energy savings.
Third-grade Reading Proficiency is Key to Reversing the "Skills Gap"
Georgia Mariani  
2/13/2017   12 comments
Students who develop strong reading skills by third grade are much more likely to graduate from high school and seek post-secondary education. Economists are forecasting a nationwide shortfall of five million workers to fill jobs requiring post-secondary education and training by 2020.
How to Create a 'Pretty' Map with SAS
Robert Allison  
2/10/2017   5 comments
Maps are great ways to display spatial data and information. But sometimes you just want to create a map that looks good. Here's how.
Are Your Home Appliances Analyzing You?
Maryam Donnelly  
2/8/2017   18 comments
Home appliance manufacturers have latched onto the promise of IoT, adding smart sensors to help consumers track their appliances. Will the data generated and the analytics enabled end up changing how appliances are made in the future?
Analytics Used to Detect Online Harassment
Jessica Davis  
2/7/2017   12 comments
In conjunction with Internet Safety Day, the Wikimedia Foundation has released two new public data sets of online harassment in Wikipedia edits. The Foundation leveraged machine learning to detect harassment.
How to Make Your Pie Chart Worse
Leo Sadovy  
2/7/2017   8 comments
Charts, graphs, maps, and diagrams transcend text and spoken languages in communicating data. But you have to do them well.
A2 Radio: Data Analytics and Management Trends for 2017
Jessica Davis  
2/7/2017   6 comments
How will 2017's trends affect your data analytics and data management strategies? We're bringing in a data architect and consultant to talk about what's happening in the trenches and how you can be ready for it.
Analytics Drive Virtual Reality Game Development
Jon Martindale  
2/6/2017   6 comments
Developing virtual reality games presents more and different challenges than developing conventional video games. Here's how data analytics is helping the process.
Cognitive Security Tames the Big Data Monster
Nancy Mogire  
2/3/2017   4 comments
Sometimes data can get so big, it's monstrous and ceases to be useful. Cognitive security helps measure what matters, allowing analysts to focus resources where they count.
Time for an Analytics Show and Tell
James M. Connolly  
2/2/2017   18 comments
The business-analytics disconnect remains a hurdle for adoption of data-driven decision making. Maybe it's time for the analytics team to hit the road and show employees what data can do for them.
Why You Should Invest in Your Analytics Capabilities
Jessica Davis  
2/1/2017   2 comments
Analytics are strategic, can create value, and should be earmarked for increased investment. Now is not the time for cuts.
Outsmarting the DBMS: Analysts Should Beware
Fabian Pascal  
1/31/2017   1 comment
Analysts should avoid relying on techniques that undermine the soundness of database design.
Digital Intelligence for Optimizing Customer Engagement
Suneel Grover  
1/30/2017   22 comments
Organizations that excel at using data and analytics to optimize their digital businesses will together generate $1.2 trillion per annum in revenue by 2020, according to Forrester Research. Will yours be one of them?
Data Privacy Day: Balancing Protection, Convenience
Jessica Davis  
1/27/2017   35 comments
Data breaches can cost millions and end careers. Consumer identity theft can create huge personal life disruptions. Here's why both consumers and businesses must remember the importance of balancing convenience with protection on Data Privacy Day.
OmniChannel Analytics: The Customer Still Must Come First
Jessica Davis  
1/26/2017   16 comments
As traditional retailers have added new channels, such as online commerce and social media, integrating all the new customer data has been a challenge. To provide a modern experience, companies must take a customer-first approach to the data and analytics.
Retail Vertical Sees Demand for More Analytics Pros
Jessica Davis  
1/25/2017   12 comments
Looking for a vertical industry that's hungry for your analytics skills? Retail is looking for you.
Machine Learning Tackles Cyberbullying
Ariella Brown  
1/25/2017   54 comments
Social media and mobile devices may seem like a vast and scary unknown to parents of young children with phones and other devices. Now machine learning is being applied to the problem of protecting the kids.
Where Does Girl Scout Cookie Money Go?
Robert Allison  
1/24/2017   24 comments
Maybe you want to donate money to the Girl Scouts instead of buying cookies. It may be better for your waistline, but is really better for the organization?
Harnessing Analytics' Disruptive Power
Lisa Morgan  
1/23/2017   13 comments
People in business and tech love to use the latest, popular buzzwords. "Disrupter" is one of them. But is your company really leveraging analytics' disruptive capabilities?
NRF: How I Experienced Analytics in Virtual Reality
Jessica Davis  
1/19/2017   12 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   4 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   16 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   15 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   12 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   53 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   25 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   16 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   9 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   14 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   25 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   28 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   46 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   29 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   48 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.
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