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When Did 'Your Music' Become 'Classic Rock'?
Robert Allison  
7/24/2014   Post a comment
Asked to play around with music data, here's my look at classic rock.
So You Want to Get Into Sports Analytics ...
Beth Schultz  
7/24/2014   6 comments
Tom Davenport, analytics thought leader, suggests you think again.
Let's Talk About Data Science's Role
James M. Connolly  
7/24/2014   2 comments
We're tossing out a few questions to get the community thinking about the best model and the best role for the data science team today and over time.
Optum Labs Translates Big-Data Research to Clinicians
Alison Diana  
7/24/2014   Post a comment
Big data shows lots of promise in researchers' hands. By getting this insight to clinicians, it can really improve and save lives, says Dr. Paul Wallace of Optum Labs.
I See Spots... Sunspots!
Robert Allison  
7/23/2014   3 comments
Playing astronomer, I've created a data visualization to show the 11-year sunspot cycle.
We Really Must Opt Out of Annoying Our Customers
John Balla  
7/23/2014   Post a comment
Make unsubscribing to your customer emails simple and straightforward -- or risk losing them!
Share Your SAS Insight at SGF 2015
Beth Schultz  
7/23/2014   Post a comment
Planning for SAS Global Forum 2015 is well under way, and the Call for Content is now open.
Analytics Don't Have to Launch a Revolution
James M. Connolly  
7/23/2014   5 comments
Analytics don't have to provide earth-shattering innovation. Operational efficiency and optimized customer relationships can provide value in their own right.
Happiness Is a Blue Blanket
Ariella Brown  
7/23/2014   24 comments
British Airways turned to high-tech blankets to assess the customer experience associated with new in-flight amenities.
Student Data Needs Better Safeguards
Beth Schultz  
7/22/2014   11 comments
National advocacy organization the Data Quality Campaign has recommendations for how state education agencies can better safeguard student data.
Yahoo Steps Up Mobile Ad Plans With Flurry Buy
James M. Connolly  
7/22/2014   13 comments
Yahoo stepped up its drive into mobile advertising and analytics with its acquisition of Flurry.
Is Transmedia Storytelling a Weight Loss Secret?
Bree Baich  
7/22/2014   Post a comment
As an analytics professional, you've got to be able to tell great stories, of all sorts and across all media, with your data.
Use SAS to Help Plan Your Next Vacation!
Robert Allison  
7/21/2014   Post a comment
SAS code isn't just for your professional use!
The Dissolution of an Analytics Team
Randy Bartlett  
7/21/2014   9 comments
Take a look at what happens when you downgrade chief analytics officers.
Data Science Drives Retail Testing
James M. Connolly  
7/21/2014   6 comments
Retailers are stepping up their testing initiatives, whether they're for a new product price or redesigned stores. That means putting more analytics science behind the process.
A2 Radio: How Sports & Business Analytics Can Play Off Each Other
Beth Schultz  
7/21/2014   10 comments
Analytics thought leader Tom Davenport joins us Tuesday, July 22, at 2:00 p.m. EDT, to explore what the sports industry and other businesses can learn from each other.
CIO-CMO Relationship: Plagued By Digital Pretenders
Chris Curran  
7/18/2014   14 comments
Digital strategies that focus only on customer engagement are shallow. But to go deeper, CIOs and CMOs must be partners.
Business Execs Not Giving Up the Gut, Yet
Beth Schultz  
7/18/2014   25 comments
A Fortune Knowledge Group/Gyro study shows that most business executives appreciate analytics but favor their instincts when it comes to decision making.
Social Media Measurement Takes Time
James M. Connolly  
7/18/2014   8 comments
It isn't happening overnight, but businesses of all types are starting to measure the benefits they're getting from social media initiatives, according to research by the MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte.
A Holistic View of Product Quality
Leo Sadovy  
7/18/2014   Post a comment
Look to downstream data for insight that'll enable improved product quality and customer satisfaction.
Finance Execs See Value in Analytics Spend
Beth Schultz  
7/17/2014   13 comments
Respondents in an American Express/CFO Research survey indicate BI and analytics are high spending priorities.
No Playing Around on Analytics for Game Developers
Jon Martindale  
7/17/2014   7 comments
Some video game industry watchers predict a bust could be coming -- unless analytics can save the day.
The Mystery of Big Brother Haunts Public Initiatives
James M. Connolly  
7/17/2014   6 comments
Voters in the All Analytics Quick Poll voiced suspicions about the purpose and scope of sensors monitoring public places.
Banking With Zombies: How Card.com Caters to Customers
Beth Schultz  
7/16/2014   15 comments
Ajay Gopal, director of data science and analytics at Card.com, tells us how the company uses analytics for customer acquisition and retention.
CLV: Look Deeper Into Customer Value
James M. Connolly  
7/16/2014   7 comments
Calculating customer lifetime value can help a company identify which customers merit the greater focus.
Getting Witty About Your Work With Data
Beth Schultz  
7/15/2014   8 comments
Talking shop can be too boring for outsiders, so share a clever quote instead.
Trust & Sharing Data Don't Go Hand in Hand
James M. Connolly  
7/15/2014   13 comments
Research showing a strong consumer distrust for all types of businesses doesn't mean those consumers will stop filling the analytics pipeline with their data.
How Analytics Overlooks Female Perspective
Bryan Beverly  
7/15/2014   37 comments
Gender influences how people collect, share, and interpret information.
Presenting a Tale of a Health Marketing Misstep
Beth Schultz  
7/14/2014   13 comments
As health insurers work on becoming more consumer-centric, we're sure to see lots of missteps along the way.
Right to Be Forgotten: Use Analytics or Human Logic
James M. Connolly  
7/14/2014   8 comments
The challenges that Google faces in complying with the EU's Right to Be Forgotten laws present the perfect opportunity for the search company to use analytics or even common sense.
B-Ball Analytics Is a Fast & Furious Game
Daniel D. Gutierrez  
7/11/2014   15 comments
NBA teams are surely spending the long summer months analyzing data gathered during play throughout the season.
BCBS Insurer Seeks Healthier Engagement
Beth Schultz  
7/11/2014   7 comments
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina knows that a healthy business future rests on personal and relevant engagement with its millions of members.
San Diego Taps Big Data to Optimize Transit
Doug Henschen  
7/11/2014   4 comments
San Diego Metropolitan Transit System studies bus and trolley ridership patterns using Urban Insights' predictive analysis platform.
Utility Analytics: Not Hot Enough?
Beth Schultz  
7/10/2014   5 comments
Many utilities are struggling with how to approach analytics, one industry watcher tells us.
Protecting Children: 1 Step Forward
James M. Connolly  
7/10/2014   6 comments
Research by Florida's Department of Children and Families, SAS, and consultancy North Highland shines a light on how predictive analytics can help save the lives of abused and neglected children.
Wells Fargo CDO Charles Thomas Talks Data & Diplomacy
Bryan Yurcan  
7/10/2014   1 comment
Thomas took over as chief data officer for Wells Fargo in March, after serving in the same capacity at USAA.
Data Virtualization: They're Talking About It
James M. Connolly  
7/10/2014   3 comments
If people can't agree on how to define data virtualization, then maybe that's a sign that its time has come.
Live Long & Prosper -- But How Long?
Robert Allison  
7/9/2014   Post a comment
This blog posting shows several different kinds of SAS graphs that provide insight into life expectancy around the world.
Changing Jobs, by the Numbers
Michael Steinhart  
7/9/2014   27 comments
After 10 months here at All Analytics, Michael Steinhart bids farewell but not goodbye.
An Insider Shares His View of Predictive Policing
Beth Schultz  
7/9/2014   7 comments
Neil Fretwell, a former antiterrorism investigator who joined Intelligent Software Solutions, shares his insight on use of predictive technology in police work.
Facebook Case: A Glimpse Into a Toy Department
James M. Connolly  
7/9/2014   11 comments
Facebook's emotions experiment bared an undercurrent of sentiment in a few data science professionals that rules are for other people.
Biosensors, Robots Replacing Human Guards
Michael Steinhart  
7/8/2014   26 comments
In prisons and other security settings, electronic devices are predicting and detecting anomalous behavior with high accuracy and reducing the need for human personnel.
Where Will the Next Earthquake Strike?
Robert Allison  
7/8/2014   Post a comment
Information from the National Geophysical Data Center, combined with SAS, helps visualize earthquake activity for the last four millennia.
OpenDNS Cranks Up Predictive Security
Beth Schultz  
7/8/2014   5 comments
Integration of new predictive intelligence should help customers more quickly identify which attacks matter most.
Detecting Fraud With Voice Analytics
Ariella Brown  
7/8/2014   32 comments
A new service alerts contact center reps to possible fraud activity by listening in on customer calls.
UN Studies Social Data for Global Pulse
Jeff Bertolucci  
7/8/2014   2 comments
United Nations' Global Pulse initiative partners with social data provider DataSift to analyze worldwide opinions on vaccinations, poverty, and other humanitarian topics.
Facebook vs. Orkut: 3 Lessons for Marketers
John Balla  
7/8/2014   Post a comment
The story of Google's failed social messaging platform illustrates some important principles of marketing.
Questioning the Ethics of Learning Analytics
Michael Steinhart  
7/7/2014   16 comments
Schools around the country are weighing the benefits and ethical questions of learning analytics.
Forecasting Sharknadoes With SAS
Robert Allison  
7/7/2014   Post a comment
In the wake of Hurricane Arthur, it's interesting to look at the historical weather trends and see how often major events coincide.
A2 Radio: Advanced Analytics & the Business of Healthy Consumers
Beth Schultz  
7/7/2014   3 comments
Shawn Sullivan, director of marketing for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, joins us Thursday, July 10, at 2:00 p.m. ET for his lessons learned on engaging with consumers about health matters.
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Big data shows lots of promise in researchers' hands. By getting this insight to clinicians, it can really improve and save lives, says Dr. Paul Wallace of Optum Labs.
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Canada Post on Data Delivery

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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.
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Big Data Checks In

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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.
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Good Data, Smarter Travel

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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.
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Healthcare Data Needs a Booster

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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.
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In the Talent Sweet Spot

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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.
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A2 on the Road

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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.
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T-Mobile Hears Data's Call

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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.
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A Is for Analytics in Academia

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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.
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Advocating for Analytics Culture

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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.
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Analytic Myths: True or False?

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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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Real-Time Demand Drives Forecasting

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.