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Data Scientists: Who You Are & What You Earn
Beth Schultz  
4/18/2014   2 comments
Quants recruiter Burtch Works finds data scientists earn from $80,000 to more than $230,000, depending on years of experience and other factors.
SAS Holds Strong Lead Over R
Michael Steinhart  
4/18/2014   3 comments
Our readership showed a marked preference for SAS analytics software, with 70% using it exclusively or in combination with other tools.
This Call May Be Analyzed
Michael Steinhart  
4/17/2014   4 comments
Conversation analytics looks for specific phrases in customer-service calls and ranks the caller and the agent on numerous metrics.
Taking Visualizations on a Hero's Journey
Beth Schultz  
4/17/2014   2 comments
Data consultant Hyoun Park describes the use of a narrative framework for creating interactive visualizations of business value.
Analytics Enhance Community Health Reporting
Alison Diana  
4/17/2014   1 comment
Partnership between Premier and University of North Carolina Charlotte improves nonprofit hospitals' community health needs assessment process.
How Analytics Could Stanch Heartbleed
Beth Schultz  
4/16/2014   3 comments
Critical in stopping a bug like Heartbleed is the ability to analyze underlying data and discover behavioral discrepancies.
An Old Analytics Lesson for a New Generation
Bryan Beverly  
4/16/2014   12 comments
Young analysts need to learn that the corporate world isn't a meritocracy that awards clever models.
Twitter Posts Betray Illness
Thomas Claburn  
4/15/2014   15 comments
Tweets reveal whether you have influenza, according to Penn State researchers.
Patterns, Breaks & the Limits of Predictability
Michael Steinhart  
4/15/2014   4 comments
Can we learn the most from a pattern of repeated behaviors or from behaviors exhibited in nonroutine situations? Intellectuals square off over a new book.
Is a Master's Enough for Analytical Leadership?
Beth Schultz  
4/15/2014   17 comments
Some analytics leaders say they look to the PhDs when the innovate work needs doing.
App Analytics Raises Privacy Concerns
Michael Steinhart  
4/14/2014   7 comments
A piece of double-agent software serves usage stats to app developers while collecting device and mobile activity data for ad sales.
A2 This Week: Getting Interactive With Your Data Visualizations
Beth Schultz  
4/14/2014   6 comments
In this session, get tips and tricks for creating dynamic and interactive data visualizations.
Marketing Challenge: Balancing Analog & Digital
Emmett Cox  
4/14/2014   14 comments
As the Baby Boom generation gives way to digital natives, marketers and regulators are working to find the optimal mix.
Analytics Speed Up Response Times for EMS
Ariella Brown  
4/11/2014   40 comments
Jersey City Medical Center EMS uses a predictive analytics and visualization tool to shave precious minutes from its response times, and the system helps route ambulances around traffic problems.
Analytics Roadblocks: Tech Isn't the Problem
Michael Steinhart  
4/11/2014   21 comments
When asked whether technology is the biggest obstacle to analytics adoption, more than 80% of our readers responded with a resounding "no."
Big Data: A Misguided Critique
Kim Davis  
4/11/2014   11 comments
Big data may have drawbacks, but recent criticisms range from irrelevant to dumb.
Seeing Opportunity in the Internet of Things
John Balla  
4/10/2014   4 comments
The metrics served up by instrumented appliances can help customers save money and improve efficiency.
SAS or R: What's Your Preference?
Beth Schultz  
4/10/2014   17 comments
A recent BurtchWorks' flash poll finds that SAS rules yet -- but there's no peace in that.
Shaky Ground for Connected Home Buildup
Michael Steinhart  
4/9/2014   27 comments
Connected home equipment and centralized management are starting to hit the mainstream, with double-digit growth predicted for the next four years.
TV Analytics Controls the Horizontal & the Vertical
Jon Martindale  
4/9/2014   9 comments
Netflix and a host of other firms are cashing in on analytics to match viewers with content.
Investing in a Future of Analytics & Energy
Beth Schultz  
4/9/2014   11 comments
SAS gives a research and software grant to an energy research center at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
Bluetooth Wants Its Bite of Big Data
Jeff Bertolucci  
4/9/2014   1 comment
Bluetooth's low-energy implementation makes the ubiquitous wireless technology ideal for the Internet of Things' data-swapping ways, says Bluetooth backer.
Control Towers: Just Another Business Process
Leo Sadovy  
4/8/2014   Post a comment
"Control towers" may be the buzzwords du jour, but the paradigm may introduce more complexity instead of less.
Proximity Marketing Begs for Better Infrastructure
Michael Steinhart  
4/8/2014   10 comments
Retailers are experimenting with proximity, or location-based, marketing, but many have to get their digital infrastructures in order before taking full advantage of the new platforms.
Analytics Adds Up for Community Bank
Beth Schultz  
4/8/2014   6 comments
Bank of North Carolina, already benefiting from analytics dashboards, sees the promise of interactive data visualization.
Good Data Makes Good Neighbors
Michael Steinhart  
4/7/2014   34 comments
A new site offers neighborhood profile data -- submitted by residents -- to help prospective home buyers and renters in their searches.
A2 This Week: Listen In on Text Analytics
Beth Schultz  
4/7/2014   3 comments
This Wednesday's A2 Academy features a lecture on using text analytics for customer intelligence by marketing professor and author Goutam Chakraborty.
Amtrak Improves Passenger Experience With Big Data
Lyndon Henry  
4/7/2014   29 comments
From real-time tracking to enhanced digital signage, Amtrak is working to keep its rail services competitive and up-to-date.
Targeting Customers From the Bottom Up
Beth Schultz  
4/4/2014   11 comments
A group of data scientists figures out how to apply a Bayesian framework to the tough job of multi-channel promotional campaign management.
So Marketing, Do You Do Hadoop?
John Balla  
4/4/2014   2 comments
Hadoop is a viable option for meeting big data challenges, and marketers need to learn it -- or at least get familiar with the basics -- in their efforts to drive next-generation engagement.
A2 Book Review: Big Data at Work
Robert Plant  
4/4/2014   3 comments
Tom Davenport's latest analytics book is a great read for executives looking to dispel the myths and uncover the opportunities around big data.
Analytics Talent Shortage Worse for Uncle Sam
Michael Steinhart  
4/3/2014   28 comments
Government employees are dissatisfied with their jobs, and new graduates are not expressing interest in federal work. The need for a culture shift has never been greater.
Taking Bayesian Networks Into the Business
Beth Schultz  
4/3/2014   5 comments
Bayesian techniques have typically been considered a researcher's tool, but businesses can benefit from them, too.
iBeacon Micro-Location Tech Spreading Fast
Michael Steinhart  
4/2/2014   13 comments
Apple's iBeacon technology is taking root at major retailers, sports stadiums, and even schools.
Pfizer Connects Dots for Targeted Treatment
Doug Henschen  
4/2/2014   7 comments
Big-data analytics help pharmaceutical giant Pfizer create medications customized for specific subsets of the patient population.
Data-Driven Clinics Raise Bar for Patient Care
Maryam Donnelly  
4/2/2014   8 comments
Walk-in clinics are cropping up in drugstores around the country. One chain is using electronic health data to deliver comprehensive care.
Visualization Resources Proliferating Online
Michael Steinhart  
4/1/2014   6 comments
If you're not sure which chart type to use for a given dataset, a new site delivers quick, helpful insight.
Wharton Event to Spotlight Customer Analytics
Beth Schultz  
4/1/2014   Post a comment
The Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative is bringing together speakers from organizations like the Cleveland Indians, Pfizer, and MGM to share real-world stories of customer analytics success.
500K Big-Data Jobs for the Taking
Michael Steinhart  
3/31/2014   22 comments
According to job site icrunchdata, the number of postings for big-data positions surpassed 500,000 last week.
Analytics = Manipulation of Data Structure
Fabian Pascal  
3/31/2014   21 comments
The term "unstructured data" is deceptive and misleading. Every analytics operation hinges on some form of data structure.
A2 This Week: A Big-Data Twofer
Beth Schultz  
3/31/2014   2 comments
Our Wednesday A2 Academy lecture will explore big data and the new marketing mandate, while a Friday radio show will look at the myths and opportunities of big data at work.
A2 Poll: Emotion Analytics Integral & Entertaining
Michael Steinhart  
3/28/2014   24 comments
Only a small portion of our audience finds emotion detection to be an infringement on privacy. Most think it's fun and that it will end up playing a strong role in marketing.
Automate Analytics, but Don't Forget Your Basics
Beth Schultz  
3/28/2014   24 comments
Automated tools make analytics more consumable, but that shouldn't mean foregoing the basics.
The Future of Shopping
Leo Sadovy  
3/28/2014   5 comments
The Internet has changed the entire shopping experience, birthing multichannel marketing and the omnichannel consumer.
Quantifying Physician Performance
Brien Posey  
3/28/2014   6 comments
IT is being called on to tie physician performance with revenue.
Federal Health Orgs Behind on Big-Data Moves
Michael Steinhart  
3/27/2014   28 comments
A new report shows that government agencies devoted to healthcare see tremendous value and importance in big data, but the vast majority are not ready to leverage it fully.
People Skills Realize the Innovative Power of Technology
John Balla  
3/27/2014   1 comment
Marketing and IT have the opportunity to change the enterprise together. Yes, the stakes are high and so is the potential payoff.
IT & Marketing Meet at the Digital Business
Beth Schultz  
3/27/2014   6 comments
Business leaders must think beyond marketing when it comes to the consumer-facing digital future.
What's Changing IT Is Also Changing Marketing
John Balla  
3/27/2014   2 comments
There’s never been a better time for IT to speak the language of marketing and vice-versa.
Cultural Shift Ensures Analytics Success
Michael Steinhart  
3/26/2014   9 comments
Traditional corporate mores have to change in order to foster environments where data professionals thrive.
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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.

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Next-Gen Retail: Electronic Labels & Bluetooth Beacons

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Electronic shelf-edge labels (ESLs) equipped with low-energy Bluetooth beacons enable retailers to deliver real-time customer interaction and execute dynamic pricing strategies. Andrew Dark, CEO of Displaydata, outlines the ESL architecture and explains how it integrates with backend management and analytics systems.

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Retail Trends: Big Data Optimizes Sales & Operations

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Retailers like Family Dollar and suppliers like Procter & Gamble are using big-data analytics to maximize efficiency and revenue across the entire supply chain. Lori Schafer, Executive Advisor for the SAS Institute Retail Practice, moderated a panel with executives from these companies at the National Retail Federation BIG Show in New York last month. Here, she shares insights on retail supply chain optimization and in-store customer tracking for targeted sales.
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7 Steps to Protecting Customer Privacy

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EKN Research's "The Rising Importance of Customer Data Privacy in a SoLoMo Retailing Environment" report details the top challenges and opportunities that retailers face when embracing big data analytics. EKN SVP of Research and Principal Analyst Gaurav Pant explains the importance of data management and lays out seven steps that retailers can take to ensure customer privacy while reaping the benefits of big data.
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Integrating Customer Insight Across Retail Channels

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Customer data is fueling a new phase of retail marketing across physical and online channels. Lori Bieda, executive lead for customer intelligence at SAS Americas, explains how integrated insight enables retailers to optimize offers and improve sales across product categories. She also shares some best-practices for leveraging analytics talent in retail.

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National Retail Federation Show Highlights

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This year's National Retail Federation BIG Show wrapped up on January 14. All Analytics executive editor Michael Steinhart reviews highlights of the conference and discusses trends around analytics, personalization, omnichannel, and retail security.

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Nurturing Analytics Talent

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Sarah Gates, vice president of research for the International Institute for Analytics, shares advice on how to recruit and leverage analytics talent, whether your company is big or small.
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Analytics for Banking Regulation Compliance

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In the wake of 2008's financial meltdown, banks are subject to strict regulations around the soundness of their loan portfolios. Capgemini senior manager Rex Pruitt explains how advanced transition matrices -- driven by SAS analytics tools -- help banks perform effective credit loss forecasting and meet their regulatory requirements.
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360-Degree Slam Dunk

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David Bencs, assistant director of Insight and Analytics for the Orlando Magic, outlines different analytics projects and the benefits they're delivering to the NBA franchise. The team put demand-based pricing in place a few years ago, for example, and single-game ticket revenue grew 28% despite a disappointing season. Next up for the Magic is to combine social media activity, television viewership stats, and ticket sales data to achieve a 360-degree customer view.

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Encryption for Hadoop & Big Data

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David Tishgart, senior director of marketing and alliances at security provider Gazzang, explains the importance of data encryption for companies that are rolling out Hadoop environments to leverage big data analytics.
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Hadoop's Place in the Analytics Ecosystem

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At the Strata Conference / Hadoop World 2013, Samuel Kommu, technical marketing engineer at Cisco Systems, shares some of the benefits that Hadoop brings to analytics platforms that leverage next-generation hardware. Kommu looks at big data operations that required 3,500 nodes in 2009, 2,000 in 2011, and now require only 64 nodes.
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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.