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Big Data Touches Up the Big Picture
James M. Connolly  
9/22/2014   1 comment
A series of articles and a conference hosted by the Wharton School highlight just how much of an impact big-data analytics can have on global problems.
Data Inspires Art
Beth Schultz  
9/22/2014   7 comments
Artists are finding inspiration in data.
Real-World Analytics Team Building (Times 4)
Matthew Brodsky  
9/22/2014   6 comments
Matthew Brodsky takes a look at the book Real-World Analytics and chats with the author about team building.
C2B Here We Come
Beth Schultz  
9/19/2014   10 comments
Companies like Personal BlackBox, with the Personal Data Independence Trust, aim to make consumer-to-business data marketplace a reality.
7 Benefits From Using Marketing Analytics
John Balla  
9/18/2014   Post a comment
In a new report, TDWI highlights the seven benefits of using marketing analytics.
Common Sense Has to Rule on Big-Data Bias
James M. Connolly  
9/18/2014   7 comments
The Federal Trade Commission's discussion of exclusionary and biased big-data initiatives can serve as a call for data scientists and their clients to ask hard questions of their data.
Shocking Data About Your Electricity Rate!
Robert Allison  
9/18/2014   3 comments
In map and bar chart forms, here's a state-by-state comparison of electricity rates.
Anarchy as Innovation: A Key to Improving Analytics
Bryan Beverly  
9/18/2014   6 comments
Consider whether analytics professionals are so wedded to their tools and techniques that they are no longer revolutionaries but conformists.
No Rush to Judgment for Big Data
James M. Connolly  
9/17/2014   7 comments
While it's impressive that companies are investing in big data, projects may be slow to get off the ground.
It's Your Data -- Own It & Earn From It
Beth Schultz  
9/17/2014   11 comments
Nell Merlino, an advocate for women's economic empowerment, is throwing her weight behind an organization aimed at enabling personal data independence.
Medical Calculators Bring Data Science to Treatment
James M. Connolly  
9/16/2014   19 comments
Healthcare professionals have dragged their medical calculators out of the back office to patient-facing positions.
Get Smart About Analytics Education
Beth Schultz  
9/16/2014   15 comments
Northwestern University professor Diego Klabjan tells us what he looks for in an ideal analytics Master's candidate.
What Age Has Dawned for Analytics?
Pierre DeBois  
9/16/2014   10 comments
Is there a movement towards consolidation among analytic vendors, or is this a time of second-coming growth of analytics?
A Grand Analytics Challenge: Internet Credibility
James M. Connolly  
9/15/2014   27 comments
The Internet is a great place to uncover popularity and opinions, but it really needs to highlight credibility, too.
The Impossible Goal of Competing on Data Science
Beth Schultz  
9/15/2014   15 comments
Four experts share their thoughts on the role of the data scientist and machine learning in business today and tomorrow.
A2 Radio: How to Pick an Advanced Analytics Degree Program
Beth Schultz  
9/12/2014   2 comments
Diego Klabkan, analytics educator at Northwestern University, joins us on Monday, September 15, at 2:00 p.m. with questions to ask and other pertinent considerations for picking a degree program.
Then, There's the Long View in Analytics
James M. Connolly  
9/12/2014   8 comments
A geography professor's 25-year study of ants highlights why every now and then we have to take a long view of research and data analytics.
Ebola Fight Hampered by Poor Analytics
Ellis Booker  
9/12/2014   25 comments
Researchers and clinicians need better data to supplement sketchy reports from the field about Ebola's spread.
Analytics Services Find Fans & Dollars
James M. Connolly  
9/11/2014   6 comments
The changing technology landscape and the data science skill shortage are helping to boost spending on analytics consulting and related services.
It Pays to Be a Predictive Analytics Pro
Beth Schultz  
9/11/2014   6 comments
In its latest salary report, Burtch Works Executive Recruiting finds salaries for all levels of predictive analytics professionals are on the rise.
Does Your County Have a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle?
Robert Allison  
9/11/2014   4 comments
Analyzing a long list of recently released government data made it possible to create this map of which counties have Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles.
Disruptive Discussions: Internet of Things
Kent Sanders  
9/11/2014   6 comments
Don't make the mistake of thinking that the IoT is just for home automation; think about the business potential.
Fitting Big Data Into an RFP-Driven World
James M. Connolly  
9/10/2014   13 comments
The old-line RFP model requires shoehorning an unstructured concept into a structured process.
7 Tips for Keeping Your Analytics Talent Happy
Beth Schultz  
9/10/2014   12 comments
Analytics talent could be even harder to retain than to find in the first place.
Technology Gives Emergency Crews a Green Light
Ariella Brown  
9/10/2014   20 comments
Quickly analyzing GPS data transmitted by emergency vehicles to Web servers and traffic lights can help police, fire, and medical personnel safely deliver their services to the public.
Big Data: The World Beyond BI
James M. Connolly  
9/9/2014   7 comments
It's time to rethink our approach to data-related terminology and view big data as a giant leap beyond BI.
The Tragedy of Overcapacity
Leo Sadovy  
9/9/2014   Post a comment
These are the principal ways in which most businesses attempt to address one iron law of economics -- overcapacity.
Lenovo CAO Sees Cloud Analytics as No-Brainer
Beth Schultz  
9/9/2014   13 comments
Anthony Volpe, Lenovo's chief corporate analytics officer, tells us why cloud was a no-brainer decision for him.
Visual Data Discovery: 4 Storytelling Approaches Compared
Cindi Howson  
9/9/2014   2 comments
Qlik, SAP, SAS, and Tableau Software deliver the latest table stakes in visual discovery: storyboard capabilities. Here's how they stack up.
From Prophecy to Profitability: Analytics Evolve
Bryan Beverly  
9/8/2014   18 comments
It could be that the knowledge that analytics present to an organization is of little value unless it drives revenue.
A2 Radio: The Big Data & Innovation Partnership
James M. Connolly  
9/8/2014   3 comments
The A2 Radio Show tomorrow features SAS Australia/New Zealand chief analytics officer Evan Stubbs discussing how big data can lead a company through the innovation process to value.
Employees Need Some Data Love Too
Beth Schultz  
9/5/2014   11 comments
Companies ought to spend as much time working to understand, engage, and improve the employee experience as they do the customer experience.
Fill the Other Analytics Talent Gap
James M. Connolly  
9/5/2014   7 comments
While companies deal with the data scientist shortage, they shouldn't forget the need to educate the average business manager about using data analytics to solve business problems.
Hearables: Turning Activity Tracking on Its Ear?
Shane O'Neill  
9/5/2014   15 comments
Users are sick of their activity-tracking wearable devices. But the answer may be as plain as the ear on your head.
5 Lessons From Effective Customer Loyalty Programs
John Balla  
9/4/2014   1 comment
Many loyalty card programs have the unintended consequence of driving demand for discounts and not necessarily cultivating loyalty, research suggests.
Analytics Works: That's No Coincidence
Beth Schultz  
9/4/2014   21 comments
This analytics success story from Oberweis Dairy had some unintended effects.
Good Training Leads to Good Analytical Judgment
Pierre DeBois  
9/4/2014   3 comments
Training citizens in an intelligence study pits human intuition against statistic models, and the results demonstrate the collective value of an analytical environment.
Curiosity: When Data Is Just Data
James M. Connolly  
9/4/2014   7 comments
An interactive map of global migration patterns highlights three key uses for data.
Southwest Flies With Mu Sigma Learning Program
Beth Schultz  
9/3/2014   Post a comment
Teaching companies like Southwest Airlines about analytics at scale is a goal of one decision sciences firm's decision to offer an advanced education program for clients.
Analytics Tools: Startup Step Up
James M. Connolly  
9/3/2014   3 comments
You might be surprised by the confidence that members of the All Analytics community show for startup tool suppliers.
Space: Next Big Data Frontier?
Kevin Casey  
9/3/2014   3 comments
Relaxed regulations and greater affordability soon could fill the skies with satellites put there to collect images and other data for businesses hoping to get a leg up on the competition.
Analyzing the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Robert Allison  
9/3/2014   Post a comment
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline seemed like a great opportunity to show some of the things SAS can do with maps.
How Business Travelers Buy: Hotel Pricing in a Social World
Kelly A. McGuire  
9/2/2014   2 comments
The bottom line from a study of hotel selection is that hospitality executives need to understand price and reputation relative to the market, and know the business mix.
Iron Man Would Make an Ideal Analytics Hire
Beth Schultz  
9/2/2014   15 comments
Iron Man stands up as a good metaphor to use when thinking about hiring analytics talent.
Making Analytics a Corporate Strategic Role
Mary E. Shacklett  
9/2/2014   1 comment
CXOs have to fix the disconnects between themselves and big data, one analytics consultant advises.
A2 Twofer: Big-Data Innovation & Decoding Employee Data
Beth Schultz  
9/1/2014   Post a comment
Join us for an e-chat on big-data innovation on Tuesday, Sept. 2, and a video chat on the decoded company and improved employee productivity on Thursday, Sept. 4.
Magpi Explores Data Collection's Final Frontier
Jeff Bertolucci  
9/1/2014   1 comment
A Washington, DC, firm brings mobile data-gathering tools to the remotest places on Earth.
3 Reasons Why Data Use Is Spreading
Beth Schultz  
8/29/2014   32 comments
Chris Jennings, a longtime data management consultant, tells us about the shifting interest in data he's seen among clients at Collaborative Consulting.
Data That Keeps Fido Fit
James M. Connolly  
8/29/2014   40 comments
Dog monitoring company Whistle should have done the true big-data thing to measure dog activity.
US Public Schools Projected to Be Majority-Minority in 2014
Robert Allison  
8/28/2014   6 comments
Here's a new take on a Pew Research graph showing the shifting make-up of US public school student bodies.
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A series of articles and a conference hosted by the Wharton School highlight just how much of an impact big-data analytics can have on global problems.
Artists are finding inspiration in data.
Matthew Brodsky takes a look at the book Real-World Analytics and chats with the author about team building.
Companies like Personal BlackBox, with the Personal Data Independence Trust, aim to make consumer-to-business data marketplace a reality.
The Federal Trade Commission's discussion of exclusionary and biased big-data initiatives can serve as a call for data scientists and their clients to ask hard questions of their data.
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Drawing on best practices from the field, this INFORMS course helps analytics professionals add value from beginning to end: listening to clients, framing the central problem, scoping a project, defining metrics for success, creating a work plan, assembling data and expert sources, selecting modeling approaches, validating and verifying analytical results, communicating and presenting results to clients, driving organizational change, and assessing impact.
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Oct. 20-21, 2014
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The Premier Business Leadership Series is an exclusive event for senior executives and decision makers that focuses on solving the current issues that affect governments and businesses globally. The Series is a unique learning and networking experience focused on the most innovative leadership strategies and analytic solutions for competing in today’s global economy.
Oct. 21-23, 2014
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2014 VA Interactive Roadshow -- Boston
The 2014 VA Interactive Roadshow will feature SASŪ Data Management and SASŪ Visual Analytics experts covering topics like prepping data for VA and VA integration with SASŪ Office Analytics. This year's events will keep presentations at a minimum and focus on giving attendees hands-on exposure to the latest version of VA.
Nov. 4, 2014
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Data Exploration & Visualization
Get hands-on training that focuses on the critical steps in the process of analyzing data: accessing and extracting data, cleaning and preparing data, exploring and visualizing data. This INFORMS course will use several of the most popular software tools intensively, and provide an overview of the range of software options.
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In this INFORMS course, learn about modern predictive analytics, the science of discovering and exploiting complex data relationships. This course will give participants hands-on practice in handling real data types, real business problems and practical methods for delivering business-useful results.
Nov. 7-8, 2014
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2014 VA Interactive Roadshow -- Atlanta
The 2014 VA Interactive Roadshow will feature SASŪ Data Management and SASŪ Visual Analytics experts covering topics like prepping data for VA and VA integration with SASŪ Office Analytics. This year's events will keep presentations at a minimum and focus on giving attendees hands-on exposure to the latest version of VA.
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Beth Schultz
Canada Post on Data Delivery

5|12|14   |   02:53   |   (2) comments


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.
Michael Steinhart
Big Data Checks In

4|30|14   |   03:45   |   (5) comments


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.
Beth Schultz
Good Data, Smarter Travel

4|24|14   |   2:50   |   (4) comments


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.
Beth Schultz
Healthcare Data Needs a Booster

4|23|14   |   2:39   |   (0) comments


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.
Beth Schultz
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.
Beth Schultz
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.
Beth Schultz
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.
Beth Schultz
A Is for Analytics in Academia

4|21|14   |   4:11   |   (0) comments


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.
Beth Schultz
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.
Beth Schultz
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.
Beth Schultz
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.
Beth Schultz
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.
Michael Steinhart
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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Michael Steinhart
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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— Michael Steinhart, Circle me on Google+ Follow me on TwitterVisit my LinkedIn pageFriend me on Facebook, Executive Editor, AllAnalytics.com

Michael Steinhart
Real-Time Demand Drives Forecasting

2|11|14   |   02:22   |   (1) comment


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.