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The Anatomy of an Analytic Enterprise
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4/16/2014  
Read "Anatomy of an Analytic Enterprise" and engage the mind, connect with the heart, and develop the analytic muscle needed for your organization to achieve its goals. Discover how to transcend traditional mindsets and create an analytical culture that embraces and drives innovation.
Big Data 101: Understanding Hadoop & the Enterprise Data Warehouse
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4/16/2014  
Download "A Non-Geek's Big Data Playbook: Hadoop and the Enterprise Data Warehouse" and find out how Apache Hadoop supports and extends the enterprise data warehouse ecosystem. Learn about processing structured data, processing non-integrated and unstructured data, accessing all data via the EDW and more.
Big-Data Management
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2/27/2014  
For a quarter of organizations, big data mostly takes the form of the relational and structured data that comes from traditional applications, whereas another quarter manages traditional data along with big data from new sources such as web servers, machines, sensors, customer interactions, and social media. Download this report and start making intelligent decisions about which tools, techniques, and team structures to apply to your next-generation solutions for BDM.
Growing Connections: 3 Keys to Enjoying the Fruits of Your Labor
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2/27/2014  
Whether the goal is to attract more customers or get more value from the ones you've got, good segmentation enhances the conversation and focuses company resources in the most productive way. Read this whitepaper and gain the information to improve your acquisition and nurturing strategies for long-term growth.
Seeing the Voice of the Customer: Identifying Root Cause with Text Analysis Visualization
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1/8/2014  
With a growing number of organizations realizing the value of unstructured data as a way to explicitly capture the voice of the customer, using interactive visualization to address big data enables them to do their analysis in an easily digestible, exploratory environment. Read this whitepaper and turn your unstructured data analysis into a single, integrated, flexible analytic environment to gain the advantage over your competitors.
19 Data Visualization Expert Insights
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8/23/2013  
Download this valuable roundup of insights from experts across multiple industries about data visualization today.
How to Define Data Quality For Big Data Applications
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8/23/2013  
Download this white paper to learn now raw and unstructured data can be a goldmine for details that reveal facts, relationships, clusters and anomalies, and how too much prep at the beginning of an analytical data project may destroy some of the “data nuggets” that fuel valuable insights.
Understanding Hadoop's Big Data Strengths and Weaknesses
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8/23/2013  
Hadoop, as an open-source software framework for running applications on large clusters of commodity hardware, delivers enormous processing power at a remarkably low cost. Download this report to better understand the key role that Hadoop should play within a complete analytics solution to provide enterprise-class business decision support.
Integrating Hadoop Into Your Business Intelligence And Data Warehousing
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8/20/2013  
Business intelligence (BI) professionals’ interest in Hadoop has been driven up in recent years because Hadoop has proved its usefulness with the toughest challenges in BI today, namely big data, advanced analytics, and multi-structured data. Is your organization prepared to leverage Hadoop in the next three years to stay competitive? Download this report today to understand the many new Hadoop-based products that have emerged in recent years.
10 Steps to an Effective Decision Management Process
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8/20/2013  
Analytics-based processes are commonplace in organizations, but all too often are ad hoc or standalone applications. Would you like to learn how to get the results of analytics embedded into everyday decision making and operational environments? Download this white paper today to learn how you can deliver analytical results to the right people at the right time to deliver significant business value to your organization.
Analytics 3.0: Large Firms Merging Big Data with Traditional Analytics
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8/16/2013  
Recent research into the big data activities of 20 large, well-established businesses, found that big data in those environments must be integrated with everything else that’s going on in the company. Download this white paper today to gain key insights for your enterprise's big data initiatives. A link to the full study is also included in this executive summary.
Using Big Data To Solve Real Business Problems
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8/16/2013  
The promise of big data has tantalized the industry for years, but until recently, few organizations have been able to use the data they’ve collected to solve business problems. Download this white paper to receive concise findings of this research and gain unique insight into big data trends and how data management practices can be employed to solve real business problems.
The Practitioner’s Guide to Data Profiling
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8/16/2013  
The power of data profiling lies in the ability to summarize details about large data sets from many angles. Yet the lure of undirected data analysis can drive the analyst on an almost never-ending quest to find yet one more undiscovered piece of knowledge. How can you best obtain value from data profiling, without ending up going down a rabbit hole? Download this valuable white paper to learn how to constrain your data profiling with a well-defined scope and specific goals.
Data Mining from A to Z: Better Insights, New Opportunities
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8/16/2013  
Most organizations are awash in data. Smart firms have learned that success is based on discovering more meaningful and predictive insights from all the data you capture. How can you leverage predictive analytics and data mining in your company to your advantage? Download this white paper today to put predictive analytics and data mining to work on your company's critical data-based decisions.
How to Become an Analytical Innovator
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8/16/2013  
Companies today have more data available than ever before, arriving at a volume and with a variety unparalleled in human history. Analytical Innovators are firms that believe data is a core asset, are using analytics to their advantage, and have the full support of senior management. What key steps can you take to transform your company? Download this research report today to start your company on the path to being an Analytical Innovator.
Data Visualization: Employees Empowered to Analyze Business Trends
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2/11/2013  
Rather than focusing on strategic initiatives, IT Professionals are hampered by traditional methods of collecting data and translating the information into meaningful conclusions. Download this whitepaper now to find out more.
The Forrester Wave™: A Short-List of Advanced Data Visualization (ADV) Platform Providers and Competitive Offerings
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2/11/2013  
Decision makers are now opting for a more efficient way to analyze data than the conventional methods of studying spreadsheets and IT data analyst reports. The next step is to then assess the state of the ADV platforms market and compare the top vendors. Download this whitepaper now to learn more.
The Four Dimensions of Analytic Excellence
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2/5/2013  
What do companies have to do to get their money’s worth out of their data assets and analytic investments? Download this white paper to employ the four dimensions of analytic excellence and foster collaboration between IT and the business.
How to Use Data Visualization to Succeed with Big Data
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2/5/2013  
What enterprises need are tools to help them easily and effectively understand and analyze Big Data. Download this white paper to use big data to boost overall effectiveness and realize a greater return on investment.
Data Visualization Techniques: From Basics to Big Data with SAS Visual Analytics
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2/5/2013  
To create meaningful visuals of your data, there are some tips and techniques you should consider. Download this white paper to leverage all your day to quickly view more options, make more precise decisions and succeed even faster than before.
How IT Executives Can Use Analytics to Create Innovation and Business Success
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2/5/2013  
Many CIOs think that they are already “doing analytics” because they have implemented business intelligence and reporting tools. But analytics is distinct from BI and reporting, offering a whole new world of value to the business. Download this white paper to take the leap to advanced analytics, and take the strategic, customer-centric actions that are essential to capturing and retaining customers.
Big Data Analytics: Meeting Business Needs and Raising IT’s Profile
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2/5/2013  
Big Data is here, and businesses are ready to uncover all it has to offer. As a result, enterprise IT organizations are feeling the pressure to provide Big Data analytics capabilities. Download this white paper to address upcoming business requirements before they become a pain point and consider elevates IT’s profile to make this happen.
How to Gain Insights from Your Data Faster than Ever
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2/5/2013  
Organizations are inundated with data – terabytes and petabytes of it.Data pours in from every conceivable direction: from operational and transactional systems, from scanning and facilities management systems, from inbound and outbound customer contact points, from mobile media and the Web. Download this white paper to learn how you can use all data that is available to make more precise decisions and succeed even faster than before.
The Analytical Insurer: Use analytics to gain greater insight into your business
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10/15/2012  
The analytical insurer integrates analytics into daily business processes – exploring and exploiting reams of data for strategic business advantage. Using data proactively to reduce operational expenses, increase premium revenue and ensure regulatory compliance creates an undeniable opportunity for competitive advantage. Download this webinar to explore how analytics can help insurers reap significant benefits and gain greater insight into their businesses.
How to Use Analytics to Optimize Business Performance
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10/15/2012  
Property and Casualty (P&C) insurers are integrating analytics into their daily business processes to gain competitive advantage – by reducing operational expenses, increasing premium revenue and ensuring regulatory compliance. Topics of focus include identifying ways to price more effectively, retain profitable customers, reduce claims fraud, integrate distribution channels and manage risk.
Profitable Analytic Strategies for Life and Annuity Carriers
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10/15/2012  
Many diversified insurers rely on negotiated selling agreements with broker-dealer firms and banks to sell their product lineups. In fact, roughly 92 percent of life and protection products are sold through third-party distribution arrangements. Many insurers still see the business of wholesaling as an art, not a science, but a few innovators are introducing quantitative methods into qualitative sales practices.
How to Turn Data into Revenue Growth and Cost Savings
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10/15/2012  
Manufacturers put an enormous amount of work into improving quality. Yet, for all of the effort, they still struggle. Thirty-eight percent of respondents to the "IW/SAS Enterprise Quality Survey" have seen the cost of quality as a percentage of cost-of-goods-sold increase over the past two years; and it stayed the same for 28 percent of respondents.
Overcoming 4 Critical Hospitality and Gaming Issues
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10/11/2012  
Join experts and researchers from Cornell and SAS as they present their latest findings on four critical hospitality and gaming issues that could spell the difference between an organization thriving or simply surviving. Listen to this webcast to overcome key hospitality and gaming challenges and prepare your organization for success.
Customer-Focused Marketing for Hospitality and Gaming
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10/11/2012  
Hospitality and gaming companies must make the most of each customer interaction. By focusing on ROI with integrated analytics, you can provide customers with a better experience. This webcast features a panel of industry and technology experts from the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research and SAS, and provides practical tips and approaches to marketing automation and optimization. View this webcast to learn how your organization can improve marketing ROI with integrated analytics.
How to Turn Big Data into Competitive Advantage in Banking
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10/11/2012  
Big Data represents a significant opportunity for banks to enhance the customer experience and boost retention. But digging through massive amounts of data to find the right information about a customer also presents a great challenge to overextended IT organizations. Download this white paper to learn how big data and analytics can help you make good pricing strategies, and understand customers in a way that grows a business.
High-Performance Analytics Tackles Big Data Challenges in Banking
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10/11/2012  
The dual impact of a slow global economic recovery combined with a significantly increased regulatory and compliance burden are causing banks to squeeze the last penny out of every dollar as they look to reduce cost-to-income ratios to around 40 percent. This could mean cost reductions of 30 percent or more for some banks. Download this white paper to boost operational efficiency, acquire and retain profitable customers.
Tackling the 3 Biggest Challenges in Hospitality and Gaming
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10/11/2012  
Across the hospitality field, most organizations have a loyalty program of some sort or another, designed to stimulate frequent and repeat purchases from its customers. Fly a certain number of miles to get a free ticket or an upgrade. Stay at a brand’s properties a certain number of nights to earn a promotional rate or free night’s stay. But is your loyalty program doing what it should? Is it bringing in more new revenue than it is giving back in rewards?
Fundamentals of Customer Link Analysis
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10/11/2012  
The power of customer link analysis stems from the unique view it takes on a customer, account or entity. This perspective makes customer link analysis particularly well-suited for business problems where connections are key, such as identifying spheres of influence – and where connections can be clearly identified, such as in subscriber call data.
Five Top Trends in Gaming and Hospitality for 2012
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10/11/2012  
What issues are keeping hospitality and gaming industry executives up at night? What will it take to keep motivating guests in 2012 and beyond? These questions have been nagging at hospitality and gaming management professionals for years. Download this white paper to learn how your organization can use integrated analytics to confidently forecast future conditions, simulate alternative scenarios and optimize results by choosing the best of all reasonable courses.
The Analytical Life Insurer
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10/3/2012  
Life insurance executives are beginning to recognize the need to evaluate analytics as a way to innovate, differentiate and improve their organizations. This whitepaper uncovers business strategies enabled by analytics and provides examples of analytic innovation that insurers can introduce in their business processes.
Enterprise-wide Quality Platform: Growth and Savings for Manufacturers
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8/24/2012  
Today's global manufacturers are looking to enterprise-wide quality platforms to turn existing data into substantial and sustainable revenue growth and cost savings. The objectives of a recent survey were to list concerns about quality among manufacturers, investigate the tools used to measure quality, and examine how using enterprise-wide analysis on quality data could improve performance.
3 Best-in-Class Actions for Effective Business Analytics
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8/24/2012  
Best-in-class companies have prioritized three main activities that help them magnify the impact of business analytics and deliver more value to their organizations. Approximately 51 percent of best-in-class companies are actively engaged in business analytics on a weekly basis or more frequent basis.
How to Use Analytics Profitably in Your Organization
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8/24/2012  
To understand how business analytics helps create competitive advantage, it helps to consider the role of the organization in the market and society. Because business analytics requires business relevancy, creating real competitive differentiation requires a strong comprehension of why organizations exist.
Big Data: Reliable Access to Massive Volumes of Data
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8/24/2012  
In today's era of big data, organizations depend on increasingly sophisticated analysis of ever-growing volumes and varieties of data. They count on having reliable access to massive volumes of data, and they are performing advanced analytics for which traditional relational technology is unsuited and incapable.
Complementary Innovation: Grid Computing and In-Database Processing in Action
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8/24/2012  
Corporations are collecting more data, dealing with more complex business issues and experiencing heightened global competition. There has never been a greater need to transform data assets into innovation and maximize the productivity of resources to drive sustainable growth. Download this white paper to drive proactive, evidence-based business decisions for your organization while promoting agile strategies to anticipate and manage change.
Getting Your Money’s Worth with Analytics
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7/26/2012  
Download this white paper and discover the reasons why intuition often trumps analytics in business decisions.
Analytics for All
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7/19/2012  
Moving from gut-feel-based decision making to an analytics-driven approach isn’t easy, especially for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) that often face IT resource constraints, limited analytical talent, tight budgets and technology gaps. But implementing analytical solutions that promote fact-based decision making can be done in a lean SMB organization.
Five Strategic Imperatives for Health Care Organizations
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6/11/2012  
The most profound driver of changes to health care is the introduction of payment models and associated incentives that reward value over volume.
How Utilities View Analytics: Industry Survey Results
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6/11/2012  
Every day, the utilities industry finds new data sources and new opportunities to use analytics.
The Evolution to High-Performance Analytics: Industry Insights
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6/11/2012  
High-performance analytics is helping companies across a broad range of industries to unlock the power of big data.
Analytics - the Secret Sauce for Success in Managed Market
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6/11/2012  
Managed markets are undergoing a dramatic transformation due to market factors and legislation that illuminates a critical issue for organizations.
8 Essentials of BA
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6/11/2012  
Find out what business analytics can do for your company, and next steps you should take to gain a competitive advantage.
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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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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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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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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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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.