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Analytics as a Source of Business Innovation
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3/21/2017  
Competitive advantage from analytics is changing, and for the better. For the first time in four years, MIT Sloan Management Review found an increasing ability to strategically innovate with analytics based on interviews with more than 2,600 practitioners and scholars globally.
Customer Analytics: Taking the First Step
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2/1/2017  
Read this interactive whitepaper to learn more about how to identify the best technology to improve marketing performance.
Thirsting for Insight? Quench It with 5 Data Management for Analytics Best Practices
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2/1/2017  
SAS adheres to five data management best practices that give you access to all types of raw data and let you cleanse, transform and shape it for any analytic purpose. Check out this interactive whitepaper to learn more.
Your data scientist hiring guide: Ask the right interview questions and compare your candidates to our data scientists
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2/1/2017  
If you’re dealing with large amounts of data and complex problems, you might be ready to hire a data scientist. But what will you ask in the interview, and how will you evaluate the candidates? In this e-book, we provide 20 interview questions, so you can walk right into the interview knowing what to ask.
Understanding Data Streams in IoT
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2/1/2017  
The Internet of Things creates and maintains data from sensors and devices around the world. The challenge for many organizations? Making sense of this data. With SAS Event Stream Processing, you get the ability to make sense automated decisions on streaming data – and react to new information automatically.
The Internet of Things: Marketing’s Opportunities and Challenges
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2/1/2017  
IoT brings significant opportunities for marketers by providing unprecedented insights into consumers’ behavior. The insights could be used to create new revenue opportunities for a business and increase customers’ satisfaction by providing relevant interactions.
The 5 Essential Components of a Data Strategy
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2/1/2017  
This paper explores five components needed to build a data strategy that can deliver tangible results for the business – today and tomorrow – as your business needs grow and evolve.
Marketing Analytics Meets Artificial Intelligence: Six Strategies for Success
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2/1/2017  
This TDWI Checklist Report explores how AI (artificial intelligence) can be used to enhance marketing analytics and help companies both better understand their customers and deliver a great customer experience.
SAS Viya: An innovative, cloud-ready architecture designed for any analytical challenge
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2/1/2017  
This solution overview takes a high-level look at the capabilities and benefits of the new SAS Viya architecture, including its open development platform, distributed and scalable processing, and a centrally managed environment for all analytical assets.
SAS® Analytics for IoT: Connected Vehicles
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2/1/2017  
This product brief explains at a high level what SAS Analytics for IoT is (capabilities and components), how it works, how it differs from other solutions, and how it can fit into an organization’s infrastructure.
Redefine Your Analytics Journey With Self-Service Data Discovery and Interactive Predictive Analytics
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2/1/2017  
SAS Visual Analytics and SAS Visual Statistics share the same web-based interface to provide self-service data exploration and easy-to-use interactive predictive analytics in a collaborative environment. This white paper takes a look at this convergence and outlines how these products can be used together so that everyone, even nontechnical users, can investigate data on their own, create analytical models and uncover new insights that drive competitive differentiation.
O’Reilly: The Evolution of Analytics: Opportunities and Challenges for Machine Learning in Business
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2/1/2017  
Read this report to learn more about modern applications for machine learning, including recommendation systems, streaming analytics, deep learning and cognitive computing.
Data Management Backgrounder: What it is and Why it Matters
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2/1/2017  
This article helps describe the differences between data management and master data management. More specifically, it provides short definitions and explains the importance of data quality, data integration, data federation, data governance and master data management.
Modernizing Your Analytics Environment
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2/1/2017  
In this whitepaper, learn the dramatic benefits of analytics modernization and hear case studies about the significant results companies have experienced by transforming their analytics platform, including simplified analytic modeling and faster customer insights.
Maximizing Moments of Truth: Creating Meaningful Real-Time Customer Interactions
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2/1/2017  
This paper explores what customer “moments of truth” mean, and how understanding those moments of truth along the customer journey enables marketers to deliver the personalized, real-time responses that customers crave.
Keep them coming back: Your guide to building customer loyalty with analytics
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2/1/2017  
In this e-book, we provide the latest research on customer loyalty, along with a three-pronged approach for securing it. You’ll learn how to get better insights about your customers and win them over with laser-focused personalized marketing.
TDWI Best Practices Report: Improving Data Preparation for Business Analytics
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2/1/2017  
This TDWI Best Practices Report discusses how lots of organizations are mired in unsatisfactory data prep processes and are seeking new technologies and practices for improving them.
Improve Customer Experience with Actionable Artificial Intelligence
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2/1/2017  
While more marketers turn to artificial intelligence technologies, this new territory also raises more questions. This paper offers a detailed look into how AI works, and explores the opportunities and challenges it presents.
Harvard Business Review: Leadership and Big Data Innovation
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2/1/2017  
Find out why data experimentation, governance and culture are part of the next leadership challenge for organizations in this key learning summary paper.
Forbes Insights: Data Elevates the Customer Experience
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2/1/2017  
Forbes Insights, in partnership with SAS, conducted a global survey of 357 senior executives across a range of industries and functions. Forbes Insights also conducted one-on-one interviews with several executives to further illuminate the findings.
Discovering the Business Value of Streaming Analytics
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2/1/2017  
This resource explains streaming analytics and describes how it can enable real-time decision-making based on current evidence. Learn how you can resolve business problems more quickly and make data-driven decisions.
Data Management: The Foundation for Successful Reporting and Analytics in Education
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2/1/2017  
Learn what effective data management entails, why you need to prioritize investment in data management solutions, and how several education institutions are seeing the value they provide.
Data Evolution: Why a Comprehensive Data Management Platform Supersedes the Data Integration Toolbox
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2/1/2017  
This white paper describes the evolution of data integration tools and the benefits that can be achieved with a comprehensive data management platform.
Energy leader transforms data into customer intelligence
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1/31/2017  
Through data quality and integration projects, Enerjisa reduced total customer records by 25 percent and significantly increased successful contact rates.
Protecting Fragile Species through improved conservation funding
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1/31/2017  
World Wildlife Fund uses analytics and data management from SAS to help maximize donations that build a future where people live in harmony with nature.
Orlando Magic: The magic behind the Magic
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1/31/2017  
The Orlando Magic team uses SAS to retain season ticket holders, know the best plays to run and generate larger revenue streams Now they are among the top revenue earners in the NBA.
Nestle: How to keep fresh products on the shelves
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1/31/2017  
Germany story about how accurate forecasting optimizes customer service, minimizes inventory overstocks and lays the groundwork for effective marketing at Nestlé.
Lenovo: Bringing the customer into the quality equation
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1/31/2017  
Lenovo combines internal product and call-center text data with online data to discover quality issues more quickly and understand customer desires more thoroughly
Customer loyalty blossoms with analytics
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1/31/2017  
Customer loyalty blossoms with analytics
Innovation Driven by Strategy: From Curing Disease to Exploring the Sun
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8/18/2016  
SAS doesn't settle for ordinary innovation. We put thought and research into ideas that matter - and then create analytics solutions that improve your business - and the world.
The Current State of Hadoop in the Enterprise
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5/19/2016  
Owning, acquiring, analyzing and managing data have suddenly moved from an operational task required by IT to a top corporate priority where information is viewed as a strategic asset.
An Enterprise Approach to Fraud Detection and Prevention in Government
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5/19/2016  
Fraud and improper payments continue to be a pervasive problem in government agencies. Lately, organized crime, including offshore organizations, is becoming a bigger part of the problem.
The Democratization of Analytics
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5/19/2016  
Analytics are everywhere - managing business processes, shaping customer interactions, embedded in our smart phones and the apps we use. Through our experiences both as consumers and employees, we are becoming more aware of what data and analytics can do for us.
Health Care Payment Integrity through Advanced Analytics
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5/19/2016  
Insurers have long been plagued by fraud, error, waste, and abuse in health care payments. The costs are huge - amounting to as much as 25 percent of payments made.
Leveraging Analytics to Combat Digital Fraud in Financial Organizations
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5/19/2016  
Digitization creates major opportunities for financial services - automating operations, expanding channels, delivering engaging customer experiences.
IoT in Retail: Engaging the Connected Customer
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5/19/2016  
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a collection of network-connected physical objects and machines. They have embedded identifications, sensors, and software that can provide an understanding of where they are, what they're doing, and what's going on around them. These devices can communicate with each other and share their data via a network or a cloud-based platform.
Analytics to Fight Tax Fraud
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5/19/2016  
Tax fraud is already prevalent, and fraudsters are more sophisticated and automated than ever. To get ahead of the game in detecting fraud and protecting revenue, tax agencies need to leverage more advanced and predictive analytics.
Beyond the Hype: The Hard Work Behind Analytics Success
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3/30/2016  
The hype around data and analytics has reached a fever pitch. From baseball to biomedical advances, the media highlights one money-making or money-saving corporate experience with analytics after another. Stories abound about data scientists applying their wizardlike talents to find untapped markets, make millions, or save lives.
Customer Intelligence in the Era of Data-driven Marketing
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3/2/2016  
The current marketing ecosystem is more complex than ever and impossible to manage on gut feeling alone. Customers are more demanding and forever switching between an increasing number of channels. Competition keeps expanding. Budgets are plummeting.
Financial Institution Advantage and the Optimization of Information Processing
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3/2/2016  
Read this featured excerpt from Chapter 4 of Model Risk Measurement by Sean C. Keenan to learn more about how financial institutions are being pushed toward greater capability in model risk assessment.
Achieve Customer Centricity in a Hyper-Connected World
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3/2/2016  
Enterprises routinely claim to be focused on the customer experience, yet few really keep that promise. What’s in the way?
The Internet of Things: Opportunities and Applications across Industries
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3/2/2016  
The Internet of Things is much talked about and fast becoming a fixture in some industries. And the technologies for transformative business applications are at hand. Yet many companies are slow to recognize and act on the opportunities.
The Internet of Things: Finding the Path to Value
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3/2/2016  
The number of network-connected sensors and devices could triple to 21 billion by 2020.This explosion of Internet of Things (IoT) technology, coupled with advanced analytics capabilities, is changing how manufacturers make business decisions.
Mobility, vulnerability and the state of data privacy
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3/2/2016  
Digital footprints in all parts of the world are expanding. Consumers are on board and logged in. And the use of mobile devices is changing everything.
The Power of Collaboration
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3/2/2016  
The Power of Collaboration For most business users, Microsoft Office tools are the primary interfaces used daily in their jobs, whether it’s sending emails, analyzing data in spreadsheets, developing presentations or writing reports.
Self-Service Business Intelligence and Analytics: The New Competitive Advantage for Midsize Businesses
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3/2/2016  
Analytics is more important to success than ever before, and it’s a business practice that has momentum. Fifty-eight percent of the respondents in a recent survey published in the MIT Sloan Management Review stated that the use of analytics gave their companies a competitive advantage, up from 37 percent the prior year. Enterprise-scale companies report dramatic successes with analytics. Download this white paper to learn more.
Stress Testing: A View from the Trenches
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3/2/2016  
Since the global financial crisis of 2008, stress tests have taken on growing importance and prominence in financial institution supervision and regulation. These tests, designed to measure an institution’s ability to maintain capital buffers and withstand extreme economic shocks, were imposed initially, and primarily, on the biggest multinational firms. However, the circle for supervisory stress testing has widened to include a growing number of banks as defined by domestic jurisdictions.
Supporting Your Data Management Strategy with a Phased Approach to Master Data Management
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3/2/2016  
As master data management (MDM) tools and techniques continue to mature, many organizations that embark on their MDM journey find that the typical approach focusing on data consolidation creates barriers to acceptance and integration .
Best Practices for Delivering Actionable Customer Intelligence
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3/2/2016  
This Checklist offers seven best practices for formulating a strategy to derive and deliver actionable customer intelligence. The practices are aimed at helping organizations turn their increasingly voluminous data riches into competitive business advantage. Download this Checklist Report to learn more.
Seven Tips for Unified Master Data Management
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3/2/2016  
Master data management (MDM) can be practiced many different ways, with various user conventions and a broad array of vendor-built technologies. However, this report focuses on a specific practice called unified MDM. This checklist report examines the seven leading characteristics of MDM typical of business programs and technical solutions for MDM.
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