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The Advanced Analytics Degree: Picking a Program
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9/15/2014   Post a comment
Diego Klabjan, chair of the INFORMS University Analytics Program Committee and program director for Northwestern University's Master of Science in Analytics program, gives his advice for figuring out where to get an advanced analytics degree.
Big Data, Big Innovation: Enabling Competitive Differentiation Through Business Analytics
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9/9/2014   Post a comment
Tune in Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 3:00 p.m. ET, as we talk with Evan Stubbs, chief analytics officer for SAS Australia/New Zealand, about big data, big innovation, and enabling competitive differentiation through business analytics.
 Customer Profitability: How to Measure, Manage & Boost the Margins
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8/26/2014   93 comments
Gary Cokins, enterprise performance management expert, talks about how to measure and manage customer profitability.
 The Art of Predictive Modeling
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8/20/2014   98 comments
Dean Abbott, internationally recognized data-mining and predictive analytics expert, will lay out principles and techniques for applying predictive analytics.
 How Sports & Business Analytics Can Play Off Each Other
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7/22/2014   196 comments
In this A2 Radio episode, analytics thought leader Tom Davenport will take you into the worlds of business and sports, and talk about what one can learn from the other.
 Advanced Analytics & the Business of Healthy Consumers
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7/10/2014   78 comments
In this A2 radio episode, learn about the role advanced analytics plays in helping Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina determine how best to engage and communicate with consumers, as well as to measure the effectiveness of its efforts and determine member satisfaction.
 Creating an Analytics Nerve Center
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6/30/2014   63 comments
In this A2 Radio episode, Patrick McIntyre, senior vice president of healthcare analytics at WellPoint, will share his experiences and give us his best-practices for setting up and maintaining an analytics team and engendering an analytics culture within the enterprise.
 The Analytical CIO: Making Peace With the Business
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6/25/2014   274 comments
Tune in to this A2 Radio episode for one former CIO's thoughts on analytics, big data, and IT.
 Inside the Law: What You Need to Know About Big Data & Online Service Offerings
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5/22/2014   154 comments
Gary Greenstein, special counsel and managing attorney with Technology Practice Group, regularly helps companies sort through the small print in their vendor agreements to make sure they're compliant with data usage rights and privacy concerns. Tune in for his insider's lessons.
 How to Become a Top SAS Programmer
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4/29/2014   79 comments
Whether you're just starting out with SAS or are an old pro, advancing your programming career and increasing your value to the organization will take a solid plan and a smart strategy.
 Big Data at Work: Beyond the Fad
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4/4/2014   120 comments
Thought-leader Tom Davenport explains why you and your company need to recognize big data's importance.
 Customer Satisfaction: Gleaning Insight From Email Interactions
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3/20/2014   108 comments
Business process experts share a method of monitoring and predicting customer satisfaction by analyzing the social network structure of email interactions between service providers and their clients.
 Killer Analytics: A Look at Missing Metrics & Dire Consequences
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3/7/2014   155 comments
In this A2 Radio episode, management consultant Mark Graham Brown will discuss how organizations can get a handle on some highly influential but typically unmeasured business components.
 Getting Smart on Digital Attribution
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2/27/2014   165 comments
David Schmitt, a marketing analytics executive, understands the importance of data-driven insight into the marketing spend. As such, he's currently overseeing implementation of a digital attribution program at a global hospitality company. Tune in for his lessons learned.
 Hadoop: How to Pick the Right Use Case
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2/21/2014   77 comments
A primary reason organizations struggle to achieve value from big data is lack of a compelling business use case.
 Outsourced Analytics: What You Need to Know
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1/28/2014   91 comments
Whether outsourcing analytics makes sense depends on a number of factors, including the organization's level of analytical sophistication, the nature of the analytics work desired, the use of intellectual property, and the type of relationship expected of the outsourcer. Learn more in this episode of A2 Radio.
 The Brave New World of Personalized Big Data
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1/21/2014   112 comments
The personalization of big data will change how we approach our lives -- from the way we learn to how we obtain healthcare, interact with the outside world, and even watch sports.
 Analytics Talent: Getting Ready for 2014 & Beyond
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12/17/2013   346 comments
Jennifer Lewis Priestley, a statistics professor, is a vocal advocate of changing traditional data-oriented teaching methods, and often shares her thoughts about bringing academia and the public sector together to ensure universities are preparing the analytics talent necessary in a big data world.
 How to Make a Profit From Text-Mining
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12/11/2013   312 comments
Text analytics can pay, if you know how to avoid the pitfalls and set your project up for success.
 2014 Big-Data Salary Outlook
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12/5/2013   406 comments
You've all heard about the impending shortage of analytical talent and the increasing demand for big-data professionals in particular. Now find out about your big-data earning power.
 Doing Data Science for Social Good
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11/21/2013   330 comments
Data science should be as much about high-value social impact as it is about turning a profit.
 The Visual Organization: Getting There From Here
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11/4/2013   283 comments
Many organizations find themselves stymied in their attempts to deliver on the promise of data visualization -- a troublesome reality that doesn't have to be.
 Making Medicine Smarter
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10/7/2013   311 comments
Health analytics will help get us to ideals such as physician accountability, optimized treatment plans and preventive care, and lower costs, but only if the approach to analytics evolves as well.
 Tips for Participating in a Data Science Competition
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10/1/2013   350 comments
Whether you're looking to push yourself up a leader board or just getting started with data science competitions, you can learn a thing or two from Ben Hamner, Kaggle's director of engineering and a seasoned competitor with some impressive wins under his belt.
 Evolving Beyond the Net Promoter Score
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9/23/2013   319 comments
Net Promoter Score has long served companies as the go-to customer loyalty metric. But understanding loyalty today takes more than one single metric, many industry watchers now suggest.
 How to Get Your Analytics Resumé Noticed
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9/5/2013   392 comments
You're a shoo-in for that analytics job just posted... if only you could capture the hiring manager's attention.
 How to Change the Game With BI & the Cloud
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8/1/2013   316 comments
You know the importance of building an information and communication technology infrastructure to support mission-critical applications and activities like business intelligence. But do you understand how to show its value? BI comes into play here, too.
 Big-Data in Big Companies
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7/24/2013   506 comments
Many well-established enterprises consider big-data both same old same old and a troublesome new burden.
 The DATA Act: Delivering on Federal Transparency
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7/19/2013   353 comments
The bipartisan DATA Act, introduced in May and winding its way through Congress now, promises federal data reform and greater analytics opportunities.
 How to Land a Great Analytics Job
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6/26/2013   356 comments
Adam McElhinney, business analytics executive at Enova Financial, provides tips on how to land a great analytics job.
 Weather Intelligence: Beyond the Time & Temperatures
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6/10/2013   303 comments
Whether your business is in Tornado Alley or the hurricane belt, weather analytics make you prepared for what is headed your way.
 How to Ensure Your Business Does Its Data Justice
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5/17/2013   166 comments
Companies today must be analytically agile to compete based on their data and analytics.
 Consumer Privacy: Building a Positive Experience
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5/8/2013   259 comments
Rather than being a burden, consumer privacy actually affords companies the opportunity to establish and nurture customer relationships.
 The Organizational Flow of Business Analytics
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4/18/2013   456 comments
Organizations need sound business analytics processes that help them make sure the right people get the right metrics and can make decisions accordingly.
 Big-Data Analytics & Our Cyberdefense
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4/10/2013   397 comments
Many enterprise security planners now understand that topping off traditional enterprise security measures with big-data analytics makes for improved cyberdefense.
 Predictive Power: Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die?
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4/4/2013   480 comments
Organizations that can predict the future have a decided edge over those that can't.
 Got Big-Data? Get Visual
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3/25/2013   368 comments
Big-data analytics calls for dynamic delivery of results in an interactive, visual format.
 Too Big to Ignore: The Business Case for Big-Data
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3/21/2013   420 comments
Make no mistake, big-data is a big deal for your organization.
 Human Capital Analytics
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3/7/2013   198 comments
You've heard the expression, "Your company is only as good as its best employees." Perhaps it's with this in mind that human resources professionals are starting to place value on understanding human capital – and embracing analytics to get them the insight they need.
 Analytics Certification: Investing in Your Future
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2/26/2013   407 comments
With the looming talent shortage, becoming a certified analytics professional could be the right move for you.
 Big-Data: The New Analytics Reality
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2/1/2013   326 comments
Business analytics thought-leader Tom Davenport shares his insights on the ways big-data is changing our world.




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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.
Michael Steinhart
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.
Beth Schultz
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.
Beth Schultz
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.
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

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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.
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.
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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.