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Analytics Power QIAGENís Digital Strategy
Ariella Brown  
7/27/2016   Post a comment
Pharmaceutical and laboratory company QIAGEN has deployed a set of algorithms designed to tap into big data sources and highlight new customers and sales opportunities.
Detect Advanced Cyberthreats with Security Analytics
Information Graphic  
7/26/2016   Post a comment
Find out the five essential characteristics to look for in a security analytics solution.
When A City Gets Behind IoT Development
Pierre DeBois  
7/25/2016   Post a comment
Chicagoís push for improving civic services through data is leading to IoT innovations, a robust developer community, and an intriguing new seminar demonstrating best practices for analytics practitioners and tech managers
 Analytics and the Making of a President
Digital Audio  
7/21/2016   76 comments
Analytics aren't just a factor in this year's presidential election. Use of data is shaping the campaigns and your opinion.
Big Data Aims to Cure Cancer
Jessica Davis  
7/21/2016   9 comments
While big data and analytics hold promise in finding cures for cancer, for some who are working on that research the challenge is very personal.
Election 2016: The Analytics Behind the Fireworks
James M. Connolly  
7/19/2016   6 comments
All Analytics Radio takes a closer look at how analytics are shaping our selection of the next president, as well as a few hundred congressmen, senators, and governors.
Three Ways You Can Compete in the Collaborative Economy
Alison Bolen  
7/19/2016   4 comments
When anyone can open an app to borrow money from a crowd, order a gourmet dinner from a neighbor, or rent an oceanfront bungalow from a stranger, where does this leave more established businesses? Analytics Experience keynoter Jeremiah Owyang will share some thoughts.
Analytics Reach the 'Now What' Stage
James M. Connolly  
7/13/2016   10 comments
The "now what" stage of tech adoption is when everyone knows what they want to accomplish but wonders how to get there. That might be where analytics stand today.
 Analytics: Where We've Been, Where We're Going
Digital Audio  
7/12/2016   48 comments
Analytics experts discuss the evolution of analytics over the past five years, and look at changes that shape business and our lives moving forward.
A2 Radio: Analytics Progress and the Road Ahead
James M. Connolly  
7/11/2016   9 comments
All Analytics Radio is hosting a discussion with our expert bloggers as we look back at the remarkable progress in the analytics field in recent years, and look ahead to what work still remains.
NoSQL, Big Data Analytics, and the Loss of Knowledge and Reason
Fabian Pascal  
7/7/2016   3 comments
The data science behind big data analytics lacks a core attribute of real science, forethought.
Predictive Analytics and Wearables Data Driving EHR Growth
Jessica Davis  
7/6/2016   3 comments
Electronic health records may not be new, but they are gaining strong adoption. That adoption is driven by trends such as integration with predictive analytics systems and telemedicine.
An Analytics Roundtable Video: Finding Answers in the Data
James M. Connolly  
7/4/2016   1 comment
CIOs participating in the A2 Analytics Heroes Roundtable discuss how analytics are changing their organizations, including how data changes the corporate culture. This video excerpt is the first in a weekly series.
 How Predictive Analytics Can Take Your Company to the Next Level
Digital Audio  
6/28/2016   22 comments
Predictive analytics can provide an organization with a rich view of customers and their behavior.
Is the State of Analytics REALLY That Bad?
Lisa Morgan  
6/28/2016   31 comments
A CompTIA survey shows how organizations would like to expand their analytics initiative, but there are some areas where they might want to simply do analytics better in the right spots.
Let's Talk Predictive Analytics
James M. Connolly  
6/27/2016   2 comments
Predictive analytics and the benefits they can bring to an organization are on tap for All Analytics Radio, Tuesday, June 28, at 2 pm.
Validating AI Adoption in the Enterprise
Kishore Jethanandani  
6/27/2016   2 comments
Artificial intelligence technology is at a point where enterprises have to start trusting it more often for decision making, according to an AI expert from PwC.
A2's Five-Year Anniversary: Look What Analytics Have Accomplished
James M. Connolly  
6/27/2016   31 comments
As All Analytics marks its five-year anniversary as an information source for those working with analytics, it's time to recognize the real pioneers in advancing analytics in our lives, you the analytics pro.
Big: Data, Model, Quality and Variety
Leo Sadovy  
6/24/2016   6 comments
A fresh look at big data. It's time to apply "big" not just to the data, but to the model, quality, and variety.
Where the IoT Brings Disruption
James M. Connolly  
6/23/2016   13 comments
The Internet of Things isn't just about adding a bunch of new connections to existing applications. Look toward the future and how IoT can change the way we do business and how we live.
Think Advanced Analytics and Data Science Talent
James M. Connolly  
6/14/2016   1 comment
As our All Analytics Academy program continues this week, we have presentations on tap to help guide your organization into advanced analytics, hire and retain top analytics talent, and build a culture of analytics within your business.
Yes, You Can Trust the Gut
James M. Connolly  
6/8/2016   20 comments
Analytics professions can continue to fight gut decision-making in the business units, or they can explore ways to uncover and utilize the data that shaped gut decisions over the years.
Analytics: Start on the Right Foot
James M. Connolly  
6/6/2016   Post a comment
The new All Analytics Academy debuts on Tuesday, with our expert presenters offering best practices for new and expanding analytics initiatives, no matter how large or small your organization might be.
Yelling Analytics in a Crowded Theater
Leo Sadovy  
6/3/2016   7 comments
Leo Sadovy reflects on six years of writing his Value Alley blog for SAS and how analytics have matured over those same years.
SAS Proves a Most Valuable Skill on Payday
James M. Connolly  
6/1/2016   2 comments
SAS, data mining/data warehousing, and data modeling all recorded top scores in research highlighting the most valuable employee skills.
Everyone is Doing Analytics, So...
James M. Connolly  
5/31/2016   5 comments
The days of easy competitive advantage from analytics are gone.. If all your rivals are using analytics, it's up to your organization to do them better
Just Click 'Agree' and Hope
James M. Connolly  
5/27/2016   23 comments
Jon Carter's latest cartoon should hit home with everyone who has faced that "agree" button for a piece of software or a website.
SAS 360 Discover: Predictive Marketing's New Secret Weapon
Suneel Grover  
5/27/2016   2 comments
The new SAS 360 Discover provides marketers with new views into the activities of their valued customers.
Critical Reflections on Insourcing and Outsourcing Big Data & Analytics
Bart Baesens  
5/24/2016   Post a comment
Organizations that are considering outsourcing options for their analytics initiatives need to take a critical look and plan carefully. Many companies find themselves opting for only limited outsourcing.
Feds Adopt a Data Quality/Security Burden
James M. Connolly  
5/23/2016   6 comments
While it makes sense to search social media activity as part of background checks for federal job applicants, how that third-party data gets used and secured raises some concerns in Congress.
The Financial Sector Takes on Disruption and Crime
James M. Connolly  
5/20/2016   9 comments
Speakers at this week's SAS Financial Services Forum addressed issues such a disruption, how to reach the Generation Y market, and the ever-present threat of financial crime.
So, Do Analytics Better
Information Graphic  
5/20/2016   1 comment
Research shows that the mere adoption of an analytics strategy doesn't translate into a competitive advantage. So, it's time for organizations that want to gain an edge to do analytics better than the competition.
Getting to the Heart of Data Sharing
James M. Connolly  
5/17/2016   4 comments
A collaboration between SAS and the Duke Clinical Research Institute is one example of how data sharing among organizations can work for the good of all of us.
 How Analytics Can Transform State Government
Digital Audio  
5/17/2016   51 comments
Learn how state government CIOs are utilizing analytics to improve citizen service and find operational efficiencies.
Ways Analytics is Used in Grocery Stores, and Whatís to Come
Emily Johnson  
5/17/2016   25 comments
Analytics are bringing change to your local grocery store, helping the grocer keep the shelves stocked, moving customers through checkout lines, and improving your shopping experience. Our slideshow looks at ways analytics are changing grocery shopping today and how they will change things in the future.
Analytics in Government: Change Happens
James M. Connolly  
5/16/2016   15 comments
All Analytics Radio highlights how analytics can change how government operates -- change being a hot topic in this year's elections -- and how states are already realizing benefits from the change that analytics bring.
Five Steps to Advance Your Analytics Strategy
James M. Connolly  
5/13/2016   4 comments
All Analytics is announcing our spring All Analytics Academy series, "Analytics for All: The Right Start." Learn more about the five streaming audio presentations and how you can register. Whether you are new to the analytics game or a data veteran, a big company, a small company, or a mid-sized company, the Academy has lessons for you.
See Why Old MacDonald Has an iPad
James M. Connolly  
5/12/2016   30 comments
For organizations like John Deere & Co. that want to help feed the world, analytics translate into agricultural efficiency and change the way farms operate.
The Great Analytics Talent Shortage: Fact or Fiction
Emmett Cox  
5/11/2016   12 comments
There are some bright spots on the data science talent front as universities step up to help fill the talent pipeline through new analytics programs.
Data-Driven Hiring Takes Command
Ariella Brown  
5/9/2016   22 comments
Ideal.com works to take the gut decision out of the hiring process, replacing it with data analytics.
 What the IoT Means to You and Your Insurer
Digital Audio  
5/6/2016   75 comments
The Internet of Things is becoming an agent of change in the insurance industry.
Discuss the IoT and Insurance on A2 Radio
James M. Connolly  
5/5/2016   22 comments
All Analytics Radio hosts Gwenn Bezard of the Aite Group on Friday at noon, as we discuss what the Internet of Things means to the relationship between customers and their insurance companies. We will look at the benefits and possible penalties that await individuals and companies that give insurers access to enterprise and home IoT systems.
The Value Proposition of Streaming Analytics to the Enterprise
Daniel D. Gutierrez  
5/5/2016   6 comments
Streaming analytics, which is drawing an increasing amount of interest, helps enterprises by visualizing the business in real-time, cutting preventable losses, automating immediate actions, and detecting urgent conditions.
The A2 Analytics Roundtable: The People Matter
James M. Connolly  
5/3/2016   8 comments
At the All Analytics Roundtable at the InformationWeek Elite 100 conference, IT and analytics executives emphasized why serving people ranks ahead of bottom-line results.
Learn Where Healthcare is Heading
James M. Connolly  
4/29/2016   25 comments
Tha SAS Health Analytics Virtual Forum airs in a few days. You can bet that "change" will be a frequently used term, just as it is in any reference to healthcare and the life sciences sector.
Crossing the Digital Divide
Charlie Chase  
4/28/2016   10 comments
The digital divide requires changes up and down the supply chain and recognition of the shifts in customer expectations.
Analytics Education Take Global Forum's Center Stage
James M. Connolly  
4/28/2016   3 comments
At SAS Global Forum, educational initiatives stepped up, including a scholarship program for women in analytics and awards for educational excellence with analytics.
Learn From the Global Forum Keynoters
James M. Connolly  
4/26/2016   12 comments
Keynote speakers brought a range of experiences, interests, and advice points to the stage at last week's SAS Global Forum and Executive Conference in Las Vegas. Videos of those talks are available now on the SAS website.
The Masses Talk IoT, Whatever That Is
James M. Connolly  
4/25/2016   18 comments
The federal government wants the public to comment on the Internet of Things, but even the government can't tell you what the IoT really is.
Clean Your Data with Visualization and Algorithmic Tests
Joe Stanganelli  
4/20/2016   1 comment
Speakers at Bio-IT World explore techniques for biotech researchers and others working with big data to identify the accurate data in their data files.
SAS's New Architecture Highlights the Cloud and Openness
James M. Connolly  
4/19/2016   4 comments
SAS breaks new ground at SAS Global Forum by extending the company's tools through a new cloud architecture and a cloud-delivered customer intelligence tool.
SAS Global Forum: Something for Everyone
James M. Connolly  
4/18/2016   1 comment
If you aren't going to SAS Global Forum in Las Vegas, don't worry. Between our coverage on All Analytics and some online resources from SAS you have an opportunity to follow the content and pick up important information without leaving your office.
Big Data: Gospel or Myth?
Bryan Beverly  
4/18/2016   27 comments
Bryan Beverly asks how we should view big data, and whether it is an ultimate truth. He proposes a three-question test to see how big data fits into your organization.
When It's Time to Just Let Go of Those Old Numbers
James M. Connolly  
4/14/2016   8 comments
While analytics professionals focus on bringing new data sources and new metrics into their organizations they also may have a responsibility to look at which old data sources have lost their relevance.
Data Sharing: A Matter of Life and Death
Joe Stanganelli  
4/13/2016   4 comments
Cooperation among medical researchers -- done right -- very simply can mean lives saved, but the research community needs education on how to execute on that collaboration.
12 Inspiring Women In Data Science, Big Data
Jessica Davis  
4/13/2016   2 comments
Women make up half the population, yet it's been well documented that they don't come close to parity in STEM fields. Could the rise of big data and data science offer women a clearer path to success in technology? Here's a list of 12 inspiring women who work in big data and data science.
 How Advanced Analytics Serve Healthcare
Digital Audio  
4/12/2016   88 comments
Advanced analytics can drive an enterprisewide approach to data-driven decision making, as healthcare organizations are proving today.
Data Science for All: When, Not If?
James M. Connolly  
4/12/2016   11 comments
Like the PC and the smart phone before it, analytics will leave business users craving for more access to tools and data. How will the data science team respond?
Do You Know Your Criminal Threat Score?
Maryam Donnelly  
4/11/2016   44 comments
A new tool for law enforcement agencies promises to use big data to calculate a person's threat level. But privacy advocates question both the concept and its execution.
The IoT Takes a Step into Adulthood
James M. Connolly  
4/7/2016   5 comments
Proof that the Internet of Things is maturing is the fact that naming Saturday as Internet of Things Day doesn't draw the snickers that it might have a few years back.
How Analytics Fight Healthcare Fraud
James M. Connolly  
4/6/2016   49 comments
Former Blue Cross Blue Shield executive Doug Cedras joins All Analytics Radio to discuss how advanced analytics can help detect and prevent healthcare payment fraud, and how such advanced analytics can be utilized for other purposes throughout a health organization.
How to Spend $1 Billion on Healthcare
James M. Connolly  
4/1/2016   8 comments
Our new All Analytics Quick Poll is your opportunity to identify the area of healthcare where you think analytics can, and should, help to fix what many see as a broken system.
Atop Your Healthcare Wish List
Quick Poll  
4/1/2016   6 comments
Data's Competitive Advantage: Real But Elusive
Information Graphic  
3/29/2016   1 comment
In the newest All Analytics interactive infographic, data from the Winterberry Group highlights how organizations are finding competitive advantage from use of analytics, but that edge takes time and careful planning.
Web Analytics vs. Digital Intelligence: What's the Difference?
Suneel Grover  
3/24/2016   12 comments
Customer intelligence tools are available and the need is there for businesses to take an omnichannel view of their customers as individuals.
Congratulations, Youíre an Ambassador for Analytics
James M. Connolly  
3/24/2016   43 comments
Criticisms of analytics and big data make it more important than ever that analytics professionals become advocates for their craft, getting the word out about what their technology can and cannot do for their organizations.
The New Frontier of Retail Analytics: Itís Magic
Emmett Cox  
3/23/2016   22 comments
The keys to retail success today is utilizing all of the data on hand, understanding 24x7 what consumers are doing, and making the most of all available channels.
Big Data's Priorities: Streaming Analytics, Self-Service
Jessica Davis  
3/21/2016   Post a comment
Businesses are taking the next step with big data technology in 2016 with plans to implement streaming analytics and self-service, as they work to embed big data insights directly into business applications and software.
 Life in a World of Big Data, Autonomous Cars and IoT
Digital Audio  
3/17/2016   34 comments
Get an update on progress in 2016 in defining the roles for big data, driverless cars, and IoT
A2 Radio: What a Data Analytics Cycle Means to You
James M. Connolly  
3/17/2016   1 comment
Join All Analytics Conversations today at 2 pm EDT when our panel of bloggers discuss how data-enabled new technologies might generate still further breakthroughs with the help of data about us and our companies.
Why You Need to Think Globally With Analytics
James M. Connolly  
3/15/2016   3 comments
If we are going to think globally, maybe our analytics tools can help us to learn more about our global customers, partners, and competitors.
The Slow Death of Vanity Metrics
Pierre DeBois  
3/9/2016   13 comments
The increasing demand for understanding customer preferences in advanced analytics means managers have become more report savvy and less stuck on vanity metrics.
The Internet of Things in the Real World
Information Graphic  
3/8/2016   1 comment
Data drawn from the A2 Academy highlight the real-world results and opportunities for the IoT.
Data Fundamentals for Analysts: The Fourth V
Fabian Pascal  
3/7/2016   3 comments
There is hardly anything more important in analytics than correct and correctly interpreted results, so think of "veracity" as the fourth V in big data.
A2 Radio: Tom Davenport on Sports Analytics
James M. Connolly  
3/3/2016   2 comments
Author and analytics thought leader Tom Davenport joins A2 Conversations on Thursday, March 10, to discuss the growing reliance on analytics in the world of big time sports.
Concerns Abound With UK Investigatory Powers Bill
Jon Martindale  
3/2/2016   Post a comment
The UK's Investigatory Powers Bill may be ready for the next step forward, which raises some privacy and business concerns throughout the nation.
When Big Data's Promise Ignores People Issues
James M. Connolly  
3/1/2016   2 comments
A move to big data won't necessarily reverse decades of bad decisions for an organization or an industry, particularly if the people or processes don't change as well.
 See How Data is Revolutionizing Healthcare
Digital Audio  
2/25/2016   78 comments
Data analytics and mobile technologies are changing the doctor/patient relationship, personalizing medicine, and providing clues to future treatments.
A Commitment to Analytics Brings Results
James M. Connolly  
2/23/2016   8 comments
McKinsey research highlights some of the keys to turning an analytics initiative into business success and profitability.
Using The Force On Big Data
David Wagner  
2/18/2016   3 comments
A fun experiment about the Star Wars expanded universe could lead to very real big data breakthroughs.
Analytics Pay Off for All
Information Graphic  
2/16/2016   1 comment
Automated Vehicles Tackle the Big Jobs
Lyndon Henry  
2/10/2016   8 comments
Perhaps a precurser to automated vehicles on the highway, massive driverless trucks are already at work in the mining sector.
Quantum Physics and the Shifting Foundation of Analytics
Bryan Beverly  
2/8/2016   17 comments
Quantum physics and quantum computing could turn many of the core principles of analytics on their heads. Big becomes small. True becomes maybe. Predictability becomes unpredictability.
Your Cyber Nightmare
Quick Poll  
2/8/2016   14 comments
Your Data, Your Health, Your Doctor
James M. Connolly  
2/5/2016   11 comments
Take a step back and think about the dramatic changes in healthcare that data and analytics have driven or enabled. It isn't your grandmother's doctor with black bag on a housecall.
Not in the Mood to Celebrate Data Privacy
James M. Connolly  
2/1/2016   18 comments
So, what was there to be happy about on Data Privacy Day? Not much.
Kicking The Analytic Tires
Pierre DeBois  
2/1/2016   15 comments
As we can learn from automakers like Ford, effective study of customer needs and activity generate data that can create a renaissance within any company.
Data Analytics Trends to Anticipate in 2016
Venkat Viswanathan  
1/29/2016   70 comments
Watch for integration of mobile devices, better insight into customer behavior, and the emergence of virtual reality in business as we move through 2016.
 The Analytics Job and Salary Outlook for 2016
Digital Audio  
1/28/2016   16 comments
Robert Half Technology shares data and insight on hiring and compensation for analytics professionals in the new year
The Analytics of Customer Intelligence and Why It Matters
Suneel Grover  
1/26/2016   27 comments
With the growing importance of customer analytics in organizations, the ability to extract insight and embed it back into organizational processes is at the forefront of business transformation. However, this requires considerations for where relevant data resides, the ability to reshape it for downstream analytic tasks (predictive modeling vs. reporting), and how to take action on the derived insights.
Big Data: What's In a Name?
David Wagner  
1/26/2016   7 comments
The language we use around "big data" or "analytics" is changing. How your CEO is adjusting to that changing lingual landscape might say more about your depertment's success or failure with analytics than any metric.
Will Big Data Go to War?
James M. Connolly  
1/25/2016   19 comments
A US Army colonel explores how big data analytics could lower the risks involved in modern urban warfare.
Retailís Big Show Prompts Big Questions While Offering Big Solutions
Lenny Liebmann  
1/22/2016   35 comments
The National Retail Foundation did a spectacular job of bringing the tech industryís top players together for a smorgasbord of solutions that couldnít help but overwhelm attendees with its breadth and sophistication.
We're Talking About Your Jobs
James M. Connolly  
1/20/2016   24 comments
Next up in the All Analytics Conversations series, John Reed of recruiting firm Robert Half Technology joins A2 Radio to share information about the 2016 job market for analytics professionals and what compensation packages look like for you and your peers.
Five Moves to Advance Marketing Analytics in 2016
Lauren Tucker  
1/19/2016   1 comment
If management is asking what is marketing doing for your business, then your 2016 resolution should be to stop guessing and start knowing how your marketing strategy and investment will connect the brand to the sale.
Is a Data Lake in Your Future?
Daniel D. Gutierrez  
1/14/2016   5 comments
The year 2016 will be a time for a lot of organizations to consider moving to a data lake strategy. Keep in mind how the concept has changed a bit and what concerns remain.
Retail Steps into the Analytics Spotlight
Matthew Brodsky  
1/13/2016   16 comments
The National Retail Federation's Big Show 2016 takes the stage at the Javits Center in New York on Sunday. Here's a peek into what attendees will see and learn.
Semantic Technology in 2016: Increasing Business Value
Luca Scagliarini  
1/7/2016   1 comment
System intelligence that puts text and other unstructured data types in context will take steps in 2016 to help organize data throughout an organization.
Analytics & Health: Numbers Are People
James M. Connolly  
1/6/2016   6 comments
It's a chicken or egg question. Will analytics change healthcare or does healthcare have to change to accept analytics.
Nine Ways for Hoteliers to thrive in 2016
Kelly A. McGuire  
1/6/2016   4 comments
For the hotel industry in 2016, the mandate includes more strategic thinking, fewer gut decisions, and better collaboration among business units.




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