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The Internet of Things as Your Link to Customers
AllAnalytics Academy  
6/23/2015   Post a comment
Your organization can use IoT data to strengthen its relationships with customers and business partners.
Put Internet of Things Data into Action
AllAnalytics Academy  
6/18/2015   Post a comment
When you have your IoT data in hand, it's time to use it for better decision making, improved customer relationships, and operational efficiencies.
Strategies for Managing & Using All That Data
AllAnalytics Academy  
6/16/2015   Post a comment
Finding value in IoT data calls for setting up a solid data management, analysis, and security structure.
The IoT Infrastructure, From Device to Database
AllAnalytics Academy  
6/11/2015   Post a comment
Implementing an IoT initiative could mean changes to your infrastructure, from sensors up the line to data management tools.
Find Your Opportunities for the Internet of Things
AllAnalytics Academy  
6/9/2015   Post a comment
Learn what the IoT means to your organization and the opportunities it brings.
Don't Mess With Facts, That is if You Have Them
James M. Connolly  
5/29/2015   Post a comment
There are lessons for all of us in the publishing mess unraveling around a UCLA grad student's "research".
Avoid 'Big Data Paralysis” - A Guide for Hoteliers
Kelly A. McGuire  
5/27/2015   4 comments
Given how competitive the environment is becoming and how fast technology is moving, hotels cannot afford to wait until everything is perfect before moving on to the next step in their big data analytics initiative.
 Analytics: Your Defense Against Cyber Threats
Digital Audio  
5/27/2015   60 comments
Real-time analytics step forward as a key to cybersecurity.
Digital Data World: Living in Your Digital Wake
Emmett Cox  
5/27/2015   7 comments
Consider just how clear a data trail we might be leaving behind us every day, but also how much of that data is or isn't of value to an organization.
A2 Radio Wednesday: Analytics Boost Cybersecurity
James M. Connolly  
5/26/2015   21 comments
Join All Analytics Radio Wednesday at 2 pm (EDT) when security expert Ray Boisvert discusses the opportunities that organizations have to tighten up their cybersecurity defenses by implementing analytics-based security technologies and techniques.
Humans Will Keep Jobs, Guiding a Machine
James M. Connolly  
5/22/2015   34 comments
Stop blaming machines -- those analytics-driven engines -- for job losses. Computers and other machines are changing, not eliminating jobs.
Why You Need to Care about Driverless Cars, AI & Robots
Susan Nunziata  
5/21/2015   27 comments
Everybody loves to talk about a future filled with driverless cars, robots to tend to our every need, and artificial intelligence that can solve our problems. But does it all really matter for CIOs?
Transparency and the Information Arms Race
Leo Sadovy  
5/21/2015   6 comments
Our reliance on data and the threats that reliance brings to an organization or individual could mirror what happened back in the Cambrian explosion.
Explain Data Scientist to a Kid: Hmmm!
James M. Connolly  
5/21/2015   5 comments
All Analytics asked attendees at the InformationWeek Conference how they would explain the role of a data scientist to a 5-year-old. How would you word it?
 Big Data & Big Pharma: How Analytics Might Save Your Life
Digital Audio  
5/19/2015   37 comments
There are lessons you can learn from the pharmaceutical industry's use of big data analytics.
Television Upfronts Explain the Impact of Content Marketing
John Balla  
5/19/2015   20 comments
Content marketers can learn a lesson from the annual television preview events known as Upfronts.
Healthcare Transformation Starts With the Data
James M. Connolly  
5/18/2015   16 comments
SAS will host its Health Analytics Virtual Forum on Wednesday, May 20, from 8 am to 4 pm.
Data Scientists Score on Payday
James M. Connolly  
5/14/2015   10 comments
While pay for data scientists edges upward, one way a data scientist can pad their wallet is by changing jobs.
Utilities: Time to Adopt Analytics
James M. Connolly  
5/13/2015   16 comments
A Capgemini Consulting report shows that utilities have been slow to embrace analytics, but that they are starting to see the opportunities that data can present.
Virtual Forum: Data-driven Decisions in Financial Services
James M. Connolly  
5/11/2015   1 comment
Leaders from the financial services sector and SAS experts will participate in the SAS Financial Services Virtual Forum on Thursday.
Analytics Unite Farmers and Underwriters
Mary E. Shacklett  
5/11/2015   4 comments
Analytics play a key role in precision farming and, increasingly, help farmers get insurance on their crops.
Hiring: When Money Takes a Back Seat
James M. Connolly  
5/8/2015   18 comments
Following up on advice from A2 Radio Show guest John Reed, we want to know what it would take to get you to change employers.
SAS's Goodnight & Davis: The Road to Data-Driven Decisions
James M. Connolly  
5/6/2015   18 comments
The Internet of Things and data-driven decision making have made plenty of progress but general adoption, in the corporate world has a way to go. SAS CEO Jim Goodnight and Executive VP Jim Davis shared their thoughts with A2.
A2's CIO Townhall: The Big Data Business Challenge
James M. Connolly  
5/6/2015   2 comments
CIOs voice confidence in how they are managing big data, but they are getting negative feedback from the business managers. A couple dozen IT leaders aired their thoughts on big data at the All Analytics Townhall during the InformationWeek Conference.
The New Map of Global Manufacturing
Leo Sadovy  
5/5/2015   9 comments
The collaboration between SAS and the United Nations is opening up cloud-based access to key UN international trade data for companies of all sizes.
See the People Behind the Numbers
James M. Connolly  
4/30/2015   24 comments
New York Times reporter Alan Schwarz shared a bit of advice that all analytics pros and their executives might want to keep in mind.
 Live Interviews From SAS Global Forum
Digital Audio  
4/28/2015   11 comments
All Analytics Radio will be on the air from the SAS Global Forum and Executive Conference in Dallas, featuring a private interview with SGF keynote speaker Jake Porway, founder of Datakind.
SAS Executive Conference: The Analytics Learning Experience
James M. Connolly  
4/28/2015   2 comments
Analytics leaders at the SAS Executive Conference shared some of the lessons learned in hiring and developing big data talent, finding the right speed for business decisions, and dealing with shadow IT.
Emancipating Big Data: Analytics Via the Cloud
Jeff Kaplan  
4/24/2015   14 comments
Cloud-based analytics tools promise not only to make use of big data more efficient for the enterprise, but pave the way for citizen data scientists to better utilize data.
Follow the Action at SAS Global Forum
James M. Connolly  
4/24/2015   1 comment
The SAS Global Forum and Executive Conference will have analytics professionals discussing and learning about the inner workings of technology but also how data analytics can help their companies and the world run better.
 How to Hire Great Analytics Talent
Digital Audio  
4/23/2015   51 comments
With the buzz around the shortage of data scientists, what is a hiring manager to do as they try to fill out the analytics team they need to execute on their organization's data strategy?
Ye Olde Information Overload
Leo Sadovy  
4/22/2015   8 comments
From the time of Gutenberg, information overload has presented challenges and required filters. Today, analytics plays the role of filter.
A2 Radio: Good Jobs and Good Deeds
James M. Connolly  
4/17/2015   3 comments
Join A2 Radio for advice from Robert Half Technology on how to recruit and retain data scientists and other analytics professionals at a time when there are dreary predictions of a talent shortage. Then, A2 Radio goes on the road to SAS Global Forum to explore how analytics pros can help make the world a better place.
No One Buys Hadoop
Christian Prokopp  
4/16/2015   13 comments
In launching a big data initiative the work extends far beyond the acquisition of Hadoop or other technologies.
Did You Have Too Much Bacon Today? HIMSS Activity Turns Focus to Wellness
James M. Connolly  
4/15/2015   9 comments
A key topic at the HIMSS 2015 conference is how data can be used to improve our wellness and reduce costs.
Public Data Amplifies Public Bias
David Wagner  
4/14/2015   8 comments
Confirmation bias is well-known, but public sources of data might go beyond confirmation to amplification.
Big Data Sheds the Show-Me Tag
James M. Connolly  
4/13/2015   32 comments
Those organizations waiting for big data analytics to prove its worth in other companies might want to check out some of marks that the concept is making in varied industries.
Help Define the State of Analytics Today
James M. Connolly  
4/10/2015   4 comments
Rexer Analytics is taking the pulse of the analytics community with a survey looking at the technologies, strategies, and applications that the community works with.
Analytics Drive New Approaches to IT Security
Tony Kontzer  
4/9/2015   1 comment
With traditional approaches to IT security falling short, IT managers are turning to analytics-based alternative strategies. They are exploring the capabilities of behavioral analytics and techniques for identifying just what data a company needs to keep and who has access to it.
Sometimes There Just Isn't Enough Data
James M. Connolly  
4/8/2015   12 comments
A couple of recent examples highlight how big data initiatives aren't just hampered by corporate intransigence or lack of data science talent. Sometimes there's just too little data available.
IoT and Big Data: Partners or Rivals?
Matthew Brodsky  
4/8/2015   7 comments
All the talk about the Internet of Things might take our minds off matters such as big data security, at least for now, and it could open the door for new approaches to data ownership.
Good Habits for Big Data
Leo Sadovy  
4/7/2015   9 comments
The key to a big data strategy rests in understanding from which end you want to start.
Four Steps to Help Your Company Embrace Analytics
Jim Schakenbach  
4/7/2015   2 comments
Analytics is the tool used to turn business intelligence into something useful. Without the ability to analyze and act upon the information gathered through business intelligence strategies, companies are simply sitting on top of big piles of big data.
Internet of Things: Why You Have to Care
James M. Connolly  
4/6/2015   12 comments
This week's 2015 IoT Day makes a strong case for enterprises and data science professionals to consider how they can utilize Internet of Things concepts in improving the efficiency of their own operations and their relationships with customers.
Five Keys to Effective Customer Experience Personalization
John Balla  
4/2/2015   5 comments
Learning even a little about your customers can be used to help you learn a lot.
Applying Analytics to the Industrial Internet of Things
Manoj Chari  
4/2/2015   7 comments
If you are wondering where to find value in the Internet of Things you can see one example in in the energy sector. The Industrial Internet of Things will be among the topics at the upcoming INFORMS analytics conference.
If You Only Knew What Your Doctor Knows
James M. Connolly  
4/1/2015   9 comments
Some patients are starting to chip away at the walls preventing them from accessing their medical records, and some providers are starting to cooperate.
Do I Know You? Personalization Without a Guest Profile
Kelly A. McGuire  
3/30/2015   16 comments
In the hotel business, companies know little about the majority of their guests, but that little bit of knowledge can make a difference.
A2 Radio: The New World of Predictive Analytics
James M. Connolly  
3/27/2015   6 comments
A2 Radio welcomes Fliptop's Doug Camplejohn for a discussion about how predictive analytics are changing the way corporations make decisions in marketing and in other functions.
Retail: Standing at Technology's Crossroad
James M. Connolly  
3/26/2015   36 comments
A snapshot of the retail sector shows an industry going through turmoil and innovation, with the customer taking charge and having anytime/anywhere access to shopping. But the process is something people in every sector can watch and learn from.
Big Variety: The Real Value in Big Data
Leo Sadovy  
3/26/2015   2 comments
When you think of big data, think less about big volume and more about big variety.
Analytics Don't Ensure Competitive Advantage
Matthew Brodsky  
3/26/2015   6 comments
Matt Brodsky joins in the sports analytic conversation, pointing out that analytics superstars in pro sports still have to prove their worth.
Big Data: Why Those Startups Have It Easy
James M. Connolly  
3/25/2015   31 comments
Wouldn't it be nice to be able to launch a big data initiative with just a few years of known data sitting on a shiny new infrastructure?
 Sports Analytics Mean Fun and Business
Digital Audio  
3/24/2015   4 comments
Sports analytics extend far beyond play calling and free agent signings. There are lessons that extend to all types of businesses.
A2 Radio: What Sports Mean to Your Business
James M. Connolly  
3/23/2015   11 comments
Booz Allen Hamilton's Ray Hensberger joins A2 Radio on Tuesday at 3 pm to show how innovative analytics applications used in sports can translate into success for many types of businesses.
Data Science Pros: Solve the Problem-Solving Problem
James M. Connolly  
3/19/2015   22 comments
We need ways to help data scientists with good soft skills to highlight those in a recruiting system that loves tech terms.
Cloud Analytics End Small Business Loans Drought
Kishore Jethanandani  
3/19/2015   11 comments
Cloud-based credit reviews of small businesses have opened the door to new lending opportunities from the non-bank investment sector.
Hey, CEO, This Is a Computer!
James M. Connolly  
3/18/2015   22 comments
Good advice from the consultancy McKinsey on how you can get your CEO and the rest of the C-suite to better understand the role of technology.
INFORMS Competition: A Sign of Things to Come
James M. Connolly  
3/17/2015   5 comments
Honorees in the INFORMS Student Analytical Scholar Competition present further evidence that today's young people think "analytics" from the start.
Lingering Myths Haunt Big Data
James M. Connolly  
3/16/2015   11 comments
Some of the myths about big data projects just won't go away, and they put good projects at risk.
Leading Marketing Excellence With Analytics
John Balla  
3/15/2015   2 comments
A panel of practitioners shared their experience and their advice on how to keep your analytics strategy on pace with the changes in the tech world.
The Fresh Look on All Analytics
James M. Connolly  
3/13/2015   18 comments
The team at All Analytics hopes that our new design will make it easier to find the content and peer advice that you value.
Analytics Won't Cure Stupidity
James M. Connolly  
3/11/2015   34 comments
While we may be tempted to criticize analytics initiatives that fall flat, the odds are that it was human error, not the data, that was at fault.
How to Get Your Big Data Journey Back on Track
Christian Prokopp  
3/10/2015   8 comments
Moving your big data initiative from proof of concept to production calls for mapping out some key steps.
The IoT Path Gets Mapped from Sensor to Decision
James M. Connolly  
3/6/2015   21 comments
A Deloitte paper highlights why connecting a bunch of devices to the Internet doesn't make the Internet of Things real. It's only the first big step.
Six Questions to Seed Data-Driven Decision Making
James M. Connolly  
3/5/2015   15 comments
A team at the University of Cambridge has come up with good advice on the "how" in implementing big data and data-driven decision making.
Professional Data Analyst/Artist/Engineer/Scientist For Hire
Tricia Aanderud  
3/2/2015   55 comments
Hiring and getting hired is pretty tricky in an era when data professionals don't even know what to call themselves.
 Secure Your Big Data in the Cloud
Digital Audio  
2/26/2015   114 comments
Learn about trusting the cloud as a home for big data applications, best practices that you and your provide should follow.
Speak Up & Share Your Thoughts About All Analytics
James M. Connolly  
2/26/2015   14 comments
Please participate in the All Analytics reader survey, and help to shape the content that we deliver to you and your peers in the analytics community.
The New IT Means Innovation Alongside Operations
James M. Connolly  
2/25/2015   32 comments
It may be time for a new framework for IT in your organization, one that supports new concepts and innovation while not forgetting about operations, according to author and consultant Jill Dyché.
A2 Radio: Secure Your Big Data in the Cloud
David Wagner  
2/25/2015   17 comments
Join the A2 Radio audience to learn more about big data cloud security from Wilco Van Ginkel.
Reviewing Your Data with R
Pierre DeBois  
2/25/2015   21 comments
Data scientists are discovering R programming as an augment in data visualization and analysis.
Big Data in Manufacturing: Time to Get on Board?
James M. Connolly  
2/24/2015   19 comments
The evidence is there: Analytics are ready to provide a competitive advantage in manufacturing.
Strata + Hadoop World: Azure, SAS, MapR & Big Data
David Wagner  
2/23/2015   7 comments
An on-site roundup of news from last week's Strata+Hadoop event in San Jose, featuring news from SAS, Microsoft, and others filling in the big data puzzle.
Analytics Claim Some Anti-Fraud Victories
James M. Connolly  
2/20/2015   8 comments
Big data and analytics initiatives in and around government are making some proof-of-concept gains in the fight against government fraud.
Data Scientist: STEM Boys Club Open To Women
Jeff Bertolucci  
2/19/2015   21 comments
Data scientist Laurie Skelly says STEM is still largely a boy's club, but that's changing.
Data Science Careers: Plenty of Opportunity
James M. Connolly  
2/19/2015   3 comments
With a range of companies moving data science up high on their priority lists there should be career opportunities from the newbie on the analytics team to the experienced chief analytics officer.
The Big Data World Lands at Strata
James M. Connolly  
2/18/2015   1 comment
Let's take a look at some of the news flowing out of this week's Strata+Hadoop World event in San Jose.
TSA: Data Alone Won't Fix a Broken System
James M. Connolly  
2/17/2015   11 comments
TSA has put on hold its plans to expand the PreCheck system, which makes sense considering how many flaws there are in the existing operation.
Keeping the Humans in Human Resources
James M. Connolly  
2/13/2015   36 comments
As data plays more of a role in human resources -- the HR department and all levels of management -- it will be interesting to see how organizations strike a balance between the human element and hard data.
I’ve Got All This Big Data, Now What?
Jim Schakenbach  
2/13/2015   38 comments
Now that your organization has loads of big data, it's time to start poking around to learn what you don't already know.
Analytics: Share Your Experience, Now
James M. Connolly  
2/12/2015   10 comments
Market research numbers won't reflect it, so we invite your to share your experience and show your peers how you have found benefits in analytics initiatives.
 Make It Big As a Data Scientist in 2015
Digital Audio  
2/11/2015   106 comments
Learn how to advance your career as a data scientist in 2015 as the Burtch Works' Linda Burtch shares her observations and advice for analytics and data science professionals.
A2 Radio: Today is the Time to Advance Your Career
James M. Connolly  
2/11/2015   3 comments
Linda Burtch of Burtchworks Executive Recruiting joins All Analytics Radio today to discuss where the career opportunities for data science and analytics professionals are appearing in 2015.
IT Management: I Am Ready For Change, Are You?
Chris Jennings  
2/10/2015   16 comments
The enterprise IT community is signalling that it's ready for big changes in use of data and options such as the cloud.
Is Data Privacy Protection Taking a Wrong Turn?
James M. Connolly  
2/10/2015   20 comments
The presidential advisors who are coming up with recommended data privacy changes may be shortchanging the most critical issues.
It’s the Data, Stupid
Meta S. Brown  
2/9/2015   9 comments
When it comes to acquiring the data that will feed your analytics initiative, "free" isn't always the best approach.
A2 Radio: Make It Big as a Data Scientist in 2015
James M. Connolly  
2/6/2015   1 comment
Join All Analytics Radio on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 3 pm (EST) when our guest is Linda Burtch of Burtch Works Executive Recruiting, discussing the data science trends for 2015 that will impact an analytics professional's career.
When Fun Data Brings Big Questions
James M. Connolly  
2/4/2015   7 comments
We all see fun facts in daily life, but sometimes those fun facts can combine to get us wondering about big picture issues.
 Big Data, Decisions & the Simulated Experience
Digital Audio  
2/3/2015   87 comments
Researcher Robin Hogarth explores decision making and how simulated experience can help us understand and make use of big data.
Discover Customers With Cohort Analysis
Pierre DeBois  
2/3/2015   10 comments
Analytics solutions are making cohort analysis easier to implement, and customers easier to discover.
The Cornell School of Hospitality Administration: What will 2015 bring?
Kelly A. McGuire  
2/3/2015   3 comments
Experts from the Cornell School of Hospitality Management take a look at hospitality trends in 2015 and where analytics come into play.
A2 Radio: Learn About Simulated Experience & Analytics
James M. Connolly  
2/3/2015   Post a comment
Today on All Analytics Radio: How simulated experience can help people make the best decisions.
There Are Lots of Jobs & Then There are Better Jobs
James M. Connolly  
2/2/2015   14 comments
It's strange how the best paying tech jobs aren't necessarily those that are most in demand.
Does Everybody Need To Be a Data Analyst?
Doug Henschen  
1/30/2015   25 comments
Information Week's Doug Henschen explores the prospect of spreading analytics capabilities across the masses.
Top 10 Global Trends That Will Impact Hospitality in 2015
Kelly A. McGuire  
1/29/2015   3 comments
The power of the millennials, the value of sustainability, and economic disruption are some of the factors that hotel executives have to consider as we move through 2015.
Data Governance Takes a Cross-Industry First Step
James M. Connolly  
1/29/2015   20 comments
Industry leaders Hortonworks, SAS, Aetna, Merck, and Target have launched an initiative for an open-source data governance platform.
Focus on the Big Data That's Most Important
Jon Martindale  
1/29/2015   12 comments
Corporate resources can be limited and time is critical, so enterprise managers have to identify and focus on the data that returns the most value to the organization, and pass on much of the rest.
A2 Radio: Let Simulated Experience Guide Decision Makers
James M. Connolly  
1/28/2015   4 comments
A2 Radio presents a discussion on how your organization might use simulated experience to help decisions makers -- whether executives or customers -- wade through the statistics and other data that we are collecting.
How to Visualize an Answer to Your Skeptics
John Balla  
1/26/2015   1 comment
Visualization can make all the difference when it comes to data-driven decision making.

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