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How Analytics Can Transform State Government
Digital Audio  
5/17/2016   Post a comment
Learn how state government CIOs are utilizing analytics to improve citizen service and find operational efficiencies.
What the IoT Means to You and Your Insurer
Digital Audio  
5/6/2016   Post a comment
The Internet of Things is becoming an agent of change in the insurance industry.
Learn Where Healthcare is Heading
James M. Connolly  
4/29/2016   1 comment
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   5 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   1 comment
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   2 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   14 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   2 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   7 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   1 comment
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   42 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   3 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
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4/1/2016   6 comments
Data's Competitive Advantage: Real But Elusive
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3/29/2016   Post a 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, You’re 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: It’s 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
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3/8/2016   Post a 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
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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.
Retail’s 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 industry’s top players together for a smorgasbord of solutions that couldn’t 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.
The Elephants to Watch Out for in 2016
John Balla  
1/4/2016   12 comments
The Indian story about blind men and the elephant highlighted why you need a complete view of any issue, and that applies to how today's organizations view and respond to their customers.
People Problems: Data Goes Just So Far
James M. Connolly  
12/30/2015   47 comments
Here's a mandate for the analytics team in 2016. Educate business leaders on what data can do for them, and what it cannot do.
Forecasting, Goal-seeking, and Magical Stories for Digital Analytics
Suneel Grover  
12/29/2015   10 comments
While creative visionaries and data scientists are both tremendous organizational assets within a team, it is the alliance between these two segments that will push marketing forward.
Big Data the Buzzword Heads for the Dumpster
James M. Connolly  
12/28/2015   43 comments
Big data the concept will live on after 2016, but it's time to let the buzzword fade away.
Where Analytics Pros Can Stand Tall
James M. Connolly  
12/21/2015   5 comments
The InformationWeek Elite 100, in partnership with All Analytics, will recognize analytics teams that excel in using data to help drive their organizations' success. Now is the time for organizations to apply for the Elite 100 program. Applications close January 15.
 All Analytics Conversations: Forecasts for Analytics in 2016
Digital Audio  
12/18/2015   3 comments
AllAnalytics.com bloggers share their observations, and maybe go out on a limb, as they look at the world of analytics in 2016.
A2 Conversations: Join in Our 2016 Forecasts
James M. Connolly  
12/16/2015   6 comments
All Analytics bloggers step into the future and look back on the past when they share their predictions for the world of analytics in 2016 and reflect on the evolution of the sector in 2015. Join All Analytics on Friday at 1 pm and share your own thoughts.
Companies Seek New Avenues to Analytics Talent
James M. Connolly  
12/14/2015   38 comments
Not content to wait years for young analytics pros to contribute to their big data initiatives, or to keep trying to steal talent from other companies, analytics leaders seem to be more open to new hiring and talent development strategies.
 Don't Make This Mistake With Big Data
Digital Audio  
12/11/2015   4 comments
Organizations need to integrate their big data efforts with existing analytics and business processes, not isolate big data.
Moving Mobile Faster With Customer Analytics
Pierre DeBois  
12/8/2015   6 comments
Mobile is already here, but companies must align mobile capability with customer analytics to create customer experiences that enhance sales.
A2 Radio: Don't Make this Mistake
James M. Connolly  
12/7/2015   1 comment
Author, thought leader and Teradata Chief Analytics Officer Bill Franks joins All Analytics Radio to share advice on how organizations can avoid the huge mistake of isolating big data efforts from the existing analytics infrastructure.
The Class Is in for Learning Analytics
Matthew Brodsky  
12/4/2015   11 comments
Learning analytics, which can help to keep students on track, are proving their worth in colleges.
Define the Role of the Computer, and Yourself
James M. Connolly  
12/4/2015   13 comments
While computers with the data crunching abilities are taking over some of our roles, it looks like machines are saving some work for humans.
Fraud Analytics: Going After the Network
James M. Connolly  
12/2/2015   6 comments
You may not realize it but fraud is a very social business, and applying analytics to social networks is one new way to fight fraud that costs businesses and individuals billions of dollars. Author and data scientist Bart Baesens has shown how studying a fraudster's network of business contacts can uncover a pattern of cheating.
Database Fundamentals For Analysts: Science, Data Science and Database Science
Fabian Pascal  
11/27/2015   53 comments
Fabian Pascal explores the question of whether the relational model represents science.
Your Analytics Team Could Join the Elite
James M. Connolly  
11/25/2015   31 comments
Your analytics initiative might be just enough to elevate your organization into the InformationWeek Elite 100 list of the most innovative users of information technology.
Why Analytics Pros Need a Slogan
James M. Connolly  
11/24/2015   39 comments
Maybe it's time for the analytics profession to unite under a single slogan that inspires quality and innovation, something that will help you avoid being one of those case studies where big data analytics went awry.
 Understand the Difference Between Data Science and Analytics
Digital Audio  
11/23/2015   30 comments
The "Three V's of Volume, Velocity, and Variety are what elevate standard analytics to the level of data science.
Building the Right Data Science & Analytics Team
Steven Mills and Ezmeralda Khalil  
11/23/2015   18 comments
In providing a summary of their two All Analytics Academy presentations, Ezmeralda Khalil and Steven Mills of Booz Allen Hamilton highlight the value of identifying the right talent needs, recruiting data scientists from business units, and not wasting time looking for unicorns.
Analytics Skills Gap: It's Nice to Tie 'Billion' to an Accomplishment
James M. Connolly  
11/20/2015   11 comments
The Analytics Skills Gap Series continues with an interview with SunTrust Bank's Dudley Gwaltney discussing the need for advanced degrees, the value of understanding data management, and the data science job market in Atlanta.
Analytics Teams: Manage, Motivate, Retain Talent
James M. Connolly  
11/18/2015   2 comments
Our All Analytics Academy series wraps up on Thursday with an advice-packed session focused on motivating, rewarding, leading, and retaining an analytics team.
A2 Academy on Air and on Twitter Today
James M. Connolly  
11/17/2015   Post a comment
Join All Analytics Academy today at 2 pm EST for an informative presentation by Capella University's Sue Talley on how colleges and enterprises can work together to address the analytics talent gap. Then move with us to a new audience on Twitter for a Twitterchat #a2dataskills after Sue Talley's presentation wraps up.
Analytics: Don't Be the Contented Cow
James M. Connolly  
11/16/2015   8 comments
As illustrated in the All Analytics interactive infographic, a growing number of companies are proving they have competitive business advantages from their use of data, while others are the contented cows of their industry.
Deep Learning: Make Sense of Humongous Datasets
Kishore Jethanandani  
11/13/2015   13 comments
Deep learning technology is finding new ways to make new discoveries, but it isn't for everyone.
Building the Analytics Team Starts With Recruiting
James M. Connolly  
11/11/2015   19 comments
Join All Analytics Academy for the third session in our series on building a great analytics team. Recruiting expert Linda Burtch will discuss how to identify and hire data science professionals in this competitive environment.
How Steep is Your Learning Curve? On Analytics and Mentors
Leo Sadovy  
11/11/2015   7 comments
Mentors, whether for young people, the experienced, or the organization itself can help you optimize a learning curve.
A2 Academy Extends the Discussion to Twitter
James M. Connolly  
11/10/2015   Post a comment
Join the All Analytics community and your peers on Twitter when we extend the reach of the A2 Academy through a Twitter chat #a2dataskills on Tuesday, November 17, at 2:45 pm just after the Academy session, "Colleges and Companies Address the Talent Gap."
The Digital Analytics Divergence (The Great Divide)
Emmett Cox  
11/9/2015   3 comments
The small to mid-sized retailer needs to keep pace with the change driven by big box chains, but a lack of resources adds a lot of challenge.
Your Opportunities and Hurdles in Team Building
James M. Connolly  
11/5/2015   Post a comment
Join All Analytics Academy today to learn about best practices in hiring a big data analytics team.
Events: Technology Makes You Feel You Were There
James M. Connolly  
11/4/2015   4 comments
The miracle of technology allows people who missed key tech events catch up on at least part of the experience. Check out the videos from the SAS fall events, Analytics 2015 and The Premier Business Leadership Series.
A2 Academy: Degrees, Certificates, Jobs
Sue Talley  
11/2/2015   8 comments
The debate goes on about whether certifications or degrees are right for analytics professionals. Answer could be "both". Dr. Sue Talley of Capella University sets the stage for her presentation in All Analytics Academy: Build a Successful Analytics Team.
Your Information Supply Chain
Leo Sadovy  
10/30/2015   19 comments
An end-to-end information supply chain approach, from sourcing/acquisition through transformation and storage, to end users, analytics and insights, allows you to keep your focus on the business problems to be solved, and avoid having that ‘big honking data cube’ become a bottleneck instead of an enabler.
Analytics Team & Business Leaders Coming Together
James M. Connolly  
10/29/2015   9 comments
SAS plans to merge its two fall conferences under the common banner Analytics Experience next year, and it makes sense.
Plenti Stretches for the Data Unification Crown
Maryam Donnelly  
10/28/2015   33 comments
The Plenti rewards card promises benefits to retailers and consumers, but the process doesn't seem smooth for either group.
Experience is About Knowing What You Wish You Learned Earlier
James M. Connolly  
10/27/2015   32 comments
A couple of experienced analytics professionals told a packed audience at SAS Analytics 2015 what they wish they had learned earlier in their lives, detailing their advice in 15 key points.
The Real Growth for Analytics Pros: The Bonus
James M. Connolly  
10/27/2015   10 comments
While, salaries are up for analytics professionals in 2015 the increase in salaries isn't as dramatic as the amount of bonuses and the number of analytics pros who are eligible for them.
When Data Doesn't Fix Everything
James M. Connolly  
10/23/2015   21 comments
Our All Analytics cartoonist, Jon Carter, captures a scene where even lots of data didn't save the day. The question that remains is why. Share your suggestions in a comment.
Big Data's Evolution: New Capabilities for the Long Run
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10/23/2015   2 comments
Data For the Long Run
Business Leaders Need to Step Up on Analytics
James M. Connolly  
10/22/2015   Post a comment
A successful analytics initiative calls for the data team to understand the human factor, but it certainly doesn't hurt to have the humans in the business unit understand what analytics can and can't do.
Database Fundamentals for Analysts: Mathematics and Meaning
Fabian Pascal  
10/21/2015   15 comments
Fabian explores why a logically correct result is not necessarily a meaningful result.
 Shape the Next Generation of Data Scientists
Digital Audio  
10/20/2015   69 comments
What employers and future data scientists can learn about a new generation of data scientists, now working their way through college.
Painting With Big Data Analytics
Leo Sadovy  
10/16/2015   Post a comment
Big data analytics isn't just about gathering data; it's about utilizing the right tools on data that displays variety and volume.

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