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6 Bold Predictions for 2015 & Big Data
Jeff Bertolucci  
12/19/2014   4 comments
The predictions for 2015 from experts polled by InforamtionWeek: Big data gets real next year, as does the Internet of Things.
Take an Inclusive View With Big Data Plans
James M. Connolly  
12/19/2014   4 comments
A Gartner blog highlights a consideration -- call it a concern -- that all big-data analytics teams and their clients should keep in mind about including related and supporting departments in their initiatives.
Dynamic Pricing Fuels the Automated Price War
Maryam Donnelly  
12/18/2014   7 comments
The holiday shopper may love the idea of automated price slashing, but the long-term results for the retailer could be untenable margins and loss of brand value.
Data Quality Is in the Shifting Eye of the Beholder
James M. Connolly  
12/17/2014   4 comments
Numbers in the InformationWeek 2015 Analytics & BI Survey highlight some possible differences in how we perceive data quality.
The Analytic Hospitality Executive in 2014: A Review
Kelly A. McGuire  
12/17/2014   Post a comment
The hospitality industry seems to be accepting and embracing that the volume, variety, and velocity of data today is creating a big-data challenge (and opportunity) for the sector.
 Prepare for the Internet of Things Data Blitz
Digital Audio  
12/16/2014   50 comments
As enterprises steadily connect production equipment, transportation networks, environmentals, and other technologies, they will face the challenges of analyzing, digesting, and acting on volumes of new data. No, we won't throw a switch and suddenly have an Internet of Things, but it will evolve in the coming years, and it could pick up its early momentum in the enterprise space.
A2 Is on the Air for You This Week
James M. Connolly  
12/16/2014   Post a comment
All Analytics offers not one but three on-air discussions with analytics experts this week. Be sure to join us.
Don't Be the Kellogg of Analytics
James M. Connolly  
12/15/2014   1 comment
Check out the on-demand audio of the All Analytics Academy, so the story of your data gets delivered to your readers.
Analytics Budgets: Riches & Rags
James M. Connolly  
12/12/2014   8 comments
While some analytics budgets are getting a nice bump in 2015, a significant number of analytics professionals see their budgets heading for negative territory.
Why the 'Art' of Marketing Still Matters
John Balla  
12/11/2014   Post a comment
In the move to bring more science to the marketing initiative, don't forget there's an art to marketing.
The Tech Crystal Ball Needs a Little Wiggle Room
James M. Connolly  
12/11/2014   3 comments
Those in the tech prediction business are building a bit of flexibility into their forecasts, looking out two or three years rather than using the old "what's up in the new year" approach.
Real Data on Climate Change Is a Welcome Concept
James M. Connolly  
12/11/2014   17 comments
Attacking an issue based in large part on emotion, researchers are using advanced data tools and techniques to study climate change.
When Science Gets Ahead of Art
Rachel Alt-Simmons  
12/10/2014   1 comment
A key to segmentation in marketing is to align relevant messaging, media, and context.
A2 Radio: Preparing the Enterprise for the IoT
James M. Connolly  
12/10/2014   Post a comment
All Analytics Radio will focus on how the Internet of Things fits into an analytics strategy and the challenges that have to be overcome.
IWeek's Top 5 Big-Data Trends of 2014
Doug Henschen  
12/9/2014   1 comment
Yes, there will be pure developments in underlying tech matters like Hadoop, Spark, and the cloud, but let's not lose sight of the fact that real companies are getting real benefits from big-data analytics.
Big Data, Privacy & a Good Night's Sleep
James M. Connolly  
12/9/2014   7 comments
A simple list of common threats puts data privacy into perspective.
Making Better Data-Driven Decisions Over Time
AllAnalytics Academy  
12/5/2014   111 comments
The point of all this data is to make better, faster decisions. Not all managers are used to working with data, and there is resistance from managers who go by "gut." Even the best managers will sometimes look at data to see the story they want to see, rather than the story the data is telling them.
The Best Data Presentation Method: It Depends
James M. Connolly  
12/4/2014   11 comments
If you are wondering about the best vehicle for presenting data to the business unit, our A2 Academy speakers say you have to get to know your data and your client, and recognize that people are different.
No Happy Holiday for Hackers: 5 Steps Retailers Must Take to Beef Up Cyber Security
Anne-Lindsay Beall  
12/3/2014   Post a comment
Going into the holidays, what can retailers do to beef up cyber security and regain consumer trust?
Big Silos: The Dark Side of Big Data
Leo Sadovy  
12/3/2014   Post a comment
Data quality, the integration of data silos, and handling and extracting value from unstructured data are still the most fertile fields for making your data work for you.
Flash Poll: Budget Boom or Blah
James M. Connolly  
12/2/2014   7 comments
With 2015 now right around the corner, how does your organization's budget for analytics shape up? Be sure to vote in our Quick Poll.
Data & Intangible Values
Chris Jennings  
12/2/2014   7 comments
Let's open the conversation about when data has real value.
A2 Academy: Great Presentations Build a Culture of Analytics
James M. Connolly  
11/28/2014   5 comments
When you want to advocate for business managers to use data-driven decision making, is there a better approach than using great visualizations and other easily understood data presentations?
Lawyers & Their Uneasy View of Big Data
James M. Connolly  
11/26/2014   30 comments
There are signs that corporate lawyers are wondering just what they are supposed to do about big data initiatives.
4 Essentials for Startups Doing Big Data
Jeff Bertolucci  
11/25/2014   10 comments
Data-driven insights aren't just for behemoth enterprises. Here's what startups in the innovation economy need to know before embarking on a big-data strategy.
Let's Hang Out & Talk Data, IT & 2015
James M. Connolly  
11/24/2014   12 comments
Join the All Analytics team on Tuesday as the editors and community members share some thoughts on what 2015 has in store for analytics, IT, and the enterprise.
States Find ROI in Fighting Fraud With Big Data
James M. Connolly  
11/21/2014   36 comments
Examples in several states show how big data analytics can put a dent in fraudulent schemes such as fake tax returns and unemployment claims.
Turkeys, Ghosts of Management Past & Analytics
James M. Connolly  
11/20/2014   19 comments
That roasted turkey on your Thanksgiving table might represent a corporate myth that analytics can dispell.
The Analytics Skills Gap: Data-Driven Journalists
The Dashboard  
11/20/2014   1 comment
Pulitzer Prize winner and database journalism professor Steve Doig discusses the opportunities and challenges in bringing analytics to the newsroom.
Tech Leaders Call For Surveillance Reform
Thomas Claburn  
11/18/2014   17 comments
AOL, Apple, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo ask the US Senate to limit mass surveillance.
Big Data Analytics Is a Big Opportunity for Hotels, Part 2
Kelly A. McGuire  
11/17/2014   1 comment
Today's advanced analytics need to be fast, and they need to be accessible. This means more changes to the technology infrastructure to support these new processes.
A2 Academy: Presenting Data to Decision Makers
James M. Connolly  
11/17/2014   2 comments
The new All Analytics Academy -- Presenting Data to Decision Makers -- kicks off the week of December 1. Learn about the technologies and techniques that can help the analytics team tell the story that the data presents.
Are Patent Trolls Finally on the Decline?
Robert Allison  
11/17/2014   6 comments
Graphs show that the number of cases filed by patent trolls not only has stopped growing but actually is in decline.
Choose the Right Dashboard for the Right Story
Pierre DeBois  
11/14/2014   10 comments
Customer behavior is becoming more sophisticated online. To identify and respond to the behavior, new coding and advanced spreadsheet automation can help.
The IoT's Impact Looms Large & Near
James M. Connolly  
11/14/2014   37 comments
Despite the scale of the consumer-focused Internet of Things, the business side of the IoT might present the greatest challenge in terms of implementation and analytics.
Respect the Intelligence & Legacy of BI
James M. Connolly  
11/12/2014   5 comments
Maybe we've become too casual in writing off the accomplishments and the inroads of BI.
Agile Analytics: A New Approach to Doing Business
Martijn Schut  
11/12/2014   2 comments
You've heard about agile application development. Well, you can apply the same principles to an analytics project.
Big-Data Analytics Is a Big Opportunity for Hotels
Kelly A. McGuire  
11/10/2014   2 comments
Big-data analytics can help hotel managers shore up the complicated balance between the guest experience and revenue and profit responsibilities.
Data Quality, the Flipside & the Burning Water Ski
James M. Connolly  
11/10/2014   14 comments
If data quality means getting names and addresses right, the flipside is highlighted by bureaucracy and waste.
Analytics and 'About Last Night'
James M. Connolly  
11/6/2014   30 comments
Analytics in HR software can provide benefits such as better recruitment and management, but there is the spectre of intruding on employee privacy.
Hadoop Will Become Mandatory
Doug Henschen  
11/6/2014   6 comments
Forrester says economics will make Hadoop a requirement for companies as the consulting firm predicts new roles, new software sources, and an end to skills shortage for 2015.
A Glimpse Into PBLS: Thoughts From Jim Goodnight
James M. Connolly  
11/6/2014   2 comments
In a wide-ranging interview, SAS founder and CEO Jim Goodnight told attendees at the Premier Business Leadership Series conference how the company survived the recession and where there are new opportunities for business analytics.
Are You Honing Your Craft or Just Hammering Nails?
James M. Connolly  
11/3/2014   7 comments
During last week's A2 Radio Show, Booz Allen Hamilton experts explained why data science is, in reality, a trade craft where you learn from the experienced story tellers and from your own mistakes.
Who Sold My Data?
Tom Sattler  
11/3/2014   7 comments
Consider just how many of your daily actions provide a company with data about you that can be sold on the open market.
 Data Science & the Data-Driven Culture
Digital Audio  
10/30/2014   134 comments
Booz Allen Hamilton data science experts Josh Sullivan and Ezmeralda Khalilwill share their lessons learned and best-practices advice for building a data science team and data-driven culture during this A2 Radio episode.
A2 Book Club: Data Mining & Machine Learning
James M. Connolly  
10/29/2014   3 comments
The next edition of the All Analytics Book Club is ready for launch. Sign up now to be one of the 10 A2 community members to get a free copy of Jared Dean's Big Data, Data Mining, and Machine Learning: Value Creation for Business Leaders and Practitioners.
Store First & Ask Questions Later
David Wagner  
10/21/2014   17 comments
Is there a "data funnel" when it comes to big data?
Industry Makes Analytics Strategic
James M. Connolly  
10/20/2014   33 comments
A survey by Accenture and GE highlights the reasons why industrial sector companies need to care about big data analytics.
Data Lake: An Emerging Approach to Big Data
Lalitha Chikkatur  
10/20/2014   6 comments
Data lakes have the potential to give analytics teams safe access to a broad range of enterprise data while saving on time and cost at the transformation stage.
Analytics are Charging up the Ice
James M. Connolly  
10/17/2014   7 comments
Professional hockey is scrambling to take advantage of analytics that have proven themselves in several other sports.
Goodbye, All Analytics
Beth Schultz  
10/15/2014   31 comments
It's been a fun three years, but now it's time to say goodbye.
Midmarket Companies: Bring on the Big Data
Beth Schultz  
10/9/2014   11 comments
The "big" in big data is no reflection of the size of the organization embracing its potential.
Analytics Top-of-Mind at Gartner Symposium
Curtis Franklin Jr.  
10/8/2014   14 comments
At the Gartner Symposium now taking place in Orlando, VP and Gartner Fellow Dave Aron spent 45 minutes laying out a 2015 CIO Agenda based on the idea of key "flips" CIOs must make.
Tools Too Good to Be True
Fabian Pascal  
10/6/2014   12 comments
Promised do-it-all data tools need to reflect a better understanding of how databases operate.
Data From on High Reshapes Our World View
Beth Schultz  
10/3/2014   11 comments
Satellite data can help solve puzzles, from the lofty to the mundane.
When Analytics Mean Hard Dollar Benefits
James M. Connolly  
9/30/2014   11 comments
Marketing may be the star in big data analytics, but other departments can play pretty strong supporting roles.
HR in an Analytics, Data Recruiting Conundrum
Beth Schultz  
9/30/2014   19 comments
The LinkedIn-style sourcing that's served human resources so well for so many positions is falling short for data analytics, big data, and data science hiring, one recruiter says.
Let Training Foster Analytics Understanding
James M. Connolly  
9/29/2014   15 comments
An MIT program profiled by InformationWeek is an example of what corporate managers need to gain an understanding and acceptance of big data analytics.
Big Data the JPL Way
Daniel D. Gutierrez  
9/29/2014   10 comments
Big data at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena certainly has the necessary three "V's" of volume, variety, and velocity, in a big way.
Give the Analytics Buildup Its Due
Beth Schultz  
9/25/2014   12 comments
The analytics mandate may lead to some companies acting without enough thought.
Big Data Gets Screen Time in Fall TV Kickoff
Beth Schultz  
9/24/2014   24 comments
TV scriptwriters are fascinated by this thing called "big data."
The Cloud & Other Forces -- Climate Change, or Just the Weather?
Leo Sadovy  
9/23/2014   Post a comment
Assessing major IT and business trends from a "what's in it for me?" perspective.
Rogue Analytics: The Thing That Wouldn't Leave
James M. Connolly  
9/23/2014   8 comments
It's time to put the brakes on rogue IT and get central IT and business unit analytics groups working together.
Big-Data Watch: Civil Liberty Infringements
Beth Schultz  
9/23/2014   6 comments
A new report from public policy advisory firm Robinson & Yu aims to open discussions about what happens when big data intersects with civil liberty.
Data Inspires Art
Beth Schultz  
9/22/2014   18 comments
Artists are finding inspiration in data.
Common Sense Has to Rule on Big-Data Bias
James M. Connolly  
9/18/2014   12 comments
The Federal Trade Commission's discussion of exclusionary and biased big-data initiatives can serve as a call for data scientists and their clients to ask hard questions of their data.
7 Benefits From Using Marketing Analytics
John Balla  
9/18/2014   3 comments
In a new report, TDWI highlights the seven benefits of using marketing analytics.
It's Your Data -- Own It & Earn From It
Beth Schultz  
9/17/2014   11 comments
Nell Merlino, an advocate for women's economic empowerment, is throwing her weight behind an organization aimed at enabling personal data independence.
Medical Calculators Bring Data Science to Treatment
James M. Connolly  
9/16/2014   20 comments
Healthcare professionals have dragged their medical calculators out of the back office to patient-facing positions.
What Age Has Dawned for Analytics?
Pierre DeBois  
9/16/2014   12 comments
Is there a movement towards consolidation among analytic vendors, or is this a time of second-coming growth of analytics?
Disruptive Discussions: Internet of Things
Kent Sanders  
9/11/2014   6 comments
Don't make the mistake of thinking that the IoT is just for home automation; think about the business potential.
Fitting Big Data Into an RFP-Driven World
James M. Connolly  
9/10/2014   13 comments
The old-line RFP model requires shoehorning an unstructured concept into a structured process.
7 Tips for Keeping Your Analytics Talent Happy
Beth Schultz  
9/10/2014   12 comments
Analytics talent could be even harder to retain than to find in the first place.
Big Data: The World Beyond BI
James M. Connolly  
9/9/2014   7 comments
It's time to rethink our approach to data-related terminology and view big data as a giant leap beyond BI.
 Big Data, Big Innovation: Enabling Competitive Differentiation Through Business Analytics
Digital Audio  
9/9/2014   70 comments
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.
Lenovo CAO Sees Cloud Analytics as No-Brainer
Beth Schultz  
9/9/2014   13 comments
Anthony Volpe, Lenovo's chief corporate analytics officer, tells us why cloud was a no-brainer decision for him.
Fill the Other Analytics Talent Gap
James M. Connolly  
9/5/2014   7 comments
While companies deal with the data scientist shortage, they shouldn't forget the need to educate the average business manager about using data analytics to solve business problems.
Southwest Flies With Mu Sigma Learning Program
Beth Schultz  
9/3/2014   Post a comment
Teaching companies like Southwest Airlines about analytics at scale is a goal of one decision sciences firm's decision to offer an advanced education program for clients.
Space: Next Big Data Frontier?
Kevin Casey  
9/3/2014   3 comments
Relaxed regulations and greater affordability soon could fill the skies with satellites put there to collect images and other data for businesses hoping to get a leg up on the competition.
Making Analytics a Corporate Strategic Role
Mary E. Shacklett  
9/2/2014   1 comment
CXOs have to fix the disconnects between themselves and big data, one analytics consultant advises.
A2 Twofer: Big-Data Innovation & Decoding Employee Data
Beth Schultz  
9/1/2014   Post a comment
Join us for an e-chat on big-data innovation on Tuesday, Sept. 2, and a video chat on the decoded company and improved employee productivity on Thursday, Sept. 4.
3 Reasons Why Data Use Is Spreading
Beth Schultz  
8/29/2014   32 comments
Chris Jennings, a longtime data management consultant, tells us about the shifting interest in data he's seen among clients at Collaborative Consulting.
Data That Keeps Fido Fit
James M. Connolly  
8/29/2014   41 comments
Dog monitoring company Whistle should have done the true big-data thing to measure dog activity.
NFL's Pats Get a Kick From 'Great Data'
Sandra Gittlen  
8/28/2014   20 comments
You don't need big data if you have "great data," says Fred Kirsch, vice president of content and publisher for the New England Patriots and Kraft Sports Productions.
The Downside of Making Data Go Poof
James M. Connolly  
8/27/2014   12 comments
Your legal counsel may think deleting lots of data is a way to stay out of trouble, but it doesn't help the big-data initiative.
GE Powers Internet of Agriculture
Doug Henschen  
8/27/2014   4 comments
GE helps grain-equipment company TempuTech put sensors, big-data analysis, and cloud-based reporting to work with an Internet of Things service.
Automate Your Analytics & Master the Limbo
Beth Schultz  
8/26/2014   8 comments
Like limbo dancers, today's businesses have to be agile and flexible in how they address big-data analytics.
A2 Twofer: Talking About Big-Data Innovation & Customer Profitability
Beth Schultz  
8/25/2014   3 comments
Join us in an e-chat discussion today at 3:00 p.m. ET on big-data innovation and Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 2:00 p.m. ET for an A2 Radio episode on customer profitability.
How to Approach the Big-Data Privacy Peril
Beth Schultz  
8/22/2014   23 comments
David Burg, PwC cybersecurity lead, provides advice on how to approach the challenge of building a privacy-aware big-data strategy.
10 Big Data Online Courses
Kevin Casey  
8/21/2014   20 comments
IT pros looking to add big data skills to their career toolkit can benefit from online learning opportunities, often without breaking the bank.
A New Generation Finds Innovation in Analytics
James M. Connolly  
8/20/2014   2 comments
Data and analytics put their stamp on the work done by the entrepreneurs on MIT's 35 Innovators Under 35 list.
Data Driven: Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications Coming Soon
Jeff Bertolucci  
8/20/2014   12 comments
For proposed V2V safety systems to work in the real world, a free flow of data between connected cars is essential. Naturally, the devil's in the details.
Putting Patient-Generated Data Into Perspective
Beth Schultz  
8/20/2014   9 comments
Steve Escaravage, longtime health data scientist, lays out the opportunities and challenges of patient-generated data.
Big Data: Don't Make It Too Complicated
James M. Connolly  
8/18/2014   7 comments
Keep key principles in mind to prevent your big-data strategy from becoming bloated and complex.
Data Science Talent & the Email Snowstorm
James M. Connolly  
8/13/2014   12 comments
In a matter of days, the talk of data science's sexiness has been swamped by the 100-emails factoid.
Analytics Startup Prescribes Fix for RX Errors
Ariella Brown  
8/13/2014   57 comments
MedAware, an Israeli startup, applies big-data analytics to the often deadly problem of prescription error.
You Can't Hide From Pryin' Eyes
James M. Connolly  
8/12/2014   8 comments
The little things in a data-gathering and analytics initiative can make the all difference between a partnership and sleaziness.
When Data Joins the Dark Side
Jeff Bertolucci  
8/12/2014   6 comments
A big-data stockpile may contain dark data -- unstructured, unclassified information that you can't put to good use. Maybe it's time to find it.
SAS, NC State Ink Master Plan for Analytics Research
Beth Schultz  
8/11/2014   10 comments
SAS and North Carolina State University forge analytics research agreement aimed at streamlining the startup efforts.
Do These 5 Things to Improve Your Marketing Data
John Balla  
8/11/2014   Post a comment
Marketing expert Ruth P. Stevens shares five steps to take to maintain data accuracy.

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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.
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Good Data, Smarter Travel

4|24|14   |   2:50   |   (4) comments

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

4|23|14   |   2:39   |   (0) comments

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.
Beth Schultz
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.
Beth Schultz
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

4|21|14   |   4:11   |   (0) comments

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.
Beth Schultz
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.
Beth Schultz
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.

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.