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Live Interviews From SAS Global Forum
Digital Audio  
4/28/2015   Post a comment
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.
Emancipating Big Data: Analytics Via the Cloud
Jeff Kaplan  
4/24/2015   3 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   7 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   8 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   7 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   30 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   5 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   8 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   9 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   5 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   8 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   35 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   20 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.
Understand the Role of Mobile Analytics
James M. Connolly  
1/26/2015   15 comments
We need to better define mobile analytics and then focus on getting the true mobile apps to work the way they are supposed to.
Analytics: A Gap in the Market or a Market in the Gap?
Bryan Beverly  
1/23/2015   15 comments
So you want to be a data scientist. Understand why and how you want to make the move.
When Hoarded Data Turns Creepy
James M. Connolly  
1/22/2015   31 comments
There's something strange about seeing 25-year-old data show up in a completely unexpected place, and you wonder who thought it was a good idea to save it.
Glass: Tech Just for Tech's Sake
James M. Connolly  
1/16/2015   28 comments
The demise of Google Glass -- and good riddance.
Diagnosis: Your Data Is not 'Normal'
Leo Sadovy  
1/16/2015   2 comments
There are well over a hundred different statistical distributions other than “normal” available to characterize your data.
How Retail Gets It Right With Analytics
John Balla  
1/15/2015   Post a comment
With analytics, retailers can know exactly what customers want -– and make sure they get it.
 A Chat About Big Data, Machine Learning & Value
Digital Audio  
1/15/2015   125 comments
Join author Jared Dean for a discussion about his book, Big Data, Data Mining, and Machine Learning: Value Creation for Business Leaders and Practitioners.
The Analytics Skills Gap & the Real World
James M. Connolly  
1/15/2015   24 comments
Let's take a real world look at the big data talent shortage. Have your say in our new Quick Poll, and discuss the impact the skills shortage is having in your organization.
Lesson for Data Professionals: Accept 'It Depends'
James M. Connolly  
1/14/2015   4 comments
The variables in retail highlight why there's no one-size-fits-all when it comes to IT and analytics in particular.
It's Time to Put Big Data to Work
Rich Reimer  
1/13/2015   12 comments
To reap the real benefits of big data analytics we need to think beyond the core technology and look at people, process, and data management.
Discuss Big Data, Data Mining & Machine Learning
James M. Connolly  
1/12/2015   8 comments
Join the discussion of Jared Dean's book Big Data, Data Mining, and Machine Learning: Value Creation for Business Leaders and Practitioners in our online chat and A2 Radio Show.
Big Chief Data, Little Chief Data
Matthew Brodsky  
1/12/2015   14 comments
While there are plenty of advocates for the position of Chief Data Officer, opinions are split on a CDO's responsibility and reporting structure.
NRF: A Peek Into What's in Store for You
James M. Connolly  
1/9/2015   6 comments
Don't think about the NRF's Retail's Big Show next week as just being about retail. It will provide some signs of where where technology and big data analytics are leading all our industries.
My Body, My Life, My Health Data
James M. Connolly  
1/8/2015   32 comments
It's time to revisit the issue of who owns and holds personal medical information.
Big Data is a Quiet Star at CES
Jeff Bertolucci  
1/7/2015   20 comments
Big data is the underlying big story at CES 2015, as we see a flood of Internet-connected devices loaded with data sensors.
It's a Great Time to Be an Analyst
Emmett Cox  
1/7/2015   7 comments
The ability to visualize data -- its sources, its types, and relationships -- is now a core talent for analysts as they set out to design and build big-data applications.
Big Data Faces the Curse of the Calendar
James M. Connolly  
1/6/2015   9 comments
Predict progress in big data; plan for success with big data; but don't call 2015 the Year of Big Data. It's a curse.
Not-So-Big Data Works Just Fine
James M. Connolly  
12/26/2014   36 comments
I will stop saying "big data." I will stop saying "big data." I will focus on analytics in 2015 and beyond.
Data & All the Little Fishes That Swim in the Sea
James M. Connolly  
12/23/2014   14 comments
The global data initiative for monitoring fishing boats, organized by Google and others, won't be a giant leap in stopping overfishing.
6 Bold Predictions for 2015 & Big Data
Jeff Bertolucci  
12/19/2014   23 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   13 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   13 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   6 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.

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