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See How Data is Revolutionizing Healthcare
Digital Audio  
2/25/2016   Post a comment
Data analytics and mobile technologies are changing the doctor/patient relationship, personalizing medicine, and providing clues to future treatments.
Quantum Physics and the Shifting Foundation of Analytics
Bryan Beverly  
2/8/2016   4 comments
Quantum physics and quantum computing could turn many of the core principles of analytics on their heads. Big becomes small. True becomes maybe. Predictability becomes unpredictability.
Your Cyber Nightmare
Quick Poll  
2/8/2016   4 comments
Your Data, Your Health, Your Doctor
James M. Connolly  
2/5/2016   10 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   11 comments
So, what was there to be happy about on Data Privacy Day? Not much.
Kicking The Analytic Tires
Pierre DeBois  
2/1/2016   13 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   48 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   19 comments
With the growing importance of customer analytics in organizations, the ability to extract insight and embed it back into organizational processes is at the forefront of business transformation. However, this requires considerations for where relevant data resides, the ability to reshape it for downstream analytic tasks (predictive modeling vs. reporting), and how to take action on the derived insights.
Big Data: What's In a Name?
David Wagner  
1/26/2016   7 comments
The language we use around "big data" or "analytics" is changing. How your CEO is adjusting to that changing lingual landscape might say more about your depertment's success or failure with analytics than any metric.
Will Big Data Go to War?
James M. Connolly  
1/25/2016   19 comments
A US Army colonel explores how big data analytics could lower the risks involved in modern urban warfare.
Retailís Big Show Prompts Big Questions While Offering Big Solutions
Lenny Liebmann  
1/22/2016   34 comments
The National Retail Foundation did a spectacular job of bringing the tech industryís top players together for a smorgasbord of solutions that couldnít help but overwhelm attendees with its breadth and sophistication.
We're Talking About Your Jobs
James M. Connolly  
1/20/2016   6 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   41 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 Ďbig honking data cubeí 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
Information Graphic  
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   12 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.
 Analytics Best Practices: Plan for the Human Factor
Digital Audio  
10/14/2015   117 comments
Planning for how business people will use the data an analytics program generates.
Analytics Talent: See How Success Breeds Success
James M. Connolly  
10/13/2015   1 comment
Data in our recent interactive infographic sets the stage for the new All Analytics Academy: Build a Successful Analytics Team. There's a lot you can learn about becoming an analytical innovator.
Beyond the Basics: Whatís Next in Predictive Analytics for Hotels?
Kelly A. McGuire  
10/12/2015   4 comments
There are new and exciting use cases for predictive analytics on the horizon for hotel organizations. As the industry as a whole grapples with big data, you can better come to terms with the data from the explosion of interaction points with our guests.
Gartner Says We're in the Algorithmic Economy
David Wagner  
10/12/2015   14 comments
At last week's Gartner Symposium keynote, Gartner analysts put your job front and center for your whole company.
SAS Analytics 2015: A Learning Opportunity
James M. Connolly  
10/8/2015   3 comments
The SAS-hosted conferences coming up in Las Vegas later this month -- Analytics 2015, PBLS, and CAO Summit -- offer an opportunity for self-directed educational experiences.
A2 Radio: Humans, Tigers, and Common Sense
James M. Connolly  
10/7/2015   12 comments
Don't forget the human element -- people who will consume data and put it into action -- in an analytics initiative. Chris Mazzei, global chief analytics officer at Ernst & Young, joins All Analytics Radio to share best practices in understanding from the start of a project how the resulting data might address business problems, change people's jobs, and change how customers interact with an organization.
Big Data: Itís Not Just Where You Are
Mary E. Shacklett  
10/6/2015   8 comments
For many companies a move to big data has been limited to use of location data, but there are so many other data types that they can use to make money and keep customers happy.
Why You Want to Care About Hadoop
James M. Connolly  
10/5/2015   3 comments
SAS Vice President, Big Data, Paul Kent shared his thoughts on Hadoop adoption, Hadoop's benefits, and the SAS approach to utilizing Hadoop in interviews at Strata+Hadoop last week.
When Sports Analytics Is a Fantasy
Matthew Brodsky  
10/5/2015   29 comments
For all the noise about fantasy sports, when it comes to winning by delving into piles of data, that's not for the casual fantasy player.
At Strata + Hadoop: Think Data and Decisions
James M. Connolly  
10/2/2015   2 comments
Keynoters at Strata+Hadoop made the most of 10-minute timeslots to get the audience thinking about new ideas and new approaches to decisions.
Marketing Analytics Lessons From the KGB
Leo Sadovy  
10/1/2015   9 comments
If a Cold War era intelligence agency knew how to identify western spies using key indicators, you probably have indicators that show what your customers are likely to do.
Smartphones Open Doors, Literally
Ariella Brown  
9/29/2015   68 comments
Hotel chains are moving toward enabling guests to open their room doors and gain other benefits through smart phone apps.
The Right Time for Real-Time Analytics
Pierre DeBois  
9/25/2015   8 comments
Real time data has its purposes but think before you react and change your strategy based on real time snippets.
 See How Your Analytics Initiative Measures Up
Digital Audio  
9/24/2015   50 comments
All Analytics hosts a discussion with Blue Hill Research's James Haight on his firm's state of enterprise analytics survey.
A2 Radio: A Life of Comparison for the Analytics Pro
James M. Connolly  
9/24/2015   1 comment
As your life of comparing yourself to others rolls along, let's talk about how your analytics initiative compares with those of others. Let's have some fun on A2 Radio today at 2 pm (EDT).
At Netflix, Data Takes on a Starring Role
James M. Connolly  
9/23/2015   63 comments
Data and analytics are critical as Netflix evolves, but the video distribution company has to keep its focus on the core business and how data can drive success.
Analytics Step up for Cybersecurity
James M. Connolly  
9/21/2015   30 comments
Among the sessions at an upcoming SAS government leadership forum is one focusing on the role of advanced analytics in cybersecurity.
A Data Management Primer
Jim Schakenbach  
9/18/2015   15 comments
Whether you grew your career in marketing or manufacturing or in the C-suite, and you now have responsibilities for analytics, here are some basic best practices in data management for those analytics pros who are new to databases.
Laws Still Lag the Moving Target of Technology
James M. Connolly  
9/17/2015   22 comments
Too often, the due consideration that a new technology-focused law or policy requires means that the game changes long before the legislation is enacted.
Understanding the Modern Data Analyst
James Haight  
9/16/2015   3 comments
A Blue Hill Research survey shows traditional BI is still a dominant use case for analytics, and that new approaches and new data sources are on the way. Learn more in the September 24 All Analytics Radio Show.
Back to the Basics Part Two: What Can Hoteliers Do With Analytics?
Kelly A. McGuire  
9/16/2015   3 comments
Data and analytics can benefit not only the individual hotel departments but also can support cross-department coordination.
The IoT: Secure, But Only if You Want It to Be
James M. Connolly  
9/15/2015   5 comments
The Internet of Things doesn't have to be a security nightmare. Companies have an opportunity to get security right, but first they have to take security seriously and be willing to build the IoT from the ground up.
Big Data & New Tech Drive Demand for Developers
Kishore Jethanandani  
9/15/2015   12 comments
Corporate interest in big data is driving new technology developments, and those new technologies spawn demand for new developer skillsets.
Curiosity Doesn't Kill the Corporation
James M. Connolly  
9/14/2015   10 comments
Now that there is more attention on the importance of CEOs to exhibit curiosity, maybe that will help to validate the role of curious analytics professionals.
At Boeing, Keeping the Tech/Human Balance
James M. Connolly  
9/10/2015   6 comments
A conference speaker issues a reminder to analytics professionals that the key person in their big data initiative really is a person.
Analytics Pro: Now, the Compensation Counselor
James M. Connolly  
9/9/2015   8 comments
There's an idea floating around for employees to use big data to make their case for a raise. Maybe the analytics professional can lend a hand, perhaps adding credibility to HR's compensation analysis. Or, maybe analysts can set up their own little business advising their coworkers at salary review time.
Data, Analytics Help Fight Forest Fires
Curtis Franklin Jr.  
9/9/2015   13 comments
Cameron Tongier of the US Fish and Wildlife Service Fire Management Branch spoke with InformationWeek from his temporary office near a fire line in Idaho. He's one of several front-line wildfire managers we spoke with about the long arc of data analysis that leads up to daily situation reports for wildfire managers.
Marketing Transparency as a Competitive Advantage
John Balla  
9/9/2015   1 comment
There's plenty to be gained from today's marketing campaigns as long as an organization remains transparent in how it balances customer needs with corporate goals.
How Analytics Pros Can Shape the Next Generation
James M. Connolly  
9/8/2015   7 comments
Building partnerships between businesses and colleges can help to ensure a supply of young analytics talent down the road, but it means a time commitment by the businesses.
Back to the Basics Part One: An Analytics Primer for Hoteliers
Kelly A. McGuire  
9/8/2015   Post a comment
Kelly and Natalie explore some of the types of analytics that could prove useful to hotel operators.
The Data Question: Innovation or Buffalo Wings?
James M. Connolly  
9/4/2015   14 comments
In a new twist on the chicken or egg question, can a company find success without analytics talent, or find talent without being successful?
How Energy is Tackling Big Data and the IoT
Anne-Lindsay Beall  
9/4/2015   4 comments
Big data and the Internet of Things are both driving and addressing change in the utility sector.
 Hire and Manage a Great Analytics Team
Digital Audio  
9/1/2015   152 comments
Learn how the right analytics team can drive success in the enterprise.
 Use Mobile Analytics to See the Big Picture
Digital Audio  
9/1/2015   83 comments
Use mobile analytics to track devices far beyond the phone inventory
A2 Radio: Analytics Start With the Team
James M. Connolly  
9/1/2015   18 comments
Join All Analytics Radio today when CenturyLink's Chief Science Officer Manav Misra discusses how to assemble and manage a top analytics team.
Going Digital Won't Be Cheap or Easy
James M. Connolly  
8/31/2015   19 comments
The costs of modernization and a move to data-driven decision making aren't minor, but there are a couple of ways to make an infrastructure upgrade work for your company.
Intel Says We Don't Know Big Data
David Wagner  
8/31/2015   26 comments
If you want to find success in using big data focus on how well you can get facts into the hands of managers who want to make better decisions.
Our Fall Curriculum: Build a Great Analytics Team
James M. Connolly  
8/27/2015   38 comments
Our A2 Radio Show on Tuesday, September 1, kicks off a four-month focus on building and managing the enterprise analytics team.
Big Model: The Necessary Complement to Big Data
Leo Sadovy  
8/27/2015   11 comments
Matching the right model with the right data in a big data world requires a careful balancing act.

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