A2's Latest Content on Big Data
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Hire and Manage a Great Analytics Team
Digital Audio  
9/1/2015   1 comment
Learn how the right analytics team can drive success in the enterprise.
Our Fall Curriculum: Build a Great Analytics Team
James M. Connolly  
8/27/2015   9 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   2 comments
Matching the right model with the right data in a big data world requires a careful balancing act.
It's Time for Analytics Pros Against Data Abuse
James M. Connolly  
8/26/2015   3 comments
Maybe it's time for analytics professionals -- those of you who seek the truth through data -- to take to the streets to lead the world in a quest for proper use of good data.
 Use Mobile Analytics to See the Big Picture
Digital Audio  
8/26/2015   83 comments
Use mobile analytics to track devices far beyond the phone inventory
Does Your Company Need A Chief Data Officer?
Thomas Claburn  
8/25/2015   2 comments
Companies that have CDOs tend to perform better than those without, according to a report from Forrester.
A Peek Into the Analytics-Business Relationship
James M. Connolly  
8/25/2015   1 comment
We've seen some thawing in the relationship between analytics teams and business leaders. The question is about how much progress really has been made.
You Have the Right Data; Now Use It!
Lauren Tucker  
8/21/2015   21 comments
If you are waiting to get some big data, look around, you might have more good data than you think.
 Survive the Digital Transformation
Digital Audio  
8/18/2015   85 comments
Analytics are helping to drive a digital transformation and can help you survive it.
For the Big Data Newbie: Fundamentals Matter
James M. Connolly  
8/17/2015   11 comments
Sometimes we need to be reminded that what we can do with big data isn't what we should do. Keep the focus on how data can solve business challenges.
The Data Grab Bag Game
Cartoon  
8/13/2015   18 comments
A Flood Model for the Rest of Us
Matthew Brodsky  
8/11/2015   9 comments
A new modeling tool promises to help property buyers assess their coastal flood risks, but it also raises a few questions.
How to Foster Innovation in Analytics
Bryan Beverly  
8/6/2015   22 comments
The corporate challenges remain, figuring where to innovate and balancing time spent on innovation with the requirements of operations.
Visualize This: The Bosses Like Your Report
James M. Connolly  
8/5/2015   4 comments
Experience with visualization tools and techniques is one of the most desired skills among analytics professionals, whether they want to improve their own lot or hire great talent.
Self-Service Business Intelligence Proves Itself
Jim Schakenbach  
8/4/2015   21 comments
There's growing interest in giving more mid-range managers access to self-service analytics, with some organizations opting for a combined centralized/decentralized analytics structure.
What IoT Is & What IoT Ain't
James M. Connolly  
8/3/2015   18 comments
Our new slide show guides you through some of the key takeaways from the recent All Analytics Academy program on the Internet of Things, and offers some perspective on what you can do with IoT today.
Imagining the IoT's Influence
Pierre DeBois  
7/31/2015   23 comments
The Solid conference on new technology highlighted not only the opportunities for the Internet of Things but how analytics pros have to be deeply involved in IoT initiatives.
You Can Define the Modern Data Analyst
James M. Connolly  
7/30/2015   20 comments
Members of the All Analytics community are invited to take part in a survey by Blue Hill Research as the consultancy compiles a profile of the modern data analyst.
Analytics Skills Gap: Drive Innovation Through Data Intelligence
James M. Connolly  
7/29/2015   3 comments
Maryanne Schretzman, executive director of the New York City Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence (CIDI), discusses why analytics professionals would want to work in an organization that is devoted to helping people live better lives.
 Health Analytics: Find Data Beyond the Hospital Doors
Digital Audio  
7/28/2015   47 comments
Creative use of new data sources beyond factors like blood pressure readings can give patients a healthier future
Time for New Spending and ROI Metrics
James M. Connolly  
7/28/2015   17 comments
Judging enterprise interest in analytics calls for a new metric that looks beyond what companies spend on hardware, software, and services.
A2 Radio: Analytics-based Innovation in Healthcare
James M. Connolly  
7/23/2015   7 comments
Learn about the role that analytics can play in improving patient health while helping to manage healthcare costs when Bob Gladden of CareSource joins All Analytics Radio on Tuesday.
 Finding Answers Through Prescriptive Analytics
Digital Audio  
7/21/2015   117 comments
Learn what prescriptive analytics can do for your organization, and how to get there from predictive analytics.
Next up for Data Science: Prescriptive Analytics
James M. Connolly  
7/21/2015   3 comments
Today at 2 pm (EDT) All Analytics Radio examines the next stage in the evolution of data science, prescriptive analytics that spot business challenges in your data but suggest solutions.
Analytics Pros: Heads and Hearts in the Right Places
James M. Connolly  
7/20/2015   2 comments
An All Analytics and InformationWeek survey shows that analytics professionals simply want to do a good job, solve business problems, and help their organizations succeed. That is, if their employers let them.
Learn About Prescriptive Analytics on A2 Radio
James M. Connolly  
7/16/2015   1 comment
Join All Analytics Radio as Blue Hill Research's Hyoun Park discusses the potential for prescriptive analytics in the enterprise and shares best practices on preparing for a move to that next stage in analytics.
Big Data Demands Big Quality
Leo Sadovy  
7/16/2015   9 comments
When it comes to ensuring data quality, the concepts traditionally applied to structured data can provide benefits even with today's unstructured data.
Not the Hadoop You Thought You Knew
James M. Connolly  
7/16/2015   2 comments
Speakers at SAS Live! Experience the Power of Analytics + Hadoop event this week outlined just how dramatic the evolution of Hadoop has been and how it changes corporate approaches to analytics.
Share Ideas for the Analytics Talent Crunch
James M. Connolly  
7/10/2015   17 comments
It's time for analytics leaders to get creative if they want to fill out their big data teams over the next couple of years. Check out what Walmart did with Kaggle, and then suggest your fresh ideas for hiring analytics talent.
Technology in Healthcare, Chipping Away
James M. Connolly  
7/8/2015   11 comments
While many tech initiatives are chipping away at the problem, use of data and analytics in healthcare is a bigger challenge than we thought.
SAS and Hadoop Shape an Analytics Culture
James M. Connolly  
7/6/2015   6 comments
There's a new analytics culture that is taking shape as people at all levels of enterprises recognize the value of data-driven decisions. That's the subject of a global series of SAS roadshows.
Voice of the Customer With Analytics in the Cloud
John Balla  
7/6/2015   7 comments
Your enterprise doesn't have to be as big or complex as Lenovo to benefit from SAS-based analytics initiatives.
'Big' Still Haunts Analytics
James M. Connolly  
7/2/2015   30 comments
A scan of news headlines leaves a sense of negativity about "big data." Let's lose the "big" part.
Fog Analytics: Bringing Cloud Vapors to IoT Fields
Kishore Jethanandani  
7/2/2015   12 comments
Fog computing places processing where it makes the most sense in a distributed network.
Tales From the Data Crypt
Cartoon  
7/1/2015   22 comments
Born to Be Wild: Analyzing Motorcycle Data
Robert Allison  
7/1/2015   16 comments
Robert combines multiple data sources to get a picture of the trends in motorcycle deaths.
Find a Cure for Geek Speak
James M. Connolly  
6/30/2015   32 comments
It's time to cast a new role in the tech group: a translator who can explain some of those techie terms to the common man (the executive board).
Finding The Light on Dark Social Sentiment
Pierre DeBois  
6/29/2015   67 comments
Some organizations are making early progress in capturing information in the Dark Social world of apps.
When Value From Analytics Means M-O-N-E-Y
James M. Connolly  
6/25/2015   2 comments
If your organization is ready to embark on its first analytics project, avoid the squishy and find opportunities that translate into revenue or savings.
The Internet of Things as Your Link to Customers
AllAnalytics Academy  
6/23/2015   68 comments
Your organization can use IoT data to strengthen its relationships with customers and business partners.
The IoT: Efficiency and Beyond
James M. Connolly  
6/23/2015   12 comments
The All Analytics Academy: The IoT Joins the Enterprise wraps up today when Zimana's Pierre DeBois examines how the Internet of Things can help to strengthen your ties with customers and trusted partners.
Put Internet of Things Data into Action
AllAnalytics Academy  
6/18/2015   76 comments
When you have your IoT data in hand, it's time to use it for better decision making, improved customer relationships, and operational efficiencies.
Analytics: Start With the Digital Foundation
James M. Connolly  
6/17/2015   1 comment
The key to an analytics strategy isn't force-feeding data to business managers. Maybe it's a matter of building a digital environment in the organization, and getting all employees to embrace mobile access and concepts such as the cloud and analytics.
Strategies for Managing & Using All That Data
AllAnalytics Academy  
6/16/2015   21 comments
Finding value in IoT data calls for setting up a solid data management, analysis, and security structure.
Analytics Skills Gap: Bankers' Views on Talent
James M. Connolly  
6/16/2015   4 comments
Executives of BBVA Compass discuss the challenges of hiring analytics talent, the appeal of the Sunbelt, a global support system, the value of keeping pace with new analytics apps, and the joy of working with social media.
 Learn Why Analytics Are at Home in the Cloud
Digital Audio  
6/15/2015   26 comments
Efficiency and scalability help make the case for considering the cloud for an analytics initiative.
Radio, Academy & More: No Summer Doldrums Here
James M. Connolly  
6/15/2015   2 comments
All Analytics Radio will be on the air today, launching a flurry of early summer on-air, live, and blog activity.
Analyze Your Vacation Rental Risk; No One Else Is
Maryam Donnelly  
6/14/2015   11 comments
The evolving vacation rental market presents an opportunity to collect and analyze data that might assure renters a safe getaway.
The IoT Infrastructure, From Device to Database
AllAnalytics Academy  
6/11/2015   71 comments
Implementing an IoT initiative could mean changes to your infrastructure, from sensors up the line to data management tools.
A2 Radio: The Cloud as a Home for Analytics
James M. Connolly  
6/11/2015   Post a comment
Join All Analytics Radio on Monday, June 15 when our guest is blogger and THINKstrategies founder Jeff Kaplan. We'll be talking about the cloud as a suitable home for many analytics applications.
Next Up: An Infrastructure for Your IoT Strategy
James M. Connolly  
6/11/2015   2 comments
Our next All Analytics Academy session -- Thursday, June 11, at 2 pm -- features a look at the infrastructure that supports an IoT strategy. We're not just talking about cables and computers, but people and processes too.
The Data Scientist as Prophet
Bryan Beverly  
6/10/2015   43 comments
Like prophets of old, today's data scientists have to carve out a role that sometimes supports and sometimes challenges the edicts of those in power. It means that those data scientists often have to weigh political considerations when presenting data that runs counter to the beliefs and goals of today's kings of business.
Find Your Opportunities for the Internet of Things
AllAnalytics Academy  
6/9/2015   85 comments
Learn what the IoT means to your organization and the opportunities it brings.
Analytics Bring Opportunities for Change at Utilities
James M. Connolly  
6/8/2015   10 comments
Research into the utility sector highlights how customer analytics can drive change and benefit both the companies and their customers.
Boston Gets Green Light for Big Data Projects
Matthew Brodsky  
6/5/2015   11 comments
Analytics are helping with traffic management and enforcement in Boston and other cities.
When Big Data Tells Us What We Already Know
James M. Connolly  
6/4/2015   14 comments
For all of the value that big data analytics can bring us, some initiatives take the long route to find the obvious.
Twitter and Smartphones Accurately Estimate Crowds
Curtis Franklin Jr.  
6/3/2015   9 comments
Researchers from England's University of Warwick have turned to smartphones and Twitter to estimate crowd sizes quickly and accurately as part of the Big Data Challenge.
Analytics in the Spotlight at DIA 2015
James M. Connolly  
6/2/2015   Post a comment
SAS and other companies will be highlighting the crucial role that analytics play in pharmaceuticals and healthcare when the DIA 2015 opens in Washington next week.
A2 Academy: How You Can Find Benefits in the IoT
James M. Connolly  
6/1/2015   7 comments
All Analytics kicks off its new A2 Academy next week, providing analytics professionals with valuable advice on how organizations can narrow their focus on the Internet of Things and pursue the benefits that are critical to their organizations.
Build a Pro-Analytics IT Infrastructure
Jim Schakenbach  
6/1/2015   5 comments
Some key steps and guidelines can get your organization ready for a culture of analytics.
Don't Mess With Facts, That is if You Have Them
James M. Connolly  
5/29/2015   15 comments
There are lessons for all of us in the publishing mess unraveling around a UCLA grad student's "research".
Avoid 'Big Data Paralysis” - A Guide for Hoteliers
Kelly A. McGuire  
5/27/2015   25 comments
Given how competitive the environment is becoming and how fast technology is moving, hotels cannot afford to wait until everything is perfect before moving on to the next step in their big data analytics initiative.
 Analytics: Your Defense Against Cyber Threats
Digital Audio  
5/27/2015   60 comments
Real-time analytics step forward as a key to cybersecurity.
Digital Data World: Living in Your Digital Wake
Emmett Cox  
5/27/2015   16 comments
Consider just how clear a data trail we might be leaving behind us every day, but also how much of that data is or isn't of value to an organization.
A2 Radio Wednesday: Analytics Boost Cybersecurity
James M. Connolly  
5/26/2015   22 comments
Join All Analytics Radio Wednesday at 2 pm (EDT) when security expert Ray Boisvert discusses the opportunities that organizations have to tighten up their cybersecurity defenses by implementing analytics-based security technologies and techniques.
Humans Will Keep Jobs, Guiding a Machine
James M. Connolly  
5/22/2015   58 comments
Stop blaming machines -- those analytics-driven engines -- for job losses. Computers and other machines are changing, not eliminating jobs.
Why You Need to Care about Driverless Cars, AI & Robots
Susan Nunziata  
5/21/2015   39 comments
Everybody loves to talk about a future filled with driverless cars, robots to tend to our every need, and artificial intelligence that can solve our problems. But does it all really matter for CIOs?
Transparency and the Information Arms Race
Leo Sadovy  
5/21/2015   6 comments
Our reliance on data and the threats that reliance brings to an organization or individual could mirror what happened back in the Cambrian explosion.
Explain Data Scientist to a Kid: Hmmm!
James M. Connolly  
5/21/2015   5 comments
All Analytics asked attendees at the InformationWeek Conference how they would explain the role of a data scientist to a 5-year-old. How would you word it?
 Big Data & Big Pharma: How Analytics Might Save Your Life
Digital Audio  
5/19/2015   37 comments
There are lessons you can learn from the pharmaceutical industry's use of big data analytics.
Television Upfronts Explain the Impact of Content Marketing
John Balla  
5/19/2015   21 comments
Content marketers can learn a lesson from the annual television preview events known as Upfronts.
Healthcare Transformation Starts With the Data
James M. Connolly  
5/18/2015   16 comments
SAS will host its Health Analytics Virtual Forum on Wednesday, May 20, from 8 am to 4 pm.
Data Scientists Score on Payday
James M. Connolly  
5/14/2015   11 comments
While pay for data scientists edges upward, one way a data scientist can pad their wallet is by changing jobs.
Utilities: Time to Adopt Analytics
James M. Connolly  
5/13/2015   17 comments
A Capgemini Consulting report shows that utilities have been slow to embrace analytics, but that they are starting to see the opportunities that data can present.
Virtual Forum: Data-driven Decisions in Financial Services
James M. Connolly  
5/11/2015   1 comment
Leaders from the financial services sector and SAS experts will participate in the SAS Financial Services Virtual Forum on Thursday.
Analytics Unite Farmers and Underwriters
Mary E. Shacklett  
5/11/2015   5 comments
Analytics play a key role in precision farming and, increasingly, help farmers get insurance on their crops.
Hiring: When Money Takes a Back Seat
James M. Connolly  
5/8/2015   20 comments
Following up on advice from A2 Radio Show guest John Reed, we want to know what it would take to get you to change employers.
SAS's Goodnight & Davis: The Road to Data-Driven Decisions
James M. Connolly  
5/6/2015   18 comments
The Internet of Things and data-driven decision making have made plenty of progress but general adoption, in the corporate world has a way to go. SAS CEO Jim Goodnight and Executive VP Jim Davis shared their thoughts with A2.
A2's CIO Townhall: The Big Data Business Challenge
James M. Connolly  
5/6/2015   2 comments
CIOs voice confidence in how they are managing big data, but they are getting negative feedback from the business managers. A couple dozen IT leaders aired their thoughts on big data at the All Analytics Townhall during the InformationWeek Conference.
The New Map of Global Manufacturing
Leo Sadovy  
5/5/2015   9 comments
The collaboration between SAS and the United Nations is opening up cloud-based access to key UN international trade data for companies of all sizes.
See the People Behind the Numbers
James M. Connolly  
4/30/2015   30 comments
New York Times reporter Alan Schwarz shared a bit of advice that all analytics pros and their executives might want to keep in mind.
 Live Interviews From SAS Global Forum
Digital Audio  
4/28/2015   11 comments
All Analytics Radio will be on the air from the SAS Global Forum and Executive Conference in Dallas, featuring a private interview with SGF keynote speaker Jake Porway, founder of Datakind.
SAS Executive Conference: The Analytics Learning Experience
James M. Connolly  
4/28/2015   2 comments
Analytics leaders at the SAS Executive Conference shared some of the lessons learned in hiring and developing big data talent, finding the right speed for business decisions, and dealing with shadow IT.
Emancipating Big Data: Analytics Via the Cloud
Jeff Kaplan  
4/24/2015   14 comments
Cloud-based analytics tools promise not only to make use of big data more efficient for the enterprise, but pave the way for citizen data scientists to better utilize data.
Follow the Action at SAS Global Forum
James M. Connolly  
4/24/2015   1 comment
The SAS Global Forum and Executive Conference will have analytics professionals discussing and learning about the inner workings of technology but also how data analytics can help their companies and the world run better.
 How to Hire Great Analytics Talent
Digital Audio  
4/23/2015   51 comments
With the buzz around the shortage of data scientists, what is a hiring manager to do as they try to fill out the analytics team they need to execute on their organization's data strategy?
Ye Olde Information Overload
Leo Sadovy  
4/22/2015   8 comments
From the time of Gutenberg, information overload has presented challenges and required filters. Today, analytics plays the role of filter.
A2 Radio: Good Jobs and Good Deeds
James M. Connolly  
4/17/2015   3 comments
Join A2 Radio for advice from Robert Half Technology on how to recruit and retain data scientists and other analytics professionals at a time when there are dreary predictions of a talent shortage. Then, A2 Radio goes on the road to SAS Global Forum to explore how analytics pros can help make the world a better place.
No One Buys Hadoop
Christian Prokopp  
4/16/2015   13 comments
In launching a big data initiative the work extends far beyond the acquisition of Hadoop or other technologies.
Did You Have Too Much Bacon Today? HIMSS Activity Turns Focus to Wellness
James M. Connolly  
4/15/2015   9 comments
A key topic at the HIMSS 2015 conference is how data can be used to improve our wellness and reduce costs.
Public Data Amplifies Public Bias
David Wagner  
4/14/2015   8 comments
Confirmation bias is well-known, but public sources of data might go beyond confirmation to amplification.
Big Data Sheds the Show-Me Tag
James M. Connolly  
4/13/2015   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   7 comments
All the talk about the Internet of Things might take our minds off matters such as big data security, at least for now, and it could open the door for new approaches to data ownership.
Good Habits for Big Data
Leo Sadovy  
4/7/2015   9 comments
The key to a big data strategy rests in understanding from which end you want to start.
Four Steps to Help Your Company Embrace Analytics
Jim Schakenbach  
4/7/2015   2 comments
Analytics is the tool used to turn business intelligence into something useful. Without the ability to analyze and act upon the information gathered through business intelligence strategies, companies are simply sitting on top of big piles of big data.
Internet of Things: Why You Have to Care
James M. Connolly  
4/6/2015   12 comments
This week's 2015 IoT Day makes a strong case for enterprises and data science professionals to consider how they can utilize Internet of Things concepts in improving the efficiency of their own operations and their relationships with customers.
Five Keys to Effective Customer Experience Personalization
John Balla  
4/2/2015   5 comments
Learning even a little about your customers can be used to help you learn a lot.




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