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Why Marketing Is So Smart, Yet So Dumb
Lisa Morgan  
2/27/2017   6 comments
Marketing analytics has evolved with the increase in volumes of customer data. But can this increase in data really help us get a full view of the consumers?
How Cybersecurity Analytics Are Evolving
Lisa Morgan  
2/23/2017   16 comments
Cyber security continues to be an arms race as organizations race to protect against new kinds of attacks. Here's how analytics is making a difference.
Algorithms' Dark Side: Embedding Bias into Code
Ariella Brown  
2/22/2017   36 comments
Do algorithms and AI eliminate bias or do they encode the biases of models? New work on AI policies is designed to shine the light on the black box of model design and use.
CompTIA Adds Cyber Security Analytics Certification
Jessica Davis  
2/20/2017   14 comments
Career prospects are hot for both data analytics pros and cyber security specialists. Now CompTIA is introducing a certification that combines these specialities to apply analytics to cyber security.
What A Chief Analytics Officer Really Does
Lisa Morgan  
2/20/2017   3 comments
There has been plenty of talk about the need for a chief analytics officer or chief data officer. But do you ever wonder what they do for a living?
How Third Parties Can Hurt Your Marketing Analytics
Pierre DeBois  
2/16/2017   12 comments
Are your digital marketers creating gaps in customer privacy? They could be unless they vet tags and third-party app access.  Here's how to do the vetting.
Postmodern Analytics: The Emergence of ‘Alternative Facts’
Bryan Beverly  
2/14/2017   42 comments
If we observe competing truth claims in analytic methods, tools or work products, then are the truths absolute or relative?
Are Your Home Appliances Analyzing You?
Maryam Donnelly  
2/8/2017   18 comments
Home appliance manufacturers have latched onto the promise of IoT, adding smart sensors to help consumers track their appliances. Will the data generated and the analytics enabled end up changing how appliances are made in the future?
 Sharpen Your Analytics & Data Management Strategy
Digital Audio  
2/8/2017   74 comments

Whether you are just starting a new data management or analytics practice inside your company or trouble shooting a system that is already in place, you need to know about the emerging trends that will affect your plan.

What factors are impacting data management strategies right now? How can you improve your analytics practice to compete with digital native rivals?

We've got the answer in this All Analytics radio show. We'll look at the trends today and how you can make the most of what you have. We'll look at some real remedies to systems that aren't working. We'll also answer questions from the audience.

How can you sharpen your analytics and data management strategy in 2017? Find out as we welcome Karen Lopez into the All Analytics Radio studio. She is a senior project manager and principal consultant with InfoAdvisors, a project, database, and data management consultancy. Lopez has deep experience in the field, and will talk about what she's seen and answer your real-world questions.

Join us at 2 pm ET/11 am PT on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

Analytics Used to Detect Online Harassment
Jessica Davis  
2/7/2017   12 comments
In conjunction with Internet Safety Day, the Wikimedia Foundation has released two new public data sets of online harassment in Wikipedia edits. The Foundation leveraged machine learning to detect harassment.
How to Make Your Pie Chart Worse
Leo Sadovy  
2/7/2017   8 comments
Charts, graphs, maps, and diagrams transcend text and spoken languages in communicating data. But you have to do them well.
Time for an Analytics Show and Tell
James M. Connolly  
2/2/2017   18 comments
The business-analytics disconnect remains a hurdle for adoption of data-driven decision making. Maybe it's time for the analytics team to hit the road and show employees what data can do for them.
Thirsting for Insight? Quench It with 5 Data Management for Analytics Best Practices
Resource Center  
2/1/2017  
SAS adheres to five data management best practices that give you access to all types of raw data and let you cleanse, transform and shape it for any analytic purpose. Check out this interactive whitepaper to learn more.
The 5 Essential Components of a Data Strategy
Resource Center  
2/1/2017  
This paper explores five components needed to build a data strategy that can deliver tangible results for the business – today and tomorrow – as your business needs grow and evolve.
SAS Viya: An innovative, cloud-ready architecture designed for any analytical challenge
Resource Center  
2/1/2017  
This solution overview takes a high-level look at the capabilities and benefits of the new SAS Viya architecture, including its open development platform, distributed and scalable processing, and a centrally managed environment for all analytical assets.
SAS® Analytics for IoT: Connected Vehicles
Resource Center  
2/1/2017  
This product brief explains at a high level what SAS Analytics for IoT is (capabilities and components), how it works, how it differs from other solutions, and how it can fit into an organization’s infrastructure.
Data Management Backgrounder: What it is and Why it Matters
Resource Center  
2/1/2017  
This article helps describe the differences between data management and master data management. More specifically, it provides short definitions and explains the importance of data quality, data integration, data federation, data governance and master data management.
Modernizing Your Analytics Environment
Resource Center  
2/1/2017  
In this whitepaper, learn the dramatic benefits of analytics modernization and hear case studies about the significant results companies have experienced by transforming their analytics platform, including simplified analytic modeling and faster customer insights.
TDWI Best Practices Report: Improving Data Preparation for Business Analytics
Resource Center  
2/1/2017  
This TDWI Best Practices Report discusses how lots of organizations are mired in unsatisfactory data prep processes and are seeking new technologies and practices for improving them.
Data Management: The Foundation for Successful Reporting and Analytics in Education
Resource Center  
2/1/2017  
Learn what effective data management entails, why you need to prioritize investment in data management solutions, and how several education institutions are seeing the value they provide.
Data Evolution: Why a Comprehensive Data Management Platform Supersedes the Data Integration Toolbox
Resource Center  
2/1/2017  
This white paper describes the evolution of data integration tools and the benefits that can be achieved with a comprehensive data management platform.
Outsmarting the DBMS: Analysts Should Beware
Fabian Pascal  
1/31/2017   1 comment
Analysts should avoid relying on techniques that undermine the soundness of database design.
Energy leader transforms data into customer intelligence
Resource Center  
1/31/2017  
Through data quality and integration projects, Enerjisa reduced total customer records by 25 percent and significantly increased successful contact rates.
Protecting Fragile Species through improved conservation funding
Resource Center  
1/31/2017  
World Wildlife Fund uses analytics and data management from SAS to help maximize donations that build a future where people live in harmony with nature.
Orlando Magic: The magic behind the Magic
Resource Center  
1/31/2017  
The Orlando Magic team uses SAS to retain season ticket holders, know the best plays to run and generate larger revenue streams Now they are among the top revenue earners in the NBA.
Data Privacy Day: Balancing Protection, Convenience
Jessica Davis  
1/27/2017   35 comments
Data breaches can cost millions and end careers. Consumer identity theft can create huge personal life disruptions. Here's why both consumers and businesses must remember the importance of balancing convenience with protection on Data Privacy Day.
OmniChannel Analytics: The Customer Still Must Come First
Jessica Davis  
1/26/2017   16 comments
As traditional retailers have added new channels, such as online commerce and social media, integrating all the new customer data has been a challenge. To provide a modern experience, companies must take a customer-first approach to the data and analytics.
NRF Panel: Retailers Embrace the Omnichannel Challenge
Jessica Davis  
1/17/2017   15 comments
Understanding retail customers means knowing what they will want and when they will want it. To deliver that, retailers must be able to see customer behavior across physical stores, the web, mobile apps, and more.
Managers: Do They Help or Hinder?
Bryan Beverly  
1/11/2017   53 comments
Is your manager a help or a hindrance when it comes to your analytics work and initiatives?
Data Sublanguages, Programming, and Data Integrity
Fabian Pascal  
12/23/2016   11 comments
The emphasis on coding in place of education obscures and disregards the core practical objective of database management to minimize programming.
The Amorphous CDO Role Takes Shape
James M. Connolly  
12/16/2016   28 comments
After being largely undefined for a few years the role of Chief Data Officer may finally be taking shape, as illustrated in a survey of federal agencies.
 Why the IoT Matters to Your Business
Digital Audio  
11/29/2016   45 comments
In a business world that increasingly is data driven the Internet of Things is making its mark as a key data source and a data challenge
Connecting the Analytic Dots in IoT
Pierre DeBois  
11/28/2016   12 comments
The struggle to learn how customers engage with IoT devices as part of customer experience is real. Here is how marketers can approach strategies with analytics reporting that monitors related traffic in real time.
Marketing Analytics: Driving Data to the Forefront
James M. Connolly  
11/14/2016   7 comments
Adele Sweetwood of SAS and author of the new book The Analytical Marketer: How to Transform Your Marketing Organization will appear on a Harvard Business Review webinar this week, discussing how analytics are reinventing the marketing department.
Why Mobile E-Commerce Requires Analytics & IoT
Scott Ferguson  
10/31/2016   4 comments
The amount of data generated by mobile e-commerce is posing new challenges for developers and IT departments. But analytics, IoT, and other tools can help make sense of all that data, according a report from Frost & Sullivan.
Data Privacy: It's Your Job
James M. Connolly  
10/28/2016   9 comments
It's easy to think that responsibility for data privacy is someone else's job. Really, it's everyone's job, as listeners will learn in the upcoming All Analytics Academy.
The Costly Illusion of Denormalization for Performance
Fabian Pascal  
10/24/2016   4 comments
Don't be fooled by the promises that denormalization in data management will provide performance gains at no cost. The real cost will be at the expense of analytics.
Brother, Spare Me the Paradigm
Fabian Pascal  
9/26/2016   5 comments
Today's new data management paradigm seems more like a return to how things were done decades ago.
Take the A2 Quick Poll: Citizen Data Scientists
James M. Connolly  
9/20/2016   6 comments
People are taking sides on the citizen data scientist concept. Have your say in the new All Analytics Quick Poll.
The State Of Data Engineers
Jessica Davis  
9/19/2016   13 comments
Demand for data engineers is on the rise in enterprise, particularly in those organizations that aspire to be the next Uber or Airbnb. InformationWeek's Jessica Davis takes a look at this quickly growing job category within IT.
Beware of Being Unique in the EU
James M. Connolly  
9/12/2016   9 comments
The EU's fear of what it calls unique data is puzzling, particularly when viewed in the 2016 era of big data and global business.
You and the 10 Stages of Data Readiness for Analytics
Daniel D. Gutierrez  
9/8/2016   10 comments
Put your organization through this data readiness evaluation and see how you score.
How Far We've Come With Analytics
Information Graphic  
9/8/2016   3 comments
You might be surprised by the progress that analytics have made in just the five years that All Analytics has been monitoring the field.
Big Data: A View From Germany
Charlotte Erdmann  
9/6/2016   9 comments
An executive committee member of TDWI in Germany shares his observations on the use of big data in his country and the impact of strict privacy regulations.
What Will Microsoft Do With All That LinkedIn Data?
Jon Martindale  
9/1/2016   29 comments
Microsoft's planned acquisition of LinkedIn raises plenty of questions about how it will use all that LinkedIn data, and what privacy protections LinkedIn users can expect.
Data Pros Move to the Front of the Payroll Line
James M. Connolly  
8/31/2016   13 comments
If the analytics sector needs a virtual pat on the back, they can find it in the 2017 salary projections released by Robert Half Technology.
SAS Analytics Experience: No Barriers
James M. Connolly  
8/18/2016   2 comments
The upcoming SAS Analytics Experience in Las Vegas reflects some key changes in how analytics are positioned in an organization and data's role in many different job types.
Big Data: Let's Stay Focused
James M. Connolly  
8/12/2016   9 comments
It seems that the tech and business sectors are drifting back toward an emphasis on the "big" in big data when they should be thinking "analytics."
Open Source Opens the Advancement of Analytics
Pierre DeBois  
8/9/2016   2 comments
O’Reilly Media’s OSCON featured how open source is influencing business operations at every level. Analytics practitioners looking to manage advance tactics should pay attention to the lessons learned.
Data Prep and Data Quality
Daniel D. Gutierrez  
8/1/2016   12 comments
Yes, there are ways to minimize the amount of time that data scientists spend on data preparation.
Detect Advanced Cyberthreats with Security Analytics
Information Graphic  
7/26/2016   1 comment
Find out the five essential characteristics to look for in a security analytics solution.
NoSQL, Big Data Analytics, and the Loss of Knowledge and Reason
Fabian Pascal  
7/7/2016   4 comments
The data science behind big data analytics lacks a core attribute of real science, forethought.
An Analytics Roundtable Video: Finding Answers in the Data
James M. Connolly  
7/4/2016   1 comment
CIOs participating in the A2 Analytics Heroes Roundtable discuss how analytics are changing their organizations, including how data changes the corporate culture. This video excerpt is the first in a weekly series.
Big: Data, Model, Quality and Variety
Leo Sadovy  
6/24/2016   7 comments
A fresh look at big data. It's time to apply "big" not just to the data, but to the model, quality, and variety.
A2 Academy: Make Sure It's Good Data
James M. Connolly  
6/9/2016   6 comments
The second session in All Analytics Academy, Analytics for All: The Right Start, airs today at 2 pm EDT when data scientist Daniel Gutierrez discusses best practices in finding and managing data, and ensuring that it is the right data.
Analytics: Start on the Right Foot
James M. Connolly  
6/6/2016   Post a comment
The new All Analytics Academy debuts on Tuesday, with our expert presenters offering best practices for new and expanding analytics initiatives, no matter how large or small your organization might be.
SAS 360 Discover: Predictive Marketing's New Secret Weapon
Suneel Grover  
5/27/2016   2 comments
The new SAS 360 Discover provides marketers with new views into the activities of their valued customers.
Why Data Scientists Must Understand Normalization
Fabian Pascal  
5/25/2016   13 comments
Data quality and avoiding inconsistencies is directly tied to normalization of data in a database.
Critical Reflections on Insourcing and Outsourcing Big Data & Analytics
Bart Baesens  
5/24/2016   Post a comment
Organizations that are considering outsourcing options for their analytics initiatives need to take a critical look and plan carefully. Many companies find themselves opting for only limited outsourcing.
Five Steps to Advance Your Analytics Strategy
James M. Connolly  
5/13/2016   4 comments
All Analytics is announcing our spring All Analytics Academy series, "Analytics for All: The Right Start." Learn more about the five streaming audio presentations and how you can register. Whether you are new to the analytics game or a data veteran, a big company, a small company, or a mid-sized company, the Academy has lessons for you.
How Analytics Makes The Drive Better
Pierre DeBois  
4/27/2016   51 comments
The rising interest in autonomous vehicles and development environments that support such vehicles highlight new opportunities for analytics.
Data Fundamentals for Analysts: Nested Facts and the (1st) Normal Form
Fabian Pascal  
4/26/2016   4 comments
Fabian Pascal outlines key steps in database normalization.
Clean Your Data with Visualization and Algorithmic Tests
Joe Stanganelli  
4/20/2016   1 comment
Speakers at Bio-IT World explore techniques for biotech researchers and others working with big data to identify the accurate data in their data files.
Big Data: Gospel or Myth?
Bryan Beverly  
4/18/2016   27 comments
Bryan Beverly asks how we should view big data, and whether it is an ultimate truth. He proposes a three-question test to see how big data fits into your organization.
Data Science for All: When, Not If?
James M. Connolly  
4/12/2016   11 comments
Like the PC and the smart phone before it, analytics will leave business users craving for more access to tools and data. How will the data science team respond?
The IoT Takes a Step into Adulthood
James M. Connolly  
4/7/2016   5 comments
Proof that the Internet of Things is maturing is the fact that naming Saturday as Internet of Things Day doesn't draw the snickers that it might have a few years back.
Don’t Let the Analytics Tail Wag the Strategic Dog
Lauren Tucker  
4/4/2016   4 comments
Don't let a sense of urgency or artificial deadline destroy your analytics strategy. Plan and think thinks through.
Share in the New 'Analytics Experience'
James M. Connolly  
3/30/2016   2 comments
The Call for Content is open now for session and presentation ideas for the new SAS Analytics Experience 2016 conference coming up in September. The event brings together the business and management themes of the former PBLS and the technical aspects of the Analytics 2015 conference.
Data Fundamentals for Analysts, Not Worth Repeating: Duplicates
Fabian Pascal  
3/25/2016   2 comments
Fabian Pascal's followers have been raising questions about keys in databases. Many data professionals do not seem to understand why duplicates should be prohibited. This should worry analysts.
Big Data's Priorities: Streaming Analytics, Self-Service
Jessica Davis  
3/21/2016   Post a comment
Businesses are taking the next step with big data technology in 2016 with plans to implement streaming analytics and self-service, as they work to embed big data insights directly into business applications and software.
The Internet of Things in the Real World
Information Graphic  
3/8/2016   Post a comment
Data drawn from the A2 Academy highlight the real-world results and opportunities for the IoT.
Data Fundamentals for Analysts: The Fourth V
Fabian Pascal  
3/7/2016   3 comments
There is hardly anything more important in analytics than correct and correctly interpreted results, so think of "veracity" as the fourth V in big data.
Ten IoT Articles to Catch You up on the Latest Trend
Alison Bolen  
3/3/2016   12 comments
From building out an IoT application to understanding the modeling techniques you can use, recent articles provide advice on making use of the Internet of Things.
Analytics Pay Off for All
Information Graphic  
2/16/2016   1 comment
Houston, We have a solution: Data Virtualization
Leo Sadovy  
2/9/2016   Post a comment
To understand data virtualization, start by imagining the chatter across the multiple channels at NASA's mission control center.
It’s Not Tables, It's the Relationships
Fabian Pascal  
1/27/2016   8 comments
The relational data model (RDM) was devised for essential modeling and that’s what is essential about it, not tables.
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.
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.
Data Fundamentals for Analysts: Documents and Databases
Fabian Pascal  
12/17/2015   3 comments
Advocates of products that purport to avoid the time and effort necessary upfront usually do not say that without investing such time and effort one cannot ask the same questions of and produce results equivalent to those from relational databases.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A2 Academy: Degrees, Certificates, Jobs
Sue Talley  
11/2/2015   8 comments
The debate goes on about whether certifications or degrees are right for analytics professionals. Answer could be "both". Dr. Sue Talley of Capella University sets the stage for her presentation in All Analytics Academy: Build a Successful Analytics Team.
Your Information Supply Chain
Leo Sadovy  
10/30/2015   19 comments
An end-to-end information supply chain approach, from sourcing/acquisition through transformation and storage, to end users, analytics and insights, allows you to keep your focus on the business problems to be solved, and avoid having that ‘big honking data cube’ become a bottleneck instead of an enabler.
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   15 comments
Fabian explores why a logically correct result is not necessarily a meaningful result.
 Shape the Next Generation of Data Scientists
Digital Audio  
10/20/2015   69 comments
What employers and future data scientists can learn about a new generation of data scientists, now working their way through college.
Beyond the Basics: What’s 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.
 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.
Database Fundamentals for Analysts: Tables -- So what?
Fabian Pascal  
9/22/2015   7 comments
If database tables are designed to represent a set of facts about a single class of attribute-sharing entities each and to preserve the mathematical properties of relations, databases are easier to understand, and query results are guaranteed to be provably correct and easier to interpret.
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.
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.
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.
 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
 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.




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