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Where to Find the Cheapest Gas
Robert Allison  
12/17/2014   Post a comment
Gasoline prices are down, but in some states they are really low.
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.
The Tech Crystal Ball Needs a Little Wiggle Room
James M. Connolly  
12/11/2014   3 comments
Those in the tech prediction business are building a bit of flexibility into their forecasts, looking out two or three years rather than using the old "what's up in the new year" approach.
10 Most Annoying Airline Seatmate Behaviors
Robert Allison  
12/11/2014   Post a comment
What are the most annoying airline seatmate behaviors that you have endured? Do they appear on Expedia's list?
McDonald’s Menu Cuts Show a Data Problem
David Wagner  
12/11/2014   14 comments
The data you show your customers is just as important as what you handle internally.
Real Data on Climate Change Is a Welcome Concept
James M. Connolly  
12/11/2014   17 comments
Attacking an issue based in large part on emotion, researchers are using advanced data tools and techniques to study climate change.
A2 Radio: Preparing the Enterprise for the IoT
James M. Connolly  
12/10/2014   Post a comment
All Analytics Radio will focus on how the Internet of Things fits into an analytics strategy and the challenges that have to be overcome.
Plotting the Corruption Perceptions Index Using SAS
Robert Allison  
12/9/2014   1 comment
Using SAS you can get a sense of the perception of corruption in various nations.
Making Better Data-Driven Decisions Over Time
AllAnalytics Academy  
12/5/2014   111 comments
The point of all this data is to make better, faster decisions. Not all managers are used to working with data, and there is resistance from managers who go by "gut." Even the best managers will sometimes look at data to see the story they want to see, rather than the story the data is telling them.
Zombie Fever: A Chronological & Quantitative Analysis
Robert Allison  
12/4/2014   3 comments
You can track the success of the popular Zombie TV shows using SAS.
Meet the Line-of-Business Manager
AllAnalytics Academy  
12/4/2014   121 comments
You've made a finding and have a recommendation. You've got the data to back it up. You know you're right. But other people in the organization might not like it. What do you do? Assuming you don't plan on backing down, it is time to win some hearts and minds.
The Best Data Presentation Method: It Depends
James M. Connolly  
12/4/2014   11 comments
If you are wondering about the best vehicle for presenting data to the business unit, our A2 Academy speakers say you have to get to know your data and your client, and recognize that people are different.
Visualizing Data
AllAnalytics Academy  
12/3/2014   165 comments
As data continues to grow in size and scope, it is easy to get lost in it. The spreadsheet is no longer the best way to look at most data. As data changes, the way we work with it needs to change, as well. Complex data means we need to rely more on computer assistance and on figuring out ways for humans to digest more complicated information.
Prepare for Delivery Date
AllAnalytics Academy  
12/2/2014   103 comments
Think of three possible outcomes at the end of the analytics project: The business unit gets a wealth of information, such as new customer names; the research provides good news, such as validation of a strategy; or nasty surprises are on the way.
Think Presentation From the Start
AllAnalytics Academy  
12/1/2014   126 comments
Long before data is ready for delivery to the business unit, the analytics team must consider the options for presentation, evaluating the type of data being utilized, how it will be used, and the audience that will work with the finished results.
A2 Academy: Great Presentations Build a Culture of Analytics
James M. Connolly  
11/28/2014   5 comments
When you want to advocate for business managers to use data-driven decision making, is there a better approach than using great visualizations and other easily understood data presentations?
How a Software Geek Prepares for the Holidays
Robert Allison  
11/25/2014   16 comments
Adding another layer of information to a list of restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner helps a consumer to actually find those restaurants.
Hey! Where Have You Been?
Robert Allison  
11/19/2014   Post a comment
Don't just think about the states that you have visited but what you did when you were there.
A2 Academy: Presenting Data to Decision Makers
James M. Connolly  
11/17/2014   2 comments
The new All Analytics Academy -- Presenting Data to Decision Makers -- kicks off the week of December 1. Learn about the technologies and techniques that can help the analytics team tell the story that the data presents.
Are Patent Trolls Finally on the Decline?
Robert Allison  
11/17/2014   6 comments
Graphs show that the number of cases filed by patent trolls not only has stopped growing but actually is in decline.
Choose the Right Dashboard for the Right Story
Pierre DeBois  
11/14/2014   10 comments
Customer behavior is becoming more sophisticated online. To identify and respond to the behavior, new coding and advanced spreadsheet automation can help.
Agile Analytics: A New Approach to Doing Business
Martijn Schut  
11/12/2014   2 comments
You've heard about agile application development. Well, you can apply the same principles to an analytics project.
Magic Numbers
Cartoon  
11/7/2014   34 comments
Cool Data From the Desert
James M. Connolly  
10/29/2014   25 comments
Some fun facts and numbers kept popping up during the three big SAS-related events in Las Vegas last week.
Confessions of a Digital Dashboard Snob
Tricia Aanderud  
10/29/2014   15 comments
Whether it's paper stuck to a wall or a neat online display, the right dashboard is the one that works.
How Cheap Will Gasoline Prices Get?
Robert Allison  
10/27/2014   2 comments
Consider which factors play into gasoline prices and what the data can show.
Big Data Helps 'Krochet Kids' Stay in The Loop
Jeff Bertolucci  
10/16/2014   4 comments
A nonprofit uses data visualization tools to track the economic, health, and social well-being of female workers in developing nations.
How Do Men Rate Women on Dating Websites?
Robert Allison  
10/13/2014   20 comments
Here's a look at data showing how men and women rate each other on dating sites.
3D Printers Let Big Data Be Touchy Feely
James M. Connolly  
10/10/2014   14 comments
With the cost of 3D printing plummeting and functionality improving, data scientists can add a tactile element to their big-data presentations.
SAS on 'The Big Bang Theory' TV Series!
Robert Allison  
9/23/2014   2 comments
Here's a look at viewership for The Big Bang Theory, now in its eighth season.
Data Inspires Art
Beth Schultz  
9/22/2014   18 comments
Artists are finding inspiration in data.
Shocking Data About Your Electricity Rate!
Robert Allison  
9/18/2014   3 comments
In map and bar chart forms, here's a state-by-state comparison of electricity rates.
Does Your County Have a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle?
Robert Allison  
9/11/2014   5 comments
Analyzing a long list of recently released government data made it possible to create this map of which counties have Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles.
Lenovo CAO Sees Cloud Analytics as No-Brainer
Beth Schultz  
9/9/2014   13 comments
Anthony Volpe, Lenovo's chief corporate analytics officer, tells us why cloud was a no-brainer decision for him.
Visual Data Discovery: 4 Storytelling Approaches Compared
Cindi Howson  
9/9/2014   2 comments
Qlik, SAP, SAS, and Tableau Software deliver the latest table stakes in visual discovery: storyboard capabilities. Here's how they stack up.
Curiosity: When Data Is Just Data
James M. Connolly  
9/4/2014   7 comments
An interactive map of global migration patterns highlights three key uses for data.
Analytics Tools: Startup Step Up
James M. Connolly  
9/3/2014   3 comments
You might be surprised by the confidence that members of the All Analytics community show for startup tool suppliers.
Analyzing the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Robert Allison  
9/3/2014   Post a comment
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline seemed like a great opportunity to show some of the things SAS can do with maps.
US Public Schools Projected to Be Majority-Minority in 2014
Robert Allison  
8/28/2014   6 comments
Here's a new take on a Pew Research graph showing the shifting make-up of US public school student bodies.
Will California Dry Up & Fall Off?
Robert Allison  
8/27/2014   24 comments
Creating a map using rainfall data helps us visualize just how dry California is compared to the rest of the country.
Sometimes the Data Just Doesn't Prove Your Point
James M. Connolly  
8/22/2014   7 comments
A marine ecologist's project to map plastic waste in the oceans didn't prove a theory, but just opened up a new mystery.
Mapping 206 Hospitals in 29 States!
Robert Allison  
8/21/2014   Post a comment
Blogger Robert Allison uses SAS to map 206 community hospitals whose systems have been hacked.
Tracking Ebola: Layering Customized SAS Maps
Robert Allison  
8/5/2014   Post a comment
This post demonstrates how to layer several customized maps to track the recent Ebola outbreak in Africa.
The Skinny on My Data Visualization Story
Bree Baich  
8/5/2014   Post a comment
Remember the four Ds -- discover, discuss, design, disseminate -- if you're looking to tell a story using a multimedia approach.
Oh Buoy! It's Time for Some Shark Week Graphs!
Robert Allison  
8/4/2014   1 comment
I've sunk my teeth into some shark-attack data.
Know the Right Time, Place & Platform for Analytics
James M. Connolly  
7/29/2014   28 comments
The idea of doing analytics on a smartphone raises questions about what type of work belongs on which type of device, and when to do that work.
Fitbit, You've Inspired My Data Visualization Story Design
Bree Baich  
7/29/2014   Post a comment
When you're contemplating how you'll tell your story and where you'll publish it, think about companies that inspire you.
AI Analytics: 4 Ways They Ape Your Brain
Beth Schultz  
7/25/2014   16 comments
This infographic explores the relationship between our brains and artificial intelligence analytics.
When Did 'Your Music' Become 'Classic Rock'?
Robert Allison  
7/24/2014   17 comments
Asked to play around with music data, here's my look at classic rock.
I See Spots... Sunspots!
Robert Allison  
7/23/2014   5 comments
Playing astronomer, I've created a data visualization to show the 11-year sunspot cycle.
Is Transmedia Storytelling a Weight Loss Secret?
Bree Baich  
7/22/2014   Post a comment
As an analytics professional, you've got to be able to tell great stories, of all sorts and across all media, with your data.
Changing Jobs, by the Numbers
Michael Steinhart  
7/9/2014   28 comments
After 10 months here at All Analytics, Michael Steinhart bids farewell but not goodbye.
Where Will the Next Earthquake Strike?
Robert Allison  
7/8/2014   Post a comment
Information from the National Geophysical Data Center, combined with SAS, helps visualize earthquake activity for the last four millennia.
How to Create Fancy Statistical Graphs in SAS University Edition
Robert Allison  
6/26/2014   7 comments
SAS visualization expert Robert Allison shares some tips on the SAS/STAT tool.
How to Create a Bubble Plot in SAS University Edition
Robert Allison  
6/25/2014   Post a comment
Here are some quick instructions that'll set you on your way to becoming a data visualizer!
Analytics Unlocks Millions in Energy, Water Savings
Michael Steinhart  
6/20/2014   17 comments
Our conversation with WegoWise founder Barun Singh yielded some fascinating insights around building efficiency and utility usage around the country.
World Cup Fever Sparks Innovative Analytics
Michael Steinhart  
6/13/2014   9 comments
Social- and fan-driven analytics projects are slicing FIFA tournament data to yield fascinating insights.
Philippine Relief Efforts Aided by Visual Analytics
Beth Schultz  
6/10/2014   12 comments
In a pro-bono pilot project using data visualization and text analysis, SAS provided real-time insight into where critical health risks were highest in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.
Analytics 2014 to Kick Off in Frankfurt
Beth Schultz  
6/2/2014   8 comments
SAS Analytics 2014 is taking place this week in Frankfurt -- and I'm on site.
Get Free, Expert Help for Data Visualization
Michael Steinhart  
5/5/2014   18 comments
A new Wordpress site -- launched as a community service -- enables analysts to post visualizations in progress and solicit feedback from a community of experts.
Startup Offers Big-Data Freelancers On Demand
Michael Steinhart  
4/28/2014   18 comments
A new freelance marketplace site claims to deliver top-notch analytics talent on a per-project basis.
A2 on the Road
Beth Schultz  
4/22/2014   Post a comment
What we found at last month's SAS Global Forum 2014.
Taking Visualizations on a Hero's Journey
Beth Schultz  
4/17/2014   15 comments
Data consultant Hyoun Park describes the use of a narrative framework for creating interactive visualizations of business value.
Getting Interactive With Your Data Visualizations
AllAnalytics Academy  
4/16/2014   151 comments
In this session, get tips and tricks for creating dynamic and interactive data visualizations.
A2 This Week: Getting Interactive With Your Data Visualizations
Beth Schultz  
4/14/2014   6 comments
In this session, get tips and tricks for creating dynamic and interactive data visualizations.
Analytics Adds Up for Community Bank
Beth Schultz  
4/8/2014   6 comments
Bank of North Carolina, already benefiting from analytics dashboards, sees the promise of interactive data visualization.
Good Data Makes Good Neighbors
Michael Steinhart  
4/7/2014   35 comments
A new site offers neighborhood profile data -- submitted by residents -- to help prospective home buyers and renters in their searches.
Amtrak Improves Passenger Experience With Big Data
Lyndon Henry  
4/7/2014   29 comments
From real-time tracking to enhanced digital signage, Amtrak is working to keep its rail services competitive and up-to-date.
Visualization Resources Proliferating Online
Michael Steinhart  
4/1/2014   9 comments
If you're not sure which chart type to use for a given dataset, a new site delivers quick, helpful insight.
SAS Pitches Modernization Story
Beth Schultz  
3/24/2014   3 comments
Top SAS executives kick off the SAS Global Forum user and executive conferences with a theme of modernization.
Fashionable Analysis Finds the Perfect Shoe
Beth Schultz  
3/21/2014   15 comments
British company Cortexica has applied advanced machine learning and image-recognition technology to the art of finding the perfect pair of shoes.
We'll Be Your Eyes & Ears
Beth Schultz  
3/20/2014   Post a comment
We'll be on the scene at SAS Global Forum events in Washington, D.C., March 23 to March 25, glad to share what we learn with our community members.
Two BI Roles Divided by a Common Tool
Tricia Aanderud  
3/12/2014   8 comments
IT administrators and business analysts often use the same tools but speak different languages. Dashboards can bring the two factions together and deliver business value, to boot.
Global Firms Way Behind in HR Analytics
Michael Steinhart  
3/11/2014   8 comments
The Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2014 Report surveyed more than 2,500 business and HR leaders in 94 countries around the world, and the vast majority are not using analytics for talent recruitment or retention.
7 Tips for Maximizing Data Visualization's Value
Beth Schultz  
3/7/2014   Post a comment
A data visualization thought leader shares best-practices to apply to any data visualization deployment.
7 Tips for Deploying Visualization
Beth Schultz  
3/7/2014   Post a comment
We chat with Analise Polsky, a data visualization thought leader on the SAS Best Practices team, about what you need to know before you deploy data visualization.
A2 This Week: 3 Learning Opportunities on Tap
Beth Schultz  
3/3/2014   Post a comment
In a triple whammy of online learning academy, video chat, and radio, we're bringing the All Analytics community expert programming on a trio of topics -- Hadoop, data visualization, and killer analytics.
SAS Tops New Gartner Magic Quadrant
Michael Steinhart  
2/25/2014   6 comments
Analytics technology has evolved beyond BI to the point where it warrants its own Gartner Magic Quadrant assessment.
Deloitte Debates Data Trends
Michael Steinhart  
2/24/2014   38 comments
In an interesting departure from straightforward predictions, a new report from Deloitte addresses eight big-data developments that may -- or may not -- cause market disruption in the coming years.
Need to Solve a Big Data Marketing Problem? Visualize It
John Balla  
2/24/2014   4 comments
Visual tools enable marketers to leverage data holistically and drive greater customer engagement.
Healthcare Heat Maps Meet Cold Reception
Michael Steinhart  
2/20/2014   24 comments
Volunteers are going door to door in low-income areas, using analytics to pinpoint households most likely to need affordable health insurance.
A2 Academy: Big-Data Analytics & the Enterprise Evolution
Beth Schultz  
2/20/2014   2 comments
Our latest A2 Academy online learning program runs for seven consecutive Wednesdays from March 5 through April 16. Don't miss out!
Analytics Fuel Transit Duel in Austin
Lyndon Henry  
2/20/2014   13 comments
Grassroots groups and municipal officials are clashing over a proposed urban rail line in Austin, Texas, with both sides wielding data visualizations to bolster their positions.
In-Memory Statistics for Hadoop Ups SAS Game
Beth Schultz  
2/13/2014   5 comments
In-Memory Statistics for Hadoop moves analytical processing away from the "blocking and tackling" of old to iterative processing of hundreds, if not thousands, of models.
A2 Book Club: 10 Books for Data Devotees
Michael Steinhart  
2/10/2014   7 comments
Cuddle up with any or all of these analytics-related volumes for an enlightening and educational read.
Analytics for Integrating the Value Disciplines
Leo Sadovy  
2/4/2014   20 comments
The retailer of the future will find itself split among three specialties: low-cost production, innovation, and customer intimacy.
Super Bowl & Sochi: Let the (Data) Games Begin
Beth Schultz  
1/31/2014   24 comments
Give a sports nut some data, watch the crunching begin, and, in a sign of the times, see the visualizations appear.
5 Resolutions for the Analytically Inclined
Beth Schultz  
12/31/2013   22 comments
Most of us could stand to be a little better and do a little more -- and what a better time to think about how to make that happen than with the dawn of a new year?
A2 Wishes You a Merry Christmas
Beth Schultz  
12/25/2013   57 comments
With a little help from History.com, All Analytics editors wish readers the happiest of holidays.
Census Map Visualizes Income, Education & More
Michael Steinhart  
12/23/2013   17 comments
Interactive maps from the Census Bureau let users drill down from state level to street level, exploring household income, age, education, and employment stats.
Analytic Hospitality Execs: What Happened to 2013?
Kelly A. McGuire  
12/19/2013   4 comments
This year has been a whirlwind, with many exciting and positive changes brought on with analytics.
Survey: Strong Push for Visual Analytics
Michael Steinhart  
12/11/2013   23 comments
A new report shows that companies using business intelligence and analytics tools want them to be easier to use, and they want more visualization options.




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Canada Post on Data Delivery

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James Smith, lead of enterprise data governance for the Canadian postal service, explains how and why the organization has embraced an enterprise data governance program.
Michael Steinhart
Big Data Checks In

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The hospitality industry gathers massive amounts of customer data, and mining that data effectively can yield tremendous results in terms of improved CRM, better-targeted marketing spend, and more efficient back-end processes. Roger Ares, vice president of analytics at Hyatt Corp., discusses the ways he and his staff use big data.
Beth Schultz
Good Data, Smarter Travel

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Charged with keeping track of travel assets, including employees, iJET International relies on data management best-practices and advanced analytics to keep its clients in the know on current and potential world events affecting travel, Rich Murnane, Director of Enterprise Data Operations & Data Architect, told All Analytics in an interview from the 2014 SAS Global Forum Executive Conference.
Beth Schultz
Healthcare Data Needs a Booster

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W. Ed Hammond, Director of the Duke Center for Health Informatics, spoke from the recent 2014 SAS Global Forum Executive Conference about the data management challenges involved in healthcare today.
Beth Schultz
In the Talent Sweet Spot

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Jason Dorsey, chief strategy officer for the Center for Generational Kinetics and keynote speaker at last month's SAS Global Forum 2014, describes how Gen Y professionals are enhancing the makeup of multigenerational analytics organizations.
Beth Schultz
A2 on the Road

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From analytics talent development to the power of visual analytics, All Analytics found a variety of common themes circulating throughout the exhibition floor and session discussions at the 2014 SAS Global Forum and SAS Global Forum Executive Conference events held last month in Washington, DC.
Beth Schultz
T-Mobile Hears Data's Call

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Talking with All Analytics live from the 2014 SAS Global Forum Executive Conference, Eric Helmer, senior manager of campaign design and execution for T-Mobile, discussed the importance of customer data -- starting internally -- in devising the mobile operator's marketing plans.
Beth Schultz
A Is for Analytics in Academia

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Interviewed live at SAS Global Forum 2014, professors and students agree that access to enterprise analytics software in academic programs better prepares graduates for their careers.
Beth Schultz
Advocating for Analytics Culture

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Speaking at the recent SAS Global Forum Executive Conference, analytics executives, business experts, and SAS insiders explore what it means to build an analytics culture.
Beth Schultz
Analytic Myths: True or False?

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At the recent 2014 SAS Global Forum Executive Conference, five analytics experts give us their perspective on whether four common myths about IT and analytics are true or false.
Beth Schultz
We'll Be Your Eyes & Ears

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We'll be on the scene at SAS Global Forum events in Washington, D.C., March 23 to March 25, glad to share what we learn with our community members.
Beth Schultz
7 Tips for Deploying Visualization

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We chat with Analise Polsky, a data visualization thought leader on the SAS Best Practices team, about what you need to know before you deploy data visualization.
Michael Steinhart
Choosing a Big-Data Analytics Platform

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The big-data analytics market can be a confusing place. Among the vendors vying for your dollars are traditional database management providers, Hadoop startup services, and IT giants. In this video, All Analytics editors Beth Schultz and Michael Steinhart sit down in a Google+ Hangout on Air with Doug Henschen, executive editor of InformationWeek. Henschen discusses use cases for big-data analytics, purchase considerations, and his recent roundup of the top 16 big-data analytics platforms.

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Keeping a Close Eye on Shoppers

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At the National Retail Federation BIG Show last month, All Analytics executive editor Michael Steinhart noted a host of solutions for tracking and analyzing customer activity in retail stores. From Bluetooth beacons to RFID tags to NFC connections to video analytics, retailers must find the right combination of tools to help optimize the shopper experience, streamline operations, and boost revenues.

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Real-Time Demand Drives Forecasting

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The days when historical shipment trends and gut feelings were enough to forecast retail demand accurately are long over. SAS chief industry consultant Charles Chase outlines the benefits of pulling real-time sales information from point-of-sale and product scanner systems, then flowing that data into dynamic forecasting tools from SAS.

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Intro to Visual Analytics

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With today's advanced visual analytics tools, you can stream data into memory for real-time processing, provide users the ability to explore and manipulate the data, and bring your data to life for the business.
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Visual Analytics, Instant Insight

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Dynamic data visualizations let analysts and business users interact with the data, changing variables or drilling down into data points, and see results in a flash. Advance your use of data visualization with tools that support features like auto-charting, explanatory pop-ups, and mobile sharing.
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Big Data, Fast Infrastructure

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No doubt your enterprise is amassing loads of data for fact-based decision-making. Hand in hand with all that data comes big computational requirements. Can traditional IT infrastructure handle the increasing number and complexity of your analytical work? Probably not, which is why you need a backend rethink. Big data calls for a high-performance analytics infrastructure, as Fern Halper, a partner at the IT consulting and research firm, Hurwitz & Associates, discusses here.
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Red Hot Analytics

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Redbox's bright-red DVD kiosks are all but ubiquitous these days, located in more than 28,000 spots across the country. Jayson Tipp, Redbox VP of Analytics and CRM, provides an insider's look at how the company has accomplished its phenomenal nine-year growth.
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Hotelier Checks In With Analytics

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InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), a seven-brand global hotelier, has woven analytics into the fabric of its operations. David Schmitt, director of performance strategy and planning, shares IHG's analytics story and his lessons learned.