Canada Post on Data Delivery
Beth Schultz 5/12/2014 2 comments
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.
Big Data Checks In
Michael Steinhart 4/30/2014 5 comments
Roger Ares, vice president of analytics at Hyatt Corp., discusses the ways big data impacts CRM, marketing, and revenue management.
Good Data, Smarter Travel
Beth Schultz 4/24/2014 4 comments
iJET International's Rich Murnane, Director of Enterprise Data Operations & Data Architect, tells us why data management best-practices count when travelers are at risk.
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.
Choosing a Big-Data Analytics Platform
Michael Steinhart 2/19/2014 3 comments
All Analytics editors Beth Schultz and Michael Steinhart conduct a Google+ Hangout on Air chat with Doug Henschen, executive editor of InformationWeek, about his recent roundup of the top 16 big-data analytics platforms.
Keeping a Close Eye on Shoppers
Michael Steinhart 2/13/2014 16 comments
The retail store of the future will track customers and products via Bluetooth, NFC, and RFID in order to optimize shopping experiences and operational efficiency.
Real-Time Demand Drives Forecasting
Michael Steinhart 2/11/2014 1 comment
Charles Chase, chief industry consultant for the manufacturing and supply chain global practice at SAS, explains why companies can no longer rely on shipment data to understand and predict product demand.
7 Steps to Protecting Customer Privacy
Michael Steinhart 1/31/2014 1 comment
Gaurav Pant, SVP of Research and Principal Analyst at EKN Research, shares the results of a comprehensive survey on big data in retail, and lays out seven steps for ensuring customer privacy.
Nurturing Analytics Talent
Beth Schultz 1/9/2014 4 comments
Sarah Gates, vice president of research for the International Institute for Analytics, shares advice for getting and grooming analytics talent.
360-Degree Slam Dunk
Michael Steinhart 12/24/2013 3 comments
Analytics helps the Orlando Magic score higher ticket revenues and improved customer experiences.
Consolidating Enterprise Data
Michael Steinhart 11/29/2013 2 comments
Cloudera announces its Enterprise Data Hub, which enables companies to consolidate all their disparate datasets, structured and unstructured, for unified analytics.
Big Data's Global Reach
Michael Steinhart 11/27/2013 3 comments
Strata/Hadoop World 2013 attendees share their impressions of the technical sessions, along with their Hadoop stories.
Getting Real With Hadoop
Michael Steinhart 11/25/2013 3 comments
SAS VP of Big Data Paul Kent shares his insights into Hadoop adoption and the future of big data applications.
Integrate Multiple Data Sources
Michael Steinhart 11/22/2013 1 comment
Shaun Connolly, vice president of corporate strategy at Hortonworks, explains how companies can incorporate Hadoop into their data analytics streams.
Hadoop in the Cloud
Michael Steinhart 11/5/2013 5 comments
Rackspace exec Sean Anderson explains why cloud-based Hadoop implementations are a good bet for companies interested in leveraging big data.
Fast Cars, Big Egos
Noreen Seebacher 8/23/2013 14 comments
Some 10 million American motorists have vanity license plates. But don't they just make a person easier to track?
Bird Bests Cicada
Beth Schultz 8/8/2013 2 comments
Will SMB cicadas meet their demise at the hands of bigger, faster, big-data-enabled birds?
The Tag Chase Is On
Pierre DeBois 7/31/2013 3 comments
Vetting referral sources is a critical step in managing multichannel campaigns effectively.
Want Some Candy?
Noreen Seebacher 7/23/2013 8 comments
Data is only as good as the people who collect it – and, sometimes, a piece of candy can get in the way.
Marketers & Analytics
Noreen Seebacher 7/3/2013 1 comment
Adele Sweetwood, vice president at SAS Americas Marketing & Support, explains why analytics isn't just a hot topic for marketers but is intertwined with everything they do.
Noreen Seebacher 6/25/2013 4 comments
Here's your chance to resolve a burning question: What the heck is integrated marketing?
The Plot Thickens...
Noreen Seebacher 6/24/2013 4 comments
Tom Davenport, business analytics expert and prolific author, shares why a classical storytelling framework is so important in delivering results to business users.
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