James M. Connolly, Editor of All Analytics, 9/30/2016
I happened to be thinking about the changes in the manufacturing sector even before I learned that next Friday (Oct. 7) is a time to examine manufacturing, as the industry observes MFG Day. Everyone else has their "day" now, why not this core segment of the US and global economies?
Data visualizations help explain complex data, although individuals can and do come to different conclusions nevertheless. It's a significant problem for data scientists and data analysts, especially when they're trying to explain something important to business people.
I recently read a very interesting article describing how analytics is being used to detect cheating/copying/re-use in crossword puzzle creation, in some of the major news publications. This inspired me to try my hand at creating a totally new & unique crossword puzzle ... of course using SAS software! :)
James M. Connolly, Editor of All Analytics, 9/26/2016
You might think that the technology skills gap is reflected only in the hunt for experienced data scientists. Wrong! Or you might think the skills gap is about the shortfall in students studying for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. Wrong again! The most serious gap dates back several decades before we started talking about ...