Does that term make you a wee bit nervous? So simple, and yet rife with such serious implication.
As data volumes skyrocket, many organizations find themselves at a critical juncture. Oftentimes legacy business intelligence strategies don't measure up to the data-intensive demands of today's always-connected, socially oriented landscape. What's needed is the ability to dig into data quickly and efficiently, across myriad stockpiles, in order to make business decisions with the utmost in confidence.
The bigness of the data stores certainly is a complicating factor. Sifting through mountains of data with a goal of picking out critical trends, predicting behavior, or modifying performance takes some serious analytics.
And that's what we're all about here at AllAnalytics.com, an interactive community created for the advancement of the analytics discipline. AllAnalytics.com is the place to turn for great technology insight, best-practices advice, and big-picture thought leadership on the business of data intelligence.
Here a rich and varied group of participants, including corporate executives, IT professionals, and other line-of-business managers, will share their experiences and know-how on business intelligence, advanced analytics, and data management. They'll provide guidance based on concrete experience and deep research through topical blogs as well as message boards, interactive chats, and, in a special series called Point/Counterpoint, text debates.
You can conquer the challenges of big data. And AllAnalytics will give you the tools to do so.
We welcome your thoughts, input, and participation in the Web's only B2B community devoted to the business of analytics.
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Beth Schultz has more than two decades of experience as an IT writer and editor. Most recently, she brought her expertise to bear writing thought-provoking editorial and marketing materials on a variety of technology topics for leading IT publications and industry players. Previously, she oversaw multimedia content development, writing and editing for special feature packages at Network World. In particular, she focused on advanced IT technology and its impact on business users and in so doing became a thought leader on the revolutionary changes remaking the corporate datacenter and enterprise IT architecture.
Beth has a keen ability to identify business and technology trends, developing expertise through in-depth analysis and early-adopter case studies. Over the years, she has earned more than a dozen national and regional editorial excellence awards for special issues from American Business Media, American Society of Business Press Editors, Folio.net, and others.
Scott Ferguson is the Editorial Director of UBM DeusM, which builds communities around information technology and other topics. Before joining UBM, Scott worked at the Editor in Chief of eWeek, where he oversaw the day-to-day operation of eWeek.com, as well as eWeek Magazine, until the print publication stopped in 2012 and eWeek converted into an all-digital publication with tablet and smartphone editions. He worked for more than six years at eWeek, starting as a staff writer covering microprocessors, PCs, servers, virtualization, and the channel. Scott also worked in a number of editorial positions, including as managing editor, while helping to shape the publicationđs core coverage of enterprise applications, mobility, and cloud computing. Before starting at eWeek in 2006, he worked for the Asbury Park Press of Neptune, N.J., where he covered law enforcement, the courts, and municipal government for four years. He also worked at the Herald News of Woodland Park, N.J., where he covered a number of different beats. Scott has degrees in journalism and history from William Paterson University.
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Executive forums with additional hands-on learning opportunities offered around the world
Each ideal for practitioners, Business leaders & senior executives
September 22-23, 2014
San Diego, CA
What Works: Open Source Analytics Software
International Institute for Analytics WebinarOn Wednesday, Sept. 24, join IIA CEO and Co-Founder Jack Phillips, along with featured guest Gary Spakes, as we explore the five modernization stages that analytics hardware/software have experienced. We will discuss the considerations when calculating total cost of ownership of the analytics ecosystem.
Wednesday, September 24th, 11:00 AM EST
October 5-7, 2014
New York, NY
Oct. 5-9, 2014
2014 VA Interactive Roadshow -- Cary, NCThe 2014 VA Interactive Roadshow will feature SASŪ Data Management and SASŪ Visual Analytics experts covering topics like prepping data for VA and VA integration with SASŪ Office Analytics. This year's events will keep presentations at a minimum and focus on giving attendees hands-on exposure to the latest version of VA.
Oct. 10, 2014
Cary, North Carolina
Essential Practice Skills for Analytics Professionals
Drawing on best practices from the field, this INFORMS course helps analytics professionals add value from beginning to end: listening to clients, framing the central problem, scoping a project, defining metrics for success, creating a work plan, assembling data and expert sources, selecting modeling approaches, validating and verifying analytical results, communicating and presenting results to clients, driving organizational change, and assessing impact.
Oct. 14-15, 2014
Oct. 15-17, 2014
New York, NY
Oct 15-17, 2014
New York, NY
Oct. 16-17, 2014
The Analytics 2014 Conference is a two-day, educational event for anyone who is serious about analytics. This annual event brings together hundreds of professionals, industry experts and leading researchers in the field of analytics. All Analytics members save $500 on conference fees by using promo code ACAA.
Oct. 20-21, 2014
Las Vegas, NV
Premier Business Leadership Series 2014
The Premier Business Leadership Series is an exclusive event for senior executives and decision makers that focuses on solving the current issues that affect governments and businesses globally. The Series is a unique learning and networking experience focused on the most innovative leadership strategies and analytic solutions for competing in todayâs global economy.
Oct. 21-23, 2014
Las Vegas, NV
2014 VA Interactive Roadshow -- BostonThe 2014 VA Interactive Roadshow will feature SASŪ Data Management and SASŪ Visual Analytics experts covering topics like prepping data for VA and VA integration with SASŪ Office Analytics. This year's events will keep presentations at a minimum and focus on giving attendees hands-on exposure to the latest version of VA.
Nov. 4, 2014
Data Exploration & Visualization
Get hands-on training that focuses on the critical steps in the process of analyzing data: accessing and extracting data, cleaning and preparing data, exploring and visualizing data. This INFORMS course will use several of the most popular software tools intensively, and provide an overview of the range of software options.
Nov. 7-8, 2014
San Francisco, CA
Foundations of Modern Predictive Analytics
In this INFORMS course, learn about modern predictive analytics, the science of discovering and exploiting complex data relationships. This course will give participants hands-on practice in handling real data types, real business problems and practical methods for delivering business-useful results.
Nov. 7-8, 2014
San Francisco, CA
2014 VA Interactive Roadshow -- AtlantaThe 2014 VA Interactive Roadshow will feature SASŪ Data Management and SASŪ Visual Analytics experts covering topics like prepping data for VA and VA integration with SASŪ Office Analytics. This year's events will keep presentations at a minimum and focus on giving attendees hands-on exposure to the latest version of VA.
Dec. 11, 2014
On-demand Video with Chat
As retailers evolve toward an omnichannel environment, much of their success will depend on how effectively they use big-data and analytics.
LEADERS FROM THE BUSINESS AND IT COMMUNITIES DUEL OVER CRITICAL TECHNOLOGY ISSUES
The Current Discussion
The Issue: Data visualization is an up-and-coming technology for businesses that want to deliver analytical results in a visual way, enabling analysts the ability to spot patterns more easily and business users to absorb the insight at a glance and better understand what questions to ask of the data. But does it make more sense to train everybody to handle the visualization mandate or bring on visualization expertise? Our experts are divided on the question. The Speakers: Hyoun Park, Principal Analyst, Nucleus Research; Jonathan Schwabish, US Economist & Data Visualizer
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