Don't forget the human element -- people who will consume data and put it into action -- in an analytics initiative. Chris Mazzei, global chief analytics officer at Ernst & Young, joins All Analytics Radio to share best practices in understanding from the start of a project how the resulting data might address business problems, change people's jobs, and change how customers interact with an organization.
For many companies a move to big data has been limited to use of location data, but there are so many other data types that they can use to make money and keep customers happy.
SAS Vice President, Big Data, Paul Kent shared his thoughts on Hadoop adoption, Hadoop's benefits, and the SAS approach to utilizing Hadoop in interviews at Strata+Hadoop last week.
SAS tools offer opportunities to take new views into the Fortune 500 data, such as which states have the most big company based on relationship to their population.
For all the noise about fantasy sports, when it comes to winning by delving into piles of data, that's not for the casual fantasy player.