Goodbye, All Analytics
Beth Schultz 10/15/2014 31 comments
It's been a fun three years, but now it's time to say goodbye.
Push Yourself to New Analytical Discoveries
Beth Schultz 10/13/2014 7 comments
Take inspiration from Christopher Columbus as you pursue your analytical journeys.
Midmarket Companies: Bring on the Big Data
Beth Schultz 10/9/2014 11 comments
The "big" in big data is no reflection of the size of the organization embracing its potential.
Undergrads on Analytics Recruiter Hit Lists
Beth Schultz 10/6/2014 20 comments
Whether you're an undergrad, a graduate student, or an analytics professional already, the same best-practices advice lives large.
Data From on High Reshapes Our World View
Beth Schultz 10/3/2014 11 comments
Satellite data can help solve puzzles, from the lofty to the mundane.
Analytics Call to Arms: Diversify Your Modeling
Beth Schultz 10/2/2014 2 comments
Zubin Dowlaty, head of innovation and development at decision sciences firm Mu Sigma, will take the podium at Analytics 2014 to explain how to improve a champion model -- and why that's so necessary.
Predictive Model Keeps Students on Course
Beth Schultz 10/1/2014 24 comments
This liberal arts college has developed an open-source model that predicts whether a student will fail a class so that faculty can intervene before it's too late.
HR in an Analytics, Data Recruiting Conundrum
Beth Schultz 9/30/2014 19 comments
The LinkedIn-style sourcing that's served human resources so well for so many positions is falling short for data analytics, big data, and data science hiring, one recruiter says.
Did You Know?! Keeping Causation Real
Beth Schultz 9/26/2014 65 comments
Here's some Friday fun for anybody who's ever sought causality in a correlation.
Give the Analytics Buildup Its Due
Beth Schultz 9/25/2014 12 comments
The analytics mandate may lead to some companies acting without enough thought.
Big Data Gets Screen Time in Fall TV Kickoff
Beth Schultz 9/24/2014 24 comments
TV scriptwriters are fascinated by this thing called "big data."
Big-Data Watch: Civil Liberty Infringements
Beth Schultz 9/23/2014 6 comments
A new report from public policy advisory firm Robinson & Yu aims to open discussions about what happens when big data intersects with civil liberty.
C2B Here We Come
Beth Schultz 9/19/2014 28 comments
Companies like Personal BlackBox, with the Personal Data Independence Trust, aim to make consumer-to-business data marketplace a reality.
It's Your Data -- Own It & Earn From It
Beth Schultz 9/17/2014 11 comments
Nell Merlino, an advocate for women's economic empowerment, is throwing her weight behind an organization aimed at enabling personal data independence.
Get Smart About Analytics Education
Beth Schultz 9/16/2014 15 comments
Northwestern University professor Diego Klabjan tells us what he looks for in an ideal analytics Master's candidate.
The Impossible Goal of Competing on Data Science
Beth Schultz 9/15/2014 16 comments
Four experts share their thoughts on the role of the data scientist and machine learning in business today and tomorrow.
A2 Radio: How to Pick an Advanced Analytics Degree Program
Beth Schultz 9/12/2014 2 comments
Diego Klabkan, analytics educator at Northwestern University, joins us on Monday, September 15, at 2:00 p.m. with questions to ask and other pertinent considerations for picking a degree program.
It Pays to Be a Predictive Analytics Pro
Beth Schultz 9/11/2014 6 comments
In its latest salary report, Burtch Works Executive Recruiting finds salaries for all levels of predictive analytics professionals are on the rise.
7 Tips for Keeping Your Analytics Talent Happy
Beth Schultz 9/10/2014 12 comments
Analytics talent could be even harder to retain than to find in the first place.
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.
Employees Need Some Data Love Too
Beth Schultz 9/5/2014 11 comments
Companies ought to spend as much time working to understand, engage, and improve the employee experience as they do the customer experience.
Analytics Works: That's No Coincidence
Beth Schultz 9/4/2014 21 comments
This analytics success story from Oberweis Dairy had some unintended effects.
Southwest Flies With Mu Sigma Learning Program
Beth Schultz 9/3/2014 Post a comment
Teaching companies like Southwest Airlines about analytics at scale is a goal of one decision sciences firm's decision to offer an advanced education program for clients.
Iron Man Would Make an Ideal Analytics Hire
Beth Schultz 9/2/2014 15 comments
Iron Man stands up as a good metaphor to use when thinking about hiring analytics talent.
A2 Twofer: Big-Data Innovation & Decoding Employee Data
Beth Schultz 9/1/2014 Post a comment
Join us for an e-chat on big-data innovation on Tuesday, Sept. 2, and a video chat on the decoded company and improved employee productivity on Thursday, Sept. 4.
3 Reasons Why Data Use Is Spreading
Beth Schultz 8/29/2014 32 comments
Chris Jennings, a longtime data management consultant, tells us about the shifting interest in data he's seen among clients at Collaborative Consulting.
Model & Remodel to Find Profitable Customers
Beth Schultz 8/28/2014 15 comments
Enterprise performance management expert Gary Cokins provides tips on how to determine whether your customers are profitable to your company.
Message to CFOs: Measure Customer Profitability
Beth Schultz 8/27/2014 18 comments
Gary Cokins, a well-respected enterprise and corporate performance management system authority, shared his views on why suppliers need to look customers from a profitability perspective.
Automate Your Analytics & Master the Limbo
Beth Schultz 8/26/2014 8 comments
Like limbo dancers, today's businesses have to be agile and flexible in how they address big-data analytics.
A2 Twofer: Talking About Big-Data Innovation & Customer Profitability
Beth Schultz 8/25/2014 3 comments
Join us in an e-chat discussion today at 3:00 p.m. ET on big-data innovation and Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 2:00 p.m. ET for an A2 Radio episode on customer profitability.
How to Approach the Big-Data Privacy Peril
Beth Schultz 8/22/2014 23 comments
David Burg, PwC cybersecurity lead, provides advice on how to approach the challenge of building a privacy-aware big-data strategy.
5 Tips for Predictive Modeling Success
Beth Schultz 8/21/2014 6 comments
Don't let the obvious mess up your modeling projects. Try these tips from Dean Abbott, predictive analytics expert.
Putting Patient-Generated Data Into Perspective
Beth Schultz 8/20/2014 9 comments
Steve Escaravage, longtime health data scientist, lays out the opportunities and challenges of patient-generated data.
IoT: You Can Never Be Too Connected
Beth Schultz 8/19/2014 6 comments
An Accenture Interactive study shows a big bump in consumer Internet of Things device use by 2015.
A2 Radio: The Art of Predictive Modeling
Beth Schultz 8/18/2014 Post a comment
Dean Abbott, internationally recognized data mining and predictive analytics expert, will join us Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 1:00 p.m. ET, for an A2 Radio episode on the art of predictive modeling.
Analytics Angst: There's a Tool, or 10, for That
Beth Schultz 8/14/2014 5 comments
Analytics startups are coming out of the woodwork, making the tools choice an interesting one.
Sweating Out Your Personal Data, Literally
Beth Schultz 8/12/2014 17 comments
Wireless sweat sensors and earbuds are emerging ways to take measure of what our bodies are feeling.
SAS, NC State Ink Master Plan for Analytics Research
Beth Schultz 8/11/2014 10 comments
SAS and North Carolina State University forge analytics research agreement aimed at streamlining the startup efforts.
Analytics Continuing Ed: Get Your Smarts On
Beth Schultz 8/8/2014 10 comments
Continuing ed courses, available from INFORMS and others, can help analytics professionals keep their skills up to date.
Got the Employee Email Blues
Beth Schultz 8/7/2014 12 comments
Companies ought to pay as much attention to employee email as they do customer campaigns.
Taking Scope of the Analytics Skills Gap
Beth Schultz 8/6/2014 8 comments
Check out our latest Dashboard feature, as we launch a three-part series exploring the analytics talent gap.
8 Data Books for Your Learning Pleasure
Beth Schultz 8/5/2014 6 comments
Our latest look at the world of analytics reading takes us from bank fraud to statistical know-how.
Being a Great Analyst, Even as an Introvert
Beth Schultz 8/4/2014 59 comments
A best-selling book about being an introvert in a world that favors extroversion got me thinking about the cultural pressures that analytics professionals face.
Analysis Shows Cause to Rethink CPR Protocol
Beth Schultz 7/31/2014 8 comments
In Wake County, N.C., an analysis of patient cardiac arrest data revealed that emergency responders can safely extend CPR beyond standards under certain conditions.
Startup Hello Wants to Help You Sleep Tight
Beth Schultz 7/30/2014 37 comments
Hello's Sense system gathers data from your bedroom, scores your sleep, and serves up the insight you need to improve your slumber.
A2 Book Club: Big Data, Big Innovation
Beth Schultz 7/29/2014 11 comments
Evan Stubbs's new book, Big Data, Big Innovation, is hot off the presses, and so we're ready to roll with our new A2 Book Club.
Let's Rethink How We Poll in Prep for 2016
Beth Schultz 7/28/2014 20 comments
Some researchers suggest asking opinions of a non-representative sampling is a good way to go -- provided proper statistical adjustments are made.
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.
So You Want to Get Into Sports Analytics...
Beth Schultz 7/24/2014 32 comments
Tom Davenport, analytics thought leader, suggests you think again.