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IoT Happily Steps into Background
James M. Connolly  
8/28/2017   37 comments
The Internet of Things has stepped out of the spotlight that focuses on buzzwords. Now is when the real work gets done.
Searching for Our Lost Analytics Continuum
James M. Connolly  
8/7/2017   2 comments
In our obsession with artificial intelligence, we may have lost sight of how our use of data is supposed to progress, based on hard work and the analytics continuum.
AI in the Workplace: Augment, Instead of Replacing Humans
James M. Connolly  
5/31/2017   26 comments
AI and machine learning won't create massive job losses in the foreseeable future, but some societal issues to come to mind.
MIT's McAfee: Smart Machines Pick up the Pace
James M. Connolly  
5/25/2017   49 comments
MIT's Andrew McAfee looks at all those things we said computers could never do, but they did. And, he warns of the HiPPO.
MIT's Andrew McAfee Chronicles the Incredible Rate of Change
James M. Connolly  
5/11/2017   9 comments
Author, MIT researcher, and Interop ITX keynoter Andrew McAfee is set to explore the ways technology is changing the way companies do business, and how more changes will happen at supersonic speed.
A2 Radio: So Far, So Fast in Embracing Data
James M. Connolly  
4/25/2017   4 comments
Enterprises are adopting analytics technologies and concepts at a remarkable rate, as highlighted by a UBM Tech research report. Our team of experts discusses the findings on AllAnalytics Radio.
Finding Just the Facts in Government Data
James M. Connolly  
4/20/2017   11 comments
The problem is that too often business people only want the data that makes their point. That's the "good data." Others who disagree with them have "bad data."
A2 Radio: The Evolving Role of Data Scientist
James M. Connolly  
3/21/2017   17 comments
The role of the data scientist is changing before our eyes, both in the necessary skillsets and positioning within the company. A2 Radio looks at how the data science role is evolving.
NFL Combine: Big Bucks, Big Gambles
James M. Connolly  
3/3/2017   13 comments
Even with the use of data analytics, sports teams still make terrible personnel decisions. Maybe there's a way for them and all hiring managers to do better.
Data and Analytics Still Pay a Premium Salary
James M. Connolly  
2/24/2017   29 comments
If you are looking for tech skills that offer a big premium on pay day, data science and big data are still top bets. Joining them is DevOps. Here's a look at just how much in a range of areas across the US.
Time for an Analytics Show and Tell
James M. Connolly  
2/2/2017   19 comments
The business-analytics disconnect remains a hurdle for adoption of data-driven decision making. Maybe it's time for the analytics team to hit the road and show employees what data can do for them.
Learn About the McKinsey Data Science Update on A2 Radio
James M. Connolly  
1/18/2017   4 comments
You've heard all about the data science talent gap that McKinsey cited in 2011, but there's a lot more -- including new information -- that you need to know about McKinsey's ongoing research. Learn more Thursday on All Analytics Radio.
For 2017: Put Data, Big or Small, Into Action
James M. Connolly  
1/6/2017   14 comments
Still standing by a prediction that big data as a buzzword will die as we turn out focus to the analytics, not the scale of the data.
SAS's Schabenberger Shows How the Pieces Fit Together
James M. Connolly  
12/21/2016   12 comments
Reflecting on 2016; it was the year that so many analytics elements came together.
The Amorphous CDO Role Takes Shape
James M. Connolly  
12/16/2016   28 comments
After being largely undefined for a few years the role of Chief Data Officer may finally be taking shape, as illustrated in a survey of federal agencies.
Free Milk and Cookies, for a Price
James M. Connolly  
12/8/2016   4 comments
The new A2 cartoons highlights the big data privacy question that nothing comes for free.
A2 Radio: Analytics Meet Experience in Retail
James M. Connolly  
12/6/2016   2 comments
The right blend of analytics and experience can be the key to success in any market, but perhaps no place more than in retail. Join A2 Radio today at 2 pm as we are joined by author and SAS retail expert Brittany Bullard.
Digital Transformation: Darwin Was Right
James M. Connolly  
11/30/2016   12 comments
While half of surveyed organizations say they are progressing with digital transformation, the other half are left to the fate of the DoDo Bird.
Yes, the IoT Does Matter to You
James M. Connolly  
11/27/2016   54 comments
Our upcoming All Analytics Radio programs look at the progress of the Internet of Things -- and why it matters to your business -- and how to find the right mix of experience and analytics in the retail sector. Tune in this Tuesday and again on December 6.
Let's Explore the Human-Data Relationship
James M. Connolly  
11/21/2016   32 comments
All Analytics bloggers join A2 Radio for a discussion about the evolving data-human relationship, and whether we truly are more welcoming when it comes to data entering our private and business lives.
CodeSnaps Helps Give Kids a Tech Foundation
James M. Connolly  
11/21/2016   10 comments
The new SAS CodeSnaps provides a foundation kids beyond the ability to program.
A2 Academy: The Global Privacy Challenge
James M. Connolly  
11/16/2016   6 comments
In the final session of the All Analytics Academy series -- Data Privacy for You, for All -- attorney and privacy expert Marc-Roger Gagne shares best practices for protecting customer data and your company when doing business internationally.
Marketing Analytics: Driving Data to the Forefront
James M. Connolly  
11/14/2016   7 comments
Adele Sweetwood of SAS and author of the new book The Analytical Marketer: How to Transform Your Marketing Organization will appear on a Harvard Business Review webinar this week, discussing how analytics are reinventing the marketing department.
IoT: Pioneering New Technologies
James M. Connolly  
11/10/2016   28 comments
Despite all the criticisms of the Internet of Things concept, it's very real, but probably is going through a shakeout stage. What will emerge will be a model focused on efficiency and based on new compute models.
Data Privacy: A World Class Jumble
James M. Connolly  
11/8/2016   4 comments
As we move through our All Analytics Academy program it's become more clear just how complex and extensive is the data privacy challenge.
Surviving the Big Data HR Test
James M. Connolly  
11/4/2016   2 comments
Human resources professionals are starting to rely on big data in their hiring processes, but questions remain about how to do it fairly and quantify what their analysis reveals.
The IoT: Time to Get it Right
James M. Connolly  
11/1/2016   5 comments
The Internet of Things security issues seem close to creating panic in the streets. So, maybe it's time to do IoT security the right way, baked in.
Data Privacy: It's Your Job
James M. Connolly  
10/28/2016   9 comments
It's easy to think that responsibility for data privacy is someone else's job. Really, it's everyone's job, as listeners will learn in the upcoming All Analytics Academy.
SAS Stays Near the Top as a Great Place to Work
James M. Connolly  
10/27/2016   17 comments
The data is in and SAS once again is in the top two on the list of great places to work.
Where Analytics Projects Go Wrong
James M. Connolly  
10/26/2016   16 comments
Of all the things that can go wrong with an analytics project, it appears that failure to properly define the business problem is the runaway leader.
Who's to Blame for the Election Mess? Us!
James M. Connolly  
10/24/2016   42 comments
For all the good that data can do for us, data lets us down when election day nears.
Analytics Pros, Speak Up Now & Get Paid
James M. Connolly  
10/21/2016   12 comments
Check out the Gartner list of technology trends for 2017 and see just how important you and your data analytics pros have become. Then go ask the boss for a raise.
Learn What Smart Cities Mean to You
James M. Connolly  
10/18/2016   15 comments
Smart cities and their potential benefits are on the agenda when CompTIA's Tim Herbert joins All Analytics Radio on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 2 pm ET.
Data Privacy: A Corporate High-Wire Act
James M. Connolly  
10/17/2016   56 comments
Data privacy is all about balance, on one hand helping your organization innovate while, on the other, protecting the privacy of customers and employees. That will be a key message of presenters in the upcoming All Analytics Academy: Data Privacy for You, For All.
Data's Little Surprises Make You Wonder
James M. Connolly  
10/12/2016   5 comments
The results of our recent Quick Polls confirm that often the only sure thing with data is that you will be surprised.
A2 Radio: Deliver More Effective Visualizations
James M. Connolly  
10/10/2016   2 comments
All Analytics Radio features an interview with visualization expert and author Scott Berinato as we discuss best practices in effective visualization.
A2 Academy: Privacy in the Spotlight
James M. Connolly  
10/7/2016   4 comments
Our new All Analytics Academy program, airing in the first two weeks of November, will provide you with best practices and other advice for protecting the privacy of your customers, your company, and your employees.
AI: Doomed to Buzzword Status
James M. Connolly  
10/5/2016   24 comments
For all the good that artificial intelligence and machine learning promise the concepts are sure to get swamped by our love affair with buzzwords.
A New Look for Weather Reports
James M. Connolly  
10/4/2016   19 comments
The Dark Sky weather visualization site isn't nearly as ominous as it sounds, unless you are a TV meteorologist.
Manufacturing Gets a Well-Deserved Day
James M. Connolly  
9/30/2016   4 comments
Manufacturing Day next week celebrates the role that manufacturing plays in the US and global economies but also highlights the way the manufacturing sector values and utilizes data.
Envision the Too Smart Home
James M. Connolly  
9/27/2016   61 comments
Jon Carter of Cartertoons strikes again, this time making one wonder what happens if the smart home becomes a bit to smart for its owners' britches.
Skills: The Business & Tech Seesaw
James M. Connolly  
9/26/2016   16 comments
Three decades later, the much promised business aspect of a tech pro's job remains lacking.
A Real-World Check on Big Data Myths
James M. Connolly  
9/23/2016   2 comments
Analytics professionals still encounter executives who live by misconceptions when it comes to big data and analytics. Here are six examples of big data myths.
Government: Analytics Help to Deal With Change
James M. Connolly  
9/21/2016   11 comments
The SAS Government Leadership Forum takes place in October with experts addressing issues ranging from fight fraud today to the societal, economic, and geopolitical changes that will shape the world two decades from now.
Take the A2 Quick Poll: Citizen Data Scientists
James M. Connolly  
9/20/2016   6 comments
People are taking sides on the citizen data scientist concept. Have your say in the new All Analytics Quick Poll.
Data for the Greater Good: Tough to Say No
James M. Connolly  
9/16/2016   13 comments
The nonprofit Datakind, which matches data scientists with social agencies solving world problems, provides a lesson in how to put data into action with any type of organization.
Capella Honorees: Analytics for the Right Reasons
James M. Connolly  
9/15/2016   Post a comment
The four winners of the Capella University and SAS scholarship awards provide good evidence of why the data science profession is in good hands for the future.
SAS Analytics Experience: Viya and Cognitive Computing
James M. Connolly  
9/13/2016   3 comments
SAS added new tools based on it's Viya analytics platform and turned the focus to cognitive computing, where applications today are advancing their ability to draw conclusions, with many more uses for the concept coming in the future.
Beware of Being Unique in the EU
James M. Connolly  
9/12/2016   9 comments
The EU's fear of what it calls unique data is puzzling, particularly when viewed in the 2016 era of big data and global business.
Can Tech Make the Call Center a Help Desk?
James M. Connolly  
9/7/2016   32 comments
There are promising new technologies coming for the call center. But the question remains about whether companies value a call center as a tool to improve customer relationships.
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