A2's Latest Content on Big Data
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A Path to Omnichannel Success
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12/6/2017   Post a comment
Your company can be a retail winner with an omnichannel strategy.
Happy Thanksgiving from AllAnalytics
Jessica Davis  
11/21/2017   52 comments
Before we turn off our location services for the Thanksgiving holiday, we at AllAnalytics just wanted to thank the community for a great year.
Discover the Key Factors in IoT Success
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11/21/2017   Post a comment
Real-world experience highlights how organizations are making the Internet of Things work for them.
AI, Machine Learning: The View from Intel's Chief Data Scientist
Jessica Davis  
10/31/2017   17 comments
Intel Chief Data Scientist Bob Rogers has applied data analytics technologies to subjects from black holes to hedge funds to healthcare. Today he's working to apply AI and machine learning to society's challenges.
Make Analytics Your Source for Innovation
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10/26/2017   Post a comment
Organizations that leverage advanced analytics are seeing very real benefits.
Amazon Key and Trust: The Ultimate Open Door Idea
James M. Connolly  
10/26/2017   44 comments
Amazon Key in-home delivery offering isn't for everyone. It raises a few questions about who you trust not only with your data but with access to your front door.
The Innovative Enterprise: Losing Sight of the Job?
James M. Connolly  
9/21/2017   20 comments
I've been rethinking the theme of so many tech and management events: Innovation is everyone's job.
The Future of Data Science: Augmentation, not Automation
Jessica Davis  
9/20/2017   10 comments
Three industry leaders took the stage at SAS Analytics Experience and provided broad perspectives on how far we've come in analytics over the last 10 years and where we are today.
Is Real Time Always the Right Time?
Laurie Miles  
9/7/2017   13 comments
Real-time analysis makes sense in certain cases. But sometimes rushing to analyses and decisions in real time makes us miss insights, which then causes us to fail to take the right actions. Here's a closer look at when it makes sense to choose real time or non-real time.
 What You Need to Know about GDPR
Digital Audio  
8/29/2017   37 comments
Are you ready for GDPR? If you aren't sure whether this privacy regulation applies to your organization, or you need to know what steps to take, this show is for you.
GDPR: What You Need To Know
Jessica Davis  
8/24/2017   12 comments
Whether you are based in the European Union or the United States, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is likely to impact your organization. Here's a list of resources to help you decide what you need to do, if anything, to get ready.
At the End of the Day, It's All About Analytics Forecasting
Charlie Chase  
8/23/2017   12 comments
Analytics-driven forecasting means more than measuring trend and seasonality. It includes all categories of methods, including artificial intelligence, but not necessarily deep learning algorithms. That said, deep learning algorithms like neural networks can also be used for demand forecasting, depending on the situation.
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.
Tips for Getting Your Company Started with Analytics
Lisa Morgan  
6/5/2017   9 comments
We collected pro tips from analytics experts with practical world experience. Here's what they said.
A2 Radio: Don't Let Your Data Lie
Jessica Davis  
5/30/2017   8 comments
Data can be twisted and manipulated to tell a number of stories. In this episode of A2 Radio, we look at some of the common mistakes made when data is misrepresented and misinterpreted and how to fix them.
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 Academy: Get Ready for AI, Machine Learning
Jessica Davis  
5/10/2017   2 comments
All Analytics is excited to announce the next edition of the A2 Academy will focus on AI, machine learning, and other advanced analytics. Wherever you are in your journey, this series of five webinars will help you get to the next step.
 How Does Your Analytics Initiative Measure Up?
Digital Audio  
5/1/2017   43 comments
Exclusive UBM research highlights the state of analytics in the enterprise.
Analytics and IT: New Opportunity for CIOs
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In this Harvard Business Review paper, Tom Davenport describes the opportunity for greater use of analytics in IT, the eras of analytics and how IT will grow and change.
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.
Psycho-demographics: Drilling Down on Trump's Campaign Analytics
Jessica Davis  
4/13/2017   13 comments
Did Donald Trump's campaign leverage a new method of analyzing consumer preferences to win the election? We look at just what psycho-demographics mean and how political campaigns and marketers can use them.
 Evolution of the Data Scientist Role
Digital Audio  
3/23/2017   31 comments
Learn how data science skills requirements and the data scientist role is shifting as the years go by.
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.
Experts Tackle AI, Machine Learning at Strata + Hadoop
Jessica Davis  
3/14/2017   7 comments
Strata + Hadoop World 2017 welcomes big data analytics enthusiasts from around the world this week and features keynotes about AI, machine learning, and emerging technologies for business.
12 Machine Learning Articles to Catch You Up on the Latest Trend
Alison Bolen  
3/14/2017   11 comments
Need to get up to speed with machine learning and what it can do? Check out this list of articles for a primer on what you need to know.
How EU's Data Privacy Law Will Impact You
Jon Martindale  
3/13/2017   19 comments
The EU's new General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR offers data protection for consumers and harsh penalties for violators. Here's what you need to know.
Build the Right Team for Big Data Success
Jessica Davis  
2/28/2017   7 comments
Building your big data team is entirely different from creating a business intelligence or analytics Center of Excellence. Here's what you need to know.
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.
How Third Parties Can Hurt Your Marketing Analytics
Pierre DeBois  
2/16/2017   12 comments
Are your digital marketers creating gaps in customer privacy? They could be unless they vet tags and third-party app access.  Here's how to do the vetting.
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.
Your data scientist hiring guide: Ask the right interview questions and compare your candidates to our data scientists
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If you’re dealing with large amounts of data and complex problems, you might be ready to hire a data scientist. But what will you ask in the interview, and how will you evaluate the candidates? In this e-book, we provide 20 interview questions, so you can walk right into the interview knowing what to ask.
Modernizing Your Analytics Environment
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In this whitepaper, learn the dramatic benefits of analytics modernization and hear case studies about the significant results companies have experienced by transforming their analytics platform, including simplified analytic modeling and faster customer insights.
Harvard Business Review: Leadership and Big Data Innovation
Resource Center  
Find out why data experimentation, governance and culture are part of the next leadership challenge for organizations in this key learning summary paper.
Customer loyalty blossoms with analytics
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Customer loyalty blossoms with analytics
Data Privacy Day: Balancing Protection, Convenience
Jessica Davis  
1/27/2017   36 comments
Data breaches can cost millions and end careers. Consumer identity theft can create huge personal life disruptions. Here's why both consumers and businesses must remember the importance of balancing convenience with protection on Data Privacy Day.
Harnessing Analytics' Disruptive Power
Lisa Morgan  
1/23/2017   13 comments
People in business and tech love to use the latest, popular buzzwords. "Disrupter" is one of them. But is your company really leveraging analytics' disruptive capabilities?
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.
Why Recommendation Engines Still Aren't Accurate
Lisa Morgan  
12/28/2016   46 comments
Ever noticed that some recommendations from consumer websites tend to be a bit off base? Lisa Morgan takes a look at why those engines get confused.
In Search Of: Unicorns, Big Foot, and Data Privacy
Bryan Beverly  
12/20/2016   48 comments
Monster hunters may have spent years hunting for Big Foot, and unicorns may be popular ideas in fairy tales. But like data privacy, they don't really exist. Data protection is what we have instead.
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.
Most Analytics Opportunities Untapped, McKinsey
Jessica Davis  
12/13/2016   1 comment
McKinsey Global Institute has updated its research on data analytics and the opportunity it presents in a new report released this month.
Market Intelligence: Turn Information into Insights
Jim Schakenbach  
12/12/2016   Post a comment
Think beyond business intelligence; market intelligence helps you to understand your competitors, customers, and overall market trends.
Customer Analytics: Think Outside the Black Box
Suneel Grover  
12/11/2016   3 comments
Suneel Grover takes a look at how SAS Customer Intelligence 360 addresses issues such as predictive personalization, segmentation, real-time analytics, and machine learning.
Analytics Gets Big IT Investment in 2017
Jessica Davis  
12/9/2016   4 comments
The 37th annual SIM IT Trends Study found that analytics continues to be an important strategic investment for organizations.
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.
 Retail Analytics: See Where Style Meets Statistics
Digital Audio  
12/6/2016   53 comments
The retail sector is learning that great products with consumer appeal aren't enough for success. They need great data strategies as well.
Prediction, Explanation and the November Surprise
Fabian Pascal  
12/5/2016   7 comments
Those delving into data science have to learn the important difference between prediction and explanation, as we discovered in post-election discussions and finger-pointing.
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.
Connecting the Analytic Dots in IoT
Pierre DeBois  
11/28/2016   15 comments
The struggle to learn how customers engage with IoT devices as part of customer experience is real. Here is how marketers can approach strategies with analytics reporting that monitors related traffic in real time.
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.
Your Boss Knows You Are Looking for a New Job
Maryam Donnelly  
11/23/2016   44 comments
A start-up is offering an online tool that cruises company systems and big data sources to identify how many employees are looking for a job, and which ones are looking.
 Will Data and Humans Become Friends in 2017?
Digital Audio  
11/22/2016   40 comments
As data plays a bigger role in our personal lives and business decisions, our experts look at how the human/data relationship shapes up in the year ahead
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.
Chief Data Officers: More Now Report to CEO
Jessica Davis  
11/15/2016   11 comments
Gartner's survey of chief data officers found that almost a third of them of them report to the CEO, and they have their own staff and responsibilities independent of IT.
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.
In Data Analytics We Trust?
Ariella Brown  
11/14/2016   16 comments
Organizations around the world still have plenty of work ahead of them in terms of building trust in their data and analytics strategies, according to a report by KPMG.
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.
The Election Aftermath: Is Data Dead?
Tricia Aanderud  
11/9/2016   95 comments
Where did all the election predictions go so wrong? And, what does the failure of analytics to predict the Trump victory mean to the future of big data?
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.
Spying Without Safeguards, the British Way
Jon Martindale  
11/2/2016   5 comments
A British tribunal has ruled that the UK government's snooping on citizens violates EU privacy rules, but the UK may be backing out of that privacy agreement anyway.
Why Mobile E-Commerce Requires Analytics & IoT
Scott Ferguson  
10/31/2016   4 comments
The amount of data generated by mobile e-commerce is posing new challenges for developers and IT departments. But analytics, IoT, and other tools can help make sense of all that data, according a report from Frost & Sullivan.
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.
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.
 We Can Build Smarter Cities
Digital Audio  
10/20/2016   31 comments
With the emergence of IoT concepts, cities see opportunities to make their delivery of citizen services and use of resources more intelligent.
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.
Eek! There’s a Human in Your Data
Tricia Aanderud  
10/14/2016   42 comments
When presenting data it's easy to stay focused on the number. But remember that there are real people with real concerns and emotions behind those numbers.
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.
Project Pitfalls
Quick Poll  
10/12/2016   3 comments
Big Data for Credit Scoring: Opportunities and Challenges
Bart Baesens  
10/11/2016   7 comments
Big data presents an opportunity to improve credit scoring, but it also presents some challenges.
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.
Looming Challenge: More Than Agile Management
Pierre DeBois  
10/3/2016   6 comments
Is an emphasis on encouraging managers to understanding technology masking a need to understand a management framework that mesh digital and real-world concerns?
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.
Brother, Spare Me the Paradigm
Fabian Pascal  
9/26/2016   5 comments
Today's new data management paradigm seems more like a return to how things were done decades ago.
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.
The Trouble with Data About Data
Lisa Morgan  
9/21/2016   22 comments
It's time to accept the fact that so much of the data we see is biased, whether intentionally or not. so what can you do about it?
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.
Those Citizen Data Scientists
Quick Poll  
9/19/2016   4 comments
The State Of Data Engineers
Jessica Davis  
9/19/2016   13 comments
Demand for data engineers is on the rise in enterprise, particularly in those organizations that aspire to be the next Uber or Airbnb. InformationWeek's Jessica Davis takes a look at this quickly growing job category within IT.
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.
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.
Keeping Online Retail Legal
Pierre DeBois  
9/9/2016   54 comments
With more ways to engage customers there are more ways to cross legal boundaries. A look at how marketers can avoid pitfalls.
You and the 10 Stages of Data Readiness for Analytics
Daniel D. Gutierrez  
9/8/2016   10 comments
Put your organization through this data readiness evaluation and see how you score.
How Far We've Come With Analytics
Information Graphic  
9/8/2016   5 comments
You might be surprised by the progress that analytics have made in just the five years that All Analytics has been monitoring the field.
 How Colleges and Tech Are Grooming Analytics Talent
Digital Audio  
9/7/2016   56 comments
Learn how universities are working with tech leaders such as SAS to shape tomorrow's analytics workforce, and close the data science talent gap.
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.
Big Data: A View From Germany
Charlotte Erdmann  
9/6/2016   9 comments
An executive committee member of TDWI in Germany shares his observations on the use of big data in his country and the impact of strict privacy regulations.
Data Pros Move to the Front of the Payroll Line
James M. Connolly  
8/31/2016   13 comments
If the analytics sector needs a virtual pat on the back, they can find it in the 2017 salary projections released by Robert Half Technology.
The Demand Signal Management Proposition...
Charlie Chase  
8/31/2016   2 comments
While the availability and collection of data are compelling companies to invest in demand signal management solutions to support their planning processes, many have not gotten the return on their investment. However, others are realizing that the real value is in visualization, exploration, and predictive analytics.
When Algorithms Go Astray
James M. Connolly  
8/30/2016   24 comments
The tale of a decade-old algorithm should raise concerns about how data and algorithms get reused in unexpected ways.
SAS 360 Engage: A/B testing and algorithmic segmentation
Suneel Grover  
8/29/2016   2 comments
A closer look at SAS 360 Engage, which enables organizations to interact with consumers by allowing them to create, manage and deliver digital content over web and mobile channels.
What You Should Know About Machine-Aided Analytics
Lisa Morgan  
8/29/2016   25 comments
It's a new world out there when it comes to analytics, and the old if/then model is no longer a sure thing.
Do You Make Music With Data?
James M. Connolly  
8/25/2016   18 comments
There are surprising similarities between a successful data strategy and the painful process of getting music published and on the air.