A2's Latest Content on Big Data
posted in October 2015
22 items
Your Information Supply Chain
Leo Sadovy  
10/30/2015   19 comments
An end-to-end information supply chain approach, from sourcing/acquisition through transformation and storage, to end users, analytics and insights, allows you to keep your focus on the business problems to be solved, and avoid having that ‘big honking data cube’ become a bottleneck instead of an enabler.
Analytics Team & Business Leaders Coming Together
James M. Connolly  
10/29/2015   9 comments
SAS plans to merge its two fall conferences under the common banner Analytics Experience next year, and it makes sense.
Plenti Stretches for the Data Unification Crown
Maryam Donnelly  
10/28/2015   33 comments
The Plenti rewards card promises benefits to retailers and consumers, but the process doesn't seem smooth for either group.
Experience is About Knowing What You Wish You Learned Earlier
James M. Connolly  
10/27/2015   32 comments
A couple of experienced analytics professionals told a packed audience at SAS Analytics 2015 what they wish they had learned earlier in their lives, detailing their advice in 15 key points.
The Real Growth for Analytics Pros: The Bonus
James M. Connolly  
10/27/2015   10 comments
While, salaries are up for analytics professionals in 2015 the increase in salaries isn't as dramatic as the amount of bonuses and the number of analytics pros who are eligible for them.
When Data Doesn't Fix Everything
James M. Connolly  
10/23/2015   21 comments
Our All Analytics cartoonist, Jon Carter, captures a scene where even lots of data didn't save the day. The question that remains is why. Share your suggestions in a comment.
Big Data's Evolution: New Capabilities for the Long Run
Information Graphic  
10/23/2015   2 comments
Data For the Long Run
Business Leaders Need to Step Up on Analytics
James M. Connolly  
10/22/2015   Post a comment
A successful analytics initiative calls for the data team to understand the human factor, but it certainly doesn't hurt to have the humans in the business unit understand what analytics can and can't do.
Database Fundamentals for Analysts: Mathematics and Meaning
Fabian Pascal  
10/21/2015   15 comments
Fabian explores why a logically correct result is not necessarily a meaningful result.
 Shape the Next Generation of Data Scientists
Digital Audio  
10/20/2015   69 comments
What employers and future data scientists can learn about a new generation of data scientists, now working their way through college.
Painting With Big Data Analytics
Leo Sadovy  
10/16/2015   Post a comment
Big data analytics isn't just about gathering data; it's about utilizing the right tools on data that displays variety and volume.
 Analytics Best Practices: Plan for the Human Factor
Digital Audio  
10/14/2015   117 comments
Planning for how business people will use the data an analytics program generates.
Analytics Talent: See How Success Breeds Success
James M. Connolly  
10/13/2015   1 comment
Data in our recent interactive infographic sets the stage for the new All Analytics Academy: Build a Successful Analytics Team. There's a lot you can learn about becoming an analytical innovator.
Beyond the Basics: What’s Next in Predictive Analytics for Hotels?
Kelly A. McGuire  
10/12/2015   4 comments
There are new and exciting use cases for predictive analytics on the horizon for hotel organizations. As the industry as a whole grapples with big data, you can better come to terms with the data from the explosion of interaction points with our guests.
Gartner Says We're in the Algorithmic Economy
David Wagner  
10/12/2015   14 comments
At last week's Gartner Symposium keynote, Gartner analysts put your job front and center for your whole company.
SAS Analytics 2015: A Learning Opportunity
James M. Connolly  
10/8/2015   3 comments
The SAS-hosted conferences coming up in Las Vegas later this month -- Analytics 2015, PBLS, and CAO Summit -- offer an opportunity for self-directed educational experiences.
A2 Radio: Humans, Tigers, and Common Sense
James M. Connolly  
10/7/2015   12 comments
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.
Big Data: It’s Not Just Where You Are
Mary E. Shacklett  
10/6/2015   8 comments
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.
Why You Want to Care About Hadoop
James M. Connolly  
10/5/2015   3 comments
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.
When Sports Analytics Is a Fantasy
Matthew Brodsky  
10/5/2015   29 comments
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.
At Strata + Hadoop: Think Data and Decisions
James M. Connolly  
10/2/2015   2 comments
Keynoters at Strata+Hadoop made the most of 10-minute timeslots to get the audience thinking about new ideas and new approaches to decisions.
Marketing Analytics Lessons From the KGB
Leo Sadovy  
10/1/2015   9 comments
If a Cold War era intelligence agency knew how to identify western spies using key indicators, you probably have indicators that show what your customers are likely to do.