A2's Latest Content on Big Data
posted in April 2015
22 items
See the People Behind the Numbers
James M. Connolly  
4/30/2015   30 comments
New York Times reporter Alan Schwarz shared a bit of advice that all analytics pros and their executives might want to keep in mind.
 Live Interviews From SAS Global Forum
Digital Audio  
4/28/2015   11 comments
All Analytics Radio will be on the air from the SAS Global Forum and Executive Conference in Dallas, featuring a private interview with SGF keynote speaker Jake Porway, founder of Datakind.
SAS Executive Conference: The Analytics Learning Experience
James M. Connolly  
4/28/2015   2 comments
Analytics leaders at the SAS Executive Conference shared some of the lessons learned in hiring and developing big data talent, finding the right speed for business decisions, and dealing with shadow IT.
Emancipating Big Data: Analytics Via the Cloud
Jeff Kaplan  
4/24/2015   14 comments
Cloud-based analytics tools promise not only to make use of big data more efficient for the enterprise, but pave the way for citizen data scientists to better utilize data.
Follow the Action at SAS Global Forum
James M. Connolly  
4/24/2015   1 comment
The SAS Global Forum and Executive Conference will have analytics professionals discussing and learning about the inner workings of technology but also how data analytics can help their companies and the world run better.
 How to Hire Great Analytics Talent
Digital Audio  
4/23/2015   51 comments
With the buzz around the shortage of data scientists, what is a hiring manager to do as they try to fill out the analytics team they need to execute on their organization's data strategy?
Ye Olde Information Overload
Leo Sadovy  
4/22/2015   8 comments
From the time of Gutenberg, information overload has presented challenges and required filters. Today, analytics plays the role of filter.
A2 Radio: Good Jobs and Good Deeds
James M. Connolly  
4/17/2015   3 comments
Join A2 Radio for advice from Robert Half Technology on how to recruit and retain data scientists and other analytics professionals at a time when there are dreary predictions of a talent shortage. Then, A2 Radio goes on the road to SAS Global Forum to explore how analytics pros can help make the world a better place.
No One Buys Hadoop
Christian Prokopp  
4/16/2015   13 comments
In launching a big data initiative the work extends far beyond the acquisition of Hadoop or other technologies.
Did You Have Too Much Bacon Today? HIMSS Activity Turns Focus to Wellness
James M. Connolly  
4/15/2015   9 comments
A key topic at the HIMSS 2015 conference is how data can be used to improve our wellness and reduce costs.
Public Data Amplifies Public Bias
David Wagner  
4/14/2015   8 comments
Confirmation bias is well-known, but public sources of data might go beyond confirmation to amplification.
Big Data Sheds the Show-Me Tag
James M. Connolly  
4/13/2015   30 comments
Those organizations waiting for big data analytics to prove its worth in other companies might want to check out some of marks that the concept is making in varied industries.
Help Define the State of Analytics Today
James M. Connolly  
4/10/2015   4 comments
Rexer Analytics is taking the pulse of the analytics community with a survey looking at the technologies, strategies, and applications that the community works with.
Analytics Drive New Approaches to IT Security
Tony Kontzer  
4/9/2015   1 comment
With traditional approaches to IT security falling short, IT managers are turning to analytics-based alternative strategies. They are exploring the capabilities of behavioral analytics and techniques for identifying just what data a company needs to keep and who has access to it.
Sometimes There Just Isn't Enough Data
James M. Connolly  
4/8/2015   12 comments
A couple of recent examples highlight how big data initiatives aren't just hampered by corporate intransigence or lack of data science talent. Sometimes there's just too little data available.
IoT and Big Data: Partners or Rivals?
Matthew Brodsky  
4/8/2015   7 comments
All the talk about the Internet of Things might take our minds off matters such as big data security, at least for now, and it could open the door for new approaches to data ownership.
Good Habits for Big Data
Leo Sadovy  
4/7/2015   9 comments
The key to a big data strategy rests in understanding from which end you want to start.
Four Steps to Help Your Company Embrace Analytics
Jim Schakenbach  
4/7/2015   2 comments
Analytics is the tool used to turn business intelligence into something useful. Without the ability to analyze and act upon the information gathered through business intelligence strategies, companies are simply sitting on top of big piles of big data.
Internet of Things: Why You Have to Care
James M. Connolly  
4/6/2015   12 comments
This week's 2015 IoT Day makes a strong case for enterprises and data science professionals to consider how they can utilize Internet of Things concepts in improving the efficiency of their own operations and their relationships with customers.
Five Keys to Effective Customer Experience Personalization
John Balla  
4/2/2015   5 comments
Learning even a little about your customers can be used to help you learn a lot.
Applying Analytics to the Industrial Internet of Things
Manoj Chari  
4/2/2015   7 comments
If you are wondering where to find value in the Internet of Things you can see one example in in the energy sector. The Industrial Internet of Things will be among the topics at the upcoming INFORMS analytics conference.
If You Only Knew What Your Doctor Knows
James M. Connolly  
4/1/2015   9 comments
Some patients are starting to chip away at the walls preventing them from accessing their medical records, and some providers are starting to cooperate.