A2's Latest Content on Big Data
posted in July 2014
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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.
Cloud Encounters of the Fifth Kind
Leo Sadovy  
7/29/2014   7 comments
When it comes to the Internet of Things, the future clearly belongs to the Things.
Google Moonshot Project: Healthy Bodies
Thomas Claburn  
7/29/2014   50 comments
Google's Baseline Study aims to model the chemistry of a healthy human body -- and unlock new clues to curing disease.
Predicting the Unplanned Outage
Joe Stanganelli  
7/28/2014   21 comments
Predictive asset maintenance analytics is finding its niche across industries, from automotive to oil and gas.
What to Do With a Treasure Trove of Health Data
James M. Connolly  
7/25/2014   16 comments
It looks like wearable computers are here to stay. So questions come up about how to protect customer data while also using data to improve the health of the population at large.
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.
When Data Hoarding Makes Sense
Jeff Bertolucci  
7/25/2014   11 comments
To hoard or not to hoard? EMC's Bill Schmarzo defends the practice of saving all the data you can, even when its value is uncertain.
Optum Labs Translates Big-Data Research to Clinicians
Alison Diana  
7/24/2014   1 comment
Big data shows lots of promise in researchers' hands. By getting this insight to clinicians, it can really improve and save lives, says Dr. Paul Wallace of Optum Labs.
 How Sports & Business Analytics Can Play Off Each Other
Digital Audio  
7/22/2014   196 comments
In this A2 Radio episode, analytics thought leader Tom Davenport will take you into the worlds of business and sports, and talk about what one can learn from the other.
The Dissolution of an Analytics Team
Randy Bartlett  
7/21/2014   18 comments
Take a look at what happens when you downgrade chief analytics officers.
A2 Radio: How Sports & Business Analytics Can Play Off Each Other
Beth Schultz  
7/21/2014   14 comments
Analytics thought leader Tom Davenport joins us Tuesday, July 22, at 2:00 p.m. EDT, to explore what the sports industry and other businesses can learn from each other.
Business Execs Not Giving Up the Gut, Yet
Beth Schultz  
7/18/2014   25 comments
A Fortune Knowledge Group/Gyro study shows that most business executives appreciate analytics but favor their instincts when it comes to decision making.
Trust & Sharing Data Don't Go Hand in Hand
James M. Connolly  
7/15/2014   14 comments
Research showing a strong consumer distrust for all types of businesses doesn't mean those consumers will stop filling the analytics pipeline with their data.
B-Ball Analytics Is a Fast & Furious Game
Daniel D. Gutierrez  
7/11/2014   15 comments
NBA teams are surely spending the long summer months analyzing data gathered during play throughout the season.
San Diego Taps Big Data to Optimize Transit
Doug Henschen  
7/11/2014   4 comments
San Diego Metropolitan Transit System studies bus and trolley ridership patterns using Urban Insights' predictive analysis platform.
Utility Analytics: Not Hot Enough?
Beth Schultz  
7/10/2014   5 comments
Many utilities are struggling with how to approach analytics, one industry watcher tells us.
 Advanced Analytics & the Business of Healthy Consumers
Digital Audio  
7/10/2014   78 comments
In this A2 radio episode, learn about the role advanced analytics plays in helping Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina determine how best to engage and communicate with consumers, as well as to measure the effectiveness of its efforts and determine member satisfaction.
Live Long & Prosper -- But How Long?
Robert Allison  
7/9/2014   Post a comment
This blog posting shows several different kinds of SAS graphs that provide insight into life expectancy around the world.
Biosensors, Robots Replacing Human Guards
Michael Steinhart  
7/8/2014   26 comments
In prisons and other security settings, electronic devices are predicting and detecting anomalous behavior with high accuracy and reducing the need for human personnel.
Where Will the Next Earthquake Strike?
Robert Allison  
7/8/2014   Post a comment
Information from the National Geophysical Data Center, combined with SAS, helps visualize earthquake activity for the last four millennia.
OpenDNS Cranks Up Predictive Security
Beth Schultz  
7/8/2014   5 comments
Integration of new predictive intelligence should help customers more quickly identify which attacks matter most.
Detecting Fraud With Voice Analytics
Ariella Brown  
7/8/2014   32 comments
A new service alerts contact center reps to possible fraud activity by listening in on customer calls.
UN Studies Social Data for Global Pulse
Jeff Bertolucci  
7/8/2014   2 comments
United Nations' Global Pulse initiative partners with social data provider DataSift to analyze worldwide opinions on vaccinations, poverty, and other humanitarian topics.
Facebook vs. Orkut: 3 Lessons for Marketers
John Balla  
7/8/2014   Post a comment
The story of Google's failed social messaging platform illustrates some important principles of marketing.
Questioning the Ethics of Learning Analytics
Michael Steinhart  
7/7/2014   16 comments
Schools around the country are weighing the benefits and ethical questions of learning analytics.
Forecasting Sharknadoes With SAS
Robert Allison  
7/7/2014   Post a comment
In the wake of Hurricane Arthur, it's interesting to look at the historical weather trends and see how often major events coincide.
Set Your Compass to Positivity for Best Results
John Balla  
7/7/2014   Post a comment
The idea that focusing on positive outcomes actually drives positive outcomes sounds idealistic, but I think there's some truth to that idea.
Anything You Say Can & Will Be Analyzed
Maryam Donnelly  
7/7/2014   20 comments
The truth is in your laptop, or it can be, if you have Computer Voice Stress Analysis software installed.
Here's to the Ol' Red, White & Blue… & You
Beth Schultz  
7/4/2014   2 comments
Have a fun, fact-filled Fourth of July.
Analytics, Weather Spell Retail Success This July 4
Michael Steinhart  
7/3/2014   8 comments
The 4th of July weekend is highly anticipated by retailers and travel services, and this year's anticipated hurricane may drive spending even higher.
Data Scientist Role: How Will It Evolve?
Kevin Casey  
7/3/2014   1 comment
As mainstream industries such as retail increasingly adopt big-data initiatives, the roles of data scientists and other data professionals will change during the next few years. Here's a peek.
EY's CAO on Building a Global Analytics CoE
Beth Schultz  
7/3/2014   4 comments
EY earmarks $500 million for an external-facing Global Analytics Center of Excellence that aims to put analytics at the core of the enterprise.
Algorithm Curates 9/11 Museum Display
Michael Steinhart  
7/2/2014   4 comments
Big-data analytics software searches for keyword correlations in millions of news articles about 9/11, projecting them in timelines on one wall of the museum.
Post Snowden, Google Users Change Habits
Joe Stanganelli  
7/2/2014   11 comments
Researchers have pinpointed changes in the way Internet searchers use Google now that word of NSA surveillance has spread.
Achieve Your 'Goooooooal!' ... With Strategy
Aiman Zeid  
7/2/2014   1 comment
There are many strong parallels between the importance of strategy on the football (or soccer) field and in the corporate board room.
Where's Your Data? Location Matters
Beth Schultz  
7/2/2014   5 comments
As companies craft their data governance plans, they must think about the location of their data -- and not just from a physical standpoint.
'Extra Copies' Clogging Federal Datacenters
Michael Steinhart  
7/1/2014   6 comments
How many copies of corporate data are floating around your company's data systems? In Uncle Sam's case, the answer is too many.