A2's Latest Content on Big Data
posted in September 2015
24 items
Smartphones Open Doors, Literally
Ariella Brown  
9/29/2015   68 comments
Hotel chains are moving toward enabling guests to open their room doors and gain other benefits through smart phone apps.
The Right Time for Real-Time Analytics
Pierre DeBois  
9/25/2015   8 comments
Real time data has its purposes but think before you react and change your strategy based on real time snippets.
 See How Your Analytics Initiative Measures Up
Digital Audio  
9/24/2015   50 comments
All Analytics hosts a discussion with Blue Hill Research's James Haight on his firm's state of enterprise analytics survey.
A2 Radio: A Life of Comparison for the Analytics Pro
James M. Connolly  
9/24/2015   1 comment
As your life of comparing yourself to others rolls along, let's talk about how your analytics initiative compares with those of others. Let's have some fun on A2 Radio today at 2 pm (EDT).
At Netflix, Data Takes on a Starring Role
James M. Connolly  
9/23/2015   63 comments
Data and analytics are critical as Netflix evolves, but the video distribution company has to keep its focus on the core business and how data can drive success.
Analytics Step up for Cybersecurity
James M. Connolly  
9/21/2015   30 comments
Among the sessions at an upcoming SAS government leadership forum is one focusing on the role of advanced analytics in cybersecurity.
A Data Management Primer
Jim Schakenbach  
9/18/2015   15 comments
Whether you grew your career in marketing or manufacturing or in the C-suite, and you now have responsibilities for analytics, here are some basic best practices in data management for those analytics pros who are new to databases.
Laws Still Lag the Moving Target of Technology
James M. Connolly  
9/17/2015   22 comments
Too often, the due consideration that a new technology-focused law or policy requires means that the game changes long before the legislation is enacted.
Understanding the Modern Data Analyst
James Haight  
9/16/2015   3 comments
A Blue Hill Research survey shows traditional BI is still a dominant use case for analytics, and that new approaches and new data sources are on the way. Learn more in the September 24 All Analytics Radio Show.
Back to the Basics Part Two: What Can Hoteliers Do With Analytics?
Kelly A. McGuire  
9/16/2015   3 comments
Data and analytics can benefit not only the individual hotel departments but also can support cross-department coordination.
The IoT: Secure, But Only if You Want It to Be
James M. Connolly  
9/15/2015   5 comments
The Internet of Things doesn't have to be a security nightmare. Companies have an opportunity to get security right, but first they have to take security seriously and be willing to build the IoT from the ground up.
Big Data & New Tech Drive Demand for Developers
Kishore Jethanandani  
9/15/2015   12 comments
Corporate interest in big data is driving new technology developments, and those new technologies spawn demand for new developer skillsets.
Curiosity Doesn't Kill the Corporation
James M. Connolly  
9/14/2015   10 comments
Now that there is more attention on the importance of CEOs to exhibit curiosity, maybe that will help to validate the role of curious analytics professionals.
At Boeing, Keeping the Tech/Human Balance
James M. Connolly  
9/10/2015   6 comments
A conference speaker issues a reminder to analytics professionals that the key person in their big data initiative really is a person.
Analytics Pro: Now, the Compensation Counselor
James M. Connolly  
9/9/2015   8 comments
There's an idea floating around for employees to use big data to make their case for a raise. Maybe the analytics professional can lend a hand, perhaps adding credibility to HR's compensation analysis. Or, maybe analysts can set up their own little business advising their coworkers at salary review time.
Data, Analytics Help Fight Forest Fires
Curtis Franklin Jr.  
9/9/2015   13 comments
Cameron Tongier of the US Fish and Wildlife Service Fire Management Branch spoke with InformationWeek from his temporary office near a fire line in Idaho. He's one of several front-line wildfire managers we spoke with about the long arc of data analysis that leads up to daily situation reports for wildfire managers.
Marketing Transparency as a Competitive Advantage
John Balla  
9/9/2015   1 comment
There's plenty to be gained from today's marketing campaigns as long as an organization remains transparent in how it balances customer needs with corporate goals.
How Analytics Pros Can Shape the Next Generation
James M. Connolly  
9/8/2015   7 comments
Building partnerships between businesses and colleges can help to ensure a supply of young analytics talent down the road, but it means a time commitment by the businesses.
Back to the Basics Part One: An Analytics Primer for Hoteliers
Kelly A. McGuire  
9/8/2015   Post a comment
Kelly and Natalie explore some of the types of analytics that could prove useful to hotel operators.
The Data Question: Innovation or Buffalo Wings?
James M. Connolly  
9/4/2015   14 comments
In a new twist on the chicken or egg question, can a company find success without analytics talent, or find talent without being successful?
How Energy is Tackling Big Data and the IoT
Anne-Lindsay Beall  
9/4/2015   4 comments
Big data and the Internet of Things are both driving and addressing change in the utility sector.
 Hire and Manage a Great Analytics Team
Digital Audio  
9/1/2015   152 comments
Learn how the right analytics team can drive success in the enterprise.
 Use Mobile Analytics to See the Big Picture
Digital Audio  
9/1/2015   83 comments
Use mobile analytics to track devices far beyond the phone inventory
A2 Radio: Analytics Start With the Team
James M. Connolly  
9/1/2015   18 comments
Join All Analytics Radio today when CenturyLink's Chief Science Officer Manav Misra discusses how to assemble and manage a top analytics team.