You snooze, you lose.....

This was probably my favorite of the myth-busters webcasts I have been spewing about, and now I definitely want to meet James Dallas so we can discuss and nod emphatically at each other’s insights on this topic! The “You can’t have analytics without IT” myth is the fourth myth covered […]

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What is a better decision worth?

The word “analytics” is widely misused and misunderstood.  While SAS arguably invented the advanced analytics and predictive analytics categories more than 38 years ago, other software vendors have used the term to describe things like reporting, monitoring, and tracking what happened.  The value of these more simple capabilities are easily […]

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Enhance first principles of engineering with analytics

In the energy industry, oil and gas companies as well as utilities are struggling with many changes at once.  First, they're facing what the oil and gas industry has coined "the big crew change," meaning the retirement of those with the most skills and experience on how to run their […]

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Pay nothing, gain everything: SAS introduces no-cost software for higher education

Last month, SAS launched our new no-cost software for higher education teaching, learning and research – SAS® University Edition. Available to students, professors, academic researchers and lifelong learners, SAS University Edition provides local access to BASE SAS®, SAS/STAT® software, SAS® Studio, SAS/IML® software and SAS/ACCESS® Interface to PC Files. SAS University Edition […]

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Analytics should have a starring role in Hollywood

From managing excess DVD inventory to optimizing digital distribution channels, Hollywood’s supply chain transformation in the last decade has been massive. Knowing this background, and having spent a good part of my life surrounded by the entertainment industry, I was intrigued and inspired by the recent Entertainment Supply Chain Academy […]

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Ask the statistician: Explain how statistics touch our everyday lives

So far in our Ask the Statistician blog and video series, we have heard responses from statisticians at the Analytics 2013 conference about: The many ways statistics benefit their organizations. The types of statistical analyses used to solve business issues. Best practices for explaining results.       How they put statistical […]

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Adding intelligence to the Internet of Things

Imagine this scenario: Every device we encounter in our day-to-day routine – from our refrigerators and automobiles to our water and gas meters – has embedded sensors that read real-time information and generate unfathomable amounts of data. Now take this scenario one step further. Imagine what kinds of insights we’d […]

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How does your organisation rate in the 8-metric analytics test?

What if you could rank where you stand versus your industry peers when it comes to how effectively you're making use of your data through analytics? Now you can. Jim Davis, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at SAS, outlined an eight-metric test at today’s Premier Business Leadership Series […]

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Ask the Statistician: Can you share examples of success from your statistical analyses?

In my previous post in the Ask the Statistician interview series, we heard from statisticians at the Analytics 2013 conference discuss the how their statistical results are put into action within their organizations.  Now let’s learn more about their specific examples of success they have had utilizing these results. Check out […]

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Analytics 3.0 and Enterprise 3.0: The sequels just keep getting more interesting

Trilogies have long been popular at the movies -- think “Star Wars,” “Spiderman” or “Lord of the Rings.” And now they seem to be all the rage in IT. There’s increasing talk in the industry these days about Analytics 3.0 and Enterprise 3.0 – terms that describe today’s hyper-digital playing […]

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