The intersection of the Internet of Things and manufacturing

Recently, I had the opportunity to talk with James Haight of Blue Hill Research regarding the Internet of Things and how it is and will impact manufacturers. We also dipped our toes into other topics, including text analytics and the interesting combination of all these trends. The conversation was captured […]

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Getting started with equipment monitoring!

By now, we have all heard about the Internet of Things (IoT), or the Industrial Internet.  Across industries, organizations are attempting to instrument and measure all critical business systems and assets in an effort to drive improved production and service delivery.  It is estimated that by 2020, companies will spend […]

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2014 media coverage explores who uses SAS and how

It’s that time of year again when we look back and consider how accurately and extensively the SAS story was covered in the media over the past year. It’s not always a simple or predictable story, but it is usually interesting. Consider some of these threads: How did companies or […]

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Making 'management by walking around' more productive

The idea of "management by walking around" has been around for a while.  First brought to prominence in Tom Peters and Robert Waterman’s best-seller In Search of Excellence, the concept is that managers get out of their offices and meet employees in their work areas to get a sense of how […]

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SAS coders descend on 30 schools for the Hour of Code

Last year during Computer Science Education Week, some in the corporate community participated in The Hour of Code. To those who visited classrooms, thank you! Telling students about the exciting careers in computer science not only inspires leaders of tomorrow, but it also leads to more graduates equipped to innovate […]

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House of Cards: The analytical hit

It can still be hard to believe that another entertainment channel outside of the traditional network giants would make an impact on public sentiment and feeling. However, the Netflix streaming content channel and its cult phenomenon House of Cards is doing just that. Take a blend of analytics, A-list actors open for […]

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Be proactive. Be a trailblazer with data.

For many industries, big data analytics have opened numerous doors for more employees to be groundbreaking and to challenge the corporate status quo. Prior to big data technologies, risk taking behaviors were primarily reserved for provocative souls who stretched organizational boundaries to disrupt industries, such as airline revenue management. There were winners and losers […]

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Thanksgiving data visualization from the White House turkey

Well, this is a kick to the giblets. I assumed when I was summoned to the White House it was in recognition of my tireless advocacy for turkey rights. I wasn’t expecting a press conference in the rose garden or anything, just a meet and greet with the prez and […]

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Four-step approach to government fraud detection

Every day there are news stories of fraud perpetrated against federal government programs. Topping the list are Medicaid and Medicare schemes which costs taxpayers an estimated $100 billion a year. Fraud also is rampant in other important federal programs, including unemployment and disability benefits,  health care, food stamps, tax collection, […]

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Yes, we have analytics: the brain game

Many vendors claim they have analytics, and a lot of users have embraced the belief that analytics is the way to go. But what does analytics really mean, especially to business users without statistics backgrounds, and how much do they need to know about analytics to be able to make […]

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