Connecting the dots between higher education and IT

In our hyper-connected world, information technology plays a key role in nearly every field and industry. Higher education is no exception, and that’s where EDUCAUSE comes in. This non-profit association works to advance higher education through the use of information technology. One of the primary ways EDUCAUSE achieves its goal […]

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Everyday visual analytics

Imagine you're a business analyst who just discovered a pattern or trend that could significantly help your organization. What do you do next? You share it. Using SAS® Visual Analytics, you've published your results to the Web and mobile device before, but this time you'd rather work with your findings in […]

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Exploring social networks with SAS Visual Analytics

In this interconnected world, it is more important than ever to understand not just details about your data, but also how its different parts are related to each other. Social networks reveal often surprising details about what people think about your product or services, how they are linked to other […]

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Does the architecture matter as much as the analytics?

I was recently part of team discussing enterprise architecture with a chief IT architect, and we were explaining how SAS can integrate into their existing infrastructure, add business value on top it and even fit into their future planned infrastructure.  This conversation was one of the reasons I blogged about […]

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Get the picture – the WHOLE picture

Imagine working in partnership with someone who gives you only part of the information you need to do your job. Need to call a supplier to place an order? OK, here are the first three letters of the company name.  Want to see how much profit a store made on a […]

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Generation Y in the workplace and the marketplace

Last week, we introduced you to Jason Dorsey, the Gen Y Guy. This week, we've asked him to share some advice about managing  and marketing to Generation Y. And we also discuss this generation's relationship to data. Check out his answers to our questions below. (And remember, Gen Y and Millennials […]

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Some SMBs get tech; others don't

A few weeks back I went shopping for a new car. The experience left me wondering why many dealerships—perhaps the stereotypical small or mid-size US business—were so far behind in use of technology. I was surprised at how little use of tech was in place. At about the same time […]

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40-somethings love fancy sushi ... and other insights from visual analytics

At SAS, we’ve always been smart about using our own software internally to support our business goals. For an example, read Chris Hemedinger’s post about the SAS program he designed to measure blog activity - and one decision the blog team made as a result. Or, you can read several […]

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sascom magazine 3q13: Why your brain needs data visualization

If the latest issue of sascom magazine has a theme, it’s preparation. The size and speed of your data is growing exponentially, the world of analytics is changing – and we want our readers to be ahead of the curve. That’s why we’re continuing to explore data visualization. Visualizations are […]

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Identify your analytics strengths and weaknesses

Industry-changing dynamics like mobility, smart products, social media and embedded computing put a premium on big data and the insights you can gain from organizational data. As a result, the opportunity to be disruptive with analytics has never been greater. Yet, when it comes to making analytics work, not all organizations […]

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