World Cup: Complete; Data visualizations: Endless

We’re not sure about you, but we just had the most thrilling, suspenseful, and fun month we’ve had in a while. The 2014 FIFA World Cup may be over, but we’re still amazed by not only the game outcomes and level of athleticism, but also by the wealth of interesting […]

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Data visualization dos and don’ts

Data visualization tools are a great way to create impactful reports.  A well designed report can give users an understanding of their data quickly and easily.  And with tools like SAS® Visual Analytics, users can now quickly visualize and understand vast amounts of data.  However, with all the visualization options […]

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Trade Surveillance: Watching you watching me

“Technological innovation is no longer a choice: it is an imperative.” So said Scott O’Malia, Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, about trade surveillance during his keynote address at the recent SAS-sponsored New Risk in Energy 2014 conference in Houston. He was attempting, as he has before, to spur […]

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Three visualization mistakes to avoid

Do you ever look at a chart or graph and think about what it’s really trying to reveal? All the time, right? Visualizations are useful because they allow us to analyze information much quicker than if we were to look at the raw data by itself. I say this with […]

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May the Fourth Be With You!

I'm an avid Star Wars fan, and am cautiously optimistic about what J.J. Abrams intends to do in Star Wars VII. The cast for the movie was revealed earlier this week, and today is May the Fourth, an unofficial Star Wars holiday. You might be asking yourself what any of […]

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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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