Did you know analytics did that?

It is always important to continue to sell the value of analytics within your organization, especially to your leaders.   Usually, these type of results are delivered via reports, dashboards, or emails.   However did you know that analytics: Detects when expensive machinery like electrical submersible pumps (ESP) or oil platforms need maintenance before […]

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Kelley Blue Book firing on all cylinders with analytics

Hear directly from an organization that is firing on all cylinders with analytics and achieving true data-driven insight in all its business areas. On Dec. 14, SAS customer Kelley Blue Book (KBB) and SAS Alliance partner Modern Analytics will share firsthand learnings during a live webinar, "Analytics – An Inside Perspective,” […]

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Three brief analytics videos not to miss

Brooke Fortson from the SAS Training division took to the conference floor to interview attendees and presenters during Analytics 2011 earlier this week. I've chosen three of my favorite videos from the series to share below, but be sure to check out the others on the SAS Software YouTube channel […]

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Analytics successes in full swing at Predictive Analytics World

Last month I attended the Predictive Analytics World conference in Washington DC. It attracted more attendees from last year with broad representation from multiple industries. The conference was kicked off by Eric Siegel’s keynote focusing on Five ways predictive analytics cuts enterprise risk. The gist of his presentation was to […]

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Do cows need analytics too?

Recently, I had the privilege of visiting one of our small to midsize business (SMB) customers, Oberweis Dairy, a family owned, 90-year-old business located in the Chicago area. Essentially, Oberweis has morphed from a family dairy farm to a significant, regional food manufacturer and retailer. With 39 retail stores, 40,000 […]

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Business Analytics 101: Social Media Analytics

~ Contributed by John Bastone ~ I read a fascinating piece in this week’s Wired, titled how "Marketers Rig the Social Media Machine.” A cottage industry has been born, catering to the needs of Marketers that are willing to pay for large numbers of followers within a social media property […]

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Business Analytics 101: Text Analytics

~ Contributed by Fiona McNeil ~ With almost 2 billion internet users worldwide at the end of 2009, and the extensive document stores contained in most organizations, not to mention the duplication of materials – the problem of thoroughly evaluating text in a consistent, efficient manner is daunting - to […]

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Quality first

Sooner or later, whatever brand of car you drive, you’ll probably get a recall. According to Automotive Recalls for Consumers, there were 14 cars on the list as of 10 May 2010 … some higher profile than others. Not surprising given the complexity of cars these days – there can […]

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Retention and Growth

We’ve all heard the notion that it costs more to acquire a customer than to retain one. There are few that can beat the communications industry where it can cost up to 15 times more to acquire a customer. Last week I read countless stories about the latest and greatest […]

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More from Predictive Analytics World

Attending the Predictive Analytics World (PAW) Conference is truly a rewarding experience. Compliments go to Eric Siegel and the conference organizers for assembling such an interesting cast of case studies and speakers. Day 2 kicked off with a key note from Kim Larsen from Charles Schwab & Co. on net […]

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