Find out how analytics, from data mining to cognitive computing, is changing the way we do business

Advanced Analytics | Analytics | Data Management | Machine Learning
Charlie Chase 0
At the end of the day, it’s all about analytics-driven forecasting

Analytics-driven forecasting means more than measuring trend and seasonality. It includes all categories of methods (e.g. exponential smoothing, dynamic regression, ARIMA, ARIMA(X), unobserved component models, and more), including artificial intelligence, but not necessarily deep learning algorithms. That said, deep learning algorithms like neural networks can also be used for demand forecasting,

Analytics | Work & Life at SAS
Trent Smith 0
Helping military veterans transition to civilian life, pursue analytics careers

Veterans transitioning back to civilian life face a number of challenges, many of which involve working in a non-military environment. The Honor Foundation helps Navy SEALs and other current and transitioning members of the U.S. Special Operations community enter civilian life. Last week, a group of former special operators visited several

Analytics | Learn SAS
Rick Wicklin 0
What is rank correlation?

When someone refers to the correlation between two variables, they are probably referring to the Pearson correlation, which is the standard statistic that is taught in elementary statistics courses. Elementary courses do not usually mention that there are other measures of correlation. Why would anyone want a different estimate of

Analytics | Customer Intelligence | Data Visualization | Machine Learning
Suneel Grover 0
How does a marketer know what to test?

As customer interactions spread across multiple touch points, consumers demand seamless and relevant experiences. Traditional planning and design approaches--that rely on historical conventions, myopic single-channel perspectives and sequential act-and-learn iteration—no longer matches the complexity and pace of modern digital marketing. Marketers must  re-evaluate their strategies for engagement—especially in the area

Analytics | Customer Intelligence
David Cosgrave 0
Real-time customer experience: Accessing the whole picture

Real-time customer experience is a vital driver of growth. Acting in real-time, armed with the most up-to-date information about your customer, can hugely improve customer experience. Many of SAS’s customers have generated significant competitive advantage from trying to align closer with the real-life experiences of their customers. But how many

Per Hyldborg 0
Unleashing diversity

Diversity is a big topic in the press at the moment. In July, the UK’s BBC published data about pay, exposing a huge gender pay gap. But the question of diversity goes far beyond a simple pay gap. I caught up with Josefin Rosén to discuss how organizations can harness

Analytics | Internet of Things
Cornelius Kimmer 0
Edge Analytics: Wie Event Stream Processing und ein Modelltruck zusammenhängen

Edge Analytics ist zweifellos eines der „Next Big Things“. Noch vor ein, zwei Jahren nicht mehr als ein ambitioniertes Konzept, sind jetzt die Voraussetzungen für ganz reale Anwendungen da. Wie so etwas aussehen kann, will ich anhand eines scheinbar spielerischen, aber tatsächlich einsatzbereiten Beispiels zeigen: dem analytischen Truck. In diesem

Mike Gilliland 0
Beyond Budgeting

Is There Something Beyond Budgeting? Forecasting is an integral part of the business planning and budgeting process. Presumably the forecast (which should be an "unbiased best guess" at what is really going to happen in the future) can provide a reasonable foundation upon which the annual budget and operating plans

Michela Guerra 0
La coscienza digitale in una nuova epoca etica

Condivisione, responsabilità, restituzione alla società e diffusione della cultura digitale. Concetti il cui significato è radicalmente cambiato e, in alcuni casi, è nato, nel giro di pochi anni, spesso influenzando le strategie di molte aziende. Ho avuto il piacere di approfondire questi temi con Rudy Bandiera, docente, giornalista e blogger.

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