Understand why managing your data is essential for analytics
In a recent presentation, Jill Dyche, VP of SAS Best Practices gave two great quotes: "Map strategy to data" and "strategy drives analytics drives data." In other words, don't wait for your data to be perfect before you invest in analytics. Don't get me wrong -- I fully understand and
The rise of self-service analytics, and the idea of the ‘citizen data scientist’, has also brought a number of issues to the fore in organizations. In particular, two common areas of discussion are the twin pillars of data quality and data preparation. There is no doubt that good quality, well-prepared
Consumer behavior and the Big Data created by the Internet of Things (IoT) is driving the digital transformation that is quickly reshaping all of today’s organizations. It places great demands on how personal information is treated. Protecting such personal information and consumer integrity has become a high priority for the
Does age matter? Perhaps not, but maturity certainly does. The level of analytics maturity, in particular, makes a big difference to the options open to companies, and the strategies that they can adopt to get best value from analytics. A model of analytics maturity I like Thomas Davenport’s model of
David Loshin extends his exploration of ethical issues surrounding automated systems and event stream processing to encompass data quality and risk considerations.
In just a few short months the European General Data Protection Regulation becomes enforceable. This regulation enshrines in law the rights of EU citizens to have their personal data treated in accordance with their wishes. The regulation applies to any organisation which is processing EU citizens’ data, and the UK
Whether you work with IT, compliance or at C-level, you would have heard of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation by now. With the compliance deadline of May 2018 fast approaching, hopefully, you have already started taking necessary steps to prevent your company from incurring massive fines. How do
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you've surely noticed the increasing numbers of headlines about big data, Hadoop, internet of things (IoT) and, of course, data streaming. For many companies, this next generation of data management is clearly marked "to play with later." That's because adopting the next wave
Omnichannel Analytics are helping companies uncover patterns in big data to improve the customer experience. Using those insights, companies can anticipate what consumers are planning to purchase and influence that purchase in real time. Companies are experiencing unprecedented complexity as they look for growth and market opportunities. Their product portfolios are
Like getting into good shape, Jim Harris says we must carefully measure adherence to regulatory compliance – using both internal and external measures.
In fast growth markets like the Middle East, supply chain stakeholders are moving quickly to deploy instrumentation for greater visibility and better tracking. The move towards supply chain transparency is a big issue. But how will it be helped or hindered by the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT)?
We move closer to the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018. SAS colleagues have been writing about its effects, and what actions companies can take to address these issues. Looking at these articles, I found myself reading a story behind these articles. Kicking off the
SAS® Federation Server provides a central, virtual environment for administering and securing access to your data. It also allows you to combine data from multiple sources without moving or copying the data. SAS Federation Server Manager, a web-based application, is used to administer SAS Federation Server(s). Data privacy is a
Platform and strategy are core to compliance, but Jim Harris says commitment from people across the organization is just as important and harder to achieve.
David Loshin describes three sets of policies required for ensuring compliance with data protection directives for health care.
At its core, data compliance is built on simple foundations. Dylan Jones closes this series by explaining the remaining components of the "4F framework."
What to watch out for when chief data officers begin to appear in our country Recently and for the first time, I met someone whose business card title read ‘Chief Data Officer’ at one of our customer’s places of business. It wasn’t in Slovakia, but I am convinced that it
To show how they're compliant with regulatory mandates, organizations first need an enterprise data strategy. Joyce Norris-Montanari discusses the issues.
Lenin hatte gelächelt und von seinen Erfolgen im Internet of Things berichtet; richtig begeistert war er gewesen. – Aber jetzt murrt er: „Das ist alles Müll! Internet of Trash sollte es heißen! Die Daten stimmen nicht, die Leute schimpfen über das Projekt, der Fachbereich und meine Chefin sitzen mir im
Das Konzept von Self-Service Analytics wird oft mit innovativen Geschäftsmodellen oder schneller Reaktion auf Kundenanfragen assoziiert. Darüber hinaus kann Self-Service aber auch Mitarbeiter in die Lage versetzen, operative Vorgänge besser und effektiver zu unterstützen. Mit Carsten Krah, Business Expert Risk, Fraud & Compliance bei SAS, habe ich mich darüber unterhalten,
Laut einer Dell-Studie zum Status der Umsetzung der neuen EU-Datenschutzgrundverordnung (DSGVO) haben erst 3 Prozent der befragten Unternehmen einen Umsetzungsplan. Ich hatte in den letzten zwei Wochen auf den SAS Veranstaltungen zur DSGVO unter dem Titel „Abwarten kann teuer werden" die Gelegenheit, mir hierzu von knapp 100 Teilnehmern selbst einen
Health care fraud prevention is a sticky topic. David Loshin discusses what's needed to balance prompt claims payments with fraud prevention efforts.
Q&A between Ulrike Bergmann and Carsten Krah The concept of self-service in analytics is often associated with business innovation and speed of response to customer demand. But self-service can also empower and encourage individual employees to support operations in a more effective way. I caught up with Carsten Krah Senior
As you work toward data compliance, Dylan Jones says keep it simple – start with the 4F’s: Function, Flow, Form, Foster. Part 1 looks at the first two.
Marinette Nyström interviewing Casper Pedersen, Principal Business Solutions Manager The EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was approved in May 2016, and companies must be compliant by May 2018. Research shows, however, that fewer than 30% of companies impacted are prepared for it. I had a discussion with Casper Perdersen, who recently