Four steps to applying analytics in the enterprise


"Unless you understand the data aspects of the problem, you're not going to be able to solve it." ~ Thornton May, IT futurist and author of The New Know.


In this brief video interview excerpt, Thornton suggests four tips for solving problems analytically:

  1. Focus on the pressing issues of the enterprise.
  2. Ask, "What do I need to know?"
  3. Ask, "What can I know?"
  4. Find a partner/vendor who is committed to analytical problem solving.

Hear more from Thornton in the full interview about analytics, big data and high performance computing.


About Author

Alison Bolen

Editor of Blogs and Social Content

+Alison Bolen is an editor at SAS, where she writes and edits content about analytics and emerging topics. Since starting at SAS in 1999, Alison has edited print publications, Web sites, e-newsletters, customer success stories and blogs. She has a bachelor’s degree in magazine journalism from Ohio University and a master’s degree in technical writing from North Carolina State University.

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