How can you grow a culture of innovation, scale your data, modernize your legacy BI strategy - and more? With "analytics in action," says Paul Bachteal, Senior Director of the Global Technology Practice at SAS.
Bachteal recently presented to a standing room only crowd as part of the 2015 Texas A&M SAS Day. He started his talk by discussing four overarching industry trends that are impacting big data analytics:
- The Internet of Things (IoT) and all the data it will create.
- Crowdsourcing, which makes it easy to share and use data for personal and public good.
- The cloud, which offers new storage and hosting capabilities for analytics.
- The rise of the millennials and their effect on the workplace as this generation continues to enter the workforce.
All of these factors combine to create a new analytics culture that impacts how businesses will use advanced analytics to provide better information faster to decision makers.
Bachteal also offered a 10-step process for implementing analytics in action, which you can view in his presentation. The highlights are here:
- Analytics are from Venus and IT is from Mars.
- Neither IT folks, nor analytics folks, are inherently bad people.
- Business Intelligence is dead, long live Business Intelligence.
- Speed isn’t the only important metric.
- Open source analytics are valuable to us. Don’t discount them. Work to make them better.
- Make it easy for us to prove the value of emerging architectures and capabilities (especially Hadoop).
- A Hadoop Big Data Lake is dangerous without good data.
- Hadoop, as cheap storage, is great, but analytics are the key to unlocking value.
- People and Process are our biggest concern, as Analytics move to the front stage.
- Tell us how we should be doing things, don’t pussyfoot around.