Best practices for using data and analytics


Know your data. Do a needs analysis. Organize for success. Empower users. These are four best practices for data and analytics that you'll want to hear more about.

In my first three posts in the Analytics in Real Life blog series, we learned how higher education customers are using SAS and why they chose SAS. These customers also explained the positive impact of using SAS and analytics for their users and institution and they also shared tips for gaining buy-in for data and analytics projects.

In this last post in the analytics in real life blog series, the following customers share best practices for using data and analytics.

  • Gina Huff, Senior Applications Programmer Analyst at Western Kentucky University
  • Karl Konsdorf, Acting Director, Research, Analytics and Reporting at Sinclair Community College
  • Dan Miller, Director for Business Intelligence for the North Carolina Community College System
  • Sivakumar Jaganathan, Executive Director, Data Warehouse and Business Analytics for the University of Connecticut

Analytics in Real Life: Best Practices

Interested in learning more best practices for analytics? Read Best Practices for Modernizing Enterprise Decision Making. This paper describes how to use data visualization to explore more data quickly, look at more options, uncover hidden opportunities, identify key relationships and make data-informed decisions faster than ever before.

Thank you to the customers we spoke to for this series, for their time and generosity. Their efforts made the videos and blog series possible.

I hope you enjoyed learning about education customers and how they use analytics in real life. Please feel free to share this blog series and videos with your colleagues and friends.


About Author

Georgia Mariani

Principal Product Marketing Manager

Georgia Mariani has spent nearly a quarter-century exploring and sharing how analytics can improve outcomes. As a Principal Industry Marketing Manager at analytics leader SAS, supporting the education industry, she passionately showcases customers using analytics to tackle important education issues and help students succeed. Georgia received her M.S. in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics from the University of New Orleans.

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