One would expect analytics in government to be a hot topic at a SAS government event. What the crowd didn't see coming was Margaret Weichert, Acting Director of the US Office of Personnel Management and Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget, touting her ability to
Emerging technologies enable retailers to differentiate with data and analytics that enhance the customer experience. In four key ways, retailers can partner with the analytics using data associated with past and present interactions and, through systemic innovation capitalize on future customer interactions.
¿Quién, en ocasiones festivas y/o momentos especiales, no ha escuchado o repetido alguna vez y casi de manera automática: “Brindo por la salud”, “Lo importante es la salud, lo demás va y viene”? Al parecer, son escasos los momentos de nuestra vida, donde nos acordamos de nuestra propia salud, salvo
What skills will students need in order to pursue a lucrative career in analytics? I recently interviewed two professors to find out. In my first post, the professors discussed the importance of teaching and learning analytics. Today, we'll hear their top advice for students studying analytics, such as: get a
How do you deploy your model so that business processes can make use of it? This post explores how SAS Viya applications can directly add models to a model repository, and specifically focuses on how to deploy them with SAS Model Manager to Hadoop.
El popular dicho español ‘El que mucho abarca poco aprieta’ ha cobrado gran relevancia en la era del análisis de datos. Cuando los data scientists, data analysts, y analistas en general realizan modelos para predecir comportamientos, tendencias, patrones, etc. se enfrentan ante el desafío de abarcar lo suficiente para apretar
We hear a lot about data science nowadays, but do you ever wonder how it’s being used to help solve real-world problems? In my first post of this blog series, we heard why two students chose to pursue a STEM field and what appealed to them about data science. Today, we'll hear
An abundance of data does not equal an abundance of wisdom. At the SAS Government Leadership Forum, leaders from federal, state and local agencies will discuss how analytics can bridge the gap between data and wisdom to make meaningful changes in how government operates. Analytics, however, is not just about
El Estudio de Evasión Fiscal Global, realizado por la Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), por encargo del SAT, revela que la evasión fiscal le cuesta a México alrededor de $510,000 millones de pesos, particularmente en rubros como el impuesto sobre la renta, el impuesto al valor agregado y combustibles
“Antes de correr, hay que aprender a caminar” es una consigna que hemos escuchado en diferentes momentos. Sin duda, fue una recomendación hecha por nuestros padres, y hoy vuelve a resonar cuando queremos emprender enormes proyectos de innovación e implementar las últimas novedades y tendencias tecnológicas en nuestras organizaciones. Muchos
Once a disaster is over, and the frenzy of news stories and social media posts has subsided, it can seem like the crisis has passed. However, for those Hurricane Florence survivors left with ruined homes and businesses, damaged schools and buildings, there remains a struggle to return to normalcy. As
I often get asked for programming tips. Here, I share three of my favorite tips for beginners. Tip #1: COUNTC and CATS Functions Together The CATS function concatenates all of its arguments after it strips leading and trailing blanks. The COUNTC function counts characters. Together, they can let you operate
About two-thirds of the way through her Analytics Experience presentation, Dr. Tricia Wang showed a video from Frans de Waal, a world-renowned primatologist. The video showed two monkeys receiving rewards for giving a researcher a rock. Each time a monkey handed over a rock it received a piece of cucumber.
Marketing has changed and continues to change. Some of this is because of technology, but mostly it is the result of evolving customer expectations. Isolated customer interactions, however good, do not create a great customer experience. As isolated events, in fact, they may have a low level of influence on
Why is teaching and learning analytics so important? Recently, I interviewed two professors to gain their perspective on teaching students the skills they’ll need to pursue a lucrative career in the digital age. Joni Shreve, PhD, Faculty, Louisiana State University, explains: “We teach students analytics because there’s a talent gap
Hoy en día, los modelos analíticos son la sangre vital de las instituciones financieras modernas. A través de ellos se toman diferentes tipos de decisiones que afectan las necesidades de diversos interesados. Derivadas de esas decisiones se pueden producir consecuencias adversas en las entidades financieras, tanto económicas como reputacionales, dando
Nothing says you are wasting your time and energy more than referring to a process as plowing a field with a fork. I liked to use this phrase as a manager and auditor, especially in government. Good data analytics makes a big difference in problem solving. Does anyone think a
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Are you curious? Do you have a passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)? Do you enjoy robotics or statistics? Do you like to solve hard problems? If you answered yes to any of the above, you might have what it takes to be a data scientist. Recently, I
I love data; I’m a real and unabashed data geek. I'm the sci-fi nerd who has fun with data from Star Wars and analyzes World of Warcraft logs using SAS. More importantly, I love what data can do. I love the way it can show people new insights and new ideas,
Desde que me mudé a media cuadra de una estación de servicios, descubrí que una tienda 24hs de autoservicio se convirtió en mi kiosko, mi almacén, mi oficina, mi cafetería, mi restaurante, ¡y hasta mi farmacia a veces! Basta con pasar por la puerta, para que la cajera me salude
What if? Two simple words. A bold question. Driver of change and progress. Fuel for innovation. “What if?” perfectly captures core values of the SAS culture: to be curious, forward-thinking and to challenge assumptions in solving problems. Today, I would like to introduce to you the people behind four of
In the oil industry you can make or lose money based on how good your forecasts are, so I’ve pulled together six papers that discuss different ways in which you can leverage analytics to optimize your output and more accurately predict your production performance. Written by employees at oil and
People across the country (and world) are not getting the care they need. There are many data efforts to address that, but I personally believe traditional analytics are short-sighted, too illness-focused, and remarkably negative. We need to take a more holistic approach to data, policy, and health care, including traditional
Recently I’ve been listening to the BBC Radio Series 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, which was first broadcast in 2016. One of the episodes considers the impact of a simple box (the shipping container) and concludes its invention was a major contributor to the post-war boom in global
En sus más de 40 años de historia, SAS ha colaborado con un gran número de empresas de la industria de la hospitalidad. Hoteles, resorts y casinos compiten ferozmente por atraer clientes y ofrecer una experiencia única que no sólo haga su estadía algo excepcional, sino también lograr que regresen,
Looking for use cases for analytics to derive value at an electrical utility? We have identified over 125 ways you can use analytics to improve the business processes at an electric utility. I recently posted a series of blog posts discussing four different use cases. Now I'd like to share