There are numerous algorithms used in forecasting, and each of those algorithms is optimized for a certain class of data. How does a business analyst know which forecasting algorithm to use? With the new version of SAS Visual Analytics, you don’t have to know – the product does all the
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Warum ist Visualisierung ein so wichtiges Thema - gerade jetzt? Und warum ist Analytics eine so wichtige Komponente, sozusagen die zweite Seite der Medaille? Eine Annäherung in drei Schritten: 1. Visualisierung Die Ausgangsüberlegung ist simpel: Ein Bild sagt mehr als tausend Worte. Mit einer aussagekräftigen Grafik lassen sich viele Informationen
Der 21.12.2012 liegt einen Monat zurück und Sie können diesen Beitrag lesen. Das bedeutet: Wahrscheinlich ist die Welt auch in Ihrer Region nicht untergegangen. Und wie so oft, haben wir auch das souverän vorhergesehen. Mit der Vorhersage von Ereignissen ist das so eine Sache: Wir glauben, dass wir uns besser
To read more ongoing tips and insights for small and midsize businesses, follow our SAS4SMB blog series or visit SAS for Small and MidSize Business. Data underpins the operations and strategic decisions of every business. Yet these days, data is generated faster than it can be digested, making it challenging
Organizations must find the right balance between tactical use of their data and strategic use of their data. The following statement encapsulates the difference between an application that was primarily designed from a tactical perspective versus a strategic one.: "Thanks, you delivered what I asked for (tactical), but not what I
In case you are wondering, yes, I am reusing the same graphic from last week, but this time to make a contrasting point. Last time, in “The Skeptical CFO” I was focused on the VARIABILITY in the data and the forecast. This week, however, we’re headed in the opposite direction,
When SAS CEO Jim Goodnight talks about the development of SAS High-Performance Analytics, he always starts with the customer. After all, it was banking customer UOB in Singapore that first approached Goodnight three years ago about reducing the time it took to calculate risk factors on the bank's full portfolio.
I remarked in an earlier post (“BI and Better Decisions”) that, prior to joining SAS, while I understood analytics and performance management just fine, the phrase ‘business intelligence’ was not in my vocabulary”. Turns out I’m not the only finance professional so inflicted. I was invited last week to give a
Last year I was given an iPad. At the time I was rather ho-hum about my new toy, but my fourteen-year-old daughter was ecstatic about it. I now know why. Today, I am writing this blog post from my iPad and I am lost when I leave it at home.
The future of business is the martial arts CEO, the jujitsu strategist. Far too many organizations approach business with an American football mentality, complete with scripted plays, huddles and time outs, but the real world isn’t quite so convenient and accommodating. The real business world is 7x24 with no time outs
In this second Tech Talks chat, Chris Hemedinger talked with R&D staffers about SAS Visual Analytics Explorer, SAS iPad apps, and some really cool "From the labs." Check out his talk with Nascif Abousalh-Neto, Manager of SAS BI Visualization R&D; Scott McQuiggan, Manager of SAS BI Mobile R&D; and
I don’t know about you … but I get hundreds of e-mails a day! Not only e-mail – but text messages, tweets, e-mail advertising, notices from blogs, rss feeds…coming to me at a numbingly fast pace day and night. It’s information overload. It’s also overwhelming. And, on a personal level –
When you begin your career your most important skills are your hard, technical skills; the finance and accounting, the statistics and economics, the physics and chemistry, the engineering and calculus. But as I tell my business school mentees, as your career progresses, the emphasis changes such that much sooner than
I remember the first time I saw a Cirque du Soleil® performance—the artistry, the split-second timing, that repeating sense of WOW. I was an instant fan. Funny… but I got that same sense of awe the first time I saw a demo of SAS® Visual Analytics. I’d read the project