Leading the analytics charge: A call for talent

Candace Inscoe, Principal Product Marketing Manager, SAS

According to a recent survey conducted by SAS and Accenture, 45 percent of businesses increased their analytics spending in 2011 and even more, 65 percent—planned to increase this year. The major focus? Talent upgrade.

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How does a center of excellence really work?

Brett Starr, Director of the Business Intelligence Competency Center, The Cincinnati Insurance Companies

A “center of excellence” serves an important role: it promotes collaboration and defines best practices for a specific focus area to improve business results. But how does it really work? Brett Star of The Cincinnati Insurance Companies explains.

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IT considerations, big and small

IT considerations, big and small

Just because your business is small doesn’t mean your data problems are—and your analytics solution shouldn’t have to be, either. No matter what size your business is, consider these points when handling your data.

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Now you can be your own Jedi master of data

Jedi master of data

Recent Harvard Business Review Analytic Services research shows that analytics is not only changing organizations, but also individual’s professional careers. Check out the details in this excerpt.

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Discover improves merchant retention rates with analytics

Discover improves merchant retention rates with analytics

Discover is using an innovative approach based on predictive analytics to improve merchant retention rates. Find out more.

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Three ways high-performance analytics adds value

High-performance Analytics

Wondering what to do with your big data? Applying high-performance analytics is an innovative option. Find out more about the value high-performance analytics can bring to your organization.

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I have confidence

I Have Confidence

Peter Diamandis, Chairman and CEO of the X Prize Foundation, is confident about the future of civilization, the abundance of technology and innovation, and opportunities that this information-centric world brings. Watch this video to find out why.

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More views on the data scientist

Data quality trumps intuition

Amid all the talk of big data, no doubt you come across the newfangled job title “data scientist.” Various definitions, purposes and forecasts of this line of work blanket headlines daily. Consider a few more views on the emerging role.

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Solutions to top analytics challenges for executives

Solutions to top analytics challenges for executives

Executives face analytics challenges like data quality, access and security and the continued distance between the business and IT sides of the business. These short webcasts give more details and ways to overcome them.

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How do you define analytics?

How do you define analytics?

During an analytics event in San Francisco earlier this year, I trolled the streets to get a few ideas of how the general public would define analytics. What’s your definition?