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10 questions to ask before building an analytical model

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“When building an analytic model, it’s easy to get caught up in the grandeur of what you might achieve. But enthusiasm won’t replace a rock-solid foundation,” says SAS’ Laura Squier in this post of the the “Myths and Realities of Successful Analytics” series. She gives some advice on how to get started.

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Make it better, not harder

Evan Stubbs

Evan Stubbs, author of The Value of Business Analytics, explains how to get from data to insight. The more complex the data, the more difficult the correlations become. He also explores the pitfalls of re-purposing existing data without verifying and updating sources.

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You can’t have that data! It’s not perfect yet.

You can’t have that data! It’s not perfect yet.

Too often, the most restrictive and exacting quality requirement becomes the standard operating procedure (SOP) for all data. SAS’ Kimberly Nevala explains what might be a good SOP and what you’ll gain from it.

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Components of an information management strategy

David Loshin, President of Knowledge Integrity, Inc.

Data integration and data virtualization are key components of an information management strategy. David Loshin, President of Knowledge Integrity, Inc., go into detail in this article.

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More examples of how industry challenges drive information management

David Loshin, President of Knowledge Integrity, Inc.

Industry challenges continue to shape information management adoption. Knowledge Integrity’s David Loshin explores financial services, healthcare and government examples in his latest article.

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How industry challenges drive information management

David Loshin, President of Knowledge Integrity, Inc.

Distinct industries have particular business challenges whose solutions can be impeded by the absence of a sound information management strategy and program plan. Knowledge Integrity’s David Loshin gives a couple of examples in this article.

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Emerging drivers for “common” enterprise information analytics

David Loshin, President of Knowledge Integrity, Inc.

Businesses seek better ways to increase revenues, decrease operational costs, and extend profitable customer relationships through what could be called “common” analytics. David Loshin of Knowledge Integrity, Inc. explains more in this article.

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Objectives for organizational information management: The new dial tone

Solutions to top analytics challenges for executives

Introducing analytical appliances or implementing Hadoop – while ignoring the critical information infrastructure aspects that support the collection and management of data – may lead to questionable results when the level of trust in the usability of the information can easily be challenged. President of Knowledge Integrity, Inc. David Loshin explains in this article.

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Information infrastructure management: A brave new world for the CIO

A Reliable Deployment Architecture

The concept of the “Chief Information Officer” (CIO) title has been well-established for many years. And although the role the CIO plays has slowly evolved in alignment with (and sometimes in reaction to) changes in the world of technology, dramatic shifts in the perception of the creation, use, and employment of information have somewhat skewed the direction that the CIO role has taken.

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Want to keep analytics superstars? Challenge them.

Financial Services Summit 2013 - Analytics Superstars Panel

With all the talk about data scientists, big data, and the potential for information overload on the horizon, the job market for “analytics superstars” is heating up. This topic brought a packed house to the SAS Financial Services Executive Summit last week.

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