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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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Solving business problems with dogfights and OODA loops

Solving business problems with dogfights and OODA loops

The OODA loop is a concept referring to a cycle of events that surround the decision making process in military dog fighting. Read SAS’ Greg Wood’s take on its relevance to business decision making.

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David v Goliath: high performance analytics levels the big data playing field

High-Performance Analytics levels the Big Data playing field

The value in big data is within reach of everyone. SAS’ Vincent Cotte talks about the hype about big data and how the real conversation needs to be about being nimble.

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What do customer centricity and big data have in common?

Dr. Ralf Schneider, CIO of Allianz Group

You can’t get one without managing the other. And you can’t manage big data without getting a handle on your organization’s complexity. Dr. Ralf Scheider, CIO of Allianz Group presents how he manages this complexity in this article.

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Advice for CIOs: Information is the new oil

Saul vanBeurde

How can a CIO best help his or her organization be more successful? According to ING CIO Saul van Beudern, CIOs must put aside their technology-focused view, and instead look at interactions from the customers’ point of view.

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Orlando Magic CEO on the benefits of big data

Alex Martins, Orlando Magic

“Approximately 67 percent of analytics professionals say analytics are game-changing,” explains  Scott Vaughan, CMO for TechWeb today at the SAS Global Forum Executive Conference, “But only 42 percent believe their companies see it that way.”

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Is big data over hyped?

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“Only predictive analytics like forecasting and optimization will bring you out of the past and into the future,” says Jim Davis, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for SAS. He talks more about the “big data” hype cycle in this article.

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What the C-suite should know about analytics

The value of big data

Kishore S. Swaminathan of Accenture explores five key areas to consider when introducing analytics to your organization, and how to prevent analysis paralysis.

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How will analytics rock your world in 2012?

Malene Haxholdt

It’s true. “Big data” can be a problem and an opportunity. Many organizations have struggled to manage, much less profit from, the deluge.

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Six perspectives on big data

Six perspectives on big data

I recently asked six industry experts their opinions on higher-performing technologies now available to make the most of big data. Read the perspective of SAS’ Mark Troester and watch other views from Expedia.com, Teradata, Elder Research and e-Metrics Optimization Summit in these video clips.

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Analytics in the insurance world: four essential strategies

John Knowles

Allianz CIO John Knowles discusses winning the data ‘arms race’ with leadership and collaboration saying, “My role as the CIO is to build a collaborative relationship with the business units, insuring that the units have what they need when they need it.”

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