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Harness the Power of Data Visualization to Transform Your Business
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This paper from IT Business Edge and SAS explains how Data Visualization can transform a business. But are companies ready to take the next step and what might be holding them back?
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Visual Analytics
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A fast, simple and cost-effective path to business insight and better decisions
A picture is worth a thousand words – especially when you are trying to understand and gain insights from data. It is especially relevant when you are trying to find relationships among thousands or even millions of variables and determine their relative importance.
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Turning Big Data into Big Money
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Focusing on the business and financial value of Big Data analytics, technology journalist Frank Ohlhorst shares his insights on this newly emerging field to demonstrate the importance of analytics and define the processes. In this excerpt from his recently published book Frank Ohlhorst explores the concepts behind Big Data, the 4Vs of Big Data, and the intrinsic value of each.
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Realise Value from Your Data
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Value Discovery is a new approach to data analytics. It is focused on quantifying the value of data within your organisation so that you can identify and act on opportunities for growth.
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Economist Intelligence Unit: Lessons from the leaders
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This report by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) brings together the thoughts of 752 senior executives from a broad range of sectors and countries and 17 'data pioneer's to deliver a comprehensive view on how we observe and utilize Big Data.
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CIO Magazine: Data Visualization: Making Big Data Approachable and Valuable
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This report from CIO magazine looks at the challenges and opportunities presented by Big Data. Calling on original research carried out by IDG Research, it discusses these issues and how Data Visualisation provides a valuable first step for companies.
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BI Leadership Research: A Technology Guide to Visual Discovery Tools
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What are visual discovery tools? They are self-service, in-memory analysis tools that enable business users to access and analyse data visually at the speed of thought with minimal or no IT assistance and then share the results of their discoveries with colleagues, usually in the form of an interactive dashboard.

This independent technology guide from BI Leadership Research defines the segment, describes the salient market and technology trends, defines criteria for evaluating products and positions the products against one another.
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MIT Sloan Management Review: Innovating with Analytics
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To help our understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with the use of business analytics, MIT Sloan Management Review recently surveyed 2,500 business executives from round the world were to discover the challenges and opportunities they have encountered with business analytics. In addition a range of academic and subject matter experts were also asked to comment the practical issues facing organizations today in their use of analytics.
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Data equity: Unlocking the value of big data
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By using big data analytic solutions businesses can analyse huge amounts of data very quickly to reveal previously unseen customer intelligence. This report details how UK organisations can unlock the economic value of big data through the adoption of big data analytics.
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Analytics for All
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Analytics for all Small and midsize businesses see big benefits in today's data-rich world. In this special Insights report, we highlight growing businesses that once thought the only analysis they could do was on a spreadsheet and that analytics was something for large companies.
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How to Derive Competitive Advantage from Big Data
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Five Key Steps to Delivering Big Data Value with High-Performance Analytics
SAS recently conducted an industrywide survey with executives to understand how today's enterprises are managing the big data phenomenon. It's become clear that if you are not looking for the value in big data, your competition is.
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The Current State of Business Analytics: Where Do We Go From Here?
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While businesses have warmed to the idea of fact-based decision-making, a steep learning curve remains. Only one in four organisations believes its use of business analytics has been "very effective" in helping to make decisions. This is a far cry from the competitive edge promised in all the hype around analytics, clearly raising the question: Is business analytics overrated?
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Big Data Analytics: Best Practice Report (TDWI)
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Vendors have recently released numerous new products specifically for advanced forms of analytics that can manage big data. While it's good to have options, it's hard to track them and determine in which situations they are ready for use. The purpose of this report is to accelerate users' understanding of the many new types of vendor products available.
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The Forrester Wave: Enterprise ETL
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In Forrester's 60-criteria evaluation of enterprise extract, transform, and load (ETL) vendors, we found that Informatica, IBM, Oracle, and SAP maintain leadership positions thanks to their ability to innovate and scale to support complex data integration environments.
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Big Data Meets Big Data Analytics (SAS)
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The explosion of data isn't new. It continues a trend that started in the 1970s. What has changed is the velocity of growth, the diversity of the data and the imperative to make better use of information to transform the business. Learn More about the Three Key Technologies for Extracting Business Value from Big Data
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Big Data: Harnessing a game-changing asset
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The Economist Intelligence Unit conducted a global survey of 586 senior executives to look at the state of big data, along with the organisational characteristics of companies that are adept at extracting value from data.
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SAS® High-Performance Analytics
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This paper introduces SAS High-Performance Analytics, and explains how this new offering from SAS and our partners EMC Greenplum and Teradata can help you
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Managing the data asset
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Organisations must approach data management in the same fashion that they manage any process – with a well-defined, repeatable methodology. To accomplish this, you need a data management lifecycle methodology to manage, monitor and maintain data to benefit every phase of the business.
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How-To: Operationalise Business Analytics
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Business analytics is maturing – and so is its role in forward-thinking organisations. This paper reviews Analytics in Action at a real life organisation and pin points - Six Keys for Operationalising Analytics.
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High-Performance Analytics Fuels Innovation
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The question is, how can we close the gap between what the data knows and what we know as individuals? Organisations must develop and deploy new technologies that integrate these massive data volumes and provide smarter tools for analysis, visualisation and access. Download the paper to read more.
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