Advanced analytics is being deployed in a range of use cases across business units and industries, especially as data types and volume increase. One of the top use cases for advanced analytics we see at TDWI is predictive analytics to understand customer or operational behavior. Statistical as well as machine learning models are used to … Continue reading How mature is your advanced analytics program?
There are organizational and technology components critical for a business to succeed in becoming data-driven. On the organizational side, a key component to succeeding with data and analytics is to create a culture that supports these efforts. Companies that succeed are typically goal-driven, transparent, empowering, and collaborative. They have strong leadership that believes in data … Continue reading 5 Best Practices for Building a program to become data-driven
In 2011 analytics will take center stage as a key trend because companies are at a tipping point with the volume of data they have and their urgent need to do something about it. So, with 2010 now past and 2011 to look forward to, I wanted to take the opportunity to submit my predictions … Continue reading Five Analytics Predictions for 2011
I just got back from the SAS analyst event that was held in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It was a great meeting. Here are some of the themes I heard over the few days I was there: SAS is a unique place to work. Consider the following: SAS revenue per employee is somewhat lower than the … Continue reading My Take on the SAS Analyst Conference
Last Friday, SAS announced that it was partnering with Teradata and Elder Research Inc. (a data mining consultancy) to open a Business Analytics Innovation Centre. According to the press release, “ Recognising the growing need and challenges businesses face driving operational analytics across enterprises, SAS and Teradata are planning to establish a centralised “think tank” … Continue reading SAS and the Business Analytics Innovation Centre
Over the past few days, I got a chance to speak to two different companies in the business analytics space about data in the cloud. One was a SaaS provider, the other an enterprise software vendor. Two vendors, two different stories that illustrate the jury is still very much out regarding how end users feel … Continue reading Security and Reliability of Data in the Cloud