David Pope

6月 292017
 

I'm sure I'm not the only one who has read and contributed to threads on the internet about all the different languages used for data mining. But one aspect that's been left out of most of these comparisons is that SAS is more than a 4th generation programming language (4GL). [...]

SAS is an analytical platform, not just a language was published on SAS Voices by David Pope

3月 242017
 

In a recent presentation, Jill Dyche, VP of SAS Best Practices gave two great quotes: "Map strategy to data" and "strategy drives analytics drives data." In other words, don't wait for your data to be perfect before you invest in analytics. Don't get me wrong -- I fully understand and [...]

Don't let data issues delay analytics was published on SAS Voices by David Pope

3月 142017
 

Every where you turn today, you run into analytics. If you talk about big data, you will talk about analytics, if you talk about the internet of things (IoT), you will talk about analytics, if you talk about automation ... well, you get the picture. When used properly, analytics has always [...]

4 strategic uses of analytics was published on SAS Voices by David Pope

2月 032017
 

Having addressed the adaptability and power of an analytics environment in my last two posts, I thought I'd close out this mini-series of blogs by  providing the business and technology implications of three attributes that need to define any truly open and unified analytics environment: Cohesion Business: The platform enables […]

3 attributes of an open and unified analytics environment was published on SAS Voices.

1月 272017
 

In my last post I described "4 adaptability attributes for analytical success," and in the past I've discussed the strategic role analytics play in helping organizations succeed now and into the future. Now I'd like to discuss three attributes that define a powerful analytics environment: Speed Accuracy Scalability [NOTE: Any […]

3 attributes that define a powerful analytics environment was published on SAS Voices.

1月 172017
 

After reading a recent LinkedIn post by Jeff Haden, "Want to Achieve Lifelong Success? An Army Ranger Says You Need This 1 Trait the Most", (spoiler alert: It's adaptability) something occurred to me. One of the reasons I enjoy solving business problems with analytics is that analytics is all about […]

4 adaptability attributes for analytical success was published on SAS Voices.

12月 162016
 

Ready for another (soon to be classic) fun, custom-made for IT holiday jingle?? Fire up the hot chocolate, gather around the water cooler and belt this one out at the upcoming office party: Have a holly, jolly smart grid It's about time we upgraded our electric infrastructure I don't know […]

Have a holly, jolly smart grid was published on SAS Voices.

12月 092016
 

It's that festive time of year again, so you may want to build yourself a fire  and grab a cup of hot chocolate as you prepare for a rousing round of holiday/IT joy. Grab your co-workers and gather around the water cooler while singing along to this post and others […]

Over the wires and through the cloud was published on SAS Voices.

10月 242016
 

Analytics provides better insights into why something happened, or helps provide decision makers with information about what will happen in the future. That allows organizations to act now to improve outcomes instead of reacting to events after they happen. But it takes more than analytics alone. Achieving this level of […]

Analytics: Four key elements for success was published on SAS Voices.

8月 182016
 

You could say we've been working toward the internet of things (IoT) since computers were first invented. Look at how airplanes have changed from flying by wire to now, quite literally, flying by IoT (or connected plane). The connected car is another example of how big data analytics is the […]

Big data analytics had to come before IoT was published on SAS Voices.