Georgia Mariani

9月 042015

This is my final entry in the Education Meets Big Data blog series. Let’s review what we've covered so far… In my first post, I explained that statewide longitudinal data systems (SLDSs) track student data from preschool through college and workforce across the state. SLDSs can be used to see one […]

Education Meets Big Data: The benefits of an SLDS was published on SAS Voices.

8月 202015

In my first blog post in the Education meets Big Data blog series, I explained the need for Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems(SLDS). In the blog post following, I shared an interview with Armistead Sapp, one of the authors of the book, "Implement, Improve and Expand Your Statewide Longitudinal Data System." In this […]

Education meets big data: key steps in preparing for your SLDS was published on SAS Voices.

7月 292015

In my previous blog post, I discussed the benefits of a Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) and shared a SAS book on the subject: Implement, Improve and Expand Your Statewide Longitudinal Data System by Armistead W Sapp III and Jamie McQuiggan. Today, I'm sharing a conversation I had with one of the book’s authors, […]

Education meets big data: implement, improve and expand Your SLDS was published on SAS Voices.

7月 022015

Yes, its true. Education has big data and always has. One perfect example? Statewide longitudinal data systems. Every state has one that tracks information on students from preschool until they enter the workforce (so some states call them P-20W). Think about all the schools and all the students across your state, now […]

Education meets big data – statewide longitudinal data systems was published on SAS Voices.

6月 132015

Did you know that the education industry is heavily embracing data visualization to run their business? Just like any other industry, leaders in education need to understand their customers (i.e. students). They need to understand how the students are doing, how they're progressing and if intervention is needed to ensure […]

The post Education leaders need data visualization too appeared first on SAS Voices.

5月 092015

Everything’s bigger in Texas and that definitely held true at SAS Global Forum 2015. The conference was bigger and busier than ever, especially for the education industry. There were so many amazing presentations and announcements, that you may have missed a few -- here are the highlights. We had a several customer presentations on SAS Visual […]

The post appeared first on SAS Voices.

4月 282015

If you follow this blog, I am sure that you have heard that SAS® University Edition is free SAS software that can be used for teaching and learning statistics and quantitative methods. Now, we are celebrating its 1st Anniversary! In this time, it has been downloaded over 252,000 times. Thus, thousands […]

The post Get it, learn it, love it: SAS University Edition continues to gain momentum appeared first on Generation SAS.

3月 312015

It's a common problem: Your organization collects vast amounts and types of data – but it's spread across different departments and locations in various formats and systems. It’s a massive challenge to make all that data available, connected and usable to everyone who needs it. That was the scene at […]

The post How to make your data available, interconnected and usable appeared first on SAS Voices.

2月 262015
Now that that song is stuck in your head, let’s understand why analytics careers are so HOT. First, a few years ago you may recall the Harvard Business Review article by Thomas Davenport, Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century. Then there was a recent McKinsey study that […]
5月 212014
So far in our Ask the Statistician blog and video series, we have heard responses from statisticians at the Analytics 2013 conference about: The many ways statistics benefit their organizations. The types of statistical analyses used to solve business issues. Best practices for explaining results.       How they put statistical […]