12月 162016

During a data quality assessment, one of my clients discovered that a large chunk of data that ultimately fed into their business analytics engine was sourced externally. After examining the contracts surrounding this data, I found that 100% of it failed to possess service-level agreements (SLAs) for the quality of […]

The post Creating analytics? Don't forget a supplier SLA policy. appeared first on The Data Roundtable.

12月 162016

“Analytics” and “data scientist” aren’t new terms, but they are trending buzzwords. The popularity of these concepts has created a false impression: Analytics are mysterious abstractions that can only be decoded if you have a white lab coat and an advanced degree in computer science. The reality couldn’t be more different. […]

No data scientist? No analytics platform? No problem. was published on SAS Voices.

12月 142016

The insurance industry is becoming increasingly focused on the digitalization of its business processes. There are many factors driving digitalization, but it’s clear that a reliable and meaningful database is the basic prerequisite successful digitalization strategy. Insurance companies are increasingly prioritizing digitalization, not because this issue is currently "in," but […]

Drivers for the digitalization of insurance was published on SAS Voices.

12月 132016

You've probably seen dramatic pictures in the news lately about the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline - Native Americans versus bulldozers, protesters and tipis in a blizzard, and things like that. But do you really know much about this pipeline? For example, where will it go, and where have the […]

The post Where is this Dakota Access Pipeline they're protesting? appeared first on SAS Learning Post.

12月 122016

Being an industry disruptor is a lonely place to be – but if you’re successful, the rewards are well worth the initial risk. Betting big on your new way of doing things takes courage, and is only the first step in a risky process. Your next critical step is to […]

4 Basics disruptive innovators must get right was published on SAS Voices.

12月 102016

Are you ready for the supermoon on December 14? This will actually be the 3rd supermoon in 2016! With these big-looking full moons we're having this year, I got to wondering exactly how big is the moon compared to Earth? This seems like a good question to answer with some […]

The post Is the Moon really 1/4 the size of the Earth? appeared first on SAS Learning Post.

12月 082016

Parents are always proud of their kids, and think their kids are better than all the other kids. I guess it might be a little bit that way with mapping software ... but I really do think I've got a pretty compelling example to show that SAS maps are better […]

The post Why SAS maps are better than Wikipedia svg maps! appeared first on SAS Learning Post.

12月 072016

As technology evolves, so do the c-suite roles related to technology. In particular, the roles of Chief Digital Officer and Chief Data Officer – both referred to as CDO – have seen rapid changes. This post will document the changes I've observed in these two roles, and answer questions I've heard as our customers have been navigating the […]

Rise of the CDO reflects the rising role of data was published on SAS Voices.