Business Intelligence

5月 022017
 

For many years the humble spreadsheet has held many different roles and responsibilities supporting finance, marketing, sales -- pretty much every department in your business. There's always someone with a “magic spreadsheet,” but how effective is this culture that always uses the same format to consume data? My view of [...]

The spreadsheet: Friend or foe? was published on SAS Voices by Tim Clark

4月 102017
 

Earth is an explosive world! Data from the Smithsonian Institution's Global Volcanism Program (GVP) documents Earth's volcanoes and their eruptive history over the past 10,000 years. The GVP database includes the names, locations, types, and features of more than 1,500 volcanoes. Let's look closer into volcanic eruptions across the globe [...]

How to design an infographic about volcanic eruptions using SAS Visual Analytics was published on SAS Voices by Falko Schulz

3月 282017
 

How many meteorites have hit the earth in the last 4,000 years? Where have they landed? And which ones were the biggest? Can we show all of this information - and more in an intuitive data visualization? It turns out NASA provides public data about recorded meteorite impacts on earth all the [...]

How to design a meteorite infographic using NASA data and SAS was published on SAS Voices by Falko Schulz

1月 312017
 

You have all seen, or perhaps even created, some really bad graphics: Cluttered, confusing, too small, incomprehensible. Or worse, the author may have committed one of the three unforgivable sins of data visualization by deceptively distorting a map, truncating the axis so as to misrepresent the data, or used double […]

How to make your pie chart worse was published on SAS Voices.

1月 092017
 

I've long been fascinated by both science and the natural world around us, inspired by the amazing Sir David Attenborough with his ever-engaging documentaries and boundless enthusiasm for nature, and also by the late, great Carl Sagan and his ground-breaking documentary series, COSMOS. The relationships between the creatures, plants and […]

Intelligent ecosystems and the intelligence of things was published on SAS Voices.

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 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.

11月 212016
 

People say that the world has changed, but I think it'd be more accurate say that people that have changed the world. Social media, big data, big analytics, internet of things … whether you're an executive, a data scientist, or a student, when you hear these buzzwords, you have an […]

How do you feel about analytics? was published on SAS Voices.