Tag Archives: Business Intelligence

SAS Analyst Conference: Take Two

Analyst comments about SAS’ 24th annual analyst conference continue to dribble out.   Ordinarily, events like this produce a storm of Google alerts, but this year the quiet speaks volumes.   Yesterday, Tony Cosentino of Ventana Research published his perspective on the conference, writing at length about SAS Visual Analytics; link here. Here are a few quotes from Mr. Cosentino’s

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SAS Analyst Conference

SAS held its annual Analyst Conference in Steamboat Springs, Colorado last week, an event that drew scant buzz from persons not on the SAS payroll.   For a good summary of major news from the event, check Cindi Howson’s post on the BI Scorecard blog (link here). A few key points: (1) SAS isn’t talking about SAS High Performance Analytics

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Analytic Applications (Part Three): Operational Analytics

This is the third post in a series on analytic applications organized by how analytic work product is used within the enterprise. The first post, linked here, covers Strategic Analytics (defined as analytics for the C-Suite) The second post, linked here, covers Managerial Analytics (defined as analytics to measure and optimize the performance of value-delivering units such as programs, products,

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Analytic Applications (Part Two): Managerial Analytics

This is the second in a four-part taxonomy of analytics based on how the analytic work product is used.  In the first post of this series, I covered Strategic Analytics, or analytics that support the C-suite.  In this post, I will cover Managerial Analytics: analytics that support middle management, including functional and regional line managers. At this level, questions and

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Analytic Applications (Part One)

Conversations about analytics tend to get muddled because the word describes everything from a simple SQL query to climate forecasting.  There are several different ways to classify analytic methods, but in this post I propose a taxonomy of analytics based on how the results are used. Before we can define enterprise best practices for analytics, we need to understand how

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Recent Books on Analytics

For your Christmas gift list,  here is a brief roundup of four recently published books on analytics. Business Intelligence in Plain Language by Jeremy Kolb (Kindle Edition only) is a straightforward and readable summary of conventional wisdom about Business Intelligence.  Unlike many guides to BI, this book devotes some time and attention to data mining.  As an overview, however, Mr.

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