Big data evolution: forging new corporate capabilities for the long term is an Economist Intelligence Unit report, sponsored by SAS. It explores how far along companies are on their data journey and how they can best exploit the massive amounts of data they are collecting.
But if you can’t explain how you got the answer, or what it means, it’s no good. Most self-service BI solutions can only display what has already happened, through reports or dashboards. And most have a predefined path of analysis that gives users very little creative freedom to explore new lines of thought.
To maintain competitive advantage, your BI solution should allow business users to quickly and easily investigate and interrogate the data to find out why something happened – to uncover the root cause behind the “what.”
If you are working with massive amounts of data, one challenge is how to display results of data exploration and analysis in a way that is not overwhelming. You may need a new way to look at the data – one that collapses and condenses the results in an intuitive fashion but still displays graphs and charts that decision makers are accustomed to seeing. And, in today’s on-the-go society, you may also need to make the results available quickly via mobile devices, and provide users with the ability to easily explore data on their own in real time.
SAS® Visual Analytics is a data visualization and business intelligence solution that uses intelligent autocharting to help business analysts and nontechnical users visualize data. It creates the best possible visual based on the data that is selected. The visualizations make it easy to see patterns and trends and identify opportunities for further analysis.
The heart and soul of SAS Visual Analytics is the SAS® LASR™ Analytic Server, which ca
The Internet of Things can bring big benefits. But what exactly is IoT, and how are different industries taking advantage of it? This TDWI e-book explores in detail what IoT and the Industrial IoT (IIoT) do for retailers, the automotive industry, state and local governments working with utilities firms, and the manufacturing industry. Common themes include connectedness, data-driven insights, predictive capabilities and transformation.
What can you see and discover when you’re able to explore trends and make predictions with your organization’s data? If you’re a midsize home delivery business, you can discover new ways to make customers happy. If you’re a local government agency, you can predict where your resources are needed most. And if you’re a growing hospital, you can bring life-changing patient data directly to doctors and nurses. In this e-book, we’ve profiled six organizations that are using self-service visual exploration to make big improvements in the way they work. From college administrators to professional sports teams, everyone makes better decisions with easy access to powerful, interactive analytics.
Delivering exceptional customer experiences has become a key differentiator for top organizations today. Now you can see where your peers and competitors stand in the new Forbes Insights report Data Elevates the Customer Experience. This report is a comprehensive follow-up to an October 2015 preliminary pulse survey conducted among 105 executives of large global organizations. It identifies three categories of organizations – leaders, explorers and laggards – and measures the progress they have made with the data-driven customer experience based on three key pillars: organization (people), openness (data) and orchestration (processes). Read the results, find out where you stand and glean some new ideas from your peers about how to elevate the customer experience.
This RSR custom research report explores the impact of omnichannel methods on merchandising, marketing and the supply chain; specifically, what analytical capabilities address the challenges that omnichannel selling and fulfillment pose for retailers. Consumers today routinely begin their shopping journeys online, but complete their purchases in nearby stores, in their “home” stores or delivered directly to their doors. Retail analytics enables organizations to capture data from their customers' journeys. Retailers that successfully deliver relevant omnichannel experiences while gaining a more sophisticated understanding of demand (where and how it is initiated) will enhance their brands’ value and create compelling and profitable customer relationships.
Fraud is costing government programs more than ever. For example, Medicaid lost $36 billion in 2017 – 10 percent of its total expenditures – which represents a 27 percent increase over 2015. As explored in this paper, fraud numbers are on the rise because fraud rings are not only getting more effective at what they do, but because it’s easy for them to find soft targets across multiple government programs simultaneously. Learn about how next-generation analytic tools from SAS cut across data and program silos and empower investigators to go on the offensive with fraud operators – without disrupting the efficient and timely delivery of benefits, services or tax refunds.
Gartner predicts that by 2020, 90 percent of organizations will adopt hybrid infrastructure management capabilities. However, this isn’t easy. With a hybrid IT environment can come complexity, confusion, and even infrastructure fragmentation. And, if you leave this poorly managed, your users, business, and most of all customers will certainly start to notice. In this eBook, we’ll explore the evolution of the enterprise data center, impacts of cloud-powered digital solutions, and how to manage hybrid IT solutions.
For many enterprises, the data center powering their workflow is located someplace far removed from where the people using it are located. Typically the data center is either close to inexpensive power, or located in a facility that is off campus somewhere not necessarily convenient to those administering and using it. This brief explores remote power management as a way of ensuring that your data center works for you and not the other way around.
Today’s C-level executives expect data and analytics to provide them with speed and agility to deliver competitive advantage and to disrupt new markets. But, in today’s complex data environment exists a near paradox between these expectations, that companies will be able to rapidly deliver value using data and analytics--and the complexities of the data landscape, making it more difficult to find, govern, connect to and access the data needed to deliver that value.
Once thing is clear: if management expectation is to be met, simplifying connectivity is a must.In this white paper, veteran analyst Mike Ferguson, Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies explores how simplifying data access –connectivity –aligns expectations with data realities thus decreasing time to value.
Workforce analytics solutions are the key to answering such questions and getting the metrics and insights needed to make informed HR decisions and create actionable workforce plans. This paper explores the business case for investing in workforce analytics. It focuses on how cloud-based solutions hide complexity associated with HR data, as well as deliver best practices, minimize maintenance costs, and provide quick time to value.
The paper will explore the differences between smart-client and thin-client mobile architectures. It will then examine the details of common smart-client architectures, including what type of back-end systems they integrate with, the types of devices they support, how data is managed within the architecture, and development languages that can be used to build the application.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Jan 10, 2013
This paper explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers. It begins with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption that address problems.
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