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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

News Highlights


SAS Solution Gives Boost to Statistically Fluent Users

Stephen Swoyer

SAS' new Visual Statistics solution exposes a visual, self-service, discovery-like user experience -- albeit in the form of a stats workbench -- designed to make the statistically fluent even more productive. Crucially, this is a class that includes business analysts, power users, and other non-traditional producers of statistical analysis.


Q&A: Getting the Greatest Value from Social Media Analytics (Part 1 of 2)

Linda Briggs

Although some companies are starting to use the powerful technology called predictive analytics on social media data, few are maximizing its value. Analyzing a blend of social media and data stored in-house is where the richest insights can be found, explains Information Builders' Dan Grady in this interview, the first of two parts.


Marketing IT In-House: Users Have to Know Why They're There

Max T. Russell

Make sure users understand their roles in the enterprise before you begin a BI project.


New Survey Highlights Enterprise Use, Benefits of Business Analytics

James E. Powell

Executives see benefits, but struggle with unstructured data and knowing where to start.

TDWI Webinar Series:

Empowering Business Users with Analytics and Data Discovery

Speaker: David Stodder

[Webinar 1 Month]
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Demand is accelerating across organizations for better and faster access to data. Business executives, managers, and frontline users in operations want the power to move beyond the limits of spreadsheets so they can engage in deeper analysis and use data insights to transform all types of decisions. Newer tools and methods are making it possible for organizations to meet the demands of nontechnical users by enabling them to access, integrate, transform, and visualize data without traditional IT hand-holding.

Upcoming Webinars of Interest

How Prescriptive Analytics Will Shape the Future

Prescriptive analytics is being embraced by organizations that want to turn predictive insight into action. This Webinar introduces prescriptive analytics and provides healthcare use cases with applicability across all industries to demonstrate how advanced analytics can yield business value to your organization, including what prescriptive analytics is and how companies are using it; how prescriptive analytics is being used in healthcare; and best practices for getting started with prescriptive analytics.

Speaker: Fern Halper

9:00AM PT

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Big Data Evolution: The Big Data Platform Grows Up

Learn how big data is growing up. This Webinar examines the emerging trends in platform configurations to meet the need for "supercomputing-class" analytics. Learn about the relevant innovations in Hadoop 2.0, Spark, and other emerging technologies as well as the evolving use cases for integrated big data analytics.

Speaker: David Loshin

9:00AM PT

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Events Calendar

November 2 - 4, 2014

TDWI Solution Summit in Scottsdale

Scottsdale, AZ

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November 10 - 13, 2014

TDWI Seminar Series in San Francisco // Advanced Analytics

San Francisco, CA

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December 7 - 12, 2014

TDWI Orlando 2014

Orlando, FL

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