Research

Will Your Evolving Business Intelligence Strategy Make It or Break It?

By Rick Styll, Tapan Patel, Robert Morison, Apr 04, 2017

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Business intelligence has come a long way ─ from assistance with report generation to self-service platforms for discovery and analytical insight. As technological capabilities and business aptitude with information continue to advance, the next generation of BI will be even more capable and valuable to the enterprise. To discuss today’s success factors and tomorrow’s opportunities, IIA spoke with Rick Styll, Senior Manager, Visual Analytics Product Management at SAS, and Tapan Patel, Principal Product Marketing Manager at SAS.

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How the Machine Learning of Today is Driving the Artificial Intelligence of Tomorrow

By Andrew Pease, JOSEFIN ROSÉN, Robert Morison, Dec 22, 2016

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Machine learning is hot and for good reason. The components — big data, computing power, analytical methods — are in place, and compelling applications are multiplying. To capitalize on the technology, organizations must build experience. They must also proceed pragmatically with one eye on the business and the other on the ethical implications of the algorithms deployed and the decisions automatically made. To explore the opportunities, challenges, and success factors of machine learning today and tomorrow, IIA spoke with Andrew Pease, Principal Business Solutions Manager, Global Technology Practice at SAS Institute and Josefin Rosén, Principal Advisor Analytics, Nordic Government at SAS Institute.

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Mitigating Cybersecurity Threats at Educational Institutions

By Rob Harper, Robert Morison, Dec 14, 2016

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With large amounts of sensitive information about students, faculty, and research programs, educational institutions have become common targets for hackers and cyber criminals. Counteracting the threats can be difficult with tight budgets and complex technological environments. To explore the cybersecurity challenges faced by educational organizations, as well as some of the opportunities to address them, IIA spoke with Rob Harper, Director of the Education Practice at SAS.

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Analytics for Everyone

By Scott Langfeldt, Daniel Magestro, Nov 07, 2016

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Although the focus of analytics initiatives in large organizations often is targeted at enabling data scientists to extract insights from big data sets and complex models, the reality is that users and beneficiaries of analytics capabilities extend across the entire organization. Well, at least that should be the case: Changing the culture to be more data driven is more about changing the mindsets of everyday “consumers” of data and analytics. Putting this broader population of workers in the spotlight, I sat down with Scott Langfeldt at Teradata to discuss the characteristics and needs of these workers, how to support those needs, and the value that better enabling them brings to organizations.

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Reducing Fraud in Government Services: Analytics to Find and Fight the Fraudsters

By Steve Bennett, Jon Lemon, Robert Morison, Nov 03, 2016

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Improper payments and other forms of fraud cost government agencies and taxpayers $300 million a day. Agencies struggle to make headway against fraudsters who are both inventive and technologically well-equipped. But progress is possible through the combination of data management and integration, advanced and embedded analytics, and information and insights channeled to decision-makers. To explore the challenges of fighting government fraud and the opportunities to reduce losses, IIA spoke with Steve Bennett, Director, Global Government Practice at SAS and Jon Lemon, Solutions Specialist, SAS Federal.

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IFRS 9 Compliance: A Continuing Saga

By Darryl Ivan, Robert Morison, Sep 21, 2016

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A new set of international reporting standards goes into effect for Canadian financial services institutions late next year. With those standards come new complexities and risks, new data and analytics requirements, and new business opportunities for banks that can get ahead of the curve by modernizing their accounting and risk management platforms and putting those platforms to innovative use. To explore these challenges and opportunities, IIA spoke with Darryl Ivan, National Lead, Risk Management, SAS Canada.

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Improve Customer Experience with Actionable Artificial Intelligence

By Analise Polsky, Jonathan Moran, Robert Morison, Aug 18, 2016

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Artificial intelligence and related forms of advanced analytics hold enormous potential for marketers to expand and deepen customer intelligence, improve business processes, and deliver engaging customer experiences. But many marketing organizations are just getting their feet wet in leveraging these technologies. To learn about the opportunities and challenges, IIA spoke with Analise Polsky, Business Solutions Manager, SAS Best Practices and Jonathan Moran, Principal Product Marketing Manager, SAS Customer Intelligence Solutions.

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Opportunities for Insurers: Operationalizing Analytics

By Jim Hulett, Robert Morison, Aug 15, 2016

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As insurers expand the applications of analytics across business functions – underwriting to claims to marketing – they have to master the basics – quality data, business and analytical skills, focused strategy. To explore what it takes to operationalize analytics in the insurance industry, IIA spoke with Jim Hulett, Insurance Solutions Consultant in the Global Security Intelligence Practice at SAS.

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Analytics in the Cloud

By Marc Clark, Daniel Magestro, Jul 28, 2016

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As companies consider incorporating enterprise-level cloud services offered by Amazon, Microsoft, Teradata, and others, many challenges arise related to data security, integration into existing data architectures, and analytics activities themselves. Marc Clark, Teradata’s Director of Cloud Strategy and Deployment, and Dan Magestro, IIA Research Director, discuss these and other considerations for evaluating and adopting a cloud strategy for your enterprise, and what it means for analytics.

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Text Analytics: Unlocking the Value of Unstructured Data

By Simran Bagga, Robert Morison, Jul 08, 2016

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Most organizations – businesses, government agencies, non-profits – are just scratching the surface of what they can learn and accomplish through the analysis of unstructured text. Opportunities abound, applications are multiplying, and the landscape is coming into sharper focus. IIA spoke with Simran Bagga, Senior Product Manager for Text Analytics at SAS to get her views on how to unlock the value of unstructured data.

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