Insurers still struggle with predictive analytics: Study

LAS VEGAS -- The use of anti-fraud technology by insurers in North America is on the rise. However, many companies are still struggling with the deployment of proactive predictive analytics tools because of

Published on: October 22nd, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Site lets you SOS for SAS experts

Hunting for an expert in SAS Institute applications to fill a post in an organization should be easy: By one estimate there are millions of people who use the business analytics software around the

Published on: June 16th, 2014 Howard Solomon

SAS expands availability of software for students

When there’s an IT skills shortage in a particular area organizations have only a few options: Hope a person with the needed qualifications shows up at the door, pay for talent or send

Published on: March 25th, 2014 Howard Solomon

The need for big data ethics

Proponents of big data boast of the huge benefits that analyzing large data sets can bring to organizations. There’s no shortage in the hype about how insights gleaned from information can solve problems

Published on: December 9th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Privacy protection in big data still a big concern

Protection of personal identifiable information (PII) in big data deployments remains a big concern because current technology designed to protect such information cannot guarantee its safety. While businesses use PII to serve up

Published on: December 8th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Blending the three approaches to big data analytics

In developing an effective big data analytics projects, decision makers need to use a blend of three major techniques to achieve their goal: The ad-hoc approach; batch analytics and real-time analytics. Very often,

Published on: December 1st, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Big data among most overused buzzwords of 2013

“Selfie” may have been named Oxford Dictionary's word of the year, but the term big data is in the running for most overused corporate buzzword of 2013, according to a financial data and

Published on: November 29th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Sequencing material genome with big data

Twenty years. That’s the average amount of time it takes to create new materials that may hold some game changing potential. According to science, technology and culture publication the Verge, it too just

Published on: November 24th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Avoid these big mistakes with big data

All too often some companies make big mistakes with their big data implementation. When this happens, clumsy analytics, bad data and company politics are the usual suspects. The “dirty secret” of the analytics

Published on: November 24th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano