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Analytics Arrives in the Trucking Industry

There has never been a more challenging time for the trucking industry.  From driver retention and recruiting, to safety, maintenance, and fuel savings, leading companies are now beginning to use a data analytics approach to improve their operations and financial…

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Before Data Science: Statistics

This post is a companion to our previous post, Beyond Data Science: Industrial Engineering.  The notion in that article was that there is more to analytics than just data science, the specific case being industrial engineering. For a long time…

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What We Learned from Modeling the Pandemic

Data scientists at First Analytics were among many in the profession who were pressed into service to address the pandemic.  Our chairman, Tom Davenport, recently published several stories showing how various companies grappled with the radical change in their business.…

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Data Science Buzzword Bingo

File this under the "Fun" category (or perhaps "sarcasm").  If you are not familiar with the Buzzword Bingo game, you can read about it here. The next time you sit through a vendor's pitch, or a speech from senior management, print…

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More from SAS Global Forum: New SAS/STAT Tools

When we advise our clients on SAS Analytics Platform Modernization, we are usually talking about the platform more than the analytics.  That is, N-tier architectures, distributed computing, or even SAS Viya.   It Is easy to forget that SAS Institute also…

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Pax Analytica

 One of the leaders of First Analytics, Tom Davenport, has written about how to organize analytics professionals within companies. For example, in “Five Ways to Organize Your Data Scientists” he comments on organizational variations ranging between a fully decentralized organization with…

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When data prep turns into p-hacking

One might assume that data generated by sensors and event recorders would be clean because after all, these are precise instruments, right? Alas, the analytics of things suffers from the age-old challenge of data quality. This screenshot from SAS Visual Analytics show that for…

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