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Gary Cokins

Analytics for creating more choices

Posted by Gary Cokins almost 8 years ago, 0 comments
Choice covers both the capacity to control people and events, and an underlying belief in the possibility of such control. Being able to rule your environment gives power to self-determination, even for babies. In a study, researchers attached strings to the arms of infants “as young as four months.” When they moved their arms, music played. The babies grew “sad and angry” when researchers removed the strings and they could no longer make music play, though music continued sporadically.

Analytics and EPM – You’ve read me, now hear me

Posted almost 8 years ago, 0 comments
I wrote my first weekly SAS blog in February 2007, almost 5 ½ years ago and have rarely missed a week. So you have read me. In this blog I deviate from the normal for you to hear me. I discuss business analytics and enterprise performance management (EPM).
Erik Hoffmann

David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization

Posted by Erik Hoffmann almost 8 years ago, 0 comments
David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut — and it may just change the way we see the world.
Phil Green

Alberta election results: 19 times out of 20 (if they don’t change their minds)

Posted by Phil Green almost 8 years ago, 0 comments
The election result this week in Alberta, Canada confounded a lot of people and cast the art of polling in a bad light.   The polls  predicted  that the Wildrose Party would win, but they were trounced by the PC Party.  Two days before the election, one poll gave the Wildrose 38% versus the PCs 36%. For the previous week the polls averaged 41% for the Wildrose and 33% for the PCs, a lead of 8%.  In the actual election results the winning Progressive Conservative Party had 44% to the Wildrose’s 34%, a loss for Wildrose by about 10%
Karel van der Poel

Top 10 metrics: Power to the People

Posted by Karel van der Poel almost 8 years ago, 2 comments
Here is a vision statement to help sell your performance management initiative to your executives:
“Within 12 months, every employee will be able to check their email, calendar and their personal top 10 KPIs at the breakfast table using their smartphone or tablet.”
Bernard Marr

3 Ways ‘Big Data Analytics’ Will Change Enterprise Performance Management

Posted by Bernard Marr almost 8 years ago, 0 comments
Success of companies – big or small – will increasingly depend on their ability to capture, analyse and gain insights from data. While Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) has always been about collecting, analysing and reporting of data to support management decision making, the emergence ‘Big Data Analytics’ is going to change EPM as we know it. ‘Big Data Analytics’ is one of the biggest business buzz words of 2012, so let me outline some of my thoughts on how this will change EPM in most companies.