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Analytics Magazine

Fall 2009 Table of Contents

decision analystFEATURES

SO YOU WANT TO BE A DECISION ANALYST?

By Daniel T. Maxwell
All it takes is technical and personal skills, insight, tools, techniques and luck.

ANALYSIS PLACEBOS

By Douglas Hubbard and Douglas A. Samuelson
The difference between perceived and real benifits of risk and analysis and decision models.

B.I. & MODELING SYSTEMS SYNERGY

By Jeremy F. Shapiro
Integrating often-competing methodologies helps analyze, solve tough problems.

REAL VALUE OF I.T.

By Gerald J. Lieberman
Rather thatn a cost center, compare information technology to other business investments.

TO BOLDLY GO …

By James J. Swain
Simulation software survey: tools to explore strange new worlds and familiar ones.

NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH?

By Jaime Catalan, et al.
How combinatorial auctions help feed two million public school children in Chile.

DEPARTMENTS

INSIDE STORY
EXECUTIVE EDGE
PROFIT CENTER
NEWSMAKERS
CORPORATE PROFILE
PRACTICE CONFERENCE PREVIEW
LAST WORD



Headlines

Closer C-level collaboration needed to bridge gap in cyber readiness

With the proliferation of more and more sensitive data, expanding connectivity, and the adoption of automated processes, new research from Accenture reveals that C-suite and IT decision-makers need to embrace a different approach to cybersecurity to effectively protect against future cyber risks. While most companies have a chief information security officer (CISO) or assigned cybersecurity to a C-suite executive, such as a chief information officer (CIO), often, these leaders have limited influence on cybersecurity strategy outside their departments. Read more →

Report: Automotive industry to invest $3.3 billion in big data in 2018

Big data investments in the automotive industry are expected to surpass $3.3 billion in 2018, according to a report by SNS Telecom & IT. Amid the proliferation of real-time and historical data from sources such as connected devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, big data is rapidly gaining traction from a diverse range of vertical sectors. Read more →

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