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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

Analytics Blog

Electoral College put to the math test


With the campaign two months behind us and the inauguration of Donald Trump two days away, isn’t it time to put the 2016 U.S. presidential election to bed and focus on issues that have yet to be decided? Of course not.

Headlines

Stereotypes hold back girls’ interest in STEM subjects

New research from Accenture reveals that young people in the United Kingdom and Ireland are most likely to associate a career in science and technology with “doing research” (52 percent), “working in a laboratory” (47 percent) and “wearing a white coat” (33 percent). The study found that girls are more likely to make these stereotypical associations than boys. Read more →

Gartner: Connected ‘things’ will jump 31 percent in 2017

Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2017, up 31 percent from 2016, and will reach 20.4 billion by 2020. Total spending on endpoints and services will reach almost $2 trillion in 2017. Regionally, China, North America and Western Europe are driving the use of connected things, and the three regions together will represent 67 percent of the overall Internet of Things (IoT) installed base in 2017. Read more →

U.S. News: Analytics jobs rank among the best

When it comes to the best business jobs, analytics- and operations research-oriented disciplines dominate the list, according to U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the “2017 Best Jobs.” In order, the top five “best business jobs” listings include: 1. statistician
, 2. mathematician
, 3. financial advisor, 
4. actuary, and 
5. operations research analyst. Read more →

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