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Analytics Magazine

January-February 2010 Table of Contents

online marketing measurements metricsFEATURES

MARKETING IN ONLINE SOCIAL SPACES

By M. Kevin Geraghty
Analyst at digital marketing agency outlines basic concepts and early experiences in an emerging field.

ANALYTICAL TALENT ORGANIZATION

By Jeanne G. Harris, Elizabeth Craig and Henry Egan
How to find an effective model to engage and retain analysis while maximizing value from the efforts.

TIME TO PAYBACK

By Maurice Schlumberger
Primer on TTP: Success predictor in the development of an optimization project tied to client satisfaction.

THE AGILE ENTERPRISE

By Jeff Rice and Stephen Franks
Integrated business planning for mitigating risk: Business leaders embrace intelligent modeling technology.

HUMANITARIAN LOGISTICS

By Özlem Ergon, Pinar Keskinocak, Julie Swann, Jessica L, Meier Sfamm and Monica Villarreal
Conference addresses major challenges and identifies 10 ideas for improving relief operations.

ATHLETIC ANALYTICS

By James J. Cochran
From baseball and football to basketball and hockey, analytics get a year-round workout in the sports arena.

DEPARTMENTS

INSIDE STORY
PROFIT CENTER
NEWSMAKERS
PRACTICE CONFERENCE PREVIEW
LAST WORD



Headlines

Fighting terrorists online: Identifying extremists before they post content

New research has found a way to identify extremists, such as those associated with the terrorist group ISIS, by monitoring their social media accounts, and can identify them even before they post threatening content. The research, “Finding Extremists in Online Social Networks,” which was recently published in the INFORMS journal Operations Research, was conducted by Tauhid Zaman of the MIT, Lt. Col. Christopher E. Marks of the U.S. Army and Jytte Klausen of Brandeis University. Read more →

Syrian conflict yields model for attrition dynamics in multilateral war

Based on their study of the Syrian Civil War that’s been raging since 2011, three researchers created a predictive model for multilateral war called the Lanchester multiduel. Unless there is a player so strong it can guarantee a win regardless of what others do, the likely outcome of multilateral war is a gradual stalemate that culminates in the mutual annihilation of all players, according to the model. Read more →

SAS, Samford University team up to generate sports analytics talent

Sports teams try to squeeze out every last bit of talent to gain a competitive advantage on the field. That’s also true in college athletic departments and professional team offices, where entire departments devoted to analyzing data hunt for sports analytics experts that can give them an edge in a game, in the stands and beyond. To create this talent, analytics company SAS will collaborate with the Samford University Center for Sports Analytics to support teaching, learning and research in all areas where analytics affects sports, including fan engagement, sponsorship, player tracking, sports medicine, sports media and operations. Read more →

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