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January/February 2011: Table of Contents

risk analysisFEATURES

Six ‘soft’ skills every analyst needs to know

By F. Freeman Marvin and William K. Klimack
The “art” of communication, team-building and other soft skills are often critical to a project’s success.

Why risk analysis fails

By Douglas A. Samuelson
Catastrophes as diverse as Hurricane Katrina and the financial crisis point to a series of common mistakes in utilizing risk analysis and risk management.

Text Analytics

By Fiona McNeill
Deriving meaning from the deluge of documents and purging content chaos.

HP’s world-class e-marketing business

By Prithvijit Roy, Arnab Chakraborty, Pritam Kanti Paul and Girish Srinivasan
How Hewlett-Packard uses advanced analytics to drive its digital marketing strategies.

From business intelligence to analytics

By Talha Omer
The journey from what to who, when and why.

ROI for RFID

By Jerry Banks and Federico Trigos
Different definitions, assumptions make determining return on investment for Radio Frequency Identification tricky business

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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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