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Analytics Magazine

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

DEPARTMENTS

Inside Story
Executive Edge
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Headlines

Using machine learning and optimization to improve refugee integration

Andrew C. Trapp, a professor at the Foisie Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), received a $320,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop a computational tool to help humanitarian aid organizations significantly improve refugees’ chances of successfully resettling and integrating into a new country. Built upon ongoing work with an international team of computer scientists and economists, the tool integrates machine learning and optimization algorithms, along with complex computation of data, to match refugees to communities where they will find appropriate resources, including employment opportunities. Read more →

Gartner releases Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 rankings

Gartner, Inc. has released its 10th annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 ranking. The rankings recognize organizations across the healthcare value chain that demonstrate leadership in improving human life at sustainable costs. “Healthcare supply chains today face a multitude of challenges: increasing cost pressures and patient expectations, as well as the need to keep up with rapid technology advancement, to name just a few,” says Stephen Meyer, senior director at Gartner. Read more →

Meet CIMON, the first AI-powered astronaut assistant

CIMON, the world’s first artificial intelligence-enabled astronaut assistant, made its debut aboard the International Space Station. The ISS’s newest crew member, developed and built in Germany, was called into action on Nov. 15 with the command, “Wake up, CIMON!,” by German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, who has been living and working on the ISS since June 8. Read more →

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