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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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Headlines

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 →

Yale research on immigration, aging runners makes news

A recent study by Yale University professor and former INFORMS President Edward H. Kaplan (photo) and Yale colleague Jonathan Feinstein and Mohammad M. Fazel-Zarandi of MIT suggests that the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States is nearly twice as many as experts previously thought. Since its publication last month, the study, which estimates the number of such immigrants at 22.1 million instead of 11.3 million, has garnered worldwide attention from major media outlets including the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, Fox News, Bloomberg News and the Daily Mail. Read more →

New salary survey paints optimistic picture for analytics professionals

Harnham, a global leader in data and analytics recruitment, recently released the 2018 editions of its salary guides for the United Kingdom, the United States and Europe. Having heard from thousands of data and analytics professionals across the globe, Harnham has gained an invaluable insight into key industry salaries and trends across a wide variety of analytics specialties and sectors. Read more →

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