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Analytics Magazine

January/February 2014 Table of Contents

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Predictive Analytics In The Cloud

By James Taylor
Research survey: Ability to deliver ROI solutions more cost-effectively is driving cloud deployment.

Adventures In Analytics Consulting

By Doug Samuelson
Eighteen things nobody tells you about solo practice that you need to know before you take the plunge.

Certified Analytics Professional

By Polly Mitchell-Guthrie and Scott Nestler
Usage guide for employers and clients answers key questions about first-of-its kind CAP® program.

Analytics & Healthcare

By Rajib Ghosh
Apply predictive analytics to address population health management and medication adherence problems.

Missing Values

By Gerhard Svolba
The origin, detection, treatment and consequences of missing values in analytics.

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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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