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January/February 2017: Table of Contents

Internet of ThingsFEATURES

The CIA’s new transparency

Analytics’ role in opening access as the agency’s mission expands from collecting secrets to winning information warfare.
By Douglas Samuelson

Driving smarter pricing, promotion decisions

ROI: How analytics can help consumer goods companies escape a decade of flat growth and margins.
By Gary Singer and Rob Holston

Industrie 4.0: Analytics everywhere

What Germany’s new initiative is teaching the world about the potential and power of analytics.
By Arnab Chakraborty and Thomas D. Meyer

IoT unleashes endless business opportunities

With the right technology, organizations can find everyday data instantly, no matter where it is created.
By Neeraj Chadha

BPM empowering IoT business users

Three examples of how the Internet of Things can take part in business processes across various industries.
By Gal Horvitz

Analytics @ Google

Advanced analytics permeates work at Google, making the technology giant a ‘candy store for O.R. practitioners.’
By Brian Thomas Eck and Amber Richter

Ada Lovelace: ‘poetical scientist’

The remarkable story of the first female computer scientist and the first to question if a machine could think.
By Aaron Lai

 

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Gartner: AI technologies to be pervasive in new software products

Market hype and growing interest in artificial intelligence (AI) are pushing established software vendors to introduce AI into their product strategy, creating considerable confusion in the process, according to Gartner, Inc. Analysts predict that by 2020, AI technologies will be virtually pervasive in almost every new software product and service. Read more →

Drone delivery: Professor develops solution to minimize delays in operations

When delivery companies like FedEx, Amazon and UPS launch drones to deliver packages in the near future, one Kennesaw State University computer science professor may be at the crux of solving one of its most complicated problems. Donghyun (David) Kim, assistant professor of computer science and an expert in computer algorithm optimization, is designing a fast-running algorithm to tackle simultaneous coordination problems among multiple delivery trucks and the drones launched from them. Read more →

Tech spending growth limited to about 5 percent through 2018

Forrester predicts U.S. business and government tech spending will continue to grow by 4.8 percent through 2017 and increase to 5.2 percent in 2018. While these forecasts are higher than Forrester’s projections following the 2016 presidential election, they are lower than the expected numbers from a year ago. Read more →

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