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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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