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Analytics Magazine

July/August 2010 Table of Contents

analytics forecastingFEATURES

SPECIAL SECTION: FORECASTING

Overcoming Obstacles

By E. Andrew Boyd
Elevating organizational acceptance is key to achieving forecasting’s full potential.

Worst Practices in Business Forecasting

By Michael Gilliland and Udo Sglavo
Analytical forecasts are rarely 100-percent accurate, but don’t make them even worse.

Forecasting Software Survey

By Jack Yurkiewicz
So what can you predict for me? How to find the forecasting product that’s right for you.

Predictive Analytics

By Atanu Basu and Tim Worth
Practical ways to drive customer service, looking forward.

How HP Delivers Business Value

By Sanjay Singh, Prithvijit Roy and Arnab Chakraborty
A common approach to deploying business analytics across the enterprise.

Safe, Secure Securities Settlement

By Peter Horner
Mexico’s Indeval wins Edelman Award with groundbreaking financial system.

DEPARTMENTS

INSIDE STORY
PROFIT CENTER
ANALYZE THIS!
OUTSTANDING APPLICATION OF O.R.
CORPORATE PROFILE
LEARNING RESOURCES
PUZZLOR

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