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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



Headlines

Fighting terrorists online: Identifying extremists before they post content

New research has found a way to identify extremists, such as those associated with the terrorist group ISIS, by monitoring their social media accounts, and can identify them even before they post threatening content. The research, “Finding Extremists in Online Social Networks,” which was recently published in the INFORMS journal Operations Research, was conducted by Tauhid Zaman of the MIT, Lt. Col. Christopher E. Marks of the U.S. Army and Jytte Klausen of Brandeis University. Read more →

Syrian conflict yields model for attrition dynamics in multilateral war

Based on their study of the Syrian Civil War that’s been raging since 2011, three researchers created a predictive model for multilateral war called the Lanchester multiduel. Unless there is a player so strong it can guarantee a win regardless of what others do, the likely outcome of multilateral war is a gradual stalemate that culminates in the mutual annihilation of all players, according to the model. Read more →

SAS, Samford University team up to generate sports analytics talent

Sports teams try to squeeze out every last bit of talent to gain a competitive advantage on the field. That’s also true in college athletic departments and professional team offices, where entire departments devoted to analyzing data hunt for sports analytics experts that can give them an edge in a game, in the stands and beyond. To create this talent, analytics company SAS will collaborate with the Samford University Center for Sports Analytics to support teaching, learning and research in all areas where analytics affects sports, including fan engagement, sponsorship, player tracking, sports medicine, sports media and operations. Read more →

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