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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

Using machine learning and optimization to improve refugee integration

Andrew C. Trapp, a professor at the Foisie Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), received a $320,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop a computational tool to help humanitarian aid organizations significantly improve refugees’ chances of successfully resettling and integrating into a new country. Built upon ongoing work with an international team of computer scientists and economists, the tool integrates machine learning and optimization algorithms, along with complex computation of data, to match refugees to communities where they will find appropriate resources, including employment opportunities. Read more →

Gartner releases Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 rankings

Gartner, Inc. has released its 10th annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 ranking. The rankings recognize organizations across the healthcare value chain that demonstrate leadership in improving human life at sustainable costs. “Healthcare supply chains today face a multitude of challenges: increasing cost pressures and patient expectations, as well as the need to keep up with rapid technology advancement, to name just a few,” says Stephen Meyer, senior director at Gartner. Read more →

Meet CIMON, the first AI-powered astronaut assistant

CIMON, the world’s first artificial intelligence-enabled astronaut assistant, made its debut aboard the International Space Station. The ISS’s newest crew member, developed and built in Germany, was called into action on Nov. 15 with the command, “Wake up, CIMON!,” by German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, who has been living and working on the ISS since June 8. Read more →

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