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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

Analytics Blog

Electoral College put to the math test


With the campaign two months behind us and the inauguration of Donald Trump two days away, isn’t it time to put the 2016 U.S. presidential election to bed and focus on issues that have yet to be decided? Of course not.

Headlines

Stereotypes hold back girls’ interest in STEM subjects

New research from Accenture reveals that young people in the United Kingdom and Ireland are most likely to associate a career in science and technology with “doing research” (52 percent), “working in a laboratory” (47 percent) and “wearing a white coat” (33 percent). The study found that girls are more likely to make these stereotypical associations than boys. Read more →

Gartner: Connected ‘things’ will jump 31 percent in 2017

Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2017, up 31 percent from 2016, and will reach 20.4 billion by 2020. Total spending on endpoints and services will reach almost $2 trillion in 2017. Regionally, China, North America and Western Europe are driving the use of connected things, and the three regions together will represent 67 percent of the overall Internet of Things (IoT) installed base in 2017. Read more →

U.S. News: Analytics jobs rank among the best

When it comes to the best business jobs, analytics- and operations research-oriented disciplines dominate the list, according to U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the “2017 Best Jobs.” In order, the top five “best business jobs” listings include: 1. statistician
, 2. mathematician
, 3. financial advisor, 
4. actuary, and 
5. operations research analyst. Read more →

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