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Analytics Magazine

July/August 2012 Table of Contents

crowdsourcing analyticsFEATURES

Research as a competitive sport

By Margit Zwemer
Crowdsourcing the full analytics value chain, starting with the predictive model itself.

Collaborative forecasting: from vision to reality

By Brian Lewis
Transitioning from periodic, isolated activities to a single, real-time enterprise process.

Forecasting an upward trend?

By Jack Yurkiewicz
Survey of forecasting software reveals interesting trends and new developments.

Analytics & big data: skeptics vs. enthusiasts

By Gary Cokins
Acceptance of analytics to tackle issues related to big data going through growing pains.

Predictability of Time Series

By Subir Mansukhani
Statistical measure to infer the level of difficulty in choosing an appropriate model.

Corporate Profile: IBM

By Arnold Greenland
Technology, consulting giant boasts a long, rich history with advanced analytics.

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