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July/August 2016: Table of Contents

FEATURES

Politics & Analytics: Who holds the keys to the White House?

By Douglas A. Samuelson
Predicting the 2016 U.S. presidential election: What the “13 Keys”
forecast, what to watch for and why they might not matter.

Missing Metric: The human side of sales analytics

By Lisa Clark
Exploring the softer side of sales analytics, where data, timely messaging and the human element converge for success.

Analytical Journey: Navigating the big data analytics SaaS terrain

By Brad Kolarov
Focus on data, not infrastructure: Three things to look for, three things to avoid when starting down big data analytics path.

Healthcare Analytics: Analytics and machine learning

By Steve Curd
Two essentials for success in value-based medicine to manage health, improve outcomes and keep costs under control.

Healthcare Fraud: Analytics — The radiation badge for healthcare FWA

By Rodger Smith
Fighting fraud, waste and abuse using data and analytics tools is a critical step toward making healthcare affordable for all.

Software Survey: Forecasting 2016

By Chris Fry and Vijay Mehrotra
New tools, new capabilities and new trends: Survey of 26 forecasting software packages from 19 vendors.

 

DEPARTMENTS

Inside Story
Executive Edge
Analyze This!
Healthcare Analytics
INFORMS Initiatives
Conference Preview
Five-Minute Analyst
Thinking Analytically

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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 →

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