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March/April 2018: Table of Contents

Features

Customer data: volume vs. value

By Chirag Shivalker
Companies invest millions of dollars in building and managing large data sets, but they don’t need more customer data; what they really need is the “right data.”

Big data: products, services, operations

By Dave Oswill
What data scientists and engineers need to know when working with big data as they move from “conceptualization” to “operationalization” of their designs.

Machines, man and intelligence

By Joseph Byrum
The world of machines, brains and minds: A deeper look at artificial intelligence, starting with the technology’s development from its most basic building blocks.

Innovation drives dynamic VR sector

By Peter Horner
Survey of vehicle routing software focuses on recent and future trends that are driving the industry forward in a highly competitive, dynamic environment.

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Inside Story
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Analyze This!
Healthcare Analytics
INFORMS Initiatives
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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

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