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Analytics Magazine

March/April 2014 Table of Contents

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Executive Edge: Data Power

By Patrick Taylor
Savvy execs make the most of data analytics by using insights on both a strategic and operational level.

Information Decay

By Dhiraj Rajaram, Krishna Rupanagunta and Aditya Kumbakonam
The value of information diminishes over time. Here’s what enterprises need to do in response.

Analytics In The Oilfield

By Warren Wilson
Predictive and other forms of advanced analytics can yield crucial insights for exploration and production companies.

What’s The Fracking Problem?

By Atanu Basu
Fracking is an inefficient means to capture oil and gas, but hybrid data, big data and analytics can turn it around.

Where The Analytics Jobs Are

By Scott Nestler, CAP
An analysis of data from LinkedIn and other sources reveals the best job-hunting grounds in the U.S.

Corporate Profile: General Motors

By Jonathan H. Owen, David J. VanderVeen and Lerinda L. Frost
GM uses advanced analytics to meet auto industry challenges, provide value to customers and company.

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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.


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Study: Salaries for early career data scientists decrease for first time

Salaries for early career data scientists decreased year over year for the first time in four years as did the percentage of early career data scientists with a Ph.D. while demand for data scientists continued to increase, according to a recently released Burtch Works’ 2017 salary study of data scientists. Salaries for more experienced data scientists generally held steady or increased slightly depending on an individual’s focus area, responsibility and geographic base, according to the report. Read more →

Generous health insurance plans encourage overtreatment, but may not improve health

Offering comprehensive health insurance plans with low deductibles and co-pay in exchange for higher annual premiums seems like a good value for the risk averse, and a profitable product for insurance companies. But according to a forthcoming study in a leading scholarly marketing journal, the INFORMS journal Marketing Science, such plans can encourage individuals with chronic conditions to turn to needlessly expensive treatments that have little impact on their health outcomes. This in turn raises costs for the insurer and future prices for the insured. Read more →

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