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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.

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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