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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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Headlines

Meet CIMON, the first AI-powered astronaut assistant

CIMON, the world’s first artificial intelligence-enabled astronaut assistant, made its debut aboard the International Space Station. The ISS’s newest crew member, developed and built in Germany, was called into action on Nov. 15 with the command, “Wake up, CIMON!,” by German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, who has been living and working on the ISS since June 8. Read more →

Yale research on immigration, aging runners makes news

A recent study by Yale University professor and former INFORMS President Edward H. Kaplan (photo) and Yale colleague Jonathan Feinstein and Mohammad M. Fazel-Zarandi of MIT suggests that the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States is nearly twice as many as experts previously thought. Since its publication last month, the study, which estimates the number of such immigrants at 22.1 million instead of 11.3 million, has garnered worldwide attention from major media outlets including the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, Fox News, Bloomberg News and the Daily Mail. Read more →

New salary survey paints optimistic picture for analytics professionals

Harnham, a global leader in data and analytics recruitment, recently released the 2018 editions of its salary guides for the United Kingdom, the United States and Europe. Having heard from thousands of data and analytics professionals across the globe, Harnham has gained an invaluable insight into key industry salaries and trends across a wide variety of analytics specialties and sectors. Read more →

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