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March/April 2016: Table of Contents

cloud computing analyticsFEATURES

Predictive analytics in the cloud

By Dave Hirko
It’s all about the data: Exploiting the natural synergy between the cloud and analytics in the Internet Age.

Democratization of data analytics: New frontier

By Srujana H.M., Sanjay S. Sharma and Amitava Dey
Making data available to the people who need it and giving them the skills, tools to derive meaningful insights from it.

How would Google farm?

By Alex Thomasson, Gabe Santos and Atanu Basu
Lessons from self-driving cars may help win the race to feed the world via the Internet of Agriculture and analytics.

How to turn organizational data into corporate strength

By Rupert Morrison
Understanding and analyzing the organization as a system sets the platform for value-adding analysis and company success.

Training strategy in the analytics consulting domain

By Chandrakant Maheshwari
An alternative training approach that benefits trainers and trainees equally during the teaching/mentoring process.

Vehicle routing software survey

By Randolph Hall and Janice Partyka
Increasing market demands and high expectations drive transformation and innovation in dynamic industry.

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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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