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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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Headlines

Using machine learning and optimization to improve refugee integration

Andrew C. Trapp, a professor at the Foisie Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), received a $320,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop a computational tool to help humanitarian aid organizations significantly improve refugees’ chances of successfully resettling and integrating into a new country. Built upon ongoing work with an international team of computer scientists and economists, the tool integrates machine learning and optimization algorithms, along with complex computation of data, to match refugees to communities where they will find appropriate resources, including employment opportunities. Read more →

Gartner releases Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 rankings

Gartner, Inc. has released its 10th annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 ranking. The rankings recognize organizations across the healthcare value chain that demonstrate leadership in improving human life at sustainable costs. “Healthcare supply chains today face a multitude of challenges: increasing cost pressures and patient expectations, as well as the need to keep up with rapid technology advancement, to name just a few,” says Stephen Meyer, senior director at Gartner. Read more →

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 →

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