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May-June 2014 Table of Contents

sports analyticsFEATURES

‘How To Measure Anything’

By Douglas W. Hubbard and Douglas A. Samuelson
Latest edition of book takes another look at seven arguments, new and old, in search of the value of business ‘intangibles.’

Powerful Business Decision-making

By Alex Romanenko and Alex Artamonov
Big data is a hot topic, but harnessing its full potential can be elusive. The case for an analytics-driven business transformation.

The Big ‘v’ of Big Data

By Pramod Singh, Ritin Mathur, Arindam Mondal and Shinjini Bhattacharya
The three keys – information infrastructure, information management and insights – to unlocking the hidden “value” of big data.

Adventures In Consulting

By Stephen Chambal
What’s a defense consulting company doing in sports? Core capabilities, chance encounter score a business opportunity.

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Headlines

Fighting terrorists online: Identifying extremists before they post content

New research has found a way to identify extremists, such as those associated with the terrorist group ISIS, by monitoring their social media accounts, and can identify them even before they post threatening content. The research, “Finding Extremists in Online Social Networks,” which was recently published in the INFORMS journal Operations Research, was conducted by Tauhid Zaman of the MIT, Lt. Col. Christopher E. Marks of the U.S. Army and Jytte Klausen of Brandeis University. Read more →

Syrian conflict yields model for attrition dynamics in multilateral war

Based on their study of the Syrian Civil War that’s been raging since 2011, three researchers created a predictive model for multilateral war called the Lanchester multiduel. Unless there is a player so strong it can guarantee a win regardless of what others do, the likely outcome of multilateral war is a gradual stalemate that culminates in the mutual annihilation of all players, according to the model. Read more →

SAS, Samford University team up to generate sports analytics talent

Sports teams try to squeeze out every last bit of talent to gain a competitive advantage on the field. That’s also true in college athletic departments and professional team offices, where entire departments devoted to analyzing data hunt for sports analytics experts that can give them an edge in a game, in the stands and beyond. To create this talent, analytics company SAS will collaborate with the Samford University Center for Sports Analytics to support teaching, learning and research in all areas where analytics affects sports, including fan engagement, sponsorship, player tracking, sports medicine, sports media and operations. Read more →

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