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Analytics Magazine

May/June 2012 Table of Contents

business analyticsFEATURES

Why large, once-successful companies fail

By Gary Cokins
The reasons are numerous, but the world’s problems are more complex than ever, creating the need for analytics.

Actionable Analytics

By Krishna Rupanagunta, Meena Anantha Padmanabhan and Vinay Mony
How to convert thought into action and bridge the gap between analytics creation and consumption.

Sponsored search advertising

By Patrick Quinn, Michel Gamache and Sandrine Paroz
How statistical and optimization methods help advertisers manage their Internet campaigns more efficiently.

On the road to innovation

By Janice Partyka and Randolph Hall
Survey of vehicle routing software reveals that fierce competition produces creative solutions.

Integrated sentiment analysis

By Fiona McNeill
Text analytics, V2: Powerful technique hears much more than the voice of the customer.


Inside Story
Executive Edge
Profit Center
Analyze This!
Conference Preview
Five-Minute Analyst
Thinking Analytically


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In the nearly 60 years between the 1939 release of Hollywood’s first full-length animated movie, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and modern hits like “Toy Story,” “Shrek” and more, advances in animation technology have revolutionized not only animation techniques, but moviemaking as a whole. However, a new study in the INFORMS journal Organization Science found that employing the latest technology doesn’t always ensure creative success for a film. Read more →

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