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May/June 2016: Table of Contents

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Fulfilling the promise of analytics

By Chris Mazzei
Strategy, leadership and consumption: The keys to getting the most from big data and analytics focus on the human element.

How to get the most out of data lakes

By Sean Martin
A handful of requisite business skills that facilitate self-service analytics at unparalleled speed.

Making wise decisions with the IoT

By Tayfun Keskin and Haluk Demirkan
Consumer fantasy comes true with the Internet of Things, but are organizations ready for even bigger, wider, deeper data?

Cloud-supported machine learning services

By Lakshmi D. Baskar, Neil Lobo, Praveen Ananth and Palaniappa Krishnan
Exploring and comparing the potential of big data analytics on selected cloud providers’ platforms.

Corporate profile: Steelcase Inc.

By Tim Merkle
Advanced analytics team helps global company unlock human promise by creating great work experiences, wherever work happens.

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Inside Story
Executive Edge
Analyze This!
Healthcare Analytics
INFORMS Initiatives
Newsmakers
Conference Preview
Five-Minute Analyst
Thinking Analytically

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Offering comprehensive health insurance plans with low deductibles and co-pay in exchange for higher annual premiums seems like a good value for the risk averse, and a profitable product for insurance companies. But according to a forthcoming study in a leading scholarly marketing journal, the INFORMS journal Marketing Science, such plans can encourage individuals with chronic conditions to turn to needlessly expensive treatments that have little impact on their health outcomes. This in turn raises costs for the insurer and future prices for the insured. Read more →

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