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May/June 2017: Table of Contents

Business to business ecommerce analyticsFeatures

New paradigm: Service as a Software

Leveraging the interconnectedness of business problems to accelerate better decision-making.
By Deepinder Dhingra

Journey from CSP to DSP

Text mining will play a pivotal role in the transition from communications service providers to digital service providers.
By Somnath De, Saibal Samaddar and Upasana Mukherjee

Lessons learned: Decade of B2B eCommerce

Four common points of failure in B2B eCommerce initiatives, including ways to avoid re-platforming and other costly misfires.
By Steve Shaffer

Leveraging big data for better business decisions

To truly take advantage of the value of big data, the full process – from sourcing data to deploying models – must be supported.
By Dave Oswill

Corporate profile: Praxair

Making our planet more productive: Fortune 300 company at the leading edge of the digitalization of manufacturing.
By Larry Megan and Kristin Bruton

Storytelling: The write stuff

New book explains how to present analytics to a non-technical audience. Hint: Shorter and clearer is better.
By Doug Samuelson

Departments

Inside Story
Executive Edge
Analyze This!
Healthcare Analytics
Viewpoint
Newsmakers
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Five-Minute Analyst
Thinking Analytically

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Gartner: AI technologies to be pervasive in new software products

Market hype and growing interest in artificial intelligence (AI) are pushing established software vendors to introduce AI into their product strategy, creating considerable confusion in the process, according to Gartner, Inc. Analysts predict that by 2020, AI technologies will be virtually pervasive in almost every new software product and service. Read more →

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