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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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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 →

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