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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
Conference preview: Healthcare
Conference preview: Marketing Science
Five-Minute Analyst
Thinking Analytically

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