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Predictive analytics project delivers millions of course records for analysis

WCET, the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, has announced the successful federation of datasets from the six institutions participating in the PAR (Predictive Analytics Reporting) Framework proof of concept project. The goal of the PAR Framework is to identify variables that influence student retention and progression and to determine the impact of various demographic data on factors influencing loss and momentum.

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All-star line-up ready for Premier Business Leadership Series event

Former U.S Attorney General Colin L. Powell and Tom Davenport, best-selling author of “Analytics At Work” and “Competing On Analytics” headline an all-star line-up of speakers and panelists scheduled to appear at the Premier Business Leadership Series event in Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 25-27.

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CoreLogic, FICO to develop new credit risk scoring solutions

CoreLogic, a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, and FICO will develop new credit risk scoring solutions for the U.S. mortgage industry.

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Survey: SMBs still struggle to access, understand data

While dashboards and reporting continue to be critical elements driving adoption of business intelligence (BI) among small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), most SMBs are unable to access all of the data they need, or have an easy way to understand it in order to make better business decisions, according to a recent survey by Web-based BI software pioneer LogiXML.

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Supply Chain Analytics becoming more and more important

Capgemini Consulting, Penn State University, Heidrick & Struggles and global logistics provider, Panalpina, recently announced the findings of the 16th Annual Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Study, examining the global market for outsourced logistics. The report reveals that already 51% of 3PLs provide supply chain consultancy services.

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IBM and Streetline to address city parking problems through analytics

IBM and Streetline, Inc. announced a collaboration to help cities of all sizes reduce congestion, better manage parking availability and resources and put information at people’s fingertips to find parking faster.

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Analytics makes positive difference in recovering travel industry

As the travel industry continues to recover from the recession, it’s imperative that each segment of the ecosystem better understand customer behavior, increase bookings and build revenue to their sites, which analytics makes possible, according to the latest report published by Heavy Reading IP Services Insider (

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Pittsburgh Pirates tap SAS Analytics

Baseball loves the numbers, both traditional RBIs and ERAs plus newer sabermetric measures like walks plus hits per inning pitched (WHIP) and value over replacement player (VORP). As “Moneyball” has become a valued statistical approach to selecting talent, teams such as the Pittsburgh Pirates are also embracing analytics to improve operations and marketing and build stronger relationships with fans.

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Gartner: Industrialized low-cost IT services to transform IT services market

Chief information officers (CIOs) should consider adopting industrialized, low-cost IT services (ILCS) to reduce the cost of “running the business,” while controlling the risk, integration and customization issues, to increase the business value of IT and enhance its perception by the business, according to Gartner, Inc

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‘Watson,’ WellPoint team up to improve patient care

WellPoint, Inc. and IBM announced an agreement to create the first commercial applications of the IBM Watson technology. Under the agreement, WellPoint will develop and launch Watson-based solutions to help improve patient care through the delivery of up-to-date, evidence-based health care for millions of Americans.

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Artificial intelligence a game changer for personal devices

Emotion artificial intelligence (AI) systems are becoming so sophisticated that Gartner, Inc. predicts that by 2022, personal devices will know more about an individual’s emotional state than his or her own family. AI is generating multiple disruptive forces that are reshaping the way we interact with personal technologies. Read more →

FICO predicts AI and blockchain will meet in 2018

Scott Zoldi, chief analytics officer at FICO, in his AI predictions for 2018, predicts the rise of “defensive AI” and manipulative chatbots. Blockchain will use AI to search through relationship data, Zoldi says, and defensive AI will be used to protect systems from malicious AI and machine learning. Adds Zoldi: Chatbots will get so good at understanding us they will learn how to manipulate us. Read more →



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