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Analytical evidence vs. practical belief

While our ability to organize and analyze enterprise data grows, the ensuing organizational insights can be game-changing. Sometimes, however, these insights directly contradict gut feelings and sacred cows, putting analytics initiatives at risk of losing important executive support.

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INFORMS launches Analytics Section

  INFORMS launches Analytics Section

Continuing its expansion throughout the analytics space, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) recently launched a special interest group devoted to analytics. The Analytics Section of INFORMS attracted more than 300 members during its first two months of existence, immediately making it one of the largest – and certainly the most talked about – Section in the venerable Institute that traces its roots back to World War II.

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Standardized analytical solutions

  Standardized analytical solutions

So the mainstream media have picked up on this analytics thing big time. The latest “hit” is a recent article in the New York Times that cites a recent study by the McKinsey Global Institute entitled, “Big data: the next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity.” The McKinsey report is full of Saganesque prose (“billions and billions of dollars in savings possible as a result of harnessing the information embedded in the big data sets of today and tomorrow”), highlighting several industries and functional areas that its authors believe are ripe for large-scale application of the data, models and analyses that we all know and love.

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Risk management under pressure as firms refocus on profits, growth

Has the financial services industry reached a comfort zone, placing it in jeopardy of another crisis? Are today’s risk management practices and reporting in tune with existing risk culture and organizational expectations?

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Estimated 45 million in U.S. engage in identity ‘manipulation’

When does a little white lie become fraud? ID Analytics, Inc., a leader in consumer risk management, released results of an ID:A Labs study that found an estimated 45 million people in the United States have deliberately manipulated their identities in applications for credit, cell phone service, auto loans or other credit transactions. Looking beyond typos and name changes, this study examined deliberate and improper variations of Social Security numbers (SSNs), names and dates of birth (DOBs).

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$25,000 Prize for Best DMA Predictive Model

The Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative (WCAI), a research center at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, is partnering with Hearst Magazines and the Direct Marketing Association’s Analytics Council on the second annual Hearst Challenge.

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The analytical talent gap

As the demand for talented analysts outpaces availability in the job market, leaders consider how they can leverage skills from other functional areas to meet their immediate needs.

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IBM study: Cloud computing, BI, analytics top CIO priorities

  IBM study: Cloud computing, BI, analytics top CIO priorities

A new IBM study of more than 3,000 global CIOs shows that 60 percent of organizations are ready to embrace cloud computing over the next five years as a means of growing their businesses and achieving competitive advantage. The figure nearly doubles the number of CIOs who said they would utilize cloud in IBM’s 2009 CIO study, and is one of dozens of new insights and trends learned from CIOs worldwide in businesses of all sizes.

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Gartner highlights ‘cool vendors’

Delivering and consuming services to improve business outcomes is the new driver of “coolness” for the 2011 Cool Vendors research series, according to Gartner, Inc. Innovative technologies, the ongoing consumerization of IT, and cloud computing also continue to characterize vendor coolness.

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‘Big data’ a big deal

Analyzing large data sets – so called big data – will become a key basis of competition, underpinning new waves of productivity growth, innovation and consumer surplus as long as the right policies and enablers are in place.

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Analytics Blog

Electoral College put to the math test


With the campaign two months behind us and the inauguration of Donald Trump two days away, isn’t it time to put the 2016 U.S. presidential election to bed and focus on issues that have yet to be decided? Of course not.




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Survey: Despite the hype, AI adoption still in early stages

The hype surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) is intense, but for most European businesses surveyed in a recent study by SAS, adoption of AI is still in the early or even planning stages. The good news is, the vast majority of organizations have begun to talk about AI, and a few have even begun to implement suitable projects. There is much optimism about the potential of AI, although fewer were confident that their organization was ready to exploit that potential. Read more →

Data professionals spend almost as much time prepping data as analyzing it

Nearly 40 percent of data professionals spend more than 20 hours per week accessing, blending and preparing data rather than performing actual analysis, according to a survey conducted by TMMData and the Digital Analytics Association. More than 800 DAA community members participated in the survey held earlier this year. The survey revealed that data access, quality and integration present persistent, interrelated roadblocks to efficient and confident analysis across industries. Read more →

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