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Worldwide BI, analytics, PM software market tops $10 billion

Worldwide business intelligence (BI) platform, analytic applications and performance management (PM) software revenue reached $10.5 billion in 2010, a 13.4 percent increase from 2009 revenue of $9.3 billion, according to Gartner, Inc.

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INFORMS launches Section on Analytics

As part of its outreach to the greater analytics community, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) announced the establishment of a new Section on Analytics.

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Analyze This!: Let’s get this analytics party hopping

In my ongoing quest to figure out what’s going on in the world of analytics, I’ve recently been to the Predictive Analytics World (PAW) conference and the INFORMS Business Analytics and Operations Research conference in Chicago. I have seen dozens of presentations, heard scores of panel discussions and had a million or so conversations. In no particular order, here are some of my impressions.

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SAS endorses STEM recommendations for boosting math and science outcomes

Business analytics company SAS has endorsed the new “Vital Signs” reports that offer state-by-state recommendations on strengthening K-12 math and science to prepare students to compete globally. SAS CEO and founder Jim Goodnight urged state leaders to resist political pressure to lower expectations.

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New York State recovers $83 million in tax debt with IBM technology

New York State recovered $83 million in delinquent taxes last year thanks in large part to the deployment of the IBM Tax Collections Optimizer. The $83 million represents an 8 percent increase from 2009 and is double the average increase in prior years before the new technology was introduced.

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Midwest ISO earns Edelman honors

  Midwest ISO earns Edelman honors

Moments after Midwest ISO, which manages one of the world’s largest energy markets, won the 2011 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences, company CEO and President John Bear was asked how many people comprise his O.R. group.

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The secret to better credit-risk management: economically calibrated models

As the banking sector gradually rebounds from the global recession, many bank executives and boards are focused on incorporating the painful lessons learned during the past three years into their business operations.

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MIT professor predicts banner year for Red Sox

  MIT professor predicts banner year for Red Sox

After a productive winter in which Boston acquired All-Stars Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford, Red Sox baseball fans eagerly awaited Opening Day at Fenway Park. Dimitris Bertsimas, a professor of operations research at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, gives fans another reason to cheer…

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Gartner: Data warehousing approaching significant inflection point

2011 will be the year when data warehousing reaches what could well be its most significant inflection point since its inception, according to Gartner Inc.

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Street smarts: IBM researching personalized travel routes for commuters

At a recent “smarter transportation” event in Washington, D.C., IBM announced a new research initiative to build personalized travel routes for commuters to avoid traffic gridlock. IBM researchers are using advanced analytics to develop adaptive traffic systems that will intuitively learn traveler patterns and behavior to provide more dynamic travel safety and route information to travelers than is available today.

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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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