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IBM’s Watson-like technology helps improve patient care, reduce costs

IBM recently introduced new software for the healthcare industry to help healthcare providers and payers improve patient care and reduce costs. The new software offering uses content analytics similar to what is found in IBM’s Watson technology.

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University of Missouri receives grant to develop statistical models for U.S. Census Bureau’s ACS

The U.S. Census Bureau is in transition. The constitutionally mandated 10-year count (decennial census) remains, but an annual, on-going survey called The American Community Survey (ACS) has been established.

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Strategic data management yields competitive advantage

A new survey has found that organizations with formal data management strategies derive more value from data assets and outperform competitors. The survey, “Big Data: Harnessing a game-changing asset,” was conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and sponsored by SAS.

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The value of business analytics

The intersection of statistically based insight and the realization that information can be an asset has had and will continue to have serious reverberations in the business world. Being smarter has always meant being successful; as far back as the 19th century, analytics was already generating competitive advantage.

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Corporate Mobile Software-as-a-Service Forecast

According to the latest Strategy Analytics Wireless Enterprise Strategies forecast, “Corporate Mobile SaaS Forecast, 2010-2016,” the Global Corporate Mobile SaaS Market will reach $1.2 billion in 2011 and grow to $3.7 billion by 2016, with a five-year compound growth rate (CAGR) of 25.8 percent. The ability to integrate powerful business applications on smartphones, tablets and other wireless devices will facilitate and accelerate SaaS adoption in the corporate business environment.

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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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Meet CIMON, the first AI-powered astronaut assistant

CIMON, the world’s first artificial intelligence-enabled astronaut assistant, made its debut aboard the International Space Station. The ISS’s newest crew member, developed and built in Germany, was called into action on Nov. 15 with the command, “Wake up, CIMON!,” by German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, who has been living and working on the ISS since June 8. Read more →

Yale research on immigration, aging runners makes news

A recent study by Yale University professor and former INFORMS President Edward H. Kaplan (photo) and Yale colleague Jonathan Feinstein and Mohammad M. Fazel-Zarandi of MIT suggests that the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States is nearly twice as many as experts previously thought. Since its publication last month, the study, which estimates the number of such immigrants at 22.1 million instead of 11.3 million, has garnered worldwide attention from major media outlets including the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, Fox News, Bloomberg News and the Daily Mail. Read more →

New salary survey paints optimistic picture for analytics professionals

Harnham, a global leader in data and analytics recruitment, recently released the 2018 editions of its salary guides for the United Kingdom, the United States and Europe. Having heard from thousands of data and analytics professionals across the globe, Harnham has gained an invaluable insight into key industry salaries and trends across a wide variety of analytics specialties and sectors. Read more →

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