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Frontline launches Solver.Academy, surpasses analytics tool milestone

Frontline Systems, developer of the Solver in Microsoft Excel, has launched Solver.Academy, its online learning platform for predictive and prescriptive analytics. Frontline also announced that it has surpassed 500,000 users of its cloud-based advanced analytics tools, aimed at spreadsheet-literate business analysts who aren’t expert data scientists.

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AIMMS announces release of new R-link

AIMMS recently announced the release of a new R-link feature that allows app developers to leverage the power of R, including R libraries, to add statistical and other specialized number-crunching features to their AIMMS apps.

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Georgia Tech offers certificate in Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Management

Georgia Tech will offer a professional certificate program in Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Management on May 14-19 at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta. The three-course, six-day certificate program is designed for practitioners in private industry, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government, military and others who are active participants or interested in health and humanitarian systems.

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Frontline Systems releases XLMiner SDK V2018 for high-performance predictive analytics

Frontline Systems has released XLMiner SDK V2018, a next-generation version of its Software Development Kit for data mining, text mining, forecasting and predictive analytics. XLMiner SDK offers application developers working in C++, C#, Java, Python or R a powerful, high-level API for quickly creating applications that use predictive analytics.

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AIMMS adds ODH-CPLEX to its Prescriptive Analytics Platform

AIMMS announce that it has formed an agreement with Optimization Direct to include its new product, ODH-CPLEX, in the AIMMS Prescriptive Analytics Platform as an available add-on.

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Thompson Street Capital Partners makes investment in Gurobi Optimization

Gurobi Optimization, LLC (Gurobi), provider of a leading math programming solver, announced that Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP), a private equity firm based in St. Louis, has made a significant financial investment in Gurobi to help it to continue its growth as a leader in the rapidly expanding prescriptive analytics space.

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Frontline Systems releases Analytic Solver V2017-R2

Frontline Systems is shipping a new product line release for desktop and cloud, Analytic Solver 2017-R2 for Excel and enhancements to AnalyticSolver.com, its SaaS equivalent.

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AIMMS announces new WebUI features for App developers and end users

AIMMS Optimization Modeling announced several new WebUI features that will improve usability for both App developers and end users and significantly enhance how users interact with AIMMS Apps.

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Gurobi Optimizer v7.5 delivers higher performance, new capabilities

The Gurobi Optimizer v7.5 extends Gurobi’s tradition of providing significant performance enhancements with each new release.

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LINDO Systems announces performance enhancements, new features

LINDO Systems recently announced a wide range of performance enhancements and new features for What’sBest!, LINDO API 11 and LINGO 17

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Headlines

Does negative political advertising actually work?

While many potential voters dread campaign season because of pervasive negative political advertising, a new study has found that negative political advertising actually works, but perhaps not in the way that many may assume. The study “A Border Strategy Analysis of Ad Source and Message Tone in Senatorial Campaigns,” which will be published in the June edition of INFORMS’ journal Marketing Science, is co-authored by Yanwen Wang of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Michael Lewis of Emory University in Atlanta and David A. Schweidel of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Read more →

Meet Summit, world’s most powerful, smartest scientific supercomputer

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory on June 8 unveiled Summit as the world’s most powerful and smartest scientific supercomputer. With a peak performance of 200,000 trillion calculations per second – or 200 petaflops – Summit will be eight times more powerful than ORNL’s previous top-ranked system, Titan. For certain scientific applications, Summit will also be capable of more than three billion billion mixed precision calculations per second, or 3.3 exaops. Read more →

Employee engagement a top concern affecting customer experience

Employee engagement has surfaced as a major concern in delivering improvements in customer experience (CX), with 86 percent of CX executives in a Gartner, Inc. survey ranking it as having an equal or greater impact than other factors such as project management and data skills. “CX is a people issue,” says Olive Huang, research vice president at Gartner. “In some instances, the best technology investments have been derailed by employee factors, such as a lack of training or incentives, low morale or commitment, and poor communication of goals." Read more →

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