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Localytics named winner of IBM’s SmartCamp New York

IBM named Localytics the winner of SmartCamp New York, its global competition for startup companies. Localytics provides real-time data analysis that helps the makers of mobile phones and tablet applications better understand their clients.

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New LINDO releases offer greater speed, broader capabilities

LINDO Systems announced new releases for its entire family of optimization software. The LINGO 13, What’sBest 11 and LINDO API 7 include a number of improvements to the solvers to boost performance as well as new and enhanced features.

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Northrop Grumman develops predictive model aimed at Medicare fraud

Northrop Grumman Corporation will develop a fraud prevention system to help identify high-risk claims in support of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) National Fraud Prevention Program. The program’s mission is to prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse and other improper payments under the Medicare program.

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Scandit launches first-of-its-kind barcode scanning analytics

Scandit, provider of the cross-platform mobile barcode scanner Scandit SDK, announced the launch of its new Scanalytics feature. Scanalytics provides developers with convenient access to real-time barcode scanning analytics. By analyzing which products the mobile app users scan and how often and where they scan products, Scanalytics provides unique insights for developers, retailers and brand owners into how mobile app users are interacting with consumer products.

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Remsoft receives industry awards

Remsoft has been included in the Gartner, Inc. report, “Cool Vendors in Green IT and Sustainability, 2011.” The report highlights “five vendors with value propositions that blur and expand boundaries.”

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Data-driven decisions anywhere, anytime

Business managers and executives will have the insight of powerful business intelligence for faster, better decisions wherever they are as a result of an alliance between MeLLmo Inc. and SAS. The two companies recently announced a global partnership to deliver mobile BI to enterprises worldwide via the Roambi mobile solution.

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FICO awarded new patents for analytic inventions

FICO has been awarded four new patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for inventions underlying FICO solutions in predictive analytics, optimization and fraud detection. The first patent is for technology that mines transaction data for predictive trends, using genetic algorithms to find the most potent transformations of transactional data.

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Analyzer Mobile available for deployment of reports, dashboards

Strategy Companion announced the availability of Analyzer Mobile, which will enable the deployment of Analyzer reports and dashboards on mobile devices including iPhones, iPads, BlackBerry smartphones and tablets, as well as Android smartphones and tablets.

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Attensity introduces text analytics solution for retail banks

Attensity, a provider of text analytics solutions for Customer Experience Management (CEM), announced a new Retail Banking Industry Solution that enables financial services organizations to unearth actionable intelligence, such as intent to churn, hidden within the unstructured text of customer conversations.

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YouTube founders acquire Tap11

YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen announced that they acquired Tap11.com, the leading real-time business intelligence platform. The acquisition closely follows their recent acquisition of Delicious.com, the leading social bookmarking service.

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FCC wins 2018 INFORMS Edelman Award

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) won the 2018 Franz Edelman Award for its use of operations research (O.R.) as part of a revolutionary approach to address the rapidly growing need for additional wireless spectrum in the United States and Canada. The prestigious award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in advanced analytics, O.R. and management science, was presented by INFORMS at the Edelman Gala held April 16 in Baltimore in conjunction with the 2018 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research. Read more →

BNSF Railway receives 2018 INFORMS Prize

BNSF Railway was awarded the 2018 INFORMS Prize for its pioneering and enduring integration of operations research (O.R.) and analytics programs throughout the organization. The prize was presented at the Edelman Gala held April 16 in Baltimore in conjunction with the 2018 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research. Read more →

Ethics article earns Mission Award from Notre Dame

An article co-authored by Scott Nestler and David Hunt, both longtime and active members of INFORMS, was named a winner of the Mission Award from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. The article, “Using INFORMS ethics guidelines in the classroom,” appeared in the February 2017 issue of OR/MS Today (the INFORMS membership magazine). The Mission Award recognizes one or more Notre Dame faculty members for a specific research work that contributes to the common good. Read more →

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