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AIMMS names Districon its Partner of the Year

Districon, a logistics specialty firm based in the Netherlands, has been chosen as AIMMS’ 2015 Partner of the Year. This is the start of a yearly tradition where AIMMS recognizes the success and achievements of its partners.

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WebbMason Marketing announces Analytics Engine service

Full service marketing provider WebbMason Marketing announced the launch of the WebbMason Advanced Analytics & Segmentation Engine, an analytics solution to streamline big data operations for marketing, strategy and operational analytics.

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Gurobi Optimizer 6.5 offers significant enhancements, new features

Gurobi Optimization’s release of Gurobi Optimizer 6.5 continues its focus on delivering significant improvements and enhancements.

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Advanced analytics tool enables business analysts to work with Web

Frontline Systems is shipping a new product line release, Version 2016 of its Solvers for Excel, including its flagship integrated product, Analytic Solver Platform, and its “professional entry-level” integrated product, Analytic Solver Pro. The new release includes what Frontline calls a “breakthrough” capability to automatically convert Excel analytic models into basic – but fully functional –  “apps” that can run by themselves in a Web browser or mobile device.

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Frontline releases major enhancement of Solver add-in for Excel

Frontline Systems, developer of the Solver in desktop Microsoft Excel, has released a major enhancement of its Solver add-in for Excel 2016, Excel Online and Excel for iPad. The free Solver add-in makes it easier than ever to optimize business models defined in spreadsheets, on desktop PCs, mobile devices and in the cloud.

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AIMMS signs partnership agreement with BCG

AIMMS BV, an advanced analytics software company, recently announced a new partnership agreement with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), one of the world’s top management consultancies. The two firms will collaborate on software development, marketing, sales and implementation of AIMMS’ technology platform in order to strengthen their mutual position in the market for strategic consulting and advanced analytic services.

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Lindo’s What’sBest 13.0 offers wide range of performance enhancements

Release 13.0 of Lindo’s What’sBest! software includes a wide range of performance enhancements and new features.

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AIMMS featured in Gartner’s ‘Market Guide for Optimization Solutions’

AIMMS, an award-winning optimization platform, has been featured as one of seven major optimization software platforms in Gartner’s new “Market Guide for Optimization Solutions.”

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Frontline Solvers V2015-R2 offers Excel users access to big data, advanced analytics, data visualization and sharing on the Web

Frontline Systems is shipping a new product line release, Version 2015-R2 of its Solvers for Excel, including its flagship integrated product, Analytic Solver Platform, and its “professional entry-level” integrated product, Analytic Solver Pro.

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Big oil, big data, big data transfer

The worldwide hunger for energy has put enormous pressure on the oil and gas industry to search out new fields and to extract every last resource from existing ones. The shifting sands of the industry mean that firms must collect more data than ever before in order to make informed, responsible production decisions. Ziebel AS, a provider of specialist well intervention services, announced what it believes to be the largest-ever collection and transfer of data in the oil and gas industry: 1,708 terabytes.

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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.


Stereotypes hold back girls’ interest in STEM subjects

New research from Accenture reveals that young people in the United Kingdom and Ireland are most likely to associate a career in science and technology with “doing research” (52 percent), “working in a laboratory” (47 percent) and “wearing a white coat” (33 percent). The study found that girls are more likely to make these stereotypical associations than boys. Read more →

Gartner: Connected ‘things’ will jump 31 percent in 2017

Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2017, up 31 percent from 2016, and will reach 20.4 billion by 2020. Total spending on endpoints and services will reach almost $2 trillion in 2017. Regionally, China, North America and Western Europe are driving the use of connected things, and the three regions together will represent 67 percent of the overall Internet of Things (IoT) installed base in 2017. Read more →

U.S. News: Analytics jobs rank among the best

When it comes to the best business jobs, analytics- and operations research-oriented disciplines dominate the list, according to U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the “2017 Best Jobs.” In order, the top five “best business jobs” listings include: 1. statistician
, 2. mathematician
, 3. financial advisor, 
4. actuary, and 
5. operations research analyst. Read more →




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