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Twitter Analytics expected to be massive boost to brands

The introduction of analytics to Twitter brand pages will enable brands to optimize their campaigns more effectively and may result in more investment by Twitter in providing deeper analytical data.

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Gartner: Nearly one-third of organizations to use cloud

Nearly one-third of organizations either already use or plan to use cloud or software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings to augment their core business intelligence (BI) functions, according to Gartner, Inc.

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Update: Analytics Section of INFORMS

The Analytics Section of INFORMS continues to boom, reports Section President Mike Gorman in the organization’s January newsletter, The Analytics Lens.

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IBM to help Rochester Police Department fight crime

The Rochester Police Department will use advanced analytics software from IBM to mine, share and extract intelligence from critical data in order to improve police investigative and prevention programs. By identifying incident patterns the police department can forecast crime “hot spots” and proactively allocate resources accordingly.

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IBM brings the power of analytics to social business

IBM recently unveiled new software and services that deliver comprehensive networking capabilities to the increasingly social savvy workforce. Now, organizations can apply analytics to their social business initiatives, allowing them to gain actionable insight on social networking sentiment anytime, anywhere and put it to work in real-time.

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SAS achieves double-digit growth built on high demand for business analytics

SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services, achieved record global revenue of US$2.725 billion in 2011. SAS marked double-digit growth in its 36th profitable year as organizations sought to uncover business opportunity in their own burgeoning data stores through the use of advanced analytics.

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Report: Interest in advanced analytics continues to rise

In its “2012 Business Intelligence, Analytics and Information Management Survey,” InformationWeek Reports found that interest in analytics in general, and advanced statistical and predictive analytics in particular, rose for the third year in a row.

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FICO: Counterfeit card fraud falls in Europe

FICO, leading provider of analytics and decision management technology, released its analysis of data showing that major shifts have occurred in European card fraud patterns. Analysis done on 55 million active credit cards represented in the FICO Falcon Fraud Consortium for Europe showed that counterfeit fraud fell 60 percent between March 2009 and March 2011.

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Cubs, Bloomberg Sports team up on analytic player evaluation system

The Chicago Cubs and Bloomberg Sports, one of the world’s leaders in sports analytic technology, announced a new partnership to design a state-of-the-art player evaluation system for the Cubs Baseball Operations Department.

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INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and O.R.

Two Internet senior executives will headline the 2012 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and O.R., April 15-17, in Huntington Beach, Calif. Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, will deliver the opening keynote talk. Bob Page, vice president of analytics platform at eBay, will present a plenary on the second day of the conference.

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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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