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Frontline Systems enters data mining market with XLMiner Add-in for Excel

Frontline Systems, developers of the Excel Solver and a full line of advanced optimization and simulation software products for Excel, has entered the market for data mining and “predictive analytics” by acquiring all rights to XLMiner, the leading Excel-based add-in for data mining, from its prior owners and distributors, Cytel Software Inc. and Statistics.com LLC.

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Analytics makes positive difference in recovering travel industry

As the travel industry continues to recover from the recession, it’s imperative that each segment of the ecosystem better understand customer behavior, increase bookings and build revenue to their sites, which analytics makes possible, according to the latest report published by Heavy Reading IP Services Insider (www.heavyreading.com/entvoip).

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Pittsburgh Pirates tap SAS Analytics

Baseball loves the numbers, both traditional RBIs and ERAs plus newer sabermetric measures like walks plus hits per inning pitched (WHIP) and value over replacement player (VORP). As “Moneyball” has become a valued statistical approach to selecting talent, teams such as the Pittsburgh Pirates are also embracing analytics to improve operations and marketing and build stronger relationships with fans.

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Gartner: Industrialized low-cost IT services to transform IT services market

Chief information officers (CIOs) should consider adopting industrialized, low-cost IT services (ILCS) to reduce the cost of “running the business,” while controlling the risk, integration and customization issues, to increase the business value of IT and enhance its perception by the business, according to Gartner, Inc

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‘Watson,’ WellPoint team up to improve patient care

WellPoint, Inc. and IBM announced an agreement to create the first commercial applications of the IBM Watson technology. Under the agreement, WellPoint will develop and launch Watson-based solutions to help improve patient care through the delivery of up-to-date, evidence-based health care for millions of Americans.

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Top 17 U.S. hospitals rely on Monarch Report Analytics from Datawatch

Datawatch Corporation’s Monarch Report Analytics platform is used by the nation’s top 17 hospitals to make more informed, data-driven financial, clinical and operational decisions. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked the top 17 hospitals in the United States that demonstrate unusually high expertise across multiple specialties.

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Cable & Wireless Communications revolutionizing business analytics with MediationZone and Cloud technology

Performing business analytics tasks that would normally require thousands of dollars in investment can now be done for just a few cents. Those are the findings in a recent briefing paper from Cable & Wireless Communications.

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Survey: Business analytics pervasive, effective on a global scale

Business analytics has been effective in decision-making for three of four enterprises, according to a Bloomberg Businessweek Research Services survey sponsored by SAS. These organizations have benefited from increased profitability, reduced cost, improved risk management, process optimization, faster decision making or critical performance improvements.

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Nationwide Building Society creates strategic risk infrastructure with FICO business rules system

FICO, the leading provider of analytics and decision management technology, announced that Nationwide Building Society, the world’s largest building society, has selected FICO Blaze Advisor business rules management system for its Strategic Risk Infrastructure initiative.

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Rutgers University offers online mini-MBA Web Analytics program

The Rutgers Center for Management Development (CMD) is offering an Online Mini-MBA: Web Analytics Program starting Oct. 17 and running through Dec. 19. The 10-week online faculty-led program includes videos, faculty-evaluated exercises, section quizzes, plus a final project and exam.

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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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