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StatSoft showcases targeted STATISTICA solutions for government agencies

StatSoft recently signed a contract with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), making it easier for customers in government agencies to purchase STATISTICA through the GSA Advantage! website.

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CUNY SPS offers new master of science in data analytics

The CUNY School of Professional Studies is offering a new online master of science degree in data analytics. The program prepares its graduates for high-demand and fast-growing careers as data analysts, data specialists, business intelligence analysts, information analysts and data engineers in such fields as business, operations, marketing, social media, healthcare, transportation, energy, and finance.

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VSS acquires Strata Decision Technology

Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS), a leading global private investment firm focused on the information, education, media, communications and business services industries, recently announced that an affiliate has acquired financial software company Strata Decision Technology, LLC (SDT).

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CSC selects eMite to unify reporting silos

CSC has selected eMite’s Service Intelligence Platform to unify silos of disparate reporting metrics and present their customers with unparalleled transparency into the performance of their Business Services.

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SocialNuggets launches social media analytics portal for tablets

SocialNuggets recently launched its social media analytics portal for the tablet market. Delivering real-time insights on the consumer electronics industry, the tablet portal provides information on how people feel about tablet brands, products, features, applications and campaigns.

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GoPollGo brings polls with real-time analytics to Twitter

GoPollGo, Inc., an online polling service, recently introduced a new, interactive experience for poll creators and voters by displaying analytics in real-time using Twitter. With one click, users can easily post a poll to Twitter allowing their followers to vote while gaining instant, quantitative feedback on their poll.

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SAP and Google team up to Put ‘Big Data’ on the Map

SAP AG announced that it is building on its collaboration with Google to help customers manage large data volumes in intuitive, visual displays and facilitate faster, more-informed decisions.

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IBM launches Services Innovation Lab

IBM announced the creation of the Services Innovation Lab (SIL), a new global lab that will initially comprise about 200 technology experts hand-picked from around the company. The lab will accelerate the expansion of real-time analytics and software automation in both IBM’s technology services offerings and its global services delivery capabilities.

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Gartner identifies four imperatives for value chain transformation

Organizations seeking to make the transition from supply chain to a demand-driven value network (DDVN) must look beyond traditional projects and the adoption of functional best practices, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner analysts have identified four imperatives that supply chain leaders must address to make the change successfully.

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Handbook of News Analytics in Finance

OptiRisk, an optimization and financial analytics provider, recently announced the publication of “The Handbook of News Analytics in Finance,” the first compilation of the research from leading industry experts on the impact of news in moving the financial markets.

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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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