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Supply Chain Analytics becoming more and more important

Capgemini Consulting, Penn State University, Heidrick & Struggles and global logistics provider, Panalpina, recently announced the findings of the 16th Annual Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Study, examining the global market for outsourced logistics. The report reveals that already 51% of 3PLs provide supply chain consultancy services.

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CP+B picks Crimson Hexagon to power its social media analytics

Crimson Hexagon announced CP+B, a leading global advertising agency, chose the Crimson Hexagon ForSight platform to power its social media analytics research. The agency will use the Crimson Hexagon platform to gather and track online sentiment and consumer opinion surrounding some of the major brands it services to inform campaigns and measure marketing strategies.

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Argus Insights introduces Consumer Innovation Analytics

Argus Insights, Inc. announced the introduction of Consumer Innovation Analytics (CIA), a Web-based analytics platform designed to improve the product innovation cycle. Designed with product marketing and development communities in mind, CIA provides competitive landscapes and the ability to drill down to the product detail.

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India’s Escorts Group embraces IBM smarter computing for group-wide ERP

The Escorts Group, one of India’s leading engineering conglomerates, is adopting IBM’s smarter computing approach to information technology. Through an agreement with IBM, Escorts Group will receive a workload-optimized hardware solution to replace the company’s existing ERP system infrastructure.

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SAS predictive analytics rank highly in inaugural Victory Index

SAS has been included in the inaugural Victory Index report from Hurwitz & Associates on predictive analytics. SAS was among 12 companies to be evaluated and was recognized based on strength of brand and for providing a comprehensive solution set to tackle a range of problems.

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IBM and Streetline to address city parking problems through analytics

IBM and Streetline, Inc. announced a collaboration to help cities of all sizes reduce congestion, better manage parking availability and resources and put information at people’s fingertips to find parking faster.

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1010data receives Safe Harbor Certification for cloud-based big data analytics platform

1010data, Inc. received the U.S.-European Union (EU) Safe Harbor certification from the U.S. Department of Commerce. 1010data’s stringent privacy and security policies successfully met the requirements as outlined in the Safe Harbor agreement.

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FICO awarded eight patents for credit scoring, fraud detection and predictive analytics offerings

FICO was recently awarded eight patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for inventions underlying FICO offerings in credit scoring, fraud detection and predictive analytics.

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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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Headlines

Meet CIMON, the first AI-powered astronaut assistant

CIMON, the world’s first artificial intelligence-enabled astronaut assistant, made its debut aboard the International Space Station. The ISS’s newest crew member, developed and built in Germany, was called into action on Nov. 15 with the command, “Wake up, CIMON!,” by German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, who has been living and working on the ISS since June 8. Read more →

Yale research on immigration, aging runners makes news

A recent study by Yale University professor and former INFORMS President Edward H. Kaplan (photo) and Yale colleague Jonathan Feinstein and Mohammad M. Fazel-Zarandi of MIT suggests that the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States is nearly twice as many as experts previously thought. Since its publication last month, the study, which estimates the number of such immigrants at 22.1 million instead of 11.3 million, has garnered worldwide attention from major media outlets including the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, Fox News, Bloomberg News and the Daily Mail. Read more →

New salary survey paints optimistic picture for analytics professionals

Harnham, a global leader in data and analytics recruitment, recently released the 2018 editions of its salary guides for the United Kingdom, the United States and Europe. Having heard from thousands of data and analytics professionals across the globe, Harnham has gained an invaluable insight into key industry salaries and trends across a wide variety of analytics specialties and sectors. Read more →

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