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The secret to better credit-risk management: economically calibrated models

As the banking sector gradually rebounds from the global recession, many bank executives and boards are focused on incorporating the painful lessons learned during the past three years into their business operations.

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Capgemini, Oracle launch global business analytics service for telecommunications

Capgemini a provider of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, and Oracle recently announced the launch of Business Analytics for Telecommunications, strengthening Capgemini’s global Business Information Management Service Line.

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Terra Technology’s transportation forecasting improves Kraft Foods efficiency

Terra Technology announced that Kraft Foods, the world’s second largest food company, is implementing Terra’s Transportation Forecasting solution in North America.

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SAS Social Media Analytics takes social media marketing to the enterprise

Global corporations are seeking ways to convert social media data into better customer relationships, stronger customer service, enhanced marketing efforts and improved bottom-line results.

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MIT professor predicts banner year for Red Sox

  MIT professor predicts banner year for Red Sox

After a productive winter in which Boston acquired All-Stars Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford, Red Sox baseball fans eagerly awaited Opening Day at Fenway Park. Dimitris Bertsimas, a professor of operations research at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, gives fans another reason to cheer…

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Gartner: Data warehousing approaching significant inflection point

2011 will be the year when data warehousing reaches what could well be its most significant inflection point since its inception, according to Gartner Inc.

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Street smarts: IBM researching personalized travel routes for commuters

At a recent “smarter transportation” event in Washington, D.C., IBM announced a new research initiative to build personalized travel routes for commuters to avoid traffic gridlock. IBM researchers are using advanced analytics to develop adaptive traffic systems that will intuitively learn traveler patterns and behavior to provide more dynamic travel safety and route information to travelers than is available today.

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OpenRules 6 Gives Business Analysts More Control over Decision Models than Ever Before

OpenRules, Inc. has launched the new Release 6 of its open source Business Decision Management System commonly known as “OpenRules.” Using OpenRules 6 business analysts can build and execute decision models without IT involvement.

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Elsevier / MEDai and dbMotion Partner to Deliver Powerful Health Analytics Solutions to Payers and Providers

Elsevier / MEDai, a leading health information company with award-winning solutions for the improvement of care delivery, and dbMotion, an innovative provider of connected healthcare solutions, have formed a partnership to deliver robust health analytics solutions to both the health care payer and provider markets.

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March’s Mad(ness) Scientists

  March’s Mad(ness) Scientists

The 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships, a three-week office pool party better known as “March Madness,” tips off March 15-16 with the “First Four” play-in games and concludes April 2 and 4 with the “Final Four” and the crowning of the national champion.

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Headlines

Using machine learning and optimization to improve refugee integration

Andrew C. Trapp, a professor at the Foisie Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), received a $320,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop a computational tool to help humanitarian aid organizations significantly improve refugees’ chances of successfully resettling and integrating into a new country. Built upon ongoing work with an international team of computer scientists and economists, the tool integrates machine learning and optimization algorithms, along with complex computation of data, to match refugees to communities where they will find appropriate resources, including employment opportunities. Read more →

Gartner releases Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 rankings

Gartner, Inc. has released its 10th annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 ranking. The rankings recognize organizations across the healthcare value chain that demonstrate leadership in improving human life at sustainable costs. “Healthcare supply chains today face a multitude of challenges: increasing cost pressures and patient expectations, as well as the need to keep up with rapid technology advancement, to name just a few,” says Stephen Meyer, senior director at Gartner. Read more →

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 →

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