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November/December 2017: Table of Contents

survey samplingFeatures

Eyes on the road, not dashboards

How automated analytics help detect significant business incidents; each anomaly creates an opportunity to save or earn money.
By Patrick Vernon

Basic Sales Analysis

So much data, so little insight. Twelve ideas for anyone assigned the task of analyzing a firm’s sales data.
By Jerry W. Thomas

Survey sampling

Probability vs. non-probability: A comparison of the eight most common methods and assumptions and limitations that come with them.
By Tom Rigby

Healthcare and data governance

What other industries do: a guide for healthcare as it brings the promise of consistent and reliable data measurements to life.
By George Dealy

Simulation Software Survey

New and improved reality show: Omnipresent software provides a cost-effective, powerful tool for model building.
By James J. Swain

Departments

Inside Story
Executive Edge
Analyze This!
Healthcare Analytics
INFORMS Initiatives
Newsmakers
Winter Simulation Conference
Five-Minute Analyst

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With the campaign two months behind us and the inauguration of Donald Trump two days away, isn’t it time to put the 2016 U.S. presidential election to bed and focus on issues that have yet to be decided? Of course not.






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Survey: Despite the hype, AI adoption still in early stages

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