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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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Digital vs. print books: playing favorites can hurt overall book sales

Since the first e-book platform launched in 2007, e-book sales grew to comprise 20 percent of all book sales by 2015. To ensure the increasing popularity of e-books do not undermine the success of their printed counterparts, publishers frequently delay the digital publication date for several weeks after the print edition has been released. Read more →

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Nov. 4-7, 2018, Phoenix

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July 30-31, 12:30 p.m.-5 p.m.


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Aug. 18, 11 a.m.


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Sept. 10-13, 17-20 and 24-25


Advancing the Analytics-Driven Organization
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The Analytics Clinic: Ensemble Models: Worth the Gains?
Sept. 20, 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

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