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November/December 2010: Table of Contents

business analyticsFeatures

The Analytics Journey

By Irv Lustig, Brenda Dietrich, Christer Johnson and Christopher Dziekan
An IBM view of the structured data analysis landscape: descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics.

Five myths of quant consulting

By David Lengacher
Caution before entering: Misconceptions abound in fascinating filed.

Predictive analytics in field service

By Scott Brown, Atanu Basu and Tim Worth
Practical ways to drive field service, looking forward.

Collections Analytics

By Vishal Ahuja and P.S.S Moorthy
How to levrage analytics to build collections into a competitive advantage.

Agility wins

By Douglas Samuelson
Military strategy studies indicate huge importance of rapidly adaptive decision-making.

Decision Analysis

By Don Buckshaw
Visualization and options continue to imp[rove along with Web-based integration, but a wish list of “wants and needs” remain unmet.

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