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Analytics Magazine

November/December 2011 Table of Contents

Table of Contents

November/December 2011FEATURES

The Value of Business Analytics

By Evan Stubbs
Most organizations have a relatively immature understanding of what “business analytics” is, let alone how it creates value.

Intelligent Augmentation

By Russ Vane and Doug Samuelson
Making better, just-in-time decisions by combining human and computer intelligence.

Portfolio Decision Analysis

By Ahti Salo, Jeffrey Keisler and Alec Morton
Improving resource allocation is one of many promising avenues for research and applied work in PDA.

Analytics Applications

By Ming Zhang, Clay Duan and Arun Muthupalanippan
Consumer credit, retail marketing present ripe opportunities to impact the bottom-line with advanced analytics.

Soft Skills: “Killer App” for Analytics

By David Leonhardi
Six new abilities every analyst needs to know and how to deploy them in the execution of projects.

Sports Analytics, Part 2

By Benjamin Alamar and Vijay Mehrotra
The role of predictive analytics, organizational structures and information systems in professional sports.

DEPARTMENTS

Inside Story

By Peter Horner

Executive Edge

By Chris Fry

Profit Center

By E. Andrew Boyd

Analyze This!

By Vijay Mehrotra

Five-Minute Analyst

By Harrison Schramm

Thinking Analytically

By John Toczek

Analytics Blog

Electoral College put to the math test


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.

Headlines

Stereotypes hold back girls’ interest in STEM subjects

New research from Accenture reveals that young people in the United Kingdom and Ireland are most likely to associate a career in science and technology with “doing research” (52 percent), “working in a laboratory” (47 percent) and “wearing a white coat” (33 percent). The study found that girls are more likely to make these stereotypical associations than boys. Read more →

Gartner: Connected ‘things’ will jump 31 percent in 2017

Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2017, up 31 percent from 2016, and will reach 20.4 billion by 2020. Total spending on endpoints and services will reach almost $2 trillion in 2017. Regionally, China, North America and Western Europe are driving the use of connected things, and the three regions together will represent 67 percent of the overall Internet of Things (IoT) installed base in 2017. Read more →

U.S. News: Analytics jobs rank among the best

When it comes to the best business jobs, analytics- and operations research-oriented disciplines dominate the list, according to U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the “2017 Best Jobs.” In order, the top five “best business jobs” listings include: 1. statistician
, 2. mathematician
, 3. financial advisor, 
4. actuary, and 
5. operations research analyst. Read more →

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