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November/December 2012 Table of Contents

oil analytics big dataFEATURES

Images & videos: some really big data

By Fritz Venter and Andrew Stein
Sizing up the potential impact of prescriptive analytics driven by proliferation of images and video.

How big data is changing oil & gas industry

By Adam Farris
Advent of the “digital oil field” helps produce cost-effective energy while addressing safety and environmental concerns.

Distribution processing addresses uncertainty

By Sam L. Savage
Non-profit organization promotes standards for making rational, auditable calculations based on probability distributions.

Soft skills: art of effective communication

By Gary Cokins
How to achieve corporate buy-in during the Twitter-influenced, short-attention-span era.

Successfully operationalizing analytics

By James Taylor
A repeatable, efficient process for creating and effectively deploying predictive analytic models into production.

Sports analytics: basketball genomics

By William Cade
Evaluation of performance: evolution of the official box score reveals true on-court player values.

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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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