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November/December 2012 Table of Contents

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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.


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Headlines

Gartner: AI technologies to be pervasive in new software products

Market hype and growing interest in artificial intelligence (AI) are pushing established software vendors to introduce AI into their product strategy, creating considerable confusion in the process, according to Gartner, Inc. Analysts predict that by 2020, AI technologies will be virtually pervasive in almost every new software product and service. Read more →

Drone delivery: Professor develops solution to minimize delays in operations

When delivery companies like FedEx, Amazon and UPS launch drones to deliver packages in the near future, one Kennesaw State University computer science professor may be at the crux of solving one of its most complicated problems. Donghyun (David) Kim, assistant professor of computer science and an expert in computer algorithm optimization, is designing a fast-running algorithm to tackle simultaneous coordination problems among multiple delivery trucks and the drones launched from them. Read more →

Tech spending growth limited to about 5 percent through 2018

Forrester predicts U.S. business and government tech spending will continue to grow by 4.8 percent through 2017 and increase to 5.2 percent in 2018. While these forecasts are higher than Forrester’s projections following the 2016 presidential election, they are lower than the expected numbers from a year ago. Read more →

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