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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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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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What you like in a CEO candidate may not deliver results

Attributes that often get someone hired as CEO may not be the ones that drive success once they are at the helm of the company. That’s one of many provocative insights in a study by consulting firm ghSMART. The study, recently featured in Harvard Business Review, identifies characteristics that differentiate the most effective leaders. Read more →

Paying for online reviews backfires among socially influential

Online user reviews have become an essential tool for consumers who increasingly rely on them to evaluate products and services before purchase. The business models of online review platforms such as Yelp and TripAdvisor and e-commerce sites such as Amazon and Expedia critically depend on them. Should such sites pay users to encourage them to write reviews? Read more →

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