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Analytics Magazine

November/December 2013 Table of Contents

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Big Data Strategies: Text Analytics

By Andy Flint
How innovative techniques derive value from tweets, blog posts and call center logs.

Predictive Analytics: The Privacy Pickle

By Eric Siegel
A look at Hewlett-Packard’s prediction of employee behavior and its impact on workforce turnover.

Analytics & Healthcare

By Rajib Ghosh
Radiology and revenue cycle management present promising areas for analytical examination.

Probability management: The ‘Sequestetron’

By Sam Savage and Shayne Kavanagh
Spreadsheet model helps municipalities cope with risk management, forecasting and budget uncertainties.

Corporate Profile: Mayo Clinic

By Tarun Mohan Lal and Dustin Kuchera
Famed medical group boasts long history of applying advanced analytics to improve delivery care systems.

Simulation: A Better Reality?

By James J. Swain
Imagine the world as it is and what it might be: Survey of discrete-event simulation software tools.

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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

Accenture security report identifies top cyber threats

With recent large-scale cyberattacks signaling a growing front in destructive threats and business impact, a new midyear report from iDefense, part of Accenture Security, reveals how threat actors are continuing to evolve their ability to avoid detection. Based on in-depth analysis, the report anticipates a growth in the number of threat actors who are rapidly expanding their capabilities due to factors such as the proliferation of affordable, customizable and accessible tools and exploits. Read more →

Job searchers: It’s not just who you know, but how well you know them

While online networking sites enable individuals to increase their professional connections, to what extent do these ties actually lead to job opportunities? A new study in the INFORMS journal Management Science finds that, despite the ability to significantly increase the number of professional connections and identify more job leads with limited effort on these sites, unless the connection is a strong one, they typically will not lead to job offers.  Read more →

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