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Analytics Magazine

November/December 2015: Table of Contents

FEATURES

The reality of real time

Marketing and customer interaction: Four important areas where real-time analytics can provide real value.
By Larry Skowronek

Big data in marketing analytics

Having big data doesn’t automatically lead to better marketing. It’s the insights derived and decisions made.
By Mousumi Ghosh

Simulated worlds

Biennial simulation software survey: Driven by questions, fueled by thought and realized by simulation.
By James J. Swain

Mother Nature meets IoT

What does the oil and gas industry have in common with agriculture? Much more than you think.
By Atanu Basu and Gabe Santos

Data reduction for everyone

Distillation of multitudinous data into meaningful parts plays key role in understanding world around us.
By Will Towler

‘Ensemble of ensemble’

Increased focus on accuracy in predictive modeling results in newer and more innovative techniques.
By Anindya Sengupta

 

DEPARTMENTS

Inside Story
Executive Edge

Analyze This!

Healthcare Analytics
Forum
INFORMS Initiatives
Newsmakers
Five-Minute Analyst
Thinking Analytically

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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