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November/December 2016: Table of Contents

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Putin vs. Western analysts

Russia’s new approach to extending its influence necessitates new
approaches to assessment.
By Douglas Samuelson

Making analytics work through practical project management

Making analytics work: Why consistently delivering value requires
effective project management.
By Erick Wikum

Crowdsourcing – Using the crowd: curated vs. unknown

Using the crowd: When to use a traditional crowdsourcing model
and when to use an alternative.
By Ben Christensen

Decision Analysis Survey

Past, present and future of dynamic software emphasizes
continuous improvement of analytics tool.
By Samantha Oleson

Data Lakes: The biggest big data challenges

Why half of big data projects fail: Don’t overlook the key role
data lakes play in successful big data strategy.
By Prashant Tyagi and Haluk Demirkan

Analytics in Action: The sport business analytics process

Book excerpt: “Sport Business Analytics: Using Data to Increase
Revenue and Improve Operational Efficiency.”
By C. Keith Harrison and Scott Bukstein

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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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