Share with your friends


Analytics Magazine

September/October 2010 Table of Contents

business analyticsFEATURES

Quick Guide to Buying Analytics

By Brian Lewis
How to find the right software and service provider and work with them to make the project a success.

Predictive Analytics: Managing Tradeoffs

By Mu Zhu
Three lessons demonstrate the “one click” applications are too much to ask for.

Risk Management

By Lutz Schiermeyer
How to achieve sustainable cost savings in world of integrated, enterprise-wide risk management.

Driving Value Chain Resiliency

By Lance Solomon
How Cisco’s dedicated SCRM team helps tame its large, complex, global supply chain.

Armed With Analytics

By Peter Horner and Barry List
Interview with Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen, who holds a master’s degree in O.R..

Corporate Profile: Frontline Systems

By Dan Fylstra
Known for developing Excel’s Solver, company aims to make advanced analytics accessible to all.



Related Articles


ITIF: Expand computer science education to keep up with demand

Computer skills are in high demand among employers in a wide range of industries, not just tech-related fields, yet despite growing interest in the subject, a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) finds that too few U.S. students are taking quality computer science classes at the high school and university levels. ITIF makes the case for public action to support and maintain the groundswell of interest in computer science and capture the economic and social benefits that will come from fostering a more highly skilled workforce. Read more →

Report outlines benefits of data-driven customer experiences

According to a new report by Forbes Insights and SAS, “Data Elevates the Customer Experience: New Ways of Discovering and Applying Customer Insights,” the benefits of brands evolving to data-driven customer experiences (data-driven CX) are wide-ranging. The study notes data-driven methods enhance revenue generation and enable cost reduction, as well as accelerate process efficiencies and quality improvements. Read more →

Debunking myths about harm from artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) holds great promise for economic growth and social progress, but pervasive, inaccurate myths about hypothetical harms could encourage policymakers to retard further innovation in the technology, according to a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). ITIF, a leading tech policy think tank, makes the case that policymakers should actively support further development and use of artificial intelligence if we want society to reap the myriad benefits it has to offer. Read more →

Report: Technology rarely used to detect fraud

Technology is an important tool to help companies fight fraud, but many are not succeeding in using data analytics as a primary tool for fraud detection. Meanwhile, fraudsters are leveraging technology to perpetrate fraud, according to a new report by KPMG International, “Global Profiles of the Fraudster.” Read more →


CAP® Exam computer-based testing sites are available in 700 locations worldwide. Take the exam close to home and on your schedule:

For more information, go to