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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.

DEPARTMENTS

INSIDE STORY
EXECUTIVE EDGE
PROFIT CENTER
ANALYZE THIS!
MEETING PREVIEW
LEARNING RESOURCES
PUZZLOR
LAST WORD

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.


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Headlines

Gartner: AI technologies to be pervasive in new software products

Market hype and growing interest in artificial intelligence (AI) are pushing established software vendors to introduce AI into their product strategy, creating considerable confusion in the process, according to Gartner, Inc. Analysts predict that by 2020, AI technologies will be virtually pervasive in almost every new software product and service. Read more →

Drone delivery: Professor develops solution to minimize delays in operations

When delivery companies like FedEx, Amazon and UPS launch drones to deliver packages in the near future, one Kennesaw State University computer science professor may be at the crux of solving one of its most complicated problems. Donghyun (David) Kim, assistant professor of computer science and an expert in computer algorithm optimization, is designing a fast-running algorithm to tackle simultaneous coordination problems among multiple delivery trucks and the drones launched from them. Read more →

Tech spending growth limited to about 5 percent through 2018

Forrester predicts U.S. business and government tech spending will continue to grow by 4.8 percent through 2017 and increase to 5.2 percent in 2018. While these forecasts are higher than Forrester’s projections following the 2016 presidential election, they are lower than the expected numbers from a year ago. Read more →

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