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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



Headlines

Fighting terrorists online: Identifying extremists before they post content

New research has found a way to identify extremists, such as those associated with the terrorist group ISIS, by monitoring their social media accounts, and can identify them even before they post threatening content. The research, “Finding Extremists in Online Social Networks,” which was recently published in the INFORMS journal Operations Research, was conducted by Tauhid Zaman of the MIT, Lt. Col. Christopher E. Marks of the U.S. Army and Jytte Klausen of Brandeis University. Read more →

Syrian conflict yields model for attrition dynamics in multilateral war

Based on their study of the Syrian Civil War that’s been raging since 2011, three researchers created a predictive model for multilateral war called the Lanchester multiduel. Unless there is a player so strong it can guarantee a win regardless of what others do, the likely outcome of multilateral war is a gradual stalemate that culminates in the mutual annihilation of all players, according to the model. Read more →

SAS, Samford University team up to generate sports analytics talent

Sports teams try to squeeze out every last bit of talent to gain a competitive advantage on the field. That’s also true in college athletic departments and professional team offices, where entire departments devoted to analyzing data hunt for sports analytics experts that can give them an edge in a game, in the stands and beyond. To create this talent, analytics company SAS will collaborate with the Samford University Center for Sports Analytics to support teaching, learning and research in all areas where analytics affects sports, including fan engagement, sponsorship, player tracking, sports medicine, sports media and operations. Read more →

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