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Analytics Magazine

September/October 2012 Table of Contents

retail analyticsFEATURES

Driving profitability with retail analytics

By Sally Taylor-Shoff and Shalini Raghavan
How to make choices and investments that deliver on expectations.

Leveraging Big Data around customers

By Rohit Tandon, Arnab Chakraborty and Ganga Ganapathi
Opportunity to deliver real-time customer insights by harnessing the power of structured and unstructured data.

Taming the data tidal wave

By Kevin Connor
AHP combines business intelligence and data mining technologies with social aspects of human decision-making.

Certified Analytics Professional

By Scott Nestler, Jack Levis and Bill Klimack
INFORMS prepares to launch first-of-its-kind program.

Predicting the presidential election

By Doug Samuelson
Will quantitative historian and author’s “13 keys” once again open the door to the White House?

Corporate Profile: Walt Disney World

By Pete Buczkowski and Hai Chu
How analytics enhance the guest experience at massive entertainment resort in Orlando.

DEPARTMENTS

Inside Story
Executive Edge
Profit Center
Analyze This!
Conference Preview
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

Accenture security report identifies top cyber threats

With recent large-scale cyberattacks signaling a growing front in destructive threats and business impact, a new midyear report from iDefense, part of Accenture Security, reveals how threat actors are continuing to evolve their ability to avoid detection. Based on in-depth analysis, the report anticipates a growth in the number of threat actors who are rapidly expanding their capabilities due to factors such as the proliferation of affordable, customizable and accessible tools and exploits. Read more →

Job searchers: It’s not just who you know, but how well you know them

While online networking sites enable individuals to increase their professional connections, to what extent do these ties actually lead to job opportunities? A new study in the INFORMS journal Management Science finds that, despite the ability to significantly increase the number of professional connections and identify more job leads with limited effort on these sites, unless the connection is a strong one, they typically will not lead to job offers.  Read more →

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