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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

Stereotypes hold back girls’ interest in STEM subjects

New research from Accenture reveals that young people in the United Kingdom and Ireland are most likely to associate a career in science and technology with “doing research” (52 percent), “working in a laboratory” (47 percent) and “wearing a white coat” (33 percent). The study found that girls are more likely to make these stereotypical associations than boys. Read more →

Gartner: Connected ‘things’ will jump 31 percent in 2017

Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2017, up 31 percent from 2016, and will reach 20.4 billion by 2020. Total spending on endpoints and services will reach almost $2 trillion in 2017. Regionally, China, North America and Western Europe are driving the use of connected things, and the three regions together will represent 67 percent of the overall Internet of Things (IoT) installed base in 2017. Read more →

U.S. News: Analytics jobs rank among the best

When it comes to the best business jobs, analytics- and operations research-oriented disciplines dominate the list, according to U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the “2017 Best Jobs.” In order, the top five “best business jobs” listings include: 1. statistician
, 2. mathematician
, 3. financial advisor, 
4. actuary, and 
5. operations research analyst. Read more →

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