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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.


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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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