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Analytics Magazine

September/October 2014 Table of Contents

cover-sepoct14FEATURES

10 myths of analytics and insights

By Will Towler
From traditional consumer research to emerging business intelligence, 10 fallacies to keep in mind to make the most of your analytical efforts.

High-performance analytics organizations

By Pramod Singh, Ritin Mathur and Srujana H.M.
To realize value from big data analytics, organizations need to integrate technology, tools and practices with existing analytics ecosystems.

Five measures of social media karma

By Kshira Saagar
Return on investment: Quick-fix analyses and easy-to-extract metrics of posts, tweets, blogs, pings and uploads from vast, unstructured world.

Can government lead innovation?

By Doug Samuelson
The first U. S. chief technology officer claims great promise for public-private information technology partnerships.

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FCC wins 2018 INFORMS Edelman Award

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) won the 2018 Franz Edelman Award for its use of operations research (O.R.) as part of a revolutionary approach to address the rapidly growing need for additional wireless spectrum in the United States and Canada. The prestigious award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in advanced analytics, O.R. and management science, was presented by INFORMS at the Edelman Gala held April 16 in Baltimore in conjunction with the 2018 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research. Read more →

BNSF Railway receives 2018 INFORMS Prize

BNSF Railway was awarded the 2018 INFORMS Prize for its pioneering and enduring integration of operations research (O.R.) and analytics programs throughout the organization. The prize was presented at the Edelman Gala held April 16 in Baltimore in conjunction with the 2018 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research. Read more →

Ethics article earns Mission Award from Notre Dame

An article co-authored by Scott Nestler and David Hunt, both longtime and active members of INFORMS, was named a winner of the Mission Award from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. The article, “Using INFORMS ethics guidelines in the classroom,” appeared in the February 2017 issue of OR/MS Today (the INFORMS membership magazine). The Mission Award recognizes one or more Notre Dame faculty members for a specific research work that contributes to the common good. Read more →

UPCOMING ANALYTICS EVENTS

INFORMS-SPONSORED EVENTS

2018 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research
April 15-17, 2018, Baltimore

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