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September/October 2016: Table of Contents

Analytics Sept/Oct 2016FEATURES

There’s no such thing as unstructured data

By Chuck Densinger and Mark Gonzales
How to get around the elephant in the room: Four keys to giving
structure to unstructured data initiatives.

Making effective decisions in real time

By Ron Stein
Situational intelligence brings together analytics, data visualization and IoT for a 360-degree operational view.

Reducing cybersecurity risk

By Doug Samuelson
The over-reliance on undependable, highly subjective methods of risk assessment is a major concern.

Smart cities: A world of opportunity in data

By Frank Harmsen
Amsterdam example: Real-time data enables efforts to reduce traffic, pollution, energy usage and crime.

Healthcare analytics in action

By Shaillee Chopra and Daniel J. Marino
Best practices: An operations-driven approach to building an action-oriented analytics framework.

Monte Carlo for the masses

By Sam Savage
Free tools from ProbabilityManagement.org automate the data table process for Excel users everywhere.

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Inside Story
Executive Edge
Analyze This!
Healthcare Analytics
INFORMS Initiatives
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Five-Minute Analyst
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Headlines

Does negative political advertising actually work?

While many potential voters dread campaign season because of pervasive negative political advertising, a new study has found that negative political advertising actually works, but perhaps not in the way that many may assume. The study “A Border Strategy Analysis of Ad Source and Message Tone in Senatorial Campaigns,” which will be published in the June edition of INFORMS’ journal Marketing Science, is co-authored by Yanwen Wang of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Michael Lewis of Emory University in Atlanta and David A. Schweidel of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Read more →

Meet Summit, world’s most powerful, smartest scientific supercomputer

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory on June 8 unveiled Summit as the world’s most powerful and smartest scientific supercomputer. With a peak performance of 200,000 trillion calculations per second – or 200 petaflops – Summit will be eight times more powerful than ORNL’s previous top-ranked system, Titan. For certain scientific applications, Summit will also be capable of more than three billion billion mixed precision calculations per second, or 3.3 exaops. Read more →

Employee engagement a top concern affecting customer experience

Employee engagement has surfaced as a major concern in delivering improvements in customer experience (CX), with 86 percent of CX executives in a Gartner, Inc. survey ranking it as having an equal or greater impact than other factors such as project management and data skills. “CX is a people issue,” says Olive Huang, research vice president at Gartner. “In some instances, the best technology investments have been derailed by employee factors, such as a lack of training or incentives, low morale or commitment, and poor communication of goals." Read more →

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