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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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Executive Edge
Analyze This!
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Study: Salaries for early career data scientists decrease for first time

Salaries for early career data scientists decreased year over year for the first time in four years as did the percentage of early career data scientists with a Ph.D. while demand for data scientists continued to increase, according to a recently released Burtch Works’ 2017 salary study of data scientists. Salaries for more experienced data scientists generally held steady or increased slightly depending on an individual’s focus area, responsibility and geographic base, according to the report. Read more →

Generous health insurance plans encourage overtreatment, but may not improve health

Offering comprehensive health insurance plans with low deductibles and co-pay in exchange for higher annual premiums seems like a good value for the risk averse, and a profitable product for insurance companies. But according to a forthcoming study in a leading scholarly marketing journal, the INFORMS journal Marketing Science, such plans can encourage individuals with chronic conditions to turn to needlessly expensive treatments that have little impact on their health outcomes. This in turn raises costs for the insurer and future prices for the insured. Read more →

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