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Analytics Magazine

Spring 2008 Table of Contents

air travel safety analyticsFEATURES

MAKING SKIES SAFER

By Laura Mclay, Sheldon Jacobson and John Kobza
Applying analytics to aviation prescreening systems.

RENAULT SPEEDS UP DELIVERY

By Alain Nguyen
Analytics help French automaker overhaul its supply chain.

TO QUEUE OR NOT TO QUEUE?

By Alexander S. Belenky and Richard C. Larson
In ’08 U.S. presidential election, that should not be a question.

PATIENT FLOW

By Randolph Hall
New queueing theory for healthcare addresses critical problem.

REALITY CHECK

By Carrie Beam
The top five misconceptions about starting a consulting career.

NEW FRONTIERS IN SIMULATION

By James Swain
Survey of discrete-event simulation software: traditions and trends

NEW COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

INFORMS practice conference to focus on the power of analytics.

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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

Accenture security report identifies top cyber threats

With recent large-scale cyberattacks signaling a growing front in destructive threats and business impact, a new midyear report from iDefense, part of Accenture Security, reveals how threat actors are continuing to evolve their ability to avoid detection. Based on in-depth analysis, the report anticipates a growth in the number of threat actors who are rapidly expanding their capabilities due to factors such as the proliferation of affordable, customizable and accessible tools and exploits. Read more →

Job searchers: It’s not just who you know, but how well you know them

While online networking sites enable individuals to increase their professional connections, to what extent do these ties actually lead to job opportunities? A new study in the INFORMS journal Management Science finds that, despite the ability to significantly increase the number of professional connections and identify more job leads with limited effort on these sites, unless the connection is a strong one, they typically will not lead to job offers.  Read more →

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