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Analytics Magazine

Spring 2009 Table of Contents

sell analytic servicesFEATURES

HOW TO SELL ANALYTICS TO SKEPTICS

By Warren Lieberman
A consultant’s guide to finding business, managing projects and succeeding in a difficult environment.

THE ABCs OF SIMULATION PRACTICE

By Jerry Banks and Randall R. Gibson
From “Arrivals” to “Z-values,” an alphabet soup of key components for applying knowledge and judgment to simulation problems.

LONG WAY FROM FLIP CHARTS

By James J. Swain
Survey of statistical software highlights growing list of capabilities. Comparison of products and vendor directory just a click away.

TAMING HARD PROBLEMS WITH SOFT O.R.

By John Mingers
“Soft” methodologies tackle messy problems that traditional operations research/management science can’t touch, so why isn’t it promoted in the U.S.?

HUMANITARIAN LOGISTICS

By Özleam Ergun, Pinar Keskinocak, Julie Swann and Monica Villarreal
Uncertainty in demand and political conditions on the ground illustrate the top-10 challenges facing analysts during a disaster.

UNLEASH THE POWER OF ANALYTICS

By Terry Cryan
All-star line-up of speakers, presentations scheduled for INFORMS Practice Conference set for Phoenix.

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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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