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Analytics Magazine

Summer 2009 Table of Contents

pricing analyticsFEATURES

THE EVOLUTION OF PRICING

By Neil Biehn
The evolution of pricing, from paper reports to analytics. What’s next?

THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE SUCCESSFUL “SURGE”

By Doug Samuelson
How organization science altered military decision-making in Iraq.

PROBABILITY MANAGEMENT

By Sanjay Saigal
A new concept for handling uncertainty and the “flaw of averages.”

MODELING THE MARKET SPACE

By Santiago Castro
How to represent a company’s strategic situation with MCDA.

SEVEN SINS OF SIMULATION PRACTICE

By Jerry Banks and Randall R. Gibson
Long-time consultants reveal valuable lessons learned the hard way.

LESS IS MORE FOR HEWLETT-PACKARD

By Peter Horner
HP wins the Edelman Award by taming its massive product portfolio.

INTEL EARNS INFORMS PRIZE

Intel Decision Technology Group saves chipmaker “billions of dollars.”

INFORMING THE GLOBE

Preview of meeting where networking opportunities abound for analysts.

DEPARTMENTS

INSIDE STORY
VIEWPOINT
NEWSMAKERS
CORPORATE PROFILE
LAST WORD

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

Stereotypes hold back girls’ interest in STEM subjects

New research from Accenture reveals that young people in the United Kingdom and Ireland are most likely to associate a career in science and technology with “doing research” (52 percent), “working in a laboratory” (47 percent) and “wearing a white coat” (33 percent). The study found that girls are more likely to make these stereotypical associations than boys. Read more →

Gartner: Connected ‘things’ will jump 31 percent in 2017

Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2017, up 31 percent from 2016, and will reach 20.4 billion by 2020. Total spending on endpoints and services will reach almost $2 trillion in 2017. Regionally, China, North America and Western Europe are driving the use of connected things, and the three regions together will represent 67 percent of the overall Internet of Things (IoT) installed base in 2017. Read more →

U.S. News: Analytics jobs rank among the best

When it comes to the best business jobs, analytics- and operations research-oriented disciplines dominate the list, according to U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the “2017 Best Jobs.” In order, the top five “best business jobs” listings include: 1. statistician
, 2. mathematician
, 3. financial advisor, 
4. actuary, and 
5. operations research analyst. Read more →

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