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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



Headlines

Meet CIMON, the first AI-powered astronaut assistant

CIMON, the world’s first artificial intelligence-enabled astronaut assistant, made its debut aboard the International Space Station. The ISS’s newest crew member, developed and built in Germany, was called into action on Nov. 15 with the command, “Wake up, CIMON!,” by German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, who has been living and working on the ISS since June 8. Read more →

Yale research on immigration, aging runners makes news

A recent study by Yale University professor and former INFORMS President Edward H. Kaplan (photo) and Yale colleague Jonathan Feinstein and Mohammad M. Fazel-Zarandi of MIT suggests that the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States is nearly twice as many as experts previously thought. Since its publication last month, the study, which estimates the number of such immigrants at 22.1 million instead of 11.3 million, has garnered worldwide attention from major media outlets including the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, Fox News, Bloomberg News and the Daily Mail. Read more →

New salary survey paints optimistic picture for analytics professionals

Harnham, a global leader in data and analytics recruitment, recently released the 2018 editions of its salary guides for the United Kingdom, the United States and Europe. Having heard from thousands of data and analytics professionals across the globe, Harnham has gained an invaluable insight into key industry salaries and trends across a wide variety of analytics specialties and sectors. Read more →

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