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Table of Contents: July/August 2017

Dark dataFeatures

Shedding light on dark analytics

New business asset: Leveraging advanced technologies to explore unstructured and “dark” data reveals hidden insights.
By Nitin Mittal

Dark data: Two sides of same coin

Lost opportunity and security risk: Dark data can be tapped to generate more opportunities or remain in the dark, forever.
By Ganesh Moorthy

Surviving global terror

How businesses can use analytics to better track risks and mitigate the cost of damage, disruption and cyber attacks.
By Virág Fórizs and Shane Latchman

Agriculture analytics: Farmland value

Along with increased productivity and profits, data analytics can produce more precise, stable and higher agriculture land values.
By Joseph Byrum

Soft skills: Data storytelling

No more ‘criticism sandwiches’: New framework for garnering feedback and connecting with the people who matter most.
By Esther Choy

The universe of health data things

IoT and health apps: monetizing the value of ‘data as data’ via real-time biometrics and associated mobile phone apps.
By Aaron Lai

Departments

Inside Story
Executive Edge
Analyze This!
Healthcare Analytics
Newsmakers
INFORMS Annual Meeting
Conference preview: Healthcare
Winter Simulation Conference
Five-Minute Analyst
Thinking Analytically

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Headlines

Report: One in five cloud-based user accounts may be fake

According to the Q2 2018 DataVisor Fraud Index Report, more than one in five user accounts set up through cloud service providers may be fraudulent. The report, based on information gathered between April and June, analyzes 1.1 billion active user accounts, 1.5 million email domains, 231,000 device types and 562 cloud hosting providers and data centers, among other indicators. Read more →

When managers respond to online critics, more negative reviews ensue

A new study in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science found that when managers respond to online reviews it’s possible that those responses could actually stimulate additional reviewing activity and an increased number of negative reviews. The study, “Channels of Impact: User Reviews When Quality is Dynamic and Managers Respond,” is authored by Judith Chevalier of the Yale School of Management and NBER, Yaniv Dover of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Dina Mayzlin of the Marshal School of Business at the University of Southern California. Read more →

IE student designs software to optimize snow removal at Penn State

It is well known among the State College and Penn State communities that it takes a lot for university officials to shut the campus down after a major snowfall. In fact, since 2010, the University Park campus has been shut down just three full days due to snowfall. Much to the chagrin of students – and faculty and staff – the snow day at Penn State may just have become even more elusive, thanks to software developed by recent industrial engineering graduate Achal Goel. Read more →

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