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Profit Center: What is analytics?

Definitions are useful to the extent they serve a purpose. So, is defining “analytics” important?
Yes and no. It’s not likely that we’ll ever arrive at a conclusive definition of analytics, but discussing what is and isn’t within its realm provides cohesive boundaries; boundaries that can help analytics emerge as an academic discipline, a field of business or a career.

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Analyze This!: ‘Shareholder engagement’ keys analytics teams’ success at Cisco

To understand what analytics in a large organization looks like, I recently paid a visit to Cisco. I had several reasons for choosing Cisco. To work at Cisco is to live with constant organizational change, as the company has acquired and integrated 144 other firms [1] since 1993, stitching them together to form an increasingly broad set of products.

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Big data, analytics and the path from insights to value

In every industry, in every part of the world, senior leaders wonder whether they are getting full value from the massive amounts of information they already have within their organizations.

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Inside Story: Welcome (Back) to Analytics

Welcome to the second issue of Analytics! We hope you enjoyed the premiere issue distributed in March and April and are now ready to learn even more about the wonderful world of business analytics. This digital magazine provides you with a comprehensive look at the analytics profession through news articles, features, columns and departments. More than 5,000 unique visitors sampled the first issue of Analytics, making it an unqualified success.

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Inside Story: Movers & Shakers

Some of the biggest names in the high-tech software and consulting universe – IBM, SAS, Microsoft and Fair Isaac to name just a few – have seen the future of business in this increasingly international, interconnected world and the future is … analytics.

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Business-to-business: The Evolution of Pricing

The business-to-business (B2B) landscape is littered with a vast array of manufacturers, distributors and service providers. Each one, unique in its own way, has a process to create pricing for the organization. At one company, a new salesperson makes a gut-feel estimate of how much to increase the price of a high-visibility item.

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Corporate Profile: McDonald’s Corp.

    Corporate Profile: McDonald’s Corp.

With 32,000 restaurants in 118 countries, McDonald’s is the largest franchise-owned restaurant chain within the quick service industry. After 50plus years, McDonald’s continues to make tremendous strides within its brand. Whether it’s global re-imaging, new bold tastes added to the menu or increasing the efficiency of service, the change is dramatic and the customers are “lovin’ it”.

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Executive Edge: The Rise of Strategic Analytics

    Executive Edge: The Rise of Strategic Analytics

Analytics isn’t a new subject, even for me. Like most professors, I did a lot of analytics in graduate school, and even had a real job as head of statistical computing at Harvard for a while. Then I lost interest for 20 years outside of an occasional correlation or regression analysis.

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Corporate Profile: Analytics At UPS

Founded in 1907 as a messenger company in Seattle, Wash., United Parcel Service (UPS) has grown into a $51.5 billion corporation by clearly focusing on the goal of enabling commerce around the globe. Today, UPS is a global company with one of the most recognized and admired brands in the world.

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Software Survey: Resources for Spreadsheet Analysts

Spreadsheets have been an important platform for analytics ever since VisiCalc launched in 1979. Spreadsheets put the power of mathematical modeling and computer programming into the hands of anyone with a PC. Today, spreadsheets are as much a part of the modern office as a desk; it’s virtually impossible to find a knowledge worker without a copy of Excel on her PC.

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Headlines

Closer C-level collaboration needed to bridge gap in cyber readiness

With the proliferation of more and more sensitive data, expanding connectivity, and the adoption of automated processes, new research from Accenture reveals that C-suite and IT decision-makers need to embrace a different approach to cybersecurity to effectively protect against future cyber risks. While most companies have a chief information security officer (CISO) or assigned cybersecurity to a C-suite executive, such as a chief information officer (CIO), often, these leaders have limited influence on cybersecurity strategy outside their departments. Read more →

Report: Automotive industry to invest $3.3 billion in big data in 2018

Big data investments in the automotive industry are expected to surpass $3.3 billion in 2018, according to a report by SNS Telecom & IT. Amid the proliferation of real-time and historical data from sources such as connected devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, big data is rapidly gaining traction from a diverse range of vertical sectors. Read more →

UPCOMING ANALYTICS EVENTS

INFORMS-SPONSORED EVENTS

INFORMS Annual Meeting
Nov. 4-7, 2018, Phoenix

OTHER EVENTS

Applied AI & Machine Learning | Comprehensive
Sept. 10-13, 17-20 and 24-25


Advancing the Analytics-Driven Organization
Sept. 17-20, 12-5 p.m. LIVE Online


The Analytics Clinic: Ensemble Models: Worth the Gains?
Sept. 20, 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

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