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Driving Change: Analytics & big data: skeptics vs. enthusiasts

A quick quiz: What is a good nine- or 10-letter description of the emerging interest in business analytics and big data that ends in “-al”?

A choice that may come to mind for many is “hysterical.” This choice reflects frenzied excitement about opportunities for business analytics to solve problems often resulting from big data.

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IU Kelley School and Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow announce business analytics program

As a result of a partnership between Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and the Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow, two selective, graduate-level, yearlong certificate programs in the emerging field of business analytics and global strategy will be available to about 100 students.

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IBM advances Big Data Analytics with acquisition of Vivisimo

IBM announced this week a definitive agreement to acquire Vivisimo, a leading provider of federated discovery and navigation software that helps organizations access and analyze big data across the enterprise.

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TNT Express wins 2012 Edelman Award from INFORMS

TNT Express, headquartered in Hoofddorp, Netherlands, won the 2012 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences. TNT Express used operations research to modernize its operations, resulting in more than 200 million euros in savings while simultaneously reducing the company’s carbon footprint.

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SAS achieves double-digit growth built on high demand for business analytics

SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services, achieved record global revenue of US$2.725 billion in 2011. SAS marked double-digit growth in its 36th profitable year as organizations sought to uncover business opportunity in their own burgeoning data stores through the use of advanced analytics.

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Corporate culture key to success with analytics

New research by MIT Sloan Management Review and the IBM Institute for Business Value reports that organizational challenges, more so than technology hurdles, are holding companies back from fully integrating analytics across their enterprises.

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Survey: Business analytics pervasive, effective on a global scale

Business analytics has been effective in decision-making for three of four enterprises, according to a Bloomberg Businessweek Research Services survey sponsored by SAS. These organizations have benefited from increased profitability, reduced cost, improved risk management, process optimization, faster decision making or critical performance improvements.

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Cable & Wireless Communications revolutionizing business analytics with MediationZone and Cloud technology

Performing business analytics tasks that would normally require thousands of dollars in investment can now be done for just a few cents. Those are the findings in a recent briefing paper from Cable & Wireless Communications.

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SAS endorses STEM recommendations for boosting math and science outcomes

Business analytics company SAS has endorsed the new “Vital Signs” reports that offer state-by-state recommendations on strengthening K-12 math and science to prepare students to compete globally. SAS CEO and founder Jim Goodnight urged state leaders to resist political pressure to lower expectations.

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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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Headlines

Using machine learning and optimization to improve refugee integration

Andrew C. Trapp, a professor at the Foisie Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), received a $320,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop a computational tool to help humanitarian aid organizations significantly improve refugees’ chances of successfully resettling and integrating into a new country. Built upon ongoing work with an international team of computer scientists and economists, the tool integrates machine learning and optimization algorithms, along with complex computation of data, to match refugees to communities where they will find appropriate resources, including employment opportunities. Read more →

Gartner releases Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 rankings

Gartner, Inc. has released its 10th annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 ranking. The rankings recognize organizations across the healthcare value chain that demonstrate leadership in improving human life at sustainable costs. “Healthcare supply chains today face a multitude of challenges: increasing cost pressures and patient expectations, as well as the need to keep up with rapid technology advancement, to name just a few,” says Stephen Meyer, senior director at Gartner. Read more →

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 →

UPCOMING ANALYTICS EVENTS

INFORMS-SPONSORED EVENTS

INFORMS Computing Society Conference
Jan. 6-8, 2019; Knoxville, Tenn.

INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research
April 14-16, 2019; Austin, Texas

INFORMS International Conference
June 9-12, 2019; Cancun, Mexico

INFORMS Marketing Science Conference
June 20-22; Rome, Italy

INFORMS Applied Probability Conference
July 2-4, 2019; Brisbane, Australia

INFORMS Healthcare Conference
July 27-29, 2019; Boston, Mass.

2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting
Oct. 20-23, 2019; Seattle, Wash.

Winter Simulation Conference
Dec. 8-11, 2019: National Harbor, Md.

OTHER EVENTS

Advancing the Analytics-Driven Organization
Jan. 28–31, 2019, 1 p.m.– 5 p.m. (live online)

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