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Eyes on the road: How automated analytics, not dashboards, help you detect significant business incidents

Car dashboards are simple visual indicators of a complex machine with many parts that performs a high-stakes task in a context of many overlapping, conflicting rules and goals: personal convenience, safety, minimum travel time, courtesy to other drivers and so on. The speedometer, perhaps one of the most important indicators, serves one key purpose: to show how fast you’re going, mainly so you avoid getting a ticket. Often the biggest indicator on the display, its job is not to teach the physics of motion or of many-body collisions (although if you stare only at the speedometer, you will certainly gain firsthand experience in the latter), but to give you just enough information to remain compliant with one of the main rules of the road.

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Data Analysis & Modeling Tools: Leveraging big data for better business decisions

    Data Analysis & Modeling Tools: Leveraging big data for better business decisions

Working with big data is fast becoming a key step in the process of scientific discovery and engineering. This is happening as technologies such as smart sensors and the Internet of Things (IoT) are enabling vast amounts of detailed data to be collected from scientific instruments, manufacturing systems, connected cars, aircraft and other systems.

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Making analytics work through practical project management

    Making analytics work through practical project management

On one end of the spectrum, labeled “Do Stuff,” organizations focus on action taking, a laissez-faire approach to project management, with little documentation and loosely defined deliverables, timelines and budgets. On the other end, labeled “Buttoned Up,” organizations take a disciplined approach to planning, monitoring and executing projects, with documentation and carefully defined deliverables, schedules and budgets. This approach is common among consulting groups by necessity, since clients insist on having answers to the 3 key questions of project management: what is to be delivered, when and at what cost?

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Forum: A conceptual framework for BI/analytics strategies

Business intelligence (BI) and analytics programs are among the “hottest” curricula being developed at universities and colleges worldwide. Definitions vary on what entails business intelligence or analytics, and there doesn’t seem to be a universal BI/analytics conceptual framework that is being used by organizations and universities to develop their BI/analytics strategy and associated roadmap. To provide some clarity and based on research and best practices in the field, I developed the BI/Analytics Conceptual Framework as shown in Figure 1.

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Marketing Metrics: Leveraging predictive analytics to estimate customer lifetime value

    Marketing Metrics: Leveraging predictive analytics to estimate customer lifetime value

Customer lifetime value (CLV) is not a new tool for marketers. Its application has been used for decades to understand a customer’s financial value.

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Predictive Modeling: ‘Ensemble of Ensemble’

    Predictive Modeling: ‘Ensemble of Ensemble’

November/December 2015 Meet the new nominal in predictive modeling By Anindya Sengupta Accurate prediction of the future is the most

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C-suite executives see ‘uberization’ as main threat

    C-suite executives see ‘uberization’ as main threat

The trend of “uberization” or industry disruption caused by an unlikely competitor has become a dominant concern of the C-suite, finds a new IBM study. In just two years, the percentage of C-suite leaders who expect to contend with competition from outside their industry increased by more than a quarter, rising from 43 percent in 2013 to 54 percent today.

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SAS named a top employer in Russia

High levels of engagement, from rank-and-file employees all the way up to senior management, naturally result when you combine excellent working conditions, trust in management, an impeccable reputation in the market and good prospects for career growth and learning. These and other factors helped SAS Russia/CIS achieve a No. 3 ranking on the list of “Best Employers in Russia” for 2013.

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TARGIT awarded U.S. patent for business analytics technology

TARGIT, a developer of business intelligence and analytics solutions for businesses worldwide, has been awarded its seventh U.S. patent. The patented hyper-relations technology, which is at the heart of TARGIT’s Decision Suite software, enables users to navigate seamlessly from static reports to dynamic analyses with only a single click.

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Survey: Huge gap between IT pros and BI users

When it comes to how information technology professionals view users of business intelligence (BI), most think users have little knowledge of BI projects, often don’t know what they want from BI, are unschooled on BI technology and practices, yet tend to be very adamant about their BI needs, according to a recent survey by LogiXML, a pioneer of Web-based BI software.

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Headlines

Does negative political advertising actually work?

While many potential voters dread campaign season because of pervasive negative political advertising, a new study has found that negative political advertising actually works, but perhaps not in the way that many may assume. The study “A Border Strategy Analysis of Ad Source and Message Tone in Senatorial Campaigns,” which will be published in the June edition of INFORMS’ journal Marketing Science, is co-authored by Yanwen Wang of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Michael Lewis of Emory University in Atlanta and David A. Schweidel of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Read more →

Meet Summit, world’s most powerful, smartest scientific supercomputer

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory on June 8 unveiled Summit as the world’s most powerful and smartest scientific supercomputer. With a peak performance of 200,000 trillion calculations per second – or 200 petaflops – Summit will be eight times more powerful than ORNL’s previous top-ranked system, Titan. For certain scientific applications, Summit will also be capable of more than three billion billion mixed precision calculations per second, or 3.3 exaops. Read more →

Employee engagement a top concern affecting customer experience

Employee engagement has surfaced as a major concern in delivering improvements in customer experience (CX), with 86 percent of CX executives in a Gartner, Inc. survey ranking it as having an equal or greater impact than other factors such as project management and data skills. “CX is a people issue,” says Olive Huang, research vice president at Gartner. “In some instances, the best technology investments have been derailed by employee factors, such as a lack of training or incentives, low morale or commitment, and poor communication of goals." Read more →

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