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Lessons learned from a decade of B2B eCommerce

    Lessons learned from a decade of B2B eCommerce

For mid-size manufacturers and distributors, and many other B2B (business-to-business) organizations for that matter, eCommerce has become a major challenge for the operation. Despite the early promise of added sales and increased efficiencies, these companies are often experiencing what can only be described as a failure to meet the initial goals and objectives of the eCommerce system itself.

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ANALYZE THIS! Problem-solving: Keep it real with gemba

Some years ago, I got a call from “Frank,” a finance director at a start-up company with a cloud-based software solution. Its platform was hosted by one of the large public cloud providers, and that was why he was calling. “The bills for hosting have been outrageous,” said Frank, who had called me based on a strong referral from a former consulting colleague.

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Data science critical for success, but enterprises slow to respond

New research by Continuum Analytics finds that 96 percent of data science and analytics decision-makers agree that data science is critical to the success of their business, yet a whopping 22 percent are failing to make full use of the data available.

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Infographic: Benefits of having a career in data science

Save Save Related PostsInside Story: Hot, sexy and in demand79More than seven years ago, McKinsey & Company famously predicted that by 2018 there would be a shortage of 140,000-190,000 people

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Disarming ‘Weapons of Math Destruction’

    Disarming ‘Weapons of Math Destruction’

Cathy O’Neil, an industry insider and experienced expert, thoroughly covers the sociological downside of data science in her New York Times bestseller and first-of-its kind book, “Weapons of Math Destruction.” In the world of big data, there’s a lot of music to be faced. With all its upside, data science’s deployment risks being prejudicial, predatory, exploitative, buggy, blindly trusted and secretive. And it has the potential to magnify the consumer’s personal economic struggle rather than remedy it.

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Analyze This!: Victimized by WMD

My family and I are spending the second half of my sabbatical in Madrid. We arrived in Spain a couple of weeks ago, and the day we arrived I tried to log in to my bank’s online site to pay my credit card bill.

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Analytics In Action: Illinois Tech hoopsters get an assist from data science program

With Illinois Tech’s men’s basketball team on a roll this season, one assist is coming from the university’s Master of Data Science program.

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ANALYZE THIS! Carefully considering some uncomfortable scenarios

I’ve spent the last few months working with the Human Rights Data Analysis Group. HRDAG has historically focused on unstable regions around the world, scientifically examining data captured by local institutions and grassroots activists to try to discern the truth about the volume and patterns of human rights violations [1]. My work there has been focused on data from Colombia. Over the past several years, HRDAG has done several projects on Colombia, examining deaths, disappearances, torture, sexual violence and violence against union members during the longstanding conflict between armed rebels, criminal organizations and the Colombian government.

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Ada Lovelace: ‘poetical scientist’

    Ada Lovelace: ‘poetical scientist’

Once upon a time, in a kingdom far, far away, a blue-blooded girl was born with one of the most well-known family names in history. Her mother hated her father so much that her mother decided to nurture this little girl as everything opposite to what her father stood for: passion, romance, poetry. And so the mother taught her daughter science, mathematics and logic. The mother would not even let the girl see any portrait of her father till the age of 20!

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Data Lakes: The biggest big data challenges

    Data Lakes: The biggest big data challenges

Many organizations have noticed that the data they own and how they use it can make them different than others to innovate, to compete better and to stay in business. That’s why organizations try to collect and process as much data as possible, transform it into meaningful information with data-driven discoveries, and deliver it to the user in the right format for smarter decision-making. With the right analytics, data can be turned into actionable intelligence that can be used to help make businesses maximize revenue, improve operations and mitigate risks.

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Headlines

Fighting terrorists online: Identifying extremists before they post content

New research has found a way to identify extremists, such as those associated with the terrorist group ISIS, by monitoring their social media accounts, and can identify them even before they post threatening content. The research, “Finding Extremists in Online Social Networks,” which was recently published in the INFORMS journal Operations Research, was conducted by Tauhid Zaman of the MIT, Lt. Col. Christopher E. Marks of the U.S. Army and Jytte Klausen of Brandeis University. Read more →

Syrian conflict yields model for attrition dynamics in multilateral war

Based on their study of the Syrian Civil War that’s been raging since 2011, three researchers created a predictive model for multilateral war called the Lanchester multiduel. Unless there is a player so strong it can guarantee a win regardless of what others do, the likely outcome of multilateral war is a gradual stalemate that culminates in the mutual annihilation of all players, according to the model. Read more →

SAS, Samford University team up to generate sports analytics talent

Sports teams try to squeeze out every last bit of talent to gain a competitive advantage on the field. That’s also true in college athletic departments and professional team offices, where entire departments devoted to analyzing data hunt for sports analytics experts that can give them an edge in a game, in the stands and beyond. To create this talent, analytics company SAS will collaborate with the Samford University Center for Sports Analytics to support teaching, learning and research in all areas where analytics affects sports, including fan engagement, sponsorship, player tracking, sports medicine, sports media and operations. Read more →

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