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Statistical Analysis Software Survey: The joys and perils of statistics

    Statistical Analysis Software Survey: The joys and perils of statistics

We were repeatedly reminded several times last year that variability can confound statistical predictions and unlikely events do occur. Upsets in sports and politics are always news, since having the underdog beat the “sure thing” is surprising and noteworthy. What is exciting in sports is unexpected in politics, since we expect our predictions to do better when the business is serious.

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Software Survey: Forecasting 2016

    Software Survey: Forecasting 2016

Welcome to the biennial forecasting software survey, where we take stock of the latest technologies and trends in forecasting affecting both vendors and users. The data used to develop this survey includes responses from 19 vendors for 26 software packages that span a range of capabilities and price points, with the results from this survey summarized below.

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Corporate Profile: SAS – Where it’s been and where it’s headed

March/April 2015 By Kathy Lange AS is the world’s largest privately held software company, with 70,000 customer sites in 138 countries, including 93 of the top 100 companies on the

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Profit Center: Forecasting and optimization

    Profit Center: Forecasting and optimization

July/August 2013 Beyond supply chain planning: the development of optimization in complex sourcing. By Arne Andersson Optimization is the perfect technology for sourcing since it deals with selecting the best

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Utilities dust off the forecasting playbook

July/August 2013 Smart grid data brings challenges and opportunities for power industry. By Tao Hong (left) and Alyssa Farrell The

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Integrating data mining and forecasting

March/April 2013 The Dow Chemical approach to leveraging time-series data and demand sensing. By Tim Rey (Left) and Chip Wells

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Electoral College put to the math test


With the campaign two months behind us and the inauguration of Donald Trump two days away, isn’t it time to put the 2016 U.S. presidential election to bed and focus on issues that have yet to be decided? Of course not.


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What you like in a CEO candidate may not deliver results

Attributes that often get someone hired as CEO may not be the ones that drive success once they are at the helm of the company. That’s one of many provocative insights in a study by consulting firm ghSMART. The study, recently featured in Harvard Business Review, identifies characteristics that differentiate the most effective leaders. Read more →

Paying for online reviews backfires among socially influential

Online user reviews have become an essential tool for consumers who increasingly rely on them to evaluate products and services before purchase. The business models of online review platforms such as Yelp and TripAdvisor and e-commerce sites such as Amazon and Expedia critically depend on them. Should such sites pay users to encourage them to write reviews? Read more →

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