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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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Analytics Blog

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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Gartner: AI technologies to be pervasive in new software products

Market hype and growing interest in artificial intelligence (AI) are pushing established software vendors to introduce AI into their product strategy, creating considerable confusion in the process, according to Gartner, Inc. Analysts predict that by 2020, AI technologies will be virtually pervasive in almost every new software product and service. Read more →

Drone delivery: Professor develops solution to minimize delays in operations

When delivery companies like FedEx, Amazon and UPS launch drones to deliver packages in the near future, one Kennesaw State University computer science professor may be at the crux of solving one of its most complicated problems. Donghyun (David) Kim, assistant professor of computer science and an expert in computer algorithm optimization, is designing a fast-running algorithm to tackle simultaneous coordination problems among multiple delivery trucks and the drones launched from them. Read more →

Tech spending growth limited to about 5 percent through 2018

Forrester predicts U.S. business and government tech spending will continue to grow by 4.8 percent through 2017 and increase to 5.2 percent in 2018. While these forecasts are higher than Forrester’s projections following the 2016 presidential election, they are lower than the expected numbers from a year ago. Read more →

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