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Simulation

Conference Preview: WSC 2011: Simulation for a Sustainable World

Executive Edge: Executive briefing on simulation in strategic forecasting
Simulation forecasts have several important advantages over single point estimates.

Simulation frameworks: The key to dashboard success

Edelman Award: Safe, Secure Securities Settlement
With analytics as its engine, Indeval’s groundbreaking Dali system brings unmatched speed, efficiency to Mexico’s financial market.

Software Survey: Resources for Spreadsheet Analysts
More than 180 spreadsheet analytics products point way toward better, faster, smarter.

Risk Management: The Agile Enterprise
Integrated business planning for mitigating risk.

Simulation Software Survey
Discrete-event simulation software tools explore strange new worlds and re-examine one we thought we already knew.

Flaw of Averages: Probability Management in Action

Strategic Problems: Modeling the Market Space
A new dimension for the use of multi-criteria decision analysis

For Practioners Only: Seven Sins of Simulation Practice
Practitioners, be advised: Avoid these mistakes or risk damage to your career.

Software Solutions: The ABCs of Simulation Practice
From “arrivals” to “z-values,” an alphabet soup of key components for applying knowledge and judgment to simulation problems.

Corporate Profile: General Electric Global Research Center

Last Word: The Network is the Risk

Software Survey: New Frontiers in Simulation
Biennial survey of discrete-event simulation software tools

Roundtable Profiles: The Schneider Enterprise

Patient Flow
The new queueing theory for healthcare.

Serving the Services Industry
T
he emerging science of service management opens opportunities for business analytics.

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.

Headlines

Stereotypes hold back girls’ interest in STEM subjects

New research from Accenture reveals that young people in the United Kingdom and Ireland are most likely to associate a career in science and technology with “doing research” (52 percent), “working in a laboratory” (47 percent) and “wearing a white coat” (33 percent). The study found that girls are more likely to make these stereotypical associations than boys. Read more →

Gartner: Connected ‘things’ will jump 31 percent in 2017

Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2017, up 31 percent from 2016, and will reach 20.4 billion by 2020. Total spending on endpoints and services will reach almost $2 trillion in 2017. Regionally, China, North America and Western Europe are driving the use of connected things, and the three regions together will represent 67 percent of the overall Internet of Things (IoT) installed base in 2017. Read more →

U.S. News: Analytics jobs rank among the best

When it comes to the best business jobs, analytics- and operations research-oriented disciplines dominate the list, according to U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the “2017 Best Jobs.” In order, the top five “best business jobs” listings include: 1. statistician
, 2. mathematician
, 3. financial advisor, 
4. actuary, and 
5. operations research analyst. Read more →

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2017 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference
April 2-4, 2017, Las Vegas

2017 INFORMS Healthcare Conference
July 26-28, 2017, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

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