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Analytics Magazine

Winter 2008 Table of Contents

big dataFEATURES

RM & DM: The Perfect Marriage

By Kevin Geraghty
Integrating revenue management with digital marketing produces marketing magic.

We’re All Just a Number

By Peter Horner
Q&A with BusinessWeek reporter Stephen Baker, author of the “The Numerati.”

The Numerati

By Stephen Baker
Excerpts from the new book that explores the mathematical modeling of humanity.

Inside H-P

By Thomas Olavson and Brian Cargille
Internal consulting group offers perspectives on practicing analytics at a big company.

Decision Analysis

By Daniel Maxwell
Survey of DA software: What’s new, what’s trendy and what will work best for you.

Weyerhaeuser Wired

By Douglas A. Hay
Analytics plays key role in forest product enterprise’s goal of optimizing renewable resources.

Practice Makes Perfect

By Peter Horner and Terry Cryan
Preview of 2009 must-make INFORMS conference that applies science to the art of business.

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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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Headlines

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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