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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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Headlines

Former INFORMS President Cook named to U.S. Census committee

Tom Cook, a former president of INFORMS, a founding partner of Decision Analytics International and a member of the National Academy of Engineering, was recently named one of five new members of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Census Scientific Advisory Committee (CSAC). The committee meets twice a year to address policy, research and technical issues relating to a full range of Census Bureau programs and activities, including census tests, policies and operations. The CSAC will meet for its fall 2018 meeting at Census Bureau headquarters in Suitland, Md., Sept. 13-14. Read more →

Gartner identifies six barriers to becoming a digital business

As organizations continue to embrace digital transformation, they are finding that digital business is not as simple as buying the latest technology – it requires significant changes to culture and systems. A recent Gartner, Inc. survey found that only a small number of organizations have been able to successfully scale their digital initiatives beyond the experimentation and piloting stages. “The reality is that digital business demands different skills, working practices, organizational models and even cultures,” says Marcus Blosch, research vice president at Gartner. Read more →

Innovation and speculation drive stock market bubble activity

A group of data scientists conducted an in-depth analysis of major innovations and stock market bubbles from 1825 through 2000 and came away with novel takeaways of their own as they found some very distinctive patterns in the occurrence of bubbles over 175 years. The study authors detected bubbles in approximately 73 percent of the innovations they studied, revealing the close relationship between innovation and stock market bubbles. Read more →

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