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UPS loves logistics … and analytics

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Ever thought about what backs the intricate sorting, delivery and route process behind your receipt of a UPS package? See how the package delivery company moves from descriptive to predictive to prescriptive analytics in this video.

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What counts as an analytics win?

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Measurement can mean the difference between an analytic win or loss. SAS’ Laura Squier explains why in this post, part of the “Myths and Realities of Successful Analytics” series.

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Tips for solving a new analytical problem

Speed to decision making

SAS’ Laura Squier illustrates the importance of phrasing your problem and how it can impact the success of an anayltics project in this installment of the “Myths and Realities of Successful Analytics” series.

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Data visualization: Crucial decisions on the go

Speed to decision making

Instant access to your big data is a tall order. But timely decisions demand it. In this Q&A with Peter Wijers, Euramax Businesss Support Manager, we dig into how and why this global manufacturer of precoated metals relies on analytics and data visualization to inform those decisions.

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Data visualization: A wise investment in your big data future

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“Monetization of big data is the way forward in retail banking,” says Simon Samuel, Head of Customer Value Modeling. Samuel says that big data holds the key to customer behavior, and data visualization accelerates an executive decision maker’s understanding of the information and its impact on the business.

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Business analytics and frozen yogurt

Jay Liebowitz, Orkand Endowed Chair in Management and Technology, University of Maryland University College

Are big data and business analytics fads just like the frozen yogurt industry? Professor Jay Liebowitz of the University of Maryland University College explores the similarities.I just spent about 5 hours on the web to see what college programs exist in business analytics.

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Smart analytics in education

Jay Liebowitz, Orkand Endowed Chair in Management and Technology, University of Maryland University College

Big data is a “big” deal and analytics are needed in the education market to help ensure student, faculty, and institutional success. The future looks bright for those institutions willing to take a few steps detailed in this article.

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Prescriptive analytics: the key to improving performance

What is predictive analytics

The manifestation of big data and analytics is precriptive analytics. How does your business make use of the data it collects? Yuri Levin and Jeff McGill discuss the integration of prescriptive analytics and what it means for businesses.

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Who is the “mountain climber” in your organization?

Gene Pease, CEO of Capital Analytics

Gene Pease, CEO of Capital Analytics, discusses the need for measuring human capital and offers advice for measuring and evaluating the data. He advises to start small before graduating to higher levels of analytics.

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You’re only as good as what you can do

Evan Stubbs

Evan Stubbs, author of The Value of Business Analytics, explains how companies live or die by the existence of their own data. It is the data that drives improvements and changes within a company.

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Keep it simple, stupid

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The jargon used when discussing business analytics can sound complicated and intimidating. Evan Stubbs, author of The Value of Business Analytics, explains the value in keeping it simple.

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