operations podcasts

Hadoop Anyone?

Big Data provides big challenges, even for experts in advanced analytics and operations research. In this segment...

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Healthcare analytics: Hospitals and Obamacare

Like it or not, the Affordable Care Act – dubbed Obamacare by detractors and supporters alike – will become the law...

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Soft Skills for Lone Wolves

One of the challenges for an expert in any specialized field is explaining highly technical information to internal...

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5 Pillars of Prescriptive Analytics

In an era when unstructured data from video and other formats is becoming increasingly available for examination, the...

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Blackett: WWWII’s Indispensable Man

English physicist Patrick Blackett had served in the Royal Navy during WWI, leaving to study physics at Cambridge. He...

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Bright Contrast in Roles of OR and Analytics

Sure operations research and analytics are connected. But when it comes down to professional skills - the hard...

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Advertising and Presidential Campaigns

Some Americans might find relief and delight in eliminating TV ads from presidential campaigns. But the effect of...

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Forrester Research on Predictive Analytics Solutions

Big Data is creating big opportunities – and also big challenges for executives and managers at companies who have...

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Sentiment Analytics: What Does the Blogosphere Think?

If you're in government, product marketing, or any field that craves insight into what the public feels, you probably...

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Brainstorming with Ralph Keeney

The traditional method of brainstorming is great for generating ideas - up to a point. With its time limit and lack...

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Marketing Analytics: A Must for Retailers and Manufacturers

If you discovered a technology that could increase your return on assets by as much as 15% wouldn’t you adopt it?...

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Big Data: Extracting the Value

Big Data is becoming a source of new insights, growth, profit, and better customer service – for organizations that...

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Terror Goes to Ground

With memories of the terror attacks of Sepember 11, 2001 now receding, the threat of future attacks remains real. At...

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Forecasting the U.S. Presidential Election

Pollsters predict a neck-and-neck contest between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Governor Mitt...

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More than Moneyball

Michael Lewis may have created a sensation around sports analytics in his bestseller and the movie starring Brad...

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The Pay per Click Paradox

Moving to a pay per click system in online advertising, especially if that means pay per sale, was meant to reduce...

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Mystery of Dying Industry Giants

Almost half the industry leaders cited in the 1982 best-seller "In Search of Excellence" no longer exist or are badly...

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Does American Manufacturing Have a Future?

American manufacturing is doing better than many pundits credit, and it can grow still further - but will American...

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Measure of a Soldier

Experts in analytics and operations research have long argued that you cannot properly understand a phenomenon unless...

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Marketing Analytics at Cisco

In the B2B environment, social media has risen to a whole new importance for marketers. In a preview of her...

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