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Analytics Arrives in the Trucking Industry

There has never been a more challenging time for the trucking industry.  From driver retention and recruiting, to safety, maintenance, and fuel savings, leading companies are now beginning to use a data analytics approach to improve their operations and financial…

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Before Data Science: Statistics

This post is a companion to our previous post, Beyond Data Science: Industrial Engineering.  The notion in that article was that there is more to analytics than just data science, the specific case being industrial engineering. For a long time…

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Beyond Data Science: Industrial Engineering

Much attention has been heaped upon the data science profession for about a decade now, including by our own chairman, Tom Davenport, who called it "the sexiest job of the 21st Century".   Well-known hierarchies of types of analytics generally show…

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The Machine That Won the War

Today we have Watson but in 1961 Isaac Asimov wrote a short science fiction story about the Multivac -- a supercomputer that helped humans defeat the Denebians in a war.  The story is set after the successful conclusion of the…

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