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Pentagon Study Finds Beards Directly Related To Combat Effectiveness

Forget new gear, weapons, or sophisticated targeting systems. The newest tool coming to combat troops is low-tech: beards. In a report released yesterday, research think-tank Xegis Solutions noted that beards have a direct correlation to combat effectiveness. 286 more words

Military Performance

Optimization Analytics Comes to the Mass Market

Optimization is the application of algorithms to sets of data to guide executives and managers in making the best decisions. It’s a trending topic because using optimization technologies and techniques to better manage a variety of day-to-day business issues is becoming easier. 990 more words

Business Performance


“An avidly accumulated amount of incompetence.”

Unfortunately, I cannot remember where I read this quote but I can visualise a few people who are the embodiment of its meaning.


The British Army & Flexible Working

Speaking in Soldier Magazine, General Nicholas Carter, professional head of the British Army, has stated that “We are now looking very open-mindedly at the viability of part-time service, job sharing and flexible hours.” 81 more words

British Army

Data Preparation is Essential for Predictive Analytics

Our research into next-generation predictive analytics shows that along with not having enough skilled resources, which I discussed in my previous analysis, the inability to readily access and integrate data is a primary reason for dissatisfaction with predictive analytics (in 62% of participating organizations). 754 more words

Business Performance

CFOs can create a competitive advantage in PE

The overwhelming demand for private equity makes it the asset class of choice. But investors are now focusing on operational excellence as a key differentiator. 41 more words


Is NPS the Best Measure of Customer Experience?

Recently my colleague Tony Cosentino wrote an analyst perspective asserting that big data analytics will displace net promoter score (NPS) for more effectively measuring the entire customer experience. 1,424 more words

Business Performance