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Prescriptive analytics: Conquer the next business frontier
Is an optimized future within our grasp? With prescriptive analytics, it just might be. Businesses have long used data analytics to find out what happened and why. Today, some companies are using prescriptive analytics tools to identify what might happen next. In this issue of CIO Decisions e-zine, SearchCIO Executive Editor Linda Tucci looks at how organizations are using prescriptive analytics not only to identify likely future scenarios but also to recommend steps to optimize those forecasted outcomes.
Also in this issue, Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski profiles an IT department transformation at Revlon Inc.; Allstate Insurance Co.'s Patricia Coffey shares the leadership skills she's developed as she's moved up the corporate IT ladder; and Laskowski dives into the burgeoning field of biometric authentication, discussing new-wave tools aimed at keeping the enterprise secure.
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Features in this issue
Prescriptive analytics promises to not just identify what might happen next but actually give us the RX for optimizing those outcomes. Is it for real?
Learn how some organizations are pioneering prescriptive analytics to revolutionize how work gets done. For starters, focus on the business problem.
After finding success with cloud-based IT Service Management, the University of Miami is emboldened to carry out a cloud-first approach to IT needs.
Former Revlon CIO David Giambruno reveals how he expertly led his team through a drastic transition from a vertical to a horizontal organization.
Leadership skills: Allstate's Pat Coffey climbed the ranks from programmer to SVP. We asked her what it takes to get ahead.
Columns in this issue
Prescriptive analysis could do some of big data thinking for us -- if only we'd let it. This CIO Decisions e-zine explores the growing analytics field and the strategies at work.
When it comes to biometric authentication, the new 'open sesame' is something called the 'eyeprint.'