## 2012I've been blogging for nearly 9 months, if I except a blog entry three years ago. My 29 posts cover various topics around mathematical
optimization. They were read by about 1,200 persons on average. Some of my favorites are Simulation And Optimization Are Not The Same NP Or Not NP? That Is The Question Decision Optimization It started with some bragging about the value of optimization. Indeed, there are documented cases where optimization yield extraordinary return on investment. Here is a (very partial) list of them. IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization 2012 Edelman Award Recipient Uses CPLEX Optimization And Simulation Can Be Used Together How Zara Really Grew Into The World's Largest Fashion Retailer Do More With Less It also started with asking why this technology wasn't used more given it was provably very useful. Answering that question isn't simple. I decided to approach it by looking at obstacles encountered when selling optimization to business users. The list is quite long actually, and I only scratched the surface here. The good news is that most obstacles can be avoided if one focuses on the right thing. Lack of proper education is one of the major obstacle to the use of mathematical optimization. Here is a list of posts aiming at narrowing this gap a bit. This category seems the most popular one. Interesting Optimization Blogs Simulation And Optimization Are Not The Same Th Is Optimization Part Of Analytics? Is Optimization Really Part Of Analytics? You have certainly noticed that there is a thread that permeates all these categories, namely how optimization relates to analytics, and how it can be used with other analytics techniques. Here is a list of relevant posts: Is Optimization Part Of Analytics? Is Optimization Really Part Of Analytics? When Solving Tomorrow's Problem Is Better Than Solving Today's Problem Optimization And Simulation Can Be Used Together Decision Optimization Do More With Less Last, but not least, I announced various releases of our softwares. CPLEX Fix Pack available CPLEX goes mainstream CPLEX made easier for academics by removing licence key |