Focus On: Digital Business

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Infographic: Transforming the Digital Enterprise

An infographic provides highlights of MIT SMR's 2015 digital business report and illustrates the importance of digital maturity.

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Thriving in an Increasingly Digital Ecosystem

To prepare for digital disruption, companies need to consider which of four business models to adapt.

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Strategy, not Technology, Drives Digital Transformation

The 2015 Digital Business Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte identifies strategy, not technology, as the key driver of success in the digital arena.

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When Health Care Gets a Healthy Dose of Data

American health care is undergoing a data-driven transformation — and Utah’s Intermountain Healthcare is leading the way.

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Innovation and Geography

What to Know About Locating in a Cluster

September 1, 2015 | Willy C. Shih and Sen Chai

A study of two industry clusters in Denmark shows that the factors that can make clusters attractive — easy people movement and knowledge spillovers — can also make it harder for individual companies to retain proprietary knowledge. The authors present two case studies that present starkly different experiences. They conclude, in part, that clusters with core platform strengths that span noncompeting sectors are exceptionally attractive and that healthy clusters have core institutions with scale and scope in relevant fields.

Retail’s Blurred Boundaries

Retailers and their supply-chain partners are having to rethinki their competitive strategies as the lines continue to blur between traditional and Internet retailing.

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Marketing In Five Dimensions

With the explosion of new technologies comes a new universe of data — and Epsilon is helping businesses navigate it.

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MIT SMR Winning Article on Planned Change

The 2015 Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize

August 19, 2015 | MIT Sloan Management Review

This year’s winning article is “Combining Purpose With Profits,” by Julian Birkinshaw, Nicolai J. Foss, and Siegwart Lindenberg. The authors examine a familiar question for managers: How can the tension between purpose and profits be best managed? The article explores the kinds of structures companies need to pursue "pro-social" goals. The Beckhard Prize is awarded annually to the authors of the most outstanding MIT SMR article on planned change and organizational development.

Collaboration and Networks

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Designing Effective Knowledge Networks

In today’s interconnected world, networks for sharing knowledge are increasingly important.

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The Collaborative Organization: How to Make Employee Networks Really Work

Once managers grasp the patterns of employee interactions, they can reduce network inefficiencies.

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‘People Analytics’ Through Super-Charged ID Badges

Humanyze helps interpret social data so that businesses can identify the best collaborative practices of the most effective people.

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The Power of Unintentional Collaboration

Social media exchanges aren’t just chit-chat — they’re an opportunity to improve business management.

New in Data and Analytics

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Telling Data’s Story With Graphics

Graphic presentations of data are making it easier for sales people to see how they’re performing.

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At This Education Nonprofit, A Is for Analytics

Chicago nonprofit Christopher House uses data to drive outcomes in providing education services to low-income families.

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