Data & Analytics

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Video: Best Practices in Data Security

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What to do when company data is breached.

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Balance Efficiency With Transparency in Analytics-Driven Business

For companies relying on algorithms in daily transactions, transparency is a difficult issue.


A Data-Driven Approach to Identifying Future Leaders

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Some companies are using assessment tools to help identify employees with leadership potential.


Report: Innovating with Analytics

Analytics as a Source of Business Innovation

February 28, 2017 | Sam Ransbotham and David Kiron

The 2017 Data & Analytics Report by MIT Sloan Management Review finds that the percentage of companies deriving competitive advantage from analytics increased for the first time in four years. Incorporating survey results and interviews with practitioners and scholars, the report finds that companies’ increasing ability to innovate with analytics is driving a resurgence of strategic benefits from analytics across industries. The report is based, in part, on MIT SMR’s seventh annual data and analytics global survey, which includes responses from 2,602 business executives, managers, and analytics professionals from organizations located around the world.


The Market Value of Analytics

What’s Your Data Worth?

Many organizations need to develop greater expertise at valuing their data assets.

How to Monetize Your Data

The ability to monetize data — not hoard it — can offer competitive advantage in the digital economy.


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“Getting Results From Your Company’s Data”

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Analytics and Workforce Management


Is Your Company Ready for HR Analytics?

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HR analytics is the next big change in human resources management.


Achieving Meritocracy in the Workplace

New research shows bias exists even in merit-based systems — but a data-centric approach can help.


‘Moneyball’ for Professors?

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There’s a boom in using analytics for human resource decisions. Tenure decisions should be next.


Blockchain’s Impact on Your Organization

Seeing Beyond the Blockchain Hype

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Blockchain has recently taken center stage in the conversation about management’s digital makeover. Many believe the impact of blockchain on the ways organizations function and produce value may be greater than other technologies that have grabbed most of our recent attention — data and analytics, the cloud, even artificial intelligence.

How Blockchain Will Change Organizations

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Blockchain technology has the potential to transform how businesses are organized and managed. It allows companies to eliminate transaction costs and use outside resources as easily as internal resources. The implications for areas such as accounting, contract negotiation and enforcement, sales and marketing, and capital investment are myriad. Companies should start exploring how this technology could impact their industry and processes.


MIT SMR’s Global Research Surveys


Data Sharing and Analytics Drive Success With IoT

The IoT creates connections among organizations and their customers, suppliers, and competitors.


Beyond the Hype: The Hard Work Behind Analytics Success

The 2016 Data & Analytics Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and SAS finds that competitive advantage from analytics is declining.


The Talent Dividend

The 2015 Data & Analytics Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and SAS finds that talent management is critical to realizing analytics benefits.


The Analytics Mandate

The 2014 Data & Analytics Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and SAS finds that an analytics culture offers better outcomes.


On-Demand Webinars and Videos


Research Findings: Analytics as a Source of Business Innovation

In this webinar, MIT SMR authors Sam Ransbotham and David Kiron discussed why data governance is becoming more and more important to analytical innovators.


Creating a Data-Driven Enterprise: Real-Life Cases

In a video discussion, four panelists discuss how several prominent organizations are using data and analytics to transform their operations.


IoT and Developing Analytics-Based Data Products

In this webinar, Thomas H. Davenport and Stephan Kudyba discuss the process of developing a new generation of data products.


Platform Strategy and the Internet of Things

In this webinar, Professor Marshall Van Alstyne discusses how platform strategy and IoT combine to produce value for all players in the ecosystem.

Case Studies: Innovation Through Analytics


GE’s Big Bet on Data and Analytics

An MIT SMR case study looks at how GE is remaking itself from a traditional manufacturer into a leader of the Industrial Internet.


Data-Driven City Management

Data and analytics promise to improve urban living. But are cities ready?


A Data-Driven Approach to Customer Relationships

South Africa’s Nedbank uses analytics to help its clients reassess their customer relationships.


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.