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Data Scientist In a Can?

Can we automate enough of what data scientists do to ease the skills gap?

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How to Hire Data-Driven Leaders

As business moves to a real-time, data-driven focus, the search for talent has undergone a quantum shift.

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Sports Analytics: The NFL Connects with Fans

The NFL's CIO discusses the organization’s customer-focused approach to big data and analytics.

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The Data & Analytics Initiative

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This Big Idea Initiative is supported by Knowledge Partner SAS Institute Inc., with whom MIT Sloan Management Review is collaborating on the development of research materials connected with analytics and management innovation.

This Data & Analytics Big Idea Initiative supplements the collaborative research content with a range of relevant, independently produced editorial, including MIT SMR original articles, interactive data, blogs, videos and case studies.

The 2014 research report by MIT Sloan Management Review and SAS, "The Analytics Mandate," builds on insights from a global executive survey with more than 2,000 respondents and interviews with more than thirty executives.

Following are links to research that SAS has developed separate from this collaboration:

Capitalizing on Data Abundance

Data transforms the way many business decisions are made. Business executives today have access to far more data than any previous generation of managers. Information is widely available, and executives want to use it. Here's how they're managing.

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Analytical Value From Data That Cries Wolf

It’s never a good idea to assume your dataset is capturing all the information you need to make good decisions — but there are ways to mitigate uncertainty.

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MIT SMR’s Annual Reports on Analytics

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The Analytics Mandate

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

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From Value to Vision: Reimagining the Possible with Data Analytics

The 2013 Data & Analytics Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and SAS details the emergence of Analytical Innovators.

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Analytics: The Widening Divide

The second annual report by MIT Sloan Management Review and the IBM Institute for Business Value sees a growing divide in analytic sophistication.

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Remaking the U.S. Health Care System

The new MIT Sloan Management Review case study "Preparing Analytics For a Strategic Role" examines the way one health insurer, WellPoint, is trying to bring down costs by using analytics to change its provider payment system.

Here, MIT Center for Information Systems Research's Stephanie Woerner and Boston College's Sam Ransbotham weigh in on WellPoint's efforts.

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Preparing Analytics for a Strategic Role

The way health care is billed in the U.S. system is part of the reason costs are so high. WellPoint is looking to analytics to play a strategic role in changing that.

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Blog Posts, Videos, Articles and More


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Raising the Bar With Analytics

Managers have an increasing appetite for analytics, according to a 2013 MIT Sloan Management Review / SAS survey.

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The Analytics Mandate

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

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How ‘Big Data’ Is Different

How do the insights from big data differ from what managers generate from traditional analytics?

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Getting Value From Your Data Scientists

To create real business value, top management must learn how to manage data scientists effectively.