Data & Analytics

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How to Make Data Experiments Powerful

The most effective data experiments augment managerial intuition and exploit unique data.

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Want to Improve Your Portfolio? Call a Scientist

While the financial services industry is increasingly turning to data and analytics, educating its non-quant managers is proving to be a challenge.

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Do You Know What Really Drives Your Business’s Performance?

Performance topology maps offer managers a signpost pointing toward smarter strategies.

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MIT SMR’s Global Research on Analytics

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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.

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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.

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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.

Data Diversity

Variety, Not Volume, Is Driving Big Data Initiatives

March 28, 2016 | Randy Bean

The past several years have been period of exploration, experimentation, and trial and error in Big Data among Fortune 1,000 companies, and the result has been a different story. For these firms, it is not the ability to process and manage large data volumes that is driving successful Big Data outcomes. Rather, it is the ability to integrate more sources of data than ever before — new data, old data, big data, small data, structured data, unstructured data, social media data, behavioral data, and legacy data. Guest blogger Randy Bean, CEO of NewVantage Partners, explains why the “variety challenge” has emerged as the top data priority.

The Internet of Things

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On-Demand Webinars and Videos

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Internet of Things and Product Design

A webinar from MIT SMR covers how IoT is changing the way companies can think about what their customers want and how to design the products they need.

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Foundations of Analytics Strategy

The authors of MIT SMR‘s 2016 Data & Analytics Research Report present their findings.

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Leveraging Smart Data and Internet of Things to Realize Mass Customization

In an on-demand webinar, Wolfgang Gruel and Frank Piller detail new experiments in personal transportation.

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Cognitive Technologies: The Next Step Up for Data and Analytics

This on-demand webinar highlights research from “Only Humans Need Apply: Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines.”

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Data & Analytics Interviews

Our interviews with data practitioners from Cathay Pacific airlines, General Mills, Equifax and more explore how organizations are utilizing data for better decision making in the real world. (Click here for more interviews.)

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Building a Better Car Company With Analytics

Putting data and analytics to work hasn’t just helped Ford more competitive — it has transformed the company’s processes.

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Enough Health Care Data for an Army: The Million Veteran Program

U.S. veterans are helping customize medicine through big data that will unravel the role of genes in health and disease.

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Viewing Data as a Liquid Asset

Can data assets be used as currency for financial transactions?

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Innovating with Airborne Analytics

Airline Cathay Pacific incorporates data into all its operations to make decision making more efficient. But experience counts, too.

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Blog Posts, Videos, Articles and More

What Does It Take to Gain Advantage from Analytics?

In Analytics, Resolution Must Be Accompanied by Resolve

March 29, 2016 | Sam Ransbotham

For organizations, there is no shortage of hype about the potential for data and analytics. But the reality is that creating competitive advantage from data is elusive for many organizations. Our 2016 report on data and analytics, “Beyond the Hype: The Hard Work Behind Analytics Success,” outlines just how much resolve companies need to make an analytics strategy work.