Data & Analytics

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General Mills Builds Up Big Data to Answer Big Questions

Companies adding analytics professionals must navigate cultural tradition and turf tensions.

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Coca-Cola’s Unique Challenge: Turning 250 Datasets Into One

Coca-Cola uses forward-looking analytics to understand its customer base and international distribution network.

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Sustaining an Analytics Advantage

Companies that are experienced in using analytics successfully offer five lessons for corporate leaders.

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New MIT SMR Case Study

When Health Care Gets a Healthy Dose of Data

June 25, 2015 | Michael Fitzgerald

American health care is undergoing a data-driven transformation — and Intermountain Healthcare is leading the way. This MIT Sloan Management Review case study examines the data and analytics culture at Intermountain, a Utah-based company that runs 22 hospitals and 185 clinics. Data-driven decision making has improved patient outcomes in Intermountain's cardiovascular medicine, endocrinology, surgery, obstetrics and care processes — while saving millions of dollars in procurement and in its the supply chain. The case study includes video clips of interviews and a downloadable PDF version.

Recent videos and webinars

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The Analytics Talent Dividend

An authors’ briefing and Q&A on the findings from the MIT SMR/SAS 2015 global study on data and analytics.

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Participant Questions from the Recent Data & Analytics Webinar

We answer three questions about the findings in our recent Big Idea Initiative research report, “The Talent Dividend.”

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On the Care and Feeding of Your Analytics Talent

A panel of experts discusses how to attract and manage analytics talent for best results.

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Video: Leveraging Analytics to Transform a Traditional Broadcast Business

The traditional broadcast business is being transformed through the use of data and analytics.

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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Gone Fishing — For Data

When it comes to big data, GE avoids warehousing and instead turns to the data lake approach.

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MIT SMR’s Annual Reports on Analytics

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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.

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The Talent Question

Does your company have the talent in place to excel in today's data-driven world?

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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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Blog Posts, Videos, Articles and More

  • Analytics in E Major

    The Echo Nest, a “music intelligence” company, uses machine-learning technology to connect people with new music.

  • Gone Fishing — For Data

    When it comes to big data, GE avoids warehousing and instead turns to the data lake approach.

  • 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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How 'Big Data' Is Different

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

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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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Why Detailed Data Is As Important As Big Data

The data investigation is all about how companies spot trends and how they figure out what’s going on in those trends.

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Minding the Analytics Gap

Increased access to data can be turned into better decision making by focusing on both the production and consumption of analytics.