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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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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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The New Data Republic: Not Quite a Democracy

Huge, complex datasets are becoming universal. The skills needed to work with them? Not so much.

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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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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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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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Sports Analytics: The NFL Connects with Fans

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

MIT SMR’s Data & Analytics Interviews

Our interviews with data practitioners from General Mills, Coca Cola, Google, and more explore how organizations are utilizing data for better decision making in the real world.

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Data & Analytics

Analytics in E Major

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

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Data & Analytics

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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Data & Analytics

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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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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Dealing With Data Overload

In an era of information overload, getting the right information — as well as the right amount of information — is a perennial challenge.

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Data & Analytics
Data & Analytics

Staying in the Know

How can executives best distinguish usable information from distracting noise?

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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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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.

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The New World of Work

Advanced digital technologies are swiftly changing the kinds of skills that jobs require.

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Data Analytics Makes the Transition From Novelty to Commodity

When using analytics becomes a routine practice, four key changes will follow.

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The Four Traps of Predictive Analytics

Companies seeking to use analytics for predictive decision making commonly make these four errors.