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Telling Data’s Story With Graphics

Graphic presentations of data are making it easier for sales people to see how they’re performing.

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The Talent Dividend: Interactive Infographic

An animated infographic illustrates the key stats from MIT SMR’s 2015 data and analytics report.

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Deodorizing Your Data

If there are quality problems with your data, there are ways to clean it up — but it’s often more efficient to refactor your processes to prevent “smelly” data.

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Data & Analytics

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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.

MIT SMR's Global Research 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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Hiring & Retaining Data Scientists

Finding and keeping analytics talent is a top priority for companies, and one of their biggest challenges. These articles present insight from MIT Sloan's Roger M. Stein and from Jeanne G. Harris (managing director of information technology research at the Accenture Institute for High Performance) and Vijay Mehrotra (University of San Francisco).

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Recent Videos and Webinars

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Participant Questions From the Recent “Internet of Things” Webinar

Should an international organization be required to take control of uniting the Internet of Things (IoT) into one system?

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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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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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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.”

MIT SMR’s Data & Analytics Interviews

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

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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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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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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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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.

New to This Topic? Editors’ Choices:

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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.