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MasterCard Pins Down the Cash Economy

When social support is delivered in cash, corruption and theft are rife. MasterCard is helping governments find a more secure alternative.


Sustaining an Analytics Advantage

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


Revamping Your Business Through Digital Transformation

By using mobile devices, social media, analytics and the cloud, savvy companies are transforming the way they do business.


Sneak Peek: MIT SMR’s New Data & Analytics Stats

Minding the Analytics Gap

March 16, 2015 | Sam Ransbotham, David Kiron and Pamela Kirk Prentice

While analytical skills are improving among managers, the increasing sophistication of analyses is outpacing the development of those skills. The resulting gap creates a need for managers to become comfortable applying analytical results they do not fully understand. A 2014 survey by MIT Sloan Management Review, in partnership with SAS Institute Inc., highlights the ways that companies can address this problem by focusing on both the production and consumption sides of analytics.


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What Is Analytics Amplifying in Your Organization?

Analytics acts as an amplifier for business processes — but companies should keep four principles in mind to avoid increasing “noise.”


Are Data Scientists Really a Breed Apart?

What differentiates data scientists from other quantitative analysts? It's partly their skill set and partly their mind set.


Analytics in E Major

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


Detecting Bias in Data Analysis

Data analysts may have external agendas that shape how they address a data set — but a savvy manager can identify biases.

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Technology’s Risks and Responsibilities


The Risks and Responsibilities of Tech Innovation

New tech can create new hazards for users — and for companies. Here’s how to limit the risk.


The Dark Side of Information Technology

All of our wonderful mobile devices don’t always make us good at managing what we do with them.


Revisiting Complexity in the Digital Age

Digital technologies are helping companies finesse trade-offs between complexity’s costs and benefits.


Winning the Race With Ever-Smarter Machines

To gain leverage from ever-improving technologies, companies need new processes and business models.