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Using Artificial Intelligence to Humanize Management and Set Information Free

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We are on the cusp of a major breakthrough in how organizations collect, analyze, and act on knowledge.

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Tech Savvy: The Stress Effect in Information and Communication Technologies

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What’s happening this week at the intersection of management and technology.

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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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Crowdsourcing Analytics

Improving Analytics Capabilities Through Crowdsourcing

June 13, 2016 | Joseph Byrum and Alpheus Bingham

Analytics capabilities can greatly expand a company’s ability to innovate — but what do you do when the talent you need just isn’t available? Agribusiness giant Syngenta, faced with an insurmountable analytics talent bottleneck, turned to crowdsourcing. Using a series of contests, it outsourced the development of a set of award-winning analytics tools to improve its decision making — and learned, in the process, some key factors supporting successful crowdsourcing.

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Managing Digital Disruption

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Tech Savvy: A Lesson in Managing Digital Disruption from Fintech

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What’s happening this week at the intersection of management and technology.

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Keep Calm and Manage Disruption

Businesses are averting disruption by beating their new competition, joining them, or waiting them out.

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Debating Disruptive Innovation

Three experts provide their responses to the article “How Useful Is the Theory of Disruptive Innovation?”

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Overcoming Legacy Processes to Achieve Big Data Success

Big Data approaches developed by new economy firms are being adopted by mainstream corporations.

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Strategy, not Technology, Drives Digital Transformation

July 14, 2015 | Gerald C. Kane, Doug Palmer, Anh Nguyen Phillips, David Kiron and Natasha Buckley

Digital success isn’t all about technology: The 2015 Digital Business Global Executive Study and Research Project by MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte identifies strategy as the key driver in the digital arena. Companies that avoid risk-taking are unlikely to thrive and likely to lose talent, as employees across all age groups want to work for businesses committed to digital progress. The report is online and in PDF form, with a Digital Business Interactive Tool to explore the data set.

The Sharing Economy

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Customizing Social Media Marketing

There is no one-size-fits-all strategy for social media marketing. Instead, companies need to tailor campaigns to fit their products.

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MIT SMR Case Studies

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Better Data Brings a Renewal at the Bank of England

To realize the full potential of its access to new data, the Bank of England changed its structure, behavior, and approach to problem solving.

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Data-Driven City Management

Data and analytics promise to improve urban living. But are cities ready?

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GE’s Big Bet on Data and Analytics

An MIT SMR case study looks at how GE is remaking itself from a traditional manufacturer into a leader of the Industrial Internet.

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When Health Care Gets a Healthy Dose of Data

American health care is undergoing a data-driven transformation — and Utah’s Intermountain Healthcare is leading the way.