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Is Your Organization Ready for the Impending Flood of Data?

As sensors and computer-mediated transactions become universal, Google’s Hal Varian warns that organizations need to prepare for a flood of data.

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A New Perspective on Enterprise Resource Management

What if companies used information systems more broadly — not just to measure profits but also to account for the needs of people and the environment?

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Getting Value From Your Data Scientists

To create real business value, top management must learn how to manage data scientists effectively.

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Sports Analytics: The NFL Connects with Fans

December 9, 2014 | Michelle McKenna-Doyle (NFL), interviewed by Michael Fitzgerald

In a conversation with MIT Sloan Management Review, Michelle McKenna-Doyle, the NFL's senior vice president and first-ever CIO, discusses the organization’s customer-focused approach to big data and analytics. She explains how the NFL works to make its employees comfortable with their own data sets.

Leveraging Data

Open access brought to you by Cognizant

Increasingly, people and products — websites, objects, services — can be represented as a set of data characteristics. Open access to this group of MIT SMR articles on managing those data sets to meet customer need is provided courtesy of Cognizant.

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Do You Need a Data Dictator?

Keeping track of data and creating value from it may require more than technology.

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Get the Most Out of Outsourcing Spending

The Real Savings From IT Outsourcing

December 19, 2013 | Kunsoo Han and Sunil Mithas

Research suggests that outsourcing IT can help reduce sales expenses and general and administrative costs, which are often four to five times IT costs. Managers need to take a balanced approach to their investments in internal systems and outsourcing to reap greater benefits in terms of cost savings. Analyzing the impact of outsourcing on non-IT costs and formulating strategies for maximizing the savings on these expenses can help companies get the most out of outsourcing spending.

New in Data & Analytics

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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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Data Scientist In a Can?

Can we automate enough of what data scientists do to ease the skills gap?

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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.

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Is Your Organization Ready for the Impending Flood of Data?

As sensors and computer-mediated transactions become universal, Google’s Hal Varian warns that organizations need to prepare for a flood of data.


Rise of the Chief Digital Officer

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The Emergence of Chief Digital Officers

Companies are appointing chief digital officers to focus their use of social and digital strategies.

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CDOs Are Reaching New Heights — and Quickly

Chief digital officer is an important new rung in the corporate ladder.

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The Executive’s Role in Social Business

Executives are increasingly recognizing the value of social business to their organizations.

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How Starbucks Has Gone Digital

Top Starbucks executives Adam Brotman and Curt Garner discuss their company’s digital strategy.