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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.


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.


The Internet of Things and Data Proliferation

If You Think Big Data’s Challenges Are Tough Now

January 27, 2015 | Randy Bean

Although workers and consumers generate two-thirds of all new data, that’s about to change. Sensors and smart devices — from traffic lights and grocery store scanners to hospital equipment and industrial sensors — are beginning to generate an enormous wave of data that will increase the digital universe ten-fold by 2020. Guest blogger Randy Bean, CEO of NewVantage Partners, explains what this means for executives trying to adapt to a rapidly changing, data-centered business environment.


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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 HR Challenge


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.


Bridging the Talent Gap: How to Find the Right Data Scientist

What can companies do to help fill their data scientist gap? That was the topic at a conference hosted by the MIT Center for Digital Business.


Short on Analytics Talent? Seven Tips to Help Your Company Thrive

Companies are having a tough time finding the data scientists they need — but that doesn’t mean those projects need to halt altogether.


The Real Savings From IT Outsourcing

Research suggests that outsourcing IT helps reduce sales expenses and general and administrative costs.