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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.

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If You Think Big Data’s Challenges Are Tough Now

By 2020, most new data will be generated not by people but by sensors and embedded, intelligent devices.

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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.

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Five Truths About Project Updates

The Pitfalls of Project Status Reporting

March 18, 2014 | Mark Keil, H. Jeff Smith, Charalambos L. Iacovou and Ronald L. Thompson

Accepting five inconvenient truths about project status reporting can greatly reduce the chance of being blindsided by unpleasant surprises. For instance, many employees tend to put a positive spin on anything they report to senior management. And when employees do report bad news, senior executives often ignore it. Overconfidence is an occupational hazard in the executive suite, and executives need to examine their own assumptions and beliefs about project status reporting.

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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.

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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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Using Simulated Experience to Make Sense of Big Data

Simulations can help shrink the gap between what analysts try to explain and what decision makers understand.

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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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Today’s business leaders have access to more data than ever, but making sense of all that data is challenging. Open access to this group of MIT Sloan Management Review articles on 21st-century leadership skills is provided courtesy of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

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How to Become a Better Leader

To grow as an executive, you need to recognize and manage your strongest tendencies.

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Technology’s HR Challenge

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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.

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The Real Savings From IT Outsourcing

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

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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.

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At Amadeus, Finding Data Science Talent Is Just the Beginning

A company that wants to successfully use analytics needs to make sure its data scientists are fully integrated into business units.

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