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Five Categories to Focus Your KPIs

Research shows greater KPI transparency and clearer alignment are key to overall KPI effectiveness.

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Coming to Grips With Dangerous Algorithms

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With a new scrutiny around technology user data and privacy, we must not forget about the potential dangers of the technology itself.


Will Self-Driving Technology Be Uber’s Make or Break?

The MIT SMR Strategy Forum examines how self-driving cars will affect Uber’s on-demand transportation success.


Assessing the Blockchain Revolution


Preparing for a Blockchain Future

Consider three key questions when determining how to make blockchain a useful part of your business strategy.

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Blockchain Is Changing How Media and Entertainment Companies Compete

Blockchain is poised to help media and entertainment companies rethink their business models and monetize value.

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What Problems Will You Solve With Blockchain?

Organizations need to focus on how blockchain can be used to support their unique strategies.


Webinar: How Cloud Is Changing Work

Agility in the Age of the Cloud

September 14, 2018 | Quentin Hardy and Ally MacDonald

In a webinar featuring Google Cloud’s Quentin Hardy, MIT SMR looks at historical precedents of disruptive technologies and how they remade society — and work — in the past. Are we on the brink of the next big technological disruption to business, labor, and education thanks to Big Data and Cloud technologies? And how do managers prepare themselves, their teams, and their organizations for the changes to come?

Transforming the Organization

The Digital Change Your Company Needs

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Organizations need to rotate quickly from the core business that has sustained them in the past toward new opportunities. The key to turning that ambition into financial reality? Setting the state for change by mastering three critical preconditions.

Digital Transformation Opens New Questions — and New Problems to Solve

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Modest questions about how today’s problems could be solved more effectively lead to applications of technology with easily foreseeable gains. But when people start asking bigger, bolder questions that challenge basic assumptions about how a problem has been framed, they open up space for breakthrough innovations. That’s been the pattern in many digital realms, including cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things.


AI and the Future of Work


Digital Tools for Efficient Workflow

Get Things Done With Smaller Teams

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September 7, 2018 | Chris DeBrusk

To boost the bottom line, it’s important to increase productivity. This can be challenging for larger organizations, but by creating smaller, more agile teams, managers can facilitate collaboration and efficiency.


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