Competing With Data & Analytics

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How are organizations leveraging data and analytics to increase operational efficiency, engage key stakeholders, and report on business successes? Since 2006, the Data and Analytics initiative has investigated how technology enables competitiveness.

This program conducts global qualitative and quantitative research to investigate how data is influencing business processes, offerings, and engagement with customers. It looks at trends in the use of analytics, the evolution of analytics strategy, optimal team composition, and new opportunities for data-driven innovation.

Research and analysis for the initiative is sponsored by SAS.

New in Data & Analytics

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Your Data Is Worth More Than You Think

Given the growing importance of data to companies, how should managers measure its value?

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Give Technical Experts a Role in Defining Project Success

Business leaders need to prioritize effective, two-way communication with their data scientists.

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Leading Analytics Teams in Changing Times

Getting business value from data depends on developing effective analytics teams — leaders included.

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Dealing With Legacy Systems

Sustaining Advantage With Transitory Technologies

October 30, 2017 | Sam Ransbotham

Just when you have your data collection and analysis systems in place, technology changes mean that your company needs new, updated systems. This is a problem for many companies — but it can also be an opportunity. Organizations that work with data from old and new equipment can learn more about the shortcomings that modern techniques have in this context and can gain advantage in developing tools that no one else has.

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Unleashing the Potential of Supply Chain Analytics

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To fully benefit from supply chain analytics, companies need to be able to act on insights quickly.

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The New Frontier of Price Optimization

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Identifying the optimal prices for products was once a time-consuming process. That’s changing.

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Seeing Beyond the Blockchain Hype

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The transformative potential of blockchain is real, but so are the challenges to its implementation.

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Integrating Analytics Into Your Business Processes

When People Don’t Trust Algorithms

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Even when faced with evidence that an algorithm will deliver better results than human judgment, we consistently choose to follow our own minds. Why? MIT Sloan Management Review editor in chief Paul Michelman sat down with the University of Chicago’s Berkeley Dietvorst to find out.

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Data Security

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MIT SMR’s Global Research Surveys

Analytics as a Source of Business Innovation

The 2017 Data & Analytics Report by MIT Sloan Management Review finds that companies that embraced analytics have begun to find new ways to derive strategic benefit from analytics.

The Talent Dividend

The 2015 Data & Analytics Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and SAS finds that talent management is critical to realizing analytics benefits.

The Analytics Mandate

The 2014 Data & Analytics Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and SAS finds that an analytics culture offers better outcomes.

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Explore Our On-Demand Webinars and Videos

Faster Results From Supply Chain Analytics

In this webinar, MIT SMR authors discuss steps supply chain executives can take to make supply chain analytics a transformational and competitive resource in their organizations.

Platform Strategy and the Internet of Things

In this webinar, Professor Marshall Van Alstyne discusses how platform strategy and IoT combine to produce value for all players in the ecosystem.

Case Studies: Innovation Through Analytics

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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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Data-Driven City Management

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

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A Data-Driven Approach to Customer Relationships

South Africa’s Nedbank uses analytics to help its clients reassess their customer relationships.

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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.