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Using agile to accelerate your data transformation

– Data-management issues can undermine companies’ ability to create value from analytics. Some businesses are using agile principles... to make sure data are available when and where they are needed.
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Are you the brilliant data scientist no one listens to?

– Data science is a relationship game. Sure, it’s about numbers and models and analytics, but as data scientists in even the most... advanced, digitally-savvy organizations can testify, an inch-thick model library and a shelf full of advanced degrees only gets one so far.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Straight talk about big data

– Transforming analytics from a “science-fair project” to the core of a business model starts with leadership from the... top. Here are five questions CEOs should be asking their executive teams.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Making data analytics work for you—instead of the other way around

– Does your data have a purpose? If not, you’re spinning your wheels. Here’s how to discover one and then translate it into action.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The age of analytics: Competing in a data-driven world

– Big data’s potential just keeps growing. Taking full advantage means companies must incorporate analytics into their strategic... vision and use it to make better, faster decisions.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Getting a sharper picture of social media’s influence

– New research shows that buzz plays a greater role than previously thought in getting consumers to buy and that the pool of the... most effective influencers is largely untapped.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

An executive’s guide to machine learning

– It’s no longer the preserve of artificial-intelligence researchers and born-digital companies like Amazon, Google, and Netflix.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Unlocking the potential of the Internet of Things

– If policy makers and businesses get it right, linking the physical and digital worlds could generate up to $11.1 trillion a year... in economic value by 2025.
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Protecting student data in a digital world

– Proponents of data-enabled education can learn from other industries that have faced concerns about the risks of using personal... information.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The globally effective enterprise

– Today’s technology enables integrated operations that can change the globalization penalty into a premium.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Power to the new people analytics

– Techniques used to mine consumer and industry data may also let HR tackle employee retention and dissatisfaction.