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How advanced analytics can drive productivity

– Companies have more data than ever at their disposal, but are they doing enough with it? Taking full advantage requires tackling legal, regulatory, and talent challenges.

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Senior leaders provide insight into the challenges and opportunities of using data and analytics to inform decisions.

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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

Using analytics to turbocharge China’s e-commerce performance

– Facing market saturation and more selective consumers, online retailers will need to make better use of data analytics to gain... ground.
Commentary

Big data analytics should be driven by business needs, not technology

– Big data analytics can deliver massive value, but too often companies let technology guide their efforts. Instead, decisions must... be based on business priorities.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Using buzz analytics to gain a product and marketing edge

– By capturing and analyzing social-media conversations, companies can improve their offerings and margins.
Article

Improving the semiconductor industry through advanced analytics

– New techniques can help companies make better decisions by using accurate, reliable, and scientific information to analyze risk,... optimize processes, and predict failure.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Big data: Getting a better read on performance

– The benefits match those of earlier technology cycles, but companies must scale up their data-analytics skills to reap the gains.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

How Ericsson aligned its people with its transformation strategy: An interview with chief HR officer Bina Chaurasia

– A recent shift in strategy required an overhaul of HR. Ericsson’s chief human-resources officer, Bina Chaurasia, describes... how skills, technology, and processes had to change on a global scale.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Four fundamentals of workplace automation

– As the automation of physical and knowledge work advances, many jobs will be redefined rather than eliminated—at least in... the short term.
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How digital innovation can improve mining productivity

– With profits down, miners are focused on improving their productivity. Digital innovation could provide a breakthrough.
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The role of big data in medicine

– Technology is revolutionizing our understanding and treatment of disease, says the founding director of the Icahn Institute for... Genomics and Multiscale Biology at New York’s Mount Sinai Health System.
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Automating the math makes analytics more democratic—and more human

– Thomas Froese, leader of data-analytics-and-modeling company atlan-tec Systems, describes how technical advances and standardization... are helping advanced analytics unleash new value in companies’ operations.

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