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Unleashing the value of advanced analytics in insurance
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Unleashing the value of advanced analytics in insurance

August 2014—Advanced analytics can transform how insurers do business, but realizing its potential requires complex, large-scale organizational changes.more

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How big data can improve manufacturing

July 2014—Manufacturers taking advantage of advanced analytics can reduce process flaws, saving time and money.more

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Using marketing analytics to drive superior growth

June 2014—Companies have so many analytical options at their disposal that they often become paralyzed, defaulting to just one approach.more

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Using big data to make better pricing decisions

June 2014—Harnessing the flood of data available from customer interactions allows companies to price appropriately—and reap the rewards.more

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How CIOs can lead their company’s information business

May 2014—In data-driven companies, CIOs—and new chief data officers—should think big and help accelerate bold changes throughout the enterprise.more

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Views from the front lines of the data-analytics revolution

March 2014—At a unique gathering of data-analytics leaders, new solutions began emerging to vexing privacy, talent, organizational, and frontline-adoption challenges.more

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The benefits—and limits—of decision models

February 2014—Big data and models help overcome biases that cloud judgment, but many executive decisions also require bold action inspired by self-confidence. Here’s how to take charge in a clear-headed way.more

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article | McKinsey Quarterly

The strength of ‘weak signals’

February 2014—Snippets of information, often hidden in social-media streams, offer companies a valuable new tool for staying ahead.more

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article | McKinsey Quarterly

What executives should know about open data

January 2014—Novel and more accessible forms of information from government and private sources represent a new and rapidly growing piece of the big-data puzzle.more

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Opening up open data: An interview with Tim O’Reilly

January 2014—The tech entrepreneur, author, and investor looks at how open data is becoming a critical tool for business and government, as well as what needs to be done for it to be more effective.more

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