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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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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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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


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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Mobilizing your C-suite for big-data analytics

November 2013—Leadership-capacity constraints are undermining many companies’ efforts. New management structures, roles, and divisions of labor can all be part of the solution. more


Bullish on digital: McKinsey Global Survey results

August 2013—CEOs and other senior executives are increasingly engaged as their companies step up efforts to build digital enterprises.more

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Measuring the full impact of digital capital

July 2013—Although largely uncounted, intangible digital assets may hold an important key to understanding competition and growth in the Internet era.more


Applying advanced analytics in consumer companies

May 2013—Consumer-facing companies must be able to gather and manage the right data, apply analytics that generate insights, and translate those insights into effective frontline action.more

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The big-data revolution in US health care: Accelerating value and innovation

April 2013—Big data could transform the health-care sector, but the industry must undergo fundamental changes before stakeholders can capture its full value.more

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How big data can revolutionize pharmaceutical R&D

April 2013—Pharmaceutical R&D suffers from declining success rates and a stagnant pipeline. Big data and the analytics that go with it could be a key element of the cure.more

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Big data: What’s your plan?

March 2013—Many companies don’t have one. Here’s how to get started.more

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