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What it Takes to Succeed with Big Data

by   |    April 16, 2014

In this excerpt from his new book, “Big Data @ Work: Dispelling the Myths, Uncovering the Opportunities,” Thomas Davenport describes the traits of successful big data leaders and how some companies are integrating big data leadership into their management structure. Read More…




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Analytics Leaders Discuss Care and Feeding of a Successful Data Team

by   |    April 4, 2014

Analytics team leaders from a variety of industries gathered at the INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research this week for a panel discussion on how to build a well-rounded data-analytics team and manage data professionals: where to position them; how to keep them challenged, engaged and motivated; and what it takes to lead them. Read More…






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How GIS and Analytics Can Improve the U.S. Health Care System

by   |    February 14, 2014

Geographic information systems and analytics can help the health care industry make better decisions, writes Stephen A. McElroy of American Sentinel University. By using location as a logical nexus, GIS allows executives and managers to evaluate the interplay of factors that affect health care delivery and the operations of providers. Read More…


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Focus On: Human Resources Analytics

by   |    February 10, 2014

The potential for analytics in the hands of human resources executives is clear: With data about employees’ performance, satisfaction and compensation, and insight about business needs, the executives can make better decisions about rewarding, retaining and hiring staff. As with Read More…