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Short Takes...on Analytics

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Our Deloitte Analytics leaders help some of the world's biggest companies better understand how to leverage analytics insights to improve operations and drive smarter decisions every day. In this blog, they share their reflections and insights.

Exploring trends: The next evolution in analytics

A blog by Forrest Danson, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

While some analytics trends have faded into the background, others are evolving to power new business models, enable innovation, and deliver greater value. Our Analytics Trends 2016 examines the next evolution of analytics, and the trends your organization should track in the coming year…continue reading

The insight-driven organization

A blog by Tom Davenport, independent senior advisor to Deloitte Analytics

How can organizations make decisions on the basis of rigorous, data-based insights rather than experience or intuition? If companies are serious about becoming insight-driven organizations, they should focus on how insights are framed, created, marketed, consumed, and stored for reuse...Continue reading

Everywhere analytics in the automotive industry

A blog by Ashwin Patil, director and global manufacturing analytics lead, Deloitte Consulting LLP

From marketing to recall readiness, “Everywhere Analytics” helps auto companies respond and compete. Learn how an insight-driven model for the automotive industry can embed analytics within multiple processes and functions to create more agile and competitive organizations...Continue reading

Personalization & analytics in TMT

A blog by Angel Vaccaro, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

TMT companies—and their customers—rely on increasingly personalized information to make better, more meaningful decisions. Explore the role of analytics and personalization in TMT...Continue reading

Analytics for accountable care organizations

A blog by Tony Jurek, director, Deloitte Consulting LLP

As the healthcare industry pivots to address new accountability mandates, analytics capabilities can provide the insights needed to address quality and cost concerns...Continue reading

Bitcoin and the Agora

A blog by Prakash Santhana, director, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP

As commerce evolves, so too do currencies and transaction norms. Analytics can mine hidden value from today’s popular cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin...Continue reading

The top ten ways businesses can influence analytics education

A blog by Tom Davenport, independent senior advisor to Deloitte Analytics

Businesses should work with universities to customize analytics education; here are the top 10 ways to meet your analytics objectives...Continue reading

Open discussion: data science and open source

A blog by James Guszcza, US chief data scientist, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Enterprises are discovering the value of open source solutions as a piece of the analytics value equation...Continue reading

Amplified Intelligence

Video by Mark Shilling, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Learn how advanced analytics can help amplify our human intelligence for more effective decision making at the point of business impact...Continue reading

In praise of “light quants” and “analytical translators”

A blog by Tom Davenport, independent senior advisor to Deloitte Analytics

It would be great if “heavy quants” also knew about business problems, and were fantastic tellers of analytical stories as well, but acquiring deep quantitative skills tends to force out other types of training and experience...Continue reading

Is data your next revenue stream (or not)?

A blog by John Lucker, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

The costs of capturing, storing, transforming, and protecting data are significant. Some organizations look to recoup these costs by attempting to monetize data – that is, productizing and selling their (and potentially their customers’) data...Continue reading

Think Differently with Tax Analytics

A blog by Beth Mueller, partner, Deloitte Tax LLP

Sometimes the gap between the status quo and breakthrough innovation is a matter of changing how we think. Tax analytics helps organizations think differently about tax issues, and in doing so, facilitates new approaches to improve business outcomes...Continue reading

Cognitive technology - The rise of “bionic brains”

A blog by Tom Davenport, independent senior advisor to Deloitte Analytics

One of the most significant developments in technology—and society in general—over the next several years will likely be the use of smart machines to replace human labor. This is one of Deloitte’s analytics trends of 2015, and I have no doubt that it’s coming...Continue reading

Quadruple down on data security

A blog by Prakash Santhana, director, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP

You won’t be surprised by this sobering fact… As the sheer volume of business data continues to rise, so too have data security breaches. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), a total of 696 data breaches involving more than 81 million records had been recorded in 2014...Continue reading

Universities push to deliver well-rounded analytics talent

A blog by James Guszcza, US chief data scientist for Deloitte Consulting LLP

Is there a data scientist in your life? If so, you know how talented these individuals can be. Even those who went to school before analytics was “a thing” have managed to help companies in a range of industries use technology and data to improve their decision making and business processes...Continue reading

The quest for (more) accurate data in 2015

​A blog by John Lucker, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and global advanced analytics & modeling market leader for Deloitte Analytics

Nobody’s perfect. But shouldn’t your data be? Especially consumer data that companies purchase from third-party data brokers? In case you were wondering … it isn’t perfect. In a recent article and survey of 80+ Deloitte employees asked to attain and review data on themselves from a data broker...Continue reading

The Analytics of Things

​A blog by Tom Davenport, independent senior advisor to Deloitte Analytics

The phrase “Internet of Things” (IoT) suggests that the most important attribute of distributed sensors is connectedness. While it’s undeniably useful to connect inanimate objects and sensors to the Internet, that’s only a first step in terms of doing something useful with all those connected devices...Continue reading

Dive into analytics

A blog by Forrest Danson, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

The choppy waters of data management’s past have given way to measured waves of analytics innovation. In 2014, a growing number of businesses accrued tangible results from their analytics initiatives: Incremental revenue gains through proactive pricing...Continue reading

2014 Blogs

Analytics Answers - A blog by Casey Graves, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Four steps to a data business - A blog by Tom Davenport, independent senior advisor, Deloitte Analytics

How can I complete bank stress tests faster? - Video with Dilip Krishna, director, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Tackle analytics now or later? - Video with Forrest Danson, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Banking fraud - Video with Greg Swinehart, partner, and Samir Hans, principal, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP

Emerging practices in health care - Video with Casey Graves, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Finding data scientists? - Video with David Rudini, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and John Houston, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Improving retail sales effectiveness - Video with Jeff Simpson, director, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Questions on the minds of bankers - Video with Bob Contri, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Driving innovation in the insurance industry - Video with Neal Baumann, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Tax analytics - Video with Mark Lazzaro, senior partner, Deloitte Tax LLP

Supply chain complexity - Video with Jerry O’Dwyer, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Regulatory risk in banking - Video with Vivek Katyal, principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Adopting analytics in HR - Video with John Fiore, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Which banks could fail? - Video with Brad Eskind, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

How can I manage my business travelers - Video with Lorraine Cohen, partner, Deloitte Tax LLP

How can my oil and gas company optimize taxes? - Video with Scott Alexander, senior manager, Deloitte Tax LLP

Corner office analytics – Amping up the C-Suite - Posted by John Lucker, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Toward analytics-driven, adaptive supply chains - A blog by Sam Pearson, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Meeting the complex analytics needs of financial analysts - Posted by Sean Bradley, senior consultant, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Forging new domains – Analytics in entertainment - Posted by Jeffrey Mischka, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Jordan Wiggins, senior manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP

The smart grid conundrum - Posted by Dave Steiger, senior manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP

“Old school” meets “new school” analytics - Posted by John Lucker, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and David Steier, director, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Tuning your insight engine - A blog by Doug Palmer, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Retail customer engagement - Posted by Jeff Simpson, director, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Drilling down on data in 2014 - Posted by Forrest Danson, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Talent on the (analytics) job - Posted by John Lucker, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Our analytics predictions for 2014 - Posted by John Lucker, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Data analytics... banking on it - A blog by Donald Monson, Senior Manager, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP and Sara Vandermark, Senior Manager, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP

Big data meets small data - A blog by Michael Raynor, Director, Deloitte Services LP​

A map always helps - A blog by Forrest Danson, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

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