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.

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Borrowing from the sciences: Scientific methodology solves real-world business

A blog by Bill Roberts, director, Deloitte Consulting LLP​

In 1772, James Cook set sail to explore the South Pacific, equipped with a precision scientific device developed by John Harrison. This marine chronometer allowed Cook to determine longitude within one-half of a degree…continue reading

Scientific methodology

Cybersecurity: Seeing the organization through the enemy’s eyes

A blog by Timothy Li, director, Deloitte & Touche LLP and Vishal Kapur, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Today’s public and private sector organizations continue to grapple with the devastating results of cyber attacks. Growing in sophistication and with no signs of slowing down…continue reading


Inside the insight-driven organization: Making better decisions with analytics

A blog by John Lucker, principal, global advanced analytics & modeling market leader, Deloitte & Touche LLP

The idea of the insight-driven organization (IDO) is gathering momentum, as companies realize better decisions result from analytics and data-driven insights. How are IDOs making better decisions through analytics…continue reading

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A healthy dose of machine and cognitive technology for health care

A blog by Dan Housman, director, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Important health care issues—from compliance to patient outcomes—are looking to advances in machine learning and cognitive technologies for answers. How is this trend shaping the health care industry and patients’ lives…continue reading

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IoT & analytics in manufacturing

A blog by Ashwin Patil, director, Deloitte Consulting LLP and Lane Warshaw, specialist leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

What do manufacturing organizations stand to gain from IoT and analytics? At the simplest level, IoT and analytics are creating two important buckets of value in manufacturing: growing the business and operating the existing business more efficiently…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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Talent on the (analytics) job - 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

2014 Short takes on Analytics

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