Date Added: Mar 2010
Companies are increasingly turning to analytics to gain a competitive edge. As they do, they must resolve unique demands on their information technology, their structure, their processes, and their culture. Most critical, however, is the challenge posed by analytical talent, the people at all levels who help turn data into better decisions and better business results. In this paper, the authors explain how companies are harnessing the "talent power" of their analysts, organizing them most effectively, and keeping them engaged for the long term. For companies that want to succeed with analytics, it's essential that they recognize analytical talent as a distinct workforce, and manage them in accordance with their growing importance.