The Scale Paradox
Analytics disrupts the size factor
Disruptive technologies continue to change how companies innovate and compete. Combined with the power of analytics, they allow small companies to achieve insights once afforded only to large enterprises. At the same time, large enterprises can use these disruptive forces to shorten the time-to-insight and innovate in ways that used to be the sole domain of much smaller and more agile startups. This is the scale paradox.
Meet the authors
- John Lucker, Principal, Human Capital, Global Advanced Analytics & Modeling Market Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP
- Jerry O’Dwyer, Principal, Strategy and Operations, Service Area Leader, Analytics Strategy & Operations Practice, Deloitte Consulting LLP
- Ryan Renner, Principal, Strategy and Operations, Deloitte Consulting LLP
"Software and hardware have become cheap, commoditized, and in the case of open source, free. But human analytical talent remains difficult to source and retain, particularly if the organization seeks analysts who understand not only analytics, but also business issues and how to communicate effectively with decision makers."
Tom Davenport, Independent Senior Advisor to Deloitte Analytics, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, from his My Take in “The Scale Paradox”
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