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Should You Outsource Analytics? by David Fogarty, Peter C. Bell

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Should You Outsource Analytics?

Outsourcing analytics can offer benefits — but requires a carefully constructed relationship.

By David Fogarty and Peter C. Bell

The surge of interest in big data has led to growing demand for analytics teams. Having big data capabilities can help companies become more efficient and improve overall competitiveness. Companies with superior data analytics capabilities have found ways to build long-term advantages. FedEx Corp., for example, has for years used its team of analytics professionals to create and maintain a competitive advantage through enhanced revenues and lower costs. One of the factors that has helped Wal-Mart Stores Inc. become one of the world’s largest and most successful retailers is the strength ...

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