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Table of Contents Previous Next Previous Next Download Download Register Register Subscribe Subscribe Previous Next Previous Next April 1, 2014 33 Twenty Great Ideas [ To Steal ] There Must Be Something In Here For You This is InformationWeek's 26th year ranking US companies that use tech- nology in innovative ways. This time, the recognition is even more special because we've narrowed the number of honorees from 500 to 100; we now call our ranking the InformationWeek Elite 100. The creativity represented by this year 's 100 organizations has not narrowed, though. An overriding theme in their accomplishments: inno- vative use of big data. Out of the Elite 100, we've chosen 20 powerful ideas other companies can learn from, and presented them in an online slideshow. Our list shows companies putting data analytics into ac tion across a wide variety of industries. If these companies are any indication, in 2014 and in the years that follow, business decisions will be more data-driven, data will be more visual and more mo- bile, more medical data will be made accessible to help save lives, and more equipment and other "things" will be wirelessly connected to the Internet. In the aviation sector, Boeing's IT and engineering teams collaborated to roll out data visualization tools that let production employees find and view aircraft parts via interactive 3-D images. In healthcare, Atlantic Health System built a warning system that presents patients' lab and vitals data to doctors for early signs of sepsis and gives alerts if the patient is at risk. Like Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems is us- ing data analytics to improve aircraft production. The company tapped SAP's HANA in-memory database and Busi- nessObjects analytics tools to scour airplane construction data to find the source of manufacturing delays. John Deere is taking wireless data col- Atlantic Health System Automatic Data Processing Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Boeing Cerner City of Santa Monica, Calif. Insurance Auto Auctions John Deere Jones Lang LaSalle Martin Marietta Materials McKesson Michigan Dept. of Technology, Management and Budget New York-Presbyterian Hospital PNC Financial Services Group Skanska USA Spirit AeroSystems Texas Health Resources Ultimate Software UPMC WinWholesale Click Here To Read All 20 Ideas To Steal Online

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