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  1. Versatility is Missed in Age of SpecializationIt’s often said that we live in an age of increased specialization: physicians who treat just one ailment, scholars who study just one period, network administrators who know just one operating system.But in a series of recent papers, researchers at MIT’s Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) have shown that, in a number of different contexts, a little versatility can go a long way. Their theoretical analyses could have implications for operations management, cloud computing — and possibly even health-care delivery and manufacturing.Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/05/versatility-missed-age-specialization

    Versatility is Missed in Age of Specialization

    It’s often said that we live in an age of increased specialization: physicians who treat just one ailment, scholars who study just one period, network administrators who know just one operating system.

    But in a series of recent papers, researchers at MIT’s Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) have shown that, in a number of different contexts, a little versatility can go a long way. Their theoretical analyses could have implications for operations management, cloud computing — and possibly even health-care delivery and manufacturing.

    Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/05/versatility-missed-age-specialization