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    Although the author notes that “Accountability is often the unhappy byproduct rather than desirable outcome of innovative analytics”, I think that in a lot of cases it can be a very happy byproduct. In several mobile data collection projects, the reaction by government officials has been very enthusiastic: managers finally have insight into how their staff are performing — and managers can spot problems and react as soon as they arise now that there is more than word-of-mouth and paperwork to go on.