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Big Data Revolution

Big Data Revolution Author Rob Thomas
ISBN-10 9781118943724
Release 2015-01-05
Pages 288
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Exploit the power and potential of Big Data to revolutionize business outcomes Big Data Revolution is a guide to improving performance, making better decisions, and transforming business through the effective use of Big Data. In this collaborative work by an IBM Vice President of Big Data Products and an Oxford Research Fellow, this book presents inside stories that demonstrate the power and potential of Big Data within the business realm. Readers are guided through tried-and-true methodologies for getting more out of data, and using it to the utmost advantage. This book describes the major trends emerging in the field, the pitfalls and triumphs being experienced, and the many considerations surrounding Big Data, all while guiding readers toward better decision making from the perspective of a data scientist. Companies are generating data faster than ever before, and managing that data has become a major challenge. With the right strategy, Big Data can be a powerful tool for creating effective business solutions – but deep understanding is key when applying it to individual business needs. Big Data Revolution provides the insight executives need to incorporate Big Data into a better business strategy, improving outcomes with innovation and efficient use of technology. Examine the major emerging patterns in Big Data Consider the debate surrounding the ethical use of data Recognize patterns and improve personal and organizational performance Make more informed decisions with quantifiable results In an information society, it is becoming increasingly important to make sense of data in an economically viable way. It can drive new revenue streams and give companies a competitive advantage, providing a way forward for businesses navigating an increasingly complex marketplace. Big Data Revolution provides expert insight on the tool that can revolutionize industries.



Knowledge Management in Organizations

Knowledge Management in Organizations Author Lorna Uden
ISBN-10 9783319210094
Release 2015-08-03
Pages 820
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This book contains the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Knowledge Management in Organizations, KMO 2015, held in Maribor, Slovenia, in August 2015. The theme of the conference was "Knowledge Management and Internet of Things." The KMO conference brings together researchers and developers from industry and academia to discuss how knowledge management using big data can improve innovation and competitiveness. The 59 contributions accepted for KMO 2015 were selected from 163 submissions and are organized in topical sections on: knowledge management processes, successful knowledge sharing and knowledge management practices, innovations for competitiveness, knowledge management platforms and tools, social networks and mining techniques, knowledge management and the Internet of Things, knowledge management in health care, and knowledge management in education and research.



The Industries of the Future

The Industries of the Future Author Alec Ross
ISBN-10 9781476753652
Release 2016-02-02
Pages 304
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Leading innovation expert Alec Ross explains what's next for the world, mapping out the advances and stumbling blocks that will emerge in the next ten years—for businesses, governments, and the global community—and how we can navigate them. While Alec Ross was working as Hillary Clinton's Senior Advisor on Innovation, he traveled to forty-one countries. He visited some of the toughest places in the world—from refugee camps of Congo to Syrian war zones. From phone-charger stands in Rwanda to R&D labs in South Korea, Ross has seen what the future holds. Over the past two decades, the Internet has radically changed markets and businesses worldwide. InThe Industries of the Future, Ross shows us what's next, highlighting the best opportunities for progress and explaining why countries thrive or sputter. He examines the specific fields that will most shape our economic future over the next ten years, including cybercrime and cybersecurity, the commercialization of genomics, the next step for big data, and the coming impact of digital technology on money, payments, and markets. And in each of these realms, Ross addresses the toughest questions: How will we have to adapt to the changing nature of work? Is the prospect of cyberwar sparking the next arms race? How can the world's rising nations hope to match Silicon Valley in creating their own innovation hotspots? Ross blends storytelling and economic analysis to give a vivid and informed perspective on how sweeping global trends are affecting the ways we live, incorporating the insights of leaders ranging from the founders of Google and Twitter to defense experts like David Petraeus. The Industries of the Future takes the intimidating, complex topics that many of us know to be important and boils them down into clear, plain-spoken language. This is an essential work for understanding how the world works—now and tomorrow—and a must-read for businesspeople, in every sector, from every country.



Big Data

Big Data Author Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
ISBN-10 9780544002937
Release 2013-03-05
Pages 240
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A revelatory exploration of the hottest trend in technology and the dramatic impact it will have on the economy, science, and society at large. Which paint color is most likely to tell you that a used car is in good shape? How can officials identify the most dangerous New York City manholes before they explode? And how did Google searches predict the spread of the H1N1 flu outbreak? The key to answering these questions, and many more, is big data. “Big data” refers to our burgeoning ability to crunch vast collections of information, analyze it instantly, and draw sometimes profoundly surprising conclusions from it. This emerging science can translate myriad phenomena—from the price of airline tickets to the text of millions of books—into searchable form, and uses our increasing computing power to unearth epiphanies that we never could have seen before. A revolution on par with the Internet or perhaps even the printing press, big data will change the way we think about business, health, politics, education, and innovation in the years to come. It also poses fresh threats, from the inevitable end of privacy as we know it to the prospect of being penalized for things we haven’t even done yet, based on big data’s ability to predict our future behavior. In this brilliantly clear, often surprising work, two leading experts explain what big data is, how it will change our lives, and what we can do to protect ourselves from its hazards. Big Data is the first big book about the next big thing. www.big-data-book.com



The End of Tech Companies

The End of Tech Companies Author Rob Thomas
ISBN-10 1520166281
Release 2016-12-18
Pages 97
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"If you aren't genuinely pained by the risk involved in your strategic choices, it's not much of a strategy." -- Reed HastingsThe world economy is driven by innovation and productivity. But, business models that were built for a previous era deliver neither innovation nor productivity. In short, business models reliant on traditional distribution models, large dollar transactions, and human-intensive operations will remain under pressure.Many 'non-tech companies' say, "thank goodness that is not the business we are in" or "technology changes too fast, I'm glad we are in a more traditional space". These are false hopes. This fundamental shift is coming (or has already come) to every business and every industry, in every part of the world. It does not matter if you are a retailer, a manufacturer, a healthcare provider, an agricultural producer, or a pharma company. Your traditional distribution model, operational mechanics, and method of value creation will change in the next 5 years; you will either lead or be left behind.It's been said that we sit on the cusp of the next Industrial Revolution. Data, IoT, and software are replacing industrialization as the driving force of productivity and change. The rise of the Data era, coupled with software and connected device sprawl, creates an opportunity for some companies to outperform others. Those who figure out how to apply this advantage will drive unprecedented wealth creation and comprise the new S&P 500.This is the end of 'tech companies'. The era of "tech companies" is over; there are only 'companies', steeped in technology, that will survive.Read the blog post that led to the book: http://tinyurl.com/endoftech



Disruptive Possibilities How Big Data Changes Everything

Disruptive Possibilities  How Big Data Changes Everything Author Jeffrey Needham
ISBN-10 9781449369002
Release 2013-05-06
Pages 90
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Big data has more disruptive potential than any information technology developed in the past 40 years. As author Jeffrey Needham points out in this revealing book, big data can provide unprecedented visibility into the operational efficiency of enterprises and agencies. Disruptive Possibilities provides an historically-informed overview through a wide range of topics, from the evolution of commodity supercomputing and the simplicity of big data technology, to the ways conventional clouds differ from Hadoop analytics clouds. This relentlessly innovative form of computing will soon become standard practice for organizations of any size attempting to derive insight from the tsunami of data engulfing them. Replacing legacy silos—whether they’re infrastructure, organizational, or vendor silos—with a platform-centric perspective is just one of the big stories of big data. To reap maximum value from the myriad forms of data, organizations and vendors will have to adopt highly collaborative habits and methodologies.



Big Data

Big Data Author Bill Schmarzo
ISBN-10 9781118740002
Release 2013-09-23
Pages 240
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Leverage big data to add value to your business Social media analytics, web-tracking, and other technologies help companies acquire and handle massive amounts of data to better understand their customers, products, competition, and markets. Armed with the insights from big data, companies can improve customer experience and products, add value, and increase return on investment. The tricky part for busy IT professionals and executives is how to get this done, and that's where this practical book comes in. Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business is a complete how-to guide to leveraging big data to drive business value. Full of practical techniques, real-world examples, and hands-on exercises, this book explores the technologies involved, as well as how to find areas of the organization that can take full advantage of big data. Shows how to decompose current business strategies in order to link big data initiatives to the organization’s value creation processes Explores different value creation processes and models Explains issues surrounding operationalizing big data, including organizational structures, education challenges, and new big data-related roles Provides methodology worksheets and exercises so readers can apply techniques Includes real-world examples from a variety of organizations leveraging big data Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business is written by one of Big Data's preeminent experts, William Schmarzo. Don't miss his invaluable insights and advice.



Seven Layers of Social Media Analytics

Seven Layers of Social Media Analytics Author Gohar F. Khan
ISBN-10 1507823207
Release 2015
Pages 189
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The book offers concepts, tools, tutorials, and case studies that business managers need to extract and analyze the seven layers of social media data, including text, actions, networks, apps, hyperlinks, search engines, and location layers. Social media analytics is about converting unstructured social media data into meaningful business insights. By the end of this book, you will have mastered the concepts, techniques, and tools used to extract business insights from social media that help increase brand loyalty, generate leads, drive traffic, and ultimately make good business decisions. The book is non-technical in nature best suited for business managers, owners, consultants, students, and professors, etc. Here is how the book is structured: Chapter 1: The Seven Layers of Social Media Analytics Chapter 2: Understanding Social Media Chapter 3: Social Media Text Analytics Chapter 4: Social Media Network Analytics Chapter 5: Social Media Actions Analytics Chapter 6: Social Media Apps Analytics Chapter 7: Social Media Hyperlinks Analytics Chapter 8: Social Media Location Analytics Chapter 9: Social Media Search Engine Analytics Chapter 10: Aligning Social Media Analytics with Business Goals The book also comes with a companion site (http: //7layersanalytics.com/) which offers Updated Tutorials, Power-Point Slide, Case Studies, Sample Data, and Syllabus.



Making Things Valuable

Making Things Valuable Author Jan Mouritsen
ISBN-10 9780198712282
Release 2015
Pages 350
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Addresses the question of valuation theoretically and through empirical analysts of diverse objects of valuations such as university rankings, ice skating scoring, wind power, insurance, gold, and big data.



Metaheuristics for Big Data

Metaheuristics for Big Data Author Clarisse Dhaenens
ISBN-10 9781848218062
Release 2016-08-29
Pages 212
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Big Data is a new field, with many technological challenges to be understood in order to use it to its full potential. These challenges arise at all stages of working with Big Data, beginning with data generation and acquisition. The storage and management phase presents two critical challenges: infrastructure, for storage and transportation, and conceptual models. Finally, to extract meaning from Big Data requires complex analysis. Here the authors propose using metaheuristics as a solution to these challenges; they are first able to deal with large size problems and secondly flexible and therefore easily adaptable to different types of data and different contexts. The use of metaheuristics to overcome some of these data mining challenges is introduced and justified in the first part of the book, alongside a specific protocol for the performance evaluation of algorithms. An introduction to metaheuristics follows. The second part of the book details a number of data mining tasks, including clustering, association rules, supervised classification and feature selection, before explaining how metaheuristics can be used to deal with them. This book is designed to be self-contained, so that readers can understand all of the concepts discussed within it, and to provide an overview of recent applications of metaheuristics to knowledge discovery problems in the context of Big Data.



Data Science and Big Data Analytics

Data Science and Big Data Analytics Author EMC Education Services
ISBN-10 9781118876053
Release 2015-01-05
Pages 432
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Data Science and Big Data Analytics is about harnessing the power of data for new insights. The book covers the breadth of activities and methods and tools that Data Scientists use. The content focuses on concepts, principles and practical applications that are applicable to any industry and technology environment, and the learning is supported and explained with examples that you can replicate using open-source software. This book will help you: Become a contributor on a data science team Deploy a structured lifecycle approach to data analytics problems Apply appropriate analytic techniques and tools to analyzing big data Learn how to tell a compelling story with data to drive business action Prepare for EMC Proven Professional Data Science Certification Corresponding data sets are available at www.wiley.com/go/9781118876138. Get started discovering, analyzing, visualizing, and presenting data in a meaningful way today!



Data Driven Innovation Big Data for Growth and Well Being

Data Driven Innovation Big Data for Growth and Well Being Author OECD
ISBN-10 9789264229358
Release 2015-10-06
Pages 456
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This report improves the evidence base on the role of Data Driven Innovation for promoting growth and well-being, and provide policy guidance on how to maximise the benefits of DDI and mitigate the associated economic and societal risks.



Group Privacy

Group Privacy Author Linnet Taylor
ISBN-10 9783319466088
Release 2016-12-28
Pages 237
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The goal of the book is to present the latest research on the new challenges of data technologies. It will offer an overview of the social, ethical and legal problems posed by group profiling, big data and predictive analysis and of the different approaches and methods that can be used to address them. In doing so, it will help the reader to gain a better grasp of the ethical and legal conundrums posed by group profiling. The volume first maps the current and emerging uses of new data technologies and clarifies the promises and dangers of group profiling in real life situations. It then balances this with an analysis of how far the current legal paradigm grants group rights to privacy and data protection, and discusses possible routes to addressing these problems. Finally, an afterword gathers the conclusions reached by the different authors and discuss future perspectives on regulating new data technologies.



Cognitive Computing for Big Data Systems Over IoT

Cognitive Computing for Big Data Systems Over IoT Author Arun Kumar Sangaiah
ISBN-10 9783319706887
Release 2017-12-30
Pages 375
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This book brings a high level of fluidity to analytics and addresses recent trends, innovative ideas, challenges and cognitive computing solutions in big data and the Internet of Things (IoT). It explores domain knowledge, data science reasoning and cognitive methods in the context of the IoT, extending current data science approaches by incorporating insights from experts as well as a notion of artificial intelligence, and performing inferences on the knowledge The book provides a comprehensive overview of the constituent paradigms underlying cognitive computing methods, which illustrate the increased focus on big data in IoT problems as they evolve. It includes novel, in-depth fundamental research contributions from a methodological/application in data science accomplishing sustainable solution for the future perspective. Mainly focusing on the design of the best cognitive embedded data science technologies to process and analyze the large amount of data collected through the IoT, and aid better decision making, the book discusses adapting decision-making approaches under cognitive computing paradigms to demonstrate how the proposed procedures as well as big data and IoT problems can be handled in practice. This book is a valuable resource for scientists, professionals, researchers, and academicians dealing with the new challenges and advances in the specific areas of cognitive computing and data science approaches.



Big Data Mining and Analytics

Big Data  Mining  and Analytics Author Stephan Kudyba
ISBN-10 9781466568716
Release 2014-03-12
Pages 325
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There is an ongoing data explosion transpiring that will make previous creations, collections, and storage of data look trivial. Big Data, Mining, and Analytics: Components of Strategic Decision Making ties together big data, data mining, and analytics to explain how readers can leverage them to extract valuable insights from their data. Facilitating a clear understanding of big data, it supplies authoritative insights from expert contributors into leveraging data resources, including big data, to improve decision making. Illustrating basic approaches of business intelligence to the more complex methods of data and text mining, the book guides readers through the process of extracting valuable knowledge from the varieties of data currently being generated in the brick and mortar and internet environments. It considers the broad spectrum of analytics approaches for decision making, including dashboards, OLAP cubes, data mining, and text mining. Includes a foreword by Thomas H. Davenport, Distinguished Professor, Babson College; Fellow, MIT Center for Digital Business; and Co-Founder, International Institute for Analytics Introduces text mining and the transforming of unstructured data into useful information Examines real time wireless medical data acquisition for today’s healthcare and data mining challenges Presents the contributions of big data experts from academia and industry, including SAS Highlights the most exciting emerging technologies for big data—Hadoop is just the beginning Filled with examples that illustrate the value of analytics throughout, the book outlines a conceptual framework for data modeling that can help you immediately improve your own analytics and decision-making processes. It also provides in-depth coverage of analyzing unstructured data with text mining methods to supply you with the well-rounded understanding required to leverage your information assets into improved strategic decision making.



Mind over data

Mind over data Author Laurie Dennett
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105119472673
Release 2004-05-01
Pages 213
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Mind over data has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Mind over data also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Mind over data book for free.



The Digitization of Healthcare

The Digitization of Healthcare Author Loick Menvielle
ISBN-10 9781349951734
Release 2017-08-22
Pages 462
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Combining conceptual, pragmatic and operational approaches, this edited collection addresses the demand for knowledge and understanding of IT in the healthcare sector. With new technology outbreaks, our vision of healthcare has been drastically changed, switching from a ‘traditional’ path to a digitalized one. Providing an overview of the role of IT in the healthcare sector, The Digitization of Healthcare illustrates the potential benefits and challenges for all those involved in delivering care to the patient. The incursion of IT has disrupted the value chain and changed business models for companies working in the health sector, and also raised ethical issues and new paradigms about delivering care. This book illustrates the rise of patient empowerment through the development of patient communities such as PatientLikeMe, and medical collaborate platforms such as DockCheck, thus providing a necessary tool to patients, caregivers and academics alike.