THE DATA REVOLUTION

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The Data Revolution

Author : Rob Kitchin
ISBN : 9781473908253
Genre : Social Science
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"Carefully distinguishing between big data and open data, and exploring various data infrastructures, Kitchin vividly illustrates how the data landscape is rapidly changing and calls for a revolution in how we think about data." - Evelyn Ruppert, Goldsmiths, University of London "Deconstructs the hype around the ‘data revolution’ to carefully guide us through the histories and the futures of ‘big data.’ The book skilfully engages with debates from across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences in order to produce a critical account of how data are enmeshed into enormous social, economic, and political changes that are taking place." - Mark Graham, University of Oxford Traditionally, data has been a scarce commodity which, given its value, has been either jealously guarded or expensively traded. In recent years, technological developments and political lobbying have turned this position on its head. Data now flow as a deep and wide torrent, are low in cost and supported by robust infrastructures, and are increasingly open and accessible. A data revolution is underway, one that is already reshaping how knowledge is produced, business conducted, and governance enacted, as well as raising many questions concerning surveillance, privacy, security, profiling, social sorting, and intellectual property rights. In contrast to the hype and hubris of much media and business coverage, The Data Revolution provides a synoptic and critical analysis of the emerging data landscape. Accessible in style, the book provides: A synoptic overview of big data, open data and data infrastructures An introduction to thinking conceptually about data, data infrastructures, data analytics and data markets Acritical discussion of the technical shortcomings and the social, political and ethical consequences of the data revolution An analysis of the implications of the data revolution to academic, business and government practices
Category: Social Science

Xml Web Services And The Data Revolution

Author : Frank P. Coyle
ISBN : 0201776413
Genre : Computers
File Size : 59.71 MB
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This invaluable guide places XML in context, discussing why it is so significant, and how it affects the business and computing worlds, most recently with the emergence of Web services. It also explores the full ranges of XML related technologies.
Category: Computers

Harnessing The Data Revolution To Achieve The Sustainable Development Goals

Author : Erol Yayboke
ISBN : 9781442280304
Genre : Political Science
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In this report, CSIS and JICA-RI analyze the challenges and opportunities that exist in the pursuit of the “data revolution” called for by the UN High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Category: Political Science

The Emerging Data Revolution In Africa

Author : Ben Kiregyera
ISBN : 9781920689568
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 28.54 MB
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The book presents a nuanced narrative about statistical development in Africa since around the time of independence when emerging states needed statistics mainly to support their planning processes. It highlights challenges faced then, some of which have persisted, including institutional, organizational and technical challenges. These challenges manifest themselves in countries with different degrees of severity and are quite severe in post-conflict countries. Key statistical programmes to support statistical development in Africa in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s are presented
Category: Social Science

Data Revolution

Author : Michael Toedt
ISBN : 9783737516891
Genre : Science
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Data is everywhere. There is no way to stop, deny or avoid it. Big Data is the next economic revolution. After the triumphant success of the Internet, the capabilities of managers to use the endless and steadily increasing amount of data will split companies into those who know what they do, and those who just guess. There will only be winners or losers. Managers need to understand that we are on the verge of a new economic era. The more they listen and learn, the higher the chance to win the data race. Why is Big Data so important? Big Data can help companies to increase their revenues, improve their profit margins, reduce risks and cut costs. Intelligent use of data supports customer acquisition, allows for higher prices, minimizes the risk of unprofitable investments, improves profit margins, supports the direct distribution channels, and helps to bypass expansive third-party vendors. It also generates customer loyalty and eventually helps to reduce technology, administration and payroll costs. There are manifold reasons to take a deeper look into Big Data. In medieval times, merchants in the Mediterranean accumulated extreme wealth by trading in spices such as salt. Nowadays, the prosperity of a company strongly correlates with its ability to manage and use customer data.
Category: Science

Big Data Revolution

Author : Rob Thomas
ISBN : 9781118943717
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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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.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Big Data Revolution

Author : Jason Kolb
ISBN : 1490403809
Genre : Business & Economics
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We create more data in a day then we did from the dawn of man through 2003 and approximately 90% of all the world's data has been created in the past 2 years. What does this mean to you? In The Big Data Revolution we explore this very question and reveal the data secrets your competitors don't want you to know. Our world is transforming as the data deluge knocks us out of our old ways and into the data driven reality. Some companies are winning by taking advantages of the opportunities in this evolving world while others are falling behind. Pioneers like Amazon, Target, and Google are blazing a trail that we can follow, and in The Big Data Revolution we help you do just that. Big Data promises to give us a world driven by information and solid data, bringing far greater productivity, increased profits, and lower costs; and in The Big Data Revolution we explore those winning strategies and techniques and the tools behind them. Want to learn how companies like Amazon, Target, and IBM use data to gain competitive advantages? Or how Obama used Big Data tools to better utilize his resources? The Big Data Revolution was written for the non-or-only-slightly-technical business person in mind--but in a way that gives you enough meat behind the ideas so that you have a road map that tells you how to get where you want to go. It uses real-world examples and case studies to illustrates the concepts and explore the technology that makes them happen. The Big Data Revolution is comprised of four parts: Part 1: Data Science In Part 1 we first introduce you to the world of data science and analytics. These are the tools companies and governments use to refine their crude data into valuable insights. In this section, we'll look at the magic behind Amazon's success, and see how data is leading towards a near Minority Report future. Part 2: Big Data Data is growing at an exceptional rate, we produce more data now in a day than we did from the dawn of man till 2003. This explosion of data creates many unique struggles as well as opportunities. In this section we'll look at how Obama invested in Big Data during his presidential campaign, and explore how startups are revealing data that saves their clients substantial capital. Part 3: Tools of the trade Data Scientists cannot just look at big data and get value from it, it doesn't matter how good they are. The data is just too big. So companies like IBM and Microsoft build tools that help people make sense of data, and hopefully discover new useful insights from it. The two primary categories of tools you need to be aware of are Business Intelligence and Data Discovery. In this section we explore these broad terms, and show how companies are designing more specialized tools for specific purposes. Part 4: Gazing into the Future In order to position yourself well for what is to come you need to know where we are now and almost more importantly where we are going to be in the near future. In this section we explore the trends that are going to matter as we move forward in this emerging technology industry. Computerized Data Analytics is truly still in its early stages of development, and things are going to change as new innovations come to the forefront. If we are serious about gaining the data advantage, we need to stay ahead of this curve. The Big Data Revolution is your tool to understanding this complex new reality of your world. Get it today and don't miss out on the data driven future. The world is changing. Are you ready?
Category: Business & Economics

Data Revolution

Author : Sidney Shek
ISBN : 9780578094243
Genre : Computers
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Data has become a factor of production, like labor and steel, and is driving a new data-centered economy. The Data rEvolution is about data volume, variety, velocity and value. It is about new ways to organize and manage data for rapid processing using tools like Hadoop and MapReduce. It is about the explosion of new tools for "connecting the dots" and increasing knowledge, including link analysis, temporal analysis and predictive analytics. It is about a vision of "analytics for everyone" that puts sophisticated statistics into the hands of all. And, it is about using visual analytics to parse the data and literally see new relationships and insights on the fly. As the data and tools become democratized, we will see a new world of experimentation and creative problem-solving, where data comes from both inside and outside the organization. Your own data is not enough. This report is a must-read for IT and business leaders who want to maximize the value of data for their organization.
Category: Computers

Big Data

Author : Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
ISBN : 9780544002692
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 73.33 MB
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This revelatory exploration of big data, which refers to our newfound ability to crunch vast amounts of information, analyze it instantly and draw profound and surprising conclusions from it, discusses how it will change our lives and what we can do to protect ourselves from its hazards. 75,000 first printing.
Category: Business & Economics