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Too Big to Ignore

The Business Case for Big Data

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Publisher:John Wiley & Sons
Series: Wiley
Author:Phil Simon
Published:Apr 26 2013
Posted:Aug 02 2016
Book format:PDF
Book size:22 MB

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Residents in Boston, Massachusetts are automatically reporting potholes and road hazards via their smartphones. Progressive Insurance tracks realtime customer driving patterns and uses that information to offer rates truly commensurate with individual safety. Google accurately predicts local flu outbreaks based upon thousands of user search queries. Amazon provides remarkably insightful, relevant, and timely product recommendations to its hundreds of millions of customers. Quantcast lets companies target precise audiences and key demographics throughout the Web. NASA runs contests via gamification site TopCoder, awarding prizes to those with the most innovative and costeffective solutions to its problems. Explorys offers penetrating and previously unknown insights into healthcare behavior.How do these organizations and municipalities do it? Technology is certainly a big part, but in each case the answer lies deeper than that. Individuals at these organizations have realized that they dont have to be Nate Silver to reap massive benefits from todays new and emerging types of data. And each of these organizations has embraced Big Data, allowing them to make astute and otherwise impossible observations, actions, and predictions.Its time to start thinking big.In Too Big to Ignore, recognized technology expert and awardwinning author Phil Simon explores an unassailably important trend: Big Data, the massive amounts, new types, and multifaceted sources of information streaming at us faster than ever. Never before have we seen data with the volume, velocity, and variety of today. Big Data is no temporary blip of fad. In fact, it is only going to intensify in the coming years, and its ramifications for the future of business are impossible to overstate.Too Big to Ignore explains why Big Data is a big deal. Simon provides commonsense, jargonfree advice for people and organizations looking to understand and leverage Big Data. Rife with case studies, examples, analysis, and quotes from realworld Big Data practitioners, the book is required reading for chief executives, company owners, industry leaders, and business professionals.

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