How to Use Big Data to Win Customers, Beat Competitors, and Boost Profits
Author: Russell Glass,Sean Callahan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Get the expert perspective and practical advice on big data The Big Data-Driven Business: How to Use Big Data to Win Customers, Beat Competitors, and Boost Profits makes the case that big data is for real, and more than just big hype. The book uses real-life examples—from Nate Silver to Copernicus, and Apple to Blackberry—to demonstrate how the winners of the future will use big data to seek the truth. Written by a marketing journalist and the CEO of a multi-million-dollar B2B marketing platform that reaches more than 90% of the U.S. business population, this book is a comprehensive and accessible guide on how to win customers, beat competitors, and boost the bottom line with big data. The marketplace has entered an era where the customer holds all the cards. With unprecedented choice in both the consumer world and the B2B world, it's imperative that businesses gain a greater understanding of their customers and prospects. Big data is the key to this insight, because it provides a comprehensive view of a company's customers—who they are, and who they may be tomorrow. The Big Data-Driven Business is a complete guide to the future of business as seen through the lens of big data, with expert advice on real-world applications. Learn what big data is, and how it will transform the enterprise Explore why major corporations are betting their companies on marketing technology Read case studies of big data winners and losers Discover how to change privacy and security, and remodel marketing Better information allows for better decisions, better targeting, and better reach. Big data has become an indispensable tool for the most effective marketers in the business, and it's becoming less of a competitive advantage and more like an industry standard. Remaining relevant as the marketplace evolves requires a full understanding and application of big data, and The Big Data-Driven Business provides the practical guidance businesses need.
This book presents and discusses the main strategic and organizational challenges posed by Big Data and analytics in a manner relevant to both practitioners and scholars. The first part of the book analyzes strategic issues relating to the growing relevance of Big Data and analytics for competitive advantage, which is also attributable to empowerment of activities such as consumer profiling, market segmentation, and development of new products or services. Detailed consideration is also given to the strategic impact of Big Data and analytics on innovation in domains such as government and education and to Big Data-driven business models. The second part of the book addresses the impact of Big Data and analytics on management and organizations, focusing on challenges for governance, evaluation, and change management, while the concluding part reviews real examples of Big Data and analytics innovation at the global level. The text is supported by informative illustrations and case studies, so that practitioners can use the book as a toolbox to improve understanding and exploit business opportunities related to Big Data and analytics.
Chan, Hing Kai,Subramanian, Nachiappan,Abdulrahman, Muhammad Dan-Asabe
Author: Chan, Hing Kai,Subramanian, Nachiappan,Abdulrahman, Muhammad Dan-Asabe
Publisher: IGI Global
Category: Business & Economics
Technological advancements in recent years have led to significant developments within a variety of business applications. In particular, data-driven research provides ample opportunity for enterprise growth, if utilized efficiently. Supply Chain Management in the Big Data Era is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly material on the implementation of big data analytics for improved operations and supply chain processes. Highlighting emerging strategies from different industry perspectives, this book is ideally designed for managers, professionals, practitioners, and students interested in the most recent research on supply chain innovations.
José María Cavanillas,Edward Curry,Wolfgang Wahlster
A Roadmap for Usage and Exploitation of Big Data in Europe
Author: José María Cavanillas,Edward Curry,Wolfgang Wahlster
In this book readers will find technological discussions on the existing and emerging technologies across the different stages of the big data value chain. They will learn about legal aspects of big data, the social impact, and about education needs and requirements. And they will discover the business perspective and how big data technology can be exploited to deliver value within different sectors of the economy. The book is structured in four parts: Part I “The Big Data Opportunity” explores the value potential of big data with a particular focus on the European context. It also describes the legal, business and social dimensions that need to be addressed, and briefly introduces the European Commission’s BIG project. Part II “The Big Data Value Chain” details the complete big data lifecycle from a technical point of view, ranging from data acquisition, analysis, curation and storage, to data usage and exploitation. Next, Part III “Usage and Exploitation of Big Data” illustrates the value creation possibilities of big data applications in various sectors, including industry, healthcare, finance, energy, media and public services. Finally, Part IV “A Roadmap for Big Data Research” identifies and prioritizes the cross-sectorial requirements for big data research, and outlines the most urgent and challenging technological, economic, political and societal issues for big data in Europe. This compendium summarizes more than two years of work performed by a leading group of major European research centers and industries in the context of the BIG project. It brings together research findings, forecasts and estimates related to this challenging technological context that is becoming the major axis of the new digitally transformed business environment.
In a resolutely practical and data-driven project universe, the digital age changed the way data is collected, stored, analyzed, visualized and protected, transforming business opportunities and strategies. It is important for today’s organizations and entrepreneurs to implement a robust data strategy and industrialize a set of “data-driven” solutions to utilize big data analytics to its fullest potential. Big Data Analytics for Entrepreneurial Success provides emerging perspectives on the theoretical and practical aspects of data analysis tools and techniques within business applications. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as algorithms, data collection, and machine learning, this publication provides concrete examples and case studies of successful uses of data-driven projects as well as the challenges and opportunities of generating value from data using analytics. It is ideally designed for entrepreneurs, researchers, business owners, managers, graduate students, academicians, software developers, and IT professionals seeking current research on the essential tools and technologies for organizing, analyzing, and benefiting from big data.
Viktor Mayer-Schönberger,Viktor; Cukier Mayer-Schönberger
Author: Viktor Mayer-Schönberger,Viktor; Cukier Mayer-Schönberger
Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft
Category: Political Science
Ob Kaufverhalten, Grippewellen oder welche Farbe am ehesten verrät, ob ein Gebrauchtwagen in einem guten Zustand ist – noch nie gab es eine solche Menge an Daten und noch nie bot sich die Chance, durch Recherche und Kombination in der Daten¬flut blitzschnell Zusammenhänge zu entschlüsseln. Big Data bedeutet nichts weniger als eine Revolution für Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft und Politik. Es wird die Weise, wie wir über Gesundheit, Erziehung, Innovation und vieles mehr denken, völlig umkrempeln. Und Vorhersagen möglich machen, die bisher undenkbar waren. Die Experten Viktor Mayer-Schönberger und Kenneth Cukier beschreiben in ihrem Buch, was Big Data ist, welche Möglichkeiten sich eröffnen, vor welchen Umwälzungen wir alle stehen – und verschweigen auch die dunkle Seite wie das Ausspähen von persönlichen Daten und den drohenden Verlust der Privatsphäre nicht.
The era of rapidly progressing technology we live in generates vast amounts of data; however, the challenge exists in understanding how to aggressively monitor and make sense of this data. Without a better understanding of how to collect and manage such large data sets, it becomes increasingly difficult to successfully utilize them. Managing Big Data Integration in the Public Sector is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on the application of big data analytics in government contexts and identifies various strategies in which big data platforms can generate improvements within that sector. Highlighting issues surrounding data management, current models, and real-world applications, this book is ideally designed for professionals, government agencies, researchers, and non-profit organizations interested in the benefits of big data analytics applied in the public sphere.
The world is witnessing the growth of a global movement facilitated by technology and social media. Fueled by information, this movement contains enormous potential to create more accountable, efficient, responsive, and effective governments and businesses, as well as spurring economic growth. Big Data Governance and Perspectives in Knowledge Management is a collection of innovative research on the methods and applications of applying robust processes around data, and aligning organizations and skillsets around those processes. Highlighting a range of topics including data analytics, prediction analysis, and software development, this book is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, information science professionals, software developers, computer engineers, graduate-level computer science students, policymakers, and managers seeking current research on the convergence of big data and information governance as two major trends in information management.
Big Data in Unternehmen. Dieses neue Buch gibt Managern ein umfassendes Verständnis dafür, welche Bedeutung Big Data für Unternehmen zukünftig haben wird und wie Big Data tatsächlich genutzt werden kann. Am Ende jedes Kapitels aktivieren Fragen, selbst nach Lösungen für eine erfolgreiche Implementierung und Nutzung von Big Data im eigenen Unternehmen zu suchen. Die Schwerpunkte - Warum Big Data für Sie und Ihr Unternehmen wichtig ist - Wie Big Data Ihre Arbeit, Ihr Unternehmen und Ihre Branche verändern - - wird - Entwicklung einer Big Data-Strategie - Der menschliche Aspekt von Big Data - Technologien für Big Data - Wie Sie erfolgreich mit Big Data arbeiten - Was Sie von Start-ups und Online-Unternehmen lernen können - Was Sie von großen Unternehmen lernen können: Big Data und Analytics 3.0 Der Experte Thomas H. Davenport ist Professor für Informationstechnologie und -management am Babson College und Forschungswissenschaftler am MIT Center for Digital Business. Zudem ist er Mitbegründer und Forschungsdirektor am International Institute for Analytics und Senior Berater von Deloitte Analytics.
Maximize profit and optimize decisions with advanced business analytics Profit-Driven Business Analytics provides actionable guidance on optimizing the use of data to add value and drive better business. Combining theoretical and technical insights into daily operations and long-term strategy, this book acts as a development manual for practitioners seeking to conceive, develop, and manage advanced analytical models. Detailed discussion delves into the wide range of analytical approaches and modeling techniques that can help maximize business payoff, and the author team draws upon their recent research to share deep insight about optimal strategy. Real-life case studies and examples illustrate these techniques at work, and provide clear guidance for implementation in your own organization. From step-by-step instruction on data handling, to analytical fine-tuning, to evaluating results, this guide provides invaluable guidance for practitioners seeking to reap the advantages of true business analytics. Despite widespread discussion surrounding the value of data in decision making, few businesses have adopted advanced analytic techniques in any meaningful way. This book shows you how to delve deeper into the data and discover what it can do for your business. Reinforce basic analytics to maximize profits Adopt the tools and techniques of successful integration Implement more advanced analytics with a value-centric approach Fine-tune analytical information to optimize business decisions Both data stored and streamed has been increasing at an exponential rate, and failing to use it to the fullest advantage equates to leaving money on the table. From bolstering current efforts to implementing a full-scale analytics initiative, the vast majority of businesses will see greater profit by applying advanced methods. Profit-Driven Business Analytics provides a practical guidebook and reference for adopting real business analytics techniques.
A data-driven approach to sport business and management
Author: Gil Fried,Ceyda Mumcu
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Business & Economics
The increasing availability of data has transformed the way sports are played, promoted and managed. This is the first textbook to explain how the big data revolution is having a profound influence across the sport industry, demonstrating how sport managers and business professionals can use analytical techniques to improve their professional practice. While other sports analytics books have focused on player performance data, this book shows how analytics can be applied to every functional area of sport business, from marketing and event management to finance and legal services. Drawing on research that spans the entire sport industry, it explains how data is influencing the most important decisions, from ticket sales and human resources to risk management and facility operations. Each chapter contains real world examples, industry profiles and extended case studies which are complimented by a companion website full of useful learning resources. Sport Analytics: A data-driven approach to sport business and management is an essential text for all sport management students and an invaluable reference for any sport management professional involved in operational research.
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?
Business Intelligence Strategy and Big Data Analytics is written for business leaders, managers, and analysts - people who are involved with advancing the use of BI at their companies or who need to better understand what BI is and how it can be used to improve profitability. It is written from a general management perspective, and it draws on observations at 12 companies whose annual revenues range between $500 million and $20 billion. Over the past 15 years, my company has formulated vendor-neutral business-focused BI strategies and program execution plans in collaboration with manufacturers, distributors, retailers, logistics companies, insurers, investment companies, credit unions, and utilities, among others. It is through these experiences that we have validated business-driven BI strategy formulation methods and identified common enterprise BI program execution challenges. In recent years, terms like “big data” and “big data analytics” have been introduced into the business and technical lexicon. Upon close examination, the newer terminology is about the same thing that BI has always been about: analyzing the vast amounts of data that companies generate and/or purchase in the course of business as a means of improving profitability and competitiveness. Accordingly, we will use the terms BI and business intelligence throughout the book, and we will discuss the newer concepts like big data as appropriate. More broadly, the goal of this book is to share methods and observations that will help companies achieve BI success and thereby increase revenues, reduce costs, or both. Provides ideas for improving the business performance of one’s company or business functions Emphasizes proven, practical, step-by-step methods that readers can readily apply in their companies Includes exercises and case studies with road-tested advice about formulating BI strategies and program plans
Big Data and Big Analytics are a big deal today. Big Data is playing a pivotal role in many companies' strategic decision-making. Companies are striving to acquire a 'data advantage' over rivals. Data-driven mergers are increasing. These data-driven business strategies and mergers raise significant implications for privacy, consumer protection and competition law. At the same time, European and United States' competition authorities are beginning to consider the implications of a data-driven economy on competition policy. In 2015, the European Commission launched a competition inquiry into the e-commerce sector and issued a statement of objections in its Google investigation. The implications of Big Data on competition policy will likely be a part of the mix. Big Data and Competition Policy is the first work to offer a detailed description of the important new issue of Big Data and explains how it relates to competition laws and policy, both in the EU and US. The book helps bring the reader quickly up to speed on what is Big Data, its competitive implications, the competition authorities' approach to data-driven mergers and business strategies, and their current approach's strengths and weaknesses. Written by two recognized leading experts in competition law, this accessible work offers practical guidance and theoretical discussion of the potential benefits (including data-driven efficiencies) and concerns for the practitioner, policy maker, and academic alike.
Vast holdings and assessment of consumer data by large companies are not new phenomena. Firms' ability to leverage the data to reach customers in targeted campaigns and gain market share is, and on an unprecedented scale. Major companies have moved from serving as data or inventory storehouses, suppliers, and exchange mechanisms to monetizing their data and expanding the products they offer. Such changes have implications for both firms and consumers in the coming years. In From Big Data to Big Profits, Russell Walker investigates the use of internal Big Data to stimulate innovations for operational effectiveness, and the ways in which external Big Data is developed for gauging, or even prompting, customer buying decisions. Walker examines the nature of Big Data, the novel measures they create for market activity, and the payoffs they can offer from the connectedness of the business and social world. With case studies from Apple, Netflix, Google, and Amazon, Walker both explores the market transformations that are changing perceptions of Big Data, and provides a framework for assessing and evaluating Big Data. Although the world appears to be moving toward a marketplace where consumers will be able to "pull" offers from firms, rather than simply receiving offers, Walker observes that such changes will require careful consideration of legal and unspoken business practices as they affect consumer privacy. Rigorous and meticulous, From Big Data to Big Profits is a valuable resource for graduate students and professionals with an interest in Big Data, digital platforms, and analytics.
What Managers Need to Know to Profit from the Big Data Revolution
Author: David Feinleib
Category: Business & Economics
Investors and technology gurus have called big data one of the most important trends to come along in decades. Big Data Bootcamp explains what big data is and how you can use it in your company to become one of tomorrow’s market leaders. Along the way, it explains the very latest technologies, companies, and advancements. Big data holds the keys to delivering better customer service, offering more attractive products, and unlocking innovation. That’s why, to remain competitive, every organization should become a big data company. It’s also why every manager and technology professional should become knowledgeable about big data and how it is transforming not just their own industries but the global economy. And that knowledge is just what this book delivers. It explains components of big data like Hadoop and NoSQL databases; how big data is compiled, queried, and analyzed; how to create a big data application; and the business sectors ripe for big data-inspired products and services like retail, healthcare, finance, and education. Best of all, your guide is David Feinleib, renowned entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and author of Why Startups Fail. Feinleib’s Big Data Landscape, a market map featured and explained in the book, is an industry benchmark that has been viewed more than 150,000 times and is used as a reference by VMWare, Dell, Intel, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, and many other organizations. Feinleib also explains: • Why every businessperson needs to understand the fundamentals of big data or get run over by those who do • How big data differs from traditional database management systems • How to create and run a big data project • The technical details powering the big data revolution Whether you’re a Fortune 500 executive or the proprietor of a restaurant or web design studio, Big Data Bootcamp will explain how you can take full advantage of new technologies to transform your company and your career.
What do you need to become a data-driven organization? Far more than having big data or a crack team of unicorn data scientists, it requires establishing an effective, deeply-ingrained data culture. This practical book shows you how true data-drivenness involves processes that require genuine buy-in across your company, from analysts and management to the C-Suite and the board. Through interviews and examples from data scientists and analytics leaders in a variety of industries, author Carl Anderson explains the analytics value chain you need to adopt when building predictive business models—from data collection and analysis to the insights and leadership that drive concrete actions. You’ll learn what works and what doesn’t, and why creating a data-driven culture throughout your organization is essential. Start from the bottom up: learn how to collect the right data the right way Hire analysts with the right skills, and organize them into teams Examine statistical and visualization tools, and fact-based story-telling methods Collect and analyze data while respecting privacy and ethics Understand how analysts and their managers can help spur a data-driven culture Learn the importance of data leadership and C-level positions such as chief data officer and chief analytics officer
If you are a data analyst, developer, or simply someone who wants to use Hive to explore and analyze data in Hadoop, this is the book for you. Whether you are new to big data or an expert, with this book, you will be able to master both the basic and the advanced features of Hive. Since Hive is an SQL-like language, some previous experience with the SQL language and databases is useful to have a better understanding of this book.
A Framework for Implementing Analytics and Turning Information Into Intelligence
Author: Nada R. Sanders
Publisher: Pearson Education
Category: Business & Economics
Master a complete, five-step roadmap for leveraging Big Data and analytics to gain unprecedented competitive advantage from your supply chain. Using Big Data, pioneers such as Amazon, UPS, and Wal-Mart are gaining unprecedented mastery over their supply chains. They are achieving greater visibility into inventory levels, order fulfillment rates, material and product delivery… using predictive data analytics to match supply with demand; leveraging new planning strengths to optimize their sales channel strategies; optimizing supply chain strategy and competitive priorities; even launching powerful new ventures. Despite these opportunities, many supply chain operations are gaining limited or no value from Big Data. In Big Data Driven Supply Chain Management, Nada Sanders presents a systematic five-step framework for using Big Data in supply chains. You'll learn best practices for segmenting and analyzing customers, defining competitive priorities for each segment, aligning functions behind strategy, dissolving organizational boundaries to sense demand and make better decisions, and choose the right metrics to support all of this. Using these techniques, you can overcome the widespread obstacles to making the most of Big Data in your supply chain — and earn big profits from the data you're already generating. For all executives, managers, and analysts interested in using Big Data technologies to improve supply chain performance.
Emerging Business Intelligence and Analytic Trends for Today's Businesses
Author: Michael Minelli,Michele Chambers,Ambiga Dhiraj
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Unique prospective on the big data analytics phenomenon for both business and IT professionals The availability of Big Data, low-cost commodity hardware and new information management and analytics software has produced a unique moment in the history of business. The convergence of these trends means that we have the capabilities required to analyze astonishing data sets quickly and cost-effectively for the first time in history. These capabilities are neither theoretical nor trivial. They represent a genuine leap forward and a clear opportunity to realize enormous gains in terms of efficiency, productivity, revenue and profitability. The Age of Big Data is here, and these are truly revolutionary times. This timely book looks at cutting-edge companies supporting an exciting new generation of business analytics. Learn more about the trends in big data and how they are impacting the business world (Risk, Marketing, Healthcare, Financial Services, etc.) Explains this new technology and how companies can use them effectively to gather the data that they need and glean critical insights Explores relevant topics such as data privacy, data visualization, unstructured data, crowd sourcing data scientists, cloud computing for big data, and much more.