Creating Value with Big Data Analytics

Author: Peter C. Verhoef
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317561910
Release Date: 2016-01-08
Genre: Business & Economics

Our newly digital world is generating an almost unimaginable amount of data about all of us. Such a vast amount of data is useless without plans and strategies that are designed to cope with its size and complexity, and which enable organisations to leverage the information to create value. This book is a refreshingly practical, yet theoretically sound roadmap to leveraging big data and analytics. Creating Value with Big Data Analytics provides a nuanced view of big data development, arguing that big data in itself is not a revolution but an evolution of the increasing availability of data that has been observed in recent times. Building on the authors’ extensive academic and practical knowledge, this book aims to provide managers and analysts with strategic directions and practical analytical solutions on how to create value from existing and new big data. By tying data and analytics to specific goals and processes for implementation, this is a much-needed book that will be essential reading for students and specialists of data analytics, marketing research, and customer relationship management.

Creating Value with Big Data Analytics

Author: Peter C. Verhoef
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317561927
Release Date: 2016-01-08
Genre: Business & Economics

Our newly digital world is generating an almost unimaginable amount of data about all of us. Such a vast amount of data is useless without plans and strategies that are designed to cope with its size and complexity, and which enable organisations to leverage the information to create value. This book is a refreshingly practical, yet theoretically sound roadmap to leveraging big data and analytics. Creating Value with Big Data Analytics provides a nuanced view of big data development, arguing that big data in itself is not a revolution but an evolution of the increasing availability of data that has been observed in recent times. Building on the authors’ extensive academic and practical knowledge, this book aims to provide managers and analysts with strategic directions and practical analytical solutions on how to create value from existing and new big data. By tying data and analytics to specific goals and processes for implementation, this is a much-needed book that will be essential reading for students and specialists of data analytics, marketing research, and customer relationship management.

Creating Value with Big Data Analytics

Author: Peter C. Verhoef
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1138837954
Release Date: 2016-01-21
Genre: Big data

Our newly digital world is generating an almost unimaginable amount of data about all of us. Such a vast amount of data is useless without plans and strategies that are designed to cope with its size and complexity, and which enable organisations to leverage the information to create value. This book is a refreshingly practical, yet theoretically sound roadmap to leveraging big data and analytics. Creating Value with Big Data Analyticsprovides a nuanced view of big data development, arguing that big data in itself is not a revolution but an evolution of the increasing availability of data that has been observed in recent times. Building on the authors' extensive academic and practical knowledge, this book aims to provide managers and analysts with strategic directions and practical analytical solutions on how to create value from existing and new big data. By tying data and analytics to specific goals and processes for implementation, this is a much-needed book that will be essential reading for students and specialists of data analytics, marketing research, and customer relationship management.

Creating Value with Social Media Analytics

Author: Gohar F. Khan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1977543979
Release Date: 2018-04-23
Genre: Business analysts

Often termed as the ''new gold,'' the vast amount of social media data can be employed to identify which customer behavior and actions create more value. Nevertheless, many brands find it extremely hard to define what the value of social media is and how to capture and create value with social media data.In Creating Value with Social Media Analytics, we draw on developments in social media analytics theories and tools to develop a comprehensive social media value creation framework that allows readers to define, align, capture, and sustain value through social media data. The book offers concepts, strategies, tools, tutorials, and case studies that brands need to align, extract, and analyze a variety of social media data, including text, actions, networks, multimedia, apps, hyperlinks, search engines, and location data. By the end of this book, the readers will have mastered the theories, concepts, strategies, techniques, and tools necessary to extract business value from big social media that help increase brand loyalty, generate leads, drive traffic, and ultimately make sound business decisions. Here is how the book is organized. Chapter 1: Creating Value with Social Media Analytics Chapter 2: Understanding Social Media Chapter 3: Understanding Social Media Analytics Chapter 4: Analytics-Business Alignment Chapter 5: Capturing Value with Network Analytics Chapter 6: Capturing Value with Text Analytics Chapter 7: Capturing Value with Actions Analytics Chapter 8: Capturing Value with Search Engine Analytics Chapter 9: Capturing Value with Location Analytics Chapter 10: Capturing Value with Hyperlinks Analytics Chapter 11: Capturing Value with Mobile Analytics Chapter 12: Capturing Value with Multimedia Analytics Chapter 13: Social Media Analytics CapabilitiesChapter 14: Social Media Security, Privacy, & Ethics The book has a companion site (https://analytics-book.com/), which offers useful instructor resources. Praises for the book "Gohar F. Khan has a flair for simplifying the complexity of social media analytics. Creating Value with Social Media Analytics is a beautifully delineated roadmap to creating and capturing business value through social media. It provides the theories, tools, and creates a roadmap to leveraging social media data for business intelligence purposes. Real world analytics cases and tutorials combined with a comprehensive companion site make this an excellent textbook for both graduate and undergraduate students."-Robin Saunders, Director of the Communications and Information Management Graduate Programs, Bay Path University. "Creating Value with Social Media Analytics offers a comprehensive framework to define, align, capture, and sustain business value through social media data. The book is theoretically grounded and practical, making it an excellent resource for social media analytics courses."-Haya Ajjan, Director & Associate Prof., Elon Center for Organizational Analytics, Elon University. "Gohar Khan is a pioneer in the emerging domain of social media analytics. This latest text is a must-read for business leaders, managers, and academicians, as it provides a clear and concise understanding of business value creation with social media data from a social lens."-Laeeq Khan, Director, Social Media Analytics Research Team, Ohio University. "Whether you are coming from a business, research, science or art background, Creating Value with Social Media Analytics is a brilliant induction resource for those entering the social media analytics industry. The insightful case studies and carefully crafted tutorials are the perfect supplements to help digest the key concepts introduced in each chapter."-Jared Wong, Social Media Data Analyst, Digivizer "It is one of the most comprehensive books on analytics that I have come across recently."-Bobby Swar, Prof. Concordia Uni.

Creating Value from Big Data

Author: Atal Malviya
Publisher: Bloomsbury Business
ISBN: 1472930185
Release Date: 2017-05-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Many people may be unsure of what 'structured data' means, but everyone will recognise it: data that resides within a fixed field in a record. At the same time, the web, mobile and social networks, and other platforms are producing enormous amounts of unstructured data, which can itself hold a wealth of market intelligence. Unlock this 'big data' and it has the power to build sustainable value in a number of forms. But how can such vast quantities of data be interpreted and used effectively? Creating Value from Big Data enables readers to make sense of data patterns and then link those insights to build value creation opportunities for their businesses. Using case studies such as Samsung and American Express, it presents a simple framework and a non-technical approach through which managers can produce meaningful analytics on which to base effective business decisions. With two authors and supported by Ashridge, the book offers a highly practical guide that has real-world business applications for both senior managers and postgraduate/MBA students.

Building a Digital Analytics Organization

Author: Judah Phillips
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780133372816
Release Date: 2013-07-25
Genre: Computers

Drive maximum business value from digital analytics, web analytics, site analytics, and business intelligence! In Building a Digital Analytics Organization, pioneering expert Judah Phillips thoroughly explains digital analytics to business practitioners, and presents best practices for using it to reduce costs and increase profitable revenue throughout the business. Phillips covers everything from making the business case through defining and executing strategy, and shows how to successfully integrate analytical processes, technology, and people in all aspects of operations. This unbiased and product-independent guide is replete with examples, many based on the author’s own extensive experience. Coverage includes: key concepts; focusing initiatives and strategy on business value, not technology; building an effective analytics organization; choosing the right tools (and understanding their limitations); creating processes and managing data; analyzing paid, owned, and earned digital media; performing competitive and qualitative analyses; optimizing and testing sites; implementing integrated multichannel digital analytics; targeting consumers; automating marketing processes; and preparing for the revolutionary “analytical economy.” For all business practitioners interested in analytics and business intelligence in all areas of the organization.

Pentaho for Big Data Analytics

Author: Manoj R Patil
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781783282166
Release Date: 2013-11-25
Genre: Computers

The book is a practical guide, full of step-by-step examples that are easy to follow and implement.This book is for developers, system administrators, and business intelligence professionals looking to learn how to get more out of their data through Pentaho. In order to best engage with the examples, some knowledge of Java will be required.

Data Governance

Author: Neera Bhansali
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439879146
Release Date: 2013-06-17
Genre: Computers

As organizations deploy business intelligence and analytic systems to harness business value from their data assets, data governance programs are quickly gaining prominence. And, although data management issues have traditionally been addressed by IT departments, organizational issues critical to successful data management require the implementation of enterprise-wide accountabilities and responsibilities. Data Governance: Creating Value from Information Assets examines the processes of using data governance to manage data effectively. Addressing the complete life cycle of effective data governance—from metadata management to privacy and compliance—it provides business managers, IT professionals, and students with an integrated approach to designing, developing, and sustaining an effective data governance strategy. Explains how to align data governance with business goals Describes how to build successful data stewardship with a governance framework Outlines strategies for integrating IT and data governance frameworks Supplies business-driven and technical perspectives on data quality management, metadata management, data access and security, and data lifecycle The book summarizes the experiences of global experts in the field and addresses critical areas of interest to the information systems and management community. Case studies from healthcare and financial sectors, two industries that have successfully leveraged the potential of data-driven strategies, provide further insights into real-time practice. Facilitating a comprehensive understanding of data governance, the book addresses the burning issue of aligning data assets to both IT assets and organizational strategic goals. With a focus on the organizational, operational, and strategic aspects of data governance, the text provides you with the understanding required to leverage, derive, and sustain maximum value from the informational assets housed in your IT infrastructure.

Data Strategy

Author: Bernard Marr
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749479862
Release Date: 2017-04-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Less than 0.5 per cent of all data is currently analysed and used. However, business leaders and managers cannot afford to be unconcerned or sceptical about data. Data is revolutionizing the way we work and it is the companies that view data as a strategic asset that will survive and thrive. Bernard Marr's Data Strategy is a must-have guide to creating a robust data strategy. Explaining how to identify your strategic data needs, what methods to use to collect the data and, most importantly, how to translate your data into organizational insights for improved business decision-making and performance, this is essential reading for anyone aiming to leverage the value of their business data and gain competitive advantage. Packed with case studies and real-world examples, advice on how to build data competencies in an organization and crucial coverage of how to ensure your data doesn't become a liability, Data Strategy will equip any organization with the tools and strategies it needs to profit from big data, analytics and the Internet of Things.

Analytics Across the Enterprise

Author: Brenda L. Dietrich
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780133833034
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Business & Economics

Analytics systematically informs human judgment with data-driven insight, improving decision-making and enabling greater innovation and creativity in support of strategy. This book hows how IBM has successfully leveraged analytics across the enterprise, worldwide. Through 31 case studies, the book shares real-world perspectives on what does and doesn't work and how to start or accelerate the business transformation. Coverage includes: creating a smarter workforce through big data and analytics; more effectively optimizing supply chain processes; systematically improving financial forecasting; managing financial risk, increasing operational efficiency, and creating business value; reaching more B2B or B2C customers and deepening their engagement; optimizing manufacturing and product management processes; deploying your sales organization to increase revenue and effectiveness; achieving new levels of excellence in services delivery and reducing risk; transforming IT to enable wider use of analytics; and "measuring the immeasurable" and filling gaps in imperfect data.

Win with Advanced Business Analytics

Author: Jean-Paul Isson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118417089
Release Date: 2012-09-25
Genre: Business & Economics

Plain English guidance for strategic business analytics and big data implementation In today's challenging economy, business analytics and big data have become more and more ubiquitous. While some businesses don't even know where to start, others are struggling to move from beyond basic reporting. In some instances management and executives do not see the value of analytics or have a clear understanding of business analytics vision mandate and benefits. Win with Advanced Analytics focuses on integrating multiple types of intelligence, such as web analytics, customer feedback, competitive intelligence, customer behavior, and industry intelligence into your business practice. Provides the essential concept and framework to implement business analytics Written clearly for a nontechnical audience Filled with case studies across a variety of industries Uniquely focuses on integrating multiple types of big data intelligence into your business Companies now operate on a global scale and are inundated with a large volume of data from multiple locations and sources: B2B data, B2C data, traffic data, transactional data, third party vendor data, macroeconomic data, etc. Packed with case studies from multiple countries across a variety of industries, Win with Advanced Analytics provides a comprehensive framework and applications of how to leverage business analytics/big data to outpace the competition.

Big Data Big Innovation

Author: Evan Stubbs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118925522
Release Date: 2014-07-02
Genre: Business & Economics

A practical guide to leveraging your data to spur innovation and growth Your business generates reams of data, but what do you do with it? Reporting is only the beginning. Your data holds the key to innovation and growth – you just need the proper analytics. In Big Data, Big Innovation: Enabling Competitive Differentiation Through Business Analytics, author Evan Stubbs explores the potential gold hiding in your un-mined data. As Chief Analytics Officer for SAS Australia/New Zealand, Stubbs brings an industry insider's perspective to guide you through pattern recognition, analysis, and implementation. Big Data, Big Innovation: Enabling Competitive Differentiation Through Business Analytics details a groundbreaking approach to ensuring your company's upward trajectory. Use this guide to leverage your customer information, financial reports, performance metrics, and more to build a rock-solid foundation for future growth. Build an effective analytics team, and empower them with the right tools Learn how big data drives both evolutionary and revolutionary innovation, and who should be responsible Identify data collection and analysis opportunities and implement action plans Design the platform that suits your company's current and future needs Quantify performance with statistics, programming, and research for a more complete picture of operations Effective management means combining data, people, and analytics to create a synergistic force for innovation and growth. If you want your company to move forward with confidence, Big Data, Big Innovation: Enabling Competitive Differentiation Through Business Analytics can show you how to use what you already have and acquire what you need to succeed.

Practical Big Data Analytics

Author: Nataraj Dasgupta
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781783554409
Release Date: 2018-01-15
Genre: Computers

Get command of your organizational Big Data using the power of data science and analytics Key Features A perfect companion to boost your Big Data storing, processing, analyzing skills to help you take informed business decisions Work with the best tools such as Apache Hadoop, R, Python, and Spark for NoSQL platforms to perform massive online analyses Get expert tips on statistical inference, machine learning, mathematical modeling, and data visualization for Big Data Book Description Big Data analytics relates to the strategies used by organizations to collect, organize and analyze large amounts of data to uncover valuable business insights that otherwise cannot be analyzed through traditional systems. Crafting an enterprise-scale cost-efficient Big Data and machine learning solution to uncover insights and value from your organization's data is a challenge. Today, with hundreds of new Big Data systems, machine learning packages and BI Tools, selecting the right combination of technologies is an even greater challenge. This book will help you do that. With the help of this guide, you will be able to bridge the gap between the theoretical world of technology with the practical ground reality of building corporate Big Data and data science platforms. You will get hands-on exposure to Hadoop and Spark, build machine learning dashboards using R and R Shiny, create web-based apps using NoSQL databases such as MongoDB and even learn how to write R code for neural networks. By the end of the book, you will have a very clear and concrete understanding of what Big Data analytics means, how it drives revenues for organizations, and how you can develop your own Big Data analytics solution using different tools and methods articulated in this book. What you will learn - Get a 360-degree view into the world of Big Data, data science and machine learning - Broad range of technical and business Big Data analytics topics that caters to the interests of the technical experts as well as corporate IT executives - Get hands-on experience with industry-standard Big Data and machine learning tools such as Hadoop, Spark, MongoDB, KDB+ and R - Create production-grade machine learning BI Dashboards using R and R Shiny with step-by-step instructions - Learn how to combine open-source Big Data, machine learning and BI Tools to create low-cost business analytics applications - Understand corporate strategies for successful Big Data and data science projects - Go beyond general-purpose analytics to develop cutting-edge Big Data applications using emerging technologies Who this book is for The book is intended for existing and aspiring Big Data professionals who wish to become the go-to person in their organization when it comes to Big Data architecture, analytics, and governance. While no prior knowledge of Big Data or related technologies is assumed, it will be helpful to have some programming experience.

Real Time Big Data Analytics Emerging Architecture

Author: Mike Barlow
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449364694
Release Date: 2013-06-24
Genre: Computers

Five or six years ago, analysts working with big datasets made queries and got the results back overnight. The data world was revolutionized a few years ago when Hadoop and other tools made it possible to getthe results from queries in minutes. But the revolution continues. Analysts now demand sub-second, near real-time query results. Fortunately, we have the tools to deliver them. This report examines tools and technologies that are driving real-time big data analytics.

Cognitive Computing and Big Data Analytics

Author: Judith Hurwitz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118896631
Release Date: 2015-02-12
Genre: Computers

A comprehensive guide to learning technologies that unlock the value in big data Cognitive Computing provides detailed guidance toward building a new class of systems that learn from experience and derive insights to unlock the value of big data. This book helps technologists understand cognitive computing's underlying technologies, from knowledge representation techniques and natural language processing algorithms to dynamic learning approaches based on accumulated evidence, rather than reprogramming. Detailed case examples from the financial, healthcare, and manufacturing walk readers step-by-step through the design and testing of cognitive systems, and expert perspectives from organizations such as Cleveland Clinic, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, as well as commercial vendors that are creating solutions. These organizations provide insight into the real-world implementation of cognitive computing systems. The IBM Watson cognitive computing platform is described in a detailed chapter because of its significance in helping to define this emerging market. In addition, the book includes implementations of emerging projects from Qualcomm, Hitachi, Google and Amazon. Today's cognitive computing solutions build on established concepts from artificial intelligence, natural language processing, ontologies, and leverage advances in big data management and analytics. They foreshadow an intelligent infrastructure that enables a new generation of customer and context-aware smart applications in all industries. Cognitive Computing is a comprehensive guide to the subject, providing both the theoretical and practical guidance technologists need. Discover how cognitive computing evolved from promise to reality Learn the elements that make up a cognitive computing system Understand the groundbreaking hardware and software technologies behind cognitive computing Learn to evaluate your own application portfolio to find the best candidates for pilot projects Leverage cognitive computing capabilities to transform the organization Cognitive systems are rightly being hailed as the new era of computing. Learn how these technologies enable emerging firms to compete with entrenched giants, and forward-thinking established firms to disrupt their industries. Professionals who currently work with big data and analytics will see how cognitive computing builds on their foundation, and creates new opportunities. Cognitive Computing provides complete guidance to this new level of human-machine interaction.