Data ism

Data ism
Author: Steve Lohr
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-03-10
ISBN: 0062226835
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Data ism Book Excerpt:

By one estimate, 90 percent of all of the data in history was created in the last two years. In 2014, International Data Corporation calculated the data universe at 4.4 zettabytes, or 4.4 trillion gigabytes. That much information, in volume, could fill enough slender iPad Air tablets to create a stack two-thirds of the way to the moon. Now, that's Big Data. Coal, iron ore, and oil were the key productive assets that fueled the Industrial Revolution. The vital raw material of today's information economy is data. In Data-ism, New York Times reporter Steve Lohr explains how big-data technology is ushering in a revolution in proportions that promise to be the basis of the next wave of efficiency and innovation across the economy. But more is at work here than technology. Big data is also the vehicle for a point of view, or philosophy, about how decisions will be—and perhaps should be—made in the future. Lohr investigates the benefits of data while also examining its dark side. Data-ism is about this next phase, in which vast Internet-scale data sets are used for discovery and prediction in virtually every field. It shows how this new revolution will change decision making—by relying more on data and analysis, and less on intuition and experience—and transform the nature of leadership and management. Focusing on young entrepreneurs at the forefront of data science as well as on giant companies such as IBM that are making big bets on data science for the future of their businesses, Data-ism is a field guide to what is ahead, explaining how individuals and institutions will need to exploit, protect, and manage data to stay competitive in the coming years. With rich examples of how the rise of big data is affecting everyday life, Data-ism also raises provocative questions about policy and practice that have wide implications for everyone. The age of data-ism is here. But are we ready to handle its consequences, good and bad?

Machine Learning for Decision Makers

Machine Learning for Decision Makers
Author: Patanjali Kashyap
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2018-01-04
ISBN: 1484229886
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Machine Learning for Decision Makers Book Excerpt:

Take a deep dive into the concepts of machine learning as they apply to contemporary business and management. You will learn how machine learning techniques are used to solve fundamental and complex problems in society and industry. Machine Learning for Decision Makers serves as an excellent resource for establishing the relationship of machine learning with IoT, big data, and cognitive and cloud computing to give you an overview of how these modern areas of computing relate to each other. This book introduces a collection of the most important concepts of machine learning and sets them in context with other vital technologies that decision makers need to know about. These concepts span the process from envisioning the problem to applying machine-learning techniques to your particular situation. This discussion also provides an insight to help deploy the results to improve decision-making. The book uses case studies and jargon busting to help you grasp the theory of machine learning quickly. You'll soon gain the big picture of machine learning and how it fits with other cutting-edge IT services. This knowledge will give you confidence in your decisions for the future of your business. What You Will Learn Discover the machine learning, big data, and cloud and cognitive computing technology stack Gain insights into machine learning concepts and practices Understand business and enterprise decision-making using machine learning Absorb machine-learning best practices Who This Book Is For Managers tasked with making key decisions who want to learn how and when machine learning and related technologies can help them.

Quantitative Research Methods in Consumer Psychology

Quantitative Research Methods in Consumer Psychology
Author: Paul Hackett
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN: 1317280415
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quantitative Research Methods in Consumer Psychology Book Excerpt:

Quantitative consumer research has long been the backbone of consumer psychology producing insights with peerless validity and reliability. This new book addresses a broad range of approaches to consumer psychology research along with developments in quantitative consumer research. Experts in their respective fields offer a perspective into this rapidly changing discipline of quantitative consumer research. The book focuses on new techniques as well as adaptations of traditional approaches and addresses ethics that relate to contemporary research approaches. The text is appropriate for use with university students at all academic levels. Each chapter provides both a theoretical grounding in its topic area and offers applied examples of the use of the approach in consumer settings. Exercises are provided at the end of each chapter to test student learning. Topics covered are quantitative research techniques, measurement theory and psychological scaling, mapping sentences for planning and managing research, using qualitative research to elucidate quantitative research findings, big data and its visualization, extracting insights from online data, modeling the consumer, social media and digital market analysis, connectionist modeling of consumer choice, market sensing and marketing research, preparing data for analysis;, and ethics. The book may be used on its own as a textbook and may also be used as a supplementary text in quantitative research courses.

Research Handbook on Digital Transformations

Research Handbook on Digital Transformations
Author: F. Xavier Olleros,Majlinda Zhegu
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-09-30
ISBN: 1784717762
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Handbook on Digital Transformations Book Excerpt:

The digital transition of our economies is now entering a phase of broad and deep societal impact. While there is one overall transition, there are many different sectoral transformations, from health and legal services to tax reports and taxi rides, as well as a rising number of transversal trends and policy issues, from widespread precarious employment and privacy concerns to market monopoly and cybercrime. They all are fertile ground for researchers, as established laws and regulations, organizational structures, business models, value networks and workflow routines are contested and displaced by newer alternatives. This Research Handbook offers a rich and interdisciplinary synthesis of some of the current thinking on the digital transformations underway.

Challenges and Opportunities of Corporate Governance Transformation in the Digital Era

Challenges and Opportunities of Corporate Governance Transformation in the Digital Era
Author: Kuznetsov, Mikhail Yevgenievich,Nikishova, Maria Igorevna
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2019-12-27
ISBN: 1799820130
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challenges and Opportunities of Corporate Governance Transformation in the Digital Era Book Excerpt:

While corporate governance has been a successful concept throughout the centuries, it is in question whether this concept can remain sustainable in the digital era and during a time of technological and managerial disruption. Under the pressure of new economic, social, and ecologic challenges, it is vital to understand how this concept needs to transform. Challenges and Opportunities of Corporate Governance Transformation in the Digital Era is an essential reference source that discusses concepts, trends, and forecasts of corporate governance and examines its transformation under the pressure of new technologies and economic changes. Featuring research on topics such as corporate identity, e-commerce, and cost management, this book is ideally designed for corporate leaders, managers, executives, business professionals, consultants, professors, researchers, and students.

Smart Technologies and Fundamental Rights

Smart Technologies and Fundamental Rights
Author: John-Stewart Gordon
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-12-07
ISBN: 9004437878
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Technologies and Fundamental Rights Book Excerpt:

The present volume, Smart Technologies and Fundamental Rights, contains fourteen outstanding and challenging articles concerning fundamental rights and Artificial Intelligence at the intersection of law, ethics and smart technologies.

Metaversed

Metaversed
Author: Samantha G. Wolfe,Luis Bravo Martins
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2022-12-22
ISBN: 1119888603
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metaversed Book Excerpt:

Understand the coming metaverse—and discover how to look past the hype and harness the future of technology. Metaversed is an insightful discussion and analysis of the next, rapidly approaching technological revolution. The authors deliver a compelling new exploration of how the metaverse and emerging technologies combine to define our collective future. In addition to identifying the business opportunities, the book pulls back the curtain on major safety and privacy issues that will arise and the expected shifts in both our private and social spheres. In the book, you’ll understand: How multiple industries will be changed and challenged in a 3D spatial world and how to navigate the future crypto-ladden business landscape; Legal and policy considerations necessary to build and maintain safe, shared digital spaces The economic and social impacts, including the potential for our digital lives to outlive our physical selves Actionable insights, so you can make the most out of the next digital revolution Metaversed is a can’t-miss presentation of the most significant market opportunities and societal challenges posed by the metaverse. It also will empower readers to take positive action that avoids the same online mistakes that happened on social media and create more responsible tech usage habits in our personal and professional lives.

Navigating the Labyrinth

Navigating the Labyrinth
Author: Laura Sebastian-Coleman
Publsiher: Technics Publications
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-05-09
ISBN: 1634623770
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Navigating the Labyrinth Book Excerpt:

An Executive Guide to Data Management

Information Warfare

Information Warfare
Author: Daniel Ventre
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-02-15
ISBN: 1848216602
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Warfare Book Excerpt:

Cyberspace is one of the major bases of the economic development of industrialized societies and developing. The dependence of modern society in this technological area is also one of its vulnerabilities. Cyberspace allows new power policy and strategy, broadens the scope of the actors of the conflict by offering to both state and non-state new weapons, new ways of offensive and defensive operations. This book deals with the concept of "information war", covering its development over the last two decades and seeks to answer the following questions: is the control of the information space really possible remains or she a utopia? What power would confer such control, what are the benefits?

Big Data and Blockchain for Service Operations Management

Big Data and Blockchain for Service Operations Management
Author: Ali Emrouznejad,Vincent Charles
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030873048
Category: Artificial intelligence
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Data and Blockchain for Service Operations Management Book Excerpt:

This book aims to provide the necessary background to work with big data blockchain by introducing some novel applications in service operations for both academics and interested practitioners, and to benefit society, industry, academia, and government. Presenting applications in a variety of industries, this book intends to cover theory, research, development, and applications of big data and blockchain, as embedded in the fields of mathematics, engineering, computer science, physics, economics, business, management, and life sciences, to help service operations management.

Leader to Leader LTL Volume 79 Winter 2016

Leader to Leader  LTL   Volume 79  Winter 2016
Author: Bruce Rosenstein
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 67
Release: 2016-01-05
ISBN: 1119236878
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leader to Leader LTL Volume 79 Winter 2016 Book Excerpt:

Leader to Leader, the Hesselbein Institute's award-winning quarterly journal, offers cutting-edge thinking on leadership, management, and strategy written by today's top thought leaders from the private, public and social sectors. It is mailed quarterly to all Institute members and is also available by subscription.

The Excellence Dividend

The Excellence Dividend
Author: Tom Peters
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2018-04-19
ISBN: 1473690277
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Excellence Dividend Book Excerpt:

"The Real Deal" Seth Godin, New York Times bestselling author of Linchpin "I'd rather hire someone who has studied [Peters'] writings than someone who has an MBA" Matthew Kelly, CEO of Floyd Consulting and New York Times bestselling author of The Dream Manager "Makes me glad to be alive in 2018" Sally Helgesen, author of The Female Advantage and The Female Vision, co-author How Women Rise The Excellence Dividend is a critical new book from one of today's leading visionaries in business. This year's winner of the Thinkers50 Lifetime Achievement Award and the CEO Reads Lifetime Contribution to the Business Book Industry Award, Tom Peters is one of the world's most revered management gurus and global business thinkers. For decades, he has been preaching the gospel of putting people first, and in today's rapidly changing business environment, this message is more important than ever. Studies show that fewer than one-third of employees feel engaged with their work and that half of all jobs are at risk due to technology. But Peters has a solution: a sustained commitment to excellence combined with a commitment to people. These are, he argues, the only tools for coping with and thriving amidst the tsunami of change facing business today. In The Excellence Dividend, Peters shows that nothing beats a high-quality product or service, designed and delivered by people who are as dedicated to each other as they are to their shared goal. With his unparalleled expertise and inimitable charisma, Peters offers brilliantly simple, actionable guidelines for success that any business leader can immediately implement. After spending four decades in in pursuit of professional excellence, giving more than 3,000 presentations on the subject and working with companies around the world, Peters has delivered a contemporary personal excellence manual for any professional looking to make their mark and face today's business challenges.

North Carolina beyond the Connected Age

North Carolina beyond the Connected Age
Author: Michael L. Walden
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2017-08-31
ISBN: 1469635739
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

North Carolina beyond the Connected Age Book Excerpt:

For years, North Carolina has been one of the nation's fastest-growing states, bringing tremendous change to the state's people, industries, jobs, places, environment, and government. Much of this change resulted from the information and technology revolution, which connected the state more fully to the country and the world. But we are now moving beyond the connected age, argues Michael L. Walden, to a new era of living, production, and work, and North Carolina faces not only unanswered questions about the past but also new challenges and opportunities visible on the horizon. What will these new transformations mean for the state's people, places, and prosperity? In this book, Walden lays out these looming economic issues and offers predictions of future trends as well as multiple policy options for taxation, infrastructure, and environmental issues. While the future cannot be perfectly predicted, Walden's expert analysis is mandatory reading for policy makers, business leaders, and everyday people seeking to prepare for upcoming changes in North Carolina's economy.

Big Data Databases and Ownership Rights in the Cloud

Big Data  Databases and  Ownership  Rights in the Cloud
Author: Marcelo Corrales Compagnucci
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2019-11-02
ISBN: 9811503494
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Data Databases and Ownership Rights in the Cloud Book Excerpt:

Two of the most important developments of this new century are the emergence of cloud computing and big data. However, the uncertainties surrounding the failure of cloud service providers to clearly assert ownership rights over data and databases during cloud computing transactions and big data services have been perceived as imposing legal risks and transaction costs. This lack of clear ownership rights is also seen as slowing down the capacity of the Internet market to thrive. Click-through agreements drafted on a take-it-or-leave-it basis govern the current state of the art, and they do not allow much room for negotiation. The novel contribution of this book proffers a new contractual model advocating the extension of the negotiation capabilities of cloud customers, thus enabling an automated and machine-readable framework, orchestrated by a cloud broker. Cloud computing and big data are constantly evolving and transforming into new paradigms where cloud brokers are predicted to play a vital role as innovation intermediaries adding extra value to the entire life cycle. This evolution will alleviate the legal uncertainties in society by means of embedding legal requirements in the user interface and related computer systems or its code. This book situates the theories of law and economics and behavioral law and economics in the context of cloud computing and takes database rights and ownership rights of data as prime examples to represent the problem of collecting, outsourcing, and sharing data and databases on a global scale. It does this by highlighting the legal constraints concerning ownership rights of data and databases and proposes finding a solution outside the boundaries and limitations of the law. By allowing cloud brokers to establish themselves in the market as entities coordinating and actively engaging in the negotiation of service-level agreements (SLAs), individual customers as well as small and medium-sized enterprises could efficiently and effortlessly choose a cloud provider that best suits their needs. This approach, which the author calls “plan-like architectures,” endeavors to create a more trustworthy cloud computing environment and to yield radical new results for the development of the cloud computing and big data markets.

Digital Constitutionalism in Europe

Digital Constitutionalism in Europe
Author: Giovanni De Gregorio
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2022-05-26
ISBN: 1316512770
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Constitutionalism in Europe Book Excerpt:

How to protect rights and limit powers in the algorithmic society? This book searches for answers in European digital constitutionalism.

Child Data Citizen

Child Data Citizen
Author: Veronica Barassi
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2020-12-22
ISBN: 0262044714
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Child Data Citizen Book Excerpt:

An examination of the datafication of family life--in particular, the construction of our children into data subjects. Our families are being turned into data, as the digital traces we leave are shared, sold, and commodified. Children are datafied even before birth, with pregnancy apps and social media postings, and then tracked through babyhood with learning apps, smart home devices, and medical records. If we want to understand the emergence of the datafied citizen, Veronica Barassi argues, we should look at the first generation of datafied natives: our children. In Child Data Citizen, she examines the construction of children into data subjects, describing how their personal information is collected, archived, sold, and aggregated into unique profiles that can follow them across a lifetime.

Leap

Leap
Author: Howard Yu
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-06-12
ISBN: 1610398807
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leap Book Excerpt:

Every business faces the existential threat of competitors producing cheaper copies. Even patent filings, market dominance and financial resources can't shield them from copycats. So what can we do -- and, what can we learn from companies that have endured and even prospered for centuries despite copycat competition? In a book of narrative history and practical strategy, IMD professor of management and innovation Howard Yu shows that succeeding in today's marketplace is no longer just a matter of mastering copycat tactics, companies also need to leap across knowledge disciplines, and to reimagine how a product is made or a service is delivered. This proven tactic can protect a company from being overtaken by new (and often foreign) copycat competitors. Using riveting case studies of successful leaps and tragic falls, Yu illustrates five principles to success that span a wide range of industries, countries, and eras. Learn about how P&G in the 19th century made the leap from handcrafted soaps and candles to mass production of its signature brand Ivory, leaped into the new fields of consumer psychology and advertising, then leaped again, at the risk of cannibalizing its core product, into synthetic detergents and won with Tide in 1946. Learn about how Novartis and other pharma pioneers stayed ahead by making leaps from chemistry to microbiology to genomics in drug discovery; and how forward-thinking companies, including China's largest social media app -- WeChat, Tokyo-based Internet service provider Recruit Holdings, and Illinois-headquartered John Deere are leaping ahead by leveraging the emergence of ubiquitous connectivity, the inexorable rise of intelligent machines, and the rising importance of managerial creativity. Outlasting competition is difficult; doing so over decades or a century is nearly impossible -- unless one leaps. Ultimately, Leap is a manifesto for how pioneering companies can endure and prosper in a world of constant change and inevitable copycats.

Political Theory of the Digital Age

Political Theory of the Digital Age
Author: Mathias Risse
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2023-01-31
ISBN: 1009255215
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Political Theory of the Digital Age Book Excerpt:

This book investigates how artificial intelligence might influence our political practices and ideas, and how we should respond.

Emerging Digital Citizenship Regimes

Emerging Digital Citizenship Regimes
Author: Igor Calzada
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2022-05-25
ISBN: 180382333X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Digital Citizenship Regimes Book Excerpt:

Emerging Digital Citizenship Regimes: Postpandemic Technopolitical Democracies explores how increasing digitalisation in post-COVID-19 urban environments is rescaling nation-states in Europe resulting in new emerging digital citizenship regimes, trends, aftermaths, emancipations, and future research avenues.

The Oxford Handbook of Networked Communication

The Oxford Handbook of Networked Communication
Author: Brooke Foucault Welles,Sandra González-Bailón
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2020-01-24
ISBN: 0190460520
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Networked Communication Book Excerpt:

Communication technologies, including the internet, social media, and countless online applications create the infrastructure and interface through which many of our interactions take place today. This form of networked communication creates new questions about how we establish relationships, engage in public, build a sense of identity, and delimit the private domain. The ubiquitous adoption of new technologies has also produced, as a byproduct, new ways of observing the world: many of our interactions now leave a digital trail that, if followed, can help us unravel the rhythms of social life and the complexity of the world we inhabit--and thus help us reconstruct the logic of social order and change. The analysis of digital data requires partnerships across disciplinary boundaries that--although on the rise--are still uncommon. Social scientists and computer scientists have never been closer in their goals of trying to understand communication dynamics, but there are not many venues where they can engage in an open exchange of methods and theoretical insights. This handbook brings together scholars across the social and technological sciences to lay the foundations of communication research in the networked age, and to provide a canon of how research should be conducted in the digital era. The contributors highlight the main theories currently guiding their research in digital communication, and discuss state-of-the-art methodological tools, including automated text analysis, the analysis of networks, and the use of natural experiments in virtual environments. Following a general introduction, the handbook covers network and information flow, communication and organizational dynamics, interactions and social capital, mobility and space, political communication and behavior, and the ethics of digital research.