Book DetailAuthor/Editor(s): Russell Walker
Publication Date: August 3, 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Size: 2.36 MB
Book DescriptionTechnological advancements in computing have changed how data is leveraged by businesses to develop, grow, and innovate. In recent years, leading analytical companies have begun to realize the value in their vast holdings of customer data and have found ways to leverage this untapped potential. Now, more firms are following suit and looking to monetize Big Data for big profits. Such changes will have implications for both businesses and consumers in the coming years.
In From Big Data to Big Profits, Russell Walker investigates the use of Big Data to stimulate innovations in operational effectiveness and business growth. Walker examines the nature of Big Data and how businesses can use it to create new monetization opportunities. Using case studies of Apple, Netflix, Google, LinkedIn, Zillow, Amazon, and other leaders in the use of Big Data, Walker explores how digital platforms such as mobile apps and social networks are changing the nature of customer interactions and the way Big Data is created and used by companies. Such changes, as Walker points out, will require careful consideration of legal and unspoken business practices as they affect consumer privacy. Companies looking to develop a Big Data strategy will find great value in the SIGMA framework, which he has developed to assess companies for Big Data readiness and provide direction on the steps necessary to get the most from Big Data.
Rigorous and meticulous, From Big Data to Big Profits is a valuable resource for students, researchers, and professionals with an interest in Big Data, digital platforms, and analytics.
Russell Walker's important book is not just about Big Data, but how to monetize all your data. It's an essential guide to competing in the data economy and developing analytics-based products and services.
--Thomas H. Davenport, Distinguished Professor of IT and Management, Babson College, and Author of Competing on Analytics and Big Data at Work
Few companies have truly mastered the art of deriving value from Big Data. In From Big Data to Big Profits, Walker provides excellent advice on how to leverage Big Data to improve your business. This book dives deeply into monetization strategies for Big Data and provides many examples of how it works. From creating data products to forming a data exchange, this book explains how others have succeeded and provides advice on how to get started. The time spent reading the book is well worth it!
--Bill Franks, Chief Analytics Officer, Teradata and author of Taming the Big Data Tidal Wave and The Analytics Revolution
Packed with current case studies and examples, Russell shows where the money is in Big Data!
--Jeff Tanner, Dean, Strome College of Business, Old Dominion University
Professor Walker's book takes a unique perspective by concentrating on the value of Big Data and the underlying monetization strategies and use cases. The book discusses modern sources of data and the underlying business opportunities backed by cases from innovative companies with entrenched data strategies. The concept of data fusion stands out as a strategy to benefit from data sources coming from a variety of different players. Equally impressive is the SIGMA scoring framework that positions a company with regard to Big Data readiness. I strongly recommend this book for anyone looking to innovate and influence Big Data decision-making.
--Diego Klabjan, Professor and Director, Master of Science in Analytics Program, Northwestern University
Walker does a wonderful job of describing the business relevance of the exploding range of new data sources, detailing how they can be 'fused' into unprecedented 'measurement data' about almost any aspect of the business environment and used to create highly differentiated new products and services.
--Blake Johnson, Consulting Professor, Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University and Founder, Aztral, Inc.