Explains how to make data-driven design part of your product design workflow, in a book that explains the best practices for analyzing and applying user data when making design decisions, teaches different approaches to data-informed design, explores potential pitfalls when relying on data and much more. Original.
Leverage the power of data to transform your business and spark innovation Data Activation provides an effective framework that integrates people, data, and technology, enabling organizations of any size to gain competitive advantage, spark innovation, and maximize agile and scalable resources. The data activation process enables companies to apply technology at scale and transform their relationship with data; by applying data as a strategic asset, companies gain the ability to build innovative data-driven products and services that scale exponentially. Helping organizations around the world implement the data activation process for over 15 years, deep technologist and distributed systems architect Kent Langley shares his knowledge, experience, and proven techniques to help companies prosper in a dynamic global environment. The modern business environment is evolving at a rapid pace, requiring swift and adaptable solutions to internal and external disruptions. Appropriate integration of the data activation process allows organizations to identify opportunities, correct errors, and expand market reach. Providing the framework to master the power of data and drive the development of state-of-the-art products and services, this book enables executives, entrepreneurs, and business leaders to: Identify needs, address problems, answer questions, and make decisions Acquire, prepare and operationalize data, and analyze results Model data using machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques Integrate activated data into your organization and create effective business strategies Providing clear, practical guidance to the data activation process and demonstrating its efficacy in real-world situations, Data Activation enables organizations of any size to join the data-driven revolution, increase profitability, drive sustainable success, and beat the competition to win the disruption game.
Data stewards in business and IT are the backbone of a successful data governance implementation because they do the work to make a company´s data trusted, dependable, and high quality. Data Stewardship explains everything you need to know to successfully implement the stewardship portion of data governance, including how to organize, train, and work with data stewards, get high-quality business definitions and other metadata, and perform the day-to-day tasks using a minimum of the steward´s time and effort. David Plotkin has loaded this book with practical advice on stewardship so you can get right to work, have early successes, and measure and communicate those successes, gaining more support for this critical effort. Provides clear and concise practical advice on implementing and running data stewardship, including guidelines on how to organize based on company structure, business functions, and data ownership Shows how to gain support for your stewardship effort, maintain that support over the long-term, and measure the success of the data stewardship effort and report back to management Includes detailed lists of responsibilities for each type of data steward and strategies to help the Data Governance Program Office work effectively with the data stewards
Dieses Lehrbuch behandelt die wichtigsten Methoden zur Erkennung und Extraktion von ´´Wissen´´ aus numerischen und nicht-numerischen Datenbanken in Technik und Wirtschaft. Der Autor vermittelt einen kompakten und zugleich fundierten Überblick über die verschiedenen Methoden sowie deren Zielsetzungen und Eigenschaften. Dadurch werden Leser befähigt, Data Mining eigenständig anzuwenden.
Suitable for any manager or team leader that has the green light to implement a data governance program, this book offers an overview of why data governance is needed, how to design, initiate, and execute a program and how to keep the program sustainable. It also includes case studies to detail ´do´s´ and ´don´ts´ in real-world situations.
Now that people are aware that data can make the difference in an election or a business model, data science as an occupation is gaining ground. But how can you get started working in a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary field that?s so clouded in hype? This insightful book, based on Columbia University?s Introduction to Data Science class, tells you what you need to know. In many of these chapter-long lectures, data scientists from companies such as Google, Microsoft, and eBay share new algorithms, methods, and models by presenting case studies and the code they use. If you?re familiar with linear algebra, probability, and statistics, and have programming experience, this book is an ideal introduction to data science. Topics include: * Statistical inference, exploratory data analysis, and the data science process * Algorithms * Spam filters, Naive Bayes, and data wrangling * Logistic regression * Financial modeling * Recommendation engines and causality * Data visualization * Social networks and data journalism * Data engineering, MapReduce, Pregel, and Hadoop Doing Data Science is collaboration between course instructor Rachel Schutt, Senior VP of Data Science at News Corp, and data science consultant Cathy O?Neil, a senior data scientist at Johnson Research Labs, who attended and blogged about the course.
From an award-winning project comes an inspiring, collaborative book that makes data artistic, personal - and open to all Each week for a year, Giorgia and Stefanie sent each other a postcard describing what had happened to them during that week around a particular theme. But they didn´t write it, they drew it: a week of smiling, a week of apologies, a week of desires. Presenting their fifty-two cards, along with thoughts and ideas about the data-drawing process, Dear Data hopes to inspire you to draw, slow down and make connections with other people, to see the world through a new lens, where everything and anything can be a creative starting point for play and expression.