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Data Crush: How the Information Tidal Wave is Driving New Business Opportunities Hardcover – February 18, 2014
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"...a very helpful and inspiring book, filled with original ideas for creating products and services which benefit from Big Data." -- Leading Business Books
“…offers a wide range of best practices to maximize the value of data as a business-driving asset.” --CIO Insight
"Obviously, no brief commentary such as mine can do full justice to the abundance of information, insights, and counsel that Surdak provides in this book…” --Blogging on Business
“Either crush, or be crushed…Data Crush provides a roadmap for keeping your business on the right side of the tidal wave of data.” --Data Rules and E-Discovery Law
"It's Not the Size of the Data provides a wealth of information about managing and leveraging data....Essential and a must-read." --One Cause at a Time
"Surdak delivers the goods in Data Crush...walks the reader through the process of understanding where all this data is coming from…” --Michael Piscatello blog
"...data creation and collection reign supreme, and successful organization will manage this tidal wave of information or perish...Read this book to think of all the possibilities." --Online Searcher
"...an informative guide to the information-technology ecosystem and where it is heading. It’s optimal reading for business professionals in any industry." --The Futurist
"…stands out in the business-reader market place by clearly explaining what started and continues today’s almost unimaginable surge of data…” --Joyce Lain Kennedy, Tribune Content Agency
"For readers looking for answers to questions such as ‘What's driving big data?’ and ‘How will big data affect my business’? Data Crush puts this knowledge in easy reach." --T+D
"Engaging as well as informative and useful, Data Crush provides an expert compass for navigating a world awash in data and a life jacket for cruising through the adventure." --Inside BIGDATA
"Data Crush gives you the lowdown on what data abundance means for businesses." --Infoversant
"You need to start now to understand the trends of the information tidal wave that is building up in front of us. Use the steps outlined here to stay ahead.” -- Martin Zwilling, Huffington Post
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“…recommends its prescient prescriptions to business planners seeking a functional glimpse of the future. It’s a wake-up call for those hoping in vain that business-as-usual will endure.” --getAbstract
“Offers thought-provoking insight into how data is currently affecting businesses…inspires discussion and sparks the imagination…serving as a call to action.” --Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship
“It’s daunting, but with this onslaught of information comes tremendous opportunity—and Data Crush will help you make sense of it all.” --New Equipment Digest
“…stands out in the business-reader market place by clearly explaining what started and continues today’s almost unimaginable surge of data…” --Joyce Lain Kennedy, Tribune Media
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According to the author, there are six major trends which are driving the growth and significance of online data for both individuals and organisations:
• Mobility, as we are increasingly connected by mobile devices including phones and tablets
• Virtual living, as our relationships are increasingly occurring through the Internet
• Digital commerce, as we are increasingly acquiring goods and services online
• Online entertainment, as the Internet is supplying an increasing proportion of our entertainment
• Cloud computing, which is making all of our information digitally accessible; and
• “Big Data”, which is primarily being created by our online activities
The key question for businesses is how to find valuable business insights by sifting through the Big Data.Read more ›
Christopher Surdak, author of Data Crush, has written a highly informative account of the market forces driving all this data, the strategies that companies must adopt to be able to respond to these forces and the specific actions companies need to take in order to prepare for the future.
Mr. Surdak is an industry expert in collaboration, social media and big data. He writes from a position of knowledge and authority. His writing style is business conversational. The information is well organized and easy to understand. There are no concepts that the average reader would have trouble understanding. However, the book is targeted to individuals and companies that are interested in understanding the trends in big data and how to prepare and profit from those trends.
There are six major trends driving the growth and significance of available consumer data. They are: Mobility; Virtual Living; Digital Commerce; Online Entertainment; Cloud Computing and Big Data.
The book is divided into three parts. Part one covers six market forces that business leaders must follow to be successful in the data driven world. They are: Make everything mobile; Digitize processes - drive out paper; Make business social; Automate information Governance; Mine big content and Commit to the cloud.Read more ›
If you are at all involved in technology today the paragraph above is very enticing. Who doesn't want to know how to succeed at leveraging information to connect better with your customers?
Mr. Surdak delivers the goods in "Data Crush". The book is very well organized and walks the reader through the process of understanding where all this "data" is coming from, how it will impact your business, and most importantly how to respond successfully.
I particularly love the "Chapter Summary" at the end of each short but concise chapter. Mr. Surdak writes in a very readable style that is engaging even on technical subject like big data.
If you are new to the concept of Big Data or a seasoned data scientist this book is worth the read.
It you want to get a picture of what the connected world will look like in 2020 Mr. Surdak includes a section in the back of the book that gives three scenarios of what the world of successful business engagement will look like. I really liked how he not only detailed a day in the life of the consumer, but how the technology "could" do it. It's very believable!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We're all awash in a tsunami of information...that's not news. But what is good news is that this book helps put shape and success to all that data. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kevin Craine
Brilliant assessment of the burgeoning industry. Surdak knows what he's talking about.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
I really enjoyed Data Crush. I appreciated his structure and examples supporting the thesis for each chapter.Published 18 months ago by Buck
Take a peek into the next 5 years of tech and how it will change our lives at home and at work. Chris' insights will give you dozens of ideas of how to transform your company or... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Edward King
The amount of stored data in the average organization is doubling every few months. More and more electronic information is stored - from the grocery items purchased, to where... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Epilady
Very interesting and timely read about big data and the implications for business.Published 19 months ago by Andrew M Yonce
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