A2 Book Review: Big Data at Work


Robert Plant, Associate Professor, School of Business Administration, University of Miami

Robert Plant is an Associate Professor at the School of Business Administration, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla., and holds a PhD in computer science. His research, teaching, and executive coaching are centered on the CEO/CFO/CIO relationship, the future of technology, and the role of information systems in strategic management. He has authored more than 60 peer reviewed articles in the area of technology for outlets such as Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Sloan Management Review.  His recent publications for Harvard Business Review include "A Global Brand Requires a Global App" (2012), "When Will You Outgrow Your Data Center" (2010), and "The Disappearing Data Center" (2009).


Re: Davenport is a terrific must-read for any enterprise exec
  • 6/26/2014 11:18:26 AM
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@SethBreedlove I agree with you. I am a statistcian manager. I need books on how to do and train. 

Educating decisionmakers
  • 4/7/2014 1:35:21 PM
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I haven't read Tom's new book, but I trust it will serve an important purpose to analytics professionals at all echelons: Educating the folks at the top about what they should know about Big Data, be curious about, and dig into. How many analytics projects or initiatives have gotten derailed because they spoke over the heads of an executive committee that was too embarrassed to admit they couldn't understand them? It's time to short-cicruit that dynamic in this data-driven business world.

Re: Davenport is a terrific must-read for any enterprise exec
  • 4/6/2014 6:18:43 PM
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I'm not familiar with the "big data = small math" hypothesis.  What is that?

There are so many books out there on analytics.  It seems though, what is more important, from my point of view anyway is the technical side of it, being able to use SAS and other CRM's.  

Davenport is a terrific must-read for any enterprise exec
  • 4/5/2014 6:57:35 PM
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Davenport is a terrifc writer that has advanced this industry in many ways. I've read three of his books, and a book on whihc he was editor. I do remember the DELTA descton from Analytics at Work in 2010, I believe - still relevant to today's challenges with multichannel report and analysis.

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