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The Sentient Enterprise - The Evolution of Business Decision Making (Hardcover): Oliver Ratzesberger, Mohanbir Sawhney The Sentient Enterprise - The Evolution of Business Decision Making (Hardcover)
Oliver Ratzesberger, Mohanbir Sawhney; Foreword by Thomas H Davenport
R592 R429 Discovery Miles 4 290 Save R163 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Mohan and Oliver have been very fortunate to have intimate views into the data challenges that face the largest organizations and institutions across every possible industry--and what they have been hearing about for some time is how the business needs to use data and analytics to their advantage. They continually hear the same issues, such as: We're spending valuable meeting time wondering why everyone's data doesn't match up. We can't leverage our economies of scale while remaining agile with data. We need self-serve apps that let the enterprise experiment with data and accelerate the development process. We need to get on a more predictive curve to ensure long-term success. To really address the data concerns of today's enterprise, they wanted to find a way to help enterprises achieve the success they seek. Not as a prescriptive process--but a methodology to become agile and leverage data and analytics to drive a competitive advantage. You know, it's amazing what can happen when two people with very different perspectives get together to solve a big problem. This evolutionary guide resulted from the a-ha moment between these two influencers at the top of their fields--one, an academic researcher and consultant, and the other, a longtime analytics practitioner and chief product officer at Teradata. Together, they created a powerful framework every type of business can use to connect analytic power, business practices, and human dynamics in ways that can transform what is currently possible.

Knowledge Management Case Book - Siemens Best Practises (Hardcover, 2nd Edition, 2002): Thomas H Davenport, Gilbert J.B. Probst Knowledge Management Case Book - Siemens Best Practises (Hardcover, 2nd Edition, 2002)
Thomas H Davenport, Gilbert J.B. Probst; Foreword by Heinrich Von Pierer
R975 R891 Discovery Miles 8 910 Save R84 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides a perspective on knowledge management at Siemens - an internationally recognised benchmark - by presenting the reader with the best of the corporation's practical applications and experiences. Tom Davenport and Gilbert Probst bring together instructive case studies from different areas that reflect the rich insights gained from years of experience in practising knowledge management.
Most of the cases have been updated for the second edition. New cases have been added.
The Knowledge Management Case Book provides a comprehensive account of how organisational knowledge assets can be managed effectively. Specific emphasis is given to the development of generic lessons that can be learned from Siemens' experience. The book also offers a roadmap to building a "mature knowledge enterprise," thereby enhancing our understanding of the steps that need to be taken in order to sustain competitive dominance in the knowledge economy.
Presenting applications from very different areas, this practice-orientated book is really outstanding in the broad field of KM literature.
"Perhaps the most revealing - and interesting - part of the cases in this book is not the analysis of the various knowledge management tools and processes, but the description of their development, of how they come about, of how commitment was gained, of how implementation was led."
Yves Doz, The Timken Chaired Professor of Global Technology and Innovation at INSEAD, Fontainebleau

"This case book brings insights how our most valuable resource makes those tools happen. I found this book exciting reading, because it is, to my knowledge, the only book where a single company with a wide variety of knowledge management approaches accumulates years of experiences and lessons learned. Edited by two of the leading thinkers in the field of knowledge management, this book will show the way you practise knowledge management in your company."
Heinz Fischer, Global Head of HR, Deutsche Bank AG

"This book is a rare and valuable description of a single company's knowledge management journey. Siemens has made impressive advances in becoming a knowledge-driven firm, and this volume details many of its directions and waystations."
Laurence Prusak, Executive Director, IBM Institute for Knowledge Management

"Though there are many books on Knowledge Management, this is a unique one on a sense that it provides practical application of KM rather than the jargon."
Sushil, Modi Foundation Chair Professor and Group Chair, Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi

Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning (Hardcover, Revised Edition): Thomas H Davenport, Jeanne Harris Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning (Hardcover, Revised Edition)
Thomas H Davenport, Jeanne Harris; Foreword by David Abney
R631 R506 Discovery Miles 5 060 Save R125 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From two pioneers in business analytics, an update of the classic book on how analytics and business intelligence are transforming competition and how leading organizations build and compete on an analytical capability.The first book to describe how analytics are changing the business landscape, updated with new information on predictive analytics, AI, and automation.Describes the specific attributes of firms that are analytical competitors and how they use business intelligence and analytics to make better decisions, execute more effectively, and optimize businesses processes.Lays out a five-stage model for becoming an analytical competitor and developing analytical capabilities.Show how companies are applying analytics across the enterprise: from finance and HR, to R&D and manufacturing.Shows how analytics transform relationships between customers and suppliers.Presents the key steps and capabilities for becoming an analytical competitor.Audience:Managers in all functional areas in organizations of all kinds (not strictly IT).Senior leaders who want to build an analytic capability in their organization and drive an enterprise-wide approach to analytics.Consultants.Vendors of analytical solutions and services.

Artificial Intelligence - The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review (Paperback): Harvard Business Review, Thomas H... Artificial Intelligence - The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review (Paperback)
Harvard Business Review, Thomas H Davenport, Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee, H. James Wilson
R387 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R67 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Companies that don't use AI will soon be obsolete. From making faster, better decisions to automating rote work to enabling robots to respond to emotions, AI and machine learning are already reshaping business and society. What should you and your company be doing today to ensure that you're poised for success and keeping up with your competitors in the age of AI? Artificial Intelligence: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review brings you today's most essential thinking on AI and explains how to launch the right initiatives at your company to capitalize on the opportunity of the machine intelligence revolution. Business is changing. Will you adapt or be left behind? Get up to speed and deepen your understanding of the topics that are shaping your company's future with the Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review series. Featuring HBR's smartest thinking on fast-moving issues--blockchain, cybersecurity, AI, and more--each book provides the foundational introduction and practical case studies your organization needs to compete today and collects the best research, interviews, and analysis to get it ready for tomorrow. You can't afford to ignore how these issues will transform the landscape of business and society. The Insights You Need series will help you grasp these critical ideas--and prepare you and your company for the future.

Big Data at Work - Dispelling the Myths, Uncovering the Opportunities (Hardcover): Thomas H Davenport Big Data at Work - Dispelling the Myths, Uncovering the Opportunities (Hardcover)
Thomas H Davenport
R805 R517 Discovery Miles 5 170 Save R288 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Go ahead, be skeptical about big data. The author was--at first. When the term "big data" first came on the scene, bestselling author Tom Davenport (Competing on Analytics, Analytics at Work) thought it was just another example of technology hype. But his research in the years that followed changed his mind. Now, in clear, conversational language, Davenport explains what big data means--and why everyone in business needs to know about it. Big Data at Work covers all the bases: what big data means from a technical, consumer, and management perspective; what its opportunities and costs are; where it can have real business impact; and which aspects of this hot topic have been oversold. This book will help you understand: * Why big data is important to you and your organization * What technology you need to manage it * How big data could change your job, your company, and your industry * How to hire, rent, or develop the kinds of people who make big data work * The key success factors in implementing any big data project * How big data is leading to a new approach to managing analytics With dozens of company examples, including UPS, GE, Amazon, United Healthcare, Citigroup, and many others, this book will help you seize all opportunities--from improving decisions, products, and services to strengthening customer relationships. It will show you how to put big data to work in your own organization so that you too can harness the power of this ever-evolving new resource.

Keeping Up with the Quants - Your Guide to Understanding and Using Analytics (Hardcover): Thomas H Davenport, Jinho Kim Keeping Up with the Quants - Your Guide to Understanding and Using Analytics (Hardcover)
Thomas H Davenport, Jinho Kim
R816 R517 Discovery Miles 5 170 Save R299 (37%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Why Everyone Needs Analytical Skills Welcome to the age of data. No matter your interests (sports, movies, politics), your industry (finance, marketing, technology, manufacturing), or the type of organization you work for (big company, nonprofit, small start-up)--your world is awash with data. As a successful manager today, you must be able to make sense of all this information. You need to be conversant with analytical terminology and methods and able to work with quantitative information. This book promises to become your "quantitative literacy" guide--helping you develop the analytical skills you need right now in order to summarize data, find the meaning in it, and extract its value. In Keeping Up with the Quants, authors, professors, and analytics experts Thomas Davenport and Jinho Kim offer practical tools to improve your understanding of data analytics and enhance your thinking and decision making. You'll gain crucial skills, including: * How to formulate a hypothesis * How to gather and analyze relevant data * How to interpret and communicate analytical results * How to develop habits of quantitative thinking * How to deal effectively with the "quants" in your organization Big data and the analytics based on it promise to change virtually every industry and business function over the next decade. If you don't have a business degree or if you aren't comfortable with statistics and quantitative methods, this book is for you. Keeping Up with the Quants will give you the skills you need to master this new challenge--and gain a significant competitive edge.

The AI Advantage - How to Put the Artificial Intelligence Revolution to Work (Paperback): Thomas H Davenport The AI Advantage - How to Put the Artificial Intelligence Revolution to Work (Paperback)
Thomas H Davenport
R419 R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Save R119 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Cutting through the hype, a practical guide to using artificial intelligence for business benefits and competitive advantage. In The AI Advantage, Thomas Davenport offers a guide to using artificial intelligence in business. He describes what technologies are available and how companies can use them for business benefits and competitive advantage. He cuts through the hype of the AI craze-remember when it seemed plausible that IBM's Watson could cure cancer?-to explain how businesses can put artificial intelligence to work now, in the real world. His key recommendation: don't go for the "moonshot" (curing cancer, or synthesizing all investment knowledge); look for the "low-hanging fruit" to make your company more efficient. Davenport explains that the business value AI offers is solid rather than sexy or splashy. AI will improve products and processes and make decisions better informed-important but largely invisible tasks. AI technologies won't replace human workers but augment their capabilities, with smart machines to work alongside smart people. AI can automate structured and repetitive work; provide extensive analysis of data through machine learning ("analytics on steroids"), and engage with customers and employees via chatbots and intelligent agents. Companies should experiment with these technologies and develop their own expertise. Davenport describes the major AI technologies and explains how they are being used, reports on the AI work done by large commercial enterprises like Amazon and Google, and outlines strategies and steps to becoming a cognitive corporation. This book provides an invaluable guide to the real-world future of business AI. A book in the Management on the Cutting Edge series, published in cooperation with MIT Sloan Management Review.

Analytics at Work - Smarter Decisions, Better Results (Hardcover): Thomas H Davenport, Jeanne G. Harris, Robert Morison Analytics at Work - Smarter Decisions, Better Results (Hardcover)
Thomas H Davenport, Jeanne G. Harris, Robert Morison
R651 R519 Discovery Miles 5 190 Save R132 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Most companies have massive amounts of data at their disposal, yet fail to utilize it in any meaningful way. But a powerful new business tool - analytics - is enabling many firms to aggressively leverage their data in key business decisions and processes, with impressive results. In their previous book, Competing on Analytics, Thomas Davenport and Jeanne Harris showed how pioneering firms were building their entire strategies around their analytical capabilities. Rather than "going with the gut" when pricing products, maintaining inventory, or hiring talent, managers in these firms use data, analysis, and systematic reasoning to make decisions that improve efficiency, risk-management, and profits. Now, in Analytics at Work, Davenport, Harris, and coauthor Robert Morison reveal how any manager can effectively deploy analytics in day-to-day operations--one business decision at a time. They show how many types of analytical tools, from statistical analysis to qualitative measures like systematic behavior coding, can improve decisions about everything from what new product offering might interest customers to whether marketing dollars are being most effectively deployed. Based on all-new research and illustrated with examples from companies including Humana, Best Buy, Progressive Insurance, and Hotels.com, this implementation-focused guide outlines the five-step DELTA model for deploying and succeeding with analytical initiatives. You'll learn how to: * Use data more effectively and glean valuable analytical insights * Manage and coordinate data, people, and technology at an enterprise level * Understand and support what analytical leaders do * Evaluate and choose realistic targets for analytical activity * Recruit, hire, and manage analysts Combining the science of quantitative analysis with the art of sound reasoning, Analytics at Work provides a road map and tools for unleashing the potential buried in your company's data.

Only Humans Need Apply - Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines (Hardcover): Thomas H Davenport, Julia Kirby Only Humans Need Apply - Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines (Hardcover)
Thomas H Davenport, Julia Kirby
R525 R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Save R151 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An invigorating, thought-provoking, and positive look at the rise of automation that explores how professionals across industries can find sustainable careers in the near future. Nearly half of all working Americans could risk losing their jobs because of technology. It's not only blue-collar jobs at stake. Millions of educated knowledge workers-writers, paralegals, assistants, medical technicians-are threatened by accelerating advances in artificial intelligence. The industrial revolution shifted workers from farms to factories. In the first era of automation, machines relieved humans of manually exhausting work. Today, Era Two of automation continues to wash across the entire services-based economy that has replaced jobs in agriculture and manufacturing. Era Three, and the rise of AI, is dawning. Smart computers are demonstrating they are capable of making better decisions than humans. Brilliant technologies can now decide, learn, predict, and even comprehend much faster and more accurately than the human brain, and their progress is accelerating. Where will this leave lawyers, nurses, teachers, and editors? In Only Humans Need Apply, Thomas Hayes Davenport and Julia Kirby reframe the conversation about automation, arguing that the future of increased productivity and business success isn't either human or machine. It's both. The key is augmentation, utilizing technology to help humans work better, smarter, and faster. Instead of viewing these machines as competitive interlopers, we can see them as partners and collaborators in creative problem solving as we move into the next era. The choice is ours.

HBR's 10 Must Reads 2017 - The Definitive Management Ideas of the Year from Harvard Business Review (with bonus article... HBR's 10 Must Reads 2017 - The Definitive Management Ideas of the Year from Harvard Business Review (with bonus article "What Is Disruptive Innovation?") (HBR's 10 Must Reads) (Paperback)
Clayton M. Christensen, Adam Grant, Vijay Govindarajan, Thomas H Davenport
R569 R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Save R213 (37%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A year's worth of management wisdom, all in one place. We've reviewed the ideas, insights, and best practices from the past year of Harvard Business Review to keep you up-to-date on the most cutting-edge, influential thinking driving business today. With authors from Clayton M. Christensen to Adam Grant and company examples from Intel to Uber, this volume brings the most current and important management conversations to your fingertips. This book will inspire you to: * Rethink the way you work in the face of advancing automation * Transform your business using a platform strategy * Apply design thinking to create innovative products * Identify where too much collaboration may be holding your people back * See the theory of disruptive innovation in a brand new light * Recognize the signs that your cross-cultural negotiation may be falling apart This collection of articles includes "Collaborative Overload," by Rob Cross, Reb Rebele, and Adam Grant; "Algorithms Need Managers, Too," by Michael Luca, Jon Kleinberg, and Sendhil Mullainathan; "Pipelines, Platforms, and the New Rules of Strategy," by Marshall W. Van Alstyne, Geoffrey G. Parker, and Sangeet Paul Choudary; "What Is Disruptive Innovation?," by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael Raynor, and Rory McDonald; "How Indra Nooyi Turned Design Thinking into Strategy," an interview with Indra Nooyi by Adi Ignatius; "Engineering Reverse Innovations," by Amos Winter and Vijay Govindarajan; "The Employer-Led Health Care Revolution," by Patricia A. McDonald, Robert S. Mecklenburg, and Lindsay A. Martin; "Getting to Si, Ja, Oui, Hai, and Da," by Erin Meyer; "The Limits of Empathy," by Adam Waytz; "People Before Strategy: A New Role for the CHRO," by Ram Charan, Dominic Barton, and Dennis Carey; and "Beyond Automation," by Thomas H. Davenport and Julia Kirby.

The Analytical Marketer - How to Transform Your Marketing Organization (Hardcover): Adele Sweetwood The Analytical Marketer - How to Transform Your Marketing Organization (Hardcover)
Adele Sweetwood; Foreword by Thomas H Davenport
R646 R514 Discovery Miles 5 140 Save R132 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How to lead the change Analytics are driving big changes, not only in what marketing departments do but in how they are organized, staffed, led, and run. Leaders are grappling with issues that range from building an analytically driven marketing organization and determining the kinds of structure and talent that are needed to leading interactions with IT, finance, and sales and creating a unified view of the customer. The Analytical Marketer provides critical insight into the changing marketing organization--digital, agile, and analytical--and the tools for reinventing it. Written by the head of global marketing for SAS, The Analytical Marketer is based on the author's firsthand experience of transforming a marketing organization from "art" to "art and science." Challenged and inspired by their company's own analytics products, the SAS marketing team was forced to rethink itself in order to take advantage of the new capabilities that those tools offer the modern marketer. Key marketers and managers at SAS tell their stories alongside the author's candid lessons learned as she led the marketing organization's transformation. With additional examples from other leading companies, this book is a practical guide and set of best practices for creating a new marketing culture that thrives on and adds value through data and analytics.

HBR's 10 Must Reads 2019 - The Definitive Management Ideas of the Year from Harvard Business Review (with bonus article... HBR's 10 Must Reads 2019 - The Definitive Management Ideas of the Year from Harvard Business Review (with bonus article "Now What?" by Joan C. Williams and Suzanne Lebsock) (HBR's 10 Must Reads) (Hardcover)
Harvard Business Review, Joan C. Williams, Thomas H Davenport, Michael E. Porter, Marco Iansiti
R978 R747 Discovery Miles 7 470 Save R231 (24%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A year's worth of management wisdom, all in one place. We've reviewed the ideas, insights, and best practices from the past year of Harvard Business Review to keep you up-to-date on the most cutting-edge, influential thinking driving business today. With authors from Thomas H. Davenport to Michael E. Porter and company examples from Facebook to DHL, this volume brings the most current and important management conversations right to your fingertips. This book will inspire you to: Make stronger connections and build greater trust among people who work on multiple teams Engage customers and employees alike with the help of artificial intelligence Channel your outrage about sexual harassment in the workplace into effective action Consider how CEO activism can generate goodwill for your company--and weigh its risks Pair data with qualitative research to increase diversity in your organization Remain competitive in a hub economy by using your company's assets and capabilities differently This collection of articles includes: "The Overcommitted Organization," by Mark Mortensen and Heidi K. Gardner; "Why Do We Undervalue Competent Management?" by Raffaella Sadun, Nicholas Bloom, and John Van Reenen; "'Numbers Take Us Only So Far,'" by Maxine Williams; "The New CEO Activists," by Aaron K. Chatterji and Michael W. Toffel; "Artificial Intelligence for the Real World," by Thomas H. Davenport and Rajeev Ronanki; "Why Every Organization Needs an Augmented Reality Strategy," by Michael E. Porter and James E. Heppelmann; "Thriving in the Gig Economy," by Gianpiero Petriglieri, Susan Ashford, and Amy Wrzesniewski; "Managing Our Hub Economy," by Marco Iansiti and Karim R. Lakhani; "The Leader's Guide to Corporate Culture," by Boris Groysberg, Jeremiah Lee, Jesse Price, and J. Yo-Jud Cheng; "The Error at the Heart of Corporate Leadership," by Joseph L. Bower and Lynn S. Paine; and "Now What?" by Joan C. Williams and Suzanne Lebsock.

HBR's 10 Must Reads on AI, Analytics, and the New Machine Age (with bonus article "Why Every Company Needs an Augmented... HBR's 10 Must Reads on AI, Analytics, and the New Machine Age (with bonus article "Why Every Company Needs an Augmented Reality Strategy" by Michael E. Porter and James E. Heppelmann) (Hardcover)
Harvard Business Review, Michael E. Porter, Thomas H Davenport, Paul Daugherty, H. James Wilson
R971 R740 Discovery Miles 7 400 Save R231 (24%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Intelligent machines are revolutionizing business. Machine learning and data analytics are powering a wave of groundbreaking technologies. Is your company ready? If you read nothing else on how intelligent machines are revolutionizing business, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you understand how these technologies work together, how to adopt them, and why your strategy can't ignore them. In this book you'll learn how: Data science, driven by artificial intelligence and machine learning, is yielding unprecedented business insights Blockchain has the potential to restructure the economy Drones and driverless vehicles are becoming essential tools 3-D printing is making new business models possible Augmented reality is transforming retail and manufacturing Smart speakers are redefining the rules of marketing Humans and machines are working together to reach new levels of productivity This collection of articles includes "Artificial Intelligence for the Real World," by Thomas H. Davenport and Rajeev Ronanki; "Stitch Fix's CEO on Selling Personal Style to the Mass Market," by Katrina Lake; "Algorithms Need Managers, Too," by Michael Luca, Jon Kleinberg, and Sendhil Mullainathan; "Marketing in the Age of Alexa," by Niraj Dawar; "Why Every Organization Needs an Augmented Reality Strategy," by Michael E. Porter and James E. Heppelmann; "Drones Go to Work," by Chris Anderson; "The Truth About Blockchain," by Marco Iansiti and Karim R. Lakhani; "The 3-D Printing Playbook," by Richard A. D'Aveni; "Collaborative Intelligence: Humans and AI Are Joining Forces," by H. James Wilson and Paul R. Daugherty; "When Your Boss Wears Metal Pants," by Walter Frick; and "Managing Our Hub Economy," by Marco Iansiti and Karim R. Lakhani.

The New Industrial Engineering - Information Technology and Business Process Redesign (Paperback): Thomas H Davenport The New Industrial Engineering - Information Technology and Business Process Redesign (Paperback)
Thomas H Davenport; Created by Sloan School of Management Center for I; James E Short
R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
HBR's 10 Must Reads 2017 - The Definitive Management Ideas of the Year from Harvard Business Review (with bonus article... HBR's 10 Must Reads 2017 - The Definitive Management Ideas of the Year from Harvard Business Review (with bonus article "What Is Disruptive Innovation?") (HBR's 10 Must Reads) (Hardcover)
Harvard Business Review, Clayton M. Christensen, Adam Grant, Vijay Govindarajan, Thomas H Davenport
R966 R735 Discovery Miles 7 350 Save R231 (24%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A year's worth of management wisdom, all in one place. We've reviewed the ideas, insights, and best practices from the past year of Harvard Business Review to keep you up-to-date on the most cutting-edge, influential thinking driving business today. With authors from Clayton M. Christensen to Adam Grant and company examples from Intel to Uber, this volume brings the most current and important management conversations to your fingertips. This book will inspire you to: Rethink the way you work in the face of advancing automationTransform your business using a platform strategyApply design thinking to create innovative productsIdentify where too much collaboration may be holding your people backSee the theory of disruptive innovation in a brand new lightRecognize the signs that your cross-cultural negotiation may be falling apart This collection of articles includes "Collaborative Overload," by Rob Cross, Reb Rebele, and Adam Grant; "Algorithms Need Managers, Too," by Michael Luca, Jon Kleinberg, and Sendhil Mullainathan; "Pipelines, Platforms, and the New Rules of Strategy," by Marshall W. Van Alstyne, Geoffrey G. Parker, and Sangeet Paul Choudary; "What Is Disruptive Innovation?," by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael Raynor, and Rory McDonald; "How Indra Nooyi Turned Design Thinking into Strategy," an interview with Indra Nooyi by Adi Ignatius; "Engineering Reverse Innovations," by Amos Winter and Vijay Govindarajan; "The Employer-Led Health Care Revolution," by Patricia A. McDonald, Robert S. Mecklenburg, and Lindsay A. Martin; "Getting to Si, Ja, Oui, Hai, and Da," by Erin Meyer; "The Limits of Empathy," by Adam Waytz; "People Before Strategy: A New Role for the CHRO," by Ram Charan, Dominic Barton, and Dennis Carey; and "Beyond Automation," by Thomas H. Davenport and Julia Kirby.

Digital Transformation (Paperback): Jim Sinur, Peter Fingar Digital Transformation (Paperback)
Jim Sinur, Peter Fingar; Foreword by Thomas H Davenport
R567 Discovery Miles 5 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The New Industrial Engineering - Information Technology and Business Process Redesign (Hardcover): Thomas H Davenport The New Industrial Engineering - Information Technology and Business Process Redesign (Hardcover)
Thomas H Davenport; Created by Sloan School of Management Center for I; James E Short
R509 Discovery Miles 5 090 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The New Industrial Engineering - Information Technology and Business Process Redesign (Paperback): Thomas H Davenport, James E... The New Industrial Engineering - Information Technology and Business Process Redesign (Paperback)
Thomas H Davenport, James E Short; Created by Sloan School of Management Center for I
R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Taming The Big Data Tidal Wave - Finding Opportunities in Huge Data Streams with Advanced Analytics (Hardcover): Bill Franks Taming The Big Data Tidal Wave - Finding Opportunities in Huge Data Streams with Advanced Analytics (Hardcover)
Bill Franks; Foreword by Thomas H Davenport
R976 R905 Discovery Miles 9 050 Save R71 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

You receive an e-mail. It contains an offer for a complete personal computer system. It seems like the retailer read your mind since you were exploring computers on their web site just a few hours prior....

As you drive to the store to buy the computer bundle, you get an offer for a discounted coffee from the coffee shop you are getting ready to drive past. It says that since you're in the area, you can get 10% off if you stop by in the next 20 minutes....

As you drink your coffee, you receive an apology from the manufacturer of a product that you complained about yesterday on your Facebook page, as well as on the company's web site....

Finally, once you get back home, you receive notice of a special armor upgrade available for purchase in your favorite online video game. It is just what is needed to get past some spots you've been struggling with....

Sound crazy? Are these things that can only happen in the distant future? No. All of these scenarios are possible today Big data. Advanced analytics. Big data analytics. It seems you can't escape such terms today. Everywhere you turn people are discussing, writing about, and promoting big data and advanced analytics. Well, you can now add this book to the discussion.

What is real and what is hype? Such attention can lead one to the suspicion that perhaps the analysis of big data is something that is more hype than substance. While there has been a lot of hype over the past few years, the reality is that we are in a transformative era in terms of analytic capabilities and the leveraging of massive amounts of data. If you take the time to cut through the sometimes-over-zealous hype present in the media, you'll find something very real and very powerful underneath it. With big data, the hype is driven by genuine excitement and anticipation of the business and consumer benefits that analyzing it will yield over time.

Big data is the next wave of new data sources that will drive the next wave of analytic innovation in business, government, and academia. These innovations have the potential to radically change how organizations view their business. The analysis that big data enables will lead to decisions that are more informed and, in some cases, different from what they are today. It will yield insights that many can only dream about today. As you'll see, there are many consistencies with the requirements to tame big data and what has always been needed to tame new data sources. However, the additional scale of big data necessitates utilizing the newest tools, technologies, methods, and processes. The old way of approaching analysis just won't work. It is time to evolve the world of advanced analytics to the next level. That's what this book is about.

"Taming the Big Data Tidal Wave" isn't just the title of this book, but rather an activity that will determine which businesses win and which lose in the next decade. By preparing and taking the initiative, organizations can ride the big data tidal wave to success rather than being pummeled underneath the crushing surf. What do you need to know and how do you prepare in order to start taming big data and generating exciting new analytics from it? Sit back, get comfortable, and prepare to find out

Working Knowledge - How Organizations Manage What They Know (Paperback, Reissued New Ed): Thomas H Davenport, Laurence Prusak Working Knowledge - How Organizations Manage What They Know (Paperback, Reissued New Ed)
Thomas H Davenport, Laurence Prusak
R464 R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Save R83 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This influential book establishes the enduring vocabulary and concepts in the burgeoning field of knowledge management. It serves as the hands-on resource of choice for companies that recognize knowledge as the only sustainable source of competitive advantage going forward. Drawing from their work with more than thirty knowledge-rich firms, Davenport and Prusak--experienced consultants with a track record of success--examine how all types of companies can effectively understand, analyze, measure, and manage their intellectual assets, turning corporate wisdom into market value. They categorize knowledge work into four sequential activities--accessing, generating, embedding, and transferring--and look at the key skills, techniques, and processes of each. While they present a practical approach to cataloging and storing knowledge so that employees can easily leverage it throughout the firm, the authors caution readers on the limits of communications and information technology in managing intellectual capital.

The Intelligent Company - Five Steps to Success with Evidence-Based Management (Hardcover): Bernard Marr The Intelligent Company - Five Steps to Success with Evidence-Based Management (Hardcover)
Bernard Marr; Foreword by Thomas H Davenport
R703 R503 Discovery Miles 5 030 Save R200 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Today's most successful companies are "Intelligent Companies" that use the best available data to inform their decision making. This is called Evidence-Based Management and is one of the fastest growing business trends of our times. "Intelligent Companies" bring together tools such as Business Intelligence, Analytics, Key Performance Indicators, Balanced Scorecards, Management Reporting and Strategic Decision Making to generate real competitive advantages.

As information and data volumes grow at explosive rates, the challenges of managing this information is turning into a losing battle for most companies and they end up drowning in data while thirsting for insights. This is made worse by the severe skills shortage in analytics, data presentation and communication.

This latest book by best-selling management expert Bernard Marr, will equip you with a set of powerful skills that are vital for successful managers now and in the future. Increase your market value by gaining essential skills that are in high demand but in short supply.

Loaded with practical step-by-step guidance, simple tools and real life examples of how leading organizations such as Google, CocaCola, Capital One, Saatchi & Saatchi, Tesco, Yahoo, as well as Government Departments and Agencies have put the principles into practice.

The five steps to more intelligent decision making are: Step 1: More intelligent strategies - by identifying strategic priorities and agreeing your real information needsStep 2: More intelligent data - by creating relevant and meaningful performance indicators and qualitative management information liked back to your strategic information needsStep 3: More intelligent insights - by using good evidence to test and prove ideas and by analysing the data to gain robust and reliable insightsStep 4: More intelligent communication - by creating informative and engaging management information packs and dashboards that provide the essential information, packaged in an easy-to-read wayStep 5: More intelligent decision making - by fostering an evidence-based culture of turning information into actionable knowledge and real decisions

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