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Big Data: A Very Short Introduction

Big Data: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

By Holmes, Dawn E.

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Since long before computers were even thought of, data has been collected and organized by diverse cultures across the world. Once access to the Internet became a reality for large swathes of the world's population, the amount of data generated each day became huge, and continues... to grow exponentially. It includes all our uploaded documents, video, and photos, all our social media traffic, our online shopping, even the GPS data from our cars. 'Big Data' represents a qualitative change, not simply a quantitative one. The term refers both to the new technologies involved, and to the way it can be used by business and government. Dawn E. Holmes uses a variety of case studies to explain how data is stored, analysed, and exploited by a variety of bodies from big companies to organizations concerned with disease control. Big data is transforming the way businesses operate, and the way medical research can be carried out. At the same time, it raises important ethical issues; Holmes discusses cases such as the Snowden affair, data security, and domestic smart devices which can be hijacked by hackers. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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ISBN 9780198779575
Released AU 7 Dec 2017
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Paperback
Series Very Short Introductions
9 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays

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ISBN-13 9780198779575
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Released 7 Dec 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Holmes, Dawn E.
Series Very Short Introductions
Category Data Analysis: General
Data Capture & Analysis
Data Mining
Impact Of Computing & IT On Society
Number of Pages 152
Dimensions Width: 110mm
Height: 172mm
Spine: 8mm
Dewey Code 005.7
Weight 121g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Big data, Computers and IT, Big data
NBS Text Computing: General
ONIX Text General/trade