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Big data : a very short introduction, Dawn E. Holmes

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Big data : a very short introduction
Title
Big data
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Dawn E. Holmes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Cataloging source
NZAUC
Dewey number
005.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
539
Target audience
adult
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1871774
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Dimensions
18 cm.
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 125 pages
Isbn
9780198779575
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2017942731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
LSC3271945

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