If you are considering adopting big data or even already using it, we can strongly recommend getting hold of a copy of ‘Big Data For Dummies’. Don’t be put off by the title; it’s not a watered-down summary for non-IT people.
It’s written in the same open and approachable style as the other books in the ‘For Dummies’ series and provides not only an excellent introduction to the concept of big data, but also takes you through the detailed technical aspects of big data and how it can be deployed for all types of organisations.
Another point in the book’s favour is that because Big Data for Dummies isn’t a white paper, or research report from an analyst company, business consultancy or technology supplier, it is spared the necessity to ‘sell’ you the benefits of big data and focuses instead on what big data is, how to ‘do’ big data, and the likely outcomes.
If you have even the smallest interest in big data, get hold of a copy – it will be £21.99 well spent.