“Big Data” published in the US

Book-data2-smallToday is the publication date of “Big Data: A Revolution That Transforms How We Work, Live, and Think”, the new book of Professor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier, data editor of the Economist. The book aims to go beyond the recent big data hype and explain big data’s defining qualities, how it helps companies and society improve and prosper. The authors also take a hard look at big data’s dark sides, and suggest societal safeguards to ensure that big data’s benefits outweigh its risks. Published by Eamon Dolan / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), it is available in both hardcover and electronic formats (Kindle, iBook, Nook) from online and offline booksellers throughout the US and Canada, including on Amazon.