IT security is a dangerous and expensive hellhole. Vast amounts of money are spent protecting company data and networks. Hordes of bad guys are motivated to break in, and the consequences for failure are more painful than the cost of protection. Worse, the current ways that Chief Security Officers (CSOs) deal with security are intrusive. While core security tools such as managed endpoint protection will always be necessary, every one of us has bemoaned the difficulty of managing passwords, cussed about access rights to the software we need, and complained about the barriers between us and the work we need to do.
Our MBA Classes are taught by students and graduates of top-20 MBA programs with decades of business experience and are designed for entrepreneurs, high school graduates, and employees of Fortune 500 companies and nonprofit organizations around the world. Our classes give you the feel of attending an elite business school right from your home or office, without the cost or admissions requirements of traditional universities. It's never been easier to learn something new. We are creating and consuming more data than ever before and we have the ability to sift through piles of information stored on our servers, databases, computers, tablets, smartphones, and beyond. This data can be used in powerful ways to make strategic decisions that enhance our bottom line and mission.
Big-data is transforming the world. Here you will learn data mining and machine learning techniques to process large datasets and extract valuable knowledge from them. The book is based on Stanford Computer Science course CS246: Mining Massive Datasets (and CS345A: Data Mining). The book, like the course, is designed at the undergraduate computer science level with no formal prerequisites. To support deeper explorations, most of the chapters are supplemented with further reading references.
Big data analytics is now an essential management skill. According to a forecast by McKinsey & Company, the management consultancy, the US will this year experience a shortage of 1.5 million managers and analysts who can use big data to make effective decisions. The concept has become a key part of the leading business school's curriculum, such as London's Imperial College Business School, which takes a novel approach to data science education. The school launched a Data Observatory which helps data scientists and consumers of data science visualize and communicate their findings, which propels research. "The Data Observatory is thus a venue for both making and sharing discoveries," says Mark Kennedy, director of Imperial Business Analytics, which aims to bring data science research closer to business.