Strategic Data-Based Wisdom in the Big Data Era

Strategic Data-Based Wisdom in the Big Data Era

John Girard (Middle Georgia State College, USA), Deanna Klein (Minot State University, USA) and Kristi Berg (Minot State University, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: February, 2015|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 311
ISBN13: 9781466681224|ISBN10: 1466681225|EISBN13: 9781466681231|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8122-4


The ability to uncover, share, and utilize knowledge is one of the most vital components to the success of any organization. While new technologies and techniques of knowledge dissemination are promising, there is still a struggle to derive and circulate meaningful information from large data sets.

Strategic Data-Based Wisdom in the Big Data Era combines the latest empirical research findings, best practices, and applicable theoretical frameworks surrounding data analytics and knowledge acquisition. Providing a multi-disciplinary perspective of the subject area, this book is an essential reference source for professionals and researchers working in the field of knowledge management who would like to improve their understanding of the strategic role of data-based wisdom in different types of work communities and environments.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Cross-Cultural Techniques
  • Future Technologies
  • Generational Differences
  • Organizational Culture
  • Preservation Techniques
  • Real-World Application
  • Technological Support

Reviews and Testimonials

This collection explores how large data sets can be harnessed to create wisdom at the strategic level of organization. Fifteen contributions examine the use of big data at the federal government level, working capital management in Serbia, data-driven track-and-trace technology for improving healthcare, the failure of customer relationship management services, and ways to improve knowledge management system initiatives. The closing chapters describe pattern recognition for large-scale data processing, a model for solving business problems, software tools for project management, and a framework for big data initiatives.

– ProtoView Book Abstracts (formerly Book News, Inc.)

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

John P. Girard, Ph.D., is an author, storyteller, and adventurer who has enjoyed the privilege of speaking to groups on six continents about technology, leadership, and culture. John holds the Peyton Anderson Endowed Chair in Information Technology at Middle Georgia State College’s School of Information Technology. Engaging with students on a daily basis ensures he remains current in the ever-changing world in which we live and do business. John has travelled to more than 80 countries investigating globalization and innovation in action. John has published six books: Building Organizational Memories, A Leader’s Guide to Knowledge Management, Social Knowledge, Business Goes Virtual, Tips for Two, and Sage Sayings. He is founder and Chief Knowledge Strategist of Sagology (, a firm dedicated to connecting people, facilitating collaboration, learning, and knowledge sharing through keynotes, workshops, and consulting. Prior to transitioning to the academy, John worked as the Director of Knowledge Management at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa, Canada. To learn more about John, visit
Deanna Klein, PhD, is department chair for Business Administration and associate professor of Business Information Technology in the College of Business at Minot State University. Deanna teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in the area of systems analysis and design and project management. She is a professional member of the International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS), and Informing Science Institute (ISI), is currently International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) Region 5 Past President, as well as a member and Past President of Delta Kappa Gamma – Gamma Chapter. Deanna is also a Board Director for SRT Communications.
Kristi L. Berg, PhD is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. She received her doctoral degree in Organization and Management with an Information Technology Management Specialization from Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her primary teaching areas are undergraduate management information systems and database management and graduate virtual business and managing the information systems function. Her research interests include workforce development, technology to improve student learning, data management, and virtual business.