Drawing on his cutting-edge work at MIT and Harvard, Waber addresses crucial issues ranging from technology to privacy, revealing what will be possible in a few years, and what you can achieve right now. In bringing the power of analytics to organizational development, he offers immense new opportunities to everyone with responsibility for workplace performance.
Ben Waber is President and CEO of Sociometric Solutions, a management services firm that uses social sensing technology. He is also a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab, where he received his Ph.D. He was previously Senior Researcher at Harvard Business School.
Waber’s work has been featured in Wired, the New York Times, on NPR, and he has given invited talks at Google, EMC, and Samsung. His research was selected for the Harvard Business Review ’s List of Breakthrough Ideas and the Technology Review’s Top 10 Emerging Technologies.
Social Media for Knowledge Management Applications in Modern Organizations is a pivotal reference source for the latest research findings on the role of social media, information technology, and knowledge management in business today. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as digital business, resource management, and consumer behavior, this publication is an ideal resource for managers, corporate trainers, researchers, academics, and students interested in emerging perspectives on social media for knowledge management applications.
Transform Raw Social Media Data into Real Competitive Advantage
There’s real competitive advantage buried in today’s deluge of social media data. If you know how to analyze it, you can increase your relevance to customers, establishing yourself as a trusted supplier in a cutthroat environment where consumers rely more than ever on “public opinion” about your products, services, and experiences.
Social Media Analytics is the complete insider’s guide for all executives and marketing analysts who want to answer mission-critical questions and maximize the business value of their social media data. Two leaders of IBM’s pioneering Social Media Analysis Initiative offer thorough and practical coverage of the entire process: identifying the right unstructured data, analyzing it, and interpreting and acting on the knowledge you gain.
Their expert guidance, practical tools, and detailed examples will help you learn more from all your social media conversations, and avoid pitfalls that can lead to costly mistakes.
You’ll learn how to:Focus on the questions that social media data can realistically answer Determine which information is actually useful to you—and which isn’t Cleanse data to find and remove inaccuracies Create data models that accurately represent your data and lead to more useful answers Use historical data to validate hypotheses faster, so you don’t waste time Identify trends and use them to improve predictions Drive value “on-the-fly” from real-time/ near-real-time and ad hoc analyses Analyze text, a.k.a. “data at rest” Recognize subtle interrelationships that impact business performance Improve the accuracy of your sentiment analyses Determine eminence, and distinguish “talkers” from true influencers Optimize decisions about marketing and advertising spend
Whether you’re a marketer, analyst, manager, or technologist, you’ll learn how to use social media data to compete more effectively, respond more rapidly, predict more successfully…grow profits, and keep them growing.
Social Media Listening and Monitoring for Business Applications explores research-based solutions for businesses of all types interested in an understanding of emerging concepts and technologies for engaging customers online. Providing insight into the currently available social media tools and practices for various business applications, this publication is an essential resource for business professionals, graduate-level students, technology developers, and researchers.
Harnessing Social Media as a Knowledge Management Tool explores the usage of social media in managing knowledge from multiple dimensions highlighting the benefits, opportunities and challenges that are encountered in using and implementing social media. This publication endeavors to provide a thorough insight into the role of social media in knowledge management from both an organizational and individualistic perspective. This book elucidates emerging strategies perfect for policy makers, managers, advertisers, academics, students, and organizations who wish to effectively manage knowledge through social media.