Sharing knowledge, or just sharing data?

Edwards, John S. (2017). Sharing knowledge, or just sharing data? IN: The analytics process. Rodriguez, Eduardo (ed.) Boca Raton, FL (US): Auerbach.


Advances in technology have made sharing data—even Big Data— very much easier, but does sharing data by itself achieve anything? There is a lack of research into exactly how using analytics pays off and into what needs to be taken into account in order to run an effective analytics program. This chapter examines some of the issues that have to be addressed if analytics and big data are to have a positive effect on organizational performance by reviewing the published literature and taking specific examples from the domain of oil and gas exploration and production. The message overall is that technology is not enough; that knowledge needs to be shared as well as data; and that people, processes, structure, and technology together make up a whole that is much greater than the sum of its parts. Thus, the chapter acts in part as an antidote to the hype that is sometimes written, especially by software vendors, about analytics and Big Data.

Divisions: Aston Business School > Operations & information management
Uncontrolled Keywords: Management Science and Operations Research,Information Systems and Management,Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
Published Date: 2017-02


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