Book Review: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning

Finished this book while flying back from RSA hoping to find some quantifiable methods that could be applied to business risk management and security threats.  An area that is wholly lacking in specifics.  The book presented good business overviews and analysis of existing firms – in a Good to Great kind of approach.  The authors presented a framework that provided commonalities between each successful company identified.  While there may be a fallacy of induction in some of their results, I thought their analysis to be intriguing and beneficial.

Bottom Line:  I have been able to apply some of the metrics existing in example companies to my executive clients, but the linkage and application are not simple.  I would advise first reading books that focus on statistics and provide the meat and bones used for performing analytics prior to reading this book again.

James

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Proficient in IT Controls, IT Security, and Risk management. My recent interests lie in the credit card security and protecting identities. This blog will reflect the past, current, and future best steps to securing data (specifically in the context of PCI DSS, and DSOP)
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