Inflection Point

How the Convergence of Cloud, Mobility, Apps, and Data Will Shape the Future of Business

Author: Scott Stawski

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781721921775

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Page: 228

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Today, a hurricane is forming, and businesses are headed straight into it. This hurricane is arising from the convergence of several enormous trends in information technology, including cloud, mobility, Software as a Service, and Big Data. In Inflection Point, Scott Stawski shows how to harness these fierce winds of change, put them at your back, and sail towards greater competitiveness and customer value. Stawski explains the strategic implications of today's new technology paradigms, helping you reshape strategy to embrace and profit from them. You'll discover how technology and other factors are driving a radical new round of disintermediation, reintermediation, and disruption-and what that means to you and your company. Stawski shows how to go beyond inadequate incremental improvements, dramatically reducing IT spend and virtually eliminating IT capital expenditures. One meaningful step at a time, you'll learn how to transform Operational IT into both a utility and a true business enabler, bringing new speed, flexibility, and focus to what really matters: your true core competencies. BUILD A CONTINUAL TRANSFORMATION ENVIRONMENT THAT'S READY FOR ANYTHING Focus on high-value core competencies, not fixed assets or unchanging processes CONSUME IT THE WAY YOU CONSUME ELECTRICITY Stop running data centers, buying software, and managing applications-forever! LEVERAGE THE CLOUD'S SIMPLICITY WITHOUT LOSING CONTROL OR SECURITY Use standards and governance to maximize cloud benefits with minimal risk HARNESS THE PRECIOUS ASSET YOU MUST ALWAYS KEEP CLOSE: DATA Build data-centric operations to deliver the right knowledge, right now, wherever it's needed

Inflection Point

How the Convergence of Cloud, Mobility, Apps, and Data Will Shape the Future of Business

Author: Scott Stawski

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0134388941

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 9004

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Today, a hurricane is forming, and businesses are headed straight into it. This hurricane is arising from the convergence of several enormous trends in information technology, including cloud, mobility, Software as a Service, and Big Data. In Inflection Point, Scott Stawski shows how to harness these fierce winds of change, put them at your back, and sail towards greater competitiveness and customer value. Stawski explains the strategic implications of today’s new technology paradigms, helping you reshape strategy to embrace and profit from them. You’ll discover how technology and other factors are driving a radical new round of disintermediation, reintermediation, and disruption–and what that means to you and your company. Stawski shows how to go beyond inadequate incremental improvements, dramatically reducing IT spend and virtually eliminating IT capital expenditures. One meaningful step at a time, you’ll learn how to transform Operational IT into both a utility and a true business enabler, bringing new speed, flexibility, and focus to what really matters: your true core competencies. BUILD A CONTINUAL TRANSFORMATION ENVIRONMENT THAT’S READY FOR ANYTHING Focus on high-value core competencies, not fixed assets or unchanging processes CONSUME IT THE WAY YOU CONSUME ELECTRICITY Stop running data centers, buying software, and managing applications–forever! LEVERAGE THE CLOUD’S SIMPLICITY WITHOUT LOSING CONTROL OR SECURITY Use standards and governance to maximize cloud benefits with minimal risk HARNESS THE PRECIOUS ASSET YOU MUST ALWAYS KEEP CLOSE: DATA Build data-centric operations to deliver the right knowledge, right now, wherever it’s needed

Social Media Listening and Monitoring for Business Applications

Author: Rao, N. Raghavendra

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522508473

Category: Computers

Page: 470

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Social Media has transformed the ways in which individuals keep in touch with family and friends. Likewise, businesses have identified the profound opportunities present for customer engagement and understanding through the massive data available on social media channels, in addition to the customer reach of such sites. 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.

Decision Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 152251838X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 2314

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The implementation of effective decision making protocols is crucial in any organizational environment in modern society. Emerging advancements in technology and analytics have optimized uses and applications of decision making systems. Decision Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a compendium of the latest academic material on the control, support, usage, and strategies for implementing efficient decision making systems across a variety of industries and fields. Featuring comprehensive coverage on numerous perspectives, such as data visualization, pattern analysis, and predictive analytics, this multi-volume book is an essential reference source for researchers, academics, professionals, managers, students, and practitioners interested in the maintenance and optimization of decision management processes.

Magens Hideaway

The Flora, Fauna and Artwork of Saint Thomas' Most Beautiful Estate

Author: Scott Stawski,Hope A. Stawski

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535527446

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Page: 88

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For my wife and me, the trifecta was complete. "One Particular Harbor" kept playing in our mind, the joy of being alone on the open sea, Main and Jib sail up and boat at full reach, and this wonderful musical Don't Stop The Carnival practically daring us to go all in. So, the Estate of Magens Hideaway became a reality. You may have seen the Stawski Family on HGTV's Caribbean Life; Season 3 Episode 3. The show followed the trials and tribulations of finding the perfect vacation estate which by the way only took two years! But, patience can result in perfection. The Stawski's found a Caribbean oasis like no other. After some renovation and tender loving care, Magens Hideaway is a vacation paradise that is almost indescribable. Sitting on the ridge of Estate Peterborg on the island of St. Thomas; the Estate overlooks Magens Bay and Beach from one side and the islands of St. John and the British Virgin Islands on the other. Words cannot adequately describe the beauty of the villa, the grounds and the views. In this book, we hope you enjoy the photos of Magens Hideaway as well as the flora, fauna and artwork found within its walls.

Business Models for the Social Mobile Cloud

Transform Your Business Using Social Media, Mobile Internet, and Cloud Computing

Author: Ted Shelton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118494199

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 1973

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Fully exploit new conditions and opportunities created by current technological changes The combined impact of social technologies, the mobile Internet, and cloud computing are creating incredible new business opportunities. They are also destroying unprepared companies, transforming industries, and leaving behind workers who are unwilling or unable to adapt. Business Models for the Social Mobile Cloud reveals a compelling view from PwC of how the social mobile cloud and a combination of new technology changes are key players in a digital transformation in business and society that is moving more quickly and cutting more deeply than any technology transformation ever seen. Explores a road map to success through adapting to technological changes Written for businesses and leaders who want to understand how the coming technology changes will eventually impact their businesses For companies to succeed, leaders must understand how to stay ahead of their competitors in adapting to the new conditions and opportunities. In Business Models for the Social Mobile Cloud, PwC’s Ted Shelton describes the tectonic changes currently underway—and to come—plus why they are happening, what to expect, and what you must do about.

Inflection Point

War and Sacrifice in Corporate Amarica

Author: Traci Medford-Rosow

Publisher: Pegasusbooks

ISBN: 9781941859414

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 234

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Replete with corporate and political intrigue, Inflection Point is the true story of the author and her legal team at Pfizer who found themselves at the epicenter of the world-wide, multi-billion dollar battle for control over the world's most prescribed pharmaceutical product, Lipitor. The author charts the course of the team's courageous effort to protect their company's most prized asset and the unforeseen personal consequences they suffered as a result. In New York, London, Paris, Copenhagen, and Ottawa, from the White House to Wall Street, in boardrooms and courtrooms, in the media and behind closed doors, critical disputes are lost and won in a primal struggle for survival.Inflection Point is a fast-paced, high-stakes legal thriller and memoir. But it is also a cautionary tale posing a question as fundamental as it is critical: Have the concerted efforts to bring affordable medicines to consumers crippled the very industry that invents the drugs in the first place?

Business in the Cloud

What Every Business Needs to Know About Cloud Computing

Author: Michael H. Hugos,Derek Hulitzky

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470917046

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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A close look at cloud computing's transformational role in business Covering cloud computing from what the business leader needs to know, this book describes how IT can nimbly ramp up revenue initiatives, positively impact business operations and costs, and how this allows business leaders to shed worry about technology so they can focus on their business. It also reveals the cloud's effect on corporate organization structures, the evolution of traditional IT in the global economy, potential benefits and risks of cloud models and most importantly, how the IT function is being rethought by companies today who are making room for the coming tidal wave that is cloud computing. Why IT and business thinking must change to capture the full potential of cloud computing Topics including emerging cloud solutions, data security, service reliability, the new role of IT and new business organization structures Other titles by Hugos include: Business Agility: Sustainable Prosperity in a Relentlessly Competitive World and Essentials of Supply Chain Management, 2nd Edition Practical and timely, this book reveals why it's worth every company's time and effort to exploit cloud computing's potential for their business's survival and success.

Creating Business Agility

How Convergence of Cloud, Social, Mobile, Video, and Big Data Enables Competitive Advantage

Author: Rodney Heisterberg,Alakh Verma

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118724569

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

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"Focuses on the technology innovations that may help in building virtual businesses and making existing businesses smarter and efficient in their operations. Intended to help key decision makers understand more about introducing new technologies into businesses"--

Global Trends

Paradox of Progress

Author: National Intelligence Council and Office

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781543054705

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Page: 80

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This edition of Global Trends revolves around a core argument about how the changing nature of power is increasing stress both within countries and between countries, and bearing on vexing transnational issues. The main section lays out the key trends, explores their implications, and offers up three scenarios to help readers imagine how different choices and developments could play out in very different ways over the next several decades. Two annexes lay out more detail. The first lays out five-year forecasts for each region of the world. The second provides more context on the key global trends in train.

Hadoop: The Definitive Guide

Author: Tom White

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449338771

Category: Computers

Page: 688

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Ready to unlock the power of your data? With this comprehensive guide, you’ll learn how to build and maintain reliable, scalable, distributed systems with Apache Hadoop. This book is ideal for programmers looking to analyze datasets of any size, and for administrators who want to set up and run Hadoop clusters. You’ll find illuminating case studies that demonstrate how Hadoop is used to solve specific problems. This third edition covers recent changes to Hadoop, including material on the new MapReduce API, as well as MapReduce 2 and its more flexible execution model (YARN). Store large datasets with the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) Run distributed computations with MapReduce Use Hadoop’s data and I/O building blocks for compression, data integrity, serialization (including Avro), and persistence Discover common pitfalls and advanced features for writing real-world MapReduce programs Design, build, and administer a dedicated Hadoop cluster—or run Hadoop in the cloud Load data from relational databases into HDFS, using Sqoop Perform large-scale data processing with the Pig query language Analyze datasets with Hive, Hadoop’s data warehousing system Take advantage of HBase for structured and semi-structured data, and ZooKeeper for building distributed systems

The Creative Destruction of Medicine

How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care

Author: Eric J. Topol

Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)

ISBN: 0465025501

Category: Medical

Page: 303

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A professor of medicine reveals how technology like wireless internet, individual data, and personal genomics can be used to save lives.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Author: Klaus Schwab

Publisher: Broadway Business

ISBN: 1524758868

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

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In the bestselling tradition of The Fred Factorand What the CEO Wants You to Know, bestselling author and quality guru Subir Chowdhury (The Power of Six Sigma), tackles a question that has haunted him in his consulting work with companies for years. Why is it that some companies improve 50x, while others improve only incrementally? The ideas and training, after all, is the same. What is the difference? That is the question he tackles in this compelling and empowering new book. In The Difference, Subir Chowdhury looks at what distinguishes a company that adopts his quality training processes, and improves 5x, versus a company that adopts the same training and consulting, but increases their profits and quality 50x. The difference, he claims, is this short, engaging, and insightful book, is the people in your workplace, on your staff, in your executive offices. The best processes and training programs in the world will not lead to world-class operations, unless a company first looks to the people who make up their workforce. Only by creating a "caring mindset" -- a culture built upon straightforwardness, honest and openness; a management structure that thinks about the concerns of their people; a workplace that inspires accountability and engagement; and managers and employees who tackle the challenges they face with perseverance and resolve, can companies flourish and excel.

Inventing the Medium

Principles of Interaction Design as a Cultural Practice

Author: Janet H. Murray

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262302802

Category: Design

Page: 504

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Digital artifacts from iPads to databases pervade our lives, and the design decisions that shape them affect how we think, act, communicate, and understand the world. But the pace of change has been so rapid that technical innovation is outstripping design. Interactors are often mystified and frustrated by their enticing but confusing new devices; meanwhile, product design teams struggle to articulate shared and enduring design goals. With Inventing the Medium, Janet Murray provides a unified vocabulary and a common methodology for the design of digital objects and environments. It will be an essential guide for both students and practitioners in this evolving field.Murray explains that innovative interaction designers should think of all objects made with bits -- whether games or Web pages, robots or the latest killer apps -- as belonging to a single new medium: the digital medium. Designers can speed the process of useful and lasting innovation by focusing on the collective cultural task of inventing this new medium. Exploring strategies for maximizing the expressive power of digital artifacts, Murray identifies and examines four representational affordances of digital environments that provide the core palette for designers across applications: computational procedures, user participation, navigable space, and encyclopedic capacity. Each chapter includes a set of Design Explorations -- creative exercises for students and thought experiments for practitioners -- that allow readers to apply the ideas in the chapter to particular design problems. Inventing the Medium also provides more than 200 illustrations of specific design strategies drawn from multiple genres and platforms and a glossary of design concepts.

The Second Machine Age

Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

Author: Erik Brynjolfsson,Andrew McAfee

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393350647

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

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A pair of technology experts describe how humans will have to keep pace with machines in order to become prosperous in the future and identify strategies and policies for business and individuals to use to combine digital processing power with human ingenuity.

Storytelling with Data

A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals

Author: Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119002257

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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Don't simply show your data—tell a story with it! Storytelling with Data teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data. You'll discover the power of storytelling and the way to make data a pivotal point in your story. The lessons in this illuminative text are grounded in theory, but made accessible through numerous real-world examples—ready for immediate application to your next graph or presentation. Storytelling is not an inherent skill, especially when it comes to data visualization, and the tools at our disposal don't make it any easier. This book demonstrates how to go beyond conventional tools to reach the root of your data, and how to use your data to create an engaging, informative, compelling story. Specifically, you'll learn how to: Understand the importance of context and audience Determine the appropriate type of graph for your situation Recognize and eliminate the clutter clouding your information Direct your audience's attention to the most important parts of your data Think like a designer and utilize concepts of design in data visualization Leverage the power of storytelling to help your message resonate with your audience Together, the lessons in this book will help you turn your data into high impact visual stories that stick with your audience. Rid your world of ineffective graphs, one exploding 3D pie chart at a time. There is a story in your data—Storytelling with Data will give you the skills and power to tell it!

Cool Infographics

Effective Communication with Data Visualization and Design

Author: Randy Krum

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118837150

Category: Computers

Page: 368

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Make information memorable with creative visual design techniques Research shows that visual information is more quickly and easily understood, and much more likely to be remembered. This innovative book presents the design process and the best software tools for creating infographics that communicate. Including a special section on how to construct the increasingly popular infographic resume, the book offers graphic designers, marketers, and business professionals vital information on the most effective ways to present data. Explains why infographics and data visualizations work Shares the tools and techniques for creating great infographics Covers online infographics used for marketing, including social media and search engine optimization (SEO) Shows how to market your skills with a visual, infographic resume Explores the many internal business uses of infographics, including board meeting presentations, annual reports, consumer research statistics, marketing strategies, business plans, and visual explanations of products and services to your customers With Cool Infographics, you'll learn to create infographics to successfully reach your target audience and tell clear stories with your data.

IBM and Cisco: Together for a World Class Data Center

Author: Jon Tate,Pall Beck,Peter Clemens,Santiago Freitas,Jeff Gatz,Michele Girola,Jason Gmitter,Holger Mueller,Ray O'Hanlon,Veerendra Para,Joe Robinson,Andy Sholomon,Jason Walker,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738438421

Category: Computers

Page: 654

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication is an IBM and Cisco collaboration that articulates how IBM and Cisco can bring the benefits of their respective companies to the modern data center. It documents the architectures, solutions, and benefits that can be achieved by implementing a data center based on IBM server, storage, and integrated systems, with the broader Cisco network. We describe how to design a state-of-the art data center and networking infrastructure combining Cisco and IBM solutions. The objective is to provide a reference guide for customers looking to build an infrastructure that is optimized for virtualization, is highly available, is interoperable, and is efficient in terms of power and space consumption. It will explain the technologies used to build the infrastructure, provide use cases, and give guidance on deployments.

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Second, Enlarged Edition

Author: Philip C. Jackson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486152723

Category: Science

Page: 512

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Comprehensive survey of artificial intelligence — the study of how computers can be made to act intelligently. Includes introductory and advanced material. Extensive notes updating the main text. 132 illustrations.