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Big Data For Dummies

Welcome to Big Data For Dummies.Big data is becoming one of the most important technology trends that has the potential for dramati-cally changing the way organizations use information to enhance the cus-tomer experience and transform their business models. How does a company go about using data to the best advantage? What does it mean to transform massive amounts of data into knowledge? In this book, we provide you with insights into how technology transitions in software, hardware, and delivery models are changing the way that data can be used in new ways.Big data is not a single market. Rather, it is a combination of data-manage-ment technologies that have evolved over time. Big data enables organiza-tions to store, manage, and manipulate vast amounts of data at the right speed and at the right time to gain the right insights. The key to understand-ing big data is that data has to be managed so that it can meet the business requirement a given solution is designed to support. Most companies are at an early stage with their big data journey. Many companies are experiment-ing with techniques that allow them to collect massive amounts of data to determine whether hidden patterns exist within that data that might be an early indication of an important change. Some data may indicate that cus-tomer buying patterns are changing or that new elements are in the business that need to be addressed before it is too late.
Publication date: 03/17/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition

Cloud Computing For Dummies

The easy way to understand and implement cloud computing technology written by a team of experts Cloud computing can be difficult to understand at first, but the cost-saving possibilities are great and many companies are getting on board. If you've been put in charge of implementing cloud computing, this straightforward, plain-English guide clears up the confusion and helps you get your plan in place. You'll learn how cloud computing enables you to run a more green IT infrastructure, and access technology-enabled services from the Internet ("in the cloud") without having to understand, manage, or invest in the technology infrastructure that supports them. You'll also find out what you need to consider when implementing a plan, how to handle security issues, and more.
  • Cloud computing is a way for businesses to take advantage of storage and virtual services through the Internet, saving money on infrastructure and support
  • This book provides a clear definition of cloud computing from the utility computing standpoint and also addresses security concerns
  • Offers practical guidance on delivering and managing cloud computing services effectively and efficiently
  • Presents a proactive and pragmatic approach to implementing cloud computing in any organization
  • Helps IT managers and staff understand the benefits and challenges of cloud computing, how to select a service, and what's involved in getting it up and running
  • Highly experienced author team consults and gives presentations on emerging technologies
Cloud Computing For Dummies gets straight to the point, providing the practical information you need to know.
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 01/29/2010
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 338 pages

Hybrid Cloud For Dummies

Choose the right combination of public, private, and data center resources to empower your business Hybrid clouds are transforming the way that organizations do business. This handy guide helps you find out what this new cloud deployment model is all about. You'll get down- to-earth information about cloud technology, questions to consider, and how to plan and deliver your move to a hybrid environment.
  • Constructing the cloud — learn the basic concepts of the hybrid cloud from both a technical and business perspective
  • Delivering cloud services — dive deeper into the actual foundational elements of the hybrid cloud
  • Identifying business value — determine your hybrid cloud needs based on your business objectives
  • Unified hybrid environments — find out what it means to create a computing environment that brings elements of the data center together with public and private cloud services
  • Making it work — examine the steps you need to take to make this new architectural approach work — including security, governance, data, integration, monitoring, and more
  • Get your ticket to the cloud — tips on how to talk to cloud providers and plan for the service you choose
Open the book and find:
  • Different cloud deployment models and what differentiates a hybrid cloud from other cloud models
  • The impact of the hybrid cloud on cloud delivery models
  • Why service orientation matters in a hybrid cloud
  • Ways to develop and deploy applications in a hybrid world
  • Guidance in finding the right hybrid cloud service providers
  • Security and governance in a hybrid model
  • The role of workload optimization in hybrid environments
Learn to:
  • Recognize the benefits and challenges of a hybrid cloud
  • Efficiently deliver and manage cloud services
  • Understand the impact of emerging cloud standards
  • Protect customer data with sound security practices
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 05/09/2012
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 362 pages

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) For Dummies

Feeling overwhelmed by the buzz about SOA—service oriented architecture? Take heart! Service Oriented Architecture For Dummies, 2nd Edition makes it easy to understand, plan, and implement the latest SOA solutions for your business. Whether you’re the IT person responsible for developing SOA or the executive who’s trying to get a handle on the concept, Service Oriented Architecture For Dummies, 2nd Edition will help you understand what SOA is, why it’s important, and how you can make the most of it. You’ll find out about the business and financial aspects of SOA, how to decide if you need it, and what it can mean to your bottom line. Discover how to:
  • Identify the main components of SOA and how they work to create business processes
  • Create reusable, flexible systems and avoid common pitfalls
  • Deconstruct business processes and applications to identify their components, then put them together in new ways
  • Construct SOA business applications for maximum adaptability
  • Confirm quality in a situation that’s difficult to test, and assure the quality and consistency of your data
  • Develop a governance strategy for SOA based on your company’s philosophy and culture
  • Work with XML and understand how it’s used in SOA
  • Maximize the benefits of unified communications
  • Understand software ecosystems, rich interfaces, and the development lifecycle
Packed with real-life case studies illustrating how SOA has been applied in a variety of industries, Service Oriented Architecture For Dummies, 2nd Edition demystifies one of today’s hottest business tools.
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 02/18/2009
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 413 pages

Service Management For Dummies

A plain-English guide to managing IT from the customer's perspective
  • Practical guidance on delivering and managing IT so that it meets the multiple needs and demands of a company and its customers and end-users–both inside and outside the organization–is hard to come by; this accessible book takes a common-sense approach that explains exactly what IT services are and how to fit them most effectively into a business
  • Topics include setting a framework, keeping costs down, improving efficiency, and maintaining standards and best practices
  • This concept of how IT should be wired specifically into the goals and need of the company and its customers is part of a broader picture that includes ITIL, BPM, SOA, and Six Sigma
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 05/11/2009
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 340 pages

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