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Big Data For Dummies

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Find the right big data solution for your business or organization Big data management is one of the major challenges facing business, industry, and not-for-profit organizations. Data sets such as customer transactions for a mega-retailer, weather patterns monitored by meteorologists, or social network activity can quickly outpace the capacity of traditional data management tools. If you need to develop or manage big data solutions, you'll appreciate how these four experts define, explain, and guide you through this new and often confusing concept. You'll learn what it is, why it matters, and how to choose and implement solutions that work.
  • Effectively managing big data is an issue of growing importance to businesses, not-for-profit organizations, government, and IT professionals
  • Authors are experts in information management, big data, and a variety of solutions
  • Explains big data in detail and discusses how to select and implement a solution, security concerns to consider, data storage and presentation issues, analytics, and much more
  • Provides essential information in a no-nonsense, easy-to-understand style that is empowering
Big Data For Dummies cuts through the confusion and helps you take charge of big data solutions for your organization.
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 04/02/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 336 pages

Cloud Computing For Dummies

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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

Service Management For Dummies

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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

Hybrid Cloud For Dummies

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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, 363 pages

Cognitive Computing and Big Data Analytics

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A comprehensive guide to learning technologies that unlock the value in big data Cognitive Computing provides detailed guidance toward building a new class of systems that learn from experience and derive insights to unlock the value of big data. This book helps technologists understand cognitive computing's underlying technologies, from knowledge representation techniques and natural language processing algorithms to dynamic learning approaches based on accumulated evidence, rather than reprogramming. Detailed case examples from the financial, healthcare, and manufacturing walk readers step-by-step through the design and testing of cognitive systems, and expert perspectives from organizations such as Cleveland Clinic, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, as well as commercial vendors that are creating solutions. These organizations provide insight into the real-world implementation of cognitive computing systems. The IBM Watson cognitive computing platform is described in a detailed chapter because of its significance in helping to define this emerging market. In addition, the book includes implementations of emerging projects from Qualcomm, Hitachi, Google and Amazon. Today's cognitive computing solutions build on established concepts from artificial intelligence, natural language processing, ontologies, and leverage advances in big data management and analytics. They foreshadow an intelligent infrastructure that enables a new generation of customer and context-aware smart applications in all industries. Cognitive Computing is a comprehensive guide to the subject, providing both the theoretical and practical guidance technologists need.
  • Discover how cognitive computing evolved from promise to reality
  • Learn the elements that make up a cognitive computing system
  • Understand the groundbreaking hardware and software technologies behind cognitive computing
  • Learn to evaluate your own application portfolio to find the best candidates for pilot projects
  • Leverage cognitive computing capabilities to transform the organization
Cognitive systems are rightly being hailed as the new era of computing. Learn how these technologies enable emerging firms to compete with entrenched giants, and forward-thinking established firms to disrupt their industries. Professionals who currently work with big data and analytics will see how cognitive computing builds on their foundation, and creates new opportunities. Cognitive Computing provides complete guidance to this new level of human-machine interaction.
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 02/12/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 288 pages

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) For Dummies

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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

Jewish Pastoral Care 2/E: A Practical Handbook from Traditional & Contemporary Sources

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The first comprehensive resource for pastoral care in the Jewish tradition—and a vital resource for counselors and caregivers of other faith traditions.The essential reference for rabbis, cantors, and laypeople who are called to spiritually accompany those encountering joy, sorrow, and change—now in paperback. This groundbreaking volume draws upon both Jewish tradition and the classical foundations of pastoral care to provide invaluable guidance.Offering insight on pastoral care technique, theory, and theological implications, the contributors to Jewish Pastoral Care are innovators in their fields, and represent all four contemporary Jewish movements.This comprehensive resource provides you with the latest theological perspectives and tools, along with basic theory and skills for assisting the ill and those who care for them, the aging and dying, those with dementia and other mental disorders, engaged couples, and others, and for responding to issues such as domestic violence, substance abuse, and disasters.
Published by: Jewish Lights | Publication date: 01/30/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 529 pages

Novo Velho (Portuguese Edition)

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Neste livro são apresentadas reflexões, propostas e recursos para dar continuidade ao desenvolvimento pessoal do idoso. A vitalidade é necessária para dobrar a curva da velhice, fase que muitas vezes é somente considerada de perdas, mas que traz também ganhos e pode ser enriquecida mediante a criação de novas atitudes. O ser que envelhece precisa descobrir que renasce, necessita reavivar projetos, perceber sutilezas e integrar a sabedoria que vem com o envelhecimento. Esta leitura é dirigida para todos aqueles que buscam encontrar pujança energética nas vivências da maturidade.
Published by: Casa do Psicólogo | Publication date: 02/14/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 529 pages
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