The essential roadmaps for enterprise cloud adoption As cloud technologies continue to challenge the fundamental understanding of how businesses work, smart companies are moving quickly to adapt to a changing set of rules. Adopting the cloud requires a clear roadmap backed by use cases, grounded in practical real-world experience, to show the routes to successful adoption. The Cloud Adoption Playbook helps business and technology leaders in enterprise organizations sort through the options and make the best choices for accelerating cloud adoption and digital transformation. Written by a team of IBM technical executives with a wealth of real-world client experience, this book cuts through the hype, answers your questions, and helps you tailor your cloud adoption and digital transformation journey to the needs of your organization. This book will help you:
- Discover how the cloud can fulfill major business needs
- Adopt a standardized Cloud Adoption Framework and understand the key dimensions of cloud adoption and digital transformation
- Learn how cloud adoption impacts culture, architecture, security, and more
- Understand the roles of governance, methodology, and how the cloud impacts key players in your organization.
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 03/08/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 272 pages
A New York Times Bestseller and USA Today Bestselling Book!From award-winning actor, Neil Patrick Harris, comes the magical first book in a new series with plenty of tricks up its sleeve. When street magician Carter runs away, he never expects to find friends and magic in a sleepy New England town. But like any good trick, things change instantly as greedy B.B. Bosso and his crew of crooked carnies arrive to steal anything and everything they can get their sticky fingers on. After a fateful encounter with the local purveyor of illusion, Dante Vernon, Carter teams up with five other like-minded illusionists. Together, using both teamwork and magic, they'll set out to save the town of Mineral Wells from Bosso's villainous clutches. These six Magic Misfits will soon discover adventure, friendship, and their own self-worth in this delightful new series. (Psst. Hey, you! Yes, you! Congratulations on reading this far. As a reward, I'll let you in on a little secret... This book isn't just a book. It's a treasure trove of secrets and ciphers and codes and even tricks. Keep your eyes peeled and you'll discover more than just a story--you'll learn how to make your own magic!)
Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | Publication date: 11/21/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 289 pages
This efficiency-boosting resource gives you fast access to 350 of the most commonly used site construction details. Details for curbs, steps, lighting fixtures, walls, and much more are ready to be copied from the convenient spiral-bound, lie-flat format. In addition, this manual offers you a clear view of each detail both in section and in a photograph of a sample installation. To further simplify and speed up your design and adaptation work, each clear, standard-scaled detail is accompanied by full data on cost, CSI Masterformat reference, applications, installation, intensity of use and substrate constraints, maintenance and climatological requirements, and other relevant considerations. Perfect for on-site consultation or desktop at-a-glance reference, as well as time-saving adaptation to documents, Site Construction Details Manual gives landscape, design, and construction professionals the comprehensive and up-to-date selection of details they need, right where they need it. Any way you look at it, this all-in-one detail anthology is an invaluable on-the-job toolÑone that youÕll definitely want to keep within reach. And it's a handy companion to the popular Landscape Construction Details CD-ROM!
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education | Publication date: 10/22/1998Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 416 pages
From award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris comes the magical second book in the New York Times bestselling Magic Misfits series--with even more tricks up its sleeve. Growing up in an orphanage, Leila was bullied for being different. She turned her hardship into skill by becoming an escape artist--a valuable trait when you belong to a group of magical best friends. But when a famous psychic comes to town, Leila and her pals can't escape the big mystery heading their way. Whether chasing mad monkeys or banishing ghosts from haunted hotels, these six friends will do their best to keep their home of Mineral Wells safe--but can they protect themselves? Join the Magic Misfits as they discover adventure, friendship, and more than a few hidden secrets in this delightful new series. Whether you're a long-time expert at illusion or simply a new fan of stage magic, hold onto your top hat!...have more questions? I thought you might. Here are some answers: WHERE? A sleepy town in New England. Within the town is a magic shop, run by the friendly but mysterious Dante Vernon--the gang's caped and top-hatted mentor. WHO? Carter, who can make things vanish. Leila, who can escape from anything. Theo, who can make things levitate. Ridley, who can invent anything. And twins Olly and Izzy, who can make anyone laugh. WHY? Because together, these six magical misfits will discover adventure, friendship, and the town's long-hidden secrets.(Psst. Hey, you! Yes, YOU! Congratulations on reading this far down. As a reward, I'll let you in on a little secret... This book isn't just a book. It's a treasure trove of secrets and ciphers and codes and even tricks. Keep your eyes peeled and you'll discover more than just a story--you'll learn how to make your own magic!)
Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | Publication date: 09/25/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Do You Have What it Takes to Be the Last Man Standing? Surviving no matter what is a test of endurance, will-power, skill and grit. Most BELIEVE they will make it, but their hope will turn to dust when they face the fire. Read this issue and see if you have what it takes...Table of Contents:Salt of the Earth – Doug BellThe Ultimate Caching Guide – Erich JaeckelHow to Build a Survival Still – Kyle BrownSurvival Herb Garden – Linda ShuteHeirloom Seeds Part 1: Growing Seed Transplants – Char GreenSurvival Cemetery – Caroline VuyadinovCartridges for Survival Part 2: Handguns – Doug BellShooting Range Practice – Shawn MartinPressure Points for Self Defense Part 1 – David SnyderFrom Engine to Outlet – Ryan G. BanisterRecovering Gold from Scrap Electronics – Jessica HolomCouponing for Preppers – M.D. CreekmoreBudget Buys – Doug BellOther Uses for Your Solar Oven – Paul MunsenHomeschooling for Survivalists 101 Part 2 – Ralph ParilloThis Kindle edition is a direct reproduction of articles from the highly sought after print magazine. Only design graphics and ads have been removed for compatibility for all Kindle devices. Survivalist Magazine is the most respected resource for prepping and self-reliance!
Published by: CDI Publications, Inc. | Publication date: 03/16/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 146 pages
Henry Frederic Amiel stated that “Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind. And while this book explores theology and beliefs, it is written to be kind as well as thoughtful, and at times funny. It will give you belly laughs, but it will also give understanding of the notion of believing. It will remind you that no matter what you believe, we make this journey together.There are poems by some wonderful modern thinkers including Gwyndyn T. Alexander and Jane Yolen, that will explore the nature of our world.Essays by David Brin and David Gerrold that explore the nature of why we believe what we do.And then there are the stories. Funny stories, like First, that explains how Hell got started. Serious stories of redemption, as seen in Izzy Tells no Lies. Stories that explore familiar themes of the trials of Job, as seen by those around him. Questions are raised if we would even recognize a returning messiah after 2000 years of interpretations of the beliefs. And most important, they are well written with craft and skill that you have come to expect from B Cubed authors.
Published by: B Cubed Press | Publication date: 08/14/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 346 pages
Based on the History's series Six, an action-packed military thriller following the elite, legendary SEAL Team Six.The elite Navy unit known as SEAL Team Six is made up of some of the most renown and fearsome warriors of all time, deployed for only the toughest missions in the most dangerous places on Earth. Richard Rip” Taggart used to lead this unit, until after seeing and experiencing too much on the battlefield he snaps and executes an American in cold blood in Afghanistan. Now, two years later, he has been exiled from his brothers in Six and works for a private security group in Nigeria until he finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time and is captured by Boko Haram along with a group of Nigerian school girls.But the brotherhood of the SEALS runs deep. Once Rip’s unit finds out that he has been taken, they demand to be the ones to bring him back home. But as they mount their rescue operations, they find themselves squaring off against an enigmatic lieutenant of a rising terrorist group, someone who seems to have a particular interest in getting to Rip first.Based off the gripping new series from creators David Broyles, Special Operations veteran, and William Broyles, and inspired by the true stories and events involving SEAL Team Six, Six: Blood Brothers will give readers a visceral taste of what it means to be part of this squad, balancing their own personal demons and complications of family life with the need to serve their country and be there for their brothers-in-arms.
Published by: Skyhorse Publishing | Publication date: 01/17/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 340 pages
"Bodman's hard-won information and sheer storytelling talent make this a book to remember.” —LEE CHILD, #1 worldwide bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series "Karna Bodman’s Trust But Verify is a riveting page-turner you won’t want to put down!" - CARLA NEGGERS, bestselling author of Imposter's Lure Samantha Reid, the brilliant Director of the White House Office of Homeland Security, is enjoying a rare evening away from Washington at a Florida charity ball when a bomb sends the well-heeled attendees stampeding into the night. Narrowly escaping the blast, Reid returns to the White House, where she has been trailing the massacres and illicit arms sales of a shadowy group of Russian oligarchs... all of whom want her dead. Caught in an ever-tightening spiral of lies and ruthless hitmen, Reid must race the clock against her assassins. But she's not alone. When FBI special agent Brett Keating discovers Samantha was the target of the Florida bomb, he resolves to protect her, while also unravelling a brazen plot that threatens the lives of international financial leaders and stock markets worldwide.
Published by: Regnery Fiction | Publication date: 09/25/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Internet Business Insights: Lessons Learned and Strategies Used by 101 Successful Internet-Based Entrepreneurs (Internet Business Books)
Do you want to escape the drudgery of your 9 to 5 job?Discover proven steps to successful online entrepreneurship.Do you have an idea to make money online but don’t know where to start? Are you struggling to make your current business turn a profit? Internet marketers and bestselling authors Chris Naish and Buck Flogging have helped countless aspiring entrepreneurs pursue their passion projects. And now they’re here to help you realize your business potential.It’s often said that success leaves clues. In Internet Business Insights, Naish and Flogging present interviews from 101 renowned entrepreneurial experts from a diverse range of fields. From those who can teach you to make a comfortable living with internet marketing, to a businesswoman who went from $135k debt, to selling her company to Bill Gates.Through this easy-to-access resource, Naish and Flogging gather these clues into 30 lessons to help you harness the insights of thought leaders into measurable results.In Internet Business Insights, you’ll discover:
- No idea how to achieve your goals? Find out why that's great! (Lesson 1)
- Passion projects: Are you ruining your chances with this idealism? (Lesson 2)
- Pivot, you hear it everywhere. But when do you do it? (Lesson 5)
- You might be smart, but if you don't follow this rule you'll look like a fool to everyone! (Lesson 6)
- Improve the quality and quantity of your work with this one simple idea. (Lesson 7)
- Somebody hate your product or service? Find out why that could be good news! (Lesson 8)
- Great, you're finally making a profit! This mistake might send your business into the gutter however. (Lesson 9)
- The difference between marketing and branding, and how to get both right. (Lesson 10)
- The one simple rule that will ensure you get OVERPAID. Over half of our contributors mentioned this! (Lesson 11)
- The HUGE mistake 15% of our contributors made. Are you making it too? (Lesson 12)
- Why success can be short lived, and what you can do to prolong it indefinitely. (Lesson 17)
- The answers to one question some entrepreneurs REFUSED to answer at first. (And why you should refuse to answer it too!) (Lesson 19)
- Scared of taking your business to the next level? You should be! Find out why. (Lesson 21)
- What anger management and Windows XP can teach you about your long term income potential. (Lesson 22)
- How creative people can have one good idea, and then use it to profit in over a dozen ways. (Lesson 23)
- If you've tried everything and nothing works, here's the likely reason why. (Lesson 24)
- Got a great product, but working too many hours for not enough money? Here's your problem solved. (Lesson 25)
- Build a side hustle first, or just burn your bridges and go for it? (Lessons 28/29)
- One thing almost everybody in this book does, (but didn't mention) that was vital to their success! (Lesson 30)
- Creating your own online income from scratch or...
- Bringing your existing company to the next level.
Publication date: 07/03/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 503 pages
Modern Web Development with IBM WebSphere: Developing, Deploying, and Managing Mobile and Multi-Platform Apps (IBM Press)
Published by: IBM Press | Publication date: 05/27/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 366 pages