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Release 2.0: Issue 6

Release 2.0: Issue 6

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Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 14-MAR-2008

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In this issue of Release 2.0, we consider the state of the open source hardware products and business models that are emerging. It's the future of manufacturing - and early signs of it are here now. ...

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Release 2.0: Issue 5

Release 2.0: Issue 5

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Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 16-OCT-2007

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The good news? The Web has become mainstream. The bad news? The Web has become mainstream! As the Web moves closer to the center of our businesses and our lives, it's important to step back and consider what isn't yet anywhere near the center. What areas haven't yet been discovered by the masses? What's happening at the Web's edge-and how might it redefine the mainstream? ...

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Policy Technologies for Self-Managing Systems

Policy Technologies for Self-Managing Systems

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Publisher: IBM Press

Publication Date: 10-OCT-2008

Insert Date: 30-JUL-2008

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Policy Technologies for Self-Managing Systems Dakshi Agrawal Calo Seraphin Kang-won Lee Jorge Lobo Dinesh Verma Use policies to build self-managing IT systems that save money, improve availability, and enhance agility IT policies can be used to guide and automate decision making in the management of computer and network infrastructure, helping IT organizations reduce costs, improve service quality, and enhance business agility. Now, a team of top IBM researchers introduces the latest innovations in policies and autonomic computing and demonstrates how to put them to work in your...

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Intellectual Property and Open Source

Intellectual Property and Open Source

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Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 15-JUL-2008

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"Clear, correct, and deep, this is a welcome addition to discussions of law and computing for anyone -- even lawyers!" -- Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society If you work in information technology, intellectual property is central to your job -- but dealing with the complexities of the legal system can be mind-boggling. This book is for anyone who wants to understand how the legal system deals with intellectual property rights for code and other content. You'll get a clear look at intellectual property issues...

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Breakthrough IT

Breakthrough IT

By: Gray, Patrick

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 02-NOV-2007

Insert Date: 25-JUN-2008

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Unlock the secret to creating maximum business value from technology Filled with case studies from leading C-level executives to illustrate concepts discussed, Breakthrough IT is a revolutionary approach to reshaping the corporate information technology function. This innovative, step-by-step guide provides concrete methods every business can implement to yield maximum value and competitive advantage from their IT organization. Patrick Gray (Harrison, NY) is the founder and President of the Prevoyance Group, an IT strategy consultancy that combines project management and process...

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Making the Software Business Case: Improvement by the Numbers

Making the Software Business Case: Improvement by the Numbers

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Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

Publication Date: 05-SEP-2001

Insert Date: 18-JUN-2008

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"Just the understanding and insights you will pick up about how people encounter and cope with combinations of technical, social, political, and economic opportunities and challenges make the book a joy to read and worth much more than the price of it alone." --Barry Boehm, from the Foreword This practical handbook shows you how to build an effective business case when you need to justify--and persuade management to accept--software change or improvement. Based on real-world scenarios, the book covers the most common situations in which business case analyses are required and explains...

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Winning with Software: An Executive Strategy

Winning with Software: An Executive Strategy

By: Watts S. Humphrey

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

Publication Date: 20-DEC-2001

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"Every senior executive needs to read this book." --Robert Musson Vice President, Business Strategy Cenus Technologies "An informative book for any business person (not just technologists) who has ever been associated or involved with a software development effort and thought 'there must be a better way!' Watts has provided that better way-- the PSP/TSP, and a great book." --Roy Kinkaid, Head of Continuous Improvement and Software Quality Assurance, EBS Dealing Resources Watts Humphrey is the well-known author of methods and models widely used by organizations, teams, and individuals...

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Technology Acquisition: Buying the Future of Your Business

Technology Acquisition: Buying the Future of Your Business

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Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

Publication Date: 05-JUN-2001

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With proven, step-by-step solutions, this unique and practical book shows information technology (IT) project managers how to acquire the right technology from the right vendor at the right price for their business. There are numerous project management books on how to build technology, but the increase in project failure, limited resources, and accelerated change in systems and platforms has forced IT managers to move from building to buying technology, thereby shifting substantial risks to third parties. Allen Eskelin, drawing on his own experience managing acquisition projects, thoroughly...

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The Art of Capacity Planning

The Art of Capacity Planning

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Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 23-SEP-2008

Insert Date: 30-MAY-2008

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Success on the web is measured by usage and growth. Web-based companies live or die by the ability to scale their infrastructure to accommodate increasing demand. This book is a hands-on and practical guide to planning for such growth, with many techniques and considerations to help you plan, deploy, and manage web application infrastructure. The Art of Capacity Planning is written by the manager of data operations for the world-famous photo-sharing site Flickr.com, now owned by Yahoo! John Allspaw combines personal anecdotes from many phases of Flickr's growth with insights from his...

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Eating the IT Elephant: Moving from Greenfield Development to Brownfield

Eating the IT Elephant: Moving from Greenfield Development to Brownfield

By: Richard Hopkins; Kevin Jenkins

Publisher: IBM Press

Publication Date: 29-APR-2008

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A Practical, Start-to-Finish Approach to Managing, Evolving, and Transforming Legacy IT Systems For every IT executive, manager, architect, program leader, project leader, and lead analyst “Richard and Kevin introduce us to a reality that’s often neglected in our industry: the problem of evolving legacy systems, a domain they call ‘Brownfield development.’ The authors identify the root of the problem as that of complexity, and offer an approach that focuses on the fundamentals of abstraction and efficient communication to nibble at this problem of transformation bit by bit. As the old...

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Release 2.0: Issue 4

Release 2.0: Issue 4

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Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 05-OCT-2007

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This issue's theme is Information Visualization, the art of displaying complex data to increase understanding and improve decisions. It examines the state of Information Visualization, how it got here, and where it might be going, and presents compelling stories of Information Visualization at work. ...

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Release 2.0: Issue 1

Release 2.0: Issue 1

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Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 15-NOV-2007

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"An astute observer can note the faint signals of the coming future, extrapolate from them, and begin to divine the business implications." Tim O'Reilly In this inagural issue of Release 2.0, we hope to begin to give you insight into what the alpha geeks are doing today that will be crucial to your business two or more years from now. Who has begun to understand the new rules of business, the unexpected transformations of leverage that will create new winners and losers? What are those rules? And whether you're an entrepreneur, an investor, or a corporate technology strategist, how can...

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Implementing ITIL® Configuration Management, Video Enhanced Edition

Implementing ITIL® Configuration Management, Video Enhanced Edition

By: Larry Klosterboer

Publisher: IBM Press

Publication Date: 28-DEC-2007

Insert Date: 09-DEC-2007

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Pr>ctical, Real-World ITIL Configuration Management—From Start to Finish The IT Infrastructure Library® (ITIL) places the “best practices” in IT operations at your command. ITIL helps you make better technology choices, manages IT more effectively, and drives greater business value from all your IT investments. The core of ITIL is configuration management: the discipline of identifying, tracking, and controlling your IT environment’s diverse components to gain accurate and timely information for better decision-making. Now, there’s a practical, start-to-finish guide to ITIL configuration...

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CIO Best Practices: Enabling Strategic Value with Information Technology

CIO Best Practices: Enabling Strategic Value with Information Technology

By: Stenzel, Joe; Cokins, Gary; Flemming, Bill; Hill, Anthony, Australian National Univ., Canberra; Hugos, Michael,   ; Niven, Paul R.,   ; Schubert, Karl D.,  ; Stratton, Alan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 02-FEB-2007

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If you are a CIO, or intend to become a CIO, or simply want to understand the strategic importance of IT for your entire enterprise, CIO Best Practices provides you with the best practice guidance on the key responsibilities of the CIO and its important role in modern organizations. This is the most definitive and important work you will find on achieving and exercising strategic IT leadership. ...

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Partnering With the CIO: The Future of IT Sales Seen Through the Eyes of Key Decision Makers

Partnering With the CIO: The Future of IT Sales Seen Through the Eyes of Key Decision Makers

By: Michael Minelli; Mike Barlow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 21-SEP-2007

Insert Date: 07-DEC-2007

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CIOs spend more than $1.2 trillion on software and hardware each year. Partnering with the CIO looks at IT sales from the CIO’s perspective, revealing what needs to be changed and expressing their fears, concerns, warnings, and advice. Based on in-depth interviews with CIOs at major international firms and organizations such as Citigroup, First Data Corp., Priceline.com, Pitney Bowes, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Time Inc., World Wildlife Fund, Accenture, and the CIO Executive Council, among many others, Partnering with the CIO is a practical and much-needed guide to the current state of IT sales...

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Geekonomics: The Real Cost of Insecure Software

Geekonomics: The Real Cost of Insecure Software

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Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

Publication Date: 29-NOV-2007

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“The clarity of David’s argument and the strength of his conviction are truly inspiring. If you don’t believe the world of software affects the world in which you live, you owe it to yourself to read this book.” –Lenny Zeltzer, SANS Institute faculty member and the New York Security Consulting Manager at Savvis, Inc. “Geekonomics stays with you long after you finish reading the book. You will reconsider every assumption you have had about software costs and benefits.” –Slava Frid, Gemini Systems, CTO, Resilience Technology Solutions “Information Security is an issue that concerns...

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Sarbanes-Oxley IT Compliance Using COBIT and Open Source Tools

Sarbanes-Oxley IT Compliance Using COBIT and Open Source Tools

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Publisher: Syngress

Publication Date: 01-SEP-2005

Insert Date: 09-FEB-2006

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A Toolkit for IT Professionals Whether you work for a publicly traded or pre-IPO company or as an IT consultant, you are familiar with the daunting task of complying with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. You have no doubt seen the hour and dollar estimates for compliance go up and up. With this book, you can now regain control of your budget and schedule. This ground-breaking, fully integrated book and bootable "live" CD provide all the information and the Open Source tools for you to use to achieve IT SOX compliance. This book illustrates the many Open Source cost-saving opportunities that public...

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Open Sources 2.0

Open Sources 2.0

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Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 21-OCT-2005

Insert Date: 16-DEC-2005

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Open Sources 2.0 is a collection of insightful and thought-provoking essays from today's technology leaders that continues painting the evolutionary picture that developed in the 1999 book Open Sources: Voices from the Revolution . These essays explore open source's impact on the software industry and reveal how open source concepts are infiltrating other areas of commerce and society. The essays appeal to a broad audience: the software developer will find thoughtful reflections on practices and methodology from leading open source developers like Jeremy Allison and Ben Laurie, while the...

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CIO Wisdom II: More Best Practices

CIO Wisdom II: More Best Practices

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Publisher: Prentice Hall

Publication Date: 31-OCT-2005

Insert Date: 12-NOV-2005

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World-class IT leadership solutions from working CIOs: detailed, realistic, proven Every year, IT leadership becomes more challenging. Don't go it alone. Get practical help from the people who know what you're up against, and know what works: your most successful peers. In CIO Wisdom II, more than a dozen of today's leading CIOs share specific, realistic, up-to-the-minute techniques for maximizing agility, cost-effectiveness, and business value. You'll find solutions for managing both the internal and external forces impacting IT, and for dealing with more than 20 of your toughest issues --...

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RT Essentials

RT Essentials

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Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 18-AUG-2005

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In a typical organization, there's always plenty that to do such as: pay vendors, invoice customers, answer customer inquiries, and fix bugs in hardware or software. You need to know who wants what and keep track of what is left to do. This is where a ticketing system comes in. A ticketing system allows you to check the status of various tasks: when they were requested, who requested them and why, when they were completed, and more. RT is a high-level, open source ticketing system efficiently enabling a group of people to manage tasks, issues, and requests submitted by a community of...