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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

Insert Date: 19-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

Insert Date: 16-FEB-2008

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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

Insert Date: 08-DEC-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

Insert Date: 08-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

Insert Date: 02-OCT-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...

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Managing Corporate Information Systems Evolution and Maintenance

Managing Corporate Information Systems Evolution and Maintenance

By: Khaled M. Khan - University of Western Sydney, Australia; Yan Zheng - University of Western Sydney, Australia

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 01-JUL-2004

Insert Date: 12-FEB-2005

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Managing Corporate Information Systems Evolution and Maintenance addresses the recent developments of systems maintenance research and practices ranging from technicality of systems evolution to managerial aspects of the topic. It includes very contemporary issues such as evolving legacy systems to e-business, applying patterns for reengineering legacy systems to web, architectural recovery of legacy systems, evolving legacy systems into software components. The book offers insight on how information systems evolution and maintenance could be initiated, managed, and engineered. The book is a...

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Intelligent Enterprises of the 21st Century

Intelligent Enterprises of the 21st Century

By: Jatinder N. D. Gupta; Sushil K. Sharma

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 01-DEC-2003

Insert Date: 12-FEB-2005

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Business intelligence has always been considered an essential ingredient for success. However, it is not until recently that the technology has enabled organizations to generate and deploy intelligence for global competition. These technologies can be leveraged to create the intelligent enterprises of the 21st century that will not only provide excellent and customized services to their customers, but will also create business efficiency for building relationships with suppliers and other business partners on a long term basis. Creating such intelligent enterprises requires the understanding...

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Cases on Global IT Applications and Management: Successes and Pitfalls

Cases on Global IT Applications and Management: Successes and Pitfalls

By: B. Tan Felix - University of Auckland, New Zealand

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 01-DEC-2001

Insert Date: 12-FEB-2005

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As organizations prepare to compete globally in the new millennium, the effective deployment and exploitation of IT will create the difference between those that are successful and those that are not. What lessons are there to be learned from organizations that run global IT operations and deploy IT in support of their global business operations? What lessons are there to be learned in the development, implementation, use and management of IT from organizations operating in countries other than their own? Cases on Global IT Applications and Management: Success and Pitfalls brings together...

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Information Technology Management in Developing Countries

Information Technology Management in Developing Countries

By: Mohammad Dadashzadeh, Ph.D. - Wichita State University, USA

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 01-MAY-2002

Insert Date: 12-FEB-2005

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Because of opportunities brought by the Internet, developing countries have the occasion to experience unprecedented growth in the Internet economy as not just material suppliers, but producers. The challenges faced by developing countries in harnessing the full potential of information technology (IT) are similar to those that confronted United States in its journey toward a successful Internet economy. The responses, however, need not necessarily be the same as developing countries can learn from the mistakes made in the first phase. Cultural differences between nations also demand...

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Strategies for Managing IS/IT Personnel

Strategies for Managing IS/IT Personnel

By: Magid Igbaria - Claremont Graduate University USA; Conrad Shayo - California State University, San Bernardino, USA

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 01-SEP-2003

Insert Date: 12-FEB-2005

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Business intelligence has always been considered an essential ingredient for success. However, it is not until recently that the technology has enabled organizations to generate and deploy intelligence for global competition. These technologies can be leveraged to create the intelligent enterprises of the 21st century that will not only provide excellent and customized services to their customers, but will also create business efficiency for building relationships with suppliers and other business partners on a long term basis. Creating such intelligent enterprises requires the understanding...

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Electronic Commerce in Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises: Frameworks, Issues and Implications

Electronic Commerce in Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises: Frameworks, Issues and Implications

By: Nabeel Al-Qirim - Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand and Deakin University, Australia

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 01-SEP-2003

Insert Date: 12-FEB-2005

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Much of the e-commerce and IT research in small and medium sized enterprises (SME) indicates that these smaller businesses are lagging behind in implementing technological advances. This raises concerns for these SME's success as the Information Age becomes ever more of a reality. e-Business, e-Government & Small and Medium-Size Enterprises: Opportunities and Challenges offers a collection of chapters highlighting successful policy and practices which encourage SME's success in numerous different countries. Such a collection of international experiences and expertise offers policymakers,...

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Electronic Monitoring in the Workplace: Controversies and Solutions

Electronic Monitoring in the Workplace: Controversies and Solutions

By: John Charles Sturt University, Australia Weckert

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 15-NOV-2004

Insert Date: 12-FEB-2005

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The use of new technologies, coupled with the fact that there is an increasing amount of work being done on-line, whether on the Internet, intranets, LANs or other networks, has made extensive employee monitoring by employers inexpensive and easy. Employers have legitimate concerns about the efficiency of their employees, of the quality of the goods or services produced, and in relation to security. Additionally, monitoring can assist in employee health and safety, help reduce or eliminate sexual, racial and other forms of harassment, reveal areas in which training is required, and reduce the...

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Annals of Cases on Information Technology

Annals of Cases on Information Technology

By: Mehdi Khosrow-Pour - Information Resources Management Association, USA

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 01-JAN-2003

Insert Date: 12-FEB-2005

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Annals of Cases on Information Technology provides 37 case studies, authored by over 50 world-renowned academicians and practitioners in information technology each offering insight into how to succeed in IT projects and how to avoid costly failures. These case studies describe private and public organizations including educational institutions, electronic businesses and governmental organizations ranging in size from small businesses to large organizations. Additionally, they focus on a variety of technology projects including electronic commerce and electronic business initiatives,...