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Beyond Knowledge Management: What Every Leader Should Know

Beyond Knowledge Management: What Every Leader Should Know

By: Jay Liebowitz

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 11-NOV-2011

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This concise and easy-to-read book examines 10 areas where Knowledge Management can help an organization gain a competitive advantage. Each chapter opens with an introduction to one of these promising areas, followed by case studies from industry, government, and not-for-profits. The case studies demonstrate how leaders at organizations such as The Coca-Cola Company, e-Bay, PricewaterhouseCoopers, University of Maryland University College, Northrop Grumman, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have used the concepts discussed to improve decision making. ...

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Antipatterns: Managing Software Organizations and People, Second Edition

Antipatterns: Managing Software Organizations and People, Second Edition

By: Colin Neill; Philip Laplante; Joanna DeFranco

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 13-DEC-2011

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Using real and hypothetical case studies, this book illustrates poor management approaches, unpleasant work environments, and bad manager traits that lead to failure. For each antipattern, the text describes the situation and symptoms, gives examples, and offers a refactoring solution. The authors provide real-world anecdotes that illustrate key concepts. They also include thought-provoking exercises that describe a situation and ask which antipatterns are present, as well as how to refactor the situation. Coverage includes leadership principles, environmental antipatterns, group patterns,...

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Spectral Feature Selection for Data Mining

Spectral Feature Selection for Data Mining

By: Zheng Zhao; Huan Liu

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 14-DEC-2011

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This timely introduction to spectral feature selection illustrates the potential of this powerful dimensionality reduction technique in high-dimensional data processing. It presents the theoretical foundations of spectral feature selection, its connections to other algorithms, and its use in handling both large-scale data sets and small sample problems. Readers learn how to use spectral feature selection to solve challenging problems in real-life applications and discover how general feature selection and extraction are connected to spectral feature selection. Source code for the...

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Wireless Body Area Networks: Technology, Implementation, and Applications

Wireless Body Area Networks: Technology, Implementation, and Applications

By: Mehmet Yuce; Jamil Khan

Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing

Publication Date: 06-DEC-2011

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The book provides a comprehensive overview for the latest WBAN systems, technologies, and applications. The chapters of the book have been written by various specialists who are experts in their areas of research and practice. The book starts with the basic techniques involved in designing and building WBAN systems. It explains the deployment issues and then moves into the application areas of WBAN. The remaining chapters focus on the development of hardware, signal processing algorithms, and wireless communication and network design for wearable and implantable body sensors used in WBAN...

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Pig Design Patterns

Pig Design Patterns

By: Pradeep Pasupuleti

Publisher: Packt Publishing

Publication Date: 17-APR-2014

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Simplify Hadoop programming to create complex end-to-end Enterprise Big Data solutions with Pig Quickly understand how to use Pig to design end-to-end Big Data systems Implement a hands-on programming approach using design patterns to solve commonly occurring enterprise Big Data challenges Enhances users’ capabilities to utilize Pig and create their own design patterns wherever applicable In Detail Pig makes Hadoop programming simple, intuitive, and fun to work with. It removes the complexity from Map Reduce programming by giving the programmer immense power through its...

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Becoming Functional

Becoming Functional

By: Joshua Backfield

Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 15-JUL-2014

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If you have an imperative (and probably object-oriented) programming background, Becoming Functional will help you through the sometimes alien world of functional programming. Many functional programming books begin by focusing on the more difficult concepts such as recursion and immutability. This book lets you dive right in to functional programming by teaching the most useful implementation concepts first....

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C: From Theory to Practice

C: From Theory to Practice

By: George Tselikis; Nikolaos Tselikas

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 12-FEB-2014

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This easy-to-use, classroom-tested textbook covers the C programming language for computer science and IT students. Designed for a compulsory fundamental course, it presents the theory and principles of C. More than 500 exercises and examples of progressive difficulty aid students in understanding all the aspects and peculiarities of the C language. The exercises test students on various levels of programming and the examples enhance their concrete understanding of programming know-how. ...

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Practical Robot Design: Game Playing Robots

Practical Robot Design: Game Playing Robots

By: Jagannathan Kanniah; M. Ercan; Calderon, Acosta

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 17-OCT-2013

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This book presents the application of theoretical and practical engineering knowledge in the field of robotic games. Each chapter covers basic theory and key topics, including actuators, sensors, controllers and artificial intelligence, followed by specific robotic games applications, such as pole balancing robot, wall climbing robot, micro-mouse and RoboCup rescue robot. The text also discusses the application of AI techniques in robotics and provides case studies, algorithms, and application examples with Matlab code. Drawing on years of robot-building and teaching experience, authors...

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Urban Transportation and Logistics: Health, Safety, and Security Concerns

Urban Transportation and Logistics: Health, Safety, and Security Concerns

By: Eiichi Taniguchi; Tien Fwa; Russell Thompson

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 13-DEC-2013

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Detailing the best practices of experts from around the world, this book examines cutting-edge concepts and a vision for urban transport and logistics relating to human security. Its comprehensive coverage provides the foundation for examining transport and logistics systems in urban areas from the viewpoint of safety and security considerations on human life. It addresses Information and Communication Technologies (and Intelligent Transport System applications within urban logistics. It also introduces the notion of the megalopolis and the need for improved planning relative to human...

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Google Compute Engine

Google Compute Engine

By: Marc Cohen; Kathryn Hurley; Paul Newson

Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 15-JUL-2014

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Learn how to build data-intensive apps that run faster at a lower cost, using Google Compute Engine. Written by Google engineers, this book walks you through Google’s new Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) product. You’ll discover how to leverage Google’s world-class storage and computing technologies to gain unparalleled performance and scalability....

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Managing Risk and Security in Outsourcing IT Services: Onshore, Offshore and the Cloud

Managing Risk and Security in Outsourcing IT Services: Onshore, Offshore and the Cloud

By: Frank Siepmann

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 09-DEC-2013

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This book explains how to address the risks that can arise from outsourcing or adopting cloud technology. Providing you with an understanding of the fundamentals, it supplies authoritative guidance and examples on how to tailor the right risk approach for your organization. Covering onshore, offshore, and cloud services, it provides concrete examples and illustrative case studies that describe the specifics of what to do and what not to do across a variety of implementation scenarios. This book provides the fundamental understanding and guidance readers need to keep information, processes,...

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Manifold Learning Theory and Applications

Manifold Learning Theory and Applications

By: Yunqian Ma; Yun Fu

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 20-DEC-2011

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Incorporating state-of-the-art techniques, this book provides complete theoretical and practical treatment of manifold learning. An excellent entry point for readers new to the subject, it supplies a high-level introductory view of the topic as well as in-depth discussion of the key technical details. It summarizes up-to-date advances in manifold learning. The comprehensive range of topics include basic theoretical background, implementation, and practical applications in fields such as medical, biometrics, multimedia, and computer vision. ...

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Undocumented Secrets of MATLAB-Java Programming

Undocumented Secrets of MATLAB-Java Programming

By: Yair Altman

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 05-DEC-2011

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Many people know that a major part of the functionality of the MATLAB<SUP>®</SUP> software package is based on Java. But fewer people know how to manipulate Java to achieve improved appearance and functionality and thus heighten MATLAB software’s applicability to real world, modern situations. Organized by related functionality/usage and ordered from facile to complex, this book presents examples, instruction, and code snippets in stand-alone, self-contained chapters. Requiring <EM>no prior Java knowledge</EM>, this book provides numerous online references and resources to show readers how...

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IT Best Practices: Management, Teams, Quality, Performance, and Projects

IT Best Practices: Management, Teams, Quality, Performance, and Projects

By: Tom Witt

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 20-DEC-2011

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Ideal for project, IT, and systems development managers, this book details the skills, knowledge, and attributes needed to bringing about large-scale change. It explains how to incorporate quality methods into the change management process and outlines a holistic approach for transformation management. Its comprehensive coverage spans team building, quality, project methodology, resource allocation, process engineering, and management best practices. The material covered is validated with references to concepts and processes from such business greats as Dr. Deming, Jack Welch, and Henry...

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Security De-Engineering: Solving the Problems in Information Risk Management

Security De-Engineering: Solving the Problems in Information Risk Management

By: Ian Tibble

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 13-DEC-2011

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With organizations facing growing security challenges from both automated and manual attacks, these incidents now represent more of a threat to the bottom line than ever before. This book explains the problems in corporate information security and how to solve them. Based on more than a decade of global experience, the author explains how the industry has faltered and how a gradual decline in analytical skills has led the corporate world on a disastrous collision course with automated malware attacks and manual intrusions. ...

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Statistical Learning and Data Science

Statistical Learning and Data Science

By: Mireille Summa; Leon Bottou; Bernard Goldfarb; Fionn Murtagh; Catherine Pardoux; Myriam Touati

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 19-DEC-2011

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Driven by a vast range of applications, data analysis and learning from data are vibrant areas of research. Various methodologies, including unsupervised data analysis, supervised machine learning, and semi-supervised techniques, have continued to develop to cope with the increasing amount of data collected through modern technology. With a focus on applications, this volume presents contributions from some of the leading researchers in the different fields of data analysis. Synthesizing the methodologies into a coherent framework, the book covers a range of topics, from large-scale...

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Statistical and Machine-Learning Data Mining: Techniques for Better Predictive Modeling and Analysis of Big Data, Second Edition

Statistical and Machine-Learning Data Mining: Techniques for Better Predictive Modeling and Analysis of Big Data, Second Edition

By: Bruce Ratner

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 19-DEC-2011

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Focusing on uniquely large-scale statistical models that effectively consider big data identifying structures (variables) with the appropriate predictive power in order to yield reliable, robust, relevant large scale analyses, this revised edition incorporates 13 new chapters, as well as expanded explanations of the author's own popular machine-learning GenIQ Model. The book highlights the needs of data analysts, regression modelers, non-regression modelers, and data miners across all industry sectors, delivering practical yet powerful, simple yet insightful quantitative techniques that...

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IP Telephony Interconnection Reference: Challenges, Models, and Engineering

IP Telephony Interconnection Reference: Challenges, Models, and Engineering

By: Mohamed Boucadair; Isabel Borges; Pedro Neves; Olafur Einarsson

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 04-NOV-2011

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Written to address the growth of IP telephony service offerings within the corporate and residential realm, this book discusses technical and regulatory issues related to IP Telephony Interconnection. It describes business and interconnection models and solutions, and provides an overview of emerging architectures such as IMS and TISPAN. The authors offer a detailed overview of the SPPEERMINT activity and proposed architecture, the current work undertaken in DRINKS, the use of ENUM for interconnection, and ENUM implementation status, among others. This text is a first of its kind to offer...

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Communication Architectures for Systems-on-Chip

Communication Architectures for Systems-on-Chip

By: José Ayala

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 14-MAR-2011

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This book covers the current communication architectures that are implemented in manufactured systems-on-chip, as well as those that are being proposed to overcome the existing limitations. The text addresses well-established communication buses and less-common networks on chip, along with modern technologies that propose the use of carbon nano tubes and optical links to speed up data transfer and increase both security levels and quality of service. Contributors address on-chip transaction security involving critical information and the mechanisms to protect from an external attack,...

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Knowledge-based Configuration

Knowledge-based Configuration

By: Alexander Felfernig; Lothar Hotz; Claire Bagley; Juha Tiihonen

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 02-APR-2014

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Knowledge-based Configuration incorporates knowledge representation formalisms to capture complex product models and reasoning methods to provide intelligent interactive behavior with the user. This book represents the first time that corporate and academic worlds collaborate integrating research and commercial benefits of knowledge-based configuration. Foundational interdisciplinary material is provided for composing models from increasingly complex products and services. Case studies, the latest research, and graphical knowledge representations that increase understanding of...