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Enterprise Architecture Made Simple

Enterprise Architecture Made Simple

By: Håkan Edvinsson; Lottie Aderinne

Publisher: Technics Publications

Publication Date: 30-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 03-DEC-2013

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Learn how to institute and implement enterprise architecture in your organization. You can make a quick start and establish a baseline for your enterprise architecture within ten weeks, then grow and stabilize the architecture over time using the proven  Ready, Set, Go  Approach.  Reading this book will: Give you directions on how to institute and implement enterprise architecture in your organization. You will be able to build close relationships with stakeholders and delivery teams, but you will not need to micromanage the architecture's operations. Increase your awareness that...

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UML Database Modeling Workbook

UML Database Modeling Workbook

By: Michael Blaha

Publisher: Technics Publications

Publication Date: 01-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 27-FEB-2014

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With our appetites for data on the rise, it has become more important than ever to use UML (Unified Modeling Language) to capture and precisely represent all of these data requirements. Learn how to construct UML data models by working through a series of exercises and self-assessment tests. Beginners can learn the UML directly. Experienced modelers can leverage their understanding of existing database notations, as the book extensively compares the UML to traditional data modeling (Information Engineering). Discover a new way of representing data requirements and communicating...

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Monetizing Data Management

Monetizing Data Management

By: Peter Aiken; Juanita Billings

Publisher: Technics Publications

Publication Date: 01-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 06-FEB-2014

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What's the Return on Investment (ROI) on data management? Sound like an impossible question to answer? Not if you read this book and learn the value-added approach to managing enterprise resources and assets. This book defines the five interrelated best practices that comprise data management, and shows you how by example to successfully communicate data management ROI to senior management.  The 17 cases we share will help you to identify opportunities to introduce data management into the strategic conversations that occur in the C-suite. You will gain a new perspective regarding the...

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Data Engineering

Data Engineering

By: Brian Shive

Publisher: Technics Publications

Publication Date: 01-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 28-JAN-2014

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If you found a rusty old lamp on the beach, and upon touching it a genie appeared and granted you three wishes, what would you wish for? If you were wishing for a successful application development effort, most likely you would wish for accurate and robust data models, comprehensive data flow diagrams, and an acute understanding of human behavior. The wish for well-designed conceptual and logical data models means the requirements are well-understood and that the design has been built with flexibility and extensibility leading to high application agility and low maintenance costs. The...

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Extreme Scoping

Extreme Scoping

By: Larissa T Moss

Publisher: Technics Publications

Publication Date: 01-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 16-JAN-2014

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Do your business intelligence (BI) projects take too long to deliver? Is the value of the deliverables less than satisfactory? Do these projects propagate poor data management practices? If you screamed "yes" to any of these questions, read this book to master a proven approach to building your enterprise data warehouse and BI initiatives. Extreme Scoping, based on the Business Intelligence Roadmap, will show you how to build analytics applications rapidly yet not sacrifice data management and enterprise architecture. In addition, all of the roles required to deliver all seven steps of...

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Business unIntelligence

Business unIntelligence

By: Dr. Barry Devlin

Publisher: Technics Publications

Publication Date: 01-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 15-JAN-2014

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Business intelligence (BI) used to be so simple - in theory anyway. Integrate and copy data from your transactional systems into a specialized relational database, apply BI reporting and query tools and add business users. Job done. No longer. Analytics, big data and an array of diverse technologies have changed everything. More importantly, business is insisting on ever more value, ever faster from information and from IT in general. An emerging biz-tech ecosystem demands that business and IT work together. Business unIntelligence reflects the new reality that in today's socially...

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Data Modeling Made Simple with ER/Studio Data Architect

Data Modeling Made Simple with ER/Studio Data Architect

By: Steve Hoberman

Publisher: Technics Publications

Publication Date: 15-MAR-2013

Insert Date: 28-APR-2013

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Data Modeling Made Simple with ER/Studio Data Architect (DA) will provide the business or IT professional with a practical working knowledge of data modeling concepts and best practices, along with how to apply these principles with ER/Studio DA. You'll build many ER/Studio DA data models along the way, applying best practices to master these ten objectives: You will know why a data model is needed and which ER/Studio DA models are the most appropriate for each situation You will be able to read a data model of any size and complexity with the same confidence as reading a...

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DefrICtion: Unleashing Your Enterprise to Create Value from Change

DefrICtion: Unleashing Your Enterprise to Create Value from Change

By: Chris Potts

Publisher: Technics Publications

Publication Date: 15-OCT-2012

Insert Date: 30-NOV-2012

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Michael is CEO of a $64 billion global corporation, driving a strategy founded on productivity and growth. Despite having 'best practices' in place, spearheaded by Finance, he's convinced that many of the company's investments in change are still not delivering the most value they can, or even the value they promised. Late one night, while reading a hard-to-believe Business Case for an IT transformation, he makes it his business to find out why. With the help of his inner-circle of trusted executives and managers, and the serendipitous appearance of a friend-of-a-friend, Michael...

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Connecting the Data

Connecting the Data

By: Angelo R. Bobak

Publisher: Technics Publications

Publication Date: 25-SEP-2012

Insert Date: 22-NOV-2012

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Business data integration is a complex problem that must be solved when organizations change or enhance their internal structures. The goal of this book is to present a simple yet thorough resource that describes the challenges of business data integration and the solutions to these challenges such as schema integration, illustrated through an Operational Data Store (ODS) case study. This book contains three sections spanning ten chapters. Section I, Foundational Concepts, will provide you with the necessary basic concepts and discuss schema integration. Section II, Preparation and...

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Data Resource Design

Data Resource Design

By: Michael Brackett

Publisher: Technics Publications

Publication Date: 20-SEP-2012

Insert Date: 22-NOV-2012

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Are you struggling with the formal design of your organization's data resource? Do you find yourself forced into generic data architectures and universal data models? Do you find yourself warping the business to fit a purchased application? Do you find yourself pushed into developing physical databases without formal logical design? Do you find disparate data throughout the organization? If the answer to any of these questions is Yes, then you need to read Data Resource Design to help guide you through a formal design process that produces a high quality data resource within a single...

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Secrets of Analytical Leaders

Secrets of Analytical Leaders

By: Wayne Eckerson

Publisher: Technics Publications

Publication Date: 15-SEP-2012

Insert Date: 22-NOV-2012

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Imagine spending a day with top analytical leaders and asking any question you want. In this book, Wayne Eckerson illustrates analytical best practices by weaving his perspective with commentary from seven directors of analytics who unveil their secrets of success. With an innovative flair, Eckerson tackles a complex subject with clarity and insight. Each of the book's 20 chapters is a stand-alone essay on an analytical topic, yet collectively they form a concise methodology about how to implement a successful analytics program. ...

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UML Requirements Modeling For Business Analysts

UML Requirements Modeling For Business Analysts

By: Norman Daoust

Publisher: Technics Publications

Publication Date: 15-AUG-2012

Insert Date: 22-AUG-2012

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This book provides you with a collection of best practices, guidelines, and tips for using the Unified Modeling Language (UML) for business analysis. The contents have been assembled over the years based on experience and documented best practices. Over sixty easy to understand UML diagram examples will help you to apply these ideas immediately. If you use, expect to use, or think you should use the Unified Modeling Language (UML) or use cases in your business analysis activities, this book will help you: communicate more succinctly and effectively with your stakeholders including...

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The Analytical Puzzle: Profitable Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence and Analytics

The Analytical Puzzle: Profitable Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence and Analytics

By: David Haertzen

Publisher: Technics Publications

Publication Date: 01-JUL-2012

Insert Date: 08-AUG-2012

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Do you enjoy completing puzzles? Perhaps one of the most challenging (yet rewarding) puzzles is delivering a successful data warehouse suitable for data mining and analytics. The Analytical Puzzle describes an unbiased, practical, and comprehensive approach to building a data warehouse which will lead to an increased level of business intelligence within your organization. New technologies continuously impact this approach and therefore this book explains how to leverage big data, cloud computing, data warehouse appliances, data mining, predictive analytics, data visualization and mobile...

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O VITI Guia para a Gestão de Dados Corpo (DAMA-DMBOK)

O VITI Guia para a Gestão de Dados Corpo (DAMA-DMBOK)

By: DAMA International

Publisher: Technics Publications

Publication Date: 01-JUL-2012

Insert Date: 10-JUL-2012

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Como uma introdução oficial para o gerenciamento de dados, os objetivos do guia DMBOK® são: Construir um consenso para uma aplicação, geralmente visível das funções do gerenciamento de dados; Fornecer definições padrões para os usos comuns das funções do ger enciamento de dados, entregas, papéis e outras terminologias; Documentar os princípios voltados para o gerenciamento de dados; Apresentar uma visão geral neutra em relação a vendedores de soluções e produtos visando praticar boas práticas comuns, métodos e técnicas sabiamente adotados, e abor dagens alternativas significativas;...

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The Nimble Elephant: Agile Delivery of Data Models using a Pattern-based Approach

The Nimble Elephant: Agile Delivery of Data Models using a Pattern-based Approach

By: John Giles

Publisher: Technics Publications

Publication Date: 15-APR-2012

Insert Date: 21-APR-2012

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"Get it done well and get it done fast" are twin, apparently opposing, demands. Data architects are increasingly expected to deliver quality data models in challenging timeframes, and agile developers are increasingly expected to ensure that their solutions can be easily integrated with the data assets of the overall organization. If you need to deliver quality solutions despite exacting schedules, "The Nimble Elephant" will help by describing proven techniques that leverage the libraries of published data model patterns to rapidly assemble extensible and robust designs. The three sections...

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Data Resource Integration: Understanding and Resolving a Disparate Data Resource

Data Resource Integration: Understanding and Resolving a Disparate Data Resource

By: Michael H. Brackett

Publisher: Technics Publications

Publication Date: 15-APR-2012

Insert Date: 21-APR-2012

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Are you struggling with a disparate data resource? Are there multiple existences of the same business fact scattered throughout the data resource? Are those multiple existences out of synch with each other? Do you have difficulty finding the data you need to support business activities? Do the data you find have poor quality? If the answer to any of these questions is Yes, then you need this book to guide you toward creating an integrated data resource. Most public and private sector organizations have a disparate data resource that was created over many years. That disparate data...

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Data and Reality: A Timeless Perspective on Perceiving and Managing Information in Our Imprecise World, 3rd Edition

Data and Reality: A Timeless Perspective on Perceiving and Managing Information in Our Imprecise World, 3rd Edition

By: William Kent

Publisher: Technics Publications

Publication Date: 01-MAR-2012

Insert Date: 21-APR-2012

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Let's step back to the year 1978. Sony introduces hip portable music with the Walkman, Illinois Bell Company releases the first mobile phone, Space Invaders kicks off the video game craze, and William Kent writes Data and Reality. We have made amazing progress in the last four decades in terms of portable music, mobile communication, and entertainment, making devices such as the original Sony Walkman and suitcase-sized mobile phones museum pieces today. Yet remarkably, the book Data and Reality is just as relevant to the field of data management today as it was in 1978. Data and Reality...

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UML and Data Modeling: A Reconciliation

UML and Data Modeling: A Reconciliation

By: David Hay

Publisher: Technics Publications

Publication Date: 01-NOV-2011

Insert Date: 30-OCT-2011

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Here you will learn how to develop an attractive, easily readable, conceptual, business-oriented entity/relationship model, using a variation on the UML Class Model notation. This book has two audiences: Data modelers (both analysts and database designers) who are convinced that UML has nothing to do with them; and UML experts who don't realize that architectural data modeling really is different from object modeling (and that the differences are important). David Hay's objective is to finally bring these two groups together in peace. Here all modelers will receive...

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Data Modeling Made Simple with PowerDesigner®

Data Modeling Made Simple with PowerDesigner®

By: Steve Hoberman; George McGeachie

Publisher: Technics Publications

Publication Date: 01-OCT-2011

Insert Date: 17-JAN-2012

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Data Modeling Made Simple with PowerDesigner will provide the business or IT professional with a practical working knowledge of data modeling concepts and best practices, and how to apply these principles with PowerDesigner. You'll build many PowerDesigner data models along the way, increasing your skills in first the fundamentals and later in the book the more advanced features of PowerDesigner. This book combines real-world experience and best practices to help you master the following ten objectives:You will know when a data model is needed and which PowerDesigner models are the most...

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The Hidden Corporation: A Data Management Security Novel

The Hidden Corporation: A Data Management Security Novel

By: David Schlesinger CISSP

Publisher: Technics Publications

Publication Date: 15-SEP-2011

Insert Date: 26-SEP-2011

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Every day cybersecurity specialist Nancy MacBaron fights in the corporate trenches against criminal hackers intent on stealing her company's sensitive information. She is well trained, highly skilled and security-certified yet she discovers she and her company are helpless in the face of an unexpected data theft from inside. Called into her boss's office early one morning, Nancy MacBaron is given dual assignments: one, to help locate the person who is holding their data for ransom, and two, investigate how their information management process allowed such a huge amount of sensitive...