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A pragmatic approach to Big Data by taking the reader on a journey between Big Data (what it is) and the Smart Data (what it is for). Today's decision making can be reached via information (related to the data), knowledge (related to people and processes), and timing (the capacity to decide, act and react at the right time). The huge increase in volume of data traffic, and its format (unstructured data such as blogs, logs, and video) generated by the "digitalization" of our world modifies radically our relationship to the space (in motion) and time, dimension and by capillarity, the enterprise vision of performance monitoring and optimization.
Complex behavior models (plasticity, cracks, visco elascticity) face some theoretical difficulties for the determination of the behavior law at the continuous scale. When homogenization fails to give the right behavior law, a solution is to simulate the material at a meso scale in order to simulate directly a set of discrete properties that are responsible of the macroscopic behavior. The discrete element model has been developed for granular material. The proposed set shows how this method is capable to solve the problem of complex behavior that are linked to discrete meso scale effects.
The essential guide to being smart about money and investing Blue Chip Kids: What Every Child (and Parent) Should Know About Money, Investing, and the Stock Market is a fun and easy-to-understand introduction to the world of money and investing for kids and parents. Frustrated by the lack of entertaining financial teaching materials for his 13-year-old son, this book is the result of a father's commitment to pass on one of life's most important skills. Written by David W. Bianchi--an investor and lawyer with an economics degree from Tufts University--this hands-on resource demystifies the basic principles about money matters and shows what it takes to spend, save, and invest wisely. Filled with simple examples and numerous illustrations, this easy-to-read book discusses money and investing in 100 bite-size topics. For every parent who wants their children to develop the skills to invest wisely and become responsible money managers, regular savers, and to earn money while they sleep, this book is a must-have.ile they sleep, this book is a must-have.
Everything you need to make yoga an integral part of your health and well-being If you want to incorporate yoga into your daily routine or ramp up what you're already doing, Yoga All-In-One For Dummies is the perfect resource! This complete compendium of six separate titles features everything you need to improve your health and peace of mind with yoga, and includes additional information on, stretching, meditation, adding weights to your yoga workouts, and power yoga moves. Yoga has been shown to have numerous health benefits, ranging from better flexibility and athletic performance to lowered blood pressure and weight loss. For those who want to take control of their health and overall fitness, yoga is the perfect practice. With Yoga All-In-One For Dummies, you'll have everything you need to get started and become a master of even the toughest yoga poses and techniques. Find out how to incorporate yoga to foster health, happiness, and peace of mind Get a complete resource, featuring information from six titles that are packed with tips Use companion workout videos to help you master various yoga poses and techniques that are covered in the book Utilize tips in the book to increase balance, range of motion, flexibility, strength, and overall fitness Take a deep breath and dive into Yoga All-In-One For Dummies to find out how you can improve your health and your happiness by incorporating yoga into your daily routine.
Get out of the office and dream!To keep your brand innovative you need to feed your creative spiritand the office is not the place to do that. So get out,disrupt and reimagine the status quo, get into a café anddream.Recreating the convivial, collaborative, creative world of theavant-garde the guys at The Dream Café have developed a fresh,new approach which is being used by major brands and businesses togreat success. They create actual Dream Café locations -settings which encourage freedom of thought and collaboration.Explaining how space and process can be harnessed to produce thekind of unanticipated multicultural and interdisciplinaryencounters that lead to unpredictable outcomes.Now, for the first time, the innovation consultants at The DreamCafé have made their model and methods available to us all inthis exciting new book.Focuses on the urgent need to enable major brand businesses toformulate, refine, and deliver the big brand idea that will disruptand redefine the marketShows how to innovate and stand out by embracing risk andinnovationEqual parts inspiration and practical implementationThe concept covered is currently being used extensively bymajor global brands and companies
Dentistry in Rabbits and Rodents is a practical guide aimed at helping clinicians successfully diagnose and treat dental problems in rabbits and rodents within their own surgeries. With over two-thirds of small mammals presenting with tooth related problems, there is great potential to enhance the treatment offered to the owners of these species. Focusing on innovative diagnostics using normal radiographic machines as well as specific positioning techniques, radiographs are presented with reference lines and detailed annotations. Richly illustrated with high quality photographs, pathological findings are described before selection of appropriate therapy and treatment is discussed. Key features include: Covers the dental anatomy and physiology of all small mammal species commonly kept as pets. Intraoral radiography and innovative positioning for imaging the guinea pig and chinchilla dentitions are described, enabling the practitioner to visualize each tooth in detail. Once a diagnosis has been reached, selection of different treatments and the advantages and disadvantages of each surgical technique are discussed. Offers helpful directives for approaching and treating dental disease without the need for referral to a specialist or the use of expensive equipment.
Pancreatic Cancer, Cystic Neoplasms and Endocrine Tumors: Diagnosis and Management is a modern, expertly crafted and clinically focused guide to the diagnosis, management and best-practice care of patients suffering from pancreatic cancer, cystic neoplasms and endocrine tumours. Packed with outstanding figures and with reference to the leading society guidelines, its main focus is on the many endoscopic and radiologic diagnostic techniques, medical and surgical management of both full-blown cancer and other tumors, and the risks of each form of treatment. Also covered in detail are issues of tumor recurrence and long-term outcome of treatment. Brought to you by highly skilled national and international leaders in the specialty and an experienced editor team, this is an invaluable guide to practicing gastroenterologists and surgeons in the hospital and clinical environment, as well as oncologists and endocrinologists managing patients with pancreatic tumorous lesions.
When it comes to computer security, the role of auditors today has never been more crucial. Auditors must ensure that all computers, in particular those dealing with e-business, are secure. The only source for information on the combined areas of computer audit, control, and security, the IT Audit, Control, and Security describes the types of internal controls, security, and integrity procedures that management must build into its automated systems. This very timely book provides auditors with the guidance they need to ensure that their systems are secure from both internal and external threats.
A complete, comprehensive methodology and framework for adopting and managing a successful service oriented architecture environment Achieving Service-Oriented Architecture helps to set up an SOA Architecture Practice defining the policies, procedures, and standards that apply not just to IT developers but to the entire corporation as it relates to business applications. Why a new architectural approach is necessary for your business to achieve all the value SOA has to offer Focuses on setting up an enterprise architecture practice for service-oriented architecture Discusses the implementation and governance processes for SOA Defines and describes an overall architectural framework for managing SOA assets at an enterprise architecture level Shows how to set up and run an SOA Enterprise Architecture Practice using the methodology and framework presented Defining how an Architecture Practice can transform itself and your corporation to maximize the benefits of the SOA approach, Achieving Service-Oriented Architecture provides a pragmatic enterprise architecture approach and framework for implementing and managing service oriented architecture from a business organization and business practices perspective. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Comprehensive in scope, this book features more than 15 case studies and dozens of competency models, tools, instruments, and training material from the world's best global talent management systems and campaigns that show how thy successfully implemented and maintained talent management programs. Each case study includes tools, templates, competency models, guidelines, and training materials that can easily transfer to the real-world work of HR professionals. In addition the book is written by leading-edge contributions from the top thinkers in the field.
There has been a shift in HR from performance appraisal to performance management. A new volume in the SIOP Professional Practice Series, this book contains a broad range of performance management topics, offers recommendations grounded in research, and many examples from a variety of organizations. In addition to offering state-of-the-art descriptions of performance management needs and solutions, this book provides empirical bases for recommendations, demonstrates how performance management tracks and helps promote organizational change, and exams critical issues. This book makes an ideal resource for I/O psychologists, HR professionals, and consultants."In this comprehensive and timely volume, Smither and London assemble an exceptional collection of chapters on topics spanning the entire performance management process. Written by leading researchers and practitioners in the field, these chapters draw on years of research and offer a blueprint for implementing effective performance management systems in organizations. This volume is a 'must-read' for all those interested in performance management."--John W. Fleenor, Ph.D., research director, Center for Creative Leadership
Praise for Service-Oriented Architecture"This book provides a superb overview of the SOA topic. Marks and Bell provide practical guidance across the entire SOA life cycle-from business imperatives and motivations to the post-deployment business and technical metrics to consider. With this book, Marks and Bell demonstrate a unique ability to take the complex dynamics of SOA, and through an eloquent set of metaphors, models, and principles, provide an understandable and insightful how-to manual for both technical and business executives. This will become a required handbook for any organization implementing SOA."--Dan Bertrand, Enterprise Technology Officer & EDS Fellow, EDS Corporation"A fundamental breakthrough in the business and technology perspectives of SOA-this book belongs in every software developer, architect, and IT executive library. Marks and Bell demonstrate a creative and practical approach to building complex, service-oriented systems. I especially liked the hands-on perspective brought to multiple aspects of SOA. A must-have guide in the technology turbulence of the future."--Ariel Aloni, Chief Technology Officer, SunGard Data Management Solutions"This outstanding text gets straight to the heart of the matter, cutting through the hyperbole and discussing how to drive real business value through SOA. It will certainly impact my behavior, our governance models, and, subsequently, the successful business outcomes we derive as we continue to embrace SOA. A must-read for battle-scarred SOA veterans and fledgling architects alike."--Christopher Crowhurst, Vice President and Chief Architect, Thomson Learning"Too often, SOA has been perceived as 'all about the technology'-standards, technology stacks, operational monitoring, and the like. In this book, Marks and Bell expand beyond the technology to provide a refreshing business-driven perspective to SOA, connecting the dots between business requirements, architecture, and development and operations, and overlaying these perspectives with tried-and-true governance techniques to keep SOA initiatives on track. A must-read for those leading the charge to adopt SOA within their enterprise."--Brent Carlson, Chief Technology Officer, LogicLibrary and coauthor of San Francisco Design Patterns: Blueprints for Business Software"Marks and Bell have captured a wealth of practical experience and lessons learned in what has become the hottest topic in software development. In this book, they explain in detail what works and what does not, from procedural issues to technical challenges. This book is an invaluable reference for organizations seeking the benefits of SOAs."--Dr. Jeffrey S. Poulin, System Architect, Lockheed Martin and author of Measuring Software Reuse: Principles, Practices, and Economic Models"One of the last things companies often consider when implementing a business solution such as SOA is the impact on people. Marks and Bell provide an in-depth look at 'what has to change' from a process standpoint to make any SOA implementation a success. A great read for those considering to embark on an enterprise SOA and looking for the right mix of people, process, and products."--Alan Himler, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing, LogicLibrarySOA is a complex topic and a complex organizational goalService-Oriented Architecture: A Planning and Implementation Guide for Business and Technology shows you how to plan, implement, and achieve SOA value through its prescriptive approach, joining the business and strategic perspective to the technical and architectural perspective.Applicable to all industries, technology platforms, and operating environments, this innovative book provides you with the essential strategies to drive greater value from your SOA and realize your business goals.
This book presents time saving strategies, tactics, and a host of job aids to get the best result from the corporate learning function. It will serve both as a must-have reference tool and as a practical survival guide for workplace learning professionals who face unique challenges in accomplishing their responsibilities. Several strategies and tactics are offered to organize the roles and responsibilities of the training function. There's authoritative advice, too, for managing the function including staff management, communicating expectations, setting the learning agenda, coaching subject matter experts, hiring consultants and vendors, managing content, working with learning portals, setting up and managing a learning resource center, marketing and building internal support for training, and integrating learning into the business.
There are few jobs more rarefied or as physically and mentally demanding as prima ballerina. And yet, despite very real professional risks, three dancers from the world-class San Francisco Ballet all decided to have children at the pinnacle of their careers. In Balancing Acts, photographer Lucy Gray takes readers on an unforgettable fourteen-year journey with these ballerinas, capturing their remarkable grit and determination.In dramatic black-and white photography, Gray documents their struggles to balance the demands of family and work--from their tireless preparation in rehearsals and dazzling mastery of craft displayed on stage, to their time spent relaxing at home with family and even while giving birth. In extensive interviews the dancers and their husbands discuss their stories with great candor, providing remarkable insight into the life of a ballerina and the everyday challenges and joys of mothers everywhere.
Stella's class is having a Mother's Day celebration, but what's a girl with two daddies to do? It's not that she doesn't have someone who helps her with her homework, or tucks her in at night. Stella has her Papa and Daddy who take care of her, and a whole gaggle of other loved ones who make her feel special and supported every day. She just doesn't have a mom to invite to the party. Fortunately, Stella finds a unique solution to her party problem in this sweet story about love, acceptance, and the true meaning of family.
Shoulder bone connected to da neck bone. Neck bone connected to da head bone. Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Dry Bones. Colorful torn paper collages bring to life this classic African American spiritual. The frolicking skeletons will captivate children and adults while they sing along with this well-known, catchy song. Accompanied by interesting, informative "bone facts" this book makes a wonderful addition to both home and classroom libraries and a fun treat for Halloween!
This clever picture book will prepare young explorers to boldly go where they have never gone before: Planet Kindergarten. Suit up for a daring adventure as our hero navigates the unknown reaches and alien inhabitants of this strange new world. Hilarious and confidence-boosting, this exciting story will have new kindergarteners ready for liftoff!
The places in which we live, work, and play express an energy that affects our internal harmony. The Eastern discipline of feng shui enhances well-being by ensuring that energy is positive and free-flowing. The Feng Shui Deck brings these ancient lessons into a unique, protable format and suits novices as well as thsoe who are adept at the art.
Learn about SMLLCs--the new popular business entity choice for one-owner small businesses. From SMLLC formation to liability protection to dissolution, this book provides all the essential information you need to decide whether an SMLLC is the right choice for you and your business. The book explains: how to form an SMLLC, including choosing a name and management structure, filing articles of organization, and preparing an operating agreement how SMLLCs report and pay taxes the initial capital contribution and distributions of profit from an SMLLC how to convert a preexisting business to an SMLLC limited liability protection issues with an SMLLC financial record keeping and minutes and resolutions for an SMLLC, and dissolving and winding up an SMLLC. The book includes a sample operating agreement in the appendix.
If you run your own business, you've probably heard about limited liability companies. Business owners who operate LLCs aren't personally liable for business debts, so their personal assets are never at risk. But is forming an LLC right for you? Nolo's Quick LLC provides essential information for business owners in every state. In plain English, it explains the advantages and drawbacks of forming an LLC - including limiting your personal liability. Find out about: who should - and shouldn't - form an LLC how to operate an LLC without hassle choosing between a member-run or a manager-run LLC LLCs compared to corporations, partnerships and sole proprietorships how to keep your tax status simple at the start how to elect corporate tax treatment when (and if) you're ready the ongoing legal and tax paperwork that's required Practical, concise and easy to read, this edition of Nolo's Quick LLC provides the latest facts, figures and updated tax information you'll need to know about this structure for your small business.
Living trusts simplified! Protect your family and avoid probate with this bestselling guide. Death may be inevitable, but probate doesn't have to be. By creating a living trust, your property will bypass lengthy and expensive probate proceedings and go directly to the people you've designated, quickly and easily. Make Your Own Living Trust explains how to create a living trust, transfer property to the trust and amend or revoke the trust at any time. Specifically, it covers how to: create various living trusts, including an AB trust (also known as a marital trust or bypass trust) transfer assets to your trust, including real estate, stocks and bonds, jewelry, art or a small business name beneficiaries for all trust property sign your document and make it legal appoint someone to manage property left to minors or young adults provide for trust property management if you become incapacitated retain absolute control over trust property while you live register, amend, or revoke a trust Make Your Own Living Trust includes all the forms you need to create your own trust, plus step-by-step instructions for filling them out. Completely updated and revised, the 10th edition includes the latest tax and legal information, including updated information about the federal estate tax. Good in all states except Louisiana.
Ready to evict a problem tenant? Use the definitive step-by-step guide to evictions in California Sooner or later, every landlord is faced with handling an eviction. Don't get caught spending thousands on attorney's fees when The California Landlord's Law Book: Evictions will guide you through the process every step of the way -- without breaking the bank. Read up on the different legal grounds for eviction in plain English, plus get all the forms and step-by-step instructions needed to perform a successful and legal eviction. Learn how to: prepare and serve 3-, 30-, 60- or 90-day notices file an unlawful detainer complaint in court win by default if the tenant doesn't respond handle a contested case represent yourself in court deal with eviction-delaying tactics collect the unpaid rent after you win Still the only step-by-step guide through the California eviction process, this edition reflects current law and provides the latest information, forms, and instructions for a quick and legal eviction. Check out Nolo's list of California products.
Form a corporation in California with the book that's helped thousands of Californians incorporate! Protect your business and save on attorney's fees by forming a California corporation on your own. How to Form Your Own California Corporation makes incorporating a straightforward task for any small business owner. This all-in-one guide contains the forms, tax rules, practical information, and step-by-step instructions you need to successfully incorporate a California business. Learn about: different types of California corporations and how they work filing articles of incorporation how to stay legal by keeping legally sound corporate records and minutes securities laws and exemptions corporate taxation preparing bylaws issuing stock obtaining licenses and permits perks for your employees This edition is completely updated and revised to provide current regulations, tax requirements, contact information for relevant agencies, helpful resources, and the most up-to-date forms available.
Distributed systems have become more fine-grained in the past 10 years, shifting from code-heavy monolithic applications to smaller, self-contained microservices. But developing these systems brings its own set of headaches. With lots of examples and practical advice, this book takes a holistic view of the topics that system architects and administrators must consider when building, managing, and evolving microservice architectures.Microservice technologies are moving quickly. Author Sam Newman provides you with a firm grounding in the concepts while diving into current solutions for modeling, integrating, testing, deploying, and monitoring your own autonomous services. You'll follow a fictional company throughout the book to learn how building a microservice architecture affects a single domain.Discover how microservices allow you to align your system design with your organization's goalsLearn options for integrating a service with the rest of your systemTake an incremental approach when splitting monolithic codebasesDeploy individual microservices through continuous integrationExamine the complexities of testing and monitoring distributed servicesManage security with user-to-service and service-to-service modelsUnderstand the challenges of scaling microservice architectures
Job interviews are crucial meetings that seal the deal on who getshired. But, since the previous edition of Job Interviews forDummies was published, everything about the interview processhas changed in ways you need to know about and get comfortable withbeforehand. This completely revised and updated 3rd Editionbrings you fully up to speed with the latest technological changes,interview strategies, and negotiation techniques to help you give ashow-stopping performance and land the job of your dreams. Youlearn the secrets of successful Internet video interviewing andfind out how to present yourself on a global scale. And,you'll get plenty of expert advice on giving targetedresponses, pinpointing the critical parts of questions, andfollowing up on the interview. In this outstanding handbook ofcontemporary interview arts, you'll discover how to:Out-prepare the competitionOvercome your fear of interviewingAsk smart questions about the job and the employerGive the best answers to make-or-break questionsFit your qualifications to the job's requirementsDress like an insiderSurvive personality testsInterview across culturesDeliver a show-stopping interview performanceEvaluate a job offerNegotiate a better salaryWhether you're fresh from the classroom, a prime-timerover 50, or somewhere in between, Job Interviews For Dummies,3rd Edition gets you up to speed fast on the skillsand tools you need to land the job you want.