From Single to Scale
Scale your single-person business to profitability. Increase your audience, create multiple products, and generate more profit. This book takes you through the entire process of building a scalable business from the seemingly impossible place of "being just one person."
Most single-person businesses are stuck in a pattern of exchanging time for money. Through this book, you will learn how to beat that feast or famine cycle of work. Ask yourself the following questions:
Do I have to do the work or can I outsource it to someone else? Can I receive 1,000 orders tomorrow and handle it? Is the process/delivery repeatable so anyone can do it? ...
Achieving Business Agility
Know how to lead and establish business agility in your organization. Benefit from clear, actionable steps based on change management truths that have been long underutilized and have limited the success of agile expansion into your business. This book provides a pragmatic framework for leading your business toward shifting to an agile mindset.
Achieving Business Agility offers strategies and concrete examples to engage business executives and will teach you how to effectively execute these strategies. Whether you are a delivery executive, a change advocate, a consultant, a business leader, or a newcomer to agile, you will learn clear actions from a practical, business-oriented perspective that is vital to effect change and bring agile into your business.
The book is structured in three sections. The first provides you with a deep understanding of each of four strategies. The second section tells the story of a company that applied these strateg ...
Cloud Computing Using Oracle Application Express
Get the domain knowledge you need to develop real-world business apps for and in the cloud. You'll see how Oracle APEX has made the life of web developers much easier and how it helps you create web-based data-centric applications easily and instantly without writing screeds of code.
In Cloud Computing Using Oracle Application Express, you will develop a complete general ledger accounting system named the Cloud Accountant which will be accessible through a variety of devices including desktops, laptops, and the latest smartphones.
This new edition also incorporates the new application page creation process, which differs from the previous version. You'll cover other new areas, such as the updated UI elements and properties, and the interactive grid. Besides the development of a full application that you can deploy in your organization, the book teaches many new techniques to further enhance your APEX development skills.
Discover new development techniques for APEX deve ...
Implementing Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central On-Premise, 4th Edition
Microsoft Dynamics Business Central is a full business solution suite and a complete ERP solution, which contains a robust set of development tools; these tools can help you to gain control over your business and can simplify supply chains, manufacturing, and operations. Implementing Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central On-Premise covers the latest features of Dynamics Business Central and NAV from the end users' and developers' perspectives. It also provides an insight into different tools available for implementation, whether it's a new installation or migrating from the previous version of Dynamics NAV.
This book will take you from an introduction to Dynamics NAV 2018 through to exploring all the techniques related to implementation and migration. You will also learn to expand functionalities within your existing Microsoft Dynamics NAV installation, perform data analysis, and implement free third-party add-ons to your existing installation. A ...
Robotic Process Automation with Blue Prism Quick Start Guide
Robotic process automation is a form of business process automation where user-configured robots can emulate the actions of users. Blue Prism is a pioneer of robotic process automation software, and this book gives you a solid foundation to programming robots with Blue Prism. If you've been tasked with automating work processes, but don't know where to start, this is the book for you!
You begin with the business case for robotic process automation, and then move to implementation techniques with the leading software for enterprise automation, Blue Prism. You will become familiar with the Blue Prism Studio by creating your first process. You will build upon this by adding pages, data items, blocks, collections, and loops. You will build more complex processes by learning about actions, decisions, choices, and calculations. You will move on to teach your robot to interact with applications such as Internet Explorer. This can be used for spying elements that identify what ...
Implement application programming interface (API) usability, security, availability, reliability, and scalability to extend your company's market and potentially generate revenue. Businesses know they need to extend their markets into the digital world, and expose internal data to the Internet. This book shows how stakeholders within an organization can make it a successful journey.
Stakeholder needs are not identical and departments experience difficulties discussing requirements with each other due to their different fundamental understanding of the process. The goal of this book is to introduce a common language for all business groups - developers, security experts, architects, product managers - around APIs and provide an overview of all aspects that need to be considered when exposing internal data.
Most of the content in this book is based on feedback from real-world enterprise customer questions, challenges, and business scenarios. Practical guidance is prov ...
Hands-On Big Data Modeling
Modeling and managing data is a central focus of all big data projects. In fact, a database is considered to be effective only if you have a logical and sophisticated data model. This book will help you develop practical skills in modeling your own big data projects and improve the performance of analytical queries for your specific business requirements.
To start with, you'll get a quick introduction to big data and understand the different data modeling and data management platforms for big data. Then you'll work with structured and semi-structured data with the help of real-life examples. Once you've got to grips with the basics, you'll use the SQL Developer Data Modeler to create your own data models containing different file types such as CSV, XML, and JSON. You'll also learn to create graph data models and explore data modeling with streaming data using real-world datasets.
By the end of this book, you'll be able to design and develop efficient data models for varyin ...
Splunk 7.x Quick Start Guide
Splunk is a leading platform and solution for collecting, searching, and extracting value from ever increasing amounts of big data - and big data is eating the world! This book covers all the crucial Splunk topics and gives you the information and examples to get the immediate job done. You will find enough insights to support further research and use Splunk to suit any business environment or situation.
Splunk 7.x Quick Start Guide gives you a thorough understanding of how Splunk works. You will learn about all the critical tasks for architecting, implementing, administering, and utilizing Splunk Enterprise to collect, store, retrieve, format, analyze, and visualize machine data. You will find step-by-step examples based on real-world experience and practical use cases that are applicable to all Splunk environments. There is a careful balance between adequate coverage of all the critical topics with short but relevant deep-dives into the configuration options and steps to ca ...
Business Analysis Agility
To deliver real value, you must understand what your customers truly value, and solve the problems they really need solved. Business analysis can help you do this - and it's as crucial in agile environments now as it always has been. In Business Analysis Agility, leading experts James Robertson and Suzanne Robertson show how to perform business analysis in an agile way: trying new things, adapting to changes and discoveries, staying flexible, and being quick. Drawing on their unsurpassed experience of hundreds of projects and organizations, the Robertsons help you prioritize relentlessly, focus investments on delivering value, and learn in ways that improve your results.
Uncover the real customer problems hidden behind assumptions and conventional solutions; Hypothesize potential solutions and quickly test them with safe-to-fail probes; Understand how people, hardware, software, organizations, and other components come together in an optimal customer experience; ...
Web 2.0: A Strategy Guide
Web 2.0 makes headlines, but how does it make money? This concise guide explains what's different about Web 2.0 and how those differences can improve your company's bottom line. Whether you're an executive plotting the next move, a small business owner looking to expand, or an entrepreneur planning a startup, Web 2.0: A Strategy Guide illustrates through real-life examples how businesses, large and small, are creating new opportunities on today's Web.
This book is about strategy. Rather than focus on the technology, the examples concentrate on its effect. You will learn that creating a Web 2.0 business or integrating Web 2.0 strategies with your existing business means creating places online where people like to come together to share what they think, see, and do. When people come together over the Web, the result can be much more than the sum of the parts. The customers themselves help build the site, as old-fashioned "word of mouth" becomes hypergrowth.
Design, Launch, and Scale IoT Services
The Internet of Things is causing major industry disruption, so companies need to plan and manage their "IoT journey" to maximize all business opportunities. In this book companies can learn how to successfully create, launch and manage Internet of Things services.
It takes the reader through the process of specifying, implementing, and deploying IoT services; detailing how to scale and manage an IoT business. It introduces the fundamentals of IoT services, explaining IoT service building blocks and the key factors to be considered in the design of IoT services.
Moving into the IoT field requires speed. This book provides a fast track approach to IoT; summarizing the global experiences of the author, detailing the discussions, mistakes, successes, learnings and conclusions. Building an Internet of Things Service enables readers to accelerate their own on-boarding in their IoT journey.
Create new IoT Services; Review the basic IoT concepts and business implicat ...