Introduction to Deep Learning Business Applications for Developers
Discover the potential applications, challenges, and opportunities of deep learning from a business perspective with technical examples. These applications include image recognition, segmentation and annotation, video processing and annotation, voice recognition, intelligent personal assistants, automated translation, and autonomous vehicles.
An Introduction to Deep Learning Business Applications for Developers covers some common DL algorithms such as content-based recommendation algorithms and natural language processing. You'll explore examples, such as video prediction with fully convolutional neural networks (FCNN) and residual neural networks (ResNets). You will also see applications of DL for controlling robotics, exploring the DeepQ learning algorithm with Monte Carlo Tree search (used to beat humans in the game of Go), and modeling for financial risk assessment. There will also be mention of the powerful set of algorithms called Generative Adversarial Neural ne ...
Modern Business Management
Transform your entire organization, not just a part of it. Take a modern look now that the world is focusing on business agility rather than thinking about team-level or even scaled Agile.
Many people and businesses believe that "doing Agile" will solve all their business and organizational problems. The truth is that "doing Agile", especially team-level agility, is not the same as being an agile organization.
Authors Doug Dockery and Laureen Knudsen share their years of experience in transforming corporations and organizations to successfully compete and win in today's fast-paced markets. Using proven techniques and stories of actual experiences in a multitude of organizations, Doug and Laureen relate what it takes to successfully transform your organization, as well as how to tell if your transformation is working.
Modern Business Management details what you need to know to transform your business to deliver value and thrive. Coverage includes: ...
Business Case Analysis with R
This tutorial teaches you how to use the statistical programming language R to develop a business case simulation and analysis. It presents a methodology for conducting business case analysis that minimizes decision delay by focusing stakeholders on what matters most and suggests pathways for minimizing the risk in strategic and capital allocation decisions. Business case analysis, often conducted in spreadsheets, exposes decision makers to additional risks that arise just from the use of the spreadsheet environment.
R has become one of the most widely used tools for reproducible quantitative analysis, and analysts fluent in this language are in high demand. The R language, traditionally used for statistical analysis, provides a more explicit, flexible, and extensible environment than spreadsheets for conducting business case analysis.
The main tutorial follows the case in which a chemical manufacturing company considers constructing a chemical reactor ...
Practical Data Science
Learn how to build a data science technology stack and perform good data science with repeatable methods. You will learn how to turn data lakes into business assets.
The data science technology stack demonstrated in Practical Data Science is built from components in general use in the industry. Data scientist Andreas Vermeulen demonstrates in detail how to build and provision a technology stack to yield repeatable results. He shows you how to apply practical methods to extract actionable business knowledge from data lakes consisting of data from a polyglot of data types and dimensions.
Become fluent in the essential concepts and terminology of data science and data engineering; Build and use a technology stack that meets industry criteria; Master the methods for retrieving actionable business knowledge; Coordinate the handling of polyglot data types in a data lake for repeatable results. ...
Business Process Automation with ProcessMaker 3.1
Use this practical, hands-on guide to get started with ProcessMaker. The book provides clear steps for you to walk through and set up ProcessMaker on your own system and make processes run faster and smarter. You will model and build a complete business process for requesting, approving, and reporting expenses.
In the course of building the process, you will understand: The Workflow Designer for modeling business processes using BPMN 2.0; The Dynaform Designer for creating responsive HTML forms; Input and Output documents for capturing supporting documents for business processes and generating standardized documents from the data captured in a process; Triggers for implementing custom business logic and extending ProcessMaker functionality. ...
Practical App Development with Aurelia
Explore all the aspects of the Aurelia framework, including routing, templating, data binding, custom elements, event aggregation, HTTP services, features, plugins, etc. You'll see how to tie all the pieces together and walk away with an understanding of how to build applications, end to end.
Aurelia is a modern front-end framework for mobile, desktop, and web clients. It is standards-based meaning that it has a very low learning curve. This book highlights the framework's simplicity and its power. ...
Get the most out of cutting-edge blockchain technology using the hands-on information contained in this comprehensive resource. Written by a team of technology and legal experts, Blockchain: A Practical Guide to Developing Business Law, and Technology Solutions demonstrates each topic through a start-to-finish, illustrated case study. The book includes financial, technology, governance, and legal use cases along with advantages and challenges. Validation, implementation, troubleshooting, and best practices are fully covered. You will learn, step-by-step, how to build and maintain effective, reliable, and transparent blockchain solutions.
Understand the fundamentals of decentralized computing and blockchain; Explore business technology, governance, and legal use cases; Review the evolving practice of law and technology as it concerns legal and governance issues arising from blockchain implementation; Write and administer performant blockchain-enabled applications; Handl ...
The IT as a Service (ITaaS) Framework
Ongoing digitization, along with the risks of digital disruption, mean today's Enterprise businesses are more reliant than ever on their IT Organizations to be successful; but business cannot wait on IT. Instead, Enterprise IT Organizations must transform to Fast IT to keep pace with the various lines of business operate more agilely and efficiently than ever before, while simultaneously supporting rapid innovation of transformative capabilities.
The IT as a Service (ITaaS) Framework - based on the work pioneered by Cisco's own global IT organization - is a proven model for transforming to an end-to-end Services Organization, and shifting the underlying culture of the IT organization as a foundation for Fast IT. Now, the developer of the ITaaS framework provides you with an in-depth guide ensuring that your Services Transformation achieves the intended value outcomes of establishing IT as a trusted advisor to the business and operating IT like an agile, competit ...
Beginning DAX with Power BI
Attention all SQL Pros, DAX is not just for writing Excel-based formulas! Get hands-on learning and expert advice on how to use the vast capabilities of the DAX language to solve common data modeling challenges.
Beginning DAX with Power BI teaches key concepts such as mapping techniques from SQL to DAX, filtering, grouping, joining, pivoting, and using temporary tables, all aimed at the SQL professional. Join author Philip Seamark as he guides you on a journey through typical business data transformation scenarios and challenges, and teaches you, step-by-step, how to resolve challenges using DAX. Tips, tricks, and shortcuts are included and explained, along with examples of the SQL equivalent, in order to accelerate learning. Examples in the book range from beginner to advanced, with plenty of detailed explanation when walking through each scenario.
Turbocharge your Power BI model by adding advanced DAX programming techniques; Know when to use calculated measures versus ca ...
Apply a powerful new approach and method that ensures continuous performance improvement for your business. You will learn how to determine and value the people, process, and technology-based solutions that will optimize your organization's data-to-learning-to-action processes.
This book describes in detail how to holistically optimize the chain of activities that span from data to learning to decisions to actions, an imperative for achieving outstanding performance in today's business environment. Adapting and integrating insights from decision science, constraint theory, and process improvement, the book provides a method that is clear, effective, and can be applied to nearly every business function and sector.
You will learn how to systematically work backwards from decisions to data, estimate the flow of value along the chain, and identify the inevitable value bottlenecks. And, importantly, you will learn techniques for quantifying the value that can be attained ...
Oracle SQL Revealed
Write queries using little-known, but powerful, SQL features implemented in Oracle's database engine. You will be able to take advantage of Oracle's power in implementing business logic, thereby maximizing return from your company's investment in Oracle Database products.
Important features and aspects of SQL covered in this book include the model clause, row pattern matching, analytic and aggregate functions, and recursive subquery factoring, just to name a few. The focus is on implementing business logic in pure SQL, with a comparison of different approaches that can be used to write SELECT statements to return results that drive good decision making and competitive action in the marketplace.
This book covers features that are often not well known, and sometimes not implemented in competing products. Chapters on query transformation and logical execution order provide a grasp of the big picture in which the individual SQL features described in the other chapters ...