The Kitty Hawk Venture
An airline is supposed to make the experience of booking a flight easy, trouble free, and reliable. But when scheduling software breaks down and flights get canceled, customers will walk, and heads will roll. That's what Leigh Freemark faces the day she and her team launch a software upgrade that fails spectacularly and hits the media immediately. As Senior Director of Quality Assurance, her job is to make sure that code is market ready. And she's the one who must face the music when it doesn't.
Tasked by senior management to find and fix the source of the failure, Leigh discovers just how essential it has become to radically improve the process of software development by introducing a concept called continuous testing. She must quickly learn what it means, how it works, and how to build it into her company's legacy system.
But she soon discovers that managing change is much more difficult than it first appears. The airline business is changing fast, yet old traditions and ...
Instagram For Business For Dummies
Instagram is the photo- and video-sharing app used by millions across the globe. More than just a social platform for users to share their experiences with family and friends, it's become a vital tool for business owners and marketers to create visual narratives about what makes them, and their products, different from everything else that's out there.
Instagram For Business For Dummies shows you how to use the app to connect with your audience in a meaningful way as you showcase your products and offer a unique insider's view of your brand. Perfect for Instagram newbies or those who want to spruce up an existing account, this book helps you set up a powerful business profile, compose successful posts, and tell your story to the world.
Install the app, set up your account, and track analytics; Upload your photos and videos, and expand your reach with hashtags; Use Instagram Stories and live video; Create paid ads to reach your target audience. ...
eBay Business All-in-One For Dummies, 4th Edition
eBay is the perfect place to learn the ropes of what it's like running an online business. It provides the tools, technology, and platform a would-be entrepreneur needs to launch their first successful small business. It takes some know-how, however, to get that business off the ground and grow it into a success. In eBay Business All-in-One For Dummies, Marsha Collier shares the expertise she gained as one of eBay's first Power Sellers on how to get ahead, stay ahead, and expand your business onto other platforms when it's time to grow.
eBay continues to grow as it connects new individuals with items to sell with would-be buyers every day. Combining essential information covering seven key topics, this all-encompassing guide shows fledgling entrepreneurs how to sell like a pro, present and market your items, become a power seller, deal with office and legal issues, and so much more.
Discover the secrets behind driving views for listings; Find out how to sourc ...
Dynamics 365 Business Central Development Quick Start Guide
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is the new SaaS ERP proposition from Microsoft. This latest version has many exciting features guaranteed to make your life easier. This book is an ideal guide to Dynamics 365 Business Central and will help you get started with implementing and designing solutions for real-world scenarios.
This book will take you through the fundamental topics for implementing solutions based on Dynamics 365 Business Central (on-premise and SaaS). We'll see the core topics of the new development model (based on extensions) and we'll see how to create applications with the new Microsoft ERP proposition.
The book begins by explaining the basics of Dynamics 365 Business Central and the Microsoft ERP proposition. We will then cover topics such as extensions, the new modern development model of Visual studio code, sandboxes, Docker, and many others.
By the end of the book, you will have learned how to debug and compile extensions a ...
The Pragmatist's Guide to Corporate Lean Strategy
Use this practical, step-by-step guide on lean agile strategy to harness technological disruption at your large business to successfully advance your business rather than suffer a loss of business. The lean agile enterprise concept is demystified and translated into action as the author shares his experience with both success and major failure in areas such as healthcare, insurance, major airline, manufacturing, financial services, education, and big data.
The author shares the good, the bad, and the ugly of enterprise-level adoption of lean startup practices (what we call a "lean corporation"). The book provides step-by-step instructions specifically targeted to technologists in multiple roles - from CEO to a developer on the ground - on how to build a "lean agile corporation" and avoid common traps. Building on the experience of the "lean startup" framework of Steven Blank and Eric Reis, this book takes these concepts to the enterprise level by providing tips and bes ...
Introductory Relational Database Design for Business
Relational databases represent one of the most enduring and pervasive forms of information technology. Yet most texts covering relational database design assume an extensive, sophisticated computer science background. There are texts on relational database software tools like Microsoft Access that assume less background, but they focus primarily on details of the user interface, with inadequate coverage of the underlying design issues of how to structure databases. Growing out of Professor Jonathan Eckstein's twenty years experience teaching courses on management information systems (MIS) at Rutgers Business School, this book fills this gap in the literature by providing a rigorous introduction to relational databases for readers without prior computer science or programming experience.
Relational Database Design for Business with Microsoft Access helps readers to quickly develop a thorough, practical understanding of relational database design. It takes a step-by-step ...
Splunk Operational Intelligence Cookbook, 3rd Edition
Splunk makes it easy for you to take control of your data, and with Splunk Operational Cookbook, you can be confident that you are taking advantage of the Big Data revolution and driving your business with the cutting edge of operational intelligence and business analytics.
With more than 70 recipes that demonstrate all of Splunk's features, not only will you find quick solutions to common problems, but you'll also learn a wide range of strategies and uncover new ideas that will make you rethink what operational intelligence means to you and your organization.
You'll discover recipes on data processing, searching and reporting, dashboards, and visualizations to make data shareable, communicable, and most importantly meaningful. You'll also find step-by-step demonstrations that walk you through building an operational intelligence application containing vital features essential to understanding data and to help you successfully integrate a data-driven way of thinking ...
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. ...