Expert Data Modeling with Power BI, 2nd Edition
This book is a comprehensive guide to understanding the ins and outs of data modeling and how to create full-fledged data models using Power BI confidently. In this new, fully updated edition, you'll learn how to connect data from multiple sources, understand data, define and manage relationships between data, and shape data models to gain deep and detailed insights about your organization. As you advance through the chapters, the book will demonstrate how to prepare efficient data models in the Power Query Editor and use simpler DAX code with new data modeling features. You'll explore how to use the various data modeling and navigation techniques and perform custom calculations using the modeling features with the help of real-world examples. Finally, you'll learn how to use some new and advanced modeling features to enhance your data models to carry out a wide variety of complex tasks. Additionally, you'll learn valuable best practices and explore common data modeling complications a ...
Microsoft Power Platform Enterprise Architecture, 2nd Edition
This book is for enterprise architects and decision makers who design solutions for complex business requirements. It teaches you how to use architectural best practices and methodologies to optimize an enterprise-grade solution. You'll gain an understanding of the tools available in the Power Platform suite and how to integrate them seamlessly with various Microsoft 365 and Azure components to create a tailor-made solution. Progressing through the book, you'll discover how to address application lifecycle management, security, extensibility, and data migration. This includes Power BI, which often requires a separate approach to the rest of the Power Platform. This book provides you with practical, essential, and concise information. It follows a complete, end-to-end example in every chapter, with diagrams that illustrate the intricacies of Microsoft cloud structure. It has been created by an experienced enterprise architect who actively creates solutions using Microsoft technol ...
Applied Machine Learning and AI for Engineers
While many introductory guides to AI are calculus books in disguise, this one mostly eschews the math. Instead, author Jeff Prosise helps engineers and software developers build an intuitive understanding of AI to solve business problems. Need to create a system to detect the sounds of illegal logging in the rainforest, analyze text for sentiment, or predict early failures in rotating machinery? This practical book teaches you the skills necessary to put AI and machine learning to work at your company.
Applied Machine Learning and AI for Engineers provides examples and illustrations from the AI and ML course Prosise teaches at companies and research institutions worldwide. There's no fluff and no scary equations - just a fast start for engineers and software developers, complete with hands-on examples. ...
Learning Google Analytics
Why is Google Analytics 4 the most modern data model available for digital marketing analytics? Rather than simply reporting what has happened, GA4's new cloud integrations enable more data activation, linking online and offline data across all your streams to provide end-to-end marketing data. This practical book prepares you for the future of digital marketing by demonstrating how GA4 supports these additional cloud integrations.
Author Mark Edmondson, Google developer expert for Google Analytics and Google Cloud, provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of GA4 and its cloud integrations. Data, business and marketing analysts will learn major facets of GA4's powerful new analytics model, with topics including data architecture and strategy, and data ingestion, storage, and modeling. You'll explore common data activation use cases and get the guidance you need to implement them. ...
Power Platform and Dynamics 365 CE for Absolute Beginners
This is your complete guide to less-code and no-code theories, along with practical application of Microsoft Power Apps and Dynamics 365 CE/CRM Apps.
The book covers topics including the configurations, customizations, and enhancements in Microsoft Power Apps and Dynamics 365 CE/CRM Apps. You will start by learning Microsoft Dataverse concepts followed by Microsoft Canvas Apps, model-driven apps, and PowerApps Portals. You will understand how to work with Power Virtual Agent, Power BI, and Power Automate, and how to use AI in Power Apps. The book provides important integration concepts for Power Apps, Dynamics 365 CE/CRM Apps, and Microsoft Azure. You will know how to customize Dynamics 365 CE/CRM Apps and Power Apps using OOTB capabilities.
After reading this book, you will understand how Microsoft Power Apps and Dynamics 365 CE/CRM Apps can be used, configured, and customized for your business needs using customer data. You will be able to increase efficiency in customer ...
Linux for Small Business Owners
Learn how you can take complete control and run your small business with powerful, free open source software (FOSS). This book introduces small business owners to the power and security of Linux and other FOSS tools to manage any small business as well as the many advantages it has over expensive, proprietary software. While exploring the reasons for using Free Open Source Software, you'll investigate the assertion that, "The value of any software lies in its usefulness not in its price," set forth by Linux Torvalds, the creator of Linux.
This book examines the use of Linux and also the other Free Open Source Software you need to meet your business challenges including the usual accounting, Email, web browsing, word-processing tasks. You will be introduced to advanced tools such as those that enable you to create audio and video clips you can use to promote your business or that can even be your primary product, such as how-to instruction.
Low-Code Application Development with Appian
This book is an exhaustive overview of how the Appian Low-Code BPM Suite enables tech-savvy professionals to rapidly automate business processes across their organization, integrating people, software bots, and data. This is crucial as 80% of all software development is expected to be carried out in low code by 2024.
This practical guide helps you master business application development with Appian as a beginner low-code developer. You'll learn to automate business processes using Appian low-code, records, processes, and expressions quickly and on an enterprise scale. In a fictional development project, guided by step-by-step explanations of the concepts and practical examples, this book will empower you to transform complex business processes into software.
At first, you'll learn the power of no-code with Appian Quick Apps to solve some of your most crucial business challenges. You'll then get to grips with the building blocks of an Appian, sta ...
Social Media Analytics Strategy, 2nd Edition
This book shows you how to use social media analytics to optimize your business performance. The tools discussed will prepare you to create and implement an effective digital marketing strategy. From understanding the data and its sources to detailed metrics, dashboards, and reports, this book is a robust tool for anyone seeking a tangible return on investment from social media and digital marketing.
Social Media Analytics Strategy speaks to marketers who do not have a technical background and creates a bridge into the digital world. Comparable books are either too technical for marketers (aimed at software developers) or too basic and do not take strategy into account. They also lack an overview of the entire process around using analytics within a company project. They don't go into the everyday details and also don't touch upon common mistakes made by marketers.
This book highlights patterns of common challenges experienced by marketers from entry level to directors and ...
AI-Powered Business Intelligence
Use business intelligence to power corporate growth, increase efficiency, and improve corporate decision making. With this practical book with hands-on examples in Power BI, you'll explore the most relevant AI use cases for BI, including improved forecasting, automated classification, and AI-powered recommendations. And you'll learn how to draw insights from unstructured data sources like text, document, images files.
Author Tobias Zwingmann helps BI professionals, business analysts, and data analytics understand high-impact areas of artificial intelligence. You'll learn how to leverage popular AI-as-a-service and AutoML platforms to ship enterprise-grade proofs of concept without the help of software engineers or data scientists.
Learn how AI can generate business impact in BI environments; Use AutoML for automated classification and improved forecasting; Implement recommendation services to support decision-making; Draw insights from text data at scale with ...
SAP Intelligent RPA for Developers
SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation (RPA) enables businesses to automate repetitive work and integrate automation capabilities across SAP and non-SAP systems.
This book provides end-to-end coverage of business process automation using SAP Intelligent RPA and shows how to build multiple SAP Intelligent RPA projects from start to finish. Some of these projects may build upon the work done in previous chapters to showcase the Agile development process in SAP Intelligent RPA.
As you progress, you'll cover the SAP Intelligent RPA factory, Desktop Studio, Cloud Studio, and the Bot store. You'll also learn about the building blocks of the SAP Intelligent RPA solution and creating bots from initial application declaration to workflow design and deployment, along with making bots run in attended and unattended modes.
You'll also learn about SAP Process Automation, the new SAP service that is going to replace the SAP Intelligent RPA service soon. Finally, we will discuss t ...
In Trustworthy AI, award-winning executive Beena Ammanath offers a practical approach for enterprise leaders to manage business risk in a world where AI is everywhere by understanding the qualities of trustworthy AI and the essential considerations for its ethical use within the organization and in the marketplace. The author draws from her extensive experience across different industries and sectors in data, analytics and AI, the latest research and case studies, and the pressing questions and concerns business leaders have about the ethics of AI.
Filled with deep insights and actionable steps for enabling trust across the entire AI lifecycle, the book presents: In-depth investigations of the key characteristics of trustworthy AI, including transparency, fairness, reliability, privacy, safety, robustness, and more; A close look at the potential pitfalls, challenges, and stakeholder concerns that impact trust in AI application; Best practices, mechanisms, and governan ...