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Business Driven Technology 7e provides the ultimate flexibility in tailoring content to the exact needs of your MIS or IT course!
Business Driven Technology 7e offers flexibility to customize according to your needs and the course and student needs by covering essential concepts and topics in the five core units, while providing additional in-depth coverage in the business and the technology plug-ins. Plug-ins are fully developed modules of text that include student learning outcomes, case studies, business vignettes, and end-of-chapter material such as key terms, individual and group questions and projects, and case study exercises.
Each chapter and plug-in is independent so you can:â¢Â Cover any or all of the chapters as they suit your purpose. â¢Â Cover any or all of the business plug-ins as they suit your purpose. â¢Â Cover any or all of the technology plug-ins as they suit your purpose. â¢Â Cover the plug-ins in any order you wish.
The Art of Network Architecture
The business-centered, business-driven guide to architecting and evolving networks
The Art of Network Architecture is the first book that places business needs and capabilities at the center of the process of architecting and evolving networks. Two leading enterprise network architects help you craft solutions that are fully aligned with business strategy, smoothly accommodate change, and maximize future flexibility.
Russ White and Denise Donohue guide network designers in asking and answering the crucial questions that lead to elegant, high-value solutions. Carefully blending business and technical concerns, they show how to optimize all network interactions involving flow, time, and people.
The authors review important links between business requirements and network design, helping you capture the information you need to design effectively. They introduce todayâs most useful models and frameworks, fully addressing modularity, resilience, security, and management. Next, they drill down into network structure and topology, covering virtualization, overlays, modern routing choices, and highly complex network environments.
In the final section, the authors integrate all these ideas to consider four realistic design challenges: user mobility, cloud services, Software Defined Networking (SDN), and todayâs radically new data center environments.
â¢Â Understand how your choices of technologies and design paradigms will impact your business
â¢Â Customize designs to improve workflows, support BYOD, and ensure business continuity
â¢Â Use modularity, simplicity, and network management to prepare for rapid change
â¢Â Build resilience by addressing human factors and redundancy
â¢Â Design for security, hardening networks without making them brittle
â¢Â Minimize network management pain, and maximize gain
â¢Â Compare topologies and their tradeoffs
â¢Â Consider the implications of network virtualization, and walk through an MPLS-based L3VPN example
â¢Â Choose routing protocols in the context of business and IT requirements
â¢Â Maximize mobility via ILNP, LISP, Mobile IP, host routing, MANET, and/or DDNS
â¢Â Learn about the challenges of removing and changing services hosted in cloud environments
â¢Â Understand the opportunities and risks presented by SDNs
â¢Â Effectively design data center control planes and topologies
Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology, 5th edition, addresses project management across all industries. First covering the essential background, from origins and philosophy to methodology, the bulk of the book is dedicated to concepts and techniques for practical application. Coverage includes project initiation and proposals, scope and task definition, scheduling, budgeting, risk analysis, control, project selection and portfolio management, program management, project organization, and all-important "people" aspectsâproject leadership, team building, conflict resolution and stress management.
The Systems Development Cycle is used as a framework to discuss project management in a variety of situations, making this the go-to book for managing virtually any kind of project, program or task force. The authors focus on the ultimate purpose of project managementâto unify and integrate the interests, resources and work efforts of many stakeholders, as well as the planning, scheduling, and budgeting needed to accomplish overall project goals.
This new edition features:
Taking a technical yet accessible approach, Project Management for Business, Engineering and Technology, 5th edition, is an ideal resource and reference for all advanced undergraduate and graduate students in project management courses as well as for practicing project managers across all industry sectors.
Lessons for a new generation of leaders on teamwork, meetings, conversations, free food, social media, apologizing, and other topics.
When designer and computer scientist John Maeda was tapped to be president of the celebrated Rhode Island School of Design in 2008, he had to learn how to be a leader quickly. He had to transform himself from a tenured professorâwith a love of argument for argument's sake and the freedom to experimentâinto the head of a hierarchical organization. The professor is free to speak his mind against âthe man.â The college president is âthe man.â Maeda has had to teach himself, through trial and error, about leadership. In Redesigning Leadership, he shares his learning process.
Maeda, writing as an artist and designer, a technologist, and a professor, discusses intuition and risk-taking, âtransparency,â and all the things that a conversation can do that an email can't. In his transition from MIT to RISD he finds that the most effective way to pull people together is not social networking but free food. Leading a team? The best way for a leader to leverage the collective power of a team is to reveal his or her own humanity.
Asked if he has stopped designing, Maeda replied (via Twitter) âI'm designing how to talk about/with/for our #RISD community.â Maeda's creative nature makes him a different sort of leaderâone who prizes experimentation, honest critique, and learning as you go. With Redesigning Leadership, he uses his experience to reveal a new model of leadership for the next generation of leaders.
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