âGoogleâs algorithms assume the worldâs future is nothing more than the next moment in a random process. George Gilder shows how deep this assumption goes, what motivates people to make it, and why itâs wrong: the future depends on human action.â â Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal and Palantir Technologies and author of Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future âIf you want to be clued in to the unfolding future, then you have come to the right place. For decades, George Gilder has been the undisputed oracle of technologyâs future. Are giant companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook the unstoppable monopolistic juggernauts that they seem, or are they dysfunctional giants about to be toppled by tech-savvy, entrepreneurial college dropouts?â â Nick Tredennick, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, QuickSilver Technology The Age of Google, built on big data and machine intelligence, has been an awesome era. But itâs coming to an end. In Life after Google, George Gilderâthe peerless visionary of technology and cultureâexplains why Silicon Valley is suffering a nervous breakdown and what to expect as the post-Google age dawns. Googleâs astonishing ability to âsearch and sortâ attracts the entire world to its search engine and countless other goodiesâvideos, maps, email, calendarsâ¦.And everything it offers is free, or so it seems. Instead of paying directly, users submit to advertising. The system of âaggregate and advertiseâ worksâfor a whileâif you control an empire of data centers, but a market without prices strangles entrepreneurship and turns the Internet into a wasteland of ads. The crisis is not just economic. Even as advances in artificial intelligence induce delusions of omnipotence and transcendence, Silicon Valley has pretty much given up on security. The Internet firewalls supposedly protecting all those passwords and personal information have proved hopelessly permeable. The crisis cannot be solved within the current computer and network architecture. The future lies with the âcryptocosmââthe new architecture of the blockchain and its derivatives. Enabling cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ether, NEO and Hashgraph, it will provide the Internet a secure global payments system, ending the aggregate-and-advertise Age of Google. Silicon Valley, long dominated by a few giants, faces a âgreat unbundling,â which will disperse computer power and commerce and transform the economy and the Internet. Life after Google is almost here. Â For fans of "Wealth and Poverty," "Knowledge and Power," and "The Scandal of Money."Â
Kattamuri Sarma's Predictive Modeling with SAS Enterprise Miner: Practical Solutions for Business Applications, Third Edition, will show you how to develop and test predictive models quickly using SAS Enterprise Miner. Using realistic data, the book explains complex methods in a simple and practical way to readers from different backgrounds and industries. Incorporating the latest version of Enterprise Miner, this third edition also expands the section on time series.
Written for business analysts, data scientists, statisticians, students, predictive modelers, and data miners, this comprehensive text provides examples that will strengthen your understanding of the essential concepts and methods of predictive modeling. Topics covered include logistic regression, regression, decision trees, neural networks, variable clustering, observation clustering, data imputation, binning, data exploration, variable selection, variable transformation, and much more, including analysis of textual data.
Develop predictive models quickly, learn how to test numerous models and compare the results, gain an in-depth understanding of predictive models and multivariate methods, and discover how to do in-depth analysis. Do it all with Predictive Modeling with SAS Enterprise Miner!
Since the first edition of Enterprise Risk Management: FromIncentives to Controls was published a decade ago, much haschanged in the worlds of business and finance. That's why James Lamhas returned with a new edition of this essential guide. Written toreflect today's dynamic market conditions, the SecondEdition of Enterprise Risk Management: From Incentives toControls clearly puts this discipline in perspective.
Engaging and informative, it skillfully examines both the art aswell as the science of effective enterprise risk managementpractices. Along the way, it addresses the key concepts, processes,and tools underlying risk management, and lays out clear strategiesto manage what is often a highly complex issue.
Failure to properly manage risk continues to plague corporationsaround the world. Don't let it hurt your organization. Pick up theSecond Edition of Enterprise Risk Management: FromIncentives to Controls and learn how to meet theenterprise-wide risk management challenge head on, and succeed.
Every enterprise architect faces similar problems when designing and governing the enterprise architecture of a medium to large enterprise. Design patterns are a well-established concept in software engineering, used to define universally applicable solution schemes. By applying this approach to enterprise architectures, recurring problems in the design and implementation of enterprise architectures can be solved over all layers, from the business layer to the application and data layer down to the technology layer.
Inversini and Perroud describe patterns at the level of enterprise architecture, which they refer to as Enterprise Architecture Patterns. These patterns are motivated by recurring problems originating from both the business and the underlying application, or from data and technology architectures of an enterprise such as identity and access management or integration needs. The Enterprise Architecture Patterns help in planning the technological and organizational landscape of an enterprise and its information technology, and are easily embedded into frameworks such as TOGAF, Zachman or FEA.
This book is aimed at enterprise architects, software architects, project leaders, business consultants and everyone concerned with questions of IT and enterprise architecture and provides them with a comprehensive catalogue of ready-to-use patterns as well as an extensive theoretical framework to define their own new patterns.
New York Times bestselling author and social media expert Gary Vaynerchuk shares hard-won advice on how to connect with customers and beat the competition. A mash-up of the best elements of Crush It! and The Thank You Economy with a fresh spin, Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook is a blueprint to social media marketing strategies that really works.Â
When managers and marketers outline their social media strategies, they plan for the âright hookââtheir next sale or campaign thatâs going to knock out the competition. Even companies committed to jabbingâpatiently engaging with customers to build the relationships crucial to successful social media campaignsâwant to land the punch that will take down their opponent or their customerâs resistance in one blow. Right hooks convert traffic to sales and easily show results. Except when they donât.
Thanks to massive change and proliferation in social media platforms, the winning combination of jabs and right hooks is different now. Vaynerchuk shows that while communication is still key, context matters more than ever. Itâs not just about developing high-quality content, but developing high-quality content perfectly adapted to specific social media platforms and mobile devicesâcontent tailor-made for Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and Tumblr.
Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable.Â The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched. Eric Ries defines a startup asÂ an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty. This is just as true for one person in a garage or a group of seasoned professionals in a Fortune 500 boardroom. What they have in common is a mission to penetrate that fog of uncertainty to discover a successful path to a sustainable business. The Lean Startup approach fosters companies that are both more capital efficient and that leverage human creativity more effectively.Â Inspired by lessons from lean manufacturing, it relies on âvalidated learning,â rapid scientific experimentation, as well as a number of counter-intuitive practices that shorten product development cycles, measure actual progress without resorting to vanity metrics, and learn what customers really want. It enables a company to shift directions with agility, altering plans inch by inch, minute by minute. Rather than wasting time creating elaborate business plans, The Lean Startup offers entrepreneurs - in companies of all sizes - a way to test their vision continuously, to adapt and adjust before itâs too late. Ries provides a scientific approach to creating and managing successful startups in a age when companies need to innovate more than ever.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIf you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets.The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if weâre too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. Information technology has improved rapidly, but there is no reason why progress should be limited to computers or Silicon Valley. Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business. It comes from the most important skill that every leader must master: learning to think for yourself.Doing what someone else already knows how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But when you do something new, you go from 0 to 1. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin wonât make a search engine. Tomorrowâs champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in todayâs marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique. Zero to One presents at once an optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation: it starts by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places.
This is the first book to seriously address the disconnection between nimble Agile teams and other groups in the enterprise, including enterprise architecture, the program management office (PMO), human resources, and even business executives.
When an enterprise experiments with practice improvements, software development teams often jump on board with excitement, while other groups are left to wonder how they will fit in.
We address how these groups can adapt to Agile teams. More importantly, we show how many Agile teams cause their own problems, damaging scalability and sustainability, by requiring special treatment, and by failing to bridge the gaps between themselves and other groups. We call this phenomenon âAgile illth.â
Adopting a set of âbest practicesâ is not enough. All of us, Agile teams and the corporate groups, must change our intentions and worldviews to be more compatible with the success of the enterprise.
Join us on the journey to enterprise agility. It is a crooked path, fraught with danger, confusion and complexity. It is the only way to reach the pinnacles we hope to experience in the form of better business value delivered faster for less cost.
Manage research, learning and skills at IT1me. Create an account using LinkedIn to manage and organize your IT knowledge. IT1me works like a shopping cart for information -- helping you to save, discuss and share.