The book is structured around seven modules or building blocks designed to be taught across a full semester with natural break points built into each chapter within the modules. The building blocks present macro-concepts which are explored in greater detail in each of the chapters. A starting chapter provides guidance about the use of cases for students and a concluding chapter delivers information about how to win business plan competitions. Each concept is illustrated by a short case, and followed by thoughtful questions to enhance learning. The cases, previously unpublished, are written by an international group of experienced case writers from the field of finance, and deal with real companies, real problems, and currently unfolding issues. A case teaching manual geared to finance in general, and short cases in particular, is provided for the instructor and includes specific tips, techniques, and activities for each case in the text.
Written for upper level undergraduate students of entrepreneurship, this highly accessible book breaks down complex concepts, and includes hands-on cases and exercises, making learning a breeze!
Kathryn Petersen, Decision Tech's CEO, faces the ultimate leadership crisis: Uniting a team in such disarray that it threatens to bring down the entire company. Will she succeed? Will she be fired? Will the company fail? Lencioni's utterly gripping tale serves as a timeless reminder that leadership requires as much courage as it does insight.
Throughout the story, Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions which go to the very heart of why teams even the best ones-often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team. Just as with his other books, Lencioni has written a compelling fable with a powerful yet deceptively simple message for all those who strive to be exceptional team leaders.
If you're like most people involved with a small business, accounting is the last thing you want to spend a lot of time on. Luckily, QuickBooks For Dummies makes it easy to get all the confusing finance stuff out of the way so you can concentrate on other aspects of your growing business. Inside this fun, easy-to-read guide, you'll find out how to manage your financial records, track sales and inventory, pay bills, figure out job costs, and more.
With easy-to-follow guidance and plain-English explanations that cut through the financial jargon, this resource shows you how to get started with QuickBooks, populate QuickBooks lists, create invoices and credit memos, record sales receipts, set up inventory items, record and pay bills, track business checkbooks and credit cards, print checks, build a budget, generate financial reports, and so much more.Walks you through installing the software and configuring QuickBooks for your business needs Shows you how to write checks, set up payroll reminders, and keep the payroll rolling Covers how to securely download bank and credit card transactions, as well as how to pay bills online Provides easy-to-follow steps for keeping track of your checkbook, credit and debit accounts, inventory, payroll, and budgets
Written by a CPA who knows QuickBooks and understands your unique business needs, QuickBooks For Dummies is your go-to guide for getting past the paperwork and putting the program to work.
Microsoft Dynamics GP For Dummies shows you how to set up and use this modular accounting program. You’ll learn to customize Dynamics Great Plains, get around the program, create a company, build an effective chart of accounts, and maintain a general ledger. You’ll find out how to:Create invoices and bill your customers, manage receipts, and easily match payments to invoices Set up vendors quickly and easily Customize GP fit your business perfectly and make the home page more efficient Work with the modules you’ll use most often in the Purchasing, Sales, Inventory, and Financial series Safeguard your database and set up a disaster recovery plan containing all the right steps Use Professional Services Tools and utilities to find and fix data discrepancies Get inventory under control Close your books at year end and use shortcuts to easily print reports from all the data you’ve collected Save keystrokes with Quick Journal and batch frequency Leverage the interoperability between Dynamics GP and Microsoft Office applications Make upgrading hassle-free
Microsoft Dynamics GP For Dummies helps you make this sometimes-complex program do your bidding, which might account for your rising popularity in the office!
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If you don't know a relational database from an isolationist table—but still need to figure out how to organize and analyze your data—Access 2016 For Dummies is for you. Written in a friendly and accessible manner, it assumes no prior Access or database-building knowledge and walks you through the basics of creating tables to store your data, building forms that ease data entry, writing queries that pull real information from your data, and creating reports that back up your analysis. Add in a dash of humor and fun, and Access 2016 For Dummies is the only resource you'll need to go from data rookie to data pro!
This expanded and updated edition of Access For Dummies covers all of the latest information and features to help data newcomers better understand Access' role in the world of data analysis and data science. Inside, you'll get a crash course on how databases work—and how to build one from the ground up. Plus, you'll find step-by-step guidance on how to structure data to make it useful, manipulate, edit, and import data into your database, write and execute queries to gain insight from your data, and report data in elegant ways. Speak the lingo of database builders and create databases that suit your needs Organize your data into tables and build forms that ease data entry Query your data to get answers right Create reports that tell the story of your data findings
If you have little to no experience with creating and managing a database of any sort, Access 2016 For Dummies is the perfect starting point for learning the basics of building databases, simplifying data entry and reporting, and improving your overall data skills.
A timeless business classic, Who Moved My Cheese? uses a simple parabel to reveal profound truths about dealing with change so that you can enjoy less stress and more success in your work and in your life.
It would be all so easy if you had a map to the Maze.
If the same old routines worked.
If they'd just stop moving "The Cheese."
But things keep changing...
Most people are fearful of change, both personal and professional, because they don't have any control over how or when it happens to them. Since change happens either to the individual or by the individual, Dr. Spencer Johnson, the coauthor of the multimillion bestseller The One Minute Manager, uses a deceptively simple story to show that when it comes to living in a rapidly changing world, what matters most is your attitude.
Exploring a simple way to take the fear and anxiety out of managing the future, Who Moved My Cheese? can help you discover how to anticipate, acknowledge, and accept change in order to have a positive impact on your job, your relationships, and every aspect of your life.
For 25 years, Upgrading and Repairing PCs has been the world’s #1 guide to PC hardware: The single source for reliable information on troubleshooting and fixing problems, adding hardware, optimizing performance, and building new PCs. Now, better than ever, this 21st edition offers beefed-up coverage of the newest hardware innovations and maintenance techniques, plus more than two hours of new DVD video.
Scott Mueller delivers practical answers about PC processors, mother-boards, buses, BIOSes, memory, SSD and HDD storage, video, audio, I/O, input devices, networks, Internet connectivity, power, and much more. You’ll find the industry’s best coverage of diagnostics, testing, and repair—plus cutting-edge discussions of improving performance via overclocking and other techniques.
NEW IN THIS EDITION
• The newest processors, including Intel’s 3rd generation Ivy Bridge Core i-Series processors and AMD’s 2nd generation Trinity CPUs
• 3TB (and larger) disks, 4K sectoring, partition alignment, faster SATA disk interfaces, and SSD (solid state drive) hard drive replacements
• New firmware innovations, from full UEFI BIOS support to built-in motherboard flash BIOS upgrade utilities
• Integrated video and audio, including 5.1/7.1 surround sound, HDMI, and DisplayPort connections, and Windows 8 compatible multi-touch touchscreen technology
• Updated PCI Express 3.0, 4.0 interfaces, and Power Supply specifications for powering high-end video cards
• Emerging interfaces such as SATA Express, USB 3.0, and Thunderbolt
• Updated coverage of building PCs from scratch—from choosing and assembling hardware through BIOS setup and troubleshooting
Don't forget about the free bonus content available online! You'll find a cache of helpful material to go along with this book. To access these materials at no extra cost, see the instructions included in the back pages of this ebook. You will be required to register your book and supply a code found in the instructions.
Download two hours of up-to-the minute, studio-quality how-to videos—all playable on your computer! In this edition, Scott Mueller offers true insider information about several of the key components in a PC, including motherboards, solid-state drives, and more.
You also can download PDFs of the complete 19th and 20th editions of this book.
Big data management is one of the major challenges facing business, industry, and not-for-profit organizations. Data sets such as customer transactions for a mega-retailer, weather patterns monitored by meteorologists, or social network activity can quickly outpace the capacity of traditional data management tools. If you need to develop or manage big data solutions, you'll appreciate how these four experts define, explain, and guide you through this new and often confusing concept. You'll learn what it is, why it matters, and how to choose and implement solutions that work.Effectively managing big data is an issue of growing importance to businesses, not-for-profit organizations, government, and IT professionals Authors are experts in information management, big data, and a variety of solutions Explains big data in detail and discusses how to select and implement a solution, security concerns to consider, data storage and presentation issues, analytics, and much more Provides essential information in a no-nonsense, easy-to-understand style that is empowering
Big Data For Dummies cuts through the confusion and helps you take charge of big data solutions for your organization.
Microsoft Visio 2010 is a versatile application for creating rich and diverse diagrams. With Visio, you can create an astonishing variety of visualizations that span a vast number of subjects, disciplines, and professions.
USING Microsoft Visio 2010 is a media-rich learning experience designed to help new users master Microsoft Visio 2010 quickly, and get the most out of it, fast! EVERY chapter has multiple video and audio files integrated into the learning material which creates interactive content that works together to teach everything mainstream Microsoft Visio 2010 users need to know.
You’ll Learn How to:
- Create a Simple Flowchart and Understand Visio 2010 Editions
- Work in the Visio Drawing Window
- Navigate the Template Gallery and Work Around the Visio Diagram
- Create Specific Types of Diagrams
- Organize and Annotate Diagrams
- Connect, Align, Arrange, and Lay Out Shapes
- Work with Individual Shapes and Data
- Print Various Documents, Drawings, and Materials
- Share, Publish, and Export Visio Diagrams
Examples of Topics Covered in VIDEO TUTORIALS, which Walk You Through Tasks You’ve Just Got to See!
- Creating a Simple Visio Flowchart
- Quickly Copying Shapes to Create a Matrix
- Sharing, Publishing, and Exporting Visio Diagrams
Examples of Topics Covered in AUDIO SIDEBARS, which Deliver Insights Straight From the Experts!
- When to Use Groups
- Unremoved Personal Information Horror Stories
- Turning Many Symbols into One Shape Using Shape Data
Please note that due to the incredibly rich media included in your Enhanced eBook, you may experience longer download times. Please be patient while your product is delivered. This Enhanced eBook has been developed to match the Apple Enhanced eBook specifications for the iPad and may not render well on older iPhones or iPods or perform on other devices or reader applications.
You’ll gain in-depth knowledge of Java application performance, using the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and the Java platform, including the language and API. Developers and performance engineers alike will learn a variety of features, tools, and processes for improving the way Java 7 and 8 applications perform.Apply four principles for obtaining the best results from performance testingUse JDK tools to collect data on how a Java application is performingUnderstand the advantages and disadvantages of using a JIT compilerTune JVM garbage collectors to affect programs as little as possibleUse techniques to manage heap memory and JVM native memoryMaximize Java threading and synchronization performance featuresTackle performance issues in Java EE and Java SE APIsImprove Java-driven database application performance
Get complete coverage of all material included on the CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals exam inside this comprehensive resource. Written by leading CompTIA certification and training experts, this authoritative guide covers exam FC0-U41 in full detail. You'll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass the exam with ease, this definitive volume also serves as an essential on-the-job reference.
COVERS ALL EXAM TOPICS, INCLUDING:How computers work Processing components Common and advanced input/output devices Common and advanced storage devices Configuring the operating system Maintaining computers Upgrading hardware and software Printers Wired and wireless networks Connecting to the Internet Local and Internet security
CD-ROM FEATURES:Two practice exams An "Introduction to Strata" video by Mike Meyers E-Book
Scott Jernigan, CompTIA Strata, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, IC3, MCP, is editor in chief for Total Seminars LLC, a major provider of PC and network repair seminars for thousands of organizations throughout the world. He is coauthor, with Mike Meyers, of the bestselling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Fifth Edition, and he has written, edited, and contributed to many other computer books.
Mike Meyers, CompTIA A+ CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, MCP, is the industry's leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and training, and the bestselling author of seven editions of CompTIA A+ All-in-One Exam Guide. He is the president and founder of Total Seminars LLC and a member of CompTIA.
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Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
As the number one e-mail client and personal information manager, Microsoft Outlook offers a set of uncomplicated features that maximize the management of your e-mail, schedule, and general daily activities, with the least amount of hassle possible. This easy-to-understand guide walks you through Outlook 2013 and introduces you to the latest features. You'll learn how to find information quickly, handle e-mail, coordinate schedules, keep current with contacts and social networks, and much more.Walks you through getting started with Outlook 2013 and then provides you with complete coverage on e-mail basics, advanced e-mail features, working with the calendar, managing contacts, and integrating Outlook with other applications Shows you how to track tasks, take notes, and record items in the journal, as well as filter out junk e-mail, activate Outlook's privacy and security features, and more Explains how to customize your Outlook, manage all the information within Outlook, and take Outlook on the road
Outlook 2013 For Dummies offers you a whole new outlook on Outlook 2013!
As the only book to provide in-depth configuration of the Sales and Distribution (SD) module in the latest version of SAP ERP, this valuable resource presents you with step-by-step instruction, conceptual explanations, and plenty of examples. If you're an SD consultant or are in charge of managing an SAP implementation in your enterprise, you'll want this valuable resource at your sideSAP is one of the leading Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software products on the market, with over 40,000 implementations Covers the latest version of SAP ERP-ECC 6.0 Covers common through advanced configurations, so it's helpful no matter what your level of experience with SAP Explains the conceptual framework behind the configuration process
If your company uses the SD module, keep this indispensable guide on hand.
Written by the developers of Spark, this book will have data scientists and engineers up and running in no time. You’ll learn how to express parallel jobs with just a few lines of code, and cover applications from simple batch jobs to stream processing and machine learning.Quickly dive into Spark capabilities such as distributed datasets, in-memory caching, and the interactive shellLeverage Spark’s powerful built-in libraries, including Spark SQL, Spark Streaming, and MLlibUse one programming paradigm instead of mixing and matching tools like Hive, Hadoop, Mahout, and StormLearn how to deploy interactive, batch, and streaming applicationsConnect to data sources including HDFS, Hive, JSON, and S3Master advanced topics like data partitioning and shared variables
The book includes chapters that cover the principles of entity resolution and the principles of Information Quality, in addition to their concepts and terminology. It also discusses the Fellegi-Sunter theory of record linkage, the Stanford Entity Resolution Framework, and the Algebraic Model for Entity Resolution, which are the major theoretical models that support Entity Resolution. In relation to this, the book briefly discusses entity-based data integration (EBDI) and its model, which serve as an extension of the Algebraic Model for Entity Resolution. There is also an explanation of how the three commercial ER systems operate and a description of the non-commercial open-source system known as OYSTER. The book concludes by discussing trends in entity resolution research and practice. Students taking IT courses and IT professionals will find this book invaluable.First authoritative reference explaining entity resolution and how to use it effectivelyProvides practical system design advice to help you get a competitive advantage Includes a companion site with synthetic customer data for applicatory exercises, and access to a Java-based Entity Resolution program.
Over 50 and still want to learn how to get the most out of your laptop? Laptops For Seniors For Dummies is your ideal guide. No experience? No problem! This book walks you step by step through the setup, navigation, software, email, using the Internet safely, and more. This new edition uses larger type and larger figures for easier reading, and each chapter opens with an outline of tasks covered so you can find the answers you need quickly. Tips, warnings, and notes are highlighted to help you develop positive habits and avoid common pitfalls, and the uncluttered layout makes navigation a breeze. You'll learn how to choose a new laptop, how to set it up, how to get around the Windows 10 operating system, and how to get things done. Coverage includes information on battery life, wireless printing, connectivity, online data storage, Internet safety, the new Windows OS, synching to your mobile phone, and more!
Laptops allow you to do just about everything you can do on a traditional desktop computer, just without the bulky hardware and the tangled mess of cords. This book will show you everything you need to know about working — and playing —with your new device.Discover which laptop is best for you Get set up and start using the keyboard and mouse Find your way around Windows 10 and the Office applications Safely use the internet for shopping,social networking, emailing, research, and more
Stop being chained to your clunky old desktop computer! Laptops For Seniors For Dummies is the clear, friendly guide to using your new laptop on the go, like a pro.
Degunking Windows 7 is the fast, affordable way to keep your computer running quickly and efficiently. Over time, Windows PCs can slow down due to unnecessary programs, files, errors, and other "gunk." This book's proven Degunking 12-Step Program shows you how to organize your hard disk, load and run only the programs and processes you need, and restore the speed, responsiveness, and reliability your PC had when it was brand new. This do-it-yourself guide puts the practical information the expert PC technicians know directly into your hands, saving you lots of time and money!
Degunking Windows 7 shows you how to:Remove unwanted data and programs Organize your file system Unclutter your desktop, start menu, and taskbar Optimize your hard drive Tune up and secure Internet Explorer Organize your email Secure your computer Clean up and secure your network Fix problems with media Optimize syncing Resolve lingering software and hardware issues Back up precious files
As the leading spreadsheet application, Excel is an essential data analysis and business tool. With this dynamic combination of a full-color printed book and a Dummies interactive eLearning course on CD, you'll find a wealth of information on the latest release of Excel. Featuring both written and animated step-by-step how-tos, practice labs, helpful videos, numerous examples, and a host of Dummies hints and tips, this package makes your learning process easier.
Follow the material sequentially or jump in and out as you wish?it's set up so you can learn at your own pace. Throughout, you will benefit from illustrations, animations, voiceover explanations, and the option of closed captioning if you find you learn better when you can read the instructions.Helps self-motivated learners master Excel 2010, the leading spreadsheet application used today Includes an easy-to-follow, full-color book and an interactive Dummies eLearning Course that corresponds with the book on CD Allows you to follow the material sequentially or choose separate sections at your own time and pace Offers chapter summaries, practice exercises, discussions of concepts and essential terms, and much more
Excel 2010 eLearning Kit For Dummies helps you maximize the potential of this data analysis tool so you can work more efficiently.
NOTE: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.
The silver lining is that “who” problems are easily preventable. Based on more than 1,300 hours of interviews with more than 20 billionaires and 300 CEOs, Who presents Smart and Street’s A Method for Hiring. Refined through the largest research study of its kind ever undertaken, the A Method stresses fundamental elements that anyone can implement–and it has a 90 percent success rate.
Whether you’re a member of a board of directors looking for a new CEO, the owner of a small business searching for the right people to make your company grow, or a parent in need of a new babysitter, it’s all about Who. Inside you’ll learn how to
• avoid common “voodoo hiring” methods
• define the outcomes you seek
• generate a flow of A Players to your team–by implementing the #1 tactic used by successful businesspeople
• ask the right interview questions to dramatically improve your ability to quickly distinguish an A Player from a B or C candidate
• attract the person you want to hire, by emphasizing the points the candidate cares about most
In business, you are who you hire. In Who, Geoff Smart and Randy Street offer simple, easy-to-follow steps that will put the right people in place for optimal success.
From the Hardcover edition.
This completely practical guide starts with a big-picture look and GRC and explains how it can help your organization grow. You'll find out why these regulations were enacted; what you can do to ensure compliance; and how compliance can help you prevent fraud, bolster your corporate image, and envision and execute the best possible corporate strategy. This all-business handbook will help you:Understand the impact of Sarbanes-Oxley Control access effectively Color your company a greener shade of green Source or sell goods internationally Keep your employees safe and healthy Ensure that data is kept secret and private Manage information flow in all directions Enhance your public image through sustainability reporting Use GRC as the basis for a powerful new corporate strategy
Complete with enlightening lists of best practices for successful GRC implementation and conducting global trade, this book also puts you in touch with thought leadership Web sights where you can deepen your understanding of GRC-based business strategies. You can't avoid dealing with GRC, but you can make the most of it with a little help from SAP GRC For Dummies.
The Home & Student version of Microsoft Office targets the home and education markets, covering the four applications most used outside the workplace: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. The minibooks in this essential All-in-One guide include real-world examples and projects that cover the new features and capabilities of Office 2013. Straightforward advice and beneficial projects help you to learn the basics of creating a resume in Word, establishing a home budget in Excel, developing a dynamic school presentation with PowerPoint, and taking notes in OneNote.Targets home and school users of Office 2013, who primarily use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote Walks you through how to use Office 2013 for everyday projects, such as creating a cover letter in Word or reusable templates in Excel Demonstrates how to jazz up a school presentation with PowerPoint Provides you with straightforward instructions for taking notes in OneNote Shares common Office 2010 tools and details the basics of the Office ribbon
Office Home & Student 2013 All-in-One For Dummies is an easy-to-understand guide to the essentials of Office 2013!
The truth is, however, that the overwhelming majority of free software projects fail. To help you beat the odds, O'Reilly has put together Producing Open Source Software, a guide that recommends tried and true steps to help free software developers work together toward a common goal. Not just for developers who are considering starting their own free software project, this book will also help those who want to participate in the process at any level.
The book tackles this very complex topic by distilling it down into easily understandable parts. Starting with the basics of project management, it details specific tools used in free software projects, including version control, IRC, bug tracking, and Wikis. Author Karl Fogel, known for his work on CVS and Subversion, offers practical advice on how to set up and use a range of tools in combination with open mailing lists and archives. He also provides several chapters on the essentials of recruiting and motivating developers, as well as how to gain much-needed publicity for your project.
While managing a team of enthusiastic developers -- most of whom you've never even met -- can be challenging, it can also be fun. Producing Open Source Software takes this into account, too, as it speaks of the sheer pleasure to be had from working with a motivated team of free software developers.
The Primer has been written for those who are new to VBA programming and the Excel object model. It introduces the VBA language and the features of the language that are common to all VBA applications. It explains the relationship between collections, objects, properties, methods, and events and shows how to relate these concepts to Excel through its object model. It also shows how to use the Visual Basic Editor and its multitude of tools, including how to obtain help.
The middle section of the book takes the key objects in Excel and shows, through many practical examples, how to go about working with those objects. The techniques presented have been developed through the exchange of ideas of many talented Excel VBA programmers over many years and show the best way to gain access to workbooks, worksheets, charts, ranges, and so on. The emphasis is on efficiency—that is, how to write code that is readable and easy to maintain and that runs at maximum speed. In addition, the chapters devoted to accessing external databases detail techniques for accessing data in a range of formats.
The final four chapters of the book address the following advanced issues: linking Excel to the Internet, writing code for international compatibility, programming the Visual Basic Editor, and how to use the functions in the Win32 API (Windows 32-bit Application Programming Interface).
The bestselling Microsoft Office book of all time
Packed with straightforward, friendly instruction, this updated edition of the bestselling Microsoft Office book gets you thoroughly up to speed on the latest version of the industry standard for office productivity suites. In no time, Office 2016 For Dummies will help you become a whiz at Word, take your Excel skills to new heights, add pizzazz to your PowerPoint presentations, and make every part of your work day more organized and productive.
Following alongside approachable, plain-English explanations, you'll quickly discover how to type, format text, and design documents in Word; navigate and edit spreadsheets, create formulas, and analyze data in Excel; configure email, store contacts, organize tasks, and schedule your time with Outlook; create and edit well-designed and crowd-pleasing PowerPoint presentations; and design, edit, and modify an Access database. Even if the mere thought of working with Microsoft Office makes you nervous, this fun and friendly guide makes it easy.Helps you make sense of word processing, email, presentations, data management and analysis, and much more Covers the five main Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access Walks you through the new features of Microsoft Office 2016 Written by a veteran author who has written more than 20 For Dummies books, which account for more than three million books in print
If you're an uninitiated user looking to make the most of this powerful suite of applications, this hands-on, friendly guide is the key to your brand new Office!
Your every step online is being tracked and stored, and your identity literally stolen. Big companies and big governments want to know and exploit what you do, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand.
In this explosive yet practical book, Kevin Mitnick uses true-life stories to show exactly what is happening without your knowledge, teaching you "the art of invisibility"--online and real-world tactics to protect you and your family, using easy step-by-step instructions. Reading this book, you will learn everything from password protection and smart Wi-Fi usage to advanced techniques designed to maximize your anonymity.
Kevin Mitnick knows exactly how vulnerabilities can be exploited and just what to do to prevent that from happening. The world's most famous--and formerly the US government's most wanted--computer hacker, he has hacked into some of the country's most powerful and seemingly impenetrable agencies and companies, and at one point was on a three-year run from the FBI. Now Mitnick is reformed and widely regarded as the expert on the subject of computer security.
Invisibility isn't just for superheroes--privacy is a power you deserve and need in the age of Big Brother and Big Data.
This book is intended for system administrators and IT architects who need to better integrate their Zabbix installation with their surrounding environment. A basic, working knowledge of Zabbix and Linux is assumed so that the book can focus on how to use every component to its full advantage. It will also be helpful to be familiar with programming concepts and languages but if not, all the content in the book is thorough and well documented.What You Will LearnEfficiently collect data from a large variety of monitoring objectsOrganize your data in graphs, charts, maps, and slide showsBuild intelligent triggers and alarms to monitor your network proactivelyWrite your own custom probes and monitoring scripts to extend ZabbixConfigure Zabbix and its database to be high available and fault-tolerantAutomate repetitive procedures using Zabbix's APIIntegrate Zabbix with external systemsUnderstand the protocol and how to interact with it by writing your own custom agentIn Detail
Nowadays monitoring systems play a crucial role in any IT environment. They are extensively used to not only measure your system's performance, but also to forecast capacity issues. This is where Zabbix, one of the most popular monitoring solutions for networks and applications, comes into the picture. With an efficient monitoring system in place you'll be able to foresee when your infrastructure runs under capacity and react accordingly. Due to the critical role a monitoring system plays, it is fundamental to implement it in the best way from its initial setup. This avoids misleading, confusing, or, even worse, false alarms which can disrupt an efficient and healthy IT department.
This new edition will provide you with all the knowledge you need to make strategic and practical decisions about the Zabbix monitoring system. The setup you'll do with this book will fit your environment and monitoring needs like a glove. You will be guided through the initial steps of choosing the correct size and configuration for your system, to what to monitor and how to implement your own custom monitoring component. Exporting and integrating your data with other systems is also covered.
By the end of this book, you will have a tailor-made and well configured monitoring system and will understand with absolute clarity how crucial it is to your IT environment.Style and approach
This book is an easy to follow, step-by-step guide to monitoring network and performance in large environments with Zabbix. It is designed for real-world Zabbix administrators, and is comprised of a perfect mix of theoretical explanations and practical applications, making it your perfect companion.
How to Do Everything: MacBook strongly emphasizes the portability and other unique features of the laptop versions of the Mac, examining ports and jacks, discussing user accounts and privacy, managing multiple network connections, using MobileMe to stay synched, etc. It also explores the activities laptop users most often perform, such as productivity, entertainment, and communication.
Tasks and activities are broken down into simple-to-follow directions and highlighted with clear graphics to make everything easy to understand. Tips and tricks for getting the most out of the latest versions of the built-in software, including the new versions of iLife and iWork are also included. As a travel writer, the author understands the needs of mobile computer users. She covers battery management and power, connectivity, working online, using VoIP, and maintaining and troubleshooting the MacBook.
How to Do Everything: MacBookDraws on author’s personal experience as a writer who travels, providing tips and tricks for getting the best out of the MacBook on the road Contains accurate and up-to-date product information on latest versions of Mac OS X and iWork/iLife applications Explains the differences between the MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air
Complete MacBook coverage:
The Wonderful World of MacBook; Taming the MacBook: Trackpad, Keyboard, Mouse and More; Power Struggle: Battery and Power Management; Ports and Jacks: Where They Are and What They Do; Trading Spaces: Getting your Desktop Organized; Hide and Seek: Navigating your MacBook; A Home of One's Own: User Accounts; Personal Style: Customizing your MacBook; Surf's Up: Connecting to the Web; Staying in Touch: eMail, Chatting, Video and More; Discovering MobileMe; Anything Windows Can Do, Mac Can Do Better: Running Windows Programs; But Wait! There's More: MacBook Application Basics; Your Virtual Office: iWork for Productivity and Office Software; Creative Spaces: iLife for Photos, Movies, Music and Websites; Leisure Time: Games, Music and Movies; Under the Hood: Tune Ups and Basic Maintenance; Troubleshooting Your MacBook
This book is intended for students, scientists, and hobbyists who wish to connect their Raspberry Pi to other devices on a local area network or to the Internet of Things. Whether you are new to the Raspberry Pi, or already have a lot of experience with it, the recipes in this book will be a valuable reference to you and inspire your next project. You will want to have this book handy as a guide whenever you are working on networking projects for the Raspberry Pi.What You Will LearnInstall, update, and upgrade your Raspberry PIConfigure a firewall to protect your Raspberry Pi and other devices on your local area networkSet up file sharing, remote access, a web server, and your own wikiCreate a wireless access point and use it as an Internet gatewayStream video, audio, and local device data to IoT services as well as your own websitesControl devices connected to the Raspberry Pi from your phone via the webCreate a giant video wall using multiple monitors and Raspberry PisIn Detail
With increasing interest in Maker Projects and the Internet of Things (IoT), students, scientists, and hobbyists are using the Raspberry Pi as a reliable, inexpensive platform to connect local devices to Internet services.
This book begins with recipes that are essential to installing the Raspberry Pi and configuring it for network access. Then it continues with recipes on installing common networking services such as firewalls and file sharing.
The final chapters include recipes for network monitoring, streaming data from the Raspberry Pi to IoT services, and using clusters of Raspberry Pis to store and analyze large volumes of data.Style and approach
This book contains a collection of practical, engaging recipes that will guide you through enhancing your Raspberry Pi's existing network.
wrote this book because I don’t want that important pieces of history
regarding computer hardware, games and, in a smaller amount the 80’s
operating systems to be forgotten and lost. I want everyone to
appreciate the hardware and software industry and especially the people
behind them as they worked many days and nights to deliver us fast and
advanced computers and entertaining and complex games.
Beginning SharePoint 2010: Building Team Solutions with SharePoint provides information workers and site managers with extensive knowledge and expert advice, empowering them to become SharePoint champions within their organizations.Provides expansive coverage of SharePoint topics, as well as specialty areas such as forms, excel services, records management, and web content management Details realistic usage scenarios, and includes practice examples that highlight best practices for configuration and customization Includes detailed descriptions and illustrations of SharePoint’s functionality
Designed to mentor and coach business and technical leaders on the use of SharePoint in addressing critical information management problems within their organizations, Beginning SharePoint 2010 is sure to become the premiere handbook for any active or aspiring SharePoint expert.
Whether you're a manger looking to implement employee appraisals for the first time, concerned with improving the quality and effectiveness of the appraisal process, or simply trying to save time and mental anguish Performance Appraisals & Phrases For Dummies provides the tools you need to save time and energy while presenting fair and accurate evaluations that foster employee growth.
This convenient, portable package includes a full-length appraisal phrasebook featuring over 3,200 spot-on phrases and plenty of quick-hitting expert tips on making the most out of the process. You'll also receive online access to writable, customizable sample evaluation forms other timesaving resources.Includes more than 3,200 phrases for clear, and helpful evaluations Helps make evaluations faster, more effective, and far less stressful Offers far more advice and coaching than other performance appraisal books Serves as an ideal guide for managers new to the appraisal process
With expert advice from Ken Lloyd, a nationally recognized consultant and author, Performance Appraisals and Phrases For Dummies makes the entire process easier, faster, and more productive for you and your employees.
* Using Galleries and Live Preview
* Finding hidden files
* Creating a blog post
* Assembling and presenting slideshows
* Developing a publication
* Building a spreadsheet
* Helpful sidebars offer practical tips and tricks
* Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task
* Succinct explanations walk you through step by step
* Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules
A group of old school friends meet to catch up. They end up discussing the unexpected, unforeseen changes to their lives and one friend offers to tell a story about adapting to change. The story he tells involves four characters, two mice named Sniff and Scurry, and two “Littlepeople” named Hem and Haw. All of them are in a maze, looking for cheese, which they need to survive. For the “Littlepeople,” cheese also has a larger, metaphysical connotation in the sense that it also makes them happy—their Cheese is thus spelled with a capital C…PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book.
Inside this Instaread of Who Moved My Cheese:
· Overview of the book
· Important People
· Key Takeaways
· Analysis of Key Takeaways
This book is intended for those who have a basic understanding of AWS services and want to take their knowledge to the next level by getting their hands dirty with coding recipes in DynamoDB.What You Will LearnDesign DynamoDB tables to achieve high read and write throughputDiscover best practices like caching, exponential back-offs and auto-retries, storing large items in AWS S3, storing compressed data etc.Effectively use DynamoDB Local in order to make your development smooth and cost effectiveImplement cost effective best practices to reduce the burden of DynamoDB chargesCreate and maintain secondary indexes to support improved data accessIntegrate various other AWS services like AWS EMR, AWS CloudSearch, AWS Pipeline etc. with DynamoDBIn Detail
AWS DynamoDB is an excellent example of a production-ready NoSQL database. In recent years, DynamoDB has been able to attract many customers because of its features like high-availability, reliability and infinite scalability. DynamoDB can be easily integrated with massive data crunching tools like Hadoop /EMR, which is an essential part of this data-driven world and hence it is widely accepted. The cost and time-efficient design makes DynamoDB stand out amongst its peers. The design of DynamoDB is so neat and clean that it has inspired many NoSQL databases to simply follow it.
This book will get your hands on some engineering best practices DynamoDB engineers use, which can be used in your day-to-day life to build robust and scalable applications. You will start by operating with DynamoDB tables and learn to manipulate items and manage indexes. You will also discover how to easily integrate applications with other AWS services like EMR, S3, CloudSearch, RedShift etc. A couple of chapters talk in detail about how to use DynamoDB as a backend database and hosting it on AWS ElasticBean. This book will also focus on security measures of DynamoDB as well by providing techniques on data encryption, masking etc.
By the end of the book you'll be adroit in designing web and mobile applications using DynamoDB and host it on cloud.Style and approach
An easy-to-follow guide, full of real-world examples, which takes you through the world of DynamoDB following a step-by-step, problem-solution based approach.