Whether you’re the IT person responsible for developingSOA or the executive who’s trying to get a handle on theconcept, Service Oriented Architecture For Dummies, 2ndEdition will help you understand what SOA is, why it’simportant, and how you can make the most of it. You’ll findout about the business and financial aspects of SOA, how to decideif you need it, and what it can mean to your bottom line. Discoverhow to:Identify the main components of SOA and how they work to createbusiness processesCreate reusable, flexible systems and avoid commonpitfallsDeconstruct business processes and applications to identifytheir components, then put them together in new waysConstruct SOA business applications for maximumadaptabilityConfirm quality in a situation that’s difficult to test,and assure the quality and consistency of your dataDevelop a governance strategy for SOA based on yourcompany’s philosophy and cultureWork with XML and understand how it’s used in SOAMaximize the benefits of unified communicationsUnderstand software ecosystems, rich interfaces, and thedevelopment lifecycle
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Complete with enlightening lists of best practices forsuccessful GRC implementation and conducting global trade, thisbook also puts you in touch with thought leadership Web sightswhere you can deepen your understanding of GRC-based businessstrategies. You can't avoid dealing with GRC, but you can make themost of it with a little help from SAP GRC For Dummies.
Good management is vital to the success of every business but being a good manager isn't always easy. This book offers you expert advice on hiring the right staff, building effective teams, resolving office politics and maintaining your own work/life balance. Inside you'll find examples and guidance to help you identify the styles of management you need to succeed and to deal with the challenges of being a manager today.
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Cloud computing can be difficult to understand at first, but the cost-saving possibilities are great and many companies are getting on board. If you've been put in charge of implementing cloud computing, this straightforward, plain-English guide clears up the confusion and helps you get your plan in place.
You'll learn how cloud computing enables you to run a more green IT infrastructure, and access technology-enabled services from the Internet ("in the cloud") without having to understand, manage, or invest in the technology infrastructure that supports them. You'll also find out what you need to consider when implementing a plan, how to handle security issues, and more.Cloud computing is a way for businesses to take advantage of storage and virtual services through the Internet, saving money on infrastructure and supportThis book provides a clear definition of cloud computing from the utility computing standpoint and also addresses security concernsOffers practical guidance on delivering and managing cloud computing services effectively and efficientlyPresents a proactive and pragmatic approach to implementing cloud computing in any organizationHelps IT managers and staff understand the benefits and challenges of cloud computing, how to select a service, and what's involved in getting it up and runningHighly experienced author team consults and gives presentations on emerging technologies
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Big data is big news! Every company, industry, not-for-profit,and government agency wants and needs to analyze and leveragedatasets that can quickly become ponderously large. Datavisualization software enables different industries to presentinformation in ways that are memorable and relevant to theirmission. This full-color guide introduces you to a variety of waysto handle and synthesize data in much more interesting ways thanmere columns and rows of numbers.
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Part technical manual and part analytical guidebook, DataVisualization For Dummies is the perfect tool for transformingdull tables and charts into high-impact visuals your audience willnotice...and remember.