We know companies are awash in data; and we know mining and using this data in the right way can turn a mediocre company into a winning one. So how, as a leader, do you make that happen? This book gives managers a concise, nontechnical overview of big data and explains how to exploit the new opportunities it creates.
The data lake is a daring new approach for harnessing the power of big data technology and providing convenient self-service capabilities. But is it right for your company? This book is based on discussions with practitioners and executives from more than a hundred organizations.
In this collection of essays and articles, key members of Google´s Site Reliability Team explain how and why their commitment to the entire lifecycle has enabled the company to successfully build, deploy, monitor, and maintain some of the largest software systems in the world.
A single dramatic software failure can cost a company millions of dollars - but can be avoided with simple changes to design and architecture. This new edition of the best-selling industry standard shows you how to create systems that run longer, with fewer failures, and recover better when bad things happen.
Agile revolutionized the way people think about developing software, but there are literally dozens of ways that you can ´´go agile.´´ While one team may find a particular agile practice easy to use, another team may find the same practice devilishly difficult. This book demystifies agile methodologies: why they´re designed the way they are, what problems they address, and the values, principles, and ideas they embody. Learning Agile helps you recognize the principles that apply to development problems specific to your team, company, and projects. You´ll discover how to use that information to guide your choice of methodologies and practices. With this book you´ll learn: Values that effective software teams possess The methodologies that embody those values The practices that make up those methodologies And principles that help you bring those values, methodologies, and practices to your team and your company
Globalization requires effective international and cross-cultural collaboration. When project teams from Western cultures first come into contact with colleagues from the Indian IT and BPO industry, prejudices against the new and unknown are typically amplified. This book is a start on the journey of cultural appreciation for managers, project leaders, and offshore coordinators working together with Indians. It is also a resource for business managers and company strategists seeking to understand the softer aspects behind the headlines that the Indian IT and BPO industry so frequently creates. Being both academically well researched and an account of the author´s many years of personal experience in India, the book opens with a description of cultural dimensions that help to break down culturally driven matters. It provides background information about India as a country and a social system. Examining the development and current status of India´s IT and BPO industry, it moves on to describe the dynamics of its workforce. The book then provides practical information on how to communicate, negotiate, and interact with Indian colleagues, and intelligently utilize expatriates. It closes by formulating recommendations for a more effective collaboration.
This book tells you everything you need to know to help your organization implement DevOps on the Microsoft platform. You will learn how to use Visual Studio, Visual Studio Team Services, and Azure to implement a complete DevOps process in your company. You will learn about Agile Project Management, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Technical Debt Management, Automatic Testing and Monitoring, and see how all these areas fit together. DevOps is important for organizations that want to make the best use of their resources and avoid costly mistakes. Teams that embrace DevOps deploy code up to 30 times more frequently than their competition and less than 50% of their deployments fail according to Puppet Labs State of DevOps survey. DevOps on the Microsoft Stack shows you how to help your organization implement DevOps, covering the tooling they will need and how to make everything work together while following best practices. The focus is not only on technology but also on the cultural issues that teams will face when implementing DevOps. The author´s goal is to not only show you which tooling there is but help you to successfully use everything together to implement DevOps in your projects and organization. In this book, you´ll learn: What DevOps is and how it can help development teams How to use Visual Studio, Visual Studio Team Services, and Azure to setup a DevOps process How to introduce DevOps to your organization and how to overcome problems
Machine learning and data analytics are powering a wave of groundbreaking technologies. Is your company ready? If you read nothing else on how intelligent machines are revolutionizing business, read these 10 articles. We´ve combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you understand how these technologies work together, how to adopt them, and why your strategy can´t ignore them. In this book you´ll learn how: Data science, driven by artificial intelligence and machine learning, is yielding unprecedented business insightsBlockchain has the potential to restructure the economyDrones and driverless vehicles are becoming essential tools3-D printing is making new business models possibleAugmented reality is transforming retail and manufacturingSmart speakers are redefining the rules of marketingHumans and machines are working together to reach new levels of productivity This collection of articles includes ´´Artificial Intelligence for the Real World,´´ by Thomas H. Davenport and Rajeev Ronanki; ´´Stitch Fix´s CEO on Selling Personal Style to the Mass Market,´´ by Katrina Lake; ´´Algorithms Need Managers, Too,´´ by Michael Luca, Jon Kleinberg, and Sendhil Mullainathan; ´´Marketing in the Age of Alexa,´´ by Niraj Dawar; ´´Why Every Organization Needs an Augmented Reality Strategy,´´ by Michael E. Porter and James E. Heppelmann; ´´Drones Go to Work,´´ by Chris Anderson; ´´The Truth About Blockchain,´´ by Marco Iansiti and Karim R. Lakhani; ´´The 3-D Printing Playbook,´´ by Richard A. D´Aveni; ´´Collaborative Intelligence: Humans and AI Are Joining Forces,´´ by H. James Wilson and Paul R. Daugherty; ´´When Your Boss Wears Metal Pants,´´ by Walter Frick; and ´´Managing Our Hub Economy,´´ by Marco Iansiti and Karim R. Lakhani.