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See below for a selection of the latest books from Information technology industries category. Presented with a red border are the Information technology industries books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Information technology industries books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Outsmarting AI

Outsmarting AI

Author: Brennan Pursell, Joshua Walker Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2020

From factories to smartphones, Artificial Intelligence is already taking over. Outsmarting AI is not a how-to guide on making AI work, but making it work for YOU to boost profits and productivity. Each development in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology brings about apprehension and panic for the future of society and for business. We're bombarded with stories about the impending human-less workplace; it is no longer a question if man can be replaced by machine in certain tasks, but when. However, AI was not manufactured to destroy life as we know it. These emerging technologies were developed and are constantly updating with a particular goal in mind: optimization. AI feeds on data and information to improve outputs and increase potential. With this enhanced productivity, profit and productivity will be sure to follow. Written by Brennan Pursell, a business consultant and professor who hates jargon, and Joshua Walker, an AI pioneer with 18 years of experience in solutions and applications, Outsmarting AI is the first plain-English how-to guide on adapting AI for the non-coding proficient business leader. This book will help readers to -Cut through the fog of AI hype -See exactly what AI can actually do for people in business -Identify the areas of their organization in most need of AI tools -Prepare and control their data - AI is useless without it -Adopt AI and develop the right culture to support it -Track the productivity boost, cost savings, and increased profits -Manage and minimize the threat of crippling lawsuits

The Drudge Revolution

The Drudge Revolution

Author: Matthew Lysiak Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2020

Matt Drudge has been labeled everything from the Walter Cronkite of his era to a dangerous menace and the country's reigning mischief-maker. Political tastes aside, no one disputes Drudge's influence: a single link from his website, The Drudge Report, has the power to move news cycles, shape front pages, and send television producers into a desperate scramble. The internet blogger equipped with no more than a high school education has been credited for everything from the impeachment of President Bill Clinton to the death of print news and the election of President Donald Trump. Carl Bernstein went so far as to call Drudge an influence unequaled in American politics. But nearly 20 years after first bursting into the mainstream of American consciousness with his groundbreaking role in the investigation of President Clinton, remarkably little remains known about the man behind the keyboard or the improbable rise that ushered in a new era of media. In The Drudge Revolution, investigative journalist and author of Newtown: An American Tragedy Matthew Lysiak pulls back the curtain on the world's most powerful journalist, for the first time telling the inside story of how one man's visionary belief in the potential of the internet, coupled with the post-Fairness Doctrine growth of conservative talk radio and the rise of cable news and social media, created the perfect storm that seized the narrative from the mainstream media and ushered in the presidency of Donald Trump. Never-before-seen details include: Newly uncovered information about Matt's early life, including exclusive interviews with his friends. Exclusive interviews with Joseph Curl, longtime friend and editor of the Drudge Report, who breaks his silence for the first time. Revealing details about Drudge's relationship with Andrew Breitbart, the creation of Breitbart.com, and a pay-to-play scheme employed by both the Drudge Report and Breitbart. Emails from Matt to the Trump campaign, showing his close working hand in helping win the campaign of 2016, his role as advisor to the president, his relationship with Jared Kushner, and his role ousting Steve Bannon. Personal information about how much longer Matt will continue at the helm of the world's most powerful web aggregator. Based on extensive research nearly 200 personal interviews, The Drudge Revolution is the definitive portrait of the most powerful man in media, and his outsized impact on our world today.

The Infinite Machine

The Infinite Machine

Author: Camila Russo Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2020

Written with the verve of such works as The Big Short, The History of the Future, and The Spider Network, here is the fascinating, true story of the rise of Ethereum, the second-biggest digital asset in the world, the growth of cryptocurrency, and the future of the internet as we know it. Everyone has heard of Bitcoin, but few know about the second largest cryptocurrency, Ethereum, which has been heralded as the next internet. The story of Ethereum begins with Vitalik Buterin, a supremely gifted nineteen-year-old autodidact who saw the promise of blockchain when the technology was in its earliest stages. He convinced a crack group of coders to join him in his quest to make a super-charged, global computer. The Infinite Machine introduces Vitalik's ingenious idea and unfolds Ethereum's chaotic beginnings. It then explores the brilliant innovation and reckless greed the platform-an infinitely adaptable foundation for experimentation and new applications-has unleashed and the consequences that resulted as the frenzy surrounding it grew: increased regulatory scrutiny, incipient Wall Street interest, and the founding team's effort to get the Ethereum platform to scale so it can eventually be accessible to the masses. Financial journalist and cryptocurrency expert Camila Russo details the wild and often hapless adventures of a team of hippy-anarchists, reluctantly led by an ambivalent visionary, and lays out how this new foundation for the internet will spur both transformation and fraud-turning some into millionaires and others into felons-and revolutionize our ideas about money.

IT Auditing Using a System Perspective

IT Auditing Using a System Perspective

Author: Robert Elliot Davis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2020

As the power of computing continues to advance, companies have become increasingly dependent on technology to perform their operational requirements and to collect, process, and maintain vital data. This increasing reliance has caused information technology (IT) auditors to examine the adequacy of managerial control in information systems and related operations to assure necessary levels of effectiveness and efficiency in business processes. In order to perform a successful assessment of a business's IT operations, auditors need to keep pace with the continued advancements being made in this field. IT Auditing Using a System Perspective is an essential reference source that discusses advancing approaches within the IT auditing process, as well as the necessary tasks in sufficiently initiating, inscribing, and completing IT audit engagement. Applying the recommended practices contained in this book will help IT leaders improve IT audit practice areas to safeguard information assets more effectively with a concomitant reduction in engagement area risks. Featuring research on topics such as statistical testing, management response, and risk assessment, this book is ideally designed for managers, researchers, auditors, practitioners, analysts, IT professionals, security officers, educators, policymakers, and students seeking coverage on modern auditing approaches within information systems and technology.

IT Auditing Using a System Perspective

IT Auditing Using a System Perspective

Author: Robert Elliot Davis Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2020

As the power of computing continues to advance, companies have become increasingly dependent on technology to perform their operational requirements and to collect, process, and maintain vital data. This increasing reliance has caused information technology (IT) auditors to examine the adequacy of managerial control in information systems and related operations to assure necessary levels of effectiveness and efficiency in business processes. In order to perform a successful assessment of a business's IT operations, auditors need to keep pace with the continued advancements being made in this field. IT Auditing Using a System Perspective is an essential reference source that discusses advancing approaches within the IT auditing process, as well as the necessary tasks in sufficiently initiating, inscribing, and completing IT audit engagement. Applying the recommended practices contained in this book will help IT leaders improve IT audit practice areas to safeguard information assets more effectively with a concomitant reduction in engagement area risks. Featuring research on topics such as statistical testing, management response, and risk assessment, this book is ideally designed for managers, researchers, auditors, practitioners, analysts, IT professionals, security officers, educators, policymakers, and students seeking coverage on modern auditing approaches within information systems and technology.

Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation

Author: Thomas M. Siebel Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/07/2020

Novel Theories and Applications of Global Information Resource Management

Novel Theories and Applications of Global Information Resource Management

Author: Zuopeng (University of North Florida USA) Zhang Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2020

With technology creating a more competitive market, the global economy has been continually evolving in recent years. These technological developments have drastically changed the ways organizations manage their resources, as they are constantly seeking innovative methods to implement new systems. Because of this, there is an urgent need for empirical research that studies advancing theories and applications that organizations can use to successfully handle information and supplies. Novel Theories and Applications of Global Information Resource Management is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on developing practices for businesses to effectively manage their assets on a global scale. While highlighting topics such as enterprise systems, library management, and information security, this publication explores the implementation of technological innovation into business techniques as well as the methods of controlling information in a contemporary society. This book is ideally designed for brokers, accountants, marketers, researchers, data scientists, financiers, managers, and academicians seeking current research on global resource management.

Speech Analytics for Actionable Insights

Speech Analytics for Actionable Insights

Author: J. P. Shim, Aaron M. French, Bikesh Upreti Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

Speech analytics utilizes speech recognition, predictive analytics, and authentication of the data streams while assessing customers' complaints in real-time. Assessment occurs through the collection and analysis of current data mixed with historical facts to determine patterns and to predict trends. In the current research, the authors have chosen to focus primarily on speech analytics, serving as an umbrella term encompassing speech analytics, audio-mining technologies. The use of speech analytics typically refers to a broader range of speech products, such as analyzing voice identification, emotion detection, and phonetics/speech analysis. Speech Analytics for Actionable Insights proceeds with the discussion of an overview of enterprise needs for speech analytics, a brief history of the speech recognition, the infrastructure of phonetic versus transcription approaches and real-time versus post-call solutions, major speech analytics vendors and their features, applications found within case studies, and recommendations and guidance. The primary goal of this monograph is to help business decision-makers educate themselves on the burgeoning field of speech analytics as well as to understand how it impacts the broader enterprise landscape.

Tech Trends in Practice

Tech Trends in Practice

Author: Bernard Marr Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/05/2020

Discover how 25 powerful technology trends are transforming 21st century businesses How will the latest technologies transform your business? Future Tech Trends in Practice will give you the knowledge of today's most important technology trends, and how to take full advantage of them to grow your business. The book presents25 real-world technology trends along with their potential contributions to organisational success. You'll learn how to integrate existing advancements and plan for those that are on the way. In this book, best-selling author, strategic business advisor, and respected futurist Bernard Marr explains the role of technology in providing innovative businesses solutions for companies of varying sizes and across different industries. He covers wide-ranging trends and provides an overview of how companies are using these new and emerging technologies in practice. You, too, can prepare your company for the potential and power of trending technology by examining these and other areas of innovation described in Future Tech Trends in Practice Artificial intelligence, including machine and deep learning The Internet of Things and the rise of smart devices Self-driving cars and autonomous drones 3D printing and additive manufacturing Blockchain technology Genomics and gene editing Augmented, virtual and mixed reality When you understand the technology trends that are driving success, now and into the future, you'll be better positioned to address and solve problems within your organisation.

Developing Innovation

Developing Innovation

Author: Tomislav Buljubasic Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2020

One of the greatest challenges in the ever-changing world of IT is to create and maintain an innovation culture and align innovation activities with company strategy. This book provides a fresh perspective on innovation management activities in an IT environment using examples from both start-ups and established companies such as Cisco, Ericsson Nikola Tesla, Lufthansa Systems, Worldline, Amdocs, Telefonica and Enea. This book addresses the following issues: The software development environment offers many possibilities for innovation, yet also places some constraints on the innovation process at the same time. It considers how this can be bypassed to bring success to the company. It is a challenge to create and maintain an innovation culture using an agile process in the area of software development with its short cycles. This book describes how to bring innovation challenges closer to developers and use their experience and vision to create new projects. It also shows how to inspire software engineers using incremental and often small but useful money-saving improvements. The fourth industrial revolution changes companies from the inside and brings changes to common agile product management processes in IT. This book examines the effects on innovation management and what mechanisms are used for success in this new environment.

World It Project, The: Global Issues In Information Technology

World It Project, The: Global Issues In Information Technology

Author: Prashant (The Univ Of North Carolina At Greensboro, Usa) Palvia Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2020

Understanding the key IT issues facing firms within their surrounding contexts is critical for the firm, government, and their international counterparts.In response to the dominant and pervasive bias in Information Systems (IS) research towards American and Western views, the World IT Project was launched and is the largest study of its kind in the field. This book captures the organizational, technological, and individual issues of IT employees across 37 countries.The book enables management and staff to formulate business and IT-related policies and strategies. Likewise, it allows policymakers, governments and vendors to address important issues at the national level as well as to respond to the needs of partners and stakeholders in other countries. It also offers current and future academic scholars a grounded understanding of the international IT environment and provides a sound foundation to launch many international IT studies.

Girl Decoded

Girl Decoded

Author: Rana el Kaliouby Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/04/2020

'Rana el Kaliouby's vision for how technology should work in parallel with empathy is bold, inspired and hopeful' Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global 'This lucid and captivating book by a renowned pioneer of emotion-AI tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: How can we ensure a future where this technology empowers rather than surveils and manipulates us?' Max Tegmark, professor of physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of Life 3.0 We are entering an empathy crisis. Most of our communication is conveyed through non-verbal cues - facial expressions, tone of voice, body language - nuances that are completely lost when we interact through our smartphones and other technology. The result is a digital universe that's emotion-blind - a society lacking in empathy. Rana el Kaliouby discovered this when she left Cairo, a newly-married, Muslim woman, to take up her place at Cambridge University to study computer science. Many thousands of miles from home, she began to develop systems to help her better connect with her family. She started to pioneer the new field of Emotional Intelligence (EI). She now runs her company, Affectiva (the industry-leader in this emerging field) that builds EI into our technology and develops systems that understand humans the way we understand one another. In a captivating memoir, Girl Decoded chronicles el Kaliouby's mission to humanise technology and what she learns about humanity along the way.