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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!

Cyber Intelligence-Driven Risk

Cyber Intelligence-Driven Risk

Author: Richard O. Moore Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/02/2021

The objective of the book will be approached from building a functional cyber intelligence driven risk program and explaining in granular detail how each function and capability can be properly leveraged to make informed business decisions in the era of increased emergent cyber threats and attacks. Readers will be able to: Build, buy, or outsource a functioning cyber intelligence driven risk program Understand the functional capabilities needed to have an effective program Know how to turn cyber intelligence into business decisions Effectively use cyber intelligence to support Enterprise Risk Management programs Reduce the impact of cyber events through intelligence for many business operations leveraging new technologies. Discern how can an effective cyber intelligence driven risk program influence mergers and acquisitions and the benefits of predictive cyber intelligence analytics. Reduce loss from cyber events for the organization

Ask Your Developer

Ask Your Developer

Author: Jeff Lawson Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/01/2021

Jeff Lawson, software developer turned CEO of Twilio, creates a new playbook for unleashing the full potential of software developers in any organization, showing how to help management utilize this coveted and valuable workforce to enable growth, solve a wide range of business problems and drive digital transformation. From banking and retail to insurance and finance, every industry is turning digital, and every company needs the best software to win the hearts and minds of customers. The landscape has shifted from the classic build vs. buy question, to one of build vs. die. Companies have to get this right to survive. But how do they make this transition? Software developers are sought after, highly paid, and desperately needed to compete in the modern, digital economy. Yet most companies treat them like digital factory workers without really understanding how to unleash their full potential. Lawson argues that developers are the creative workforce who can solve major business problems and create hit products for customers-not just grind through rote tasks. From Google and Amazon, to one-person online software companies-companies that bring software developers in as partners are winning. Lawson shows how leaders who build industry changing software products consistently do three things well. First, they understand why software developers matter more than ever. Second, they understand developers and know how to motivate them. And third, they invest in their developers' success. As a software developer and public company CEO, Lawson uses his unique position to bridge the language and tools executives use with the unique culture of high performing, creative software developers. Ask Your Developer is a toolkit to help business leaders, product managers, technical leaders, software developers, and executives achieve their common goal-building great digital products and experiences. How to compete in the digital economy? In short: Ask Your Developer.

The Games People Play

The Games People Play

Author: Iain (University of Abertay Dundee, UK) Donald Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

The Games People Play: Identity, Insights and Issues in the Games Industry provides a detailed overview of the game industry's continuing evolution, including the history, economic impact, and patterns of growth. It examines the evolution of games technology, platform cycles, and the establishment of various game genres, before shifting focus toward providing insights into the relationship between the game and the game user. It looks at games alongside social and cultural values and examines the structural relationships between game publishers, distributors, and developers. Key Features Identifies the key characteristics of the games industry and places these into context in the video game and multimedia industries Provides real-world examples to support key characteristics and identifies patterns in this growing medium Reviews technological, cultural, scientific, sociological and psychological elements pertinent to the growth and development of the games industry Discusses ethical issues and the continued debate on stereotyping, gender equality and violence in video games

User-Generated Content and the Law

User-Generated Content and the Law

Author: Andrew P. Sparrow Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

The term 'User-Generated Content' has come to be adopted for everything from Flickr photos and YouTube videos to blog comments, Twitter posts and reviews on Yelp or Amazon. You only have to consider today's best known websites from YouTube and Google to MySpace and Facebook, eBay and Wikipedia to see the success of such websites. There has been a shift from 'one-way' portals to the user content frameworks we now rely upon. There are significant implications for corporate life and for media. However there are legal issues which relate to current UGC activity and there are laws which will govern emerging business models which are formed to cater for UGC engagement. User-generated media is creating new patterns in content aggregation and composition that capture and distribute human intellect in ways that are fundamentally different. From news gathering -which bring forth impartiality issues, for example, the recent Iranian unrest and the role of social networks, to travel and hotel guide uploads from consumers, questions needs to be asked - Where does legal liability begin and end? If UGC causes loss, who can sue and is the originator liable? This book examines how the law can both control and ensure positive development of user generated models on the Internet.

The Year in Tech, 2021

The Year in Tech, 2021

Author: Harvard Business Review Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2020

A year of HBR's essential thinking on tech—all in one place. From 5G networks to biometric marketing and from augmented reality to AI wearables, new technologies are reshaping business on the factory floor and in the C-suite. What should you and your company be doing now to take advantage of the new opportunities these technologies are creating—and avoid falling victim to disruption? The Year in Tech 2021: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review will help you understand what the latest and most important tech innovations mean for your organization and how you can use them to compete and win in today's turbulent business environment. Business is changing. Will you adapt or be left behind? Get up to speed and deepen your understanding of the topics that are shaping your company's future with the Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review series. Featuring HBR's smartest thinking on fast-moving issues—blockchain, cybersecurity, AI, and more—each book provides the foundational introduction and practical case studies your organization needs to compete today and collects the best research, interviews, and analysis to get it ready for tomorrow. You can't afford to ignore how these issues will transform the landscape of business and society. The Insights You Need series will help you grasp these critical ideas—and prepare you and your company for the future.

Blockchain Basics

Blockchain Basics

Author: Alexander Tsikhilov Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2020

Data Collection in Fragile States

Data Collection in Fragile States

Author: Johannes Hoogeveen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2020

'This open access book addresses an urgent issue on which little organized information exists. It reflects experience in Africa but is highly relevant to other fragile states as well.' -Constantine Michalopoulos, John Hopkins University, USA and former Director of Economic Policy and Co-ordination at the World Bank Fragile countries face a triple data challenge. Up-to-date information is needed to deal with rapidly changing circumstances and to design adequate responses. Yet, fragile countries are among the most data deprived, while collecting new information in such circumstances is very challenging. This open access book presents innovations in data collection developed with decision makers in fragile countries in mind. Looking at innovations in Africa from mobile phone surveys monitoring the Ebola crisis, to tracking displaced people in Mali, this collection highlights the challenges in data collection researchers face and how they can be overcome.

Outsmarting AI

Outsmarting AI

Author: Brennan Pursell, Joshua Walker Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/08/2020

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 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.

Ghosting the News

Ghosting the News

Author: Margaret Sullivan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2020

An excellent introduction to the essential problem of our republic. With a wake-up call like this one, we still have a chance. --Timothy Snyder, author of On Tyranny An Epidemic of News Deserts and Ghost Papers Ghosting the News tells the most troubling media story of our time: How democracy suffers when local news dies. From 2004 to 2015, 1,800 print newspaper outlets closed in the US. One in five news organizations in Canada has closed since 2008. One in three Brazilians lives in news deserts. The absence of accountability journalism has created an atmosphere in which indicted politicians were elected, school superintendents were mismanaging districts, and police chiefs were getting mysterious payouts. This is not the much-discussed fake-news problem--it's the separate problem of a critical shortage of real news. America's premier media critic, Margaret Sullivan, charts the contours of the damage, and surveys a range of new efforts to keep local news alive--from non-profit digital sites to an effort modeled on the Peace Corps. No nostalgic paean to the roar of rumbling presses, Ghosting the News instead sounds a loud alarm, alerting citizens to a growing crisis in local news that has already done serious damage.

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.