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Systems analysis & design

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Python for Graph and Network Analysis

Python for Graph and Network Analysis

Author: Mohammed Zuhair Al-Taie, Seifedine Kadry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/07/2018

This research monograph provides the means to learn the theory and practice of graph and network analysis using the Python programming language. The social network analysis techniques, included, will help readers to efficiently analyze social data from Twitter, Facebook, LiveJournal, GitHub and many others at three levels of depth: ego, group, and community. They will be able to analyse militant and revolutionary networks and candidate networks during elections. For instance, they will learn how the Ebola virus spread through communities. Practically, the book is suitable for courses on social network analysis in all disciplines that use social methodology. In the study of social networks, social network analysis makes an interesting interdisciplinary research area, where computer scientists and sociologists bring their competence to a level that will enable them to meet the challenges of this fast-developing field. Computer scientists have the knowledge to parse and process data while sociologists have the experience that is required for efficient data editing and interpretation. Social network analysis has successfully been applied in different fields such as health, cyber security, business, animal social networks, information retrieval, and communications.

Enterprise Agility

Enterprise Agility

Author: Sunil Mundra Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2018

Enterprise Agility is practical framework for enhancing Agility and equipping your company with the tools to survive. Key Features Prepare your company to navigate the rapidly-moving business world Enhance Agility in every component of your organization Build a framework that meets the unique requirements of your enterpriseBook DescriptionThe biggest challenge enterprises face today is dealing with fast-paced change in all spheres of business. Enterprise Agility shows how an enterprise can address this challenge head on and thrive in the dynamic environment. Avoiding the mechanistic construction of existing enterprises that focus on predictability and certainty, Enterprise Agility delivers practical advice for responding and adapting to the scale and accelerating pace of disruptive change in the business environment.Agility is a fundamental shift in thinking about how enterprises work to effectively deal with disruptive changes in the business environment. The core belief underlying agility is that enterprises are open and living systems. These living systems, also known as complex adaptive systems (CAS), are ideally suited to deal with change very effectively.Agility is to enterprises what health is to humans. There are some foundational principles that can be broadly applied, but the definition of healthy is very specific to each individual. Enterprise Agility takes a similar approach with regard to agility: it suggests foundational practices to improve the overall health of the body-culture, mindset, and leadership-and the health of its various organs: people, process, governance, structure, technology, and customers. The book also suggests a practical framework to create a plan to enhance agility.What you will learnDrive agility-oriented change across the enterpriseUnderstand why agility matters (more than ever) to modern enterprises Adopt and influence an Agile mindset in your teams and in your organization Understand the concept of a CAS and how to model enterprise and leadership behaviors on CAS characteristics to enhance enterprise agility Understand and convey the differences between Agile and true enterprise agility Create an enterprise-specific action plan to enhance agility Become a champion for enterprise agilityRecognize the advantages and challenges of distributed teams, and how Agile ways of working can remedy the rough spotsEnable and motivate your IT partners to adopt Agile ways of workingWho this book is forEnterprise Agility is a tool for anyone with the motivation to influence outcomes in an enterprise, who aspires to improve Agility. Readers from the following backgrounds will benefit: chief executive officer, chief information officer, people/human resource director, information technology director, head of change program, head of transformation, and Agile coach/consultant.

Guide to Software Development Designing and Managing the Life Cycle

Guide to Software Development Designing and Managing the Life Cycle

Author: Arthur M. Langer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2018

This book presents a guide to navigating the complicated issues of quality and process improvement in enterprise software implementation, and the effect these have on the software development life cycle (SDLC). Offering an integrated approach that includes important management and decision practices, the text explains how to create successful automated solutions that fit user and customer needs, by mixing different SDLC methodologies. With an emphasis on the realities of practice, the book offers essential advice on defining business requirements, and managing change. This revised and expanded second edition includes new content on such areas as cybersecurity, big data, and digital transformation. Features: presents examples, case studies, and chapter-ending problems and exercises; concentrates on the skills needed to distinguish successful software implementations; considers the political and cultural realities in organizations; suggests many alternatives for how to manage and model a system.

JavaScript and Open Data

JavaScript and Open Data

Author: Robert Jeansoulin Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2018

This book will teach you how to take advantage of the JavaScript language to process data provided on the Internet. Much attention is given to the main JavaScript backbone: prototype based objects, and functional capabilities, while common features (loops, etc.) are summarized in a few cheat-sheets. Only operational features are detailed through the coding of several applications -the second and largest part of the book-, on free-access datasets (e.g. World Bank). It includes: cartography (SVG or API's based), data-sheets access (via Ajax or Jsonp), video data and post-synchronization, and animation examples.

Lean Product Management

Lean Product Management

Author: Mangalam Nandakumar Format: eBook Release Date: 31/05/2018

A guide to product management exploring the best practices: identifying the impact-driven product, planning for success, setting up and measuring time-bound metrics, and developing a lean product roadmap.Key Features Identifying Impact-Driven Products Investing in Key Business Outcomes Value mapping to maintain a lean product backlog Utilizing time-bound product metrics Eliminating process wasteBook DescriptionLean Product Management is about finding the smartest way to build an Impact Driven Product that can deliver value to customers and meet business outcomes when operating under internal and external constraints. Author, Mangalam Nandakumar, is a product management expert, with over 17 years of experience in the field. Businesses today are competing to innovate. Cost is no longer the constraint, execution is. It is essential for any business to harness whatever competitive advantage they can, and it is absolutely vital to deliver the best customer experience possible. The opportunities for creating impact are there, but product managers have to improvise on their strategy every day in order to capitalize on them. This is the Agile battleground, where you need to stay Lean and be able to respond to abstract feedback from an ever shifting market. This is where Lean Product Management will help you thrive.Lean Product Management is an essential guide for product managers, and to anyone embarking on a new product development. Mangalam Nandakumar will help you to align your product strategy with business outcomes and customer impact. She introduces the concept of investing in Key Business Outcomes as part of the product strategy in order to provide an objective metric about which product idea and strategy to pursue. You will learn how to create impactful end-to-end product experiences by engaging stakeholders and reacting to external feedback. What you will learnHow do you execute ideas that matter?How can you define the right success metrics?How can you plan for product success?How do you capture qualitative and quantitative insights about the product? How do you know whether your product aligns to desired business goals?What processes are slowing you down?Who this book is forIf you are leading a team that is building a new product, then this book is for you. The book is targeted at product managers, functional leads in enterprises, business sponsors venturing into new product offerings, product development teams, and start-up founders.

High Performance Computing 33rd International Conference, ISC High Performance 2018, Frankfurt, Germany, June 24-28, 2018, Proceedings

High Performance Computing 33rd International Conference, ISC High Performance 2018, Frankfurt, Germany, June 24-28, 2018, Proceedings

Author: Rio Yokota Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2018

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 33rd International Conference, ISC High Performance 2018, held in Frankfurt, Germany, in June 2018. The 20 revised full papers presented in this book were carefully reviewed and selected from 81 submissions. The papers cover the following topics: Resource Management and Energy Efficiency; Performance Analysis and Tools; Exascale Networks; Parallel Algorithms.

Cloud Computing Principles, Systems and Applications

Cloud Computing Principles, Systems and Applications

Author: Nick Antonopoulos Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/05/2018

This practically-focused reference presents a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in Cloud Computing, and examines the potential for future Cloud and Cloud-related technologies to address specific industrial and research challenges. This new edition explores both established and emergent principles, techniques, protocols and algorithms involved with the design, development, and management of Cloud-based systems. The text reviews a range of applications and methods for linking Clouds, undertaking data management and scientific data analysis, and addressing requirements both of data analysis and of management of large scale and complex systems. This new edition also extends into the emergent next generation of mobile telecommunications, relating network function virtualization and mobile edge Cloud Computing, as supports Smart Grids and Smart Cities. As with the first edition, emphasis is placed on the four quality-of-service cornerstones of efficiency, scalability, robustness, and security.

Quantum-Inspired Intelligent Systems for Multimedia Data Analysis

Quantum-Inspired Intelligent Systems for Multimedia Data Analysis

Author: Siddhartha Bhattacharyya Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2018

As multimedia data advances in technology and becomes more complex, the hybridization of soft computing tools allows for more robust and safe solutions in data processing and analysis. Quantum-Inspired Intelligent Systems for Multimedia Data Analysis provides emerging research on techniques used in multimedia information processing using intelligent paradigms including swarm intelligence, neural networks, and deep learning. While highlighting topics such as clustering techniques, neural network architecture, and text data processing, this publication explores the methods and applications of computational intelligent tools. This book is an important resource for academics, computer engineers, IT professionals, students, and researchers seeking current research in the field of multimedia data processing and quantum intelligent systems.

Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems 24th International Conference, TACAS 2018, Held as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 20

Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems 24th International Conference, TACAS 2018, Held as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 20

Author: Dirk, Ph. D. Beyer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/04/2018

This book is Open Access under a CC BY licence. The LNCS 10805 and 10806 proceedings set constitutes the proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems, TACAS 2018, which took place in Thessaloniki, Greece, in April 2018, held as part of the European Joint Conference on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2018. The total of 43 full and 11 short papers presented in these volumes was carefully reviewed and selected from 154submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections as follows: Part I: theorem proving; SAT and SMT I; deductive verification; software verification and optimization; model checking; and machine learning. Part II: concurrent and distributed systems; SAT and SMT II; security and reactive systems; static and dynamic program analysis; hybrid and stochastic systems; temporal logic and mu-calculus; 7th Competition on Software Verification - SV-COMP.

Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems 24th International Conference, TACAS 2018, Held as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 20

Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems 24th International Conference, TACAS 2018, Held as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 20

Author: Dirk, Ph. D. Beyer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/04/2018

This book is Open Access under a CC BY licence. The LNCS 10805 and 10806 proceedings set constitutes the proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems, TACAS 2018, which took place in Thessaloniki, Greece, in April 2018, held as part of the European Joint Conference on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2018. The total of 43 full and 11 short papers presented in these volumes was carefully reviewed and selected from 154submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections as follows: Part I: theorem proving; SAT and SMT I; deductive verification; software verification and optimization; model checking; and machine learning. Part II: concurrent and distributed systems; SAT and SMT II; security and reactive systems; static and dynamic program analysis; hybrid and stochastic systems; temporal logic and mu-calculus; 7th Competition on Software Verification - SV-COMP.

DevOps 2.2 Toolkit

DevOps 2.2 Toolkit

Author: Viktor Farcic Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2018

Learn from an expert on how use self-adapting and self-healing systems within Docker.Key Features Viktor Farcic shows you all aspects in the creation of self-adapting and self-healing systems in both a practical and hands-on approach. Learn how to choose a successful solution for metrics storage and query, including InfluxDB, Nagios and Sensu, Prometheus and Graphite. Discover how to integrate Docker Flow Monitor with Docker Flow Proxy. How to apply Docker self-healing and self-adaptive to both services and infrastructure.Book DescriptionBuilding on The DevOps 2.0 Toolkit and The DevOps 2.1 Toolkit: Docker Swarm, Viktor Farcic brings his latest exploration of the Docker technology as he records his journey to explore two new programs, self-adaptive and self-healing systems within Docker. The DevOps 2.2 Toolkit: Self-Sufficient Docker Clusters is the latest book in Viktor Farcic's series that helps you build a full DevOps Toolkit. This book in the series looks at Docker, the tool designed to make it easier in the creation and running of applications using containers. In this latest entry, Viktor combines theory with a hands-on approach to guide you through the process of creating self-adaptive and self-healing systems. Within this book, Viktor will cover a wide-range of emerging topics, including what exactly self-adaptive and self-healing systems are, how to choose a solution for metrics storage and query, the creation of cluster-wide alerts and what a successful self-sufficient system blueprint looks like. Work with Viktor and dive into the creation of self-adaptive and self-healing systems within Docker.What you will learn Let Viktor Farcic show you all aspects in the creation of self-adapting and self-healing systems in both a practical and hands-on approach. Learn how to choose a successful solution for metrics storage and query, including InfluxDB, Nagios and Sensu, Prometheus and Graphite. Understand how to integrate Docker Flow Monitor with Docker Flow Proxy. The creation of cluster-wide alerts by creating alerts based on metrics. How to apply self-healing and self-adaptive to both services and infrastructure.Who this book is forThis book is for professionals experienced with Docker looking to create both self-adapting and self-healing systems using the software.