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Getting Started with Data Science: Hypothetically Speaking
By Murtaza Haider
Feb 2, 2016
This chapter from Getting Started with Data Science: Making Sense of Data with Analytics introduces the basic concepts of random numbers and probability distributions. It provides a formal introduction of Normal and t-distributions, which are commonly used for statistical models. Finally, it explores hypothesis testing for the comparison of means and correlations.
Social Media Analytics: Whose Comments Are We Interested In?
By Matthew Ganis, Avinash Kohirkar
Jan 28, 2016
During the definition of a typical social media analysis project, requesters should specify whose opinion are they interested in. This chapter from Social Media Analytics: Techniques and Insights for Extracting Business Value Out of Social Media explores how important it is to determine whose comments we are interested in.
Mobile: The New Generation of Information Technology
By Leigh Williamson, Roland Barcia, Omkar Chandgadkar, Ashish Mathur, Soma Ray, Darrell Schrag, Roger Snook, Jianjun Zhang
Jan 12, 2016
In this chapter from Enterprise Class Mobile Application Development: A Complete Lifecycle Approach for Producing Mobile Apps, you'll learn the reasons that businesses want to develop mobile apps, and the impact that mobile apps have on how businesses operate. Also covered are the challenges posed in the development of mobile apps, as an underlying motivation for the rest of the book.
Software Architecture: The What and Why
By Tilak Mitra
Jan 11, 2016
This chapter from Practical Software Architecture: Moving from System Context to Deployment provides some background on the discipline of software architecture and some of the time-tested value drivers that justify its adoption.The chapter ends by laying some groundwork for the essential elements of the discipline.
Structural Patterns for the Common Information Model
By Mandy Chessell, Ray Harishankar, Kerard Hogg, Gandhi Sivakumar, Dan Wolfson
May 18, 2015
This chapter from Common Information Models for an Open, Analytical, and Agile World covers five software design patterns that illustrate different approaches to structuring your common information model.
The Inefficiency of Multitasking: Why Your Smartphone Is a 'Weapon of Mass Distraction'
By Scott Will
Mar 20, 2015
Scott Will, co-author of Being Agile: Eleven Breakthrough Techniques to Keep You from "Waterfalling Backward", will convince you that multitasking simply wastes time and energy. Learn how to give up multitasking - and get more done.
How Search Marketing Works
By Mike Moran, Bill Hunt
Dec 12, 2014
To maximize the number of searchers coming to your site, however, you must take specific actions to attract visitors to your site from search sites. That’s search marketing. This chapter from Search Engine Marketing, Inc.: Driving Search Traffic to Your Company's Website, 3rd Edition explains why search marketing is important, why it is difficult, what search marketing is, and how to get started.
Five Common Challenges of Implementing Information Governance
By Anthony David Giordano
Nov 10, 2014
Anthony David Giordano, author of Performing Information Governance: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Information Governance Work, explains the main objections that prevent organizations from implementing information governance, or that keep information governance from being successful once implemented. Learn how to overcome these challenges, as well as how information governance can add value when performed in your organization.
Beyond Big Data: Understanding Social MDM Reference Architecture
By Martin Oberhofer, Eberhard Hechler, Ivan Milman, Scott Schumacher, Dan Wolfson
Nov 5, 2014
Reference architectures encapsulate architectural best practices harvested and harnessed from a series of implementations. In this chapter from Beyond Big Data: Using Social MDM to Drive Deep Customer Insight, the authors introduce the Social MDM Reference Architecture regarding its key capabilities based on the capability framework. The primary purpose of this chapter is to enable you to understand the relevant components, their relationships, and interactions for building MDM solutions—specifically for Social MDM use cases.
Information Governance & EIM Overview Governance
By Anthony David Giordano
Oct 8, 2014
This chapter from Performing Information Governance: A Step-by-step Guide to Making Information Governance Work focuses on each of the functions within EIM in terms of their purpose, unique artifacts that are used to design and maintain the applications, and how they are built. It explains how these different functions interconnect to provide an entire information environment for an organization.
The Evolution of Technical Information: Introduction to a Handbook for Writers and Editors
By Michelle Carey, Moira McFadden Lanyi, Deirdre Longo, Eric Radzinski, Shannon Rouiller, Elizabeth Wilde
Jul 31, 2014
The authors of Developing Quality Technical Information: A Handbook for Writers and Editors, 3rd Edition introduce their book and discuss how writing and presenting technical information has evolved over the years.
REST Web Services in WebSphere Liberty
By Kyle Brown, Roland Barcia, Karl Bishop, Matthew Perrins
Jun 30, 2014
This chapter covers REST Web Services in WebSphere Liberty, including discussions of JAX-RS, JSON Serialization, and RESTful SOA.
Why Big Data and Analytics?
By Brenda L. Dietrich, Maureen F. Norton, Emily C. Plachy
Jun 12, 2014
Get the inside story of how analytics is being used across the IBM enterprise in this introduction to Analytics Across the Enterprise: How IBM Realizes Business Value from Big Data and Analytics.
Ten Tips to Realize Value from Big Data and Analytics
By Brenda L. Dietrich, Maureen F. Norton, Emily C. Plachy
Jun 10, 2014
What does it really take to derive value from Big Data and Analytics? Co-authors of Analytics Across the Enterprise: How IBM Realizes Business Value from Big Data and Analytics, Brenda Dietrich, Emily Plachy and Maureen Norton, identify 10 top tips based on their years of experience at IBM “eating their own cooking.” Interviews with more than 70 executives, managers and analytic practitioners across IBM yielded 31 case studies across 9 different business functions which show the breadth challenges, outcomes, analytics techniques, and lessons learned to make your analytics journey to realize business value successful.
XPages Mobile Application Development
By Martin Donnelly, Tony McGuckin, Mark Wallace
Apr 30, 2014
This chapter focuses on best practices and design patterns for XPages Mobile Application Development. So even if you are familiar with building mobile applications with XPages, this chapter contains some discussion that you will find interesting.
My Life in Tech: Q&A with IBM Distinguished Engineer Mandy Chessell
By InformIT Editorial Team, Mandy Chessell
Dec 10, 2013
Mandy Chessell talks to InformIT about what's changed at IBM over the last quarter-century, how she was inspired to work at IBM at age 14, and advice for those interested in building a successful career in technology.
Using Database Tools and Utilities in DB2
By Raul F. Chong, Clara Liu
Nov 19, 2013
How do you work with DB2? How do you issue SQL and/or XQuery statements and enter DB2 commands? Are there graphical tools that can make your administration tasks easier? This chapter provides the answers to all of these questions. DB2 provides a wide range of tools, both graphical and command-driven, to help you work with DB2.
Agile Breakthrough Techniques to Keep You from "Waterfalling Backward": Whole Teams
By Leslie Ekas, Scott Will
Nov 15, 2013
This chapter describes why whole teams experience better communication, productivity, and collective knowledge sharing than traditional silo’d teams. It makes a case for keeping teams intact as well as protecting them from interruption during a product release.
How “Go To” People Help Make Agile Software Development Work (and How You Can Become One)
By Leslie Ekas
Nov 12, 2013
Leslie Ekas explains who "go to" people are (you know them already—the ones you contact first to find out what's going on) and why they are particularly beneficial for teams who plan on adopting agile.
My Life in Tech: Q&A with Diana Stepner, Head of Future Technologies at Pearson
By Diana Stepner, InformIT Editorial Team
Oct 10, 2013
InformIT (a part of Pearson) talks with Diana Stepner, the Head of Future Technologies at Pearson, about trends in the education and consumer spaces, her roles models, and the most exciting thing happening in tech right now.

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