How the Convergence of Cloud, Mobility, Apps, and Data Will Shape the Future of Business

Author: Scott Stawski

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0134388941

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Today, a hurricane is forming, and businesses are headed straight into it. This hurricane is arising from the convergence of several enormous trends in information technology, including cloud, mobility, Software as a Service, and Big Data. In Inflection Point, Scott Stawski shows how to harness these fierce winds of change, put them at your back, and sail towards greater competitiveness and customer value. Stawski explains the strategic implications of today’s new technology paradigms, helping you reshape strategy to embrace and profit from them. You’ll discover how technology and other factors are driving a radical new round of disintermediation, reintermediation, and disruption–and what that means to you and your company. Stawski shows how to go beyond inadequate incremental improvements, dramatically reducing IT spend and virtually eliminating IT capital expenditures. One meaningful step at a time, you’ll learn how to transform Operational IT into both a utility and a true business enabler, bringing new speed, flexibility, and focus to what really matters: your true core competencies. BUILD A CONTINUAL TRANSFORMATION ENVIRONMENT THAT’S READY FOR ANYTHING Focus on high-value core competencies, not fixed assets or unchanging processes CONSUME IT THE WAY YOU CONSUME ELECTRICITY Stop running data centers, buying software, and managing applications–forever! LEVERAGE THE CLOUD’S SIMPLICITY WITHOUT LOSING CONTROL OR SECURITY Use standards and governance to maximize cloud benefits with minimal risk HARNESS THE PRECIOUS ASSET YOU MUST ALWAYS KEEP CLOSE: DATA Build data-centric operations to deliver the right knowledge, right now, wherever it’s needed
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Using Cloud Computing to Achieve Business Agility

Author: Melvin B. Greer

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440141973

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

View: 7569

"True to form, Melvin Greer's futurist thinking provides new applicability to Software as a Service that identifies ways of reducing costs, creating greater efficiencies, and ultimately providing significant long-term value through business transformation. He continues to be on the cutting edge of merging business function evolution and technology innovation to increase customer satisfaction and return on investments." -Kevin Manuel-Scott, chairman and CEO, RONIN IT Services, LLC "Melvin Greer provides an excellent guide to the Cloud computing IT model with a solid overview of concepts, business aspects, technical implications, benefits, challenges, and trends. Definitely a 'must read' for IT managers and enterprise architects considering adoption of this flexible, beneficial business model within their organization." -John Magnuson, senior staff engineer, Lockheed Martin "This book offers the most comprehensive view of Cloud computing and SaaS on the market today. The author skillfully lays out a game plan for government and commercial entities alike looking to stay relevant in this burgeoning business paradigm." -Ken Brown, program account executive, IBM Federal Almost every business reaches a time when the fundamentals change. This time is referred to as a strategic inflection point. Adopting new technology or fighting the competition may not be enough when these critical moments arise. That's because inflection points build up force so quickly that organizations may have a hard time even putting a finger on what has changed. The way a firm responds could propel it to new heights or lead to its demise. Over the last few years, industry has begun developing a model of information technology known as Cloud computing, which includes Software as a Service. This new model has reached an inflection point and will give users the choice to purchase IT as a service, as a complement to, or as a replacement of the traditional IT software/hardware infrastructure purchase. It's time for businesses to transform how they approach advanced software and innovative business models so they can achieve real agility. If you are a decision maker involved with the deployment of information technology, then it's imperative that you understand "Software as a Service Inflection Point."
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War and Sacrifice in Corporate America

Author: Traci Medford-Rosow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941859421

Category:

Page: 230

View: 9746

Replete with corporate and political intrigue, Inflection Point is the true story of the author and her legal team at Pfizer who found themselves at the epicenter of the world-wide, muli-billion dollar battle for control over the world's most prescribed phamaceutical product, Lipitor. The author charts the course of the team's courageous effort to protect their company's most prized asset and the unforeseen personal consequences they suffered as a result. In New York, London, Paris, Copenhagen, and Ottawa, from the White House to Wall Street, in boardrooms and courtrooms, in the media and behind closed doors, critical disputes are lost and won in a primal struggle for survival.Inflection Point is a fast-paced, high-stakes legal thriller and memoir. But it is also a cautionary tale posing a question as fundamental as it is critical: Have the concerted efforts to bring affordable medicines to consumers crippled the very industry that invents the drugs in the first place?
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An Inflection Point for Enterprise Applications

Author: Hasso Plattner,Alexander Zeier

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642193637

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

View: 1284

In the last 50 years the world has been completely transformed through the use of IT. We have now reached a new inflection point. Here we present, for the first time, how in-memory computing is changing the way businesses are run. Today, enterprise data is split into separate databases for performance reasons. Analytical data resides in warehouses, synchronized periodically with transactional systems. This separation makes flexible, real-time reporting on current data impossible. Multi-core CPUs, large main memories, cloud computing and powerful mobile devices are serving as the foundation for the transition of enterprises away from this restrictive model. We describe techniques that allow analytical and transactional processing at the speed of thought and enable new ways of doing business. The book is intended for university students, IT-professionals and IT-managers, but also for senior management who wish to create new business processes by leveraging in-memory computing.
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Author: Lance Huffman,Lance Huffman and Joe Natoli

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440186839

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 548

While investigating a traffic accident, a local Arizona reporter uncovers a new breed of terrorist who wields disturbing advanced technology technology which fundamentally changes the human nature of those who wield it. The reporter finds himself struggling to reveal the truth, fighting to save his life and that of his family. He is in a race against time to preserve our country's security, our freedom, and our way of life..
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(Dis)integrating or the New Normal?

Author: Alasdair Young

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351781294

Category: Political Science

Page: 154

View: 6365

The cutting-edge contributions to this book analyse different facets of the European Union (EU): closer integration among the member states, policymaking within a ‘normal’ political system, and the implications of European integration for its member states. This book also considers whether the challenges currently confronting the EU – the lingering Eurozone debt crises, the migrant/refugee crisis, the British decision to leave the EU, and terrorist attacks in Belgium, France and Germany – mark an inflection point for the Union and for the study of the EU. For the first time, ‘less Europe’, rather than closer integration, has emerged as a serious option in response to crisis. This possibility reignites questions of (dis)integration and calls into question the assumption of the EU as a ‘normal’ political system. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy.
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A Study of the 1.8 Standard Deviation Inflection Point

Author: Charles Conrick, IV,Scott Hanson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118739698

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 3203

Make trades on vertical options spreads with the precision of a laser beam Vertical Options Spreads is a combination of a bona-fide academic research-based study and a complete method to trade credit and debit spreads, along with other complex option combination trades such as iron condors and butterflies. Here, the author has accumulated five years of daily data on the ETF, SPY and provided historical evidence of actual win rates at specific multiples of entry points, both in time and price level. For example, traders will be able to use the weekly options, pick a level of risk and return desired, learn how to place the trade, and then discover the actual percent return that the trade would have yielded. This must-have resource includes the basics of option trading and contains references to many excellent works by other authors that explore more about the intricacies of option mechanics and trading. It is far more than an analysis of one specific asset, SPY, featuring a study of probability theory and how it has applied to trading over the past five years, including the highly volatile 2007 to 2009 time frame and the more "normal" 2010 to 2012 time period. The book offer a thorough understanding of how price movement, actual volatility, and implied volatility all provide a complex but workable web in which the informed trader can generate excellent returns. However, the trader must have the discipline to act within the confines of probability and the "law" of large numbers refusing to place trades based on gut feelings or hunches. Offers high-probability based trading that uses the new weekly options Contains handy interactive worksheets that allow traders to select their own risk/return with precision Includes a website with daily and weekly information on the estimate of the actual standard deviation points on the price spectrum Vertical Options Spreads offers traders a research-based guide for trading Standard & Poors 500 ETF, SPY using historic and estimated probabilities and returns that will give them an edge in the marketplace.
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Volume 2 - Inflection Point

Author: Alex Paknadel,Dan Watters

Publisher: Titan Comics

ISBN: 1785863894

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 114

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“The pace never lest up from the start.” – Nerdly With a world-ending threat on the horizon, our modern day Assassins head into the past on the trail of a powerful artefact that could change the course of history. But with deception around every corner and the notorious Black Cross pulling the strings, will they find it before the enemy does? From Paknadel, Watters, Holder and Lesko comes this second thrilling chapter in the ongoing Assassin’s Creed saga! Collects Assassin’s Creed: Uprising #5-8 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri; min-height: 14.0px}
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Where Trading Meets Investing

Author: David Koper

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781514792919

Category:

Page: 80

View: 4112

'Where Trading Meets Investing' is the first concept the new Corporation, The Infection Point Inc., is offering in terms of Educational Book Sales. The company takes an outside approach to delve into how to profit from online stock trading and where to start. The book is filled with stock market data, philosophical strategies, eye-opening figures, chart technical's and much more. The company points out its list of 30 publically traded stocks that have returned over 130% in the last year (July 2014 to July 2015). The Inflection Point Inc. has a diverse team of ten young professionals in place all sharing a very unique desire. Their common vision is to give one million times more in value than they will ever take. The company is humbly and sincerely involved in Educational Book Sales, Value Recruiting, and Investor Returns to name a few. Email [email protected], or visit TheInflectionPt.com to view observations of the most positive outliers of the last trading year. If you believe the company has one million in value to take, your experience will be that much more thought provoking.
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Author: Andrew Currie

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1684091799

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 4636

Is there a limit to economic growth? Being that it sold twelve million copies and was translated into dozens of languages, the Club of Rome’s Limits to Growth study of 1972 was obviously well received by the general public. However, it was dismantled by prominent economists such as Noble laureates Paul Samuelson and Robert Solow, as well as former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke. Given this dismantlement, the following question can be asked: if a study is flawed in its methodology, does that mean its basic thesis is invalid? Not necessarily. Beyond the Inflection Point: An Economic Defense of the Limits-to-Growth Theory strives to do what the Club of Rome study could not: defend the limits-to-growth theory in a way that can withstand scrutiny by the most skeptical mainstream economist. Though its arguments are steeped in the “dismal science,” the book was written with the assumption that the reader has no prior knowledge of economics, making it far more accessible than one might expect. More important than its accessibility is the work’s thoroughness, objectivity, and creativity in defending the limits- to- growth theory. It is a theory whose validity is consistent with the broad trend of slowing economic growth that has already surfaced in the industrial world. By the year 2100 that trend will have become worldwide, by which time the global economy will have moved Beyond the Inflection Point.
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How Leaders Leverage Inflection Points to Drive Success

Author: Seth Kahan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118461436

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 9204

Real-world strategies for uncovering potential and capitalizing on opportunity Innovation is worth little unless it generates lasting success, and gaining measurable results from new ideas requires more than creative risk-taking. Successful innovation demands a tactical approach, and Getting Innovation Right reveals how your company can secure real traction and growth in the marketplace. With Seth Kahan's outcome-based approach, based on his experience leading innovation initiatives at a diverse range of organizations, you will identify the inflection points that generate market opportunities for your company and leverage the best techniques for securing a foothold in a lucrative new space. Offers a framework of 7 key activities for results-driven innovation, from intelligence-gathering through execution Goes beyond abstract advice to offer hands-on approaches that are relevant and applicable in any organization The companion and follow-up to Seth Kahan's bestselling first book,Getting Change Right and FastCompany.com blog Leading Change Grounded in market-based reality, Getting Innovation Right is an indispensable resource for leaders looking to drive results and move in fresh directions.
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Author: Gary D. Knott

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780817641009

Category: Computers

Page: 244

View: 9500

The study of spline functions is an outgrowth of basic mathematical concepts arising from calculus, analysis and numerical analysis. Spline modelling affects a number of fields: statistics; computer graphics; CAD programming, and other areas of applied mathematics.
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An Economic Defense of the Limits-To-Growth Theory

Author: Andrew Currie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781684091782

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

View: 4765

Is there a limit to economic growth? Being that it sold twelve million copies and was translated into dozens of languages, the Club of Romes Limits to Growth study of 1972 was obviously well received by the general public. However, it was dismantled by prominent economists such as Noble laureates Paul Samuelson and Robert Solow, as well as former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke. Given this dismantlement, the following question can be asked: if a study is flawed in its methodology, does that mean its basic thesis is invalid? Not necessarily. Beyond the Inflection Point: An Economic Defense of the Limits-to-Growth Theory strives to do what the Club of Rome study could not: defend the limits-to-growth theory in a way that can withstand scrutiny by the most skeptical mainstream economist. Though its arguments are steeped in the dismal science, the book was written with the assumption that the reader has no prior knowledge of economics, making it far more accessible than one might expect. More important than its accessibility is the works thoroughness, objectivity, and creativity in defending the limits- to- growth theory. It is a theory whose validity is consistent with the broad trend of slowing economic growth that has already surfaced in the industrial world. By the year 2100 that trend will have become worldwide, by which time the global economy will have moved Beyond the Inflection Point.
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Author: I.N. Bronshtein,K.A. Semendyayev,Gerhard Musiol,Heiner Mühlig

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662462214

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1207

View: 9016

This guide book to mathematics contains in handbook form the fundamental working knowledge of mathematics which is needed as an everyday guide for working scientists and engineers, as well as for students. Easy to understand, and convenient to use, this guide book gives concisely the information necessary to evaluate most problems which occur in concrete applications. In the newer editions emphasis was laid on those fields of mathematics that became more important for the formulation and modeling of technical and natural processes, namely Numerical Mathematics, Probability Theory and Statistics, as well as Information Processing. Besides many enhancements and new paragraphs, new sections on Geometric and Coordinate Transformations, Quaternions and Applications, and Lie Groups and Lie Algebras were added for the sixth edition.
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Author: Murray H. Protter,Philip E. Protter

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780867200935

Category: Mathematics

Page: 847

View: 5975

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