A PROVEN APPROACH FOR CREATING and IMPLEMENTING EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE for DATA and ANALYTICS Financial Institution Advantage and the Optimization of Information Processing offers a key resource for understanding and implementing effective data governance practices and data modeling within financial organizations. Sean Keenan—a noted expert on the topic—outlines the strategic core competencies, includes best practices, and suggests a set of mechanisms for self-evaluation. He shows what it takes for an institution to evaluate its information processing capability and how to take the practical steps toward improving it. Keenan outlines the strategies and tools needed for financial institutions to take charge and make the much-needed decisions to ensure that their firm's information processing assets are effectively designed, deployed, and utilized to meet the strict regulatory guidelines. This important resource is filled with practical observations about how information assets can be actively and effectively managed to create competitive advantage and improved financial results. Financial Institution Advantage and the Optimization of Information Processing also includes a survey of case studies that highlight both the positive and less positive results that have stemmed from institutions either recognizing or failing to recognize the strategic importance of information processing capabilities.
Your all-encompassing guide to learning Android app development If you're an aspiring or beginning programmer interested in creating apps for the Android market—which grows in size and downloads every day—this is your comprehensive, one-stop guide. Android Application Development All-in-One For Dummies covers the information you absolutely need to get started developing apps for Android. Inside, you'll quickly get up to speed on Android programming concepts and put your new knowledge to use to manage data, program cool phone features, refine your applications, navigate confidently around the Android native development kit, and add important finishing touches to your apps. Covering the latest features and enhancements to the Android Software Developer's Kit, this friendly, hands-on guide walks you through Android programming basics, shares techniques for developing great Android applications, reviews Android hardware, and much more. All programming examples, including the sample application, are available for download from the book's website Information is carefully organized and presented in an easy-to-follow format 800+ pages of content make this an invaluable resource at an unbeatable price Written by an expert Java educator, Barry Burd, who authors the bestselling Java For Dummies Go from Android newbie to master programmer in no time with the help of Android Application Development All-in-One For Dummies!
The book provides a better understanding of the determinants of user acceptance of databases which will assist selectors in acquiring usable databases. In addition library instructors will learn areas that need emphasis and concentrate on them during Information Literacy sessions to ensure better use of these resources. A common theme underlying this research streams is the inclusion of the perceived characteristics of an innovation as key independent variables. Furthermore, prior research has utilized different outcomes to represent user acceptance behavior. However, these works have not adequately addressed the issue of Arabic language databases or has studied Arabic language speakers.
The perfect study aid for anyone using English for their academic work. Academic Vocabulary in Use is the perfect study aid for anyone using English for their academic work. Ideal for students of any discipline, from engineers or social scientists to business students or lawyers, it covers all the key vocabulary they will come across in academic textbooks, articles, lectures and seminars, allowing them to function confidently in an English-speaking academic environment. The book is designed for students at good intermediate level and above as well as those preparing for IELTS and other university entrance examinations.
Your plain-English introduction to organisational behaviour Organisational Behaviour (OB) is the study of how people, individuals, and groups act in organisations. Whether you're studying OB, or you just want a better understanding of people at work, Organisational Behaviour For Dummies gives you all the essentials for understanding this fascinating subject. Inside you'll find out about personality and individual differences, teams and groups, personnel selection and assessment, and health and well-being at work. You'll also find out how leaders lead, how motivators motivate, and how the modern workplace is changing and evolving. An easy-to-read introduction to organisational behaviour for business, management, and organisational psychology students A useful reference for managers A fascinating look at behaviour in the modern workplace Whether you're a student of organisational behaviour, a manager, or a lifelong learner with an interest in human behaviour and psychology in the workplace, Organisational Behaviour For Dummies has you covered.
ESP instructors for the teaching of business English have to make their efforts to create a learning environment that encourages learners to actively transfer the language skills taught in the classroom to practical business situations. In order to accomplish the goal of learning-for-application, the author successfully designed a collaborative task-based syllabus (CTBS) for the teaching of ESP business-major learners in large-sized classrooms.
"If you're as interested in Japan as I am, I think you'll find that The Power to Compete is a smart and thought-provoking look at the future of a fascinating country." – Bill Gates, "5 Books to Read This Summer" Father and son – entrepreneur and economist – search for Japan's economic cure The Power to Compete tackles the issues central to the prosperity of Japan – and the world – in search of a cure for the "Japan Disease." As founder and CEO of Rakuten, one of the world's largest Internet companies, author Hiroshi Mikitani brings an entrepreneur's perspective to bear on the country's economic stagnation. Through a freewheeling and candid conversation with his economist father, Ryoichi Mikitani, the two examine the issues facing Japan, and explore possible roadmaps to revitalization. How can Japan overhaul its economy, education system, immigration, public infrastructure, and hold its own with China? Their ideas include applying business techniques like Key Performance Indicators to fix the economy, using information technology to cut government bureaucracy, and increasing the number of foreign firms with a head office in Japan. Readers gain rare insight into Japan's future, from both academic and practical perspectives on the inside. Mikitani argues that Japan's tendency to shun international frameworks and hide from global realities is the root of the problem, while Mikitani Sr.'s background as an international economist puts the issue in perspective for a well-rounded look at today's Japan. Examine the causes of Japan's endless economic stagnation Discover the current efforts underway to enhance Japan's competitiveness Learn how free market "Abenomics" affected Japan's economy long-term See Japan's issues from the perspective of an entrepreneur and an economist Japan's malaise is seated in a number of economic, business, political, and cultural issues, and this book doesn't shy away from hot topics. More than a discussion of economics, this book is a conversation between father and son as they work through opposing perspectives to help their country find The Power to Compete.
Get prepared for your Information Security job search! Do you want to equip yourself with the knowledge necessary to succeed in the Information Security job market? If so, you've come to the right place. Packed with the latest and most effective strategies for landing a lucrative job in this popular and quickly-growing field, Getting an Information Security Job For Dummies provides no-nonsense guidance on everything you need to get ahead of the competition and launch yourself into your dream job as an Information Security (IS) guru. Inside, you'll discover the fascinating history, projected future, and current applications/issues in the IS field. Next, you'll get up to speed on the general educational concepts you'll be exposed to while earning your analyst certification and the technical requirements for obtaining an IS position. Finally, learn how to set yourself up for job hunting success with trusted and supportive guidance on creating a winning resume, gaining attention with your cover letter, following up after an initial interview, and much more. Covers the certifications needed for various jobs in the Information Security field Offers guidance on writing an attention-getting resume Provides access to helpful videos, along with other online bonus materials Offers advice on branding yourself and securing your future in Information Security If you're a student, recent graduate, or professional looking to break into the field of Information Security, this hands-on, friendly guide has you covered.
‘Academic Skills through Cases in American Studies’ is aimed at ESL college students at the Intermediate-high through Advanced levels of language proficiency. It is designed around eight country-specific (U.S.) cases that develop academic skills tested on international exams. The book covers major topics in the areas of academic reading, speaking and writing. Thus, the targeted learning outcome is two-fold: 1) to explore topical issues in American studies and 2) to master key academic skills. The content of the articles in each unit is selected according to the language needs of students majoring in economics, sociology, political science, and the like. The book can be used both as a supplement to a course in American Studies or as a separate curriculum within an academic skills course.
Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms, oh, my! The beginner's guide to classical music Classical Music For Dummies is a friendly, funny, easy-to-understand guide to composers, instruments, orchestras, concerts, recordings, and more. Classical music is widely considered one of the pinnacles of human achievement, and this informative guide will shows you just how beautiful and rewarding it can be. You'll learn how Bach is different from Beethoven, how Mozart is different still, and why not all "classical" music is actually Classical if it's really Baroque or Romantic. You'll be introduced to the composers and their work, and discover the groundbreaking pieces that shake the world every time they're played. Begin building your classical music library with the essential recordings that define orchestral, choral, and operatic beauty as you get acquainted with the orchestras and musicians that bring the composers to life. Whether you want to play classical music or just learn more about it, Classical Music For Dummies will teach you everything you need to know to get the most out of this increasingly popular genre. Distinguish flute from piccolo, violin from viola, and trumpet from trombone Learn the difference between overtures, requiems, arias, and masses Explore the composers that shaped music as we know it Discover the recordings your music library cannot be without Classical music has begun sneaking into the mainstream – if your interest has been piqued, there's never been a better time to develop an appreciation for this incredibly rich, complex, and varied body of work. Classical Music For Dummies lays the groundwork, and demonstrates just how amazing classical music can be.
Focused on a unique group of learners-- bilingual Japanese students studying at an English-medium university in Tokyo-- this volume presents the results of an extensive survey designed to probe attitudes among bilingual learners of English as a Foreign Language. In addition to investigating these bilingual students'' opinions about the best ways to learn language, the text also describes their attitudes to their own bilingualism, their attitudes about bilingual ability in general as well as to the effects of bilingualism on social, cultural, and linguistic development. Japan is well-known as a monolingual society where English, although a required subject of study at public junior high schools and high schools, is not widely used in daily life. Fluent bilinguals, capable of university-level studies in English, are not common within Japan, and, as a result, their attitudes have not been widely studied. This volume will be of interest to researchers in Second Language Acquisition seeking information on Japanese people who have learned a second language to a high level, as well as to anyone interested in knowing how learning is viewed by this group of highly-successful learners.
Comprising three course books, this series is aimed at university students in all disciplines who require instruction in completing academic writing tasks. Through extensive use of examples, model texts, and practical activities, the course develops the essential skills needed to compose texts which meet the expectations of an academic reader. Academic Writing Skills 3 looks at the specific components of academic writing, such as avoiding logical fallacies, and synthesizing and improving the clarity of sentences. It is appropriate for advanced writing students needing to develop specific writing and analytical skills to complete academic writing tasks. The skills emphasized in this volume include: - Taking a position for different academic tasks - Developing a logical sequence of ideas in paragraphs - Effectively paraphrasing, summarizing, and quoting outside sources - Synthesizing and integrating outside sources - Using different citation styles and in-text citation techniques - Writing strong and descriptive sentences - Using hedging and intensifiers, and transitional words and phrases
The essential skills and technologies needed for iOS development in one handy guide! The unprecedented popularity of iOS devices, such as the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, has led to a development boom. If you’re eager to become part of the action, then this is the book for you! Packed with must-have information on iOS development, this handy guide covers Objective-C, Xcode, Frameworks, and sound design principles and explains how to upload an app to the app store and integrate apps with the latest advances that Apple offers developers. The featured tips and tricks will get you up and running and sharpen your skills as an iOS developer. Gets savvy beginning developers started with iOS development while also keeping experienced iOS developers up to date on the latest in this field Features easy-to-follow instructions on the strong and stable iOS platform iOS Development Portable Genius covers all the essentials you need to get started with iOS development today.
An authoritative guide to the rise of Chinese shadow banking and its systemic implications Shadow Banking in China examines this rapidly growing sector in the Chinese economy, and what it means for your investments. Written by two world-class experts in Chinese banking, including the Chief Advisor to the China Banking Regulatory Commission and former Chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong, this book is unique in providing true, first-hand perspectives from authorities within the world's largest economy. There is little widely-available information on China's shadow banking developments, and much of it is rife with disparate data, inaccuracies and overblown risks due to definitional and measurement differences. This book clears the confusion by supplying accurate information, on-the-ground context and invaluable national balance sheet analysis you won't find anywhere else. Shadow banking has grown to be a key source of credit in China, and a major component of the economy. This book serves as a primer for analysts and investors seeking real, useful information about the sector to better inform investment decisions. Discover what's driving the growth of shadow banking in China Learn the truth about both real and inflated risks Dig into popular rhetoric and clarify common misconceptions Access valuable data previously not published in English Despite shadow banking's critical influence on the Chinese economy, there have been very few official studies and even fewer books written on the subject. Understanding China's present-day economy and forecasting its future requires an in-depth understanding of shadow banking and its inter-relationship with the banking system and other sectors. Shadow Banking in China provides authoritative reference that will prove valuable to anyone with financial interests in China.
The soup-to-nuts guide on all things SQL! SQL, or structured query language, is the international standard language for creating and maintaining relational databases. It is the basis of all major databases in use today and is essential for the storage and retrieval of database information. This fun and friendly guide takes SQL and all its related topics and breaks it down into easily digestible pieces for you to understand. You’ll get the goods on relational database design, development, and maintenance, enabling you to start working with SQL right away! Provides an overview of the SQL language and examines how it is integral for the storage and retrieval of database information Includes updates to SQL standards as well as any new features Explores SQL concepts, relational database development, SQL queries, data security, database tuning, and more Addresses the relationship between SQL and programming as well as SQL and XML If you’re looking for an up-to-date sequel to the bestelling first edition of SQL All-in-One For Dummies, then this is the book for you!