Microsoft Data Mining approaches data mining from the particular perspective of IT professionals using Microsoft data management technologies. The author explains the new data mining capabilities in Microsoft's SQL Server 2000 database, Commerce Server,and other products, details the Microsoft OLE DB for Data Mining standard, and gives readers best practices for using all of them. The book bridges the previously specialized field of data mining with the new technologies and methods that are quickly making it an important mainstream tool for companies of all sizes. Data mining refers to a set of technologies and techniques by which IT professionals search large databases of information (such as those contained by SQL Server) for patterns and trends. Traditionally important in finance, telecommunication, and other information-intensive fields, data mining increasingly helps companies better understand and serve their customers by revealing buying patterns and related interests. It is becoming a foundation for e-commerce and knowledge management.Unique book on a hot data management topicPart of Digital Press's SQL Server and data mining clustersAuthor is an expert on both traditional and Microsoft data mining technologies
The shortage of skilled and qualified personnel in the shipping industry has gained considerable attention in recent years. Various approaches have been used to address this issue with limited success. Conventional human resource management has its limitation in managing this highly mobile international workforce. This book looks into the issue from a new perspective where high mobility of personnel in the shipping industry is seen as a vehicle of knowledge flows that can be used for knowledge transfer. It argues that while an organisation cannot stop personnel from leaving, it is possible, by utilising effective knowledge management practices, to retain part of the knowledge held by such personnel. The book endeavours to apply knowledge management principles into the shipping industry to better manage its knowledge assets thus mitigating the skill shortage that has been faced by the industry. This new approach should help shed some light on providing solutions to the persistent skill shortage problem in the shipping industry, and should be useful to both practitioners and academics in the fields of human resource management and knowledge management.
Book DescriptionKnowledge management (KM) - or the practice of using information and collaboration technologies and processes to capture organizational learning and thereby improve business performance - is becoming one of the key disciplines in management, especially in large companies. Many books, magazines, conferences, vendors, consultancies, Web sites, online communities and email lists have been formed around this concept.This practical book focuses on the vast offerings of KM solutionstechnology, content, and services. The focus is not on technology details, but on how KM and IT practitioners actually use KM tools and techniques. Over twenty case studies describe the real story of choosing and implementing various KM tools and techniques,and experts analyse the trends in the evolution of these technologies and tools, along with opportunities and challenges facing companies harnessing them. Lessons from successes and failures are drawn, along with roadmaps for companies beginning or expanding their KM practice. The introductory chapter presents a taxonomy of KM tools, identifies IT implications of KM practices, highlights lessons learned, and provides tips and recommendations for companies using these tools. Relevant literature on KM practices and key findings of market research groups and industry consortia such as IDC, Gartner and APQC, are presented.The majority of the book is devoted to case studies, featuring clients and vendors along the entire spectrum of solutions: hardware (e.g. handheld/wearable devices), software (e.g. analytics, collaboration, document management) and content (e.g. newsfeeds, market research). Each chapter is structured along the "8Cs" framework developed by the author: connectivity, content, community, commerce, community, capacity, culture, cooperation and capital. In other words, each chapter addresses how appropriate KM tools and technologies help a company on specific fronts such as fostering adequate employee access to knowledge bodies, user-friendly work-oriented content, communities of practice, a culture of knowledge, learning capacity, a spirit of cooperation, commercial and other incentives, and carefully measured capital investments and returns. Vendor history, product/service offerings, implementation details, client testimonials, ROI reports, and future trends are highlighted.Experts in the field then provide third-party analysis on trends in KM tools and technique areas, and recommendations for KM practitioners.* The only book in which practitioners evaluate various KM solutions* Case studies describe how real companies use KM tools and technologies * Provides clear lessons from real successes and failuresDownload DescriptionThis practical book focuses on the vast offerings of KM solutions-technology, content, and services. The focus is not on technology details, but on how KM and IT practitioners actually use KM tools and techniques. Over twenty case studies describe the real story of choosing and implementing various KM tools and techniques, and experts analyse the trends in the evolution of these technologies and tools, along with opportunities and challenges facing companies harnessing them. Lessons from successes and failures are drawn, alongwith roadmaps for companies beginning or expanding their KM practice.
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Raising oil prices, intense rivalry completion, safety concerns and downward pressure on prices are some of the serious challenges facing the civil aviation industry. However, in the past decade the industry experienced a new kind of challenge; the escalading shortage of sophisticated technical capabilities especially in the aircraft engineering fields. This was fuelled by the high job rotation, job reduction and the raising rate of retirement of the aging engineering workforce. This exposed the raising knowledge gap between the aircraft engineering experts and new hires. The need for an effective knowledge management (KM) system was evident. Hence, the main objective of this book is to develop and validate a framework for better management of knowledge in the aircraft engineering field. Many previous KM initiatives have failed and that seems to relate to focusing on information technology (IT) based solutions rather than dealing with organizations’ operational issues that have diverse effect on KM implementation. The main outcome of this book is an Operations-Based Knowledge Management (OBKM) framework with a proposed model and implementation guidelines for an effective KM system.
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An authoritative guide to designing effective solutions for data cleansing, ETL, and file management with SQL Server 2008 Integration Services SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is the leading tool in the data warehouse industry, used for performing extraction, transformation, and load operations. After an overview of SSIS architecture, the authors walk you a series of real-world problems and show various techniques for handling them. Shows you how to design SSIS solutions for data cleansing, ETL and file management Demonstrates how to integrate data from a variety of data sources, Shows how to monitor SSIS performance, Demonstrates how to avoid common pitfalls involved with SSIS deployment Explains how to ensure performance of the deployed solution and effectively handle unexpected system failures and outages The companion Web site provides sample code and database scripts that readers can directly implement This book shows you how to design, build, deploy, and manage solutions to real-world problems that SSIS administrators and developers face day-to-day.