Quickly learn to program in C# programming with this unique book and video package C# 24-Hour Trainer, 2nd Edition is your quick and easy guide to programming in C#, even if you have no programming experience at all. Updated to align with the latest C# standard, this book is your comprehensive beginner's guide, with each lesson supplemented by a video, for over ten hours of video training. Each chapter focuses on a specific concept or technique, with detailed, easy-to-follow explanation followed by a hands-on exercise. The goals of each exercise are outlined in advance to help you understand what you're working toward, and step-by-step instructions walk you through the operation from start to finish. Complex areas are clarified with specifically highlighted pointers that head off confusion, and additional exercises are provided so you can practice your new skills. Full instructor ancillaries are included to make this guide classroom ready, and the author's own website offers ongoing support. C# has become one of the most popular programming languages in the world, with millions of lines of code used in businesses and applications of all types and sizes. This book helps you dive right in so you can start programming right away. Start right in with the latest C# standard Learn at your own pace, with hands-on practice Clear up confusion and work around common obstacles Build your own Windows, .NET, and mobile applications C# has become a increasingly popular and in-demand programming skillsets. If you've decided to learn C#, this 24-Hour Trainer is your ultimate guide.
Data Warehousing And Business Intelligence For e-Commerce,
The go-to resource for business leaders who must succeed no matter what the circumstances The world is rapidly changing and unpredictable, necessitating leaders who adjust quickly to changing priorities and unfamiliar terrain. This book offers a blueprint for developing leaders who can handle surprising challenges, from mergers to global relocation, and who thrive in turbulent times by being open to new concepts, passionate about progress, and resourceful with the tools available. Features three key traits of adaptable leaders: Driven by progress, Sensationally curious, Vastly resourceful Reveals how to work across corporate cultures and leverage relationships to overcome challenges Shows how to bypass the traditional leadership role and take necessary risks to move forward Written for the business leader who can land in any environment, under any set of conditions, and find a way to fit in and succeed.
The present study attempted to investigate the importance of business intelligence on organization’s competitive advantage. The study also attempted to analyze the relationships among information technology infrastructure, business intelligence, organizational agility, and competitive advantages in three select life insurance companies. Drawing on the systems theory, dynamic capabilities framework, and literature on competitive advantages, information technology infrastructure, business intelligence, and organizational agility, it was hypothesized that business intelligence was major source of competitive advantage. This research proposed a conceptual framework to examine the effects of business intelligence on competitive advantages. This model also examined how organizational agility mediated the effects of business intelligence on organization’s competitive advantage. Survey data were collected by appropriate questionnaire and interview which used to examine the conceptual model.
Social media has already transformed society. Now it is poised to revolutionize communications and collaborative business processes. This book provides you with an actionable framework for developing and executing successful enterprise social networking strategies. Using straightforward language, accompanied by exhibits and fleshed out with real-world stories and revealing anecdotes, you will learn how to develop your own internal corporate social media strategy. Through the use of in-depth interviews with leading companies using these strategies, you will also discover best practices that will propel your business to new heights.
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.
Too many organizations invest in performance management and business intelligence projects, without first establishing the needed conditions to ensure success. But the organizations that lay the groundwork for effective change first reap the benefits. In Profiles in Performance: Business Intelligence Journeys and the Road Map for Change, Howard Dresner (author of The Performance Management Revolution) worked with several extraordinary organizations to understand their thriving «performance-directed culture.» In doing so, he developed a unique maturity model-which served as both a filter to select candidates and as a lens to examine accomplishments. Interviews with people from all sides of the organization: business users, finance, senior management and the IT department Provides a complete picture of their progress from inception to current state The models, analyses and real world accounts from these cases will be an invaluable resource to any organization hoping to improve or initiate their own performance-directed culture.
Solid business intelligence guidance uniquely designed for healthcare organizations Increasing regulatory pressures on healthcare organizations have created a national conversation on data, reporting and analytics in healthcare. Behind the scenes, business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing (DW) capabilities are key drivers that empower these functions. Healthcare Business Intelligence is designed as a guidebook for healthcare organizations dipping their toes into the areas of business intelligence and data warehousing. This volume is essential in how a BI capability can ease the increasing regulatory reporting pressures on all healthcare organizations. Explores the five tenets of healthcare business intelligence Offers tips for creating a BI team Identifies what healthcare organizations should focus on first Shows you how to gain support for your BI program Provides tools and techniques that will jump start your BI Program Explains how to market and maintain your BI Program The risk associated with doing BI/DW wrong is high, and failures are well documented. Healthcare Business Intelligence helps you get it right, with expert guidance on getting your BI program started and successfully keep it going.
Praise For Business Process Mapping: Improving Customer Satisfaction, Second Edition «A must-read for anyone performing business process mapping! This treasure shares step-by-stepapproaches and critical success factors, based on years of practical, customer-focused experience.A real winner!» —Timothy R. Holmes, CPA former General Auditor, American Red Cross «Paulette and Mike make extensive use of anecdotes and real-life examples to bring alive the topic ofbusiness process mapping. From the outset, this book will engage you and draw you into the worldof business process mapping. Who would have thought that reading about business process mapping could make you smile? Well, Mike and Paulette can make it happen! Within each chapter, theauthors provide detailed examples and exhibits used to document a process. Each chapter also includes a 'Recap' and 'Key Analysis Points' which enable the reader to distill the highlights of the chapter.» —Barbara J. Muller, CPA, CFE, Senior Lecturer, School of Accountancy W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University «Keller and Jacka cut through the drudgery of process mapping with a path-breaking approach thatenables the reader to better understand processes, how they work and how they work together toward successful achievement of business objectives. With great style and flair, this book will provide youwith a different way of thinking and new tools to assist you in process analysis and improvement. This book is a must-read for auditors, risk managers, quality improvement management, and businessprocess engineers.» —Dean Bahrman, VP and Internal Audit Director (Retired) Global Financial Services Companies «Mike Jacka and Paulette Keller show their expertise with the application of business process mappingin increasing customer service and satisfaction in this updated and expanded edition of this popular book. With clear, practical examples and applications, this book shows the writing talents of bothauthors, and it will be used over and over by those from all lines of industries and professions. Kudos for a job well done!» —Joan Pastor, PhD, Founding Partner, Licensed Industrial-Organizational Psychologist JPA International, Inc., Beverly Hills, California
Business Intelligence (BI) is among the top 5 priorities of CIO technology priorities for providing improvement on decision making and operational efficiencies that drive top-line revenue and bottom-line profitability, yet few studies have assessed its practices in general and critical success factors in particular. Although plenty of guidelines for implementation exist, few have been subjected to empirical testing. In order to better understand success determinants and their effect on business intelligence implementation success, a cross-sectional survey was conducted with it professionals and business users from nine organizations of different industries in Malaysia. Questionnaires were distributed to examine the success determinants of business intelligence implementation based on their experiences. Since different organizations may have different objectives or emphases in their business intelligence initiatives, the results are useful in identifying the top rated success determinants that need attention and thus provide a basis for prioritizing those determinants. The results also suggest several promising directions for continued research on data warehousing success.
Learn to take advantage of the opportunities offered by SQL Server 2014 Microsoft's SQL Server 2014 update means big changes for database administrators, and you need to get up to speed quickly because your methods, workflow, and favorite techniques will be different from here on out. The update's enhanced support of large-scale enterprise databases and significant price advantage mean that SQL Server 2014 will become even more widely adopted across the industry. The update includes new backup and recovery tools, new AlwaysOn features, and enhanced cloud capabilities. In-memory OLTP, Buffer Pool Extensions for SSDs, and a new Cardinality Estimator can improve functionality and smooth out the workflow, but only if you understand their full capabilities. Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is your comprehensive guide to working with the new environment. Authors Adam Jorgensen, Bradley Ball, Ross LoForte, Steven Wort, and Brian Knight are the dream team of the SQL Server community, and they put their expertise to work guiding you through the changes. Improve oversight with better management and monitoring Protect your work with enhanced security features Upgrade performance tuning, scaling, replication, and clustering Learn new options for backup and recovery Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 includes a companion website with sample code and efficient automation utilities, plus a host of tips, tricks, and workarounds that will make your job as a DBA or database architect much easier. Stop getting frustrated with administrative issues and start taking control. Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is your roadmap to mastering the update and creating solutions that work.
DECISION SUPPORT, ANALYTICS, AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
Find your drive and redefine your business priorities Breakpoints is the business owner's guide to regaining your passion and driving your business forward. If you're feeling stuck, stale or stalled, this book is your ticket out of the rut and into profitable growth. You'll learn the 7 Mistakes Business Owners Make, and identify the choices, behaviours and practices that are keeping your business in a holding pattern. Practical formulas, frameworks, strategies and tools get you started right away on refocusing and reprioritising, and taking back your life. Coverage includes both hard and soft topics that business owners frequently struggle to master, along with expert insight on execution and what lies beyond success. Written simply and directly, without jargon or acronyms, this no-nonsense guide is designed to be easy to read and easy to apply so you can get back to work quickly, inspired with a whole new outlook and equipped with practical tools to improve your business. Written in a style that is both conversational and entertaining, author Dr Mike Ashby offers numerous anecdotes and analogies drawn from working with hundreds of business owners. Owning a business can be exciting and terrifying at the same time. There's too much to do, and all accountability leads to you. If you've gotten hung up in the day-to-day running of your business, this book helps you regain sight of the big picture and get back on track to success. Learn what's holding you back from business success Adopt the tools and practices that end the stalemate and get things done Find clarity and focus, and reconnect with your business Leverage your strengths to achieve personal and business growth Business owners need to be well-versed in both strategy and execution. If you feel like you and your business have reached a plateau, Breakpoints will reignite the spark that drives business success.