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Stephen Goldsmith The Responsive City. Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance Stephen Goldsmith The Responsive City. Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance Новинка

Stephen Goldsmith The Responsive City. Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance

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Leveraging Big Data and 21st century technology to renew cities and citizenship in America The Responsive City is a guide to civic engagement and governance in the digital age that will help leaders link important breakthroughs in technology and data analytics with age-old lessons of small-group community input to create more agile, competitive, and economically resilient cities. Featuring vivid case studies highlighting the work of pioneers in New York, Boston, Chicago and more, the book provides a compelling model for the future of governance. The book will help mayors, chief technology officers, city administrators, agency directors, civic groups and nonprofit leaders break out of current paradigms to collectively address civic problems. The Responsive City is the culmination of research originating from the Data-Smart City Solutions initiative, an ongoing project at Harvard Kennedy School working to catalyze adoption of data projects on the city level. The book is co-authored by Professor Stephen Goldsmith, director of Data-Smart City Solutions at Harvard Kennedy School, and Professor Susan Crawford, co-director of Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg penned the book’s foreword. Based on the authors’ experiences and extensive research, The Responsive City explores topics including: Building trust in the public sector and fostering a sustained, collective voice among communities; Using data-smart governance to preempt and predict problems while improving quality of life; Creating efficiencies and saving taxpayer money with digital tools; and Spearheading these new approaches to government with innovative leadership.
Bill Hinderman Building Responsive Data Visualization for the Web Bill Hinderman Building Responsive Data Visualization for the Web Новинка

Bill Hinderman Building Responsive Data Visualization for the Web

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Unchain your data from the desktop with responsive visualizations Building Responsive Data Visualization for the Web is a handbook for any front-end development team needing a framework for integrating responsive web design into the current workflow. Written by a leading industry expert and design lead at Starbase Go, this book provides a wealth of information and practical guidance from the perspective of a real-world designer. You'll walk through the process of building data visualizations responsively as you learn best practices that build upon responsive web design principles, and get the hands-on practice you need with exercises, examples, and source code provided in every chapter. These strategies are designed to be implemented by teams large and small, with varying skill sets, so you can apply these concepts and skills to your project right away. Responsive web design is the practice of building a website to suit base browser capability, then adding features that enhance the experience based on the user's device's capabilities. Applying these ideas to data produces visualizations that always look as if they were designed specifically for the device through which they are viewed. This book shows you how to incorporate these principles into your current practices, with highly practical hands-on training. Examine the hard data surrounding responsive design Master best practices with hands-on exercises Learn data-based document manipulation using D3.js Adapt your current strategies to responsive workflows Data is growing exponentially, and the need to visualize it in any context has become crucial. Traditional visualizations allow important data to become lost when viewed on a small screen, and the web traffic speaks for itself – viewers repeatedly demonstrate their preference for responsive design. If you're ready to create more accessible, take-anywhere visualizations, Building Responsive Data Visualization for the Web is your tailor-made solution.
Claude Rochet Smart Cities. Reality or Fiction Claude Rochet Smart Cities. Reality or Fiction Новинка

Claude Rochet Smart Cities. Reality or Fiction

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The intelligence of a city is the capacity to learn: to learn the past, its history and the culture of its territory. Unlike the smart city, we do not build a city from scratch and there is nothing, there is no smart city standard car intelligence is measured this ability to fit into a territorial dynamic, a story and a culture. Continuous learning through instantaneous feedback provides the digital to understand and map the urban system and driver.
Ghetnet Metiku, Mebrahtu Woldu Assessment of Principles and Practices of Good Governance in Tax Administration Ghetnet Metiku, Mebrahtu Woldu Assessment of Principles and Practices of Good Governance in Tax Administration Новинка

Ghetnet Metiku, Mebrahtu Woldu Assessment of Principles and Practices of Good Governance in Tax Administration

Academic Paper from the year 2016 in the subject Business economics - Accounting and Taxes, , language: English, abstract: The significance of good governance in ensuring effective tax administration in the public sector and enhancing tax collection is an undeniable fact that is generally accepted. Yet, there is scanty empirical evidence on the actual application of the principles of good governance in the structure and operation of public sector institutions and its outcome, particularly in the tax administration system. Hence, purpose of this study is to investigate the measures taken to institutionalize the principles of good governance within the Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority (ERCA). More specifically, the study assessed the level of conceptual understanding and commitment to the principles of good governance, measures taken to create ownership of the principles; the extent to which the ERCA put in place organizational policies, standards, strategies and structures to institutionalize good governance, and measures taken to improve human resource capacity to implement the principles of good governance. In terms of scope, the study focuses on the assessment and collection of taxes from category "C" taxpayers in selected sub-city branches of the ERCA. The research is essentially a case study that uses quantitative and qualitative data gathered from primary and secondary sources to inform its findings. The bulk of the data for this study was generated from ...
Tony Fisher The Data Asset. How Smart Companies Govern Their Data for Business Success Tony Fisher The Data Asset. How Smart Companies Govern Their Data for Business Success Новинка

Tony Fisher The Data Asset. How Smart Companies Govern Their Data for Business Success

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An indispensable guide that shows companies how to treat data as a strategic asset Organizations set their business strategy and direction based on information that is available to executives. The Data Asset provides guidance for not only building the business case for data quality and data governance, but also for developing methodologies and processes that will enable your organization to better treat its data as a strategic asset. Part of Wiley's SAS Business Series, this book looks at Business Case Building; Maturity Model and Organization Capabilities; 7-Step Programmatic Approach for Success; and Technologies Required for Effective Data Quality and Data Governance and, within these areas, covers Risk mitigation Cost control Revenue optimization Undisciplined and reactive organizations Proactive organizations Analysis, improvement, and control technology Whether you're a business manager or an IT professional, The Data Asset reveals the methodology and technology needed to approach successful data quality and data governance initiatives on an enterprise scale.
Brad Feld Startup Communities. Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City Brad Feld Startup Communities. Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City Новинка

Brad Feld Startup Communities. Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City

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An essential guide to building supportive entrepreneurial communities «Startup communities» are popping up everywhere, from cities like Boulder to Boston and even in countries such as Iceland. These types of entrepreneurial ecosystems are driving innovation and small business energy. Startup Communities documents the buzz, strategy, long-term perspective, and dynamics of building communities of entrepreneurs who can feed off of each other's talent, creativity, and support. Based on more than twenty years of Boulder-based entrepreneur turned-venture capitalist Brad Feld's experience in the field?as well as contributions from other innovative startup communities?this reliable resource skillfully explores what it takes to create an entrepreneurial community in any city, at any time. Along the way, it offers valuable insights into increasing the breadth and depth of the entrepreneurial ecosystem by multiplying connections among entrepreneurs and mentors, improving access to entrepreneurial education, and much more. Details the four critical principles needed to form a sustainable startup community Perfect for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists seeking fresh ideas and new opportunities Written by Brad Feld, a thought-leader in this field who has been an early-stage investor and successful entrepreneur for more than twenty years Engaging and informative, this practical guide not only shows you how startup communities work, but it also shows you how to make them work anywhere in the world.
Massimo Santanicchia An Ordinary Small City. An examination on Reykjavik.s current and realizable urbanism Massimo Santanicchia An Ordinary Small City. An examination on Reykjavik.s current and realizable urbanism Новинка

Massimo Santanicchia An Ordinary Small City. An examination on Reykjavik.s current and realizable urbanism

Master's Thesis from the year 2011 in the subject Urban and Regional Planning, grade: Distinction, London School of Economics, course: Urban and Regional Planning, language: English, abstract: Small cities (less than 500,000 inhabitants) host fifty-two percent of the world urban population, yet they are profoundly neglected in the urban studies field. This research focuses on the small city of Reykjavík (118,326 inhabitants), and investigates how the planning system is trying to build a new urban strategy away from the world city model which was adopted until the banking collapse of 2008. The results reveal that the city is going through a cultural renaissance animated by a multitude of small events, enhancements of the public realm, grassroots initiatives and a more fruitful collaboration between planning authorities and citizens. At the same time the new Reykjavík master plan currently under discussion is prioritising growth scenarios affiliated with big-iconic developments. This dissertation concludes that the planning system needs to support a more responsive, integrated and holistic urbanism at a regional and governance level. It should support a politics of small things, protecting the human scale, the sense of place, and diversity, by enhancing the endogenous resources and developing processes of participation in the city making which are the bases of the reconstruction of trust, self-confidence and citizenship.
Siga Arles Emerging Challenges to Mission Siga Arles Emerging Challenges to Mission Новинка

Siga Arles Emerging Challenges to Mission

There is no one way of doing Christian mission. Christian mission from its inception till date has gone through testing times and critical situations. Yet the commitment to engage in mission has never been vanquished by any external factor. The challenges of post modern realities provide us with yet another opportunity, for involving in Christian mission. Engaging in Christian mission today involves a commitment to understand and work with all communities, including post modern communities. Undoubtly we cannot do mission in isolation but in relation with other people.
Babatunde Olusola Opeibi Good governance and civic engagement in an emerging democracy Babatunde Olusola Opeibi Good governance and civic engagement in an emerging democracy Новинка

Babatunde Olusola Opeibi Good governance and civic engagement in an emerging democracy

This monograph examines and discusses the engaging issue of good governance and civic engagement in an emerging democracy. Drawing insights from relevant academic and policy literature, it shows how discursive practices and normative principles can help to consolidate democratic governance in young and growing democracies. Using Nigeria as a case study, it demonstrates how the country strives to nurture her democracy and the place of civic engagement in stabilising democratic governance with some lessons drawn from some aspect of British democracy.
Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy V. Temperature-Responsive Polymers. Chemistry, Properties, and Applications Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy V. Temperature-Responsive Polymers. Chemistry, Properties, and Applications Новинка

Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy V. Temperature-Responsive Polymers. Chemistry, Properties, and Applications

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An authoritative resource that offers an understanding of the chemistry, properties and applications of temperature-responsive polymers With contributions from a distinguished panel of experts, Temperature-Responsive Polymers puts the focus on hydrophilic polymers capable of changing their physicochemical properties in response to changes in environmental temperature. The contributors review the chemistry of these systems, and discuss a variety of synthetic approaches for preparation of temperature-responsive polymers, physicochemical methods of their characterisation and potential applications in biomedical areas. The text reviews a wide-variety of topics including: The characterisation of temperature-responsive polymers; Infrared and Raman spectroscopy; Applications of temperature-responsive polymers grafted onto solid core nanoparticles; and much more. The contributors also explore how temperature-responsive polymers can be used in the biomedical field for applications such as tissue engineering. This important resource: Offers an important synthesis of the current research on temperature-responsive polymers Covers the chemistry, the synthetic approaches for presentation and the physiochemical method of temperature-responsive polymers Includes a review of the fundamental characteristics of temperature-responsive polymers Explores many of the potential applications in biomedical science, including drug delivery and gene therapy Written for polymer scientists in both academia and industry as well as postgraduate students working in the area of stimuli-responsive materials, this vital text offers an exploration of the chemistry, properties and current applications of temperature-responsive polymers.
Mike Barlow Smart Cities, Smart Future. Showcasing Tomorrow Mike Barlow Smart Cities, Smart Future. Showcasing Tomorrow Новинка

Mike Barlow Smart Cities, Smart Future. Showcasing Tomorrow

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Are you curious about smart cities? You should be! By mid-century, two-thirds of us will live in cities. The world of tomorrow will be a world of cities. But will they be smart cities? Smart cities are complex blends of technologies, systems and services designed and orchestrated to help people lead productive, fulfilling, safe and happy lives. This remarkable book is a window into our shared future. In crisp language and sharp detail, Mike Barlow and Cornelia Lévy-Bencheton explain how smart cities are powerful forces for positive change. With keen eyes and warm hearts, they invite readers to imagine the world of tomorrow, a fascinating world of connected cities and communities. They capture and convey the depth and richness of the worldwide smart city movement. Smart Cities, Smart Future describes the impact of smart city projects on people in towns, cities and nations around the world. The book includes descriptions of ongoing smart city projects in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Looking Ahead to an Urban World No two smart cities are alike. No one can say with certainty or precision what the term “smart city” means. There is no standard definition or common template. Today, smart cities are works in progress. They emerge from our hopes and our dreams. This book provides you with the knowledge and insight you need to participate in the smart city movement. It explains how smart cities are “systems of systems” and introduces key concepts such as interoperability, open standards, resiliency, agility, adaptability and continuous improvement. Includes Detailed Glossary of Terms and Essential Vocabulary The book includes a detailed comprehensive glossary of essential smart city terms. The glossary will become your indispensable resource as you engage more deeply with the smart city movement and become more involved in planning our common future in an urban world. Carefully Researched and Crisply Written Smart Cities, Smart Future is carefully researched and fully documented. It includes interviews with leaders and experts in multiple disciplines essential to the development of smart cities, towns, regions, states and nations. Written in the clean style of modern journalism, the book offers a strong and compelling narrative of a changing world. It reminds us that we are responsible for choosing our destiny and determining the shape of things to come. The smart city movement is gaining speed and momentum. Read this book, and enjoy the ride!
HENRY J. PRATT Churches and Urban Government in Detroit and New York, 1895-1994 HENRY J. PRATT Churches and Urban Government in Detroit and New York, 1895-1994 Новинка

HENRY J. PRATT Churches and Urban Government in Detroit and New York, 1895-1994

Beginning in the 1890s, the social gospel movement and its secular counterpart, the Progressive movement, set the stage for powerful church and city governance connections. What followed during the next 100 years was the emergence of religious bodies as an important instrument for influencing City Hall on moral and social issues. Churches and Urban Government compares the governing styles of Detroit and New York City from 1895 to 1994 and looks at the steps city-wide religious bodies took to advance the interests of their communities and their local government during this chaotic period in urban history.Detroit and New York City make for a very interesting case study when casting the two cities’ many similarities against their contrasting urban governance styles. What these cities share is a longstanding liberal political culture and comparable ethnic and racial diversity as well as large populations of Catholics and Protestants. Emphasizing the role of Black churches, Henry J. Pratt—with additional material from Ronald Brown—examines how immigration, the Great Depression, and the Civil Rights movement all nurtured this developing link between religion and politics, helping churches evolve into leadership roles within these metropolitan centers.
Israel Endale Assessment of Leadership Challenges in Leading Organizational Performance in the Public Sectors. The Case of Addis Ababa City Government Israel Endale Assessment of Leadership Challenges in Leading Organizational Performance in the Public Sectors. The Case of Addis Ababa City Government Новинка

Israel Endale Assessment of Leadership Challenges in Leading Organizational Performance in the Public Sectors. The Case of Addis Ababa City Government

Projektarbeit aus dem Jahr 2016 im Fachbereich BWL - Unternehmensführung, Management, Organisation, , Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Leadership is an important task which is concerned with the process of influencing the behavior of subordinates in the direction of goal attainment. Hence, the performance of public sector organizations basically depends, largely on their leadership. However, the performance of public sector organizations of Addis Ababa City Government highlighted sorts of implementation deficiencies in leading organizational performance. Accordingly, the general objective of this study was to assess challenges of leadership in leading organizational performance in Addis Ababa City Government with 4 specific objectives; those were to identify leadership challenges in leading organizational performance; to describe leadership mindset in leading performance; to assess attitudes of employees towards managing performances and assess to what extent leadership is effective in implementing good governance principles so as to enhance organizational performance. The study employed an explanatory research design with a composite of qualitative and quantitative approaches. Employees and process owners from Micro & Small Enterprise, Education, Health, Construction and Trade bureaus were selected through simple random sampling technique, while bureau heads were selected through availability sampling techniques. The data were gathered through questionnaire, interview and foc...
Stephen Johnson Goatfish Cowtooth Stephen Johnson Goatfish Cowtooth Новинка

Stephen Johnson Goatfish Cowtooth

Stephen Johnson is a Senior Lecturer in the English Department at the University of Kansas. He has published in Puerto del Sol, Coal City Review, Physics of Context, Mikro- kosmos, and the Kansas City Star. He earned how to cuss from his grandmother, to read from the old timey testaments, and to write from carpenters, mechanics, and fishermen.
Stephen L. Nelson Excel 2007 Data Analysis For Dummies Stephen L. Nelson Excel 2007 Data Analysis For Dummies Новинка

Stephen L. Nelson Excel 2007 Data Analysis For Dummies

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Shows ordinary users how to tap the rich data analysis functionality of Excel, make sense of their organization's critical financial and statistical information, and put together compelling data presentations Now revised with over 30 percent new content to cover the enhancements in Excel 2007, including the completely redesigned user interface, augmented charting and PivotTable capabilities, improved security, and better data exchange through XML Provides thorough coverage of Excel features that are critical to data analysis-working with external databases, creating PivotTables and PivotCharts, using Excel statistical and financial functions, sharing data, harnessing the Solver, taking advantage of the Small Business Finance Manager, and more
Kristin Jarman H. The Art of Data Analysis. How to Answer Almost Any Question Using Basic Statistics Kristin Jarman H. The Art of Data Analysis. How to Answer Almost Any Question Using Basic Statistics Новинка

Kristin Jarman H. The Art of Data Analysis. How to Answer Almost Any Question Using Basic Statistics

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A friendly and accessible approach to applying statistics in the real world With an emphasis on critical thinking, The Art of Data Analysis: How to Answer Almost Any Question Using Basic Statistics presents fun and unique examples, guides readers through the entire data collection and analysis process, and introduces basic statistical concepts along the way. Leaving proofs and complicated mathematics behind, the author portrays the more engaging side of statistics and emphasizes its role as a problem-solving tool. In addition, light-hearted case studies illustrate the application of statistics to real data analyses, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of commonly used techniques. Written for the growing academic and industrial population that uses statistics in everyday life, The Art of Data Analysis: How to Answer Almost Any Question Using Basic Statistics highlights important issues that often arise when collecting and sifting through data. Featured concepts include: • Descriptive statistics • Analysis of variance • Probability and sample distributions • Confidence intervals • Hypothesis tests • Regression • Statistical correlation • Data collection • Statistical analysis with graphs Fun and inviting from beginning to end, The Art of Data Analysis is an ideal book for students as well as managers and researchers in industry, medicine, or government who face statistical questions and are in need of an intuitive understanding of basic statistical reasoning.
Alex J. Vidal The Management of a Recently Formed Government Alex J. Vidal The Management of a Recently Formed Government Новинка

Alex J. Vidal The Management of a Recently Formed Government

Governance means management and good governance means good management. In this insightful guide to Hong Kong, Alex J. Vidal directs the readers through the management of a government introducing important ideas so that corruption cannot present itself.
Carver Miriam Mayhew A Carver Policy Governance Guide, Implementing Policy Governance and Staying on Track Carver Miriam Mayhew A Carver Policy Governance Guide, Implementing Policy Governance and Staying on Track Новинка

Carver Miriam Mayhew A Carver Policy Governance Guide, Implementing Policy Governance and Staying on Track

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The Carver Policy Governance Guide series includes six booklets that offer board members a description of John Carver's Policy Governance model of board leadership. Policy Governance enables a board to fulfill its accountability to its organization's «owners,» whether the owners are association members, city residents, company shareholders, or a community of interest. Policy Governance addresses the board's engagement in financial, programmatic, and personnel matters; roles of officers and committees; reporting and evaluation; agendas; and other aspects of the board job. Implementing Policy Governance and Staying on Track shows boards how they can apply the principles of the Policy Governance model and change the way they govern in practice. The guide cuts across various aspects of the Policy Governance model and challenges board members to move from concepts to practice. The Policy Governance model is based on the functions rather than the structure of a governing board. It outlines commonsense principles about governing that fit together into an entire system. The practices of the Policy Governance board, which are consistent with the principles, allow it to control without meddling, focus on long-term organizational outputs, powerfully delegate to a CEO and staff, and discharge its fiduciary responsibility in a visionary, strategic manner. Because the model is a total system, the Carver Policy Governance Guide series offers boards a complete set of principles for fulfilling their various obligations.
Peter Aiken, Todd Harbour Data Strategy and the Enterprise Data Executive. Ensuring that Business and IT are in Synch in the Post-Big Data Era Peter Aiken, Todd Harbour Data Strategy and the Enterprise Data Executive. Ensuring that Business and IT are in Synch in the Post-Big Data Era Новинка

Peter Aiken, Todd Harbour Data Strategy and the Enterprise Data Executive. Ensuring that Business and IT are in Synch in the Post-Big Data Era

Pervasive, data is a unique organizational resource, and this distinction warrants its own strategy. Data, representing your single non-depletable, non-degradable, durable strategic asset, is likely also your most poorly leveraged and underutilized organizational asset.Lack of talent, barriers in organizational thinking, and seven specific data sins prevent most organizations from benefiting fully from their data asset investments. Solving these prerequisites will allow your organization to:• Improve your organization’s data;• Improve the way your people use data; and• Improve the way your people use data to achieve your organizational strategy.This method better focuses data and thinking in direct support of strategic objectives. After eliminating necessary prerequisites, organizations can develop a disciplined and repeatable means of improving their data, literacy, standards, and controls using data governance practices. Once in place, the process (based on the theory of constraints) becomes a variant of lather, rinse, and repeat. Several complementary concepts covered include:• An overview of data strategy prerequisites;• A repeatable process for identifying and removing data constraints;• Why data strategy is necessary for effective data governance;• Balancing operational results with capability development;• An objective definition of data-centric thinking; and• Ways to monetize these efforts.
Bastian Bakeberg Online brand communities. Value creating capabilities of brand communities on Facebook Bastian Bakeberg Online brand communities. Value creating capabilities of brand communities on Facebook Новинка

Bastian Bakeberg Online brand communities. Value creating capabilities of brand communities on Facebook

AbstractThis dissertation examines how online brand communities create value through social practices. Building on the work of Schau et al. (2009) this study utilizes a netnographic approach and qualitatively investigates how Facebook brand Fan Pages are employed as brand community resources, to alleviate ties between members in the community and to establish consumer-brand-relationships. Through hermeneutic data analysis the following four value creating practices are discovered: 'exchanging brand narratives', 'celebrating brand love', 'support and information resource', and 'pressure valve for discontent'. The findings are drawn from qualitative interviews and netnographic observations of three Facebook brand Fan Pages. It is found that interaction among community members and engagement with the brand itself develop practices creating value on Fan Pages. Postmodern consumers want to be able to influence brands and also long for connections with other consumers; besides relationships are shaped by dialogue and interaction. Facebook Fan Pages offer means to achieve this and allow brands to become part of consumers´ lives. This study extends research on brand communities to the field of Social Networking and discovers insights helpful for marketing practitioners. The four detected practices create value and reconfirm findings of earlier studies on brand communities, but also add new insights by explaining how value is developed. The findings enh...
Pierre Bonnet Enterprise Data Governance. Reference and Master Data Management Semantic Modeling Pierre Bonnet Enterprise Data Governance. Reference and Master Data Management Semantic Modeling Новинка

Pierre Bonnet Enterprise Data Governance. Reference and Master Data Management Semantic Modeling

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In an increasingly digital economy, mastering the quality of data is an increasingly vital yet still, in most organizations, a considerable task. The necessity of better governance and reinforcement of international rules and regulatory or oversight structures (Sarbanes Oxley, Basel II, Solvency II, IAS-IFRS, etc.) imposes on enterprises the need for greater transparency and better traceability of their data. All the stakeholders in a company have a role to play and great benefit to derive from the overall goals here, but will invariably turn towards their IT department in search of the answers. However, the majority of IT systems that have been developed within businesses are overly complex, badly adapted, and in many cases obsolete; these systems have often become a source of data or process fragility for the business. It is in this context that the management of ‘reference and master data’ or Master Data Management (MDM) and semantic modeling can intervene in order to straighten out the management of data in a forward-looking and sustainable manner. This book shows how company executives and IT managers can take these new challenges, as well as the advantages of using reference and master data management, into account in answering questions such as: Which data governance functions are available? How can IT be better aligned with business regulations? What is the return on investment? How can we assess intangible IT assets and data? What are the principles of semantic modeling? What is the MDM technical architecture? In these ways they will be better able to deliver on their responsibilities to their organizations, and position them for growth and robust data management and integrity in the future.
Tiwari Ashutosh Responsive Materials and Methods. State-of-the-Art Stimuli-Responsive Materials and Their Applications Tiwari Ashutosh Responsive Materials and Methods. State-of-the-Art Stimuli-Responsive Materials and Their Applications Новинка

Tiwari Ashutosh Responsive Materials and Methods. State-of-the-Art Stimuli-Responsive Materials and Their Applications

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The development of finely-tuned materials that adjust in a predictable manner by specific environment change is the recent arena of materials research. It is a newly emerging supra-disciplinary field with huge commercial potential. Stimuli-responsive materials answer by a considerable change in their properties to small changes in their environment. Responsive materials are becoming increasingly more prevalent as scientists learn about the chemistry and triggers that induce conformational changes in materials structures and devise ways to take advantage of and control them. Responsive Materials and Method offers state-of-the-art of the stimuli-responsive materials and their potential applications. This collection brings together novel methodologies and strategies adopted in the research and development of responsive materials and technology.
Stephen Goldsmith The Power of Social Innovation. How Civic Entrepreneurs Ignite Community Networks for Good Stephen Goldsmith The Power of Social Innovation. How Civic Entrepreneurs Ignite Community Networks for Good Новинка

Stephen Goldsmith The Power of Social Innovation. How Civic Entrepreneurs Ignite Community Networks for Good

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Praise for The Power of Social Innovation «Goldsmith guided us in Florida on our successful faith-based initiatives. His bold approaches continue to inspire public officials and community groups alike with keys to activating citizens and expanding opportunity for all.» —Jeb Bush, former Governor, Florida «It has been a great pleasure to work with Steve Goldsmith. His work with us at America's Promise and all of his other diligent efforts are so well reflected in this book. The Power of Social Innovation reminds each of us in government, philanthropy, the nonprofit community, and as private citizens that we can and must work together to ensure the full fulfillment of the American Dream and to ensure the success of our most precious resource, our children.» —Alma J. Powell, chair, America's Promise Alliance «The Power of Social Innovation is a must read for social innovators who want to make a powerful impact. Stephen Goldsmith surveys the field and provides indispensible tools to help civic entrepreneurs scale up their ideas and produce the best possible results.» —Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO, Harlem Children's Zone «Goldsmith provides a useful toolkit for entrepreneurial public executives and innovative nonprofits and foundations. His research encourages transformative social change by advocating a shift in focus from direct services to citizens to building new, higher performance networks of public, private, and nonprofit organizations.» —Mark R. Warner, United States Senator, Virginia «When it comes to doing good, Stephen Goldsmith is as disruptive an innovator as we've seen. Read and study The Power of Social Innovation if you don't just want to do good, but want to make the greatest impact possible.» —Clayton M. Christensen, professor, Harvard Business School and author, Disrupting Class
Tewelde Gebre Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Measures in Urban Transport of Mekelle City Tewelde Gebre Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Measures in Urban Transport of Mekelle City Новинка

Tewelde Gebre Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Measures in Urban Transport of Mekelle City

Master's Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject Environmental Sciences, grade: Excellent, , course: Urban Environment and Climate Change Management, language: English, abstract: Urban transport is one of the necessities that cities require to perform their day-to-day activities. At the same time, it is also the major treat to global climate change. Transport sector has emitted more than 7200 billion tons of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. This study therefore intends to assess the greenhouse gas emission reduction measures in urban transport of Mekelle city. It employs a descriptive research with qualitative and quantitative research approaches and survey research strategy. Data for the study were collected from primary and secondary data sources. Questionnaire, interview, and observation were used to gather primary data from owners of private automobiles and transport office, whereas, archives were used to gather secondary data. These data were analyzed through qualitative (narrative analysis) and quantitative (descriptive and statistical analysis) methods. Tables, charts, graphs and plates are used to present the data. This study finds that Atoz and Yaris car models; and Hyundai and Daihatsu motors emit lesser amount of carbon dioxide, while Land cruiser and WllB car models; and Mercedes Benz and Suzuki motors emit more. The average emission level of private automobiles in Mekelle city is found to be 209.93grams of CO2/km with an average fuel efficiency of 12.115k...
Goldsmith Oliver The Roman History: From the Foundation of the City of Rome, to the Destruction of the Western Empire. by Dr. Goldsmith. in Two Volumes. . Goldsmith Oliver The Roman History: From the Foundation of the City of Rome, to the Destruction of the Western Empire. by Dr. Goldsmith. in Two Volumes. . Новинка

Goldsmith Oliver The Roman History: From the Foundation of the City of Rome, to the Destruction of the Western Empire. by Dr. Goldsmith. in Two Volumes. .

Эта книга — репринт оригинального издания, созданный на основе электронной копии высокого разрешения, которую очистили и обработали вручную, сохранив структуру и орфографию оригинального издания. Редкие, забытые и малоизвестные книги, изданные с петровских времен до наших дней, вновь доступны в виде печатных книг.
John Foreman W. Data Smart. Using Data Science to Transform Information into Insight John Foreman W. Data Smart. Using Data Science to Transform Information into Insight Новинка

John Foreman W. Data Smart. Using Data Science to Transform Information into Insight

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Data Science gets thrown around in the press like it's magic. Major retailers are predicting everything from when their customers are pregnant to when they want a new pair of Chuck Taylors. It's a brave new world where seemingly meaningless data can be transformed into valuable insight to drive smart business decisions. But how does one exactly do data science? Do you have to hire one of these priests of the dark arts, the «data scientist,» to extract this gold from your data? Nope. Data science is little more than using straight-forward steps to process raw data into actionable insight. And in Data Smart, author and data scientist John Foreman will show you how that's done within the familiar environment of a spreadsheet. Why a spreadsheet? It's comfortable! You get to look at the data every step of the way, building confidence as you learn the tricks of the trade. Plus, spreadsheets are a vendor-neutral place to learn data science without the hype. But don't let the Excel sheets fool you. This is a book for those serious about learning the analytic techniques, the math and the magic, behind big data. Each chapter will cover a different technique in a spreadsheet so you can follow along: Mathematical optimization, including non-linear programming and genetic algorithms Clustering via k-means, spherical k-means, and graph modularity Data mining in graphs, such as outlier detection Supervised AI through logistic regression, ensemble models, and bag-of-words models Forecasting, seasonal adjustments, and prediction intervals through monte carlo simulation Moving from spreadsheets into the R programming language You get your hands dirty as you work alongside John through each technique. But never fear, the topics are readily applicable and the author laces humor throughout. You'll even learn what a dead squirrel has to do with optimization modeling, which you no doubt are dying to know.
Bell Lula When the Bees Buzzed Off! Bell Lula When the Bees Buzzed Off! Новинка

Bell Lula When the Bees Buzzed Off!

Uh-oh! The bees have buzzed off and now the minibeasts are in a pickle. Who will pollinate the fruit and flowers? It's up to three brave bugs to bring those buzzy bees back! Packed with fun flaps, fascinating facts and hilarious asides throughout, When the Bees Buzzed Off! is the perfect book to encourage little ones to think about important environmental issues and explore the natural world! This energetic romp through the wild outdoors is brought to life with bright and engaging illustrations from talented illustrator Stephen Bennett.
An American Dream An American Dream Новинка

An American Dream

As Stephen Rojack, a decorated war hero and former congressman who murders his wife in a fashionable New York City high-rise, runs amok through the city in which he was once a privileged citizen, Mailer peels away the layers of our social norms to reveal a world of pure appetite and relentless cruelty. One part Nietzsche, one part de Sade, and one part Charlie Parker, An American Dream grabs the reader by the throat and refuses to let go.
Cornelis A. de Kluyver A Primer on Corporate Governance Cornelis A. de Kluyver A Primer on Corporate Governance Новинка

Cornelis A. de Kluyver A Primer on Corporate Governance

This practical guide leads you through all the issues you will face in developing new marketing opportunities in foreign markets. From initiating a project, to sampling and analyzing data, to taking advantage of your knowledge by approaching the market; this book is your guide to understanding and overcoming the most pressing issues that international marketers face.This book is a guide to understanding how to develop new marketing opportunities abroad; one of the most demanding yet rewarding economic activities. It is a comprehensive, yet easily understood, treatment of the research issues that you face when contemplating foreign market entry. It takes you from the initial step of initiating an international research project all the way through sampling and analyzing data and making your first moves.
Alan Calder EU GDPR. A Pocket Guide - Schools. edition Alan Calder EU GDPR. A Pocket Guide - Schools. edition Новинка

Alan Calder EU GDPR. A Pocket Guide - Schools. edition

A clear, concise primer on data protection in schoolsEU GDPR: A Pocket Guide, Schools’edition is an essential resource for anyone in the education sector looking for a clear and concise overview of the key changes with practical advice.The GDPR unifies data protection and the flow of personal data across the EU. It applies to every organisation in the world that monitors the behaviour of, or offers goods and services to, EU residents.The Regulation introduced several key changes for schools, and ensuring compliance is a complex task.Your essential guide to understanding the GDPRThe concise pocket guide explains: A brief history of data protection and national data protection laws in the EU, including the UK’s DPA (Data Protection Act); Simple explanations of the terms and definitions used in the GDPR; The key requirements of the GDPR; The need to appoint a DPO (data protection officer); The lawful basis of processing data and when consent is needed; How to comply with the Regulation; and A full index of the Regulation, enabling you to find relevant articles quickly and easily.About the authorAlan Calder, the founder and executive chairman of IT Governance Ltd, is an internationally acknowledged cyber security expert, and a leading author on information security and IT governance issues. He co-wrote the definitive compliance guide, IT Governance: An International Guide to Data Security and ISO27001/ISO27002, which is the basis for the Open University’s postgraduate course on i...
Emiru Dirbaba The impact of integrated budget and expenditure system software implementation on costumer and end user satisfaction Emiru Dirbaba The impact of integrated budget and expenditure system software implementation on costumer and end user satisfaction Новинка

Emiru Dirbaba The impact of integrated budget and expenditure system software implementation on costumer and end user satisfaction

Master's Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: A, Wollega University (East Wollega Zone Finace and Economic Development Office), language: English, abstract: The aim of this thesis is to assess the impact of Integrated Budget and Expenditure system software implementation on customer and end user satisfaction. The study was conducted to evaluate the improvement made by implementing IBEX system and challenges that face the functionality of the IBEX system. In addition, the study tests the relationship between independent variables such as waiting time, cost saving, data accuracy and budget transparency and the dependent variables, customer and end user satisfaction.To achieve the objectives of the study, descriptive and explanatory type of research design was used through the sampling technique, purposive and stratified random sampling. Data was collected through questionnaires from 228 employees of East Wollega zone sectors and 37 end user of the IBEX system. In addition, focus group discussion was used among 37 end users of the IBEX system to gather related data. The data collected from the respondents were analyzed using statistical tools via reliability method, descriptive statistics and Spearman's correlation. The finding shows that the independent variables data accuracy, budget transparency and cost saving are positively related with customer and end user satisfaction, while waiting time i...
Thomas Kwan Corporate governance and financial performance of Chinese Reverse Mergers Thomas Kwan Corporate governance and financial performance of Chinese Reverse Mergers Новинка

Thomas Kwan Corporate governance and financial performance of Chinese Reverse Mergers

Master's Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 15/20, Tongji University (ESCP Europe; Tongji University), language: English, abstract: Chinese Reverse Mergers are companies operating in China who listed on the US financial markets through a "backdoor" mechanism called reverse merger. The reverse merger process for going public consists in reverse-merging with a shell company in order to be listed on a stock market without going through the traditional IPO process.This study will focus on the impact of corporate governance structure on the financial performance of CRMs. Through different external factors of governance (existence of a corporate governance committee, limitations on CEO removal, reputation of the statutory auditor, ownership structure), we want to observe whether the existence of corporate governance mechanisms have a positive impact on financial performance measured by Stock Returns.
DR SONALI SARNOBAT Smart City-Being Smart DR SONALI SARNOBAT Smart City-Being Smart Новинка

DR SONALI SARNOBAT Smart City-Being Smart

The mainstream media is responsible to raise the level of consciousness of the general populace. But in reality there is a big void here. The media is so engulfed in its TRP ratings that politics, Bollywood and cricket take the centre- stage. Hardly any space is spared for opinions, scholarly inputs and the likes.The book offers and in-depth analysis of the concept of Smart City. The intention of the author is two-fold. One, to propagate the concept of Smart City. Two, to explain what it takes to be a Smart City from the conventional city.
Israel Endale Assessment of Leadership Challenges in Leading Organizational Performance in the Public Sectors Israel Endale Assessment of Leadership Challenges in Leading Organizational Performance in the Public Sectors Новинка

Israel Endale Assessment of Leadership Challenges in Leading Organizational Performance in the Public Sectors

Research Paper (undergraduate) from the year 2016 in the subject Politics - Methods, Research, grade: A, , language: English, abstract: Leadership is an important task which is concerned with the process of influencing the behavior of subordinates in the direction of goal attainment. Hence, the performance of public sector organizations basically depends, largely on their leadership. However, the performance of public sector organizations of Addis Ababa City Government highlighted sorts of implementation deficiencies in leading organizational performance. Accordingly, the general objective of this study was to assess challenges of leadership in leading organizational performance in Addis Ababa City Government with 4 specific objectives; those were to identify leadership challenges in leading organizational performance; to describe leadership mindset in leading performance; to assess attitudes of employees towards managing performances and assess to what extent leadership is effective in implementing good governance principles so as to enhance organizational performance. The study employed an explanatory research design with a composite of qualitative and quantitative approaches. Employees and process owners from Micro & Small Enterprise, Education, Health, Construction and Trade bureaus were selected through simple random sampling technique, while bureau heads were selected through availability sampling techniques. The data were gathered through questionnaire, interview a...
Erskine Childers In the Ranks of the C. I. V. With the City Imperial Volunteer Battery (Honourable Artillery Company) in the Second Boer War Erskine Childers In the Ranks of the C. I. V. With the City Imperial Volunteer Battery (Honourable Artillery Company) in the Second Boer War Новинка

Erskine Childers In the Ranks of the C. I. V. With the City Imperial Volunteer Battery (Honourable Artillery Company) in the Second Boer War

The Boer War with the Horse GunnersErskine Childers, the famed author of the classic novel of sailing and spying 'The Riddle of the Sands' served with London's finest-The City Imperial Volunteers within its artillery arm-associated with the Honourable Artillery Company. Childers-together with his enthusiastic colleagues from the professions of the city were keen to fight the Boers of South Africa and he has written an engaging and detailed account of his time with the regiment during the war. It is written in an easy informal style-of the kind that has ensured that his better known writing has endured for over a century-as he takes the reader through training to experiences on the battlefield itself.
Joan Leslie My Blackness Rhymes With Joy Joan Leslie My Blackness Rhymes With Joy Новинка

Joan Leslie My Blackness Rhymes With Joy

This collection of poems and short stories captures the life experiences that have shaped Lyric into the artist she is today. Through this chapbook, she aims to inspire women of color to heal and love themselves through the love and support of their respective communities.
John Carver A Carver Policy Governance Guide, Evaluating CEO and Board Performance John Carver A Carver Policy Governance Guide, Evaluating CEO and Board Performance Новинка

John Carver A Carver Policy Governance Guide, Evaluating CEO and Board Performance

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The Carver Policy Governance Guide series includes six booklets that offer board members a description of John Carver's Policy Governance model of board leadership. Policy Governance enables a board to fulfill its accountability to its organization's «owners,» whether the owners are association members, city residents, company shareholders, or a community of interest. Policy Governance addresses the board's engagement in financial, programmatic, and personnel matters; roles of officers and committees; reporting and evaluation; agendas; and other aspects of the board job. Evaluating CEO and Board Performance offers board members information on the importance of evaluation as part of a greater systematic view of governance. The guide includes principles for effectively and honestly evaluating CEO and board performance. The Policy Governance model is based on the functions rather than the structure of a governing board. It outlines commonsense principles about governing that fit together into an entire system. The practices of the Policy Governance board, which are consistent with the principles, allow it to control without meddling, focus on long-term organizational outputs, powerfully delegate to a CEO and staff, and discharge its fiduciary responsibility in a visionary, strategic manner. Because the model is a total system, the Carver Policy Governance Guide series offers boards a complete set of principles for fulfilling their various obligations.
David Swanson The Data Driven Leader. A Powerful Approach to Delivering Measurable Business Impact Through People Analytics David Swanson The Data Driven Leader. A Powerful Approach to Delivering Measurable Business Impact Through People Analytics Новинка

David Swanson The Data Driven Leader. A Powerful Approach to Delivering Measurable Business Impact Through People Analytics

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Data is your most valuable leadership asset—here's how to use it The Data Driven Leader presents a clear, accessible guide to solving important leadership challenges through human resources-focused and other data analytics. This engaging book shows you how to transform the HR function and overall organizational effectiveness by using data to make decisions grounded in facts vs. opinions, identify root causes behind your company’s thorniest problems and move toward a winning, future-focused business strategy. Realistic and actionable, this book tells the story of a successful sales executive who, after leading an analytics-driven turnaround (in Data Driven, this book’s predecessor), faces a new turnaround challenge as chief human resources officer. Each chapter features insightful commentary and practical notes on the points the story raises, guiding you to put HR analytics into action in your organization. HR and other leaders cannot afford to overlook the power and competitive advantages of data-driven decision-making and strategies. This book reflects the growing trend of CEOs choosing analytics-minded business leaders to head HR, at a time when workplaces everywhere face game-changing forces including automation, robotics and artificial intelligence. It is urgent that human resources leaders embrace analytics, not only to remain professionally relevant but also to help their organizations successfully navigate this digital transformation. HR professionals can and must: Understand essential data science principles and corporate analytics models Identify and execute effective data analytics initiatives Boost HR and company productivity and performance with metrics that matter Shape an analytics-centric culture that generates data driven leaders Most organizations capture and report data, but data is useless without analysis that leads to action. The Data Driven Leader shows you how to use this tremendous asset to lead your organization higher.
John Carver A Carver Policy Governance Guide, Ends and the Ownership John Carver A Carver Policy Governance Guide, Ends and the Ownership Новинка

John Carver A Carver Policy Governance Guide, Ends and the Ownership

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The Carver Policy Governance® Guide series includes six booklets that offer board members a description of John Carver's Policy Governance model of board leadership. Policy Governance enables a board to fulfill its accountability to its organization's «owners,» whether the owners are association members, city residents, company shareholders, or a community of interest. Policy Governance addresses the board's engagement in financial, programmatic, and personnel matters; roles of officers and committees; reporting and evaluation; agendas; and other aspects of the board job. Ends and the Ownership helps boards distinguish between what an organization is for and what it does (ends versus means)—a basic feature of the innovative Policy Governance model. This important guide also discusses the concept of ownership and includes sample policies that can help board members effectively prioritize and govern. The Policy Governance model is based on the functions rather than the structure of a governing board. It outlines commonsense principles about governing that fit together into an entire system. The practices of the Policy Governance board, which are consistent with the principles, allow it to control without meddling, focus on long-term organizational outputs, powerfully delegate to a CEO and staff, and discharge its fiduciary responsibility in a visionary, strategic manner. Because the model is a total system, the Carver Policy Governance Guide series offers boards a complete set of principles for fulfilling their various obligations.
Mung Chiang Smart Data Pricing Mung Chiang Smart Data Pricing Новинка

Mung Chiang Smart Data Pricing

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A comprehensive text addressing the high demand for network, cloud, and content services through cutting-edge research on data pricing and business strategies Smart Data Pricing tackles the timely issue of surging demand for network, cloud, and content services and corresponding innovations in pricing these services to benefit consumers, operators, and content providers. The pricing of data traffic and other services is central to the core challenges of network monetization, growth sustainability, and bridging the digital divide. In this book, experts from both academia and industry discuss all aspects of smart data pricing research and development, including economic analyses, system development, user behavior evaluation, and business strategies. Smart Data Pricing: • Presents the analysis of leading researchers from industry and academia surrounding the pricing of network services and content. • Discusses current trends in mobile and wired data usage and their economic implications for content providers, network operators, end users, government regulators, and other players in the Internet ecosystem. • Includes new concepts and background technical knowledge that will help researchers and managers effectively monetize their networks and improve user quality-of-experience. • Provides cutting-edge research on business strategies and initiatives through a diverse collection of perspectives. • Combines academic and industry expertise from multiple disciplines and business organizations. The ideas and background of the technologies and economic principles discussed within these chapters are of real value to practitioners, researchers, and managers in identifying trends and deploying new pricing and network management technologies, and will help support managers in identifying new business directions and innovating solutions to challenging business problems.
Moges Dereje Media as Public Forum Moges Dereje Media as Public Forum Новинка

Moges Dereje Media as Public Forum

Media as public Forum a research based book which investigate the role of media for good governance through public participation. Media have universally positive effects on the development of participatory democracy and good governance. This is also a key factor for the assurance of sustainable development in a country. Thus, active citizenship through mass media platforms has an advantage of making good the legitimacy gap affecting the traditional political elites and leads to participatory democracy. It also encourages the engagement of citizen in the holistic developmental activity of a nation.
George James A. Smart Data. Enterprise Performance Optimization Strategy George James A. Smart Data. Enterprise Performance Optimization Strategy Новинка

George James A. Smart Data. Enterprise Performance Optimization Strategy

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The authors advocate attention to smart data strategy as an organizing element of enterprise performance optimization. They believe that “smart data” as a corporate priority could revolutionize government or commercial enterprise performance much like “six sigma” or “total quality” as organizing paradigms have done in the past. This revolution has not yet taken place because data historically resides in the province of the information resources organization. Solutions that render data smart are articulated in “technoid” terms versus the language of the board room. While books such as Adaptive Information by Pollock and Hodgson ably describe the current state of the art, their necessarily technical tone is not conducive to corporate or agency wide qualitative change.
Stephen Sharot Comparative Perspectives on Judaisms and Jewish Identities Stephen Sharot Comparative Perspectives on Judaisms and Jewish Identities Новинка

Stephen Sharot Comparative Perspectives on Judaisms and Jewish Identities

In Comparative Perspectives on Judaisms and Jewish Identities author Stephen Sharot uses his work published in journals and collected volumes over the past thirty-five years to examine a range of Jewish communities across both time and geography. Sharot’s sociological analyses consider religious developments and identities in diverse Jewish communities from Imperial China and Renaissance Italy to contemporary Israel and the United States. As Sharot examines these groups, other religions enter into the discussion as well, not only as major elements in the environments of Jewish communities but also with respect to certain religious phenomena that too have been present in Judaism.The book is divided into four parts: the first compares religious developments in pre-modern and early modern Jewish communities; the second focuses on Jewish religious movements, especially messianic-millennial and antinomian, in the pre-modern and early modern period; the third examines Jewish religious and ethnic identities in the modern period; and the fourth relates developments in Judaism in the modern period to theoretical debates on secularization, fundamentalism, and public religion in the sociology of religion. The afterword sums up the findings of the previous sections and compares the boundaries and boundary shifts among Jewish communities.As the plural "Judaisms" in the title indicates, Sharot discusses extensive differences in the religious characteristics between Jewish communiti...
Jared Dean Big Data, Data Mining, and Machine Learning. Value Creation for Business Leaders and Practitioners Jared Dean Big Data, Data Mining, and Machine Learning. Value Creation for Business Leaders and Practitioners Новинка

Jared Dean Big Data, Data Mining, and Machine Learning. Value Creation for Business Leaders and Practitioners

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With big data analytics comes big insights into profitability Big data is big business. But having the data and the computational power to process it isn't nearly enough to produce meaningful results. Big Data, Data Mining, and Machine Learning: Value Creation for Business Leaders and Practitioners is a complete resource for technology and marketing executives looking to cut through the hype and produce real results that hit the bottom line. Providing an engaging, thorough overview of the current state of big data analytics and the growing trend toward high performance computing architectures, the book is a detail-driven look into how big data analytics can be leveraged to foster positive change and drive efficiency. With continued exponential growth in data and ever more competitive markets, businesses must adapt quickly to gain every competitive advantage available. Big data analytics can serve as the linchpin for initiatives that drive business, but only if the underlying technology and analysis is fully understood and appreciated by engaged stakeholders. This book provides a view into the topic that executives, managers, and practitioners require, and includes: A complete overview of big data and its notable characteristics Details on high performance computing architectures for analytics, massively parallel processing (MPP), and in-memory databases Comprehensive coverage of data mining, text analytics, and machine learning algorithms A discussion of explanatory and predictive modeling, and how they can be applied to decision-making processes Big Data, Data Mining, and Machine Learning provides technology and marketing executives with the complete resource that has been notably absent from the veritable libraries of published books on the topic. Take control of your organization's big data analytics to produce real results with a resource that is comprehensive in scope and light on hyperbole.
Peter Andres Untracked activities. How users of fitness trackers value their generated data Peter Andres Untracked activities. How users of fitness trackers value their generated data Новинка

Peter Andres Untracked activities. How users of fitness trackers value their generated data

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2017 in the subject Computer Science - Commercial Information Technology, grade: 1,3, University of Frankfurt (Main), language: English, abstract: Nowadays, people do not only pursue an activity in order to stay healthy, they track this activity to gain a rational judgement about their activity. Through this data, the user gains insights into intangible metrics of everyday life in order to simplify daily activities due to the transparency of the generated data.Is this data more than just the simplification of everyday life? How do the users value their generated data? This thesis focuses on the question of how users value their data generated through tracking. Furthermore, it will be investigated what emphasizes the feeling of loss if an activity remains inadvertently untracked.This bachelor thesis solely focuses on the subjective valuation of data generated through tracking physical activities. To evaluate the subjective value, this work differentiates between activities that the users tracks and activities that accidentally remain unmonitored. This work assumes that this difference between these activities is the added value of tracking data. To evaluate possible factors that emphasize the value of perceived value of data an empirical study is conducted. This study examines the influence of personality traits on the value of data. Furthermore, the users' level of engagement in social comparison to evaluate his or her abilities and levels of...
Stephen Trachtenberg Governance Reconsidered. How Boards, Presidents, Administrators, and Faculty Can Help Their Colleges Thrive Stephen Trachtenberg Governance Reconsidered. How Boards, Presidents, Administrators, and Faculty Can Help Their Colleges Thrive Новинка

Stephen Trachtenberg Governance Reconsidered. How Boards, Presidents, Administrators, and Faculty Can Help Their Colleges Thrive

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Revamp senior administration organization for more effective governance Governance Reconsidered: How Boards, Presidents, Administrators, and Faculty Can Help Their Colleges Thrive takes an in-depth look at the current practice of governance in higher education and explores solutions for more effective functioning. Written by a former college president, the book provides an insider's perspective on the growing tensions around the traditional shared governance model and identifies the key challenges facing trustees, presidents, senior administrators, and faculty. Traditional shared governance operations are typically time-consuming, process-laden, and slow to respond to the internal and external forces acting upon modern educational institutions. Higher education is facing increasing political and economic pressure, and senior administration frequently needs the flexibility to make institutional decisions quickly. Using recent public scandals as examples, Governance Reconsidered illustrates how the tension between the need for timely decisions and action versus the importance of mission and academic quality is creating a dramatic systemic problem. The book provides practical advice on the issues at the heart of the matter, including: The nature and pace of change on campus, including the pressures facing higher education Clarity about the roles and responsibilities of trustees, the president, and the faculty The campus community's role in decision-making activities How thriving universities can govern collaboratively The book also addresses the brand new challenges that affect higher education governance, including MOOCs, online learning, and rising questions about value and cost. Campus leaders must work together effectively to boost higher education, and Governance Reconsidered contains the questions and answers integral to implementing effective governance.
J. M. Malcolm, Jeremy Malcolm Multi-Stakeholder Governance and the Internet Governance Forum J. M. Malcolm, Jeremy Malcolm Multi-Stakeholder Governance and the Internet Governance Forum Новинка

J. M. Malcolm, Jeremy Malcolm Multi-Stakeholder Governance and the Internet Governance Forum

Multi-stakeholder governance is a fresh approach to the development of public policy, bringing together governments, the private sector and civil society in partnership. The movement towards this new governance paradigm has been most marked in areas involving global networks of stakeholders, too intricate to be represented by governments alone. Nowhere is this better illustrated than on the Internet, where it is an inherent characteristic of the network that laws, and the conduct to which those laws are directed, will cross national borders.Thus momentum has developed to bring multi-stakeholder governance to the Internet, through reforms such as the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). In this groundbreaking and incisive book, Jeremy Malcolm examines the new model of multi-stakeholder governance for the Internet regime that the IGF represents. In doing so Jeremy outlines the state of the regime as it preceded the IGF's formation, and provides a faithful yet accessible account of international law, international relations, democratic theory and consensus decision-making as they bear on the topic. He then builds a compelling case for the reform of the IGF to enable it to fulfil its mandate as an institution for multi-stakeholder Internet governance.
Joel S. Goldsmith, Goldsmith Joel Goldsmith, Joel Goldsmith Spiritual Interpretation of Scripture Joel S. Goldsmith, Goldsmith Joel Goldsmith, Joel Goldsmith Spiritual Interpretation of Scripture Новинка

Joel S. Goldsmith, Goldsmith Joel Goldsmith, Joel Goldsmith Spiritual Interpretation of Scripture

Joel Goldsmith's "Spiritual Interpretation of Scripture" takes us beyond the normal metaphysical Bible interpretations into a deeper realization of the Spiritual Truth contained in the Holy Scriptures.
Fernando Iafrate From Big Data to Smart Data Fernando Iafrate From Big Data to Smart Data Новинка

Fernando Iafrate From Big Data to Smart Data

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A pragmatic approach to Big Data by taking the reader on a journey between Big Data (what it is) and the Smart Data (what it is for). Today’s decision making can be reached via information (related to the data), knowledge (related to people and processes), and timing (the capacity to decide, act and react at the right time). The huge increase in volume of data traffic, and its format (unstructured data such as blogs, logs, and video) generated by the “digitalization” of our world modifies radically our relationship to the space (in motion) and time, dimension and by capillarity, the enterprise vision of performance monitoring and optimization.
Marilyn Hamilton Integral City Inquiry . Action. Designing Impact for the Human Hive Marilyn Hamilton Integral City Inquiry . Action. Designing Impact for the Human Hive Новинка

Marilyn Hamilton Integral City Inquiry . Action. Designing Impact for the Human Hive

How do you inquire about, act in and impact the city as self, other and place?This is a book of: burning questions that deepen your reflective capacity; injunctions that guide your practice as a city AQtivator; and frames for designing impact on, with and as the city.Learn through a series of methodological cases studies and templates for process designs, based on Integral City work in the last decade. If you want to achieve impact in your work as Integral City Practitioner, Catalyst or Meshworker, these designs generate outcomes in the city as a whole, using an integrally framed approach. You can address consciousness and culture as Place Caring (the left had quadrants of the integral model) and actions and systems as Place Making (the right hand quadrants of the integral model). Organized using the Integral City design cycle the chapters walk you through processes for inviting in the Knowing Field; embracing the Master Code; assessing the 12 Intelligences of the City; discovering and mapping City Values; designing Vital Signs Monitors; engaging the 4 Voices of the City; Prototyping designs for Learning Lhabitats, Pop-ups and Sustainable Community Development; Meshworking Purpose, People, Place and Planet; and Evaluating Outcomes. Using these process designs you may choose a linear or a non-linear path. Whether you focus on separate stages or attempt the whole tour, you will find an inquiry-action-impact system that is replicable, frequently iterative and provides a grand cy...
Varun Kumar Strengthening Governance of District Health Administration Varun Kumar Strengthening Governance of District Health Administration Новинка

Varun Kumar Strengthening Governance of District Health Administration

In recent years, the governance of the health system has become a key issue of discussion for international organisations such as the WHO, the WB, UNDP, USAID and the EC. Furthermore, they state that spending on health would not alone achieve the intended results in health without addressing governance. The study aims to recommend specific strategies to strengthen governance of the DHA in Bihar. In doing so, it first identifies and critically analyses the causes of poor governance. Moreover, it reviews theories and documented effective examples of strengthening governance in the district level health systems in low and middle income countries. The study finally analyses various strategies for strengthening governance and outlines appropriate governance for the DHA. To undertake this study, a framework developed by Brinkerhoff et al. (2008) is used, which covers leadership and management capacity, accountability, community participation and transparency in decision making. The methodology primarily involves reviewing secondary data; however, a number of health and development professionals were contacted to obtain a number of practical experiences.
Cole Knaflic Nussbaumer Storytelling with Data. A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals Cole Knaflic Nussbaumer Storytelling with Data. A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals Новинка

Cole Knaflic Nussbaumer Storytelling with Data. A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals

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Don't simply show your data—tell a story with it! Storytelling with Data teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data. You'll discover the power of storytelling and the way to make data a pivotal point in your story. The lessons in this illuminative text are grounded in theory, but made accessible through numerous real-world examples—ready for immediate application to your next graph or presentation. Storytelling is not an inherent skill, especially when it comes to data visualization, and the tools at our disposal don't make it any easier. This book demonstrates how to go beyond conventional tools to reach the root of your data, and how to use your data to create an engaging, informative, compelling story. Specifically, you'll learn how to: Understand the importance of context and audience Determine the appropriate type of graph for your situation Recognize and eliminate the clutter clouding your information Direct your audience's attention to the most important parts of your data Think like a designer and utilize concepts of design in data visualization Leverage the power of storytelling to help your message resonate with your audience Together, the lessons in this book will help you turn your data into high impact visual stories that stick with your audience. Rid your world of ineffective graphs, one exploding 3D pie chart at a time. There is a story in your data—Storytelling with Data will give you the skills and power to tell it!
Vikas Rajole Causes of Data Breaches and Preventive Measures. Data Loss Prevention Vikas Rajole Causes of Data Breaches and Preventive Measures. Data Loss Prevention Новинка

Vikas Rajole Causes of Data Breaches and Preventive Measures. Data Loss Prevention

Technical Report from the year 2012 in the subject Computer Science - Applied, grade: none, Royal Holloway, University of London, course: M.Sc. Information Security, language: English, abstract: As technology evolves, the threat landscape evolves. The threat landscape has changed frommere script kiddies for fun to organised cyber crime to steal data for identity theft andmonetary gains.It is very important to protect the business data from all kind of data breach attacks in orderto maintain the brand reputation and customer faith. New laws and governance policiesmake it mandatory for organisations to protect customer data. This project talks about thedifferent effect of data breaches and preventive measures. This project targets mostly on the'confidentiality' trait of the information security's CIA triad.
Charles Lagu Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Livestock-Producing Communities of Uganda Charles Lagu Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Livestock-Producing Communities of Uganda Новинка

Charles Lagu Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Livestock-Producing Communities of Uganda

The study on the impact of HIV/AIDS on the livestock-producing communities of Uganda was carried out in Kashumba and Moyo sub counties. There was no clear data that supported the impact of HIV/AIDS on livestock producing communities on labour, decision-making, grazing and watering time and factors that aggravated its effects. Data were collected using semi-structured questionnaire,focus group discussion, observation guides and review of secondary data. The study showed that there was reduction in the availability of labour for grazing and watering livestock in both Moyo and Kashumba; There was shift in decision-making and implementation from ailing household heads to selected household members. There was significant negative changes in livestock grazing and sale of livestock products in households affected by HIV/AIDS compared to those non affected. Furthermore, there was reduction in grazing and watering time for livestock activities. It was observed that daily animal source foods reduced in the affected households. The study recommended that HIV/AIDS mitigation measures be intergrated in the livestock sector plans that will create HIV/AIDS competent communities in Uganda.
Dean Hammer A Companion to Greek Democracy and the Roman Republic Dean Hammer A Companion to Greek Democracy and the Roman Republic Новинка

Dean Hammer A Companion to Greek Democracy and the Roman Republic

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A Companion to Greek Democracy and the Roman Republic offers a comparative approach to examining ancient Greek and Roman participatory communities. Explores various aspects of participatory communities through pairs of chapters—one Greek, one Roman—to highlight comparisons between cultures Examines the types of relationships that sustained participatory communities, the challenges they faced, and how they responded Sheds new light on participatory contexts using diverse methodological approaches Brings an international array of scholars into dialogue with each other
William Pelotte Schenectady. a City Transformed by War William Pelotte Schenectady. a City Transformed by War Новинка

William Pelotte Schenectady. a City Transformed by War

World War II and its impact on communities across the country were far-reaching. Schenectady, with major industries and a growing population, was positioned well to handle the escalating war overseas. The following is an examination of how the city of Schenectady, its corporate partners, and its citizens were able to adapt to the challenges and demands placed upon them during these years.
Sibel Yamak, Bengi Ertuna A Primer on Corporate Governance. Turkey Sibel Yamak, Bengi Ertuna A Primer on Corporate Governance. Turkey Новинка

Sibel Yamak, Bengi Ertuna A Primer on Corporate Governance. Turkey

A Premier on Corporate Governance: Turkey takes an in-depth and comprehensive assessment of corporate governance in Turkey at a cross section in time when the country is going through major multidimensional transformations. Structural characteristics of its economy and the historical antecedents of corporate governance are provided to the readers as a background in the first part of the book. External and internal mechanisms of corporate governance are built on this background. Legal system of the country, its company laws, regulatory authorities and the state of the market for corporate control as well as the socio-cultural norms, ways of doing business, and the Turkish code of good governance are examined as the external mechanisms shaping the corporate governance practices of companies in the context. Internal control mechanisms analyzed in this book include the characteristics of the board of directors, ownership structure, and management teams of Turkish companies. In conclusion, the authors discuss current and future corporate governance challenges in the Turkish business context.
Julia Schneider Die Institutionalisierung von Good Governance in der Europaischen Entwicklungspolitik Julia Schneider Die Institutionalisierung von Good Governance in der Europaischen Entwicklungspolitik Новинка

Julia Schneider Die Institutionalisierung von Good Governance in der Europaischen Entwicklungspolitik

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Politik - Internationale Politik - Thema: Entwicklungspolitik, Note: 1,3, Universität Mannheim (Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften), Veranstaltung: Hauptseminar: Europäische Außenpolitik, 40 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In seiner Rede am 3. Dezember 1997 betonte der Generalsekretär der Vereinten Nationen, Kofi Annan, die Bedeutung von Good Governance für den Erfolg für Entwicklungshilfe, indem er sagte, dass „without good governance, without the rule of law, predictable administration, legitimate power and responsive regulation - no amount of funding, no short-term economic miracle will set the developing world on the path of prosperity".Die Erkenntnis, dass die Art und Qualität der Regierungsführung Einfluss darauf hat, wie erfolgreich Entwicklungshilfe ist, hat sich seit gut einem Jahrzehnt in allen Geberorganisationen durchgesetzt. Auch in die Entwicklungspolitik der Europäischen Union hat das Konzept des Good Governance Eingang gefunden. Allerdings existiert eine Fülle von verschiedenen Definitionen von Good Governance; Aussagen über die kausalen Zusammenhänge zwischen Good Governance und Entwicklung sind nur schwer zu treffen und es besteht nicht einmal Einigkeit darüber, ob Good Governance Vorbedingung oder Produkt des Entwicklungsprozesses ist. Good Governance scheint also zu einer Leitidee geworden zu sein, die auf internationaler Ebene diskutiert wird und gerade in Verhandlungen mit Ent...
Janna Lüttmann Local Government Reforms in Germany Janna Lüttmann Local Government Reforms in Germany Новинка

Janna Lüttmann Local Government Reforms in Germany

Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject Politics - Political Systems - Germany, grade: A, Ryerson University (Canada Toronto Ryerson University), course: Public Administration and Governance , 25 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: While frontrunners like the United Kingdom (UK) under Thatcher, the United States under Reagan and the New Zealand began New Public Management (NPM) reforms in the 1980s, Germany's federal government level only showed movement toward modernization in the late 1990s, and efforts still have not gone far enough to be evaluated with confidence. The most notable government reforms were, undertaken by the local governments, which engaged in incremental reforms in the 1980s, and only began engaging in NPM after a ten-year delay in the 1990s, when the UK and other countries had started concentrating government reform efforts on engaging multi-stakeholder networks through local and public governance measures.Focusing on the local level of government I attempt to explain the puzzle as to why Germany was a decade behind in adopting NPM measures, and why the initiative to reform public management started primarily at the local level and remains mainly limited to the local level of government. Subsequently, the purpose of this paper is to illustrate to what extent local government reforms in Germany vary from those perused by the NPM pioneer, the UK. A focus will be on institutional and ideological particularities of the German...
Suzanne Morse W. Smart Communities. How Citizens and Local Leaders Can Use Strategic Thinking to Build a Brighter Future Suzanne Morse W. Smart Communities. How Citizens and Local Leaders Can Use Strategic Thinking to Build a Brighter Future Новинка

Suzanne Morse W. Smart Communities. How Citizens and Local Leaders Can Use Strategic Thinking to Build a Brighter Future

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The new edition of the acclaimed guide to strategic decision-making in community planning, development, and collaboration Based on the results of more than a decade of research by the Pew Partnership for Civic Change, Smart Communities provides directions for strategic decision-making and outlines the key strategies used by thousands of leaders who have worked to create successful communities. Outlining seven «leverage points» for decision-making used by thousands of leaders who have worked to create successful communities, this new Second Edition offers leaders from both the public and private sectors the tools they need to build a civic infrastructure and create a better future for all the community's citizens. Second Edition has been thoroughly updated with current knowledge and research Covers new developments from current design thinking and strategy literature to innovation and invention in communities Advises on how to create community readiness that will help avert problems before they begin All case vignettes have been revised to include more detailed information about the process and application of the seven leverage points Examples from communities around the country illustrate how these change agents' well-structured decision-making processes can be traced to their effective use of the seven key leverage points Smart Communities offers hope to those who are striving to improve their communities and addresses vital issues such as poverty, race relations, and children's health and welfare.

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