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Online ERP Guide
Everything about online ERP for the small business.
by Dimitris Athanasiadis & Kostis Mamassis
May 07 2012
Inside you’ll find all the basics: •what's this 'ERP' really? •why do you need it for your business? •how do you choose which is best? •what's cloud ERP and why it's better than traditional ERP? •what’s the difference between open vs. closed cloud ERP? •the future of ERP Also – reviews of the main solutions for small and very small businesses… • • • • •

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Cloud Computing
by Tanmay Deshpande
April 02 2012
Cloud Computing (ISBN 978-93-81962-90-9) This a course/reference book for Final year(Computer Engineering) at University of Pune. This book covers wide range of topics in field of Cloud Computing like IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, Hadoop, Eucalyptus, OpenNebula etc.

Unleash the Power of
How to Thrive in the New Digital Economy
by Jonathan Sapir , Steve Wood , Andy Mulholland , Peter Coffee & Francois Koutchouk
February 28 2012
A new Gartner report says that by 2014, citizen developers will build at least 25% of new business applications. A citizen developer is defined as an end user who creates business applications for consumption by others using corporate-IT-sanctioned development and runtime environments. Today, citizen developers are still developing applications using tools like MS Access and Lotus Notes that are now 20 years old. They were not built to meet the needs of today’s digital world – in the cloud, mobile and social. For citizen developers to succeed, they will need a new set of tools, as well as a new approach to application development and delivery. There will also be a critical new role to be played by IT in supporting citizen developers and bringing them out of the shadows. Unleash the Power of addresses this new wave of IT – what it is, what it means, and how your organization can take advantage of it. This book describes: • the burgeoning digital economy and how it is driving the need for citizen developers; • the foundation and building blocks for a consistent enabling platform to support citizen developers; • an implementation plan for a smooth transition to citizen application development; • a comprehensive description of as a ready-to-go, complete citizen developer enabling platform; and • a migration strategy to get existing applications to the cloud quickly and efficiently. This book will give you a comprehensive understanding of how you can leverage the power of to meet the demands of the new digital economy.

The Challenger Sale
Taking Control of the Customer Conversation
by Brent Adamson
November 10 2011
What's the secret to sales success? If you're like most business leaders, you'd say it's fundamentally about relationships-and you'd be wrong. The best salespeople don't just build relationships with customers. They challenge them. The need to understand what top-performing reps are doing that their average performing colleagues are not drove Matthew Dixon, Brent Adamson, and their colleagues at Corporate Executive Board to investigate the skills, behaviors, knowledge, and attitudes that matter most for high performance. And what they discovered may be the biggest shock to conventional sales wisdom in decades. Based on an exhaustive study of thousands of sales reps across multiple industries and geographies, The Challenger Sale argues that classic relationship building is a losing approach, especially when it comes to selling complex, large-scale business-to-business solutions. The authors' study found that every sales rep in the world falls into one of five distinct profiles, and while all of these types of reps can deliver average sales performance, only one-the Challenger- delivers consistently high performance. Instead of bludgeoning customers with endless facts and features about their company and products, Challengers approach customers with unique insights about how they can save or make money. They tailor their sales message to the customer's specific needs and objectives. Rather than acquiescing to the customer's every demand or objection, they are assertive, pushing back when necessary and taking control of the sale. The things that make Challengers unique are replicable and teachable to the average sales rep. Once you understand how to identify the Challengers in your organization, you can model their approach and embed it throughout your sales force. The authors explain how almost any average-performing rep, once equipped with the right tools, can successfully reframe customers' expectations and deliver a distinctive purchase experience that drives higher levels of customer loyalty and, ultimately, greater growth.

.NET 4 for Enterprise Architects and Developers
by Sudhanshu Hate
September 15 2011
Explaining the features of the .NET Framework 4, this book talks about how to best leverage these features. Intended for architects and developers, it provides the understanding needed to evaluate and adopt .NET 4 effectively. Presenting the viewpoints of industry practitioners, the book considers key scenarios where specific features are applicable with associated code snippets to provides a fundamental understanding of the technical aspects of implementation. The book will also be useful to students and technology enthusiasts who wish to learn more about .NET 4

Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking
Enabling efficient, effective and productive information services and data infrastructures
by Greg Schulz
August 02 2011
The amount of data being generated, processed, and stored has reached unprecedented levels. Even during the recent economic crisis, there has been no slow down or information recession. Instead, the need to process, move, and store data has only increased. Consequently, IT organizations are looking to do more with what they have while supporting growth along with new services without compromising on cost and service delivery. Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking, by savvy IT industry veteran Greg Schulz, looks at converging IT resources and management technologies for facilitating efficient and effective delivery of information services, including enabling of Information Factories. Regardless of your experience level, Schulz guides you through the various technologies and techniques available for enabling efficient information services delivery. Coverage includes: • Information services delivery model options and best practices • Metrics for efficient E2E IT management • Server, storage, I/O networking and data center virtualization • Converged and cloud storage services (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) • Data protection for virtual, cloud and physical environments • Data footprint reduction and data protection modernization • High Availability, Business Continuance, and Disaster Recovery This much-needed reference brings together technology themes and topics that are converging in IT and data center environments for enabling effective information services in a practical and hype free manner. When it comes to IT clouds and virtualization, you must look before you leap. This book will help you address the question of not if, rather when, where, with what, and how to leverage cloud, virtual, and data storage networking as part of your IT infrastructure today and in the future.

ASP.NET 4 Social Networking
A truly hands-on book for ASP.NET 4 Developers
by Sudhanshu Hate , Atul Gupta & Andrew Siemer
March 07 2011
This book shows how to build a scalable, enterprise-ready social network using ASP.NET. The book uses the latest features of ASP.NET 4 and .NET Framework 4 to provide a platform that is efficient, easy to maintain, and extensible. Whether you want to build your own social network, are developing a social site for a customer or employer, or just want a practical guide to developing complex ASP.NET applications, this book is ideal for you. The book starts by planning the essential features of your social network, and then building a 'community framework' that will give your site a solid foundation and enable you to add all your social networking features. You can then go on to create user accounts, profile pages, messaging systems, 'friend' relationships between members, photo galleries, blogs, forums, groups, and more. Along the way you will see MEF, Entity Framework, LINQ, AJAX, C# 4.0, ASP.NET Routing,and other features of ASP.NET 4.0 put to practical and interesting uses. There is also integration with other technologies like Silverlight, Flash, XINHA WYSIWYG editor, reCaptcha, Lucene.NET and Cropper and you also look at custom implementation of authentication and profile features for the website. This book will show you how to create a scalable, maintainable social network that can support hundreds of thousands of users, complete with multimedia features.

Cloud Computing: Principles and Paradigms
The Enterprise Cloud Computing Paradigm
by Benoit Hudzia
January 03 2011
Keywords: enterprise cloud computing paradigm; Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) - comprehensive definition of enterprise application today; evolution of cloud computing and today's enterprise landscapes - to enterprise computing paradigm, featuring convergence of business and IT and open, service oriented marketplace Summary This chapter contains sections titled: Introduction Background Issues for Enterprise Applications on the Cloud Transition Challenges Enterprise Cloud Technology and Market Evolution Business Drivers Toward a Marketplace for Enterprise Cloud Computing The Cloud Supply Chain Summary Acknowledgments References

Thinking of ... as your key to the Cloud Kingdom?
Ask the Smart Questions
by Alok Misra , Ian Gotts & Parker Harris (Foreword)
November 15 2010
“It’s interesting that over the past 50 years, the software industry has not only gone through business cycles but also business model cycles. And even more interesting is that the critical issues in successful business models keep being forgotten, or assumed are being solved in the next newest iteration. What Misra and Gotts have done in their thinking here is to frame the problem well and clearly. Then by using the Q&A approach, they provide not only a great check list, but also a bite-sized chunks process to allow the reader to think about and understand the key issues at a engaged and detailed level. I’d recommend the book to any ISV or enterprise CIO thinking about what they might or could do in the Cloud space.” - Ken Horner, Principal, Deloitte

Scheduling and Isolation in Virtualization
A study on scheduling and isolation for data centers and cloud computing
by Gaurav Somani
September 29 2010
Cloud Computing is a new paradigm where resources are used as on-demand utility. Infrastructure as a Service(IaaS) cloud uses virtual machine(VM) based implementation for numerous advantages like elasticity, fault isolation, efficient hardware utilization, security and ease of management. Virtual machine monitor(VMM) like Xen is a popular virtualization software to manage virtual machines by scheduling them to use resources such as CPU, memory and network. Performance isolation is desirable in virtual machine based infrastructures to meet Service Level Agreements(SLAs). In performance isolation, no virtual machine should affect performance of other co hosted virtual machine, which shares the same hardware. The thesis aims to evaluate the performance isolation achieved by Xen in different scheduler configurations. This thesis also investigates requirements of global balancing of load across all the available physical processors in a physical machine and discusses algorithmic design and implementation of a developed user space load balancing program.

Management Strategies For The Cloud Revolution
How Cloud Computing is Transforming Business and Why You Can’t Afford to Be Left Behind
by Charles Babcock
May 22 2010
Management Strategies For The Cloud Revolution is the first book to provide practical cloud computing understanding and strategy for businesses small and large. In this informative guide, computing expert and InformationWeek editor-at-large Charles Babcock puts business leaders at the forefront of the movement by answering their biggest questions about cloud computing, including: How can using cloud computing cut business costs, increase innovation, and improve customer service? How can a manager convince team members and higher-ups to invest time and money in the cloud? What will the cloud of the future enable businesses to do ? How can my company get started now with a smart, customized cloud computing strategy? The revolution is starting now, if you want to compete, you can’t afford to miss Management Strategies For The Cloud Revolution.

Enterprise Cloud Computing
A Strategy Guide for Business and Technology Leaders
by Peter Fingar , Andy Mulholland & Jon Pyke
April 23 2010
We are witnessing the third seismic shift in information technology over the past fifty years. First it was centralized computing with mainframe computers then client-server computing driven by networks and PCs. Now it’s Cloud Computing, a computing model with game changing economic and innovation implications that promises to have a huge impact on business. Written by industry veterans with a combined leadership experience of over 100 years at the intersection of business and technology, Enterprise Cloud Computing provides strategic insights, describes the breakout business models and offers the planning and implementation guidance business and technology leaders need to chart their course ahead.

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Above the Clouds
Managing Risk in the World of Cloud Computing
by Kevin T McDonald
February 23 2010
Above the Clouds: Managing Risk in the World of Cloud Computing acts as a primer and strategic guide to identify Cloud Computing best practices and associated risks, and reduce the latter to acceptable levels. From software as a service (SaaS) to replacing the entire IT infrastructure, the author serves as an educator, guide and strategist, from runway to getting the organization above the clouds. Valuable tips on how to choose your provider of Cloud Services are also offered.

Shedding Light on Cloud Computing
a Primer
by Gregor Petri
January 22 2010
This Primer provides a structured overview of what Cloud Computing is and what the potential benefits and risks are. In addition it explores how Cloud Computing will impact IT management and IT's role in the organization as a service provider. It also looks at the risks of Cloud Computing. Risk is consistently cited by CIOs and CFOs as the largest obstacle of cloud computing for their organizations. In this primer we consider the risks in areas such as availability, privacy and regulatory compliance. This booklet explores some of the reasons why organizations want to implement Cloud Computing, to name just a few: cost-savings, increased speed and flexibility and higher performance. It looks at how the Cloud delivers against these expectations and debates its long term viability. The Cloud Computing Primer also examines various Cloud types such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). Virtualization, a critical component of Cloud Computing, is covered in detail while the final chapter looks at the the future and the impact of Cloud Computing on the entire organization. This booklet can be used as a reference and overview tool for anybody who is affected or will be affected or is simply interested in Cloud Computing. No prior in-depth knowledge is required.

Cloud Computing for Dummies
by Judith Hurwitz , Robin Bloor , Marcia Kaufman & Fern Halper
November 19 2009
Cloud Computing can be difficult to understand at first, but the cost-saving possibilities are great and many companies are getting on board. This straightforward, plain-English guide clears up the confusion and helps you get your plan in place. You'll learn how cloud computing enables you to run a more green IT infrastructure, and access technology-enabled services from the Internet without having to understand, manage, or invest in the technology infrastructure that supports them. You'll also find out what you need to consider when implementing a plan, how to handle security issues, and more. Cloud Computing for Dummies gets straight to the point, providing the practical information you need to know.

Host Your Web Site On The Cloud
Amazon Web Services Made Easy
by Jeff Barr
November 17 2009
Authored by Amazon's Senior Manager of Cloud Computing Solutions this book teaches you how to host your website, applications or data on the Amazon Elastic Computing Cloud. It Covers file and database storage, server management, querying services, application management, performance and maintenance, scaling and load balancing, and much more. This books straightforward, practical advice and step-by-step guides will have you running your website on the cloud in no time.

Behind the Cloud
The Untold Story of how Went from Idea to Billion-Dollar Company and Revolutionized an Industry
by Marc Benioff
October 22 2009
How did grow from a start up in a rented apartment into the world's fastest growing software company in less than a decade? For the first time, Marc Benioff, the visionary founder, chairman and CEO of, tells how he and his team created and used new business, technology, and philanthropic models tailored to this time of extraordinary change. Showing how not only survived the dotcom implosion, but went on to define itself as the leader of the cloud computing revolution and spark a $46-billion dollar industry, Benioff's story will help business leaders and entrepreneurs stand out, innovate better, and grow faster in any economic climate. In Behind the Cloud, Benioff shares the strategies that have inspired employees, turned customers into evangelists, leveraged an ecosystem of partners, and allowed innovation to flourish.

Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise
A Step-by-Step Guide
by David Linthicum
October 22 2009
Massive, disruptive change is coming to IT as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), SOA, mashups, Web 2.0, and cloud computing truly come of age. David S Linthicum explains why the days of managing IT organizations as private fortresses will disappear as IT becomes a global community. He demonstrates how to run IT when critical elements of customer, product, and business data and processes extend far beyond the firewall - and how to use all the information to deliver real-time answers about everything from an individual customer's credit to the location of a specific cargo container. This book offers a clear assessment of the challenges associated with this new world - and offers a step-by-step program for getting there with maximum return on investment and minimum risk. If you're ready to begin driving real competitive advantages from cloud computing, this book is the start-to-finish roadmap you need to make it happen.

Cloud Security & Privacy
An Enterprise Perspective on Risks and Compliance
by Subra Kumaraswamy , Tim Mather & Shahed Latif
September 22 2009
You may regard cloud computing as an ideal way for your company to control IT costs, but do you know how private and secure this service really is? Not many people do. With Cloud Security and Privacy, you'll learn what's at stake when you trust your data to the cloud, and what you can do to keep your virtual infrastructure and web applications secure. This book offers you sound advice from three well-known authorities in the tech security world.

Entrepreneur Journeys Vol 3
Positioning: How to Test, Validate, and Bring Your Idea to Market
by Sramana Mitra
September 22 2009
This is the third book in Sramana Mitra's Entrepreneur Journeys series. In Volume three she showcases case study after case study of successful entrepreneurs who have analyzed their markets and defined their value propositions through differentiation, competitive analysis, market sizing, and, among other core elements of a compelling strategic marketing plan, segmentation. The process she takes her readers through is akin to the grilling venture capitalists typically put entrepreneurs through. A grueling test to any business idea, Mitra's book stimulates a due diligence exercise, which no matter if you are bootstrapping or raising venture capital, you must put yourself through to avoid wasting precious years and scarce resources.

Thinking of...Buying a Cloud Solution? Ask the Smart Questions
by Ian Gotts & Stephen Parker
August 22 2009
Smart Questions is a series of books written by Domain Experts for Smart People. The books give you some background on the subject. But what makes these books really valuable is they provide a list of important questions that could save you a whole heap of time, cost and heartache. Whether you want the Smart Questions for yourself or as a means to drive thinking within your customers, these books are a great tool and a valuable reference guide. The Smart Questions approach allows domain experts to become authors. But they go further by connecting the authors with a wider community allowing them to contribute and improve the questions in the books. A form of crowdsourcing.

Thinking of...Offering a Cloud Solution? Ask the Smart Questions
by Ian Gotts & Stephen Parker
August 22 2009
Smart Questions is a series of books written by Domain Experts for Smart People. The books give you some background on the subject. But what makes these books really valuable is they provide a list of important questions that could save you a whole heap of time, cost and heartache. Whether you want the Smart Questions for yourself or as a means to drive thinking within your customers, these books are a great tool and a valuable reference guide. The Smart Questions approach allows domain experts to become authors. But they go further by connecting the authors with a wider community allowing them to contribute and improve the questions in the books. A form of crowdsourcing.

Thinking of... Delivering Solutions on the Windows Azure Platform? Ask the Smart Questions
by Stephen Parker
July 10 2009
The Cloud Shift represents a major disruptive transition within the IT industry. Azure is a significant play by Microsoft to occupy a position within the IaaS and PaaS space. So whether you wear the suit or the jeans within your orgainisation it is important that you understand the implications of Azure from both a business and technical prespective. This book provides the Smart Questions that will assist you in finding the answers that are right for you.

Network Design and Inventory Optimization
Sharing and optimization concepts from Operations Research - which can be applied to the Cloud
by Ilyas Iyoob
June 26 2009
This book combines sharing and optimization concepts to improve Service Parts Logistics domain. The same concepts can be applied to solving the IT supply chain problem in the Cloud space.

Power in the Cloud
Building Information Systems at the Edge of Chaos
by Jonathan Sapir
June 22 2009
This book is a guide to building information systems at the edge of chaos - that sweet pot of productive change, where front line workers have the capability to pursue their own solutions with minimal central control. The advent of cloud computing presents an unprecedented opportunity for organizations to revolutionize the way in which they build information systems, and in so doing, transform their business. How do we prepare our organizations to not only survive, but to take advantage of the opportunities that rapid change inevitably brings? This book focuses on the role of information systems in this endeavor. Information systems will become increasingly more critical to the success of every enterprise. How they are built and how they are used should therefore be foremost on the mind of anyone responsible for the well-being of an organization.

Service Management for Dummies
by Judith Hurwitz , Robin Bloor , Marcia Kaufman & Fern Halper
May 22 2009
Service Management for Dummies

Software as a Service Inflection Point
Using Cloud Computing to Achieve Business Agility
by Melvin Greer
May 22 2009
Over the last few years, industry has begun developing a model of IT known as Cloud Computing, which includes Software as a Service, and it has reached an inflection point. This book provides a guide to the Cloud Computing IT model with a solid overview of concepts, business aspects, technical implications, benefits, challenges, and trends. The Author skillfully lays out a game plan for government and commercial entities alike looking to stay relevant in this burgeoning business paradigm. Readers will discover new ways of reducing costs, creating greater efficiencies, and ultimately providing long-term value through business transformation.

Entrepreneur Journeys Vol 2
Bootstrapping: Weapon of Mass Reconstruction
by Sramana Mitra
April 23 2009
Along with the incisive analysis and commentary that have popularized her blog and Forbes columns, Mitra showcases a dozen successful entrepreneurs and their lessons from the bootstrapping trenches. Overflowing with lively entrepreneurial tangents, theories, and behind-closed-doors-experience, the book rises to the level of economic policy discussion while simultaneously offering practical advice from experienced bootstrappers. Important issues like doing more with less, getting started with little or no capital, and validating the market on the cheap are discussed with the likes of Om Malik of GigaOm and Greg Gianforte of RightNow.

The Facebook Era
Tapping Online Social Networks to Build Better Products, Reach New Audiences, and Sell More Stuff
by Clara Shih
March 22 2009
In The Facebook Era, Clara Shih systematically outlines the business promise of social networking and shows how to transform that promise into reality. Through case studies, examples, and a practical how-to guide, Shih helps individuals, companies, and organizations understand and take advantage of social networks to transform customer relationships for sales and marketing. Shih systematically identifies your best opportunities to use social networks to source new business opportunities, target marketing messages, find the best employees, and engage customers as true partners throughout the innovation cycle. Finally, she presents a detailed action plan for positioning your company to win in today’s radically new era: The Facebook Era.

The 21st Century Business Platform Built on Cloud Computing
by Peter Fingar
February 23 2009
In Dot.Cloud business strategy expert and former CIO, Peter Fingar, explains the main ideas of cloud computing and brings together the ideas of the movers and shakers who are actively building the Cloud. This book is about the Business of Cloud Computing and how it portends for business, transformation in the ways companies are managed, and business models for the 21st century. The Author discusses how companies carry out their work in the Cloud instead of office buildings and skyscrapers, and how they manage their business processes in the Cloud. The book also talks about human interactions in the Cloud, and about the end of management and the rise of self organizing, self-managed Bioteams.

The Essential Guide to Flash CS4 with ActionScript
by Michael Oliver , Paul Milbourne & Chris Kaplan
February 23 2009
The Essential Guide to Flash CS4 with ActionScript introduces and explores the possibilities available to you through using Flash CS4. You will learn the aspects basics of Flash's working environment and, using a step-by-step approach, work through the features of Flash and ActionScript needed to quickly achieve results. From navigating the interface to using graphic tools to write scripts and troubleshoot, you'll master deploying highly interactive applications with rich audio, video, and animation.

The Green and Virtual Data Center
Enabling business growth and productivity via effective computing
by Greg Schulz
January 29 2009
The Green and Virtual Data Center sets aside the political aspects of what is or is not considered green to instead focus on the opportunities for organizations that want to sustain environmentally-friendly economical growth. If you are willing to believe that IT infrastructure resources deployed in a highly virtualized manner can be combined with other technologies to achieve simplified and cost-effective delivery of services in a green, profitable manner, this book is for you. Savvy industry veteran Greg Schulz provides real-world insight, addressing best practices, server, software, storage, networking, and facilities issues concerning any current or next-generation virtual data center that relies on underlying physical infrastructures. Coverage includes: Energy and data footprint reduction Cloud-based storage and computing Intelligent and adaptive power management Server, storage, and networking virtualization Tiered servers and storage, network, and data centers Energy avoidance and energy efficiency Many current and emerging technologies can enable a green and efficient virtual data center to support and sustain business growth with a reasonable return on investment. This book presents virtually all critical IT technologies and techniques to discuss the interdependencies that need to be supported to enable a dynamic, energy-efficient, economical, and environmentally-friendly green IT data center. This is a path that every organization must ultimately follow.

SOA for Dummies 2nd Edition
by Judith Hurwitz , Robin Bloor , Marcia Kaufman & Fern Halper
January 23 2009
SOA for Dummies 2nd Edition

Why Killer Products Don’t Sell
by Ian Gotts
January 23 2009
This book complements “Crossing the Chasm” and describes how tech companies should organize themselves so that they can sell innovative technology, solutions, and services to corporates – i.e., to the left of the Chasm. It is based on 15 years of research, consulting and training with companies ranging from Cisco, AT&T, Symantec & SAS down to startups, and the foreword is written by Guy Kawasaki.

Seven Clear Business Models
by Timothy Chou
January 23 2009
Based on a series of lectures at Stanford University “Cloud” discusses cloud computing from a business perspective. It serves as an excellent, easy-to-read, introduction to cloud computing for anyone who builds, sells, purchases or invests in applications or infrastructure delivered as a cloud service. The book is full of examples and stories from many of the leaders in the field. You'll be amused to even find Brad and Angelina in the book.

The Silicon Valley Mysteries
by Keith Raffel
January 12 2009
When things start to go bad for Ian Michaels, they go really bad. A ruthless billionaire threatens to steal his company. A mysterious black car runs down his wife Rowena. When the police dismiss the attack as an accident, it's left to Ian to track down the assailant before he strikes again. As Rowena lingers near death, Ian races to an atom smasher at Stanford to fulfill what may be her last wish - that he prove an unsung female physicist was cheated out of a Nobel Prize.

Succeeding at SaaS
Computing in the Cloud
by Amy D Wohl
October 22 2008
This book is both an overview and a series of recommendations for ISVs, platform vendors, and customers who want to participate in the SaaS market. The centerpiece of the book is 22 interviews Wohl conducted with market participants, illustrating the state of the SaaS market and its direction. Author Amy Wohl has been following the SaaS market since its inception and has filled the book with advice based on her consulting practice and her observations of the industry. The book includes both a brief history of the market and its precedents, a definition of cloud computing and its relationship to SaaS, and a discussion of their likely futures.

Entrepreneur Journeys Vol 1
by Sramana Mitra
September 22 2008
In Entrepreneur Journeys, Volume One, serial entrepreneur and Forbes columnist Sramana Mitra offers you a seat at the table with an eclectic group of successful entrepreneurs and delivers an intimate look at how to build a thriving business. As one entrepreneur speaks with another, readers gain access to case studies exploring the alleys of entrepreneurship in a way that only an experienced strategist like Mitra can probe and extract. Her synthesis of key learnings and incisive analysis add great depth to discussions on bootstrapping, disruptive business models, and addressing unmet market needs.

Three Weeks to Start Up
by Sabrina Parsons & Tim Berry
September 22 2008
Eliminate the exhausting, time-consuming legwork involved in traditional startup plans, and instead fast track your business using a wealth of online tools and services. Berry and Parsons help you build your business step by step, including establishing your business plan, making your business legal, financing your venture, hiring your staff and more-using online tools and resources at every stage.

Eight to Great
by Greg Gianforte
July 22 2008
Eight to Great

The Future of the Internet - And How to Stop It
by Jonathan Zittrain
April 18 2008
This book explains the engine that has catapulted the Internet from backwater to ubiquity - and reveals that it is sputtering precisely because of its runaway success. With the unwitting help of its users, the generative Internet is on a path to a lockdown, ending its cycle of innovation - and facilitating unsettling new kinds of control. New Cloud Computing platforms from Google and Facebook are rightly touted - but their applications can be monitored and eliminated from a central source. As tethered appliances and applications eclipse the PC, the very nature of the Internet - its generativity, or innovative character - is at risk. The Internet's current trajectory is one of lost opportunity. Its salvation, as this author argues, lies in the hands of its millions of users. Drawing on generative technologies like Wikipedia that have so far survived their own successes, this book shows how to develop new technologies and social structures that allow users to work creatively and collaboratively and participate in solutions.

Access Denied
The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering
by Jonathan Zittrain , Robert J Deilbert , John G Palfrey & Rafi Rohozinski
February 19 2008
Many countries around the world block or filter Internet content, denying access to information - often about politics, but also relating to sexuality, culture, or religion - that they deem too sensitive for ordinary citizens. Access Denied documents and analyzes Internet filtering practices in over three dozen countries, offering the first rigorously conducted study of this accelerating trend.

Channel Excellence
by Axel Schultze
December 19 2007
Channel Excellence reveals insights and provides guidance to leverage global partner networks. The author, Axel Schultze, has over 20 years experience in national and global channel development and built one of the largest high tech channels in the world. He describes 25 best practices based methodologies including channel strategies, partner recruitment, partner development, partner programs, channel sales & marketing and more. The author interviewed and worked with the most influential channel architects around the world and describes the most important stages in indirect sales to create a leading partner network. The author's provocative request: Don't confuse your sales model. Sell exclusively direct or exclusively indirect.

Why Buy the Cow
by Subrah Iyar
December 19 2007
How the revolution in on-demand software applications - available over the Web - is powering the new knowledge economy. By Subrah S. Iyar, co-Founder and General Manager of WebEx.

Bootstrapping Your Business
Start and Grow a Business with Almost No Money
by Greg Gianforte & Marcus Gibson
June 22 2007
Greg Gianforte, the nation's top Bootstrapper, shows you the advantages of Bootstrapping vs. traditionally financed start-ups. You'll also learn how the unconventional Bootstrapping mindset-inventive, pioneering, and skeptical of conventional wisdom-applies to you and your business. With Bootstrapping Your Business at your side, you'll gain the advantage you need to outperform the competition-and succeed in today's take-no-prisoners marketplace.

Business Process Management: The Third Wave
by Peter Fingar & Howard Smith
October 22 2006
This book is an authoritative analysis of how third-wave business process management (BPM) changes everything in business and what it portends. A process-managed enterprise makes agile course corrections, embeds Six Sigma quality and reduces cumulative costs across the value chain. It pursues strategic initiatives with confidence, including mergers, consolidation, alliances, acquisitions, outsourcing and global expansion. With the third-wave BPM breakthrough and its solid mathematical underpinnings, business processes can now be unhindered by the constraints of existing IT systems. This book will help your business become the company of the future, the real-time enterprise, the fully digitized corporation - the process managed enterprise.

The Business of Changing the World
Twenty Great Leaders on Strategic Corporate Philanthropy
by Marc Benioff & Carlye Adler
September 24 2006
In The Business of Changing the World, Marc Benioff and 19 other leaders share their corporate philanthropy secrets for the first time, revealing how any company can start their own program and reap enormous benefits. This inspiring collection of testimonies brings to light the need for community giving, the challenges of implementing a philanthropic initiative, and the qualities CEOs must possess in order to make their programs a success. Most important, it highlights the tremendous rewards society and businesses stand to earn.

by Keith Raffel
July 22 2006
When Ian Michaels, a Silicon Valley hotshot, discovers a young, beautiful woman stabbed to death in his house, it takes him a moment to realize that the still-warm corpse is his maid. Far from the gray-haired, cookie-baking grandmother he imagined her to be, she was a stranger to Ian, but her family, old boyfriend, and the Palo Alto police seem to think they were a couple. And despite his best efforts to prove otherwise, the evidence against Ian is growing. It looks like someone is framing Ian for murder, but who? An Executive at a tech firm, Ian is anxious to prove his innocence to his boss and mentor Paul Berk, a Silicon Valley legend. As the investigation heats up so does Ian's interest in his maid's sister, but can she be trusted?

Extreme Competion
Innovation and the Great 21st Century Business Reformation
by Peter Fingar
March 22 2006
In this book, Peter Fingar and his colleagues from around the globe sound a penetrating wake-up call to governments, companies and individuals alike. Bringing great urgency to the book's pages, Fingar makes it clear that we are not on the brink of a great transition - we've already crossed the threshold to a new economic world order. He reveals the 5 key drivers and 16 new realities of extreme competition that are hidden in plain sight. This book begins where Thomas Friedman's book, The World is Flat, leaves off and offers concrete suggestions for action. Indeed there is a next big thing in business, but it's not about dot-com booms; it's about operational innovation and business transformation, driven by the emergence of a wired world.

The Web Services and Service Oriented Architecture Revolution
by Melvin Greer
March 22 2006
The Web Services and Service Oriented Architecture Revolution is about providing dramatic business performance improvements through incremental technological innovation. While the initial focus of the revolution is on cost reduction, the ultimate objective is to enable the Agile Enterprise. Author Melvin Greer provides immediate, real-world project benefits to those willing and able to develop and follow a well-conceived Web services game plan. Businesses are already achieving significant benefits in actual mission-critical, high-performance, productive applications that rely on Web services technology. Don't let your competitors begin the migration to this emerging technology before you do. With patience and the right help, your enterprise can succeed.

Globus Toolkit 4
Programming Java Services
by Borja Sotomayor & Lisa Childers
December 19 2005
From beginners to experts - the only reference needed for Globus Toolkit 4. The aspiring Grid programmer need be frustrated no longer. Borja Sotomayor and Lisa Childers have produced, in Globus Toolkit 4, a masterly tutorial text for every Grid programmer.

Internet Law Jurisdiction
by Jonathan Zittrain
August 03 2005
This casebook explores Internet Law as a coherent if organic whole - integrating the historical sweep of the global Internet's development with both the opportunities an problems it has brought about. The book is broad and thorough enough to be the primary or sole text for a variety of Internet-related courses, while deep enough to bring students through the important nuances of such doctrinal topics as copyright, privacy and jurisdiction without assuming any particular prior exposure to these subfields.

Internet Law Technological Complements to Copyright
by Jonathan Zittrain
August 03 2005
This volume is devoted to exploring the technological, legal, and policy issues arising from widespread unauthorized copying of copyright material. The book explains the history of "trusted systems" that permit publishers to control how the public relates to their materials and assesses the likelihood that such systems can come into common use. Legal and policy choices that are designed to encourage the development of such systems are discussed, along with the implications for the future of both information technology and intellectual property law.

Enterprise Information Integration: A Pragmatic Approach
Using SOA & Ontology to drive integration of disparate information sources
by J P Morgenthal
May 02 2005
This book is written for IT and business executives to gain an understanding of how to best leverage data as an asset for their organization. This book shows you how SOA, semantics, BPM and metadata combine to provide a powerful solution for turning the multitude of data and applications into real, usable information. Moreover, it provides the knowledge to pragmatically approach implementation and allows you to learn from real case studies from successful EII implementations.

The Real-Time Enterprise
Competing on Time with Revolutionary Business S-EX Machine
by Peter Fingar & Joe Bellini
October 22 2004
This is a book about new sources of competitive advantage. It's about operational transformation, time-based competition, and flawless execution of business strategy. Drawing on years of front-line experience across many industries, Fingar and Bellini explore what GE, Wal-Mart, Virgin Group, Toyota, JetBlue, Dell, Progressive Insurance, Amazon, and other pioneers have done to change the game in their industries. The authors show that deep structural changes - made possible by business process innovation - have enables these companies to reinvent the fundamental ways they operate their businesses.

The End of Software
Transforming Your Business for the On Demand Future
by Timothy Chou
September 25 2004
Even technology industry analysts and seasoned IT executives have difficulty putting a figure on the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of today's enterprise application solutions. What makes the equation so tricky is the sheer number of variables that must be factored in, many of which cannot be lined up in a neat column and reconciled, such as issues of security, availability, performance, problem resolution and change management. The End of Software: Transforming Your Business for the On Demand Future, by Dr. Timothy Chou, is a groundbreaking book for business managers and executives that challenges conventional approaches to business software, and proposes new alternatives to managing and maintaining the systems that companies depend on.

Paypal Hacks
by Dave Nielsen , Shannon Sofield & Dave Burchell
September 24 2004
PayPal provides the means for people to conduct financial transactions online, instantly and securely. Paypal Hacks shows you how to make the most of PayPal to get the most out of your online business or transaction. The collection of tips and tricks in PayPal Hacks shows you how to find or even build the right tools for using PayPal to buy and sell on eBay or as a transaction provider for ecommerce on your own site. Written for all PayPal users, from those just starting out to those developing sophisticated ecommerce sites, this book begins with the basics such as setting up your account, than moves quickly into specific tips and tools for buyers, sellers, and developers. Each hack consists of a task to be accomplished or a creative solution to a problem, presented in a clear, logical, and task-oriented format.

Building N1 Grid Solutions
Preparing, Architecting, and Implementing Service-Centric Data Centers
by Jason Carolan , Scott Radeztsky , Paul Strong & Ed Turner
September 22 2004
The N1 Grid is Sun's vision, strategy, and architecture - and a set of products - that redefine the nature of data center computing. The N1 Grid architecture uses the network, physically and logically, as its fundamental organizing principal. This book enables the reader to implement service-centric data center solutions through the use of N1 Grid-based principles and architectures, which are more efficient and flexible. It opens with an overview of how this approach evolved and then takes the reader through the process of preparing, architecting, and implementing N1 Grid-based solutions.

The Torts Game: Defending Mean Joe Greene
by Jonathan Zittrain & Jennifer K Harrison
August 27 2004
This is a secondary text that can be used with any casebook to give students a demonstration of the practical dimensions to tort law alongside the doctrine that they are already learning. The Torts Game is designed to engage student’s interest as it reviews main topics.

Igniting the Phoenix
A New Vision for IT
by Jonathan Sapir
May 22 2004
This book applies ideas from other fields to information technology. The author believes that if we are to dramatically reduce the amount of time and effort it takes to build business software, we need to completely re-think how we go about it. Improving methodologies, changing programming languages, using offshore resources - these answers will lead to incremental improvements, at best. What is needed is dramatic change. To do this requires an equally dramatic change in thinking. Applying insights from the world of science, sociology and psychology, the author offers a vision for a new IT.

Resilient Storage Networks
Designing Flexible and Scalable Data Infrastructures for cloud and traditional environments
by Greg Schulz
April 21 2004
A resilient storage network is an environment where data is always available for the needs of the business. This book explains the components, as well as how to design and implement a resilient storage network for workgroup, departmental, and enterprise environments. Storage networks are an enabling capability combining technology and best practices to provide the foundation to support information technology systems and applications. Storage networks can be of various sizes, shapes, and technologies. This book shows you how to implement a resilient storage network infrastructure using different technologies including ATM, DWDM, FCIP, Fibre Channel, FICON, iFCP, InfiniBand, IP, iSCSI, Life Cycle Management, NAS, Object Based Storage, RAID, RDMA, Remote Mirroring, Replication, SAN, SCSI, SMI-S, SONET/SDH, Storage Services, Tape, Virtualization, and Volume Managers. Important information is clarified and put into context to separate myths and realities Covers storage networking technologies (hardware, software, networks) and practices Numerous tips and recommendations allow the reader to quickly understand best practices Checklists, templates and examples show potential solutions

Crossing the Chasm
by Geoffrey Moore
August 23 2002
Author Geoffrey Moore makes the case that high-tech products require marketing strategies that differ from those in other industries. His chasm theory describes how high-tech products initially sell well, mainly to a technically literate customer base, but then hit a lull as marketing professionals try to cross the chasm to mainstream buyers. This pattern, says Moore, is unique to the high-tech industry.

Unseen Wealth
Intangible Assets of the Digital Economy
by Drew Bartkiewicz
February 01 2002
Task force book from fields of accounting, technology, economics and law to assess and report on the future of intangible assets as the wealth generating force for businesses of the Information Age. A read for CIOs, CMOs, and CFOs alike.

The Death of e and the Birth of the Real New Economy
Business Models, Technologies and Strategies for the 21st Century
by Peter Fingar , Bryan Maizlish & Ronald Aronica
January 23 2001
Now that doing business on the Internet is reaching the mainstream, it’s no longer e-business or e-commerce - it's just business and commerce. This book signals the death of the e-hype and the beginning of the real work of building hyper-efficient, hyper-effective corporations that will continue to thrive in the years ahead. The book systematically disassembles an enterprise's business processes, core competencies, and value chains; then reassembles them into dynamic customer-driven value webs and business ecosystems. Along the way, the authors explain the emerging business models of the electronic marketplaces, peer-toper commerce, e-hubs, B2B exchanges, auctions, wireless applications, m-commerce, intelligent agent technology, B2B consortia, collaborative commerce, digital strategies, essential technologies and Web-services.

Introductory Java for Scientists and Engineers
by Richard Davies
February 26 2000
Java is currently enjoying immense success and is taught in hundreds of universities around the world. It is a modern, portable, object-oriented language and before long, it could also be the language of choice for many science and engineering students. Introductory Java for Scientists and Engineers provides an extremely accessible and thorough introduction to Java for science and engineering students. It takes the reader gradually through the language features, standard libraries and object orientation before moving on to discuss a scientific graphics library and a numerical library for Java. All the examples perform the kind of computations that will be of interest to a scientific programmer.

Enterprise E-Commerce
by Peter Fingar , Harsha Kunar & Tarun Sharma
January 23 2000
This comprehensive guide takes a holistic view of business and technology, enabling CEOs, COOs, CTOs, CIOs and project development teams to move into their e-Commerce initiatives. Unique among the many books written about e-Commerce and e-Business, this book takes on the challenges and issues of enterprise-class electronic commerce - a completely new infrastructure for a whole new way of doing business. It addresses the requirements of large-scale, mission critical applications where agility, scalability, reliability, extensibility, interoperability and integration with heterogeneous legacy systems are essential. The book shares insight from the author's pioneering work with Fortune 1000 companies. It's the one reference business and technology practitioners need to map the road ahead - and then act decisively.