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Recommended Reading

Doing Digital Right - Louis Lamoureux
Is your company prepared for the next digital shift in business? Author and digital consultant Louis Lamoureux makes the case that we are entering a third digital era—one in which established companies have a better chance at winning than startups. Learn how to embed digital in your products and services, drive down your operating costs, and dramatically improve your customer’s journey. Be the disrupter in your industry. In this book, you’ll discover: 1) New research and clear evidence that companies that embrace digital technology outperform their industry peers, 2) Why the world is moving beyond Social and Mobile to Artificial Intelligence and Robotics—and why you need to do the same, 3) The key technologies that are driving the next digital era, and 4) How to define the digital initiatives that your company should undertake. The book’s research shows that S&P 500 companies that are more active in digital initiatives achieve 6% more market cap growth on average than less active companies.

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The Future of IoT: Leveraging the Shift to a Data Centric World - Don DeLoach
The Future of IoT is written for executives and senior managers of both enterprise organizations and technology companies alike to better understand the progression of the Internet of Things; how and why the data from these systems is becoming the most important element of the equation, how to best leverage the data, and the opportunities that lie ahead for those who get it right. It guides the reader through how IoT has evolved from simple closed-loop alerting systems to ecosystems where the carefully orchestrated artifacts of the mountains of IoT data can drive insight and action previously unattainable.

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Building an Effective IoT Ecosystem for Your Business - Sudhi R. Sinha, Youngchoon Park
This descriptive, practical guide explains how to build a commercially impactful, operationally effective and technically robust IoT ecosystem that takes advantage of the IoT revolution and drives business growth in the consumer IoT as well as industrial internet spaces.

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Service Orchestration as Organization: Building Multi-Tenant Service Applications in the Cloud - Malinda Kapuruge, Jun Han & Alan Colman
Service orchestration techniques combine the benefits of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Business Process Management (BPM) to compose and coordinate distributed software services. On the other hand, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is gaining popularity as a software delivery model through cloud platforms due to the many benefits to software vendors, as well as their customers. Multi-tenancy, which refers to the sharing of a single application instance across multiple customers or user groups (called tenants), is an essential characteristic of the SaaS model. Written in an easy to follow style with discussions supported by real-world examples, Service Orchestration as Organization introduces a novel approach with associated language, framework, and tool support to show how service orchestration techniques can be used to engineer and deploy SaaS applications.

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Multi Tenancy for Cloud-Based In-Memory Column Databases: Workload Management and Data Placement - Jan Schaffner
With the proliferation of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings, it is becoming increasingly important for individual SaaS providers to operate their services at a low cost. This book investigates SaaS from the perspective of the provider and shows how operational costs can be reduced by using “multi tenancy,” a technique for consolidating a large number of customers onto a small number of servers. Specifically, the book addresses multi tenancy on the database level, focusing on in-memory column databases, which are the backbone of many important new enterprise applications. For efficiently implementing multi tenancy in a farm of databases, two fundamental challenges must be addressed, (i) workload modeling and (ii) data placement. The first involves estimating the (shared) resource consumption for multi tenancy on a single in-memory database server. The second consists in assigning tenants to servers in a way that minimizes the number of required servers (and thus costs) based on the assumed workload model. This step also entails replicating tenants for performance and high availability. This book presents novel solutions to both problems.

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Hybrid Cloud Complete Self-Assessment Guide - Gerardus Blokdyk
In a project to restructure Hybrid Cloud outcomes, which stakeholders would you involve? What key business process output measure(s) does Hybrid Cloud leverage and how? Does Hybrid Cloud systematically track and analyze outcomes for accountability and quality improvement? Record-keeping requirements flow from the records needed as inputs, outputs, controls and for the transformation of a Hybrid Cloud process. ask yourself: are the records needed as inputs to the Hybrid Cloud process available? Have all basic functions of Hybrid Cloud been defined? Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role… In EVERY company, organization and department.

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The Journey to Hybrid Cloud - Moreno Nolo, Raymond Freppel & Markus Von Der Heiden
This book describes the journey to setting up and using hybrid cloud environments. Based on the authors substantial body of experience over many years, it focuses on how to achieve the most appropriate cloud solution based on specific use cases. Topics that are covered include: Planning a cloud migration strategy Tools, services, and methodologies Organizational considerations and design challenges Workloads/application placements Cloud architectures and building blocks Perspectives on the future of multi-cloud and cloud native platforms Written as a practical guide to achieving top results, the book contains numerous examples of real-world scenarios, lessons learned, and best practices. As the migration of organizations IT operations to multi-cloud hybrid environments continues to evolve, a key takeaway for readers of this book is to acquire a more complete understanding of how to evaluate, plan, and navigate the most successful pathway through the clouds.

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