• Business & management

      Planning to Win

      A guide to business planning and financial modelling

      by Gordon Pender

      My book (and e-book), Planning to Win – a guide to business planning and financial modelling, explains exactly what you need to do – and how to do it – to prepare a professional business plan. This is not the easy way to prepare a plan. There are many other guides and templates to do that. This shows you how to produce a very professional document, backed by an equally professional financial model, for your new or existing business. The guide contains numerous examples, from my experience over 25 years, of what happens in the real world. They are what my target audience – practical business people and entrepreneurs – like most. The guide includes a model business plan. The financial spreadsheet model that supports it – and is described throughout the text – is available free from my website. Both contain many novel features not included in standard texts on business planning.

    • Business & management

      Planning to Win

      A guide to business planning and financial modelling

      by Gordon Pender

      My book (and e-book), Planning to Win – a guide to business planning and financial modelling, explains exactly what you need to do – and how to do it – to prepare a professional business plan. This is not the easy way to prepare a plan. There are many other guides and templates to do that. This shows you how to produce a very professional document, backed by an equally professional financial model, for your new or existing business. The guide contains numerous examples, from my experience over 25 years, of what happens in the real world. They are what my target audience – practical business people and entrepreneurs – like most. The guide includes a model business plan. The financial spreadsheet model that supports it – and is described throughout the text – is available free from my website. Both contain many novel features not included in standard texts on business planning.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
      May 2013

      Advantage

      A Roadmap for Entrepreneurs and Leaders in The Digital Age

      by Declan Kavanagh

      Advantage is what creates value for your customers and your organisation. By having a focus on advantage and the sources of advantage through the life cycle of a business, whether it is commercial or not for profit ensures entrepreneurs and leaders minimise risk and maximise value. This book presents a framework called “The Business Advantage Model (BAM™)” that supports leaders in the identification, creation, proving, securing, leveraging and changing of advantage. It is about “Doing the right things, the right way at the right time” across every aspect of starting, scaling and readjusting a business. Its goal is to help create more high performing organisations.

    • Accounting software
      February 2014

      Tally Erp 9 (power Of Simplicity)

      by Shraddha Singh & Navneet Mehra

      Tally.ERP 9 is the latest ERP offering of the Tally software series. This book gives you an in-depth knowledge of working with Tally.ERP 9 in a precise and easy to understand language with lots of examples and illustrations. It begins with the basic concepts of accounting so that the beginners in this field can get the desired knowledge before laying their hands on Tally.ERP 9. All the topics from creating a company in Tally.ERP 9 to adding Godowns, Stock Items, Ledger Accounts, etc. are covered in detail with examples. The book also covers the Payroll Inventory System and its related entries in an easy to understand language, and in the end, you are introduced to the basics of Tally.NET. Therefore, the book is a must read for all, who wish to learn the latest version of Tally, particularly, it's a boon in disguise for the students from commerce background.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      October 2018

      Relevance and Irrelevance

      Theories, Factors and Challenges

      by Jan Strassheim, Hisashi Nasu

      Relevance drives our actions, it channels our attention and shapes the way we construe the world around us and communicate with others. Irrelevance spreads a twilight in which it is often hard to distinguish between information we do not wish or need to access and information we cannot access. Relevance has been researched as a central problem in a broad range of areas such as the sociology of knowledge, phenomenology, information science, linguistics, or cognitive science. This book is the first to bring the often unrelated traditions together in an interdisciplinary discussion. Relevance is investigated along with the corresponding challenges of irrelevance, which have so far been neglected despite their significance for our chances of making well-informed decisions and understanding others. The contributions to the volume focus on theoretical and conceptual questions, on specific factors and fields and their development, and on practical and political implications of relevance and irrelevance as forces which are even stronger where they remain in the background.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      June 2018

      IT-Management

      Best Practices für CIOs

      by Michael Lang, Andreas Rebetzky, Thomas Jansen, Carsten Kütz, Inge Hanschke, Wolfgang Bremer, Gunnar Auth, Stefan Pechardscheck, Ulrike Baumöl, Sebastian Saxe, Volker Nissen, Olaf Resch, Gabriele Roth-Dietrich, Michael Gröschel, Georg Disterer, Carsten Kleiner, Achim Schmidtmann

      In den 15 Beiträgen dieses Buches erhalten Sie praktisches Fachwissen zu den bedeutendsten Themen des heutigen IT-Managements. Der Einsatz von Informationstechnologien (IT) entscheidet mehr denn je die Art und Weise, wie Unternehmen Geld verdienen. Dabei ergeben sich herausragende Geschäfts- und Innovationspotenziale für Unternehmen. Doch diese positiven Wirkungen ergeben sich nicht automatisch, sondern erfordern ein adäquates Management des IT-Einsatzes. Bei dieser Aufgabe stoßen jedoch viele der bisher eingesetzten Methoden und Vorgehensweisen des IT-Managements an ihre Grenzen. Denn die Rahmenbedingungen haben sich in den letzten Jahren signifi kant geändert: die Komplexität und Dynamik nehmen deutlich zu, gleichzeitig werden die Innovationszyklen in der IT immer kürzer. Für das Management der IT sind unter diesen veränderten Rahmenbedingungen neue Denkmuster und Lösungsansätze erforderlich. Erst damit können Chief Information Officer (CIO) die Herausforderungen der heutigen Zeit bewältigen und gleichzeitig die entscheidende Grundlage für eine differenzierende und wertschaffende Nutzung von IT schaffen. Bei den Autoren dieses Buches handelt es sich um 24 erfahrene Experten aus dem IT-Management. Dr. Michael Lang ist als Führungskraft bei einem der größten IT-Dienstleistungsunternehmen Europas tätig. Zudem ist er Lehrbeauftragter für Projekt- und IT-Management sowie Herausgeber von mehreren Fachbüchern.

    • Computing & IT
      June 2018

      Softwareentwicklung

      Ein Kompass für die Praxis

      by Albin Meyer

      Ein kompaktes Nachschlagewerk, geballt mit viel Wissen! Dieser praxisorientierte Kompass liefert Informationen über das gesamte Themenspektrum der Softwareentwicklung: Projektmanagement, Requirements Engineering, Softwarearchitektur, Programmierung und Qualitätssicherung. Ob es sich um ein Projekt im Bereich Web, Desktop, Mobile, IoT, Big Data oder Cloud handelt, es fi nden sich viele Tipps und Tricks für die tägliche Arbeit. Dieses Buch unterstützt Entscheidungsträger bei der Wahl von Hardware, Plattformen, Programmiersprachen, Tools und Librarys. Es hilft weiter bei Fragen zur Sicherheit, zum Monitoring des produktiven Systems und zur Dokumentation. In der Praxis immer wiederkehrende bewährte Muster werden kurz und bündig erklärt. Erfahrungen mit verschiedenen Vorgehensmodellen werden diskutiert, vom Wasserfall bis zu agilen Prozessen. Sowohl Berufseinsteiger als auch erfahrene Professionals finden hier konkrete Lösungsideen für die Herausforderungen im Berufsalltag und Hinweise zu weiterführender Literatur.

    • Computing & IT
      July 2018

      Integration of CAD/CAPP/CAM

      by Jianbin Xue

      The book introduces the fundamentals and development of Computer aided design, Computer aided process planning, and Computer aided manufacturing. The integration of CAD/CAPP/CAM, product data management and Concurrent engineering and collaborative design etc. are also illustrated in detail, which make this book be an essential reference for graduate students, scientists and practitioner in the research fields of computer sciences and engineering.

    • Computing & IT
      January 2001

      IT-Management: System statt Chaos

      Ein praxisorientiertes Vorgehensmodell

      by Christiane Gernert, Norbert Ahrend

      Den Autoren ist hier ein Buch gelungen, das eine praxisnahe und pragmatische Herangehensweise an das aktuelle Thema IT-Controlling anschaulich präsentiert und kann daher (nicht nur für Praktiker) sehr empfohlen werden. (Anke Schüll, Siegen, Wirtschaftsinformatik 12/01)

    • Computing & IT
      September 1996

      Vorgehensmodell der Deutschen Telekom

      Entwicklung und Instandhaltung von komplexen Softwaresystemen

      by Sabine Pullwitt, Klaus-G. Tannenbaum, Arnulf Ganser

    • Computing & IT
      July 1997

      Fortgeschrittene Techniken und Design Patterns

      by Bert Klöppel, Thomas Dapper, Karsten Dietrich

      Dieser Band beschreibt die fortgeschrittenen OOP-Techniken in C++. Die aktuellen Sprachfeatures von ANSI C++ werden in vollem Umfang dargestellt, didaktisch gegliedert in einen Grundlagen- und einen Vertiefungsteil. Ebenso werden Entwurfsmuster oder Design Patterns gezeigt, die den Einsatz grundlegender Ideen der Objektorientierung in praxisrelevanten Szenarien demonstrieren. Zu allen wichtigen Themen sind unterschiedlich komplexe Aufgaben mit Lösungen vorhanden.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      November 2018

      Praxishandbuch IT-Grundlagen für Bibliothekare

      by Andreas Bohne-Lang, Elke Lang

      Leicht verständlich werden die Grundlagen der Informatik und Informationstechnik vermittelt, die zum Verständnis der Anwendungen im bibliothekarischen Alltag benötigt werden. Informationssysteme, verteilte Anwendungen, Linked Data und Sematic Webkonzepte werden mit hohem Praxisbezug und Beispielen aus dem bibliothekarischen Kontext umfassend erklärt und schaffen so umfassende Kenntnis der Terminologie.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      October 2018

      Managing Innovation in the Digital World

      by Esther Baldwin, Martin Curley

      Successful companies actively cultivate new ideas, put those ideas to work quickly and efficiently, and harvest the business value benefits of successful innovations. Innovation can be taught, and processes such as user-centered design increase the likelihood of a successful match between an innovative solution and the needs of users. In this insightful technical book Esther Baldwin and Martin Curley provide a multitude of techniques and methods that improve the likelihood of successful innovation through the launch of new innovative products, services, processes, financial models and customer experiences or innovations to existing systems, processes, technologies or products. In an increasingly digital world, Managing Innovation in the Digital World includes examples and case studies from leading organizations. It includes assessment techniques, skill set descriptions, and a capability maturity framework to help IT organizations understand where they stand as innovators and what steps to take to strengthen their competencies. Drawing on their experience with innovation in Intel's engineering operations and beyond, Baldwin and Curley emphasize that innovation does not require whole-scale invention. An innovative solution reapplied in a new context can provide even greater business value because the initial investment in developing the solution has already been made.

    • Computing & IT
      December 2017

      Administering, Configuring, and Maintaining Microsoft Dynamics 365 in the Cloud

      by Mark Beckner, Scott McFarland

      As Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 gains ground and businesses adopt this tool, the demand for internal resources who need to understand how to support and maintain it increases. Administering, Configuring, and Maintaining Microsoft Dynamics 365 in the Cloud addresses the needs of those who support Dynamics, discussing numerous real-world scenarios that businesses must deal with when implementing Dynamics 365. Scenarios are presented with simple, fully functional walkthroughs so that non-developers can follow the instructions and learn how to address any issues that need to be resolved. The variety of concepts discussed in this book include how to: Quickly set up and configure users, teams, business units, and security Navigate through the system and present data in easy to access dashboards and SSRS reports Import data and export data, and migrate data between systems Create customized Business Process Flows, Workflows, and Business Rules Customize your Dynamics 365 instance with new entities, fields, and JavaScript Deploy and manage plugins and solutions

    • Mathematical & statistical software
      July 2018

      Scientific Programming

      Numeric, Symbolic, and Graphical Computing with Maxima

      by Author(s): Jorge Alberto Calvo

      This book offers an introduction to computer programming, numerical analysis, and other mathematical ideas that extend the basic topics learned in calculus. It illustrates how mathematicians and scientists write computer programs, covering the general building blocks of programming languages and a description of how these concepts fit together to allow computers to produce the results they do. Topics explored here include binary arithmetic, algorithms for rendering graphics, the smooth interpolation of discrete data, and the numerical approximation of non-elementary integrals. The book uses an open-source computer algebra system called Maxima. Using Maxima, first-time programmers can perform familiar tasks, such as graphing functions or solving equations, and learn the basic structures of programming before moving on to other popular programming languages. The epilogue provides some simple examples of how this process works in practice. The book will particularly appeal to students who have finished their calculus sequence.

    • Sociology & anthropology
      January 2016

      International Journal of Business Anthropology Volume 6 (1)

      by Editor(s): Robert Guang Tian

      This journal has been discontinued. Any issues are available to purchase separately.

    • Business applications
      January 2016

      Towards a Sustainable Information Society

      People, Business and Public Administration Perspectives

      by Editor(s): Ewa Ziemba

      This book represents an important voice in the scientific discourse on what constitutes a sustainable information society, and provides a new comprehensive and forward-looking approach to such a development. This approach is based on the adoption of information and communication technologies (ICTs) by the main stakeholders of society, including individuals, enterprises, and public administration, who should use ICTs in order to build the welfare of present and future generations, ensure economic growth and socio-cultural development, increase participation in public life, permit personal development, and build the wisdom of society. As such, the book mainly focuses on the role ICTs play in transforming business, public administration and everyday life in the context of the sustainable information society.This volume will appeal to both researchers and practitioners, as it provides significant areas and directions for research on the sustainable information society, and suggests important issues for programming, building and adopting such a society. The book will allow the reader to answer such critical contemporary questions as ‘What is the sustainable information society and what role is played by ICTs in this society?’; ‘What are the challenges and tasks of people, enterprises, and public administration that lead towards the sustainable information society?’; ‘How can ICTs support people, enterprises, and public administration in programming, building and adopting such a society?’; ‘What are the factors affecting ICT adoption by people, enterprises, and public administration in this context?’; ‘What are the areas that should require a primary focus in order to achieve the most satisfying results of ICT adoption by people, enterprises, and public administration?’; and ‘How can ICT adoption by people, enterprises, and public administration be measured here?’

    • Business, Economics & Law
      March 2018

      Governing Turbulence, Risk and Opportunities in the Complexity Age

      by Editor(s): Antonio Bazilio Floriani Neto, Enrique Caceres Nieto, Guglielmo Chiodi, Sara Petroccia

      The book is composed of several articles that explore complexity in its most varied aspects. The solution of contemporary problems, whatever they may be, requires a multifaceted vision, far beyond the reductionist perspective. The study of complex systems, however, does not have the capacity to offer ready answers to the challenges of humanity. On the contrary, it points to the increase in uncertainty, the need to control variables, and uncertainty. This does not mean, therefore, that we should simply ignore the social, economic, and political phenomena that are all around us. What this book demonstrates is the importance of knowledge being disseminated, and it is imperative that different sciences exchange ideas, theories, and breakthroughs.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      September 2014

      Business Performance Measurement and Management

      by Editor(s): Vincent Charles, Mukesh Kumar

      Measuring and managing the performance of a business is one of the main requirements of the management of any organization. This book introduces new contexts and themes of application and presents emerging research areas related to business performance measurement and management. It draws authors from all around the globe from a variety of functional disciplines, all of whom are working in the field of business performance measurement and management, thus resulting in a variety of perspectives on performance measurement from various functional areas – accounting, finance, economics, marketing, and operations management – in a single volume.

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