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The Software Paradox

Author : Stephen O'Grady
ISBN : 9781491937709
Genre : Computers
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Software is more important than ever today and yet its commercial value is steadily declining. Microsoft, for instance, has seen its gross margins decrease for a decade, while startups and corporations alike are distributing free software that would have been worth millions a few years ago. Welcome to the software paradox. In this O’Reilly report, RedMonk’s Stephen O’Grady explains why the real money no longer lies in software, and what it means for companies that depend on that revenue. You’ll learn how this paradox came about and what your company can do in response. This book covers: Why it’s growing more difficult to sell software on a standalone basis How software has come full circle, from enabler to product and back again The roles that open source, software-as-a-service, and subscriptions play How software developers have become the new kingmakers Why Microsoft, Apple, and Google epitomize this transition How the paradox has affected other tech giants, such as Oracle and Strategies your software firm can explore, including alternative revenue models
Category: Computers

The Programmer S Paradox

Author : Mr. Paul W. Homer
ISBN : 9781257282692
Genre : Computers
File Size : 71.39 MB
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This book contains a collection of the best state-of-the-art development techniques learned directly from personal hands-on experience. The content balances a high-level conceptual viewpoint with actual down-to-earth development strategies. This book is a must for any developer or manager that realizes that they are missing the big picture and want to understand the key principles required for successful projects. This work starts with three key topics: complexity, abstraction and data. Using these concepts as a foundation, it provides answers to frequent development issues such as design, estimations, staffing, implementations, bug fixing and extending the design.
Category: Computers

Inverting The Paradox Of Excellence

Author : Vivek Kale
ISBN : 9781466592162
Genre : Business & Economics
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Over time, overemphasis and adherence to the same proven routines that helped your organization achieve success can also lead to its decline resulting from organizational inertia, complacency, and inflexibility. Drawing lessons from one of the best models of success, the evolutionary model, Inverting the Paradox of Excellence explains why your organization must proactively seek out changes or variations on a continuous basis for ensuring excellence by testing out a continuum of opportunities and advantages. In other words, to maintain excellence, the company must be in a constant state of flux! The book introduces the patterns and anti-patterns of excellence and includes detailed case studies based on different dimensions of variations, including shared values variations, structure variations, and staff variations. It presents these case studies through the prism of the "variations" idea to help you visualize the difference of the "case history" approach presented here. The case studies illustrate the different dimensions of business variations available to help your organization in its quest towards achieving and sustaining excellence. The book extends a set of variations inspired by the pioneering McKinsey 7S model, namely shared values, strategy, structure, stuff, style, staff, skills, systems, and sequence. It includes case history segments for Toyota, Acer, eBay, ABB, Cisco, Blackberry, Tata, Samsung, Volvo, Charles Schwab, McDonald's, Scania, Starbucks, Google, Disney, and NUMMI. It also includes detailed case histories of GE, IBM, and UPS.
Category: Business & Economics


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For more than 40 years, Computerworld has been the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld's award-winning Web site (, twice-monthly publication, focused conference series and custom research form the hub of the world's largest global IT media network.

The Software Encyclopedia

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123844826
Genre : Computer industry
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Software Process Improvement For Small And Medium Enterprises Techniques And Case Studies

Author : Oktaba, Hanna
ISBN : 9781599049083
Genre : Business & Economics
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Software engineering is of major importance to all enterprises; however, the key areas of software quality and software process improvement standards and models are currently geared toward large organizations, where most software organizations are small and medium enterprises. Software Process Improvement for Small and Medium Enterprises: Techniques and Case Studies offers practical and useful guidelines, models, and techniques for improving software processes and products for small and medium enterprises, utilizing the authoritative, demonstrative tools of case studies and lessons learned to provide academics, scholars, and practitioners with an invaluable research source.
Category: Business & Economics

The Patriot Paradox

Author : William Esmont
Genre : Fiction
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Ex-CIA analyst, Kurt Vetter is no stranger to tragedy and loss. Swearing off any connections to a life he once lead, he retreats to South America--on a self-imposed exile. But when he receives a mysterious package of encrypted files from his dead brother, he's drawn back into a dangerous world of treason and espionage--a world he swore he'd left behind for good. It's up to Kurt to uncover the message that his brother was desperate to convey--a message that could be the difference between life and death. When the files lead him across the world, he encounters Amanda Carter, an enigmatic woman linked directly to his brother, who just might have the information he needs to decipher what's hidden inside the files. Together, they uncover a plot far bigger than anything he ever anticipated--a rogue CIA mission to detonate a nuclear bomb. But with time running out and his brother's assassins closing in, Amanda and Kurt must face this alone. With millions of innocent lives at stake, they race against the clock to stop the attack. If they fail, the results could be explosive. The Patriot Paradox is the first book in the Reluctant Hero Trilogy, an espionage thriller and political mystery series that features gripping suspense, international intrigue, and a cast of characters whose exploits will enthrall you. If you enjoy action-packed spy stories by the likes of Vince Flynn, Robert Ludlum, and Tom Clancy, you’ll love the story! Get the first book in this gripping spy thriller series for free today! Suggested reading order: 1. The Patriot Paradox 2. Pressed 3. Blood in the Streets or get all three in The Kurt Vetter Trilogy The Patriot Paradox is set in a world that could be our own, where shadowy government operatives scheme to shift the balance of power to suit their needs by whatever means necessary. Conspiracies abound.
Category: Fiction

A Cultural Paradox Fun In Mathematics

Author : Jeffrey A. Zilahy
ISBN : 9780557122646
Genre : Mathematical recreations
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Do you think "math = awesome" is a true statement? After reading this book, you might change your answer to a yes. With "jargon avoidance" in mind, this recreational math book gives you the lowdown on why math is fun, interesting and relevant in today's society. Intended for anyone who is curious about math and where it is circa 2010. This book is less concerned with exploring the mathematical details than it is with exploring the overall impact of various discoveries and insights, and aims to be insightful, cutting edge-y and mathematically rigorous.
Category: Mathematical recreations

Business Software

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00450735A
Genre : Business
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Solving The Productivity Paradox

Author : Jessica Keyes
ISBN : UVA:X002578477
Genre : Business & Economics
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Bringing the power of TQM to bear on the realities of the corporate computing world, this book uncovers why the IT revolution has failed to bring about once-expected leaps in white-collar productivity and how TQM techniques can be used to avoid or resolve a diverse range of productivity pitfalls.
Category: Business & Economics

Beyond The It Productivity Paradox

Author : Leslie Willcocks
ISBN : UOM:39015043104507
Genre : Business & Economics
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The 'IT Productivity Paradox' is the concept that, despite massive investment and resourcing by companies and organizations worldwide in their IT systems, there still seems to be little pay-off. Information systems can no longer be viewed as a support service for a business - information technology now has a lead role to play in the strategic planning processes of any organization. As we move further and further into a technology-based working environment, a critical question is how the value of IT can be measured and evaluated. This book brings together a group of the most eminent academic and practitioner thinkers in the area, to consolidate what we know about best IT evaluation practice in a comprehensive and integrated manner, and also provide new ways forward. The key to understanding the productivity paradox is the methods of IT measurement used. Improved measurement can not only reveal that IT has often been more productive than is believed, but can also focus in on ways in which benefits can be improved across the IT systems life-cycle. Critical areas where improved assessment is essential include development, and better risk analysis; sourcing, including IT outsourcing; and infrastructure, including transforming an organization's IT architecture. The authors also take a look at stakeholder interests as a part of the overall evaluation process. Contributors to this volume have been selected not only for their status in the IS field generally, but also for their reputation in the IT evaluation area. As this topic gains increasing prominence as IT expenditure continues to increase, this book will be an invaluable reference for academics and practitioners alike in the areas of information systems, IT evaluation and assessment and IT management.
Category: Business & Economics

The Software Architect S Profession

Author : Marc T. Sewell
ISBN : UVA:X004557311
Genre : Computers
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The purpose of this book is to introduce the establishment of the formal profession of software architecture based on the classical building architecture standard.
Category: Computers

Paradox Programming

Author : Patricia A. Hartman
ISBN : 083064332X
Genre : Computers
File Size : 29.35 MB
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The Paradox Application Language (PAL) is a powerful database language that features the choice of a completely menu-driven interface to create database structures. This guide covers all programming features up to and including version 3.5. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Computers

The Learning Paradox

Author : Jim Harris
ISBN : 1841121894
Genre : Business & Economics
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The most potent catalyst in a firm's success: change In this insightful book, Jim Harris details the philosophy and specifics of creating companies that respond successfully to change. With practical advice from companies who've made resilience a corporate motto, The Learning Paradox offers insights on how to adapt to the chaotic new world of business, including how to: create, motivate, and continuously improve; create learning organizations; design systems and structures for growth; maximize shareholder value, employee security, and customer loyalty; and attract and retain the best employees. He also addresses such critical managerial issues as maintaining control, while allowing people freedom and building a positive vision of the future, even during a reorganization.
Category: Business & Economics

Software Estimation Best Practices Tools Techniques

Author : Murali Chemuturi
ISBN : 9781604270242
Genre : Business & Economics
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Almost every software project begins with the utterances, “What will this cost?” and “When will this project be done?” Once those words are spoken, project stakeholders begin to wrestle with how to produce an estimate. Accurately estimating the cost or time to complete a software project is a serious problem for many software engineers, developers and project managers who struggle with costs running double original estimates, putting their careers at risk. It is reported that nearly 50% of all software projects are shelved and that one of the major causes is poor estimation practices. If developing software for internal use, poor estimates can represent a significant drain on corporate profits. Worldwide growth in the number of companies specializing in the development of software for use by other companies is staggering. India alone has nearly 20,000 such companies. Intense competition has led to an increased demand for fixed-bid pricing in client/vendor relationships, and has made effective cost estimation even more important and, in many cases, critical to a firm's survival. There are many methods of estimation. Each method has its strengths and weaknesses, proponents and opponents. Knowing how and which one to use on a given project is key to developing acceptable estimates for either internal or external projects.Software Estimation Best Practices, Tools, & Techniques covers all facets of software estimation. It provides a detailed explanation of the various methods for estimating software size, development effort, cost, and schedule, including a comprehensive explanation of Test Effort Estimation. Emphasizing that software estimation should be based on a well-defined process, it presents software estimation best practices and shows how to avoid common pitfalls. This guide offers direction on which methods are most appropriate for each of the different project types commonly executed in the software development space and criteria for selecting software estimation tools. This comprehensive desk reference explains software estimation from scratch to help the beginner and features advanced techniques for more experienced estimators. It details project scheduling, including resource leveling and the concept of productivity, as applicable to software estimators, demonstrating the many benefits of moving from the current macro-productivity approach to a micro-productivity approach in software estimation. Software Estimation Best Practices, Tools, & Techniques: A Complete Guide for Software Project Estimators caters to the needs of all software project stakeholders, from novice to expert. It provides the valuable guidance needed to estimate the cost and time required to complete software projects within a reasonable margin of error for effective software development.
Category: Business & Economics

The Paradox Relational Database Advisor

Author : Kimberly Maughan Saunders
ISBN : UOM:39015032917596
Genre : Computers
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A guide for entry-level Paradox users--covering version 3.5, 4.0, and Windows. Contains a set of easy-to-follow guidelines for each phase in the database design process, providing specific suggestions for creating systems that meet a wide variety of business needs and hardware environments.
Category: Computers

Software Reviews On File

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ISBN : UOM:39015081530225
Genre : Computer programs
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