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e-Discovery for Dummies
e-Discovery for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 0470510129

Discover the process of e-discovery and put good practices in place.

Electronic information involved in a lawsuit requires a completely different process for management and archiving than paper information. With the recent change to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure making all lawsuits subject to e-discovery as soon as they are filed, it is more important than ever to make sure that good e-discovery practices are in place.

e-Discovery For Dummies is an ideal beginner resource for anyone looking to understand the rules and implications of e-discovery policy and procedures. This helpful guide introduces you to all the most important information for incorporating legal, technical, and judicial issues when dealing with the e-discovery process. You'll learn the various risks and best practices for a company that is facing litigation and you'll see how to develop an e-discovery strategy if a company does not already have one in place.

  • E-discovery is the process by which electronically stored information sought, located, secured, preserved, searched, filtered, authenticated, and produced with the intent of using it as evidence
  • Addresses the rules and process of e-discovery and the implications of not having good e-discovery practices in place
  • Explains how to develop an e-discovery strategy if a company does not have one in place

e-Discovery For Dummies will help you discover the process and best practices of managing electronic information for lawsuits.

Spatial Autoregression (Sar) Model: Parameter Estimation Techniques
Spatial Autoregression (Sar) Model
Parameter Estimation Techniques
Paperback      ISBN: 1461418410

Explosive growth in the size of spatial databases has highlighted the need for spatial data mining techniques to mine the interesting but implicit spatial patterns within these large databases. This book explores computational structure of the exact and approximate spatial autoregression (SAR) model solutions. Estimation of the parameters of the SAR model using Maximum Likelihood (ML) theory is computationally very expensive because of the need to compute the logarithm of the determinant (log-det) of a large matrix in the log-likelihood function. The second part of the book introduces theory on SAR model solutions. The third part of the book applies parallel processing techniques to the exact SAR model solutions. Parallel formulations of the SAR model parameter estimation procedure based on ML theory are probed using data parallelism with load-balancing techniques. Although this parallel implementation showed scalability up to eight processors, the exact SAR model solution still suffers from high computational complexity and memory requirements. These limitations have led the book to investigate serial and parallel approximate solutions for SAR model parameter estimation. In the fourth and fifth parts of the book, two candidate approximate-semi-sparse solutions of the SAR model based on Taylor's Series expansion and Chebyshev Polynomials are presented. Experiments show that the differences between exact and approximate SAR parameter estimates have no significant effect on the prediction accuracy. In the last part of the book, we developed a new ML based approximate SAR model solution and its variants in the next part of the thesis. The new approximate SAR model solution is called the Gauss-Lanczos approximated SAR model solution. We algebraically rank the error of the Chebyshev Polynomial approximation, Taylor's Series approximation and the Gauss-Lanczos approximation to the solution of the SAR model and its variants. In other words, we established a novel relationship between the error in the log-det term, which is the approximated term in the concentrated log-likelihood function and the error in estimating the SAR parameter for all of the approximate SAR model solutions.

Apple: The Inside Story of Intrigue, Egomania, and Business Blunders
Apple
The Inside Story of Intrigue, Egomania, and Business Blunders
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0812928512

Draws on interviews with industry insiders to examine the corporate intrigues, personality conflicts, and serious mistakes that led to the fall of Apple

Windows Phone 7 Companion
Windows Phone 7 Companion
Paperback      ISBN: 0470938560

Get the most out of your Windows Phone 7 device with this handy Companion by your side Windows Phone 7 Companion goes where you go-and goes beyond the basics to show you how to take advantage of Office features; work with pictures, video, and music; and tap into Xbox LIVE so you can play real-time games with friends and family. Full-color screenshots work together with a clear and concise writing style to present you with invaluable advice on how to download the most anticipated apps and get your phone to exceed your expectations. You'll find little-known tips, easy-to-navigate shortcuts, and useful tools that will save you time and effort so you can enjoy your Windows Phone to the max. If you're eager to make the most of your Windows Phone, then this book is the ideal companion.

Coverage includes:

  • How Do I Set Up and Customize My Windows Phone 7 Device?
  • How Do I Get Around My New Windows Phone?
  • How Can I Make Calls and Send Text Messages?
  • How Do I Connect with My Family and Friends?
  • How Can I Set Up and Sync Services to My New Windows Phone?
  • How Do I Connect My Windows Phone to My Computer?
  • How Can I Enjoy Music and Videos on My Windows Phone?
  • How Can I View, Share, and Capture Pictures on My Windows Phone?
  • How Can I Read and Use Email on My Windows Phone?
  • How Do I Get More Organized Using My Windows Phone?
  • How Do I Use GPS Navigation and Mapping on My Windows Phone?
  • How Do I Surf the Internet from My Windows Phone?
  • How Can I Play Games and Connect with Others Using Xbox LIVE on My Windows Phone?
  • How Do I Use Word Mobile 2010 on My Windows Phone?
  • How Do I Use Excel Mobile 2010 on My Windows Phone?
  • How Do I Use OneNote Mobile 2010 on My Windows Phone?
  • How Do I Use PowerPoint Mobile 2010 on My Windows Phone?
  • How Do I Use SharePoint Mobile 2010 on My Windows Phone?
  • What Other Apps are Loaded and How Do I Get More from the Marketplace?
  • How Do I Manage Settings on My Windows Phone?
  • How Do I Deal with Problems on My Windows Phone?

Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom: How Online Social Networking Will Transform Your Life, Work and World
Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom
How Online Social Networking Will Transform Your Life, Work and World
Hardcover      ISBN: 0470740140

"If you want to understand why Wikipedia is changing the world, this book is a must read."
-Jimmy Wales, Founder, Wikipedia

"This book is a must read for all - social activists, politicians or managers - who have an interest in understanding how our society is morphing."
-Professor C.K. Prahalad, #1 Management Guru and author of Competing for the Future

Synopsis
The rise of social networks like Facebook, MySpace and Bebo is changing the way we see ourselves, how we interact with each other, how we work and how we do business on a daily basis. Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom explores the powerful forces driving the social networking revolution, the impact of these profound changes, and the far reaching consequences of social networking.

Detailing the way social networks affects both individuals and societies as a whole, the book offers a detailed focus on the ways social networking affects the world of business and work. The generation entering the workforce today - and entering boardrooms everywhere - is fully engaged with social networking and its uses. Rather than feeling threatened and paranoid, today's business leaders need to understand this phenomenon, accept that it won't go away, and embrace its power in the world of business.

Excerpts from Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom
"Your next CEO's most impressive job credential might be status as an online gladiator, honing valuable leadership skills mercilessly slaying mortal enemies on World of Warcraft. Why not, the skills necessary to hack your way to the top levels of virtual games - especially a killer instinct - are excellent pre-requisites for managing complex organisations."

"Many senior managers mistakenly believe Enterprise 2.0 is a product, like the latest Microsoft office suite. They don't realise that Enterprise 2.0 is not a cost centre, but a "state of mind" - a revolutionary new way of managing companies and conducting business.

Web 2.0 tools have no regard for "organisational boundaries, hierarchies, or job titles". Try telling a senior executive that, henceforth, there will be no job titles, reporting lines, and organisational boundaries in the company - and watch the reaction closely."

"When someone calls a meeting, he or she is asserting authority over those who are invited to attend. Meetings are exclusive and closed. In most corporations, who gets invited to a meeting - and who does not - sends a signal about who's 'in the loop'. Meetings are a form of social grooming inside organisations. Meetings impose vertical authority. They establish status hierarchies. The Enterprise 2.0 model is feared in corporations because it threatens status hierarchies."

"Harnessing the dynamism of horizontal networks, Web 2.0 social media are bypassing institutional forms of social organisation and directly empowering people. This book has attempted to tell that story with illustrations, which, we hope, have offered intriguing and instructive insights into the powerful transformations we described. What has interested us most, indeed, is the transformative impact - or "e-ruptions" - of Web 2.0 social media on the three dynamics that gave this book its structure: identity, status and power."



Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web
Weaving the Web
The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 006251587x

Named one of the greatest minds of the 20th century by Time, Tim Berners-Lee is responsible for one of that century's most important advancements: the world wide web. Now, this low-profile genius-who never personally profitted from his invention -offers a compelling protrait of his invention. He reveals the Web's origins and the creation of the now ubiquitous http and www acronyms and shares his views on such critical issues as censorship, privacy, the increasing power of softeware companies, and the need to find the ideal balance between commercial and social forces. He offers insights into the true nature of the Web, showing readers how to use it to its fullest advantage. And he presents his own plan for the Web's future, calling for the active support and participation of programmers, computer manufacturers, and social organizations to manage and maintain this valuable resource so that it can remain a powerful force for social change and an outlet for individual creativity.

Windows Xp Hacks and Mods for Dummies
Windows Xp Hacks and Mods for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 0471748978

Ever feel as though Windows XP was running YOU, instead of the other way around? Maybe it's time to show Windows who's boss. Make it run YOUR way. Get rid of the stuff that doesn't help you do what you want to do. Soup up security so you're better protected against spyware and other nasties. Find things faster with more efficient searches. Woody Leonhard shows you exactly how to do it in Windows XP Hacks & Mods For Dummies.

Don't let the word "hack" intimidate you. Woody walks you through every suggested adjustment step by step. He even provides plenty of explanation about what's involved and what tools you need. Windows XP Hacks & Mods For Dummies even gives you a convenient list of common hacks you should avoid because they don't accomplish much. You'll discover how to:

  • Eliminate the annoying features that came pre-installed on your PC
  • Speed up your system performance
  • Pin programs, folders, files, and Web pages so they appear on your Start menu
  • Launch applications more quickly
  • Boost the performance of your favorite games
  • Get the most from your iPod and Windows Media Player
  • Navigate peer-to-peer file sharing safely
  • Find free virus protection

In the fun and friendly Dummies style, Woody Leonhard gives you tons of helpful advice to make your relationship with Windows XP a lot more rewarding.

Teach Yourself Visually Macs
Teach Yourself Visually Macs
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0470888482
Visual coverage of the latest Apple hardware and software, including the most popular programs

Fully updated to cover all the latest changes and features that Macs have to offer, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macs, 2nd Edition aims at helping visual learners get the most from their Mac hardware and software. Whether you're switching from a Windows machine to a Mac or you're a veteran Mac user looking to maximize all that your system has to offer, this visual guide walks you through everything from managing your photos in iPhoto, creating award worthy home movies with iMovie, browsing the Web with Safari, exploring the ever growing iTunes store, and syncing popular mobile devices like an iPhone or iPad.

  • Targets visual learners interested in getting the most from their Mac
  • Boasts full-color screen shots and illustrations as well as straightforward, step-by-step instructions
  • Demonstrates how to manage your photos in iPhoto, create movies with iMovie, browse the Web, explore the iTunes store, and sync up with an iPhone or iPad
  • Walks you through basic productivity, maintenance, and troubleshooting for a Mac
  • Transitions you from working with a PC to a Mac

Teach Youself VISUALLY Macs, 2nd Edition puts you well on your way to confidently making the most of your Mac.

The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook
The Square and the Tower
Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook
Hardcover      ISBN: 0735222916
The instant New York Times bestseller.

A brilliant recasting of the turning points in world history, including the one we're living through, as a collision between old power hierarchies and new social networks.

"Captivating and compelling." --The New York Times

"Niall Ferguson has again written a brilliant book...In 400 pages you will have restocked your mind. Do it." --The Wall Street Journal

"The Square and the Tower, in addition to being provocative history, may prove to be a bellwether work of the Internet Age." --Christian Science Monitor

Most history is hierarchical: it's about emperors, presidents, prime ministers and field marshals. It's about states, armies and corporations. It's about orders from on high. Even history "from below" is often about trade unions and workers' parties. But what if that's simply because hierarchical institutions create the archives that historians rely on? What if we are missing the informal, less well documented social networks that are the true sources of power and drivers of change?

The 21st century has been hailed as the Age of Networks. However, in The Square and the Tower, Niall Ferguson argues that networks have always been with us, from the structure of the brain to the food chain, from the family tree to freemasonry. Throughout history, hierarchies housed in high towers have claimed to rule, but often real power has resided in the networks in the town square below. For it is networks that tend to innovate. And it is through networks that revolutionary ideas can contagiously spread. Just because conspiracy theorists like to fantasize about such networks doesn't mean they are not real.

From the cults of ancient Rome to the dynasties of the Renaissance, from the founding fathers to Facebook, The Square and the Tower tells the story of the rise, fall and rise of networks, and shows how network theory--concepts such as clustering, degrees of separation, weak ties, contagions and phase transitions--can transform our understanding of both the past and the present.

Just as The Ascent of Money put Wall Street into historical perspective, so The Square and the Tower does the same for Silicon Valley. And it offers a bold prediction about which hierarchies will withstand this latest wave of network disruption--and which will be toppled.
The Tao of Twitter: Changing Your Life and Business 140 Characters at a Time
The Tao of Twitter
Changing Your Life and Business 140 Characters at a Time
Paperback      ISBN: 0071841156

The Definitive Guide to Twitter Success Fully Updated and Expanded

FEATURING new statistics, strategies, and case studies

You're busy and you don't have time to decipher the confusing world of Twitter. In less than two hours, Mark Schaefer's bestselling book will show you how to connect and start creating meaningful business and personal benefits right away

Behind every Twitter triumph is a well-defined success formula. This is The Tao of Twitter a path that holds the potential to improve your daily life at work and at home . . . if you know the way.

Through real-life examples and easy-to-follow steps, acclaimed marketing expert Mark Schaefer teaches you:

  • Secrets to building influence on Twitter
  • The formula behind every Twitter business success
  • 22 ways to build an audience who wants to connect with you
  • Content strategies, time savers, and useful tips
  • 20 ways to use Twitter as a competitive advantage

Start your journey toward social media influence and business success today by learning--and following--The Tao of Twitter