General Internet and PCs
Professional Sharepoint 2010 Cloud-based Solutions
Paperback ISBN: 1118076575
An authoritative guide to extending SharePoint's power with cloud-based services If you want to be part of the next major shift in the IT industry, you'll want this book. Melding two of the hottest trends in the industry—the widespread popularity of the SharePoint collaboration platform and the rapid rise of cloud computing—this practical guide shows developers how to extend their SharePoint solutions with the cloud's almost limitless capabilities. See how to get started, discover smart ways to leverage cloud data and services through Azure, start incorporating Twitter or LinkedIn into your solutions, find the best ways to secure everything, and much more. - Shows developers how to use Microsoft SharePoint 2010 to create scalable, cloud-based solutions - Melds the hottest new trend in the industry—developing, hosting, managing, or storing code in the cloud—with what SharePoint developers need to know to weave these technologies into their solutions - Provides developer patterns, real-world examples, and invaluable walkthroughs - Topics include SQL Azure for data management and BI, building an Azure-based corporate tax service, connecting Linked In and SharePoint profile data, creating a filterable Twitter dashboard, leveraging Bing Maps Geo services, maintaining security, and more SharePoint developers, discover exciting new ways to extend SharePoint's functionality with this practical and content-rich guide.
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 spatialautoregression (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.
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!
This Machine Kills Secrets
Julian Assange, the Cypherpunks, and Their Fight to Empower Whistleblowers
Paperback ISBN: 0142180491
Who Are The Cypherpunks? This is the unauthorized telling of the revolutionary cryptography story behind the motion picture The Fifth Estate in theatres this October, and a penetrating look at the facts presented in We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, a documentary out now. WikiLeaks brought to light a new form of whistleblowing, using powerful cryptographic code to hide leakers’ identities while they spill the private data of government agencies and corporations. But that technology has been evolving for decades in the hands of hackers and radical activists, from the libertarian enclaves of Northern California to Berlin to the Balkans. And the secret-killing machine continues to evolve beyond WikiLeaks, as a movement of hacktivists aims to obliterate the world’s institutional secrecy. Forbes journalist Andy Greenberg has traced its shadowy history from the cryptography revolution of the 1970s to Wikileaks founding hacker Julian Assange, Anonymous, and beyond. This is the story of the code and the characters?idealists, anarchists, extremists?who are transforming the next generation’s notion of what activism can be. With unrivaled access to such major players as Julian Assange, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and WikiLeaks’ shadowy engineer known as the Architect, never before interviewed, Greenberg unveils the world of politically-motivated hackers?who they are and how they operate.
How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World
Hardcover ISBN: 1101980133
Discusses the game-changing technology of blockchain, which facilitates peer-to-peer transactions without the need for such an intermediary as a bank or government.
Apple iOS & iPhone Basics
Paperback ISBN: 1783613947
Apple created iOS, the incredible operating system that their iPhones use. With so many apps and new features being added all the time, this basic guide will help you to get started and take you through the best apps, tips and tricks for everyday use.