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The IBM Style Guide

Conventions for Writers and Editors

Author: Francis DeRespinis,Jana Jenkins,Peter Hayward,Amy Laird

Publisher: IBM Press

ISBN: 0132101300

Category: Computers

Page: 389

View: 7879

The IBM Style Guide distills IBM wisdom for developing superior content: information that is consistent, clear, concise, and easy to translate. The IBM Style Guide can help any organization improve and standardize content across authors, delivery mechanisms, and geographic locations. This expert guide contains practical guidance on topic-based writing, writing content for different media types, and writing for global audiences. Throughout, the authors illustrate the guidance with many examples of correct and incorrect usage. Writers and editors will find authoritative guidance on issues ranging from structuring information to writing usable procedures to presenting web addresses to handling cultural sensitivities. The guidelines cover these topics: Using language and grammar to write clearly and consistently Applying punctuation marks and special characters correctly Formatting, organizing, and structuring information so that it is easy to find and use Using footnotes, cross-references, and links to point readers to valuable, related information Presenting numerical information clearly Documenting computer interfaces to make it easy for users to achieve their goals Writing for diverse audiences, including guidelines for improving accessibility Preparing clear and effective glossaries and indexes The IBM Style Guide can help any organization or individual create and manage content more effectively. The guidelines are especially valuable for businesses that have not previously adopted a corporate style guide, for anyone who writes or edits for IBM as an employee or outside contractor, and for anyone who uses modern approaches to information architecture.

DITA Best Practices

A Roadmap for Writing, Editing, and Architecting in DITA

Author: Laura Bellamy,Michelle Carey,Jenifer Schlotfeldt

Publisher: IBM Press

ISBN: 0132480522

Category: Computers

Page: 281

View: 394

The complete, best-practice guide to implementing and using DITA: expert, 'in the trenches' advice you can't find anywhere else! • •Answers the crucial questions the 'official' DITA documentation doesn't cover, from 'Where do you start?' to 'How do you avoid the pitfalls?' •Reflects the authors' unsurpassed experience in all facets of enterprise-scale DITA planning, deployment, and day-to-day usage. •Offers practical guidance on topic-based writing, content architecture, and ensuring a quality implementation. Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) is today's most powerful toolbox for constructing information. Implementing DITA can help organizations significantly improve the value of their technical documentation. This book brings together best practices and real-world guidance for success with DITA deployment and usage. Drawing on years of experience helping organizations implement DITA, the authors answer the crucial questions the 'official' DITA documents ignore: • •Where do you start in implementing DITA? •What should you know before you start writing? •What are DITA's gotchas and pitfalls? •Which DITA elements, attributes, and features should you know upfront, and which can wait? Technical writers and their managers can use this book as a complete roadmap for DITA adoption and implementation. Part 1 walks through the basics of topic-based writing, especially the importance of writing accurate, usable short descriptions. Part 2 covers more advanced topics related to content architecture, including DITA maps, linking strategies, metadata, conditional processing, and content reuse. Part 3 covers quality DITA implementations, offering crucial guidance for converting content to DITA, whether you do it in-house or utilize a third-party vendor.

Developing Quality Technical Information

A Handbook for Writers and Editors

Author: Michelle Carey,Moira McFadden Lanyi,Deirdre Longo,Eric Radzinski,Shannon Rouiller,Elizabeth Wilde

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0133118975

Category: Computers

Page: 587

View: 1289

The #1 Guide to Excellence in Technical Communication--Fully Updated for Embedded Assistance, Mobile, Search, Multimedia, and MoreDirect from IBM's own content design experts, this guide shows you how to design product interfaces and technical information that always place users front and center. This edition has been fully revised to help you consistently deliver the right content at the right time. You'll master today's best practices to apply nine essential characteristics of high-quality technical information: accuracy, clarity, completeness, concreteness, organization, retrievability, style, task orientation, and visual effectiveness. Coverage IncludesAdvocating for users throughout the entire product development processDelivering information in an ordered manner by following progressive disclosure techniquesOptimizing content so that users can find it from anywhereStreamlining information for mobile deliveryHelping users right where they areWhether you're a writer, editor, information architect, user experience professional, or reviewer, this book shows you how to create great technical information, from the product design to the user interface, topics, and other media. Thoroughly revised and updatedExtensive new coverage of self-documenting interfaces and embedded assistanceUpdated practical guidelines and checklistsHundreds of new examples.

How to Write That F***ing Manual

The Essentials of Technical Writing in a Nutshell

Author: Marc Achtelig

Publisher: Indoition Publishing E.K.

ISBN: 9783943860009

Category:

Page: 210

View: 4556

Do you need to create some user assistance for your product? Do you want to make your user manual and online help system stand out from those of your competitors but don't have the time to study a dozen all-embracing textbooks about technical writing before getting down to work? This book provides you with a compilation of those rules that really matter. If you follow the given recommendations, this will significantly improve the quality of what you write, all with the least amount of effort. You get hands-on advice and simple, catchy examples-free from theoretical elaborations and highbrow grammar terms. The book is exemplary for what you need to achieve, too. It contains lots of valuable information on as few pages as possible in a clear and simple form. Topics covered: Structuring principles, including building topics, establishing headings, and determining the best possible order of information; Layout and formatting essentials; General technical writing rules; Rules for building sections; Rules for building sentences; Plain language; Grammar and word choice FAQ. Audience: developers, marketing professionals, product managers.

Disciplined Agile Delivery

A Practitioner's Guide to Agile Software Delivery in the Enterprise

Author: Scott W. Ambler,Mark Lines

Publisher: IBM Press

ISBN: 0132810107

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

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Master IBM’s Breakthrough DAD Process Framework for Succeeding with Agile in Large, Complex, Mission-Critical IT Projects It is widely recognized that moving from traditional to agile approaches to build software solutions is a critical source of competitive advantage. Mainstream agile approaches that are indeed suitable for small projects require significant tailoring for larger, complex enterprise projects. In Disciplined Agile Delivery, Scott W. Ambler and Mark Lines introduce IBM’s breakthrough Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) process framework, which describes how to do this tailoring. DAD applies a more disciplined approach to agile development by acknowledging and dealing with the realities and complexities of a portfolio of interdependent program initiatives. Ambler and Lines show how to extend Scrum with supplementary agile and lean strategies from Agile Modeling (AM), Extreme Programming (XP), Kanban, Unified Process (UP), and other proven methods to provide a hybrid approach that is adaptable to your organization’s unique needs. They candidly describe what practices work best, why they work, what the trade-offs are, and when to consider alternatives, all within the context of your situation. Disciplined Agile Delivery addresses agile practices across the entire lifecycle, from requirements, architecture, and development to delivery and governance. The authors show how these best-practice techniques fit together in an end-to-end process for successfully delivering large, complex systems--from project initiation through delivery. Coverage includes Scaling agile for mission-critical enterprise endeavors Avoiding mistakes that drive poorly run agile projects to chaos Effectively initiating an agile project Transitioning as an individual to agile Incrementally building consumable solutions Deploying agile solutions into complex production environments Leveraging DevOps, architecture, and other enterprise disciplines Adapting your governance strategy for agile projects Based on facts, research, and extensive experience, this book will be an indispensable resource for every enterprise software leader and practitioner--whether they’re seeking to optimize their existing agile/Scrum process or improve the agility of an iterative process.

DB2 pureXML Cookbook

Master the Power of the IBM Hybrid Data Server

Author: Matthias Nicola,Pav Kumar-Chatterjee

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0137035845

Category: Computers

Page: 792

View: 7466

DB2 pureXML Cookbook Master the Power of the IBM Hybrid Data Server Hands-On Solutions and Best Practices for Developing and Managing XML Database Applications with DB2 More and more database developers and DBAs are being asked to develop applications and manage databases that involve XML data. Many are utilizing the highly praised DB2 pureXML technology from IBM. In the DB2 pureXML Cookbook, two leading experts from IBM offer the practical solutions and proven code samples that database professionals need to build better XML solutions faster. Organized by task, this book is packed with more than 700 easy-to-adapt “recipe-style” examples covering the entire application lifecycle–from planning and design through coding, optimization, and troubleshooting. This extraordinary library of recipes includes more than 250 XQuery and SQL/XML queries. With the authors’ hands-on guidance, you’ll learn how to combine pureXML “ingredients” to efficiently perform virtually any XML data management task, from the simplest to the most advanced. Coverage includes pureXML in DB2 9 for z/OS and DB2 9.1, 9.5, and 9.7 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Best practices for designing XML data, applications, and storage objects Importing, exporting, loading, replicating, and federating XML data Querying XML data, from start to finish: XPath and XQuery data model and languages, SQL/XML, stored procedures, UDFs, and much more Avoiding common errors and inefficient XML queries Converting relational data to XML and vice versa Updating and transforming XML documents Defining and working with XML indexes Monitoring and optimizing the performance of XML queries and other operations Using XML Schemas to constrain and validate XML documents XML application development–including code samples for Java, .NET, C, COBOL,PL/1, PHP, and Perl

Best Practices for Technical Writers and Editors, Video Enhanced Edition (Collection)

DITA, Quality, and Style

Author: Francis DeRespinis,Peter Hayward,Jana Jenkins,Amy Laird,Leslie McDonald,Eric Radzinski,Laura Bellamy,Michelle Carey,Jenifer Schlotfeldt,Gretchen Hargis,Ann Kilty Hernandez,Polly Hughes,Deirdre Longo,Shannon Rouiller,Elizabeth Wilde

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 013292966X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1188

View: 5692

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 A brand new collection of state-of-the-art insights for technical writers, editors, and content managers…in a convenient e-format, at a great price! Three outstanding IBM Press eBooks plus exclusive video walkthroughs help you maximize the value and effectiveness of your technical communications—in all media, for all audiences, everywhere! (Enhanced eBook) This package brings together unsurpassed IBM eBook and video resources for creating clearer, more usable, more effective technical communication. For one low price, you get three outstanding IBM Press books in industry-standard ePub format, plus exclusive video demonstrations walking through many key topics and techniques on DITA, step-by-step! The IBM Style Guide: Conventions for Writers and Editors distills IBM’s best wisdom for developing higher-quality content across all media, authors, and geographic locations. It delivers up-to-the minute guidance on topic-based writing; writing for diverse media and global audiences; organizing, structuring, and linking information; maximizing accessibility; documenting interfaces and procedures; and much more. Next, in DITA Best Practices: A Roadmap for Writing, Editing, and Architecting in DITA , three pioneering implementers show how to use DITA to maximize the value of technical documentation, and offer a complete roadmap for successful DITA adoption and usage. The authors answer crucial questions “official” DITA documents ignore, including: “Where do you start?” and “How do you avoid the pitfalls?” Discover proven best practices for developing effective topics, short descriptions, and content architecture, plus “in-the-trenches” solutions for ensuring quality implementations and accurate, cost-effective content conversion, including video demonstrations. Finally, Developing Quality Technical Information: A Handbook for Writers and Editors , Second Edition, presents today’s most systematic, well-proven approach to creating great documentation. Learn how to focus on the right tasks and topics; say more with fewer words; use organization to deliver faster access; streamline and improve reviews; and much more. Packed with before-and-after examples, illustrations, and checklists, this book addresses crucial topics ranging from internationalization to retrievability to visual effectiveness. Whether you’re a writer, editor, reviewer, or manager, if you want to create outstanding content, you’ll find this collection absolutely indispensable. From expert IBM and IBM Press publication professionals Francis DeRespinis, Peter Hayward, Jana Jenkins, Amy Laird, Leslie McDonald, Eric Radzinski, Laura Bellamy, Michelle Carey, Jenifer Schlotfeldt, Gretchen Hargis, Ann Kilty Hernandez, Polly Hughes, Deirdre Longo, Shannon Rouiller, and Elizabeth Wilde. Important note: Due to the incredibly rich media included in your enhanced eBook, you may experience longer than usual download times. Please be patient while your product is delivered.

Microsoft Manual of Style

Author: Microsoft Corporation

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735669791

Category: Computers

Page: 464

View: 6083

Maximize the impact and precision of your message! Now in its fourth edition, the Microsoft Manual of Style provides essential guidance to content creators, journalists, technical writers, editors, and everyone else who writes about computer technology. Direct from the Editorial Style Board at Microsoft—you get a comprehensive glossary of both general technology terms and those specific to Microsoft; clear, concise usage and style guidelines with helpful examples and alternatives; guidance on grammar, tone, and voice; and best practices for writing content for the web, optimizing for accessibility, and communicating to a worldwide audience. Fully updated and optimized for ease of use, the Microsoft Manual of Style is designed to help you communicate clearly, consistently, and accurately about technical topics—across a range of audiences and media.

Innovation Passport

The IBM First-of-a-Kind (FOAK) Journey From Research to Reality

Author: Mary Jo Frederich,Peter Andrews

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0137028156

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 3243

“Finally! A book that lays out a thorough yet workable path to collaborative innovation! With a highly readable style and using great examples, Frederich and Andrews describe the process by which IBM makes collaborative innovation work from a process, company, and customer standpoint. By following the guidelines in this book, those with aspirations of collaborative innovation can learn from the lessons of IBM and maximize their probability of success. A+!” –Gregory S. Dawson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and former Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers “Innovation Passport goes directly to the heart of how companies can speed up the transition from research to revenue. This book’s combination of insight and actionable detail–derived over a dozen years–provides a roadmap for companies to accelerate the commercialization of ideas and technologies. Moreover, this best practice is based on collaboration with external partners, an approach that is even more critical given strained economic times.” –Keith O’Brien, VP, Best Practices Research, Frost & Sullivan Get Inside IBM’s Breakthrough FOAK Program for Delivering Profitable Innovation! Learn from one of the world’s most successful innovation initiatives Align researchers, clients, and partners behind innovation that matters Get the right innovations to market fast How can you promote innovation that delivers real, profitable business value–again and again, year after year? For 14 years, IBM’s FOAK program has done just that. In Innovation Passport, FOAK’s leaders share the powerful lessons they’ve learned. Through actual project examples, you’ll discover how to craft more effective processes for making innovation happen...encourage collaboration...manage innovation portfolios...protect intellectual property...and systematically improve the chances of marketplace adoption. Whatever your role in innovation, this book will help you do it better, faster, and more profitably.

Enterprise Master Data Management

An SOA Approach to Managing Core Information

Author: Allen Dreibelbis,Eberhard Hechler,Ivan Milman,Martin Oberhofer,Paul van Run,Dan Wolfson

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132704277

Category: Computers

Page: 656

View: 9803

The Only Complete Technical Primer for MDM Planners, Architects, and Implementers Companies moving toward flexible SOA architectures often face difficult information management and integration challenges. The master data they rely on is often stored and managed in ways that are redundant, inconsistent, inaccessible, non-standardized, and poorly governed. Using Master Data Management (MDM), organizations can regain control of their master data, improve corresponding business processes, and maximize its value in SOA environments. Enterprise Master Data Management provides an authoritative, vendor-independent MDM technical reference for practitioners: architects, technical analysts, consultants, solution designers, and senior IT decisionmakers. Written by the IBM® data management innovators who are pioneering MDM, this book systematically introduces MDM’s key concepts and technical themes, explains its business case, and illuminates how it interrelates with and enables SOA. Drawing on their experience with cutting-edge projects, the authors introduce MDM patterns, blueprints, solutions, and best practices published nowhere else—everything you need to establish a consistent, manageable set of master data, and use it for competitive advantage. Coverage includes How MDM and SOA complement each other Using the MDM Reference Architecture to position and design MDM solutions within an enterprise Assessing the value and risks to master data and applying the right security controls Using PIM-MDM and CDI-MDM Solution Blueprints to address industry-specific information management challenges Explaining MDM patterns as enablers to accelerate consistent MDM deployments Incorporating MDM solutions into existing IT landscapes via MDM Integration Blueprints Leveraging master data as an enterprise asset—bringing people, processes, and technology together with MDM and data governance Best practices in MDM deployment, including data warehouse and SAP integration

Mastering XPages

A Step-by-Step Guide to XPages Application Development and the XSP Language

Author: Martin Donnelly,Mark Wallace,Tony McGuckin

Publisher: IBM Press

ISBN: 0133373401

Category: Computers

Page: 1168

View: 2795

IBM's Best-Selling Guide to XPages Development–Now Updated and Expanded for Lotus Notes/Domino 9.0.1 XPages instantly revolutionized Notes/Domino application development, and the newest versions deliver unprecedented performance and flexibility. Now, the popular insider's guide to XPages development has been updated and expanded to reflect all these improvements, through IBM Notes/Domino 9.0.1 and beyond. Three key members of the IBM XPages team have brought together comprehensive knowledge for delivering outstanding solutions. They have added several hundred pages of new content, including four new chapters. Drawing on their unsurpassed experience, they present new tips, samples, and best practices reflecting the platform's growing maturity. Writing for both XPages newcomers and experts, they cover the entire project lifecycle, including problem debugging, performance optimization, and application scalability. This second edition of Mastering XPages fully addresses enhancements to the XPages data sources for Domino views and documents; the latest XPages mobile library; the new Domino Designer Server-Side JavaScript debugger; and improvements to integrated technologies such as Dojo and CKEditor. Nearly every chapter contains at least one downloadable sample application, offering extensive hands-on practice. This guide concludes with complete references to XSP tags, relevant Java/JavaScript classes, and XSP style classes. Coverage includes * Understanding XPages' development paradigm, tooling, runtime framework, and application architecture * Configuring Domino Designer and integrating XPages Extension Library * Constructing application logic and using data binding controls * Reading/writing Notes documents: from use cases to design properties * Using Views, including examples of accessing calendars via REST * Making the most of Notes/Domino 9.0's new DataView control * Coding: from the basics to fully customized behavior * Advanced scripting: AJAX, Dojo, @Functions, managed beans, and more * Extending the Rich Text Editor's functionality * Building and consuming new controls with Extensibility APIs * Taking web applications offline in the Notes client * Building mobile apps: controls, design patterns, and best practices * Debugging Server-Side JavaScript with Domino Designer 9.0 * Creating apps that look and work great–for local and global audiences * Systematically optimizing performance and scalability * Protecting data and users: leveraging Domino and Notes security models

DB2 SQL Tuning Tips for z/OS Developers

Author: Tony Andrews

Publisher: IBM Press

ISBN: 0133038521

Category: Computers

Page: 160

View: 1268

The Definitive Solutions-Oriented Guide to IBM® DB2® for z/OS®: Now Fully Updated for Both v9 and v10! The largest database tuning performance gains can often be obtained from tuning application code, and applications that use SQL to retrieve data are the best candidates for tuning. This well-organized, easy-to-understand reference brings together more than 100 SQL-related skills and techniques that any developer can use to build and optimize DB2 applications for consistently superior performance. DB2 tuning expert Tony Andrews (“Tony the Tuner”) draws on more than 20 years of DB2-related experience, empowering you to take performance into your own hands, whether you’re writing new software or tuning existing systems. Tony shows you exactly how to clear bottlenecks, resolve problems, and improve both speed and reliability. This book fully reflects the latest SQL programming best practices for DB2 V9 and DB2 V10 on z/OS: techniques that are taught in no other book and are rarely covered in general DB2 SQL courses. Drawing on his extensive consulting experience and highly praised training with Themis Inc., Tony also presents practical checklists and an invaluable 15-step methodology for optimizing virtually any DB2 application. Coverage includes Empowering developers on knowing what to do and where to look in resolving performance problems in queries or programs Providing many programming and SQL coding examples Establishing standards and guidelines that lead to high-performance SQL Implementing time-efficient code walkthroughs to ensure that your standards are followed Focusing on the small number of SQL statements that consume the most resources Identifying simple solutions that deliver the most sizable benefits Optimizing performance by rewriting query predicates more efficiently Providing a better understanding of SQL optimization and Runstat statistics Recognizing opportunities to tweak your code more effectively than the Optimizer Optimizing SQL code with COBOL applications Efficiently checking for the existence of data, rows, or tables Using Runstats’ newest capabilities to consistently optimize paths to data

Search Engine Marketing, Inc.

Driving Search Traffic to Your Company's Website

Author: Mike Moran,Bill Hunt

Publisher: IBM Press

ISBN: 0133039218

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 7757

The #1 Step-by-Step Guide to Search Marketing Success...Now Updated and Reorganized to Help You Drive Even More Value For years, Search Engine Marketing, Inc. has been the definitive practical guide to driving value from search. Now, Mike Moran and Bill Hunt have completely rewritten their best-seller to present valuable new strategies, best practices, and lessons from experience. Their revamped and reorganized Third Edition introduces a holistic approach that integrates organic and paid search, and complements them both with social media. This new approach can transform the way you think about search, plan it, and profit from it. Moran and Hunt address every business, writing, and technical element of successful search engine marketing. Whatever your background, they help you fill your skills gaps and leverage the experience you already have. You’ll learn how search engines and search marketing work today, and how to segment searchers based on their behavior, successfully anticipating what they’re looking for. You’ll walk through formulating your custom program: identifying goals, assessing where you stand, estimating costs, choosing strategy, and gaining buy-in. Next, you’ll focus on execution: identifying challenges, diagnosing and fixing problems, measuring performance, and continually improving your program. You’ll learn how to Focus relentlessly on business value, not tactics Overcome the obstacles that make search marketing so challenging Get into your searcher’s mind, and discover how her behavior may change based on situation or device Understand what happens technically when a user searches—and make the most of that knowledge Create a focused program that can earn the support it will need to succeed Clarify your goals and link them to specific measurements Craft search terms and copy that attracts your best prospects and customers Optimize content by getting writers and tech people working together Address the critical challenges of quality in both paid and organic search Avoid overly clever tricks that can destroy your effectiveness Identify and resolve problems as soon as they emerge Redesign day-to-day operating procedures to optimize search performance Whether you’re a marketer, tech professional, product manager, or content specialist, this guide will help you define realistic goals, craft a best-practices program for achieving them, and implement it flawlessly. NEW COMPANION WEBSITE PACKED WITH TOOLS AND RESOURCES SEMincBook.com includes exclusive tools, deeper explorations of key search management techniques, and updates on emerging trends in the field mikemoran.com whunt.com SEMincBook.com

Visual Modeling with Rational Software Architect and UML

Author: Terry Quatrani,Jim Palistrant

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132704447

Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 1359

“Terry’s style is always direct, approachable, and pragmatic. Abstraction is hard, and visualizing abstractions is as well, but here she’ll guide you in doing both using Rational Software Architect.” —From the Foreword by Grady Booch, IBM Fellow Master UML 2.0 Visual Modeling with IBM Rational Software Architect Using IBM Rational Software Architect, you can unify all aspects of software design and development. It allows you to exploit new modeling language technology to architect systems more effectively and develop them more productively. Now, two of IBM’s leading experts have written the definitive, start-to-finish guide to UML 2-based visual modeling with Rational Software Architect. You’ll learn hands-on, using a simplified case study that’s already helped thousands of professionals master analysis, design, and implementation with IBM Rational technologies. Renowned UML expert Terry Quatrani and J2EE/SOA evangelist Jim Palistrant walk you through visualizing all facets of system architecture at every stage of the project lifecycle. Whether you’re an architect, developer, or project manager, you’ll discover how to leverage IBM Rational’s latest innovations to optimize any project. Coverage includes Making the most of model-driven development with Rational Software Architect’s integrated design and development tools Understanding visual modeling: goals, techniques, language, and processes Beginning any visual modeling project: sound principles and best practices Capturing and documenting functional requirements with use case models Creating analysis models that begin to reveal your optimal system implementation Building design models that abstract your implementation model and source code Using implementation models to represent your system’s physical composition, from subsystems to executables and data Transforming these models to actual running code The IBM Press developerWorks® Series is a unique undertaking in which print books and the Web are mutually supportive. The publications in this series are complemented by resources on the developerWorks Web site on ibm.com. Icons throughout the book alert the reader to these valuable resources.

RFID Sourcebook

Author: Sandip Lahiri

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780131851375

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

View: 7471

RFID is now a 'need to know' technology - this book is the comprehensive resource for learning, adapting and customizing RFID technology.

Implementing the IBM Rational Unified Process and Solutions

A Guide to Improving Your Software Development Capability and Maturity

Author: Joshua Barnes

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132704323

Category: Computers

Page: 216

View: 7130

The Authoritative, Best-Practice Guide to Improving Development Processes with IBM® Rational Unified Process® (RUP®) This book delivers all the knowledge and insight you need to succeed with the IBM Rational Unified Process and Solutions. Joshua Barnes presents a start-to-finish, best-practice roadmap to the complete implementation cycle of IBM RUP–from projecting ROI and making the business case through piloting, implementation, mentoring, and beyond. Drawing on his extensive experience leading large-scale IBM RUP implementations and working with some of the industry’s most recognized thought leaders in the Software Engineering Process world, Barnes brings together comprehensive “lessons learned” from both successful and failed projects. You’ll learn from real-world case studies, including actual project artifacts. Whether you’re an executive, software professional, or consultant, this book will help you continuously improve the maturity of your development processes–and reap the benefits: better quality, faster delivery, and more business value. After reading this book you will be able to · Get past the myths of software process improvement to focus on what’s truly practical · Identify and evaluate your best candidate process solutions · Objectively project the ROI achievable with IBM R UP and IBM Rational solutions · Develop funding models, business cases, and executive support · Recruit, staff, organize, and motivate your implementation team · Plan for effective integration, process alignment, and change management · Choose the right pilots, learn the right lessons, and develop effective adoption models · Move quickly to successful program-level implementation · Set maturity level goals for process and tool utilization · Map “End States” for both quantity and quality · Plan for training and mentoring–and understand the distinct role of each · Keep the momentum going after your implementation is complete Link to www.upmentors.com, where you can download actual sample implementation documents–not just templates! www.ibmpressbooks.com Preface xvii Acknowledgments xxiii About the Author xxv Chapter 1: Evaluating Process Solutions 1 Chapter 2: Your First Steps Toward Implementing RUP and IBM Rational Solutions 17 Chapter 3: Assessing Your Organization and Building Your Business Case for Organizational Change 29 Chapter 4: Implementation Team 49 Chapter 5: Setting Up Pre-Integrated and Process-Aligned Tooling 67 Chapter 6: Implementation Approach 75 Chapter 7: Transitioning to a Program Approach 99 Chapter 8: Funding Model 117 Chapter 9: Training and Mentoring Models 131 Chapter 10: Is Your Implementation Complete? 149 Appendix 1: Executive ROI Overview 155 Appendix 2: Detailed Appendix for Executive ROI Overview 159 Appendix 3: Maturity Level Goals–Sample Tasks 167 Index 175

IBM Sametime 8.5.2 Administration Guide

Author: Gabriella Davis,Marie L. Scott

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849683050

Category: Computers

Page: 484

View: 1343

The IBM Lotus Sametime 8.5.2 Administration Guide uses a practical, no-nonsense approach to give you the essential information you need. Using realistic scenarios, you learn how to configure and maintain your environment to meet your needs and take advantage of the flexibility offered in Sametime 8.5.2. If you are responsible for installing and administering Sametime 8.5.2, then this book is for you. If you're completely new to Sametime administration, this book will serve as your roadmap. If you're making the jump from a prior version of Sametime, then you'll see how Sametime 8.5.2 differs and how you work with the new configuration. Even if you already have Sametime 8.5.2 up and running, this guide will answer those questions you may still have of why and how the various server components work.

Is Your Company Ready for Cloud

Choosing the Best Cloud Adoption Strategy for Your Business

Author: Pamela K. Isom,Kerrie Holley

Publisher: IBM Press

ISBN: 0132616203

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 1024

“This book successfully addresses the approach for adopting cloud into organizations (small and large), realizing that every application may not be a fit for a cloud environment. The writer does an excellent job of integrating cloud into the approach for an enterprise architecture and drilling down into how to evaluate cloud in its variety of implementation techniques, along with the benefits and drawbacks of each.” — Sue Miller-Sylvia, IBM Fellow and Vice President, Application Innovation Services, IBM Global Business Services Make the Right Cloud Adoption and Deployment Decisions for Your Business This is the first complete guide to cloud decision making for senior executives in both technology and non-technology roles. IBM® Global Business Services® Executive Architect Pamela K. Isom and IBM Fellow Kerrie Holley present practical business cases, vignettes, and techniques to help you understand when cloud investments make sense and when they don’t. You’ll find decision models that are anchored with practical experiences and lessons to guide your decision making, best practices for leveraging investments you’ve already made, and expert assistance with every aspect of the cloud transition. Drawing on their extensive experience working with enterprise clients, Isom and Holley show how to integrate both business and technical considerations, set the right priorities, and successfully manage everything from security and performance to governance. Whatever your company’s size, industry, or challenges, this book will help you drive maximum business value from the cloud—on your terms and on your timeline. Coverage includes Assessing the business value of a cloud adoption strategy based on 10 specific expectations Gaining more value by incorporating cloud into enterprise architecture Implementing cloud when you don’t already have an enterprise architecture Fully understanding the financial implications of cloud-based strategies and technologies Incorporating cloud in environments that have already adopted Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Selecting components of your cloud portfolio, including elements of larger outsourced or managed solutions Governing cloud as part of your overall organizational landscape Systematically recognizing and mitigating cloud adoption risks, including security, cost, and performance Planning the transition: retiring legacy applications, transforming business processes, and selecting partners Anticipating and guiding the use of cloud business patterns, trends, and technologies

An Introduction to IMS

Your Complete Guide to IBM Information Management System

Author: Barbara Klein,Richard Alan Long,Kenneth Ray Blackman

Publisher: IBM Press

ISBN: 0132886871

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 593

View: 1764

IBM's one-stop guide to the newest versions of IMS: the database used by the world's largest companies for their most mission-critical data * *The ideal resource for every IT professional who is new to IMS or upgrading to a current or recent version. *Updated, authoritative coverage of IMS Versions 12, 11, and 10: components, architecture, database and transaction managers, application development, system administration, security, recovery, tools, and more. *95% of Fortune 1000 companies rely on IMS. Over four decades, IBM's Information Management System (IMS) has consistently earned the trust of the world's largest enterprises. Thanks to its reliability, security, and performance, nearly 95% of Fortune 1000 companies rely on IMS for their most critical IBM System z data management needs: 50,000,000,000+ transactions run through IMS databases every day. What's more, IBM continues to upgrade IMS to meet new challenges more flexibly at lower cost. In An Introduction to IMS, leading IMS experts offer the definitive introduction to the latest versions: IMS 12, 11, and 10. This edition reflects major recent enhancements, including dynamic information generation capabilities; new access, interoperability and development tools; improved SOA support, and more. Not just a complete tutorial, this book provides examples, cases, problems, solutions, glossaries, and more: everything database professionals need to succeed with IMS, regardless of experience.

IBM Lotus Connections 2.5

Planning and Implementing Social Software for Your Enterprise, e-Pub

Author: Stephen Hardison,David M. Byrd,Gary Wood,Tim Speed,Michael Martin,Suzanne Livingston,Jason Moore,Morten Kristiansen

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0137041799

Category: Computers

Page: 456

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The Practical, Complete Guide to Leveraging the Power of Social Networks with Lotus Connections 2.5 The first book to cover the newest version of the breakthrough product from IBM: Lotus Connections 2.5. This book includes practical techniques for building dynamic networks of coworkers, partners, and customers that promote innovation, business agility, and authoritative guidance for business and technical planning, deployment, integration, and much more. Social networking is the newest frontier in business collaboration, and IBM Lotus Connections 2.5 gives businesses the tools they need to make the most of it–easily, securely, and cost-effectively. In this book, a team of IBM Lotus Connections 2.5 experts thoroughly introduces the newest product and covers every facet of planning, deploying, and using it successfully. The authors cover business and technical issues and present IBM’s proven, best-practices methodology for successful implementation. The authors begin by helping managers and technical professionals identify opportunities to use social networking for competitive advantage–and by explaining how Lotus Connections 2.5 places full-fledged social networking tools at their fingertips. IBM Lotus Connections 2.5 carefully describes each component of the product–including profiles, activities, blogs, communities, easy social bookmarking, personal home pages, and more. The book contains practical coverage of administering Lotus Connections 2.5 and detailed guidance of integrating and extending Lotus Connections 2.5.

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