Cloud computing is the most significant technology development of our lifetimes. It has made countless new businesses possible and presents a massive opportunity for large enterprises to innovate like startups and retire decades of technical debt. But making the most of the cloud requires much more from enterprises than just a technology change. Stephen Orban led Dow Jones's journey toward digital agility as their CIO and now leads AWS's Enterprise Strategy function, where he helps leaders from the largest companies in the world transform their businesses. As he demonstrates in this book, enterprises must re-train their people, evolve their processes, and transform their cultures as they move to the cloud. By bringing together his experiences and those of a number of business leaders, Orban shines a light on what works, what doesn't, and how enterprises can transform themselves using the cloud.
Punning 'a head in the clouds', this title combines poetic and philosophic elements within an autobiographical framework to create a uniquely impressive text which stands near the apex of this author's oeuvre.
Expands on the themes in Understanding Our Mind to consider such topics as the plausibility of free will and the role of the mind in promoting personal happiness in a spiritual primer that discusses the connection between psychology, neuroscience, and meditation while introducing basic Buddhist practices. Original.
Ten classic sci fi and horror stories by “one of the major names in science fiction.” (The New York Times) From Hugo-nominated Henry Kuttner, one of the twentieth century’s most respected science fiction writers, comes a collection of stories described as “just about as good as the modern magazine science-fantasy story can get” (J. Francis McComas and Anthony Boucher). These ten science fiction stories include: “Or Else,” “Home is the Hunter,” “By These Presents,” “De Profundis,” “Camouflage,” “Year Day,” “Ghost,” “Shock,” “Pile of Trouble,” and “Deadlock.” “[A] pomegranate writer: popping with seeds—full of ideas.” —Ray Bradbury
When the wild geese migrate over the little pond with its pink flamingos and clipped grass, Skylar and the others watch with envy. They like their pond, but there is something elegant and brave about being a real wild goose. But they?ve never flown before, and besides, there?s never been a reason to go. Then a lost heron wants the pond geese to take him to Lost Pond, and Skylar thinks it?s time for this motley crew to spread their wings and try out the great blue yonder. Adventure awaits . . . but, as they?ll soon find out, so does great danger. At once charming and funny, full of friendship, hardship, and bravery, this is a beautifully told story about leaving home to experience the world. With delightful black-and-white illustrations, and hints of Charlotte?s Web and The Tale of Despereaux, this is a book in the tradition of fine children?s literature.
Learning Technology for Education in Cloud investigates how cloud computing can be used to design applications to support real time on demand learning using technologies. The workshop proceedings provide opportunities for delegates to discuss the latest research in TEL (Technology Enhanced Learning) and its impacts for learners and institutions, using cloud. The Workshop on Learning Technology for Education in Cloud (LTEC '12) is a forum where researchers, educators and practitioners came together to discuss ideas, projects and lessons learned related to the use of learning technology in cloud, on the 11th-13th July at Salamanca in Spain.
Twenty years after the elemental conflict that nearly tore apart the cosmos in The Saga of Seven Suns, a new threat emerges from the darkness. The human race must set aside its own inner conflicts to rebuild their alliance with the Ildiran Empire for the survival of the galaxy. In Kevin J. Anderson's The Dark Between the Stars, galactic empires clash, elemental beings devastate whole planetary systems, and factions of humanity are pitted against each other. Heroes rise and enemies make their last stands in the climax of an epic tale seven years in the making. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.