General Information Technology

From Alan Turing's WWII "Bombe" decoder machine to the latest AI tech, these articles and books will have something for you.

General Information Technology Books

10 results
page 1
Results
10 results
book image

NetSuite For Dummies

Published 11-09-2010

NetSuite is an easy-to-use, customizable enterprise software for running your business  NetSuite offers an integrated application that wraps all the essential information technology needs — ERP, CRM, HR, customer service, ecommerce, warehouse and inventory management, and project management — into one tidy application. NetSuite For Dummies is for NetSuite customers, anyone thinking about becoming a NetSuite customer, or anyone with a NetSuite test account. What you need is a simple guide for getting around the program and becoming familiar with its customizable features.  This book provides both a comprehensive overview of NetSuite and, in some sections, detailed instructions on specific topics. It provides a succinct and somewhat lighthearted summary of NetSuite in plain English — without the jargon but with a few tricks and tips, and plenty of examples along the way. Inside you’ll discover:  An overview of the NetSuite basics, plus guidance on customizing it to meet the needs of your business  How to track money — from invoicing and managing receivables to paying bills and taking inventory  How to hone your company’s marketing efforts  The importance of sales force automation and turning leads into customers  Details on fulfilling and shipping orders, providing services, and project management  Ways to improve partnership relationships   How to support customers with excellent customer service  The type of site that’s best for you in NetSuite, how to get it to match your company image, maximize your exposure, and more  None of that means anything if you can’t measure your success, so you’ll also learn to customize your dashboard to see the metrics and reporting you need to see and analyze.  NetSuite For Dummies also provides ten tips for a successful NetSuite implementation, answers to frequently asked questions, and bonus chapters online with information about scripting, customization, and setting up your Web site. Get your copy today and learn everything about NetSuite you need to get the most out of your workday. 

Explore Book Buy On Amazon
book image

IT Architecture For Dummies

Published 11-01-2010

A solid introduction to the practices, plans, and skills required for developing a smart system architecture Information architecture combines IT skills with business skills in order to align the IT structure of an organization with the mission, goals, and objectives of its business. This friendly introduction to IT architecture walks you through the myriad issues and complex decisions that many organizations face when setting up IT systems to work in sync with business procedures. Veteran IT professional and author Kirk Hausman explains the business value behind IT architecture and provides you with an action plan for implementing IT architecture procedures in an organization. You'll explore the many challenges that organizations face as they attempt to use technology to enhance their business's productivity so that you can gain a solid understanding of the elements that are required to plan and create an architecture that meets specific business goals. Defines IT architecture as a blend of IT skills and business skills that focuses on business optimization, business architecture, performance management, and organizational structure Uncovers and examines every topic within IT architecture including network, system, data, services, application, and more Addresses the challenges that organizations face when attempting to use information technology to enable profitability and business continuity While companies look to technology more than ever to enhance productivity, you should look to IT Architecture For Dummies for guidance in this field.

Explore Book Buy On Amazon
book image

e-Discovery For Dummies

Published 11-16-2009

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.

Explore Book Buy On Amazon
book image

Windows PowerShell 2 For Dummies

Published 08-10-2009

Prepare for the future of Microsoft automation with this no-nonsense guide Windows PowerShell 2 is the scripting language that enables automation within the Windows operating system. Packed with powerful new features, this latest version is complex, and Windows PowerShell 2 For Dummies is the perfect guide to help system administrators get up to speed. Written by a Microsoft MVP with direct access to the program managers and developers, this book covers every new feature of Windows PowerShell 2 in a friendly, easy-to-follow format. Windows PowerShell 2 is the updated scripting language that enables system administrators to automate Windows operating systems System administrators with limited scripting experience will find this book helps them learn the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell 2 quickly and easily Translates the jargon and complex syntax of Windows PowerShell 2 Covers script debugging improvements, the ability to invoke commands remotely, and the new user interface Uses real-world applications to clarify the theory, fundamentals, and techniques of the scripting language Written by a Microsoft MVP with direct access to the developers of Windows PowerShell 2 Windows PowerShell 2 For Dummies makes this tool easily accessible to administrators of every experience level.

Explore Book Buy On Amazon
book image

Green IT For Dummies

Published 04-27-2009

Green technology is not only good for the environment; it’s also good for your bottom line. If your organization is exploring ways to save energy and reduce environmental waste, Green IT For Dummies can help you get there. This guide is packed with cost-saving ways to make your company a leader in green technology. The book is also packed with case studies from organizations that have gone green, so you can benefit from their experience. You’ll discover how to: Perform an energy audit to determine your present consumption and identify where to start greening Develop and roll out a green technology project Build support from management and employees Use collaboration tools to limit the need for corporate travel Improve electronic document management Extend hardware life, reduce data center floor space, and improve efficiency Formalize best practices for green IT, understand your company’s requirements, and design an infrastructure to meet them Make older desktops and lighting fixtures more efficient with a few small upgrades Lower costs with virtual meetings, teleconferences, and telecommuting options Reduce your organization’s energy consumption You’ll also learn what to beware of when developing your green plan, and get familiar with all the terms relating to green IT. Green IT For Dummies starts you on the road to saving money while you help save the planet.

Explore Book Buy On Amazon
book image

GIS For Dummies

Published 02-17-2009

An easy-to-understand reference for navigating through geographic information systems (GIS)  GIS (geographic information system) is a totally cool technology that has been called “geography on steroids.” GIS is what lets you see the schools in your neighborhood or tells you where the nearest McDonald’s is. GIS For Dummies tells you all about mapping terminology and digital mapping, how to locate geographic features and analyze patterns such as streets and waterways, and how to generate travel directions, customer location lists, and much more with GIS.  Whether you’re in charge of creating GIS applications for your business or you simply love maps, you’ll find GIS For Dummies is packed with information. For example, you can:  Learn all the hardware and software necessary to collect, analyze, and manipulate GIS data  Explore the difference between 2D and 3D maps, create a map, or manage multiple maps  Analyze patterns that appear in maps and interpret the results  Measure distance in absolute, comparative, and functional ways  Recognize how spatial factors relate to geographic data  Discover how GIS is used in business, the military, city planning, emergency services, land management, and more  Find out how GIS can help you find discover where flooding may occur  Determine what your organization needs, do appropriate analyses, and plan and design a GIS system      You’ll find dozens of applications for GIS queries and analyses, and even learn to create animated GIS output. Additionally, you can learn about sources of GIS data and GIS software vendors (and even what questions to ask potential vendors). Whether your goal is to implement a geographic information system or just have fun, GIS For Dummies will get you there! 

Explore Book Buy On Amazon
book image

IT Disaster Recovery Planning For Dummies

Published 12-26-2007

If you have a business or a nonprofit organization, or if you’re the one responsible for information systems at such an operation, you know that disaster recovery planning is pretty vital. But it’s easy to put it off. After all, where do you start? IT Disaster Recovery Planning For Dummies shows you how to get started by creating a safety net while you work out the details of your major plan. The right plan will get your business back on track quickly, whether you're hit by a tornado or a disgruntled employee with super hacking powers. Here's how to assess the situation, develop both short-term and long-term plans, and keep your plans updated. This easy-to-understand guide will help you Prepare your systems, processes, and people for an organized response to disaster when it strikes Identify critical IT systems and develop a long-range strategy Select and train your disaster recovery team Conduct a Business Impact Analysis Determine risks to your business from natural or human-made causes Get management support Create appropriate plan documents Test your plan Some disasters get coverage on CNN, and some just create headaches for the affected organization. With IT Disaster Recovery Planning For Dummies, you’ll be prepared for anything from hackers to hurricanes!

Explore Book Buy On Amazon
book image

Virtualization For Dummies

Published 12-05-2007

Virtualization has become a “megatrend”—and for good reason. Implementing virtualization allows for more efficient utilization of network server capacity, simpler storage administration, reduced energy costs, and better use of corporate capital. In other words: virtualization helps you save money, energy, and space. Not bad, huh? If you’re thinking about “going virtual” but have the feeling everyone else in the world understands exactly what that means while you’re still virtually in the dark, take heart. Virtualization for Dummies gives you a thorough introduction to this hot topic and helps you evaluate if making the switch to a virtual environment is right for you. This fun and friendly guide starts with a detailed overview of exactly what virtualization is and exactly how it works, and then takes you on a tour of the benefits of a virtualized environment, such as added space in overcrowded data centers, lower operations costs through more efficient infrastructure administration, and reduced energy costs through server consolidation. Next, you’ll get step-by-step guidance on how to: Perform a server virtualization cost versus benefit analysis Weigh server virtualization options Choose hardware for your server virtualization project Create a virtualized software environment Migrate to—and manage—your new virtualized environment Whether you’re an IT manager looking to sell the idea to your boss, or just want to learn more about how to create, migrate to, and successfully manage a virtualized environment, Virtualization for Dummies is your go-to guide for virtually everything you need to know.

Explore Book Buy On Amazon
book image

Bioinformatics For Dummies

Published 12-18-2006

Were you always curious about biology but were afraid to sit through long hours of dense reading? Did you like the subject when you were in high school but had other plans after you graduated? Now you can explore the human genome and analyze DNA without ever leaving your desktop! Bioinformatics For Dummies is packed with valuable information that introduces you to this exciting new discipline. This easy-to-follow guide leads you step by step through every bioinformatics task that can be done over the Internet. Forget long equations, computer-geek gibberish, and installing bulky programs that slow down your computer. You’ll be amazed at all the things you can accomplish just by logging on and following these trusty directions. You get the tools you need to: Analyze all types of sequences Use all types of databases Work with DNA and protein sequences Conduct similarity searches Build a multiple sequence alignment Edit and publish alignments Visualize protein 3-D structures Construct phylogenetic trees This up-to-date second edition includes newly created and popular databases and Internet programs as well as multiple new genomes. It provides tips for using servers and places to seek resources to find out about what’s going on in the bioinformatics world. Bioinformatics For Dummies will show you how to get the most out of your PC and the right Web tools so you’ll be searching databases and analyzing sequences like a pro!

Explore Book Buy On Amazon
book image

mySAP ERP For Dummies

Published 09-26-2005

SAP is the world's leading provider of ERP software and services, with worldwide revenue in 2004 of $9.7 billion and a 57 percent market share among major business application providers; it is one of the world's largest software companies overall ERP is a flexible, open technology platform that helps businesses run more efficiently (and profitably) by providing integrated management of key operations and supply chains Written for IT professionals who find it hard to get through SAP's complex documentation, our book demonstrates how ERP can cut costs, provides a clear overview of how the ESA (enterprise service architecture) model affects ERP, and shows how to implement the new ERP in the real world Topics covered include reducing the cost of an existing IT backbone, using the new ERP to address a company's "pain points" and challenges, and proving the value of ERP through ROI (return on investment) and TCO (total cost of ownership) studies

Explore Book Buy On Amazon
page 1