Michael Hyatt, one of the top business bloggers in the world, provides down-to-earth guidance for building and expanding a powerful platform.
To be successful in the market today, you must possess two strategic assets: a compelling product and a meaningful platform. In this step-by-step guide, Michael Hyatt, former CEO and current Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishers, takesÂ readers behind the scenes, into the new world of social media success. He shows you what best-selling authors, public speakers, entrepreneurs, musicians, and other creatives are doing differently to win customers in todayâs crowded marketplace. Hyatt speaks from experience. He writes one of the top 800 blogs in the world and has more than 100,000 followers on Twitter. His large and growing platform serves as the foundation for his successful writing, speaking, and consulting practice.
In Platform, Hyatt will teachÂ readers not only how to extend their influence, but also how to monetize it and build a sustainable career. The key? By buildingÂ a platform. It has never been easier, less expensive, or more possible than right now. . .Â Â The book includes:
Social media technologies have changed everything. Now, for the first time in history, non-celebrities can get noticedâand win big!âin an increasingly noisy world.
An Information Technology (I.T.) themed coloring book designed with input from the Reddit community, illustrated & assembled by Device42. Aimed primarily at Adults in the field (but perfectly acceptable for children, too!), the 24 color-able images touch on different aspects of life in the Information Technology field.
As more and more devices become interconnected through the Internet of Things (IoT), there is an even greater need for this book,which explains the technology, the internetworking, and applications that are making IoT an everyday reality.
The book begins with a discussion of IoT "ecosystems" and the technology that enables them, which includes:
Infrastructure and Service Discovery Protocols
Integration Technologies and Tools
Application and Analytics Enablement Platforms
A chapter on next-generation cloud infrastructure explains hosting IoT platforms and applications. A chapter on data analytics throws light on IoT data collection, storage, translation, real-time processing, mining, and analysis, all of which can yield actionable insights from the data collected by IoT applications. There is also a chapter on edge/fog computing.
The second half of the book presents various IoT ecosystem use cases. One chapter discusses smart airports and highlights the role of IoT integration. It explains how mobile devices, mobile technology, wearables, RFID sensors, and beacons work together as the core technologies of a smart airport. Integrating these components into the airport ecosystem is examined in detail, and use cases and real-life examples illustrate this IoT ecosystem in operation. Another in-depth look is on envisioning smart healthcare systems in a connected world. This chapter focuses on the requirements, promising applications, and roles of cloud computing and data analytics. The book also examines smart homes, smart cities, and smart governments.
The book concludes with a chapter on IoT security and privacy. This chapter examines the emerging security and privacy requirements of IoT environments. The security issues and an assortment of surmounting techniques and best practices are also discussed in this chapter.
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Bitcoin is not just a new word in the Internet age or technological and financial progress, it's a start of a new era on the Earth! Even 10 years ago we even couldn't imagine dreaming about digital money - you can't physically touch them but you can own and spend them. Today this is a reality! Bitcoin revolution covered the whole world like a huge wave, more and more people interested in this "Digital Gold".
Over the past few years, Bitcoin has grown from something known only to a select few tech nerds into a revolutionary currency that has rapidly changed the way that we think about the concept of money. You no doubt see Bitcoin payments accepted in all kinds of places now, but, if you can believe it, it used to be a fairly complicated procedure for finding places that let you pay in Bitcoin.
Anyway, to run the world you need to know everything. We can't guarantee that you will know EVERYTHING from this book, but we can guarantee you will have the notion of a new currency - Bitcoin. What is it? Where did it come from? How do you use it? Is it really just fake internet money created by drug dealers? That is precisely what we will be answering in this book. Weâll cover everything you need to know in order to get started with Bitcoin:
understanding the Blockchain and Bitcoin transactions
where to keep your Bitcoin (how to choose a secure wallet)
investing in Bitcoin
how to start accepting and using Bitcoin as a part of your business
principles of Bitcoin mining
the security of Bitcoin etc.
Also, the author will share with you interesting facts about Bitcoin and will give you professional tips on the start of your way in Bitcoin family!
Ready to take on the Bitcoin world yet? I hope so.
Iâd like to be the first to officially welcome you to the world of Bitcoin!
A year's worth of captivating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) activities that will wow the boredom right out of kids! Created by an MIT engineer, award winning educators, designers, and homeschooling experts, STEAM Kids will inspire your children to: question like a scientist design like a technologist build like an engineer create like an artist deduce like a mathematician â and, most importantly â play like a kid! Inside you'll find entertaining and educational projects like: - Rainbow Reactions - PVC Pipe Slingshot - Grafitti Art & Science - Color Changing Play Dough - Diaper Science - Circuit Bugs - Candy Mazes & so much more! Perfect for children ages 4-10, all the step-by-step activities are helpfully coded with difficulty indicators and estimated project times. Helpful project extensions promote further exploration and learning for enthusiastic children. Bonus materials will make things easy for parents and educators, and include: a handy weekly planning guide, project shopping lists, STEAM journal and more. So gather up your curious kids and get your STEAM on!
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The world has always run on traditional fiat currencies, which have been backed and controlled by governments. The government can inflate or deflate the price of these currencies without any democratic involvement. This also meant a high degree of regulation and government scrutiny that led to manipulation, but then came Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a decentralized virtual currency that is not controlled by anyone, and that doesnât require a third-party intervention. It was created by a figure known as Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. His identity is still unknown, and he vanished from the online world a few years after introducing the world to the revolutionary technology of Bitcoin. Bitcoinâs value has increased over the years because of its popularity, and many people have made a lot of money from it. No central figure controls Bitcoin, but itâs regulated by a peer-to-peer network that provides it with a functional base without the need of an external figure. Bitcoin is a democratic currency because it canât be influenced or manipulated by a few wealthy people for their gains and interests. Most people have heard about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, but there is a lot of mystery that surrounds this terminology. Therefore most people are hesitant about investing in this lucrative currency. Bitcoin has almost become a buzzword in the last few years, thanks to its growing popularity. But the important question is, how does Bitcoin function? Is it a sound investment opportunity? How can you buy Bitcoin? If you want the answer to these questions, then this is the book that you need. Bitcoin is changing the world, and it is entirely possible that in the next twenty years, it might become the currency that everyone in the world uses. Some governments, like that of Japan and Switzerland, are openly embracing it while others are strictly against its use. Bitcoin is growing every day, and those who are in the game are already making thousands of dollars from it. So, if you want to understand what the hype is all about it, you have found the right book. Order your copy of this fantastic book today!
Platform Embedded Security Technology Revealed is an in-depth introduction to Intelâs platform embedded solution: the security and management engine. The engine is shipped inside most Intel platforms for servers, personal computers, tablets, and smartphones. The engine realizes advanced security and management functionalities and protects applicationsâ secrets and usersâ privacy in a secure, light-weight, and inexpensive way. Besides native built-in features, it allows third-party software vendors to develop applications that take advantage of the security infrastructures offered by the engine.
Intelâs security and management engine is technologically unique and significant, but is largely unknown to many members of the tech communities who could potentially benefit from it. Platform Embedded Security Technology Revealed reveals technical details of the engine. The engine provides a new way for the computer security industry to resolve critical problems resulting from booming mobile technologies, such as increasing threats against confidentiality and privacy. This book describes how this advanced level of protection is made possible by the engine, how it can improve usersâ security experience, and how third-party vendors can make use of it.
It's written for computer security professionals and researchers; embedded system engineers; and software engineers and vendors who are interested in developing new security applications on top of Intelâs security and management engine.
Itâs also written for advanced users who are interested in understanding how the security features of Intelâs platforms work.
Until recently, many people thought big data was a passing fad. "Data science" was an enigmatic term. Today, big data is taken seriously, and data science is considered downright sexy. With this anthology of reports from award-winning journalist Mike Barlow, youâll appreciate how data science is fundamentally altering our world, for better and for worse.
Barlow paints a picture of the emerging data space in broad strokes. From new techniques and tools to the use of data for social good, youâll find out how far data science reaches.
With this anthology, youâll learn how:
Analysts can now get results from their data queries in near real time
Indie manufacturers are blurring the lines between hardware and software
Companies try to balance their desire for rapid innovation with the need to tighten data security
Advanced analytics and low-cost sensors are transforming equipment maintenance from a cost center to a profit center
CIOs have gradually evolved from order takers to business innovators
New analytics tools let businesses go beyond data analysis and straight to decision-making
Mike Barlow is an award-winning journalist, author, and communications strategy consultant. Since launching his own firm, Cumulus Partners, he has represented major organizations in a number of industries.
Learn how DBAs in a DevOps environment manage data platforms and change requests to support and optimize continuous integration, delivery, testing, and deployment in the application development life cycle.Â
On the Dev side, DBAs evaluate change requests to ensure compliance with organizational best practices and guard against degradation of database performance and the validity of dependent objects. On the Ops side, DBAs perform release and troubleshooting activities in support of the application, manage the data platformâs access and security, and monitor and maintain performance of the databases that they have designed and provisioned.
DevOps, DBAs, and DBaaS investigates the complex intersection between DBA functions and DevOps processes. DevOps teams traditionally viewed DBAs as process outliers who disrupt and retard SDLC timelines. At each touch point, veteran DBA Mike Cuppett shows how DBAs can most effectively contribute to decreasing release cycle times and improving product resiliency by applying automation, orchestration, and DBaaS solutions to database administration in ways that dovetail with DevOps requirements and metrics.
At a high level, Cuppett demonstrates the importance of leveling silo walls in the IT supply chain and of measuring application performance holistically by reference to satisfaction of customer requirements and end-user experience. At a technical level, he drills into topics and case studies on diagnosing and resolving problems commonly encountered by DBAs and DevOps teams when meshing database management with application delivery.
What You Will Learn:
Understand techniques and best practices at all points of collaboration between DBAs and DevOps teams in product development
Use tools for measuring DBA inputs to DevOps processes by using the holistic criteria of end-user experience and business requirement
Integrate open source database technologies with DevOps
Know when to decouple application and database layers and move to DBaaS models
Overcome language and mindset barriers between DBAs and DevOps teams
Who This Book Is For:
DBAs who are leaning toward or already involved with DevOps and DevOps engineers, team leaders, developers and product managers who are already working with DBAs or planning to integrate DBAs in DevOps teams. The secondary readership is executives and managers in companies that practice DevOps.