The Crown of Thorns


Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional


Total Pages:512



Books Description:

The latest techniques for building a customer-focused enterprise environment "The authors have appreciated that MDM is a complex multidimensional area, and have set out to cover each of these dimensions in sufficient detail to provide adequate practical guidance to anyone implementing MDM. While this necessarily makes the book rather long, it means that the authors achieve a comprehensive treatment of MDM that is lacking in previous works." -- Malcolm Chisholm, Ph.D., President, Consulting, Inc. Regain control of your master data and maintain a master-entity-centric enterprise data framework using the detailed information in this authoritative guide. Master Data Management and Data Governance, Second Edition provides up-to-date coverage of the most current architecture and technology views and system development and management methods. Discover how to construct an MDM business case and roadmap, build accurate models, deploy data hubs, and implement layered security policies. Legacy system integration, cross-industry challenges, and regulatory compliance are also covered in this comprehensive volume. Plan and implement enterprise-scale MDM and Data Governance solutions Develop master data model Identify, match, and link master records for various domains through entity resolution Improve efficiency and maximize integration using SOA and Web services Ensure compliance with local, state, federal, and international regulations Handle security using authentication, authorization, roles, entitlements, and encryption Defend against identity theft, data compromise, spyware attack, and worm infection Synchronize components and test data quality and system performance

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Security, Development and the Fragile State

Author:David Carment,Stewart Prest,Yiagadeesen Samy



Total Pages:304



Books Description:

This book provides theoretical clarity about the concepts of failed and fragile states, which have emerged strongly since the 9/11 attacks. Recent contributions often see the fragile state as either a problem of development or of security. This volume argues that that neither perspective on its own is a sufficient basis for good policy. In a wide-ranging treatment, drawing on large samples as well as case studies, the authors create an alternative model of the fragile state emphasizing the multidimensional, multifaceted nature of the "fragile state problematique". On the basis of their model and empirical evidence, they then derive a number of policy-relevant insights regarding the need for contextualized and ongoing country analysis, the perils and pitfalls of unstructured development assistance, and the need to move whole-of-government approaches from the realm of rhetoric to reality. In offering both a synthesis of existing research and an innovative approach to understanding the fragile state, this volume will be of great interest to students of war and conflict studies, risk, conflict management, and international relations in general. It will also be of use to practitioners in policy circles and to NGOs.

Population and Development Report. Issue 7

Author:United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

Publisher:United Nations


Total Pages:94



Books Description:

Population dynamics can contribute to unsustainable patterns of production and consumption, and as a consequence to water scarcity that consists of the most significant environmental challenge in the Arab region. This report endeavors to analyze the nexus between population dynamics and water scarcity and to provide recommendations on how to improve policies and programmes addressing water scarcity in order to reduce vulnerability of particular population groups and enhance resilience of populations at risk. The report looks at water scarcity through a population lens in order to enable policymakers and governments to develop targeted and people-centered policies and programmes to tackle their water scarcity issues and to address its differential impact on specific population groups which might be more vulnerable to and less capable of coping with water scarcity.

Land Ownership and Land Use Development

Author:Erwin Hepperle,Robert Dixon-Gough,Reinfried Mansberger,Jenny Paulsson,Józef Hernik,Thomas Kalbro

Publisher:vdf Hochschulverlag AG


Total Pages:370



Books Description:

Across Europe, land is constantly the subject of enormous and widely varied pressures. The land we have is shrinking in area due to numerous reasons, including those that are directly related to climate change and migration. In fact all disciplines that have responsibilities for the husbandry use, management, and administration of the land are forced to address the problems of how to plan and how to utilise this increasingly valuable resource. The papers contained within this book emerge from two symposia held in 2014 and 2015, which now have been arranged along four general themes reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature of the disciplines concerned with land. The first part is dedicated to the interpretation of key terms in their context and the dissimilar conceptual approaches in the governance of different states. It is followed by papers that identify the process of decision-taking: how to organize and co-operate. One large section addresses the identification of land pattern changes and the reason for it. The papers in the final cluster deal with the general theme of strategies and measures used to steer future evolution in land policies. The publication addresses various needs that have to be balanced: the tasks of living space in the face of societal and demographic changes, infrastructure supply, challenges of an increasingly urbanised region, food production, ‘green energy’, natural hazards, habitats and cultural landscapes protection.

Global Strategies in Banking and Finance

Author:Dinçer, Hasan

Publisher:IGI Global


Total Pages:497



Books Description:

"This book explores the concept of a global industry through case studies, emerging research, and interdisciplinary perspectives applicable to a variety of fields in banking and finance"--Provided by publisher.

Governing Urban Sustainability

Author:Lisa Pettibone



Total Pages:200



Books Description:

In her study of the interactions between tools of urban sustainability governance in key cities, Lisa Pettibone argues that a new factor-sustainability-minded groups-may be critical to building momentum for sustainability. The book presents in-depth case studies of six cities in the USA and Germany: New York, Portland, Seattle, Berlin, Hamburg, and Heidelburg. Drawing on 75 interviews, document analysis, and a bilingual literature review, the book analyzes how sustainability is politically constructed in city strategic plans and sustainability indicators. The volume provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles of sustainability, discusses the key governance instruments relevant to urban sustainability, and delivers new empirical and theoretical material on their role in a sustainability transition. It concludes that despite the national-level differences, cities’ experiences in both countries are similar. Political sustainability at the city level differs in several important ways from academic principles of sustainability. Finally, it proposes that sustainability-minded groups may be a key link to connect urban sustainability in practice to theoretical concepts.

Is Law Computable?

Author:Simon Deakin,Christopher Markou

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing


Total Pages:272



Books Description:

What does computable law mean for the autonomy, authority, and legitimacy of the legal system? Are we witnessing a shift from Rule of Law to a new Rule of Technology? Should we even build these things in the first place? This unique volume collects original papers by a group of leading international scholars to address some of the fascinating questions raised by the encroachment of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into more aspects of legal process, administration, and culture. Weighing near-term benefits against the longer-term, and potentially path-dependent, implications of replacing human legal authority with computational systems, this volume pushes back against the more uncritical accounts of AI in law and the eagerness of scholars, governments, and LegalTech developers, to overlook the more fundamental - and perhaps 'bigger picture' - ramifications of computable law. With contributions by Simon Deakin, Christopher Markou, Mireille Hildebrandt, Roger Brownsword, Sylvie Delacroix, Lyria Bennet Moses, Ryan Abbott, Jennifer Cobbe, Lily Hands, John Morison, Alex Sarch, and Dilan Thampapillai, as well as a foreword from Frank Pasquale.

Business and Economics of Port Management

Author:Wei Yim Yap



Total Pages:470



Books Description:

Business and Economics of Port Management is a comprehensive but concise textbook and reference for insights into the workings of port industry from the business and economics perspectives. The book examines port management from various entities which include the government, port operator, shipping line, logistics companies and other port service providers. It provides in-depth discussions on strategic issues, challenges and disruptions that are faced by this industry. Given the uniqueness of each port and international nature of the port business, the book comes with useful case studies and lessons from different port regions around the world. Key lessons on challenges and issues faced by port managers, developers and regulators are highlighted and discussed using a combination of professional insights and publicly available information sources. The aim is to illustrate the decision-making process with the purpose of contributing to better outcomes for the industry, government and the public at large. Anyone who is approaching the subject matter will gain utmost understanding of how ports are critical in the global economy and societal well-being.

The Routledge Companion to Humanitarian Action

Author:Roger Mac Ginty,Jenny H Peterson



Total Pages:458



Books Description:

The Companion on Humanitarian Action addresses the political, ethical, legal and practical issues which influence reactions to humanitarian crisis. It does so by exploring the daily dilemmas faced by a range of actors, including policy makers, aid workers, the private sector and the beneficiaries of aid and by challenging common perceptions regarding humanitarian crisis and the policies put in place to address these. Through such explorations, it provides practitioners and scholars with the knowledge needed to both understand and improve upon current forms of humanitarian action. The Companion will be of use to those interested a range of humanitarian programmes ranging from emergency medical assistance, military interventions, managing refugee flows and the implementation of international humanitarian law. As opposed to addressing specific programmes, it will explore five themes seen as relevant to understanding and engaging in all modes of humanitarian action. The first section explores varying interpretations of humanitarianism, including critical historical and political-economic explanations as well as more practice based explorations focused on notions needs assessments and evaluation. Following this, readers will be exposed to the latest debates on a range of humanitarian principles including neutrality and sovereignty, before exploring the key issues faced by the main actors involved in humanitarian crisis (from international NGOs to local community based organizations). The final two sections address what are seen as key dilemmas in regards to humanitarian action and emerging trends in the humanitarian system, including the increasing role of social media in responding to crises. Whilst not a ‘how to guide’, the Companion contains many practical insights for policy makers and aid workers, whilst also offering analytical insights for students of humanitarian action. Indeed, throughout the book, readers will come to the realization that understanding and improving humanitarian action simultaneously requires both active critical reflection and an acceptance of the urgency and timeliness of action that is required for humanitarian assistance to have an impact on vital human needs. Exploring a sector that is far from homogenous, both practitioners and scholars alike will find the contributions of this book offers them a deeper understanding of the motivations and mechanics of current interventions, but also insight into current changes and progress occurring in the field of humanitarian practice.

OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Mauritius 2014


Publisher:OECD Publishing


Total Pages:248



Books Description:

This review illustrates the significant progress made by the government of Mauritius in improving its investment climate in recent years. It highlights major initiatives and specific policy measures undertaken, as well as areas that need further reforms to attract more and better investment.

The IFPUG Guide to IT and Software Measurement


Publisher:CRC Press


Total Pages:848



Books Description:

The widespread deployment of millions of current and emerging software applications has placed software economic studies among the most critical of any form of business analysis. Unfortunately, a lack of an integrated suite of metrics makes software economic analysis extremely difficult.The International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG), a nonpro

Data Governance and Compliance

Author:Rupa Mahanti

Publisher:Springer Nature


Total Pages:193



Books Description:

This book sets the stage of the evolution of corporate governance, laws and regulations, other forms of governance, and the interaction between data governance and other corporate governance sub-disciplines. Given the continuously evolving and complex regulatory landscape and the growing number of laws and regulations, compliance is a widely discussed issue in the field of data. This book considers the cost of non-compliance bringing in examples from different industries of instances in which companies failed to comply with rules, regulations, and other legal obligations, and goes on to explain how data governance helps in avoiding such pitfalls. The first in a three-volume series on data governance, this book does not assume any prior or specialist knowledge in data governance and will be highly beneficial for IT, management and law students, academics, information management and business professionals, and researchers to enhance their knowledge and get guidance in managing their own data governance projects from a governance and compliance perspective.

Data Quality

Author:Rupa Mahanti

Publisher:Quality Press


Total Pages:526



Books Description:

“This is not the kind of book that you’ll read one time and be done with. So scan it quickly the first time through to get an idea of its breadth. Then dig in on one topic of special importance to your work. Finally, use it as a reference to guide your next steps, learn details, and broaden your perspective.” from the foreword by Thomas C. Redman, Ph.D., “the Data Doc” Good data is a source of myriad opportunities, while bad data is a tremendous burden. Companies that manage their data effectively are able to achieve a competitive advantage in the marketplace, while bad data, like cancer, can weaken and kill an organization. In this comprehensive book, Rupa Mahanti provides guidance on the different aspects of data quality with the aim to be able to improve data quality. Specifically, the book addresses: -Causes of bad data quality, bad data quality impacts, and importance of data quality to justify the case for data quality-Butterfly effect of data quality-A detailed description of data quality dimensions and their measurement-Data quality strategy approach-Six Sigma - DMAIC approach to data quality-Data quality management techniques-Data quality in relation to data initiatives like data migration, MDM, data governance, etc.-Data quality myths, challenges, and critical success factorsStudents, academicians, professionals, and researchers can all use the content in this book to further their knowledge and get guidance on their own specific projects. It balances technical details (for example, SQL statements, relational database components, data quality dimensions measurements) and higher-level qualitative discussions (cost of data quality, data quality strategy, data quality maturity, the case made for data quality, and so on) with case studies, illustrations, and real-world examples throughout.

Digital Access and E-Government: Perspectives from Developing and Emerging Countries

Author:Mothataesi Sebina, Peter Mazebe II

Publisher:IGI Global


Total Pages:356



Books Description:

Access to government information faces many roadblocks in developing and emerging economies due to lack of appropriate legal frameworks and other requisite information laws. However, there is hope that many countries are now recognizing the importance of providing access to public information resources. Digital Access and E-Government: Perspectives from Developing and Emerging Countries explores the relationships that exist between access to information laws and e-government. It shares the strategies used in encouraging access to information in a variety of jurisdictions and environments, to be of use to e-government designers and practitioners, policymakers, and university professors.

Enterprise Data Governance

Author:Pierre Bonnet

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons


Total Pages:320



Books Description:

In an increasingly digital economy, mastering the quality of data is an increasingly vital yet still, in most organizations, a considerable task. The necessity of better governance and reinforcement of international rules and regulatory or oversight structures (Sarbanes Oxley, Basel II, Solvency II, IAS-IFRS, etc.) imposes on enterprises the need for greater transparency and better traceability of their data. All the stakeholders in a company have a role to play and great benefit to derive from the overall goals here, but will invariably turn towards their IT department in search of the answers. However, the majority of IT systems that have been developed within businesses are overly complex, badly adapted, and in many cases obsolete; these systems have often become a source of data or process fragility for the business. It is in this context that the management of ‘reference and master data’ or Master Data Management (MDM) and semantic modeling can intervene in order to straighten out the management of data in a forward-looking and sustainable manner. This book shows how company executives and IT managers can take these new challenges, as well as the advantages of using reference and master data management, into account in answering questions such as: Which data governance functions are available? How can IT be better aligned with business regulations? What is the return on investment? How can we assess intangible IT assets and data? What are the principles of semantic modeling? What is the MDM technical architecture? In these ways they will be better able to deliver on their responsibilities to their organizations, and position them for growth and robust data management and integrity in the future.

Aligning MDM and BPM for Master Data Governance, Stewardship, and Enterprise Processes

Author:Chuck Ballard,Trey Anderson,Dr. Lawrence Dubov,Alex Eastman,Jay Limburn,Umasuthan Ramakrishnan,IBM Redbooks

Publisher:IBM Redbooks


Total Pages:212



Books Description:

An enterprise can gain differentiating value by aligning its master data management (MDM) and business process management (BPM) projects. This way, organizations can optimize their business performance through agile processes that empower decision makers with the trusted, single version of information. Many companies deploy MDM strategies as assurances that enterprise master data can be trusted and used in the business processes. IBM® InfoSphere® Master Data Management creates trusted views of data assets and elevates the effectiveness of an organization's most important business processes and applications. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides an overview of MDM and BPM. It examines how you can align them to enable trusted and accurate information to be used by business processes to optimize business performance and bring more agility to data stewardship. It also provides beginning guidance on these patterns and where cross-training efforts might focus. This book is written for MDM or BPM architects and MDM and BPM architects. By reading this book, MDM or BPM architects can understand how to scope joint projects or to provide reasonable estimates of the effort. BPM developers (or MDM developers with BPM training) can learn how to design and build MDM creation and consumption use cases by using the MDM Toolkit for BPM. They can also learn how to import data governance samples and extend them to enable collaborative stewardship of master data.

Sustainable Approaches to Urban Transport

Author:Dinesh Mohan,Geetam Tiwari

Publisher:CRC Press


Total Pages:299



Books Description:

As cities become increasingly congested, current transport patterns are unsustainable: heavy in energy use, high in economic and environmental cost, and exacerbating inequity between those who can access high-speed travel and those who cannot. Good urban planning develops human-scale cities and encourages modes such as bicycles, increased zones exclusive to pedestrians within cities, and changed fiscal policies to incentivize public over private transport. Equally, it requires good engineering design to manage road use. Sustainable Approaches to Urban Transport brings together contributions from leading international experts in urban planning, transport, and governance who suggest changes to make our cities more sustainable in the face of climate change. All professionals working in transport and engineering and planning students will find an overview of a broad field in this interdisciplinary collection of essays.

Wertorientierte Kennzahlen in der externen Berichterstattung von DAX-Unternehmen: Eine analytische Betrachtung von EVA, CFROI, CVA und ROCE

Author:Lars Voigt

Publisher:Bachelor + Master Publication


Total Pages:88



Books Description:

Im Rahmen der Unternehmensberichterstattung spielen wertorientierte Kennzahlen, welche Informationen ber einen Sachverhalt in verdichteter Form liefern sollen, eine immer wichtigere Rolle. Durch eine Berichtung wertorientierter Kennzahlen an den Kapitalmarkt kann die Wertsteigerung des Unternehmens nach auáen angezeigt und damit die Beurteilung von Management und Unternehmen durch tats„chliche und potenzielle Eigentmer, sogenannte Sharholder, erm”glicht werden. Vor diesem Hintergrund stellt sich die Frage, welche wertorientierten Kennzahlen fr eine externe Berichterstattung berhaupt existieren und wie diese von den Unternehmen eingesetzt werden. Der Autor Lars Voigt nimmt daher zun„chst eine Systematisierung verschiedener Konzepte wertorientierter Kennzahlen vor, um auf Basis dieser Systematisierung ausgew„hlte relevante Kennzahlen wie den Economic Value Added (EVA), den Cash Flow Return on Investment (CFROI), den Cash Value Added (CVA) sowie den Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) fr eine umfassendere Betrachtung darzustellen. Diese ausgew„hlten Kennzahlen werden in der Art ihres Aufbaus, ihrer unterschiedlichen Herleitung bzw. Ermittlung, ihrer Funktion als Kennzahl selbst, der unterschiedlichen Interpretationsweise und ihrer Verwendungsm”glichkeit innerhalb eines Unternehmens n„her analysiert. In einer empirischen Untersuchung wird anschlieáend die externe Kommunikation ausgew„hlter Unternehmen der DAX30-Liste hinsichtlich der Verwendung dieser ermittelten systematisierten Kennzahlen berprft. Dabei wird analysiert, welche vorhandenen Kennzahlen berhaupt von den betrachteten DAX-Unternehmen berichtet werden, ob die vorher ausgew„hlten Kennzahlen verwendet werden, ob sich die betrachteten Unternehmen dabei an die Originalkonzepte der Kennzahlen, welche vom jeweiligen Beratungsunternehmen entwickelt wurden, halten, ob und wie diese Kennzahlen zur internen Steuerung des Unternehmens und zur Vergtung von Vorst„nden eingesetzt werden und wie die qualitative Berichterstattung ber die Kennzahlen selbst beschaffen ist. Dieses Buch richtet sich an Studierende der Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Interessierte mit Controlling-Verantwortung, Manager und Unternehmen.

Master Data Management

Author:Rolf Scheuch,Tom Gansor,Colette Ziller



Total Pages:492



Books Description:

Unternehmensdaten und deren Qualität und Verfügbarkeit werden mehr und mehr zu einem kritischen Erfolgsfaktor. Master Data Management (MDM) sorgt durch die strukturierte Bewirtschaftung und Qualitätssicherung für Orientierung und Übersicht im Datendschungel. Dieses Buch beschreibt MDM aus betriebswirtschaftlicher und technischer Sicht. Der Nutzen, das Einsatzgebiet und die Positionierung werden analysiert, um die Planung, Konzeption und Umsetzung solcher Lösungen zu realisieren. Auch auf die verschiedenen heute gängigen Ansätze mit ihren jeweiligen Stärken und Schwächen wird eingegangen.


Author:Frank Keuper,Kiumars Hamidian,Eric Verwaayen,Torsten Kalinowski



Total Pages:519



Books Description:

In „transformIT“ beleuchten renommierte und erfahrene Experten aus Wissenschaft und Praxis kompetent den fundamentalen Wandel in der gesamten Rolle der IT. Ergänzend hierzu werden vertiefte Einblicke in die Sichtweise eines Softwareherstellers durch Spezialisten der SAP gegeben.