The study presented in this report was commissioned by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) as a member of the Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition (GODAN) initiative, and was conducted by SB Consulting (SBC4D). The objective of the research is to understand the role of farmer organisations (FO) and cooperatives in the agriculture data ecosystem. These organisations have long been recognised to play an important role in society that translates into the improvement of living conditions of their members, particularly the low-income earning population. More than 40% of households in Africa are member of a cooperative society ([ILO-2000]) and the cooperative movement is Africa’s biggest nongovernmental organisation. The key question this report explores is the role of these organisations in the emergent “data revolution.” How can they ensure that this data revolution benefits their members and the smallholder farmers in general, and at the same time contribute to the revolution by providing valuable information to policy makers or other stakeholders of the ecosystem?
Educators are increasingly responsible for using data to improve teaching and learning in their schools. This helpful guide provides leaders with simple steps for facilitating accurate analysis and interpretation of data, while avoiding common errors and pitfalls. How to Make Data Work provides clear strategies for getting data into workable shape and creating an environment that supports understanding, analysis, and successful use of data, no matter what data system or educational technology tools are in place in your district. This accessible resource makes data easy to understand and use so that educators can better evaluate and maximize their systems to help their staff, students, and school succeed. With this tried-and-true guidance, you’ll be prepared to advocate for tools that adhere to data reporting standards, avoid misinterpretation of data, and improve the data use climate in your school.
The Joint Commission, state agencies, and others are demanding solid data proving increased patient safety. You may be enlisting your front-line staff to gather this kind of information, but do they know how to interpret that data? Frequently, vital information with great potential for improving patient care, as well as proving compliance with Joint Commission patient safety goals, is overlooked or underutilized. Avoid common mistakes with this valuable resource. Making Your Data Work: Tools and templates for effective analysis will help staff quickly and easily find and present valuable information to improve quality and performance at your facility. BONUS! The CD-ROM contains customizable forms, policies and tools meet the needs of your facility!
What are your organization’s policies for generating and using huge datasets full of personal information? This book examines ethical questions raised by the big data phenomenon, and explains why enterprises need to reconsider business decisions concerning privacy and identity. Authors Kord Davis and Doug Patterson provide methods and techniques to help your business engage in a transparent and productive ethical inquiry into your current data practices. Both individuals and organizations have legitimate interests in understanding how data is handled. Your use of data can directly affect brand quality and revenue—as Target, Apple, Netflix, and dozens of other companies have discovered. With this book, you’ll learn how to align your actions with explicit company values and preserve the trust of customers, partners, and stakeholders. Review your data-handling practices and examine whether they reflect core organizational values Express coherent and consistent positions on your organization’s use of big data Define tactical plans to close gaps between values and practices—and discover how to maintain alignment as conditions change over time Maintain a balance between the benefits of innovation and the risks of unintended consequences
Data visualization is an efficient and effective medium for communicating large amounts of information, but the design process can often seem like an unexplainable creative endeavor. This concise book aims to demystify the design process by showing you how to use a linear decision-making process to encode your information visually. Delve into different kinds of visualization, including infographics and visual art, and explore the influences at work in each one. Then learn how to apply these concepts to your design process. Learn data visualization classifications, including explanatory, exploratory, and hybrid Discover how three fundamental influences—the designer, the reader, and the data—shape what you create Learn how to describe the specific goal of your visualization and identify the supporting data Decide the spatial position of your visual entities with axes Encode the various dimensions of your data with appropriate visual properties, such as shape and color See visualization best practices and suggestions for encoding various specific data types
Author: Rick Greenwald,Robert Stackowiak,Jonathan Stern
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Written by Oracle insiders, this indispensable guide distills an enormous amount of information about the Oracle Database into one compact volume. Ideal for novice and experienced DBAs, developers, managers, and users, Oracle Essentials walks you through technologies and features in Oracle’s product line, including its architecture, data structures, networking, concurrency, and tuning. Complete with illustrations and helpful hints, this fifth edition provides a valuable one-stop overview of Oracle Database 12c, including an introduction to Oracle and cloud computing. Oracle Essentials provides the conceptual background you need to understand how Oracle truly works. Topics include: A complete overview of Oracle databases and data stores, and Fusion Middleware products and features Core concepts and structures in Oracle’s architecture, including pluggable databases Oracle objects and the various datatypes Oracle supports System and database management, including Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Security options, basic auditing capabilities, and options for meeting compliance needs Performance characteristics of disk, memory, and CPU tuning Basic principles of multiuser concurrency Oracle’s online transaction processing (OLTP) Data warehouses, Big Data, and Oracle’s business intelligence tools Backup and recovery, and high availability and failover solutions
'Kann man voraussagen, wie lange eine Partnerschaft hält? Ja, meint John M. Gottman, und tritt dafür sogar den wissenschaftlichen Beweis an. Mit Hilfe seines 'Ehelabors' erforscht er seit Jahrzehnten die Geheimnisse glücklicher Ehen. Er hat dabei sieben Prinzipien herausgearbeitet, die erfolgreiche Paare auf ihrem Weg zu einer harmonischen und langlebigen Beziehung anwenden. Mit vielen praktischen Ratschlägen und griffigen Fallbeispielen.'
Wenn Sie jemals Stunden damit verbracht haben, Dateien umzubenennen oder Hunderte von Tabelleneinträgen zu aktualisieren, dann wissen Sie, wie stumpfsinnig manche Tätigkeiten sein können. Wie wäre es, den Computer dazu zu bringen, diese Arbeiten zu übernehmen? In diesem Buch lernen Sie, wie Sie mit Python Aufgaben in Sekundenschnelle erledigen können, die sonst viel Zeit in Anspruch nehmen würden. Programmiererfahrung brauchen Sie dazu nicht: Wenn Sie einmal die Grundlagen gemeistert haben, werden Sie Python-Programme schreiben, die automatisch alle möglichen praktischen Aufgaben für Sie abarbeiten: • eine oder eine Vielzahl von Dateien nach Texten durchsuchen • Dateien und Ordner erzeugen, aktualisieren, verschieben und umbenennen • das Web durchsuchen und Inhalte herunterladen • Excel-Dateien aktualisieren und formatieren • PDF-Dateien teilen, zusammenfügen, mit Wasserzeichen versehen und verschlüsseln • Erinnerungsmails und Textnachrichten verschicken • Online-Formulare ausfüllen Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen führen Sie durch jedes Programm und Übungsaufgaben am Ende jedes Kapitels fordern Sie dazu auf, die Programme zu verbessern und Ihre Fähigkeiten auf ähnliche Problemstellungen zu richten. Verschwenden Sie nicht Ihre Zeit mit Aufgaben, die auch ein gut dressierter Affe erledigen könnte. Bringen Sie Ihren Computer dazu, die langweilige Arbeit zu machen!
Bringing together market research reports, business analyst briefings, and technology references into one comprehensive volume, Business Intelligence for Telecommunications identifies those advances in both methods and technology that are being employed to inform decision-making and give companies an edge in the rapidly growing and highly competitive telecommunications industry. The author provides clear explanations without technical jargon, followed by in-depth descriptions regarding both the collection and use of information. He defines the recognized stages of business intelligence, examines issues arising from the emergence of customer-centric business models, and identifies areas that are likely to require research in the near future.
"Data is here, it's growing, and it's powerful." Author Cathy O'Neil argues that the right approach to data is skeptical, not cynical––it understands that, while powerful, data science tools often fail. Data is nuanced, and "a really excellent skeptic puts the term 'science' into 'data science.'" The big data revolution shouldn't be dismissed as hype, but current data science tools and models shouldn't be hailed as the end-all-be-all, either.
You're sitting on a pile of interesting data. How do you transform that into money? It's easy to focus on the contents of the data itself, and to succumb to the (rather unimaginative) idea of simply collecting and reselling it in raw form. While that's certainly profitable right now, you'd do well to explore other opportunities if you expect to be in the data business long-term. In this paper, we'll share a framework we developed around monetizing data. We'll show you how to think beyond pure collection and storage, to move up the value chain and consider longer-term opportunities.
This book helps you make sense of the data your school district collects, including state student achievement results as well as other qualitative and quantitative data. Easy-to-use templates, tools, and examples are available on the accompanying CD-ROM.
Get a realistic front-line look at what it means to be a school counselor. Emphasizing an action-oriented approach, this book concentrates on the practical aspects of school counseling by focusing on the roles of the counselor. Each chapter includes an excerpt from the author or a contributor that relates a personal experience in a school setting. These first- and second-hand accounts throughout the book support the theory, practice, and skills for school counseling and illustrate the many roles and responsibilities counselors assume in schools. EXPLORING SCHOOL COUNSELING, 2nd Edition features a greater emphasis on CACREP standards as well as the ASCA National Model and School Counselor Competencies. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
A Step-by-step Guide to Making Information Governance Work
Author: Anthony David Giordano
Publisher: IBM Press
Category: Business & Economics
Make Information Governance Work : Best Practices, Step-by-Step Tasks, and Detailed Deliverables Most enterprises recognize the crucial importance of effective information governance. However, few are satisfied with the value of their efforts to date. Information governance is difficult because it is a pervasive function, touching multiple processes, systems, and stakeholders. Fortunately, there are best practices that work. Now, a leading expert in the field offers a complete, step-by-step guide to successfully governing information in your organization. Using case studies and hands-on activities, Anthony Giordano fully illuminates the “who, what, how, and when” of information governance. He explains how core governance components link with other enterprise information management disciplines, and provides workable “job descriptions” for each project participant. Giordano helps you successfully integrate key data stewardship processes as you develop large-scale applications and Master Data Management (MDM) environments. Then, once you’ve deployed an information asset, he shows how to consistently get reliable regulatory and financial information from it. Performing Information Governance will be indispensable to CIOs and Chief Data Officers…data quality, metadata, and MDM specialists…anyone responsible for making information governance work. Coverage Includes Recognizing the hidden development and operational implications of information governance—and why it needs to be integrated in the broader organization Integrating information governance activities with transactional processing, BI, MDM, and other enterprise information management functions Establishing the information governance organization: defining roles, launching projects, and integrating with ongoing operations Performing information governance in transactional projects, including those using agile methods and COTS products Bringing stronger information governance to MDM: strategy, architecture, development, and beyond Governing information throughout your BI or Big Data project lifecycle Effectively performing ongoing information governance and data stewardship operational processes Auditing and enforcing data quality management in the context of enterprise information management Maintaining and evolving metadata management for maximum business value