A plain-English guide to managing IT from the customer's perspective Practical guidance on delivering and managing IT so that it meets the multiple needs and demands of a company and its customers and end-users–both inside and outside the organization–is hard to come by; this accessible book takes a common-sense approach that explains exactly what IT services are and how to fit them most effectively into a business Topics include setting a framework, keeping costs down, improving efficiency, and maintaining standards and best practices This concept of how IT should be wired specifically into the goals and need of the company and its customers is part of a broader picture that includes ITIL, BPM, SOA, and Six Sigma
The easy way to understand and implement cloud computing technology written by a team of experts Cloud computing can be difficult to understand at first, but the cost-saving possibilities are great and many companies are getting on board. If you've been put in charge of implementing cloud computing, this straightforward, plain-English guide clears up the confusion and helps you get your plan in place. You'll learn how cloud computing enables you to run a more green IT infrastructure, and access technology-enabled services from the Internet ("in the cloud") without having to understand, manage, or invest in the technology infrastructure that supports them. You'll also find out what you need to consider when implementing a plan, how to handle security issues, and more. Cloud computing is a way for businesses to take advantage of storage and virtual services through the Internet, saving money on infrastructure and support This book provides a clear definition of cloud computing from the utility computing standpoint and also addresses security concerns Offers practical guidance on delivering and managing cloud computing services effectively and efficiently Presents a proactive and pragmatic approach to implementing cloud computing in any organization Helps IT managers and staff understand the benefits and challenges of cloud computing, how to select a service, and what's involved in getting it up and running Highly experienced author team consults and gives presentations on emerging technologies Cloud Computing For Dummies gets straight to the point, providing the practical information you need to know.
Annotation An easy-to-understand introduction to using best practice techniques within IT service management, 'ITIL for Dummies' provides an easy-to-understand introduction to using best practice guidance within IT service management.
Examines operations management, covering such topics as evaluating and measuring existing systems' performance, using tools like Six Sigma and Lean production, designing new processes, and defining, planning, and controlling costs.
Whether you want to break into this burgeoning industry, or you simply need to plan an event and don’t know where to start, there’s something for all would-be event planners in Event Management For Dummies. Packed with tips, hints and checklists, it covers all aspects of planning and running an event – from budgeting, scheduling and promotion, to finding the location, sorting security, health and safety, and much more. Open the book and find: Planning, budgeting and strategy Guests and target audience Promoting and marketing events Location, venue and travel logistics Food, drink, entertainment and themes Security, health and safety, permissions, insurance and the like Tips for building a career in event management
Your one-stop guide to becoming a product management prodigy Product management plays a pivotal role in organizations. In fact, it's now considered the fourth most important title in corporate America—yet only a tiny fraction of product managers have been trained for this vital position. If you're one of the hundreds of thousands of people who hold this essential job—or simply aspire to break into a new role—Product Management For Dummies gives you the tools to increase your skill level and manage products like a pro. From defining what product management is—and isn't—to exploring the rising importance of product management in the corporate world, this friendly and accessible guide quickly gets you up to speed on everything it takes to thrive in this growing field. It offers plain-English explanations of the product life cycle, market research, competitive analysis, market and pricing strategy, product roadmaps, the people skills it takes to effectively influence and negotiate, and so much more. Create a winning strategy for your product Gather and analyze customer and market feedback Prioritize and convey requirements to engineering teams effectively Maximize revenues and profitability Product managers are responsible for so much more than meets the eye—and this friendly, authoritative guide lifts the curtain on what it takes to succeed.
Create dynamic cloud-based websites with Amazon Web Services and this friendly guide! As the largest cloud computing platform in the world, Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides one of the most popular web services options available. This easy-to-understand guide is the perfect introduction to the Amazon Web Services platform and all it can do for you. You'll learn about the Amazon Web Services tool set; how different web services (including S3, Amazon EC2, and Amazon Flexible Payments) and Glacier work; and how you can implement AWS in your organization. Explains how to use Amazon Web Services to store objects, take payments, manage large quantities of data, send e-mails, deploy push notifications, and more from your website Details how AWS can reduce costs, improve efficiency, increase productivity, and cut down on expensive hardware investments - and administrative headaches - in your organization Includes practical examples and helpful step-by-step lists to help you experiment with different AWS features and create a robust website that meets your needs Amazon Web Services For Dummies is exactly what you need to get your head in the cloud with Amazon Web Services!