Ever wished for a tool that can turn enterprise data into meaningful reports that could be shared easily with co-workers, customers, and partners?
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services is the “magic wand” you need to unleash the hidden power of data. The author, who has worked closely with the Reporting Services Development Team, takes you on an insightful tour that provides an authoritative yet independent view of the technology.
Supplying much-needed technological information to workers, administrators, and developers, Applied Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services shows you how to apply Reporting Services in real life to build innovative Business Intelligence solutions that drive decisions. Information workers will learn how to design feature-rich standard and ad hoc reports. The book gives administrators the necessary background to install, upgrade, and manage the report environment. It teaches developers powerful ways to extend Reporting Services and integrate it with a wide range of applications.
The book doesn’t assume any prior experience with Microsoft Reporting Services. It is designed as an easy-to-follow guide for navigating safely the most intricate aspects of the technology. New concepts are introduced with step-by-step instructions and hands-on lessons. Video presentations help the reader stay on track when a picture is worth more than a thousand words.
The book website at www.prologika.com provides sample chapters, source code, discussion forum, and online video tutorials.
A Tour de Force of Business Technology Management
Despite the exponential growth of computing and communications technology, the inertia of old business technology management practices still drives most investment decisions in this area. Companies spend too much money on new technology, while their business models and processes underutilize the resources they already have. Written in a compelling, conversational manner, Best Practices in Business Technology Management advises those who buy, install, and support all types of computing and communications technology, empowering them to optimize their systems in new and innovative ways.
Divided into six chapters, the book provides insight into the field, discussing decision-making, trends, alignment, optimization, processes, timing, and other areas. It includes practical hands-on advice that explores organization, the challenges of working with people, acquisition and measurement of technology, operational effectiveness, and strategic effectiveness. The best practices presented are not theoretical or untested. Rather, they are the result of trench warfare and real applications. The insights contained in this volume represent what successful companies have done—and continue to do—to optimize the business technology relationship.
A nationally-known business technology veteran, author Stephen J. Andriole has developed a perspective on the optimization of computing and communications technology based on years of experience from government, industry, academia, and the venture capital business. In this book, he demonstrates how those who buy and deploy technology can optimize their technology in a way that saves costs and provides maximum performance.
About the Author
The study of formal languages and automata has proved to be a source of much interest and discussion amongst mathematicians in recent times. This book, written by Professor Ian Chiswell, attempts to provide a comprehensive textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate mathematicians with an interest in this developing field. The first three Chapters give a rigorous proof that various notions of recursively enumerable language are equivalent. Chapter Four covers the context-free languages, whereas Chapter Five clarifies the relationship between LR(k) languages and deterministic (context-free languages). Chiswell’s book is unique in that it gives the reader a thorough introduction into the connections between group theory and formal languages. This information, contained within the final chapter, includes work on the Anisimov and Muller-Schupp theorems.
The innovative and detailed cross-referencing system allows readers to track down elusive definitions from general subject headings. Starting from only the vaguest idea of the word required, a reader can quickly track down precisely the term they are looking for.
The book is illustrated with stunning drawings that provide a visual as well as a textual definition of both key concepts and subtle differences in meaning.
Davies and Jokiniemi’s work sets a new standard for reference books for all those interested in the buildings that surround us.
* Comprehensive coverage of architecture and building terms
Internet and wireless technologies are converging towards an exciting future that we’ve only begun to realize. For professionals who have a background in the Internet or in mobile telephony - but not in both - this integrated “how it works” guide offers a practical understanding of wireless Internet communications, the technology components involved, and how they fit and work together. It provides a unified picture of important protocols for multimedia transport and session control, and explains what’s being done to tackle tough challenges in QoS control, mobility management, and security in the wireless environment. With enhancements to the next generation of the Internet protocol expected to provide greater support for wireless IP networks, the next Internet revolution may be just around the corner. This book provides professionals with what they need to know about the techniques and architectures that will get us there.
About the Author
K. Daniel Wong has been a research scientist at Telcordia Technologies in New Jersey since 1998, where he has been involved in research, development, design, and prototyping in wireless communications systems, including 3G cellular and WLAN; mobility management; broadband fixed wireless access; and Internet security. Since August 1998, he is also a professor at Malaysia University of Science and Technology (MUST). He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
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