Irecently took a European executive to his first U.S. basketball game. Although
I had received two tickets in the first row, for the first half of the game I took
him to seats up much higher that I had also received tickets for. I wanted him to
get an overview of the game before getting close to see the details. My concern
was that if we started by being in the front row, he would get lost in the specifics
without understanding the overall process.
In the business context of this book, over the past several decades, I have been
involved in many major mergers and acquisitions—some...
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The Bundesbank is in practice the only means - other than relying on their competitors - for smaller
private banks without a giro network of their own to execute payments intended for other banks on
behalf of their customers.
Since 1982 a combined private national payment transaction company has existed for the German
banking sector, Gesellschaft für Zahlungssysteme mbH (GZS). This is an independent processing
company which ensures the low-cost handling of card-protected payments and develops new
electronic payment systems.
In Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Vista, Microsoft introduced a new browser security feature called
“Protected Mode”. According to Microsoft, this mechanism “significantly reduces the ability of an attack
[against Internet Explorer] to write, alter or destroy data on the user’s machine”.1,2 A clearer description
is that the feature attempts to protect the integrity of the client machine in the event the browser is
compromised in an attack and prevent malware from being persisted on the targeted machine.
More companies are designing solutions to address data governance and ensure regulatory compliance by reducing
data movement. These companies rely on the security and auditing features of the DBMS to ensure that regulated
data is not improperly accessed during automated business processes. Requiring large amounts of detail data to be
extracted from the DBMS for processing by SAS raises the complexity of maintaining regulatory compliance. This can
be particularly challenging for data preparation processes.
Economic impact questions within the study represent a carry‐over from established study methods
from organizational efforts prior to the execution of this study. LABB began collecting, examining and
reporting economic impacts resultant of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster immediately after the spill.
Survey participants were questioned regarding experienced economic impacts in a manner that is more
individualistic than established methods of economic study.
MapReduce has been proven as a technique for high-scale data analysis by Internet leaders such as Google and
Yahoo. Greenplum gives enterprises the best of both worlds—MapReduce for programmers and SQL for DBAs—and will
execute both MapReduce and SQL directly within Greenplum’s Parallel Dataflow Engine (Figure 10), which is at the heart
of the database.
Greenplum MapReduce enables programmers to run analytics against petabyte-scale datasets stored in and outside
of Greenplum Database.
Bungee Software, Inc. develops and markets games for personal computers. Best-selling
titles such as Portal Kombat, Barrio Brothers, and Kung Fu Grandma have helped Bungee
Software become a leading supplier of computer games. However, the company is
currently facing increased competition from Pixialated, Inc. To protect its market share,
Bungee Software has formed a task force to explore ways to streamline its sales processes.
The company has discovered that collecting and disseminating sales data to executives
consumes considerable time and resources.