The Apple Watch Case Study

The purpose of this white paper is to share with you the analysis, following this affordance decomposition technique, so you can see how it applies to a specific product, the Apple Watch Sport, and see the benefits of the ecosystem insights that design and development teams can receive, which may help to influence the success of the product.

This case study will analyse the Apple Watch using Affordance Decomposition technique:

  • Functions
  • Meaning
  • Limitations
  • Challenges
  • Choke Points
  • Pressure Points

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Lean and DevOps: All In The Family

In this day and age, it is almost impossible to open a website, article or publication about IT without coming across DevOps. It seems to be defining the current state of IT development. But what is DevOps, really? And what is its relationship to Lean IT and Agile? Two key experts who are furthering adoption and development of the DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA), Mike Orzen and Niels Loader, attempt to clear up any confusion as they define the brief history of DevOps.

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  • What is DevOps, why it’s needed, how it works, what it does?
  • What is its relationship to Lean IT and Agile?
  • Principles of Lean.
  • How individuals need to act and what they need to know.

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Bonus Tip: The DevOps Fundamentals qualification is designed to provide the core education necessary to build your DevOps vocabulary and to understand its principles and practices. With the help of key DevOps concepts and terminology, real life case studies, examples and interactive group discussions and extensive exercises in each module you will acquire a fundamental understanding of DevOps.

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Four Tenets of Modern Data Science & Machine Learning

As the amount of data in our world continues to grow at an exponential rate, big data technologies and practices are evolving rapidly. Initially, companies focused on finding a cost-effective and scalable way to store and manage this data. By implementing technologies such as Apache Hadoop®, companies were able to store structured and unstructured data in a single data lake while reducing the operational costs of data warehouses and marts. Now, as they gain awareness of the strategic potential of their information resources, companies strive to analyze all this new data in new ways—moving beyond simple cost reduction to big data initiatives designed to drive competitive advantage, improve revenue and increase profitability.

In this white paper, Hortonworks approach to data science initiatives within an organization were summarised. Businesses can greatly improve the success of these initiatives and extract maximum value via the following four recommendations:

  • Provide a secure and rich data exploration environment for enterprise assets in the data lake
  • Leverage a flexible platform that can support existing and emerging techniques
  • Accelerate data science initiatives with self-service and collaboration
  • Operationalize data science initiatives with full life cycle model management

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Bonus Tip: Join an exclusive group of professionals with demonstrated skills and the qualifications to prove it. Hortonworks certified professionals are recognized as leaders in the field.






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Accelerate the Journey to Enterprise Cloud with Oracle Database 18c

Making full transformation to an enterprise cloud may take several years, and will affect many aspects of organizations and roles, processes, policies and service delivery.  We’ve seen many enterprises organize their transformation into a phased approach—a journey to enterprise cloud.  The journey implements discrete steps that are each achievable and provide significant benefits.  So however fast or far each organization chooses to go, they derive immediate value from even their initial steps.

Oracle Database 18c is designed to enable enterprise clouds and delivers new capabilities and benefits at each phase of the journey:

  • Efficient and secure consolidation for mixed workloads
  • Resilient, location-independent database services
  • Agile, automated resource and data management
  • Centralized, standardized management of software images

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Bonus Tip: Oracle Database 18c, is the latest generation of the world’s most popular database, and provides businesses of all sizes with access to the world’s fastest, most scalable and reliable database technology for secure and cost – effective deployment of transactional and analytical workloads in the Cloud, On-premises and Hybrid Cloud configurations.

Realize the FULL potential of Oracle Database 18c and learn about multitenant architecture, security, backup, optimizing OLTP performance and much more with our Oracle Database 18c certification training.

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Four Simple Ways to Break the Vicious Circle with Lean IT

Lean IT is about maximizing customer value and the flow of that value through end-to-end value streams. Lean IT creates the basis for an agile and DevOps way of working. Lean IT focuses on the continuous improvement of IT delivery processes by minimizing waste. Simply put, Lean is about creating more value with fewer resources. Implementing Lean increases IT productivity by an average of 25% within 12 months. In addition, your IT department can work more effectively and transparently, and becomes more relevant to your business colleagues or customers.

This white paper shows how a simple application of Lean IT techniques can break this vicious downward spiral and place IT departments in a process of continual renewal and innovation with the use of four handy and proven solutions:

  • Work with simple principles
  • Break the work down into small chunks
  • Reduce the volume of work in progress
  • Reduce the number of silos in the value chain

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Bonus Tip: A global standard for Lean IT education and certification, the Lean IT Association provides professionals several degrees of knowledge and competence.

Lean IT Foundation helps IT organizations to ensure that they provide their customers with the best possible services. Through understanding customer value, the processes that deliver this value, the way to manage performance, the way to organize and the required attitude and behaviour,

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