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Database Systems - Design, Implementation, & Management (Hardcover, 12th edition): Steven Morris, Carlos Coronel Database Systems - Design, Implementation, & Management (Hardcover, 12th edition)
Steven Morris, Carlos Coronel 2
R856 R737 Discovery Miles 7 370 Save R119 (14%) In stock

Gain a solid foundation in database design and implementation with the practical and easy-to-understand approach in DATABASE SYSTEMS: DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, AND MANAGEMENT, 12E. Filled with diagrams, illustrations, and tables, this market-leading text provides in-depth coverage of database design. You learn the key to successful database implementation: proper design of databases to fit within a larger strategic view of the data environment. Renowned for its clear, straightforward writing style, this text provides an outstanding balance of theory and practice. You gain the hands-on skills to make you attractive to employers. Updates include the latest coverage of cloud data services and a new chapter on Big Data Analytics and NoSQL, including related Hadoop technologies. In addition, new review questions, problem sets, and cases offer multiple opportunities to test your understanding and develop useful design skills.

A Guide To SQL (Paperback, 9th edition): Philip Pratt, Mary Z Last A Guide To SQL (Paperback, 9th edition)
Philip Pratt, Mary Z Last
R770 R652 Discovery Miles 6 520 Save R118 (15%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

A GUIDE TO SQL, Ninth Edition, provides an effective introduction to SQL programming using straightforward instruction, extensive hands-on exercises, and a strong foundation in real-world business applications. The Ninth Edition builds on the longstanding success of this proven text by presenting basic SQL commands in the context of a running case, in which a business uses SQL to manage orders, items, customers, and sales reps. The authors emphasize that fundamental principles and practices apply regardless of the database environment chosen, and they include examples from the latest versions of Oracle (R) and Microsoft (R) Access (R), and SQL Server throughout the text.

Database Systems - Design, Implementation, & Management (Hardcover, 13th edition): Carlos Coronel, Steven Morris Database Systems - Design, Implementation, & Management (Hardcover, 13th edition)
Carlos Coronel, Steven Morris
R854 R735 Discovery Miles 7 350 Save R119 (14%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Database skills are among the most in-demand IT skills today. Now you can gain a solid foundation in database design and implementation with the practical, easy-to-understand approach in the market-leading DATABASE SYSTEMS: DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, AND MANAGEMENT, 13E. Diagrams, illustrations, and tables clarify in-depth coverage of database design. You learn the key to successful database implementation as you study how to properly design databases to fit within the larger strategic data environment. Clear, straightforward writing supports an outstanding balance of theory and practice with hands-on skills today's employers want. Revised SQL coverage offers more SQL examples and simpler explanations that focus on the areas most important for a database career. More coverage of Big Data Analytics and NoSQL, including related Hadoop technologies, now provides a stronger hands-on approach.

Database Principles - Fundamentals of Design, Implementations and Management (with CourseMate and eBook Access Card)... Database Principles - Fundamentals of Design, Implementations and Management (with CourseMate and eBook Access Card) (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Keeley Crockett, Peter Rob, Steven Morris, Carlos Coronel
R779 R670 Discovery Miles 6 700 Save R109 (14%) In stock

The second edition of Database Systems maintains its engaging writing style and brevity; its unique balance between theory and practice and its wealth of examples throughout the text; inspiring student-friendly learning at its best. The international edition provides a solid and practical foundation for the design, implementation and management of database systems. This foundation is built on the notion that, while databases are very practical things, their successful creation depends on understanding the important concepts that define them. The new edition has been updated with all the latest developments and technologies and incorporates a generous number of localised and motivating business vignettes that tie the concepts to real-life situations. This edition is suitable for a first course in databases at undergraduate level and will also provide essential material for conversion postgraduate courses. Providing comprehensive and practical coverage of core database concepts, it is an ideal text not only for those studying database management systems in the context of computer science, but also those on courses in the areas of information systems and business information technology. This textbook also comes packaged with a fully tailored CourseMate and an Instructor's website will also be available to adopters.

Database Principles - Fundamentals of Design, Implementation, and Management, International Edition (with Essential Resources... Database Principles - Fundamentals of Design, Implementation, and Management, International Edition (with Essential Resources Site Printed Access Card) (Paperback, 10th edition)
Stephen Morris, Peter Rob, Carlos Coronel
R877 R749 Discovery Miles 7 490 Save R128 (15%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Practical and easy to understand Database Principles: Fundamentals of Design, Implementation, and Management, 10/e, International Edition gives readers a solid foundation in database design and implementation. Filled with visual aids such as diagrams, illustrations, and tables, this market-leading book provides in-depth coverage of database design, demonstrating that the key to successful database implementation is in proper design of databases to fit within a larger strategic view of the data environment. Renowned for its clear, straightforward writing style, the tenth edition has been thoroughly updated to include hot topics such as green computing/sustainability for modern data centers, the role of redundant relationships, and examples of web-database connectivity and code security. In addition, new review questions, problem sets, and cases have been added throughout the book so that readers have multiple opportunities to test their understanding and develop real and useful design skills.

Guide to Network Defense and Countermeasures, International Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition): Randy Weaver, Dean Farwood, Dawn... Guide to Network Defense and Countermeasures, International Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Randy Weaver, Dean Farwood, Dawn Weaver
R1,076 R903 Discovery Miles 9 030 Save R173 (16%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

GUIDE TO NETWORK DEFENSE AND COUNTERMEASURES provides a thorough guide to perimeter defense fundamentals, including intrusion detection and firewalls. This trusted text also covers more advanced topics such as security policies, network address translation (NAT), packet filtering and analysis, proxy servers, virtual private networks (VPN), and network traffic signatures. Thoroughly updated, the new third edition reflects the latest technology, trends, and techniques including virtualization, VMware, IPv6, and ICMPv6 structure, making it easier for current and aspiring professionals to stay on the cutting edge and one step ahead of potential security threats. A clear writing style and numerous screenshots and illustrations make even complex technical material easier to understand, while tips, activities, and projects throughout the text allow you to hone your skills by applying what you learn. Perfect for students and professionals alike in this high-demand, fast-growing field, GUIDE TO NETWORK DEFENSE AND COUNTERMEASURES, Third Edition, is a must-have resource for success as a network security professional.

Outside Insight - Navigating a World Drowning in Data (Hardcover): Jorn Lyseggen Outside Insight - Navigating a World Drowning in Data (Hardcover)
Jorn Lyseggen 1
R490 R336 Discovery Miles 3 360 Save R154 (31%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Is your business looking out? The world today is drowning in data. There is a treasure trove of valuable and underutilized insights that can be gleaned from information companies and people leave behind on the internet - our 'digital breadcrumbs' - from job postings, to online news, social media, online ad spend, patent applications and more. As a result, we're at the cusp of a major shift in the way businesses are managed and governed - moving from a focus solely on lagging, internal data, toward analyses that also encompass industry-wide, external data to paint a more complete picture of a brand's opportunities and threats and uncover forward-looking insights, in real time. Tomorrow's most successful brands are already embracing Outside Insight, benefitting from an information advantage while their competition is left behind. Drawing on practical examples of transformative, data-led decisions made by brands like Apple, Facebook, Barack Obama and many more, in Outside Insight, Meltwater CEO Jorn Lyseggen illustrates the future of corporate decision-making and offers a detailed plan for business leaders to implement Outside Insight thinking into their company mindset and processes.

The Truth Machine - The Blockchain and the Future of Everything (Paperback, Epub Edition): Michael J. Casey, Paul Vigna The Truth Machine - The Blockchain and the Future of Everything (Paperback, Epub Edition)
Michael J. Casey, Paul Vigna 1
R371 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R102 (27%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

From the authors of the fascinating The Age of Cryptocurrency, comes the definitive work on the Internet's next big thing: the blockchain. Many of the `legacy systems' once designed to make our lives easier and our economy more efficient are no longer up to the task; big banks have grown more entrenched, privacy exists only until the next hack, and credit card fraud has become a fact of life. However, there is a way past all this-a new kind of operating system with the potential to revolutionise our economy: the blockchain. In The Truth Machine, Michael J. Casey and Paul Vigna demystify the blockchain and explain why it can restore personal control over our data, assets, and identities; grant billions of excluded people access to the global economy; and shift the balance of power to revive society's faith in itself. They reveal the empowerment possible when self-interested middlemen give way to the transparency of the blockchain, while highlighting the job losses, assertion of special interests, and threat to social cohesion that will accompany this shift. With a balanced perspective, Casey and Vigna show why we all must care about the path that blockchain technology takes-moving humanity forward, not backward.

Blockchain For Dummies (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Tiana Laurence Blockchain For Dummies (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Tiana Laurence 1
R603 R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Save R240 (40%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Unravel the mysteries of blockchains Blockchain technologies are disrupting some of the world's biggest industries. Blockchain For Dummies provides a fast way to catch up with the essentials of this quickly evolving tech. Written by an author involved in founding and analyzing blockchain solutions, this book serves to help those who need to understand what a blockchain can do (and can't do). This revised edition walks you through how a blockchainsecurely records data across independent networks. It offers a tour of some of the world's best-known blockchains, including those that power Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It also provides a glance at how blockchain solutions are affecting the worlds of finance, supply chain management, insurance, and governments. Get a clear picture of what a blockchain can do Learn how blockchains rule cryptocurrency and smart contracts Discover current blockchains and how each of them work Test blockchain apps Blockchain has become the critical buzzword in the world of financial technology and transaction security -- and now you can make sense of it with the help of this essential guide.

NoSQL For Dummies (Paperback): Adam Fowler NoSQL For Dummies (Paperback)
Adam Fowler
R612 R420 Discovery Miles 4 200 Save R192 (31%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Get up to speed on the nuances of NoSQL databases and what they mean for your organization This easy to read guide to NoSQL databases provides the type of no-nonsense overview and analysis that you need to learn, including what NoSQL is and which database is right for you. Featuring specific evaluation criteria for NoSQL databases, along with a look into the pros and cons of the most popular options, NoSQL For Dummies provides the fastest and easiest way to dive into the details of this incredible technology. You'll gain an understanding of how to use NoSQL databases for mission-critical enterprise architectures and projects, and real-world examples reinforce the primary points to create an action-oriented resource for IT pros. If you're planning a big data project or platform, you probably already know you need to select a NoSQL database to complete your architecture. But with options flooding the market and updates and add-ons coming at a rapid pace, determining what you require now, and in the future, can be a tall task. This is where NoSQL For Dummies comes in! * Learn the basic tenets of NoSQL databases and why they have come to the forefront as data has outpaced the capabilities of relational databases * Discover major players among NoSQL databases, including Cassandra, MongoDB, MarkLogic, Neo4J, and others * Get an in-depth look at the benefits and disadvantages of the wide variety of NoSQL database options * Explore the needs of your organization as they relate to the capabilities of specific NoSQL databases Big data and Hadoop get all the attention, but when it comes down to it, NoSQL databases are the engines that power many big data analytics initiatives. With NoSQL For Dummies, you'll go beyond relational databases to ramp up your enterprise's data architecture in no time.

Digital Watermarking and Steganography - Fundamentals and Techniques (Hardcover): Frank Y. Shih Digital Watermarking and Steganography - Fundamentals and Techniques (Hardcover)
Frank Y. Shih
R1,911 Discovery Miles 19 110 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Every day millions of people capture, store, transmit, and manipulate digital data. Unfortunately free access digital multimedia communication also provides virtually unprecedented opportunities to pirate copyrighted material. Providing the theoretical background needed to develop and implement advanced techniques and algorithms, Digital Watermarking and Steganography-

- Demonstrates how to develop and implement methods to guarantee the authenticity of digital media

- Explains the categorization of digital watermarking techniques based on characteristics as well as applications

- Presents cutting-edge techniques such as the GA-based breaking algorithm on the frequency-domain steganalytic system.

The popularity of digital media continues to soar. The theoretical foundation presented within this valuable reference will facilitate the creation on new techniques and algorithms to combat present and potential threats against information security.

An Introduction to Description Logic (Paperback, New title): Franz Baader, Ian Horrocks, Carsten Lutz, Ulrike Sattler An Introduction to Description Logic (Paperback, New title)
Franz Baader, Ian Horrocks, Carsten Lutz, Ulrike Sattler
R712 Discovery Miles 7 120 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Knowledge representation is a key area of modern AI, underlying the development of semantic networks. Description logics are languages that represent knowledge in a structured and formally well-understood way: they are the cornerstone of the Semantic Web. This is the first textbook describing this importan new topic and will be suitable for courses aimed at advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students, or for self-study. It assumes only a basic knowledge of computer science concepts. After generla introducitons motivating and overviewing the subject, the authors describe a simple DL and how it works and can be used, utilizing a running example that recurs through the book. Methods of reasoning and their implementation and complexity are examined, Finally, the authors provide a non-trivial DL knowledge base and use it to illsutrate featues that have been introduced: this base is available for free online access in a form usable by modern ontology editors.

2019 Standard Catalog of Cryptocurrencies (Hardcover): Mateo Marin 2019 Standard Catalog of Cryptocurrencies (Hardcover)
Mateo Marin
R840 R557 Discovery Miles 5 570 Save R283 (34%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days
Applied Predictive Analytics - Principles and Techniques for the Professional Data Analyst (Paperback): Dean Abbott Applied Predictive Analytics - Principles and Techniques for the Professional Data Analyst (Paperback)
Dean Abbott
R913 R840 Discovery Miles 8 400 Save R73 (8%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Learn the art and science of predictive analytics techniques that get results Predictive analytics is what translates big data into meaningful, usable business information. Written by a leading expert in the field, this guide examines the science of the underlying algorithms as well as the principles and best practices that govern the art of predictive analytics. It clearly explains the theory behind predictive analytics, teaches the methods, principles, and techniques for conducting predictive analytics projects, and offers tips and tricks that are essential for successful predictive modeling. Hands-on examples and case studies are included. * The ability to successfully apply predictive analytics enables businesses to effectively interpret big data; essential for competition today * This guide teaches not only the principles of predictive analytics, but also how to apply them to achieve real, pragmatic solutions * Explains methods, principles, and techniques for conducting predictive analytics projects from start to finish * Illustrates each technique with hands-on examples and includes as series of in-depth case studies that apply predictive analytics to common business scenarios * A companion website provides all the data sets used to generate the examples as well as a free trial version of software Applied Predictive Analytics arms data and business analysts and business managers with the tools they need to interpret and capitalize on big data.

Data Mining For Dummies (Paperback): Meta S. Brown Data Mining For Dummies (Paperback)
Meta S. Brown
R656 R446 Discovery Miles 4 460 Save R210 (32%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Delve into your data for the key to success Data mining is quickly becoming integral to creating value and business momentum. The ability to detect unseen patterns hidden in the numbers exhaustively generated by day-to-day operations allows savvy decision-makers to exploit every tool at their disposal in the pursuit of better business. By creating models and testing whether patterns hold up, it is possible to discover new intelligence that could change your business's entire paradigm for a more successful outcome. Data Mining for Dummies shows you why it doesn't take a data scientist to gain this advantage, and empowers average business people to start shaping a process relevant to their business's needs. In this book, you'll learn the hows and whys of mining to the depths of your data, and how to make the case for heavier investment into data mining capabilities. The book explains the details of the knowledge discovery process including: * Model creation, validity testing, and interpretation * Effective communication of findings * Available tools, both paid and open-source * Data selection, transformation, and evaluation Data Mining for Dummies takes you step-by-step through a real-world data-mining project using open-source tools that allow you to get immediate hands-on experience working with large amounts of data. You'll gain the confidence you need to start making data mining practices a routine part of your successful business. If you're serious about doing everything you can to push your company to the top, Data Mining for Dummies is your ticket to effective data mining.

Big Data MBA - Driving Business Strategies with Data Science (Paperback): Bill Schmarzo Big Data MBA - Driving Business Strategies with Data Science (Paperback)
Bill Schmarzo
R747 R501 Discovery Miles 5 010 Save R246 (33%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Integrate big data into business to drive competitive advantage and sustainable success Big Data MBA brings insight and expertise to leveraging big data in business so you can harness the power of analytics and gain a true business advantage. Based on a practical framework with supporting methodology and hands-on exercises, this book helps identify where and how big data can help you transform your business. You'll learn how to exploit new sources of customer, product, and operational data, coupled with advanced analytics and data science, to optimize key processes, uncover monetization opportunities, and create new sources of competitive differentiation. The discussion includes guidelines for operationalizing analytics, optimal organizational structure, and using analytic insights throughout your organization's user experience to customers and front-end employees alike. You'll learn to think like a data scientist as you build upon the decisions your business is trying to make, the hypotheses you need to test, and the predictions you need to produce. Business stakeholders no longer need to relinquish control of data and analytics to IT. In fact, they must champion the organization's data collection and analysis efforts. This book is a primer on the business approach to analytics, providing the practical understanding you need to convert data into opportunity. * Understand where and how to leverage big data * Integrate analytics into everyday operations * Structure your organization to drive analytic insights * Optimize processes, uncover opportunities, and stand out from the rest * Help business stakeholders to think like a data scientist * Understand appropriate business application of different analytic techniques If you want data to transform your business, you need to know how to put it to use. Big Data MBA shows you how to implement big data and analytics to make better decisions.

Connecting the Data - Data Integration Techniques for Building an Operational Data Store (ODS) (Paperback): Angelo R. Bobak Connecting the Data - Data Integration Techniques for Building an Operational Data Store (ODS) (Paperback)
Angelo R. Bobak
R912 R693 Discovery Miles 6 930 Save R219 (24%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Business data integration is a complex problem that must be solved when organizations change or enhance their internal structures. The goal of this book is to present a simple yet thorough resource that describes the challenges of business data integration and the solutions to these challenges such as schema integration, illustrated through an Operational Data Store (ODS) case study. The book contains three sections spanning ten chapters. Section I, Foundational Concepts, will provide you with the necessary basic concepts and discuss schema integration. Section II, Preparation and Design, introduces the case study and we will reverse engineer each of the data sources to create a set of data dictionary reports which will provide us with the meta data we need to apply the schema integration process. Section III, Physical Implementation, will present scripts to populate each of the source databases and spreadsheets and use reports to create Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) specifications.

Schaum's Outline of Fundamentals of SQL Programming (Paperback): Ramon A. Mata-Toledo, Pauline K. Cushman Schaum's Outline of Fundamentals of SQL Programming (Paperback)
Ramon A. Mata-Toledo, Pauline K. Cushman
R527 R417 Discovery Miles 4 170 Save R110 (21%) 13 working days

Standard SQL guarantees that no matter what the database implementation, the features of the language will be applicable across all platforms.
Over 200 completely solved problems plus 200 supplementary problems reinforce students’ understanding and skills.
Features the syntax used by the most important database developers, Oracle and Microsoft, to familiarize students with this common language.
Includes labs and practice tests like those used in database certification exams.

Cognitive (Internet of) Things - Collaboration to Optimize Action (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Arvind Sathi Cognitive (Internet of) Things - Collaboration to Optimize Action (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Arvind Sathi
R785 R538 Discovery Miles 5 380 Save R247 (31%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This book explores cognitive behavior among Internet of Things. Using a series of current and futuristic examples - appliances, personal assistants, robots, driverless cars, customer care, engineering, monetization, and many more - the book covers use cases, technology and communication aspects of how machines will support individuals and organizations. This book examines the Cognitive Things covering a number of important questions: * What are Cognitive Things? * What applications can be driven from Cognitive Things - today and tomorrow? * How will these Cognitive Things collaborate with each and other, with individuals and with organizations? * What is the cognitive era? How is it different from the automation era? * How will the Cognitive Things support or accelerate human problem solving? * Which technical components make up cognitive behavior? * How does it redistribute the work-load between humans and machines? * What types of data can be collected from them and shared with external organizations? * How do they recognize and authenticate authorized users? How is the data safeguarded from potential theft? Who owns the data and how are the data ownership rights enforced? Overall, Sathi explores ways in which Cognitive Things bring value to individuals as well as organizations and how to integrate the use of the devices into changing organizational structures. Case studies are used throughout to illustrate how innovators are already benefiting from the initial explosion of devices and data. Business executives, operational managers, and IT professionals will understand the fundamental changes required to fully benefit from cognitive technologies and how to utilize them for their own success.

Tribe of Hackers Security Leaders - Tribal Knowledge from the best in Cybersecurity Leadership (Paperback): Marcus J. Carey,... Tribe of Hackers Security Leaders - Tribal Knowledge from the best in Cybersecurity Leadership (Paperback)
Marcus J. Carey, Jennifer Jin
R496 R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Save R100 (20%) 13 working days

Tribal Knowledge from the Best in Cybersecurity Leadership The Tribe of Hackers series continues, sharing what CISSPs, CISOs, and other security leaders need to know to build solid cybersecurity teams and keep organizations secure. Dozens of experts and influential security specialists reveal their best strategies for building, leading, and managing information security within organizations. Tribe of Hackers Security Leaders follows the same bestselling format as the original Tribe of Hackers, but with a detailed focus on how information security leaders impact organizational security. Information security is becoming more important and more valuable all the time. Security breaches can be costly, even shutting businessesand governments down, so security leadership is a high-stakes game. Leading teams of hackers is not always easy, but the future of your organization may depend on it. In this book, the world's top security experts answer the questions that Chief Information Security Officers and other security leaders are asking, including: What's the most important decision you've made or action you've taken to enable a business risk? How do you lead your team to execute and get results? Do you have a workforce philosophy or unique approach to talent acquisition? Have you created a cohesive strategy for your information security program or business unit? Anyone in or aspiring to an information security leadership role, whether at a team level or organization-wide, needs to read this book. Tribe of Hackers Security Leaders has the real-world advice and practical guidance you need to advance your cybersecurity leadership career.

Introduction to Information Systems (Paperback, 5th Edition International Student Version): R.Kelly Rainer, Brad Prince Introduction to Information Systems (Paperback, 5th Edition International Student Version)
R.Kelly Rainer, Brad Prince
R1,150 R1,049 Discovery Miles 10 490 Save R101 (9%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The goal of Rainer, Introduction to Information Systems 5e is to teach all business majors, especially undergraduate ones, how to use information technology to master their current or future jobs and to help ensure the success of their organization. To accomplish this goal, this text helps students to become informed users; that is, persons knowledgeable about information systems and information technology. The focus is not on merely learning the concepts of IT but rather on applying those concepts to facilitate business processes. The content concentrate on placing information systems in the context of business, so that students will more readily grasp the concepts presented in the text. The theme of this book is What s In IT for Me? This question is asked by all students who take this course. The book will show you that IT is the backbone of any business, whether a student is majoring in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, or Production/Operations Management.

Money Without Boundaries - How Blockchain Will Facilitate the Denationalization of Money (Hardcover): Thomas J. Anderson Money Without Boundaries - How Blockchain Will Facilitate the Denationalization of Money (Hardcover)
Thomas J. Anderson
R558 R398 Discovery Miles 3 980 Save R160 (29%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Discover how blockchain will facilitate a new currency that will transcend space and time Largely inspired by The Denationalization of Money by Fredrich Hayek, Money Without Boundaries' ideological foundation is also inspired by economists and thought leaders like Milton Friedman and Irving Fisher, advancements in capital markets over the past 50 years, and the convergence of old and new technologies. Author Thomas J. Anderson explains how blockchain acts as the filter and the glue, making it all possible. Compared with other currencies, blockchain-managed money markets are more straightforward and transparent. It is easier to monitor, understand, and assess the quality of their "full-faith and credit." Money Without Boundaries shows how not only money, but also the process of borrowing and lending, will evolve to be conducted in a 100% trusted, secure, transparent, open architecture environment. Anderson begins with a history of money and discusses the rise of cryptocurrency, concluding with a comparison of decentralized money markets to all other alternatives. Money without Boundaries: - Demonstrates how blockchain technology allows full transparency - Explains how blockchain makes it possible for money to be fully commoditized - Explains how this fully market-based, decentralized, self-regulating system has vast implications throughout the global financial system - Shows how everyone will benefit when they have the opportunity to compete on "full faith in credit" If you are interested in cryptocurrency, money, monetary theory, or understanding how the applied uses of blockchain technology will change your everyday life, this is essential reading.

Mindf*ck - Inside Cambridge Analytica's Plot To Break The World (Paperback): Christopher Wylie Mindf*ck - Inside Cambridge Analytica's Plot To Break The World (Paperback)
Christopher Wylie 1
R425 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R129 (30%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

What if you could look into the minds of an entire population? What if you could target the weakest with messages that only they saw?

In 2016, an obscure British military contractor turned the world upside down. Funded by a billionaire on a crusade to start his own far-right insurgency, Cambridge Analytica combined psychological research with Facebook data to make an invisible weapon so powerful it would throw democracy off its axis. Personality was the key. If you know how to find them, there are millions of potential fanatics out there, from India to Indianapolis, London to Abuja, liking celebrities,posting photos of their holidays, just waiting to be radicalised. Learn how to mine their data and Facebook paints a target on each one.

But as Cambridge Analytica honed its dark arts in elections from Trinidad to Nigeria, 25-year-old whistleblower Christopher Wylie began to realise what he and his colleagues had unleashed. He knew the disturbing visions of the investors. He had seen how ruthless CEO Alexander Nix could be behind closed doors. On the eve of the Brexit vote, it was time to expose the political crime of the century.

Mindf*ck is a terrifying joyride through the new corridors of power. Plunge deep inside the wave of extremism that is sweeping the globe and discover why Brexit is only the beginning. Hostile actors are coming for your data, and they want to control what you think.

The Elements of Statistical Learning - Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction, Second Edition (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2009, Corr.... The Elements of Statistical Learning - Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction, Second Edition (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2009, Corr. 9th printing 2017)
Trevor Hastie, Robert Tibshirani, Jerome Friedman
R1,537 R1,434 Discovery Miles 14 340 Save R103 (7%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

During the past decade there has been an explosion in computation and information technology. With it have come vast amounts of data in a variety of fields such as medicine, biology, finance, and marketing. The challenge of understanding these data has led to the development of new tools in the field of statistics, and spawned new areas such as data mining, machine learning, and bioinformatics. Many of these tools have common underpinnings but are often expressed with different terminology. This book describes the important ideas in these areas in a common conceptual framework. While the approach is statistical, the emphasis is on concepts rather than mathematics. Many examples are given, with a liberal use of color graphics. It is a valuable resource for statisticians and anyone interested in data mining in science or industry. The book's coverage is broad, from supervised learning (prediction) to unsupervised learning. The many topics include neural networks, support vector machines, classification trees and boosting---the first comprehensive treatment of this topic in any book.

This major new edition features many topics not covered in the original, including graphical models, random forests, ensemble methods, least angle regression & path algorithms for the lasso, non-negative matrix factorization, and spectral clustering. There is also a chapter on methods for wide'' data (p bigger than n), including multiple testing and false discovery rates.

Trevor Hastie, Robert Tibshirani, and Jerome Friedman are professors of statistics at Stanford University. They are prominent researchers in this area: Hastie and Tibshirani developed generalized additive models and wrote a popular book of that title. Hastie co-developed much of the statistical modeling software and environment in R/S-PLUS and invented principal curves and surfaces. Tibshirani proposed the lasso and is co-author of the very successful An Introduction to the Bootstrap. Friedman is the co-inventor of many data-mining tools including CART, MARS, projection pursuit and gradient boosting.

Modern Statistics for Modern Biology (Paperback): Susan Holmes, Wolfgang Huber Modern Statistics for Modern Biology (Paperback)
Susan Holmes, Wolfgang Huber
R1,372 R1,176 Discovery Miles 11 760 Save R196 (14%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

If you are a biologist and want to get the best out of the powerful methods of modern computational statistics, this is your book. You can visualize and analyze your own data, apply unsupervised and supervised learning, integrate datasets, apply hypothesis testing, and make publication-quality figures using the power of R/Bioconductor and ggplot2. This book will teach you 'cooking from scratch', from raw data to beautiful illuminating output, as you learn to write your own scripts in the R language and to use advanced statistics packages from CRAN and Bioconductor. It covers a broad range of basic and advanced topics important in the analysis of high-throughput biological data, including principal component analysis and multidimensional scaling, clustering, multiple testing, unsupervised and supervised learning, resampling, the pitfalls of experimental design, and power simulations using Monte Carlo, and it even reaches networks, trees, spatial statistics, image data, and microbial ecology. Using a minimum of mathematical notation, it builds understanding from well-chosen examples, simulation, visualization, and above all hands-on interaction with data and code.

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