Language : English
Published : 2011-02-03
Pages : 336
Managing IT Outsourcing 2nd Edition
Outsourcing is a major international phenomenon in business today. The areas of Information Technology and Management represent a unique case for outsourcing, both in terms of benefits and potential interorganizational problems. This completely revised edition presents the latest theory, research and practice in this fast changing field. With a range of case studies from outsourcing companies across the globe, the book offers a strong grounding in real-world industrial experience and keeps abreast of the most important developments in the field. The book provides expanded coverage of issues such as offshoring, multi-sourcing, business process outsourcing and the spread of offshoring to countries such as China and Russia. Uniquely, this book focuses on both sides of the outsourcing relationship, providing a balanced exploration of the ways in which these partnerships can be managed successfully. Accessible and cutting-edge, the second edition of Managing IT Outsourcing provides an in-depth, practical perspective on this important and far-reaching challenge in information management. It is an ideal text for students, academics and practitioners alike.
About the Author
Erik Beulen is a principle consultant at EquaTerra as well as holding the EquaTerra Global Sourcing chair at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. His research focuses on outsourcing, offshore outsourcing, governance and the management of outsourcing relationships. He has published numerous books and journal articles. Pieter Ribbers is Head of Department and Professor of Information Management at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. His principal research focuses on the business impact of information technology. He has co-authored two books and published papers in a range of journals. Jan Roos is Emeritus Professor of Information Systems at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. His research is concentrated on the outsourcing of IT services and the management of outsourcing relations. He is the author and co-author of several books.
This practical book teaches Laravel piece by piece, starting from the ground up. It’s not a reference book; you’ll work through creating usable, real-world tools and applications as a way to learn all of the pieces of the framework. The purpose of this book is to teach beginners the foundations necessary to quickly become proficient with Laravel. This book is ideal for developers with experience in PHP or other C-family programming languages-especially those who don’t have the time or resources to sift through the multitude of training resources available online. This is your single resource to Laravel when you want to get up and running right away.
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Matt Stauffer is a developer and a teacher. He is a partner and technical director at Tighten Co., blogs at mattstauffer.co, and hosts The Five-Minute Geek Show and the Laravel Podcast.
Companies are building in-house digital/experience design teams at a breakneck pace these days But they’re doing so without understanding the idiosyncrasies of design organizations and designers, and many companies are gathering designers without getting the most out of this investment. Traditional models of in-house design organizations (typically marketing design) don’t perform well for digital product design, and there’s a lot of confusion around evolving models of organization: Should it be centralized or decentralized? Embedded? Singular or shared creative leadership? Report to the CEO or up through another team such as Product Management or Marketing? How is it funded? This practical book provides the answers you need.
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Peter Merholz is President and one of the co-founders of Adaptive Path. For more than six years, he has been instrumental in developing the company’s world-class consulting, training, and public events. Kristin Skinner is Managing Director at Adaptive Path where she established and leads the Design Program Management practice. She has shaped and lead over 40 of the firm’s most strategic and complex projects and programs, working directly with C-suite stakeholders in the Fortune 50. She is also Head of Design Management at Capital One, an emerging function to address rapid growth in the design organization.
This is an easy-to-use guide to the latest web design tools and techniques. Fully updated to cover new and emerging web design technologies and trends, this new edition teaches the fundamental skills and concepts of web design through tutorials, hands-on exercises, and integrated projects. The book is filled with tips for designing web pages from concept to completion. Expert advice from industry professionals take you beyond the ‘how to’ and into the ‘why’ of common web design practices. “Web Design: A Beginner’s Guide, Second Edition” features: step-by-step details on how to create a successful design mockup, take it apart, and begin coding; tutorials in web design using HTML and CSS, the two most widely used and supported coding methods on the web; techniques for integrating multimedia such as audio, video, and animation; best practices for ensuring that sites are standards-compliant and will display correctly in all major browsers; and, instructions on how to test and deploy completed designs. This title helps you to learn essential web design skills such as: Planning; Beginning the Design Process; Preparing for Production; Producing the Design; Getting Started with the Code; Styling Content; Positioning Content; Integrating Dynamic Content; Editing Blog Templates; Testing and Deployment; Publishing Content; Advertising Your Site; and, Maintaining Your Site.
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Wendy Willard is an accomplished professional with more than 13 years of experience in all aspects of design, including publication, print, and web design. She is the author of the bestseller, HTML: A Beginner’s Guide, now in its fourth edition, and has written additional books and articles on the topics of Photoshop, web design, and Mac OS.
Layout designers rejoice: CSS finally has an update that will make your lives easier. Flexible box layout, often called Flexbox, frees you from the challenges of creating layouts with floats and padding? and lets you specify containers and their contents instead. The new model means you can specify the directions in which material flows, how content wraps, and the ways components can expand to fill a space. Whether you’ve been creating large sites or small, fixed sites or responsive sites, flexbox will simplify your work.
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