<<The nickname Lockheed employees gave to their organization is an adaptation of the name for the ultra-secret high security “Skunk Works” moonshine operation featured in Al Capp’s widely popular comic strip Li’l Amber, which ran from 1934 to 1977.>>
— Smithsonian Air and Space Museum
The name since became widely used for elite research teams especially in the hi tech industry.
2) UCLA has an online probability and statistics book, although it may be too elementary for you.
3) Planet Math has a lot of very useful links. If you scroll down the page for the URL below, you’ll see a link labeled 62-XX, Statistics. (There are plenty of other valuable links too.)
It you share the name(s) of the (text)book(s) that you’ve read I can identify which resources may be of the most use to you. As I’m sure you’ve discovered, statistics fractures into a myriad of sub topics just like mathematics. So narrowing this down will let me help you better.
Franz Inc., a leading supplier of Graph Database technology, with critical support from Stillwater SuperComputing Inc. and Intel, today announced it has achieved its goal of being the first to load and query a NoSQL database with a trillion RDF statements. RDF (also known as triples or quads), the cornerstone of the Semantic Web, provides a more flexible way to represent data than relational database and is at the heart of the W3C push for the Semantic Web.
Dr. Aasman point out: “NoSQL databases like Hadoop and Cassandra fail on joins. Big Enterprise, big web companies and big government intelligence organizations are all looking into big data to work with massive amounts of semi-unstructured data. They are finding that NoSQL databases are wonderful if one needs access to a single object in an ocean of billions of objects, however, they also find that the current NoSQL databases fall short if you need to run graph database operations that require many complicated joins. A typical example would be performing a social network analysis query on a large telecom call detail record database.”
The key benefits from deploying an enterprise social media software are to improve
customer satisfaction by building stronger relationships with customers,
staff effectiveness by simplifying access to existing internal expertise,
staff retention by allowing employees to build a stronger network and stronger relationships within the enterprise.
Atlas for IBM Lotus Connections is a social networking application, available from IBM Software Services for Lotus (ISSL), that allows users to visualize their current network of contacts and see how they can efficiently extend that network to tap into valuable resources and trusted experts across an entire organization.
Atlas enables these capabilities by accessing information from the different components of Lotus Connections. When users log in to their dashboard, Atlas compiles and displays information that will help them better understand the company’s professional networks and who they can tap into these networks to increase their effectiveness day in and day out.
With the help of these different components, Atlas allows users to:
visualize and analyze social networks in an organization,
identify the shortest path to reach someone,
find expertise across extended networks,
visualize and manage their personal networks.
Contact us to leverage this social networking and visualization application to help your company build vibrant and balanced professional networks, increase team effectiveness, and improve individual productivity.
Watch this brief demo from IBM demonstrating how to unlock the value of enterprise social media.
Today, June 16, 2011, IBM turns 100 years old. IBM invites you to join the Twitter conversation regarding the IBM Centennial–feel free to use the #IBM100 and #progress hashtags on Twitter. The conversation around these hashtags will be featured on www.ibm100.com on June 16.
In today’s world, more and more managers find themselves having to manage an impromptu software project. It usually starts by a need identified by a “hobbyist” colleague, who realizes that they can solve a problem by writing a simple software. Before he knows it, the manager is sucked into the world of managing software development the hard way. In professional IT shops, it is hard enough for managers to keep software projects on track. Keeping in line the requirements, the budget, and the time-line is no small feat. If on top of that, you have to add that you’re managing hobbyist software developers with no formal training or experience, that can spell disaster. While The Mythical Man-Month might not solve all your problems, it certainly will give you a new perspective making your new predicament easier to deal with. For example, when you find that your developers find themselves in a cycle of adding yet another feature and the finished product release keeps being pushed out – this is called scope creep – you will be able to rely on the guidance in The Mythical Man-Month.
This book is a required reading in reputable graduate level computer science curriculae. Here is the Amazon review of this book:
“The classic book on the human elements of software engineering. Software tools and development environments may have changed in the 21 years since the first edition of this book, but the peculiarly nonlinear economies of scale in collaborative work and the nature of individuals and groups has not changed an epsilon. If you write code or depend upon those who do, get this book as soon as possible — from Amazon.com Books, your library, or anyone else. You (and/or your colleagues) will be forever grateful. Very Highest Recommendation.”
From TED’s web site: :Too much of the world lacks access to clean drinking water. Engineer Michael Pritchard did something about it — inventing the portable Lifesaver filter, which can make the most revolting water drinkable in seconds. An amazing demo from TEDGlobal 2009.” Listen to the talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_pritchard_invents_a_water_filter.html