InfoSphere Warehouse: A Robust Infrastructure for Business Intelligence


Author: Chuck Ballard,Nicole Harris,Andrew Lawrence,Meridee Lowry,Andy Perkins,Sundari Voruganti,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738434329

Category: Computers

Page: 636

View: 6902

In this IBM® Redbooks® publication we describe and demonstrate Version 9.7 of IBM InfoSphereTM Warehouse. InfoSphere Warehouse is a comprehensive platform with all the functionality required for developing robust infrastructure for business intelligence solutions. It enables companies to access and analyze operational and historical information, whether structured or unstructured, to gain business insight for improved decision making. InfoSphere Warehouse solutions simplify the processes of developing and maintaining a data warehousing infrastructure and can significantly enhance the time to value for business analytics. The InfoSphere Warehouse platform provides a fully integrated environment built around IBM DB2® 9.7 server technology on Linux®, UNIX® and Microsoft® Windows® platforms, as well as System z®. Common user interfaces support application development, data modeling and mapping, SQL transformation, online application processing (OLAP) and data mining functionality from virtually all types of information. Composed of a component-based architecture, it extends the DB2 data warehouse with design-side tooling and runtime infrastructure for OLAP, data mining, inLine analytics and intra-warehouse data movement and transformation, on a common platform.

Sustainable Logistics


Author: Cathy Macharis,Sandra Melo,Johan Woxenius,Tom van Lier

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1784410616

Category: Transportation

Page: 310

View: 8295

This book will bring a state of the art overview of the research done in sustainable logistics. It will be structured along the four A's of sustainable logistics: awareness, avoidance, acting and shifting goods, and anticipation of new technologies.

We Call It Home


Author: Carol Smiles

Publisher: America Star Books

ISBN: 1680901249

Category: Fiction

Page: 70

View: 9118

Five short stories that contain special places that make the characters feel at home. Charley's Home holds safety in it's abandoned walls. Ooma of the forest leaves certain death to find a new life and laughter. Circles tells how many things never change. The Diary tells of deception, death, greed and unexpected happiness. The Brick Monstrasity has a family in it that needs to change their spending habits..

Do it Yourself

Home Improvement in 20th-century America


Author: Carolyn M. Goldstein

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568981277

Category: House & Home

Page: 109

View: 6590

Do It Yourself investigates the history behind the current do-it-yourself craze in homebuilding and home repair. The origins of home improvement can be traced to the early part of the century when government loan programs placed home ownership within the reach of growing numbers of families, mass-circulation magazines began providing their readers with information about home remodeling and repair, and increasing numbers of Americans turned to the manual arts and handicrafts as leisure-time pursuits. World War II provided many Americans with the skills and confidence to undertake home-improvement projects on their own, and after the war, changes in the manufacturing and retail of tools and equipment created new possibilities for transforming one's home. As home remodeling became a central feature of domestic life and consumer culture, the "do-it-yourself" movement was born, coming of age in the baby-boomer 1950s and 1960s, when Americans created suburban paradises and reclaimed decaying urban centers. The text of Do It Yourself, which investigates topics ranging from women's roles in home repair to historic preservation, is a lively mix of illustrations -- including period photographs, magazine spreads, and advertisements -- and clearly written analysis of the trends behind these images.

Retail Marketing


Author: A. Sivakumar

Publisher: Excel Books India

ISBN: 9788174465757

Category: Marketing

Page: 226

View: 640

Focuses on the marketing dimension of retailing. This book analyses the concepts and practices in developed retail markets and illustrates their applications in the Indian context. It is suitable for students, teachers, managers, entrepreneurs and practitioners interested in the retail business.

Start Your Own Mail Order Business

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success


Author: Entrepreneur Press

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613080832

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

View: 4172

Your Complete Package for Success—Signed, Sealed and Delivered! Busy families no longer need to take the time to run to the mall and shop for the perfect item. They simply click their mouse and have their treasures delivered from any corner of the country right to their doorstep. Shopping has never been so convenient and the opportunity for starting and running a successful mail order business has never been so great! If you want to work from home, running a lucrative business that costs little to start and requires no specialized skills, mail order may be for you. Working from a kitchen table, you can take orders, process payments and dispatch shipments picked up by a parcel service from a remote warehouse run by yet another vendor. This exclusive guide to mail order takes you step by step covering every aspect of startup and operations, including hard-won advice and helpful hints from successful mail order entrepreneurs. Learn how to: • Stay on top of market and industry trends • Choose products that sell • Set your pricing and other policies • Fulfill orders • Build an internet presence • Create a winning catalog or brochure • Choose a high-response mailing list • Use the best resources and tools in the industry With the boom in online shopping, mail order businesses are more profitable than ever, and Entrepreneur gives you everything you need to get started. Don’t wait! Start your mail order business today!

DIY Retailing


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Building materials

Page: N.A

View: 453

How to Start a Home-Based Interior Design Business


Author: Nita Phillips

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762756179

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 1168

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own home-based interior design business? Have you been hesitant to put your business plans into action? This book contains all the necessary tools and success strategies you need to launch and grow your business. An experienced designer shares her experiences and advice on every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based interior design business. Learn how to develop a business plan, estimate your start-up costs, price your services, and stay profitable once you're in business. Read all about getting clients and referrals, outshining the competition, bidding competitively, establishing your daily schedule, organizing your business, getting paid and much more. The book is packed with worksheets, including products and services chart, sample balance worksheet, profit-and-loss worksheet, cash-flow projections worksheet, weekly accounting ledger, vendor sale sheet, bid sheet. New in this edition are more "points of entry": lots of sidebars and lists, including sidebars with new information on “green” home furnishings and environmentally friendly paints that clients may ask about.