Stop Hating the Middle, and Embrace What It’s Secretly Doing for Your Company! Let’s be honest: There’s nothing we like more than beating up on middle managers. They have a reputation for being useless at best, and at worst, the resource-sucking noise that cripples a company. But recent studies have found that there’s a secret sauce to great companies who get great results, and its not just great workers or great leaders. Instead, it’s great middle management that is holding complicated, messy, sophisticated endeavors on track. From the characteristics of great middle managers to the work they must do to ensure successful results, Matthew Hart covers what it takes to be truly great at the Middlework.
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Dex knows first hand how tough it is living on the edge of civilization in Grenver, Colorado. But it also has its perks. With his small league of outcasts, he’s snarled the system with some of the most brazen stunts of the 22nd Century. Not bad for an orphaned sewer rat that can’t remember his childhood and will most likely end up iced like any other criminal.
No past, no future: no problem. As long as Dex has his friends and his mischief, he’ll be alright.
But after a botched stunt, Dex wakes up in a brutal, foreign underground city—blind, a sword strapped to his back, and an old man telling him he’s the vital component of the coming revolution.
Dex can barely take it all in before he’s on the run, hunted by deadly assassins, and mixed up in a deadly plot a millennium in the making—and with the fate of two worlds at stake.
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Protect your databases from hardware, software, and operator failures using the detailed information in this Oracle Press guide. Oracle RMAN 11g Backup and Recovery explains how to configure databases, generate accurate archives, and carry out system restores. Work from the command line or Oracle Enterprise Manager, automate the backup process, perform Oracle Flashback recoveries, and integrate cloud computing technology. This authoritative resource also shows you how to create reports, optimize performance, and implement third-party administration utilities.Robert Freeman, Matthew Hart
Master Oracle Enterprise Manager 10 g Grid Control Centralize and simplify enterprise infrastructure administration using the detailed information contained in this Oracle Press guide. Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Control Handbook shows you how to implement a grid-based management system and maintain on-demand access to critical services. Develop rollout plans, configure hardware and software, deploy targets and agents, control access, and distribute business reports. This authoritative resource also explains how to generate reliable backups, implement top-down performance monitoring, and maximize system availability.Werner De Gruyter, Matthew Hart, Daniel Nguyen
Deploy a rock-solid data backup and disaster recovery strategy with the in-depth guidance of this authoritative volume. From the exclusive publishers of Oracle Press books, Oracle Database 10g RMAN Backup & Recovery shows you, step by step, how to set up RMAN-ready databases, create reliable backup tapes and discs, and perform accurate Oracle system restores. Find out how to use RMAN from the command line and from Enterprise Manager, generate meaningful lists and reports, and automate administrative tasks using third-party media management tools. Plus, you'll learn to perform incremental backups, Flashback recoveries, and database cloning.Matthew Hart, Robert Freeman
Attain real solutions for current availability challenges. Based on a “DBA-centric” approach to High Availability, Oracle Database 10g High Availability concentrates on explaining Oracle Database 10g technologies and practices to database administrators, covering general availability, real application clusters (RAC), disaster planning and recovery, and distributed database solutions. Hardware and application needs are also taken into account. While Oracle Database 10g is the main focus, many of the options discussed are available in earlier database releases. Organized to provide conceptual understanding of High Availability, included are “HA Workshops,” step-by-step instructions to get you through certain implementations, plus real-world inspired case studies.Matthew Hart, Scott Jesse
From the exclusive publishers of Oracle Press Books, here is the only book available offering complete coverage of RMAN (Recovery Manager), Oracle’s free backup and recovery technology. An indispensable resource for new Oracle users, database administrators, and system administrators.Robert Freeman, Matthew Hart
Windows as a platform for databases continues to grow and Oracle on Windows continues to become more important. Written by the team at Oracle, this book provides undocumented tips and techniques and covers issues central to database administration, features of 9i and highlights issues specific to Windows 2000. The core of the book is aimed at providing undocumented tips and techniques for maximizing the utility of the RDBMS. Coverage in this book includes: tuning, and backup and recovery; clustering and standby databases focusing on high availability; features in 9i-highlighting differences between 9i and 8i; centralizing and simplifying database administration using Enterprise Manager; and developing an upgrade and migration strategy.Scott Jesse, Matthew Hart, Mike Sale