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(Routledge: New York) -- Workforce readiness is an issue that is of great national and societal importance. For the United States and other countries to thrive in a globally interconnected environment of wide-ranging opportunities and threats, the need to develop and maintain a skilled and adaptable workforce is critical.

National investments in job training and schools remain essential in stimulating businesses and employment agencies to collaborate productively with educators who provide both training and vocational guidance.

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(Taylor and Francis: Florence, KY) -- Distribution-free resampling methods such as permutation tests, decision trees, and the bootstrap are used in virtually every research area. The book, A Practitioner’s Guide to Resampling for Data Analysis, Data Mining, and Modeling, by Phillip L. Good (Chapman & Hall, 2011) explains how to use the bootstrap to estimate the precision of sample-based estimates, how to determine sample size and data permutations to test hypotheses, and how to use a decision tree to replace arcane regression methods.

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(Taylor and Francis: New York) -- Whether it’s because of a lack of understanding, poor planning, or myriad other things, 50 to 60 percent of the IT effort in most companies can be considered waste. Explaining how to introduce lean principles to your IT functions to reduce and even eliminate this waste, Lean Management Principles for Information Technology by Gerhard J. Plenert (CRC Press, 2011), provides the tools and understanding to make better decisions, increase efficiencies, and make IT a major force in delivering sustainable improvements to your supply chain.

The proven Toyota Production System principles described in this book have already helped many IT organizations double and triple their output. It introduces some of the most powerful lean tools and techniques—including Six Sigma, value-stream mapping, and spaghetti charting—and provides a methodology for implementing them to reduce waste in your IT environment.