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Robert V. Hogg

Robert V. Hogg - book author

Robert V. Hogg is the author of books: Introduction to Mathematical Statistics, Probability and Statistical Inference, Applied Statistics for Engineers and Physical Scientists, Essential Mathematics for Business and Economic Analysis, Introduction to Mathematical Statistics, Global Edition, Loss Distributions, Probability And Statistical Inference: Instructors Solutions Manual, Finite Mathematics With Applications To Business And The Social Sciences, Modern Statistics, Methods And Applications, Soa and Esb Architecture with BizTalk

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Designed for two-semester, beginning graduate courses in Mathematical Statistics, and for senior undergraduate Mathematics, Statistics, and Actuarial Science majors, this text retains its ongoing features and continues to provide students with background material.
This text covers fundamental concepts such as variability, graphical representations of data, and randomization and blocking in design of experiments early within the text, providing students with an introduction to descriptive statistics, including the importance of understanding variability, representation of data, exploratory data analysis and time sequence plots.
Devoted to the problem of fitting parametric probability distributions to data, this treatment uniquely unifies loss modeling in one book. Data sets used are related to the insurance industry, but can be applied to other distributions. Emphasis is on the distribution of single losses related to claims made against various types of insurance policies. Includes five sets of insurance data as examples.
This Wrox Blox explores Service Orientated Architecture and the Enterprise Service Bus, focusing on how it can be implemented using Microsoft BizTalk Server. It explains the need for SOA Architecture in an enterprise business and looks at the key Business and IT Drivers in business, how they can interact, and where there are conflicts that SOA can help resolve. Specifically, the author discusses Microsoft ESB Guidance and how, by using BizTalk 2006, ESB implementation can provide a solid platform for SOA development; management across the IT and Business Space with the Governance and tools provided in the ESB Toolkit; pointers to online resources, including guides on installing and deploying ESB; and how to avoid common SOA pitfalls. The target audience for this Wrox Blox is IT Managers, Business Managers, Architects, Developers, and Business Analysts who want to find architectural guidance information on Service Oriented Architecture, BizTalk, and Enterprise Service Bus. Table of Contents Business Drivers 1 Example of a Business Driver in a Financial Organization 2 IT Drivers 3 How Traditional Business and IT Interact 4 Quality of Service: The -ITYs 4 Solving the Business and IT Communication Problem 5 Message Architecture Changes 5 Point-to-Point 6 Hub and Spoke 6 Message Bus 7 Introducing SOA 9 Foundation 11 SOA Core Services 11 Messaging 11 Application 11 Example of an SOA Application 11 SOA Integration 12 SOA Composite Application 12 BizTalk Overview 13 ESB Architecture 14 Microsoft ESB Guidance 15 Core ESB Features 16 On Ramps 17 Off Ramps 17 Itinerary Services 17 BizTalk Server 17 Web Services 18 Exception Management 18 Management Console 18 Implementing ESB in Your Organization 23 Governance 24 Succeeding with SOA 24 SOA Advantages 24 SOA Anti-Patterns 25 Summary 25 Further Resources 26 About Robert Hogg 27 Usage Rights for Wiley Wrox Blox Any Wrox Blox you purchase from this site will come with certain restrictions that allow Wiley to protect the copyrights of its products. After you purchase and download this title, you: Are entitled to three downloads Are entitled to make a backup copy of the file for your own use Are entitled to print the Wrox Blox for your own use Are entitled to make annotations and comments in the Wrox Blox file for your own use May not lend, sell or give the Wrox Blox to another user May not place the Wrox Blox file on a network or any file sharing service for use by anyone other than yourself or allow anyone other than yourself to access it If you have any questions about these restrictions, you may contact Customer Care at (877) 762-2974 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST, Monday - Friday). If you have any issues related to Technical Support, please contact us at 800-762-2974 (United States only) or 317-572-3994 (International) 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. EST, Monday - Friday).