By James B. Stewart

A number one bestseller from coast to coast, Den of Thieves tells the complete tale of the insider-trading scandal that just about destroyed Wall road, the lads who pulled it off, and the chase that eventually introduced them to justice.

Pulitzer Prize–winner James B. Stewart exhibits for the 1st time how 4 of the eighties’ greatest names on Wall Street—Michael Milken, Ivan Boesky, Martin Siegel, and Dennis Levine —created the best insider-trading ring in monetary background and virtually walked away with billions, till a staff of downtrodden detectives triumphed over a few of America’s costliest legal professionals to convey this robust quartet to justice.

Based on mystery grand jury transcripts, interviews, and genuine buying and selling files, and containing explosive new revelations approximately Michael Milken and Ivan Boesky written specifically for this paperback version, Den of Thieves weaves the entire evidence into an unforgettable narrative—a portrait of human nature, immense company, and crime of extraordinary proportions.

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5 and Axis. Each of the three is a large scale software system encompassing thousands of Java classes. In many cases the necessary functionality is assembled by several software and middleware providers. This means that building and providing a Grid requires a functioning ecosystem of complementary services from software providers and integrators (see also chapter 6). It is not possible to purchase a Grid off the shelf (Castro-Leon and Munter 2005). 4 Potential Advantages and Risks of Grid Computing Grid Computing provides advantages and opportunities for companies on two levels: on the IT management level, it enables a more efficient utilization of IT resources; on the business level, it increases efficiency, agility and flexibility.

It is important to consider that Grid Computing is not only changing the IT infrastructure in a company, but has the potential to provide significant business value. e. an organisation’s increased ability to respond and adjust quickly and efficiently to external market stimuli, is considered a key success factor for companies today. Existing IT infrastructure is considered to be a major obstacle to company agility. Prevailing IT infrastructure reflects the inflexible built-to-order structure: thousands of application silos, each with its own custom-configured hardware, and diverse and often incompatible assets that greatly limit a company’s flexibility and thus reduce time to market (Kaplan et al.

These systems contain basic resource control and mechanisms for fault tolerance as well as analysis tools for performance and debugging. Due to the lack of standardization in this space, these solutions typically support a variety of de facto standards and translate them into a solution specific format. Finally, these solutions often contain their own billing and user management solutions, partially integrating with common security infrastructures prevalent in enterprises. Example One example of Enterprise Grids is the Grid of the pharmaceutical company Novartis.

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