Modern Public Information Technology Systems: Issues and Challenges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The nature of governance is rapidly changing, due to new technologies which expand public sector capabilities. Modern Public Information Technology Systems: Issues and Challenges examines the most important dimensions of managing information technology in the public sector. It explores the impact of information technology on governmental accountability and distribution of power, the implications of privatization as an IT business model, and the global governance of information technology

 

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Current Issues in IT Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

The information technology explosion in our global society is creating tremendous challenges and opportunities for educators as we help shape the next generation of information pioneers. But in these times of severe budget cuts, our challenges become even greater, and the necessity for success more critical. Current Issues in IT Education addresses the ongoing quest for teaching excellence in the midst of implementing teaching technologies and crossing disciplinary boundaries.

 

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Internet Research Illustrated, 6th Edition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equip your students with Internet Research knowledge using this practical user-friendly book from the Illustrated Series. New edition features vastly expanded coverage of social media search, with an entire unit now dedicated to the topic. Explores how to use social media meta search engines to find information from multiple social media sites simultaneously. Additional emphasis on evaluating the value, veracity, and reliability of content found online. Continued attention to Boolean search and the use of other advanced search operators to maximize the efficacy of Internet research. Streamlined coverage of specialty searches and the use of subject directories, using state-of-the-art search techniques.

 

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Enterprise Resource Planning, 3rd Edition

 

 

 

 

 

In today’s cutting-edge business world, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software plays a critical role. By bringing a company’s many different functions together into one large integrated system, it creates an abundance of opportunities for growth and increased productivity. However, mastery of ERP is central to success and Concepts in Enterprise Resource Planning, Third Edition, provides the perfect tool for making sense of this vastly important technology. The book examines enterprise software in general and shows readers how ERP software can improve the functions of a company, how it can streamline operations, and how the functional areas of any package relate to each other. The third edition has been updated to reflect the very latest trends and updates in ERP software. With all new sidebar cases and real-world examples throughout, this text will not only provide a thorough introduction to the world of enterprise resource planning, but will also prepare readers for success in today’s marketplace.

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From Utopian to Genuine Unconventional Computers

 

 

 

Unconventional computing is a field of advanced computer science, which general goal might be summarised as the quest for both new groundbreaking algorithms and physical implementations of novel and ultimately more powerful – compared to classical approaches – computing paradigms and machines. This volume brings together work that especially focuses on experimental prototypes and genuine implementations of non-classical computing devices. A further goal was to revisit existing approaches in unconventional computing, to provide scientists and engineers with blue-prints of realisable computing devices, and to take a critical glance at the design of novel and emergent computing systems to point out failures and shortcomings of both theoretical and experimental approaches.

 

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Developments in Strategic Materials and Computational Design II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This book is a collection of papers from The American Ceramic Society’s 35th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, held in Daytona Beach, Florida, January 23-28, 2011. This issue includes papers presented in the Thermal Management Materials and Technologies; Advanced Sensor Technology; Geopolymers; and Computational Design, Modeling, and Simulation of Ceramics and Composites symposia.

 

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Fundamentals of Spatial Data Quality

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This book explains the concept of spatial data quality, a key theory for minimizing the risks of data misuse in a specific decision-making context. Drawing together chapters written by authors who are specialists in their particular field, it provides both the data producer and the data user perspectives on how to evaluate the quality of vector or raster data which are both produced and used. It also covers the key concepts in this field, such as: how to describe the quality of vector or raster data; how to enhance this quality; how to evaluate and document it, using methods such as metadata; how to communicate it to users; and how to relate it with the decision-making process.

 

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I attended the Caltech Seminar Day on 16th May 09 and heard a lecture: Quantum Information Science presented by Professor J Preskill. His lecture had a number of slides showing how the three dimensions of Quantum states function. He mentioned Quantum Computers as the next step in computer science from the classical transistor based digital computers which have made such a change in the life of modern day humans. Since I have a deep interest in computer science based on my professional experience: designing Avionics systems for military aircraft which were the first to use digital computers, Teaching Computer Science as an adjunct assistant professor to graduate students, Designing and fabricating small digital computers in a small company I decided I needed to learn about Quantum Computers and where research is going in this important new technology. The way I discovered the status of Quantum Computer is using the Google & Yahoo search engines. I was happy that Indiana University and Caltech have active Quantum Computer Research programs in progress

 

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Topology And Groupoids

 

 

 

 

 

This is the third edition of a classic text, previously published in 1968, 1988, and now extended, revised, retitled, updated, and reasonably priced. Throughout it gives motivation and context for theorems and definitions. Thus the definition of a topology is first related to the example of the real line; it is then given in terms of the intuitive notion of neighbourhoods, and then shown to be equivalent to the elegant but spare definition in terms of open sets. Many constructions of topologies are shown to be necessitated by the desire to construct continuous functions, either from or into a space. This is in the modern categorical spirit, and often leads to clearer and simpler proofs. There is a full treatment of finite cell complexes, with the cell decompositions given of projective spaces, in the real, complex and quaternionic cases. This is based on an exposition of identification spaces and adjunction spaces. The exposition of general topology ends with a description of the topology for function spaces, using the modern treatment of the test-open topology, from compact Hausdorff spaces, and so a description of a convenient category of spaces (a term due to the author) in the non Hausdorff case. The second half of the book demonstrates how the use of groupoids rather than just groups gives in 1-dimensional homotopy theory more powerful theorems with simpler proofs. Some of the proofs of results on the fundamental groupoid would be difficult to envisage except in the form given: `We verify the required universal property’. This is in the modern categorical spirit. Chapter 6 contains the development of the fundamental groupoid on a set of base points, including the background in category theory. The proof of the van Kampen Theorem in this general form resolves a failure of traditional treatments, in giving a direct computation of the fundamental group of the circle, as well as more complicated examples. Chapter 7 uses the notion of cofibration to develop the notion of operations of the fundamental groupoid on certain sets of homotopy classes.

 

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Three-Dimensional Integrated Circuit Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The theory and design of integrated circuits has moved forward in leaps and bounds in recent years. This book concentrates on the design of three-dimensional, rather than traditional two-dimensional, circuits. The theory behind such circuits, together with experimental results, are presented in detail.

 

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