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Sensor networks are meant to create awareness in space and time. They may be measuring the presence of an object or a condition, characterizing an object stream or a situational pattern, or even detect abnormalities that are to occur. This book provides new theory on the design of wireless sensor networks, based on concepts developed for large-scale, distributed computing environments known as "cloud computing." It provides a single-source entry into the world of intelligent sensory networks, with a step-by-step discussion of building case studies that capture the requirements, taking into account practical limitations of creating ambient intelligence. The reader will not only achieve a better understanding of sensory clouds, swarms and flocks but is also guided by examples of how to design such networks taking the typical characteristics of diverse application areas into account.
This is an easy-to-follow yet comprehensive guide that follows a step-by-step approach to leverage the CloudBees services.If you are a Java developer and want to explore the world of the cloud, this book is ideal for you. This book will guide you through the process of developing and deploying an application on the cloud. Prior knowledge of Java is essential.
CompTIA-Authorized courseware for the Cloud Essentials Exam (CLO-001)What better way to get up to speed on cloud computing than with this new book in the popular Sybex Essentials series? Cloud Essentials covers the basics of cloud computing and its place in the modern enterprise. Explore public and private clouds; contrast the "as a service" models for PaaS, SaaS, IaaS, or XaaS platforms; plan security; and more. In addition, the book covers the exam objectives for the both the CompTIA Cloud Essentials (Exam CLO-001) exam and the EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation (EX0-116) certification exams and includes suggested exercises and review questions to reinforce your learning.Gets you up to speed on the hottest trend in IT--cloud computingPrepares IT professionals and those new to the cloud for and cover all of the CompTIA Cloud Essentials and EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation exam objectivesServes as CompTIA Authorized courseware for the examExamines various models for cloud computing implementation, including public and private cloudsContrasts "as a service" models for platform (PaaS), software (SaaS), infrastructure (IaaS), and other technologies (XaaS)Identifies strategies for implementation on tight budgets and goes into planning security and service managementGet a through grounding in cloud basics and prepare for your cloud certification exam with Cloud Essentials.
Global networks, which are the primary pillars of the modern manufacturing industry and supply chains, can only cope with the new challenges, requirements and demands when supported by new computing and Internet-based technologies. Cloud Manufacturing: Distributed Computing Technologies for Global and Sustainable Manufacturing introduces a new paradigm for scalable service-oriented sustainable and globally distributed manufacturing systems. The eleven chapters in this book provide an updated overview of the latest technological development and applications in relevant research areas. Following an introduction to the essential features of Cloud Computing, chapters cover a range of methods and applications such as the factors that actually affect adoption of the Cloud Computing technology in manufacturing companies and new geometrical simplification method to stream 3-Dimensional design and manufacturing data via the Internet. This is further supported case studies and real life data for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) remanufacturing. This compilation of up to date research and literature can be used as a textbook or reference for mechanical, manufacturing, and computer engineering graduate students and researchers for efficient utilization, deployment and development of distributed and Cloud manufacturing systems, services and applications.
Well-known security experts decipher the most challenging aspect of cloud computing-securityCloud computing allows for both large and small organizations to have the opportunity to use Internet-based services so that they can reduce start-up costs, lower capital expenditures, use services on a pay-as-you-use basis, access applications only as needed, and quickly reduce or increase capacities. However, these benefits are accompanied by a myriad of security issues, and this valuable book tackles the most common security challenges that cloud computing faces.The authors offer you years of unparalleled expertise and knowledge as they discuss the extremely challenging topics of data ownership, privacy protections, data mobility, quality of service and service levels, bandwidth costs, data protection, and support.As the most current and complete guide to helping you find your way through a maze of security minefields, this book is mandatory reading if you are involved in any aspect of cloud computing.Coverage Includes:Cloud Computing FundamentalsCloud Computing Architecture Cloud Computing Software Security Fundamentals Cloud Computing Risks IssuesCloud Computing Security Challenges Cloud Computing Security ArchitectureCloud Computing Life Cycle IssuesUseful Next Steps and Approaches
The rise of Cloud Computing, with services delivered in the cloudA", offers businesses incredible power and flexibility. It promises the efficient use of human and financial capital resources, reducing infrastructure and operation costs. It proposes a model of computing that is effective at meeting the demands of business in a rapidly changing environment. Security and Compliance Issues One of the most difficult challenges related to Cloud Computing, revolves around the security and compliance issues associated with it. This is a major concern and will continue to be so, with the ever increasing onslaught of regulations impacting security controls. This pocket guide explains and highlights some of the key security and compliance issues surrounding Cloud adoption, and provides helpful insight into how they can be addressed. Read this pocket guide and - Learn what Cloud Computing is - This guide provides a definition of Cloud Computing, before proceeding through essential characteristics that comprise it. Cloud deployment methods and the benefits of Cloud Computing are then discussed. Understand Cloud security and privacy issues - Security and compliance are two of the primary inhibitors in Cloud adoption. This pocket guide highlights the security and privacy considerations to keep in mind when planning your Cloud strategy. Be aware of the key compliance challenges - Cloud compliance has several important challenges that do not relate specifically to security. This guide details some of the key compliance challenges that you will need to address, including multinational considerations, business continuity and disaster recovery, legal issues and specific regulatory requirements. The areas of security and compliance often represent the biggest inhibitors to adoption of Cloud Computing, and because the potential impacts of problems in these areas are so profound, it is essential that you carefully identify your requirements in these areas, perform extensive due diligence, and work with your provider to develop and monitor processes that will help you both succeed. Ensure Successful Cloud Deployment - Buy this essential guide to Cloud Security and Compliance today!
You may regard cloud computing as an ideal way for your company to control IT costs, but do you know how private and secure this service really is? Not many people do. With Cloud Security and Privacy, you'll learn what's at stake when you trust your data to the cloud, and what you can do to keep your virtual infrastructure and web applications secure. Ideal for IT staffers, information security and privacy practitioners, business managers, service providers, and investors alike, this book offers you sound advice from three well-known authorities in the tech security world. You'll learn detailed information on cloud computing security that-until now-has been sorely lacking. Review the current state of data security and storage in the cloud, including confidentiality, integrity, and availability Learn about the identity and access management (IAM) practice for authentication, authorization, and auditing of the users accessing cloud services Discover which security management frameworks and standards are relevant for the cloud Understand the privacy aspects you need to consider in the cloud, including how they compare with traditional computing models Learn the importance of audit and compliance functions within the cloud, and the various standards and frameworks to consider Examine security delivered as a service-a different facet of cloud security
An easy-to-follow Apache Hadoop administrator's guide filled with practical screenshots and explanations for each step and configuration. This book is great for administrators interested in setting up and managing a large Hadoop cluster. If you are an administrator, or want to be an administrator, and you are ready to build and maintain a production-level cluster running CDH5, then this book is for you.
Learn about Cloudera Impala--an open source project that's opening up the Apache Hadoop software stack to a wide audience of database analysts, users, and developers. The Impala massively parallel processing (MPP) engine makes SQL queries of Hadoop data simple enough to be accessible to analysts familiar with SQL and to users of business intelligence tools--and it's fast enough to be used for interactive exploration and experimentation.
The ultimate guide to assessing and exploiting the customer value and revenue potential of the CloudA new business model is sweeping the world--the Cloud. And, as with any new technology, there is a great deal of fear, uncertainty, and doubt surrounding cloud computing. Cloudonomics radically upends the conventional wisdom, clearly explains the underlying principles and illustrates through understandable examples how Cloud computing can create compelling value--whether you are a customer, a provider, a strategist, or an investor. Cloudonomics covers everything you need to consider for the delivery of business solutions, opportunities, and customer satisfaction through the Cloud, so you can understand it--and put it to work for your business. Cloudonomics also delivers insight into when to avoid the cloud, and why.Quantifies how customers, users, and cloud providers can collaborate to create win-winsReveals how to use the Laws of Cloudonomics to define strategy and guide implementationExplains the probable evolution of cloud businesses and ecosystemsDemolishes the conventional wisdom on cloud usage, IT spend, community clouds, and the enterprise-provider cloud balanceWhether you're ready for it or not, Cloud computing is here to stay. Cloudonomics provides deep insights into the business value of the Cloud for executives, practitioners, and strategists in virtually any industry--not just technology executives but also those in the marketing, operations, economics, venture capital, and financial fields.
Dig deep and master the intricacies of the common language runtime (CLR) and the .NET Framework 4.0. Written by a highly regarded programming expert and consultant to the Microsoft® .NET team, this guide is ideal for developers building any kind of application-including Microsoft® ASP.NET, Windows® Forms, Microsoft® SQL Server®, Web services, and console applications. You'll get hands-on instruction and extensive C# code samples to help you tackle the tough topics and develop high-performance applications.
<p>Your essential guide to developing applications with the common language runtime (CLR) and Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5, with examples in Microsoft Visual C# 2012.</p>
Club College is a chapter excerpt from Change.edu coming out October 18, 2011.On college campuses nationwide, luxury and learning go hand-in-hand, keeping the price tag for higher education out of reach for many Americans. Education innovator, and chairman and CEO of Kaplan, Inc., Andrew S. Rosen examines today's resort-style campus, providing inspiring solutions for stopping the spending spirals and making college affordable for all. Despite the financial crunch, many American universities have become surprisingly lavish over the past decade, providing state-of-the-art recreation facilities, bistro-style dining, spectacular residence halls that rival fine hotels, and "free" amenities such as Kindles, not to mention multi-million-dollar stadiums and coaches' salaries starting in the high six figures. Showcasing these extraordinary campuses, "Club College" captures the new economic models of higher education, which often divert funds from academics to gain a competitive edge in attracting an elite group of students. On this fascinating tour, Andrew S. Rosen proposes bold new alternatives that focus our nation's dollars on learning.Poised to spark a dialogue about our nation's higher education system, "Club College" makes the classroom the centerpiece of college once again, opening doors to careers for a broad range of talented individuals--arguably our greatest economic asset.
The book provides a contrast in business and brand promotions from conventional methods to the internet age, where the conversations of connectedness have changed both the business we do, and the way its done.
Responding to the challenges of fostering regional growth and employment in an increasingly competitive global economy, many U. S. states and regions have developed programs to attract and grow companies as well as attract the talent and resources necessary to develop regional innovation clusters. These state and regionally based initiatives have a broad range of goals and increasingly include larger resources commitments, often with a sectoral focus and often in partnership with foundations and universities. Recent studies, however, have pointed out that many of these efforts lack the scale and the steady commitment needed for success. This has prompted new initiatives to coordinate and concentrate investments from a variety of federal agencies to develop research parks, business incubators, and other strategies to encourage entrepreneurships and high-tech development in the nation's regions. Understanding the nature of innovation clusters and public policies associated with successful cluster development is therefore of current relevance. Clustering for 21st Century Prosperity identifies best practices with regard to goals, structures, instruments, modes of operation, synergies across private and public programs, funding mechanisms and levels, and evaluation efforts. The committee, under the Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP) is reviewing selected state and regional efforts to capitalize on federal and state investments in areas of critical national needs. This review includes both efforts to strengthen existing industries as well as specific technology focus areas such as nanotechnology, stem cells, and advanced energy in order to better understand program goals, challenges, and accomplishments. As part of this study, the committee is convening a series of public workshops and symposia involving responsible local, state, and federal officials and other stakeholders. Drawing from discussions at these symposia, fact-finding meetings, and commissioned analyses of existing state and regional programs and technology focus areas, the committee will subsequently produce a final report with findings and recommendations focused on lessons, issues, and opportunities for complementary U. S. policies created by these state and regional initiatives.
Comparing bipolar technology briefly but otherwise not considering it, Schneider and Galup-Montoro (both electrical engineering, Federal U. of Santa Catarina, Brazil) focus on analog MOS (metal-oxide-semiconductor) circuits at the transistor level. They use an accurate but simple MOS transistor model for design, in order to reduce the distance between hand design and simulation results. Instead of the usual separate analytical formulas for the strong-inversion and weak-inversion operation regions of a building block, they provide simple formulas that are valid in all operation regions, including moderate inversion. The unified design is particularly suitable for analog design in advanced complementary MOS (CMOS) technologies. Among their topics are temporal and spatial fluctuations in MOSFETs (MOS field-effect-transistors), current mirrors, basic gain stages, operational amplifiers, and fundamentals of sampled-data circuits. The text is suitable for analog CMOS design courses. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
This is a practical, tutorial-style book that develops a project from start to finish, explaining all aspects of the project. Every chapter starts by explaining what is to be accomplished and the various ways in which the problem may be tackled, followed by an in-depth explanation of the chosen solution. If you want to see jQuery in action with PHP and MySQL code, in the context of a real application, this is the book for you. It is written for developers who have written multiple scripts or websites, and want to know how to combine them all into one package that can be used to simplify future scripts and sites. The book is aimed at people who understand the basics of PHP and jQuery, and want to know how they can be used effectively to create a large project that is user-friendly and flexible.
This is a practical, hands-on book based around a case study website, which you will build in this easy-to-understand workshop by using CMS Made Simple. The case study grows chapter by chapter, from CMS installation to the finished website. It provides clear instructions and detailed screenshots, so you can see exactly what to do at each step of the build. When you have completed the case study, you will have the knowledge and confidence to build a website with rich functionality and individual design that is optimized for search engines and can be handed over to the customer. This book is perfect for newcomers as well as webmasters who are looking for an introduction to building powerful and professional websites with a content management system. Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS is the only requirement. The workshop covers all aspects of web publishing and is aimed for web designers, web developers, editors, and web managers.
This is a practical, hands-on book based around a case study website, which you will set up in this easy-to-understand introduction to using CMS Made Simple. The chapters provide clear instructions and detailed screenshots, so you can see exactly what to do at each step of the build. This book is perfect for newcomers as well as webmasters who are looking for an introduction to building powerful and professional websites with a content management system. The workshop covers all aspects of web publishing and is aimed for web designers, web developers, editors, and web managers.
This is a cookbook, with practical recipes providing tips and tricks to the most common problems and scenarios faced with CMS Made Simple Development.If you are a CMS Made Simple user wanting to expand your skill set, or a programmer who wants to develop for CMS Made Simple, this book is for you. You will need working knowledge of PHP, HTML, and SQL. Some experience with CMS Made Simple is recommended.
Learn to secure Web sites built on open source CMSs Web sites built on Joomla!, WordPress, Drupal, or Plone face some unique security threats. If you're responsible for one of them, this comprehensive security guide, the first of its kind, offers detailed guidance to help you prevent attacks, develop secure CMS-site operations, and restore your site if an attack does occur. You'll learn a strong, foundational approach to CMS operations and security from an expert in the field. More and more Web sites are being built on open source CMSs, making them a popular target, thus making you vulnerable to new forms of attack This is the first comprehensive guide focused on securing the most common CMS platforms: Joomla!, WordPress, Drupal, and Plone Provides the tools for integrating the Web site into business operations, building a security protocol, and developing a disaster recovery plan Covers hosting, installation security issues, hardening servers against attack, establishing a contingency plan, patching processes, log review, hack recovery, wireless considerations, and infosec policy CMS Security Handbook is an essential reference for anyone responsible for a Web site built on an open source CMS.
Coaching for High Performance is intended to inspire IT managers with practical advice and tips on how to create a coaching environment in their department. Applying coaching skills in the IT workplace will help create an environment of high performance. Coaching enables people, improves performance and enhances the quality of work. Furthermore, it is a skill that is readily usable by all. It is a set of behaviors which can be used during a five- minute chat with a colleague or a direct report, during a one-to-one meeting, a performance review or as part of an IT project meeting.
Nowadays, billions of lines of code are in the COBOL programming language. This book is an analysis, a diagnosis, a strategy, a MDD method and a tool to transform legacy COBOL into modernized applications that comply with Internet computing, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and the Cloud. It serves as a blueprint for those in charge of finding solutions to this considerable challenge.
Develop applications for Mac OS X with this Developer Reference guideMake a clean transition to programming in Apple environments using the elegant and dynamic programming API Cocoa and this practical guide. Written by aseasoned Mac expert, this book shows you how to write programs in Cocoa for the rapidly expanding world of Macintosh users.Part of the Developer Reference series, this book prepares you for a productive programming experience on today's fastest-growing platform.Cocoa is a programming framework for developing in Apple environments, including Mac OS X 10.6 Snow LeopardThis book covers all the major information you need to start developing dynamic applications for Mac OS XMaster all Cocoa tools, including Xcode and working with Objective-CIncludes full coverage of the Cocoa API, Xcode, and Objective-C, as well as programming for Apple's latest OS X, Snow LeopardCompanion Web site includes all code filesProgramming for Apple's Macintosh is a growing career field. This essential guide, one of the most comprehensive on Cocoa, will help you quickly become productive.
Written in a cookbook style, this book offers solutions using a recipe-based approach. Each recipe contains step-by-step instructions followed by an analysis of what was done in each task and other useful information. The cookbook approach means you can dive into whatever recipes you want in no particular order. This book is perfect for the Mac OS X Cocoa developer who is ready to move beyond the basics and dive into more advanced Cocoa topics. The cookbook format lets you jump right into the examples without the lengthy explanations you often find in other books. Basic familiarity with Cocoa and Objective-C development is required.