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This volume offers a critique of the nexus between ICT and its impact on society, individuals and educational institutions. One of the most significant dimensions of globalisation has been the rapid development of information and communications technologies (ICTs). Our lives have been changed by ICTs in numerous ways and the implications for education are enormous. The ICTs have transformed the linguistic, cognitive and visual dimensions of human communication, as well as our perceptions of the self, and social identity in the global culture. They have facilitated the development of new dimensions of digital literacy, such as blogging and sms messaging. In this sense, cyberlanguage continues to evolve by borrowing and adapting familiar words, coining new expressions, and embracing particular styles. The book provides directions in education and policy research, relevant to transformational educational reforms in the 21st century.
The Competency Web is an inevitable tool and a process in the context of transformation and change. All organisations require this web that is configured to suit each company.
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This book is a concise guide that focuses solely on implementing Compiere. It uses a business scenario case study throughout to illustrate the sort of decisions and considerations required at critical stages in a real-life Compiere implementation. If you are considering or want to easily implement Compiere in your organization, this book is for you. This book will also be beneficial to system users and administrators who wish to implement an ERP system. No previous knowledge of Compiere is required.
This book provides techniques to tackle the design challenges raised by the increasing diversity and complexity of emerging, heterogeneous architectures for embedded systems. It describes an approach based on techniques from software engineering called aspect-oriented programming, which allow designers to control today's sophisticated design tool chains, while maintaining a single application source code. Readers are introduced to the basic concepts of an aspect-oriented, domain specific language that enables control of a wide range of compilation and synthesis tools in the partitioning and mapping of an application to a heterogeneous (and possibly multi-core) target architecture. Several examples are presented that illustrate the benefits of the approach developed for applications from avionics and digital signal processing. Using the aspect-oriented programming techniques presented in this book, developers can reuse extensive sections of their designs, while preserving the original application source-code, thus promoting developer productivity as well as architecture and performance portability. Describes an aspect-oriented approach for the compilation and synthesis of applications targeting heterogeneous embedded computing architectures. Includes examples using an integrated tool chain for compilation and synthesis. Provides validation and evaluation for targeted reconfigurable heterogeneous architectures. Enables design portability, given changing target devices· Allows developers to maintain a single application source code when targeting multiple architectures.
The authors present updated coverage of compilers based on research and techniques that have been developed in the field over the past few years.
The control and data flow of a program can be represented using continuations, a concept from denotational semantics that has practical application in real compilers. This book shows how continuation-passing style is used as an intermediate representation on which to perform optimizations and program transformations. Continuations can be used to compile most programming languages. The method is illustrated in a compiler for the programming language Standard ML. However, prior knowledge of ML is not necessary, as the author carefully explains each concept as it arises. This is the first book to show how concepts from the theory of programming languages can be applied to the producton of practical optimizing compilers for modern languages like ML. This book will be essential reading for compiler writers in both industry and academe, as well as for students and researchers in programming language theory.
Cheryl Schmidt's The Complete A+ Guide to PC Repair, Fifth Edition Update presents the fundamentals of computer desktop and laptop installation, configuration, maintenance, and networking through simple, step-by-step instruction based on CompTIA A+®2011 Edition objectives. With a focused emphasis on security and customer service skills, this comprehensive book on computer repair introduces the most important tools students need to become professional, customer-friendly technicians using today's technology. The A+ Certification Exam criteria are being updated, effective January 2011, to include Windows 7. The Fifth Edition Update now includes Windows 7 material.
Learn to take full advantage of search and social media for B2B marketing Business-to-business marketers have been slow to enter the online marketing arena, but now that the impact of search and social media marketing in the consumer marketplace is clearly documented, B2B marketers are ready for a complete guide to making the most of the medium. Written by experts with first-hand knowledge of the field, this book clearly explains how to leverage today's search engine marketing and social media technologies to get, nurture, and convert leads. Topics include strategy, branding, monitoring, resource allocation, and much more. B2B marketers need detailed, practical guidelines and strategies for how best to gain, nurture, and convert leads using today's Internet technologies and strategies This ultimate how-to guide examines strategic and branding considerations, search engine optimization techniques, and how to maximize the impact of banner ads and landing pages Explains how to use social media listening and monitoring tools, how to engage visitors, and how to allocate resources to ensure success Covers measuring results, improving web site usability, using metrics, and nurturing leads Skilled B2B marketers who are ready to take advantage of all that online marketing has to offer will find this guide provides exactly the know-how they need.
Master PC installation, configuration, repair, maintenance, and networking and fully prepare for the CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 exams This unique tutorial and study guide teaches the fundamentals of computer desktop and laptop installation, configuration, maintenance, and networking with thorough instruction built on the CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 exam objectives. Learn all the skills you need to become a certified professional and customer-friendly technician using today's tools and technologies. Every chapter opens with focused learning objectives and lists the exam objectives covered in that chapter. To meet the learning objectives, each chapter includes detailed figures, helpful Tech Tips, explanations of key terms, step-by-step instruction, and complete coverage of every topic. At the end of every chapter are comprehensive assessment tools, including a summary, review questions, labs, activities, and exam tips. Covers Both 2012 A+ Exams: A+ 220-801: * PC Hardware * Networking * Laptops * Printers * Operational Procedures A+ 220-802 * Operating Systems * Security * Mobile Devices * Troubleshooting Learn more quickly and thoroughly with all these study and review tools: Learning Objectives provide the goals for each chapter Practical Tech Tips give real-world PC repair knowledge Soft Skills information and activities in each chapter cover all the tools and skills you need to become a professional, customer-friendly technician in every category Review Questions, including true/false, multiple choice, matching, fill-in-the-blank, and open-ended questions, assess your knowledge of the learning objectives More than 125 Lab Exercises enable you to link theory to practical experience Key Terms identify exam words and phrases associated with each topic Detailed Glossary clearly defines every key term Critical Thinking Activities in every chapter take you beyond the facts to complete comprehension of topics Chapter Summary provides a recap of key concepts See Special Offer in Back of Book to save 70% on the CompTIA A+ Cert Guide, Deluxe Edition, Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test
The book builds up a complete project from scratch and demonstrates the power of DAZ to create life-like characters. The book is replete with detailed examples and instructions on creating a tailor-made marvel out of scratch.This book can be used by anybody who has DAZ Studio 4, regardless of their level of familiarity with the program or the concepts of 3D art.
Do you really understand your online presence? Are you confident that visitors can use your website? Do you know their motivations? How do online communities perceive your company? To innovate and adapt your business quickly, you must know the answers to these questions. Complete Web Monitoring demonstrates how to measure every aspect of your web presence -- including analytics, backend performance, usability, communities, customer feedback, and competitive analysis -- whether you're running an e-commerce site, a community, a media property, or a Software-as-a-Service company. This book's concrete examples, clear explanations, and practical recommendations make it essential for anyone who runs a website. With this book you will: Discover how visitors use and interact with your site through web analytics, segmentation, conversions, and user interaction analysis Find out your market's motivations with voice-of-the-customer research Measure the health and availability of your website with synthetic testing and real-user monitoring Track communities related to your online presence, including social networks, forums, blogs, microblogs, wikis, and social news aggregators Understand how to assemble this data into clear reports tailored to your organization and audience You can't fix what you don't measure. Complete Web Monitoring shows you how to transform missed opportunities, frustrated users, and spiraling costs into online success. "This is a very comprehensive view of just about everything one needs to know about how websites work and what one needs to know about them. I'd like to make this book required reading for every employee at Gomez." -- Imad Mouline, CTO of Gomez
A must have book for anyone who is looking to develop awareness and deeper insight into IT controls, strategies and techniques to solve compliance challenges!What does 'compliance' mean to you? Is it a burden, a box-ticking exercise, or a way to avoid the penalties of non-compliance? Or do you see the opportunities it presents for your business? In Compliance by Design, Chong Ee will show you how your organisation can benefit from becoming compliant with the relevant national and international standards. You will discover how integrating controls into your processes will improve your security, increase your productivity, save you time and money, and increase your profits. Drawing on personal experience and using up-to-date, practical examples, the book considers the elements and principles of controls, and offers strategies to put them in place. It will show you how to:implement changes that will improve your processes allay fears and overcome resistance from your stakeholders integrate controls into your everyday processes achieve synergy from interconnected processes assess your priorities and handle conflicting objectives analyse and manage risks establish a system of controls that is right for your business manage your technology to make it work for you. Moving away from traditional effortsTraditional efforts in attaining or sustaining IT compliance employ an outside-looking-in approach, characterised by capturing varied compliance requirements and/or frameworks and applying these within the organisation. This book advocates an inside-looking-out approach, emphasising fundamental ideas of good control design as the basis for developing effective and sustainable IT compliance strategies. Tools and techniquesIntended to arm you with the tools and techniques to put in place the right system of internal controls, the focus is on IT controls, but with plenty of references to business and entity controls, too.
This content is a direct excerpt of Chapter 11 from the book Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Inside Out: Mailbox & High Availability. This concise ebook is offered independently of the larger book for those seeking specific, focused information on compliance management and support in Exchange Server 2013. Directly excerpts Chapter 11 from the book Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Inside Out: Mailbox & High Availability Offered as concise, standalone content for Exchange professionals looking for narrowly focused reference or specific problem-solving information on compliance issues and features Written by award-winning author Tony Redmond, MVP for Exchange Server
Rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere are leading to a gradual rise in the temperature of the earth. With the signature of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, many countries committed themselves to lowering their emissions of greenhouse gases in order to reduce the speed at which climate change is happening. Many organisations are now responding to the issue of climate change by improving their energy efficiency. Public opinion and customer expectations are also encouraging companies to adopt green initiatives. IT represents an important element of your organisation's environmental policy, not only as regards carbon emissions but also in terms of waste disposal. This pocket guide is intended to provide company directors and executives with a brief guide to the regulatory requirements that are driven by the Green Agenda. It offers you an overview of the key legislative initiatives and environmental standards, and includes an examination of carbon trading schemes.
Music in video games is often a sophisticated, complex composition that serves toengage the player, set the pace of play, and aid interactivity. Composers of video game music mustmaster an array of specialized skills not taught in the conservatory, including the creation oflinear loops, music chunks for horizontal resequencing, and compositional fragments for use within agenerative framework. In A Composer's Guide to Game Music, Winifred Phillips --herself an award-winning composer of video game music -- provides a comprehensive, practical guidethat leads an aspiring video game composer from acquiring the necessary creative skills tounderstanding the function of music in games to finding work in the field. Musicians and composersmay be drawn to game music composition because the game industry is a multibillion-dollar,employment-generating economic powerhouse, but, Phillips writes, the most important qualificationfor a musician who wants to become a game music composer is a love of video games. Phillips offersdetailed coverage of essential topics, including musicianship and composition experience; immersion;musical themes; music and game genres; workflow; working with a development team; linear music;interactive music, both rendered and generative; audio technology, from mixers and preamps tosoftware; and running a business. A Composer's Guide to Game Music offersindispensable guidance for musicians and composers who want to deploy their creativity in a dynamicand growing industry, protect their musical identities while working in a highly technical field,and create great music within the constraints of a new medium.
Sampling consists of selection, acquisition, and quantification of a part of the population. While selection and acquisition apply to physical sampling units of the population, quantification pertains only to the variable of interest, which is a particular characteristic of the sampling units. A sampling procedure is expected to provide a sample that is representative with respect to some specified criteria. Composite sampling, under idealized conditions, incurs no loss of information for estimating the population means. But an important limitation to the method has been the loss of information on individual sample values, such as, the extremely large value. In many of the situations where individual sample values are of interest or concern, composite sampling methods can be suitably modified to retrieve the information on individual sample values that may be lost due to compositing. This book presents statistical solutions to issues that arise in the context of applications of composite sampling.
The go-with-you guide for creating strong compositions every time you take a photo Composition requires purposeful placement of elements within the frame, including backgrounds, foregrounds, main subjects, and much more. It can take years to acquire strong compositional skills. That's where Composition Digital Field Guide comes in. Packed with full-color photos, this handy guide teaches you how to bring together photographic elements to produce photos that are unique, creative, and memorable. Addresses the skills required to master the art of good composition when taking digital photos Walks you through framing your images carefully, which is the first key step in capturing a strong photograph Features hundreds of stunning and inspiring full-color photos of people, wildlife, and landscapes Includes the newest feature of the Digital Field Guide series: a removable color checker card to help ensure true color in your photographs It will be difficult to keep your composition while reading the invaluable advice in Composition Digital Field Guide!
Studying this book will help prepare students for the workplace of today--and tomorrow--in which some level of computer skills is often an essential requirement for employment. Employees who continually try to improve their skills have an advantage over those who do not. Some would even argue that understanding technology has become a survival skills. This book will help students become survivors.
This book discusses compressive sensing in the presence of side information. Compressive sensing is an emerging technique for efficiently acquiring and reconstructing a signal. Interesting instances of Compressive Sensing (CS) can occur when, apart from sparsity, side information is available about the source signals. The side information can be about the source structure, distribution, etc. Such cases can be viewed as extensions of the classical CS. In these cases we are interested in incorporating the side information to either improve the quality of the source reconstruction or decrease the number of samples required for accurate reconstruction. In this book we assume availability of side information about the feasible region. The main applications investigated are image deblurring for optical imaging, 3D surface reconstruction, and reconstructing spatiotemporally correlated sources. The author shows that the side information can be used to improve the quality of the reconstruction compared to the classic compressive sensing. The book will be of interest to all researchers working on compressive sensing, inverse problems, and image processing.
Compressive sensing is a new signal processing paradigm that aims to encode sparse signals by using far lower sampling rates than those in the traditional Nyquist approach. It helps acquire, store, fuse and process large data sets efficiently and accurately. This method, which links data acquisition, compression, dimensionality reduction and optimization, has attracted significant attention from researchers and engineers in various areas. This comprehensive reference develops a unified view on how to incorporate efficiently the idea of compressive sensing over assorted wireless network scenarios, interweaving concepts from signal processing, optimization, information theory, communications and networking to address the issues in question from an engineering perspective. It enables students, researchers and communications engineers to develop a working knowledge of compressive sensing, including background on the basics of compressive sensing theory, an understanding of its benefits and limitations, and the skills needed to take advantage of compressive sensing in wireless networks.
Assess your readiness for CompTIA A+ Exams 220-801 and 220-802--and quickly identify where you need to focus and practice. This practical, streamlined guide walks you through each exam objective, providing "need to know" checklists, review questions, tips, and links to further study--all designed to help bolster your preparation. Reinforce your exam prep with a Rapid Review of these objectives: Exam 220-801: PC Hardware Networking Laptops Printers Operational Procedures Exam 220-802: Operating Systems Security Mobile Devices Troubleshooting This book is an ideal complement to the in-depth training of the Microsoft Press Training Kit and other exam-prep resources for CompTIA A+ Exams 220-801 and 220-802.
Get complete coverage of the latest release of the CompTIA A+ exams inside this fully revised and updated resource. Written by the leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and training, this expert guide covers CompTIA A+ exams 220-701 and 220-702. You'll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, in-depth explanations, and more than 1,000 photographs and illustrations. Designed to help you pass the CompTIA A+ exams with ease, this definitive volume also serves as an essential on-the-job IT reference. Covers all exam objectives, including how to: Work with CPUs, RAM, motherboards, power supplies, and other PC components Install, partition, and format hard drives Install, upgrade, and troubleshoot Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista Troubleshoot PCs and implement security measures Install video and multimedia cards Work with portable PCs, PDAs, smartphones, and wireless technologies Manage printers and connect to networks and the Internet Understand safety and environmental issues Establish good communication skills and adhere to privacy policies The CD-ROM features: Practice exams for 701 & 702 600+ chapter review questions New video introduction to CompTIA A+ One-hour video training segment Mike's favorite PC tools and utilities Searchable e-book Mike Meyers, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, MCP, is the industry's leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and training. He is the president and founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a major provider of PC and network repair seminars for thousands of organizations throughout the world, and a member of CompTIA.
The bestselling CompTIA A+ reference and test preparation guide--fully revised for the new 2012 exam topics Written by the leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and training, the new edition of this trusted resource offers complete, up-to-date coverage of CompTIA A+ exams 220-801 and 220-802. You'll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Prepare for the exams with confidence! McGraw-Hill is a Gold-Level CompTIA Authorized Partner offering Authorized CompTIA Approved Quality Content to give you the competitive edge on exam day. This comprehensive guide also serves as an essential on-the-job reference after certification. Covers all exam objectives, including how to: Work with CPUs, RAM, BIOS settings, motherboards, power supplies, and other PC components Install, configure, and troubleshoot hard drives Manage input devices and removable media Install, upgrade, and troubleshoot Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 Troubleshoot all common PC problems Install video and multimedia cards Work with smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices Install and configure wired and wireless networks Connect to the Internet Protect your PC and your network Install, configure, and manage printers Work with virtualization technologies Understand safety and environmental issues Electronic content includes: Practice exams for 801 & 802 with hundreds of questions More than one hour of free video training from Mike Meyers A collection of Mike's latest favorite shareware and freeware PC tools and utilities Adobe Digital Edition eBook--free download (subject to Adobe's system requirements)
Comprehensive coverage of everything you must know to pass CompTIA's A+ examA+ is the gateway certification into many IT careers, and interest in certification is exploding. This bestselling A+ certification guide is updated to cover the new A+ exam. It includes the new Windows coverage and reflects the revised emphasis on objectives. Nine minibooks focus individually on specific hardware and OS characteristics including installation and configuration, diagnostics, preventive maintenance, motherboard and processors, printers, networking, and fundamentals. A companion website contains the popular Dummies Test Engine test-prep software.A+ certification is the first step toward a variety of IT careers, and this guide is fully updated for the latest revision of the examNine minibooks cover the domains of the exam in detail, reflecting the enhanced emphasis on hardware and new Windows contentCovers installation, configuration, and upgrading; diagnosing and troubleshooting; preventive maintenance; motherboards, processors and memory; printers; networking; and OS fundamentalsCompanion website provides the popular Dummies Test Engine, an exclusive, customizable test-prep software package now with twice as many sample test questions as previous editionsAnyone seeking CompTIA A+ certification will be better prepared with help from CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition.
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