Have you heard about technology management? Maybe yes, but probably
not very much. Does it matter? We believe it’s vital. Why? Technology
aspects are as essential to management in contemporary business as
economics. They should not need a special label, and might be assumed
to be given as equal attention as other business aspects. Unfortunately,
however, this is currently not the case.We even venture to say that more
often than not important technology aspects are neglected in general
management. For example, how many CEOs can say which technology
is vital to the future of their company?...
This book is addressed to business management and project managers as well as
researchers who are evaluating the use of radio frequency identiﬁcation (RFID)
for tracking uniquely identiﬁed objects. In an effort to make RFID project
management less of an art form and more of a science RFID Technology and
Applications brings together pioneering RFID academic research principals to
analyze engineering issues that have hampered the deployment of RFID and to
share ‘‘best practices’’ learnings from their work.
Android 3.0 Animation, a Beginner's Guide, will introduce each of the most popular
animation techniques to you as an Android developer. Using step-by-step instructions,
you will learn how to create interactive dynamic forms, moving graphics, and 3D motion.
You will be taken on a journey from simple stop motion animations and fades through to
moving input forms, and then on to 3D motion and game graphics. In this book we will
create standalone animated graphics, three-dimensional lifts, fades, and spins.
This book provides a full and comprehensive coverage of video and television technology including the latest developments in display equipment, HDTV and DVD. Starting with TV fundamentals, the bulk of the book covers the many new technologies that are bringing growth to the TV and video market, such as plasma and LCD, DLP (digital light processing), DVD, Blu ray technology, Digital television, High Definition television (HDTV) and video projection systems.
This book is targeted to graduate students and researchers at the cutting edge of investigations into the fundamental nature of multiphase flows. It is intended as a reference book for the basic methods used in the treatment of multiphase flows. The subject of multiphase flows encompasses a vast field whose broad spectrum presents a problem for the experimental and analytical methodologies that might be appropriate for the reader's interests.
At present, great hopes are placed on information technology as the sources of
industry regeneration and new economic growth. This is because the roles of
IT have been expanded from the tools for manufacturing cost reduction and
service speedup to those for effective collaboration among enterprises and the
creation of new industries. From now on, the rise or fall of an enterprise will
be determined by quality of computerization investment. It is therefore an
urgent matter to bring up engineers who construct advanced information
systems and those who utilize them....
Some common practical questions and suggested answers
During the development of coating formulae and processes, common problems tend to recur. This section brings together a collection of typical queries and provides suggested solutions. 1. Question: What major process and formulation parameters do I need to take into account in the change from organic solvent coating to aqueous coating? Answer: Looking first of all at the formulation-based parameters, there is a need to increase the solids loading of the coating suspension to something like 12 %w/w if using a typical HPMC-based formula.
The level of threat posed by a terrorist group is determined in large part by its ability to build its organizational capabilities and bring those capabilities to bear in violent action. As part of homeland security efforts, technology systems play a key role within a larger, integrated strategy to target groups
This book was written to give the reader a well-rounded understanding
of wireless network security. It looks at wireless from multiple perspectives,
ranging from auditor, to security architect, to hacker. This wide
scope benefits anyone who has to administer, secure, hack, or participate
on a wireless network. Going through this book, the reader will see that
it tackles the risk of wireless from many angles. It goes from a policy
level to mitigate certain risks that wireless brings. It talks about the most
cost-effective solutions to deploy wireless across a large enterprise.
This is a book about Linux, a free, open source operating system that's changing the world of
computing. In this book, we show how you can completely change the way you work with
computers by exploring a powerful and free operating system. Linux goes against
the traditional computing mainstream, being developed by a loosely organized group of
thousands of volunteers across the Internet.
The five chapters in Part I provide all the basics you need
to start drawing in AutoCAD. These chapters are essential
for the beginner, but even current users will find some
new tips and pointers, especially related to features that are
new for AutoCAD 2002. If you feel you know enough to skip to
Part II, skim this part first for New Feature icons to bring yourself
up to date. Some of the major new features of AutoCAD
2002 are introduced here.
Internetworking security has become a very big issue in recent months.
Companies who went through corporate life thinking, “it will never happen
to me” suddenly found themselves the victim of some sort of attack on
their network. High profile companies are most certainly a bigger target for
several reasons, including the notoriety the hacker receives for damaging
their network or Web site, and the amount of financial damage that can be
done by bringing down a successful e-commerce site. Recent attacks easily
racked up 100 million dollars in damage....
This book is intended to introduce Oracle8i, and to present the new functionality
that it brings. It provides descriptions of new features, options, and enhancements;
and includes feature and option factoring matrixes to identify those features and
options that are available with each speciﬁc product conﬁguration (Oracle8i,
Oracle8i Enterprise Edition, or Oracle8iWorkstation). It references the
documentation that is available for Oracle8i and identiﬁes deprecated or
As a wetland of international importance located in China, the Poyang Lake Basin's incredible topographical and biological diversity has provided a congregating point for scientists from around the world to engage in cross-disciplinary research. In particular, the International Conference on Poyang Lake Complex Environment System was instrumental in bringing together scholars from China, North America, and Europe to explore the latest innovations in water resource science and watershed management.
Data Streams: Models and Algorithms primarily discusses issues related to the mining aspects of data streams. Recent progress in hardware technology makes it possible for organizations to store and record large streams of transactional data. For example, even simple daily transactions such as using the credit card or phone result in automated data storage, which brings us to a fairly new topic called data streams.
The tribology term comes from the Greeks of the words ‘’ tribos’’ meaning ‘’ friction ‘’,
and ‘’logos’’ meaning ‘’ law ‘’. Therefore Tribology is defi ned as “ a science which studies
surfaces moving one compared to the other “ and also a fi eld of science studying
lubrication, friction, and wear.
This book brings together some of the latest research in robot applications, control, modeling, sensors and algorithms. Consisting of three main sections, the first section of the book has a focus on robotic surgery, rehabilitation, self-assembly, while the second section offers an insight into the area of control with discussions on exoskeleton control and robot learning among others. The third section is on vision and ultrasonic sensors which is followed by a series of chapters which include a focus on the programming of intelligent service robots and systems adaptations....
The Openmoko project is one of the most interesting efforts
with Linux, daringly seeking to free the mobile phone from
the grip of proprietary and closed-source software, and
to bring the bazaar model of development to this rapidly
Nowadays it is difficult to imagine an area of knowledge that can continue developing
without the use of computers and informatics. It is not different with biology, that has
seen an unpredictable growth in recent decades, with the rise of a new discipline,
bioinformatics, bringing together molecular biology, biotechnology and information
Recent 40 years have witnessed considerable advances in experimental, theoretical and
calculation approaches as well as in industrial utilizations. In this way, this book aims
to bring together current progresses in some special heat transfer fields contributing to
the dissemination of high-quality research efforts.