Performance evaluation measures the skill of an asset manager and its principal idea
is to compare the returns with an alternative appropriate portfolio to that which was obtained
in a particular case. The emergence of modern portfolio theory (MPT) by Markowitz (1952),
who quantifies how rational investors make decisions based on expected return and risk, has
brought much development to portfolio performance measurement.
These definitions are placed in the historical order of their appearance in the language.
So the earliest use of a handbookwas as a set of instructions which members of particular
occupations kept at hand in order to be able to refer to them when they were uncertain of
how to tackle a problem at work. The most recent definition, by way of contrast, refers
to a scholarly book consisting of separate essays or articles.
This practical book provides a step-by-step approach to testing mission-critical applications for scalability and performance before they're deployed -- a vital topic to which other books devote one chapter, if that.
Businesses today live and die by network applications and web services. Because of the increasing complexity of these programs, and the pressure to deploy them quickly, many professionals don't take the time to ensure that they'll perform well and scale effectively.
Human resources alignment means integrating decisions about people with decisions about the results an organization is trying to obtain. By integrating human resources management (HRM) into the agency planning process, emphasizing human resources (HR) activities that support broad agency mission goals, and building a strong relationship between HR and management, agencies are able to ensure that the management of human resources contributes to mission accomplishment and that managers are held accountable for their HRM decisions.
Human resources alignment means integrating decisions about people with decisions about the results an organization is trying to obtain. By integrating human resources management (HRM) into the agency planning process, emphasizing human resources (HR) activities that support broad agency mission goals, and building a strong relationship between HR and management, agencies are able to ensure that the management of human resources contributes to mission accomplishment and that managers are held accountable for their HRM decisions...
The IT Governance Institute (ITGI) (www.itgi.org) was established in 1998
to advance international thinking and standards in directing and controlling
an enterprise’s information technology. Effective IT governance helps ensure
that IT supports business goals, optimizes business investment in IT, and
appropriately manages IT-related risks and opportunities. The IT Governance
Institute offers symposia, original research, and case studies to assist enterprise
leaders and boards of directors in their IT governance responsibilities....
Controlling the impact of stress on brewing biomass, predicting yeast activity and
ensuring consistent fermentation performance through successive fermentations
remain areas of active interest for the brewing industry.
To be able to control and perhaps even manipulate yeast activity, it is necessary to
identify factors that affect its functionality during fermentation. Genetic stability and
integrity are crucial to maintaining predictable performance.
Bearings (both plain and rolling element) are used as important supporting elements for locating rotating components and confining their motion in desired direction. In order to ensure their operational reliability and desired life, these need to be properly designed/selected for an application more so because of ever increasing operational speeds. This requires the careful performance evaluation of different types of bearings considering aspects such as thermal stability, lubrication, contaminants in lubricants and controlling mechanism etc....
As WLANs (Wireless Local Area Networks) become increasingly common, it's becoming vital to be able to test them for proper performance and to optimize their operation. This book, written by a member of the IEEE committee that develops WLAN standards, is the first book addressing that need. It covers test equipment and methods for the RF (wireless) and physical layers of WLAN, protocols, the application layer, and manufacturing testing.
The intent of the Preliminary Design submittal is to provide a formal opportunity for WSDOT,
the Contractor, various design team disciplines, and other approved project stakeholders to
review the construction documents in order to ensure that: the design is progressing
appropriately and proceeding in the right direction; the plans reflect Contractor requirements for
construction; design features are coordinated; and there are no fatal flaws within a given
discipline or between disciplines.
Floods are part of nature. It is not technically feasible nor economically affordable to prevent all properties from
flooding. Therefore a risk-based approach is taken to achieve the best results possible using the budget and
resources available. As almost all of the Environment Agency’s funding has historically come from the taxpayer,
we have a responsibility to ensure we achieve as much benefit as possible from the funds provided.
Regarding banks’ capital structures, the standard view is that capital regulation
constitutes an additional, overriding departure from the Modigliani-Miller irrelevance
proposition (see for example Berger et al., 1995, Miller, 1995, or Santos, 2001). Commercial
banks have deposits that are insured to protect depositors and to ensure financial stability. In
order to mitigate the moral-hazard of this insurance, commercial banks must be required to
hold a minimum amount of capital.
Code protection is constantly evolving. We at Microchip are committed to continuously improving the code protection features of our
products. Attempts to break Microchip’s code protection feature may be a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If such acts
allow unauthorized access to your software or other copyrighted work, you may have a right to sue for relief under that Act.Information contained in this publication regarding device
applications and the like is provided only for your convenience
and may be superseded by updates.
Solution: Lead your team in a different way. Think of your project team differently from how you think
of your department. Reduce your role to that of monitor. Watch the budget and the schedule, and ensure
that your team comes through; be available to solve problems that your team wants you to solve. For
some projects, you may need to work on the same level as your team because of deadline pressures,
lack of people on your team, or unexpected problems and delays. But step in only if your team needs
you, not because you assume that’s always the best way to proceed.
There is an oft-quoted saying believed to have originated as a Chinese proverb: “May
you live in interesting times”. It is often not interpreted with a positive connotation!
At present, it would be fair to say that the Indian mutual fund industry is living in
interesting times. It remains to be seen how positively that can be interpreted.
The last few years have seen a series of events, both within and outside the Indian
economy, which have had a deleterious effect on the industry. The world as we knew it
has changed in many ways....
Windows 2000 Server is being widely considered as an
alternative to mainframe-type systems for high-end
computing requirements. This will place tremendous burden
and responsibility on Windows 2000 administrators to ensure
maximum availability of systems. This chapter thus discusses
service level and provides an introduction to Windows 2000
Server performance monitoring.
In recent decades a significant part of the land use changes caused
by the population expansion in Turkish cities has not followed an
urban development plan but was rather driven by unlicensed build-
As an example, the built-up area in the province of
Istanbul increased by more than 40% between 1990 and 2005. New
settlements were typically erected on public land near water bodies
and in areas that had been made more accessible by new trans-
portation routes like the Transit European Motorway, the E-5 and the
second Bosphorus Bridge.
One of the major responsibilities of a database administrator (DBA) is to ensure that the database is available for use. The DBA can take precautions to minimize failure of the system.
In spite of the precautions, it is naive to think that failures will never occur. The DBA must make the database operational as quickly as possible in case of a failure and minimize the loss of data.
To protect the data from the various types of failures that can occur, the DBA must back up the database regularly. Without a current backup, it is impossible for the DBA to...
Overview of Primary Components
The Oracle architecture includes a number of primary components, which are discussed further in this lesson.
Oracle server: There are several files, processes, and memory structures in an Oracle server; however, not all of them are used when processing a SQL statement. Some are used to improve the performance of the database, to ensure that the database can be recovered in the event of a software or hardware error, or to perform other tasks necessary to maintain the database. The Oracle server consists of an Oracle instance and an Oracle database.
A PricewaterhouseCoopers survey indicates that a significant communication
gap exists between executive management and the internal audit function at
many companies. This disturbing revelation is a formula for failure during a period
of rising expectations for internal audit.
Given the strong link between effective communication and management’s
perception of internal audit performance, it is imperative that an internal audit
group communicate effectively with its internal stakeholders.