Contemporary organizations face constant pressure to enhance levels of
service and productivity whilst also improving levels of cost efficiency.
The volatility of external environment and the rapid pace of technological
change increasingly demand innovative means of improving business
performance and securing competitive advantage. Human resources
(HR) are increasingly recognized as the prime source of competitive
advantage and the need for effective people management is therefore
more important than ever before....
This book is intended for students in computer engineering, computer science,and electrical engineering. The material covered in the book is suitable for a onesemester course on “Computer Organization & Assembly Language” and a onesemester course on “Computer Architecture.” The book assumes that students studying computer organization and/or computer architecture must have had exposure to a basic course on digital logic design and an introductory course onhigh-level computer language.
Hardware and Computer Organization is a practical introduction to the architecture of modern microprocessors for students and professional alike. It is designed to take practicing professionals "under the hood” of a PC and provide them with an understanding of the basics of the complex machine that has become such a pervasive part of our everyday life. It clearly explains how hardware and software cooperatively interact to accomplish real-world tasks.
The mass media proclaimed the above as the new millennium began. Acad-
emics and professionals have been holding conferences about it for a while
now. Designers themselves have insisted on it all along. But what, exactly,
does that statement mean? A proliferation of hip hotels and award-winning
potato peelers do not an era make.
This preface describes the purpose, scope, intended audience, and general organization of this Cisco IP
Videoconferencing Solution Reference Network Design Guide. It also provides information on how to
order documentation from Cisco Systems. This document provides guidelines, recommendations, and best practices to help you design an
IP videoconferencing solution for your enterprise using the Cisco Architecture for Voice, Video, and
Integrated Data (AVVID).
Computer organization and architecture Ninth edition - William Stallings is the good book for undergraduates and professionals in computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering courses, learn the fundamentals of processor and computer design from the newest edition of this award-winning text.
Architecture is those attributes visible to the
Instruction set, number of bits used for data
representation, I/O mechanisms, addressing
e.g. Is there a multiply instruction?
Organization is how features are implemented
Control signals, interfaces, memory technology.
e.g. Is there a hardware multiply unit or is it done by
An HVAC designer is almost certain to be faced with the need to write
reports. The ability to produce an organized, understandable, and succinct
report will go far toward establishing credibility with both superiors
Writing a good report requires the same attributes needed for success
in any other area: understanding of basic principles, planning and
organization, and careful investigation.
Rapidly changing field:
–vacuum tube - transistor - IC - VLSI (see section 1.4)
–doubling every 1.5 years: memory capacity processor speed (Due to advances in technology and organization)
•Things you‘ll be learning:
–how computers work, a basic foundation
–how to analyze their performance (or how not to!)
–issues affecting modern processors (caches, pipelines)
•Why learn this stuff?
–you want to call yourself a ―computer scientist‖
–you want to build software people use (need performance)
–you need to make a purchasing decision or offer ―expert‖ advice...
Urban design is a diffuse and abstract term. It means different things to
different people. For those not directly involved in its practice or aware of
its effects on their daily lives, it may not mean much, if anything at all. I first
heard the term in architecture school, but I didn’t really think much about
what it might mean until my schoolmate Jonathan Barnett started using it
to describe his aspiration to put together with some of his colleagues a
design capability in the New York City government.
This book describes the state-of-the-art advancement in the field of organic electroluminescence contributed by many researchers with internationally established expertise in the field. It includes original contributions on the synthesis of suitable organic materials, fabrication of organic light emitting devices (OLEDs) and organic white light emitting devices (WOLEDs), characterization of these devices and some designs for optimal performance.
Build server-side applications more efficiently—and improve your PHP programming skills in the process—by learning how to use design patterns in your code. This book shows you how to apply several object-oriented patterns through simple examples, and demonstrates many of them in full-fledged working applications.
Learn how these reusable patterns help you solve complex problems, organize object-oriented code, and revise a big project by only changing small parts.
The advent of Self Organizing Maps (SOM) provided an opportunity for scientists to
experiment with its ability to solve hitherto complicated problems in all spheres of life.
SOM has found application in practically all fi elds, especially those which tend to handle
high dimensional data. SOM can be used for the clustering of genes, in the medical
fi eld, the study of multimedia and web-based content and in the transportation industry,
just to name a few.
This book is a revised and updated edition of Asking Questions: A
Practical Guide to Questionnaire Design, first published in 1982. It
focuses on the type of question asking that social science researchers
and market researchers use in structured questionnaires or interviews.
Many of the principles of effective formalized questioning we
focus on in this book are useful in other contexts. They are useful
in informal or semistructured interviews, in administering printed
questionnaires in testing rooms, and in experimental studies involving
participant evaluations or responses....
Everyone keeps data. Big organizations spend millions to look after their payroll, customer, and transaction
data. The penalties for getting it wrong are severe: businesses may collapse, shareholders and customers lose
money, and for many organizations (airlines, health boards, energy companies), it is not exaggerating to say that
even personal safety may be put at risk. And then there are the lawsuits. The problems in successfully designing,
installing, and maintaining such large databases are the subject of numerous books on data management and
Organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) are playing a major role in information technology
(IT) by providing the promise of further expanding the use of digital displays
through making display fabrication technology lower in cost and higher in performance
to replace liquid crystal displays (LCD). Due to various attractive features such
as high contrast, high brightness, large color gamut and thin structure, various sized
OLED displays from small-sized mobile phone display to large-sized TV display have
already begun to be mass-produced....