Computer-based systems known as decision support systems (DSS) play a vital role in helping professionals across various fields of practice understand what information is needed, when it is needed, and in what form in order to make smart and valuable business decisions. Providing a unique combination of theory, applications, and technology,
In this section, we expand our discussion of the role of financial
accounting information in the operation of specific governance
mechanisms. An important example in this respect is
DeAngelo’s (1988) study of the role of accounting information
in proxy fights. She documents a heightened importance of
accounting information during proxy fights by providing
evidence of the prominent use of accounting numbers.
Reduced levels of clinical or radiological pneumonia in clin-
ical trials of a nine-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
provide an estimate of the vaccine-preventable disease burden
(valency indicates the number of serotypes against which the
vaccine provides protection; conjugate refers to conjugation of
polysaccharides to a protein backbone). In a study in The
Gambia, 37 percent of radiological pneumonia was prevented,
reflecting the amount of disease caused by S. pneumoniae, and
mortality was reduced by 16 percent (Cutts and others 2005).
Initially, buying green power in competitive retail markets entailed switching electricity service
from the incumbent utility to a green power supplier. However, with few exceptions, green
power marketers have found it difficult to compete or to persuade customers to switch suppliers.
As a remedy, a number of states now require default suppliers (which are often the incumbent
distribution utilities) to offer green power options to their customers.
A classic example of a water system severely affected by hu-
man development is the Aral Sea, fed by the Amu Darya and
Syr Darya. The Aral Sea was once the fourth largest inland
body of water in the world, after Lake Superior, supporting
24 unique species of fish and a large fishing population. The
Soviet Union built a series of dams and irrigation systems to
divert river flows in order to grow cotton on around 3 million
hectares of new farmland, but these massive freshwater
withdrawals (first order impacts) led to the shrinking of the
Sea and a corresponding increase in...
We gratefully acknowledge the District Health Management Team in Busia, the Health Center
Management Committees, and the dedicated health workers who incorporated this new service
into their regular work and who helped document the results. In addition, we want to recognize
the commitment of the many community volunteers who organized or spoke at meetings and
visited homes to mobilize women to take up the new services. Busia staff of the Ministry of
Culture, Sports, Education, and Welfare contributed to the community mobilization effort.
The Reserve Banks perform these services as f iscal agents for these enti-
ties. Securities are safekept in the form of electronic records of securities
held in custody accounts. Securities are transferred according to instruc-
tions provided by parties with access to the system. Access to the Fed-
wire Securities Service is limited to depository institutions that maintain
accounts with a Reserve Bank, and a few other organizations, such as
federal agencies, government-sponsored enterprises, and state govern-
ment treasurer’s off ices (which are designated by the U.S.
This monograph summarizes research conducted by RAND Arroyo Center in support of the 2002 Army Science Board Aviation Study. The purpose of this five-month study was to help the Aviation Panel of the Army Science Board explore and assess survivability concepts and technologies associated with flexible transport aircraft that could be used to make possible new operational maneuver options for the Army’s future force.
The provider payment system has become output-based, and payment
mechanisms are geared to the type of service provided rather than the type of
institution responsible for provision. Family doctor services are paid through
capitation, outpatient specialist care through a fee-for-service point system,
acute inpatient services through a payment system based on diagnosis-related
groups (DRGs) and chronic care through per diem rates. Special rules apply
to certain services, such as emergency patient transfers.
Argo is a web-based NLP and text mining workbench with a convenient graphical user interface for designing and executing processing workﬂows of various complexity. The workbench is intended for specialists and nontechnical audiences alike, and provides the ever expanding library of analytics compliant with the Unstructured Information Management Architecture, a widely adopted interoperability framework.
Decision Support Systems: Chapter 3 - Decision Support Systems - An Overview provides about Decision Support Systems, Characteristics and capabilities of DSS, DSS components, Data Management Subsystem, Model Management Subsystem.
Decision Support Systems: Chapter 6 - Decision Support System Development provides about the system development life cycle Tools; Alternative development methodologies; DSS development methodology; DSS technology levels and tools; DSS development tool selection; Team developed DSS; User developed DSS.
Writing Academic English, Fourth Edition, is a comprehensive rhetoric and sentence
structure textbook/workbook for high-intermediate to advanced English language
learners who are in college or are college bound. The book teaches writing in a
straightforward manner, using a step-by-step approach. Clear, relevant models illustrate
each step, and varied practices reinforce each lesson.
The first part of the book provides a quick review of paragraph writing and summarizing,
followed by a chapter that introduces the essay.
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The purpose of this document is to provide a comprehensive introduction and
overview of ZABBIX, its architecture, the features it offers and their functions.
This document contains all information necessary for the successful
administration of ZABBIX. Anyone involved in installation and administration of ZABBIX, and anyone else
wishing to get an insight into how it works.
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JBuilder provides several features and incorporates various tools to
provide support for the Extensible Markup Language (XML). XML is a
platform-independent method of structuring information. Because XML
separates the content of a document from the structure, it can be a useful
means of exchanging data. For example, XML can be used to transfer data
between databases and Java programs.
Vascular dysfunction may also reduce oxygen delivery to gingival tissue. Pocket oxygen tension was reported to be significantly
lower in smokers than non-smokers providing support for the negative effects of smoking
on vascular system (Hanioka et al. 2000). Evidence from both human and experimental
studies suggests that smoking has a long-term chronic effect, and its effect is not simply a