When designing an internal audit function, strategy must drive tactics, not the inverse. Too often, the
start-up is in response to an immediate tactical need. In a rush to implement a response, key strategic
issues can be overlooked. The result can be a tactical internal audit function in search of a strategy.
To help companies design and implement a strategically focused internal audit function,
PricewaterhouseCoopers developed a 10-step start-up framework. This framework is proven through
PricewaterhouseCoopers’ work with companies of all sizes.
Real-Time Systems are computing systems that must meet their temporal specification.
In computer science, real-time or reactive computing is the study of hardware and
software systems that are subject to a real-time constraint called deadline, which the
system should respect it in its response to events. Real-time systems, in fact, must
guarantee response within strict time constraints. Real-time systems often appear as
critical systems such as mission critical ones.
ICEs provide a framework for electronic collaboration, typically within an organization,
based on shared directory and messaging platforms. The core integrated-functionality
areas are email, group calendaring and scheduling, shared folders/databases,
threaded discussions, and custom application development. Administration and
customization are generally performed by centralized IT staff. Representative
products in this market include HandySoft BizFlow Groupware, IBM Lotus
Notes/Domino, Microsoft Exchange/Outlook, and Novell GroupWise. ...
Parametric representation of shapes, mechanical components modeling with 3D visualization techniques using object oriented programming, the well known golden ratio application on vertical and horizontal displacement investigations of the ground surface, spatial modeling and simulating of dynamic continuous fluid flow process, simulation model for waste-water treatment, an interaction of tilt and illumination conditions at flight simulation and errors in taxiing performance, plant layout optimal plot plan, atmospheric modeling for weather prediction, a stochastic search method that explores ...
As the project unfolds, the manager can track tasks that are on schedule,
those that are lagging and those that are critical. At the end of the project, the
manager can go back over the project plan to see what was close to the mark
and what needs improvement in the future.
This is but a fraction of what Project Management Software can do for
complex management assignments. While many, if not most PR practitioners
do not use such software today, it may make sense to look into it and to see if
your organization can...
This framework and tool helps regional leaders prioritize public investments in economic development. For a
region to prosper, a relatively small number of well-placed public investments can unlock the region’s
strongest economic potential. They can open up and leverage new possibilities for private sector investment,
the key driver of any region’s success.
Leaders in successful regions think and act strategically, but they do not necessarily follow lockstep a
traditional strategic planning process. Instead, they improvise within a clear strategic framework.
Moreover, the concept of \multimedia social networks" can be applied into
the ¯eld of signal and image processing. If each pixel/sample is treated as a user,
then the whole image/signal can be regarded as a multimedia social network. From
such a perspective, we introduce a new paradigm for signal and image processing,
and develop generalized and uni¯ed frameworks for classical signal and image prob-
lems. In this thesis, we use image denoising and image interpolation as examples
to illustrate how to use game theory to re-formulate the classical signal and image
The NASA Mars Sojourner rover inspired this project
. I followed the mission
with great enthusiasm and witnessed a giant leap in robotics that day
it began roaming the Martian terrain and sending images back to earth.
Though I was in awe when the Viking missions of the 1970’s were in
progress, we didn’t see that near real-time interaction with the craft
Beginning Ruby on Rails E-Commerce: From Novice to Professional is the first book of its kind to guide you through producing e-commerce applications with Rails, the stacked web framework taking the world by storm. The book dives right into the process of creating a production-level web application using agile methodologies and test-driven development combined with Rails best practices. You’ll take advantage of the latest crop of Rails plug-ins and helpers that will radically improve your programming schedule.
In design of a flexible manufacturing system (FMS), different combinations of scheduling rules can be
applied to its simulation model. Each combination satisfies a very limited number of
Evaluation of scheduling rules
is an inevitable task for any scheduler. This chapter explains a
framework for evaluation of scheduling using
multi-criterion decision-making techniques
and fuzzy set theory.
This section must clearly outline what the project will be delivering and when. It sets the framework for dealing
with the “on time” part of the objective “on time, on budget and to expectations”.
The Implementation Schedule determines and defines the major phases of work that will be undertaken to
achieve the desired policy objective/s and the associated deliverables. It documents a logical sequence of
events over time to progress the policy from concept to delivery.
Chafic Kazoun is the founder and Chief Software architect at Atellis, and is widely considered one of the world's top experts on Flex (outside of the Adobe Flex engineering team). He has worked with Flash technologies since 1998 and with Flex since its inception, and he has a deep understanding of the internals of the Flex framework. He maintains a busy speaking and consulting schedule. When he's not busy developing solution-based applications, Chafic is actively involved in the Flash community, delivering presentations at numerous conferences including Adobe's MAX...
The first community scheduled for fiber
installation was Soldiers Grove. One of the key
decisions that RGTC needed to make early in the
planning stages of this initial project was selecting
the access terminals that would provide a flexible
and secure interface for the fiber network. As a
key component in the distribution framework, it
was critical that these access terminals support
fast and easy installation and enable simple, lowcost
upgrades and expansions as needed.
The FCC has taken steps to push today’s television broadcasters to use spectrum more
efficiently, adopting standards to allow television broadcasters to consume less spectrum
(albeit at the cost for public television broadcasters of providing less service), and developing a
framework for voluntary auctions to free spectrum for other uses. The FCC is scheduled to
release specific plans for these auctions during FY 2013. These plans will have service and
economic implications for public broadcasting.
The most common way in which probabilities are associated with combinatorial
optimization problems is to consider that the data of the problem are deterministic (always
present) and randomness carries over the relation between these data (for example,
randomness on the existence of an edge linking two vertices in the framework of
a random graph theory problem ([BOL 85]) or randomness on the fact that an element
is included to a set or not, when dealing with optimization problems on set-systems or,
even, randomness on the execution time of a task in scheduling problems).
There are a number of viewpoints about the most likely direction of travel but it is clear that the best
interests of the industry will be met through the re-letting process proceeding according to
published schedules, as the DfT is doing, so that the commercial negotiations on new build versus
continuous operation can take place as quickly as possible.