Windows Server 2008 is a big change from Windows Server 2003, as the 5-year gap in the names would sug-
gest. Microsoft is providing role-based management, major new product variations (Server Core, Read-Only
Domain Controllers), support for hardware-based virtualization, Network Access Protection, BitLocker drive
encryption, an overhauled Terminal Services architecture, and a raft of less exciting but nonetheless useful evo-
This document is written for networking engineers and administrators responsible for implementing a
Layer 3 (L3) MPLS VPN service from a service provider (SP) network. It describes important
considerations when choosing an SP and making the necessary connections. This document outlines
these considerations, but it is not meant to be a comprehensive design guide.
While many HIV-infected individuals do not wish to have children, others desire children despite their
infected status. The desire and intent to have children among HIV-infected individuals may increase
because of improved quality of life and survival following commencement of anti-retroviral treatment. In
developing countries such as South Africa, where the largest number of people living with HIV/AIDS
worldwide reside, specific government reproductive health policy and service provision for HIV-infected
individuals is underdeveloped.
After you have mastered the material in this chapter, you will be able to: Describe the production cycle, including typical source documents and controls; give examples of tests of controls for auditing the controls over conversion of materials and labor in a production process; identify and describe considerations involved in the observation of physical inventory and tests of inventory pricing and compilation;...
After reading the material in this chapter, you should be able to: Describe the production cycle, including typical source documents and controls; give examples of tests of controls for auditing the controls over conversion of materials and labor in a production process; identify and describe considerations involved in the observation of physical inventory and tests of inventory pricing and compilation.
The .NET platform is the foundation upon which the next generation of software
will be built. Microsoft has invested a lot of capital in its development, and
is putting its considerable weight behind its adoption as a new standard. A long
list of Microsoft partners have also announced support for .NET tools and components—
you can check http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/partners for a current
list of vendors who have .NET offerings.
The .NET platform is much more than a new language, software development
kit (SDK), or even an operating system.
Gazing into the future may be possible for the few clairvoyants living among us,
but building a telecommunication network based on psychic prediction would be
like basing critical business decisions on a coin flip. Still, today’s telecommunication
buzzword for any fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) network is “future-proofing.”
Without a crystal ball to examine future bandwidth needs and determine winning
technologies, service providers face some major challenges in getting it right the
There is beginning to be a considerable body of resources on how to
manage the professional practice that goes beyond the homogenous texts
on practice management that rather imply that they are all the same and
that there is one route to success. Two early contributions, which broke
the mould, are undoubtedly Donald Sch€on’s 1983 book, The Reflective
Practitioner, and David Maister’s work, especially his 1993 book, Managing
the Professional Service Firm.
At the end of this module, you will be able to:
Determine the role of data services for a business solution.
Describe the issues involved in distributing data access technologies.
List the primary considerations for choosing a data access technology.
List and describe primary data access technologies from Microsoft®.
Determine the appropriate data access technology for a business solution.
The European market presents service providers with some unique challenges
in pushing fiber closer to the end user. With virtually no overhead distribution
and very little buried fiber cable, a new physical plant is unlikely. Rather, service
providers are seeking the best way to use existing ducted infrastructure—and
network planners must be willing to consider what architectures will best serve
their needs today and in the foreseeable future.
This study was launched as a response to the challenges, presented in the Forest Action Plan and
implementation of the key action for valuation and compensation for non-market forest goods and
services. The study aims to acquire summarised information on the state-of the-art in classification,
characterisation and valuation of non-market forest goods and services.
A-priori market segmentation designates groups of customers who are similar in terms
of segmentation variable(s) that are known or believed in advance to be related to con-
sumption of a company’s product, for example, demographics, purchase volume or
geographic area. Segmentation variables are selected before analysis begins.
Support groups led by
our social workers are a good place to exchange information
and share experiences with other people in similar situations,
which can make it easier to cope. Our social workers also help
you find the practical help you might need, such as financial
assistance or tips on managing side effects. All of CancerCare’s
services, offered by telephone, online, and face to face, are
completely free of charge.
By talking with your children honestly and helping them
express their emotions, you make it easier for them to feel
safe and secure.
SERVICE DIFFERS FROM product marketing due to the fact
that services are intangible and typically require personal interaction with the customer. Yet an understanding of this type of marketing is important since service jobs generate 74 percent of gross domestic product. Even though many of the tactics of product marketing (e.g., advertising) require only minor adaptation to be applied to services, the role of interpersonal relationships distinguishes service and product marketing in strategic vision and organizational considerations.
There is no single set of “best practices” for risk management in investment companies, but
from studies, reports, and other literature relating to risk management generally, as well as the
considerable experience of those involved in risk management and risk oversight in the fund
industry, some common themes emerge. Regardless of how a fund group’s risk management
function is organized and implemented, the following recurring themes may serve as a backdrop
to the fund board’s consideration of risk management processes....
The key design consideration here is to make sure the proper hardware and Cisco IOS
releases are in place, along with sufficient bandwidth, to support the added requirements
that voice will place on a data network.
Midwives’ unique contribution to public health is that they work
with women and their partners and families throughout pregnancy,
birth and the postnatal period to provide safe, holistic care. For
optimum effect, midwifery needs to be ﬁrmly rooted in the
community where women and their partners live their lives.
In November 2004, building upon the recommendations established in the RSSS,
the CPSS and the Technical Committee of IOSCO published the Recommendations for
central counterparties (RCCP). The RCCP provided 15 recommendations that addressed the
major types of risks faced by CCPs. A methodology for assessing a CCP’s observance of
each recommendation was included in the report.