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.
Chapter 8 - Consideration of internal control in an IT environment. In this chapter, the learning objectives are: Contrast the characteristics of an information technology-based system with those of a less sophisticated system, describe the nature of various types of information technology-based systems, describe the appropriate organizational structure in an information technology environment,...
Chapter 11 - Accounts receivable, notes receivable and revenue. In this chapter we described the details of controls over receivables and revenue, the auditors' consideration of these controls, and substantive tests of the receivables and revenue accounts.
Chapter 12 - Inventories and cost of goods sold. This chapter described details of the controls over inventories and cost of goods sold, the auditors' consideration of these controls, and substantive tests of inventories and cost of goods sold.
Chapter 13 - Property, plant, and equipment; depreciation and depletion. In this chapter we presented the appropriate controls for property, plant, and equipment accounts, the auditors' consideration of these controls, and the substantive procedures for property, plant, and equipment.
Chapter 14 - Accounts payable and other liabilities. This chapter explained the fundamental controls over accounts payable and purchase transactions. It also discussed the auditors' consideration of these controls and the substantive procedures for accounts payable and purchases.
The book help students examine the use of services marketing as a competitive tool from a uniquely broad perspective with Hoffman/Bateson's services marketing: concepts, strategies, and cases, 5E. The book explores services marketing not only as an essential focus for service firms, but also as a competitive advantage for companies that market tangible products.
Chapter 9 - Production cycle. This chapter 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.