At present, great hopes are placed on information technology as the sources of
industry regeneration and new economic growth. This is because the roles of
IT have been expanded from the tools for manufacturing cost reduction and
service speedup to those for effective collaboration among enterprises and the
creation of new industries. From now on, the rise or fall of an enterprise will
be determined by quality of computerization investment. It is therefore an
urgent matter to bring up engineers who construct advanced information
systems and those who utilize them....
The authors wish to thank AusAID and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam
project approval and funding from AusAID.
Also like to thank the staff of the Can Tho University, University of Agriculture and Forestry and Agriculture Highland
Academy of Sciences has contributed time and labor to operate the project.
At the beginning of the 21st
century, the business world is dynamic and
complex and competition is globalized. Success rates in innovation in such
a context are low. Only 0.6% of innovative ideas are eventually successful.
In the pharmaceutical industry, the success rate falls to 1 in 10,000.
This report is produced by the Community Development Technologies Center, a regional nonprofit organization that provides training, applied research and technical assistance services in community economic development. CDTech is project director for the Los Angeles Regional Workforce Preparation and Economic Development Collaborative, a three-year pilot project to help establish an integrated workforce development system for the county.
Collaboration is a process by which individuals and/or groups work together
on a practical endeavor. Collaborative work is a fundamental feature of organizations
and is increasingly being supported by technology. The advent of
ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in network formation and
support has enabled collaboration to take place on a virtual dimension, regardless
of time and location.
In October 2003 the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and
the National Research Council (NRC) entered into a cooperative agreement that
called for the NRC to examine selected aspects of U.S. foreign assistance activities—
primarily the programs of USAID—that have benefited or could benefit from
access to strong science, technology, and medical capabilities in the United States
The Public Relations industry is changing fast, representing more global clients, using more consultants and increasingly relying on technology to help get the "message" out. New business paradigms have changed the way managers, account executives, art directors and
Chapter 15 - Creating collaborative partnerships. The learning objectives for this chapter include: Identify the different ways in which companies collaborate using technology, compare the different categories of collaboration technologies, define the fundamental concepts of a knowledge management system,…
This chapter presents the following content: List the types of processes that spur development of new technologies, describe how technologies proceed through a life cycle, discuss ways to manage technology for competitive advantage, summarize how to assess technology needs,...and other contents.
Our first training course is dedicated exclusively to the certification exam. It covers all the topics that are part
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Kerio MailServer represents a new generation of mail servers designed for the new corporate network. To deal with security threats are increasing, Kerio MailServer provides a wide range of features to keep email from being intercepted, infected by computer viruses, or sent as spam. Kerio MailServer is a mail server modern safety allows companies to collaborate via email, shared contacts, calendars and task sharing.
Judicious treatment of environmental questions and challenges requires an integrated, crossdisciplinary
approach. Whether working at a local, national, regional, or global scale, the knowledge
and expertise resident in a variety of subject areas comes to bear on all questions of
sustainable development. Soil scientists now collaborate with colleagues in many Þelds, and a
basic working knowledge
The Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) promotes the U.S. economy and public welfare by providing technical leadership for the Nation’s
measurement and standards infrastructure. ITL develops tests, test methods, reference data, proof of concept implementations, and technical analyses to advance the development and productive use of
Social Networks, Social Software and Web 2.0, a phrase coined by O’Reilly Media in 2004, refers to a
perceived or proposed second generation of Internet-based services—such as social networking sites,
professional communities of practice, wikis, communication tools, and folksonomies—that emphasize
the creation of knowledge and intellectual capital, online collaboration and sharing among users. This
new emerging era poses critical challenges for the development of Interactive Learning Environment.
A comprehensive guide to help you cut through the hype in order to select the best E-Learning tools and vendors for your specific needs. With its ability to both reduce operating costs and train more people, E-Learning is an attractive option for companies that are trying to balance business and educational goals. But in order to implement an E-Learning program, you'll have to wade through hundreds of learning management systems, learning content management systems, authoring schools, and collaboration environments to determine what solution will work best for your situation.
The progress of data mining technology and large public popularity establish a need for a comprehensive text on the subject. The series of books entitled by "Data Mining" address the need by presenting in-depth description of novel mining algorithms and many useful applications. In addition to understanding each section deeply, the two books present useful hints and strategies to solving problems in the following chapters.
At the same time, high tech professionals often perceive work as a “serious game” (Strannegård & Friberg,
2001), and not drudgery: they involve in playful behaviors at work (Hunter, Jemielniak, & Postuła, 2010).
Software engineers often participate in non-paid, open collaboration production (Lakhani & Von Hippel, 2003).
Modes of collaboration established in virtual and high-tech communities are similarly transforming
workplace relations in the brick-and-mortar organizations (Benkler, 2006).
The Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
promotes the U.S. economy and public welfare by providing technical leadership for the nation’s
measurement and standards infrastructure. ITL develops tests, test methods, reference data, proof-ofconcept
implementations, and technical analyses to advance the development and productive use of
Criminal psychology, forensic technology, and profiling. These three disciplines
have received a wealth of media attention over the past decade. Consequently,
due to public and professional interest, a plethora of books have been published.
The technique of offender profiling, or classifying offenders according to their
behaviors and characteristics, has been developing slowly as a possible investigative
tool since 1841 and the publication of the The Murders in the Rue Morgue
by Edgar Alan Poe, in which detective C.