Power management is, literally and metaphorically, the hottest area in
computing and computing appliances.
In 1965, while working at Fairchild Semiconductor, Gordon Moore
predicted that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit would
double approximately every two years. Moore’s law, as his observation
has been dubbed, has so far been the foundation of the business of per-
sonal computing and its derivative applications.
THOUGHTFUL OBSERVERS of global ecosystems cannot fail
to see that we live in a world dominated by humans.We
cannot stand apart from nature, and now nature as we
know it cannot stand apart from us. Faced with dawning clarity
about this new relationship, we are uncertain of what to do.
Just as the camera is no longer relegated to the elite or industry professionals, Photoshop is no longer
considered the tool of graphic designers alone. Whether it is used to scan photographs, paint a
landscape, apply effects to text, create Web pages, or alter images, the application enables all users to
accomplish one common feat: to produce professional-quality images in virtually any digital format.
You may be surprised at how many people outside of the design industry are aware of and have even used
The web application landscape is vast and varied. Microsoft’s ASP.NET Framework—
built on top of the mature and robust .NET Framework—is one of the most trusted
platforms in the industry. ASP.NET MVC is Microsoft’s latest addition to the world of
ASP.NET providing web developers with an alternative development approach that
helps you build web applications with ease.
The main goal of this book is simple: to help you to build a complete understanding
of the ASP.NET MVC 4 Framework from the ground up. However, it doesn’t stop there
—the book combines fundamental ASP.
This fully revised second edition provides an exciting interdisciplinary journey through the rapidly changing landscape of discovery in microbial biotechnology. An ideal text for courses in applied microbiology and biotechnology courses, this book will also serve as an invaluable overview of recent advances in this field for professional life scientists and for the diverse community of other professionals with interests in biotechnology.
Remote sensing has been defined as the detection, recognition, or evaluation of
objects by means of distant sensing or recording devices. In recent decades, remote
sensing technology has emerged to support data collection and analysis methods of
potential interest and importance in forest management. Historically, digital remote
sensing developed quickly from the technology of aerial photography and photointerpretation
science. In forestry, information extracted visually from aerial photographs
is well-understood, well-used, and integrated with field surveys.
This book presents innovative proven methods for determining whether a CRM strategy
for changing the way a company provides service (by adding new technology, processes,
and procedures) will realize the return on the investment projected. The chapters of the
book define important terms, identify the main vendors and actors, and set out the
benefits CRM users can expect to experience and the functionality that is available.
Working on operational performance improvement projects in chemical
industry gave me the opportunity to experience first hand the challenges
this industry is faced with due to changes of the competitive landscape and
the shift of demand growth to the developing regions of the world. Ad-
dressing these challenges requires not only an operational but also a strate-
gic response. The production (network) strategy is at the heart of the prob-
lem for many companies.
In the past five (or so) years, especially, the desktop landscape has changed,
severely. Desktops have traditionally been dominated by Windows, but
alternatives are making their way into both the office and home.
Apple’s hit operating systems in the OS X series, and other chic products
(like the iPod) have not only fueled the sales of Macintosh computers, but
have opened consumers’ minds to the reality that there are alternatives to Windows.
SOA is an industry term which is often preached like a religion rather than taught like a technology, and over time, grasping the concept has become unnecessarily difficult. Many companies proclaim that they don’t know where to begin with SOA, while others have begun their SOA effort but haven’t reaped the benefits they were convinced it would bring. “SOA Made Simple” unveils the true meaning of Service Oriented Architecture and how to make it successful so that you can confidently explain SOA to anyone!...
Technologists have the ideas. Lawyers know the rules. But for business man-
agers and investors, rules and ideas do not readily combine into a strategic
vision. No longer is intellectual property (IP) just a necessary expense for
large technology companies. Competing and succeding in today’s market-
place requires an in-depth understanding of IP – its use as a weapon, as a
shield, and as a monetizable asset.
nvironment is not my creation; it is the creation. I do not constitute it;
it has constituted me; and now it seems arrogant and myopic to speak of
foreground and background, of what I frame on my horizons. Environment
is the ground of my being, and we can remove the 'my' because environment
is the common ground of all being.
Landscape appreciation requires stretching environment into Environment.
My mother could appreciate her Alabama lived environment; she did not need
science to do that. But she could appreciate only her native range sector, a
This guideline is not intended to be construed or to serve as a standard of medical care. Standards
of care are determined on the basis of all clinical data available for an individual case and are
subject to change as scientific knowledge and technology advance and patterns of care evolve.
These parameters of practice should be considered guidelines only. Adherence to them will not
ensure a successful outcome in every case, nor should they be construed as including all proper
methods of care or excluding other acceptable methods of care aimed at the same results.
The ecology of ideas of which this book is a part started to emerge in
my head a long time ago. As time passed new ideas were added, some of
which fl ourished, while others were unable to secure a spot in the evolving
landscape. The particular combination of insights that forms the main
argument of this book started taking shape after 27 November 2004. On
that day our twin sons Daniel and Nestor were born. For quite some time
after that I spent a lot of time holding one of them asleep in my arms. The
only thing I could do in parallel was reading. So...
environment also has changed quite a bit from when the second edition was
published in 1998. From advances in technology, medicine, and communi-
cation to broader adoption of free enterprise practices and free trade agree-
ments, today’s world reflects unprecedented opportunity—and unique
risks. Yet through all the changes, I believe the essential principles of suc-
cessful investing endure.
In many ways, the global investment landscape is far different than
it was in 1989 when I wrote the first edition of this book. Today’s...
A visual odyssey that will change the way we see our planet, this remarkable book, companion to the acclaimed Discovery Channel/ BBC series, is an enduring and awe-inspiring record of one of the most ambitious natural history projects ever undertaken. Using the latest aerial surveillance, state-of-the-art cameras, and high definition technology, the creators of Planet Earth have assembled more than 400 stunning photographs of wondrous natural landscapes from around the globe, including incredible footage of the rarely spotted, almost mythical creatures that live in these habitats....
The rapidly changing landscape of web marketing requires those in the field to quickly adopt new technologies as they emerge. This updated edition provides the basics that every web marketer needs to know, including how to create web properties, exploit search engine optimization (SEO), and create effective e-mail campaigns. This new edition offers a broad revision in order for the content to catch up to the latest tools and trends in web marketing.
The practicing radiologist is continually challenged to update his/her competencies so
as to deliver state-of-the-art radiological care. Nowhere is this truer than in the rapidly
evolving world of magnetic resonance imaging, where innovations in both technology
and diagnostic pharmaceuticals have dramatically altered the landscape of practice.
Although most of this book can be seen as an attempt to navigate through a landscape of
potential and opportunity for a future World Wide Web, it is prudent, as in any navigational
exercise, to start by determining one’s present location. To this end, the first chapter is a
descriptive walkabout in the current technology of the Web – its concepts and protocols. It
sets out first principles relevant to the following exploration, and it explains the terms