Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC), available to IT Academies at a discounted price, is professional courseware intended for IT professionals and developers who build, support, and implement solutions by using Microsoft products and technologies. MOC is designed to cover the topics that employers know are mission-critical in the real world.In this activity, you will participate in a class discussion to identify the value of
modeling as a way of analyzing information.
All of this highlights the desirability of a framework that will identify priorities for
improved environmental accounting. This paper derives such a framework by exploring the
determinants of the value of information in a corporate decision-making context. The paper
proceeds as follows. The next section defines environmental accounting and the meaning of
"improved" information, and discusses the costs associated with those improvements. Section 3
describes the economic value of information in general terms.
Information management is vital for today’s businesses. It requires significant investment and
supports critical business processes. With the proliferation of the information economy and
information systems, effective information management determines success of virtually every
business operation. Obtaining business value from vast amount of information collected by businesses
is no longer only a technological challenge. The choice of decision making tools and information
solutions rests with the business, as well as with IT managers....
NCAP test is conducted at 56 km/h (35 mi/h), rather than 48 km/h (30 mi/h) as required by
FMVSS No. 208. Model year (MY) 1979 vehicles were the first tested and rated using this
protocol. For several years, the agency provided consumers with the values recorded during
frontal impact tests by the anthropomorphic test devices and the relationship of those values to
established injury assessment references.
The emergence of the WWW as the main source of distributing content opened the floodgates of information. The sheer volume and diversity of this content necessitate an approach that will reinvent the way it is analysed. The quantitative route to processing information which relies on content management tools provides structural analysis. The challenge we address is to evolve from the process of streamlining data to a level of understanding that assigns value to content.
The principles of informed choice and shared decision-making have largely
been developed from theoretical and conceptual models. The competencies
listed for shared decision-making consist of a number of different skills, and
patients have shown that they may value different aspects of shared
Chapter 5 - Electronic commerce: Strategies for the new economy. This chapter include objectives: Define and describe the nine major e-commerce business models, identify the differences and similarities among customers and their perceived value of products and services in the B2B and B2C e-commerce business models, compare and contrast the development of a marketing mix for customers in the B2B and B2C e-commerce business models,...
The paper describes an experimental model of syntactic structure generation starting from the limited fragment of semantics that deals with the quantitative values of object parameters. To present the input information the basic semantic units of four types are proposed:"object", "parameter", "function" and "constant".
The past three decades have brought sweeping changes to the i eld of transportation.
In the United States and other developed nations, deregulation and greater reliance on
markets and the private sector has helped to reconi gure the transport industries. The
rise of intermodal goods movements and global commerce has produced efi ciencies
of operation and a greater interdependence among transport modes.
Cognitive maps have emerged as an important tool in modeling and decision making.
In a nutshell they are signed di-graphs that capture the cause/effect relationships that
subject matter experts believe exist in a problem space under consideration. Each node in
the map represents some variable concept.
Most books that use MATLAB are aimed at readers who know how to program.
This book is for people who have never programmed before.
As a result, the order of presentation is unusual. The book starts with scalar
values and works up to vectors and matrices very gradually. This approach
is good for beginning programmers, because it is hard to understand composite
objects until you understand basic programming semantics.
In some countries, adolescents are less likely than adults to obtain skilled care
before, during and after childbirth.
WHO’s recommendations for increasing the use of skilled antenatal, childbirth and postpartum care are informed
by one graded study, one ungraded study, existing WHO guidelines and the collective experience and judgment of a
panel of experts. The studies were conducted in Chile and India. One intervention was a home visit programme for
adolescent mothers. Another was a cash transfer scheme contingent upon health facility births.
Image registration is an emerging topic in image processing with many applications
in medical imaging, picture and movie processing. The classical problem of image
registration is concerned with finding an appropriate transformation between two
data sets. This fuzzy definition of registration requires a mathematical modeling and
in particular a mathematical specification of the terms appropriate transformations
and correlation between data sets. Depending on the type of application, typically
Euler, rigid, plastic, elastic deformations are considered.
Since the ﬁnancial crisis, there has been renewed interest in documenting the balance-
sheet positions of ﬁnancial institutions. We share the important goal of this literature:
to come up with data on positions that will inform the theoretical modeling of these insti-
tutions, as called for by Franklin Allen in his 2001 AFA presidential address. Adrian and
Shin (2011) investigate the behavior of Value-at-Risk measures reported by investment
Even if this approach provides insights about potential target country markets, no information is provided on the
within-country consumers‘ heterogeneity and their response to marketing efforts. In this context it has to be stated
that the globalization of consumer markets and the global acceptance of products and brands lead to a
globalization of consumers‘ behaviors and attitudes.
Over the past several years, the automobile industry has been in a period of dramatic turbu-
lence. There have been large movements in gasoline prices, taking retail prices to their highest
real values ever (Energy Information Administration, Short Term Energy Outlook, January
2007). The Ford F150 pickup fell from its longstanding position as the highest selling car in
the U.S. in favor of the Honda Civic (Automotive News, June 5, 2008), while GM lost its
position to Toyota as the worldwide leader in new car sales (Barron's, January 21, 2009).
This innovative text presents computer programming as a unified discipline in a way that is both practical and scientifically sound. The book focuses on techniques of lasting value and explains them precisely in terms of a simple abstract machine. The book presents all major programming paradigms in a uniform framework that shows their deep relationships and how and where to use them together.After an introduction to programming concepts, the book presents both well-known and lesser-known computation models ("programming paradigms"). ...
Earnings occupy a central position in accounting. It is accounting's summary measure of a firm's performance. Despite theoretical models that value cash flows, accounting earnings is widely used in share valuation and to measure performance in management and debt contracts.
Various explanations have been advanced to explain the prominence of accounting earnings and the reasons for its usage. An example is that earnings reflects cash flow forecasts (e.g., Beaver, 1989, p. 98; and Dechow, 1994) and has a higher correlation with value than current does cash flow (e.g.
The rationale for using oil price movements as a factor affecting stock valuations is that, in
theory, the value of stock equals the discounted sum of expected future cash flows. These
cash flows are affected by macroeconomic events that can be influenced by oil shocks.
Indeed, oil exports affect the main economic variables in GCC countries: earnings,
government budget revenues and expenditures and aggregate demand. So oil price increases
should positively affect corporate output and earnings, and then stock returns in these
Testosterone and estrogen are no longer considered male only and female only hormones. Both
hormones are important in both sexes. It was known as early as the 1930's that developmental
exposure to a high dose of estrogen causes malformation of the male reproductive tract, but the
early formative years of reproductive biology as a discipline did not recognize the importance of
estrogen in regulating the normal function of the adult male reproductive tract.