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The FAP Model and Its Application in the Appraisal of ICT Projects

The FAP Model and Its Application in the Appraisal of ICT Projects Author F. Lefley
ISBN-10 9781137443526
Release 2015-06-15
Pages 220
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Based on the 2005 publication The Financial Appraisal Profile Model , this book discusses how the FAP model can present an integrated process for the appraisal of financial and strategic benefits and the assessment of risk in ICT (Information Communication Technology) project proposals.

The Financial Appraisal Profile Model

The Financial Appraisal Profile Model Author Frank Lefley
ISBN-10 140394752X
Release 2005-07-22
Pages 200
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This book describes an integrated capital appraisal procedure that is commanding increasing attention in the academic world, industry, commerce and the professions. Formal techniques are widely used for the analysis of capital projects but are limited by their scope and by the difficulty in interpreting the significance of the results they produce. The FAP model overcomes these difficulties by creating an integrated process for the appraisal of the financial and strategic benefits of new project proposals and for the assessment of risk.

Contemporary Approaches and Strategies for Applied Logistics

Contemporary Approaches and Strategies for Applied Logistics Author Wood, Lincoln C.
ISBN-10 9781522552741
Release 2018-01-30
Pages 477
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Evaluating the role of logistics and supply chain management skills or applications is necessary for the success of any organization or business. As market competition becomes more aggressive, it is crucial to evaluate ways in which a business can maintain a strategic edge over competitors. Contemporary Approaches and Strategies for Applied Logistics is a critical scholarly resource that examines applied research and development in logistics and supply chain management. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as computational logistics, inventory management, and partnership formation, this book is geared towards academicians, researchers, and practitioners seeking current research on enabling an efficient and sustainable economy.

The Future Internet

The Future Internet Author Federico Alvarez
ISBN-10 9783642302411
Release 2012-04-29
Pages 252
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Irrespective of whether we use economic or societal metrics, the Internet is one of the most important technical infrastructures in existence today. It will serve as a catalyst for much of our innovation and prosperity in the future. A competitive Europe will require Internet connectivity and services beyond the capabilities offered by current technologies. Future Internet research is therefore a must. The Future Internet Assembly (FIA) is a successful and unique bi-annual conference that brings together participants of over 150 projects from several distinct but interrelated areas in the EU Framework Programme 7. The 20 full papers included in this volume were selected from 40 submissions, and are preceded by a vision paper describing the FIA Roadmap. The papers have been organized into topical sections on the foundations of Future Internet, the applications of Future Internet, Smart Cities, and Future Internet infrastructures.

Innovation for inclusive value chain development

Innovation for inclusive value chain development Author Devaux, André
ISBN-10 9780896292130
Release 2016-10-21
Pages 560
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Governments, nongovernmental organizations, donors, and the private sector have increasingly embraced value-chain development (VCD) for stimulating economic growth and combating rural poverty. Innovation for Inclusive Value-Chain Development: Successes and Challenges helps to fill the current gap in systematic knowledge about how well VCD has performed, related trade-offs or undesired effects, and which combinations of VCD elements are most likely to reduce poverty and deliver on overall development goals. This book uses case studies to examine a range of VCD experiences. Approaching the subject from various angles, it looks at new linkages to markets and the role of farmer organizations and contract farming in raising productivity and access to markets, the minimum assets requirement to participate in VCD, the role of multi-stakeholder platforms in VCD, and how to measure and identify successful VCD interventions. The book also explores the challenges livestock-dependent people face; how urbanization and advancing technologies affect linkages; ways to increase gender inclusion and economic growth; and the different roles various types of platforms play in VCD.

Modelling and Analysis of Enterprise Information Systems

Modelling and Analysis of Enterprise Information Systems Author Gunasekaran, Angappa
ISBN-10 9781599044798
Release 2007-03-31
Pages 392
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"This book presents comprehensive coverage and understanding of the organizational and technological issues of enterprise information systems. It covers current trends such as enterprise resource planning and electronic commerce, and their implications on supply chain management and organizational competitiveness"--Provided by publisher.

Digital Enterprise and Information Systems

Digital Enterprise and Information Systems Author Ezendu Ariwa
ISBN-10 9783642226038
Release 2011-07-20
Pages 766
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This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Enterprise and Information Systems, held in London during July 20 - 22, 2011. The 70 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected. They are organized in topical sections on cryptography and data protection, embedded systems and software, information technology management, e-business applications and software, critical computing and storage, distributed and parallel applications, digital management products, image processing, digital enterprises, XML-based languages, digital libraries, and data mining.

Dealing with the Data Flood

Dealing with the Data Flood Author Jeroen Meij
ISBN-10 IND:30000100613623
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 896
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Dealing with the Data Flood has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Dealing with the Data Flood also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Dealing with the Data Flood book for free.

Affective Information Processing

Affective Information Processing Author Jianhua Tao
ISBN-10 9781848003064
Release 2008-12-02
Pages 345
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Affective information processing assigns computers the human-like capabilities of observation, interpretation and generation of affect features. It is an important topic for harmonious human-computer interaction, by increasing the quality of human-computer communication and improving the intelligence of the computer. Discussing state of art of the research in affective information processing, this book summarises key technologies researched, such as facial expression recognition, face animation, emotional speech synthesis, intelligent agent, and virtual reality. The detailed discussion covers a wide range of topics including hot topics which look to challenge and improve current research work. Written to provide an opportunity for scientists, engineers and graduate students to learn problems, solutions and technologies in the topic area, this book will provide insight and prove a valuable reference tool.

The Philippines Health System Review

The Philippines Health System Review Author Alberto G. Romualdez (Jr.)
ISBN-10 9290615583
Release 2011
Pages 140
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Competitive Strategy

Competitive Strategy Author Michael E. Porter
ISBN-10 9781416590354
Release 2008-06-30
Pages 432
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Now nearing its sixtieth printing in English and translated into nineteen languages, Michael E. Porter's Competitive Strategy has transformed the theory, practice, and teaching of business strategy throughout the world. Electrifying in its simplicity—like all great breakthroughs—Porter’s analysis of industries captures the complexity of industry competition in five underlying forces. Porter introduces one of the most powerful competitive tools yet developed: his three generic strategies—lowest cost, differentiation, and focus—which bring structure to the task of strategic positioning. He shows how competitive advantage can be defined in terms of relative cost and relative prices, thus linking it directly to profitability, and presents a whole new perspective on how profit is created and divided. In the almost two decades since publication, Porter's framework for predicting competitor behavior has transformed the way in which companies look at their rivals and has given rise to the new discipline of competitor assessment. More than a million managers in both large and small companies, investment analysts, consultants, students, and scholars throughout the world have internalized Porter's ideas and applied them to assess industries, understand competitors, and choose competitive positions. The ideas in the book address the underlying fundamentals of competition in a way that is independent of the specifics of the ways companies go about competing. Competitive Strategy has filled a void in management thinking. It provides an enduring foundation and grounding point on which all subsequent work can be built. By bringing a disciplined structure to the question of how firms achieve superior profitability, Porter’s rich frameworks and deep insights comprise a sophisticated view of competition unsurpassed in the last quarter-century.

Arts and Technology

Arts and Technology Author Fay Huang
ISBN-10 9783642115776
Release 2010-01-06
Pages 292
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We welcome you to the First International Conference on Arts and Technology (ArtsIT 2009), hosted by CSIE of the National Ilan University and co-organized by the National Science Council, ICST, College of EECS at National Ilan University, Software Simulation Society in Taiwan, ISAC, TCA, NCHC, CREATE-NET, and Institute for Information Industry. ArtsIT2009 was held in Yilan, Taiwan, during September 24–25, 2009. The conference comprised the following themes: • New Media Technologies (Evolutionary systems that create arts or display art works, such as tracking sensors, wearable computers, mixed reality, etc. ) • Software Art (Image processing or computer graphics techniques that create arts, including algorithmic art, mathematic art, advanced modeling and rend- ing, etc. ) • Animation Techniques (2D or 3D computer animations, AI-based animations, etc. ) • Multimedia (Integration of different media, such as virtual reality systems, audio, performing arts, etc. ) • Interactive Methods (Vision-based tracking and recognition, interactive art, etc. ) The conference program started with an opening ceremony, followed by three keynote speeches and four technical sessions distributed over a period of two days. Two poster sessions, one hour each, were scheduled before the afternoon oral sessions. An Int- active Arts Exhibition was held in conjunction with ArtsIT 2009. Twelve well-known digital arts teams from Taiwan exhibited 15 artworks in this event, including 10 int- active installation arts, 4 video arts, and 1 digital print. The conference received around 50 submissions from 15 different countries.

Cyber Warfare and Cyber Terrorism

Cyber Warfare and Cyber Terrorism Author Janczewski, Lech
ISBN-10 9781591409922
Release 2007-05-31
Pages 564
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"This book reviews problems, issues, and presentations of the newest research in the field of cyberwarfare and cyberterrorism. While enormous efficiencies have been gained as a result of computers and telecommunications technologies, use of these systems and networks translates into a major concentration of information resources, createing a vulnerability to a host of attacks and exploitations"--Provided by publisher.

New Frontiers in Human robot Interaction

New Frontiers in Human robot Interaction Author Kerstin Dautenhahn
ISBN-10 9789027204554
Release 2011
Pages 332
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Human–Robot Interaction (HRI) considers how people can interact with robots in order to enable robots to best interact with people. HRI presents many challenges with solutions requiring a unique combination of skills from many fields, including computer science, artificial intelligence, social sciences, ethology and engineering. We have specifically aimed this work to appeal to such a multi-disciplinary audience. This volume presents new and exciting material from HRI researchers who discuss research at the frontiers of HRI. The chapters address the human aspects of interaction, such as how a robot may understand, provide feedback and act as a social being in interaction with a human, to experimental studies and field implementations of human–robot collaboration ranging from joint action, robots practically and safely helping people in real world situations, robots helping people via rehabilitation and robots acquiring concepts from communication. This volume reflects current trends in this exciting research field.

Human Modelling in Assisted Transportation

Human Modelling in Assisted Transportation Author Carlo Cacciabue
ISBN-10 8847018218
Release 2011-03-02
Pages 390
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The objective of this Workshop is to confront models, methods and tools developed within the projects with the ongoing research worldwide and to provide an environment for fruitful exchange of ideas. The main topics are: 1. Advanced human models in transportation. 2. Human Errors and Risk Assessment in design processes of assistance systems. 3. Methods and tools to prevent erroneous behaviour to mitigate its consequences. The Workshop will consist of 10 keynote lectures as well as approximately 28 peer reviewed papers.

Intelligent Autonomous Systems 12

Intelligent Autonomous Systems 12 Author Sukhan Lee
ISBN-10 9783642339318
Release 2012-10-18
Pages 904
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Intelligent autonomous systems are emerged as a key enabler for the creation of a new paradigm of services to humankind, as seen by the recent advancement of autonomous cars licensed for driving in our streets, of unmanned aerial and underwater vehicles carrying out hazardous tasks on-site, and of space robots engaged in scientific as well as operational missions, to list only a few. This book aims at serving the researchers and practitioners in related fields with a timely dissemination of the recent progress on intelligent autonomous systems, based on a collection of papers presented at the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems, held in Jeju, Korea, June 26-29, 2012. With the theme of “Intelligence and Autonomy for the Service to Humankind, the conference has covered such diverse areas as autonomous ground, aerial, and underwater vehicles, intelligent transportation systems, personal/domestic service robots, professional service robots for surgery/rehabilitation, rescue/security and space applications, and intelligent autonomous systems for manufacturing and healthcare. This volume 2 includes contributions devoted to Service Robotics and Human-Robot Interaction and Autonomous Multi-Agent Systems and Life Engineering.

Projects for shareholder value A capital budgetting perspective

Projects for shareholder value  A capital budgetting perspective Author Mehari Mekonnen Akalu
ISBN-10 9789051706734
Release 2003
Pages 208
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