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Lean Management Principles for Information Technology

Gerhard J. Plenert
July 28, 2011

Whether it's because of a lack of understanding, poor planning, or a myriad of other things, 50 to 60 percent of the IT effort in most companies can be considered waste. Explaining how to introduce Lean principles to your IT functions to reduce and even eliminate this waste, Lean...

Green IT Strategies and Applications: Using Environmental Intelligence

Bhuvan Unhelkar
June 22, 2011

Bhuvan Unhelkar takes you on an all-encompassing voyage of environmental sustainability and Green IT. Sharing invaluable insights gained during two battle-tested decades in the information and communication technologies industry, he provides a comprehensive examination of the wide-ranging aspects...

Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CSSLP

Mano Paul
June 13, 2011

As the global leader in information security education and certification, (ISC)2® has a proven track record of educating and certifying information security professionals. Its newest certification, the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®) is a testament to the organization’s...

Lean Supply Chain Management Essentials: A Framework for Materials Managers

Bill Kerber, Brian J. Dreckshage
March 25, 2011

Presenting an alternate approach to supply chain management, Lean Supply Chain Management Essentials: A Framework for Materials Managers explains why the traditional materials planning environment, typically embodied by an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, is an ineffective support system...

Spatial Decision Support Systems: Principles and Practices

Ramanathan Sugumaran, John Degroote
November 15, 2010

Although interest in Spatial Decision Support Systems (SDSS) continues to grow rapidly in a wide range of disciplines, students, planners, managers, and the research community have lacked a book that covers the fundamentals of SDSS along with the advanced design concepts required for building SDSS....

Process-Centric Architecture for Enterprise Software Systems

Parameswaran Seshan
June 24, 2010

The increasing adoption of Business Process Management (BPM) has inspired pioneering software architects and developers to effectively leverage BPM-based software and process-centric architecture (PCA) to create software systems that enable essential business processes. Reflecting this emerging...

The OEE Primer: Understanding Overall Equipment Effectiveness, Reliability, and Maintainability

D.H. Stamatis
June 14, 2010

A valuable tool for establishing and maintaining system reliability, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) has proven to be very effective in reducing unscheduled downtime for companies around the world. So much so that OEE is quickly becoming a requirement for improving quality and substantiating...

Introduction to Healthcare Information: Enabling Technologies

Raymond Gensinger
February 15, 2010

Introduction to Health Care Management is a concise, reader-friendly, introductory healthcare management book that covers a wide variety of healthcare settings, from hospitals to nursing homes and clinics. Filled with examples to engage the reader's imagination, the important issues in healthcare...

Information Security Management: Concepts and Practice

Bel G. Raggad
January 29, 2010

Information security cannot be effectively managed unless secure methods and standards are integrated into all phases of the information security life cycle. And, although the international community has been aggressively engaged in developing security standards for network and information security...

Critical Success Factors Simplified: Implementing the Powerful Drivers of Dramatic Business Improvement

Marvin T. Howell
November 20, 2009

Critical-to-success factors (CSFs) have become essential elements to strategic planning and no business can achieve consistent success without effectively adopting them. To take full advantage of CSFs, however, an organization must first understand what they are and how they can be used to drive...

Building an Enterprise-Wide Business Continuity Program

Kelley Okolita
August 26, 2009

If you had to evacuate from your building right now and were told you couldn’t get back in for two weeks, would you know what to do to ensure your business continues to operate? Would your staff? Would every person who works for your organization? Increasing threats to business operations, both...

Measuring and Improving Performance: Information Technology Applications in Lean Systems

James William Martin
August 26, 2009

As a pioneer in Lean improvement methods, Jim Martin was among the first to suggest that truly successful Lean initiatives are those applied across every facet of an organization, not just on the shop floor. Building on this concept, Martin demonstrates that one of the most effective ways to...