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Handbook of Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications

Borko Furht
December 29, 1998

Today, multimedia applications on the Internet are still in their infancy. They include personalized communications, such as Internet telephone and videophone, and interactive applications, such as video-on-demand, videoconferencing, distance learning, collaborative work, digital libraries, radio...

The Information System Consultant's Handbook: Systems Analysis and Design

William S. Davis, David C. Yen
December 28, 1998

The Information System Consultant's Handbook familiarizes systems analysts, systems designers, and information systems consultants with underlying principles, specific documentation, and methodologies.Corresponding to the primary stages in the systems development life cycle, the book divides into...

Standard for Auditing Computer Applications, Second Edition

Martin A. Krist
December 23, 1998

A Standard for Auditing Computer Applications is a dynamic new resource for evaluating all aspects of automated business systems and systems environments. At the heart of A Standard for Auditing Computer Applications system is a set of customizable workpapers that provide blow-by-blow coverage of...

NetCentric and Client/Server Computing: A Practical Guide

Anderson Consulting, Craig Mindrum
December 18, 1998

From Federal Express's package tracking Website, to, netcentric computing has been evolving, slowly-but-surely, one solution at a time, since the early 1990s. Over the past year or so, the trickle has grown into a torrent of netcentric innovations of wider and wider scope, developed in...

Handbook of Object Technology

Saba Zamir
December 18, 1998

The object oriented paradigm has become one of the dominant forces in the computing world. According to a recent survey, by the year 2000, more than 80% of development organizations are expected to use object technology as the basis for their distributed development strategies.Handbook of Object...

Handbook of Technology in Financial Services

Jessica Keyes
December 18, 1998

The calculus of IT support for the banking, securities and insurance industries has changed dramatically and rapidly over the past few years. Unheard of just a few years ago, corporate intranets are now used for everything from job postings to enhanced team communications. Whole new departments are...

Reliable Computer Systems: Design and Evaluation, Third Edition

Daniel P. Siewiorek, Robert S. Swarz
December 15, 1998

This classic reference work is a comprehensive guide to the design, evaluation, and use of reliable computer systems. It includes case studies of reliable systems from manufacturers, such as Tandem, Stratus, IBM, and Digital. It covers special systems such as the Galileo Orbiter fault protection...

Call Center Continuity Planning

Jim Rowan, Sharon Rowan
December 08, 1998

A disruption in your call center operation can conceivably cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars. And multiple disruptions can cost in the millions. Call Center Continuity Planning shows you how to plan for - and avoid - service interruptions through disasters large and small. This book will...


William Lewis
November 30, 1998

Most manuals assume software testing is being performed as part of a well-defined, structured development cycle based on clearly stated requirements and standards. Unfortunately, this is not often the case in the real world. Indeed, the one true constant in software development is change.PDCA/TEST...

Fusion of Neural Networks, Fuzzy Systems and Genetic Algorithms: Industrial Applications

Lakhmi C. Jain, N.M. Martin
November 17, 1998

Artificial neural networks can mimic the biological information-processing mechanism in - a very limited sense. Fuzzy logic provides a basis for representing uncertain and imprecise knowledge and forms a basis for human reasoning. Neural networks display genuine promise in solving problems, but a...

Industrial Applications of Neural Networks

Lakhmi C. Jain, V. Rao Vemuri
October 28, 1998

Industrial Applications of Neural Networks explores the success of neural networks in different areas of engineering endeavors. Each chapter shows how the power of neural networks can be exploited in modern engineering applications.The first seven chapters focus on image processing as well as...

Inventory Classification Innovation: Paving the Way for Electronic Commerce and Vendor Managed Inventory

Russell Broeckelmann
October 28, 1998

All Inventory is not created equal. Inventory classification is the backbone of distribution profitability. Important inventory management criteria such as customer service level, margin, days supply and EOQ can not be applied across the board by vendor or product category. Therefore, different...