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Crisis in Higher Education: A Customer-Focused, Resource Management Resolution

Mark A. Vonderembse
October 19, 2017

While many students, parents, educators, and organizations who hire their graduates hold US universities in high regard, the cost of higher education has risen much faster than the rate of inflation. High costs, in turn, have severely limited access to higher education for large portions of the US...

Internet Infrastructure: Networking, Web Services, and Cloud Computing

Richard Fox, Wei Hao
October 19, 2017

Internet Infrastructure: Networking, Web Services, and Cloud Computing provides a comprehensive introduction to networks and the Internet from several perspectives: the underlying media, the protocols, the hardware, the servers, and their uses. The material in the text is divided into concept...

Machine-to-Machine Communications: Architectures, Technology, Standards, and Applications

Vojislav B. Misic, Jelena Misic
October 18, 2017

With the number of machine-to-machine (M2M)–enabled devices projected to reach 20 to 50 billion by 2020, there is a critical need to understand the demands imposed by such systems. Machine-to-Machine Communications: Architectures, Technology, Standards, and Applications offers rigorous treatment of...

Geospatial Data Science Techniques and Applications

Hassan A. Karimi, Bobak Karimi
October 18, 2017

Data science has recently gained much attention for a number of reasons, and among them is Big Data. Scientists (from almost all disciplines including physics, chemistry, biology, sociology, among others) and engineers (from all fields including civil, environmental, chemical, mechanical, among...

Recent Advances in Information Technology

Waldemar Wójcik, Jan Sikora
October 16, 2017

Information Technology is applicable in all areas of life. As a result, computer science is essential to imagine the modern world. Recent advances in information technology represents only a small part of today’s computing applications which were the subject of international cooperation between...

The Innovator’s Imperative: Rapid Technology Adoption for Digital Transformation

Stephen J Andriole, Thomas Cox, Kaung M. Khin
October 13, 2017

The pace of technological change is accelerating, hyper competition is growing, opportunities for business model disruption are exploding, and comprehensive cloud delivery is readily available. These factors challenge every aspect of business technology strategy. The Innovator’s Imperative: Rapid...

Why CISOs Fail: The Missing Link in Security Management--and How to Fix It

Barak Engel
October 12, 2017

This book serves as an introduction into the world of security and provides insight into why and how current security management practices fail, resulting in overall dissatisfaction by practitioners and lack of success in the corporate environment. The author examines the reasons and suggests how...

Intrusion Detection Networks: A Key to Collaborative Security

Carol Fung, Raouf Boutaba
October 12, 2017

The rapidly increasing sophistication of cyber intrusions makes them nearly impossible to detect without the use of a collaborative intrusion detection network (IDN). Using overlay networks that allow an intrusion detection system (IDS) to exchange information, IDNs can dramatically improve your...

Software Patterns, Knowledge Maps, and Domain Analysis

Mohamed E. Fayad, Huascar A. Sanchez, Srikanth G.K. Hegde, Anshu Basia, Ashka Vakil
October 12, 2017

Software design patterns are known to play a vital role in enhancing the quality of software systems while reducing development time and cost. However, the use of these design patterns has also been known to introduce problems that can significantly reduce the stability, robustness, and reusability...

Microcontrollers: High-Performance Systems and Programming

Julio Sanchez, Maria P. Canton
October 12, 2017

Focusing on the line of high-performance microcontrollers offered by Microchip, Microcontrollers: High-Performance Systems and Programming discusses the practical factors that make the high-performance PIC series a better choice than their mid-range predecessors for most systems. However, one...

Granular Computing: Analysis and Design of Intelligent Systems

Witold Pedrycz
October 12, 2017

Information granules, as encountered in natural language, are implicit in nature. To make them fully operational so they can be effectively used to analyze and design intelligent systems, information granules need to be made explicit. An emerging discipline, granular computing focuses on...

Grid Computing: Infrastructure, Service, and Applications

Lizhe Wang, Wei Jie, Jinjun Chen
October 12, 2017

Identifies Recent Technological Developments Worldwide The field of grid computing has made rapid progress in the past few years, evolving and developing in almost all areas, including concepts, philosophy, methodology, and usages. Grid Computing: Infrastructure, Service, and Applications reflects...