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Information Technology and Organizational Learning: Managing Behavioral Change in the Digital Age

Arthur M. Langer
October 11, 2017

Focusing on the critical role IT plays in organizational development, the book shows how to employ action learning to improve the competitiveness of an organization. Defining the current IT problem from an operational and strategic perspective, it presents a collection of case studies that...

Collaborative Cyber Threat Intelligence: Detecting and Responding to Advanced Cyber Attacks at the National Level

Florian Skopik
October 11, 2017

Threat intelligence is a surprisingly complex topic that goes far beyond the obvious technical challenges of collecting, modelling and sharing technical indicators. Most books in this area focus mainly on technical measures to harden a system based on threat intel data and limit their scope to...

Networks of the Future: Architectures, Technologies, and Implementations

Mahmoud Elkhodr, Qusay F. Hassan, Seyed Shahrestani
October 10, 2017

With the ubiquitous diffusion of the IoT, Cloud Computing, 5G and other evolved wireless technologies into our daily lives, the world will see the Internet of the future expand ever more quickly. Driving the progress of communications and connectivity are mobile and wireless technologies, including...

The Internet of Things: Foundation for Smart Cities, eHealth, and Ubiquitous Computing

Ricardo Armentano, Robin Singh Bhadoria, Parag Chatterjee, Ganesh Chandra Deka
October 10, 2017

This book provides a dual perspective on the Internet of Things and ubiquitous computing, along with their applications in healthcare and smart cities. It also covers other interdisciplinary aspects of the Internet of Things like big data, embedded Systems and wireless Sensor Networks. Detailed...

Manufacturing Optimization through Intelligent Techniques (2006)

Rajendran Saravanan
October 10, 2017

Effective utilization of equipment is critical to any manufacturing operation, especially with today's sophisticated, high-cost equipment and increased global competition. To meet these challenges in the manufacturing industry, you must understand and implement the myriad conventional and...

Earned Benefit Program Management: Aligning, Realizing, and Sustaining Strategy

Crispin Piney
October 05, 2017

No one can disagree that benefits are good things. Whether you are responsible for projects, programs, or portfolios, you are increasingly expected to think—and act—in an appropriate benefits-driven way. However: Do you understand that what may be appropriate for a project may be inapplicable for...

Internet of Things (IoT): Technologies, Applications, Challenges and Solutions

BK Tripathy, J Anuradha
October 05, 2017

The term IoT, which was first proposed by Kevin Ashton, a British technologist, in 1999 has the potential to impact everything from new product opportunities to shop floor optimization to factory worker efficiency gains, that will power top-line and bottom-line gains. As IoT technology is being put...

Introduction to Recursive Programming

Manuel Rubio-Sanchez
October 04, 2017

Recursion is one of the most fundamental concepts in computer science and a key programming technique that allows computations to be carried out repeatedly. Despite the importance of recursion for algorithm design, most programming books do not cover the topic in detail, despite the fact that...

Enterprise Performance Intelligence and Decision Patterns

Vivek Kale
October 02, 2017

"Vivek Kale has written a great book on performance management that focuses on decision-making; on continuous, incremental improvement; and on identifying common patterns in becoming a more intelligent organization." —James Taylor, CEO of Decision Management Solutions and author of Real-World...

Data Analytics Applications in Education

Jan Vanthienen, Kristof De Witte
September 27, 2017

The abundance of data and the rise of new quantitative and statistical techniques have created a promising area: data analytics. This combination of a culture of data-driven decision making and techniques to include domain knowledge allows organizations to exploit big data analytics in their...

Understanding the New European Data Protection Rules

Paul Lambert
September 21, 2017

Compared to the US, European data and privacy protection rules seem Draconian. The European rules apply to any enterprise doing business in the EU. The new rules are far more stringent than the last set. This book is a quick guide to the directives for companies, particularly US, that have to...

Big Data Strategies for Agile Business

Bhuvan Unhelkar
September 20, 2017

Agile is a set of values, principles, techniques, and frameworks for the adaptable, incremental, and efficient delivery of work. Big Data is a rapidly growing field that encompasses crucial aspects of data such as its volume, velocity, variety, and veracity. This book outlines a strategic approach...