It's always been known that the job of being CIO is a tough job. One of the reasons that this job is so hard to do well is because we stand on shifting ground. The technology that we use goes out of style and then gets replaced by new technology almost overnight. What you'll find inside: CRM news: the business of information technology is changing Practical IT clouds: what to do after the hype Unified communications is an opportunity for CIOs to show their value Web 3.0 is coming - are CIOs ready? One of your tasks as CIO is to be able to take a look at new and emerging technologies and determine which of these will impact your company. Due to the size of this task, it is often helpful to go to outside sources to get help in evaluating all of the new technologies. Almost all of the emerging technologies involve massive amounts of data. How to store, process, and create results from this data is one critical new technology that all CIOs will have to master. In the world of IT, big projects make up a lot of what we do. Things like implementing new and novel customer relationship management (CRM) systems or special purpose applications like have been done for the London Stock Exchange are what we do. However, once done, we are then responsible for ensuring that our creations stay up and running. Decisions are a key part of being a CIO. No matter if it's trying to decide between an Apple based product or a Windows product, these are never easy decisions. As changes have rolled through the world of healthcare, CIOs have been drawn in and have had to make many different decisions about how systems should operate. Keeping your company out in front of the competition is part of the job of being CIO. What this entails these days is that you need to be able to implement complex-event processing and start to move key business applications to the cloud. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr. Jim Anderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076163/bk_acx0_076163_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
SSTD 2009 was the 11th in a series of biannual events that discuss new and exciting research in spatio-temporal data management and related technologies. PrevioussymposiaweresuccessfullyheldinSantaBarbara(1989),Zurich(1991), Singapore (1993), Portland (1995), Berlin (1997), Hong Kong (1999), Los An- les (2001), Santorini, Greece (2003), Angra dos Reis, Brazil (2005), and Boston (2007). Before 2001, the series was devoted solely to spatial database mana- ment, and called SSD. From 2001, the scope was extended in order to also accommodate temporal database management, in part due to the increasing importance of research that considers spatial and temporal aspects jointly. SSTD2009introducedseveralinnovativeaspectscomparedtopreviousevents. There was a demonstrations track which included ten presentations of systems related to the topics of interest. In addition to that, the event included a poster session with seven presentations of innovative research developed at an early stage. For the ?rst time in the SSTD series, the best paper of the symposium was awarded and a few high-quality papers were selected and the authors were invited to submit extended versionsof their work to a special issue of the Geo- formatica journal (Springer). Prior to the symposium, there was a two-day - vanced seminar, which hosted three half-day tutorials on state-of-the-art topics within spatio-temporal data management, held by distinguished international researchers.
Gain the practical knowledge you need to plan, design, deploy, and manage mixed cloud and on-premises IT management systems. Drawing on his experience as senior principal software architect at CA Technologies, Marvin Waschke lays out the nuts and bolts of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)-the 5-volume bible of standard IT service management practices that is the single most important tool for aligning IT services with business needs.Many enterprise IT management applications, and the ways they are integrated, come directly from ITIL service management requirements. Types of integration include integrated reporting and dashboards, event-driven integration, device integration, and application data integration. Enterprise integration depends critically on high performance, scalability, and flexibility. Failure to integrate applications to service management requirements results in such wryly anticipated spectacles as the annual crash of the websites of Super Bowl advertisers such as Coca-Cola and Acura.Waschke weighs in on the debate between those who advocate integrating "best-of-breed" applications and those who favor a pre-integrated set of applications from a single vendor. He also rates the strengths and weaknesses of the major architectural patterns-central relational databases, service-oriented architecture (SOA), and enterprise data buses-for IT integration of service management applications. He examines the modifications to traditional service management that are required by virtualized systems of datacenter management and application design.Clouds present special problems for integration. How Clouds Hold IT Together details solutions for integration problems in private, community, and public clouds-especially problems with multi-tenant SaaS applications. Most enterprises are migrating to the cloud gradually rather than at one go. The transitional phase of mixed cloud and on-premises applications presents thorny problems for IT management. Waschke shows the reader how to normalize the performance and capacity measurements of concurrent traditional and cloud resources.
Disaster is everywhere. Probably, because of disaster, you are prompted to read this book. However, this book emphasises that we can prevent conversion of hazards into disaster if we do not have poverty, malnutrition and illiteracy. Based on extensive field work in India and Nepal, this book has not only made sense of the various disaster recovery programs and existing practices, but has also proposed an innovative recovery platform, after a comprehensive evaluation. According to the book, this would include the prompt formulation of an all new 'Disaster Recovery Centre' in India, which can be replicated in all countries. Apart from cyclones and floods, earthquakes have been of special focus in the book. Of possible interest to disaster managers, policy makers, and academicians, this book will also be relevant for anyone interested in the field of disaster management, which is a critical issue across the world today. In the event of a disaster, it is the recovery phase in fact, that provides several mitigation and development opportunities.
Marketing is the social process by which individuals and groups obtain what they need and want through creating and exchanging products and value with others (Kotler, 2006). However, Marketing is seen as an act of exchange, IT is the subject of exchange in marketing activity. Recently in our society, increase ICT use with respect to the importance of intangible assets such as services , the marketing intelligences domain of special fields including hotel marketing, culture marketing, event marketing, agricultural marketing, Industrial marketing and others are becoming wider. Together with the term Information system management, technology marketing is also gradually more frequently used because Information has become a crucial factor of marketing activities in business organizations (Sang-hyeok Seo, 2000). The use of ICT in marketing is not a completely new phenomenon. During the 1970 s, ICT have been widely used in electronic commerce value creation (value chain) in business organization for food markets such electronic sale (e-sale) in the cattle industry, and electronic cotton marketing in the United States (Montealegre, et.al, 2007).
The staging of small-scale sports events is becoming increasingly popular as a strategy for economic diversification and development, particularly in regional communities where tourism is a key driver of the local economy. In many instances, corporate sponsorship revenue provided by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is the financial lifeblood of these small-scale events. However, little research has paid attention to the management processes underpinning sponsorship agreements between SMEs and small-scale sport tourism events. This book provides a detailed insight into the management of sponsorship agreements at the local level. The book highlights a number of implications that will be of interest to event managers, sponsors, as well as researchers and students interested in the fields of corporate sponsorship and/or the management of special events.