Nature-Inspired Computing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522507892
Category: Computers
Page: 1780
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As technology continues to become more sophisticated, mimicking natural processes and phenomena also becomes more of a reality. Continued research in the field of natural computing enables an understanding of the world around us, in addition to opportunities for man-made computing to mirror the natural processes and systems that have existed for centuries. Nature-Inspired Computing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications takes an interdisciplinary approach to the topic of natural computing, including emerging technologies being developed for the purpose of simulating natural phenomena, applications across industries, and the future outlook of biologically and nature-inspired technologies. Emphasizing critical research in a comprehensive multi-volume set, this publication is designed for use by IT professionals, researchers, and graduate students studying intelligent computing.

Digital Economics

The Digital Transformation of Global Business
Author: Jens Christensen
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 8771887237
Category: Computers
Page: 500
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In the 2010s, new technological and business trends threaten, or promise, to disrupt multiple industries to such a degree that we might be moving into a new and fourth industrial revolution. The background and content of these new developments are laid out in the book from a holistic perspective. Based on an outline of the nature and developments of the market economy, business, global business industries and IT, the new technological and business trends are thoroughly dealt with, including issues such as internet, mobile, cloud, big data, internet of things, 3D-printing, the sharing economy, social media, gamification, and the way they transform industries and businesses

Digital Business

in The Digital Age
Author: Jens Christensen
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 877145490X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 396
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This book provides a holistic picture of the digital age as it emerges in the 2010s. On the background of business analysis concepts from firm to megatrends and all business sectors of the World, the digital age of information systems and digital drivers are thoroughly laid out.

Cloud Computing

Methodology, Systems, and Applications
Author: Lizhe Wang,Rajiv Ranjan,Jinjun Chen,Boualem Benatallah
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439856419
Category: Computers
Page: 844
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Cloud computing has created a shift from the use of physical hardware and locally managed software-enabled platforms to that of virtualized cloud-hosted services. Cloud assembles large networks of virtual services, including hardware (CPU, storage, and network) and software resources (databases, message queuing systems, monitoring systems, and load-balancers). As Cloud continues to revolutionize applications in academia, industry, government, and many other fields, the transition to this efficient and flexible platform presents serious challenges at both theoretical and practical levels—ones that will often require new approaches and practices in all areas. Comprehensive and timely, Cloud Computing: Methodology, Systems, and Applications summarizes progress in state-of-the-art research and offers step-by-step instruction on how to implement it. Summarizes Cloud Developments, Identifies Research Challenges, and Outlines Future Directions Ideal for a broad audience that includes researchers, engineers, IT professionals, and graduate students, this book is designed in three sections: Fundamentals of Cloud Computing: Concept, Methodology, and Overview Cloud Computing Functionalities and Provisioning Case Studies, Applications, and Future Directions It addresses the obvious technical aspects of using Cloud but goes beyond, exploring the cultural/social and regulatory/legal challenges that are quickly coming to the forefront of discussion. Properly applied as part of an overall IT strategy, Cloud can help small and medium business enterprises (SMEs) and governments in optimizing expenditure on application-hosting infrastructure. This material outlines a strategy for using Cloud to exploit opportunities in areas including, but not limited to, government, research, business, high-performance computing, web hosting, social networking, and multimedia. With contributions from a host of internationally recognized researchers, this reference delves into everything from necessary changes in users’ initial mindset to actual physical requirements for the successful integration of Cloud into existing in-house infrastructure. Using case studies throughout to reinforce concepts, this book also addresses recent advances and future directions in methodologies, taxonomies, IaaS/SaaS, data management and processing, programming models, and applications.

Essentials of Cloud Computing

Author: K. Chandrasekaran
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482205432
Category: Computers
Page: 407
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Cloud computing—accessing computing resources over the Internet—is rapidly changing the landscape of information technology. Its primary benefits compared to on-premise computing models are reduced costs and increased agility and scalability. Hence, cloud computing is receiving considerable interest among several stakeholders—businesses, the IT industry, application developers, researchers, and students. To successfully embrace this new computing model, these stakeholders need to acquire new cloud computing skills and knowledge. This book is designed to provide readers with a clear and thorough understanding of the key aspects of cloud computing. Presented in an easy-to-understand style, Essentials of Cloud Computing begins with an introduction to basic cloud computing concepts. It then covers cloud computing architecture, deployment models, programming models, and cloud service types, such as Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). It also discusses the cloud’s networking aspects, major service providers, open source support, and security issues. The book concludes with a discussion of several advanced topics, such as mobile clouds, media clouds, and green clouds. This book is intended for beginners as well as experienced practitioners who want to learn more about cloud computing. It includes many case studies, programming examples, and industry-based applications. Each chapter concludes with review questions that help readers check their understanding of the presented topics. Essentials of Cloud Computing will help readers understand the issues and challenges of cloud computing and will give them the tools needed to develop and deploy applications in clouds.

Cloud Migration

Author: Tobias Höllwarth
Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 3826691776
Page: 291
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Dieses Buch richtet sich an Manager und Unternehmer, die ber die konomisierung ihrer IT nachdenken m ssen. Und an Leser, die mehr ber die Cloud wissen, aber keine Spezialisten werden wollen. Das vorliegende Buch widmet sich ebenso umfassend wie fundiert den technischen, rechtlichen, steuerlichen, betriebswirtschaftlichen und kologischen Aspekten des Cloud Computing, dazu werden praxisrelevante Vorschl ge zur Anbieterauswahl und Zertifizierung gemacht sowie konkrete Checklisten zur Verf gung gestellt.

Cloud Computing Bible

Author: Barrie Sosinsky
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118023994
Category: Computers
Page: 532
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The complete reference guide to the hot technology of cloud computing Its potential for lowering IT costs makes cloud computing a major force for both IT vendors and users; it is expected to gain momentum rapidly with the launch of Office Web Apps later this year. Because cloud computing involves various technologies, protocols, platforms, and infrastructure elements, this comprehensive reference is just what you need if you?ll be using or implementing cloud computing. Cloud computing offers significant cost savings by eliminating upfront expenses for hardware and software; its growing popularity is expected to skyrocket when Microsoft introduces Office Web Apps This comprehensive guide helps define what cloud computing is and thoroughly explores the technologies, protocols, platforms and infrastructure that make it so desirable Covers mobile cloud computing, a significant area due to ever-increasing cell phone and smartphone use Focuses on the platforms and technologies essential to cloud computing Anyone involved with planning, implementing, using, or maintaining a cloud computing project will rely on the information in Cloud Computing Bible.

SAP on the Cloud

Author: Michael Missbach,Thorsten Staerk,Cameron Gardiner,Joshua McCloud,Robert Madl,Mark Tempes,George Anderson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662474182
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 265
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This book offers a comprehensive guide to implementing SAP and HANA on private, public and hybrid clouds. Cloud computing has transformed the way organizations run their IT infrastructures: the shift from legacy monolithic mainframes and UNIX platforms to cloud based infrastructures offering ubiquitous access to critical information, elastic provisioning and drastic cost savings has made cloud an essential part of every organization’s business strategy. Cloud based services have evolved from simple file sharing, email and messaging utilities in the past, to the current situation, where their improved technical capabilities and SLAs make running mission-critical applications such as SAP possible. However, IT professionals must take due care when deploying SAP in a public, private or hybrid cloud environment. As a foundation for core business operations, SAP cloud deployments must satisfy stringent requirements concerning their performance, scale and security, while delivering measurable improvements in IT efficiency and cost savings. The 2nd edition of “SAP on the Cloud” continues the work of its successful predecessor released in 2013, providing updated guidance for deploying SAP in public, private and hybrid clouds. To do so, it discusses the technical requirements and considerations necessary for IT professionals to successfully implement SAP software in a cloud environment, including best-practice architectures for IaaS, PaaS and SaaS deployments. The section on SAP’s in-memory database HANA has been significantly extended to cover Suite on HANA (SoH) and the different incarnations of HANA Enterprise Cloud (HEC) and Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI). As cyber threats are a significant concern, it also explores appropriate security models for defending SAP cloud deployments against modern and sophisticated attacks. The reader will gain the insights needed to understand the respective benefits and drawbacks of various deployment models and how SAP on the cloud can be used to deliver IT efficiency and cost-savings in a secure and agile manner.

The big switch

die Vernetzung der Welt von Edison bis Google
Author: Nicholas G. Carr
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783826655081
Category: Informationstechnik - Technische Innovation - Soziokultureller Wandel
Page: 314
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Nicholas Carr beschreibt in dieser deutschen Übersetzung des amerikanischen Bestsellers die nächste IT-Revolution und dass dadurch immense Folgen auf unsere Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft zukommen werden. Dabei erläutert er detailliert die Entwicklung der Computerindustrie in den letzten Jahren sowie insbesondere entscheidende neue Technologien wie das Cloud Computing und dessen Auswirkungen auf traditionelle Firmen wie z.B. Microsoft und Dell.

Hybrid Cloud For Dummies

Author: Judith S. Hurwitz,Marcia Kaufman,Fern Halper,Daniel Kirsch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118235002
Category: Computers
Page: 360
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Choose the right combination of public, private, and datacenter resources to empower your business Hybrid clouds are transforming the way that organizations dobusiness. This handy guide helps you find out what this new clouddeployment model is all about. You'll get down- to-earthinformation about cloud technology, questions to consider, and howto plan and deliver your move to a hybrid environment. Constructing the cloud — learn the basic concepts of thehybrid cloud from both a technical and business perspective Delivering cloud services — dive deeper into the actualfoundational elements of the hybrid cloud Identifying business value — determine your hybrid cloudneeds based on your business objectives Unified hybrid environments — find out what it means tocreate a computing environment that brings elements of the datacenter together with public and private cloud services Making it work — examine the steps you need to take tomake this new architectural approach work — includingsecurity, governance, data, integration, monitoring, and more Get your ticket to the cloud — tips on how to talk tocloud providers and plan for the service you choose Open the book and find: Different cloud deployment models and what differentiates ahybrid cloud from other cloud models The impact of the hybrid cloud on cloud delivery models Why service orientation matters in a hybrid cloud Ways to develop and deploy applications in a hybrid world Guidance in finding the right hybrid cloud service providers Security and governance in a hybrid model The role of workload optimization in hybrid environments Learn to: Recognize the benefits and challenges of a hybrid cloud Efficiently deliver and manage cloud services Understand the impact of emerging cloud standards Protect customer data with sound security practices

Encyclopedia of Cloud Computing

Author: San Murugesan,Irena Bojanova
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118821971
Category: Computers
Page: 744
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The Encyclopedia of Cloud Computing comprehensively cover all aspects of cloud computing. It provides IT professionals, educators, researchers and students a compendium of cloud computing knowledge – concepts, principles, architecture, technology, security, privacy and regulatory compliance, applications, adoption, business, and social and legal aspects. Containing contributions from a spectrum of subject matter experts in industry and academia, this unique publication also addresses questions related to technological trends and developments, research opportunities, best practices, standards, and cloud adoption that stakeholders might have in the context of development, operation, management, and use of clouds, providing multiple perspectives. Furthermore, itexamines cloud computing's impact now and in the future. The encyclopedia is logically organised into 10 sections amd each section into a maximum of 12 chapters, each covering a major topic/area with cross-references as required. The chapters consist of tables, illustrations, side-bars as appropriate. In additon, it also includes highlights at the beginning of each chapter, as well as backend material references and additional resources for further information (including relevant websites, videos and software tools). The encyclopedia also contains illustrations and case studies. A list of acronyms are provided in the beginning and a comprehensive and informative glossary at the end.

Verteilte Systeme

Prinzipien und Paradigmen
Author: Andrew S. Tanenbaum,Maarten van Steen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783827372932
Category: Distributed processing
Page: 761
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Business Intelligence as a Service

Author: Jens Hunger
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640711513
Page: 64
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Bachelorarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich Informatik - Wirtschaftsinformatik, Note: 1,3, Fachhochschule Mainz, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Mietmodelle fur die Nutzung gehosteter Software, die mit Schlagworten wie On-Demand, Cloud Computing, SaaS oder ASP vermarktet werden, sind in den letzten Jahren in vielen Bereichen des Softwaremarktes auf dem Vormarsch. Angetrieben durch die Wirtschaftskrise versprechen die Marketingaussagen von SaaS-Anbietern besonders mittelstandischen Unternehmen den kostengunstigen Zugang zu komplexen Geschaftsanwendungen, ohne das krisenbedingt eingeschrankte Investitionsbudget zu belasten. Nachdem sich SaaS-Losungen im Bereich des Customer Relationship Managements bereits erfolgreich etablieren konnten, und auch ERP-Systeme den Weg in die Cloud beschreiten, gewinnt dieser Bereich auch fur den Business Intelligence-Markt an Bedeutung. Klassisch werden Business Intelligence Produkte innerhalb des unternehmenseigenen Netzwerks (on-premise) betrieben, um die Anbindung an die in der Regel im gleichen Umfeld betriebenen Vorsysteme zu erleichtern. Die wachsende Zahl der Angebote fur das Hosting der klassischen Datenquellen fur BI-Losungen wie zum Beispiel ERP-Systeme oder Systeme fur Finanzbuchhaltung auf firmenexternen Systemen legt den Gedanken nahe, auch die Analyse dieser Daten auszulagern. Besonders fur die Zielgruppe der mittelstandischen Unternehmen, die uber ein begrenztes Budget fur den Aufbau und Erhalt einer eigenen BI-Infrastruktur verfugen, sind in letzter Zeit viele gehostete Losungen auf den Markt gekommen, die fur den BI-Markt an Bedeutung gewinnen. Das Software-as-a-Service-Modell verspricht Einsparungen im Bereich der IT-Investitionen und operativen Kosten bei kurzen Vertragslaufzeiten. Diese Bachelorarbeit soll die Frage klaren, ob der Ubertrag dieses Konzept auf Business Intelligence das Potential hat, herkommliche on-premise-Losungen zu ersetzen, und fur welche Einsatzgebiete ein solches Konzept in Frage kommt. D


Author: Alexander Benlian,Thomas Hess,Peter Buxmann
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783834922366
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 278
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Software-as-a-Service ist eines der meistdiskutierten Themen im IT-Umfeld. Was verbirgt sich hinter dem Hype? Wo liegen Chancen und Risiken für Unternehmen und Berater? Antworten auf diese Fragen geben namhafte Autoren aus Wissenschaft und Praxis.

IBM und der Holocaust

die Verstrickung des Weltkonzerns in die Verbrechen der Nazis
Author: Edwin Black
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783548750873
Page: 752
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Network Hacking

Professionelle Angriffs- und Verteidigungstechniken gegen Hacker und Datendiebe
Author: Dr. Peter Kraft,Andreas Weyert
Publisher: Franzis Verlag
ISBN: 3645224505
Category: Computers
Page: 689
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Die zwei Jahre, die seit der vierten Neuauflage von "Network Hacking" vergangen sind, waren geprägt von einer ungeheuren Dynamik. So wird es niemanden überraschen, dass die Bedrohung durch Cyber-Attacken unvermindert anhält und sich auch die Angriffslast auf weiterhin hohem Niveau bewegt. Neu hinzugekommen sind u. a. Angriffe auf das "Internet der Dinge" durch beispielsweise ZigBee-Würmer. Je mehr unsere Alltagsdinge wie Auto, Heizung und Kühlschrank vernetzt werden, desto mehr neue Bedrohungsszenarien sind denkbar. Die Tools der Cracker und Datenpiraten Detailliert stellen die Autoren die gesamte Bandbreite der Werkzeuge vor und demonstrieren, wie Keylogger die Eingaben ahnungsloser Benutzer mitschneiden, Passwort-Cracker Zugangskennungen knacken, Remote-Access-Tools PCs in Zombies verwandeln und Rootkits Malware verstecken. Motive und Strategien der Angreifer Kein Datenpirat ist wie der andere. Ihre Motivation und ihre Methoden zu verstehen ist ein wichtiger Schritt zum effektiven Selbstschutz. Die Autoren schildern unterschiedliche Szenarien, wie Datendiebe vorgehen und welche Schwächen der Netzwerkinfrastruktur sie ausnutzen. Ausgehend vom jeweiligen Bedrohungsszenario, wird auch die konkrete Abwehrstrategie vorgestellt. So sichern Sie Ihr Netzwerk Die Autoren geben fundierte Empfehlungen für eine proaktive Sicherheitsstrategie. Viele Schritte sind sogar kostenlos möglich, etwa die Überprüfung des Sicherheitsstatus oder das Abschalten nicht benötigter Dienste auf Windows-PCs. Darüber hinaus erhalten Sie leicht nachvollziehbare Ratschläge für die Auswahl geeigneter Security-Tools und für das Erstellen wirksamer Sicherheitsrichtlinien in Unternehmen.

Programmieren in Prolog

Author: William F. Clocksin,Christopher S. Mellish
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642711219
Category: Computers
Page: 331
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Prolog, die wohl bedeutendste Programmiersprache der Künstlichen Intelligenz, hat eine einzigartige Verbreitung und Beliebtheit erreicht und gilt als Basis für eine ganze neue Generation von Programmiersprachen und -systemen. Der vorliegenden deutschen Übersetzung des Standardwerks Programming in Prolog liegt die dritte Auflage der englischen Fassung zugrunde. Das Buch ist sowohl Lehrbuch als auch Nachschlagewerk und für alle geeignet, die Prolog als Programmiersprache für die Praxis erlernen und benutzen wollen. Zahlreiche Beispiele zeigen, wie nützliche Programme mit heutigen Prolog-Systemen geschrieben werden können. Die Autoren konzentrieren sich auf den "Kern" von Prolog; alle Beispiele entsprechen diesem Standard und laufen auf den verbreitetsten Prolog-Implementierungen. Zu einigen Implementierungen sind im Anhang Hinweise auf Besonderheiten enthalten.