Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow, Comprehensive


Author: Deborah Morley,Charles S. Parker
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305887751
Category: Computers
Page: 648
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Discover a modern introduction to computer concepts with UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS: TODAY AND TOMORROW, COMPREHENSIVE, 16E. Known for a unique emphasis on societal issues and industry insights from respected leaders, this book provides reliable information to help readers learn about emerging technologies that may impact the way industries conduct business in the future. Readers become familiar with exciting technology developments and take a sneak peek at the future of modular smartphones, smartphone driver licenses, robot butlers and other robotic assistants, perceptual computing, smart clothes, 4K video, and emerging networking standards. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Understanding Computers in a Changing Society


Author: Deborah Morley
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305177045
Category: Computers
Page: 376
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Understanding Computers in a Changing Society gives your students a classic introduction to computer concepts and societal issues, delivering content that is relevant to today's career-focused student. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Understanding Computers

Today and Tomorrow, Comprehensive
Author: Deborah Morley,Charles S. Parker
Publisher: Course Technology
ISBN: 9781337251853
Category: Computers
Page: N.A
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Give your students a classic introduction to computer concepts with a modern twist with Morley/Parker's UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS: TODAY AND TOMORROW, COMPREHENSIVE, 16E. Known for a unique emphasis on societal issues and industry insights from respected leaders, this book makes computer concepts relevant to today's career-focused students. This edition offers an increased emphasis on mobile computing and related issues, such as mobile commerce and mobile security. Students become familiar with the impact of new and emerging technologies, including smart watches, drones, 3D scanners and printers, robot assistants, perceptual computing, 5G, White Fi and much more.

Understanding Computers, Today and Tomorrow, 2009 Upate


Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467271136
Category: Education
Page: 594
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Understanding Computers, Today and Tomorrow, 2009 Upate. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Computer and Information Security Handbook


Author: John R. Vacca
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 0128039299
Category: Computers
Page: 1280
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Computer and Information Security Handbook, Third Edition, provides the most current and complete reference on computer security available in one volume. The book offers deep coverage of an extremely wide range of issues in computer and cybersecurity theory, applications, and best practices, offering the latest insights into established and emerging technologies and advancements. With new parts devoted to such current topics as Cloud Security, Cyber-Physical Security, and Critical Infrastructure Security, the book now has 100 chapters written by leading experts in their fields, as well as 12 updated appendices and an expanded glossary. It continues its successful format of offering problem-solving techniques that use real-life case studies, checklists, hands-on exercises, question and answers, and summaries. Chapters new to this edition include such timely topics as Cyber Warfare, Endpoint Security, Ethical Hacking, Internet of Things Security, Nanoscale Networking and Communications Security, Social Engineering, System Forensics, Wireless Sensor Network Security, Verifying User and Host Identity, Detecting System Intrusions, Insider Threats, Security Certification and Standards Implementation, Metadata Forensics, Hard Drive Imaging, Context-Aware Multi-Factor Authentication, Cloud Security, Protecting Virtual Infrastructure, Penetration Testing, and much more. Written by leaders in the field Comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the latest security technologies, issues, and best practices Presents methods for analysis, along with problem-solving techniques for implementing practical solutions

Computers and Technology in a Changing Society


Author: Deborah Morley
Publisher: Course Technology Ptr
ISBN: 9780619267674
Category: Computers
Page: 312
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This text provides a concise introduction to computer concepts as well as covering timely societal issues that accompany their use.

Understanding Computers: Today & Tomorrow, Comprehensive


Author: Deborah Morley
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1423925211
Category: Computers
Page: 776
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Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow will ensure that students have the comprehensive, current knowledge of computer concepts and issues needed to succeed in our techoecentric society. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cognitive (Internet of) Things

Collaboration to Optimize Action
Author: Arvind Sathi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137594667
Category: Computers
Page: 178
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This book explores cognitive behavior among Internet of Things. Using a series of current and futuristic examples – appliances, personal assistants, robots, driverless cars, customer care, engineering, monetization, and many more – the book covers use cases, technology and communication aspects of how machines will support individuals and organizations. This book examines the Cognitive Things covering a number of important questions: • What are Cognitive Things? • What applications can be driven from Cognitive Things – today and tomorrow? • How will these Cognitive Things collaborate with each and other, with individuals and with organizations? • What is the cognitive era? How is it different from the automation era? • How will the Cognitive Things support or accelerate human problem solving? • Which technical components make up cognitive behavior? • How does it redistribute the work-load between humans and machines? • What types of data can be collected from them and shared with external organizations? • How do they recognize and authenticate authorized users? How is the data safeguarded from potential theft? Who owns the data and how are the data ownership rights enforced? Overall, Sathi explores ways in which Cognitive Things bring value to individuals as well as organizations and how to integrate the use of the devices into changing organizational structures. Case studies are used throughout to illustrate how innovators are already benefiting from the initial explosion of devices and data. Business executives, operational managers, and IT professionals will understand the fundamental changes required to fully benefit from cognitive technologies and how to utilize them for their own success.

Understanding Computers and Cognition

A New Foundation for Design
Author: Terry Winograd,Fernando Flores
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 9780893910501
Category: Computers
Page: 207
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Understanding Computers and Cognition presents an important and controversial new approach to understanding what computers do and how their functioning is related to human language, thought, and action. While it is a book about computers, Understanding Computers and Cognition goes beyond the specific issues of what computers can or can't do. It is a broad-ranging discussion exploring the background of understanding in which the discourse about computers and technology takes place. Understanding Computers and Cognition is written for a wide audience, not just those professionals involved in computer design or artificial intelligence. It represents an important contribution to the ongoing discussion about what it means to be a machine, and what it means to be human.

The Mobile Frontier

A Guide for Designing Mobile Experiences
Author: Rachel Hinman
Publisher: Rosenfeld Media
ISBN: 1933820055
Category: Computers
Page: 280
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Mobile user experience is a new frontier. Untethered from a keyboard and mouse, this rich design space is lush with opportunity to invent new and more human ways for people to interact with information. Invention requires casting off many anchors and conventions inherited from the last 50 years of computer science and traditional design and jumping head first into a new and unfamiliar design space.

Learning to be

The world of education today and tomorrow
Author: Edgar Faure,UNESCO
Publisher: UNESCO
ISBN: 9231042467
Category: Education
Page: 314
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CMPTR


Author: Katherine T. Pinard,Robin M. Romer,Deborah Morley
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337000566
Category: Computers
Page: 784
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4LTR Press solutions give students the option to choose the format that best suits their learning preferences. This option is perfect for those students who focus on the textbook as their main course resource. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Understanding Computers, Today and Tomorrow-Comprehensive 2007 Update


Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467271195
Category: Education
Page: 517
View: 1985

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Understanding Computers, Today and Tomorrow-Comprehensive 2007 Update. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Mobile Design and Development

Practical concepts and techniques for creating mobile sites and web apps
Author: Brian Fling
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449379249
Category: Computers
Page: 336
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Mobile devices outnumber desktop and laptop computers three to one worldwide, yet little information is available for designing and developing mobile applications. Mobile Design and Development fills that void with practical guidelines, standards, techniques, and best practices for building mobile products from start to finish. With this book, you'll learn basic design and development principles for all mobile devices and platforms. You'll also explore the more advanced capabilities of the mobile web, including markup, advanced styling techniques, and mobile Ajax. If you're a web designer, web developer, information architect, product manager, usability professional, content publisher, or an entrepreneur new to the mobile web, Mobile Design and Development provides you with the knowledge you need to work with this rapidly developing technology. Mobile Design and Development will help you: Understand how the mobile ecosystem works, how it differs from other mediums, and how to design products for the mobile context Learn the pros and cons of building native applications sold through operators or app stores versus mobile websites or web apps Work with flows, prototypes, usability practices, and screen-size-independent visual designs Use and test cross-platform mobile web standards for older devices, as well as devices that may be available in the future Learn how to justify a mobile product by building it on a budget

Exascale Scientific Applications

Scalability and Performance Portability
Author: Tjerk P. Straatsma,Katerina B. Antypas,Timothy J. Williams
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351999249
Category: Computers
Page: 582
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From the Foreword: "The authors of the chapters in this book are the pioneers who will explore the exascale frontier. The path forward will not be easy... These authors, along with their colleagues who will produce these powerful computer systems will, with dedication and determination, overcome the scalability problem, discover the new algorithms needed to achieve exascale performance for the broad range of applications that they represent, and create the new tools needed to support the development of scalable and portable science and engineering applications. Although the focus is on exascale computers, the benefits will permeate all of science and engineering because the technologies developed for the exascale computers of tomorrow will also power the petascale servers and terascale workstations of tomorrow. These affordable computing capabilities will empower scientists and engineers everywhere." — Thom H. Dunning, Jr., Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA "This comprehensive summary of applications targeting Exascale at the three DoE labs is a must read." — Rio Yokota, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan "Numerical simulation is now a need in many fields of science, technology, and industry. The complexity of the simulated systems coupled with the massive use of data makes HPC essential to move towards predictive simulations. Advances in computer architecture have so far permitted scientific advances, but at the cost of continually adapting algorithms and applications. The next technological breakthroughs force us to rethink the applications by taking energy consumption into account. These profound modifications require not only anticipation and sharing but also a paradigm shift in application design to ensure the sustainability of developments by guaranteeing a certain independence of the applications to the profound modifications of the architectures: it is the passage from optimal performance to the portability of performance. It is the challenge of this book to demonstrate by example the approach that one can adopt for the development of applications offering performance portability in spite of the profound changes of the computing architectures." — Christophe Calvin, CEA, Fundamental Research Division, Saclay, France "Three editors, one from each of the High Performance Computer Centers at Lawrence Berkeley, Argonne, and Oak Ridge National Laboratories, have compiled a very useful set of chapters aimed at describing software developments for the next generation exa-scale computers. Such a book is needed for scientists and engineers to see where the field is going and how they will be able to exploit such architectures for their own work. The book will also benefit students as it provides insights into how to develop software for such computer architectures. Overall, this book fills an important need in showing how to design and implement algorithms for exa-scale architectures which are heterogeneous and have unique memory systems. The book discusses issues with developing user codes for these architectures and how to address these issues including actual coding examples.’ — Dr. David A. Dixon, Robert Ramsay Chair, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

The Future of Atmospheric Chemistry Research

Remembering Yesterday, Understanding Today, Anticipating Tomorrow
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,Committee on the Future of Atmospheric Chemistry Research
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309445655
Category: Science
Page: 226
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Our world is changing at an accelerating rate. The global human population has grown from 6.1 billion to 7.1 billion in the last 15 years and is projected to reach 11.2 billion by the end of the century. The distribution of humans across the globe has also shifted, with more than 50 percent of the global population now living in urban areas, compared to 29 percent in 1950. Along with these trends, increasing energy demands, expanding industrial activities, and intensification of agricultural activities worldwide have in turn led to changes in emissions that have altered the composition of the atmosphere. These changes have led to major challenges for society, including deleterious impacts on climate, human and ecosystem health. Climate change is one of the greatest environmental challenges facing society today. Air pollution is a major threat to human health, as one out of eight deaths globally is caused by air pollution. And, future food production and global food security are vulnerable to both global change and air pollution. Atmospheric chemistry research is a key part of understanding and responding to these challenges. The Future of Atmospheric Chemistry Research: Remembering Yesterday, Understanding Today, Anticipating Tomorrow summarizes the rationale and need for supporting a comprehensive U.S. research program in atmospheric chemistry; comments on the broad trends in laboratory, field, satellite, and modeling studies of atmospheric chemistry; determines the priority areas of research for advancing the basic science of atmospheric chemistry; and identifies the highest priority needs for improvements in the research infrastructure to address those priority research topics. This report describes the scientific advances over the past decade in six core areas of atmospheric chemistry: emissions, chemical transformation, oxidants, atmospheric dynamics and circulation, aerosol particles and clouds, and biogeochemical cycles and deposition. This material was developed for the NSF’s Atmospheric Chemistry Program; however, the findings will be of interest to other agencies and programs that support atmospheric chemistry research.

Nanotechnology

Volume 6: Nanoprobes
Author: Harald Fuchs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527317333
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 388
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The only reference book which discusses the usage of nanoprobes for structure determination, in an industry where miniaturisation is the main focus. Designed for newcomers as well as professionals already in the industry.

Understanding Computer Basics


Author: Geological Survey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780999032503
Category:
Page: N.A
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I have designed this book to help introduce the computer world to the person (you) who is beginning to learn about computers in a simple and easy to understand lingo. I start off simple, slow and easy as we start off with history of computers and then migrate into the computer world and easily cover hardware, software, networking, troubleshooting (command line tools), Office, Email, Understanding Terms. This book is built on repetition at many different angles to help ensure you are able to pick up the concept. As an Instructor; I have found over the years that when it comes to learning a new subject matter such as computers the best way to learn that material is to watch it be done, read about it and then also do it yourself.. But it has to make sence as you read it and that's how I've written this book - In simple and easy to relate to terms. Lastly the glue to this new knowledge is repetition, repetition, repetition so I've included learning checks and labs throughout the book to help you. So please enjoy reading this book and make sure to practice, practice, practice what you are learning.