Author: Amir Manzoor
Publisher: Amir Manzoor
Release Date: 2012-03-19
Genre: Business & Economics
Today's business is technology-driven. Information technology plays a key role in today's business environment. A great number of businesses, small and large, rely on computers and software to provide accurate information for effective management of their business and to perform successfully. Readers will learn how to use information technology in work environment. They will learn how to use common business software such as word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and Web browser software, and learn the current issues related to the impact of information technology on businesses. This book is suitable for undergraduate students, professionals, and anyone willing to build a solid foundation of the information technology skills needed at the workplace.
Author: Kim-Phuong L. Vu
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2011-04-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering
The Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design covers basic human factors issues relating to screen design, input devices, and information organization and processing, as well as addresses newer features which will become prominent in the next generation of Web technologies. These include multimodal interfaces, wireless capabilities, and agents that can improve convenience and usability. Written by leading researchers and/or practitioners in the field, this volume reflects the varied backgrounds and interests of individuals involved in all aspects of human factors and Web design and includes chapters on a full range of topics. Divided into 12 sections, this book covers: historical backgrounds and overviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) specific subfields of HFE issues involved in content preparation for the Web information search and interactive information agents designing for universal access and specific user populations the importance of incorporating usability evaluations in the design process task analysis, meaning analysis, and performance modeling specific Web applications in academic and industrial settings Web psychology and information security emerging technological developments and applications for the Web the costs and benefits of incorporating human factors for the Web and the state of current guidelines The Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design is intended for researchers and practitioners concerned with all aspects of Web design. It could also be used as a text for advanced courses in computer science, industrial engineering, and psychology.
Author: David R. Matthews
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2012-08-28
Although we live in a world where we are surrounded in an ever-deepening fog of data, few understand how the data are created, where data are stored, or how to retrieve or destroy data. Accessible to readers at all levels of technical understanding, Electronically Stored Information: The Complete Guide to Management, Understanding, Acquisition, Storage, Search, and Retrieval covers all aspects of electronic data and how it should be managed. Using easy-to-understand language, the book explains: exactly what electronic information is, the different ways it can be stored, why we need to manage it from a legal and organizational perspective, who is likely to control it, and how it can and should be acquired to meet legal and managerial goals. Its reader-friendly format means you can read it cover to cover or use it as a reference where you can go straight to the information you need. Complete with links and references to additional information, technical software solutions, helpful forms, and time-saving guides, it provides you with the tools to manage the increasingly complex world of electronic information that permeates every part of our world.
Author: Michael Meyers
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2012-08-01
The bestselling CompTIA A+ reference and test preparation guide--fully revised for the new 2012 exam topics Written by the leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and training, the new edition of this trusted resource offers complete, up-to-date coverage of CompTIA A+ exams 220-801 and 220-802. You’ll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Prepare for the exams with confidence! McGraw-Hill is a Gold-Level CompTIA Authorized Partner offering Authorized CompTIA Approved Quality Content to give you the competitive edge on exam day. This comprehensive guide also serves as an essential on-the-job reference after certification. Covers all exam objectives, including how to: Work with CPUs, RAM, BIOS settings, motherboards, power supplies, and other PC components Install, configure, and troubleshoot hard drives Manage input devices and removable media Install, upgrade, and troubleshoot Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 Troubleshoot all common PC problems Install video and multimedia cards Work with smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices Install and configure wired and wireless networks Connect to the Internet Protect your PC and your network Install, configure, and manage printers Work with virtualization technologies Understand safety and environmental issues Electronic content includes: Practice exams for 801 & 802 with hundreds of questions More than one hour of free video training from Mike Meyers A collection of Mike’s latest favorite shareware and freeware PC tools and utilities Adobe Digital Edition eBook—free download (subject to Adobe's system requirements)
Author: John R. Levine
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-02-23
In der 12., ?berarbeiteten und aktualisierten Auflage des Bestsellers finden Sie alles, was Sie zum Internet-Einstieg brauchen: alle Informationen zum Internetzugang, dem Unterschied zwischen WWW, Usenet und anderen Diensten, Chatten, Bloggen, E-Mail, Internet-Telefonie, RSS-Feeds, Podcasting, sozialen Netzwerken und vielem mehr. Die Autoren zeigen Ihnen, wie Sie mit dem Windows Internet Explorer 8 und Google Chrome ins Internet kommen und wie Sie mit Windows Mail, dem Nachfolger von Outlook Express, E-Mails verschicken. Auch die Sicherheitsvorkehrungen f?r ein sorgloses Surfen, Antivirensoftware und Firewalls werden nicht vergessen.
Author: Kelly Niles-Yokum, PhD, MPA
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2014-12-10
Genre: Social Science
"The eighth edition of Aging Networks is particularly well-suited for use in the classroom, and can be used or adapted for a wide variety of disciplines including gerontology, social work, public health, public administration, nursing and other health professions... This small volume is not only an excellent learning tool, but also a ìmust-haveî handbook for aging professionals in many fields." --Noreen A. Shugrue Research Associate, University of Connecticut Center on Aging Farmington, CT Educational Gerontology As our population ages, the need for comprehensive, up-to-date knowledge about aging services in the United States becomes more and more crucial. This highly accessible and concise text about such resources provides students and practitioners of gerontologyóalong with all professionals whose work concerns the well-being of older adultsówith a current, detailed description and analysis of federal, state, local, and global programs and services for older people with or without cognitive, physical, and social needs. Thoroughly updated to encompass the new information available concerning later life, it reflects critical changes to legislation, health care, and current trends, and focuses on the strengths of older adults, their diversity, and the role our multilayered aging network plays in advocacy, community independence, and engagement. Commentary and critical thinking challenges from policymakers, program directors, and educators facilitate high-level thinking and independent analysis of the aging networks, past, present, and future. The eighth edition underscores recent policy changes and how these changes will impact the lives of older adults. "Perspectives" boxes throughout the text highlight complex themes addressed by experts, and "Critical Thinking" topics and questions encourage reflection and discussion. The new edition also describes initiatives that highlight best-practice approaches and model projects designed to facilitate positive change. Along with a vast amount of new and revised information reinforced with a variety of perspectives in historical and current contexts, the book features an international perspective highlighting the collaborative efforts driving many aspects of aging network programming. Additionally, the book focuses on the unique issues of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population along with programs designed to address them. NEW TO THE EIGHTH EDITION: Expert analyses and insights into complex themes Reflects reorganization of the aging network under the Administration for Community Living, and policy changes affecting practice International perspectives such as the World Health Organization's Age-Friendly Cities Project Innovative and model projects and programs Expanded focus on issues unique to the LGBT population The influence of social determinants on older adults and the aging networks Caregiving issues Disaster and emergency preparedness Effects of economic downturn on the aging population Elder mistreatment Changes in employment and retirement patterns Supporting "aging in place" New and expanded educator's ancillary packet
Author: Herbert Schildt
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2011-02-07
The Definitive Java Programming Guide In Java: The Complete Reference, Eighth Edition, bestselling programming author Herb Schildt shows you everything you need to develop, compile, debug, and run Java programs. Updated for Java Platform, Standard Edition 7 (Java SE 7), this comprehensive volume covers the entire Java language, including its syntax, keywords, and fundamental programming principles. You'll also find information on key elements of the Java API library. JavaBeans, servlets, applets, and Swing are examined and real-world examples demonstrate Java in action. In addition, new Java SE 7 features such as try-with-resources, strings in switch, type inference with the diamond operator, NIO.2, and the Fork/Join Framework are discussed in detail. Coverage includes: Data types and operators Control statements Classes and objects Constructors and methods Method overloading and overriding Interfaces and packages Inheritance Exception handling Generics Autoboxing Enumerations Annotations The try-with-resources statement Varargs Multithreading The I/O classes Networking The Collections Framework Applets and servlets JavaBeans AWT and Swing The Concurrent API Much, much more
Author: Nicholas Carr
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
Release Date: 2011-12-22
Genre: Social Science
Wie beeinflusst sie Körper und Geist? Heute schon gegoogelt? Im Durchschnitt sind die Deutschen etwa zweieinhalb Stunden täglich online. Neuesten Studien zufolge, so zeigt Bestsellerautor und IT-Experte Nicholas Carr, bewirkt bereits eine Onlinestunde am Tag erstaunliche neurologische Prägungen in unserem Gehirn. Wer das Internet nach Informationen, sozialen Kontakten oder Unterhaltung durchforstet, verwendet, anders als beim Buch- oder Zeitunglesen, einen Großteil seiner geistigen Energie auf die Beherrschung des Mediums selbst. Und macht sich um die Inhalte, buchstäblich, keinen Kopf. Die Folge: Im Internetzeitalter lesen wir oberflächlicher, lernen wir schlechter, erinnern wir uns schwächer denn je. Von den Anpassungsleistungen unseres Gehirns profitieren nicht wir, sondern die Konzerne, die mit Klickzahlen Kasse machen. In seinem neuen Buch verbindet Carr, zwanzig Jahre nach Entstehung des World Wide Web, seine medienkritische Bilanz mit einer erhellenden Zeitreise durch Philosophie-, Technologie- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte – von Sokrates’ Skepsis gegenüber der Schrift, dem Menschen als Uhrwerk und Nietzsches Schreibmaschine bis zum User als Gegenstand aktueller Debatten und Studien. Und er vermittelt – jenseits von vagem Kulturpessimismus – anhand greifbarer Untersuchungen und Experimente, wie das Internet unser Denken verändert.
Author: Tay Vaughan
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2010-11-29
This thoroughly revised and updated full-color text covers the most current multimedia tools, techniques, and technologies, including Web and mobile content design and delivery Multimedia: Making It Work, Eighth Edition teaches fundamental multimedia concepts and shows you the process of managing multimedia production. Beginning with the essential multimedia building blocks of text, images, sound, animation, and video, the book educates you on the business of making multimedia. Project planning, costs, design, production, talent acquisition, testing, and delivery are also covered. Discussions of the most up-to-date technologies run throughout the chapters, with coverage of Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), the architecture for multimedia content delivery used in mobile devices. Lab projects have been updated with applications of multimedia on the Web, such as shooting videos on a cell phone and uploading the results to websites. Both Windows and Mac environments are covered. Starting with this edition, software tools will be drawn from Open Source and shareware. Each chapter of the text focuses on highlighted learning objectives and includes chapter summaries, key term lists, end-of-chapter quizzes, and lab projects. Multimedia: Making It Work, Eighth Edition features: New coverage of Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), the architecture for multimedia content delivery to mobile devices Updated lab projects that feature multimedia Web applications A focus on open source software tools Free Online Learning Center with two user interfaces: student interface includes objectives and links to chapter quizzes; instructor interface hosts instructor’s guide, course syllabus, end-of-chapter question solutions, PowerPoint slides, and a link to an EZ Test test bank. CD-ROM with all the chapter review questions from the book in a practice test application and trial versions of different multimedia software All-inclusive coverage: What is Multimedia; Text; Images; Sound; Animation; Video; Making Multimedia; Multimedia Skills; Planning and Costing; Design and Production; Content and Talent; The Internet and Multimedia; Designing for the Web; Delivering
Author: Robert K. Conyne
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release Date: 2013-05-03
Group Work Leadership: An Introduction for Helpers presents an evidence-based approach to the theory and practice of group work. Renowned counselor, psychologist, and group work fellow Dr. Robert K. Conyne advances this unique and evolving service in a three-part, comprehensive overview of the skills necessary for trainees of counseling and other helping professionals to succeed in group settings. Section I covers the breadth and foundations of group work; best practice and ethical considerations; dynamics and processes in group work; and how groups tend to develop over time. Section II explores group work leadership styles, methods, techniques, and strategies, as well as both traditional and innovative group work theories. Section III examines the role of reflection in group practice, as well as selecting effective intervention strategies in various settings.
Kaufmann and Schwitters have built this text's reputation on clear and concise exposition, numerous examples, and plentiful problem sets. This traditional text consistently reinforces the following common thread: learn a skill; practice the skill to help solve equations; and then apply what you have learned to solve application problems. This simple, straightforward approach has helped many students grasp and apply fundamental problem solving skills necessary for future mathematics courses. Algebraic ideas are developed in a logical sequence, and in an easy-to-read manner, without excessive vocabulary and formalism. The open and uncluttered design helps keep students focused on the concepts while minimizing distractions. Problems and examples reference a broad range of topics, as well as career areas such as electronics, mechanics, and health, showing students that mathematics is part of everyday life. The text's resource package anchored by Enhanced WebAssign, an online homework management tool saves instructors time while also providing additional help and skill-building practice for students outside of class. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: David Tewksbury
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2012-02-24
Genre: Political Science
Online news sites play an ever-pervasive role in the daily gathering and flow of political information. Media has always played an intermediary role in the way that citizens receive and process news, but, with the speed of information transmission, the segmentation of news sources, and the rise of citizen journalism, issues of authority, audience, and even the definition of "news" have shifted and become blurred. News on the Internet synthesizes research on developing and current patterns of online news provision with the literature on traditional, offline media to create a conceptual map for understanding the way that public affairs and news are presented and consumed on the internet. Tewksbury and Rittenberg look at the dual role of the internet as a source of authoritative news and as a vehicle for citizens in contemporary democracies to create and share political information. Throughout, they address the tension between the benefits of internet news provision, specifically increased citizen engagement, and the negative, perhaps counterintuitive, effects: the fragmentation of knowledge and polarization of opinion in contemporary democracies. News on the Internet focuses on these points of conflict and contradiction in the online news environment and offers conclusions and predictions for how these phenomena will develop in the future.