This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. This book covers all of the traditional topics taught in a Computer Concepts, Digital Literacy, or Computer Literacy course. Visualizing Technology is a highly visual, engaging computer concepts textbook. Unlike other textbooks, Visualizing Technology does not include pages full of long paragraphs. Instead, important topics are presented in the way students are hardwired to think--with smaller sections of text, creative use of images for easier understanding, and chapters that are organized as articles with catchy headlines. The sixth edition continues to provide a hands-on approach to learning computer concepts in which students learn a little and then apply what they are learning in a project or simulation, or watch a Viz Clip video to dive deeper into the subject matter. Each chapter has two How-To projects focused on Digital Literacy and Essential Job Skills so that students are gaining the skills needed for professional and personal success. Additionally, students learn about the important topics of ethics, green computing, and careers in every chapter. As technology continually evolves, so does the content. In this new edition, all of the content has been reviewed and updated to cover the latest technology, including Windows 10, masOS Sierra, and more coverage of troubleshooting and security. The Pearson eText 2.0 adds a new level of accessibility and interactivity, and new infographics provide a truly visual picture of key topics. Highlights of what’s new in this edition NEW. Digital Competency Badge offered through Pearson MyLab™ IT NEW. Pearson eText 2.0 provides an interactive and accessible learning experience UPDATED. All content updated for currency ADDED. A variety of Infographics illustrate complex topics visually UPDATED. Viz Clip videos have been updated as needed ADDED. More coverage of Windows 10, macOS Sierra ADDED. More coverage of troubleshooting and security The optimal way to experience Visualizing Technology is with Pearson MyLab IT. All of the instruction, practice, review, and assessment resources are in one place, allowing you to arrange your course from an instructional perspective that gives students a consistent, measurable learning experience from chapter to chapter. Available with MyLab IT Pearson MyLab IT is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed for Information Technology (IT) courses, to engage students and improve results. MyLab IT for Computer Concepts provides activities for Instruction, Practice, Review, and Assessment in a fully integrated course, providing a seamless learning experience. The integrated Pearson eText allows students to experience continuous digital learning in an interactive environment. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab™ & Mastering™ does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.
This book covers all of the traditional topics taught in a Computer Concepts, Digital Literacy, or Computer Literacy course. Always current; always innovative Visualizing Technology is a highly visual, engaging way to teach computer concepts. You won't find pages full of long paragraphs, but you will find all the important topics you need to cover - written the way students are hardwired to think. Smaller sections of text, creative use of images, and magazine-style chapters with catchy headlines capture students' interest and make it easier to learn. The 7th Edition continues to provide a hands-on approach in which students learn a skill and then quickly apply it to a project or simulation, or watch a Viz Clip video to dive deeper. Each chapter has two How-To projects - focusing on Digital Literacy and Essential Job Skills - as well as an emphasis on ethics, green computing, and careers. And, as technology continually evolves, so does the content. Also available packaged with MyLab(tm)IT or via Revel(tm). MyLab is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. MyLab IT gives students the resources they need to be successful in their course, while also preparing them for their future careers. Revel Visualizing Technology is an interactive digital learning environment that replaces the print textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab, or via Revel, ask your instructor to confirm the correct ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab, search for: 0134832531 / 9780134832531 MyLab IT for Visualizing Technology Introductory, 7th Edition, by Geoghan Package consists of: 0134816439 / 9780134816432 Visualizing Technology Introductory, 7e 0134787579 / 9780134787572 MyLab IT with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Visualizing Technology If you would like to purchase the Revel version, search for: 0134787544 / 9780134787541 Revel Visualizing Technology -- Access Card, 7/e
Author: Peter Stanwick
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release Date: 2013-02-20
Genre: Business & Economics
Highly applied and packed with real-world examples and cases, Understanding Business Ethics, Second Edition by Peter A. Stanwick and Sarah D. Stanwick, prepares readers for the ethical dilemmas they may face in their chosen careers by providing broad, comprehensive coverage of business ethics from a global perspective. The book's 26 cases deal with a variety of ethical areas, including Ponzi schemes, fraud, product recall, bribery, telephone hacking, insider trading, the illegal downloading of copyrighted material, the unethical and dangerous activities of a monopoly, and dangerous working conditions, as well as four cases that emphasize the positive aspects of business ethics.
Author: Charles P. Pfleeger
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional
Release Date: 2003
This third edition of the all time classic computer security book provides an overview of all types of computer security from centralized systems to distributed networks. The book has been updated to make the most current information in the field available and accessible to today's professionals.
COLLEGE ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS FOR BUSINESS AND LIFE SCIENCES, Second Edition, meets the demand for courses that emphasize problem solving, modeling, and real-world applications for business and the life sciences. The authors provide a firm foundation in algebraic concepts, and prompt students to apply their understanding to relevant examples and applications they are likely to encounter in college or in their careers. The program addresses the needs of students at all levels--and in particular those who may have struggled in previous algebra courses--offering an abundance of examples and exercises that reinforce concepts and make learning more dynamic. The early introduction of functions in Chapter 1 ensures compatibility with syllabi and provides a framework for student learning. Instructors can also opt to use graphing technology as a tool for problem solving and for review or retention. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: James P. Womack
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-09-26
Genre: Business & Economics
Lean Thinking was launched in the fall of 1996, just in time for the recession of 1997. It told the story of how American, European, and Japanese firms applied a simple set of principles called 'lean thinking' to survive the recession of 1991 and grow steadily in sales and profits through 1996. Even though the recession of 1997 never happened, companies were starving for information on how to make themselves leaner and more efficient. Now we are dealing with the recession of 2001 and the financial meltdown of 2002. So what happened to the exemplar firms profiled in Lean Thinking? In the new fully revised edition of this bestselling book those pioneering lean thinkers are brought up to date. Authors James Womack and Daniel Jones offer new guidelines for lean thinking firms and bring their groundbreaking practices to a brand new generation of companies that are looking to stay one step ahead of the competition.
Author: Richard Susskind
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date: 2015-10-22
Genre: Business & Economics
This book predicts the decline of today's professions and describes the people and systems that will replace them. In an Internet society, according to Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind, we will neither need nor want doctors, teachers, accountants, architects, the clergy, consultants, lawyers, and many others, to work as they did in the 20th century. The Future of the Professions explains how 'increasingly capable systems' - from telepresence to artificial intelligence - will bring fundamental change in the way that the 'practical expertise' of specialists is made available in society. The authors challenge the 'grand bargain' - the arrangement that grants various monopolies to today's professionals. They argue that our current professions are antiquated, opaque and no longer affordable, and that the expertise of the best is enjoyed only by a few. In their place, they propose six new models for producing and distributing expertise in society. The book raises important practical and moral questions. In an era when machines can out-perform human beings at most tasks, what are the prospects for employment, who should own and control online expertise, and what tasks should be reserved exclusively for people? Based on the authors' in-depth research of more than ten professions, and illustrated by numerous examples from each, this is the first book to assess and question the relevance of the professions in the 21st century.
Author: Dong-Wook Song
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Release Date: 2015-04-03
Genre: Business & Economics
Globalisation and the rapid increase in world trade in the past decade have contributed to greater demand for international transport and logistics and, consequently, the expansion of the maritime industry. The dramatic changes in the mode of world trade and cargo transportation make it more important than ever to have a clear understanding of the way in which freight is transported by sea and the role of ports in this exchange. At the cutting edge in its assessment of the industry, Maritime Logistics covers the whole scope of maritime logistics and examines latest logistical developments within the port and shipping industry. With a range of new international contributors, this new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. There are new chapters on port centric logistics, hinterland logistics and global supply chains, maritime transport and logistics as a trade facilitator, and future trends and developments. Written by a team of international experts with over fifty years' experience in the field, Maritime Logistics provides a truly global perspective. The book covers everything that students of logistics, as well as those working within the industry, need to know about maritime logistics, including shipping lines, containers, tankers, dry bulk, port-centric logistics, and much more. The book includes contributions from leading practitioners and academics in the field. The new edition includes a variety of new contributors, including: A. Michael Knemeyer, Associate Professor of Logistics, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University; John P. Saldanha, Assistant Professor of Logistics, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University; Prof. Dr. Michele Acciaro, Assistant Professor of Maritime Logistics, THE KLU, Hamburg; Prof. Dr. Joern Meissner, Professor of Supply Chain Management & Pricing Strategy, THE KLU, Hamburg.
Author: Robert Mason
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Release Date: 2015-09-03
Genre: Business & Economics
The Lean Supply Chain: Managing the Challenge at Tesco explores how Tesco have and are addressing the challenge of managing their supply chains. It examines how they have used lean thinking, loyalty and simplicity and grew under a determined supply chain strategy to achieve their dominant UK and global position. It shows how Tesco's senior leadership made a simple, but game-changing, decision to focus the business on its customers rather than the conventional approach of "competing with our competitors" and asks whether the approach to managing the supply chain needs to be adapted to deal with current challenges that Tesco face. Barry Evans and Robert Mason look at Tesco's origins, how the retailer developed one of the best supply chains in the world, as well as their continuous improvement and current developments that are required to maintain its competitiveness. This book demonstrates Tesco's most successful strategies through real life examples, drawing upon the authors' deep knowledge of how Tesco has developed and succeeded from both an academic and practitioner perspective. It includes an assessment of how Tesco are dealing with current day challenges and market changes, including their successful rollout of online shopping and convenience stores as well as how they are attempting to maintain their position as the UK's largest retailer.
Author: Jeffrey K. Liker
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2011-04-15
Genre: Business & Economics
Building upon the international bestselling Toyota Way series of books by Jeffrey Liker, The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement looks critically at lean deployments and identifies the root causes of why most of them fail. The book is organized into three major sections outlining: Why it is critical to go beyond implementing lean tools and, instead, build a culture of continuous improvement that connects operational excellence to business strategy Case studies from seven unique industries written from the perspective of the sensei (teacher) who led the lean transformation Lessons about transforming your own vision of an ideal organization into reality Section One: Using the Plan-Do-Check-Adjust (PDCA) methodology, Liker and Franz contrast true PDCA thinking to that of the popular, superficial approach of copying "lean solutions." They describe the importance of developing people and show how the Toyota Way principles support and drive continuous improvement. Explaining how lean systems and processes start with a purpose that provides a true north direction for all activities, they wrap up this section by examining the glaring differences between building a system of people, processes, and problem- solving that is truly lean versus that of simply trying to "lean out" a process. Section Two: This section brings together seven case studies as told by the sensei who led the transformation efforts. The companies range from traditional manufacturers, overhaul and maintenance of submarines, nuclear fuel rod production, health care providers, pathology labs, and product development. Each of these industries is different but the approaches used were remarkably similar. Section Three: Beginning with a composite story describing a company in its early days of lean implementation, this section describes what went right and wrong during the initial implementation efforts. The authors bring to light some of the difficulties the sensei faces, such as bureaucracies, closed-minded mechanical thinking, and the challenges of developing lean coaches who can facilitate real change. They address the question: Which is better, slow and deep organic deployment or fast and broad mechanistic deployment? The answer may surprise you. The book ends with a discussion on how to make continuous improvement a way of life at your company and the role of leadership in any lean transformation. The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement is required reading for anyone seeking to transcend his or her tools-based approach and truly embrace a culture of continuous improvement.
Author: Mary Anne Poatsy
Release Date: 2016-05-27
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. This book covers introductory Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, with an additional Windows 10 chapter. Beyond point-and-click The goal of the Exploring series is to move students beyond the point-and-click, to understanding the why and how behind each skill. And because so much learning takes place outside of the classroom, this series provides learning tools that students can access anywhere, anytime. Students go to college now with a different set of skills than they did years ago. With this in mind, the Exploring series seeks to move students beyond the basics of the software at a faster pace, without sacrificing coverage of the fundamental skills that everyone needs to know. Also available with MyITLab MyITLab ® is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed for Information Technology (IT) courses, which engages students and improves results. HTML5 Simulation exercises and Live-in-Application Grader projects come with the convenience of auto-grading and instant feedback, helping students learn more quickly and effectively. Digital badges lets students showcase their Microsoft Office or Computer Concepts competencies, keeping them motivated and focused on their future careers. MyITLab builds the critical skills needed for college and career success. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyITLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyITLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. GO! with Office 2016 Getting Started is an Introductory text that offers a chapter on core Office 2016 features, and then one chapter for each of the four primary applications that introduces students to the basic features of each. Using the scenario-based instructional projects students learn the basics and then apply them through mastery, problem-solving, and critical thinking projects. In today's fast-moving, mobile environment, the GO! with Office 2016 series focuses on the job skills needed to succeed in the workforce. With job-related projects that put Microsoft Office® into context, students learn the how and why at the moment they need to know, all in the appropriate Microsoft procedural syntax. For Office 2016, the hallmark guided-practice to skill-mastery pathway is better than ever. Students have many opportunities to work live in Microsoft office to apply the skills they've learned. In addition, these learning objectives are presented in project-based scenarios that prompt students to prove mastery in the context of real-world application. NOTE: This is the standalone book(spiral bound), if you want the book/access card order the ISBN below; 0134582152 / 9780134582153 GO! with Microsoft Office 2016 Getting Started & MyITLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for GO! 2016 with Technology In Action Package Package consists of: 0134444957 / 9780134444956 MyITLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for GO! 2016 with Technology In Action 0134497066 / 9780134497068 GO! with Microsoft Office 2016 Getting Started ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products.
Designed for a new generation of learners Skills for Success teaches students the way they prefer to learn software-instead of reading big blocks of text, they'd rather see and do. Using the hallmark visual layout, students complete an entire skill in just two pages. Step-by-step instructions are aligned with full size screens image to guide students as they progress through each new skill. No matter what device they are using-desktop or tablet-or their current skill level, students will learn what they need to get started quickly. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyMathLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyMathLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.
For undergraduate database management students or business professionals Here's practical help for understanding, creating, and managing small databases--from two of the world's leading database authorities. Database Concepts gives undergraduate database management students and business professionals alike a firm understanding of the concepts behind the software, using Access 2016 to illustrate the concepts and techniques. Three projects run throughout the text, to show students how to apply the concepts to real-life business situations. The text provides flexibility for choosing the software instructors want to use in class; allows students to work with new, complete databases, including Wedgewood Pacific, Heather Sweeney Designs, and Wallingford Motors; and includes coverage for some of the latest information on databases available. Teaching and Learning Experience This text will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Here's how: Provides a firm understanding of the concepts behind the software Uses Access 2013 to illustrate the concepts and techniques while also providing flexibility to choose the software used in class Allows students to work with new, complete databases Includes coverage of some of the latest information available
Author: Jeff Hoffer
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
Release Date: 2016-02-23
For introductory courses in Database Management. Provide the latest information in database development Focusing on what leading database practitioners say are the most important aspects to database development, Modern Database Management presents sound pedagogy, and topics that are critical for the practical success of database professionals. The Twelfth Edition further facilitates learning with illustrations that clarify important concepts and new media resources that make some of the more challenging material more engaging. Also included are general updates and expanded material in the areas undergoing rapid change due to improved managerial practices, database design tools and methodologies, and database technology.