Author: Lance Huffman,Lance Huffman and Joe Natoli

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440186839

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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While investigating a traffic accident, a local Arizona reporter uncovers a new breed of terrorist who wields disturbing advanced technology technology which fundamentally changes the human nature of those who wield it. The reporter finds himself struggling to reveal the truth, fighting to save his life and that of his family. He is in a race against time to preserve our country's security, our freedom, and our way of life..
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Using Cloud Computing to Achieve Business Agility

Author: Melvin B. Greer

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440141973

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

View: 7189

"True to form, Melvin Greer's futurist thinking provides new applicability to Software as a Service that identifies ways of reducing costs, creating greater efficiencies, and ultimately providing significant long-term value through business transformation. He continues to be on the cutting edge of merging business function evolution and technology innovation to increase customer satisfaction and return on investments." -Kevin Manuel-Scott, chairman and CEO, RONIN IT Services, LLC "Melvin Greer provides an excellent guide to the Cloud computing IT model with a solid overview of concepts, business aspects, technical implications, benefits, challenges, and trends. Definitely a 'must read' for IT managers and enterprise architects considering adoption of this flexible, beneficial business model within their organization." -John Magnuson, senior staff engineer, Lockheed Martin "This book offers the most comprehensive view of Cloud computing and SaaS on the market today. The author skillfully lays out a game plan for government and commercial entities alike looking to stay relevant in this burgeoning business paradigm." -Ken Brown, program account executive, IBM Federal Almost every business reaches a time when the fundamentals change. This time is referred to as a strategic inflection point. Adopting new technology or fighting the competition may not be enough when these critical moments arise. That's because inflection points build up force so quickly that organizations may have a hard time even putting a finger on what has changed. The way a firm responds could propel it to new heights or lead to its demise. Over the last few years, industry has begun developing a model of information technology known as Cloud computing, which includes Software as a Service. This new model has reached an inflection point and will give users the choice to purchase IT as a service, as a complement to, or as a replacement of the traditional IT software/hardware infrastructure purchase. It's time for businesses to transform how they approach advanced software and innovative business models so they can achieve real agility. If you are a decision maker involved with the deployment of information technology, then it's imperative that you understand "Software as a Service Inflection Point."
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(Dis)integrating or the New Normal?

Author: Alasdair Young

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351781294

Category: Political Science

Page: 154

View: 1345

The cutting-edge contributions to this book analyse different facets of the European Union (EU): closer integration among the member states, policymaking within a ‘normal’ political system, and the implications of European integration for its member states. This book also considers whether the challenges currently confronting the EU – the lingering Eurozone debt crises, the migrant/refugee crisis, the British decision to leave the EU, and terrorist attacks in Belgium, France and Germany – mark an inflection point for the Union and for the study of the EU. For the first time, ‘less Europe’, rather than closer integration, has emerged as a serious option in response to crisis. This possibility reignites questions of (dis)integration and calls into question the assumption of the EU as a ‘normal’ political system. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy.
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Author: Paul A. Durbin,Gorazd Medic

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139465767

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

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Modern fluid dynamics is a combination of traditional methods of theory and analysis and newer methods of computation and numerical simulation. Fluid Dynamics with a Computational Perspective synthesizes traditional theory and modern computation. It is neither a book on methods of computation, nor a book on analysis; it is about fluid dynamics. The book is ideal for a course on fluid dynamics. Early chapters review the laws of fluid mechanics and survey computational methodology, following chapters study flows in which the Reynolds number increases from creeping flow to turbulence, followed by a thorough discussion of compressible flow and interfaces. Whereas all significant equations and their solutions are presented, their derivations are informal. References for detailed derivations are provided. A chapter on intermediate Reynolds number flows provides illustrative case studies by pure computation. Elsewhere, computations and theory are interwoven.
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Technology and Applications

Author: Hasso Plattner,Alexander Zeier

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642295746

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 267

View: 9446

This book examines for the first time, the ways that in-memory computing is changing the way businesses are run. The authors describe techniques that allow analytical and transactional processing at the speed of thought and enable new ways of doing business.
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A Study of the 1.8 Standard Deviation Inflection Point

Author: Charles Conrick, IV,Scott Hanson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118746937

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 721

Make trades on vertical options spreads with the precision of alaser beam Vertical Options Spreads is a combination of a bona-fideacademic research-based study and a complete method to trade creditand debit spreads, along with other complex option combinationtrades such as iron condors and butterflies. Here, the author hasaccumulated five years of daily data on the ETF, SPY and providedhistorical evidence of actual win rates at specific multiples ofentry points, both in time and price level. For example, traderswill be able to use the weekly options, pick a level of risk andreturn desired, learn how to place the trade, and then discover theactual percent return that the trade would have yielded. This must-have resource includes the basics of option tradingand contains references to many excellent works by other authorsthat explore more about the intricacies of option mechanics andtrading. It is far more than an analysis of one specific asset,SPY, featuring a study of probability theory and how it has appliedto trading over the past five years, including the highly volatile2007 to 2009 time frame and the more "normal" 2010 to 2012 timeperiod. The book offer a thorough understanding of how pricemovement, actual volatility, and implied volatility all provide acomplex but workable web in which the informed trader can generateexcellent returns. However, the trader must have the discipline toact within the confines of probability and the "law" of largenumbers refusing to place trades based on gut feelings orhunches. Offers high-probability based trading that uses the new weeklyoptions Contains handy interactive worksheets that allow traders toselect their own risk/return with precision Includes a website with daily and weekly information on theestimate of the actual standard deviation points on the pricespectrum Vertical Options Spreads offers traders a research-basedguide for trading Standard & Poors 500 ETF, SPY using historicand estimated probabilities and returns that will give them an edgein the marketplace.
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How the Convergence of Cloud, Mobility, Apps, and Data Will Shape the Future of Business

Author: Scott Stawski

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781721921775


Page: 228

View: 9717

Today, a hurricane is forming, and businesses are headed straight into it. This hurricane is arising from the convergence of several enormous trends in information technology, including cloud, mobility, Software as a Service, and Big Data. In Inflection Point, Scott Stawski shows how to harness these fierce winds of change, put them at your back, and sail towards greater competitiveness and customer value. Stawski explains the strategic implications of today's new technology paradigms, helping you reshape strategy to embrace and profit from them. You'll discover how technology and other factors are driving a radical new round of disintermediation, reintermediation, and disruption-and what that means to you and your company. Stawski shows how to go beyond inadequate incremental improvements, dramatically reducing IT spend and virtually eliminating IT capital expenditures. One meaningful step at a time, you'll learn how to transform Operational IT into both a utility and a true business enabler, bringing new speed, flexibility, and focus to what really matters: your true core competencies. BUILD A CONTINUAL TRANSFORMATION ENVIRONMENT THAT'S READY FOR ANYTHING Focus on high-value core competencies, not fixed assets or unchanging processes CONSUME IT THE WAY YOU CONSUME ELECTRICITY Stop running data centers, buying software, and managing applications-forever! LEVERAGE THE CLOUD'S SIMPLICITY WITHOUT LOSING CONTROL OR SECURITY Use standards and governance to maximize cloud benefits with minimal risk HARNESS THE PRECIOUS ASSET YOU MUST ALWAYS KEEP CLOSE: DATA Build data-centric operations to deliver the right knowledge, right now, wherever it's needed
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Volume 2 - Inflection Point

Author: Alex Paknadel,Dan Watters

Publisher: Titan Comics

ISBN: 1785863894

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 114

View: 9363

“The pace never lest up from the start.” – Nerdly With a world-ending threat on the horizon, our modern day Assassins head into the past on the trail of a powerful artefact that could change the course of history. But with deception around every corner and the notorious Black Cross pulling the strings, will they find it before the enemy does? From Paknadel, Watters, Holder and Lesko comes this second thrilling chapter in the ongoing Assassin’s Creed saga! Collects Assassin’s Creed: Uprising #5-8 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri; min-height: 14.0px}
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War and Sacrifice in Corporate America

Author: Traci Medford-Rosow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941859421


Page: 230

View: 8913

Replete with corporate and political intrigue, Inflection Point is the true story of the author and her legal team at Pfizer who found themselves at the epicenter of the world-wide, muli-billion dollar battle for control over the world's most prescribed phamaceutical product, Lipitor. The author charts the course of the team's courageous effort to protect their company's most prized asset and the unforeseen personal consequences they suffered as a result. In New York, London, Paris, Copenhagen, and Ottawa, from the White House to Wall Street, in boardrooms and courtrooms, in the media and behind closed doors, critical disputes are lost and won in a primal struggle for survival.Inflection Point is a fast-paced, high-stakes legal thriller and memoir. But it is also a cautionary tale posing a question as fundamental as it is critical: Have the concerted efforts to bring affordable medicines to consumers crippled the very industry that invents the drugs in the first place?
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Where Trading Meets Investing

Author: David Koper

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781514792919


Page: 80

View: 8516

'Where Trading Meets Investing' is the first concept the new Corporation, The Infection Point Inc., is offering in terms of Educational Book Sales. The company takes an outside approach to delve into how to profit from online stock trading and where to start. The book is filled with stock market data, philosophical strategies, eye-opening figures, chart technical's and much more. The company points out its list of 30 publically traded stocks that have returned over 130% in the last year (July 2014 to July 2015). The Inflection Point Inc. has a diverse team of ten young professionals in place all sharing a very unique desire. Their common vision is to give one million times more in value than they will ever take. The company is humbly and sincerely involved in Educational Book Sales, Value Recruiting, and Investor Returns to name a few. Email [email protected], or visit to view observations of the most positive outliers of the last trading year. If you believe the company has one million in value to take, your experience will be that much more thought provoking.
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Author: Gary D. Knott

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780817641009

Category: Computers

Page: 244

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The study of spline functions is an outgrowth of basic mathematical concepts arising from calculus, analysis and numerical analysis. Spline modelling affects a number of fields: statistics; computer graphics; CAD programming, and other areas of applied mathematics.
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Author: Ilja N. Bronstein,Heiner Mühlig,Gerhard Musiol,Konstantin A. Semendjajew

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783808556719


Page: 1231

View: 4129

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Focusing on the Technological Revolution, the Service Sector Expansion, and the Cultural, Ideological, and Demographic Changes

Author: George Kozmetsky,Piyu Yue

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557533432

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 493

View: 1598

A detailed analysis of US economic transformation in the last 50 years, including the principal drivers for economic growth, US demographic transformation, and the changing sector structure of the US economy.
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Author: Ronald W. Rousseau

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471895589

Category: Science

Page: 1010

View: 1953

Surveys the selection, design, and operation of most of the industrially important separation processes. Discusses the underlying principles on which the processes are based, and provides illustrative examples of the use of the processes in a modern context. Features thorough treatment of newer separation processes based on membranes, adsorption, chromatography, ion exchange, and chemical complexation. Includes a review of historically important separation processes such as distillation, absorption, extraction, leaching, and crystallization and considers these techniques in light of recent developments affecting them.
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Author: John Kenkel

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439881057

Category: Science

Page: 537

View: 3558

Written as a training manual for chemistry-based laboratory technicians, this thoroughly updated fourth edition of the bestselling Analytical Chemistry for Technicians emphasizes the applied aspects rather than the theoretical ones. The book begins with classical quantitative analysis and follows with a practical approach to the complex world of sophisticated electronic instrumentation commonly used in real-world laboratories. Providing a foundation for the two key qualities—the analytical mindset and a basic understanding of the analytical instrumentation—this book helps prepare individuals for success on the job. Chapters cover sample preparation; gravimetric analysis; titrimetric analysis; instrumental analysis; spectrochemical methods, such as atomic spectroscopy and UV-Vis and IR molecular spectrometry; chromatographic techniques, including gas chromatography and high-performance liquid chromatography; electroanalytical methods; and more. Incorporating an additional ten years of teaching experience since the publication of the third edition, the author has made significant updates and enhancements to the fourth edition. More than 150 new photographs and either new or reworked drawings spanning every chapter to assist the visual learner A new chapter on mass spectrometry, covering GC-MS, LC-MS, LC-MS-MS, and ICP-MS Thirteen new laboratory experiments An introductory section before chapter 1 to give students a preview of general laboratory considerations, safety, laboratory notebooks, and instrumental analysis Additional end-of-chapter problems, expanded "report"-type questions, and inclusion of relevant section headings in the Questions and Problems sections Application Notes in each chapter An appendix providing a glossary of quality assurance and good laboratory practice (GLP) terms
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