Annotation Examining key components and concepts in e-commerce, this study identifies critical factors relating to success in the global business environment. It also describes the economics of e-commerce and the practical issues concerning its application. Specific chapters discuss privacy, structure, policy concerns, customer loyalty, trust, internal audits, payment mechanisms, mobile communications, and costs. Contributors include scholars from North America, Europe, Saudi Arabia, and China. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
"Soft Computing and its Applications in Business and Economics," or SC-BE for short, is a work whose importance is hard to exaggerate. Authored by leading contributors to soft computing and its applications, SC-BE is a sequel to an earlier book by Professors R. A. Aliev and R. R. Aliev, "Soft Computing and Its Applications," World Scientific, 200l. SC-BE is a self-contained exposition of the foundations of soft computing, and presents a vast compendium of its applications to business, finance, decision analysis and economics. One cannot but be greatly impressed by the wide variety of applications - applications ranging from use of fuzzy logic in transportation and health case systems, to use...
The three volume set LNCS 4232, LNCS 4233, and LNCS 4234 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, ICONIP 2006, held in Hong Kong, China in October 2006. The 386 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 1175 submissions.
Today, opportunities and challenges of available technology can be utilized as strategic and tactical resources for your organization. Conversely, failure to be current on the latest trends and issues of IT can lead to ineffective and inefficient management of IT resources. Managing Information Technology in a Global Economy is a valuable collection of papers that presents IT management perspectives from professionals around the world. The papers introduce new ideas, refine old ones and possess interesting scenarios to help the reader develop company-sensitive management strategies.
There is a growing interest in developing intelligent systems that would enable users to accomplish complex tasks in a Web-centric environment with relative ease by utilizing such technologies as intelligent agents, distributed computing and computer supported collaborative work. This book brings together researchers in related fields to explore various aspects of ISS design and implementation, as well as to share experiences and lessons learned in deploying intelligent support systems.
Information modeling techniques are used during information systems analysis and design, and are important kinds of techniques, that are part of information systems development methodologies. An optimal information modeling technique may be defined as an information modeling technique that is most appropriate to be applied in a specific situation indicated by certain contingency factors. Optimal Information Modeling Techniques examines these methods and provides the most recent research in the field, to be applied to the management applications of modern organizations.
The IT revolution has affected the entire world by producing a new, Internet-based, digital economy. The challenges faced by developing countries in hamessing the full potential of IT are not really very different from those that confronted the U.S. in its journey toward the Internet economy. Information Technology Management in Developing Countries discusses the possible pitfalls and triumphs involved when implementing this entity into the structure of a developing country.
Advances in technology are making Web-Based Education (WBE) a reality, but there are still many questions that need to be answered. These questions and more are addressed in Web-Based Instructional Learning.
Software process reengineering has become highly visible over the past several years. Efforts are being undertaken by organizations of all types and sizes as they attempt to deal with the challenges of quality, complexity and competitiveness. As an emerging technology, the effectiveness and potential impact of process improvement efforts have been debated, but not fully tested or validated. At the very core of this technological evolution is the idea that the quality of a software product is highly dependent on the quality of the process used for its development. Successful Software Reengineering examines the most recent theories, models, approaches and processes involved with the concept of software improvement and reengineering.
Enterprise evolution (or electronic enterprise) is the road map to well-planned evolution of enterprise complexity with business and system strategies integration through standardized and synchronized architectures of IT components. This book provides a method of how to analyze, design and manage the applications of IT in a complex, evolving enterprise. It provides a vision for IT leaders with practical solutions for IT implementation.