ICT Futures provides an insightful introduction to the major technology trends in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and to the economic, commercial and societal environment which is shaping them.
The experienced author-team, consisting of experts from both industry and academia, addresses:
The book covers a vast wealth of material, with a strong focus upon the impending changes to the way ICT operates.This reference is a valuable tool for people in managerial roles, CIOs, CTOs, business and technology strategists, and students undertaking technology MBAs, or technology modules in general MBAs. Professionals working in ICT will also find this book valuable.
Dr John Davies Leads the Next Generation Web research group within the IT Futures Centre at BT. Current interests centre around the application of semantic web and Web 2.0 technology to knowledge management, business intelligence, information integration and service-oriented environments. John is chairman of the European many papers and books in the area of semantic technology and its business applications, web-based information management and knowledge management; and has served on the program committee of numerous conferences in these areas. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Chartered Engineer. Earlier research at BT let to the development of a set of knowledge management tools which are the subject of a number of patents. These tools ere spun out of Bt and are now marketed by Infonic Ltd, of which John is Group Technical Advisor.John received the BT Technology Award for Technology Entrepreneurship for his contribution to the Creation of Infonic. John can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Brown is Head of the Foresight team in BT Research and Venturing where his key role is to help BT and its customers manage the future. His role is particularly important to the development of BT, and along with the contribution so his other team members, he is successfully predicting fast-paced changes in technology. This ensures that BT invests widely and continues to offer the right services needed by customers, both for today and tomorrow. David has written many articles on technology strategy and economics. Previous reasonability within his time at BT includes leading teams in the network strategy, product management and applications development fields. Before joining BT, David worked for ICL as a systems engineer. David gained a BSc in Mathematics from Durham University and h olds a Sloan Fellowship MSc in Economics from the London Business School. David can be contacted at email@example.com
This book provides the perfect companion to the available TTCN-3 language standards filling the gaps in areas such as style guide, structuring, and pointing out the dangers or pitfalls based on the author’s personal TTCN-3 experience from language standardization, tool implementation and applying TTCN-3 for a number of years in the real world. The style and level of the book make it suitable for both engineers learning and applying the language in the real world and students learning TTCN-3 as part of their studies.
The author gives a simplified picture of the current situation in terms of structures and architecture of a network, bearing in mind the necessary quality of service and the profitability of investments, accompanied by references to recent economic works. An overview is given on the general themes of regulation and tariff principles, and the relations between supply and demand, from the perspectives of professional and residential users and network operators. Different aspects of the present situations of networks and the incidence of the Internet on the economy are also presented.
In conclusion, the reader will obtain an overview of the most significant issues likely to influence the economics of communications networks as they are today.
Telecommunications Internetworking delivers the information you need to be a player in today's and tomorrow's internetworked telecom -- the quickly evolving field, where technology and economics are inextricably linked. This unique, first-of-its-kind resource gives you both in-depth technical explanations and prescient business forecasts, in everyday language. Writing with the expertise of both an electrical engineer and a communications industry executive, author P. J. Louis explains the technology behind networks, from the intricate technical steps involved in a common landline phone call to the practicalities of linking all types of systems. Along with an understanding of PCS/cellular, paging, satellite, Internet/LANs/WANs, SS7, and cabling technologies, you’ll gain the insight and confidence you need to:
* Design telecom networks of enduring value Base business decisions on a savvy overview of technologies, their interrelationships, and their futures
* Position your network advantageously for connectivity, access, seamlessness, convergence, and artificial intelligence
* Link networks using the most farsighted technical options
* Evaluate networks' potentials and roles as telecom providers
* Discover money-making services that networks can provide not only to consumers, but also to each other
* Gain a farsighted view of intelligent networking and other emerging technologies
* Anticipate technical changes that will affect future network success
Software agents will be able to create automatically new services from already published services, with potentially huge implications for models of e-Business.
Semantic Web Technologies provides a comprehensive overview of key semantic knowledge technologies and research. The authors explain (semi-)automatic ontology generation and metadata extraction in depth, along with ontology management and mediation. Further chapters examine how Semantic Web technology is being applied in knowledge management (“Semantic Information Access”) and in the next generation of Web services.
Semantic Web Technologies:Provides a comprehensive exposition of the state-of-the art in Semantic Web research and key technologies. Explains the use of ontologies and metadata to achieve machine-interpretability. Describes methods for ontology learning and metadata generation. Discusses ontology management and evolution, covering ontology change detection and propagation, ontology dependency and mediation. Illustrates the theoretical concepts with three case studies on industrial applications in digital libraries, the legal sector and the telecommunication industry.
Graduate and advanced undergraduate students, academic and industrial researchers in the field will all find Semantic Web Technologies an essential guide to the technologies of the Semantic Web.
In Tubes, Andrew Blum, a correspondent at Wired magazine, takes us on an engaging, utterly fascinating tour behind the scenes of our everyday lives and reveals the dark beating heart of the Internet itself. A remarkable journey through the brave new technological world we live in, Tubes is to the early twenty-first century what Soul of a New Machine—Tracy Kidder’s classic story of the creation of a new computer—was to the late twentieth.
The work described in this book is motivated by the need to increase the productivity of knowledge work. Based on results from the EU-funded ACTIVE project and complemented by recent related results from other researchers, the application of three approaches is presented: the synergy of Web 2.0 and semantic technology; context-based information delivery; and the use of technology to support informal user processes. The contributions are organized in five parts. Part I comprises a general introduction and a description of the opportunities and challenges faced by organizations in exploiting Web 2.0 capabilities. Part II looks at the technologies, and also some methodologies, developed in ACTIVE. Part III describes how these technologies have been evaluated in three case studies within the project. Part IV starts with a chapter describing the principal market trends for knowledge management solutions, and then includes a number of chapters describing work complementary to ACTIVE. Finally, Part V draws conclusions and indicates further areas for research.
Overall, this book mainly aims at researchers in academia and industry looking for a state-of-the-art overview of the use of semantic and Web 2.0 technologies for knowledge management and personal productivity. Practitioners in industry will also benefit, in particular from the case studies which highlight cutting-edge applications in these fields.
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This wickedly inventive guide explains how to design and build 15 fiendishly fun electronics projects. Filled with photos and illustrations, 15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius includes step-by-step directions, as well as a construction primer for those who are new to electronics projects.
Using easy-to-find components and equipment, this do-it-yourself book shows you how to create a variety of mischievous gadgets, such as a remote-controlled laser, motorized multicolored LEDs that write in the air, and a surveillance robot. You'll also learn to use the highly popular Arduino microcontroller board with three of the projects.
15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius:Features step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations Covers essential safety measures Reveals the scientific principles behind the projects Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed, along with sources
Build these devious devices to amaze your friends and confound your enemies!Coil gun Trebuchet Ping pong ball minigun Mini laser turret Balloon-popping laser gun Touch-activated laser sight Laser-grid intruder alarm Persistence-of-vision display Covert radio bug Laser voice transmitter Flash bomb High-brightness LED strobe Levitation machine Snailbot Surveillance robot
Each fun, inexpensive Evil Genius project includes a detailed list of materials, sources for parts, schematics, and lots of clear, well-illustrated instructions for easy assembly. The larger workbook-style layout and convenient two-column format make following the step-by-step instructions a breeze.
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