Saturday, February 28, 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc - 2003-04-15
Hardcover | International Ed Edition | 656 Pages
From one of the premier authors in higher education comes a new linear algebra textbook that fosters mathematical thinking, problem-solving abilities, and exposure to real-world applications. Without sacrificing mathematical precision, Anton and Busby focus on the aspects of linear algebra that are most likely to have practical value to the student while not compromising the intrinsic mathematical form of the subject. Throughout Contemporary Linear Algebra, students are encouraged to look at ideas and problems from multiple points of view.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons - 2004-09-03
In spite of its age, this book continues to be an essential basic reference on the subject. Well organized and clearly written, the authors stated goal was "to present the fundamentals of groundwater hydrology in a manner understandable to [a wide variety of students and professionals]." If I were suddenly called to work in a foreign country and could only take one book, this would be the one. A slight drawback is the use of metric units throughout, perhaps because the book was expected to be translated into a number of foreign languages. This is the completely rewritten second edition of the original edition published in 1959. The first edition of this book was probably the first fundamental textbook on the subject. Basic information or equations that are not in Todd, usually can be found in "Groundwater" by Freeze and Cherry (John Cherry was a student of Todd's).
Ecology By: Stanley I. Dodson Timothy F. H. Allen Stephen R. Carpenter Anthony R. Ives Robert L. Jeanne James F. @ Rm80.00
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA - 1998-03-26
Hardcover | illustrated edition Edition | 464 Pages
Unique and accessible, this book offers a novel approach to learning ecology. Emphasizing the "big picture", it concentrates on the ideas and techniques that separate six different approaches to the study of ecology, focusing on the kinds of questions ecologists ask about their world. It discusses the history of ecology and also enables readers to apply concepts to new organisms, locations, or applications.
Hardcover | 1 Edition | 209 Pages
Explores the need for ecological insights from indigenous practices or resource use, and the need to develop a new ecological ethic in part by learning from traditional knowledge holders, specifically in the context of natural resource management. DLC: Environmental sciences--Philosophy.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Today's digital environment demands that every application design consider security early on in the design process. To achieve this, developers must be fluent in basic cryptographic nomenclature and comprehend the strengths and weaknesses of each algorithm or architecture before making a final design decision. One of Java's solutions to help bridge the gap between academic research and real-world problem solving comes in the form of an interface and programming tools that provide both a framework and the implementations for encryption, key generation and key agreement, and Message Authentication Code (MAC) algorithms. This set of Java Cryptography Extensions (JCE) has now been integrated into the Java 2 SDK, v. 1.4, making it a crucial tool for developers to understand and use.
In Java Cryptography Extensions: Practical Guide for Programmers, the JCE is explored using numerous code examples and instructional detail. It does not delve deeply into mathematical algorithms but instead gives the busy professional the tools to work with the JCE and the ability to write programs in Java right away. A supplemental open-source cryptography toolkit and the sample code is also available online to help those who are new to the JCE understand it through practical application. With this guide, programmers finally have a source that goes beyond the spec and gives them the details necessary for successful cryptography solutions in Java.
"Tomorrow's hackers may ransack the cryptographer's toolkit for their own nefarious needs. From this chilling perspective, the authors make a solid scientific contribution, and tell a good story too." --Matthew Franklin, PhD Program Chair, Crypto 2004 WHAT IF HACKERS CONTROL THE WEAPONS USED TO FIGHT THEM? Hackers have unleashed the dark side of cryptography--that device developed to defeat Trojan horses, viruses, password theft, and other cybercrime. It's called cryptovirology, the art of turning the very methods designed to protect your data into a means of subverting it
[adry] Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice: International Edition, 3/E by W. Stallings @ rm70
Best-selling author and four-time winner of the TEXTY award for the best Computer Science and Engineering text, William Stallings provides a practical survey of both the principles and practice of cryptography and network security. This text, which won the 1999 TAA Award for the best computer science and engineering textbook of the year, has been completely updated to reflect the latest developments in the field. It has also been extensively reorganized to provide the optimal sequence for classroom instruction and self-study.
[adry] Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions, 3/E by Mc Clure, Scambray, Kurtz @ rm70
Learn in-depth insight into how hackers infiltrate e-business and how they can be stopped. The book contains updated hacks and countermeasures, including the latest denial of service attacks, email attacks, viruses, and Web hacks. There is also coverage of Windows XP Server. The CD contains custom scripts created, vendor tools, a default password database, and an electronic outline of the book with live links to all of the tools that are referenced in the book. Authors are proven security experts who are keynote speakers and instructors for world-wide security conferences (Black Hat, RSA, SANS, among others), where they give a "Hacking Exposed Live!" presentation.
Defend your system against the real threat of computer viruses with help from this comprehensive resource. Up-do-date and informative, this book presents a full-scale analysis on computer virus protection. Through use of case studies depicting actual virus infestations, this guide provides both the technical knowledge and practical solutions necessary to guard against the increasing threat of virus attacks.
"Where else can you get the definition of fried, frink and friode on the same page? For would-be computer hackers who want to talk the talk, and everyone else seeking amusement, here's the place to pick up on the latest techno-babble. Hmm... what happened to cool?"
Publisher: Brooks Cole - 2004-07-27
Hardcover | 5 Edition | 624 Pages
Book Information:The late Eugene Odum was a pioneer in systems ecology and is credited with bringing ecosystems into the mainstream public consciousness as well as into introductory college instruction. FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY was first published in 1953 and was the vehicle Odum used to educate a wide audience about ecological science. This Fifth Edition of FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY is co-authored by Odum's protege Gary Barrett and represents the last academic text Odum produced. The text retains its classic holistic approach to ecosystem science, but incorporates and integrates an evolutionary approach as well. In keeping with a greater temporal/spatial approach to ecology, new chapters in landscape ecology, regional ecology, and global ecology have been added building on the levels-of-organization hierarchy. Also, a final chapter entitled "Statistical Thinking for Students of Ecology" provides a quantitative synthesis to the field of statistics. Contemporary and engaging, this text brings clarity and specificity to the study of ecology in the twenty-first century.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Borror and DeLong's Introduction to the Study of Insects By: Norman F. Johnson Charles A. Triplehorn @ Rm100.00
Publisher: Brooks Cole - 2004-05-19
Hardcover | 7 Edition | 864 Pages
First published in the 1950s by the late James Borror and Dwight Moore DeLong, this classic text, INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF INSECTS 7TH EDITION, leads the market by combining the study of insects with clear and current insect identification. In this new edition, Johnson and Triplehorn supply updated information on phylogeny using systematics while adding a greater emphasis on insect biology and evolution. This greater concentration on insect systematics necessitated many content changes. For example, a chapter has been added for a newly described order, the Mantophasmatodea, as well as a new chapter reclassifying Order Homoptera (Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Hoppers Psyllids) into Order Hemiptera (previously known as "bugs"). Nearly every order has been modified, sometimes substantially, to reflect new discoveries and scientific hypotheses. Many new families have been added throughout the book, some reflecting revised classifications, but many are the result of the discovery of new groups within the United States and Canada, particularly from the New World tropics. These include the families Platystictidae (Odonata), Mackenziellidae (Collembola), Mantoididae (Mantodea), and Fauriellidae (Thysanoptera), to name just a few. The results of molecular analyses are beginning to substantively contribute to the development of a robust and predictive classification. Thus, the phylogeny of insects has changed drastically from the last edition due to the incorporation of molecular data. The most conspicuous of these changes, for example, is the recognition that the order Strepsiptera is most closely related to the true flies (Diptera), rather than to the Coleoptera. Since it was first published in the 1950, this text has played an important role in understanding and preserving the diversity of the insect world. This title's long history, coupled with the authors' passion for currency and accuracy, make this book once again the classic text and reference
Systematic Identification of Organic Compounds By: Ralph L. Shriner Christine K.F. Hermann Terence C. Morrill David Y. Curtin Reynold C Fuson @ Rm100
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc - 2003-10-28
Hardcover | 8International Ed Edition | 720 Pages
Dedicated to qualitative organic chemistry, this book explains how to identify organic compounds through step-by-step instructions. Topics include elemental analysis, solubility, infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectra; classification tests; and preparation of a derivative. Most directions for experiments are described in micro or mini scales. Discusses chromatography, distillations and the separation of mixtures. Questions and problems emphasize the skills required in identifying unknown samples.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd - 2003
Hardcover | 2nd Edition Edition | 816 Pages
A very good COMPREHENSIVE book. This book covers all the frequency transforms in DEPTH.
I see a lot of people have made negative comments about this book, which I find very very surprising. You need background in two subjects for learning this book : Calculus and electric circuits. If you are not sound in this, there is no point in complaining. The material in this book is indispensable, if you are into control systems, signal processing , DSP etc etc.Lot of examples and so many end of chapter problems. This book can be used with Schaums outline signals and stems.
Publisher: Free Press - 1994-05-23
Hardcover | illustrated edition Edition | 377 Pages
Fortune magazine has called ISO 9000 "the hot new seal of quality...a standard of quality management, hugely popular in Europe, that is rapidly taking hold in the U.S. -- and around the globe." This step-by-step guide to ISO 9000, the first by a manager who has actually been through the certification process, will be invaluable to companies in a wide range of industries.
Developed from seminars Kenneth Arnold has presented to the top training and quality groups in the country, The Manager's Guide to ISO 9000 reflects the hands-on experience gained in successfully implementing certified programs. Drawing on his experience with the five-phase certification process, Arnold explains the twenty elements of the ISO 9000 standard, detailing both the intent and the requirements. He shows how ISO 9000 is a unique standard that can be implemented in almost any type of business without modification, one of the few that allows for innovation and progress.
As more and more companies such as Du Pont, General Electric, and Eastman Kodak urge suppliers to adopt the standard, an understanding of the standard's underlying principles becomes increasingly important. Arnold discusses these principles in detail and presents practical strategies for successful implementation, adaptable to a variety of industries -- from chemical manufacturing to banking. A quality evaluation form, a checklist for internal audits, and answers to thirty questions most often asked about certification are also provided as an added resource.Whether a company's goal is the attainment of ISO 9000 certification, or whether it is the development of an improved quality system for better business practices, this book provides the information necessary to facilitate the process. It is required reading for all types of organizations in all varieties of industry seeking higher standards of quality.
It's Not the Big That Eat the Small... It's the Fast That Eat the Slow: How to Use Speed as a Competitive Tool in Business by Jason Jennings @ Rm50.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers - January 2001
Format: Hardcover - 1 ED
Why is AOL the most profitable new media company in the world, swallowing up one company after another and adding millions of new subscribers, while Prodigy and CompuServe are mere memories?
How did Hotmail vault from being a cool idea to being worth more than $400 million in the eyes of Microsoft in twenty-four months?
What transformed Charles Schwab from a company with four brokers trading stocks around a single table into the world's largest financial services firm?
Breakthrough consultants Jason Jennings and Laurence Haughton reveal how the planet's most successful companies surged to the forefront of their industries and always managed to stay one step ahead of the competition.
It's Not the Big That Eat the Small...It's the Fast That Eat the Slow contains all the secrets and tactics used by the fastest business people to achieve great success In their chosen fields -- at dizzying speed.
In this engaging and informative guide you will learn how to:
- think FAST by anticipating and spotting trends
- make FAST decisions by applying rules and reassessing strategies
- get to market FAST by exploiting your advantages and institutionalizing innovation
- stay FAST by remaining flexible and keeping close to the customer
Jennings and Haughton traveled the globe and penetrated the world's fastest companies to witness the methods used by quick, dominant leaders in business ranging from retail sales to fast food, from financial services to communications. If you want to think quicker and faster all the information you need is here. You'll find lessons from the speediest international business and companies on how to become faster than anyone else in today's ever-changing business world.
The tortoise and the hare--not to mention a popular '60s-era adage--warned us that Speed Kills. Not so fast, contend Jason Jennings and Laurence Haughton, international consultants who have worked together since 1976. In It's Not the Big That Eat the Small... It's the Fast That Eat the Slow, the two argue that only the swiftest of corporations will thrive in the 21st century. They then outline a program, based on best practices developed by contemporary speedsters like Charles Schwab and AOL that readers can work into their own businesses by similarly focusing on "commerce, resource deployment, and people." Its four parts examine ways to create environments that anticipate the future, reassess operations and personnel and make appropriate adjustments whenever necessary, launch a "crusade" while "staying beneath the radar," and maintain velocity through institutionalization and close customer relationships. "This book will show you how to think and move faster than your competition," they write, adding that "being faster doesn't mean being out of breath. It means being smarter." Many of their suggestions will be familiar to those who follow the business of business improvement, but the singular (and quite convincing) context to which Jennings and Haughton now apply them help make this book unique. --Howard Rothman
Publisher: Wiley - 2005-12-09
Paperback | 220 Pages
Finance and Derivatives teaches all of the fundamentals of quantitative finance clearly and concisely without going into unnecessary technicalities. You'll pick up the most important theoretical concepts, tools and vocabulary without getting bogged down in arcane derivations or enigmatic theoretical considerations.
Finance and Derivatives: Theory and Practice is a collection of exercises accompanied by the relevant financial theory, covering key topics that include: present value, arbitrage pricing, portfolio theory, derivates pricing, delta-hedging and the BlackScholes model.
As well as being ideally placed to complement undergraduate and postgraduate studies, Finance and Derivatives: Theory and Practice is also highly valuable as a self-study guide for practitioners.
* No prior finance background is required, as the book starts with basic notions and gradually increases in difficulty through each chapter, ending with more advanced concepts.
* Students can make progress at their own pace as each chapter includes course notes, exercises and solutions.
* The authors have an excellent knowledge of both the academic environment and the finance industry, making the book well balanced between theory and practice.
* Supplementary material for readers and lecturers is provided on an accompanying website.
Managing Innovation: Integrating Technological,Market,and Organizational Change,2nd Edition by Joe Tidd @ Rm100.00
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated - July 1901
Format: Paperback - Older Edition - Edition: 2
The first edition of Managing Innovation has become established as the leading textbook on innovation and technology management in the European market. The authors are leading international figures in their field and the new edition will include coverage of the latest, most up-to-date research on the management of innovation The aim is to provide a management text for postgraduate students of MBA and MSc courses which covers the management of technological, market and organisational innovation in a comprehensive but accessible manner. Each of the chapters draws on the latest research to develop frameworks for students to understand and apply the material, and includes brief case studies to illustrate key themes.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd - 2001-05
The complexities of change in today's business environment can be overwhelming for organisations, irrespective of their operating motives and resources. The pressures of deregulation, privatisation, tax change, social renewal and globalisation have compelled organisations to change regularly in order to remain competitive. "Managing Organisational Change" navigates the minefield of acronyms, catchphrases, theories and principles that are associated with change management. "Managing Organisational Change" weaves together the research, models and practical examples that shape change management studies. It explains basic concepts and theoretical approaches and their practical application to organisations."Managing Organisational Change" covers nine topic areas. They are: Understanding change - charts what organisational change entails, how it comes about, its constituents and its impact upon organisations; Strategy and change - examines the concept of strategy, the role of strategic planning and thinking in the strategy-making process and the relationship between strategy and change; Change tools - deals with the activities, programs and tools managers employ to make change actually occur; and, New forms of organising - highlights the most recent developments in organisational design, and considers the impact of these structures upon change.It also includes: Human resource management - discusses the management of human resources as levers for organisational change; Leadership and change - considers the dimensions of leadership and its effect upon change; Power and resistance to change - reveals the mechanisms through which power is used to prevent or facilitate change; Measuring and evaluating change - explains the methods of measuring the progress and success of change programs; and Problems of human adjustment and economic sustainability - considers the personal adjustments individuals face when confronted by change. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Publisher: FT Press - 2002-03
Paperback | 9 Edition | 704 Pages
Business Accounting Volume 1 is the world's best-selling textbook on bookkeeping and accounting. Now in its eleventh edition, it has become the standard introductory text for accounting students and professionals alike. Business Accounting Volume 1 is used on a wide variety of courses in accounting and business, both at secondary and tertiary level and for those studying for professional qualifications.
Management Control Systems by Merchant, Kenneth / Van der Stede, Wim Merchant, Kenneth / Van der Stede, Wim @ Rm60.00
Publisher: Prentice Hall - July 2003
Format: Paperback - Older Edition - Edition: 1
This book describes the management control problems that need to be addressed in any large firm, as well as the tools that can be used to address these problems. It details the most important situational factors that cause managers to choose one set of controls over another, and the outcomes that can be produced, both positive and negative. It also discusses some key control roles in the firm: controllers, auditors, and audit committees; and some common control-related ethical issues. A large set of diverse case studies illustrate the points and concepts in the book. Utilizing recent world examples and research findings, the following topics are covered comprehensively: management and control; results controls, action, personnel, and cultural controls; control tightness; direct and indirect system costs; design and evaluation of control systems; financial responsibility centers; planning and budgeting systems; financial performance targets; performance-dependent rewards (and punishments); performance measurement issues and their effects; ethical issues; and situational influences on management control systems. A thorough yet understandable resource for management personnel in the corporate world, including controllers, accountants, and auditors.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA - 2003-07-03
Hardcover | 2 Edition | 704 Pages
Financial Institutions and Markets, 2/e emphasizes a functional focus on financial intermediaries and markets such as government securities, mortgage, corporate debt, equity markets, derivatives, and market microstructure. Chapters cover liquidity and risk, regulation, and developing financial systems.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Customers.com: How to Create a Profitable Business Strategy for the Internet and Beyond By: Patricia B. Seybold Ronni T. Marshak @ Rm 60.00
Publisher: Crown Business - 1998-11-15
Hardcover | 1st Edition | 384 Pages
It's "Webonomics" meets "The Profit Zone" as high-tech specialist Seybold shows how the Web can keep customers, increase sales, and improve profits.
Lots of books have been written about how to do business on the Internet, but few can match the understanding and passion for making e-commerce work of Patricia Seybold's Customers.com. Drawing on case studies of companies and organizations as diverse as Boeing, Babson College, National Semiconductor, Hertz, PhotoDisc, and Wells Fargo, Seybold identifies what makes e-commerce work successfully. She argues that any e-commerce initiative has to begin with the customer. She writes:
In the electronic commerce world, knowing who your customers are and making sure you have the products and services they want becomes even more imperative than it is in the "real" world.... The corner grocery needs only to approximate what customers really want because the convenience factor brings in the business. But when you eliminate this advantage--when customers can go anywhere to get what they want--you'd better know what they're looking for.The first section of the book outlines five steps aimed at any organization grappling with the challenge of doing e-commerce right. The final section offers a technology roadmap and suggestions for getting e-commerce initiatives off the ground. But the heart of the book is the 16 case studies of companies that have successfully embraced e-business and e-commerce. Each is well researched, and includes an executive summary and "take-aways" about what each firm did right. If you're looking to develop your business online, this book belongs on your desk, not your bookshelf. Highly recommended. --Harry C. Edwards
Hospitality Sales: Selling Smarter by Siguaw, Judy A. / Bojanic, David Siguaw, Judy A. / Bojanic, David @ Rm60.00
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning - 2003-12-24
Hardcover | 1 Edition | 216 Pages
This concise handbook addresses the processes of selling in the Hospitality Market. More and more, the act of selling is recognized as a function that is separate from and just as important as the function of marketing in the Hospitality Industry. The text takes a "how-to", "by the numbers" approach to consultative hospitality sales. It is filled with practical, useable information for all kinds of sales situations in the hospitality arena. The text takes the reader all the way from prospecting to negotiations through closing. It includes a chapter of personal selling "tools" and discusses listening skills. The text emphasizes ethics and attempts to create a customer-oriented sales person who succeeds by serving the needs of the customer. It is recommended as a support handbook in a traditional Hospitality Marketing and Sales course or as a primary text in a Sales Course.
ublisher: John Wiley & Sons - 2004-01
Hardcover | 8th Edition | 742 Pages
This text takes a traditional neo-classical approach to managerial economics. It is a proven book with a reputation for concise and clear writing, correct presentation of economics, outstanding end-of-chapter problems and cases. Its tried-and-true problem-solving approach helps the reader see how managers can use economic analysis to solve business problems and make better decisions.
Publisher: Free Press - 1990-04-01
Hardcover | 162 Pages
The just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing revolution has transformed the relationship between buyers and suppliers. Under JIT, purchasing is done in small batches and ideally from a single source as opposed to purchasing large batches from multiple sources.
Now, A. Ansari and B. Modarress have written the first full-length book on the various dimensions of JIT purchasing based upon their field research in companies that have successfully implemented JIT purchasing practices such as General Motors, Hewlett Packard, Honda, Nissan, Kawasaki, Goodyear, Control Data, Boeing, Matsushita, and Sony. Using information obtained from company documents and professional associations, and through personal interviews with managers in purchasing, production, quality control, engineering/design, and transportation/traffic, the authors show that companies which emphasize the importance of product quality, supplier relationships, delivery performance, and price -- in this order -- have a distinct competitive advantage in the crucial function of purchasing. Instead of being a cost center, as purchasing has traditionally been considered, the purchasing department can add value to the product and become a "quality and productivity" center for the firm.
The authors document that implementing JIT purchasing practices can produce dramatic economic improvements. At the Greeley Division of Hewlett Packard, for example, inventory turnover has nearly tripled; scrap cost has declined from 10 percent to 1 percent; and delivery lead time has been reduced from 90 to 64 days. JIT purchasing practices at Kawasaki's Lincoln plant have decreased manufacturing costs from $15 million to $12.6 million in five years. Even greater benefits are envisioned at these companies when the JIT purchasing system is fully developed within the next few years.Today, the purchasing function is becoming increasingly central to decisions made throughout the company. Just-In-Time Purchasing will be an indispensible handbook, not only for purchasing managers and their suppliers, but for managers charged with the development of engineering specifications, new product planning, and plant and equipment responsibilities.
Performance Measurement and Control Systems for Implementing Strategy Text and Cases By: Robert Simons @ Rm90.00
Publisher: Prentice Hall - 1999-06-11
Hardcover | US ed Edition | 792 Pages
Provides and integrated, action-oriented roadmap to all the control system tools and techniques that are needed to manage a business effectively. New accounting techniques including profit wheel analysis, and Strategic profitability analysis. Provides the most comprehensive presentation of the Balances scorecard approach by one of its originators. A carefully integrated structure. For managers and MBAs who are interested in learning more about Management Control Systems.
Framework Design Guidelines: Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for Reusable .NET Libraries by Krzysztof Cwalina @ Rm80.00
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional - 2005-09-29
Hardcover | Har/Dvdr Edition | 384 Pages
"This book is an absolute must-read for all .NET developers. It gives clear do and don't guidance on how to design class libraries for .NET. It also offers insight into the design and creation of .NET that really helps developers understand the reasons why things are the way they are. This information will aid developers designing their own class libraries and will also allow them to take advantage of the .NET class library more effectively." --Jeffrey Richter, author/trainer/consultant, Wintellect "Framework Design Guidelines will help you in two important ways. First, any .NET developer will benefit from a greater understanding of the design principles that govern the .NET Base Class Library. Second, a deeper understanding of these principles will help you to create software that integrates well with the .NET environment. Quite frankly, this book should be on every .NET developer's bookshelf." --Bill Wagner, founder and consultant, SRT Solutions, author of Effective C# "Not since Brooks' The Mythical Man Month has the major software maker of its time produced a book so full of relevant advice for the modern software developer.This book has a permanent place on my bookshelf and I consult it frequently. " --George Byrkit, senior software engineer, Genomic Solutions "This book is a must-read for all architects and software developers thinking about frameworks. The book offers insight into some driving factors behind the design of the .NET Framework. It should be considered mandatory reading for anybody tasked with creating application frameworks." --Peter Winkler, senior software engineer, Balance Technology Inc. "Frameworks are valuable but notoriously difficult to construct: Your every decision must be geared towards making them easy to be used correctly and difficult to be used incorrectly. This book takes you through a progression of recommendations that will eliminate many of those downstream 'I wish I'd known that earlier' moments. I wish I'd read it earlier." --Paul Besly, principal technologist, QA "Filled with information useful to developers and architects of all levels, this book provides practical guidelines and expert background information to get behind the rules.Framework Design Guidelines takes the already published guidelines to a higher level, and it is needed to write applications that integrate well in the .NET area." --Cristof Falk, software engineer Framework Design Guidelines: Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for Reusable . NET Libraries teaches developers the best practices for designing system frameworks and reusable libraries for use with the Microsoft .NET Framework and WinFX. This book focuses on the design issues that directly affect the programmability of a framework, specifically its publicly accessible APIs. This book can improve the work of any .NET developer producing code that other developers will use. An added benefit is a collection of annotations to the guidelines by various members of the Microsoft .NET Framework and WinFX teams, which provide a lively discussion of the motives behind the guidelines, along with examples of good reasons for breaking the guidelines. Microsoft architects Krzysztof Cwalina and Brad Abrams offer guidelines for framework design from the top down.From their long experience and deep insight, you will learn *The general philosophy of framework design *Principles and guidelines that are fundamental to overall framework design *Naming guidelines for the various parts of a framework, such as namespaces, types, and members *Guidelines for the design of types and members of types *Issues and guidelines that are important to ensure appropriate extensibilityin your framework *Guidelines for working with exceptions, the preferred error reporting mechanism in the . NET Framework and WinFX *Guidelines for extending and using types that commonly appear in frameworks *Guidelines for and examples of common framework design patterns Guidelines in this book come in four major forms: Do, Consider, Avoid, and Do not. In general, a Do guideline should almost always be followed, a Consider guideline should generally be followed, an Avoid guideline indicates that something is generally not a good idea, and a Do not guideline indicates something you should almost never do. Every guideline includes a discussion of its applicability, and most guidelines include a code example. A companion DVD includes the Designing .NET Class Libraries video series, instructional presentations by the authors on design guidelines for developing classes and components that extend the .NET Framework. A sample API specification and other useful resources are also included.
How Digital Is Your Business? By: Adrian J. Slywotzky David J. Morrison Adrian Slywotsky David Morrison @ Rm60.00
Publisher: Crown Business - 2000-11-07
Hardcover | 1st Edition | 326 Pages
The biggest, most important issue in business today--becoming digital--touches not only traditional enterprises but the most avant-garde of Internet companies as well.
Old-economy companies must take steps to avoid becoming victims of capitalism's creative destruction, the unofficial system that flushes out the old to make way for the new. For dot-com companies the question is whether or not they are flash-in-the-pan businesses with no long-term prospects of profitability and customer loyalty.
Most of the early efforts to answer the question "How digital is your business?" have been shrouded in techno-speak: a veritable Tower of Babel unconnected with the real needs of business. Slywotzky and Morrison show, first of all, that becoming digital is not about any of the following: having a great Web site, setting up a separate e-business, having next-generation software, or wiring your workforce.
What they so creatively demonstrate is that a digital business is one whose strategic options have been transformed--and significantly broadened--by the use of digital technologies. A digital business has strategic differentiation, a business model that creates and captures profits in new ways and develops powerful new value propositions for customers and talent. Above all, a digital business is one that is unique.
How Digital Is Your Business? is a groundbreaking book with universal appeal for everyone in the business world. It offers:
* Profiles of the future: the in-depth story of the digital pioneers--Dell Computer, Charles Schwab, Cisco Systems, Cemex.
* Insight into how to change a traditional enterprise into a digital business: the stories of GE and IBM.
* An analysis of the profitable dot-coms: AOL, Yahoo!, and eBay.
While How Digital Is Your Business? has great stories and case studies, its most invaluable central idea is that of digital business design and the array of powerful digital tools it offers for use in creating a digital future for your own company.
Publisher: Collins - 2001-08-01
Hardcover | 400 Pages
With every revolution comes confusion and turmoil, and the Internet revolution is no exception, The upheaval of the information age has sent stocks to the moon and back, and investors have either been very lucky or lost their virtual shirts.
The Internet is not going away -- it's growing rapidly and will continue to change the way we work, play, shop, communicate, and live. A few companies will survive and thrive in the wild ride to the New Economy; others will not. How do you find the long-term winners among the start-up stumbles?
Welcome to e-Stocks, your comprehensive guide to Internet stock picking in the real world.
e-Stocks explores the myriad forces that drive the prices of Internet stocks and shows you how to assess the value of companies, pick attractive online opportunities, and make wise purchasing and selling decisions.
High-tech strategy consultant, angel investor, and CNBC commentator Peter S. Cohan has a tremendous record for beating the volatile e-stock market.
At the heart of Cohan's strategy is the search for companies with real, viable, ongoing, profitable businesses. He demonstrates how to inspect the fundamentals of each company, assess its business model, determine the health of the Internet sector in which it resides, and place a value on its stock.
Addressing such vital issues as the value of the Internet as a source of new business, which Internet stocks are the best performers, and the characteristics of Internet companies that provide the highest returns for investors, this timely compendium features action-oriented insights such as:How to find the few profitable and rapidly growing Internet companies How to identify the early warning signals that a high-performance Internet stock is about to drop, before it's too late to lock in gains How to assess a company's future and pinpoint companies you should buy nowDon't let the high-tech stock market's turbulence discourage you from finding profitable, quality Internet companies that will outlast the hype, the chaos, and the cutthroat competition. The potential of e-stocks is limitless.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA - 2002-06-15
Hardcover | 2nd Edition | 400 Pages
In this book, Allan Afuah draws from his professional and academic experience to show the relationship between innovation, a management function, and profitability, a financial function. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated; it features several new sections, including a new chapter on the Internet.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Publisher: South-Western College Pub - 2002-09-25
Hardcover | 2 Edition | 448 Pages
Strategic Electronic Marketing takes a systems and relationships approach to exploring e-business marketing. This text addresses the basic principles that underlie marketing and how e-business marketing techniques are fundamentally changing the traditional marketing process. Use this text to prepare students for careers in a rapidly changing environment of dot-com and brick and mortar strategies; non-linear, online, interactive advertising; new product development and distribution processes; and reliance on databases. This text is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate level courses in e-commerce.
The Seven Steps to Nirvana: Strategic Insights into eBusiness Transformation By: Mohanbir S. Sawhney Jeff Zabin Don Tapscott(Foreword) @ RM30.00
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies - 2001-04-23
Hardcover | 323 Pages
How do we transform our business into e-business? This is the challenge that many traditional companies are facing. As the framework for business changes, these traditional companies must continually adapt and innovate in order to survive. The old rules of business no longer apply. The transformation from business to ebusiness is not a one-shot process, it is a journey - a systematic series of stages. This text describes the seven stages of ebusiness transformation, from developing a vision to organising the operation. Following a strategic approach, it focuses on reinventing the whole traditional, non-tech business into a strategic ebusiness, rather than integrating an Internet component into an existing business. It shows the reader how to build an underlying framework for decision-making and implementation that will stand the test of time and adapt to the continual changes within the organization.
While some might find the title's promise of transcendental beatitude a trifle overreaching, The Seven Steps to Nirvana nonetheless provides some excellent insight into the design and implementation of an e-business game plan at "low-tech, smokestack" companies that have heretofore shied away from cyber-strategies. Mohan Sawhney, the McCormick Tribune Professor of Electronic Commerce and Technology at Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and Jeff Zabin, a consultant, writer, and speaker, have produced a thought-provoking yet practical entry point for senior managers and other leaders at these firms. The book progresses from creating an overarching initial vision and initiating other critical preliminary preparations to "putting your money where your mouth is, and getting people in the organization to embrace the oft-threatening new world of e-business." Particularly notable are sections on "thinking like an architect (to) open your mind to new possibilities for business innovation" and mitigating channel conflict--or "dissension among the existing institutions"--by making sure the electronic enhancements you are about to append are truly synchronized complements to what you already have. The ideas behind it all are solid and, perhaps most commendably, are anchored to the needs of a real-world customer base. --Howard Rothman
Publisher: Truman Talley Books - 2002-07
Hardcover | 336 Pages
Following in the successful vein of Managing for the Future (1992) and Managing in a Time of Great Change (1995), the incomparable Peter Drucker is back with fresh thoughts, insights, and knowledge about the ever-changing business society around us and the ever-expanding management roles required of us all-chiefs, executives, managers, and knowledge workers alike.Two main themes are explored in many of the chapters in Managing in the Next Society: the rapidly expanding information shock wave that had its Internet Big Bang as recently as 1995; and the changing shape of our society to come-six major trends that are rapidly transforming our world into what Peter Drucker calls The Next Society.AUTHORBIO: From his first book, The End of Economic Man (1939), to this his most recent, Peter F. Drucker has been hailed in the United States and abroad as the seminal thinker, writer, and lecturer of our time on the twentieth-century business organization in all its for-profit and non-profit guises and forms.The recipient of many awards and honorary degrees, Mr. Drucker since 1971 has been Clarke Professor of Social Sciences at Claremont Graduate School in California as well as a frequent editorial page contributer to The Wall Street Journal.Earlier he taught at Bennington, Sarah Lawrence, and New York University.Mr. Drucker and his wife, Doris, live in Claremont, California.
Terri Murphy's E-Listing and E-Selling Secrets: For the Technologically Clueless by Terri Murphy @ Rm40.00
Publisher: Kaplan Business - 2000-10
Hardcover | 2 Sub Edition | 256 Pages
In Terri Murphy's E-Listing and E-Selling Secrets readers will learn how to master listing and selling items over the internet, and to match tech-savvy customers at their level. As an industry expert, Terri offers easy to follow explanations. This book is for everyone, including the ""Technologically Clueless,"" who want to participate in the new buying and selling trends of the future.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons - 2003-03-18
Paperback | International Ed Edition | 208 Pages
The concept of customer relationship management (CRM) has grown from the loosely defined methodology of using customer transactions for developing profiles on customers to the well-defined business process of using sophisticated tools and analytical processes for managing each customer on an individual basis. CRM integrates e-mail and the PDA with the day planner, electronic scheduler, client database, and a number of other business management tools so you can create a single point from which to manage customer relationships.The Customer Relationship Management Systems Handbook provides a complete and detailed analysis of CRM, its origins, rationale, implementation strategies, core technologies, and benefits. The author takes readers through the evolution of CRM- from its early beginning as a tool for better managing and utilizing vast amounts of customer transaction data acquired in day-to-day transactions to today's sophisticated data warehouse-based systems. The text was researched, formatted, and written for IS professionals who need a full understanding of what is involved in the successful development and implementation of a CRM. To highlight the significant benefits of implementing CRM strategies, the book provides examples of successful CRM implementations from a broad range of business sectors. These implementations, presented in a case study format, demonstrate implementation processes, appropriate technologies, and vendor solutions that work. Wherever possible, illustrations are used to enhance the textual presentation. The complete analysis of CRM provided in the Customer Relationship Management Systems Handbook will enable you to accomplish what many businesses fail to do-put the customer first.
Streetwise Get Your Business Online: How to Conceptualize, Design and Build an Effective Business Web Site in Less than 30 Days by Gorman @ Rm60.00
Publisher: Adams Media Corporation - 2000-09
Paperback | 333 Pages
Streetwise is devoted exclusively to business topics. From writing business plans, to financing, to building Web site traffic, these books provide everything ambitious business professionals need. Business happens in the real world, not the classroom. Streetwise recognises this and delivers the goods - fast. No fluff. No wasted time. Just cutting-edge information managers and small business entrepreneurs need to run their business successfully.
It's All about Customers: The Perfect Way to Grow Your Customers through Marketing, Sales and Service by John Frazer-Robinson @ Rm50.00
Publisher: Kogan Page - 2000-01-01
Paperback | 256 Pages
For businesses of every size and budget, an internationally acknowledged master of marketing strategy explains how to tap into 'marketing miracles' to gain a leading edge in today's highly competitive markets. His hugely readable book shows how to turn an organization into a truly customer-driven business and watch the 'miracles' happen naturally: sales go up, costs go down. This practical 'bible' on customer loyalty and relationship marketing effectively turbo-charges the whole sales and marketing process.
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing - 2000-09-01
Hardcover | 1 Edition | 338 Pages
At long last, a clear explanation of electronic economics! More than just a practical book about the business of e-commerce by an experienced Webmaster, THE ELECTRONIC B@ZAAR explains how the radical nature of the internet-based economy is powering business and society toward a new form of capitalism: the electronic bazaar.
The Electronic B@zaar, by European information-technology analyst Robin Bloor, offers a knowledgeable global perspective on the way businesses are being impacted today by the Internet--and how they might use it in the future for true competitive advantage. The "Silk Road" of the subtitle was once the world's main commercial thoroughfare, dotted from Damascus to China with popular trading posts where goods were exchanged for redistribution throughout Asia and North Africa. The Internet is now "destined to become the primary trading route for the whole population of the planet," writes Bloor. He then offers his take on the transformation, complete with four fundamental mechanisms he says will help one gain the most from it. These include a new model of market growth he dubs "the hockey stick curve"; various communication channels, "by which electronic interaction occurs in the electronic economy"; the "force of automation," which fashions innovative opportunities from new technologies; and the overall change in business behavior driven by the worldwide adoption of the Internet as the trading bazaar of the 21st century. Mixing practical observations on these core principles with informed speculation on the entire evolving process, the book should prove of interest to e-business entrepreneurs seeking an additional electronic edge. --Howard Rothman
Publisher: Wiley - 2002-06-15
Hardcover | 7 Edition | 592 Pages
New sections incorporate technology in controlling food and beverage costs.
* New, expanded appendix details cost/volume/profit relationships.
* Provides a full supplements package.
The Freedom Economy: Gaining the Mcommerce Edge in the Era of the Wireless Internet by Peter G. Keen @ Rm100.00
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies - 2001-06-26
Hardcover | 259 Pages
The latest in our ComputerWorld "Books for IT Leaders" series, this book offers sensible, authoritative advice for managing businesses in this new era of wireless tools, technologies, and applications. It provides a practical roadmap for realizing the rewards that wireless technology offers, and explains the current reality of wireless commerce. Praise for Keen & McDonald's "The eProcess Edge": "Extensive hype and overvaluation of companies engaged in eBusiness have raised much concern in top management and financial circles. This book is one of the strongest to help nontechnical managers get beyond the hype to understand the permanent value that will come from applying the Internet to core processes in every kind of business, old and new.- Mario Morino, Chairman of the Morino Institute, and former Chairman, Legent Corporation"For those of us innovating in the technology field, it is refreshing to see such an imaginative and practical book. This is a book executives in eCommerce simply must have." - Ed Newman, Chairman, President, and CEP, Xybernaut Corporation"Anyone can do electronic commerce, but not everyone can do it well and profitably. Keen and McDonald's research demonstrates how to combine Internet technology with the process virtues of efficiency and effectiveness. Both new and old economy firms find it invaluable." - Thomas H. Davenport, Director, Andersen Consulting Institute for Strategic Change, and Professor, Boston University School of Management
Publisher: McGraw Hill Higher Education - 2001-01-17
Paperback | 256 Pages
This book focuses on the importance of business process redesign/re-engineering for e-businesses - regardless of whether they are internet start-ups or traditional "brick and mortar" businesses.
Selling It: The Incredible Shrinking Package and Other Marvels of Modern Marketing By: Leslie Ware Editors of Consumer Reports @ Rm45.00
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company - 2002-01-15
Paperback | 1st Edition | 196 Pages
A hilarious and revealing collection of inventive, misleading, and absurdly amusing marketing ploys, culled from Consumer Reports. Just how much would you pay for those "10 free minutes" of long distance? Will "slimming insoles" do more than cushion your tired feet? Are you really the "guaranteed winner" of a $10 million sweepstakes? For more than twenty years, the "Selling It" column of Consumer Reports has been keeping tabs on come-ons like these, poking fun at and, more important, bringing them to the attention of millions of consumers. Collected here are the best?that is, the worst?from the past decade. Whether showing what's inside "official government" envelopes, illustrating the lunacies of labeling, debunking mysterious medical potions, or looking at the ever-more-clever ways in which packaging is designed to deceive, Leslie Ware and her fellow editors expose and inform in equal parts. With historical context and tips for consumers, Selling It offers entertaining reading and constructive solutions, and proves again that in today's marketplace, vigilance is all. Four-color illustrations throughout.
Publisher: Wiley - 2001-10-12
Paperback | 3 Edition | 512 Pages
A real-world look at every major aspect of hotel management and operations
Hotel Management and Operations, Third Edition, helps readers to develop the wide-ranging knowledge and analytical skills they need to succeed in today's burgeoning and dynamic hotel industry. Featuring contributions from 60 leading industry professionals and academics, this comprehensive presentation encourages critical thinking by exposing readers to different viewpoints within a coherent theoretical structure, enabling them to formulate their own ideas and solutions.
Each of the book's nine parts examines a specific hotel department or activity and presents a variety of viewpoints on the duties, responsibilities, problems, and opportunities encountered there. Multidimensional case studies challenge readers to identify the central issues in complex management problems, understand the structure and resources of the department in question, and find solutions that may involve other hotel resources and departments.
This remarkably well-designed learning tool:
* Covers all hotel departments, from front office to finance, from marketing to housekeeping
* Links advanced theory with real-world problems and solutions
* Encourages critical thinking by presenting differing viewpoints
* Features "As I See It" and "Day in the Life" commentary from young managers
* Provides a solid introduction to every aspect of hotel management
Complete with extensive references and suggestions for further reading, Hotel Management and Operations, Third Edition, is an ideal book for university hospitality programs and management training programs within the hotel industry.
Paperback: 704 pages
Publisher: Pearson Education; 7 edition (14 Aug 2003)
"For twenty-five years, successive editions of Beauchamp and Bowie have defined the state of the art in business ethics. With its masterful mix of classic and cutting-edge articles, relevant legal materials, and provocative cases, this business ethics text is the standard by which all others are judged." — John R. Boatright, Professor of Business Ethics, Loyola University Chicago
Becoming a Master Manager - a Competency Framework 3e (WIE) By: Robert E. Quinn Sue R. Faerman Michael P. Thompson Michael McGrath @ RM80.00
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons - 2003-05-13
Developments in the areas of the global economy and computing and telecommunications technology have forced companies to rethink how they do business. This outstanding, up-to-date text is designed to enhance managerial leadership capacities, recognizing that today's managers need to be both technically and inter personally competent. Describes the highly successful Competing Values Model which is used in management education and executive development programs around the world with impressive results.
Publisher: Wiley - 2006-10-23
Paperback | 2 Edition | 634 Pages
Accounting information is one of the most potent sources of influence and power in any society. This is especially so in those environments where accounting is recognized as a primary means of communication and control. In a world in which more and more people have to deal with complex financial information and an increasingly sizeable proportion of the population acquires shares, this importance can only increase.
Financial Information Analysis 2ed reflects these developments by seeking to address the nature and role of accounting information in modern society, with specific reference to the UK and Europe. In particular, it focuses on the one of the primary accounting documents, the Annual Report. A primary aim is to equip readers with the skills needed to appreciate the information content of this and other accounting documents.
- Focuses on the company Annual Report and equips the reader with the skills needed to appreciate the information content of this document.
- Chapters on creative accounting, corporate governance and regulatory structures have been rewritten to incorporate new information, insights and emphases.
- The changed regulatory environment, particularly in relation to IFRSs (International Financial Reporting Standards) now forms a core stream of the text.
- An additional section dealing with the basic elements of bookkeeping and preparation of final accounts has been added.
- The web site for the book has been enhanced to include a much greater amount of data and reports (including Annual Reports from one UK, one Irish and two continental European countries). The web site will also contain a considerable number of computational questions and answers.
- Includes numerous extracts from newspapers, journals and websites in order to elaborate on points made within the text
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning - 2000-01-06
Paperback | 2 Edition | 208 Pages
This concise text gives travel and tourism students a look at the organizational and operational aspects of lodgings. It covers all departments of a property including front-office operations such as registration, luggage, room keys, accounting, checking out, housekeeping, engineering and security, and the food and beverage department. Students can gain insight into multiple career choices and understand the dependency and complex coordination demanded in an entire property. Methods of marketing a property are explained, and sections are included on customer relations and dealing with international visitors. Each chapter has activities for the students and projects are offered that involve visiting a property, interviews, shadowing, or library work for in-depth research and first-hand experiences in hotel operations. An extensive teacher's manual gives instructors the tools to prepare lesson plans and administer tests.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA - 2003-09-18
Hardcover | illustrated edition Edition | 594 Pages
Designed as an upper-level undergraduate/beginning graduate text and as a reference for research scientists, Modern Problems in Classical Electrodynamics addresses a wide range of topics in modern physics--including lasers and nonlinear optics--that are not found in other texts. The book begins with relativistic mechanics and field theory, partly because they lend unity and beauty to electrodynamics, and also because relativistic concepts appear frequently throughout the book. Electrostatics and magnetostatics, waves, continuous media, nonlinear optics, diffraction, and radiation by moving particles are then covered in depth. The book concludes by returning to basics, discussing the fundamental problems inherent in the classical theory of electrons. Modern Problems in Classical Electrodynamics features examples and homework exercises drawn from condensed-matter physics, particle physics, optics, and atomic physics. Many of these are experimentally oriented and help to make the book interesting and relevant to a broad audience. An instructor's manual including answers to the homework exercises is available to adopters.
Polymer Science and Technology (2nd Edition) By: Joel Fried Polymer Science and Technology (2nd Edition) By: Joel Fried @ Rm90.00
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR - 2003-07-10
Appropriate for upper level undergraduate and graduate level courses in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Materials Science and Engineering. It is also useful as a reference for Engineers and Chemists working in the synthetic plastics and chemical process industries. This book presents a comprehensive, up-to-date review of the current state of polymer science and technology and emerging areas of growth. In addition to synthetic polymer chemistry, the book also covers the properties of polymers in solutions and in the melt, rubber, and solid states, surveying all important categories of plastics. It includes detailed coverage of both polymer processing principles and the latest polymer applications in a wide range of industries--including medicine, biotechnology, chemicals, and electronics.