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The computer still sits at the centre of many people's lives. Fitting it in and around the multitude of other devices (smartphones, tablets, bluetooth connections, music and TV servers) makes it all the more important to know how to manage your computer. This straightforward new book helps answer those awkward questions -- why is my computer so slow? , How do I set up wi-fi in my home? -- and covers other essential tasks such as backing up, checking for viruses and dealing with child-protection measures.
A quick guide to better IT Service Management Many organisations rely on a mishmash of different technologies and ad hoc working practices to deliver products and services. This makes it very difficult to make changes, measure effectiveness and improve service levels. Better for you, better for your customers Employing a structured IT Service Management system will enable your organisation to identify how to improve the service you deliver to your customers. The international standard for IT Service management is ISO/IEC 20000. Achieving compliance with this standard brings real operational benefits and shows new and potential customers that your organisation is efficient, reliable and trustworthy. The ISO/IEC 20000 standard This pocket guide is a handy reference to the key information on ISO/IEC 20000. It features an overview of the purpose of the standard and shows how to use it. It explains qualification programmes, certification schemes and the interrelationship of ISO20000 with other standards, such as ISO27001. The overall emphasis of the guide is on ISO20000's customer-driven approach to ensure your IT service management processes align with the needs of your business.
Although backup and recovery seems as simple as copying bits from point to point, it is far more challenging to implement properly when considering the details involved. This book captures the decades of backup and storage experience that Gareth Fraser-King and Guy Bunker have in the industry and make them ideally suited to provide the insights and questions you should be asking of your backup vendor or provider. Pat Hanavan, Vice President, Symantec Corporation
Today's software production is increasingly distributed. Gone are the days of one-company,one-siteprojects;mostindustrialdevelopmentsinvolveteamssplit over locations, countries, and cultures. This distribution poses new challenges, for example, how to develop the software requirements speci?cation, and how to manage the project. These challenges are formidable; many failures have been reportedinoutsourcedanddistributedprojects,oftenduenottolackoftechnical expertise, but to di?culties in management and communication. SEAFOOD 2010, the fourth international conference on Software Engine- ing Advances For Outsourced and O?shore Development, was held in Peterhof (SaintPetersburg),Russia,on17-18June2010.SEAFOOD2010providedan- portunity for participants from academia and industry to confront experiences, ideas and proposals. The submissions received covered a wide range of topics, from country-wide reports from Russia and Argentina to global projectmana- ment. This volume includes 8 papers (4 full papers and 4 short papers) from the conference, selected after review by the Program Committee. The program also included two keynote presentations and the extended abstracts are included in this volume: A Smarter Way: The Software Engineering Method and Theory Initiative (Semat) , by Ivar Jacobson, and The Consortium for IT Software Quality , by Richard Mark Soley and Bill Curtis. Many people contributed to SEAFOOD 2010. We thank the Program C- mittee and the external reviewers for their excellent work in reviewing and - lecting the papers. The role of Andrei Voronkov's EasyChair conference system is gratefully acknowledged.
Cheryl Schmidt's The Complete A+ Guide to PC Repair presents the fundamentals of computer desktop and laptop installation, configuration, maintenance, and networking through simple, step-by-step instruction based on CompTIA A+ (R) 2009 Edition objectives. With a focused emphasis on security and customer service skills, this comprehensive book on computer repair introduces the most important tools students need to become professional, customer-friendly technicians using today's technology
Explores the full range of issues - moral, ethical, social, legal, and technological - involved in developing firm controls and best practices to secure the ever growing information infrastructure upon which societies and individuals depend.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The Best Fully Integrated Study System Available for Exam LPI 199 With hundreds of practice questions and hands-on exercises, Ubuntu Certified Professional Study Guide covers what you need to know--and shows you how to prepare--for this challenging exam. 100% complete coverage of all official objectives for exam LPI 199 Exam Readiness Checklist at the front of the book--you're ready for the exam when all objectives on the list are checked off Inside the Exam sections in every chapter highlight key exam topics covered Simulated exam questions match the format, tone, topics, and difficulty of the real exam Covers all Ubuntu Certified Professional exam topics, including: Ubuntu Community Resources * Installation * Specialized Hardware and Power Management * Automated Installation and Diskless Clients * Basic Commands and File Systems * Updates and Repositories * Printer Configuration * Languages and Accounts * Network Interfaces and Profiles * Network Authentication and File Systems * Configured and Customized GNOME CD-ROM includes: Complete MasterExam practice testing engine, featuring: One full practice exam; Detailed answers with explanations; Score Report performance assessment tool Electronic book for studying on the go Bonus downloadable MasterExam practice test with free online registration
The Maintenance Management Framework describes and reviews the concept, process and framework of modern maintenance management of complex systems; concentrating specifically on modern modelling tools (deterministic and empirical) for maintenance planning and scheduling. It will be bought by engineers and professionals involved in maintenance management, maintenance engineering, operations management, quality, etc. as well as graduate students and researchers in this field.
In today's sophisticated global economy, customers, management, suppliers, and partners are increasingly demanding round-the-clock access to information. Even a short interruption in operations can be disastrous, and since 20 percent of businesses suffer a major disruption every year, this is a crucial issue. Written by world-class experts, The Black Book on Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery covers a broad spectrum of topics from a nontechnical, international perspective. Each chapter covers a specific topic, including facility-specific risk management, telephony continuity management, e-commerce, technology uses, e-commerce, and terrorism defense. Designed in an entertaining spy motif, the book imparts advanced-level information in friendly, accessible prose. Like other books in the series, this one includes Insider Notes sidebars on every spread, proprietary research displayed with charts and author analysis, case studies to illustrate key points, and a glossary and appendix.
Time delay systems exist in many engineering ?elds such as transportation, communication, process engineering and more recently networked control s- tems. In recent years,time delaysystems haveattracted recurring interests from research community. Much of the research work has been focused on stability analysis and stabilization of time delay systems using the so-called Lyapunov- Krasovskii functionals and linear matrix inequality (LMI) approach. While the LMI approach does provide an e?cient tool for handling systems with delays in state and/or inputs, the LMI based results are mostly only su?cient and only numerical solutions are available. For systems with knownsingle input delay, there have been rather elegant- alytical solutions to various problems such as optimal tracking, linear quadratic regulation and H control. We note that discrete-time systems with delays can ? usually be converted into delay free systems via system augmentation, however, theaugmentationapproachleadsto muchhigher computationalcosts,especially for systems of higher state dimension and large delays. For continuous-time s- tems,time delayproblemscaninprinciple betreatedby thein?nite-dimensional system theory which, however,leads to solutions in terms of Riccati type partial di? erential equations or operator Riccati equations which are di?cult to und- stand and compute. Some attempts have been made in recent years to derive explicit and e?cient solutions for systems with input/output (i/o) delays. These include the study ontheH controlofsystemswith multiple input delaysbased ? on the stable eigenspace of a Hamlitonian matrix .