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"The Encyclopedia of Microcomputers serves as the ideal companion reference to the popular Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology. Now in its 10th year of publication, this timely reference work details the broad spectrum of microcomputer technology, including microcomputer history; explains and illustrates the use of microcomputers throughout academe, business, government, and society in general; and assesses the future impact of this rapidly changing technology."
Effective resource management and reliable equipment are essential for optimum plant performance. Computer-Managed Maintenance Systems goes beyond the simple selection and implementation of a CMMS. It also defines the changes in infrastructure, management philosophy and employee skills that must be implemented to gain maximum benefits from the CMMS. The book is designed to address the information needs of all levels of plant management.
In this new edition, the authors have added a chapter specifically on the latest technology, Application Solution Providers (ASP) that has revolutionized the way CMMS are used and the benefits they can offer to a business. This solution provides integrated software, hardware and networking technology along with Information Technology (IT) consulting services into an outsourced package. A new appendix on Key Performance Indicators has also been added.
Communication networks and computer systems research is entering a new phase in which many of the established models and techniques of the last twenty years are being challenged. The research community is continuing to free itself from past intellectual constraints so that it may fully exploit the convergence of computing and communications. Evaluating the performance of emerging communications and computer systems constitutes a huge challenge. Thus, current research provides a set of heterogeneous tools and techniques embracing the uncertainties of time and space varying environments when the requests for diverse services are made in real time, and with very different quality of service expectations.These novel techniques will lead to fast and economic service deployment and effective dynamic resource management, and hence to new business strategies and infrastructures that will facilitate the emergence of future services and applications.This volume contains contributions and presentations made by leading international researchers at a workshop which was held in April 2004 to honour Professor Erol Gelenbe on the occasion of his inaugural lecture as the Dennis Gabor Chair at Imperial College London.
Ultimate Guide to e-Cigarette Retail Business Step By Step Guide on how to Open a Vape Shop on a BudgetThe e-cigarette business has thrived since it started. During 2012-2013 E-cigarette industry has seen the growth of around 300% over the previous year. It is expected to grow even more and by the end of 2017, it is expected to reach around 3 billion dollars. Yet the business is still in its infancy. There is incredible potential for expansion, especially right now. Those same market professionals also believe that the market will continue to expand, with e-cigs outselling traditional cigarettes by 2047. Does this sound like the kind of opportunity you are looking for?Why is the e-cigarette retail business so appealing? The answer is simple. E-cigarettes present an untapped market where you can not only have a business, but also expand it around the corner, around the Internet, and ultimately, around the world.By starting an e-cigarette business now, you can get into the market before it becomes saturated. Too many products are hard to sell. You have to take a low-profit margin on those other products because everyone else is trying to sell the same thing. The demand is great, but the supply is even greater.I have been at the forefront of e-cigarette business both the wholesale and retail level for last three years. I am not only a wholesaler and retailer, but I am also a direct importer of e- cigarette products. I have made numerous trips to China in last few years and seen first hand how massive and fast-growing industry this truly is.I put together this guide book to give my readers an inside look at how easy it can be to set up and operate an e-cigarette retail business even with a tight budget.This is a two-part guide. The first part I discuss everything about how to setup and start your retail business. The second part I discuss how to start and grow your online business. You can essentially start both at the same time or just start one of the two, whichever you are comfortable with. After reading the first part you will learn:
Examining processes that affect more than 70 percent of consumer products ranging from computers to medical devices and automobiles, this reference presents the latest research in automated plastic injection and die casting mold design and manufacture. It analyzes many industrial examples and methodologies while focusing on the algorithms, implementation procedures, and system architectures that will lead to a fully automated or semi-automated computer-aided injection mold design system (CADIMDS). This invaluable guide in this challenging area of precision engineering summarizes key findings and innovations from the authors' many years of research on intelligent mold design technologies.
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