Decoding the IT Value Problem: An Executive Guide for Achieving Optimal ROI on Critical IT Investments
Decoding the IT Value Problem: An Executive Guide for Achieving Optimal ROI on Critical IT Investments by Gregory J. Fell
2013 | ISBN: 1118438051 | English | 184 pages | PDF | 36 MB
Gain greater returns from your IT investments
Revealing the secrets to proven, effective strategies that enable businesses to leverage the full value of highly expensive IT investments, Decoding the IT Value Problem is a no-nonsense guide for making smart IT investments and cutting through the noise of vendor marketing and media hype. Author Gregory Fell describes in rich detail the actual processes, frameworks, infrastructure and discipline required to develop and execute corporate IT strategies that areprofitable and sustainable.
Provides a proven framework for developing and successfully executing profitable IT strategies
Plain English guidance for gaining the most return on investment from critical IT investments
Explores developing and executing IT strategy; forecasting, calculating and managing IT costs; leveraging IT investments to drive business growth; IT and the evolving global economy; IT value management; communicating IT value across the enterprise; and leading change, transformation and innovation
If you're a senior level manager or executive responsible for managing IT value in your business, Decoding the IT Value Problem is the practical and clearly written guide you'll turn to, with tools and tips for smart investment and management of IT costs.
Plant Chemical Biology by Dominique Audenaert, Paul Overvoorde
2014 | ISBN: 0470946695 | English | 312 pages | PDF | 17 MB
Demonstrates how advances in plant chemical biology can translate to field applications
With contributions from a team of leading researchers and pioneers in the field, this book explains how chemical biology is used as a tool to enhance our understanding of plant biology. Readers are introduced to a variety of chemical biology studies that have provided novel insights into plant physiology and plant cellular processes. Moreover, they will discover that chemical biology not only leads to a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms of plant biology, but also the development of practical applications. For example, the authors discuss small molecules that can be used to identify targets of herbicides and develop new herbicides and plant growth regulators.
S.S-Antonia-V4 - Requirements: PC, Poser 7, Victoria 4.2 with morphs BASE and ++
Caucasian Beauties Series: Antonia V 4 - Description Cute, blonde, Swedish... That´s Antonia, a very versatile character for Victoria 4.2, probably one of the most complete characters ever created. You can choose from various tattoo options to apply to her skin: a playing card which someone has shot a bullet right through (the smoke is still rising from the hole), a broken heart tattoo with or without the letter "A" which stands for "Antonia". Inspired by the Japanese anime "Elfenlied" I created three more tattoos: ghostly reaching hands that touch the chest and the belly (blue, red, grey). Though Antonia feels at home in the higher society, she also likes sports a lot. Her hobbies are besides smimming, tennis, and riding - kickboxing and muay thai ! All textures were made with great care from high resolution textures. Antonia comes with Full Antonia INJ/REM Body INJ/REM Head INJ/REM 6 Tattoo INJ 1 Tattoo REM 4 Eyelash options 1 Head texture 3000x3000 1 Head bump map 3000x3000 2 Combat Head texture 3000x3000 1 Body texture 4000x4000 1 Body bump map 4000x4000 2 Body Combat texture 4000x4000 1 Limbs texture 4000x4000 1 Limbs bump map 4000x4000 1 Mouth texture 1500x1500 10 Eye colors 10 make-ups 3000x3000 1 De-make-up 3000x3000 5 Nail colors for fingers and toes 1 Natural color for fingers and toes 15 Lip colors (5 soft, 5 strong, 5 glossy) 2 Transmaps for lashes default 1 Transmap for lashes mascara black 1 Transmap for lashes mascara blue 57 Fight poses: 1 Zero 1 Guard 8 Fists (4 left, 4 right) 8 Elbows (4 left, 4 right) 6 Knees (3 left, 3 right) 10 Feet (5 left, 5 right) 6 Cheap (3 left, 3 right) 12 Receiving 1 Finisher (right) 1 Reeling 2 Down 1 Out 4 Combat MAT poses: 2 Head 2 Body For your convenience all eyes, make-ups, nails, and lips can be mixed in any way you like except for the Combat MAT poses. When applied, the normal make-up will disappear, but applied lipstick will remain. The fight poses can be used on any Victoria 4.2. The basic poses will always work, but you will need the BASE and the ++ morphs for special poses like facial expressions. If you use the tattoos, please note that the heart and the playing card can be used together, but you should use the "REM all tattoos" options when you had applied the reaching hands tattoos before. Thanks for purchasing Antonia V 4. Enjoy her !
Handbook of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Second Edition (Industrial Innovation Series) by Adedeji B. Badiru
2013 | ISBN: 146651504X | English | 1239 pages | PDF | 19 MB
A new edition of a bestselling industrial and systems engineering reference, Handbook of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Second Edition provides students, researchers, and practitioners with easy access to a wide range of industrial engineering tools and techniques in a concise format. This edition expands the breadth and depth of coverage, emphasizing new systems engineering tools, techniques, and models.
Secrets for Keys to My Heart - The Keys to My Heart - Software: Poser 5 - Base Figures: Victoria 4
The Keys to My Heart, a super conforming outfit for Victoria 4 with all her morph counterparts A4, G4, S4 and Elite plus her Morphs ++.
A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying, and Civil Engineering by Christopher Gorse, David Johnston, Martin Pritchard
2012 | ISBN: 0199534462 | English | 506 pages | PDF | 6 MB
Written by an experienced team of experts, this new reference work offers the most up-to-date coverage available of building, surveying, and civil engineering terms. It boasts more than 9,800 alphabetically arranged entries covering the key areas of construction technology and practice, civil and construction engineering, construction management techniques and processes, and legal aspects such as contracts and procurement. Illustrations complement entries where necessary. Other extra features include a bibliography, appendices providing a list of commonly used conventions, formula and symbols, and web links which are listed and regularly updated on a companion website.
Biochemistry: Essential Concepts by Charles C. Hardin, James A. Knopp
2012 | ISBN: 0199765626 | English | 316 pages | PDF | 13 MB
One-semester biochemistry courses are notorious for overwhelming students with the magnitude of material covered in their texts and lectures. Biochemistry: Essential Concepts distills the basic ideas covered in a one-semester course without the extraneous details that burden most texts. Authors Charles Hardin and James Knopp demonstrate the core concepts of biochemistry - including cell biology, amino acids, metabolism, and DNA - in a variety of real-world contexts. With the last forty percent of the text devoted to review questions and practice tests, Biochemistry: Essential Concepts equips students for success in the one-semester biochemistry course and prepares them for their future studies and careers.
The Innovator's Path: How Individuals, Teams, and Organizations Can Make Innovation Business-as-Usual
The Innovator's Path: How Individuals, Teams, and Organizations Can Make Innovation Business-as-Usual by Madge M. Meyer
2013 | ISBN: 1118537327 | English | 232 pages | PDF | 5 MB
A guide to creating and sustaining a culture of innovation focused on business value
The Innovator’s Path introduces business readers to thought leader Madge M. Meyer’s unique, cross-cultural perspective on corporate innovation. The book presents eight essential disciplines (Listen, Lead, Position, Promote, Connect, Commit, Execute, and Evolve) that pave the way for individuals, teams, and organizations to continually innovate in ways that create new business value. The author overturns existing assumptions about inspiring and managing innovation, while offering new insights and practical advice for aspiring innovators and corporate leaders. Meyer demonstrates her points by telling the stories behind many of her award-winning results and adds engaging personal anecdotes to illustrate many of her points. The book also contains contributions from an extraordinary and diverse set of industry innovators.
Contemporary Carbene Chemistry by Robert A. Moss, Michael P. Doyle
2013 | ISBN: 1118237951 | English | 592 pages | PDF | 36 MB
Presents the most innovative results in carbene chemistry, setting the foundation for new discoveries and applications
The discovery of stable carbenes has reinvigorated carbene chemistry research, with investigators seeking to develop carbenes into new useful catalysts and ligands. Presenting the most innovative and promising areas of carbene research over the past decade, this book explores newly discovered structural, catalytic, and organometallic aspects of carbene chemistry, with an emphasis on new and emerging synthetic applications.
Condition and Health Indicators of Exploited Marine Fishes by Josep Lloret, Georgiy Shulman, R. Malcolm Love
2014 | ISBN: 047067024X | English | 262 pages | PDF | 13 MB
This important and informative new book outlines and discusses details of the basic principles and methods that are central to any study of fish condition, from a fish ecology and fisheries biology perspective. Condition and Health Indicators of Exploited Marine Fishes describes the potential capacities of condition indicators, providing examples showing the use of these indicators to solve practical problems in connection with fish ecology and fisheries research. By focusing on wild fish populations, the book complements the increasing number of scientific works that are contributing to show how fish condition studies are key to reveal problems in marine aquaculture, the effects of pollution, fish disease, and the importance of fish in human nutrition and medicine.
Condition and Health Indicators of Exploited Marine Fishes provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of fish condition that will assist advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and professionals, working in marine ecology and biology, fisheries biology, environmental sciences and fish pathology. All universities and research establishments where biological and environmental sciences, fisheries and aquaculture are studied and taught should have copies of this book on their shelves.
Caring for Children with Special Healthcare Needs and Their Families: A Handbook for Healthcare Professionals by Linda L. Eddy
2013 | ISBN: 0813820820 | English | 272 pages | PDF | 5 MB
Caring for Children with Special Healthcare Needs and Their Families: A Handbook for Healthcare Professionals provides a guide for addressing the challenges of providing optimal general and routine care for the special needs population. More than just caring for the patients, the text stresses the importance of caring for their families as well.
The book begins with chapters on common aspects of this population, including physical or sensory disabilities and developmental and learning disabilities. Subsequent chapters expound on more specific topics related to communication, mobility, emotional issues, quality of life, and end-of-life.
Caring for Children with Special Healthcare Needs and Their Families is a must-have book for family and pediatric nurse practitioners, registered nurses, healthcare technicians, physician assistants and social services professionals who see these patients regularly as part of their daily patient load.
Environmental Process Analysis: Principles and Modeling by Henry V. Mott
2013 | ISBN: 1118115015 | English | 632 pages | PDF | 18 MB
Enables readers to apply core principles of environmental engineering to analyze environmental systems
Environmental Process Analysis takes a unique approach, applying mathematical and numerical process modeling within the context of both natural and engineered environmental systems. Readers master core principles of natural and engineering science such as chemical equilibria, reaction kinetics, ideal and non-ideal reactor theory, and mass accounting by performing practical real-world analyses. As they progress through the text, readers will have the opportunity to analyze a broad range of environmental processes and systems, including water and wastewater treatment, surface mining, agriculture, landfills, subsurface saturated and unsaturated porous media, aqueous and marine sediments, surface waters, and atmospheric moisture.
Handbook of Orthognathic Treatment - A team approach by Ashraf Ayoub, Balvinder Khambay, Philip Benington, Lyndia Green, Khursheed Moos, Fraser Walker
2014 | ISBN: 047065905X | English | 194 pages | PDF | 38 MB
This handbook provides a short, contemporary text on the management of dentofacial deformities. The importance of a well organised, inter-disciplinary approach is emphasised throughout and the following key areas are presented:
A detailed account of the role of the psychologist, from initial assessment through to post-operative support.
A systematic approach to dentofacial assessment, including a section on diagnostic records and an overview of cephalometry.
A logical step-by-step approach to treatment planning, emphasising the interactive thought process required when setting orthodontic and surgical objectives.
The fundamentals of surgical orthodontics, with the scope and limitations of orthodontic appliances clearly explained for each phase of treatment.
A description of orthognathic technical procedures and how potential errors can be minimised in order to improve the accuracy of model surgery.
An account of how to carry out photo-cephalometric profile prediction planning, including a critique of the method.
A detailed description of the full range of mandibular and maxillary orthognathic surgical procedures, including indications and complications.
A chapter on higher-level osteotomies for the treatment of more severe craniofacial abnormalities is included for completeness.
A series of six contrasting case studies.
There is an emphasis on the technological advances that are rapidly enabling the global paradigm shift from 2D to 3D planning.
Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement by Trevor L. Strome
2013 | ISBN: 1118519698 | English | 226 pages | PDF | 6 MB
Improve patient outcomes, lower costs, reduce fraud—all with healthcare analytics
Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement walks your healthcare organization from relying on generic reports and dashboards to developing powerful analytic applications that drive effective decision-making throughout your organization. Renowned healthcare analytics leader Trevor Strome reveals in this groundbreaking volume the true potential of analytics to harness the vast amounts of data being generated in order to improve the decision-making ability of healthcare managers and improvement teams.