This book examines 200 contractual problems which regularly arise on building and engineering projects and provides a detailed explanation of their solutions, citing standard contract conditions and key parts of legal judgements as authority. A succinct s
Comparative Analysis of Internal and External Solutions to Provide Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation Functionality: Michael T. Panarisi
Drawing on the work of some of the finest photojournalists in the world, Blue Planet Run: The Race to Provide Safe Drinking Water to the World focuses on the entire safe drinking water story: its origins, its implications, its heroes and its solutions.
Data Integrity Solutions provides the reader insights into how data can affect the quality of life for all of us. Technology systems today are fraught with data errors costing us thousands of lives and trillions of dollars. Ken Graham has identified a pattern to these errors over a 25 year career that spans multiple industries and government agencies and shares his practical observations. As a result of a collective intense focus on Technology, and not Information has led to the creation of four Digital Data Disorders that is affecting the Digital Citizens living in the Digital Society in very adverse ways. Ken Identifies, defines and gives real life examples of these Data Disorders and how individuals and organizations can prevent their devastating effects. Data Integrity is a 21st Century Imperative for us all.
Managing Your Outsourced IT Services Provider teaches executives and managers of organizations how to unleash the full potential of their outsourced IT services workforce and IT-enabled business processes safely and profitably. Drawing on two decades of experience managing client relationships for global IT services companies, Venkatesh Upadrista guides outsourcing organizations around the hazards of geographic distance, linguistic miscommunication, organizational mismatch, and functional disparity between receiver requirements and provider capabilities. The first half of the book describes what an outsourcing organization needs to know about the IT services providers industry in general to deal intelligently with specific providers: namely, the industry’s organizational types, strategic drivers, competitive labor market constraints, and tactics for hitting P&L targets. The second half of the book teaches outsourcers how to evaluate prospective providers, craft service level agreements, formalize best practices, and manage the full gamut of receiver?provider relationships to optimize outcome in terms of cost, timeliness, and quality of services received. The descriptions and prescriptions in Managing Your Outsourced IT Services Provider apply equally to onshore and offshore outsourcing, but examples and case studies focus on offshoring. In addition, Upadrista analyzes the advantages, disadvantages, and special considerations and caveats of single provider outsourcing and captive centers. Venkatesh Upadrista is a global client executive at CapgeminiFinancial Services in Amsterdam. He was formerly a global solutions manager atTata Consultancy Services, a client partner at Wipro Services, a CIO partner atMcKinsey & Co., and a manager at Cognizant Technology Solutions. He is theauthor of Managing Offshore DevelopmentProjects and Distributed Agile: TheProven Agile Software Development Approach and Toolkit for GeographicallyDispersed Teams . Upadrista took his degree in mathematics and computerscience from Andhra University.
This volume provides case studies about successful strategies employed in diverse world areas for the protection of archaeological heritage resources. Some chapters focus on a search for solutions arrived at by diverse groups of people working in spe
Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject Business economics - Business Ethics, Corporate Ethics, grade: 2,3, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, language: English, abstract: In 2001, the German coalition of the Green Party (Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen) and the Social Democrat Party (SPD) decided in consensus with all the other parties in the parliament, to end its involvement in atomic power. The consensus between politics and the energy providers entailed the structured withdrawal from nuclear energy. Therefore, a law was passed by the parliament in 2002, called Gesetz zur geordneten Beendigung der Kernenergienutzung zur gewerblichen Erzeugung von Elektrizität. However, the government that followed (CDU/CSU and FDP) under Chancellor Angela Merkel first decided to extend the use of atomic power stations to an average of twelve extra years. But after the atomic accident in Fukushima, Japan in 2011, this decision was withdrawn. Instead, the coalition decided on a suspension of the oldest power stations and the phase-out of all stations by 2022. It goes without saying that not all stakeholders have been in favour of this decision. Especially the four largest German energy provider companies RWE, Vattenfall, E.ON and EnBW, who were all severely affected and are therefore trying to find ways to improve their situation. As ethics is a science that seeks to come closer to the truth by reflecting different options in a structured way3, the characteristics of a dilemma will be explained after an introduction to the topic. Then, the relationship of the topic to sustainability will be elaborated on. Subsequently, the question about the appropriateness of the decision by the commission will be discussed by comparing funding options for the withdrawal from nuclear energy, arguments in favour and against monetary support by the state. Then, the decision of the commission will be reviewed with regard to different concepts of ethics before being summarized in the conclusion.
This book presents different aspects of renewable energy integration, from the latest developments in renewable energy technologies to the currently growing smart grids. The importance of different renewable energy sources is discussed, in order to identify the advantages and challenges for each technology. The rules of connecting the renewable energy sources have also been covered along with practical examples. Since solar and wind energy are the most popular forms of renewable energy sources, this book provides the challenges of integrating these renewable generators along with some innovative solutions. As the complexity of power system operation has been raised due to the renewable energy integration, this book also includes some analysis to investigate the characteristics of power systems in a smarter way. This book is intended for those working in the area of renewable energy integration in distribution networks. Dr. Jahangir Hossain received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is currently a lecturer in the Griffith School of Engineering, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia. Before joining Griffith University, he served as a research fellow in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland, Australia. His research interests are power systems, renewable energy integration and stabilization, voltage stability, micro grids, robust control, electrical machine, FACTS devices and energy storage systems. Dr. Apel Mahmud received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is currently a lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. His research interests are dynamic stability of power systems, renewable energy integration, smart grids, nonlinear control theory and electrical machines.
Research Paper (undergraduate) from the year 2017 in the subject Health Science, grade: B+, Loyola University Chicago, language: English, abstract: We are proposing the following solutions to the challenge of primary healthcare provider shortages in rural Washington: that undergraduate medical education (UME) pathway in the two medical schools in the state be altered; visa-waivers, loan-forgiveness and direct incentive programs expanded; and residency funding be increased. These are workable with the right support and resources. We understand that primary healthcare physician shortages will worsen more and more over the next decade if nothing is done now; and there is no doubt that communities have been feeling the impacts of shortages. Since none of the plans proposed here can work to reduce the expected decrease, the right combination of strategies will results in an increase in the number of primary healthcare physicians per population in rural Washington, which is the main aim of this proposal.
This book provides analytical solutions to a number of classical problems in transport processes, i.e. in fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer. Expanding computing power and more efficient numerical methods have increased the importance of computationa
Federal Cloud Computing: The Definitive Guide for Cloud Service Providers, Second Edition offers an in-depth look at topics surrounding federal cloud computing within the federal government, including the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy, Cloud Computing Standards, Security and Privacy, and Security Automation. You will learn the basics of the NIST risk management framework (RMF) with a specific focus on cloud computing environments, all aspects of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) process, and steps for cost-effectively implementing the Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process, as well as strategies for implementing Continuous Monitoring, enabling the Cloud Service Provider to address the FedRAMP requirement on an ongoing basis. This updated edition will cover the latest changes to FedRAMP program, including clarifying guidance on the paths for Cloud Service Providers to achieve FedRAMP compliance, an expanded discussion of the new FedRAMP Security Control, which is based on the NIST SP 800-53 Revision 4, and maintaining FedRAMP compliance through Continuous Monitoring. Further, a new chapter has been added on the FedRAMP requirements for Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing. Provides a common understanding of the federal requirements as they apply to cloud computing Offers a targeted and cost-effective approach for applying the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework (RMF) Features both technical and non-technical perspectives of the Federal Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process that speaks across the organization Matthew Metheny, PMP, CISSP, CAP, CISA, CSSLP, CRISC, CCSK, is an Information Security Executive and Professional with twenty years of experience in the areas of finance management, information technology, information security, risk management, compliance programs, security operations and capabilities, secure software development, security assessment and auditing, security architectures, information security policies/processes, incident response and forensics, and application security and penetration testing. Mr. Metheny is the Chief Information Security Officer and Director of Cyber Security Operations at the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA), and is responsible for managing CSOSAs enterprise-wide information security and risk management program, and cyber security operations. Prior to joining CSOSA, Mr. Metheny was employed at the US Government Publishing Office (GPO), where he led the Agency Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC) Program and served as the Agency subject matter expert for cloud security, responsible for evaluating service provider solutions against federal and industry security standards and integrating Agency and service provider security services. Mr. Metheny was the founder and instructor at CloudSecurityTraining.com, a business unit of One Enterprise Consulting Group, LLC, which was an approved training partner with the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). He was also the Co-Chair for the CSA CloudTrust Protocol (CTP) Working Group, a Founding Member and Member of the Board of Director for the CSA-DC Chapter which was CSAs Federal Cloud Center of Excellence, and a Founding Member of the OpenStack DC user group focused on expanding the knowledge of OpenStack within the Washington, DC metro area. Mr. Metheny received a Bachelors degree in Computer and Information Science from the University of Maryland University College and a Masters degree in Information Assurance from University of Maryland University College. He also holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls (CRISC), Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP), Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certificate in Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) Certifications.
This monograph provides a complete and self-contained account of the theory, methods, and applications of constant-sign solutions of integral equations. In particular, the focus is on different systems of Volterra and Fredholm equations. The presentation