Over the last years, social networking sites have matured while gaining major importance both in personal and professional settings. This work was motivated by two observations. Firstly, sites such as Facebook are used for diverse purposes and to reach contacts from various areas of life. At the same time, data submitted to these sites is increasing in volume and sensitivity. This prompts adapting one's online appearance and conduct depending on the current context, which is referred to as social identity management. While some social network sites offer means to manage the visibility of personal attributes within the site, it has become necessary to embrace a global perspective on the user's identity management on the social web, hence making it provider-independent. This is due to the second observation: Nowadays, instead of one, a multitude of social networking sites is used due to their diversity in features, topics of interest and differing user bases. Beyond, more than one service should be used to avoid the disadvantages of being dependent on a single provider. Unfortunately, the simultaneous use of multiple services of the social web leads to the redundant representations of one's identity data and contacts, thereby possibly leading to inconsistent social identity management.To tackle these issues, this dissertation thesis proposes a solution that allows conducting social identity management in a consistent and provider-independent manner. To facilitate this, requirements to such a solution are analyzed from a user perspective. Subsequently, user identity models are built based on common and proposed concepts and notions found in social networking sites. Based on this, the proposed solution is presented both in broad and refined levels of detail. It is evaluated by analyzing the fulfillment of necessary preconditions by current social networking sites and through a prototypical implementation.
In recent time a new trend can be recognized on the Internet in general and especially in learning environments by moving away from monolithic one-provider-fits-all to a combinatorial mixing pieces-together approach. Mashing-up stands for the re-use, re-combination, and re-organisation of small software artifacts of clearly defined functionality (so-called widgets). Subsequently, mashed-up learning systems describe the idea of highly customizable environments shifting substantial personalization possibilities from administrators to the end-users (learners). This shift has significant impacts on efficient data communication strategies of learning management systems. This book presents a technical solution for an inter-widget communication in mash-up personal learning environments, enabling the possibility of different data send and receive strategies, such as, cross-domain push/pull mechanisms or user-centered notification settings and, thus, enabling to model learner workflows in distributed environments. It explains the technical background of the widget concept and why inter-widget communication is beneficial, especially in the area of e-learning. The outcome of this book are new methods and corresponding open-source prototype software artifacts. A proof-of-concept pedagogical use-case of a lifelong learner validates the approach.
Revision with unchanged content. The last few years have experienced a steady growth in research institutions interest in developing research projects that involve more than one insti tution s computing resources - forming virtual organizations. The goal of any virtual organization is to provide member institutions with an interoperable, easy to use and secure research environment. Shibboleth was one of the pre mier choices of infrastructure to be used to create collaborative inter-institu tional research environments as it provides a coherent architecture to securely share computing resources across multiple institutions without the need for individualized user credentials for each shared resource. Some of the prob lems that Shibboleth encountered in practice deal with its distributed authentication and authorization mechanisms and its user data accessability design. This work addresses these issues and provides a solution that allows for fine-grained authorization services in any virtual organization. We pro pose an extension to the Shibboleth design by separating the definition, management, and usage of the user s virtual organization entitlements from the identity provider. This book is addressed to professionals in Informa tionTechnology, researchers and students in Distributed Systems, Networking and Security.
Health Information System (HIS) is widely recognized as a technology enabler which improves patient care coordination, enhances provider productivity and facilitates knowledge management activities. A multitude of stand-alone administrative and clinical management systems exist, but their true value is realized when they become an integrated electronic health record solution that can address information requirements across multiple functions. In Malawi, the national Health Management Information System is integrated while at the district level there are stand-alone systems. Stand-alone systems are common in most countries and are a major cause of fragmentation especially in developing countries. Evidence shows that information derived from fragmented systems is untimely and not effective for management use. To address this issue, organisations worldwide are collaborating to integrate stand-alone systems into one. This book is based on a study of two significant systems at the district level, i.e. District Health Information System and drug Logistics Management Information System. The objective was to assess the implications of their integration for improved healthcare services.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. UDEX provides Product Data Quality (PDQ) solutions. UDEX provides software and services that enable the global retail industry to continuously manage accurate product information throughout the supply chain. On November 20, 2006, GXS, provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce solutions, announced that it has acquired UDEX. The UDEX acquisition builds on GXS'' current offerings in data synchronization, enabling GXS to validate and certify the accuracy of product and packaging data that is exchanged between trading partners. GXS plans to make the UDEX solution for product data quality a component of its Data Pool Manager solution for creating and supporting country data pools. The solution will be known as UDEX, A GXS Service. GXS'' data synchronization solutions are part of the GXS Trading Grid platform, a global B2B e-commerce and integration platform that supports the creation and adoption of on-demand supply chain management solutions.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. XLOC is a provider of global localization solutions for the international computer and video game industry. XLOC was founded in 2000 by Stephanie O''Malley Deming and Mason Deming, two industry veterans with previous experience in game localization at Activision, Electronic Arts, LucasArts, Capcom and 2K Games. XLOC offers a customizable localization management solution that integrates localization into the development cycle. XLOC is compatible with all major 3D engine technologies and can be leveraged as a stand-alone product or be combined with XLOC''s consulting and support services. Titles built using XLOC include Call of Duty®: World at War, Guitar Hero: World Tour and Brutal Legend.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Vefja ehf., formed in 2000, was a pioneer software company in the Internet sector and a successful player on the Icelandic Web Content Management Market. Vefja ehf. was a start up within the Landsteinar Group, a leading Retail Solution Provider developing solutions in Navision ERP (now Microsoft Dynamics). The real breakthrough for Landsteinar International was when an agreement was signed with IKEA, Baugur and Adidas in 1999 to develop a warehouse management system in Navision to be used by all these companies. Landsteinar was nominated as the Icelandic Marketing Company of the Year in 1999 and received the President of Iceland Export award in 2001 .
FDDI(Footwear Design and Development Institute) was established by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India in the year 1986.It is an apex organization, serving as a 'One Stop Solution Provider' for the various problems faced by the Indian industry by bridging the skill gap in the areas of Footwear, Leather, Fashion,Retail & Management areas. FDDI has been functioning as an interface between the untapped talent and industry and its global counterparts by fulfilling the demand of skilled manpower with its state of art machines and world class infrastructure. FDDI is the only institution of the country, in its core area of expertise, to have certifications such as ISO 9001, ISO 1401 and ISO 17025. It has accreditations / tie-ups from the leading international organisations like SATRA- UK and top Management and Fashion Design institutes such as LDT Nagold (Germany), ARS Sutoria (Italy), Thomas Bata University (TBU), which equips students to learn in a global environment. With an aim to put India on the global map, FDDI is a pioneer institute that works for the benefit of the Indian Footwear / Leather industry.
A growing, aging population, the rise to epidemic proportions of various chronic diseases, competing, often overlapping medical technologies, and of course, skyrocketing costs compounded by waste and inefficiency - these are just a few of the multifarious challenges currently facing healthcare delivery. Anunexpected source of solutions is being imported from the manufacturing sector: lean thinking.Lean Principles for Healthcare presents a conceptual framework, management principles, and practical tools for professionals tasked with designing and implementing modern, streamlined healthcare systems or overhauling faulty ones. Focusing on core components such as knowledge management, e-health, patient-centeredness, and collaborative care, chapters illustrate lean concepts in action across specialties (as diverse as nursing, urology, and emergency care) and around the globe. Extended case examples show health systems responding to consumer needs and provider realities with equal efficiency and effectiveness, and improved quality and patient outcomes. Further, contributors tackle the gamut of technological, medical, cultural, and business issues, among them:Initiatives of service-oriented architecture towards performance improvementAdapted lean thinking for emergency departmentsLean thinking in dementia care through smart assistive technologySupporting preventive healthcare with persuasive servicesValue stream mapping for lean healthcareA technology mediated solution to reduce healthcare disparities Geared toward both how lean ideas can be carried out and how they are being used successfully in the real world, Lean Principles for Healthcare not only brings expert knowledge to healthcare managers and health services researchers but to all who have an interest in superior healthcare delivery.