Technology has always been used to enhance manual system making them automated, resulting to less effort, time and cost. It is meant to automate processes in many fields. By looking at the live examples of new ways of selling, buying, banking, transportation, marketing and even news distribution, it is apparent that everything had become much easier than before by utilizing various technologies. Technology, therefore, is a key of development in many aspects. This book discusses how we can utilize mobile devices and web service technology to enhance the current queue system which will help both the service provider (e.g. business) and the customer and increase productivity, performance and reduce cost and time for both parties. It is about a mobile application that helps the users to interact with the service provider by withdrawing a queue ticket without the need to be physically present in the service providers' premises. It enables customers (users) to book a queue remotely for any services of any registered organization with this solution. It is an enhancement of the current traditional Queue System.
The Cloud Computing is more involved in purchasing and consuming manners between providers and customers than other computing paradigms. The core of providing the required services in the Cloud is the on-demand manner, where the customer usually asks for a particular service and the provider has to provide the service with fulfilling its Quality of Service (QoS) requirements. The QoS requirements usually have two main parameters that are needed to be optimized (i.e. minimizing service's response time, and total paid cost). On the other hand, the provider has the right to gain a profit for delivering the service. Accordingly, identifying the convenient resource from the available pool of resources is considered the goal of any resource provisioning algorithm. RPOA is an algorithm that is developed to find the near optimal solution for the resource provisioning problem by achieving the availability and good utilization.
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.
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.
This research is to study and analyze the potential market for mobile multimedia services in Indonesia. This study helps mobile operator and the content provider to identify and evaluate a potential business on mobile multimedia services, to find out the adaptation solution to improve network performance, to meet the customer behavior adoption, requirements and to increase the Average Revenue Per User-ARPU that impact on company profitability. The research result indicates that Indonesia market is potential for mobile multimedia service, especially, people in Indonesia often to access the internet from their mobile handset for social media, social networking, chatting and contents download. This Multimedia Content Adaptation Solution will minimize the failure rate content transmission of the potential multimedia service from the growing of hundreds difference handset type and format, and it will still thrive. Instead of technology adaptation, there is influencing of performances expectation of the user as one of the dominant factor and following by second factor social influence and facilitating conditions of the user to adopt and acceptance this services and value to them.
Creating value with open source software is a considerable challenge, but also a great opportunity for any telecommunications company. To help companies in this task, this dissertation extends and instantiates the generic Open Source business roles model proposed by Eurescom: to take into consideration the new emergent technologies in the market such as, IPv6, IMS, VoIP and Ad-hoc Networks, to facilitate the relationships between universities/research centers and private companies, and to be easily explored by technologic-based start-up companies. The extended model presented in this dissertation proposes ten roles and certain relationships between the protagonists of the model and its instantiations. The Open Source Consultant, Quality Certification Entity, Training Provider and Portal Provider were new roles introduced in this extension. Furthermore, the new extended Open Source business roles model is instantiated for three representative and emergent scenarios: unified communications solution, VoIP solution and IMS based services. The Osterwalder methodology is used to describe and assess the application of the framework for each considered scenario.
The SaaS deployment is the installation to delivery of software services in cloud computing infrastructure. SaaS deployment is initiated by a cloud service provider via a user requesting process, which is generally automated. SaaS is a combination of different type of components, application component, integration component, business component, and storage component. Component placement problem (CPP) concerns with finding the optimum set of VMs on which SaaS components can be placed such that all user requirements should be satisfied and maximizes the profit of the SaaS providers. In CPP, the solution of the problem is subject to a set of resource and SLA constraints. The CPP is presented as a linear programming problem. The CPP has been proven by researchers as an NP-complete, hence the Genetic Algorithm approach has been used to produce sub optimal solution
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.