<ul> <li>Explores practical advantages of Grid Computing and what is needed by an organization to migrate to this new computing paradigm <li>This self-contained reference makes both the concepts and applications of grid computing clear and understandable to even non-technical managers <li>Explains the underlying networking mechanism and answers such questions critical to the business enterprise as <ul> <li>"What is grid computing?" <li>"How widespread is its present/potential penetration?" <li>"Is it ready for prime time?" <li>"Are there firm standards?" <li>"Is it secure?" <li>"How do we bill this new product?" and <li>"How can we deploy it (at a macro level)?" </ul> </ul>
Online and Social Networking Communities is a professional guide written for educational practitioners and trainers who wish to use online communication tools effectively in their teaching. Focusing on the student experience of learning in online communities, it addresses 'web 2.0' and other 'social software' tools and considers the role these technologies play in supporting student learning and building learning communities.
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Online and Social Networking Communities helps educators and trainers develop a critical approach by exploring online learning from both the student's and educator's perspective. This practical guide provides the tools to help develop confident and thoughtful online educators, able to create successful and enjoyable learning experiences for their students.
Data Communication and Networking, First Edition provides a solid, thorough overview of data communications and networking for Engineering Technology programs. This text covers information for one or more courses spanning digital communication systems, computer communication and networks, and data communications. It is specifically written and designed for engineering and engineering technology learners by using a systematic and visual approach with abundant tables, illustrations, and practical examples making it easy for students to comprehend concepts. Content begins with data communication, signal conversion and issues in data transmission. Each chapter includes an introduction, summary of key information, as well as practice questions and problems with answers. The text also includes coverage of network and network standards, Ethernet, network components and Transmission Control and Internets Protocols (TCP/IP). The integration of applications and laboratory experiments are found throughout the text, making Data Communication and Networking, First Edition a one-of-a-kind and practical text.