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  • White Papers // Aug 2012

    Cross-Layer Optimization for Video Transmission Over WLAN: Cross-Layer Prioritization

    As IEEE 802.11 wireless devices have become increasingly widespread, providing Quality of Service in the context of H.264/AVC, the video coding standard for future multimedia networking, has become an important issue in the fields of communication and networking. Cross-Layer Adaptive Video Prioritization (CAVP) is a cross-layer framework that prioritizes video...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // May 2012

    A Project Approach to Enterprise Resource Planning Implementation

    An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation process is a complex programming initiative with an overabundance of influencing factors that can shape its success. This paper has 2 objectives to: use simple project management tools and techniques to restructure the implementation process in order to reduce the complexity and build a...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Analyzing Impacts on Software Enhancement Caused by Security Design Alternatives With Patterns

    Unlike functional implementations, it is difficult to analyze the impact on security of software enhancements. One of the difficulties is identifying the range of effects on existing software from new security threats, and the other is developing proper countermeasures. The authors propose an analysis method that uses two kinds of...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Business Processes and Knowledge Management

    Knowledge has been a subject of interest and inquiry for thousands of years since at least the time of the ancient Greeks, and no doubt even before that. \"What is knowledge\" continues to be an important topic of discussion in philosophy. This paper has considered the implementation of knowledge management...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Business IT Systems Implementation

    The implementation of IT systems in modern business organizations is a necessity imposed by the technologically driven evolution of the market. When fast decisions need to be made, the role of market intelligence becomes highly relevant and organizational systems need to offer up-to-date, relevant information to company's employees. On the...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Developing and Customizing Federated ERP Systems

    Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are the most important drivers in many economies. Due to their flexibility and willingness to innovate they can stand up to larger industry players. However, SMEs - as every other company - need to further reduce costs and optimize their business in order to stay...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Dec 2011

    Multimedia Broadcasting in LTE Networks

    Long Term Evolution (LTE) constitutes the latest step before the 4th Generation (4G) of radio technologies designed to increase the capacity and speed of mobile communications. To support Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Services (MBMS), LTE offers the functionality to transmit MBMS over Single Frequency Network (MBSFN), where a time-synchronized common waveform is...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2011

    What Practitioners Think of Inter-Organizational ERP Requirements Engineering Practices: Focus Group Results

    Empirical studies on requirements engineering for inter-organizational Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems have demonstrated that the ERP vendor-provided prescriptive models for ERP roll-outs make tacit assumptions about the ERP adopter's context. This, in turn, leads to the implementation of suboptimal solutions. Specifically, these models assume that ERP implementations happen within...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Peer-to-Peer Over Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

    In this paper, the authors review various approaches for the convergence of Peer-To-Peer (P2P) and Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANETs), identifying strengths and weaknesses, and putting things in perspective. P2P and MANETs are among the most active research topics in pervasive computing. The convergence of P2P networks and MANETs would allow...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Mobile WiMAX Bandwidth Reservation Thresholds: A Heuristic Approach

    This paper addresses the issue of wireless bandwidth partitioning of a Mobile WiMAX cell. The authors consider a Complete Partitioning strategy, where the wireless bandwidth capacity of a cell is divided into trunks. Each partition is strictly reserved to a particular type of connection. Four IEEE 802.16e 2005 service classes...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Lifetime Maximization in Wireless Sensor Networks

    One of the fundamental requirements in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) is to prolong the lifetime of sensor nodes by minimizing the energy consumption. The information about the energy status of sensor nodes can be used to notify the base station about energy depletion in any part of the network. An...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Human Resource Related Problems in Agile and Traditional Software Project Process Models

    This paper explores the impacts associated with different software process models on the staff. The main research question addressed is whether any process model leads to a higher satisfaction of staff, and less human resource related problems, including staff turnover or increased stress levels. This issue is empirically investigated using...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Internet History

    In this paper, the author outlines and analyzes milestones in the history of the internet. As technology advances, it presents new societal and ethical challenges. The early internet was devised and implemented in American research units, universities, and telecommunication companies that had vision and interest in cutting-edge research. The internet...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // May 2011

    Asymmetric Geographic Forwarding: Exploiting Link Asymmetry in Location Aware Routing

    Geographic Forwarding (GF) algorithms typically employ a neighbor discovery method to maintain a neighborhood table that works well only if all wireless links are symmetric. Recent experimental research has revealed that the link conditions in realistic wireless networks vary significantly from the ideal disk model and a substantial percentage of...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Run-Time Compositional Software Platform for Autonomous NXT Robots

    Autonomous Robots normally perform tasks in unstructured environments, with little or no continuous human guidance. This calls for context-aware, self-adaptive software systems. This paper aims at providing a flexible adaptive middleware platform to seamlessly integrate multiple adaptation logics during the run-time. To support such an approach, a reconfigurable middleware system...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Insights From Experimental Research on Distributed Channel Assignment in Wireless Testbeds

    This paper presents the DES-Chan framework for experimental research on distributed channel assignment algorithms in wireless mesh testbeds. The implementation process of channel assignment algorithms is a difficult task for the researcher since common operating systems do not support channel assignment algorithms. DES-Chan provides a set of common services required...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Improving WLAN Performance by Modifying an IEEE 802.11 Protocol

    One of the limitations of the IEEE 802.11 Distributed Coordination Function (DCF) protocol is its low bandwidth utilization under medium-to-high traffic loads resulting in low throughput and high packet delay. To overcome performance problems, traditional IEEE 802.11 DCF ("DCF") protocol is modified to the Buffer Unit Multiple Access (BUMA) protocol....

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Overview of Security Issues in Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks

    Vehicular Ad-hoc NETworks (VANETs) are a promising communication scenario. Several new applications are envisioned, which will improve traffic management and safety. Nevertheless, those applications have stringent security requirements, as they affect road traffic safety. Moreover, VANETs face several security threats. As VANETs present some unique features (e.g., high mobility of...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Virtual Product Development in University-Enterprise Partnership

    Development teams involved in product development are often geographically and temporally distributed, and there is a high level of outsourcing in product development efforts. Enterprises give rise to a special type of virtual enterprise, in which each company maintains the greatest flexibility and business independence. This paper presents a vision...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Principles and Applications of Distributed Event-Based Systems

    Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) and Web services have received a lot of attention from both industry and academia. Services as the core entities of every SOA are changing regularly based on various reasons. This poses a clear problem in distributed environments since service providers and consumers are generally loosely coupled. Using...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Security Issues for Cloud Computing

    In this paper, the authors discuss security issues for cloud computing and present a layered framework for secure clouds and then focus on two of the layers, i.e., the storage layer and the data layer. In particular, the authors discuss a scheme for secure third party publications of documents in...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Applying Cognitive Theories to Evaluate Conceptual Models in Systems Analysis

    Conceptual models have been evaluated along the dimensions of modeling complexity (how easy is it to create schemas given requirements?) and readability (how easy is it to understand the requirements by reading the model schema?). In this paper, the authors update COGEVAL, a propositional framework based on cognitive theories to...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Decentralized Overlay for Federation of Enterprise Clouds

    This paper describes Aneka-Federation, a decentralized and distributed system that combines enterprise Clouds, overlay networking, and structured peer-to-peer techniques to create scalable wide-area networking of compute nodes for high-throughput computing. The Aneka-Federation integrates numerous small scale Aneka Enterprise Cloud services and nodes that are distributed over multiple control and enterprise...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Enterprise Information Systems for Business Integration in SMEs: Technological, Organizational, and Social Dimensions

    The implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP) is a risky and high cost action, even more when the authors are dealing with small and medium sized enterprises. Although many studies have shown the importance of paying attention to critical success factors in ERP implementations, there is still a...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Handbook of Research on Mobile Multimedia

    Collaborative Work Environments are software systems that allow teams, which are nowadays often distributed in location and organization to which they belong, to achieve certain projects or activities. In recent years, the available computer tools that can support such activities have grown; however, their integration is not necessarily achieved. Furthermore,...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Mining Frequent Generalized Patterns for Web Personalization in the Presence of Taxonomies

    The Web is a continuously evolving environment, since its content is updated on a regular basis. As a result, the traditional usage-based approach to generate recommendations that takes as input the navigation paths recorded on the web page level, is not as effective. Moreover, most of the content available online...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    e-System for Public Health in India: Towards an Architectural Framework Incorporating Illiteracy and Linguistic Diversity

    Public health stands for the study and practice of those activities and initiatives that result in the prevention and reduction of incidences of illnesses and diseases in the population. The application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can considerably facilitate Public Health project initiatives. In spite of the huge benefits...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    A Survey of Multidimensional Modeling Methodologies

    Data warehousing systems were conceived to support decision making within organizations. These systems homogenize and integrate data of organizations in a huge repository of data (the data warehouse) in order to exploit this single and detailed representation of the organization and extract relevant knowledge for the organization's decision making. The...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    A Tool Supported Methodology for Developing Secure Mobile P2P Systems

    The growth of mobile devices with near PC equivalent capabilities has brought with it the possibility of mobile Peer-To-Peer (P2P) systems. However, the unique nature of mobile devices introduces new challenges that need to be considered during the development process, especially when considering critical aspects such as system security. This...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    WSBen: A Web Services Discovery and Composition Benchmark Toolkit

    A Web Service is a set of related functionalities that can be loosely coupled with other services programmatically through the Web. Examples of web applications using Web services include weather forecasting, credit check, and travel agency programs. As a growing number of Web services are available on the Web and...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Time-Based Confidentiality Enhancement Scheme for Mobile Wireless Networks

    A multi-hop wireless network with highly dynamic members and mobility is vulnerable to many attacks. To address this problem, the authors propose a novel time-based approach that exploits mobility. In the scheme, the source sends shares at different times. Due to node mobility, these shares will be routed through different...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    A Survey on Temporal Data Warehousing

    Data warehouses are information repositories specialized in supporting decision making. Since the decisional process typically requires an analysis of historical trends, time and its management acquire a huge importance. In this paper, the authors consider the variety of issues, often grouped under term temporal data warehousing, implied by the need...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    In-Vehicle Network Architecture for the Next-Generation Vehicles

    New types of communication networks will be necessary to meet various consumer and regulatory demands as well as satisfy requirements of safety and fuel efficiency. Various functionalities of vehicles will require various types of communication networks and networking protocols. For example, drive-by-wire and active safety features will require fault tolerant...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    A Privacy Protection Model for Patient Data With Multiple Sensitive Attributes

    The identity of patients must be protected when patient data are shared. The two most commonly used models to protect identity of patients are L-diversity and K-anonymity. However, existing work mainly considers data sets with a single sensitive attribute, while patient data often contain multiple sensitive attributes (e.g., diagnosis and...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Mar 2008

    Seismological Data Warehousing and Mining: A Survey

    Earthquake data composes an ever increasing collection of earth science information for post-processing analysis. Earth scientists, local or national administration officers and so forth, are working with these data collections for scientific or planning purposes. In this paper, the authors discuss the architecture of a so-called Seismic Data Management and...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Aug 2007

    Managing Late Measurements In Data Warehouses

    Though in most data warehousing applications no relevance is given to the time when events are recorded, some domains call for a different behavior. In particular, whenever late measurements of events take place, and particularly when the events registered are subject to further updates, the traditional design solutions fail in...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Enterprise Information Systems for Business Integration in SMEs: Technological, Organizational, and Social Dimensions

    The implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP) is a risky and high cost action, even more when the authors are dealing with small and medium sized enterprises. Although many studies have shown the importance of paying attention to critical success factors in ERP implementations, there is still a...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Decentralized Overlay for Federation of Enterprise Clouds

    This paper describes Aneka-Federation, a decentralized and distributed system that combines enterprise Clouds, overlay networking, and structured peer-to-peer techniques to create scalable wide-area networking of compute nodes for high-throughput computing. The Aneka-Federation integrates numerous small scale Aneka Enterprise Cloud services and nodes that are distributed over multiple control and enterprise...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    In-Vehicle Network Architecture for the Next-Generation Vehicles

    New types of communication networks will be necessary to meet various consumer and regulatory demands as well as satisfy requirements of safety and fuel efficiency. Various functionalities of vehicles will require various types of communication networks and networking protocols. For example, drive-by-wire and active safety features will require fault tolerant...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Security Issues for Cloud Computing

    In this paper, the authors discuss security issues for cloud computing and present a layered framework for secure clouds and then focus on two of the layers, i.e., the storage layer and the data layer. In particular, the authors discuss a scheme for secure third party publications of documents in...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    WSBen: A Web Services Discovery and Composition Benchmark Toolkit

    A Web Service is a set of related functionalities that can be loosely coupled with other services programmatically through the Web. Examples of web applications using Web services include weather forecasting, credit check, and travel agency programs. As a growing number of Web services are available on the Web and...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Time-Based Confidentiality Enhancement Scheme for Mobile Wireless Networks

    A multi-hop wireless network with highly dynamic members and mobility is vulnerable to many attacks. To address this problem, the authors propose a novel time-based approach that exploits mobility. In the scheme, the source sends shares at different times. Due to node mobility, these shares will be routed through different...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    e-System for Public Health in India: Towards an Architectural Framework Incorporating Illiteracy and Linguistic Diversity

    Public health stands for the study and practice of those activities and initiatives that result in the prevention and reduction of incidences of illnesses and diseases in the population. The application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can considerably facilitate Public Health project initiatives. In spite of the huge benefits...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Handbook of Research on Mobile Multimedia

    Collaborative Work Environments are software systems that allow teams, which are nowadays often distributed in location and organization to which they belong, to achieve certain projects or activities. In recent years, the available computer tools that can support such activities have grown; however, their integration is not necessarily achieved. Furthermore,...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Principles and Applications of Distributed Event-Based Systems

    Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) and Web services have received a lot of attention from both industry and academia. Services as the core entities of every SOA are changing regularly based on various reasons. This poses a clear problem in distributed environments since service providers and consumers are generally loosely coupled. Using...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Mining Frequent Generalized Patterns for Web Personalization in the Presence of Taxonomies

    The Web is a continuously evolving environment, since its content is updated on a regular basis. As a result, the traditional usage-based approach to generate recommendations that takes as input the navigation paths recorded on the web page level, is not as effective. Moreover, most of the content available online...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    A Privacy Protection Model for Patient Data With Multiple Sensitive Attributes

    The identity of patients must be protected when patient data are shared. The two most commonly used models to protect identity of patients are L-diversity and K-anonymity. However, existing work mainly considers data sets with a single sensitive attribute, while patient data often contain multiple sensitive attributes (e.g., diagnosis and...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    A Tool Supported Methodology for Developing Secure Mobile P2P Systems

    The growth of mobile devices with near PC equivalent capabilities has brought with it the possibility of mobile Peer-To-Peer (P2P) systems. However, the unique nature of mobile devices introduces new challenges that need to be considered during the development process, especially when considering critical aspects such as system security. This...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // May 2011

    Asymmetric Geographic Forwarding: Exploiting Link Asymmetry in Location Aware Routing

    Geographic Forwarding (GF) algorithms typically employ a neighbor discovery method to maintain a neighborhood table that works well only if all wireless links are symmetric. Recent experimental research has revealed that the link conditions in realistic wireless networks vary significantly from the ideal disk model and a substantial percentage of...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Peer-to-Peer Over Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

    In this paper, the authors review various approaches for the convergence of Peer-To-Peer (P2P) and Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANETs), identifying strengths and weaknesses, and putting things in perspective. P2P and MANETs are among the most active research topics in pervasive computing. The convergence of P2P networks and MANETs would allow...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Insights From Experimental Research on Distributed Channel Assignment in Wireless Testbeds

    This paper presents the DES-Chan framework for experimental research on distributed channel assignment algorithms in wireless mesh testbeds. The implementation process of channel assignment algorithms is a difficult task for the researcher since common operating systems do not support channel assignment algorithms. DES-Chan provides a set of common services required...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Mobile WiMAX Bandwidth Reservation Thresholds: A Heuristic Approach

    This paper addresses the issue of wireless bandwidth partitioning of a Mobile WiMAX cell. The authors consider a Complete Partitioning strategy, where the wireless bandwidth capacity of a cell is divided into trunks. Each partition is strictly reserved to a particular type of connection. Four IEEE 802.16e 2005 service classes...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Improving WLAN Performance by Modifying an IEEE 802.11 Protocol

    One of the limitations of the IEEE 802.11 Distributed Coordination Function (DCF) protocol is its low bandwidth utilization under medium-to-high traffic loads resulting in low throughput and high packet delay. To overcome performance problems, traditional IEEE 802.11 DCF ("DCF") protocol is modified to the Buffer Unit Multiple Access (BUMA) protocol....

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Lifetime Maximization in Wireless Sensor Networks

    One of the fundamental requirements in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) is to prolong the lifetime of sensor nodes by minimizing the energy consumption. The information about the energy status of sensor nodes can be used to notify the base station about energy depletion in any part of the network. An...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Applying Cognitive Theories to Evaluate Conceptual Models in Systems Analysis

    Conceptual models have been evaluated along the dimensions of modeling complexity (how easy is it to create schemas given requirements?) and readability (how easy is it to understand the requirements by reading the model schema?). In this paper, the authors update COGEVAL, a propositional framework based on cognitive theories to...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Human Resource Related Problems in Agile and Traditional Software Project Process Models

    This paper explores the impacts associated with different software process models on the staff. The main research question addressed is whether any process model leads to a higher satisfaction of staff, and less human resource related problems, including staff turnover or increased stress levels. This issue is empirically investigated using...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Virtual Product Development in University-Enterprise Partnership

    Development teams involved in product development are often geographically and temporally distributed, and there is a high level of outsourcing in product development efforts. Enterprises give rise to a special type of virtual enterprise, in which each company maintains the greatest flexibility and business independence. This paper presents a vision...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Analyzing Impacts on Software Enhancement Caused by Security Design Alternatives With Patterns

    Unlike functional implementations, it is difficult to analyze the impact on security of software enhancements. One of the difficulties is identifying the range of effects on existing software from new security threats, and the other is developing proper countermeasures. The authors propose an analysis method that uses two kinds of...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Overview of Security Issues in Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks

    Vehicular Ad-hoc NETworks (VANETs) are a promising communication scenario. Several new applications are envisioned, which will improve traffic management and safety. Nevertheless, those applications have stringent security requirements, as they affect road traffic safety. Moreover, VANETs face several security threats. As VANETs present some unique features (e.g., high mobility of...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Aug 2012

    Cross-Layer Optimization for Video Transmission Over WLAN: Cross-Layer Prioritization

    As IEEE 802.11 wireless devices have become increasingly widespread, providing Quality of Service in the context of H.264/AVC, the video coding standard for future multimedia networking, has become an important issue in the fields of communication and networking. Cross-Layer Adaptive Video Prioritization (CAVP) is a cross-layer framework that prioritizes video...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Dec 2011

    Multimedia Broadcasting in LTE Networks

    Long Term Evolution (LTE) constitutes the latest step before the 4th Generation (4G) of radio technologies designed to increase the capacity and speed of mobile communications. To support Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Services (MBMS), LTE offers the functionality to transmit MBMS over Single Frequency Network (MBSFN), where a time-synchronized common waveform is...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Run-Time Compositional Software Platform for Autonomous NXT Robots

    Autonomous Robots normally perform tasks in unstructured environments, with little or no continuous human guidance. This calls for context-aware, self-adaptive software systems. This paper aims at providing a flexible adaptive middleware platform to seamlessly integrate multiple adaptation logics during the run-time. To support such an approach, a reconfigurable middleware system...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // May 2012

    A Project Approach to Enterprise Resource Planning Implementation

    An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation process is a complex programming initiative with an overabundance of influencing factors that can shape its success. This paper has 2 objectives to: use simple project management tools and techniques to restructure the implementation process in order to reduce the complexity and build a...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    A Survey of Multidimensional Modeling Methodologies

    Data warehousing systems were conceived to support decision making within organizations. These systems homogenize and integrate data of organizations in a huge repository of data (the data warehouse) in order to exploit this single and detailed representation of the organization and extract relevant knowledge for the organization's decision making. The...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    A Survey on Temporal Data Warehousing

    Data warehouses are information repositories specialized in supporting decision making. Since the decisional process typically requires an analysis of historical trends, time and its management acquire a huge importance. In this paper, the authors consider the variety of issues, often grouped under term temporal data warehousing, implied by the need...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Mar 2008

    Seismological Data Warehousing and Mining: A Survey

    Earthquake data composes an ever increasing collection of earth science information for post-processing analysis. Earth scientists, local or national administration officers and so forth, are working with these data collections for scientific or planning purposes. In this paper, the authors discuss the architecture of a so-called Seismic Data Management and...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Aug 2007

    Managing Late Measurements In Data Warehouses

    Though in most data warehousing applications no relevance is given to the time when events are recorded, some domains call for a different behavior. In particular, whenever late measurements of events take place, and particularly when the events registered are subject to further updates, the traditional design solutions fail in...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Business Processes and Knowledge Management

    Knowledge has been a subject of interest and inquiry for thousands of years since at least the time of the ancient Greeks, and no doubt even before that. \"What is knowledge\" continues to be an important topic of discussion in philosophy. This paper has considered the implementation of knowledge management...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Developing and Customizing Federated ERP Systems

    Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are the most important drivers in many economies. Due to their flexibility and willingness to innovate they can stand up to larger industry players. However, SMEs - as every other company - need to further reduce costs and optimize their business in order to stay...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Business IT Systems Implementation

    The implementation of IT systems in modern business organizations is a necessity imposed by the technologically driven evolution of the market. When fast decisions need to be made, the role of market intelligence becomes highly relevant and organizational systems need to offer up-to-date, relevant information to company's employees. On the...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Sep 2011

    What Practitioners Think of Inter-Organizational ERP Requirements Engineering Practices: Focus Group Results

    Empirical studies on requirements engineering for inter-organizational Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems have demonstrated that the ERP vendor-provided prescriptive models for ERP roll-outs make tacit assumptions about the ERP adopter's context. This, in turn, leads to the implementation of suboptimal solutions. Specifically, these models assume that ERP implementations happen within...

    Provided By IGI Global

  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Internet History

    In this paper, the author outlines and analyzes milestones in the history of the internet. As technology advances, it presents new societal and ethical challenges. The early internet was devised and implemented in American research units, universities, and telecommunication companies that had vision and interest in cutting-edge research. The internet...

    Provided By IGI Global