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  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Big Data Options for Small and Medium Enterprises

    The terms cloud computing and big data are often in the media, and small and medium sized business concerns are realizing that the amount of data they handle could be very large and important in their decision making and planning. This paper explores the options for handling large amounts of,...

    Provided By National University

  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Collaboration Between SOA and Cloud Computing at a Glance

    SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) is an architectural style which is about orchestration of services whereas cloud computing is an autonomic computing which delivers computing as a service rather than product. People may consider SOA and Cloud as competitors but they complement each other. Cloud computing embraces the notion of "Everything...

    Provided By National University

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Information Technology and SMEs in Pakistan

    Recent, spectacular technological advances and breakthrough have made the use of modern information technology a best competitive business tool. This study explores the use of IT by SMEs and their degree of satisfaction in using software and hardware. Results show that use of Word processing and spreadsheet is comparatively high....

    Provided By National University

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Micro Loans; A Solution To The Plight Of Africa's Impoverished

    Micro loans are one solution to the plight of the impoverished. The loans give an opportunity to slum inhabitants and single mothers with children to improve the quality of their lives and give them back the self esteem that they lost when circumstances forced them into a situation of not...

    Provided By National University

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Enhancing Online Instructional Strategies Through The Utilization Of Emotional Intelligence Tools

    This paper highlights key online instructional strategies with a focus on integrating the foundations of emotional intelligence as a means toward developing enhanced methods of teaching within the online teaching environment. Various principles of effective online pedagogy are discussed in Pelz's 2004 work. One key principle is the importance of...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Finding The Role Of Organization Development In Entrepreneurial Organizations

    Traditional organization development studies and planned interventions have concentrated on large and established organizations, ignoring or not dealing with smaller business units and start-ups, who feel the concepts of organizational intervention is not applicable, or the specific methodology does not apply to their business. A high degree of start-ups result...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Comparing Men's And Women's Perception Of Modality Of Teaching Business Ethics

    This paper is the second report of a research project involving collecting information via e-survey about occasions in which graduates of a California private University have encountered ethical issues/dilemma after graduation and the role that they think their education and the ethics course they had taken played in recognition and...

    Provided By National University

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    The Levels of Conceptual Interoperability Model: Applying Systems Engineering Principles to M&S

    Modeling and Simulation (M&S) is an emerging discipline. While modeling comprises the conceptual work of defining the model by abstracting its data, processes, and constraints from reality, simulation focuses on the implementation of such models as executables, usually in the form of computer programs. As with any emerging discipline, the...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Online Learning: Custom Design to Promote Learning for Multiple Disciplines

    Today's Wi Fi generation utilizes the latest technology in their daily lives. Instructors at National University, the second largest nonprofit private institution of higher learning in California, are incorporating these new tools to modify their online class formats to better accommodate these new skills in their distance education delivery modes....

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Comparing Men's And Women's Definition Of Success

    Are the differences observed between men and women in business and corporate world a function of biological and psychological differences between the genders or are they mostly a function of cultural learning and cultural definition of gender roles? The author, using data collected on how men and women define success...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Fast Algorithms for Mining Interesting Frequent Itemsets Without Minimum Support

    Real world datasets are sparse, dirty and contain hundreds of items. In such situations, discovering interesting rules (results) using traditional frequent itemset mining approach by specifying a user defined input support threshold is not appropriate. Since without any domain knowledge, setting support threshold small or large can output nothing or...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Introducing Partial Matching Approach in Association Rules for Better Treatment of Missing Values

    Handling missing values in training datasets for constructing learning models or extracting useful information is considered to be an important research task in data mining and Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD). In recent years, lot of techniques are proposed for imputing missing values by considering attribute relationships with missing value...

    Provided By National University

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction For The Changing Work Environment

    Businesses and organizations are being transformed by globalization, new technology, knowledge and information growth, and diversity. Uncertainty and instability are the norm in today's workforce leading to an increase in stress which has been shown to be detrimental to work productivity, interpersonal relationships, and both physical and mental health. Although...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    E-Commerce And Inventory Management

    The rise of the Internet has revolutionized the manner in which retailers operate. The early stages of the dot com era allowed businesses to experiment with different business models. Internet retailers focused on front-end activities, overlooking the importance of back-end operations such as supply chain management. Retailers have the option...

    Provided By National University

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    An Examination Of The Impact Of Technology Demand Receptivity On Supplier Selection

    Product innovation and speed-to-market have become critical competitive strategies in business management. Responsiveness to market signals is crucial to the success of firms involved in producing technology-based products and in marketing of industrial products such as component parts (Bettis and Hitt 1995). A review of the literature reveals a lack...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Where Do Men And Women Learn Their Ethics? Different Sources?

    Are the differences observed between men and women in the corporate world a function of biological and psychological differences or are they mostly a function of cultural learning and definition of gender roles? The author, using data collected on men and women's attitude towards business ethics has found discernable differences...

    Provided By National University

  • White Papers // May 2008

    3-Functions Meta-Learner Algorithm: A Mixture of Experts Technique to Improve Regression Models

    This paper presents a new method for multiple regressor combination called 3-Functions Meta-Learner. The proposed technique improves the prediction performance of a given regressor by generating two additional regressors and an internal model that learns the weight of each output. The suggested model is able to explain the data in...

    Provided By National University

  • White Papers // May 2008

    Multi-Agent Object Transportation Inspired by the Innate and Adaptive Immune Responses

    In this paper, a new cognitive model for a multi-agent object transportation is proposed. Such model is inspired by the innate and adaptive immune responses. Some relevant characteristics of macrophages and Th1 cells are modeled and incorporated in this artificial immune system; particularly the function of a Toll-Like Receptor on...

    Provided By National University

  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Collaboration Between SOA and Cloud Computing at a Glance

    SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) is an architectural style which is about orchestration of services whereas cloud computing is an autonomic computing which delivers computing as a service rather than product. People may consider SOA and Cloud as competitors but they complement each other. Cloud computing embraces the notion of "Everything...

    Provided By National University

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Information Technology and SMEs in Pakistan

    Recent, spectacular technological advances and breakthrough have made the use of modern information technology a best competitive business tool. This study explores the use of IT by SMEs and their degree of satisfaction in using software and hardware. Results show that use of Word processing and spreadsheet is comparatively high....

    Provided By National University

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Big Data Options for Small and Medium Enterprises

    The terms cloud computing and big data are often in the media, and small and medium sized business concerns are realizing that the amount of data they handle could be very large and important in their decision making and planning. This paper explores the options for handling large amounts of,...

    Provided By National University

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction For The Changing Work Environment

    Businesses and organizations are being transformed by globalization, new technology, knowledge and information growth, and diversity. Uncertainty and instability are the norm in today's workforce leading to an increase in stress which has been shown to be detrimental to work productivity, interpersonal relationships, and both physical and mental health. Although...

    Provided By National University

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Where Do Men And Women Learn Their Ethics? Different Sources?

    Are the differences observed between men and women in the corporate world a function of biological and psychological differences or are they mostly a function of cultural learning and definition of gender roles? The author, using data collected on men and women's attitude towards business ethics has found discernable differences...

    Provided By National University

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Comparing Men's And Women's Perception Of Modality Of Teaching Business Ethics

    This paper is the second report of a research project involving collecting information via e-survey about occasions in which graduates of a California private University have encountered ethical issues/dilemma after graduation and the role that they think their education and the ethics course they had taken played in recognition and...

    Provided By National University

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Comparing Men's And Women's Definition Of Success

    Are the differences observed between men and women in business and corporate world a function of biological and psychological differences between the genders or are they mostly a function of cultural learning and cultural definition of gender roles? The author, using data collected on how men and women define success...

    Provided By National University

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    E-Commerce And Inventory Management

    The rise of the Internet has revolutionized the manner in which retailers operate. The early stages of the dot com era allowed businesses to experiment with different business models. Internet retailers focused on front-end activities, overlooking the importance of back-end operations such as supply chain management. Retailers have the option...

    Provided By National University

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    An Examination Of The Impact Of Technology Demand Receptivity On Supplier Selection

    Product innovation and speed-to-market have become critical competitive strategies in business management. Responsiveness to market signals is crucial to the success of firms involved in producing technology-based products and in marketing of industrial products such as component parts (Bettis and Hitt 1995). A review of the literature reveals a lack...

    Provided By National University

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Micro Loans; A Solution To The Plight Of Africa's Impoverished

    Micro loans are one solution to the plight of the impoverished. The loans give an opportunity to slum inhabitants and single mothers with children to improve the quality of their lives and give them back the self esteem that they lost when circumstances forced them into a situation of not...

    Provided By National University

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Enhancing Online Instructional Strategies Through The Utilization Of Emotional Intelligence Tools

    This paper highlights key online instructional strategies with a focus on integrating the foundations of emotional intelligence as a means toward developing enhanced methods of teaching within the online teaching environment. Various principles of effective online pedagogy are discussed in Pelz's 2004 work. One key principle is the importance of...

    Provided By National University

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Finding The Role Of Organization Development In Entrepreneurial Organizations

    Traditional organization development studies and planned interventions have concentrated on large and established organizations, ignoring or not dealing with smaller business units and start-ups, who feel the concepts of organizational intervention is not applicable, or the specific methodology does not apply to their business. A high degree of start-ups result...

    Provided By National University

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Fast Algorithms for Mining Interesting Frequent Itemsets Without Minimum Support

    Real world datasets are sparse, dirty and contain hundreds of items. In such situations, discovering interesting rules (results) using traditional frequent itemset mining approach by specifying a user defined input support threshold is not appropriate. Since without any domain knowledge, setting support threshold small or large can output nothing or...

    Provided By National University

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Introducing Partial Matching Approach in Association Rules for Better Treatment of Missing Values

    Handling missing values in training datasets for constructing learning models or extracting useful information is considered to be an important research task in data mining and Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD). In recent years, lot of techniques are proposed for imputing missing values by considering attribute relationships with missing value...

    Provided By National University

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    The Levels of Conceptual Interoperability Model: Applying Systems Engineering Principles to M&S

    Modeling and Simulation (M&S) is an emerging discipline. While modeling comprises the conceptual work of defining the model by abstracting its data, processes, and constraints from reality, simulation focuses on the implementation of such models as executables, usually in the form of computer programs. As with any emerging discipline, the...

    Provided By National University

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Online Learning: Custom Design to Promote Learning for Multiple Disciplines

    Today's Wi Fi generation utilizes the latest technology in their daily lives. Instructors at National University, the second largest nonprofit private institution of higher learning in California, are incorporating these new tools to modify their online class formats to better accommodate these new skills in their distance education delivery modes....

    Provided By National University

  • White Papers // May 2008

    3-Functions Meta-Learner Algorithm: A Mixture of Experts Technique to Improve Regression Models

    This paper presents a new method for multiple regressor combination called 3-Functions Meta-Learner. The proposed technique improves the prediction performance of a given regressor by generating two additional regressors and an internal model that learns the weight of each output. The suggested model is able to explain the data in...

    Provided By National University

  • White Papers // May 2008

    Multi-Agent Object Transportation Inspired by the Innate and Adaptive Immune Responses

    In this paper, a new cognitive model for a multi-agent object transportation is proposed. Such model is inspired by the innate and adaptive immune responses. Some relevant characteristics of macrophages and Th1 cells are modeled and incorporated in this artificial immune system; particularly the function of a Toll-Like Receptor on...

    Provided By National University