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Telecommunications Infrastructure - Lack of adequate level of telecommunications infrastructure, human capacity building and capital are some of the challenges developing countries are facing in adopting mobile banking. However (Proenca and Rodrigues, 2011) posits that e-banking enable banks to scale borders, change strategic behaviour and create a lot of new opportunities that can significantly reduce the physical costs of the banking operations. However, for banks to scale border, they need an agent network which (Berger, 2009), argues that building an agent network is a challenge hindering the growth of mobile phone banking in Malawi....   [tags: Technology ]
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Residential Access to Basic Infrastructure - INTRO: Splintering urbanism can be better defined and understood by taking each word and their definition individually and then bringing them together and looking at the two words as a whole. Splintering refers to splitting or breaking up into parts, a fragmentation. Urbanism can be defined as the pattern of behaviour, relationship and modes of thought characteristic of urban life. Graham and Marvin define splintering urbanism as the dialectical and diverse sets of processes surrounding the parallel unbundling of infrastructure networks and the fragmentation of urban space is described by the broad umbrella term ‘Splintering Urbanism’ (Graham & Marvin, Splintering Urbanism, 2010)....   [tags: Urban Development ]
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Solid Infrastructure Plan - There is no one solution to the current foreclosure crisis in America. Instead there are multiple solutions. Some go straight for the heart of the problem while others take a longer route. Some are effective solutions while others are just quick fixes. I think that there is a solution that will have long term effects and fix the current foreclosure crisis. I call this solution the “Solid Infrastructure Plan.” This plan not only fixes the foreclosure crisis, but fixes the unemployment problem and repairs the deteriorating American infrastructure....   [tags: Economics] 1862 words
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Wireless IT and RF Infrastructure for Stores - 1. Introduction This document discusses the security implications of the proposed new wireless IT infrastructure for Stores. This document primarily focuses on issues related to the risk of adopting pre-shared keys for authenticating devices, as the risks associated with the end user devices are documented elsewhere. The following is extracted from the TAD: Currently there are a number of store devices and applications that rely on the existing Stores RF Infrastructure. The current RF systems were first deployed in stores several years ago....   [tags: retail, business,] 4125 words
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Private Security and Critical Infrastructure Assets - The private security and law enforcement officer as well the FBI function and responsibilities have tightened after the 9/11 attacked. Private security officers are undergoing more advanced training from latest technology system to protect the nation to terrorism to be prepared and ready in any event that might come along the way like the 9/11 attacked. After the disastrous event of the 9/11 attack numerous companies and group of people obligate themselves a thorough investigation and evaluation....   [tags: National Security ]
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The Impact of the RSS Breach on Critical Infrastructure - RSA is a division of EMC Corporation that offers security products to businesses and government agencies. RSA’s flagship product is SecurID, a combination of two-factor authentication tokens (hardware and software) and the associated server software used in their implementation. This product aims to deliver secure remote access, including access to critical infrastructure. In 2009, it was estimated RSA had “about 40 million tokens and 250 million mobile software versions deployed in over 25,000 organizations”, including banks, government, manufacturing, and pharmaceutical companies (Rashid, 2011)....   [tags: Security ]
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Information Security: Public Key Infrastructure - With the increase of digital communications and transactions, a stronger level of security is required to protect the user and their data transactions. Systems, servers, personal computers, mobile devices, tokens and smart cards are all being used ubiquitously to view protected communications. With the influx of data management, there is an ever-apparent contest between the two adversaries in the game of Information Security: the developers and the hackers. PKI was designed to leverage the Internet infrastructure for communications (CITE Samuelle 2009)....   [tags: Information Technology ]
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Infrastructure and Economic Prosperity - Infrastructure and Economic Prosperity A famous Canadian geographer was once quoted saying, “ …any region which has a well developed transportation and communication network also enjoys a high degree of economic prosperity…”. This statement has sparked much controversy between geographers, as well as economists. The argument is, is there a direct link between a developed infrastructure and economic prosperity. Without a doubt, there is a direct link between economic prosperity and a well-developed system of transportation and communication....   [tags: essays research papers] 1001 words
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Global Information Infrastructure - Global Information Infrastructure Introduction Regardless of a nation’s level of economic development; political, economic and social structure; and language and culture they are all seeking to develop and improve the quality of life of their citizens. At present, the industrialized countries have an overwhelming lead in development over most developing nations. However, modern information and communication technologies offer a significant window of opportunity for developing countries to accelerate their development in all spheres of economic and social activity and to narrow the gap between countries....   [tags: Economy Information Papers]
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Analysis of Internet Protocols and Infrastructure - Analysis of Internet Protocols and Infrastructure Introduction: Network: Anything reticulated or decussated at equal distances, with interstices between the intersections. - A Dictionary of the English Language SECTION : 1 1.1 WHAT IS A NETWORK. A) What is a network. A network is simply a collection of machines connected in some way that allows them to communicate with each other and share information. To do this the machines have to be connected in some way that allows communication, and have an agreed upon a language to talk when they do communicate....   [tags: Internet Technology Protocols Essays] 7295 words
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Firewalls And Infrastructure Security - Firewalls and Infrastructure Security A firewall is a network device, hardware, software, or a combination of the two, whose purpose is to enforce a security policy across its connections. It is comparable to a wall that has a window where the wall serves to keep things out, except those permitted through the window. A security policy acts like the glass in the window; it permits some things to pass, light, while blocking others, air. The heart of a firewall is the security policy that it enforces....   [tags: Technology Research Paper] 1188 words
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India's Economy and Infrastructure - India's Economy and Infrastructure OVERVIEW India is rich in natural resources and manpower and has made significant economic progress since attaining independence in 1947. India's economy encompasses traditional village farming, forestry, fishing, modern agriculture, handicrafts, a wide range of modern industries, and a multitude of support services. Economy transformed from primarily agriculture, forestry, fishing, and textile manufacturing in 1947 to major heavy industry, transportation, and telecommunications industries by late 1970s....   [tags: India Economy] 1763 words
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Data Transfer Systems - Data transfer systems are divided into conducted media and wireless media. Cellular telephones are only one types of appliances which depend on radio waves to successfully operate. Because cell phones belong to the wireless industry, it is not possible to organize suitable standards. Current business theories cannot organize and predict dynamic industries, such as the wireless industry, because several companies in the industry coexist and evolve together, so they inevitably affect each other and form irregular movement patterns on the market (Seo & Mak, 2010)....   [tags: Communication, Infrastructure] 567 words
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India's Investment in Infrastructure to Boost Economic Growth - Investment in infrastructure The Eleventh Plan (2007-08 to 2011-12) aims at a sustainable growth rate of 9 percent with emphasis on a broad-based and inclusive approach that would improve the quality of life and reduce disparities across regions and communities. There is consensus that infrastructure inadequacies would constitute a significant constraint in realizing this development potential. To overcome this constraint, an ambitious programme of infrastructure investment, involving both public and private sector, is being developed for the Eleventh Plan....   [tags: Economics Economy] 1874 words
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Identifying the Channels Between Public Expenditure in Core Infrastructure and Private Investment - Abstract The purpose of this paper is to identify the channels between the public expenditure in core infrastructure and private investment. Profitability and lack of financial constraints considered as the major effects for corporate investment. For this purpose a large panel data of US firms as well as the economic results of the majority of the states. The results show that the infrastructure affect the costs and the revenues of the firms and as a result their profitability. The level of this affect depends on the state and economic sector each firm belongs to....   [tags: Economics] 925 words
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Australia Should Not Adopt High Speed Rail as a National Infrastructure - High Speed Rail is modern passenger trains that have the capacity to move at an average speed of 250km/h or more, on purpose-built tracks. The Shinkansen in Japan, the French TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse) and the German ICE (Inter-City Express) are just some of the example of High Speed Rail. Currently there are new railways under construction or being planned in countries including China, Portugal, Russia, Vietnam, United States, and India. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the feasibility of this infrastructure in Australia, specifically focusing on a high speed railway line between Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane....   [tags: International Government ]
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Socitey's Infrastructure - Society has convinced us that submitting to conformity is the best solution to have a reasonably well social life. Others however, believe that being yourself is the best way to converse with others. In Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” the Loman family is having difficulty with following the customs society throws at them, while their successful neighbors, Charley and his son Bernard, cope with their surroundings and succeed. Miller uses honesty and stability to illustrate the differences between the Loman’s and Charley as well as Bernard, in the attempt to become successful....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Biodiversity and Land Quality - Biodiversity and Land Quality Human society's progression through time has resulted in many environment-altering effects, particularly those brought about by industrialization and rapid population growth. The combination of increased numbers of humans and improved technology has created the need for better management of resources and transportation across the globe. This need has produced great leaps in infrastructure, such as roads and dams. However, the introduction of this infrastructure into the natural world has adversely affected the environment....   [tags: Infrastructure Biodiversity Essays]
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Environmental Issues and Infastructure - The Australian government and some agencies develop and outline infrastructure plans for a medium term period. The infrastructure plans may include both approved projects and potential projects which can be executed by public or private organizations and partnerships. The Australian government is however not committed to projects and expenditure for the infrastructure plans. Infrastructure is part of National Projects which have their main objective of creating a national network that will bring about many benefits to Australia....   [tags: Government]
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China's Railway - In 1894, the Qing government was defeated in the Sino-Japanese War; the Boxer Rebellion in China seized the railway interests. More than ten thousand kilometres to be swallowed up in China and carved up the right of way to form the imperialist plunder of China's first climax. Subsequently, in accordance with their needs, they were designed and built a number of railways; however it was in different standards, equipment clutter, resulting in confusion and China Railway backwardness. The development of China's railway construction was started from 1876, which named ‘Songhu Railway’ since 1981, and it was 105 years ago, building a 50,181 km railway....   [tags: China History Infrastructure]
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The Importance of Bridges to Society - The Importance of Bridges to Society Society has always relied on transportation to survive. When man first walked the earth he relied on himself for transportation. Eventually man learned to tame wild animals and use them as a form of transportation. And finally he created machines to take him places he could not reach on his own or with the assistance of any animal. Along with the evolution of transportation came maps to mark the locations of routes taken between cities and important locations....   [tags: Transportation History Infrastructure Essays] 500 words
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The Three Gorges Dam - Flood control and drought relief The most significant function of the dam is to control flooding, which is a major problem of a seasonal river like the Yangtze. Millions of people live downstream of the dam, and many large and important cities like Wuhan, Nanjing and Shanghai lie next to the river. Plenty of farm land and the most important industrial area of China are built beside the river. In 1954, the river flooded 47.75 million acres (193,000 km²) of land, killing 33,169 people and forcing 18,884,000 people to move....   [tags: China Chinese Infrastructure] 1072 words
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Dangerous Intersection In Alcoa - Although Knoxville has many dangerous spots transportation wise, I have chosen an intersection in Alcoa in which I have much more knowledge of to discuss. This particular intersection is the US 129 bypass at Louisville Road. I mention that I have previous knowledge of this intersection because I am in fact an employee of this city, and have therefore compiled crash data as well as traffic counts for such. Not only is this intersection dangerous because of high speeds, but there is also a lack of acceleration lanes in which to enter traffic, and businesses such as Wal-mart and Cracker Barrel contribute to it’s cross road over crowding....   [tags: Construction Improvement Infrastructure] 971 words
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Domed Cities - The goal of a domed city is to take a large urban area and cover it so that: • The temperature is the same year round. • There's never any rain or snow to spoil picnics and weddings. • The cancerous effects of the sun are eliminated during outdoor activities. Small-scale Domed Cities There have been lots of attempts to create domed cities on a very small scale. Consider these examples: • The Mall of America near Minneapolis is a tiny city under glass. It contains about 80 acres of floor space (on 27 acres of ground) holding more than 500 stores, 80 restaurants and an indoor amusement park....   [tags: Infrastructure Architecture Domed City] 925 words
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Electricity crisis: Alive in Nepal - Electricity crisis: Alive in Nepal This topic may seem irrelevant to the readers here in United States. Nepal is the second richest country in water resource but we still have problems with hydroelectricity. Everyday electric current goes off for hours and people are compelled to live in the darkness. Unable to form and established new hydroelectricity projects is the main reasons why Nepalese are still deprived to full electric facilities. Establishment of complex structure like hydroelectricity project is not a joke....   [tags: Nepal Hydroelectric Power Infrastructure Analysis] 1006 words
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Technology Infrastructures for Healthcare Access to Rural Residents - Given the recent passage of the heath care bill, and complicated language within the bill it is unclear if electronic health records (EHR) systems will be mandatory. Nonetheless, research indicates that electronic Health Records improve patient safety and satisfaction. However, the implementation cost of this process is significant. Memorial Hospital in Wyoming, a 99 bed hospital, implemented a full electronic medical records system in 18 months at a cost of $2 million dollars. Memorial Hospital did have a successful implementation and was able to stay within budget and on-time (“Lessons Learned”, 2009)....   [tags: Health, Health Care Bill] 2381 words
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Infrastructural Warfare and the Conditions of Democracy - Infrastructural Warfare and the Conditions of Democracy When political leaders refer to the September 11th attacks in New York and Washington as "war", what do they mean. It used to be that our concept of war was defined by a set of boundaries. Nation-states fought wars to defend their borders. They fielded armies, and those armies fought along front lines. Soldiers were separate from civilians, and the military domain was separate from the civilian domain. Soldiers ran the war from day to day; the civilian leadership gave the big orders and sat back....   [tags: Warfare Violence Essays] 4335 words
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Business Proposal to Implement New IT Infastructure - Business Proposal to Implement New IT Infastructure 1.0 - INTRODUCTION Welcome to the Information Technology Era. Ever since the Stone Age, Man has begun the quest of improving the efficiency of life. Today, this mission continues and the hottest topic in our company, as a matter of fact, is to unite our business with the Information Technology. Information Technology general means the acquisition, processing, storage, and dissemination of massive information by aid of computers or by telecommunication devices while the processed data can be ranged from vocal, pictorial, textual and numerical, etc....   [tags: Papers Business Info Technology Essays Papers] 4599 words
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Breakwater - Conventional breakwaters are massive in size and generally associated with large scales in construction materials, effort and cost. The development of large breakwater schemes with poor design and management may trigger a number of adverse effects on neighbouring coastal environment, e.g. large amount of wave reflection, alteration of beach morphology, water quality deterioration and change of marine ecosystem. To alleviate the above problems, various ingenious designs of light-weight breakwaters have been proposed, tested and constructed in the past as alternatives to the conventional breakwaters, one of which is the free surface breakwaters....   [tags: Marine Infrastructures] 885 words
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The Relationship Between Public Capital and Economic Activity - 1 INFRASTRUCTURE: In the Aschauer’s (1989a, 1989b) original work, a Cobb-Douglas production function was estimated with stocks of various infrastructure as capital and labour as the other input. He established that military capital had insignificant association with productivity. Nevertheless, the ‘core’ infrastructure such as streets, highways, airports, mass transit, sewers, water systems, etc., had the majority explanatory power for productivity. The relationship between public capital and economic activity at the State level in the US was examined by Munnell (1990a, 1990b)....   [tags: Economics]
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Cloud Computing - 1. Cloud Computing Cloud computing is becoming one of the key words of the IT industry. The cloud is a metaphor for the Internet or infrastructure of communication between the architectural components, based on an abstraction that hides the complexity of infrastructure. Each part of this infrastructure is provided as a service and they are normally allocated in data centres, using hardware shared computing and storage (Buyya et al. 2009b). To use the service, users need only take their machines operating system, browser and Internet access....   [tags: Information Technology ]
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The International Expansion Of Macquarie Bank - Macquarie Bank (now Macquarie Group) has risen from a small, Australian subsidiary of a UK investment bank to become one of the world’s most prominent banks. It is particularly prominent in the field of infrastructure where an innovative, specialist approach to investing and structuring has given it a platform to grow assets and revenues and secure early market share in an infrastructure privatisation renaissance. Macquarie Group successful international expansion began with the accumulation of specialist skills in “real asset” management and investing....   [tags: Bank Financial Analysis Strategy] 1936 words
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VoiceXML Technology: Benefits and Limitations - VoiceXML is the W3C’s standard XML format for creating interactive voice applications that can be accessed over the phone. It could be described as a markup language used for scripting interactive dialogues between humans and computers. It is like HTML, the only difference is that while HTML uses a graphical user interface to access information VoiceXML uses an audio interface where speech and keypad tones replaces the screen, keyboard and mouse (Hampton, 2001, para.1). The basic elements for interaction are speech and Dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) signalling with telephone keypads....   [tags: Technology ]
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Independent ISPs - The viable option that could help create more competition that is seen as a real alternative to the big players by consumers . That could help result in reduced prices and the minimize the throttling of networks that reduces speeds of independent ISPs as well as their own customers. The option I believe that would best achieve these results would be to allow foreign investment to help independent ISPs better compete by reducing the percentage of how “Canadian” a company has to be. The current marketplace allows for big players to control the market because they have the capital to control the infrastructure needed to run a viable ISP service....   [tags: Information Technology ] 907 words
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Uniting Business And It - Executive Summary Enterprises are increasing their dependence on their information technology applications and infrastructure. As a result, the IT applications and infrastructure are now regarded as primary business assets, and non-IS/IT senior business leaders such as CxOs and line of business managers are becoming involved in IT application and infrastructure buying decisions. In many enterprises, these business managers do not understand the technical possibilities, and the IT managers do not understand the business goals....   [tags: Information Technology Business Innovation] 948 words
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Building Rail to Last - “A railroad is like a lie, you have to keep building it to make it stand.” - Mark Twain Sustainability, the ability to create an enduring system, is a critical factor in the evaluation of an industry. The health of the transportation industry and specifically the railroad industry depends on the industry’s ability to sustain its business model in the face of resource challenges. A key driver of rail sustainability is the infrastructure, the rails, switches, yards and turnouts that the railroad industry uses when moving goods from source to destination....   [tags: Transportation]
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Information Technology & Replacement - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & RESOURCE REPLACEMENT Information Technology adheres to the CoC Technology Replacement Program that requires computer infrastructure components be replaced every three years. This document establishes the procedures regarding this program. The Technology Replacement Program (TRP) is designed to support the IT goals and objectives of achieving stable, predictable and reliable computers systems. This program ensures sufficient money is set aside to keep our computer infrastructure current, without the need to perform periodic, large-scale systems upgrades....   [tags: Technology] 1059 words
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Enhancing DNS Resilience against Denial of Service Attacks - Enhancing DNS Resilience against Denial of Service Attacks Abstract The Domain Name System (DNS) is a critical Internet infrastructure that provides name to address mapping services. In the past few years, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have targeted the DNS infrastructure and threaten to disrupt this critical service. In this paper we show that the existing DNS can gain significant resilience against DDoS attacks through a simple change to the current DNS operations, by setting longer time-to-live values for a special class of DNS resource records, the infrastructure records....   [tags: Internet Security]
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Resources and Governance in Papua New Guinea - “The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.” -Woodrow Wilson The Independent State of Papua New Guinea, like many of its neighbors, has struggled with issues of governance issues since the country gained independence in 1975. The influx of foreign capital and currency that will result from the exploration of Papua New Guinea’s natural gas resources will certainly affect the country....   [tags: International Government ]
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Information Technology in Society - Introduction In recent years there has been a big change as revolution in the computer and communication world and all the signs are that technological development and employ of information technology (IT) will continue go on with a fast velocity. Advocating and accompanying the impressive developments in the power and continue employ of latest information technologies has been the communications’ declining cost consequently of both technological enhancements and developed competition. Such great progresses in development present several major and great opportunities but also pose a lot of challenges....   [tags: Technology, Computers, The Internet] 1903 words
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Community South Medical Center - Community South Medical Center Strategic planning is crucial for the success of all business endeavors. Analyzing currents trends in technology, consumer markets, competition, and the workforce can play a pivotal part in whether or not the organization can survive. Overtime, strategic planning strategies must be modified in order to compensate for changes in the industry. Goals and strategic planning often necessitate change to ensure that the organization is performing at peak level, while offering the most beneficial and quality services to consumers....   [tags: Case Study]
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Technology for Primus Securities - Technology for Primus Securities Summary The use of technology will be very important in the projected growth of Primus Securities. With a multitude of technologies available, choosing the correct ones that maximize capability with future expansion will be a priority. Primus Securities, much like its industry brethren, E-trade Securities and Charles Schwab, is attempting to provide successful online investing via their website. Using technology, Primus has at their disposal many online products, tools, and services to choose from that would provide a unique and satisfying online investment experience for its customers....   [tags: Business Management Technology Essays]
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Research Paper: Roaring Twenties - Research Paper: Roaring Twenties After World War 1, America had to demobilize and revert back to a peace time economy. During the 1920’s, it was viewed as a prosperous economy since there was a new labor force due to demobilization, new inventions, and a new infrastructure. Also moral spirits were high since America along with the Allied Powers defeated Germany and the Great War was finally over. However, America began making many economic policies and decisions that will eventually lead up to the Great Depression....   [tags: U.S. History ]
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Cloud Computing - According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), cloud computing is referred to as a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configuration computing resources that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. The following paper will discuss the meaning of cloud computing, the major providers, benefits of adoption, pitfalls of adoption, current trends in the business community, and current application within the business community....   [tags: Information Technology ]
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The Global Fight Against Terrorism - Despite spending billions of dollars to fight endless wars, global terrorism rose 43% in 2013. As a result, terrorism has been brought to the fore of not only the American mentality, but the international mentality as well. Consequently, we must do a few things in order to maintain our sanity, dignity, power, and security. We must retaliate forcefully and successfully. We must garner support for our cause and give other countries a reason to want to stand behind America. We must reassure the world of our confidence as a great power, and our ability to retain that status....   [tags: Islamic State ISIS Essays]
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Sub-Saharan Africa and The Challenge of Food Security - Food is a necessity for meaningful living and as such an important element for the survival of any living thing. Sub-Saharan Africa as it is today is a vital section of the African continent covering the entire region south of the Sahara spanning through western, eastern, and southern Africa. The region had experienced series of neck-breaking incidents that threatened the survival of some of her people at different times in the past few decades. Even now, this region still confronts series of challenges ranging from civil unrest in Ivory Coast and occasionally, some parts of Nigeria, war in Sudan and Somalia, and an epidemic in Zimbabwe....   [tags: Health]
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Adoption of Cloud Computing relating to Data Storage - The main driving forces of cloud data storage are reputable companies such as Amazon and Google building comprehensive computing infrastructures (Google, 2009). These infrastructures are removing the complexity of in-house data storage and ultimately reducing costs of limited networked data centres (Hitachi, 2010). The traditional inefficient model of purchasing servers every time you need to accommodate for high use or growth is now being replaced by internet based systems that replicate your data centres but without the big overheads (Google, 2009)....   [tags: Information Technology ]
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Role of Information Technology in the Formation of Social Networks - Social Change in a Network Society The Role of Information Technology in the Formation of Social Networks Contemporary society has built itself around new networks, both social and physical, which allow for more and more information technology to facilitate interaction. How will society instigate social change in a world where networks shape how we interact and the technology driving these networks is shaped and controlled by a specific group in society. The fact is, communication is increasingly dependent on information technology, which has been monopolized by a relatively few, largely american corporations....   [tags: Exploratory Essays]
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Information and Communication Technology Will Not Reduce Poverty in Developing Countries - Poverty is a major problem in developing countries. This problem could cause less education, unemployment, low quality of health and lack of information among people. There are many ways to diminish poverty such as giving subsidies, reduced tax, free education and providing information and communication technology (ICT) for the poor. There are evidences that ICT such as mobile phone, computer and internet could be the solution to decrease poverty in poor countries because it could increase knowledge and open new business opportunities....   [tags: poverty essay]
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The Cloud and Datacenter Utilization - Virtualization can be employed for wide number of functions. It is used to maintain many operating systems deployed in the same physical machine. Similar to these raised area like [1] x86 platforms utilize many client especially virtual clients to supervise virtual machines on the physical machine.[IBM Journal] VMware ESX server a product of VMware brings the performance and scalability is required to provide a competent and approachable datacenter tasks. This white paper proposed a comparison of x86 architecture, VMware ESX server 3.0.1 and open source Xen 3.0.3 to authenticate their promptness for datacenter utilization....   [tags: Information Technology] 1184 words
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Cloud Computing - Cloud Computing is considered the latest buzzword in computing today. It describes a form of computing wherein services are accessed through the Internet on an as needed or pay-per-use basis. Some aspect of cloud computing is in use on a regular basis. Understanding this technology, its benefits, and underlying security risks are important for people in most of today’s technical areas. Because Cloud computing is still considered to be in its infancy, an introduction to cloud computing, defining its major components, with a focus on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), is the foremost theme of this paper....   [tags: Internet] 1983 words
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Financing Transport Projects - <a href="http://www.geocities.com/vaksam/">Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites The role of government in facilitating transport projects is inevitable. But governments are monopolists and largely cannot be trusted with the efficient allocation of resources, not to mention the problem of corruption. So, the less the state is involved the better off everyone is. Transport has gone a full circle. Until the beginning of the 17th century it was largely privately financed....   [tags: essays research papers] 864 words
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The Internet Invention - The Internet Invention The history of every great invention is based on a lot of pre-history. In the case of the World-Wide Web, there are two lines to be traced: the development of hypertext, or the computer-aided reading of electronic documents, and the development of the Internet protocols which made the global network possib le. The Internet has revolutionized the computer and communications world like nothing before. The invention of the telegraph, telephone, radio, and computer set the stage for this unprecedented integration of capabilities....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Real World Of Technology B - In her book, The Real World of Technology (1999), Ursula M. Franklin argues that technology has a disruptive effect on humanity. If left-unchecked technology will eventually destroy society as we know it. Franklin illustrates her point by focusing on the effects technology has had on society and cultures in the past. She uses examples from China before the Common Era to the Roman Empire, with a majority of examples coming form the last one hundred and fifty years. Such as the Industrial Revolution and the invention of electronic mail....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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