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Analyzing Management Strategies for Control Applied in Infrastructure - ... Still IDCOL has a dedicated call center to know the customer present status, disseminating information and inviting future customers in the funnel. The whole organization is divided into different departments Major There are two major divisions and sub divisions. 1. Infrastructure Financing a. Large Infrastructure b. Small and medium infrastructure 2. Renewable Energy Financing a. Solar Home system Program b. Biogas Program c. Improve Cook Stove Program d. Other Renewable Energy Program Every division has been divided into different functional departments or units lead by a unit head....   [tags: management control, infrastructure, idcol]
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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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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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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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Repairing Massachusetts' Infrastructure - Repairing Massachusetts’ Infrastructure In today’s world, people are looking for ways to help improve their quality of life and their environment around them. These ways can be as simple as recycling or as large as improving the infrastructure. One of the main issues in the past several years has been the state of the infrastructure in Massachusetts, which has received a cumulative grade of a ‘D’ in 2009 by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Planning, designing, and undertaking new projects, engineers responded to an endless amount of issues that have come with the current infrastructure....   [tags: Civil Engineers, Public Transit, Utilities]
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Critical Infrastructure Protection - ... After the 9/11 terrorist attacks the Homeland Security Act’s main mission was to prevent further attacks to our nation. The DHS was created after the 9/11 attacks and assigned the responsibility of helping the nation minimize the vulnerability to terrorism, and help with recovery efforts if future terrorist attacks are successful. The DHS is also responsible for the prevention of further terrorist activities that are taken against our nation. Explain what Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) initiatives are, what are protected, and the methods used to protect our assets....   [tags: planning, homeland security, cyber systems]
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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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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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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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Sparta: Infrastructure, Social Structure, and Superstructure - ... From twenty to thirty they lived in barracks, helping in turn to educate the new young recruits” (Kagan, 2004). A man became a full citizen at age thirty, and only then could he marry. He was required to provide military service until he was sixty. Why the need for such a strict society. It certainly made a difference in their army, because all of the Greek city-states respected and feared the Spartan military prowess. “The Spartans were well aware of the prestige accorded to them as role-models by the citizen warriors of the rest of Greece” (Runciman, 1998)....   [tags: Sparta, city-state, culture]
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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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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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Developmental Progress with the Insertion of Mobile Phones into the Infrastructure - ... Three specific applications of mobile healthcare have shown significant promise: providing health information, distribution monitoring, and research capabilities. Similar to subscribing to an online magazine, several NGO’s have started electronic campaigns to provide mobile phone users with information regarding health issues. For example, a Dutch NGO in Uganda used a mobile movement to spread awareness about HIV/AIDs. Their campaign led to “a 100% increase in visits to the voluntary counseling and testing center run by the NGO's health partner” (IRINnews)....   [tags: Africa's mobile phones, mobile banking]
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Desktop Virtualization and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Devices - ... Similar to host-based virtualization, client-based virtualization has two sub categories that it can be broke into, operating system streaming and client-based virtual machines (Rouse & Madden, Desktop Virtualization, 2011). Operating system streaming. Operating system streaming, also called diskless computing, works by reaching an image stored on the server when the client computer is booting up. This image contains all of the operating system information and other information that the client computer will need to be fully functional to the end user....   [tags: software, computers, moore's law]
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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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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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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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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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Infrastructure Strategic Analysis and Solution Exercise: Smith's Media Services - ... The MySQL RDBMS does not cope well with high read demand, and the confidential RDBMS is also used for the web-facing Internet web site. 17. The network is antiquated and the server infrastructure requires extensive logging in for each web service/application on the system. This has been identified as costly. 18. The entire network infrastructure, its development, operation, etcetera, is unmanaged and operated on an ad-hoc basis. Solutions 1. Virtualisation would the best option to solve this problem assuming the company has enough capital to fix all the problems....   [tags: network, modernization, it server]
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The Chicago Transit Authority - Infrastructure is basic physical and organizational structure needed for the operation of services and facilities in society. It generally means to provide framework supporting an entire development of a particular project, for instance, infrastructure of public transport can be defined as better train and bus stations, fast and direct transit service, access to every place in city via train and busses Public transport is a service provided by the government of the city which is available use for general public....   [tags: infrastructure, services]
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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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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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The Cause of Financial Distress in Airlines Industry - ... The prospects for substantial relief on the capacity front are not good – at least in the medium term (next 10 years). While the FAA and other air navigation service providers around the world have been working, with some success, toward increasing the capacity of the en route airspace, the real bottlenecks of the air transportation system are the runway systems of the major commercial airports in North America, Europe and Asia and the terminal airspace around them. The only clear way to increase the runway system capacity at these airports substantially, i.e., at rates similar to those at which demand is growing, is through the construction of new runways at existing airports or additio...   [tags: global airline, infrastructure]
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Overview of Three Risk Analyses: MSRAM, OCTAVE, and CRAMM - Introduction This paper discusses three risk analysis methodologies, specifically, MSRAM, OCTAVE, and CRAMM and provides a detailed description of each and how they incorporate risk into a platform for decision makers to use in their endeavors to prevent, protect, mitigate, respond, and in recovery measures as part of the risk assessment and management processes. MSRAM The MSRAM method was established through the U.S. Coast Guard to deliver a uniform and all-inclusive approach for gauging risks and allocating resources throughout all areas of responsibility of the U.S....   [tags: Vulnerabilities, Infrastructure Components]
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IT Project in the Health Industry for ZAP Pharmaceutical - Introduction: ZAP Pharmaceutical We are managing a large IT project in the healthcare industry for ZAP. Our project consist of the following task: refurbish the existing office building; install the IT infrastructure, and outfit the area for our new telephone answering hub. The project is in the execution phase, with three quarters of the work finish - refurbishing and installation of the infrastructure currently being done in concert with each other, and new office equipment is on order. We have four vendors working on this project under fixed price contracts: Bear’s Construction Company, Anne’s Interior Design, Roxy’s IT Services and Sheba’s Office Equipment....   [tags: refurbishment, infrastructure, network]
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Ideal IT Infraestructure in a Company - ... One of the more empowering advantages to cloud technology is the fact that it is opensource and freely distributable to anyone, and to any platform without restrictions beyond what is specified by the OSI (open source initiative foundation). Open source is a development method for software that harnesses the power of distributed peer review and transparency of process. The promise of open source is better quality, higher reliability, more flexibility, lower cost, and an end to predatory vendor lock-in....   [tags: hardware, mainframe technology, cloud]
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Should Australia reconsider its financial obligations and redirect funding to nationally devastated areas? - Issue: Should Australia reconsider its financial obligations and redirect funding to nationally devastated areas. Concept: International Relationships Topic 7: People Power and Politics in the Post-war Period Task 1.Name and describe a controversial contemporary social, economic, political or technological issue. With appropriate evidence, show that the issue has contemporary social significance. Explain why the issue is relevant to secondary school students. An earthquake measuring Australia is no stranger to ‘natural disasters’ that include bushfires, floods, severe storms, earthquakes, landslides and cyclones....   [tags: rebuilding infrastructure in Queensland] 1966 words
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The Cloud Service Provider and Its Protection of Company Data - Because information and technology is the cornerstone for a wide array of businesses, keeping those resources protected and secure is a top priority. Moving to the cloud can alleviate some of the security overhead from organizations, but it also requires a closer look at the client/provider relationship. This association, and the mutual provisions and expectations, between entities is explicitly defined within the service level agreement (SLA). Therefore, it is important that the SLA includes considerations that will protect critical business data and processes while they are in the hands of a third party....   [tags: Privacy Levels, Global Infrastructure]
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Department of Defense Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace - ... The asymmetric impact of cyber-attacks has crippling potential, from not only large foreign adversaries, but equitably so from small groups or non-state actors e.g. terror related organizations. This crippling potential incentivizes the use of cyber-attacks as the destructive potential is great enough to neutralize U.S. supremacy, thus inexpensively advancing the interests of individual or non-state actors. The obtainability and cost effectiveness of tools and techniques available to current and potential cyber criminals offer large payoffs while assuming little risk....   [tags: cyber-attacks, modern infrastructure]
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Economic Development and Transportation - ... By Increasing access to transit in urban, suburban, and rural communities so that all Americans have more and better transportation choices, having adequate funds for maintenance so that it is good condition all time, maximizing investments in transit system and prioritizing transit investments in smaller rural and urban areas that can sustainable land use decisions. (“The Nations Public Transportation Infrastructure Receives D grade”) Bryn Mawr is a red line CTA train station in Chicago, Illinois....   [tags: infrastructure, commuters, transit investments]
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Development through Public-Private Partnership - ... The efficiency of selling of government assets like lands and infrastructure to private sector is complicated to measure especially if we are weighing the benefits and costs considering public opinion and welfare. III. Advantages and Disadvantages Arguments on the side of privatization includes the foregone cost spend by the government in running industries wherein large bureaucracies will mean more wages and securities for employees. Another plus is the sale of assets and stocks will create more revenue for the government to use on different projects....   [tags: infrastructure,construction industry]
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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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One of the Leading Concerns of Today's Businesses - ... For facility access security badges with photographs are an easy way to ensure those entering your facility have been authorized. Once in the building these badges can also ensure personal only access sections of your facility for which they are cleared. Helpdesk calls for remote access information and password resets are common social engineering tactics. Relying on names for employee identification alone is insufficient. A set of identifying information should be established for each employee to aid in identification over the phone....   [tags: LDAP,network infrastructure,social engineering]
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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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The IT Department and Virtualization - ... Any result of the risk assessment should be thoroughly evaluated and then a remediation plan should be recommended to senior managements for evaluation and implementation. Successfully implementing a security program will prove to our customers that we are serious about security and can be used as a selling point. Section 1: Identifying Risks within Virtual Infrastructure This section describes our current virtual infrastructure risks. It includes an overview of the research process, risks that were identified, and the potential issues that occur with risk....   [tags: virtual infrastructure, risk, data services]
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2010 Haiti Earthquake - Earthquakes have afflicted the world since its inception. The sudden release of energy from volcanoes or displacing of earth plates can result in disasters of extreme magnitude. These usually naturally occurring phenomenon have been responsible from wiping out entire towns throughout history and until today continue to produce major loss of life and infrastructure. It can take years for a city or country to recover from a major event of this kind and when a third world country is involved, the result is usually exponentially worse than in a developed country....   [tags: health care, infrastructure, Caribbean]
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e-Business and e-Commerce Infrastructure - E-Commerce E-commerce (electronic commerce) can be defined as commercial transactions of goods and services over the internet and other computer networks (Chaudhury & Kuilboer, 2002). It consists of online shopping, online banking and e-learning (Tkacz & Kapczynski, 2009). E-commerce is becoming increasingly popular since the spread of the internet. The e-commerce users are businesses, consumers and government departments (Kessler, 2009). E-commerce is controversial but the advantages of it greatly outweigh the disadvantages....   [tags: Business Finance ]
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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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America’s Aging Power Grids - Infrastructures are the foundation of which our nation’s security, health and economy are built and operate upon. They provide services from an individual level to the national level. Amongst the services they provide are the power we use in our homes (electricity), the water we drink (water and sewage), the transportation that moves us (railways, airports, and seaports), and the communication systems we depend on to communicate with family and friends, as well as, conduct daily business (i.e. internet and telephones)....   [tags: America’s Infrastructure]
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Network Design for Worldwide Advertising Inc - Worldwide Advertising Inc (WAI) is a startup advertising firm that is about to hire three hundred employees to work at its newly constructed Los Angeles and New York offices. The company is in need of IT consulting to design its network infrastructure on top of already existing Ethernet wiring and RJ45 connections. WAI has not hired any IT staff yet, but when the company does, the IT staff will take over administration of the network. The company has requested a proposal for initial implementation and configuration of their core IT services....   [tags: infraestructure, virtualization, server core]
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Investing in Distressed Real Estate - I have acquired $150,000 in cash to be used to purchase distressed real estate. I want to maximize my return on my investment both in terms of financial profit and personal satisfaction. I am interested in purchasing a home to live in. I work from home, so the structure must allow for a home office. My needs have changed from a decade ago. I am more aware of things like security, economy, environmental issues, and financial investment. The new millennium has seen a dramatic redefining of value, and wellbeing....   [tags: Evolving Social Culture, Infrastructure] 1634 words
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Overview of Municipal Biomass Composting - ... These journals include facts sheets published by Cornell University’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and studies published by various state departments for use in establishing individual state permissions. These varying sources will be cited appropriately, but will be referred to as EPA publishments. Similarly to the USCC, the EPA has outlined various guidelines for managing different feedstocks and testing the final product. These various sources recognize mutual standards for feedstocks....   [tags: American Infrastructure, Aerobic Digestion]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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China, A Growing Country - ... China has over one hundred cities with a population over one million or more and it continues to grow drastically. China has limited and unevenly distributed water resources across the country and rainfall and water resources are primarily located in southern China, while there have been significant shortfalls in the north of China. Out of the 662 cities in China, more than 400 are suffering from water shortages, with 110 classified as severe (Infastructure in China, Sustaining quality Growth)....   [tags: chinese highways, expressways]
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Cloud Computing: Email and Storage Services - This paper is intended for the purpose of providing the CIO with the information needed to make a decision whether or not to implement cloud services into our network infrastructure. Information is provided on the types of cloud services available, the vulnerabilities, strengths and weaknesses, email and storage providers, and the recommendation of the research team.   Introduction The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) initiated an electronic communication project which led to one of the most advanced computer infrastructures of its time....   [tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Assessment]
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Nissan Leaf: First Electrical Car - ... After production, those cars would be sent globally. However, recently, Nissan has opened a new plant at a closer location–Tennessee. This new plant has the capability to produce about 150,000 electric vehicles annually. The Tennessee plant will not only reduce shipping costs, but it will also improve the supply levels of the Nissan Leaf at US dealerships (Holmes). Nissan’s decision to open a plant in the United States will surely impact the supply and sales of the Leaf. Nissan has been making many improvements since the announcement of their underperformance in 2013....   [tags: swot analysis, car industry]
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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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Large Multinational Corporations - ... For GII, it relies on an existing install base which includes: telecommunications lines, electrical grid, computing technologies, information resources, organizational arrangements and people skill sets in using technology (Borgman, 2000). Hence, the basic underlying infrastructure will affect the type of architecture that will be required to build IT services in any given regional area. Although many argue that the most effective way to manage GII is to establish a uniform standardization across all regional offices in a multinational corporation, this concept can break down when a corporation is looking to expand into a developing country (Rolland & Monteiro, 2002)....   [tags: IT resources, global information]
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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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We Must Promote Bicycle Use in Urban Centres - Many growing cities of the twenty-first century have a common problem: the overwhelming favouritism of cars over other, more environmentally friendly and less congestive methods of travel. Cars in large numbers cause traffic issues, accidents, and pollution [1]. The bicycle is among the most popular solutions to these problems, as bicycles are cheap for the user, healthy, and are a form of sustainable transportation. The two primary things to consider when encouraging bicycle usage are the cost and viability of implementation and the overall effectiveness of the solution [2, 3]....   [tags: Public Policy]
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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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Cloud Computing: Services Models and Deployment Models - Introduction “At its most basic, cloud computing is moving applications accessible from our internal network onto an internet (cloud)-accessible space. We're essentially renting virtual machines in someone else's data center, with the capabilities for immediate scale-out, failover, and data synchronization. In the past, having an Internet-accessible application meant we were building a website with a hosted database. Cloud computing changes that paradigm—our application could be a website, or it could be a client installed on a local PC accessing a common data store from anywhere in the world....   [tags: private, public, hybrid, Community]
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The Production and Distribution of Oil Products - ... In my opinion intra-port competition is a factor that can be particularly beneficial for the consumers of oil products. It is argued that intra-port competition can eliminate rent extraction by port service providers (De Langen & Pallis, 2006). Competition could also lead to innovation and specialization. Lowering entry barriers, can have an effect on intra-port competition, through the simple fact that there will be a higher demand for operating in the port (De Langen & Pallis, 2006). A deduction that can be made from the literature is that competition in the port can influence the profits that oil products producers make, this could be either due to higher rents for their refineries o...   [tags: gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, kerosene]
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Cloud Computing Strategies in Improving Education - Instead of having the internal factor, from the SWOT analysis also will analyze the external factor which is the opportunity and threat of implementing cloud computing. The opportunity that having by the cloud computing is consist of it can lead to business entrepreneur, establish the infrastructure, and existing infrastructures with strong resources will strong communication networks. By applying the cloud computing in Malaysia Higher Educational Institution, it will lead to the business entrepreneur as the web-based application has the variety of function inside it....   [tags: Malaysian, Educational Institution] 1006 words
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Green City Clean Water Program - Introduction “Nationwide, water utilities find themselves under increasing pressure as they confront a new
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Bicycles and Automobiles - Bicycles have been a form of transportation for hundreds of years now. Although many people choose to drive automobiles rather than riding bicycles, there is still a sizeable amount of people who prefer riding bicycles. In addition, Cyclists have always ridden their bicycles on the road next to automobiles. However, many people believe that cyclists should have separate laws, while, on the other hand; other people believe that cyclists deserve to have the same laws as car drivers. According to Grant Petersen, bike commuting is up to 61.6 percent in the last thirteen years, but since the national average is still less than two percent, it is hard to make a strong case for revamping the laws...   [tags: transportation, convenience, law]
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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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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 Impacts of Cyber Warfare - ... Security measures originate from both technical and non-technical measures. These security measures aimed at protecting an infrastructure exist such as firewalls, monitoring, and threat detection systems (Burton, 2013). Security measures will be useless without adequate training of personnel to operate and administer. The first and possible the most reliable security measure against cyber warfare is the implementation of a firewall. Although a firewall is effective in prohibiting network traffic, firewalls are not full proof in denying all malicious act through cyber warfare....   [tags: Cyber, warfare, E-commerce]
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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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