Description : Learn from an anthology of contributing authors and experts who share, step-by-step, how to justify and manage the ROI for the BR Approach. The book covers the business's perspective and the technology perspective. Authors represent the healthcare industry, financial services experience, state and federal government experience, and senior practitioners spanning many industries. This book accomplishes the following: 1) It is for managers and decision-makers who make things happen in their organization. 2) It addresses BRs as a leverage for agility, compliance, and corporate intelligence, as a key mechanism for engineering the business itself. 3) It is not meant to be read cover-to-cover. Business people will focus on section 2. Technical people will focus on section 3. 4) Together, the sections provide a step-by-step management approach that crosses business and IT barriers. 5) Real case studies are written by real people in well-respected corporations, government agencies, consultancies, and software vendors. 6) Leading technology is highlighted. 7) Present the possibilities that BR Approach can achieve for both business and IT
Description : Emergent innovative financial technologies are profoundly changing the way in which we spend, move and manage our money, unlike ever before, and traditional retail banks are facing stiff competition. The global financial crisis in 2007–2009 led to large losses, and even the collapse of a significant number of established banks shaking the trust of financial customers worldwide. The Digital Banking Revolution is an insightful look at how financial technology and the rapid rise of financial technology companies have brought welcome changes offering flexibility to the banking industry. The book offers a unique perspective on the consumerization of retail banking services. It delves into the many changes that financial innovations have brought about in banking, the main financial disruptors, the new era of "banking on the go," and financial innovations from countries around the world before concluding with a discussion on the future of banking including optimizing structures, new strategies for business outcomes, and human resources in the digital era.
Description : New thinking is essential if we are to design and occupy buildings that can keep us safe with unpredictable economies, climates, energy systems and resource challenges. For too long designers have relied on mechanical solutions for heating, cooling and ventilating buildings. The 21st century dream has to be of a better architecture that enables buildings to be run for as much of a day or year as possible on local, clean, reliable, affordable natural energy. Examples are included from different climates where the fundamental building design is right, its orientation, opening sizes, mass and its natural ventilation systems and pathways. Many modern buildings are poorly designed for climate as manifested by growing incidences of overheating experienced indoor, explored here. The inability of many rating systems to record and improve the climatic design of buildings raises questions about how they deal with issues of basic building performance. This books points the way towards how we can understand such problems, and move forward from over-mechanised poorly designed buildings to a new generation of adaptable buildings designed and refurbished to run largely on natural energy and capable of evolving over time to keep their occupants safe and comfortable, even in a warming world. The chapters were originally published in Architectural Science Review.
Description : Running and Clicking examines how Future Narratives push against the confines of their medium: Studying Future Narratives in movies, interactive films, and other electronic media that allow for nodes, this volume demonstrates how the dividing line between film and game is progressively dissolved. Focused on traditional mass media, transitional media, and new media, it also touches on transmedial storytelling and virtual reality and offers a discussion of the political power of the imaginary and the twilight of Future Narratives in the post-human hegemony of the simulated real.
Description : Make your learning organization truly indispensable. If you’re planting the seeds of improved organizational and individual effectiveness, you are a true learning leader. You know better than anyone that learning is an evolution, not a singular event. But what if your organization isn’t on the same page? Or worse, what if you find that your efforts are the first to go when there’s a change in the C-suite, or when budget cuts loom? Learning for the Long Run tackles sustainability concerns head-on. Discover seven proven practices businesses use to ensure continuity in learning and development. Original case studies from the public and private sector put these practices into action, while self-assessments and job aids show you how to attain a sustainable mindset. Explore how FlightSafety International leveraged its measurement capabilities to drive results and improve its avionics safety system. How the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Career College built and bent its change capabilities to prepare the next generation of Army officers, amid labor shortages and complex global threats. How the Tennessee Department of Human Resources led an award-winning shift to transform a tenure-based environment into a performance-driven learning culture. And more. In Learning for the Long Run, innovative change leader Holly Burkett demystifies how to earn credibility and grow the learning function into a mature enterprise that will weather today’s frequent business disruptions. Now’s the time to build lasting organizational value and resist the temptation of the quick fix.
Description : Running barefoot isn't as natural as we're led to believe. Recent studies have shown that up to 85% of runners get injured every year, how natural is that? The most important question that running "barefoot" or "naturally" doesn't address is how we should run. Repetitive ground impact forces are at the root of most running injuries. A 30 minute jog can log more than 5,000 foot strikes; its because of this volume of movement that efficient
Description : With 100% of what you need to know about Adobe Acrobat and PDF, this critically acclaimed, authoritative reference has now been completely updated and enhanced to cover the powerful new release of Adobe Acrobat.
Description : The former governor recounts his gubernatorial years, discussing his decision not to seek a second term, frustration with internal corruption in the two-party system, suspicions about the September 11 attacks, and views on the war in Iraq.
Description : For the populations of the developing economies – the vast majority of humanity – the present century offers the prospect of emulating Western standards of living. This hope is combined with increasing awareness of the environmental consequences of the very process of global industrialisation itself. This book explores the interactions between economic development and the physical environment in four regions of the developing world: Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia and East Asia. The contributors focus on the 'Anthropocene': our present era, in which humanity's influence on the physical environment has begun to mark the geological record. Economic Development and Environmental History in the Anthropocene examines environmental changes at global level and human responses to environmental opportunities and constraints on more local and regional scales, themes which have been insufficiently studied to date. This volume fills this gap in the literature by combining historical, economic and geographical perspectives to consider the implications of the Anthropocene for economic development in Asia and Africa.
Description : Introduces the features of Adobe Acrobat, looks at its reader and exchange components, and explains how the Portable Document Format works