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Information systems today : managing in the digital world, Fourth edition, Global edition

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

Authors Joe Valacich, Christoph Schneider
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher Prentice Hall

For undergraduate and graduate courses in introductory information systems Bring current, real-world concepts into your classroom with Information Systems Today: Managing the Digital World. One of the greatest challenges in teaching IS courses is keeping pace with what’s happening in the real-world. This text shows students how information technology and systems are becoming increasingly important in all aspects of today’s organizations and society. The fourth edition of this text has updated what’s current in the world of IS while retaining the tried and true concepts of the previous editions.

Practical Internet groupware

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

Authors Jon Udell foreword by Tim O’Reilly
Place of Publication Sebastopol, CA
Date of Publication [1999]
Publisher O’Reilly

Collaboration. From its academic roots to the bustling commerce sites of today, the Internet has always been about collaboration: providing a means for people to communicate and work together effectively. But how do you build effective tools for collaboration? How do you build tools that are simple enough for people to really use, yet powerful enough to really facilitate collaboration?In 1995 Jon Udell became executive editor for new media at BYTE magazine, taking on the challenge of building an online presence for a traditional print publication. In meeting this challenge, he discovered that he was managing an online community, not just an online publication. He discovered that he was building not just a set of documents, but a suite of Internet-based groupware applications in which editors, writers, and readers all participated.Practical Internet Groupware details the lessons learned from that experience. Drawn from the author’s real world experience, Practical Internet Groupware describes the tools and technologies for building and rapidly deploying groupware applications, and also discusses the design philosophy and usability issues that determine the success or failure of any groupware endeavor.The key to success lies in using simple tools, often open source, that effectively blend in established Internet technologies that have always had a collaborative aspect (SMTP, NNTP) with new technologies that enhance our ability to manage collaborative documents (HTTP, XML). The result is an approach that codifies the idea that many web content providers have long suspected: yesterday’s online content is fast becoming tomorrow’s network-based applications.In this book you’ll learn how to:

  • Base groupware on standard Internet technologies (mail servers, news servers, and web servers)
  • Use simple server- and client-side scripts to automate creation, presentation, transmission, and search of electronic documents
  • Create a base of documents that contain semi-structured data representing much of the intellectual capital of an enterprise
  • Deploy these solutions in a way that scales from groups of a few collaborators to communities of thousands of users

If you’ve ever been disappointed watching a commercial groupware system used as little more than an expensive email client, or if you’ve ever wondered how to transform simple email, news, or web clients from document viewers into collaboration tools, then Practical Internet Groupware is for you.

Unix backup and recovery

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

Author W. Curtis Preston
Place of Publication Sebastopol, CA
Date of Publication [1999]
Publisher O’Reilly

Unix Backup & Recovery provides a complete overview of all facets of Unix backup and recovery, and offers practical, affordable backup and recovery solutions for environments of all sizes and budgets. The book begins with detailed explanations of the native backup utilities available to the Unix administrator, and ends with practical advice on choosing a commercial backup utility.This book:

  • Describes the features, limitations, and syntax of Unix backup and restore utilities,(including dump, tar, cpio, dd, GNUtar, and GNUcpio) for many popular versions of Unix, including AIX, Compaq Unix, HP-UX, IRIX, SCO, Solaris, and Linux
  • Provides instructions for installing and configuring freely available backup systems such as AMANDA
  • Includes ready-to-run shell scripts that automate live backups of Informix, Oracle, and Sybase databases
  • Presents step-by-step recovery procedures for Oracle, Informix, and Sybase
  • Presents step-by-step “bare-metal” disaster recovery procedures for AIX, Compaq Unix, HP-UX, IRIX, Solaris, and Linux
  • Describes the design of “disaster recovery” and “highly available” systems
  • Provides guidance on choosing a commercial backup and recovery system
  • Describes the features and limitations of backup hardware

Management information systems : managing the digital firm, 10th ed.

Donated by: Jenny Lim

Authors Kenneth C. Laudon, Jane P. Laudon
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Pearson/Prentice Hall

For introductory undergraduate courses, and MBA-level MIS and Information Systems courses that want to integrate business with technology.

These authoritative authors continue to define the MIS course by providing comprehensive and integrative coverage of essential new technologies, information system applications, and their impact on business models and managerial decision making in an exciting and interactive manner.

Computers are your future. Complete, 11th ed.

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

Author Catherine LaBerta
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher Prentice Hall

A Reference Tool For Today’s Student!

Today’s students want a practical “what it is” and “how it works” approach to computers and computing, with less explanation of “when and why.” Computers Are Your Future serves as a valuable computer technology reference tool without being overwhelming or intimidating.

This edition of Computers Are Your Future was revised to match what students know today with what they need to know in order to be successful in the exciting and ever-changing world of information technology.

Information systems today, Second edition

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

Authors Leonard M. Jessup, Joseph S. Valacich
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2000]
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall

Creative Intelligence: Discovering the Innovative Potential in Ourselves and Other show to Foster Intuition, Innovation, Imagination, and Inspirational Leadership in Your Organization Alan J. Rowe unless they understand the significance of creativity and creative leadership. Rowe’s useful and readable book provides rich insights about how creativity affects the bottom line.–Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor and co-author of Geeks and Geezers, Harvard Press is essential for success in today’s complex, rapidly changing world, and that all of us can discover and unlock our creative potential. He presents a clear and practical roadmap for how we can understand, measure, and apply our creative capabilities. Moreover, Rowe shows how leaders can develop creative talent and support creativity throughout their organizations. This book is a must read for anyone seeking creative solutions to life’s difficult and messy problems.–Tom Cummings, University of Southern California School of Management shows you how to determine the types you have, and encourages you to do something with your talents. –Gerald Nadler, IBM Chair Emeritus in Engineering Management, University of Southern California, and co-author of the bestselling Breakthrough Thinking people around you. One book will show you how–Creative Intelligence. Begin by evaluating yourself with the world’s most advanced psychological test for assessing creativity. Discover your strengths. Uncover your potential. Then, learn from the world’s most creative individuals as you transform your potential into reality. Along the way, you’ll discover techniques for strengthening your intuition and your imagination…your receptiveness to innovation…even your ability to inspire. Creativity is power. Take that power into your hands with Creative Intelligence. How creative are you? How can you be more creative? Alan J. Rowe drawson the latest research to help you understand creativity, identify it, measure it, promote it, and apply it more effectively. Rowe introduces four types of creativity: intuition, innovation, imagination, and inspirational leadership. measuring creative potential. This test instrument is an outgrowth of the highly successful Decision Style Inventory that has been adopted by the Irish Management Institute and other leading organizations. Discover what creative people have in common, and learn powerful strategies for tapping into your hidden creative potential. See how most organizations suppress creativity, and discover start-to-finish strategies for attracting more creative people and unleashing the creativity of the people you’re already working with. The heart of creativity What creativity really is…and how it differs from general intelligence What’s your creative style? Discovering your personal mix of intuition, innovation, imagination, and inspiration Making the most of your personal creativity Specific techniques for becoming a more successful problem solver Unleashing creativity in business and education Promoting creativity throughout any organization.

802.11 wireless networks : the definitive guide

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

Author Matthew S. Gast
Place of Publication Sebastopol, CA
Date of Publication [2002]
Publisher O’Reilly

As a network administrator, architect, or security professional, you need to understand the capabilities, limitations, and risks associated with integrating wireless LAN technology into your current infrastructure. 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide provides all the information necessary to analyze and deploy wireless networks with confidence.Over the past five years, the world has become increasingly mobile. Traditional ways of networking have altered to accommodate new lifestyles and ways of working. Wireless networks offer several advantages over fixed (or wired) networks, with mobility, flexibility, ease and speed of deployment, and low-cost at the top of the list. Large productivity gains are possible when developers, students, and professionals are able to access data on the move. Ad-hoc meetings in the lunch room, library, or across the street in the café allow you to develop ideas collaboratively and act on them right away. Wireless networks are typically very flexible, which can translate into rapid deployment. Once the infrastructure is in place, adding new users is just a matter of authorization.After a general introduction to wireless networks, this practical book moves quickly into the gory details of the 802.11 standard. If you ever need to debug a wireless network that isn’t working properly, you’d better understand this material. 802.11 MAC (Media Access Control), detailed 802.11 framing, WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy protocol), 802.1x, management operations, and the PCF (point coordination function) are all covered in detail. Author Matthew Gast also supplies impressive detail on the physical layers.As for getting a wireless network up and running… Gast offers clear, no-nonsense guide for using 802.11 on Windows and Linux, using and selecting access points, making deployment considerations, and seeing to 802.11 network monitoring and performance tuning. In the final section of the book, he summarizes the standardization work pending in the 802.11 working group.If you’re looking for one book that provides a full spectrum view of 802.11, from the minute details of the specification, to deployment, monitoring, and troubleshooting, 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide is worth its weight in gold.


Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

Authors Andrew A. Vladimirov, Konstantin V. Gavrilenko, Andrei A. Mikhailovsky
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2004]
Publisher Addison-Wesley

A guide to penetrating and defending wireless networks, and to hacking wireless networks. It helps you master the attacker’s arsenal of hardware and software tools: knowledge for crackers and auditors. It also helps you learn systematic counter measures for building hardened wireless ‘citadels’ including cryptography-based techniques.

Principles of web design, Fifth edition

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

Author Joel Sklar
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher Course Technology/Cengage Learning

Joel Sklar has written the definitive text for Web site design, PRINCIPLES OF WEB DESIGN, Fifth Edition guiding readers through the entire Web site creation process, while developing and enhancing your HTML, CSS, and visual design skills along the way. Now updated to include the latest Web design technologies and trends, this Fifth Edition features all-new sections on HTML5, CSS3, CSS page layouts, and enhanced navigation as well as technical updates and new screen shots throughout. Beginning with the Web design environment and the principles of sound Web design, readers will continue to planning site layout and navigation, and progress to Web typography, colors and images, working with CSS, and more. Armed with a priceless understanding and plenty of hands-on activities, readers will gain a solid foundation of designing successful, standards-based Web sites that are portable across different operating systems, browsers, and Web devices. Companion site available at no additional cost

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