A comprehensive guide to business incubation

Author edited by Meredith Erlewine and Ellen Gerl
Place of Publication Athens, Ohio
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher National Business Incubation Association


The book’s four main sections and 71 chapters cover fundamentals of incubator development, best practices in incubator management, working with clients and special topics in business incubation. Whether you’re new to the industry or think you’ve seen it all, this book will introduce you to new people, new programs, and new ideas for helping your incubation program achieve its full potential.

The incubation edge : how incubator quality and regional capacity affect technology company performance

Author David A. Lewis
Place of Publication Athens, Ohio
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher National Business Incubation Association

This in-depth study is the first to sort out what effects business incubation versus environment have on company success. Using technology incubators as a test group, researcher David Lewis uncovers information that has implications for incubator programming and regional policy.

Forging the incubator : how to design and implement a feasibility study for business incubation programs

Author written by Robert A. Meeder edited by JoaAnn Rollins.
Place of Publication Athens, Ohio
Date of Publication c1993
Publisher National Business Incubation Association

This book discusses the need to conduct a feasibility study and the steps in creating plans and the primary tracks such as fact-finding and orientation; creating a format for the prelominary plan; focus on facilities and services; funding/finances and preparations for implementation.

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Incubating technology businesses : a national benchmarking study

Author Louis Tornatzky, Hugh Sherman, and Dinah Adkins
Place of Publication Athens, Ohio
Date of Publication c2003
Publisher National Business Incubation Association

Technology-based entrepreneurial firms are an integral part of the knowledge economy, and business incubation programs focused on technology-based companies play a crucial role in accelerating the growth of these firms. NBIA performed a national benchmarking analysis to gain a better understanding of technology business incubation best practices. Cases studies, data on incubator characteristics, descriptions of community factors and more provide valuable information for incubator developers, managers and stakeholders.

Will It Sell?: How to Determine If Your Invention Is Profitably Marketable (Before Wasting Money on a Patent)

Author James E White
Place of Publication [s.l.]
Date of Publication c2000
Publisher James E. White & Associates

This book provides some useful information for inventors (and prospective inventors) but it is also both an advertisement for and an offer of services. (1st line in About this book page)

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I.T. sales boot camp : sure-fire techniques for selling technology products to mainstream companies

Author by Brian Giese
Place of Publication Avon, Mass.
Date of Publication c2002
Publisher Adams Media Corp

The book that can turn any I.T. rep into a one-person selling machine!

Information technology products continue to be the fastest-selling industry in the world. Today, about 7 million people worldwide are involved in selling I.T. solutions, and the number is growing by an astonishing 60 percent a year!

But many I.T. sales recruits discover that selling technology solutions can be far more challenging than traditional sales. I.T. Sales Boot Camp gets soldiers ready for the front lines, arming them with techniques on how to:

– Understand and explain intimidating techie jargon

– Score overseas customers

– Communicate with highly informed, techno-savvy customers

– Adjust to a constantly changing market

– Adapt to various needs from customer to customer

I.T. Sales Boot Camp does far more than just basic training. Drill sergeant and author Brian Giese also offers a “secret weapon” for pushing sales way over the top and ensuring satisfied customers every single time!

Technology management : developing and implementing effective technology licensing programs

Author Robert C. Megantz
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2002
Publisher Wiley

Licensing is an important source of revenue, especially in technologically-driven industries. This book takes inventors and corporate managers from original idea to final deal. In practical, down-to-earth terms, it outlines the step-by-step process of developing and implementing effective technology licensing programs, including market research and market strategies; licensing strategies; deal-making; and managing ongoing relationships between licensee and licensor-quality control, maintenance, and reversion of rights.

Ruby programming for the absolute beginner

Author Jerry Lee Ford, Jr.
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Thomson Course Technology PTR

Targeting the novice, this guide teaches the basics of computer programming with Ruby through the creation of simple computer games. Not only will this “learn by doing” approach provide programmers with an instant sense of accomplishment, but its also a fun way to learn.

MySQL : language reference

Author MySQL AB
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Ind.
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher MySQL Press

With more than 4 million active installations, MySQL is the world’s most popular open-source database.

Known for its speed, high reliability, and ease of use, MySQL is rapidly becoming a low-cost alternative to high-priced, high-maintenance database systems from Oracle, IMB and Microsoft-and it already has more users than any of these more established proprietary databases.

The “MySQL Language Reference” is the only official guide to the MySQL language and programming APIs.

Written by the creators of MySQL, and edited by the highly respected MySQL authors, the “MySQL Language Reference” is designed for database administrators and programmers who need a reliable, detailed reference to every part of the MySQL language and all the available APIs.

New perspectives on XML : comprehensive

Author Carey, Patrick , 1961-
Place of Publication Australia [Boston, MA]
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Thomson Course Technology

Updated to teach the most current XML standards, this book uses real-world case studies and a practical, step-by-step approach to teach XML. It provides extensive coverage of DTDs, namespaces, schemas, Cascading Style Sheets, XSLT, XPath, and programming with the WSC document object model.

Applications of membrane computing

Author Gabriel Ciobanu, Gheorghe Paun, Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez (eds.).
Place of Publication Berlin New York
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Springer

Membrane computing is a branch of natural computing which investigates computing models abstracted from the structure and functioning of living cells and from their interactions in tissues or higher-order biological structures. The models considered, called membrane systems (P systems), are parallel, distributed computing models, processing multisets of symbols in cell-like compartmental architectures. In many applications membrane systems have considerable advantages a” among these are their inherently discrete nature, parallelism, transparency, scalability and nondeterminism.

In dedicated chapters, leading experts explain most of the applications of membrane computing reported so far, in biology, computer science, computer graphics and linguistics. The book also contains detailed reviews of the software tools used to simulate P systems.

The calculus of computation : decision procedures with applications to verification

Author Aaron R. Bradley, Zohar Manna.
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Springer

Computational logic is a fast-growing field with applications in artificial intelligence, constraint solving, and the design and verification of software and hardware systems. Written with graduate and advanced undergraduate students in mind, this textbook introduces computational logic from the foundations of first-order logic to state-of-the-art decision procedures for arithmetic, data structures, and combination theories.

This textbook also presents a logical approach to engineering correct software. The increasing ubiquity of computers makes implementing correct systems more important than ever. Verification exercises develop the reader’s facility in specifying and verifying software using logic. The treatment of verification concludes with an introduction to the static analysis of software, an important component of modern verification systems.

For readers interested in learning more about computational logic, decision procedures, verification, and other areas of formal methods, the final chapter outlines courses of further study.

Management information systems, 9th ed.

Author Terry Lucey
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher Thomson Learning

This book provides thorough coverage of the principles, application and design of management information systems in both private and public organisations. Suitable for students on professional and academic courses in Management and in Systems Analysis, this text covers all of the major topics including; systems; concepts; organisational structures and behaviour; management; leadership; planning; decision-making and information technology in general. This text can be used of HE and professional courses in the following Information Strategy for CIMA Systems and project management Organisational Management Business Strategy Performance management Information systems ACCA Business information management

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Information technology project management, 5th ed.

Author Kathy Schwalbe
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Thomson/Course Technology

The author explains the foundations of project management – project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement – using the experiences of real-life businesses.

Discovering computers 2008 : complete

Author Gary B. Shelly, Thomas J. Cashman, Misty E. Vermaat
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Thomson Course Technology

Discovering Computers 2008 provides a current and thorough introduction to computers by integrating usage of the World Wide Web with the printed text. This Shelly Cashman Series text offers a complete and engaging solution to successfully teach basic computer concepts with new exercises, case studies, and online tools on the Online Companion. Updated for currency, the latest trends in technology and computer concepts are covered.


Advanced digital logic design : using VHDL, state machines, and synthesis for FPGAs

Author Sunggu Lee
Place of Publication Toronto, Ont.
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Thomson

This textbook is intended to serve as a practical guide for the design of complex digital logic circuits such as digital control circuits, network interface circuits, pipelined arithmetic units, and RISC microprocessors. It is an advanced digital logic design textbook that emphasizes the use of synthesizable VHDL code and provides numerous fully worked-out practical design examples including a Universal Serial Bus interface, a pipelined multiply-accumulate unit, and a pipelined microprocessor for the ARM THUMB architecture.

Digital systems design using VHDL

Author Charles H. Roth, Jr., Lizy Kurian John
Place of Publication Toronto, Ont.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Thomson

Written for an advanced-level course in digital systems design, DIGITAL SYSTEMS DESIGN USING VHDL integrates the use of the industry-standard hardware description language VHDL into the digital design process. Following a review of basic concepts of logic design in Chapter 1, the author introduces the basics of VHDL in Chapter 2, and then incorporates more coverage of VHDL topics as needed, with advanced topics covered in Chapter 8. Rather than simply teach VHDL as a programming language, this book emphasizes the practical use of VHDL in the digital design process. For example, in Chapter 9, the author develops VHDL models for a RAM memory and a microprocessor bus interface; he then uses a VHDL simulation to verify that timing specifications for the interface between the memory and microprocessor bus are satisfied. The book also covers the use of CAD tools to synthesize digital logic from a VHDL description (in Chapter 8), and stresses the use of programmable logic devices, including programmable gate arrays. Chapter 10 introduces methods for testing digital systems including boundary scan and a built-in self-test.

Embedded programming with the Microsoft .NET micro Framework

Author Donald Thompson, Rob S. Miles.
Place of Publication Redmond, WA
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Microsoft Press

Your essential guide to developing applications for next-generation embedded devices.

Get the information you need for programming applications in the rich, managed-code environment of the Microsoft .NET Micro Framework. You’ll learn how to extend your experience with the .NET Framework and Microsoft Visual C# through real-world examples, expert insights, and code samples—and efficiently build robust applications for the smallest devices.

Discover how to:
•Use an object-oriented approach for programming embedded devices
•Create input and output port objects
•Develop detailed text and graphical displays that support complex user interactions
•Add Windows SideShow functionality into your application
•Implement functionality from existing applications to embedded applications
•Bind physical hardware events to Windows Presentation Foundation elements
•Establish embedded-network connections using TCP/IP
•Use emulation techniques for rapid-prototyping, experimentation, testing, and debugging
•Optimize performance of resource-constrained devices

PLUS—Get code samples in Visual C# on the Web

CCDP : Cisco internetwork design exam notes

Author Patrick Ciccarelli, with Robert Padjen and Todd Lammle
Place of Publication San Francisco
Date of Publication c2000
Publisher Sybex

CCDP: Cisco Internetwork Design Exam Notes provides the fastest and most effective way to make sure you’re ready to pass the CID exam (640-025). The unique, innovative Exam Notes approach helps you gain and retain the knowledge you need, objective by objective:

  • Critical Information sections provide detailed analyses of the key issues for each exam objective. Necessary Procedures sections cover the nuts and bolts of each topic with concise step-by-step instructions.
  • Exam Essentials sections highlight crucial subject areas you’ll need to know for the exam.
  • Key Terms and Concepts sections define the words and concepts vital to passing the exam.
  • Sample Questions sections preview the types of questions found in the exam and give answers and explanations.
  • Learn the Key Information for the CID Exam: Network Design Technologies IP Network Design IP Network Routing Designing AppleTalk Networks Designing Networks with Novell and IPX Designing for Windows Networking Designing for the WAN Remote Access Network Design Mainframe Networks Network Security and Firewalls Network Design Review Advanced Network Design

Bio-MEMS : technologies and applications

Author edited by Wanjun Wang, Steven A. Soper.
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher CRC/Taylor & Francis

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) are evolving into highly integrated technologies for a variety of application areas. Add the biological dimension to the mix and a host of new problems and issues arise that require a broad understanding of aspects from basic, materials, and medical sciences in addition to engineering. Collecting the efforts of renowned leaders in each of these fields, BioMEMS: Technologies and Applications presents the first wide-reaching survey of the design and application of MEMS technologies for use in biological and medical areas. This book considers both the unique characteristics of biological samples and the challenges of microscale engineering. Divided into three main sections, it first examines fabrication technologies using non-silicon processes, which use materials that are appropriate for medical/biological analyses. These include UV lithography, LIGA, nanoimprinting, injection molding, and hot-embossing. Attention then shifts to microfluidic components and sensing technologies for sample preparation, delivery, and analysis. The final section outlines various applications and systems at the leading edge of BioMEMS technology in a variety of areas such as genomics, drug delivery, and proteomics. Laying a cross-disciplinary foundation for further development, BioMEMS: Technologies and Applications provides engineers with an understanding of the biological challenges and biological scientists with an understanding of the engineering challenges of this burgeoning technology.

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