Services Profiles 2013 provides users with statistics on key infrastructure services including transportation services, telecommunications, and financial and insurance services for 140 selected economies. The information is derived from multiple statistical domains, such as national accounts, employment, balance of payments, and foreign direct investment, as well as quantitative indicators from international and regional organizations. Statistics are presented in standardized format for quick reference.
State Profiles: The Population and Economy of Each U.S. State provides a wealth of current, authoritative, and comprehensive data on key demographic and economic indicators for each U.S. state and the District of Columbia. Each state is covered by a compact standardized chapter that allows for easy comparisons and timely analysis between the states. An 8-page profile for each U.S. state plus the District of Columbia provides reliable, up-to-date information on a wide range of topics, including: population, labor force, income and poverty, government finances, crime, education, health insurance coverage, voting, marital status, agriculture, and more.
The World Trade Organization is the only international organization dealing with the global rules of trade between nations. Its main function is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably, and freely as possible. The WTO Annual Report 2014 provides a brief summary of the World Trade Organization's mission and general operation, as well as an overview of its accomplishments in 2013. It also provides a detailed review of the WTO's main areas of activity: - Trade negotiations - Implementation of WTO agreements and trade monitoring - Dispute settlement - Building trade capacity - Outreach
A guide to SharePoint 2013 provides information on its features and capabilities for administrators, covering such topics as social computing, metadata management, backup administration, and business intelligence.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) promotes the economic growth and social development of its developing member countries by means of a wide range of activities and initiatives. ADB's Annual Financial Profile provides the facts and figures behind ADB's lending activities and describes ADB as a borrower.
Get the knowledge you need to deploy a top-quality Exchange service The latest release of Microsoft's messaging system allows for easier access to e-mail, voicemail, and calendars from a variety of devices and any location while also giving users more control and freeing up administrators to perform more critical tasks. This innovative new field guide starts with key concepts of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 and then moves through the recommended practices and processes that are necessary to deploy a top-quality Exchange service. Focuses on the Exchange ecosystem rather than just the features and functions of the Exchange product Focuses on scenarios facing real customers and explains how problems can be solved and requirements met Zooms in on both on-premises deployments as well as Exchange Online cloud deployments with Office 365 Helps you thoroughly master the new version with step-by-step instruction on how to install, configure, and manage this multifaceted collaboration system Whether you're upgrading from Exchange Server 2010 or earlier, installing for the first time, or migrating from another system, this step-by-step guide provides the hands-on instruction, practical application, and real-world advice you need.
Long-term care services include a broad range of services that meet the needs of frail older people and other adults with functional limitations. Long-Term care services provided by paid, regulated providers are a significant component of personal health care spending in the United States. This report presents descriptive results from the first wave of the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP), which was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). This report provides information on the supply, organizational characteristics, staffing, and services offered by providers of long-term care services; and the demographic, health, and functional composition of users of these services. Service users include residents of nursing homes and residential care communities, patients of home health agencies and hospices, and participants of adult day services centers.
By introducing Semantic Web technologies into geospatial Web services, this book addresses the semantic description of geospatial data and standards-based Web services, discovery of geospatial data and services, and generation of composite services. Semantic descriptions for geospatial data, services, and geoprocessing service chains are structured, organized, and registered in geospatial catalogue services. The ontology-based approach helps to improve the recall and precision of data and services discovery. Semantics-enabled metadata tracking and satisfaction allows analysts to focus on the generation of a geospatial process model rather than spending large amounts of time in data preparation. “DataType”-driven service composition and path planning can help to automate a range of knowledge discovery processes in a limited geospatial domain. Process planning facilitates the construction of complex services and models for geocomputation. A three-phase procedure to cover the lifecycle of service chaining and to identify the roles of the methods involved is proposed. It includes process modeling, process model instantiation, and workflow execution. The approach is implemented in a prototype system with use cases to demonstrate applicability. The objective of the research is to develop the key technologies for an intelligent geospatial knowledge system based on Web services to automate the data discovery and data preprocessing steps in the distributed Web service environment, to automate a range of knowledge discovery processes in a limited geospatial domain, using the automated construction and execution of service chains, and to facilitate the construction of complex services and models for geocomputation.
SharePoint admin author gurus return to prepare you forworking with the new features of SharePoint 2013! The new iteration of SharePoint boasts exciting new features.However, any new version also comes with its fair share ofchallenges and that's where this book comes in. The team ofSharePoint admin gurus returns to presents a fully updated resourcethat prepares you for making all the new SharePoint 2013 featureswork right. They cover all of the administration components ofSharePoint 2013 in detail, and present a clear understanding of howthey affect the role of the administrator. Compares and contrasts SharePoint 2013 to earlier versions Helps make your SharePoint 2013 installation smooth andsuccessful Addresses managing customizations Looks at SharePoint 2013 for Internet sites Includes an introduction to SQL Server 2012 Professional SharePoint 2013 Administration enhances yourSharePoint skill set and immerses you in the new content of theplatform.
Ethics Management in Libraries and Other Information Services presents professional ethics from a managerial point-of-view, explaining how to implement ethical management systems in libraries and information services and presenting the necessary tools needed to understand the practical application of a system of ethical management based on ISO 26000: 2010. The examples and selected case studies will be helpful to professionals, teachers and students who want to both explore and apply ethics now and in the future. Provides insights to help incorporate knowledge and the implementation of professional ethics into the context of the organization Presents a practical application of a system of ethical management based on ISO 26000: 2010 Includes examples and case studies to help professionals and students understand the practical application of ethics
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 5th International ICST Conference on Personal Satellite Services, PSATS 2013, held in Toulouse, France, in June 2013. The 18 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. They are grouped in the following topical sections: satellite for emergency and aero communication, satellite for networking, resource management, and air interface.
National Specialist Family Service (NSFS) helps parents who are substance abusers to overcome their addiction and get their children back. It teaches them family skills such as budgeting, routine, and creating play time. NSFS has had enormous success both with successful graduations, and families who stay together. This report examines the service and finds that children benefit from spending time with their parents, even those that only spend a few months with them. It confirms that a placement in the service is safe for the children. It also demonstrates the value for money that NSFS represents - with a Social Return on Investment ratio of between 4 and 6 times the investment made.
A tutorial-based approach which will help you understand the practical methodologies and deploying of Cisco UCS components. If you are a professional such as a system, network, or storage administrator who is responsible for Cisco UCS deployments, this is the perfect book for you. You should have some basic knowledge of the server’s architecture, network, and storage technologies. Familiarity with virtualization technologies is also recommended (though not necessary) as the majority of real-world UCS deployments run virtualized loads. Knowledge of Nexus OS is not necessary as the majority of the management tasks are handled in a graphical user interface with very few exceptions using the CLI.
Check out the new Hyper-V, find new and easier ways to remotelyconnect back into the office, or learn all about StorageSpaces—these are just a few of the features in Windows Server2012 R2 that are explained in this updated edition from Windowsauthority Mark Minasi and a team of Windows Server experts led byKevin Greene. This book gets you up to speed on all of the newfeatures and functions of Windows Server, and includes real-worldscenarios to put them in perspective. If you're a systemadministrator upgrading to, migrating to, or managing WindowsServer 2012 R2, find what you need to do the job in this completeresource. Learn all about: Installing or upgrading to and managing Windows Server 2012R2 Understanding Microsoft NIC teams 2012 and PowerShell Setting up via GUI or updated Server Core 2012 Migrating, merging, and modifying your Active Directory Managing address spaces with IPAM Understanding new shared storage, storage spaces, and bettertools Controlling access to file shares—a new and improvedapproach Using and administering Remote Desktop, Virtual Desktop, andHyper-V®
Conquer SharePoint 2013—from the inside out! You’re beyond the basics, so dive right into SharePoint 2013—and really put your business collaboration platform to work! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting techniques, and workarounds. It’s all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts facilitate information sharing across the enterprise—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery. Efficiently manage documents throughout the enterprise Build team sites and collaborate with Microsoft OneNote and SkyDrive Design workflows with SharePoint Designer and Microsoft Visio Produce e-forms using Microsoft InfoPath and Access Manage community sites using business social features Connect SharePoint to external data and business systems Create business intelligence dashboards and key performance indicators Customize and control Sharepoint enterprise search
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 10th International ICST Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services, MobiQuitous 2013, held in Tokyo, Japan, in December 2013. The 67 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 141 submissions. The papers and 2 invited talks cover a wide range of topics such as mobile applications, social networks, networking, data management and services.
Practical SharePoint 2013 Governance is the first book to offer practical and action-focused SharePoint governance guidance based on consulting experiences with real organizations in the field. It provides the quintessential governance reference guide for SharePoint consultants, administrators, architects, and anyone else looking for actual hands-on governance guidance. This book goes beyond filling in a governance document template and focuses entirely on actions to take and behaviors to adopt for addressing real-world governance challenges. Walks you through how to define what SharePoint offers and who is involved Offers key governance strategies for you to adopt or advise to your customers Provides real-world examples that apply each governance concept to an actual scenario What you’ll learn Define a scope to offer SharePoint as a service to an organization Specify roles and responsibilities involved in a SharePoint service Envision and strategize a SharePoint roadmap Plan for growing and upgrading a SharePoint environment Measure and report on performance metrics Set boundaries for development standards and testing processes Who this book is for Practical SharePoint 2013 Governance is for SharePoint consultants,administrators, architects, and anyone else looking for actual hands-on governance guidance. It is an excellent choice for people who like action-focused concepts or who want to go beyond documentation and theory. This book is a fantastic choice for anyone looking for agile ideas to put into practice without necessarily embarking on a lengthy governance exercise upfront. Table of ContentsPart I: Orientating SharePoint Governance 1. Understanding SharePoint Governance Part II: Defining the SharePoint Service 2. Defining Your SharePoint Service and Service Tiers 3. Determining Your SharePoint Features and Functionality 4. Establishing Your Team's Roles and Responsibilities 5. Shaping Your User Readiness and Training 6. Measuring and Reporting on Your SharePoint Service Performance Part III: Expanding the SharePoint Service 7. Creating Your SharePoint Roadmap 8. Promoting a Feedback Process 9. Managing Your SharePoint Demand Funnel 10. Growing Your SharePoint Service 11. Preparing for SharePoint Upgrades and Patches Part IV: Customizing the SharePoint Service 12. Committing Sponsorship and Ownership of Customizations 13. Facilitating and Isolating End-User Customizations 14. Designing Your Development Standards and Testing Processes 15. Framing Your Information Architecture and UI Standards 16. Coordinating Your Code Promotion and Release Processes 17. Rapid Concepts
Service delivery is part and parcel of every higher education professional’s job, both to improve service to students and to each other as “internal customers”. Until now higher education professionals have had to rely, for their professional development, on books and training designed for the business sector. This book is the first to specifically address the needs of higher education professionals across a wide range of administrative functions within college and university environments. It is designed for administrative staff and management, ranging from professionals working in centralized functions such as student affairs and enrollment management to those working as advisors or in career centers, whether in community colleges, four-year institutions, or for-profit institutions. Each chapter applies customer service principles to scenarios that are relevant to higher education. The book begins by engaging the reader to define service and identify the external and internal customers who are recipients of that service. It then maps customer interactions into a series of steps and offers departments and individuals a tool to maximize the customer experience. Additional chapters address customer expectations, creating a service culture on your campus, and managerial influences on staff service delivery. Creating a Service Culture in Higher Education Administration is a complementary book to the online customer service and management training resources at softskillspros.com.
Trade Profiles 2013 provides the latest information on trade flows and the trade policy measures of WTO members, observers and other selected economies. With information for each of these provided in a standardised format, the publication is a quick reference tool for anyone looking for essential trade statistics. The data provided include basic economic indicators (such as gross domestic product or GDP), trade policy indicators (such as tariffs, import duties, the number of disputes, notifications outstanding and contingency measures in force), merchandise trade flows (broken down by broad product categories and major origins and destinations), services trade flows (with a breakdown by major components) and industrial property indicators. With one page devoted to each economy, Trade Profiles offers a concise overview of global trade.