An Executive's Guide to Information Technology: Principles, by Robert Plant, Stephen Murrell

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By Robert Plant, Stephen Murrell

Assessing the main important expertise for a company is changing into a growing to be problem for enterprise pros faced with an increasing array of strategies. This publication is an A-Z compendium of technological phrases written for the non-technical govt, permitting fast id of what the time period is and why it really is major. this can be greater than a dictionary - it's a concise overview of an important facets of knowledge know-how from a enterprise point of view: the most important merits, risks and enterprise worth propositions of every time period are mentioned, in addition to resources for extra interpreting, and cross-referencing with different phrases the place appropriate. the basic components of every suggestion are lined in a succinct demeanour so the reader can fast receive the mandatory wisdom with out wading via exhaustive descriptions. With over two hundred phrases, this can be a important reference for non- and semi-technical managers, executives and graduate scholars in company and know-how administration.

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Business value proposition Bits provide the common basis of information measurement and representation for all digital computing, networks, and computing devices. Summary of potentially negative issues Biometric security solutions can require a significant investment in ongoing administration, monitoring, and support. Biometric Summary of potentially negative issues Computing when considered at the individual bit level can be extremely data intense 35 Bluetooth and has necessitated the development of higher-level tools, representations, and languages in order to manipulate the data efficiently and effectively.

Not to be confused with: BackUPS, the trade name of a variety of uninterruptible power supply. Overview Hardware failures do occur. They can be made less common by using only the most reliable hardware components, employing all available Power protection technologies, and regularly monitoring system performance to catch problems before they occur, but nothing can prevent unexpected failure. When a computer system suffers a hardware failure, it will sometimes leave data stored on disks undamaged, but some failures can destroy a disk drive, and some will result in damage to files: if an application is actively modifying a data file when the computer suddenly stops working, the file can be left in an intermediate state with just half of the change made (perhaps a balance transfer had credited one account but not yet debited the other), leaving the file’s state invalid.

The society also facilities the ‘‘Elite Group” meetings, a forum for UK IT directors and senior executives to exchange views and discuss their technology-related experiences. The membership levels of the society can be used as a mechanism for judging professional merit of individuals during corporate recruitment, the levels reflecting the academic as well as practical experience of the holder, although many highly competent professionals choose not to pursue membership. Members are held accountable to a professional code of conduct and the BCS acts as arbiter of that code.

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