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  Open education: from OERs to MOOCs
Jemni M., Kinshuk ., Khribi M.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 359 pp. Type: Book (978-3-662529-23-2)

In chapter 7 of the book, the author (Spector) asks several questions:
What are massive open online courses (MOOCs) intended to accomplish [in the domain of learning]? Why have [open educational resources (OERs) and] MOOCs gained su...
Apr 27 2017  
  Big data analytics: a management perspective
Corea F.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 48 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319389-91-2)

The big data concept started to form in the early 2000s; since then, organizations have been challenged with increasing, even alarming amounts of various types of data, generated by multiple sources such as social media exchanges, digital processe...

Apr 27 2017  
  Resource and performance prediction at high utilization for n-tier cloud-based service systems
Zhang W., Shi Y., Zheng Y., Liu L., Cui L.  ACSW 2017 (Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference, Geelong, Australia,  Jan 30-Feb 3, 2017) Article-No. 43, 2017. Type: Proceedings

Cloud provision providers offer pertinent services such as software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) that require users to sign service-level agreements (SLAs). Unless there are adequate too...

Apr 27 2017  
  Tamed agility: pragmatic contracting and collaboration in agile software projects
Book M., Gruhn V., Striemer R.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 334 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319414-76-8)

Agile development is now mainstream, and there are hundreds of books out there about the subject. However, none has faced as big a challenge in agile projects as Tamed agility regarding the “down-to-earth” issue of budget manage...

Apr 27 2017  
  Digital logic design using Verilog: coding and RTL synthesis
Taraate V.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 416 pp. Type: Book (978-8-132227-89-2)

Anyone who wants to read this book must have a sound background in the theoretical aspects of digital logic design. This book presents digital logic design using the hardware description language known as Verilog. The book starts with a quick intr...

Apr 27 2017  
  Quantum computational number theory
Yan S.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2015. 252 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319258-21-8)

The idea of quantum computing including the quantum Turing machine originated in the last century. However, real interest in quantum computing developed after the seminal paper by Peter Shor [1], where he gave polynomial-time algorithms for the in...

Apr 26 2017  
  Deep learning neural networks: design and case studies
Graupe D.,  World Scientific Publishing Co, Inc., River Edge, NJ, 2016. 200 pp. Type: Book

Deep learning is a field of study that is gaining much attention both in academia and industry; hence, textbooks and monographs on this subject are increasingly in demand. At first glance, this book by D. Graupe seems well suited for the reader se...

Apr 26 2017  
  Big data analytics: methods and applications
Pyne S., Rao B., Rao S.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 276 pp. Type: Book (978-8-132236-26-9)

Big data analytics has generated much research attention in the past decade, focusing on the architectural and methodological challenges of processing enormous datasets and extreme rates of data generation and collection (two of the three “V...

Apr 26 2017  
  Data deduplication for data optimization for storage and network systems
Kim D., Song S., Choi B.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 262 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319422-78-7)

I have always thought of data deduplication as something I might use on a Windows server to reduce the space taken up by library files. Of course, it is much more than that. Storage deduplication has been used in commercial services like Dropbox, ...

Apr 25 2017  
  Becoming a global chief security executive officer: a how to guide for next generation security leaders
Cloutier R.,  Butterworth-Heinemann, Newton, MA, 2016. 392 pp. Type: Book

For many years, a recurring topic in security conference talks and articles has been how to sell security to businesses. There are parallels with the earlier business-IT alignment discussions. In both cases, I would argue that it is not “bus...

Apr 25 2017  
 
 
 
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