New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2016, Comprehensive

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2016, Comprehensive
  • Author : June Jamrich Parsons
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Pages : 880
  • Relase : 2015-06-22
  • ISBN : 1305271610

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2016, Comprehensive Book Review:

Readers gain a full understanding of today’s digital world with the cohesive framework and logical organization found only in Parsons’ NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2016, COMPREHENSIVE. Newly revised and reorganized, this dynamic book provides the latest updates on emerging technology with engaging learning features, informative visuals and hands-on activities proven to increase learning effectiveness. A new introduction highlights today’s digital evolution, while new coverage of social media and online security examines concepts behind the trends. Readers explore the principles behind the wide scope of digital devices in use today with the book’s enhanced focus on the connectivity that pervades modern life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2016, Introductory

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2016, Introductory
  • Author : June Jamrich Parsons
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Pages : 576
  • Relase : 2015-03-06
  • ISBN : 1305387759

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2016, Introductory Book Review:

Take your students beyond the basics with the award-winning NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS. Designed to get all students up-to-speed on essential computer literacy skills, this market leading text goes deeper, providing students with the technical and practical information they need for academic and career success. NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2016 incorporates significant technology trends that affect computing and everyday life; such as concerns for data security, personal privacy, online safety, controversy over digital rights management, interest in open source software and portable applications, and more. In addition, coverage of Microsoft Windows 8 and Office 2013 will introduce your students to the exciting new features of Microsoft's next generation of software. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

New Perspectives Computer Concepts 2016 Enhanced, Comprehensive

New Perspectives Computer Concepts 2016 Enhanced, Comprehensive
  • Author : June Jamrich Parsons
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Pages : 944
  • Relase : 2016-03-04
  • ISBN : 1305656288

New Perspectives Computer Concepts 2016 Enhanced, Comprehensive Book Review:

Readers gain a full understanding of today’s digital world with the cohesive framework and logical organization found only in NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2016, ENHANCED, COMPREHENSIVE. This dynamic book provides the latest updates on emerging technology with engaging learning features, informative visuals and hands-on activities proven to increase learning effectiveness. An insightful introduction highlights today’s digital evolution, while coverage of social media and online security examines concepts behind today’s technology challenges and trends. Readers explore the principles underlying the wide scope of digital devices in use today with the book’s unique focus on the connectivity that pervades modern life. This Enhanced Edition includes a new hands-on programming chapter that lets even readers with no prior coding experience learn to program with instant success using PythonTM. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2018: Introductory

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2018: Introductory
  • Author : June Jamrich Parsons
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Pages : 632
  • Relase : 2017-06-29
  • ISBN : 9781337516372

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2018: Introductory Book Review:

In today’s world where technology impacts every aspect of life, you need to know how to evaluate devices, choose apps, maintain a professional online reputation, and ensure digital security. NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2018, INTRODUCTORY offers the insights to help. This book goes beyond the intuitive how-to of apps and social media to delve into broad concepts that are guiding current technologies such as self-driving cars, virtual reality, file sharing torrents, encrypted communications, photo forensics, and the Internet of Things. Numerous illustrations and interactive features make mastering technical topics a breeze, while the book’s proven learning path is structured with today's busy reader in mind. This edition offers an insightful overview of what today’s readers must know about using technology to complete an education, secure a successful career, and engage in issues that shape today's world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2018: Comprehensive

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2018: Comprehensive
  • Author : June Jamrich Parsons
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Pages : 952
  • Relase : 2017-07-26
  • ISBN : 1305951492

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2018: Comprehensive Book Review:

In today’s world where technology impacts every aspect of life, you need to know how to evaluate devices, choose apps, maintain a professional online reputation, and ensure digital security. NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2018, COMPREHENSIVE offers the insights to help. This book goes beyond the intuitive how-to of apps and social media to delve into broad concepts that are guiding current technologies such as self-driving cars, virtual reality, file sharing torrents, encrypted communications, photo forensics, and the Internet of Things. Numerous illustrations and interactive features make mastering technical topics a breeze, while the book’s proven learning path is structured with today's busy reader in mind. This edition offers an insightful overview of what today’s readers must know about using technology to complete an education, secure a successful career, and engage in issues that shape today's world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2016, Introductory

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2016, Introductory
  • Author : June Jamrich Parsons
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Pages : 576
  • Relase : 2015-03-06
  • ISBN : 9781305534032

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2016, Introductory Book Review:

Take your students beyond the basics with the award-winning NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS. Designed to get all students up-to-speed on essential computer literacy skills, this market leading text goes deeper, providing students with the technical and practical information they need for academic and career success. NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2016 incorporates significant technology trends that affect computing and everyday life; such as concerns for data security, personal privacy, online safety, controversy over digital rights management, interest in open source software and portable applications, and more. In addition, coverage of Microsoft Windows 8 and Office 2013 will introduce your students to the exciting new features of Microsoft's next generation of software. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Computer Concepts

Computer Concepts
  • Author : June Jamrich Parsons,Dan Oja
  • Publisher : Course Technology Ptr
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2003
  • ISBN : 0619110392

Computer Concepts Book Review:

Books in the Illustrated series show users how to master the basics of Windows software. The highly visual pages offer easy-to-read text, step-by-step instructions, oversized screen illustrations and reference material.

Introduction to Public Librarianship, Third Edition

Introduction to Public Librarianship, Third Edition
  • Author : Kathleen de la Pena McCook,Jenny S. Bossaller,Felton Thomas Jr.
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2018-12-18
  • ISBN : 9780838915066

Introduction to Public Librarianship, Third Edition Book Review:

Put simply, there is no text about public librarianship more rigorous or comprehensive than McCook's survey. Now, the REFORMA Lifetime Achievement Award-winning author has teamed up with noted public library scholar and advocate Bossaller to update and expand her work to incorporate the field's renewed emphasis on outcomes and transformation. This "essential tool" (Library Journal) remains the definitive handbook on this branch of the profession. It covers every aspect of the public library, from its earliest history through its current incarnation on the cutting edge of the information environment, including statistics, standards, planning, evaluations, and results;legal issues, funding, and politics;organization, administration, and staffing;all aspects of library technology, from structure and infrastructure to websites and makerspaces;adult services, youth services, and children's services;associations, state library agencies, and other professional organizations;global perspectives on public libraries; andadvocacy, outreach, and human rights. Exhaustively researched and expansive in its scope, this benchmark text continues to serve both LIS students and working professionals.

Deep Learning

Deep Learning
  • Author : Ian Goodfellow,Yoshua Bengio,Aaron Courville
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Pages : 800
  • Relase : 2016-11-10
  • ISBN : 9780262337373

Deep Learning Book Review:

An introduction to a broad range of topics in deep learning, covering mathematical and conceptual background, deep learning techniques used in industry, and research perspectives. “Written by three experts in the field, Deep Learning is the only comprehensive book on the subject.” —Elon Musk, cochair of OpenAI; cofounder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX Deep learning is a form of machine learning that enables computers to learn from experience and understand the world in terms of a hierarchy of concepts. Because the computer gathers knowledge from experience, there is no need for a human computer operator to formally specify all the knowledge that the computer needs. The hierarchy of concepts allows the computer to learn complicated concepts by building them out of simpler ones; a graph of these hierarchies would be many layers deep. This book introduces a broad range of topics in deep learning. The text offers mathematical and conceptual background, covering relevant concepts in linear algebra, probability theory and information theory, numerical computation, and machine learning. It describes deep learning techniques used by practitioners in industry, including deep feedforward networks, regularization, optimization algorithms, convolutional networks, sequence modeling, and practical methodology; and it surveys such applications as natural language processing, speech recognition, computer vision, online recommendation systems, bioinformatics, and videogames. Finally, the book offers research perspectives, covering such theoretical topics as linear factor models, autoencoders, representation learning, structured probabilistic models, Monte Carlo methods, the partition function, approximate inference, and deep generative models. Deep Learning can be used by undergraduate or graduate students planning careers in either industry or research, and by software engineers who want to begin using deep learning in their products or platforms. A website offers supplementary material for both readers and instructors.

New Perspectives Microsoft Office 365 & Excel 2016: Intermediate

New Perspectives Microsoft Office 365 & Excel 2016: Intermediate
  • Author : June Jamrich Parsons,Dan Oja,Patrick Carey,Carol DesJardins
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Pages : 584
  • Relase : 2016-01-15
  • ISBN : 1305880412

New Perspectives Microsoft Office 365 & Excel 2016: Intermediate Book Review:

Now readers can develop the Microsoft Excel 2016 skills needed to be successful in college or the business world beyond with the emphasis on critical-thinking, problem-solving, and in-depth coverage found in NEW PERSPECTIVES MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 & EXCEL 2016: INTERMEDIATE. Updated with all-new case scenarios, this complete book clearly applies the skills readers are learning to real-world situations, making the concepts even more relevant. All content and activities throughout NEW PERSPECTIVES MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 & EXCEL 2016: INTERMEDIATE help readers understand the importance of what they’re learning. This edition focuses on strengthening learning outcomes and transferring skills to other applications and disciplines for further success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Technology in Action, Complete

Technology in Action, Complete
  • Author : Alan D. Evans,Kendall E. Martin,Mary Anne Poatsy
  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • Pages : 684
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : 0135096693

Technology in Action, Complete Book Review:

Active helpdesks: learn key computer concepts by fielding questions from callers in a simulated helpdesk environment -- Sound bytes: see key concepts demonstrated through multimedia lessons that include video, sound or animation. Also includes Sound Byte Labs featuring multiple-choice quizzes.

Enhanced Computer Concepts and Microsoft Office 2013 Illustrated

Enhanced Computer Concepts and Microsoft Office 2013 Illustrated
  • Author : June Jamrich Parsons,Dan Oja,David W. Beskeen,Carol M. Cram,Jennifer Duffy
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Pages : 832
  • Relase : 2015-02-27
  • ISBN : 9781305483224

Enhanced Computer Concepts and Microsoft Office 2013 Illustrated Book Review:

Present the computer concepts and Microsoft Office 2013 skills perfect for your Introduction to Computing course with the latest ENHANCED COMPUTER CONCEPTS AND MICROSOFT OFFICE 2013 ILLUSTRATED. This all-in-one book makes the computer concepts and skills your students need to know easily accessible. Key application skills are clearly demonstrated using the user-friendly two-page spread found in the popular Microsoft Office 2013 Illustrated Introductory, First Course. Today’s most up-to-date technology developments and concepts are clarified using the distinctive step-by-step approach from the Computer Concepts Illustrated Brief book. This edition highlights updated Office 365 content with Integrated Applications Projects and a Student Success Guide. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Computer Systems

Computer Systems
  • Author : Randal E.. Bryant,David Richard O'Hallaron
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 962
  • Relase : 2013-07-23
  • ISBN : 1292025840

Computer Systems Book Review:

For Computer Systems, Computer Organization and Architecture courses in CS, EE, and ECE departments. Few students studying computer science or computer engineering will ever have the opportunity to build a computer system. On the other hand, most students will be required to use and program computers on a near daily basis. Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective introduces the important and enduring concepts that underlie computer systems by showing how these ideas affect the correctness, performance, and utility of application programs. The text's hands-on approach (including a comprehensive set of labs) helps students understand the under-the-hood operation of a modern computer system and prepares them for future courses in systems topics such as compilers, computer architecture, operating systems, and networking.

Information Services Today

Information Services Today
  • Author : Sandra Hirsh
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 515
  • Relase : 2015-03-19
  • ISBN : 9781442239593

Information Services Today Book Review:

This essential overview of what it means to be a library and information professional today provides a broad overview of the transformation of libraries as information organizations, why these organizations are more important today than ever before, the technological influence on how we provide information resources and services in today’s digital and global environment, and the various career opportunities available for information professionals. The book begins with a historical overview of libraries and their transformation as information and technology hubs within their communities. It also covers the various specializations within the field emphasizing the exciting yet complex roles and opportunities for information professionals. With that foundation in place, it presents how libraries serve different kinds of communities, highlighting the unique needs of users across all ages and how libraries fulfill those needs through a variety of services, and addresses key issues facing information organizations as they meet user needs in the Digital Age. The book then concludes with career management strategies to guide library and information science professionals in building not only vibrant careers but vibrant information organizations for the future as well.

Smarter as the New Urban Agenda

Smarter as the New Urban Agenda
  • Author : J. Ramon Gil-Garcia,Theresa A. Pardo,Taewoo Nam
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 392
  • Relase : 2015-09-07
  • ISBN : 9783319176208

Smarter as the New Urban Agenda Book Review:

​This book will provide one of the first comprehensive approaches to the study of smart city governments with theories and concepts for understanding and researching 21st century city governments innovative methodologies for the analysis and evaluation of smart city initiatives. The term “smart city” is now generally used to represent efforts that in different ways describe a comprehensive vision of a city for the present and future. A smarter city infuses information into its physical infrastructure to improve conveniences, facilitate mobility, add efficiencies, conserve energy, improve the quality of air and water, identify problems and fix them quickly, recover rapidly from disasters, collect data to make better decisions, deploy resources effectively and share data to enable collaboration across entities and domains. These and other similar efforts are expected to make cities more intelligent in terms of efficiency, effectiveness, productivity, transparency, and sustainability, among other important aspects. Given this changing social, institutional and technology environment, it seems feasible and likeable to attain smarter cities and by extension, smarter governments: virtually integrated, networked, interconnected, responsive, and efficient. This book will help build the bridge between sound research and practice expertise in the area of smarter cities and will be of interest to researchers and students in the e-government, public administration, political science, communication, information science, administrative sciences and management, sociology, computer science, and information technology. As well as government officials and public managers who will find practical recommendations based on rigorous studies that will contain insights and guidance for the development, management, and evaluation of complex smart cities and smart government initiatives.​

Quantum Computation and Quantum Information

Quantum Computation and Quantum Information
  • Author : Michael A. Nielsen,Isaac L. Chuang
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2010-12-09
  • ISBN : 9781139495486

Quantum Computation and Quantum Information Book Review:

One of the most cited books in physics of all time, Quantum Computation and Quantum Information remains the best textbook in this exciting field of science. This 10th anniversary edition includes an introduction from the authors setting the work in context. This comprehensive textbook describes such remarkable effects as fast quantum algorithms, quantum teleportation, quantum cryptography and quantum error-correction. Quantum mechanics and computer science are introduced before moving on to describe what a quantum computer is, how it can be used to solve problems faster than 'classical' computers and its real-world implementation. It concludes with an in-depth treatment of quantum information. Containing a wealth of figures and exercises, this well-known textbook is ideal for courses on the subject, and will interest beginning graduate students and researchers in physics, computer science, mathematics, and electrical engineering.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Author : Klaus Schwab
  • Publisher : Currency
  • Pages : 194
  • Relase : 2017-01-03
  • ISBN : 9781524758868

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Book Review:

World-renowned economist Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, explains that we have an opportunity to shape the fourth industrial revolu­tion, which will fundamentally alter how we live and work. Schwab argues that this revolution is different in scale, scope and complexity from any that have come before. Characterized by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, the developments are affecting all disciplines, economies, industries and governments, and even challenging ideas about what it means to be human. Artificial intelligence is already all around us, from supercomputers, drones and virtual assistants to 3D printing, DNA sequencing, smart thermostats, wear­able sensors and microchips smaller than a grain of sand. But this is just the beginning: nanomaterials 200 times stronger than steel and a million times thinner than a strand of hair and the first transplant of a 3D printed liver are already in development. Imagine “smart factories” in which global systems of manu­facturing are coordinated virtually, or implantable mobile phones made of biosynthetic materials. The fourth industrial revolution, says Schwab, is more significant, and its ramifications more profound, than in any prior period of human history. He outlines the key technologies driving this revolution and discusses the major impacts expected on government, business, civil society and individu­als. Schwab also offers bold ideas on how to harness these changes and shape a better future—one in which technology empowers people rather than replaces them; progress serves society rather than disrupts it; and in which innovators respect moral and ethical boundaries rather than cross them. We all have the opportunity to contribute to developing new frame­works that advance progress.

The Second Media Age

The Second Media Age
  • Author : Mark Poster
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 194
  • Relase : 2018-03-08
  • ISBN : 9780745677989

The Second Media Age Book Review:

This book examines the implications of new communication technologies in the light of the most recent work in social and cultural theory and argues that new developments in electronic media, such as the Internet and Virtual Reality, justify the designation of a "second media age".

Loose Leaf for Personal Finance

Loose Leaf for Personal Finance
  • Author : Robert J. Hughes,Jack R. Kapoor,Les R. Dlabay, Professor,Melissa Hart
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Pages : 832
  • Relase : 2016-12-21
  • ISBN : 1259720683

Loose Leaf for Personal Finance Book Review:

The journey to financial freedom starts here! Kapoor/Dlabay/Hughes/Hart's market-leading Personal Finance provides practical guidance on how students can achieve peace of mind with regard to their financial situation. It provides many financial planning tools to help students identify and evaluate choices as well as understand the consequences of decisions in terms of opportunity costs. And now, McGraw-Hill Connect empowers students by continually adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so your class time is more engaging and effective.

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing
  • Author : Thomas Erl,Ricardo Puttini,Zaigham Mahmood
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Pages : 528
  • Relase : 2013-05-02
  • ISBN : 9780133387513

Cloud Computing Book Review:

Clouds are distributed technology platforms that leverage sophisticated technology innovations to provide highly scalable and resilient environments that can be remotely utilized by organizations in a multitude of powerful ways. To successfully build upon, integrate with, or even create a cloud environment requires an understanding of its common inner mechanics, architectural layers, and models, as well as an understanding of the business and economic factors that result from the adoption and real-world use of cloud-based services. In Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture, Thomas Erl, one of the world’s top-selling IT authors, teams up with cloud computing experts and researchers to break down proven and mature cloud computing technologies and practices into a series of well-defined concepts, models, technology mechanisms, and technology architectures, all from an industry-centric and vendor-neutral point of view. In doing so, the book establishes concrete, academic coverage with a focus on structure, clarity, and well-defined building blocks for mainstream cloud computing platforms and solutions. Subsequent to technology-centric coverage, the book proceeds to establish business-centric models and metrics that allow for the financial assessment of cloud-based IT resources and their comparison to those hosted on traditional IT enterprise premises. Also provided are templates and formulas for calculating SLA-related quality-of-service values and numerous explorations of the SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS delivery models. With more than 260 figures, 29 architectural models, and 20 mechanisms, this indispensable guide provides a comprehensive education of cloud computing essentials that will never leave your side.