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

By Robert Plant, Stephen Murrell

Assessing the main worthy know-how for a corporation is changing into a starting to be problem for company execs faced with an increasing array of techniques. 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's major. this can be greater than a dictionary - it's a concise evaluation of crucial facets of knowledge expertise from a enterprise point of view: the key benefits, hazards and enterprise worth propositions of every time period are mentioned, in addition to assets for additional interpreting, and cross-referencing with different phrases the place appropriate. the fundamental parts of every notion are lined in a succinct demeanour so the reader can speedy receive the mandatory wisdom with out wading via exhaustive descriptions. With over 2 hundred phrases, this can be a precious reference for non- and semi-technical managers, executives and graduate scholars in company and know-how administration.

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Netbench,” which measures the performance of a file server; and ‘‘Dhrystone,” which measures the speed at which simple arithmetic operations are performed. e. more complex arithmetical operations) it can perform in a second (the MegaFlop is one million Flops), but this measurement is primarily of interest for scientific applications, and is of limited value in the business and data processing environment. Overview Business value proposition When selecting a new computer system for any performance-critical task, it is essential to have some clear, consistent, and objective measurement of the computing power of each of the candidate systems.

Xyz 123--126 { | } ∼ thus any typed text may be represented by a sequence of small numbers. This code is still used as the primary representation in nearly all computers, but it is rather primitive in concept. Providing representations only for the keys that appeared on a teletype, ASCII is adequate only for standard American-English orthography. It does not even support complete British usage (words such as anæsthetic and œstrogen, and the £ sign), let alone the accents and diacritical marks required by European languages (élève, W¨ urze, ma˜nana), or the thousands of symbols required by Asian languages.

The determination of internal bandwidth requirements is based upon the amount of data transmitted internally within the organization across the LAN. External bandwidth requirements are determined by considering the data requirements of the company in relation to any customers, vendors, or other entities with which it interacts electronically. In reality, determination of bandwidth requirements for companies can be a complex task. Typically network managers and CIOs are forced to trade off performance against cost.

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