Most companies have a sizeable investment in technology but are realising only 20 per cent of its potential benefit. “Business @ the Speed of Thought” introduces the concept of the digital nervous system which unites all systems and processes under one common infrastructure, allowing companies to make quantum leaps in efficiency, growth and profit. Using detailed tours of Microsoft and other major corporations, Gates demonstrates how integrated technology can transform any business by energizing its three major elements: customer/partner relationships, employees and process, and offers practical suggestions on how this can be achieved.
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The Mathematics of Soap Films: Explorations With Maple (Student Mathematical Library, Vol. 10) (Student Mathematical Library, V. 10)
Nature tries to minimize the surface area of a soap film through the action of surface tension. The process can be understood mathematically by using differential geometry, complex analysis, and the calculus of variations. This book employs ingredients from each of these subjects to tell the mathematical story of soap films.
The text is fully self-contained, bringing together a mixture of types of mathematics along with a bit of the physics that underlies the subject. The development is primarily from first principles, requiring no advanced background material from either mathematics or physics.
Through the Maple® applications, the reader is given tools for creating the shapes that are being studied. Thus, you can “see” a fluid rising up an inclined plane, create minimal surfaces from complex variables data, and investigate the “true” shape of a balloon. Oprea also includes descriptions of experiments and photographs that let you see real soap films on wire frames.
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Decision Making in Complex Systems: The DeciMaS Agent-based Interdisciplinary Framework Approach (Intelligent Systems Reference Library)
The study of complex systems attracts the attention of many researchers in diverse fields. Complex systems are characterized by a high number of entities and a high degree of interactions. One of the most important features is that they do not involve a central organizing authority, but the various elements that make up the systems are self-organized. Moreover, some complex systems possess an emergency priority: climate change and sustainable development research, studies of public health, ecosystem habitats, epidemiology, and medicine, among others. Unfortunately, a great number of today’s overlapping approaches fail to meet the needs of decision makers when managing complex domains. Indeed, the design of complex systems often requires the integration of a number of artificial intelligence tools and techniques. The problem can be viewed in terms of goals, states, and actions, choosing the best action to move the system toward its desired state or behavior. This is why agent-based approaches are used to model complex systems. The main objective of this book is to bring together existing methods for decision support systems creation within a coherent agent-based framework and to provide an interdisciplinary and flexible methodology for modeling complex and systemic domains.