Explaining how going green can pay for itself, Green Computing: Tools and Techniques for Saving Energy, Money, and Resources ties the green agenda in IT to the broader corporate agenda in risk management, brand management, and reputation management. Written by a leading author in the IT field, this authoritative reference provides easy access to quotable budget justifications that readers can use to place IT stakeholders on the same page for this new agenda that can save valuable resources and the planet.Bringing together everything IT professionals need to know about green computing, the book embodies a new philosophy on how to deploy IT devices, software, and services in a way that makes people more effective with fewer resources. It presents helpful tips on how to maximize energy savings as well as how to present information gradually to allow peers and stakeholders to absorb it.The book’s comprehensive coverage includes various types of hardware and software, including the changes currently happening, underlying trends, products currently on the market, and what to expect—or, in some cases, what organizations should ask for—from suppliers in the future.On the hardware side, the book considers tablet computers—examining the iPad® and Android®-based tablets. On the software side, it examines the general trend toward cloud computing. It provides important examples of this rapidly emerging trend as well as guidance on how to use the cloud to make software available and to store large amounts of data.Demonstrating the savings and increased business resiliency that can result from green computing, this book offers C-suite executives, senior IT management, project managers, suppliers, and market analysts with the tools required to understand why you need to act, how to act, what to buy, when to do it, and who should act.
Published by: Auerbach Publications | Publication date: 07/08/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 262 pages
Get your PC running at full speed again--and remove malevolent software Save yourself time, money, and frustration by becoming your own computer guru. The Healthy PC: Preventive Care, Home Remedies, and Green Computing, Second Edition shows you how to find out what's wrong with your PC and solve the problems yourself. You'll get expert tips for making your PC start up faster, keeping its hard drive in good shape, and updating Windows with the latest security fixes. This hands-on guide also explains how to protect your PC for free using Microsoft Security Essentials, use the Internet safely, and configure parental controls to protect your children both online and offline.
- Disable unnecessary startup items and boost virtual memory
- Defragment your PC's hard disk and reclaim wasted space
- Armor your PC against attacks, viruses, malware, and spyware
- Protect Windows by applying the latest patches and fixes
- Lock down your wired and wireless Internet and network connections against intruders
- Surf safely and reduce risks from e-mail, IM, and social networking
- Keep your children safe online
- Maximize your PC's memory and add external hard drives
- Upgrade to Windows 7 and transfer your files and settings
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education | Publication date: 12/06/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 306 pages
This book describes computing innovation, using non-volatile memory for a sustainable world. It appeals to both computing engineers and device engineers by describing a new means of lower power computing innovation, without sacrificing performance over conventional low-voltage operation. Readers will be introduced to methods of design and implementation for non-volatile memory which allow computing equipment to be turned off normally when not in use and to be turned on instantly to operate with full performance when needed.
Published by: Springer | Publication date: 09/26/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 213 pages
In this new paperback edition of the classic bestseller, you'll be taken on a hilarious, fast-paced ride through the history of ideas. Author Scott Berkun will show you how to transcend the false stories that many business experts, scientists, and much of pop culture foolishly use to guide their thinking about how ideas change the world. With four new chapters on putting the ideas in the book to work, updated references and over 50 corrections and improvements, now is the time to get past the myths, and change the world.You'll have fun while you learn:
- Where ideas come from
- The true history of history
- Why most people don't like ideas
- How great managers make ideas thrive
- The importance of problem finding
- The simple plan (new for paperback)
Published by: O'Reilly Media | Publication date: 08/13/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 248 pages
The easy way to understand and implement cloud computing technology written by a team of experts Cloud computing can be difficult to understand at first, but the cost-saving possibilities are great and many companies are getting on board. If you've been put in charge of implementing cloud computing, this straightforward, plain-English guide clears up the confusion and helps you get your plan in place. You'll learn how cloud computing enables you to run a more green IT infrastructure, and access technology-enabled services from the Internet ("in the cloud") without having to understand, manage, or invest in the technology infrastructure that supports them. You'll also find out what you need to consider when implementing a plan, how to handle security issues, and more.
- Cloud computing is a way for businesses to take advantage of storage and virtual services through the Internet, saving money on infrastructure and support
- This book provides a clear definition of cloud computing from the utility computing standpoint and also addresses security concerns
- Offers practical guidance on delivering and managing cloud computing services effectively and efficiently
- Presents a proactive and pragmatic approach to implementing cloud computing in any organization
- Helps IT managers and staff understand the benefits and challenges of cloud computing, how to select a service, and what's involved in getting it up and running
- Highly experienced author team consults and gives presentations on emerging technologies
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 01/29/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 338 pages
A dozen fiendishly fun projects for the Raspberry Pi! This wickedly inventive guide shows you how to create all kinds of entertaining and practical projects with Raspberry Pi operating system and programming environment. In Raspberry Pi Projects for the Evil Genius, you’ll learn how to build a Bluetooth-controlled robot, a weather station, home automation and security controllers, a universal remote, and even a minimalist website. You’ll also find out how to establish communication between Android devices and the RasPi. Each fun, inexpensive Evil Genius project includes a detailed list of materials, sources for parts, schematics, and lots of clear, well-illustrated instructions for easy assembly. The larger workbook-style layout makes following the step-by-step instructions a breeze. Build these and other devious devices:
- LED blinker
- MP3 player
- Camera controller
- Bluetooth robot
- Earthquake detector
- Home automation controller
- Weather station
- Home security controller
- RFID door latch
- Remote power controller
- Radon detector
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education TAB | Publication date: 09/05/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 226 pages
Use solid and practical exercises to master the fundamentals of Adobe Animate CC. This is one of the first comprehensive books on Adobe Animate CC to thoroughly examine and demonstrate how to create and deploy interactive and motion design content to mobile, tablet, and desktop screens. Using a series of carefully developed tutorials, Beginning Adobe Animate CC will lead you from basic Animate CC document workflows to the point where you can create animations, interactive projects, and anything else using a variety of techniques. Each chapter focuses on a major aspect of Animate CC and then lets you take over with a series of "Your Turn" exercises that let you create amazing projects based on what you have learned.Beginning Adobe Animate CC focuses on the core skill set needed to master Animate CC and while you are at it, you will be guided to the mastery of the fundamentals, such as drawing tools, movie clips, video and audio content, text, graphics, external data, components, and a solid overview of the code you need to know to take your skills to the next level.What You Will Learn:
- Create and deploy animated and interactive content for the HTML 5 universe.
- Create images and vector graphics for use in Animate CC.
- Examine a variety of animation techniques that make full use of the Animate CC timeline.
- Add video and audio content to an Animate CC project.
- Use many of the graphic creation tools in Animate CC.
- Publish your projects to a variety of formats.
Published by: Apress | Publication date: 03/06/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 596 pages
Finally, a fantastic piece of computing history has been formatted for the Kindle.The Best of Creative Computing: Volume 3 contains more than 120 articlespublished in Creative Computing magazine in 1978. It contains an amazing collection of material of interest to technology historians, retrocomputing hobbyists, and programmers.These articles were written at a time when home computers were only becoming reality for the first time, when electronic calculators were still an expensive novelty, and when computers were only beginning to be used in business.Armchair Arcade reviewed the book: "The book was originally a 1980 release and collected more than 120 articles from the 1978 run of the legendary magazine. From the tone and content of the articles, you can definitely tell this was written for an unusually intelligent, sophisticated, and yes, geeky audience, which makes sense considering the type of individual who would be interested in computing in the late 1970s, and is a refreshing change from what tech magazines became from basically the late 1980s."
Published by: Creative Computing Press | Publication date: 04/02/1980Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 323 pages
Choose the right combination of public, private, and data center resources to empower your business Hybrid clouds are transforming the way that organizations do business. This handy guide helps you find out what this new cloud deployment model is all about. You'll get down- to-earth information about cloud technology, questions to consider, and how to plan and deliver your move to a hybrid environment.
- Constructing the cloud — learn the basic concepts of the hybrid cloud from both a technical and business perspective
- Delivering cloud services — dive deeper into the actual foundational elements of the hybrid cloud
- Identifying business value — determine your hybrid cloud needs based on your business objectives
- Unified hybrid environments — find out what it means to create a computing environment that brings elements of the data center together with public and private cloud services
- Making it work — examine the steps you need to take to make this new architectural approach work — including security, governance, data, integration, monitoring, and more
- Get your ticket to the cloud — tips on how to talk to cloud providers and plan for the service you choose
- Different cloud deployment models and what differentiates a hybrid cloud from other cloud models
- The impact of the hybrid cloud on cloud delivery models
- Why service orientation matters in a hybrid cloud
- Ways to develop and deploy applications in a hybrid world
- Guidance in finding the right hybrid cloud service providers
- Security and governance in a hybrid model
- The role of workload optimization in hybrid environments
- Recognize the benefits and challenges of a hybrid cloud
- Efficiently deliver and manage cloud services
- Understand the impact of emerging cloud standards
- Protect customer data with sound security practices
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 05/09/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 363 pages
Program your own BeagleBone Black projects! Build creative BeagleBone Black devices--no prior programming or electronics experience required. In Programming the BeagleBone Black, electronics guru Simon Monk explains essential application development methods through straightforward directions and cool downloadable examples. Discover how to navigate the board, write and debug code, use expansion capes, and control external hardware. Easy-to-follow plans show you how to wire up and program a Web-controlled roving robot and an e-mail notifier that lights an incandescent lamp.
- Set up the BeagleBone Black and explore its features
- Connect to your computer via USB or Ethernet
- Use the BeagleBone Black as a stand-alone PC
- Write and execute BoneScript code
- Perform analog and digital I/O
- Work with expansion capes and modules
- Design Web interfaces that control electronics
- Assemble and program a robot and an e-mail notifier
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education TAB | Publication date: 05/06/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 218 pages