MOOC: Massive Open Online Course

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MOOC: Massive Open Online Course The advent of new information and communication technologies such as Web 2.0, Learning 2.0, cloud-based learning tools, open content and open source learning tools have transformed the world of education in an unprecedented way. Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) as an emerging method of education is considered as one of

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The Cloud, The Internet and International Business

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The Cloud, The Internet and International Business “It is true that the Internet will change everything. It is not true that everything will change.” — Paul Deninger, CEO of Broadview Capital Partners Cloud computing has been viewed as a game changer by many businesses.  It’s fast, inexpensive and highly scalable.  Well, none of this matters

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Internet Of Things – Industrial Robots And Virtual Monitoring

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Internet Of Things – Industrial Robots And Virtual Monitoring One of the hottest topics in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is the Internet of Things (IOT). According to the report of International Telecommunication Union (2012), “the Internet of things can be perceived as a vision with technological and societal implications. It is considered as a

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Cloud Networked Manufacturing

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Cloud Networked Manufacturing Cloud Computing provides a new way to do business by offering a scalable, flexible service over the Internet. Many organizations such as educational institutions, business enterprises have adopted cloud computing as a means to boost both employee and business productivity. Similarly, manufacturing companies found that they may not survive in the competitive market

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An E-learning Ecosystem Based On Cloud Computing

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An E-learning Ecosystem Based on Cloud Computing E-learning is learning through the use of technologies. It is widely accepted as an effective training method to develop employees’ skills and knowledge in Small-to-Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs). According to Pollard and Hillage, e-learning is defined as “the delivery and administration of learning opportunities and support via computer, networked

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Cloud Computing Security – Network And Application Levels

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Cloud Computing Security – Network And Application Levels The intention to adopt cloud computing has increased rapidly in many organizations. Cloud computing offers many potential benefits to small and medium enterprises such as fast deployment, pay-for-use, lower costs, scalability, rapid provisioning, rapid elasticity, ubiquitous network access, greater resiliency, and on-demand security controls. Despite these extraordinary

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Big Data Analytics Adoption

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Big Data Analytics Adoption Big Data is an emerging phenomenon. Nowadays, many organizations have adopted information technology (IT) and information systems (IS) in business to handle huge amounts of data and gain better insights into their business. Many scholars believe that Business Intelligence (BI), solutions with Analytics capabilities, offer benefits to companies to achieve competitive

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Pinup: Alpine Data Labs

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Pinup: Alpine Data Labs The amounts of generated structured and multi-structured data are expanding at an extreme pace. Big data which is defined by data volume, variety of data, and velocity of data generation, is considered as an asset for every organization. This data needs to be processed and condensed into more connected forms in

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Big Data – Productivity, Innovation And Competitiveness

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Big Data – Productivity, Innovation And Competitiveness Big Data Analytics Big data refers to datasets that are so large, diverse, and fast-changing which need advanced and unique storage, management, analysis, and visualization technologies.  According to McKinsey, Big Data is “the next frontier for innovation, competition and productivity”.  The right use of Big Data can increase productivity,

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Wearable Technology In Education

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Wearable Technology In Education New wearable technology innovations have transformed the learning and teaching process in which students deal with knowledge in an active, self-directed and constructive way. As an educational tool, wearable technology can help children exercise their creativity and innovation and interact with their surrounding in an easier and a more natural way.

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Cloud Computing Adoption In Developing Countries

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Cloud Computing Adoption in Developing Countries Cloud computing is one of the latest innovations in the realm of information technology. The ability of cloud computing in processing, transmitting, and storing data makes it increasingly significant in the delivery of public and private services. Cloud computing as a disruptive technology with major implications for markets, economies

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The Future Of Smartwear Technology

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The Future Of Smartwear Technology Wearable Technology Recent advances in smart devices and ubiquitous computing devices have fostered a dramatic growth of interest for wearable technology. “Wearable technology is defined as the intersection of the fields ubiquitous computing and functional clothing design”. To put it simply, wearable technology is a category of technology devices that

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Transforming Raw Data Into Meaningful Useful Information

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Transforming Raw Data Into Meaningful Useful Information Advanced multimedia devices, social media services, sensor networks, and corporate information systems create continuously huge amounts of structured and unstructured data which are called big data. Transforming collected masses of raw data into meaningful and useful information is important for organizations. This knowledge helps managers to make smarter

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Cloud-Based Knowledge Management

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Cloud-Based Knowledge Management The success of organizations mainly depends on constant investment in learning and obtaining new knowledge that creates new businesses and improves existing performances. “The knowledge is considered as strategic company’s resource, the source of competitive advantage and business success in the 21st century.” Many people believe that success of the organization depends

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