Digital Asset Ecosystems

Digital Asset Ecosystems
Author: Tobias Blanke
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-07-07
ISBN 10: 1780633823
ISBN 13: 9781780633824
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Asset Ecosystems Book Review:

Digital asset management is undergoing a fundamental transformation. Near universal availability of high-quality web-based assets makes it important to pay attention to the new world of digital ecosystems and what it means for managing, using and publishing digital assets. The Ecosystem of Digital Assets reflects on these developments and what the emerging ‘web of things’ could mean for digital assets. The book is structured into three parts, each covering an important aspect of digital assets. Part one introduces the emerging ecosystems of digital assets. Part two examines digital asset management in a networked environment. The third part covers media ecosystems. Looks to the future of digital asset management, focussing on the next generation web Includes up-to date developments in the field, crowd sourcing, and cloud services Details case studies to demonstrate how generic requirements are met in particular cases

Defining the Digital Economy

Defining the Digital Economy
Author: Lori Jo Underhill
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2019-02-15
ISBN 10: 9781796855159
ISBN 13: 1796855154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Defining the Digital Economy Book Review:

"Crypto-Currency" (Digital Asset) technologies, currently including crypto-assets, crypto-currency, digital assets, coins, tokens, blockchain, distributed ledger, and decentralized networks, are affecting fundamental systemic change to world-wide transactional and financial systems. Digital Assets are a blend of technology and finance. Defining the Digital Economy is just a glimpse into possibilities this research uncovered to educate, provide insights, and clarify the Digital Assets and Digital Units operating in the Digital Economy.Defining the Digital Economy offers the methodologies that created the first reliable fundamental framework which identifies the Structure of the Digital Economy. The findings are a result of more than ten months of deep research and analysis of over 2500 Digital Assets in the worldwide exchange traded ecosystem during 2018. The book explores the methodologies behind creating the first functional fundamental extensible reproducible Digital Asset taxonomy with no outliers. The Digital Asset Sector Hierarchy - DASH offers the world, the financial services industry, and regulators first to market guidance and context about the Digital Asset ecosystem. The construct is the first reproducible framework to serve as the basis for Digital Asset financial services products and international regulatory guidance.The findings in Defining the Digital Economy include the identification and definition of four Digital Asset classes, an identifier without financial value, a new view of an economy, and offers granular fundamental economic analysis specifically designed for new and emerging Digital Asset technologies and ecosystems. Individuals, entities, institutions, and regulators can now frame coherent context against a reproducible construct to support seamless integration of these technologies into existing economic and regulatory infrastructures.The Structure of the Digital Economy in Focus. Presented in Defining the Digital Economy.

The Digital Business Ecosystem

The Digital Business Ecosystem
Author: Angelo Corallo,Giuseppina Passiante,Andrea Prencipe
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 1781009929
ISBN 13: 9781781009925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Digital Business Ecosystem Book Review:

By bringing together elements of a radical new approach to the firm based on a biological metaphor of the ecosystem, this unique book extends the limits of existing theories traditionally used to investigate business networks.

Digital Business Strategies in Blockchain Ecosystems

Digital Business Strategies in Blockchain Ecosystems
Author: Umit Hacioglu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 647
Release: 2019-11-09
ISBN 10: 303029739X
ISBN 13: 9783030297398
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Business Strategies in Blockchain Ecosystems Book Review:

This book analyzes the effects of the latest technological advances in blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) on business operations and strategies. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the contributions examine new developments that change the rules of traditional management. The chapters focus mainly on blockchain technologies and digital business in the "Industry 4.0" context, covering such topics as accounting, digitalization and use of AI in business operations and cybercrime. Intended for academics, blockchain experts, students and practitioners, the book helps business strategists design a path for future opportunities.

Ecosystems and Technology

Ecosystems and Technology
Author: Cyrus F. Nourani
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2017-01-06
ISBN 10: 1771885084
ISBN 13: 9781771885089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystems and Technology Book Review:

Ecosystems and Technology: Idea Generation and Content Model Processing, presents important new innovations in the area of management and computing. Innovation is the generation and application of new ideas and skills to produce new products, processes, and services that improve economic and social prosperity. This includes management and design policy decisions and encompasses innovation research, analysis, and best practice in enterprises, public and private sector service organizations, government, regional societies and economies. The book, the first volume in the Innovation Management and Computing book series, looks at technology that improves efficiency and idea generation, including systems for business, medical/health, education, and more. The book provides detailed examples to provide readers with current issues, including Venture planning for innovations New technologies supporting innovations systems Competitive business modeling Context-driven innovation modeling The generation of ideas faster The measurement of relevant data Virtual interfaces Business intelligence and content processing Predictive modeling Haptic expression and emotion recognition innovations, with applications to neurocognitive medical science This book provides a wealth of information that will be useful for IT and business professionals, educators, and students in many fields.

Cultural Heritage Infrastructures in Digital Humanities

Cultural Heritage Infrastructures in Digital Humanities
Author: Agiatis Benardou,Erik Champion,Costis Dallas,Lorna Hughes
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2017-09-22
ISBN 10: 131715651X
ISBN 13: 9781317156512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Heritage Infrastructures in Digital Humanities Book Review:

What are the leading tools and archives in digital cultural heritage? How can they be integrated into research infrastructures to better serve their intended audiences? In this book, authors from a wide range of countries, representing some of the best research projects in digital humanities related to cultural heritage, discuss their latest findings, both in terms of new tools and archives, and how they are used (or not used) by both specialists and by the general public.

Handbook of Digital Innovation

Handbook of Digital Innovation
Author: Satish Nambisan,Kalle Lyytinen,Youngjin Yoo
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-07-31
ISBN 10: 1788119983
ISBN 13: 9781788119986
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Digital Innovation Book Review:

Digital innovations influence every aspect of life in an increasingly digitalized world. Firms pursuing digital innovations must consider how digital technologies shape the nature, process and outcomes of innovation as well as long- and short-term social, economic and cultural consequences of their offerings. This Handbook contributes to a transdisciplinary understanding of digital innovation with a diverse set of leading scholars and their distinct perspectives. The ideas and principles advanced herein set the agenda for future transdisciplinary research on digital innovation in ways that inform not only firm-level strategies and practices but also policy decisions and science-focused investments.

From Bitcoin to Burning Man and Beyond

From Bitcoin to Burning Man and Beyond
Author: John Clippinger,David Bollier
Publsiher: ID3 and Off The Common Books
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2014-08-01
ISBN 10: 1937146588
ISBN 13: 9781937146580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Bitcoin to Burning Man and Beyond Book Review:

What can we learn from Bitcoin and Burning Man about re-inventing money and designing better forms of self-governance? Why are “decentralized autonomous organizations” the next great Internet disruption? From Bitcoin to Burning Man and Beyond: The Quest for Autonomy and Identity in a Digital Society explores a new generation of digital technologies that are re-imagining the very foundations of identity, governance, trust and social organization. The fifteen essays of this book stake out the foundations of a new future – a future of open Web standards and data commons, a society of decentralized autonomous organizations, a world of trustworthy digital currencies and self-organized and expressive communities like Burning Man. Among the contributors are Alex “Sandy” Pentland of the M.I.T. Human Dynamics Laboratory, former FCC Chairman Reed E. Hundt, long-time IBM strategist Irving Wladawksy-Berger, monetary system expert Bernard Lietaer, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Peter Hirshberg, journalist Jonathan Ledgard and H-Farm cofounder Maurizio Rossi. From Bitcoin to Burning Man and Beyond was edited by Dr. John H. Clippinger, cofounder and executive director of ID3, [] and David Bollier, [] an Editor at ID3 who is also an author, blogger and scholar who studies the commons. The book, published by ID3 in association with Off the Common Books, reflects ID3’s vision of the huge, untapped potential for self-organized, distributed governance on open platforms. One chapter that inspires the book’s title traces the 28-year history of Burning Man, the week-long encampment in the Nevada desert that have hosted remarkable experimentation in new forms of self-governance by large communities. Other chapters explore such cutting-edge concepts as: • evolvable digital contracts that could supplant conventional legal agreements; • smartphone currencies that could help Africans meet their economic needs more effective; • the growth of the commodity-backed Ven currency; and • new types of “solar currencies” that borrow techniques from Bitcoin to enable more efficient, cost-effective solar generation and sharing by homeowners. From Bitcoin to Burning Man and Beyond also introduces the path-breaking software platform that ID3 has developed called “Open Mustard Seed,” or OMS. The just-released open source program enables the rise of new types of trusted, self-healing digital institutions on open networks, which in turn will make possible new sorts of privacy-friendly social ecosystems. (YouTube video on OMS.) “OMS is an integrated, open source package of programs that lets people collect and share personal information in secure, and transparent and accountable ways, enabling authentic, trusted social and economic relationships to flourish,” said Dr. Clippinger. Introduction 1. Alex Pentland Social Computing and Big Data 2. John H. Clippinger Why Self-Sovereignty Matters 3. David Bollier & John H. Clippinger The Next Great Internet Disruption 4. Maurizio Rossi The New Mestieri Culture of Artisans 5. Peter Hirshberg Burning Man 6. Irving Wladawsky-Berger The Internet of Money 7. Bernard Lietaer Why Complementary Currencies Are Necessary to Financial Stability 8. Stan Stalnaker Ven and the Nature of Money 9. Reed E. Hundt, Jeffrey Schub & Joseph R. Schottenfeld Green Coins 10. Jonathan Ledgard Africa, Digital Identity and the Beginning of the End for Coins 11. Mihaela Ulieru The Logic of Holonic Systems 12. Jeremy Pitt & Ada Diaconescu The Algorithmic Governance of Common-Pool Resources 13. Thomas Hardjono, Patrick Deegan & John H. Clippinger The ID3 Open Mustard Seed Platform 14. Patrick Deegan The Relational Matrix: 15. Harry Halpin The Necessity of Standards for the Open Society

Digital Business Ecosystem Patterns Architecture Blueprints for Applying Iot Blockchain and Data Analytics to Achieve Business Outcomes

Digital Business Ecosystem Patterns  Architecture Blueprints for Applying Iot  Blockchain and Data Analytics to Achieve Business Outcomes
Author: James R. Odrowski
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2018-12-08
ISBN 10: 9781726671699
ISBN 13: 1726671690
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Business Ecosystem Patterns Architecture Blueprints for Applying Iot Blockchain and Data Analytics to Achieve Business Outcomes Book Review:

These are both exciting and challenging times for today's business leaders. Advances in information technology (IT) have enabled new business capabilities that are stretching the limits of our imaginations. Robots, artificial intelligence (AI), drones and autonomous cars are part of our common vocabulary. The latest technologies, including the Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain, and machine learning are expected to transform many industries. Anticipated business outcomes include new revenue streams, reduced operating costs and more intimate customer relationships. The possibilities are endless, but for many organizations their digital business transformation is inhibited by: -Too much focus on technology and not enough on the business problem being solved. -High complexity of coordinating diverse technologies with multiple layers and integration points.-Weak foundations to build upon, including outdated legacy technologies and lack of skills. As the pace of innovation speeds up, new strategies are needed to succeed in the next big wave of business and technology change.This book identifies a fundamental change in how business systems are developed - describing an ecosystems approach for digital business solutions. It addresses the gap between the promise of new technology and its practical application.-It helps CEOs, CIO/CTOs, and Enterprise Architects develop a strategy for digital business leveraging today's advanced technologies like IoT, blockchain, and AI / machine learning.-It identifies how traditional organizations can leverage their current IT investments and partner with innovative start-ups to fill capability gaps.-It provides IT governance and security professionals with practical guidance for managing the risks of digital business.This book provides a catalog of digital business ecosystem patterns that address 10 common business problems faced by asset-intensive organizations including: asset tracking, asset maintenance, performance monitoring, usage metering, automated inspections, dynamic marketplaces, alternative payment mechanisms, and the use of autonomous vehicles. The patterns are also applicable to delivering large-scale ecosystem solutions for smart city, smart farm, advanced health care, and modern factory initiatives.

Handbook of Research on Technologies and Cultural Heritage Applications and Environments

Handbook of Research on Technologies and Cultural Heritage  Applications and Environments
Author: Styliaras, Georgios,Koukopoulos, Dimitrios,Lazarinis, Fotis
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2010-11-30
ISBN 10: 1609600452
ISBN 13: 9781609600457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Technologies and Cultural Heritage Applications and Environments Book Review:

Handbook of Research on Technologies and Cultural Heritage: Applications and Environments covers the many important uses information communication technology in enhancing the experience at cultural environments. From museums, to archaeological sites, to festivals and artistic events to even government institutions and public buildings, information communication technology is revolutionizing the way the public participates at and with these cultural sites, and this reference source provides both a thorough exploration of this revolution and springboard for future discoveries.

Handbook of Research on Strategic Fit and Design in Business Ecosystems

Handbook of Research on Strategic Fit and Design in Business Ecosystems
Author: Hacioglu, Umit
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 775
Release: 2019-08-30
ISBN 10: 1799811271
ISBN 13: 9781799811275
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Strategic Fit and Design in Business Ecosystems Book Review:

With advancing information technology, businesses must adapt to more efficient structures that utilize the latest in robotics and machine learning capabilities in order to create optimal human-robot cooperation. However, there are vital rising concerns regarding the possible consequences of deploying artificial intelligence, sophisticated robotic technologies, automated vehicles, self-managing supply modes, and blockchain economies on business performance and culture, including how to sustain a supportive business culture and to what extent a strategic fit between human-robot collaboration in a business ecosystem can be created. The Handbook of Research on Strategic Fit and Design in Business Ecosystems is a collection of innovative research that builds a futuristic view of evolving business ecosystems and a deeper understanding of business transformation processes in the new digital business era. Featuring research on topics such as cultural hybridization, Industry 4.0, and cybersecurity, this book is ideally designed for entrepreneurs, executives, managers, corporate strategists, economists, IT specialists, IT consultants, engineers, students, researchers, and academicians seeking to improve their understanding of future competitive business practices with the adoption of robotic and information technologies.

Object relational Database Development

Object relational Database Development
Author: Paul Brown
Publsiher: Prentice Hall PTR
Total Pages: 802
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39076002338072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Object relational Database Development Book Review:

This text provides a detailed description of OR (Object-Relational) database management systems and how to use this technology to build modern information systems.

Open Innovation Ecosystems

Open Innovation Ecosystems
Author: Daniel Fasnacht
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2018-11-19
ISBN 10: 3319763946
ISBN 13: 9783319763941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Open Innovation Ecosystems Book Review:

Sharing information and knowledge, co-innovating with clients, communities, and competitors and adopting cognitive technology, robo advisors, crowdfunding, and blockchain reflect current socio-economic behaviour. Emerging growth regions in Asia, demographic shifts, intergenerational wealth transfers and increasing regulations are other trends that amplify each other, disrupt the client journey, and affect the entire economy. Moreover, unprecedentedly, new market entrants outside the financial sector, be it Amazon, Apple, Google, or Facebook, are increasingly expanding their scale and scope to offer financial services. Featuring case studies of Chinese business ecosystems, such as Alibaba/Ant Financial, that have transformed from displaying domestic and organic growth to rapid global expansion, this highly readable book gives you glimpses of how banking services are evolving. We break down everything you need to know about the foray of challenger banks into the financial services. You learn how they link health to wealth data and gain advantages through analytical capabilities in the race to attract sophisticated clients with highly personalized experiences. The next level of creating and capturing value for clients and businesses involves platform models embedded in cross-sector ecosystems. Digital platforms are the crucial entry point to global markets, creating value for multiple sides. They leverage self-driving ecosystems that go beyond linear value chains applied in traditional business models as the sources of growth in an interconnected world are collaboration and network effects. The winners will be those who open up and engage themselves in an ecosystem that transcends organizational boundaries and performs without sector borders because every actor contributes to the value constellation of the system. The book provides practitioners and scholars with new insights into open and holistic business models, where competition in future will be between ecosystems rather than at the company level. It encourages leaders to expand their skills and think through the lens of the ecosystem theory while developing compelling strategies to serve the next-generation clients.

The Digital Matrix

The Digital Matrix
Author: Venkat Venkatraman
Publsiher: LifeTree Media
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-02-09
ISBN 10: 1928055214
ISBN 13: 9781928055211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Digital Matrix Book Review:

Is your business ready to win in the digital future—or destined to be disrupted? Ambitious digital-driven startups are now creating and cornering new markets in every sector. And yet, most legacy businesses continue to operate by old playbooks. Most are not keeping pace with the changes in their industry, let alone leading the way—what is yours doing? The Digital Matrix will help you understand the three types of players that are shaping the new business landscape; the three phases of transformation that every firm will encounter on its journey to business reinvention; and the three winning moves that will ensure your company’s success along the way. With The Digital Matrix, you will: Learn to navigate the world of digital ecosystems. Discover ways of competing and collaborating with other companies to create and capture value. Realize how powerful machines can amplify your company’s human talent. Learn to assemble the team to experiment with new ideas, re-examine your core beliefs, and reinvent your business rulebook for the digital future. The future of every industry is digital, and that future is closer than you think. Do you understand where your business fits into the bigger picture? Are you ready to maximize your opportunities? Packed with current case studies and practical experience-based advice, The Digital Matrix shows you how to rethink your business model from the outside in, assemble the right team for the journey ahead, and make bold strategic choices along the three phases of digital transformation. Your company's future depends on its ability to harness digital technology. Don't wait!


Author: Harvard Business Review,Don Tapscott,Marco Iansiti,Karim R. Lakhani
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-08-27
ISBN 10: 1633697924
ISBN 13: 9781633697928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blockchain Book Review:

Can blockchain solve your biggest business problem? While the world is transfixed by bitcoin mania, your competitors are tuning out the noise and making strategic bets on blockchain. Your rivals are effortlessly tracking every last link in their supply chains. They're making bureaucratic paper trails obsolete while keeping their customers' data safer and discovering new ways to use this next foundational technology to sustain their competitive advantage. What should you be doing with blockchain now to ensure that your business is poised for success? "Blockchain: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review" brings you today's most essential thinking on blockchain, explains how to get the right initiatives started at your company, and prepares you to seize the opportunity of the coming blockchain wave. Business is changing. Will you adapt or be left behind? Get up to speed and deepen your understanding of the topics that are shaping your company's future with the Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review series. Featuring HBR's smartest thinking on fast-moving issues--blockchain, cybersecurity, AI, and more--each book provides the foundational introduction and practical case studies your organization needs to compete today and collects the best research, interviews, and analysis to get it ready for tomorrow. You can't afford to ignore how these issues will transform the landscape of business and society. The Insights You Need series will help you grasp these critical ideas--and prepare you and your company for the future.

Blockchain for Business

Blockchain for Business
Author: Jai Singh Arun,Jerry Cuomo,Nitin Gaur
Publsiher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-01-30
ISBN 10: 0135581400
ISBN 13: 9780135581407
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blockchain for Business Book Review:

The Pragmatic Guide to Driving Value and Disrupting Markets with Blockchain "Blockchain’s potential to transform businesses has generated a tremendous amount of excitement across industries. However, it can be difficult for decision makers to develop a practical approach to blockchain for their specific business requirements. By identifying and clearly describing the value of blockchain for enterprises, as well as the processes required to harness blockchain to achieve business objectives, Blockchain for Business presents a startlingly concise yet comprehensive roadmap for business leaders. This book is an excellent resource for anyone looking to leverage blockchain to transform their business." — Dr. Won-Pyo Hong, President & CEO of Samsung SDS “Much has been written about blockchain in the past few years: what it is and what it is not (at various levels of detail), as well as the technology’s long-term strategic value for companies, industries, and economies. However, what we’ve been missing is a practical, operational, ‘how to’ set of steps for creating, implementing, and operating a blockchain-based solution. This book aims to fill that gap. It’s an invaluable tool for anyone ready to take the plunge and start taking advantage of this remarkable technology.” —Irving Wladawsky-Berger, research affiliate, MIT; columnist, WSJ CIO Journal; VP Emeritus, IBM "I will never be able to adequately express how useful this book will be to my class. In addition the great chapters on cybersecurity, I loved the Integration Models, especially 'Coexistence with Systems of Record.' Legacy integration with Blockchain is a critical barrier, and you nailed it!" —Thomas Doty, JD, LLM - Adjunct Professor, University of New Hampshire Law Blockchain enables enterprises to reinvent processes and business models and to pursue radically disruptive applications. Blockchain for Business is a concise, accessible, and pragmatic guide to both the technology and the opportunities it creates. Authored by three experts from IBM’s Enterprise Blockchain practice, it introduces industry-specific and cross-industry use cases, and reviews best-practice approaches to planning and delivering blockchain projects. With a relentless focus on real-world business outcomes, the authors reveal what blockchain can do, what it can’t do yet, and where it’s headed. Understand five elements that make blockchain so disruptive: transparency, immutability, security, consensus, and smart contracts Explore key use cases: cross-border payments, food and drug safety, provenance, trade finance, clinical trials, land registries, and more See how trusted blockchain networks are facilitating entirely new business models Compare blockchain types: permissioned, permissionless, private, public, federated, and hybrid Anticipate key technical, business, regulatory, and governance challenges Build blockchain financial models, investment rubrics, and risk frameworks Organize and manage teams to transform blockchain plans into reality Whether you’re a senior decision maker, technical professional, customer, or investor, Blockchain for Business will help you cut through the hype and objectively assess blockchain’s potential in your business. Register your product for convenient access to downloads, updates, and/or corrections as they become available.

Asphalt to Ecosystems

Asphalt to Ecosystems
Author: Sharon Gamson Danks
Publsiher: New Village Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-11
ISBN 10: 1613320795
ISBN 13: 9781613320792
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asphalt to Ecosystems Book Review:

Case Studies from North America, Scandinavia, Japan, and Great Britain demonstrate natural outdoor teaching environment that support hand-on learning in science, math, language, and art in ways that nurture healthy imagination and socialization Asphalt to Ecosystems is a compelling color guidebook for designing and building natural schoolyard environments that enhance childhood learning and play experiences while providing connection with the natural world. With this book, Danks broadens our notion of what a well-designed schoolyard should be, taking readers on a journey from traditional, ordinary grassy fields and asphalt, to explore the vibrant and growing movement to "green" school grounds in the United States and around the world. This book documents exciting green schoolyard examples from almost 150 schools in 11 countries, illustrating that a great many things are possible on school grounds when they are envisioned as outdoor classrooms for hands-on learning and play. The book's 500 vivid, color photographs showcase some of the world's most innovative green schoolyards including: edible gardens with fruit trees, vegetables, chickens, honey bees, and outdoor cooking facilities; wildlife habitats with prairie grasses and ponds, or forest and desert ecosystems; schoolyard watershed models, rainwater catchment systems and waste-water treatment wetlands; renewable energy systems that power landscape features, or the whole school; waste-as-a-resource projects that give new life to old materials in beautiful ways; K-12 curriculum connections for a wide range of disciplines from science and math to art and social studies; creative play opportunities that diversify school ground recreational options and encourage children to run, hop, skip, jump, balance, slide, and twirl, as well as explore the natural world first hand. The book grounds these examples in a practical framework that illustrates simple landscape design choices that all schools can use to make their schoolyards more comfortable, enjoyable and beautiful, and describes a participatory design process that schools can use to engage their school communities in transforming their own asphalt into ecosystems.

Building the Ecological City

Building the Ecological City
Author: R R White
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2002-02-22
ISBN 10: 1855738686
ISBN 13: 9781855738683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building the Ecological City Book Review:

If the modern city is a monument to anything, it is a monument to man's inefficiency. Our cities are plagued by problems of congestion, waste, and pollution that deplete natural resources, damage the environment and reduce the quality of life of citizens. The irony is, as this fascinating new study shows, that it doesn't have to be like this. Building the ecological city describes the problems we face and puts forward solutions to the question – how can we build cities that provide an acceptable standard of living for their inhabitants without depleting the ecosystems and bio-geochemical cycles on which they depend? The book suggests and examines the concept of urban metabolism in which the city is characterized as a set of interlinked systems of physical flows linking air, land and water. A series of chapters looks at the production and management of waste, energy use and air emissions, water supply and management, urban land use and air quality issues. Within the broader context of climate change, the book then considers a range of practical strategies for restoring the health of urban ecosystems from the restoration of 'brownfield' land to productive use through to improving air quality and making better use of water resources Building the ecological city is a major contribution to better urban management and planning for both citizens and the environment and is an invaluable sourcebook for urban and national planners, architects and environmental agencies. Authoritative review of the environmental impact of modern cities Seeks to identify a viable model for urban living in relation to all the resources – land, air and water, upon which cities depend but currently tend to deplete or destroy Essential reading for urban planners, architects, local and national government officers, environmental agencies worldwide and students of ecology and environmental sciences


Author: Janos Barberis,Douglas W. Arner,Ross P. Buckley
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2019-08-06
ISBN 10: 1119362164
ISBN 13: 9781119362166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The REGTECH Book Book Review:

The Regulatory Technology Handbook The transformational potential of RegTech has been confirmed in recent years with US$1.2 billion invested in start-ups (2017) and an expected additional spending of US$100 billion by 2020. Regulatory technology will not only provide efficiency gains for compliance and reporting functions, it will radically change market structure and supervision. This book, the first of its kind, is providing a comprehensive and invaluable source of information aimed at corporates, regulators, compliance professionals, start-ups and policy makers. The REGTECH Book brings into a single volume the curated industry expertise delivered by subject matter experts. It serves as a single reference point to understand the RegTech eco-system and its impact on the industry. Readers will learn foundational notions such as: • The economic impact of digitization and datafication of regulation • How new technologies (Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain) are applied to compliance • Business use cases of RegTech for cost-reduction and new product origination • The future regulatory landscape affecting financial institutions, technology companies and other industries Edited by world-class academics and written by compliance professionals, regulators, entrepreneurs and business leaders, the RegTech Book represents an invaluable resource that paves the way for 21st century regulatory innovation.

Software Ecosystems

Software Ecosystems
Author: Slinger Jansen,Michael A. Cusumano,Sjaak Brinkkemper
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 1781955638
ISBN 13: 9781781955635
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Software Ecosystems Book Review:

This book describes the state-of-the-art of software ecosystems. It constitutes a fundamental step towards an empirically based, nuanced understanding of the implications for management, governance, and control of software ecosystems. This is the first book of its kind dedicated to this emerging field and offers guidelines on how to analyze software ecosystems; methods for managing and growing; methods on transitioning from a closed software organization to an open one; and instruments for dealing with open source, licensing issues, product management and app stores. It is unique in bringing together industry experiences, academic views and tackling challenges such as the definition of fundamental concepts of software ecosystems, describing those forces that influence its development and lifecycles, and the provision of methods for the governance of software ecosystems. This book is an essential starting point for software industry researchers, product managers, and entrepreneurs.