Build knowledge in your network
organizations have recognized that they can benefit
by tapping the collective knowledge of their personnel.
And this can benefit almost every aspect of the business
like helping to make smarter and faster decisions, and
improving products and efficiency. However a company
needs to lay a roadmap to build a successful knowledge
management system that can capture and exploit the company's
The book covers a set of best
practices, tools, and techniques for using conversation
and online interaction to try provide affordable and
effective knowledge-based benefits and solutions.
The authors offer guidance for
collecting, capturing, and cataloging knowledge so that
it can be used to improve efficiency and reduce costs
in areas like internal procedures, customer relations,
and product development.
Title: Building the
Knowledge Management Network
Author: Cliff Figallo, Nancy Rhine
Publisher: Wiley-Dreamtech India Private Limited
Price: Rs. 329
The biometric route
has moved away from a concept level to actual reality
in identity management. It is in this context that books
like this make their need present as starting points
to this hot technology.
Divided into four parts, the
book takes the reader on a tour from biometric fundamentals
to biometric standards and the issues involved. The
first part on basics helps give the reader a good idea
of what biometrics is all about. The topics discussed
include benefits of biometric systems over traditional
authentication methods; key biometric terms and processes;
and accuracy in biometric systems.
The second part is all about
the various types of biometrics technology. Starting
off from finger scan technology, the journey passes
through facial scan and iris scan to methods like voice
scan. Biometric applications and markets are dealt with
in the third part of the book. These chapters cover
topics like categorization of the different types of
No technological discussion
is complete without a look at the standards. The last
part of the book covers the privacy and standards aspect
of biometrics. Topics like privacy risks, design of
privacy-sympathetic biometric systems and biometric
standards have been covered in this part. The book is
recommended for novices to biometric technology. The
technology has been dealt with in an easy to understand
Author: Samir Nanavati, Michael Thieme, Raj Nanavati
Publisher: Wiley Dreamtech India
Price: Rs 249
Some inventions are just disappointing
Every now and then, a great invention comes along that
transforms the world and makes our lives easier, if
not better. The plane, invented a century ago, gave
people the freedom to travel anywhere in the world,
and, if necessary, drop bombs on them. The television,
invented some 80 years ago, allowed people to invite
a variety of guests who would inform and entertain them,
but unlike real guests, would never expect any food.
Some of these guests would even wrestle each other,
saving people the trouble of visiting the zoo.
The Internet, invented more
recently, gave people the ability to chat with strangers
around the world, visit thousands of Websites and download
pictures, while pretending to be working. Yes, thanks
to the Net, millions of people with no athletic skill
whatsoever have managed to become professional surfers.
And not all of them work for the government. It's no
wonder people get excited when they hear rumors of another
great invention. They can't help imagining how it might
improve their lives: "Perhaps it will allow me
to drive my car while taking a nap. Perhaps it will
allow my mother to send me delicious food by e-mail.
Perhaps it will allow my cat to operate the lawn mower
and my dog to do the dishes."