Information, Technology, and Innovation: Resources for Growth in a Connected World
A big-picture look at how the latest trends in information management and technology are impacting business models and innovation worldwideWith all of the recent emphasis on "big data," analytics and visualization, and emerging technology architectures such as smartphone networks, social media, and cloud computing, the way we do business is undergoing rapid change. The right business model can create overnight sensations—think of Groupon, the iPad, or Facebook. At the same time, alternative models for organizing resources such as home schooling, Linux, or Kenya's Ushihidi tool transcend conventional business designs. Timely and visionary, Information, Technology, and the Future of Commerce looks at how the latest technology trends and their impact on human behavior are impacting business practices from recruitment through marketing, supply chains, and customer service.Discusses information economics, human behavior, technology platforms, and other facts of contemporary lifeExamines how humans organize resources and do work in the changing landscapeProvides case studies profiling how competitive advantage can be a direct result of innovative business models that exploit these trendsRevealing why traditional strategy formulation is challenged by the realities of the connected world, Information, Technology, and the Future of Commerce ties technology to business and social environments in an approachable, informed manner with innovative, big-picture analysis of what's taking place now in information strategy and technology.
Katieran Prime (Volume 1)
Warning: For Mature Adult Audiences. Contain wording and actions some may find offensive. Sexual explicit content.She was abandoned by the man she thought she loved and forced to run as a fugitive from Earth's government. Cassie Tomlin is desperate and willing to do anything. Just how far is she willing to go to start a new life? Is she desperate enough to agree to live on another planet with strange and sexy aliens? Prime Leader RendEL has been given the task of overseeing the repopulation of his home world of Katiera. The primitive planet of Earth offers females that are both beautiful and compatible. However, Ren finds one Earth female to be a lot more than what he had bargained for. Will he be able to fulfill his responsibilities to his people and follow the path of his heart? Or will he have to sacrifice one in order to have the other? M/F