A powerful overview for technically savvy managers, entrepreneurs, and information professionals, this guide explores Intranets from the organization's point of view. Case studies sharpen the picture, and plenty of instructive diagrams and illustrations quickly make complex issues clear.
Why Intranets Fail and How to Fix them
Why Intranets Fail (and How to Fix Them) is a practical guide to some of the common problems associated with Intranets, and solutions to those problems. The book takes a unique end-user perspective on the role of intranets within organisations. It explores how the needs of the end-user very often conflict with the needs of the organisation, creating a confusion of purpose that impedes the success of intranet. It sets out clearly why intranets cannot be thought of as merely internal Internets, and require their own management strategies and approaches. The book draws on a wide range of examples and analogies from a variety of contexts to set-out in a clear and concise way the issues at the heart of failing intranets. It presents step-by-step solutions with universal application. Each issue discussed is accompanied by short practical suggestions for improved intranet design and architecture. Jargon-free and aimed at information professionals with sole/mixed responsibilities Draws many examples from broader library management contexts Clearly distinguishes between intranet and Internet technologies
Understanding Community Media
With original contributions from an international team of well-known experts, media activists, and promising young scholars, this comprehensive volume examines community media from theoretical, empirical, historical, and practitioner perspectives. Organized thematically, this collection explores the intersection between community media and issues of democratic theory and the public sphere, cultural politics and social movement theory, neoliberal communication policy and media reform efforts, as well as media activism and international solidarity building. Foregrounding the relationship between symbolic and material relations of power in an increasingly interdependent world, this collection examines the role of alternative, independent, and community-based media in the global struggle for communicative democracy. Understanding Community Media explores a wide range of media forms and practice. Each essay considers the particular and distinctive ways local populations make use of various technologies for purposes of community communication. Taken together, this distinctive collection provides an incisive and timely analysis of the relationship between media and society, technology and culture, and communication and community. * Features more than 35 original, cutting-edge essays * Provides a comprehensive overview of community media around the world including essays on women's video collectives in India, indigenous radio in Colombia, street newspapers in Canada, and independent media in Nigeria. * Makes a timely and important contribution to a burgeoning sub-field of media and cultural studies.
Understanding Computer Networks
This volume looks at the basics of computer networks. It describes what networks are and how they work, the different kinds of network, and the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web. It explains how to contact people online using email and social networks, shows how networks can be used to work with other people online, and touches on creating websites and blogs.
Understanding the Internet A Clear Guide to Internet Technologies
The Internet continues to grow at a very rapid rate. Together with this growth there is an accompanying growth of the technologies on which it is based. These technologies make use of TCP/IP as their foundation. To start to make sense of all these interrelated systems it is important that today's computer user be aware of the technologies on which the Internet is based. This book introduces those technologies and is aimed at the Internet user who wishes to understand the technologies on which much of today's business and recreational computing is based. As such, the intention of this book is to give a succinct overview of 'how it all works' rather than provide a comprehensive reference work. This book will help you quickly obtain an understanding of the technological principles behind the Internet/communications revolution in both your working and recreational lives, and: · provides a thorough understanding of intranets, extranets and the Internet · explains all about: how e-mail delivers mail the domain name service how the Internet finds computers the problems facing network designers the basics of computer security issues some new technologies such as WAP, Bluetooth, UMTS and NAPSTER · Shows you how your office or home network really works. Keith Sutherland is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer specialising in TCP/IP, IIS and SQL server. For the last 25 years he has been an independent consultant and lecturer working throughout the IT industry. As a result he has trained many thousands of industrial and commercial staff over that period. Currently he divides his time between lecturing, consultancy and research work. His client list includes many Blue-Chip companies together with government and international organisations.
Arkfeld s Best Practices Guide Information Technology Primer for Legal Professionals 13 14 Edition
The new edition of Arkfeld's Best Practices Guide: Information Technology Primer for Legal Professionals, is a resource for understanding the "information technology infrastructure" of organizations, locating "electronically stored information" (ESI), and managing it using computer technology. This primer is intended to be used as a general reference for the identification, preservation, collection and disclosure of ESI. Contents include: • Overview of IT in organizations and electronic discovery • Characteristics & forms of "electronically stored information" (ESI) • IT infrastructure: people, hardware, software, networks • ESI file system, concealment and types • ESI sources and locations • Using computer technology to search, identify, filter, review, produce and present ESI The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.
Risk Complexity and ICT
Explores the challenges regarding risks and risk management related to the growing complexity of ICT solutions. This book draws upon theories of risk society and reflexive modernization, and uses various case studies to demonstrate efforts aimed at controlling and managing the complexities of various ICT solutions.
Digital Information Contexts
This book is an introduction to critical and theoretical perspectives on digital information. It outlines the origins of information management in nineteenth-century humanism, the adoption of scientific perspectives in the documentation and information science movements, and modern theoretical frameworks for understanding the social, cultural and political place of digital information. Digital Information Contexts is the first book aimed at information professionals to give a detailed outline of important perspectives on information and meaning, including post-structuralism and post-modernism. It explores parallels between information management and media, communication and cultural studies. Each chapter includes recommended further reading to guide the reader to further information. It is a comprehensive introduction to theoretical frameworks for understanding and studying digital information. General theoretical introduction to digital information management Explores the application of critical theory, communications and media theory to understanding digital information Historical and critical perspective