IT Professional

Issue 1 • Jan.-Feb. 2004

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  • Profiting from business process outsourcing

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):12 - 18
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    Companies have successfully used outsourcing for decades to generate savings and allow greater focus on core (essential) business. Outsourcing traditionally noncore (nonessential) yet critical functions to larger service providers is one of the fastest-growing changes in the market today. We refer to this process as business process outsourcing (BPO). Two significant market forces are driving this... View full abstract»

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  • The threat of intelligent collisions

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):24 - 29
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    With the advent of intelligent transportation systems (ITS), safer and more efficient roadways are on the horizon. Future generations of in-vehicle ITS will network with nearby vehicles for greater safety and efficiency. Through wireless communication and advanced sensor technologies, intelligent vehicles will learn of nearby vehicles' intentions and dynamics, and of the presence of roadway hazard... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching the importance of communication in IT

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):38 - 42
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    Many IT employers complain that their employees, especially new graduates, have a solid technical background but lack adequate oral and written communications skills, a critical attribute. In this study, communication skills include: possessing strong written and spoken English; helping customers understand their requirements; asking questions (for example, in an interview situation); responding t... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Computer Society Information

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 51
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  • Higher education's role in job training

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):6 - 7
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    The article addresses a situation that has been developing for at least two decades. The Ivory Tower views the mission of information systems (IS) undergraduate and graduate programs as educational. In the last few years, however, that mission has steadily transformed into one of training. Traditionally, higher education has prepared students for either graduate work or for employment. The author ... View full abstract»

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  • The who, what, why, where, and when of IT outsourcing

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):19 - 23
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    Outsourcing of IT functions has become so pervasive that IT managers and CIOs cannot ignore it. To complicate the matter, outsourcing to other countries has become increasingly popular. The advantages of this type of outsourcing include cost savings, 24/7 operation, and access to highly specialized skills. Yet a strategic alliance with a geographically and culturally remote partner presents its ow... View full abstract»

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  • An XML alternative for performance and security: ASN.1

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):30 - 36
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    The UK government, for example, is firmly committed to making XML the basis for electronic transactions through their e-Government Interoperability Framework, e-Government Metadata Framework, and GovTalk program. Indeed, many UK government agencies are investigating the adoption of XML as the protocol for e-services, such as prescriptions, contracts, and personal health records. But although many ... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Computer Society Library Subscription Plan-electronic

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 43
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  • Web-based services for real estate: model and implementation

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):52 - 57
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (4)
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    E-commerce's impact on real estate is just as significant and multifaceted as in other areas. Its momentum springs from two factors: an increasing population of online customers and increased involvement and investment from the real estate industry. The online real estate business' growing demand for application development has created a new market for application service providers (ASPs) who deve... View full abstract»

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  • Accomplishments and challenges in bioinformatics

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):44 - 50
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    A new IT discipline - bioinformatics - fuses computing, mathematics and biology to meet the many computational challenges in modern molecular biology and medical research. The two major themes in bioinformatics - data management and knowledge discovery - rely on effectively adopting techniques developed in IT for biological data, with IT scientists playing an essential role. The future of molecula... View full abstract»

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  • Resources

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):58 - 60
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  • Toward a cooperative architecture for delivering government services. Part 2

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):64, 61 - 63
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    Part 1 of this article described Italy's ambitious action plan to foster the widespread use of new information and communication technologies. The Repository for Agents in Economics (RAE) Project seeks to reduce a private company's burden in performing required bureaucratic functions with Italian public administrations (PAs). RAE focuses on systems to enable cooperation among various domains - the... View full abstract»

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  • Internet Computing titles from Wiley & the IEEE Computer Society

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 0_2
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  • 2004 editorial calendar

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 3
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  • Fresh perspectives, new ideas to start 2004

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):4 - 5
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  • IT Professional Jan.-Feb. 2004

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 0_1
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  • IT Professional Jan.-Feb 2004 6:1 - TOC

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • 2004 IEEE Computer Society Professional Membership/Subscription Application

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):8 - 10
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IT has emerged as an exciting, robust field unto itself, drawing on applications, data engineering, algorithms, system software, computer systems organization, and other contemporary computer technologies as applied to business problems.

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