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This book constitutes a valuable manual for young and seasoned business researchers alike, and provides a comprehensive summary for the whole research journey. It is a must-read for all researchers who need to understand the basics of business research, from identifying research topics, to planning and organizing the research process, and selecting the most appropriate methodology for the topic at hand. This book also provides insights on how to avoid... more...

This edited volume covers essential and recent development in the engineering and management of data centers.  Data centers are complex systems requiring ongoing support, and their high value for keeping business continuity operations is crucial. The book presents core topics on the planning, design, implementation, operation and control, and sustainability of a data center from a didactical and practitioner viewpoint. Chapters... more...

This book presents new concepts as well as practical applications and experiences in the field of information technology for environmental engineering. The book has three main focus areas: firstly, it shows how information technologies can be employed to support natural resource management and conservation, environmental engineering, scientific simulation and integrated assessment studies. Secondly, it demonstrates the application of computing in the... more...

The book provides a collection of individual chapters from the participants in the OEPI project, which represent a mix of academic and practical chapters and contributions. The first part of the book is dedicated to a theoretical introduction to Organisations' Environmental Performance Indicators and to a state-of-the-art overview in literature and practice. The second part of the book contains several chapters describing information systems and their... more...

Intelligent Decision-Making Support Systems (i-DMSS) are specialized IT-based systems that support some or several phases of the individual, team, organizational or inter-organizational decision making process by deploying some or several intelligent mechanisms. This book pursues the following academic aims: (i) generate a compendium of quality theoretical and applied contributions in Intelligent Decision-Making Support Systems... more...

Information technologies have evolved to an enabling science for natural resource management and conservation, environmental engineering, scientific simulation and integrated assessment studies. Computing plays a significant role in the every day practices of environmental engineers, natural scientists, economists, and social scientists. The complexity of natural phenomena requires interdisciplinary approaches, where computing science offers the... more...

Das vorliegende Lehrbuch bietet anhand durchgängiger Fallstudien eine fundierte Einführung. Es behandelt die Phasen der Datenmodellierung, Datenbeschaffung und des Reporting im Zusammenhang mit einem plausiblen Szenario. Präzise Anweisungen und anschauliche Grafiken ermöglichen Anwendern den Einstieg in die Software und deren Bedienung.