The amount of publicly and often freely available information is staggering. Yet, the intelligence community still continues to collect and use information in the same manner as during WWII, when the OSS set out to learn as much as possible about Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan by scrutinizing encyclopedias, guide books, and short-wave radio. Today, the supply of information is greater than any possible demand, and anyone can provide information. In effect, intelligence analysts are drowning in information.
The book explains how to navigate this rising flood and make best use of these new, rich sources of information. Written by a pioneer in the field, it explores the potential uses of digitized data and the impact of the new means of creating and transmitting data, recommending to the intelligence community new ways of collecting and processing information.
This comprehensive overview of the world of open source intelligence will appeal not only to practitioners and students of intelligence, but also to anyone interested in communication and the challenges posed by the information age.
From the Internet's infrastructure to operating systems like GNU/Linux, the open source movement comprises some of the greatest accomplishments in computing over the past quarter century. Its story embraces technological advances, unprecedented global collaboration, and remarkable tools for facilitating distributed development. The evolution of the Internet enabled an enormous expansion of open development, allowing developers to exchange information and ideas without regard to constraints of space, time, or national boundary. The movement has had widespread impact on education and government, as well as historic, cultural, and commercial repercussions. Part I discusses key open source applications, platforms, and technologies used in open development. Part II explores social issues ranging from demographics and psychology to legal and economic matters. Part III discusses the Free Software Foundation, open source in the public sector (government and education), and future prospects.
Predictions are that sustainability becomes the next big topic for Human Resource Management after internationalization and globalization. This book gives new answers to these questions: - How can HRM contribute to attracting, developing and retaining highly qualified human resources over time? - How can a paradox perspective contribute to understanding and coping with paradoxical tensions? - How can sustainability be used as a 'deliberate strategy' for HRM?
The conceptual part of the book looks at the notion of sustainability, opens it up for Strategic HRM and identifies blind spots in Strategic HRM theory. Paradox theory is introduced as an analytical framework for Sustainable HRM. Initial suggestions are made for sustainability strategies and for coping with paradoxes and tensions. The exploratory part examines how 50 European Multinationals communicate their understanding of sustainability and HRM and which HR issues and practices they are linking to the topic.
This is an eco-mystery, involving dolphin communication with humans. Stephen is an American journalist whose career has become aimless as he searches for a truly meaningful story. Suddenly his life is turned upside down as he receives a cryptic text sent by Jill, a glamorous war correspondent from his past. Now living quietly in a corner of Northern Scotland, Jill enjoys the company of dolphins near her cottage on the Moray Coast. Possible romance is sidelined, as far more urgent events prompted Jill into the hurried contact with her onetime partner. She has stumbled upon a puzzle that could affect the future of the entire world. An ambassador dophin called Spike has approached a young girl at eerie Chanonry Point. He has a crucial message for mankind, and needs Stephen and Jill to spread it worldwide to halt environmental catastrophe.
Designing and Controlling the Outsourced Supply Chain takes an in-depth look at the role of outsourcing in taking a product from concept to market and then operating the resulting supply chain. This means examining the outsourcing of manufacturing, product design, materials procurement, and logistics. By presenting, interpreting, and extending the current knowledge, the author's prevailing goal is to shed light on the underlying economic and behavioral drivers, implementation challenges, and potential remedies. The analysis is highly attentive to the details of operational execution, particularly regarding how human resources take part in these decision processes and are affected by the choices made. The effects of offshoring are also highlighted in the discussion. Designing and Controlling the Outsourced Supply Chain examines outsourcing from a lifecycle perspective by following the entire process, from development of the idea to outsource, all the way to end of a chosen strategy. This monograph is intended for both scholars and practitioners alike -- for scholars by structuring a vast body of information, analyzing it using theoretical frameworks, and providing directions for future research, and for practitioners by providing a basis for managerial action. Supporting evidence comes from diverse industries and countries.
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