Security Risks in Social Media Technologies

Author: Alan Oxley
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1780633807
Format: PDF, ePub
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Security measures can be used by management, IT staff, and users in participatory/collaborative service provision within the public sector. Security Risks in Social Media Technologies explores this use. Topics are targeted, and issues raised and lessons learnt are analyzed. The book helps the reader understand the risks posed by relevant Web 2.0 applications and gives clear guidance on how to mitigate those risks. The body of the book is concerned with social media, the dominant Web 2.0 technology associated with security in the public sector, and is structured into eight chapters. The first chapter introduces the background for the work; the second covers uses of social media; the third covers relevant security threats; the fourth chapter concerns the security controls applied to the participation-collaboration pattern; the fifth chapter then considers acceptable use practices; the sixth chapter covers participation-collaboration in the context of schools; the seventh chapter shows an alternative way of classifying controls to that given in the fourth chapter; and the final chapter offers a conclusion. Focuses on the security issues of social media, specifically in the public sector Written by a leading researcher and practitioner Shows best practices for mitigating risk in the use of social media

Design Strategies and Innovations in Multimedia Presentations

Author: Hai-Jew, Shalin
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466686979
Format: PDF, ePub
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Multimedia is currently used in a variety of contexts, from social interaction to educational and business settings. The richness of the multimedia experience and its ability to enhance information sharing in a variety of settings makes it a valuable tool. Design Strategies and Innovations in Multimedia Presentations brings together the latest scholarly research and proven strategies for designing and implementing multimedia technologies for various applications, with an emphasis on education. Featuring a selection of highly informative chapters on the pervasiveness of multimedia and best methods for developing presentations using this technology, this publication is an essential reference source for researchers, practitioners, and professionals. This publication features timely, research based chapters on the use of digital media tools and applications including digital visualization, e-learning, human-computer interaction, online presentations, semantic web, social media data, and technology in education.

The Plugged In Professor

Author: Sharmila Ferris
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1780633424
Format: PDF, Docs
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New technologies are transforming the way students work. The Plugged in Professor provides a timely and exceptional resource for using social media and other new technologies to help college students meet both general and discipline-specific objectives. The title covers techniques built around well-known social networking technologies, as well as other emerging technologies such as mobile phone and tablet apps. With a practical focus and reader-friendly format, this book shows educators how to apply techniques in each technology, and includes clear student learning objectives, step-by-step directions, observations and advice, and supplemental readings and resources. Twenty-five chapters by leading contributors cover key aspects of new technologies in education, in four parts: Writing, research and information fluency; Communication and collaboration; Critical thinking and creativity; and Integrative learning. Provides a cutting-edge resource for academics and practitioners in effective ways of reaching today’s students through the use of their favourite tool, social media Outlines a range of strategies taking advantage of the unique learning styles and habits of net generation learners Exposes students to ways in which these technologies can be used in their professional and personal lives

Public Response to Alerts and Warnings Using Social Media

Author: Committee on Public Response to Alerts and Warnings Using Social Media: Current Knowledge and Research Gaps
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309290333
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Following an earlier NRC workshop on public response to alerts and warnings delivered to mobile devices, a related workshop was held on February 28 and 29, 2012 to look at the role of social media in disaster response. This was one of the first workshops convened to look systematically at the use of social media for alerts and warnings-an event that brought together social science researchers, technologists, emergency management professionals, and other experts on how the public and emergency managers use social media in disasters.In addition to exploring how officials monitor social media, as well as the resulting privacy considerations, the workshop focused on such topics as: what is known about how the public responds to alerts and warnings; the implications of what is known about such public responses for the use of social media to provide alerts and warnings to the public; and approaches to enhancing the situational awareness of emergency managers. Public Response to Alerts and Warnings Using Social Media: Report of a Workshop on Current Knowledge and Research Gaps summarizes presentations made by invited speakers, other remarks by workshop participants, and discussions during parallel breakout sessions. It also points to potential topics for future research, as well as possible areas for future research investment, and it describes some of the challenges facing disaster managers who are seeking to incorporate social media into regular practice.

Enterprise 2 0

Author: Niall Cook
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351939882
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Social software has taken the Internet by storm, fuelling huge growth in collaborative authoring platforms (such as blogs, wikis and podcasts) and massive expansion in social networking communities. These technologies have generated an unprecedented level of consumer participation and it is now time for businesses to embrace them as part of their own information and knowledge management strategies. Enterprise 2.0 is one of the first books to explain the impact that social software will have inside the corporate firewall, and ultimately how staff will work together in the future. Niall Cook helps you to navigate this emerging landscape and introduces the key concepts that make up 'Enterprise 2.0'. The 4Cs model at the heart of the book uses practical examples from well known companies in a range of industry sectors to illustrate how to apply Enterprise 2.0 to encourage communication, cooperation, collaboration and connection between employees and customers in your own company. Erudite, well-researched and highly readable, this book is essential for anyone involved in knowledge, information and library management, as well as those implementing social software tools inside organizations. It will also appeal to marketing, advertising, public relations and internal communications professionals who need to exploit the opportunities social software offers for significant business impact and competitive advantage.

Social Media in the Arab World

Author: Barrie Gunter
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857728660
Format: PDF
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Following the Arab Spring, the use of social media has become instrumental in organising activist movements and spreading political dissent in the Middle East. New online behaviours have transformed traditional communication channels, enabling young people of all backgrounds to feel politically empowered. But now that spring has turned to winter, what are the long-term implications of internet activism in the region? Social Media in the Arab World provides a unique insight into the role of online communications as a force for change in the Gulf States. Featuring examples as diverse as neo-patrimonial politics in Saudi Arabia and the ways an online presence affects the status of women in Kuwait, the chapters examine shifts in the political, social and religious identities of citizens as a result of increased digital activism. With contributions from a variety of inter-disciplinary experts, this wide-ranging study examines the consequences of changing power dynamics brought about by popular social media. In doing so, this book offers an original perspective on the long-term implications of internet usage in the Arab world and is essential reading for students and researchers working across the region

Analytics and Knowledge Management

Author: Suliman Hawamdeh
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351806998
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The process of transforming data into actionable knowledge is a complex process that requires the use of powerful machines and advanced analytics technique. Analytics and Knowledge Management examines the role of analytics in knowledge management and the integration of big data theories, methods, and techniques into an organizational knowledge management framework. Its chapters written by researchers and professionals provide insight into theories, models, techniques, and applications with case studies examining the use of analytics in organizations. The process of transforming data into actionable knowledge is a complex process that requires the use of powerful machines and advanced analytics techniques. Analytics, on the other hand, is the examination, interpretation, and discovery of meaningful patterns, trends, and knowledge from data and textual information. It provides the basis for knowledge discovery and completes the cycle in which knowledge management and knowledge utilization happen. Organizations should develop knowledge focuses on data quality, application domain, selecting analytics techniques, and on how to take actions based on patterns and insights derived from analytics. Case studies in the book explore how to perform analytics on social networking and user-based data to develop knowledge. One case explores analyze data from Twitter feeds. Another examines the analysis of data obtained through user feedback. One chapter introduces the definitions and processes of social media analytics from different perspectives as well as focuses on techniques and tools used for social media analytics. Data visualization has a critical role in the advancement of modern data analytics, particularly in the field of business intelligence and analytics. It can guide managers in understanding market trends and customer purchasing patterns over time. The book illustrates various data visualization tools that can support answering different types of business questions to improve profits and customer relationships. This insightful reference concludes with a chapter on the critical issue of cybersecurity. It examines the process of collecting and organizing data as well as reviewing various tools for text analysis and data analytics and discusses dealing with collections of large datasets and a great deal of diverse data types from legacy system to social networks platforms.

Strategic Change Management in Public Sector Organisations

Author: David Baker
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1780631588
Format: PDF
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This book covers all the major aspects of change management for those working in public sector and not-for-profit organisations. It summarises key theories and approaches to change management and includes detailed, worked descriptions of key techniques used in change management processes and programmes, with extensive reference to case studies drawn from a range of public sector, not-for-profit organisations and other environments. Written by a highly knowledgeable and well-respected practitioner in the field Draws on the author’s wide-ranging practical experience of major organizational development and change management in a wide range of situation Applies as well as describes theory Provides practical and realistic solutions to real-world problems

The Good Cause

Author: Gjalt Graaf
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
ISBN: 3866496028
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Money makes the world go round - corruption The book presents the state of the art in studying the causes of corruption from a comparative perspective. Leading scholars in the field of corruption analysis shed light on the issue of corruption from different theoretical perspectives. Understanding how different theories define, conceptualize, and eventually deduce policy recommendations will amplify our understanding of the complexity of this social phenomenon and illustrate the spectrum of possibilities to deal with it analytically as well as practically.

Emerging Digital Spaces in Contemporary Society

Author: Phillip Kalantzis-Cope
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230299040
Format: PDF, ePub
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Analyzing the relationship between digital technologies and society this book explores a wide range of complex social issues emerging in a new digital space. Itexamines both the vexing dilemmas with a critical eye as well as prompting readers to think constructively and strategically about exciting possibilities.