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European Research Activities in Cloud Computing

What’s new in the European research and development area? Cloud computing is a provision model where whatever computing resource that can be thought of (machines, network, software solutions, applications) is provided as a service. This new paradigm has changed the center of gravity of computing in both the academic and industry en...

Birthing the Computer

Birthing the Computer: From Drums to Cores examines the evolution of computer systems architecture based on two evolutionary developments: memory technology – magnetic drums to magnetic cores – and CPU technology – transistors. This evolution, exemplified by a number of academic and commercial computing machines, yielded significan...

First Generation Mainframes

This volume describes several different models of IBM computer systems, characterized by different data representations and instruction sets that strongly influenced computer system architecture in the 1950s and early 1960s. They focused on a common system architecture that allowed peripherals to be used on different systems, albei...

Second Generation Mainframes

Second Generation Mainframes: The IBM 7000 Series describes IBM’s second generation of mainframe computers which introduced new technology, new peripherals and advanced software. These systems were continuations of the instruction sets of the IBM 700 series with significant enhancements, but supported upwards compatibility that pre...

E-commerce Data Security with Cloud Computing

This book is an essential resource for beginners, as well as experienced practitioners, who want to learn more about cloud computing implementation in e-commerce. It includes many real-time case studies with industry-based applications. Each chapter is relevant to the present technological parameters adopted by e-commerce with cont...

Mutual Linguistic Borrowing between English and Arabic

This book focuses on the lexical borrowing between English and Arabic, and offers historical background regarding the contact between these two languages. It sheds light on why and how both languages have come in contact, showing how the hegemony of the English language can be clearly seen in its impact on Arabic. Simultaneously, t...