Ubiquitous and Pervasive Commerce: New Frontiers for by George Roussos (auth.), George Roussos MSc, PhD (eds.)

By George Roussos (auth.), George Roussos MSc, PhD (eds.)

Ubiquitous and pervasive computing may be the rising computing paradigm for the following couple of many years. What differentiates it from past applied sciences is the truth that computation and instant communications strength is embedded into items, destinations or even humans. like any new know-how ahead of it, ubiquitous and pervasive computing has massive implications for accomplishing company. items, destinations, shoppers and staff can create wealthy streams of knowledge approximately themselves, their instant setting and their use. this knowledge is fed into the enterprise technique to supply targeted insights at the present and destiny state of affairs of the business.

This e-book brings jointly the technological and company facets of engaging in trade utilizing ubiquitous and pervasive computing strategies, and likewise examines its implications for society at huge. person chapters assessment the center applied sciences that make ubiquitous computing attainable, the enterprise criteria that has to be validated to help the predicted worldwide infrastructures, and the purposes that may be equipped this present day. additionally they learn enterprise circumstances the place funding during this know-how is suitable, in addition to the economics mechanisms that has to be designed for the powerful use of such structures. final yet now not least, the consequences of ubiquitous and pervasive trade for the criminal approach, staff and outlets, and the security of the privateness of most of the people are discussed.

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Also, a scriptable simulator is available that can simulate multiple RFID readers. These tools allow the testing of an Auto-ID deployment without the installation of physical devices. The following two subsections will explain the two main building blocks of the AII: the Device Controller and the Auto-ID Node. 1 Device Controller A Device Controller (DC) is responsible for coordinating multiple smart item devices and reporting incoming observation messages to one or more Auto-ID Nodes. A DC supports two operation modes.

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The benefit was a higher efficiency of the core financial, accounting, and controller functions. In this generation of systems the data for all business programs was integrated in one massive database. This allowed process integration but at the same time led to large ERP installations whose implementation and customization were difficult and expensive. The 1990s saw the shift from the mainframe architecture to the three-tier client/server model. New applications emerged that could talk to other applications on a network leading to a new level of complexity and flexibility.

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