In this volume, the authors’ two-fold objective is to lay out a methodology and approach that allows the reader to learn how to utilize existing technology in the form of computer software and hardware for forecasting and decision-making and to discuss factors that affect upcoming events that, in turn, shape future paradigms.
With the sheer volume of information available and the ever-greater ease of access, it is becoming increasingly difficult to introduce an appropriate methodology of decision-making that is fast enough to be effective. The demand for real-time information processing and related data—both structured and unstructured—is on the rise. This rise makes it challenging to implement correct decision-making within enterprises at a level that keeps organizations robust and resilient against natural and man-made disasters. This volume provides an understanding of these factors and will help decision-makers be better prepared to face future challenges and will assist them in coping with unexpected circumstances.
This volume is divided into two parts. Part one discusses a "technological infrastructure" so that readers can gain a greater understanding based on the knowledge of tomorrow’s computing functionality. The second part goes on to discuss the key indicators in the areas of population, culture, economics, climate change, and the impacts of technology in commerce and socially—which all need to be considered when forecasting a future paradigm.
The authors will follow this introductory volume with additional volumes that review and analyse other critical indicators in the areas of geopolitics, the nature of political power around the globe, and other applications of technology and energy.
Table of Contents
Part I Basic Knowledge and Skills 1. Knowledge Is Power 2. Business Resilience System (BRS) 3. Data Warehousing, Data Mining, Data Modeling, and Data Analytics 4. Structured and Unstructured Data Processing Part II Factors That Affect The Future Paradigms 5. Population: Human Growth Driving Ecology 6. Culture 7. Climate Change 8. Economic Factors 9. The Impact of Technology on Human Behavior
Bahman Zohuri, PhD, is an Associate Research Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. He also consults through his own company, Galaxy Advanced Engineering, Inc., a company that he established in 1991 when he left both the semiconductor and defense industries after many years working as a chief scientist. Dr. Zohuri received his doctorate in Nuclear Engineering from the University of New Mexico. He has been awarded three patents and has published over 25 textbooks and numerous journal articles.
Farhang Mossavar-Rahmani, DBA, is a Professor of Finance at the National University School of Business and Management, San Diego, California. He has been an adjunct professor of finance at several academic institutions. He has published widely in the fields of banking and finance and has authored five books in the areas of decision-making and on Persian civilization in his native language of Farsi. He has also served as interim Dean, Department Chair, Director of Finance Programs, and Director of the MBA program at National University. Dr. Mossavar-Rahmani holds a Doctor of Business Administration from the Alliant International University.