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Whitepaper: Bringing High-Performance Networking to HEP Users

by University of ManchesterJan 01, 2008

It is clear that packet loss makes a major contribution to lowering the TCP throughput and effort in working with campus network engineers to reduce this is worthwhile. This research paper shows that the advanced TCP stacks recover much faster from the effect of packet loss and this is much more important for longer RTTs. This paper also reports on investigations of the performance of TCP stacks and their use with data transfer applications such as GridFTP, bbftp, bbcp and Apache and effects of the Network Interface Card, NIC, the PCI bus, and the disk and RAID subsystems.

Whitepaper: Regulation And Competition: Emerging Issues In An Indian Perspective

by University of ManchesterJan 01, 2008

This research paper outlines a brief guide to the development strategies that have been pursued and to the evolution of regulatory laws and institutions in India. It examines the new legal basis for promoting competition in India, and uses the example of telecommunications to explore some of economic and political issues relating to regulation of competition in this sector. It shows that regulatory issues need to be addressed in the early stages of reform and that the effectiveness of regulation will be enhanced by reducing the political element in regulatory decision-making.

Whitepaper: Innovation Policy And The Regulatory Framework: Making Innovation An Integral Part Of The Broader Structural Agenda

by University of ManchesterJan 01, 2008

This research paper from University of Manchester is inspired by how is Europe to achieve this goal? It focuses specifically on the topic of innovation and its relation to policy and policymaking. Innovation is influenced in significant ways by areas of policy over and above ""Innovation policy"", as it has been heretofore understood. The argument is that a ""Third generation innovation policy"", which recognizes the centrality of innovation to effectively all policy areas, must be developed.

Whitepaper: Regulatory Impact Assessment: Developing Its Potential For Use In Developing Countries

by University of ManchesterJan 01, 2008

This research paper from University of Manchester assesses the nature and scope of RIA (Rich Internet Application) and the challenges that faced introducing the concept more widely across developing economies. Results from a survey of a small number of middle-income countries suggest that a number of developing countries have some form of regulatory assessment, but that the methods adopted are partial in their application and are certainly not systematically applied across government. The paper concludes by proposing a framework, drawing on the OECD guidelines, which can be applied in low and middle-income countries to improve regulatory decision making and outcomes.

Whitepaper: Ethical Trade: Issues In The Regulation Of Global Supply Chains

by University of ManchesterJan 01, 2008

This paper reviews knowledge and issues to date on ethical trade. However, research on ethical trade is still in its relative infancy. Ethical trade - initiatives that seek to improve the social and environmental impacts of global supply chains - is growing because of perceived shortcomings in globalization and in traditional forms of state regulation. This paper analyses and categorizes stakeholders, incentives and mechanisms of ethical trade. On the basis of current (limited) evidence, it summarizes the impact of ethical trade via six performance measures: existence, extent, expedience, effectiveness, efficiency, and externalities.

Whitepaper: Journal Of Information Technology Management

by University of ManchesterJan 01, 2008

Business value from outsourcing is increasingly dependent on how well the relationship between the client and its service provider(s) is managed. This research paper analyses the factors that affect outsourcing success in terms of project success, knowledge transfer and sustainability. Data were collected from six businesses in Pakistan representing three outsourcing relationship cases. The findings indicate that the degree of congruency between a client’s and its service provider’s objectives and values, coordination and control systems, processes, capabilities and information and technology are likely to affect outsourcing outcomes.