James W. Smith

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Cloud computing promises a radical shift in the provisioning of computing resource within the enterprise. This paper describes the challenges that decision makers face when assessing the feasibility of the adoption of cloud computing in their organisations, and describes our Cloud Adoption Toolkit, which has been developed to support this process. The(More)
Dairy Herd Improvement Holstein herd summary records (n = 11,259) were obtained for the year ending 1998. Reasons cows reportedly left the herd based on termination codes were analyzed for the effect of region, herd size, and herd milk production level. Regions were: North, Midsouth, and South. Herd sizes were: small (25 to 99), low medium (100 to 149),(More)
Pneumocystis carinii f. sp. hominis isolates from 207 clinical specimens from nine countries were typed based on nucleotide sequence variations in the internal transcribed spacer regions I and II (ITS1 and ITS2, respectively) of rRNA genes. The number of ITS1 nucleotides has been revised from the previously reported 157 bp to 161 bp. Likewise, the number of(More)
BACKGROUND Almost 20 years after its discovery, the prevalence and clinical course of human T-lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I)-associated myelopathy (HAM, also known as tropical spastic paraparesis [TSP]) remain poorly defined. Whereas the causative association of HTLV-I and HAM/TSP is generally recognized, controversy still surrounds the relationship(More)
Phenotypic analysis of a collection of point mutations in the lysis gene S of bacteriophage lambda indicates that many of the S alleles exhibit at least partially dominant character, suggesting that the S gene product (gpS) must oligomerize to achieve its lethal membrane effect. Moreover, mutations found 5' to the coding sequence also show a dominant(More)
Sulfur isotope effects observed in lactate-limited continuous cultures of Desulfovibrio desulfuricans were, in general, similar to those reported for sulfate reduction by washed cells and batch cultures. There was a trend towards higher fractionation at low growth rates.
We investigated variation in forage production, in sacco dry matter (DM) and nitrogen (N) degradations, and in vitro gas production characteristics of four Albizia (A. lebbeck N 864, A. procera N 865, A. saman N 825) and Paraserianthes falcataria (N 783) provenances obtained from The Nitrogen Fixing Tree Association. After one year of establishment forage(More)
Sinus-tract cultures were compared with cultures of operative specimens from 40 patients with chronic osteomyelitis. Thirty-five patients (87.5%) had a single pathogen isolated from their operative specimens. Only 44% of the sinus-tract cultures contained the operative pathogen. Isolation of Staphyloccus aureus from sinus tracts correlated with the presence(More)
CONTEXT Evaluating trends in blood donor infectious disease rates is essential for monitoring blood supply safety and donor screening effectiveness. OBJECTIVE To determine changes over time in blood donor population infection rates of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and hepatitis B virus(More)