Cherry Hill, NJ, February 24, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Cassbeth releases a new version of the free General Document Analysis (GDA) tool in response to an analysis of President Obamas' American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. A new parameter was added that allows the rule set to mine objects bound by various categories. In this case there was a need to find dollar appropriations based on different power generation approaches.
This analysis is supporting a small student research project to determine an optimum sustainable power generation system for the United States. After the analysis was completed it became apparent that the architecture tradeoff concepts described in the book published by Cassbeth, Sustainable Development Possible with Creative System Engineering are critical to analysis of future infrastructure needs.
Without going into the details, the issue is that there are different ways to apply value to things. For example everyone is familiar with Lowest Cost, Highest Profit, and Greatest Return on Investment. Fewer are familiar with Total Cost of Ownership, Internal Rate of Return, Economic Value Added, Return on Assets, and Return on Infrastructure Employed. However value is not only financial but non financial. For example some value a day at the beach more than a day at the mountains or visa versa. How do you place value on things that can not be reduced to dollars? For example it might make sense to do something because it can translate into thousands of jobs or it can cause people to view an area as attractive so they will move there and buy houses and or open businesses.
In this case how do you value carbon pollution, water pollution, land pollution, air pollution, noise pollution, visual pollution, fuel sustainability, dependence on unstable countries? That is where the tradeoff using the Measure of Effectiveness as described in the book becomes important. As the book states this system engineering approach was used in the last century to make major decisions not only within government but also major corporations. Without this system engineering decision making approach it is difficult to make the case that people should use bulldozers rather than picks and shovels to dig trenches. The exclusive financial value perspectives will always show it is cheaper to have people dig with picks and shovels.
The GDA tool is available as a free download to encourage interest in a new book on Sustainable Development. The document analysis tools cover a wide range of domains from engineering to education. They can be found at www.cassbeth.com
The book Sustainable Development Possible with Creative System Engineering is available from Amazon and other destinations. www.amazon.com/dp/ASIN/0615216307
About The Author:
Walt has held various government, defense, and commercial high technology positions in the past 30 years. He has published and presented at several technical conferences. Starting from New Jersey, going to California, then Florida, and returning back to New Jersey Walt has a very broad and deep understanding of the state of engineering and technology in the United States. He has taken this experience and digested it into his new book "Sustainable Development Possible with Creative System Engineering" in hopes of providing an effective road map for people engaged in building everything in the next 100 years.
Cassbeth is a technology company offering software and system engineering products originating from its Internet E-Commerce experiments that started in 1997 and over 30 years experience in Aerospace and Education. It is also the publisher of "Sustainable Development Possible with Creative System Engineering".
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