Archive | April 2010

New Kid on the Mobile OS block – MeeGo

The mobile market is growing tremendously and everyone wants to get a share of the pie of this growing market. Everyone pertains to the mobile players, and this includes the mobile handset manufacturers, telecommunication companies, mobile application developers, and the software industry in general – particularly the mobile operating system (OS) developers.

Currently, mobile handsets are powered by Symbian, Windows Mobile now called Windows Phone, and Google Android. Nokia who owns Symbian also released some of their phones that are powered by an OS called Maemo. So we have Nokia, Microsoft and Google battling it out in the mobile world. There is one powerhouse that is missing, and that is Intel. Intel is already in the mobile space via their processors, but that’s not enough – they want to be in the software arena as well.
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Steps to a solid framework for CRM success

What’s the most important family member of any business? Is it the leader or the President of the company? Staff? Human Resource officer? Accountant? All of them are important, but no one comes close to the lifeblood of its business – Customers or Clients.

Without customers, businesses will no longer be called business because nobody is partronizing their products and./or services. That is why you will hear a lot of companies exerting efforts to further improve their customer service, customer satisfaction, building customer information and a lot more. Efforts that are focussed on how to keep their customers. Some companies have also implemented Customer Relationship Management (CRM) to better manage their customers.
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What’s so special with Microsoft Kin?

Everybody was expecting for the ‘Pink’ phone, but what they got was a ‘Kin’ phone from Microsoft. Yes, Kin became the official name for ‘Project Pink’ that signalled the entry of Microsoft in the mobile phone world. Wait, Microsoft is making it clear that Kin is not a Microsoft phone but a Microsoft powered phone instead. Microsoft is saying that Kin is a phone made by Sharp, which is actually true. So should I call it Microsoft Kin or Sharp Kin?

Anyway, KIN is a new Windows Phone designed specifically for people who are actively navigating their social lives. social networking is built into the fabric of the phone. KIN has a fun, simple interface, which is designed to help people publish the magazine of their life by making the people and stuff they love the focus rather than menus and icons.
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Younger generation to use touchscreen computers ahead of enterprises

Just recently, HP Philippines launches their latest Touchsmart offering to the local market via the HP TouchSmart 600. The new device ushers in the touchscreen interface amongst desktop PCs.

In a nutshell, The TouchSmart 600 has a 23-inch 16:9 HD widescreen for gaming and video entertainment. The TouchSmart 600 has HDMI and Composite Video inputs that let you connect an Xbox, PS3, or Wii so that you can use it as a display for your video game console. It also features 750GB of storage space and 4GB DDR3-SDRAM which makes this PC lighting fast. Bundled with an Intel Core 2 Duo P7450 processor is Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

The HP TouchSmart 600 PC’s included software package comes with: Recovery Partition; Optional re-allocation of recovery partition; Recovery CD/DVD creation tool and many more.
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Canon’s New Theory of Business

Innovation is the order of the day for the technology world. Look at the latest computers – they now sport touchscreen interface, processors getting more powerful, memory and storage getting bigger, monitor screens from CRT, LCD to LED and many more. The same thing goes for printers, while we still have the single printers – multifuntional printers are becoming more and more popular now.

Printers that act as a printer, scanner, fax, and copier are called multifunction printers (MFP) or multifunction devices (MFD). But to me, having a multifunction device without a solution is nothing. For companies to benefit from these advancements, MFDs should blends hardware, software and services to help advance modern business environments.
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Philippines voted Top 10 Locations for Offshore Services

Here’s one great news for all of us. For the report ‘10 Leading Locations for Offshore Services in Asia Pacific and Japan for 2010’, the Philippines was recently included as one of the top locations for offshore services in Asia Pacific in 2010. Gartner analyzed the capabilities and potential of various countries as offshore services locations in the region. A separate report identifies the top 30 globally.

Offshore simply means “any country other than your own.” Offshore services means to place services outside of one’s home country.
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Are we I.T. prepared or are we not?

SMS capital of the world? Social networking capital of the world? These are just some titles attributed to the Philippines in as far as technology is concerned. Almost every Filipinos has mobile phones, internet cafes all over, people carrying notebooks / netbooks in restaurants, malls, and practically anywhere. But does this really reflect the total readiness of the country in as as technology is concerned? The answer is NO.

The Philippines slipped from its 81st ranking in 2008 to 85th spot in terms of network readiness in the latest Global Information Technology Report 2009 released by the World Economic Forum. Back in 2007, the Philippines was ranked 69th among all the economies surveyed.

In the area of government’s prioritization of ICT, the Philippines ranked 91 out of the 133 nations surveyed. In the areas of government procurement of advanced tech products and importance of ICT to government vision of the future, the Philippines is ranked 110th and 94th, respectively.
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Study shows PC and TV Time Affects Teen Relationships

For us parents, determining how long should we allow our kids to watch TV or how long should we allow our kids to use computers for gaming, social networking or even for school works is a challenge. We normally want to control it for one reason – it may affect their studies.

So does it affect only their studies? How about their relationship?

A newly published University of Otago study found that young people who watched more TV and stay longer with their computers tended to have poorer relationships with both their friends and parents. The findings, published in the March issue of the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, come out of the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study and the Youth Lifestyle Study.
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