Top 5 Trends in Business Computing

Technology moves fast, but it changes faster. You use technology to keep up with your co-workers, and ultimately to keep up with your competitors. All this speed can make a person dizzy if you are not out ahead of the curve. Understanding trends in technology can mean the difference between increasing revenue on the one hand and a failed business model on the other. In this article, I will help put you out in front of the curve by showing you what is on the horizon in business computing. Some of the trends I discuss are already here, but they are in the beginning stages of implementation. Either way, in understanding these trends, you will be light years ahead of your competitors who don’t.

Trend #1: Cloud Computing is the wave of the future

Centralizing your data and applications on the internet, or cloud computing, is probably the single most important paradigm shift going on today. Instead of operating a LAN (local area network), with all of its connected workstations and security concerns, you do everything on a hosted internet solution. Gone are the old security problems of connecting a network to the internet, since your whole operation is already on the internet. Users interface with the data using what is called thin-client technology, or what are essentially dummy machines. These new age workstations don’t store anything on the hard drive, they just interact with the data and applications which are already online.

Trend #2: Mobile Computing is here to stay

If you can’t answer emails on your smartphone, you need to catch up with today’s technology. The trend of computing using portable smart devices like BlackBerry and iPhone is here. In the future, there will be greater and greater functionality offered in these mobile devices as the number of available applications explodes. Your business will be done on the go, in real time, without the need for later synchronization. Business communication has gone portable and it’s time you join the trend!

Trend #3: Social Networking is the new paradigm of business communication

Does your business have marketing tools which utilize sites like Facebook and Twitter? Open sharing and transparency of data are the new trend in communication. A number of companies including Best Buy have ad campaigns which utilize Twitter. At the heart of this trend is the inherent power of a set of socially networked individuals, whatever the platform. Businesses will be creating environments like this on their intranets for their employees, to share ideas and solve problems like never before.

Trend #4: Trendy new products include the Netbook

You may have seen them around. A small (10 inches!) laptop computer designed for wireless communication and internet access. A number of manufacturers are hot on this trend trying to produce the perfect mobile internet device. This product has synergy with the cloud, as it is well suited for remotely accessing web based applications. This type of product will be developed further as the future in the cloud looms.

Trend #5: It’s a virtual new world

Virtualization of servers, sort of like one server impersonating 5 servers, and pulling it off, is the new world of network computing. It’s virtual reality for business. Which would you rather do, spend $100,000 on 4 new servers, or install software that creates 5 servers in 1? This cost effective way of handling the deluge of data in business today is just another trend with which you must contend.


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Cloud Computing – The Road Ahead For Indian SMBs

The year 1991 was a landmark year for Indian Economy when Dr. Manmohan Singh’s vision lead India to trail a different path not so well known to India till then. After 2 decades India is the focus of world economy. Few days back The Economic Times published a story India aims to be world’s fastest growing economy. The content was enough to provide you a glimpse of India’s growth. A senior executive at Marvel Gloves, which produces 3 million pairs of gloves a month, has disclosed that the demand for gloves (used in industrial production) in India has increased so high that they are unable to meet the demands despite importing from China. This at a time when others on the globe are talking about recovery from recession & when EU is sanctioning billions of $ to Greece! This is an indicator that the Indian SMBs (Small & Medium Sized Businesses) has to buckle up for the next wave of industrial revolution.

SMBs in India have missed the 1st wave of IT revolution. Various reasons can be attributed for it, viz. low or no PC penetration, low or no Internet penetration, Multiple languages, High capital expenditure, lack of awareness etc. I’ve no statistics to support but I can take a guess that there may be 1000s of SMBs who are still doing all their CRM and data storage in excel sheet. Some of them are still on pen & paper.

Missing the 1st wave of IT revolution is a boon in disguise. Why?

· Cause they can opt for the latest trend: Cloud Computing. Indian SMBs are like a clean slate free of any complex legacy software to be incorporated in their future software implementation. Cloud Computing is the new technology trend which can act as a lever to pole-vault Indian SMBs into next phase.

Advantages of Cloud Computing

· Reduced total cost of ownership.
· Highly Scalable: can scale up or down based on demand.
· Subscription based. Pay as you go.
· No need to maintain servers & other IT infrastructures.
· No need to maintain skilled resources for application maintenance.

This is the right time for Indian SMBs to embrace the latest IT trend to make them competitive at a global scale.


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Green Computing- How You Can Make a Difference

What is Green Computing?

Global warming and environmental change have become big issues with governments, corporations and your average Joe alike all seeking out new ways to green up their daily activities. Computers certainly make up a large part of many peoples lives and traditionally are extremely damaging to the environment, which begs the question: What is Green Computing?

Green Computing is the study and practice of minimising the environmental impact of computers through efficient: manufacturing, use, and disposal.

Problems of Electronic Waste

Electronic waste is an increasing problem globally due to the quick obsolescence of electronics, which make up a staggering 70% of all hazardous waste. Computer waste is high in many toxic materials such as heavy metals and flame-retardant plastics, which easily leach into ground water and bio-accumulate. In addition, chip manufacturing uses some of the deadliest gases and chemicals known to man and requires huge amounts of resources.

In an average year 24 million computers in the United States become obsolete. Only about 14% (or 3.3 million) of these will be recycled or donated. The rest – more than 20 million computers in the U.S. — will be dumped, incinerated, shipped as waste exports or put into temporary storage to be dealt with later. We never stop to consider what happens when our laptop dies and we toss it. The reality is that it either rots in a landfill or children in developing countries end up wrestling its components apart by hand, melting toxic bits to recover traces of valuable metals like gold.

Wasting Electricity

The manufacturing of a computer consumes 1818 kw/h of electricity before it even gets turned on and when running, a typical computer uses 120 watts. Research shows that most PCs are left idle all day, and many of them are left on continuously. Every time we leave computers on we waste electricity without considering where that electricity comes from. The majority of the world’s electricity is generated by burning fossil fuels which emit pollutants such as sulphur, and carbon dioxide into the air. These emissions can cause respiratory disease, smog, acid rain and global climate change.

The Future of Green Computing

A Canadian company, Userful Corporation, have come up with a solution that turns 1 computer into 10 – DiscoverStation. Quickly becoming the standard for green computing worldwide, DiscoverStation leverages the unused computing power of modern PCs to create an environmentally efficient alternative to traditional desktop computing. Multiple users can work on a single computer by simply attaching up to 10 monitors, mice and keyboards. This makes it possible to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 15 tons per year per system and reduce electronic waste by up to 80%. Userful has recently stated that in the last year their software has saved over 13,250 tons of CO2 emissions, the equivalent of taking 2,300 cars off the road. (More info at: http://userful.com/greenpc)

The European Union

The European Union is tackling the problem twofold. Companies are now required to produce computers free of the worst toxic materials and are responsible for taking back their old products. Faced with disassembling parts and cycling them back into the fabrication process, companies are making more careful decisions about how those parts are assembled in the first place. In 2002 NEC came out with the first computer to use lead-free solder, a fully recyclable plastic case, and which contained no toxic flame-retardants. Since then many computer companies worldwide have started selling lead-free PCs and it is becoming common practice for companies to offer their customers free recycling of their old computers.

Ways To Go Green

Here are some suggestions that will help you reduce your computer energy:>

If all of us did this every day, we could make a small difference. We only have one earth; let’s treat it right.


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The Sunglasses Mp3 Player Is The Cool Electronic Gadget

As every person will know that, mp3 player are totally wide used in the global, from city to suburban, from elder and men to younger and women. No person would reject the charming of the beautiful music; of course the mp3 player is the same thing for us. In the market there are different kinds of the mp3 players such as: watch mp3 player, sport mp3 player, and the other shapes of the mp3 player. Here, we just talk about the sunglasses mp3 player which is the cool electronic gadget for us to wear. It is very cool product with the good sunglasses appearance and the wonderful mp3 player functions.
Do you think it is amazing? Nobody can know you are listening to your favorite music as you are wearing a pair of cool sunglasses. In this article I will recommend you some sunglasses mp3 player with camera function or the Bluetooth function or the other functions. And if you consider they are good, you can introduce this cool gadget to your friends as the mp3 player or the special sunglasses.
The 2GB sunglasses 1.3MP camera DVR video recorder mp3 player: there is a built in camera and DVR in this stylish sunglasses and the quality Polaroid lens is from the brand makers. It has the user friendly operation for easy control.
The 2GB sunglasses 1.3MPcamera DVR video recorder MP3 player with scalable earphones: This stylish sunglass also has a built in camera and DVR. At the same time, it has the user friendly operation button for easy control. You can use the built in 2GB memory with extended memory for as long as 5 hours video recording. The recording speed is about 25fps. It has the easy connection with PC/Laptops; no driver is needed for us.
The Bluetooth sunglasses with 2GB mp3 player—-Bluetooth V1.2: the product is the brand new digital Bluetooth v1.2 sunglasses with mp3 player. The digital formats support the mp3 and WMA. The earphones type is the binaural MFR estimated and has the external hard drive function. It at the same time is no need U disk drive. It has the stylish, compact and unique appearance and design. In addition, the high quality fits for wearing out-going or sports. It can filter out 100-percent of all UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful blue light, maximum protection against sun, wind and side impact.
The 2GB sunglasses mp3 player + FM + REC: it can come with the full autosearching FM radio. Therefore, you can be able to listen to the wonderful FM programs you love very much whenever and wherever you want. As it has the A-B repeat reading function, it can help you rock your ear for many times you can do which includes the inner and outer recorder. It has the U disk without drive above WIN98 system. The top class polarizing lens can install optical lens in the same time and what is more, it can continuously work for over 10 hours. It can repeat the downloading music and support mp3 and WMA or other music format and so on.


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Samsung Galaxy S Deals – Cheap Options For Tempting Gadget

Samsung Galaxy S more than a smart phone is a power house of features, functions and most importantly you can get loads of applications for the handset which will certainly ease your life with enhanced smart phone experience. Samsung Galaxy S deals similar to the quality of the device is also loaded with numerous attractive offers. You can however get a Samsung Galaxy S for yourself in sim free module to use with sim only deals that are from the major network operators like Vodafone, Tmobile and several other reputed companies of the segment.

The handset however is also equipped with all the essential attributes making it an enviable telecommunication gadget. 4 inch large Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen provides the users a great display option and certainly is one of the largest display in the devices of its segment. Swype text input, touch sensitive controls, capability of accepting multi touch input and several other integrations and features of the device adds to the USP of the device. Available with 8 GB as well as 16 GB internal memory capacity the device is also avaible in the market with the pay as you go deals. These deals have their own benefits and advantages, extended control over mobile spending and liberty are some of the most sought for benefit over these deals.

With contract Samsung Galaxy s deals you get cash backs, free connections over the handset and you can even get the handset for free over some of the alluring plans on the device. With the integrated 5 mega pixel camera you can take high quality images and there is a secondary camera as well so that you can use it for making video calls. Based on Eclair the handset is very much upgradeable to Froyo so that you get the ultimate navigational experience over this mobile phones. All sorts of Samsung Omnia 7 deals are featured on the comparison portals where you can not only browse but even compare and book your deals.


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Have a closer look at Motorola's unique QWERTY messaging phone; the Backflip

With Android phones becoming increasingly popular Motorola’s new Backflip is flourishing. The device utilises a unique form factor to deliver an exclusive smartphone package brimming with class and functionality. Motorola has pre-loaded there phone with an Android OS which can be upgraded via the Android market, users can also enjoy the privileges of the MotoBlur interface which is very socially aware.

The Motorola Backflip has a 3.1 inch touch screen which makes the most of its 320 x 480 pixel resolution to produce a crisp picture. The touch technology is very receptive and the interface is easy to navigate; it integrates social networks such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter into the general user experience. The phone is packed with online aspects which include social networking, web browsing and access to an online store called the Android Market which is overflowing with thousands of applications for users to enrich there Backflip’s software. Connecting to the internet is possible with the in-built 3G and Wi Fi technology and cellular networks are covered by EDGE/GPRS technology.

A built-in accelerometer allows the UI to flip to landscape mode where access to the flip out keyboard allows users to compose messages and e-mails in record times while web browsing is a much richer experience. With its Android based platform, the Motorola Backflip has a WebKit browser which enables users to save web pages as bookmarks or shortcuts which can be directly accessed from the home screen. Being a QWERTY messenger phone, the Backflip is packing tons of messaging support with e-mail and social networking capabilities. Sites like Facebook and Twitter can be interacted with while the set up process for e-mail account management is simple and fast.

A 5MP digital camera has been well equipped with LED flash, auto-focus and 4x digital zoom. It is able to capture high resolution videos at 24 fps and still imagery which can be shared across a range of social networks and sharing sites like YouTube and Facebook. Users have a huge selection of image editing tools and settings to play with which optimize the whole experience. Watching videos and viewing photos is quite a pleasant experience with the screens impressive contrast ratio. The video player is capable of playing in a number of formats while the phones music player has integrated support for FM radio. An expandable memory allows users to form a large collection of music and video files, while a 3.5mm AV connection enables the use of headphones so users can listen to there music collection on the go.

The Motorola Backflip also provides a microUSB connection and Bluetooth for compatible hardware communications and a calendar which can be synched with your PC. Motorola has also included A-GPS with Google Maps for those who need a little help getting from A-B.

With access to a variety of online services, the Motorola Backflip is well connected. The phones unique form factor and advanced messaging support are the its key selling features while the phones accessibility is without question.


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Electronic Cigarettes – An Effective to fight Smoking Addiction

Smoking is totally different addiction as compare to other two types of addiction that is alcohol or drug. Addiction related to smoking is also different than other types because it not only kills the smoker but it also severely damages the health of people living in tobacco smoke. Although, in developed and modern societies, the sale of tobacco to teen agers is prohibited but in many Asian countries and third world countries, despite of the fact that laws are present but still tobacco is sold to younger people without any hesitation.
There are many ways to leave the deadly habit of smoking only if a person himself wants to leave his habit which not only hampers his professional life but also put an adverse affect on his social life. There was a time when light cigarettes were introduced and it was believed that light cigarettes will help many people to quit smoking but as you know that tobacco is present in its original form in light cigarettes as well so the method faced failure as far as leaving of smoking is concerned.
In recent years another method is introduced by different companies in an attempt to help people addicted to smoking. The product is known as electronic cigarettes. As the name suggests, an e-cig does not require any burn or lighting for use. Normally it consists of three parts i.e. rechargeable battery, cartridge and an atomizer. These three components of an electronic cigarette provide an opportunity to its user to enjoy smoking without damaging his health or health of his loved ones around him.
The only problem with electronic cigarettes is that these are not yet approved by FDA or any other regulatory body. Also at the moment, study has been conducted too and this is the main reason that you can’t find e-cigs commonly in your neighborhood but once it is approved; it will be the best product for in treatment of addiction related to smoking.
To find best electronic cigarette, the internet can be considered as the best place. You will many reliable resources over the internet offering their services to deliver you the electronic cigarette at your door step even without charging shipping cost etc.  top rated electronic cigarette Cost of best electronic cigarette on the market varies and depends on reputation of the manufacturer. Usually price of e-cigarettes starts from $100 and goes up to $200 dollar or more. If you are a smoker or someone close to you wants to leave smoking habit, try electronic cigarette and you will be on road to a healthy life very soon.


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Motorola Brings A Touch Of Charm"" To India

Motorola Brings a Touch of CHARM to India
Smartphone packs three-way navigation, innovative applications, social graces and Aircel offer1 into a pocketable design with Android 2.1
NEW DELHI Motorola Mobility India Private Limited today launched Motorola CHARM, a touch screen QWERTY smartphone that packs a social networking punch with Android 2.1, a compact design and a unique BACKTRACK feature that makes screen navigation even more intuitive.
Motorola strives to excite the Indian consumer with the three-way navigation capability – touch screen, QWERTY keyboard and the BACKTRACK making messaging, browsing, social networking fast and easy., said Faisal Siddiqui, country head of India, Motorola Mobility. CHARM offers a compact design, easy handling and all the features you would expect from a smartphone. Enjoy sophistication and business functionality, effortless navigation with intuitive gestures with the CHARMs large display and keyboard.
The BACKTRACK navigation pad, located on the back of the smartphone directly behind the home screen, is similar to a laptop touch panel and enables an unobstructed view of the web, texts, e-mails and news feeds.
Motorola Charm features:
The Best of QWERTY and TOUCH a 7.1cm (2.8inch) TFT full touch display with a full QWERTY keyboard, allowing the user to quickly flick, tap and scroll through menus, apps and web pages2&4 and also easily reply to emails, IMs and texts2&4.
Allows for Personalisation Seven home screen panels, customizable widgets of live content2&4, live wallpapers2&4; plus there are new toggle widgets with on/off shortcuts to WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth3&4 and more. Some widgets like calendar, photo and sticky note are even resizable.
Connected Music Player Truly connected to the internet, it gives the user music interface to browse/play local music and search for songs2&4. Lyrics and album artwork are quickly synchronised2&4 as a song is played. Recommend songs to friends, watch online music videos2&4, listen to internet FM radio stations & identify songs2&4.
Best of Google and the Web Full HTML browser, 3G/HSDPA, WiFi and Google Maps, YouTubeTM and Google Search and access to thousands of apps on Android Market, and an Adobe Flash enabled web browsing experience to view most of todays content-rich sites
Additional features include:
Pinch to zoom functionality and two-finger swipe to easily surf the web and sort through photos
Bands/Modes: 900/2100 and 850/2100, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps (Category 5/6), EDGE Class 12, GPRS Class 12, HSUPA 2.0 Mbps, eCompass/aGPS, Version 2.0+EDR
Dimensions: 67.00(x) 67.00(y) 17(z)
11.5mm thin with Cornings robust scratch-resistant Gorilla glass
Talk time of up to 357 mins and Standby Time of up to 365 hrs
Messaging/web/apps: MMS, SMS, Email (Corporate Sync, POP3/IMAP embedded, Push Email) IM, Android HTML WebKit with Adobe Flash Lite 3
Audio: Internet Radio4, AAC, AAC+, AAC+ Enhanced, AMR NB, MP3, WMA v9
Video: Capture/Playback/Streaming, H.264, MPEG4, WMV v9
Camera: Capture sharp photos with 3 megapixel, Digital Zoom and KODAK PERFECT TOUCH technology for better, brighter pictures
Memory: Expandable up to 32GB, 2GB card included in-box
Connectivity: 0.35cm (3.5mm), USB 2.0 HS
Bluetooth: Stereo Bluetooth3&4 Class 2, version 2.1 + EDR
Location Services: aGPS (assisted) 4
CrystalTalkTM PLUS for enhanced audio and call quality with a second microphone for increased voice quality while filtering out background noise
Fast corporate email push to the device for quick inbox updates
Availability
Motorola CHARM is available in India in association with Aircel at a Best Buy5 price of Rs 13,990 (MRP: Rs 15,990). With Motorola CHARM you get a 2GB microSD card in-box and you can choose any one Aircel offer1:-
Get an Aircel Prepaid connection and enjoy upto 9GB download to be consumed in 3 months PLUS 150 Aircel to Aircel local minutes. To activate this offer, please SMS SMART PI to 54343 from your Aircel number or,
Get an Aircel Postpaid connection and enjoy upto 1 GB per month download for 6 months. To activate this offer visit the nearest Aircel Store1.
For additional information, please visit www.motorola.com/in or call 1800 3000 4343 or email info.in@motorola.com.

About Motorola
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to mobile and wireline digital communication devices that provide compelling experiences, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $22 billion in 2009. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.


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Phone Repairs ? Mobile Phone ? Telecommunication ? electronic

Mobile phones are very endless district of our lives now that we got to discovered the convenience and practicality of them. Given that piles did not originally like the portable telephone while it initial came out it is now an epidemic with heaps persons owning two or more portable telephones.

Most of us rely on our portable telephones to communicate with friends and gone are the days where you would got to to wait at neighborhood for your friend to call and if you had to go out for a minute we would usually miss the call. The kids are quiet in the car thanks to they have a toy to play with and if they are not communicating with friends they are playing few game on their phone or watching videos.

It is original to fashion how constant this tools has become given the practicality, usefulness and functionality. Still has there been part of sort of price for this today contraption taking considering everything in our daily lives. It seems there is no more privacy or secluded times without the mobile phone on the grounds that involved, families and couples spend chance on their telephones while having a kin meal and there just seems to be this ugly idea that there is a big brother involved somewhere as he locates you with your portable phone.

A lot masses are addicted to their portable phone and it seems this glimmering gadget could should its dark side not totally exposed yet. There has been a mention about radioactive waves but this was essentially put off by the telephone companies as a scare tactic, but what we really fancy to know is it true?

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Utilities Of Good Quality Cases For One's Personal Gadget

In the present days fast lifestyle it is very important to purchase a case for ones instrument or gadget. There are mainly two reasons for purchasing Netbook Case. The first reason being that the owner of the devices has become very much protective in the matter of their Netbook Case and the second reason is sellers have become very much active for selling their products to the customers who have bought a gadget for regular use. Whatever the cause may it be, it is very vital that one should be careful enough to protect his or her device so that one may use for longer term.

The Laptops have improvised nowadays by Netbooks and that is why the necessity of Netbook Case arises. It is very useful to buy a Netbook Case, if somebody possesses a Netbook. Netbook case is prepared from leather, poly propylene etc. The demand for Netbook Case is of such type that leading manufacturers who produce specific cases as per the requirement of individual for the specific type and sell them. Prior to purchasing a Netbook Case one may search in the websites of for different Netbook Case produce companies? From the websites one may get all information regarding prices, size, specifications and shapes of the Netbook Case.

Notebooks, Laptops and Netbooks are all gadgets of electronic type which require special attention from the user who utilize them. It is vital that one must take sufficient care of ones gadget, as because one may keep it in running condition for longer period of time, and its efficiency does not deteriorate with the passage of time. All these are portable type of devices, it is of utmost importance that portable thing is preserved in a suitable case. The same argument stands for laptop also and Laptop briefcase is very popular among them who always carry laptop along with them while making outdoor activities. The Laptop briefcase protects ones laptop from all types of climatic conditions. Excessive cold, heat or humidity may cause harmful effect on ones laptop and Laptop briefcase is the ideal solution which can safeguard ones beloved instrument from being damaged. The Laptop briefcase is also very useful when one undertakes journeys for different places and needs ones laptop along with him or her. In all such journeys ones laptop remains in secured condition when it rests inside the Laptop briefcase and does not faces the hazards likes being dropped or hit, or being jostled.


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The author lives in USA and he is very much experienced about different storage cases like Laptop briefcase and Netbook Case.