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The Value of Digitizing Organizational Data

September 10, 2013 |

One of the main products of most organizations in this “information economy” is data. Often this data is essential to the entities success, enabling it to respond to constituent inquiries, be they transactional or compliance related. At the same time, there are retention and disaster recovery requirements organizations must address. These requirements, combined with the need for productivity gains, are why digitizing paper and microfiche records is in such demand.

Leading organizations have taken the initiative and are now converting documents and fiche into digital files. In most cases these organizations look a competent partner to successfully deliver on this task. Selecting such a competent vendor can be a daunting task.  This selection challenge is complicated by the “noise” vendors project that, if not carefully assessed, can lock you team into proprietary solutions or require it to “shoehorn” it’s processes into the vendors “solution”.

So, what are the key points to consider when selecting … Read More

ASUS unveils Blu-ray drives and Active Noise cancelling headphones

March 3, 2011 |

ASUS has some entertainment products getting ready to be introduced at CBIT 2011.These include Blu-Ray drives with advance media format compatibility, 3D playback, smartphone remote control functionality and USB 3.0-based high speed write performance. To add to the color there are all new active noise cancelling headphones, designed to provide high quality portable personal audio.

The new ASUS O!Play BDS-700 Blu-ray player uses Qdeo video post-processing to deliver clear, vivid images in native high definition and upscaling of 480p DVD  content. An independent audio- only HDMI port on the BDS -700 guarantees improved high definition audio performance through a dedicated channel. The ASUS NC1 compact active noise cancelling headphones use technology that eliminates up to 87% of ambient noise. A fold- flat and lightweight 130g form factor allows for convenient storage in the included touring case for easy portability. Active noise cancelling performance lasts a typical 100 hours on a single battery, while the NC1 … Read More

AMD introduces new systems and technology track for embedded customers

March 1, 2011 |

AMD has announced a new line of products and tools for embedded customers. These offerings extends over products, software, design and sales support. These also include the immediate availability of three new low- power processors for the AMD Embedded G-series platform, as well as the new Systems and Technology track for the AMD Fusion Partner Program that is aimed at embedded solutions providers.The new addition for the AMD Embedded G-series platform allows deeply embedded or “headless” systems. These don’t require a graphics solution , to take advantage of the new “Bobcat” CPU core. These new processors are available in 5W and 18W power bands and provide a set of advanced computational features not available in the X86 solutions.

As for the new systems and technology track for the AMD Fusion Partner Program, it offers embedded solutions providers personalized incentives and tools, training and technical enablement resources that align with their individual business objectives. This program … Read More

Nvidia Tegra officially launched

March 1, 2011 |

Nvidia announced that Tegra zone app is now on the Android market, providing a single place for consumers seeking the richest games of their super phone or tablet powered by Nvidia Tegra 2 mobile super chip.This free app delivers a curated selection of Tegra processor- optimized games, as well as professional game reviews, high-res screenshots, HD video trailers, gameplay videos and many other features. Sale and delivery of the selected games are through Google’s Android market. Games on Tegra Zone app are enhanced for Tegra 2 super chip powered devices, and are more realistic and interactive. Among those selected as launch titles are Dungeon Defenders, Samurai II: Vengeance and Galaxy on Fire 2 THD.

The Tegra 2 super chip is finding a large and ever expanding market, particularly among those interested in console- quality gaming on their mobile device. It is built with the world’s first mobile dual-core CPU which packs together the best Web … Read More

AT&T advanced Ad solutions unveils ShopAlerts for location based Marketing service featuring special offers from leading national brands

February 28, 2011 |

AT&T Advanced Ad solutions and Placecast has announced an agreement to provide ShopAlerts by AT&T, which are special offers delivered to consumers through their mobile phones when they are near a participating store or brand. This unique mobile messaging service will be available for AT&T customers in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Fransisco.ShopAlerts  service will provide consumers with valuable offers, rewards, and coupons based on their specific geographic location. Participating consumers receive relevant marketing messages when they are inside a geo-fence, benefiting both consumers and marketers. These messages are also enhanced with information such as weather, traffic, and local shopping area details to more effectively engage consumers. The initial presenting sponsors will be HP, Kmart, JetBlue, SC Jhonson, Kibbles ‘n Bits, Nature’s Recipe and the National Milk Mustache “got milk” campaign.

This program combines the location based technology platform and the expertise of San-Fransisco based Placecast with having a large subscriber base, … Read More

Motorola Atrix 4G Comes to AT&T

February 22, 2011 |

Finally Motorola Atrix 4G has finally come to AT&T. The carrier just put on sale one of the most powerful smartphones which is paired with an optional laptop dock so that the user can enjoy the wonderful computing power virtually anywhere.

This Android wonder can be purchased directly from the carrier for a $199.99 after signing in for a two year contract. For extra options, interested people can pay another $15 per month for a 200MB DataPlus plan or $45 monthly for a Data Pro 4GB plus tethering plan, according to the user’s needs.

Besides these one would also have the options of laying their hands over the smartphone at Amazon which lists the same HSPA+ device for $50 less with a 24-hour ship time. For those interested in just the laptop dock, they should better get it now because it’s offered with the handset in a $499bundle and when the same laptop dock … Read More

InboxQ released to pick up Q&A on Twitter

February 18, 2011 |

Start up company Answerly has released a browser extension named InboxQ that delivers a stream of questions from Twitter to the user. The fact that Twitter is presently a platform for a lot of Q&A activity  and that this can be used inventively for connecting businesses and brands to customers has lead to the development of this platform.

Once the plug in is downloaded, users can set up campaigns, share questions, answer and even track these answers.The use of natural language processing software helps to detect real questions and yields answers of relatively high quality. Together,InboxQ’s sharing features lets users to refer a question to any of the Twitter followers via a direct message.

Being the first in class, InboxQ is sure to get more of Twitter as a Q&A service. There are examples of brands which have picked up Twitter usage exponentially following the use of InboxQ. Maybe, InboxQ has a role to … Read More

iPhone App to Fight Skin Cancer Launched

November 26, 2010 |

SunSmart, the new iPhone app will now alert you on how long you can bask under the sun without risking your body to potential cancer causing ultraviolet rays. This will be a boon for Australians as deaths due to skin cancer surpasses those killed in road accidents in Australia. Shockingly two in three Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they reach 70 years of age.

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SHOWWX+ Laser-Pico Projector Unveiled

November 24, 2010 |

MicroVision Inc unveiled the second generation laser pico projector, the SHOWWX+. With SHOWWX+ you can project from your mobile device 50% brighter at 16:9 widescreen resolution.  “We’re on a mission to eliminate the squinting and huddling that occurs when mobile device users share content,” said Alexander Tokman, CEO of MicroVision.

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HP Named The Former SAP Executive As Their CEO

October 1, 2010 |

Léo Apotheker was selected as the president and chief executive officer by the Hewlett-Packard’s board of directors. This is the third time that HP chooses an external candidate as the CEO over a decade. The present CEO of HP Mark Hurd was compelled to resign as he got involved in sexual-harassment and expense-reporting scandal on August 6. Apotheker will take over from Mark Hurd on November 1.

Apotheker who is 57 year old, was CEO of the German software giant SAP from 2008 to 2010. He worked in SAP for almost 19 years and resigned in February in the midst of chaos over poor earnings. He’ll also be a part of HP’s board of directors. Apotheker’s appointment as the CEO has raised mixed reactions. The corporate customers will be happy as Apotheker is well-known among those executive circles. Apart from that SAP works closely with HP’s enterprise hardware, software and consulting … Read More

Blackberry Tablet May Be Out By Next Week

September 22, 2010 |

BlackBerry maker Research In motion Ltd. is all set to unveil its new tablet computer by next week. The tablet named BlackPad scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of this year will be powered by a QNX operating system replacing its recently revamped BlackBerry 6 OS.

The Blackberry tablet ‘BlackPad’ will feature a 7-inch touch screen and one or two built-in cameras. It would feature bluetooth and broadband connection facilities, but will only be able to connect to cellular networks through a BlackBerry smartphone. The RIM tablet manufactured by Quanta Computer, Taiwan, will run on chips from Santa Clara, Calif.-based Marvell Technology Group Inc.

The introduction of a tablet and new operating system come at a critical time for Research In Motion as it faces tough competition from Apple iPhone and Android based smartphones. BlackBerry’s share of worldwide smartphone sales fell to 18% in the second quarter of this year compared … Read More

World’s Fastest Microprocessor Z196 From IBM Will Be Available By September 10

September 6, 2010 |

For those who think of computing speed saturation, here is IBM’s fastest microprocessor in the world. The chip will be available for customers from September 10. The z196 microprocessor chip in the new version of IBM mainframe zEnterprise systems clocks at a blitzkrieg 5.2Ghz, enabling huge business work loads and transactions such as banks, retailers and so on.

IBM invested more than $1.5 billion and more than three years of collaboration with IBM’s  top clients around the world to develop the new zEnterprise technology with z196 chip. The zEnterprise system is the most powerful commercial IBM system ever. The central controller z196 is a four core chip containing 1.4 billion transistors on a 512 square mm surface designed by IBM engineers in Poughkeepsie, NY with contributions from IBM labs in India, Germany and Israel and is manufactured with IBMs 45 nanometer SOI processor technology.

The improved performance is the result of IBMs  patented eDRAM technology allowing … Read More