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February 22, 2008 · 4:07 am
Market analyst IDC predicts that the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) spending and growth for the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) region fuelled largely by continued disruption with dynamic market changes driving new or more focused segmentation in vertical markets.
“In particular, government spending will accelerate due to digital inclusion and new digital demands from a more savvy population,” said Graeme Muller, Head of IDC’s Asia/Pacific Predictions Committee. “While governments will typically lead digital inclusion efforts, strong participation from ICT vendors is expected as part of their corporate social responsibility programs.”
IDC predicts the ICT market in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) to reach US$154 billion in 2008
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August 19, 2007 · 11:55 am
By Charles Storch
08/18/07 4:00 AM PT
The MacArthur foundation is accepting applications until Oct. 15 in two categories: one for “entrepreneurs and builders of new digital environments for informal learning,” with prizes of $250,000 and $100,000; the other for “communicators in connecting, mobilizing, circulating or translating new ideas around digital media and learning,” with prizes from $30,000 to $75,000. Winners are to be announced in January.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation continues to pour money into explorations of digital media and virtual worlds — and we’re not talking Linden dollars here.
The giant Chicago philanthropy is creating prizes totaling US$2 million to recognize innovation in digital media and learning. It also is funding a series of programs at the Second Life Community convention, to be held Aug. 24-26 in Chicago. (For the uninitiated, Linden dollars are the currency of that online virtual world known as Second Life.)
MacArthur said the new awards are part of the five-year, $50 million program it announced last fall to explore the influence of digital technologies on young people’s learning, play and civic participation.
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August 16, 2007 · 3:39 pm
Increasing connectivity will change how and where we labor—even the very notion of an employer.
You have no idea how you’d get any work done on business trips if you didn’t have a laptop. You can’t remember quite how you lived without your BlackBerry. Your cell phone might as well be surgically attached to your ear, it’s so crucial to your job. Then there’s the Internet. It’s hard to conceive of getting through the day without Google (GOOG )—or, if you’re under 40, text messaging or even joining Facebook to stay in touch with your extended network of colleagues. In just a decade or less, technology sure has done a number on the way you work, hasn’t it?
Well, brace yourself. Over the next decade, the relentless march of computer power and Net connection speeds will bring more profound changes to work than anything we’ve seen so far. Consider just a few of the breakthroughs technology visionaries think we’re likely to see in coming years. Picture Apple’s (AAPL ) slick iPhone shrunk down to the size of a credit card. Then imagine it can connect not only to your contacts on the latest social network but also to billions of pea-sized wireless sensors attached to buildings, streets, retail products, and your co-workers’ and business partners’ clothes—all sending data over the Net to you.
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July 18, 2007 · 7:05 pm
No Mention of Social Networks or Virtual Worlds for Enterprises or do they just lump this under Web 2.0 ?
Springboard Research Releases its “Top Ten Trends in Enterprise IT” Webcast
To view the on-demand Webcast that accompanies this press release, please go to http://www.springboardresearch.com/webcast_registration.html (registration required)
Singapore – July 18, 2007 – Springboard Research, a leading innovator in the IT Market Research industry, today announced that is has released its latest Webcast detailing the “Top Ten Trends in Enterprise IT” that technology vendors can expect to see in the next 12 to 18 months.
The predictions (in-depth coverage of each prediction is provided in the Webcast) are:
1. Consumer technology will influence Enterprise IT
2. Web 2.0 hype to continue
3. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to become broadly accepted
4. Wireless Internet will drive Enterprise Mobility solutions
5. Service-oriented architecture (SOA) to become mainstream in Enterprise IT
6. Green IT will become important
7. Open Source will be broadly accepted to become business as usual
8. Strong Business Intelligence demand will lead to real-time analytics
9. IT for emerging markets will flow back to the developed world
10. Indian IT firms will make bold acquisitions
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June 30, 2007 · 2:46 pm
Geek Terminal may have to rethink their new power distribution system….U.K. firm Jade Integration has unveiled a computer so small, it fits into a wall socket and is powered via Ethernet. The Jack PC, a rival to the smallest PC in the world, can hook up to a standard monitor, keyboard, and mouse, and runs Windows CE, the stripped-down version of Windows often used in portable devices. It comes with up to 64 MB of flash memory and 128 megs of RAM, so don’t expect to play second life or Half-Life 2 on it, but it should be able to handle basic Internet functions decently.
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June 18, 2007 · 2:42 pm
ChainFusion are seeking dynamic individuals with the desire to excel and an inclination to work in a fast paced environment in our Singapore Regional HQ:
– Possess a diploma/degree in Marketing, Computer Engineering or IT.
– 1-2 years of relevant working experience in software sales with basic
– Positive working attitude, self motivated and possess willingness to acquire
knowledge and skills. Must be a team player. Able to work independently.
– Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written to propose,
negotiate and win or grow existing business. Good MS office skills.
– Able to convey ideas clearly in written form and powerpoints.
– Thorough knowledge of the trends of computer industry, familiar with PC, servers.
– Willingness to travel abroad on assignments.
– Fluency in Mandarin Chinese or other languages is an advantage.
– Ability to relate web / internet technologies and Web 2.0 will be an added advantage.
Interested applicants, please send detailed resume to dao @ chainfusion dot com
This position is opened to Singaporean Citizens and Permanent Residents only.
| ChainFusion was founded in 2000 as one of the pioneering providers of online credit card services (VISA/MASTERCARD) through Citibank. From its beginnings in offering payment services, ChainFusion has grown to power merchants with e-business software and invested in R&D to develop a comprehensive suite of business applications.
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May 20, 2007 · 11:03 am
the digital movement have organised this event following their hugely successful Nexus 2007 event held earlier this year. TDM events and the supportive TDM community is rich with passion and ideas… it is no wonder Singapore is producing some incredible new Web 2.0 applications, social networks, products and services…many of which are receiving local and international media (in all forms) truly supportive coverage. These include; BAK2u, SharedCopy, Velvet Puffin, geek terminal, STOMP, sgentrepreneurs, muvee, ping.sg, BuyButtonz.com, IconnectE, bookjetty, harro, blurbme and Lion City, Second Life – the list goes on….
If you would like to feel the energy, share in the creativity and passion of this community, register to attend at the TDM wiki
For my international readers do keep an eye on the wiki and if you know of those considering investing in startups do look at what is happening in Singapore, surpises are around every corner.
Back to blogOUT! I am sure one of my favorite topic’s Second Life and Virtual Worlds developments will be vibrantly discussed also …
blogOUT! : Program Details
Date: 24th May, 2007, Thursday – Time: 6.30 pm – 10.00 pm – Venue: The Geek Terminal @ 55, Market Street
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May 15, 2007 · 3:29 pm
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