Friday, November 8, 2013

The Digital World Is Embracing Mobile Technology

Introduction of new and advanced technologies have brought a great revolution in the digital world. The technology of mobile comes under such great technologies. The use of mobiles is no more limited to the deliverance of personal messages. The advancements in mobile technology and their uses have surprised us to a greater extent, both negatively as well as positively.
Mobile technology has played a dynamic role for education. Students can access Internet through the great technology of mobile broadband. This permit students and researchers to do research whenever and wherever they want.
Observing the way of giving out news, mobile technology now allows us to get breaking news as soon as possible. An individual can now make quick and informed decisions via real time information by mobile technology. The amazing features of Wi-Fi and GPRS have provided the facility of using Internet anywhere and anytime.
As far as the global commerce is concerned, mobile technology has allowed us to market the data we require, by using our mobile phones. Besides that, the introduction of 3G technology has developed the way of conducting business by introducing the characteristics of video calls, sharing large files and browsing the Internet. Among other developments, Promotion of products and brands via mobile is becoming very much active in the world. It's one of the prominent developments in business in the digital world. It has been found out that the Web and Mobile Marketing are the most productive marketing sources in the digital media.
It's been expected that the total global IT would increase by nearly six per cent this year. This is expected to happen by means of mobile and other social technologies.
It has also been mentioned in a research that the technologies are finally being integrated with each other, such as cloud with mobile, mobile with social networking, social networking with big data and real-time analytics.
Thus, with the increasing number of masses using mobile technology, projects are reaching a wider pool of prospective clients. On the other hand, mobile banking has let the bankers live an easier life as the convenience in transferring money saves a lot of time.
Mobile technology has become a great helper of people in emergencies as well. According to a research in 2009, 71% of men and 77% of women used their mobiles in their emergency situations.
However, if the proper precautions are not taken regarding the use of mobile technology, one can face a great loss personally as well as in other means. Among many others, one true example is the exposure of valuable data to unauthorized people. Care should be taken for the security of data.
The use of the developing mobile technology depends completely on an individual and the society. It's our responsibility to make a positive use of this technology. When used negatively, it has a great power to destroy a good part of the world and when used positively, it has the greatest power to let us move ahead and get more advanced in the world of technology.
Brian is a freelance tech writer and avid screenwriter who works with a lot of cool gadgets and technology. Visit his website, to receive free screenwriting help and filmmaking career advice.

Thursday, October 31, 2013


What is technology? I bet that everyone you ask will give you a different definition, depending on the things he/she uses. I'm sure your mother will tell you that technology makes her life easy because of all the gadgets that were invented, your younger brother will say technology means latest generation computers and high detailed games, you will probably say that it is your mobile phone. I will say for me technology is semi-cocked food. It was probably the best invention ever. But it's just me.
So, we have established how we, the mortals, see technology. But wouldn't be really interesting to see what it really is? Well it deals with how a species customs and knowledge of instruments meant to ease the life and how it affects its capability to fit into the environment. This is a general definition.
We, the humans see it as a result of the interaction of different sciences and engineering.
Technology is one of those terms that actually cannot be defined. It cam mean everything from a main board to a way of organizing a factory. It can refer to practically everything, because all of the things around us were, at a certain point technological breakdowns.
How can we use it? As such, in specific areas like "medical technology", describing only one aspect of science or in expressions like "state-of-the-art-technology", which is by far more abstract.
We have used technology for as far as we existed. It is in our blood to discover all kinds of things meant to ease our life. And if they do not exist, you can bet wee will invent them. Starting with the discovery of fire and with the adaptation of all the things we find in nature to our needs and ending with the World Wide Web and the space satellites launched into the orbit, we managed to turn everything in our favor. And that is technology. Well, as our ancestors used to say, since the invention of the wheel we've learned a great deal about controlling our environment.
Technology is every ware around us, permitting us to interact at a global scale. Imagine that! With just a click you can see your friend from the other side of the world in real time. Not just talk to her, but see her, see what she does and how she reacts.
But technology brought upon us a great curse too. We didn't invent only good things. There are a lot of destructive gadgets that do not ease our existence, but only complicate it, or end it. Bang-Bang! And that's not your kid's gun, but a real one that can end your life in a heart beat.
All in all technology is what makes the world go round every day. Well, not exactly. Magic, or the laws of nature make that. Technology is everything else, all the things that can't be blamed on magic. Ant that's about 99,9% of the things that you use in life. So, VIVA Technology.
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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Internet Services at Technology Parks

Technology Parks have successfully differentiated their property marketing by customizing their services and infrastructure to meet the needs of their tenants who mostly consist of tech companies. A survey conducted by AGIT Consulting however, has been done to various technology parks around the world to determine the effectiveness of its Internet services which includes offerings of broadband, IPTV, wireless network and such. What was glaringly clear was that tenants of technology parks from Ireland, UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and India are not too overly satisfied with the service offerings in their parks. In fact, except for a few tech parks, Internet services remains much the same as it is outside the park. The result of this survey is intended to highlight to management of technology parks as well as to potential investors who may consider locating to Technology Parks
Science Technology Parks (STPs) have mushroomed all over the world since 1950s beginning with the first establishment in Silicon Valley at the University of Stanford. Initially, the purpose of developing STP was to generate income. Today, however, Technology Parks are considered as an essential tool for economic development. Such a tool is even more needed in a country such as Malaysia whose economy is entering a stage of transformation from Agricultural and Manufacturing based to one which is a knowledge driven.
Technology Parks are sometime referred to by others as Research Parks, Technopole, Technology Precinct and various others. For the purpose of this report, STP is defined in accordance with the definition given by the International Association of Science Park (IASP) which clearly stated that "Science and Technology Parks are the perfect habitat for businesses and institutions of the global knowledge economy. Science & Technology Parks promote the economic development and competitiveness of regions and cities by:
o Creating new business opportunities and adding value to mature companies
o Fostering entrepreneurship and incubating new innovative companies
o Generating knowledge-based jobs
o Building attractive spaces for the emerging knowledge workers
o Enhancing the synergy between universities and companies..
The quintessential composition of a Science Technology Park is that it should be designed with the following objectives
1. to encourage the formation and growth of knowledge based organizations who are normally residents on site
2. to have links among its tenants consisting of Universities, Research Institutions and Companies
3. to have other value added services together with high quality space and facilities
The last objective will be the focus of this report. Various STPs have declared that the services and facilities, ie the infrastructure, provided by their parks are of high quality, if not of world class. Such are the claims made by STPs from Edinburgh Technopole , Northern Ireland Science Park and various others. The definition of quality should also mean that the physical infrastructure provided by the STPs meets the requirement of its customers or in this case, the tenants in the park who consists of Multinationals and small medium companies both local and international. The objective of this report is to assess whether some of the Technology Parks' physical infrastructure are of high quality. One way of gauging this is by measuring the success of the Technology Parks itself, such as the number of tenants it generates compared to its goals. However, this proposal will instead conduct a research that will assess whether the physical infrastructure provided, have sufficiently met the requirements of its tenants through a survey. From the survey, evidence will also be gathered as to whether such infrastructure particularly the internet services which may consist of dial up, broadband, wireless and added value such as IPTV contributed to the country's economic development and growth.
Result of Study
Based on the result of the study with the assistance of a market research company, namely AGIT Consulting, summary of the findings are as folows:
70% of tenants in Irish Blanchardstown Tech Park are satisfied with their Internet services in general. While in Singapore with was 63% and in Malaysia it was 60%, the rest of the countries scored poorly with Thailand at 35% and India, Thailand and UAE at 10 and 15% respectively. The main reason of dissatisfaction in Ireland is due to the high cost of Internet and broadband in general and as one tenant illustrated, there was no difference between using Internet within or outside the park. Countries such as Malaysia and Singapore cited that cost and service efficiency as the main problem while in United Arab Emirates, tenants were more dissatisfied with the limited number of Internet Service Providers that are available to choose from. In India however, the main
Malaysia's tenant in Cyberjaya believes that the additional service providers that are available solely for Cyberjaya as well as the number of free wireless LAN service available were the main good points for Internet services within the park. In India, tenants of ITPL looks positively at the Internet services in terms of the price that it offers.
Most of the tenants consider Internet services as more important than the Transportation and utilities that are provided within their park except for tenants in Ireland where 62% considers electricity and water supply as more important. All tenants however regard as the location of the park as well as the amenities to be the utmost important issue when residing in the park.
Although IPTV has already made its entrance across the world, all of the tenants surveyed have yet to witness such service in their Park. WiMAX which is already available for some of the park was also not mentioned as the preferred use for Internet access. The broadband speed and price are considered the important element when choosing their Internet Service Providers as oppose to the brand or customer service of the ISP. In Malaysia, TMnet is the preferred broadband service however, most tenants are eager to subscribe to its competitor P1 who deploys WiMAX. Most subscribers of tenants across the countries prefer the country's main broadband service providers.
The full scale of the report, which also looks into the category of companies involved and the weight that tenants put on the importance of services can be obtained from AGIT Consulting at
Zamri Yeop Zainon, MBA, Director AGIT Consulting