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May 26, 2011 by

Fuzzy logic won't do in tech

Earlier this week, local papers reported that access to information--on bus arrival times--used in Singapore third-party mobile apps had been cut off by the country's primary bus operator, SBS Transit. Over 10 of such apps including SG Buses, SG NextBus and ShowNearby, with a user base of 1 million, had relied on SBS Transit's Intelligence Route Information System (Iris) to provide the data.

May 19, 2009 by

London Underground gets online departure boards

I just received an email from Transport for London, making me aware of its new online departure boards service for the Tube.I have to say, it may work well but I can't see the point, unless you're hanging around outside a Tube station having a cigarette, wondering when you can steal that last puff.

July 31, 2007 by

iPhone SPAM can cost you

This tip was shared with me over IM from Eric Nix:I had a pleasant surprise after returning from a trip to London. I forgot to turn the email autocheck off on my iPhone while traveling.

May 5, 2006 by

You Know Your CRM System is Screwed Up When.....

High-touch CRM can bring a lot of benefits to companies that want to reach out to customers with that personal touch, even in otherwise impersonal businesses like high-tech retail. But implementing the system correctly is often harder than it looks, at least to judge by the email I got from  Epson America this morning (May 5, 2006):  Dear Joshua Greenbaum,Your Epson $20.

March 22, 2006 by

A Texas-sized e-mail decision goes to Domino

More good news....IBM announced last weekthe awarding of a state-widecontract for e-mail and collaboration in the State of Texas...Initially13 state agencies, representing 65,000 seats, signed a letter of intentto participate in this agreement and have been actively involved throughoutthe procurement process. ...We have created a new and repeatableapproach to the delivery of email solutions across state government andhave used DIR's purchasing volume to leverage the benefits to local governmentand education. This is a good deal for Texas," said Larry Olson, ChiefTechnology Officer for the State of Texas. The contractwill deploy Lotus Domino and other IBM Workplace family software on theback-end, and offer users a choice of Lotus Notes, Microsoft Outlook, orweb-based access to e-mail services.More coverage in the AustinAmerican-Statesman, which reports,"IBM beat out Electronic Data Systems Corp., Sun Microsystems Inc.and Microsoft Corp. " and in

June 16, 2004 by

Romania leads outsourcing charge

Eastern European, Middle-Eastern and Asian nations were in London this week to pitch for outsourcing business. Although it can't match the tax-free incentives of some states, Romania reckons it has other benefits to offer

February 5, 2003 by

Opera 7 for Windows

Current Opera users should definitely upgrade. Everyone else: evaluate this browser using the ad-free download period.

May 1, 2002 by

U.K. lawmakers push to split BT

Regulatory action may be taken against British Telecommunications in an attempt to increase competition in the United Kingdom's broadband market, according to an influential group of lawmakers. The select committee has urged the Office of Telecommunications--the U.K. telecom regulator known as Oftel--and its forthcoming replacement, the Office of Communications (OFCOM), to consider separating BT's network business from the rest of the company. The network is BT's physical infrastructure--including local exchanges and cables--as opposed to its service-based operations, such as BTopenworld. One of the benefits of this separation, the committee believes, is that it might bring down broadband prices. The committee's advice was delivered in a report published Wednesday; it echoes a widespread belief among BT's competitors, which say broadband prices would likely fall if a third party owned BT's fixed-line network. BT isn't permitted to sell any products at a loss--an attempt to prevent the company undercutting rivals to boost market share. ZDNet U.K.'s Graeme Wearden reported from London. To read the full story visit ZDNet U.K.

February 12, 2002 by

Dell laptops to hold GPRS wireless

LONDON--Dell Computer customers in the United Kingdom will soon have notebooks equipped with wide-area wireless access. From mid-March, U.K. consumers will be able to order laptops with GPRS (Global Packet Radio Service) connections that provide always-on, wide-area wireless access to the company network or the Internet. The key benefits will be the ability to send and receive e-mail, browse the Web, and access corporate databases from almost anywhere in the United Kingdom. Later, as roaming agreements fall into place, the service also will be available in other European countries. --Charles McLellan, ZDUK


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