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.
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Sure it's easier to outsource your email marketing to a third-party company. But is it really worth the risk?
Everyone loves a good bargain, right? One Singapore startup is betting on the fact that most of us do when it came up with a proposition that will allow consumers to mutually benefit by banding together.
AT&T's apology, the arrival of the HTC Aria, the benefits of the cloud, a Google music service and free WiFi at Starbucks are today's top headlines. Get the rolling posts, RSS, or email.
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.
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.
Case study: London hospital trust benefits from new IT framework
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.
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 Public-CIO.com.
No benefits and it won't tackle terrorism, say London directors
Concerned emailers asking 'are you OK?'
Benefits outweigh risks and email will always be worse...
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
The boss of the mobile phone retailer has insisted that staff talk rather than email, and says there have been instant benefits
Almost half of employers would fire staff for misuse of email and Internet during working hours, according to a survey
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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.
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
Just when you thought it couldn't get worse...
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