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The Sony Ericsson K950i is a new breed of phone, plain and simple. It effectively moves away from the accepted standard of features that its predecessors have set and, as a result, has taken it to a new level and is in a class of its own. It has a host of features that people of every age could make use of, with some notable absentees that may put users off. Technologically, it is one of Sony Ericssons better phones and is well worth considering if you are on the look out fo...

Sony Ericsson K950i Worth More Than Just A Memory

Sony Ericsson K950i  Worth More Than Just A MemoryThe Sony Ericsson K950i is a new breed of phone, plain and simple. It effectively moves away from the accepted standard of features that its predecessors have set and, as a result, has taken it to a new level and is in a class of its own. It has a host of features that people of every age could make use of, with some notable absentees that may put users off. Technologically, it is one of "Sony Ericsson" s better phones and is well worth considering if you are on the look out for a new phone.Before you even pick the K950i up, it looks amazing. At 15mm thick, the phone is extremely practical, However, not everything follow suit where size is concerned. The screen, for example, is a fantastic 2.6 inches, is crystal clear and shows up colours very crisply. It also happens to be a touch screen and comes complete with stylus for ease of navigation. The buttons are quite small so the ability to touch your way to a menu on the screen proves to be a major plus point. It has to be said that the K950i has a long list of features. It has all the usual features, such as Bluetooth and FM radio, but others go above and beyond the call of duty. The MP3 player is of a high quality in itself, but also has add ons that makes it infinitely easier to use. The jog wheel on the side of the phone can allow you to find a song much quicker than you could using a scroll button. Track ID is also present so you can find out unknown song details from a few bars.If that doesnt float your boat, maybe the handwriting recognition feature will. Simply write using the stylus and the K950i will translate it into text, if your writing resembles printed lettering that is. Then theres the conference call facility, the top of the range web browser or the exceptional organizer functions. The list goes on.The K950i particularly stand out from the crowd because of the memory and battery power though. You get an incredible 4GB of memory and 7 plus hours call time. The K950i has more stamina than most other phones, which makes it easier to use if you tend to travel a lot or want a low maintenance phone. The memory is perfect for song storage. Despite all of the other features, I think most users will appreciate these the most. Most phone models have a few faults that any reviewer can pick on, but I can find very few with the K950i. The main problems with the Sony Ericsson K950i are not actually present in the phone, but rather what it lacks. It has no camera and no capability for video conferencing; the two features that are probably most in demand at the minute. This severely lets the phone down.The Sony Ericsson K950i is an exceptional phone, but lacks the complete package. Add a camera and it would do, but the fact it is missing degrades the phone slightly. However, the memory and battery are nothing to be sneezed at and should give two excellent reason as to why you should choose this phone.

Spyware Anti Virus: Why Anti Virus Spyware Remover Is Is A Must Have!

Spyware Anti Virus: Why Anti Virus Spyware Remover Is Is A Must Have!

Spyware and Adware has become such an epidemic that it is the latest target of NY Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. "Spyware and adware are more than an annoyance," Spitzer said in the statement. These fraudulent piece of code foul machines, undermine productivity and in many cases frustrate consumers' efforts to remove them from their PC. Always make sure you have a Anti Virus Spyware Remover in order to guard your privacy.How much do we really need Anti Virus Spyware Remover?Spyware?Spyware is the most troublesome piece of code to appear on the Internet in recent times. When Spyware infects a computer system, it may be the most troublesome thing to you. Spyware like Weather Bug and http://new.net are capable of paralyzing a computer system. Laws to regulate spyware are pending in many states and may take years to enforce. Spyware is installed on one computer and sends information to another computer.How we safeguard our personal data against malicious Spyware? The only way to protect our online privacy is to use Anti Virus Spyware Remover.You need to get some form of protection against Spyware. Spyware: Myth or Facts?If you start you Internet browser and the homepage that pops up is not the one that has been set by you. Your attempts to remove it fail or it comes back after removal. The smart thing to do is to get yourself a Anti Virus Spyware Remover. Anti Virus Spyware Remover are not hard to find, all you need is a Anti Virus Spyware Remover with a reputable reputation. So what are you waiting for?There are a plethora of Anti Virus Spyware Remover out there to choose from so I am actually going to make some recommendations at the end. Now that you know what Anti Virus Spyware Remover does, head on over to http://www.pc-tool.info/spyware-anti-virus/index.html and get a FREE SCAN!

Microsoft Dynamic CRM And Automatic Processes

Microsoft Dynamic CRM And Automatic Processes

Microsoft Dynamic CRM software puts many sales, marketing, and customer service processes on virtual autopilot, freeing up much more time and energy for the sales and marketing forces in your company to focus on what they need to do to open and close more sales for more money for your company. Telephone sales certainly get super-streamlined by the "Microsoft Dynamic" CRM, because all of the things that typically distract an agent from being on the telephone or cut into her telephone time are minimized or vaporized altogether. The automated processes that are set up and facilitated by Microsoft CRM are symbolic of a series of repetitive sales and marketing activities that, while vitally necessary, have typically fallen all too easily through the fissures.There is a wide array of mundane activities that the automated processes take care of. These include following up with uninterested prospects, contacting clients who have a record of buying at strategic, well-time intervals in order to keep your company in front of their face, getting more out of underachieving customers, and maintaining precise, detailed records on every call, even a call that resulted in a no one answered note. In short the Microsoft Dynamic CRM acts like a virtual administrative assistant and a virtual sales assistant. A single sales or marketing rep now becomes three or four people all merged into one.One of the most powerful of all of the Microsoft CRM automated features has to do with the sending of email. Instantaneous emailing of pertinent and up-to-the-minute information that a client or prospect should know about is merely a click of the mouse away. Another benefit of this capability is that one gets extremely effective and accurate targeted marketing. Every last drop of the stored information in the CRM database can be converted into targeted groups of prospects or clients or a mixture of the two. These groups can be set up for all kinds of parameters, from demographics to type of industry to kinds of products bought and used and even beyond. Inside sales forces can aim targeted communications at any one of these groups at any time. Furthermore, follow up telephone calls can be immediately schedule for the salesmen, and the calendar set to pop up and ding on the day, even if it was months away at the time of setting, when the rep needs to make the call. Field sales rep also benefit from Microsoft Dynamic CRM. Its equipped with synchronized remote abilities and direct access to a Net connection when a salesman is in the field. They can be much more focused, organized, and discerning in who they should stop to see and for what purpose.

5 New Communication Technologies To Supplement Email

5 New Communication Technologies To Supplement Email

Every business relies on effective communication with its customers. Communication doesn't just convey information, it inspires trust, builds credibility, stimulates involvement and generates loyalty. But in today's global, hi-tech, rapidly changing business environment, how do you ensure you're communicating effectively?THE BENCHMARK - FACE-TO-FACEThere's no doubt that face-to-face communication is the most effective method for most people. Why? Because of its two-way nature. It's about dialogue. Listeners are not passive participants. When someone talks to us, we send a continuous stream of responses back to them. Some are verbal, but many/most are not. These responses have the power to actually change the message being disseminated by the talker. What's more, they have the power to change how other listeners' interpret that message. (Similarly, other listeners have the power to change your interpretation.)Unfortunately, however, the global nature of business makes it impossible to conduct face-to-face meetings for every communication. So what are the alternatives? Specifically, what are the alternatives offered by technology?EMAIL - THE STARTING POINTThe benefits of email are numerous and well known, and include (but are not limited to):Email is an excellent mechanism for distributing information to people. It is fast and cost effective.It is incredibly convenient - you can readily communicate across time zones.It provides a useful electronic paper trail.It can save a great deal of time because most of the fluff surrounding a phone call (the social niceties) are seen as unnecessary in email.It allows recipients to read and respond to messages in their own time.The wording, grammar and punctuation in an email can be considered and edited before finally sending.But email does have its limitations:Its lack of social niceties is a double-edged sword. Without the benefit of other communication cues, it's sometimes hard to interpret the tone of an email, and this can make some messages ambiguous.It isn't ideal for critical communication. For many people, emails are not 'real-time' communication. We all have that unaddressed email sitting at the bottom of the list. Because emails are so easy to ignore, they're also easy to forget.Ironically, email's dissemination effectiveness has been one of the major impediments to its communication effectiveness. It's so easy to send emails - and they're so anonymous - that our inboxes are now flooded with SPAM. Consequently, emails are viewed with some suspicion. It's sometimes hard to identify legitimate emails, but it's very easy to just hit Delete.Because email senders are typically geographically (and often culturally) distant from their recipients, they have no immediate visual and aural cues to help them tailor the message as they type.But there's no need to 'throw out the baby with the bathwater'. Email is an excellent solution to many communication needs. And for those it is ill-equipped to handle, there are newer, more appropriate technologies that are built for the job...WEB 2.0 TECHNOLOGIES - THE PERFECT SUPPLEMENTWeb 2.0, a term coined by O'Reilly Media (an American media company) in 2004 refers, to a second-generation of internet-based services that let people collaborate and share information online in new ways.Web 2.0 technologies are well defined in www.wikipaedia.org, which suggests that these sites allow the users of the sites (members) to create and share content, including exploring and discussing ideas, opinions, initiatives and issues. Web 2.0 is all about communication. It is the evolution of the internet from an endless library of static pages to an endless world of conversations. These pages can be restricted to particular individuals (eg the executive), or open to all members. The only difference is that the interaction takes place in cyberspace, and those taking part can be sitting behind a keyboard just about anywhere on the planet.Importantly, a reader's understanding of the message in a Web 2.0 communication is determined, not just by the publisher, but also by the responses (e.g. comments) of the audience. What's more, the publisher's actual message tends to be far more fluid as it, too, is informed by the responses of the audience. In other words, Web 2.0 services are far more like face-to-face conversations than any communication technology before them.So what are these emerging technologies that we should be keeping an eye on? The two most notable are 'Wikis' and 'Blogs'. The following definitions are from http://www.wikipedia.org, an online encyclopaedia developed as a wiki.Wikis - A wiki is a type of website that allows users to easily add, remove or otherwise edit and change content. This ease of interaction and operation makes a wiki an effective tool for collaborative authoring. Examples include Wikipedia (wikipedia.com) and wikiwikiweb (http://www.wikiwikiweb.com).Blogs - A weblog, which is usually shortened to blog, is a type of online diary or journal which allows one to voice their opinion on something. Blogs often provide commentary or news and information on a particular subject. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media. Blogs are usually text based, but they can include photographs, videos or audio (podcasting). Blogs can be presented in a way that creates a conversation between users. As an example, see the Sydney Morning Herald travel blog (http://blogs.smh.com.au/lostintransit/).THE USES OF WEB 2.0As with face-to-face social gatherings and forums, online get togethers attract a broad spectrum of participants eager to engage, entertain, befriend, advise and lecture.It was reported in The Australian (Tuesday 8 August 2006) that the social computing element of Web 2.0 has recently been embraced by the US Government. The US State Department has started including blogs and other Web 2.0 concepts to deliver public information to citizens. It is also using wiki style services to improve information by permitting small expert communities to improve advisory services.The same article advised that Australias leading information advisory body, the Australian Government Information Management Office, had begun experimenting with the use of blogs, wikis and other Web 2.0 technologies.As new online social networks mushroom, they are becoming increasingly focused on niches, ideally suited to membership based organizations and the NFP sector. Examples of general public social networks include My Space (http://www.myspace.com), Classmates (http://www.classmates.com) and Bikely (bikely.com).OTHER USEFUL TECHNOLOGIESSMS - Short Message Service (SMS) is a service available on most digital mobile phones (and other mobile devices, e.g. a Pocket PC, or occasionally even desktop computers) that permits the sending of short messages between mobile phones, other handheld devices and even landline telephones.Podcast - Podcasting is the method of distributing multimedia files, such as audio or video programs, over the internet using syndication feeds, for playback on mobile devices and personal computers.Webinars - Web conferencing is used to hold group meetings or live presentations over the internet. In the early years of the internet, the terms "web conferencing" and "computer conferencing" were often used to refer to group discussions conducted within a message board (via posted text messages), but the term has evolved to refer specifically to "live" or "synchronous" meetings, while the posted message variety of discussion is called a "forum", "message board", or "bulletin board". A webinar is a seminar which is conducted over the World Wide Web. It is a type of web conferencing. In contrast to a Webcast, which is transmission of information in one direction only, a webinar is designed to be interactive between the presenter and audience. A webinar is 'live' in the sense that information is conveyed according to an agenda, with a starting and ending time. In most cases, the presenter may speak over a standard telephone line, pointing out information being presented on screen, and the audience can respond over their own telephones, preferably a speakerphone. Whilst not necessarily considered Web 2.0, Webinars can also be a useful mechanism for information distribution and discussion amongst membership based organizations and SMS can provide important or urgent confirmations.CONCLUSIONEmail is - and will continue to be - an incredibly useful and convenient communication tool. In fact, with the emergence of new technologies that are either more direct, more immediate, or more like face-to-face communication, email is improved. As businesses supplement their email usage with other communication technologies, email will be increasingly reserved for those communications to which it is ideally suited.

Cell Phone Accessory Guide - Killer Tips For Customizing Your Cell Phone With Accessories

Lets be honest. In todays day and age, a persons cell phone is literally an extension of their personality. With all of the mobile phone customization options and accessories available today, its easy to express yourself with your mobile phone.Is mobile phone customization for everyone? Of course not. Some people are simply content with a plain, boring, everyday cell phone. If youre one of those people, then this article isnt for you. However, if youre one of those who enjoy personalizing your stuff, this article will give you some great tips and ideas for making the most of your cell phone.The first (and easiest) way to customize your cellular phone is with ringtones and customized wallpaper. These are cheap and easy ways to make your cell phone stand out from the crowd.Another great cell phone accessory that you should check out is a customized faceplate. Faceplates usually arent very expensive and they can really work wonders when it comes to altering the appearance of your stock mobile phone.A favorite cell phone accessory of my daughter is a bling kit. She has decked out her phone top to bottom in fake diamonds and the thing looks like a million bucks. We dont go anywhere without someone commenting on her bling and asking where she bought it.Hopefully this article has given you a few cheap and easy ideas for cell phone accessories. Customizing your cellular phone doesnt have to cost a fortune and it certainly doesnt take much time. So, if youre like me and hate being like everyone else, take a few minutes to customize your cell phone with some cool ringtones and accessories. I guarantee that youll have a lot of fun with it and will be happy once youre finished. Enjoy!

Crm Mash-up Catch-up

A mash-up, sounds yummy, with gravy. But for anyone out there who doesn't know what a mash-up is, or what it has to do with Customer Relationships, it is about technology, and it's great with or without the gravy! Mash-ups are basically web applications that combine content from multiple sources and serves it up as an integrated information piece. For instance, in servicing a customer, you can build a page that has the customer information (your old legacy database), past purchasing activities (your less old legacy database), the store locations (new POS) and details of purchases (inventory system), weather and news clips for their customer's area (weather network, google news), status of customer order (UPS), and payment history (SAP). What customer rep wouldn't want access to that screen. Mmmmm........ Mash-ups are going to change the way everybody does business. Mostly because mash-ups are changing the way people view and use information on the Internet, generally, right now. As a result, customer expectations will translate into very rich and specific service experiences. The push for a customized customer experience will translate into software expectations that can deliver a familiar processing environment that is in the comfort zone and available where and when. Mash ups are an exciting genre of interactive web applications that draw upon content retrieved from multiple external data sources to create entirely new and innovative services. Salesboom.com delivers on demand CRM software on a web platform utilizing mash-up capacity. This facilitates development of powerful and efficient use of information resources in the improvement of processes in the business line along with incredible improvements in data contextualization and sharing. Salesboom incorporates standard tools such as AJAX, Javascript and XML and has separated application logic from presentation and reporting pieces to save processing resources and increase transaction times. This in turn allows Salesboom to deliver lightweight tools with rich features previously reserved for expensive, on-site applications. The greatest benefit is that Salesboom.com can create highly customized tools, and because the technology behind the mash-up is flexible, if the business or a process changes, it is possible to change pieces of code without having to rewrite or acquire a whole new software. There are some steps though in preparing for good mash-up presentation, and it is important for any business considering CRM solutions to consider the following: 1.Salesboom uses AJAX and COMET as programming tools, a move that increases responsiveness and user interaction2.Salesboom has a Professional Services Team that specializes in cleaning and preparing data for use in mash-ups. 3.Salesboom presents clean, intuitive interfaces in the form of Push Panels, that enable users to interact with the web mash up, be it company data, outside Internet sources, partner sites, etc. 4.Salesboom offers users tools that promote evolution of an informal corporate taxonomy enabling possibilities for organizations to use mash-ups in an incredibly profitable way. 5.The Salesboom platform guarantees access to mash-up functionality because it has adopted the Service Oriented Platform (SOP) and has a public Application Program Interface (API) as part of it's Operating System (OS) for easy incorporation of relevant information sources. 6.Salesboom promotes the formalization of the organizational workflow model. "At Salesboom.com we offer a CRM solution, with integration options at every business line. This approach supports delivery of a highly customized customer service experience in the form of interactive mash ups. We believe that your customers are our customers once removed, and we take pride in delivering solid, flexible tools to you and yours. Tom Stephano, Marketing Director, Salesboom.com

Summary

The Sony Ericsson K950i is a new breed of phone, plain and simple. It effectively moves away from the accepted standard of features that its predecessors have set and, as a result, has taken it to a new level and is in a class of its own. It has a host of features that people of every age could make use of, with some notable absentees that may put users off. Technologically, it is one of Sony Ericssons better phones and is well worth considering if you are on the look out fo...