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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Alif - Akan Tiba (Official Music Video)

Love this cool song.i would like to dedicate this song to all my blog readers..he3..for those who want to see this music video.please pause first my jukebox at below of this bloG..enjoy

video



ALIF(oiam) - AKAN TIBA

Hey hati ku..
Selalu
mendambakan cinta namun tak kunjung tiba

Hatimu itu
Seperti apa yg ku mahu selama ini

Am Em
Ertikanlah pagi ku yg kaku tanpa kamu

C/o
Kau ku cinta
Engkaulah yg ku puja
Tertunggu selama ini takku jumpa
Dgn mu ku di lamun indah
Ku harap cinta akan tiba di hati kita..

Lihat kamu
Tak ku sedari
Waktu dh mulai tinggalkan ku

Kau kau kau
Buatku lupa mengapa ku disini pada mulanya..

Ertikanlah malam ku yg sayu dingin tanpamu

Setiap hari bersama mu
Ku ingin selalu dekatmu
Ku hitung saat dan waktu
Hingga hari esok kembali lagi

Written By: Amylea
Lyrics By: Amylea

A GPS in your pocket

There is an ever-increasing number of mobile devices (phones and PDAs) being launched on the Malaysia market that include global positioning system (GPS) receivers as a standard feature.

However, these devices rarely come bundled with accurate, high-quality GPS and mapping software - a deficiency that often makes the GPS feature an underutilised mobile option.

So from my experience using phone which having this kind of technology..i would like to share with all of you one of the greatest software that i already try and use it for almost a year starting from my phone NOKIA N95 follow by NOKIA N82 and now HTC TYTN II..

The product that i mean is Garmin Mobile XT version 5.0...this software is a new product Garmin are launching in 2009 specifically for cellphones with GPS receivers. The product is installed on an SD card and transforms GPS-enabled mobile phones or PDAs into full-featured navigation devices, with all the functionality of conventional GPS devices (such as turn-by-turn voice prompts).

By using this kind of technology for very little cost users can take full advantage of having a “go-anywhere” navigation device in their pockets, which is as convenient and beneficial to use as it is easy to set up.Garmin Mobile XT gives users the ability to check weather forecasts for their destinations, access flight details for many major airlines, and call a point of interest (such as a nearest restaurant , bank , hospital , pump station , coffee shop and etc) using the phone feature.

This new version also include with a safety features which being able to find someone also plays a huge role in safety and security. Mobile XT includes a “panic button”, which automatically fires off an urgent location message to three emergency contacts whenever the # key is depressed for more than 3 seconds in certain Samsung and Nokia handsets.

Compatible handsets include:

  • HTC: Touch Diamond, Touch Cruise, Touch Pro, P3300, X7500, TyTNII, P3470, X7500
  • Sony Ericsson: Xperia X1
  • Nokia: E90, E71, E66, N96, N95 8GB, N95, N85, N82, N79, N78, 6220 Classic, 6210 Navigator, 6110 Navigator
  • Samsung: i560, G810, i8510, i780, i900



GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM


Assalamualaikum and a good morning i wish to all visitors of my blogspots..on my last post..i did mention you all about the new technology which i really into that is GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM or also known as GPS..so in my new post today i will give a brief explanation on GPS technology and advantages using it nowadays..

GPS is a program that been used in any GPS receiver..A GPS receiver calculates its position by carefully timing the signals sent by the GPS satellites high above the Earth..When the GPS receiver lock all the satellites signal..the receiver will displayed the image of your current location perhaps with a moving map display or latitude and longitude; elevation information may be included. Many GPS units also show derived information such as direction and speed, calculated from position changes..As the summary , GPS device could be a guide for us when we lost of direction any where that we go as long we could get a satellites signal..

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Addicted badly towards latest technologies..ha3..

last few week..i buy a new gadget which i really don even believe 2 get it at diz early age (due 2 d price which a student like me could only dream 2 hav dat much of money..hu3)..but now..d gadget dat i ever dream of already in front of me..hu3..so here i would like 2 share wit u my new baby..he3..HTC TYTN II..




The TyTN II is based on the Kaiser platform, where apparently three variants of the same model are available and the TyTN II is the one with the 3.15 megapixel camera and call camera with a flurry of features..

The phone is loaded with connectivity options ranging from 3.6 Mbps HSDPA, EDGE/GPRS and Wi-Fi. The phone itself supports quad-band frequency (850/900/1800/1900 MHz). Wi-Fi is an enormously welcome addition to the TyTN II as it was much easier to access our emails and connect to the Internet compared to the HTC Touch series. It also cut down on our data charges...

One of my favourite features in this PDA is the internal gps receiver..which i really into this kind of technologies and currently im using GARMIN mobile XT version 5.0 in this gadget..plus with all the new point of interest(P.O.I)..its surely make my life much more easier..

the malaysia market price for this gadget is around rm2300-2400..

Build quality: 8/10
Applications: 8/10
Interface: 8/10
Value-for-money: 7/10
Overall rating: 8/10

+ Great touch sensitivity
+ Slide out QWERTY keypad
+ Good camera
- Bulky
- Sluggish

Thursday, December 18, 2008

~ Toyota Vs Proton ~



Toyota

- Top Japanese and global car maker.

- Comfort & fuel economy, allrounder for all levels of market
Toyota has adopted localisation process in most South East Asia market, so they generally make local assembled CKD and fully Japan import CBU models. Japan imports model have superior quality. CKD local assembled divided into two main group - Mid class like Camry & Altis and Economical class like Avanza. So Toyota able to cover whole level of market in SEA even the local government enforcing control on import car. Toyota is running with high sales in Thailand, Indonesia & Philippines.

- Buy the book The Toyota Story,
Toyota outpaced Honda in Japan and all countries outside Japan, including Malaysia. Cars that sell better than Toyota in Malaysia is Perodua.




Proton

- Malaysia first 'national car maker', currently struggling with sales after Malaysian have alternative 'local car maker' such as Perodua & CKD makers.

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Priced comparative with competitors in the same category but require high tolerance for quality issues, Proton engine generally quite reliable, interior finishing is always an issue. Good buy for those start tight pockets, no offense.

Toyota is like Soccer Team playing in UEFA Champion League and Proton still try to qualify for local Div Two league.

Explanation of Five Competitive Forces of Michael Porter.


The Five Forces model of Porter is an Outside-in business unit strategy tool that is used to make an analysis of the attractiveness (value) of an industry structure. The Competitive Forces analysis is made by the identification of 5 fundamental competitive forces:

  1. Entry of competitors. How easy or difficult is it for new entrants to start competing, which barriers do exist.
  2. Threat of substitutes. How easy can a product or service be substituted, especially made cheaper.
  3. Bargaining power of buyers. How strong is the position of buyers. Can they work together in ordering large volumes.
  4. Bargaining power of suppliers. How strong is the position of sellers. Do many potential suppliers exist or only few potential suppliers, monopoly?
  5. Rivalry among the existing players. Does a strong competition between the existing players exist? Is one player very dominant or are all equal in strength and size.

Sometimes a sixth competitive force is added:

  1. Government.

Porter's Competitive Forces model is probably one of the most often used business strategy tools. It has proven its usefulness on numerous occasions. Porter's model is particularly strong in thinking Outside-in.

Threat of New Entrants depends on:

  • Economies of scale.
  • Capital / investment requirements.
  • Customer switching costs.
  • Access to industry distribution channels.
  • Access to technology.
  • Brand loyalty. Are customers loyal?
  • The likelihood of retaliation from existing industry players.
  • Government regulations. Can new entrants get subsidies?

Threat of Substitutes depends on:

  • Quality. Is a substitute better?
  • Buyers' willingness to substitute.
  • The relative price and performance of substitutes.
  • The costs of switching to substitutes. Is it easy to change to another product?

Bargaining Power of Suppliers depends on:

  • Concentration of suppliers. Are there many buyers and few dominant suppliers?
  • Branding. Is the brand of the supplier strong?
  • Profitability of suppliers. Are suppliers forced to raise prices?
  • Suppliers threaten to integrate forward into the industry (for example: brand manufacturers threatening to set up their own retail outlets).
  • Buyers do not threaten to integrate backwards into supply.
  • Role of quality and service.
  • The industry is not a key customer group to the suppliers.
  • Switching costs. Is it easy for suppliers to find new customers?

Bargaining Power of Buyers depends on:

  • Concentration of buyers. Are there a few dominant buyers and many sellers in the industry?
  • Differentiation. Are products standardized?
  • Profitability of buyers. Are buyers forced to be tough?
  • Role of quality and service.
  • Threat of backward and forward integration into the industry.
  • Switching costs. Is it easy for buyers to switch their supplier?

Intensity of Rivalry depends on:

  • The structure of competition. Rivalry will be more intense if there are lots of small or equally sized competitors; rivalry will be less if an industry has a clear market leader.
  • The structure of industry costs. Industries with high fixed costs encourage competitors to manufacture at full capacity by cutting prices if needed.
  • Degree of product differentiation. Industries where products are commodities (e.g. steel, coal) typically have greater rivalry.
  • Switching costs. Rivalry is reduced when buyers have high switching costs.
  • Strategic objectives. If competitors pursue aggressive growth strategies, rivalry will be more intense. If competitors are merely "milking" profits in a mature industry, the degree of rivalry is typically low.
  • Exit barriers. When barriers to leaving an industry are high, competitors tend to exhibit greater rivalry.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Children of Heaven - Movie Review


This movie is about the lost shoes a seven year old girl, Zahra. Her elder brother Ali takes them to a cobbler, and on his way back he loses them. She asks if the shoes were mended and if it looks pretty. Ali answers that they're pretty, but delays in announcing the truth. Later, when she tells him that he's going to report it to their father, he tells her that both will get beatings as his father doesn't have enough money to buy new shoes until the next month. It's the typical lower middle class family where the parents want to give their best to their children and at the same time live a hand-to-mouth existence. The setting is a poor suburb of Tehran. It's just a one room house and there are three children, with the latest addition to the family only a few months old. Zahra & Ali don't even question when family responsibilities are thrust upon them. They understand their family income level and they are mature enough to not dream of things beyond their father's capabilities.

The siblings come up with a plan to keep their wheels spinning (here, their feet walking): Zahra attends forenoon school and Ali attends afternoon school. Ali gives his shoes to his sister to go with her school uniform. Because of time constraints, she has to run fast as soon as her school is over, to an alley which is usually empty where they can exchange the pair of shoes. There are long shots of Zahra running to that empty passage and, from there, Ali running to his school. These shots repeat. We feel for what these kids go through. What is untold is the sense of prestige these kids have - while they could have decided to change shoes somewhere near her school, which might have been easier for both of them, they decide against it for it would be a matter of honour to let the society keep thinking that their father is rich enough to provide separate shoes for the kids. There is a brilliant sequence where Zahra loses one of the shoes into a current of sewage (because it's big for her and she can't run fast with proper grip). The way she runs after that shoe with one on is funny and tragic at the same time.

Until the last segment of the movie, which revolves around a province-level marathon running race, the screenplay doesn't hint of a calculated movement of the storyline towards a definite end. For the most part of the first half, the action in one scene would lead to the next scene smoothly, that you would have thought there would be no grand finale. Majidi employs a commercial tactic to hook his audience to the climx, but I'm not complaining. The third prize of that marathon race is a pair of shoes and a two-week paid holiday. Ali promises his sister that he will definitely be the third to finish the race. Those long runs which Ali was forced to make from that alley to his school act as unforeseen handy practice sessions. What happens in the race, which I won't reveal, left me happy, scratching my head and exhausted just as Ali. In the touching final scene, Majidi displays his penchant for filling up the screen with meaningful and beautifully perfect visuals - Ali immerses his feet into a water pool in their courtyard. The underwater camera captures multi-coloured fishes picking away his skin tears and sores because of heavy-duty running.

I'll point out two sequences which makes this a high class product. Ali and his father visit a rich neighbourhood in Tehran offering gardening services. When one household lets them in, Ali's father realizes that a young boy in that house wants to play with Ali. In spite of his tiredness due to cycling a long distance in the blazing sun, he encourages Ali to play with that boy while he single-handedly does all the pruning, cutting and cleaning. While his father is working, Ali knows his limits very well and doesn't yearn for the riches that boy doesn't even know he is blessed with. Majidi accomplishes this scene of superior understanding of father-son without any sentimental music or over-the-top techniques to make his audience cry. In another sequence, Zahra finds out her shoes. A little girl attending the same school as hers is wearing them. She teams with Ali and spy on her house. When they learn that that girl belongs to a poorer family, they drop their ideas of knocking their doors and asking for their shoes. Later, we learn that the girl got those shoes through fair means and there is no hoodwink involved.

Ali and Zahra are extremely refreshing in the lead roles of this art film. Though they slip up in some scenes, they're believable most of the time. Majid Majidi touches us without any tear-jerking ploy or saccharine dialogues. In all the times when the siblings fight over the lost shoes, Majidi never fails to infuse the love and care between them. There are no villains here. Just ordinary families with huge dreams. This could happen very well in any rural place in India. Why Indian filmmakers aren't looking at these families and telling their stories is a pricking question.

Personal P.S: The kids are obedient and know their place. When Ali doesn't pay attention to his mother, his father says "You're not a kid anymore, you're nine years old". And Zahra's time-pass, if I may use that phrase, is to look after her new born sister. I sometimes wondered if they were losing out on their childhood. In fact, I saw myself in these kids sometimes, and I believe many of us will identify with either Ali or Zahra - our society and our parents aren't much different from them. If I lost a pencil, I knew I'd get a slap on my back and I feared death to open it to my parents. In spite of the burden of the awareness of family pressure, I knew somewhere inside that my parents had a good feeling about me. That sentiment is expressed a few times in this movie. Thinking again, I don't feel like I lost my childhood. I guess these kids too, when they grow up, remember and relish only those simple, sublime events that made them happy and feel safe.

why information system important to us?

The term information system (IS) sometimes refers to a system of persons, data records and activities that process the data and information in an organization, and it includes the organization's manual and automated processes. Computer-based information systems are the field of study for information technology, elements of which are sometimes called an "information system" as well, a usage some consider to be incorrect.

The term "information system" has different meanings:

  • In computer security, an information system is described by three objects (Aceituno, 2004):
    • Structure:
      • Repositories, which hold data permanently or temporarily, such as buffers, RAM, hard disks, cache, etc.
      • Interfaces, which exchange information with the non-digital world, such as keyboards, speakers, scanners, printers, etc.
    • Channels, which connect repositories, such as buses, cables, wireless links, etc. A Network is a set of logical or physical: an introduction to informatics in Organisations.
  • The most common view of an information system is one of Input-Process-Output.

The study of information systems originated as a sub-discipline of computer science in an attempt to understand and rationalize the management of technology within organizations. It has matured into a major field of management, that is increasingly being emphasized as an important area of research in management studies, and is taught at all major universities and business schools in the world. Börje Langefors introduced the concept of "Information Systems" at the third International Conference on Information Processing and Computer Science in New York in 1965.

Information technology is a very important malleable resource available to executives.Many companies have created a position of Chief Information Officer (CIO) that sits on the executive board with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Technical Officer (CTO).The CTO may also serve as CIO, and vice versa. The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), which focuses on information security within an organization, normally reports to the CIO.


Information Systems has a number of different areas of work:

  • Information Systems Strategy
  • Information Systems Management
  • Information Systems Development

Each of which branches out into a number of sub disciplines, that overlap with other science and managerial disciplines such as computer science, pure and engineering sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and business management.

There are a wide variety of career paths in the information systems discipline. "Workers with specialized technical knowledge and strong communications skills will have the best prospects. People with management skills and an understanding of business practices and principles will have excellent opportunities, as companies are increasingly looking to technology to drive their revenue."

The IT Department partly governs the information technology development, use, application and influence on a business or corporation. A computer based information system, following a definition of Langefors, is:

  • a technologically implemented medium for recording, storing, and disseminating linguistic expressions,
  • as well as for drawing conclusions from such expressions.
which can be formulated as a generalized information systems design mathematical program.