Dip dip dip…

February 21st, 2009


We cannot imagine a day without our phones, right? We have observed that there is whole lot of mayhem when you drop your mobile (or better termed as your life line) into water. (Guess, it’s no big secret that we all take our phones to wash rooms, during work hours at least).  So, here are some useful tricks to help you bring back a ‘wet’ mobile phone to normalcy.

It works…I dropped a Nokia N81 in a water tub to prove my point (I know I’m mad). And it is in working condition as I write this post.

Disclaimer: Please don’t perform these stunts by your own unless you have a spare phone or a genuine wet phone. Read the rest of this entry »

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Unified in 2009

February 4th, 2009

unified_communications1.jpgImagine — no travel delays, no business class costs, no lost equipment, no harried, sleep-deprived employees. Just log in and go. What am I talking about? Web conferencing. Since cost-cutting is undoubtedly keeping IT decision-makers busy (and rightfully too), web conferencing can singularly improve business’s response time and effectiveness in 2009, opine the IT consultants.

According to one consultant, “As with most tech trends, some corporates/businesses went in blindly, without really analyzing what the costs and benefits of UCC could be — or whether the latter outweighs the former. After all, if everyone’s talking about it, it must be a good thing, right?” For chief technology officers (CTOs), chief information officers (CIOs) and IT directors globally, 2009 has brought dramatically smaller budgets in many areas. web conferencing has the potential to save big money and improve response time of businesses. Also, the minuscule percentage of stay-at-home employees can also benefit from it.

Unified communications and collaboration (UCC) software is an integration of communication tools such as e-mail, VoIP, audio and web conferencing, and instant messaging. Most corporates have at least one or two of these toys, but few are truly integrating them to their full advantage. For example, many people still don’t think to forward e-mail to their mobile phones (when possible) or use headsets to take conference calls when they’re away from the office. UCC has the potential to replace a lot of business travel. Think about it — most users have been invited to attend a web conference, but many of them aren’t being proactive by managing their own meetings. (Of course, some of us choose not to let technology suck up all of our energy, but that’s another discussion.) Web conferencing can definitely be a big help in 2009.

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