"CORPORATE CHANGE AND MODERN TECHNOLOGY AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF THE NEW FRONTIER"Written by Bill Rosoman
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However WWW is great for getting info, buying some stuff and getting info out there! Just remember please that it and email are only 10% of what Internet actually offers. But hey have fun out there! Security: Viirus and Firewall as well as Encryption. I use a free virus checker as I do not like Mcafee or Nortons and of course you must have a firewall to stop attacks on your computer and people looking at stuff or obtaining stuff they should not have access to. This does not stop everything so precautions are still needed. I spent several hours today tracking down and eliminating a Casino Worm, a program that was always trying to get me to enter a Casino Online. I think I probably got it from a friend and they are "a bugger" to get rid of. There is also a case for encrypting sensitive data and using Internet as a Virtual Office, if you have right systems and procedures in place and everybody has skills, software and willingness to use Internet for video conferencing, email, document sharing etc. It means that meetings can be arranged globally and time is saved to get job done. This is at www.pgpi.org Meeting people face to face is important; but so is saving time and money. Data Mining This is art of collecting information you already have and now mostly on computer, to use in other ways. Perhaps list of creditors and debtors as a target market for your products and services. Or perhaps information you have collected or developed as a new and different product. Most organisations have a mountain of information and data, but do not use in different and innovate ways. Information Gathering Is similar to data mining, but is idea of say, having a free newsletter on your website, a means of gathering nformation and potential customers. E-Business Nowadays you just need to be part of IT revolution whether your organisations is for profit or not. A website is a real tool to get information out there. To talk to potential and existing clients and to perhaps sell products and services as well. Knowledge Management This is idea that organisations and staff of organisations gather a raft of information. Not many organisations actually manage process of storing that information and protecting organisations from brain drain or loss. A disaster plan would identify critical areas, of data protection and backup and of human knowledge. If your main IT person leaves or departs, particularly due to some sudden event, have you captured that information?
Use of Templates for common repetitive tasks see a sample at http://eastcoast.hypermart.net utor Human Element/Interaction Do people using technology have a say and are familiar and use technology? Each staff member should have a clear file with printouts of flowcharts and processes for use of IT. Each staff member should have a personal development plan particularly in use of IT, tailored for their needs and organisation needs.
Human fear of change, of going out of ones comfort zone, of accepting life as a challenge and obstacles are things to be overcome.
Some useful sites are:
http://eastcoast.hypermart.net utor www.novelty-gift.com/courses.html www.yahoo.com messenger.yahoo.com briefcase.yahoo.com mail.yahoo.com www.pwcglobal.com http://www.software602.com/index.html www.freewarehome.com www.incredimail.com www.nzenterprise.com
USE Information Technology with all amazing powers of web , but strive to keep your life in BALANCE. With web and e-mail, we must always keep technology in perspective - by using it for 'ease of communication at click of a mouse', to make our lives easier and market products and services around globe efficiently and cheaply. MANAGE IT WELL, OR IT WILL MANAGE US in early days of this "New Age of Wisdom"!
Bill Rosoman For more information I can be contacted at: Email firstname.lastname@example.org www.nzenterprise.com http://www.novelty-gift.com/ http://www.nzenterprise.com/
The Value of Software in Our Daily LivesWritten by Bill Platt
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Now returning to challenge of little guy, we little guys do not have deep pockets to sell you on value of our products. So, with Shareware and Trialware, we let you try our software for free for an amount of time, and then we hope and pray that consumer will find value in product and opt to pay for our products.
Other companies have seen skeletons of companies who have tried Shareware and Trialware and have failed. These other companies usually prefer to post their software on market as Adware. The theory here is that consumer is often so fickle that developer would prefer to take their chances with advertisers paying bills, rather than to rely on consumers to pay bills.
Many people jump up and down, scream and holler about software that employs advertising to pay bills. Yet, same person doing hollering, if placed in a situation where he was told that he would need to go to work everyday without any expectation for a paycheck, would explode in fury!
Would it be better that these dedicated software developers did not produce any software at all? Should software development be left only to Microsoft?
I don't know about your household, but in my household, if I don't bring in money, then I would be minus a wife and family! So, challenge I am left with --- if I want to work in software development, I must find a way to get hired on at Microsoft, find millions in seed capital to create value for retail market or to build advertising into my software. Me, I have tried shareware route... and then cut my losses and moved on. It was a good product, really it was...
I will tell you what. If I ever write any more software for Windows operating system, I will likely create an Adware product. From developers perspective, it is safe bet. >From consumers perspective, it really should be considered a small price to pay to keep my wife happy and me working to improve product.
I am talking about this issue tonight because one of my favorite software packages has gone to Adware model with its latest upgrade. Upon release of new ePrompter software, people were upset to see advertising in this wonderful email notification software.
Let me assure you that value of this software far surpasses small price of looking at a few ads when I check my email. Should I prefer developer to continue to work for free, or should I be willing to help him pay his bills while he continues to improve on software? I will support his right to earn money for his time and effort.
ePrompter continues to provide more and more value in my daily life online. Try ePrompter for yourself by downloading your copy at: http://www.eprompter.com
I am certain that once you have taken ePrompter for a spin around block, you will also appreciate value of Adware business model, and more importantly value of ePrompter software.
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