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  • araskazemi 21:35 on May 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    It-tekniker, så räddar du ditt jobb 

    I found this article interesting: It-tekniker, så räddar du ditt jobb – via Hetaste IT-nyheterna från IDG.se

    It-teknikernas yrkesroll håller på att omstöpas. För den som vill ha kvar jobbet är det dags att börja anpassa sig till nya tider.
    Link to article: It-tekniker, så räddar du ditt jobb

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  • araskazemi 19:20 on May 19, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Varannan struntar i it-avdelningen 

    I found this article interesting: Varannan struntar i it-avdelningen – via Hetaste IT-nyheterna från IDG.se

    Hälften av kontorsarbetarna i Norden använder molntjänster i jobbet – utan att be it-avdelningen om lov.
    Link to article: Varannan struntar i it-avdelningen

     
  • araskazemi 21:36 on May 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    The Numbers Are Clear: Mobile Is Taking Over The World 

    I found this article interesting: The Numbers Are Clear: Mobile Is Taking Over The World – via ReadWrite

    Take a moment to think about it. The mobile market – hardware, software, apps, services, infrastructure – is expanding to just about every corner of the wold. And as mobile connects the entire planet – linking billions of people in real-time from almost any place you can imagine – it is re-constructing how people everywhere engage in shopping, banking, entertainment, work, healthcare and learning. 

    Mobile Is Everywhere

    This isn’t news, of course, mobile’s momentum has been building for years. But when you consider some of the data released this year – and give it time to really sink in – the implications are staggering.

    Figures published earlier this year from the UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU), for example, reveal the amazing spread of mobile connectivity. According to the ITU’s “facts and figures” publication, mobile penetration rates (pdf) are now about equal to the global population – including an 89% penetration rate in “developing countries,” which currently have the highest mobile growth rates.



    In other words, nearly everyone on the planet has a mobile phone – or will have one soon enough.

    The ITU report also notes that “mobile broadband” subscriptions have grown from 278 million in 2007 – when the iPhone was first introduced – to 2.1 billion in 2013 – an annual growth rate of 40%. 


    While larger still in the developed world, since 2010, mobile broadband adoption has grown fastest in developing countries – with rates hitting 82% in Africa and 55% in the Arab states.

    Cost Still Matters

    One stumbling block to universal mobile penetration, of course, remains cost – at least with respect to data connectivity. The price of the phones and smartphones have dropped in price significantly. Consider that Nokia releases its Asha 501 next month – for $99 or less (without being subsidized by a contract). The Asha 501’s specs are surprisingly robust, although the device is initially designed only for 2G networks.


    Android smartphone prices could go even lower. There are already numerous Android phones available in the developing world for less than $100 (off-contract). And venture capitalist Marc Andreessen recently told Bloomberg, expect $50 Android smartphones to be available this year.

    Mobile broadband, though, is still relatively expensive in the developing world. As the ITU notes, whereas an “entry level mobile broadband plan” represents approximately 1-2% of per capita income in developed nations, in developing nations  the cost ranges from 11-25% of per capita income.” That said, mobile broadband is often cheaper than wired-broadband in developing countries. 

    Mary Meeker’s Metrics

    If the ITU’s numbers aren’t enough to convince you that mobile is eating the world, look back just a bit farther.

    At the end of 2012, Mary Meeker, an analyst with Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, offered data on global Internet trends and the stunning rise of mobile was plain. There are already, she noted, more than 1 billion smartphone subscribers worldwide. In addition, since the fourth quarter of 2010, smartphone and tablet sales have exceeded PC sales – and the growth trends continue to favor these newer devices. Mobile devices now account for 13% of global Internet traffic – and rising. 

    If this keeps up, and all indications are that it’s not going to stop any time soon, the global trend toward mobile will reach every corner of the globe and affect just about every aspect of our lives. 

     

    Image courtesy of Shutterstock.


    Link to article: The Numbers Are Clear: Mobile Is Taking Over The World

     
  • araskazemi 12:06 on May 12, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    The high business spenders bypassing the central IT department because they see technology as too important to their success not to be involved, said Forrester http://www.cio.in/news/forrester-renegade-business-execs-drive-it-strategy-404902013

     
  • araskazemi 06:50 on May 6, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    It i skolan pekas ut som problemområde 

    I found this article interesting: It i skolan pekas ut som problemområde – via Hetaste IT-nyheterna från IDG.se
    Av 22 viktiga områden som regeringen vill reda ut lägger Digitaliseringskommissionen extra kraft på fem stycken. – It i skolan är ett av områden där det behövs mycket åtgärder, säger kommissionens ordförande Jan Gulliksen.
    Link to article: It i skolan pekas ut som problemområde

     
  • araskazemi 19:21 on May 3, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Allt fler datorer i skolan 

    I found this article interesting: Allt fler datorer i skolan – via Internetstatistik

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    Såväl lärare som elever har i högre grad dator i skolan nu jämfört med för tre år sedan.

    Men elevernas it-användning består till stor del av att söka information på nätet och för  att utföra skrivuppgifter. Det är fortfarande ovanligt att eleverna använder datorer på lektionerna i matematik och det syns inte heller någon tydlig ökning av it-användning i naturorienterande ämnen och teknik.

    Det framgår av skolverkets rapport It-användning och it-kompetens i skolan som publicerades i april.

    Link to article: Allt fler datorer i skolan

     
  • araskazemi 18:45 on May 3, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    #Google makes a statement about the #Palestine http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2013/05/20135314456368291.html

     
  • araskazemi 22:11 on May 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Gartner Predicts by 2017, Half of Employers will Require Employees to Supply Their Own Device for Work Purposes 

    I found this article interesting: Gartner Predicts by 2017, Half of Employers will Require Employees to Supply Their Own Device for Work Purposes – via Gartner Announcements
    As enterprise bring your own device (BYOD) programs continue to become more commonplace, 38 percent of companies expect to stop providing devices to workers by 2016, according to a global survey of CIOs by Gartner, Inc.’s Executive Programs
    Link to article: Gartner Predicts by 2017, Half of Employers will Require Employees to Supply Their Own Device for Work Purposes

     
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