Monthly Archives: July 2012
July 30, 2012
As it celebrates its 30-year anniversary, Microsoft Hardware announces the launch of several new devices, all finely tuned for use with Windows 8. Four of the devices are Bluetooth-enabled, pocket-sized yet sturdy, and specially designed for use on the go – including with tablets.
REDMOND, Wash., – July 30, 2012 – New mice and keyboards are on the way, and are specifically designed for mobile and for Windows 8, Microsoft announced today.
In the coming weeks and months, the company will introduce two new Bluetooth-enabled keyboards and mice to the market – the Wedge Touch Mouse, the Wedge Mobile Keyboard, the Sculpt Touch Mouse, and the Sculpt Mobile Keyboard. On October 26, the general availability date of the new Windows 8 operating system, Microsoft will also release updated Windows 8 gestures for the Microsoft Touch Mouse.
Coming from Microsoft Hardware
“It’s an exciting time for the whole company for lots of reasons, but this is something we’re thrilled about and we can’t wait to see people’s reactions,” says Brett Kelleran, general manager of Microsoft Hardware.
- Blazing-fast Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor that works in concert with Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) memory to deliver outstanding performance
- Super-thin, 13.4-inch 16:9 (high definition, 720p) white LED (WLED) display
- Full-size keyboard with backlighting and scalloped, metallic key cap design
- Advanced lithium polymer technology that invites you to enjoy more than five hours of battery life1 on a full charge
To achieve the Adamo XPS’s 9.99mm1 thinness, Adamo engineers refined the traditional laptop design by cleverly relocating key components and fitting the keyboard inside the reinforced display when closed.
|GENERAL||2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G Network||HSDPA 900 / 2100|
|BODY||Dimensions||121.5 x 63.1 x 10.5 mm|
|- Touch-sensitive controls|
|DISPLAY||Type||TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches (~233 ppi pixel density)|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 32 GB|
|Internal||4 GB storage, 512 MB RAM|
|Speed||HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v3.0 with A2DP|
|USB||Yes, microUSB v2.0|
New programs to help develop technical talent in the Indian Ocean Island Region
Port Louis, Mauritius – 25 Jul 2012: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a collaboration agreement with the University of Mauritius to help meet the demand for Computer Science skills in the Indian Ocean island region. The joint academic initiative will provide technology and training resources while boosting support for computer science professionals at the University. In tandem, IBM also launched a Mauritian technical skills training pilot initiative for IT specialists, which will be rolled out to nine other African countries.
As part of the agreement with the University of Mauritius, IBM will provide access to the latest open source and IBM Technology, assisting the University to remain current with cutting edge resources. IBM technical staff will provide guest lectures to students and IBM will also offer research collaboration for University researchers.
Talent development is a key element of IBM’s 2015 road map for sustainable business expansion and making markets within emerging economies.
Independa, GreatCall Team to Integrate Emergency Response into Remote Monitoring of Elderly Living Independently
5Star Urgent Response to Become First Safety Feature in Independa Artemis Offering
SAN DIEGO – July 18, 2012 – Telehealth innovator Independa™ announced today that it will integrate GreatCall’s 5Star Urgent Response™ system into itsArtemis™ wireless monitoring platform, enhancing ability to remotely track the well-being of elderly people who live independently.
5Star, GreatCall’s mobile personal emergency response system (mPERS), is the first safety monitoring feature planned for Artemis, set to become generally available this fall. Independa previously announced health and activity-related sensors.
According to Industry Analyst , an accelerating cloud system and fastest growing Telecommunications services, Global information technology spending $3.6 Trillion in 2012.
This represents a 3 percent increase from 2011, when $3.5 trillion was spent, Gartner said, and is up from the 2.5 percent increase projected three months ago.
The increase, while modest, is notable because it is happening in the face of a financial crisis in Europe, slow growth in the United States, and a slowdown in China’s economic growth.
Spending on public cloud services is expected to increase 20 percent, to $109 billion, from $91 billion in 2011. By 2016, Gartner said, this expenditure could nearly double, to $207 billion.
That would still be a relatively small portion of the total spending, though it tends to represent considerable computing power and potentially more efficient I.T. systems.
The greatest spending in the field, by far, remains telecommunications services. Gartner forecast that companies would spend $1.69 trillion on telecommunications this year, up only 1.4 percent from 2011. Fees for these services tend to be dropping, but Gartner cited increased demand from developing economies, as well as the rising demand generated by the boom in connected devices, like tablets and game consoles.
Gartner said over 200 business and technology analysts worldwide contributed to the report. These analysts also saw a 2.3 percent increase, to $864 billion, in fees for technology service. The consultants said consulting was in high demand, as companies try to manage things like their own complex systems, cloud computing, and the rise of analytics.