AT T obtained the order of 174 million dollars of Siemens' total value
Worldwide network order that AT&T claims to obtain one of the global and leading manufacture and scientific and technological supplier - Siemens - 174 million dollars of total value today.
This contract is scheduled to last four years, has further expanded the long-term relation between two companies. AT&T is Siemens in the Asian-Pacific area, South and North America, Middle East, Africa and some first-selected network service suppliers of Europe, offer IP VPN solution of having more than 800 standard access points for global Siemens organization.
According to the new contract, AT&T will utilize overall function and global seamless link of its specialized IP service, offer the Integrated solution for Siemens, support Siemens’ network to exchange (Siemens Network eXchange, SNX) Tactics.
Chief information officer (CIO) of Siemens Volkhart P. Matthaus says: ” Sufficient understanding and support required in AT&T complicated network link of us, add the good commercial relation between its advanced worldwide network and us, it is AT&T that succeeds in winning the key of contract. As the technological leader, we regard enterprise’s network as the centre of the business. We rely on the advanced and reliable service to support our global business. ”
Siemens’ network exchanges (SNX) It is a basic framework of network of new generation of Siemens, in order to set up a brand-new enterprise communication pattern to lay the foundation between Siemens and business partner. AT&T based on for whom Siemens offer large agreement marks global exchange (MPLS) IP VPN solution of the platform can meet demands of Siemens.
AT&T will offer the simple and valid management framework for Siemens, will adopt AT&T to repeatly obtain BusinessDirect network gateway of the special honours. Department’s executive vice president Edmundo Ruiz of the infrastructure of Siemens says: ” The service of AT&T reaches the infrastructure goal of Siemens, including the flexibility, predictability, unfailing performance and cost-effective in an all-round way. BusinessDirect network gateway of AT&T lets our business group cooperate with AT&T each other directly, carries out daily network management, and let our enterprise CIO groups obtain required information in real time and carry out the function that they supervise. ”
AT&T sells to a president Chris Rooney and says: ” Siemens chooses AT&T to support its network to exchange the tactics, we feel very glad. This indicate the intersection of business and the intersection of seamless and the intersection of integration and ability, genuine that AT&T face the future the whole world cover and incomparable the whole world implements managerial ability further, and the ability to offer overall solution to customer. ”
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The Cellphone, Navigating Our Lives
By JOHN MARKOFFPublished: February 16, 2009
The cellphone is the world’s most ubiquitous computer. The four billion cellphones in use around the globe carry personal information, provide access to the Web and are being used more and more to navigate the real world. And as cellphones change how we live, computer scientists say, they are also changing how we think about information.
It has been 25 years since the desktop, with its files and folders, was introduced as a way to think about what went on inside a personal computer. The World Wide Web brought other ways of imagining the flow of data. With the dominance of the cellphone, a new metaphor is emerging for how we organize, find and use information. New in one sense, that is. It is also as ancient as humanity itself. That metaphor is the map.
“The map underlies man’s ability to perceive,” said Richard Saul Wurman, a graphic designer who was a pioneer in the use of maps as a generalized way to search for information of all kinds before the emergence of the online world.
As this metaphor takes over, it will change the way we behave, the way we think and the way we find our way around new neighborhoods. As researchers and businesses learn how to use all the information about a user’s location that phones can provide, new privacy issues will emerge. You may use your phone to find friends and restaurants, but somebody else may be using your phone to find you and find out about you.
Digital map displays on hand-held phones can now show the nearest gas station or A.T.M., reviews of nearby restaurants posted online by diners, or the location of friends. In the latest and biggest example of the map’s power and versatility, Google started a location-aware friend-finding system called Latitude in 27 countries early this month.
On its face, Google’s new service — available on dozens of mobile systems — is simply a way for friends to keep track of one another and meet up, for families to stay in touch or for parents to find comfort in knowing where their children are.
But it will generate a gold mine of new information about where millions of people travel each day, and there is no doubt that Google and others are planning to dig in that mine. “Everyone is watching Google, and this will open a floodgate of location-oriented applications and services,” said Greg Skibiski, the chief executive of Sense Networks, a New York City firm that mines the millions of digital trails left by cellphone users for marketing purposes.
It was the arrival of the so-called WIMP interface — for windows, icons, menus, pointer — in the 1980s on both the Apple Macintosh and computers using Microsoft Windows that made personal computers personal and moved them beyond the world of hobbyists and business. Now many of the software designers who created those interfaces say they see a change of similar magnitude with phones and maps.
“We’re way early on, and we don’t know what the Macintosh of maps will be yet,” said Paul Mercer, a former Apple Computer software designer who more recently worked on the development of the Palm Pre smartphone. “But because of their relationship to the real world, maps will be a metaphor for a huge swath of mobile computing.”
Indeed, a new generation of smartphones like the G1, with Android software developed by Google, and a range of Japanese phones now “augment” reality by painting a map over a phone-screen image of the user’s surroundings produced by the phone’s camera.
With this sort of map it is possible to see a three-dimensional view of one’s surroundings, including the annotated distance to objects that may be obscured by buildings in the foreground. For starters, map-based cellphones simply translate paper maps into a digital medium, but future systems will probably begin to blur the boundaries between the display and the real world.
“I always said the next interface would be Quake,” said Steve Capps, one of the designers of the original Macintosh interface, referring to the popular video game. “How long will it be before you come out of the subway and you hold up your screen to get a better view of what you’re looking at in the physical world?”
Increasingly, phones will allow users to look at an image of what is around them. You could be surrounded by skyscrapers but have an immediate reference map showing your destination and features of the landscape, along with your progress in real time. Part of what drives the emergence of map-based services is the vast marketing potential of analyzing consumers’ travel patterns. For example, it is now possible for marketers to identify users who are shopping for cars because they have traveled to multiple car dealerships.
AT T will invest 1 billion dollars to build the worldwide networkAT&T claims on Monday, this company will invest 1 billion dollars to build the worldwide network this year, and offer more enterprise telecommunications service.
AT&T shows, will use this sum of fund for providing more services and based on network utility programs for enterprise.
AT&T claims, the investment plan content of 1 billion dollars will include building the worldwide network, according to the global network service with the latter of agreement integration of IBM, and introduce and move the utility program and instant using utility program of the on-demand,etc..
AT&T has shown, this company will cut down the capital expenditure by 10% to 15% this year, from about 17,300 million dollars to 18,300 million dollars in January, reduce by between about 2 billion dollars and 3 billion dollars compared with 2008.
AT&T also claims, this company is devoted to changing the network traffic from audio frequency to data and video.
AT T seeks to lengthen the apple iPhone exclusive operation deadline
It is reported, it will be due next year that AT&T runs the agreement of the apple iPhone in U.S.A. exclusively, AT&T chief executive officer Randall Stephenson was negotiating and lengthening its operation deadline with the apple to 2011. He also plans to further advance the wireless business of the company.
Stephenson refuses to reveal the agreement detail between AT&T and apple, has only repeated the previous statement: There are agreements of many terms in company and apple.
The apple spokesman refuses to comment on and claim at this point: “There are good cooperation relations between we and AT&T. ”
When Stephenson took up the post of AT&T chief executive officer, AT&T had just begun to sell iPhone, this hot-sale products attracted millions of users, and help AT&T to resume brand vigor.
And exclusive the intersection of operation and right to maintain iPhone seek next best selling goods such as intellectual mobile phone or multimedia the intersection of hand and fair board player numerous the intersection of challenge and their that Stephenson face First.
Stephenson still hopes to adjust the marketing direction of AT&T completely, pays the utmost attention to the wireless market. He claims to abolish a requirement next, namely it is qualified to enjoy the TV or broadband internet service discount to enjoy the fixed customer of the telephone service of AT&T family expenses; He shows it has been already enough for wireless users.
The economic recession lead to the fact business gliding with higher speed, pressure of wireless service price of the home fixed telephone aggravate but also force the operator reduce, invest already. This year, AT&T plans to cut down 12,000 people and cut down the capital expenditure 15%. Since Stephenson has taken up the post of AT&T chief executive officer two years before, AT&T has already been paid 18,800 million dollars to use for purchasing wireless frequency spectrum and small-scale mobile phone manufacturer, and costs more than 13 billion dollars and sells iPhone at a reduced price.
AT&T represents, increases 4,300,000iPhone signing users newly in the second half of 2008, 40% among them are the new users of AT&T.
Stephenson shows, no matter can continue running iPhone exclusively, AT&T plans to invest in the wireless market on a large scale. He say this company the following 5 years capital 2/3 of expenditure used in the wireless network and make the investment and merge.
The American market prones to the saturation, the company needs seeking to increase abroad. “But this is a question, may trump up a countercharge against them. ”
Stephenson2008 took several months to assess the potential purchase in India every year, includes dealing with Indian Reliance communication limited company the cell-phone giant.
This report quotes well-informed person: Stephenson thinks finally the potential price of 30 billion dollars is too high.
China moves starting sales and surfs the Net and is originally in pace with AT T
Net surfing about 3000 yuans has originally already become the new weapon of operator’s marketing 3G network of global telecommunications, originally sell surfing the Net like mobile phone, has become the latest trend.
U.S.A. the second largest wireless the intersection of operator and AT&T begin, test market, surf the Net one in Atlanta and store of Philadelphia, as the market of mobile phone prones to the saturation gradually, wireless operator are looking for the new route.
The similar method that adopts in the mobile phone is sold is the same, AT&T will replenish users, provided that that signs a two -year contract. In Atlanta, if users signed families and wireless broadband services of 60 dollars for a two - year long, every month with AT&T, can buy, surf the Net one by one style at 50 dollars. If has only signed the users of the wireless broadband service, the price of one is 100 dollars that these surf the Net.
And very cheap at the price bought a mobile phone at 100 dollars, moreover, one can be with the notebook computer that surf the Net, this is well below the retail price of about 500 dollars.
The wireless operator Verizon of U.S.A.’s maximum is wireless but planned to provide for consumer and contain Net surfing one replenished in June too. And China Mobile’s operator can be in pace with global leading operator in promoting the process of one of surfing the Net.
China moving customization surf the Net, make in this month soon originally, first batch of TD surf the Net would rather such chain sales field of electric apparatus appear in the intersection of China Mobile and Business Hall or Su originally.
The relevant personage of Haier showed yesterday, propagated the plan in marketing of one that Haier launched and surfed the Net to the first of Haier yesterday, this is matching purchase and marketing plan of one for surfing the Net of China Mobile; And first TD of Lenovo surfed the Net and originally chose to release yesterday, the manufacturers such as Lenovo, Haier, Hewlett-Packard etc. were all China Mobile of competitive bidding, and this manufacturer of Net surfing of CHINAUNICOM and China Telecom.
” walk with e G3 surf the Net one ” Mainly concentrate on between 2000 yuan and 4000 yuan. China moves TD cooperation of surfing the Net one to divide for different grades, among them totally customize the method similar to AT&T deeply, manufacturer move, offer TD surf the Net copy mesad only, China Mobile responsible for underwriting, that is, take the intersection of data and expenses to similar to AT&T truss up way.
The research institution of the market exchanges the view world to predict, the Chinese operator will surf the Net and originally customize scale and reach 1,400,000 in 2009, and would reach 10 million in 2013. By the look of 3G terminal development tactics of three major operators in China at present, 3G has surfed the Net and originally customized and become one of operator’s competitive focuses, CHINAUNICOM and China Telecom have joined market competition.
AT T sets up the data centre of Internet in Singapore
AT&T announced today that had already set up the brand-new data centre of Internet (Internet Data Centre in Singapore, IDC) ,Offer the ability of trusteeship service of the global concerted host computer in Southeast Asia in order to strengthen it. This is the 6th data centre of Internet of AT&T in the Asian-Pacific area, AT&T total number of data centres of Internet in the whole world reaches 26 from this too.
The new data centre of Internet offers a series of flexible host computer to deposit the solution, including cooperating with the solution of the virtual network (VPN) The intersection of data network and integral security, memory, intellectual content assign and the intersection of disaster and recovery and balanced load select. The customer who uses host computer trusteeship service of AT&T enterprise can choose required control and management level according to the need of business. New facilities will contribute to ensuring the customer’s investment and important data, will make them settle down further.
AT&T regional general manager Collis Loh gentleman of Singapore says: ” The host computer trusteeship service of AT&T enterprise has strengthened our service system. It offers depositing and association of the management function of the host computer, and the basic framework of flexible, global, extensible security to customer, support its application system of E-business. Singapore is the important markets of international enterprises, ardent to network and application system demand. The whole world in the world and concerted where AT&T offers manages service and support, meet demands of customer directly. ”
” AT&T occupies the unique advantage position, can utilize the speciality, the whole world of one’s own enterprise’s network to be distributed, the host computer deposits ability and employs the supervisory service of system performance, meets demands of customer’s tactics and operation. As to the data centres of other host computer hosting companies, the data centre of Internet of AT&T adjoins AT&T global network node, guarantee high-level security and reliability, make customers enjoy different connecting and is selected and selected such as dialing, Ethernet, high-speed Ethernet. ”
The new data centre of Internet of Singapore is one of the four pivots of AT&T in the Asian-Pacific area, and connect U.S.A. and other five data centres of Internet located in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney of the Asian-Pacific area at a high speed, offer overall services to customer.
As a part of expanded whole arrangement of AT&T worldwide network, the data centre of Internet of the Asian-Pacific area and lies in Nice of France at present, Birmingham of Britain, Amsterdam of Holland, Frankfort of Germany and lying in U.S.A. Secaucus, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, Atlanta, Seattle, Boston, San Francisco, Santiago, New York, Phoenix, Orlando cooperate with the data centre of Internet of Dallas each other.
Network management platform that the data centre of Internet of AT&T utilizes AT&T laboratory to develop -Comprehensive global enterprise’s supervising system (iGEMS) -To control and manage the customer’s network solution and application system voluntarily, and serve and offer the characteristic report through the portal with leading industry.
Through synthetic, service for end of end and solution and support, AT&T is strengthening its ability of enterprise, expand the network link of enterprise’s application system to cooperative partner, the supplier, customer and staff. Trusteeship service and existing and overall supervisory service of this company of management host machine of AT&T make up and cooperate with each other, meet different customers’ need. Customer can choose until AT&T end-to-end to deposit solution in general management, manage they deposit in the intersection of AT&T and the intersection of Internet and application system of data centre by oneself.
The investigation reveals Increasingly many enterprises pursue and work long-rangely
According to AT&T and economic man’s information center (Economist Intelligence Unit, is abbreviated as EIU) On network and the newest investigations done of commercial tactics, raised the long-range upsurge that worked for a moment past 12 months.
2/3 of the interviewees show, they have partial staff who work at home fixedly, increased notably than one year ago. These investigates that emphasizes, working long-rangely can save the cost and promote staff’s productivity, it is the key factor of promoting enterprise’s success.
It is the consideration at first when the administrative staff is making the technological strategy too to work long-rangely: 81% of the interviewees show, it is one to let the long-range staff who work connect corporate network in an all-round way ” The key ” Or ” It is important ” Goal.
Broadband access and IP Phone (Voice over Internet Protocol, VoIP) Implement long-range two major keys that work. This report points out, these two technical application are running up. In 2004 the investigations of AT&T and EIU pointed out, already there are half or more staff in 46% of the companies to install broadband at home, rise to some extent than 27% in 2003.
In addition, it is estimated this proportion will rise to 70% by 2006. This investigation points out, nearly 21% of the companies use VoIP to work long-rangely at present at the same time, and 79% of the administrative staff estimates the company will adopt the identical method in the following two years. Except reducing the telephone expenses, compared with the traditional private exchange based on office (private branch exchange, abbreviated as PBX) ,VoIP can also offer more functions to long-range official working staff at home.
AT&T market and business development executive vice president Jeff Ace say: ” This be emphasized items of investigation in ’ it is taking network as centre ’ enterprise in promote by staff the importances of the productivities, explaining will succeed in nowadays business environment at the same time, the valid long-range official working tactics are essential. The long-range advantage that works can save the cost and promote productivity. In addition the arrival of times of popularization and VoIP of broadband, it is not only a choice of enterprises to work long-rangely, and will become a chief of networking facilities. ”
A global long-range staff VoIP test plan that AT&T carries on with 23 transnational enterprises at present, reflecting the trend of this one. This plan reveals VoIP to the long-range advantage that works. Participate in enjoying AT&T advanced VoIP TELEFUNC telephonic function conveniently in the project company of this test. These functions include but the personal telephone conferences of ten points of simultaneous connection, let, participate in personage carry on real-time telephone conference convenient and swift; Leave a message and let participant’s phoning or computer listen to and leave a message in speech with eFeatures, and transmit relevant information to all parts of the world through the E-mail; In addition there is Call Logs that makes the participant track and control one’s own telephone use habit or join the commonly used telephone number the personal directory, for speed dialing.
Implement the long-range tactics that work
Investigate that points out, should guarantee the effective order of the policy that the long-range worker work according to AT&T/EIU, the managers must plan prudently and control continuously. This report has also offered the practical suggestion for the fact that the plan is pursued to work in the company of the policy validly and long-range, including:
Check to the company, confirm the suitable long-range working project that work in an all-round way.
Comprehensive human resources, information technology and device management, in order to manage the long-range office procedure effectively.
Obtain the support of the line manager. Often they are long-range and difficult to manage to work to think to implement long-range some obstacles that work.
Avoid implementing carelessly. Technology and human resources problem must be solved in an all-round way, otherwise it is full of mistakes to plan. How to keep needing considering under the scattered work environment prudently too in a clear corporate culture.
Propose adopting and constructing the safety performance to VPN. To work in home furnishing is not more unsafe than the office, because come in and go out in there is fewer strangering.
Consider renting the office equipment of home furnishing, and pay the monthly broadband expenses.
Guarantee the communication of manager and long-range staff, including periodical evaluation. If has neglected this, working long-rangely can’t succeed.
The director Joseph Roitz says that work in AT&T telephone: ” In essence, work long-rangely and encourage the manager to pay close attention to the staff’s productivity. ” AT&T has already been succeeded in pursuing and working long-rangely. The newest figure indicates, the company can save 180 million dollars every year after pursuing the relevant policy, among them most saving fund come from the increase of productivity (148 million dollars) And the reduction of property cost (34 million dollars) . AT&T was here in 2003 ” The fictitious office ” The full-time manager’s proportion of the work is increased to 22%, rise by over 1 time compared with 2001.
The above-mentioned and other investigation results are published on the latest question is ” The remote working revolution” In the report. The details please visit the website: http://www.business.att.com/emea/english/whitepaper/.
Investigation and research approach
As a part of investigating, EIU has visited 254 senior executives in the world online, among them, most interviewees come from Europe (account for 40%) ,North America (account for 27%) And the Asian-Pacific area (account for 21%) . Other interviewees come from Latin America, Middle East and Africa. The first five trades that the respondent represents include finance and economics service, professional service, manufacturing industry, transportation and energy. Besides above-mentioned investigation, EIU has also carried on the serial one-to-one special visit with senior executive and analyst. Investigate that went on in March of 2004 and April, special visit and studying to go on in August of 2004 and September.
AT T sucks, need a change!
It shouldn’t take me 500 minutes to upload a youtube video, and I am not sure exactly what is considered fast, but .42 Mbps sounds pretty awful. I have AT T and pay about 47$ a month. I live in Orlando, idk if that makes a difference but I need a new service provider that wont cost that much more, any suggestions?