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The future of yacht management software

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The future of yacht management software

Integration of technology in the super yacht industry has resulted in greater efficiency. There have been various software developed to manage, process and organize the workflow. This has made the whole industry more professional. These changes have also created a different dynamic in the market where some software companies have gone under while others have risen. The industry in general has seen wider adoption of management software according to some sources. This has been mainly due to the changing regulatory environment that now requires stricter and clearer records.

While various stakeholders like yacht builders and insurance companies have readily adopted these changes, a prominent question of what should be expected from a good software has surfaced. Captains have expressed the need of harmonizing the industry by making one good software that incorporates all the aspects of yacht management.

When it comes to the direction that the yacht management software will take, there is a general consensus that there will be better and improved systems with time. The coming software versions will be able to handle more processes and handle big data more effectively. This software will also be able to seal the gaps that exist, especially those that lead to high costs and are time-consuming. The software will also be flexible in such a way that it supports all the modern forms of communication including mobile platforms. This will definitely increase accessibility and make communication more reliable

Good stakeholders therefore need to be flexible so as to accommodate the changes that are currently defining the yacht industry. Just like it has happened in most other industries, modern technology is inevitable in the yacht industry. The key focus of stakeholders should therefore be on adopting comprehensive technology that improves operations and handles digital communication as expected by modern standards.

Marketing in technology

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Marketing in technology

In today’s dynamic market, the technical department should work closely with stakeholders to maximize on productivity. Today’s marketing involves the use of technology and analytical techniques, and marketing department is expected to work closely with the tech department to improve the customer experience. According to the discussion of the technological executive from Forbes Technology Council, the technical department helps the marketing enhance their performance in some ways. Here are some tips on how the tech department can work with the marketing department to optimize performance:

1. Focus on the Customers requirements:

In most cases, markers and developers tend to put prioritized on perceived benefits and features instead of the customer’s requirements. However, it is critical to put customers’ requirements on top of their priorities. “Marketers who understand that the customer needs and have technical knowhow are likely to achieve the best” said Month Roberts Marketing Specialist Woking IT Services . Understanding customers’ needs and working together to improve the client experience help to improve the performance of your organization.

2. Do enough research and rely mainly on data rather than perception:

The marketing and the tech department should avoid making a decision based on perceived benefits that might not be true according to clients. Perform enough research to understand how the final project will benefit the customer and work toward achieving measurable results. Where not well understood, the marketer should ask questions to help understand how some certain features will help to improve conversion rate. Every feature in the product should be based on the research.

3. Have proper communication channel:

While coming with a project, it is importance to ensure that the CIO and the CMO should work closely and should be able to communicate freely and candidly about business challenges. Without proper communication channels in an organization, the team is unlikely to succeed. The communication and collaboration at the top should be effective to ensure that everyone in the team performs his role well.

‘War Vote’ Virus Deletes Computer

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‘War Vote’ Virus Deletes Computer

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Computer security experts on Monday warned of a new virus that deletes files while masquerading as a program that will allow people to vote on whether the United States should go to war over the Sept. 11 hijacker attacks.

The “Vote Virus”, which so far is not wide spread, circulates via e-mail to users of Microsoft Corp.’s (MSFT) Outlook e-mail program, said Simon Perry, vice president of security solutions at Computer Associates International Inc. (CA)

AMD gets XP-ized

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AMD gets XP-ized

An new naming system seems to have emerged. It all strated with Microsoft dropping its year naming scheme for the eXperienced nomer. Well, now AMD is joining the fray according to this article.

The XP designation, sources say, is an unfortunate coincidence. In AMD’s case, the letters XP stand for extra performance. In Windows XP, the XP stands for experience. AMD apparently had been contemplating the branding scheme at the time Microsoft made its announcement.

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Apparently, Intel enjoys being screwed

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Apparently, Intel enjoys being screwed

Well, just when you THOUGH that you would be rid of that horrid technology known as RDRAM, Intel goes and renews its contract with rambus.

Intel and memory chip designer Rambus renewed their licensing pact Monday, a move that will likely give the memory company a much needed shot in the arm.

The new agreement, which supercedes the 1996 Intel-Rambus licensing agreement, grants Intel access to Rambus’ entire patent portfolio for five years. In turn, Intel has agreed to grant licenses for patents Rambus needs to build memory interface technology.

Intel will pay Rambus royalties of $10 million per quarter, Rambus CFO Bob Eulau said in a conference call with reporters and analysts.

Linux world gets legal

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Linux world gets legal

The issue revolves around an FSMLabs patent for real-time interrupt handling using a software emulation layer for interrupt masking, so that interrupts can be prioritized. The Free Software Foundation claims that Victor Yodaiken, the CEO at FSMLabs, has used the patent to impose restricted terms on distribution of this program.

All zealotry aside, this is quite pathetic on FSMLabs part. IMHO you cant patent the kind of thing that they did. And of course, ZDnet HAD to quote Microsoft in saying: Microsoft executives have, in turn, repeatedly criticized the use of the GPL over the past few months. Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief operating officer, recently described Linux as a “cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches. That’s the way the [GPL] license works,” he said. His comments followed similar scathing attacks by senior vice presidents Craig Mundie and Jim Allchin.

Hackers split over vigilante strikes

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Groups of online vandals and hackers are split over how to respond to this week’s terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, with some Internet vigilantes calling for an assault on perceived terrorist sites and others pleading for calm.

IMHO, I say that every US techno-guru (white hat,black hat, HaXOr, Cracker, security professional; whatever you want to call them) who has the knowledge should do whatever they possibly can to disbale all sites supporting or promoting anti-America terrorism.