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HTC® Wildfire S review

It takes lot to make a first impression. And HTC has made it with HTC Wildfire S. It has all the features that make it stand apart and look like a mini computer. The fast processor in it makes it so. Basically the HTC Wildfire S is a phone which is mainly meant for web browsing because of its fast browser and the operating system in it. It is basically an Android-based cell phone with all the high end features in it. Web browsing is easy because of its multi window browsing options. One can just browse the web smoothly and switch over to the next window very easily.

With the help of zoom in and zoom out options, it is very easy for you to minimize and maximize the windows you want to see. YouTube and all other websites are very easy to use because of its fast processor. You not need to wait for a long to view your favorite videos. The moment you touch the ‘Play’ button, it starts streaming. You can do all the research work on the go because of Google apps and Wikipedia.

HTC Wildfire S has all the social networking websites preinstalled in it. You need to just touch the icon to access Facebook, Twitter and Orkut in style. HTC Wildfire S has a very powerful camera (5MP), with that you can capture your special moments and tags your special ones in that. With these applications, you can capture and shoot your own video and share it online with your family and friends.

You can call it a complete communicator because it has a unique caller ID which makes you able to know not only about who is calling you but about his Facebook profile and other details as well. HTC Wildfire has numerous apps which make this Android cell phone a must buy because there are themes and skins preinstalled with the help of which you can change the whole persona of your phone. All your e-mails are delivered in a single inbox whether it is from Gmail, Rediff, Yahoo! or MSN. HTC wildfire S is an Android-based cell phone and that is why it has innovative features. You can do almost all the things you do on your PC. With its 600 MHz processor it is possible for you to surf the Internet at a high speed. It has all the connectivity options like 3G, GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth as well. HTC Wildfire S has a 3.2” large screen on which you can enjoy video and browsing.

Google™ Adds Set-up Wizard for Apps

Google in a big step to build up its app store and market it to enterprises, be it small or large, has launched programs aimed at small enterprises with limited IT resources. So now, with a simplified installation process for administrators using a new and simplified set-up wizard, Google App store is again catching eyeballs. So now when you reach the sign up page you will encounter the set-up wizard in the administrative ‘Control Panel’. The easy and simplified interactive guide will lead you through all the frills and add on services like the entire key configuration options ranging from creating your user account to setting up e-mail accounts transferring your existing data to a one stop shop under Google Apps and finally configuring mobile devices. It will also help you chalk out the roll out plan for the apps by allowing you to chose whether you want a pilot run first or immediately deploy it, hence helping you decide whatever suits your requirements. You also have the option to run the set-up in pieces using the inbuilt progress indicators so that you can come back after intervals of time and complete the set-up.

App Store since its inception was devised as a self help service this new addition further simplifies it. According to Google as stated by Heather Folsom, a Google product manager, in a blog post, the interactive guide helps users walk through a variety of key configuration options ranging from setting up user accounts to establishing communication through registering e-mails. According to analysts, Google needs working on its app store to help it compete against the best, not only does it need administrative tools it also needs a clear cut roadmap, product and training documentation and better connectivity between client and developer in the form of developing more enterprise class communication packages for Google Apps.

The various services and solutions offered by the app store include hosted e-mail, calendar, IM, a website builder and office productivity applications and connectivity solutions. Its basic version comes at no cost and also its academic version comes free of cost, however the one being marketed to businesses and enterprises namely Apps for Businesses costs US$50 per end user for every year.

Google Apps faces strict competition from a variety of app stores and communication suites and other solution providers like Microsoft, IBM, Zoho, Novell and Cisco so it is natural for Google to make strides to actually be able to stand up against the competition and sell its products to various businesses and enterprises and carve out a niche for itself in this market.

Google Launches User Policy Management for Google Apps

Google has built a new platform which will benefit most of the Apps administrators’ user policy management. It took a long time to come into market and is the most important feature that creates Google Apps efficiently. Moreover, it is useful for business development too.

Google Apps Directory Synchronization

Administrators can categorize users in easier method into separate units. The structure can be constructed which has the same appearance in the Microsoft’s active directory. Targeting users in this style provides flexibility to the users so that they can have a command on the respective application that every user can access. For instance, the administrator can decide the priority access to one of the groups while refusing it to the other group.

The Google Enterprise Blog stated that organizations can take advantage of policy management by the user. A company can check the pilot Apps by providing access to the users prior to giving higher margin deployment.  Google informed that the user policy management may be useful for helping customers in their transitions to Google Apps. For instance, a company may inherit the features of products provided by Microsoft for sending e-mails and messaging; simultaneously they may include the Google documents and their affiliated tools.

The Google Apps Directory synchronization will be the same for the companies that exist with Lightweight Directory access Protocol organization structure or possess Active Directory.

Users can independently work on organizational units by inheriting the features of Google Apps Application Programming interface. The organizational units with active directory take the confirmation from the head section of the organizational units. Therefore, if an administrator generates a number of organizational units and keeps the individual branches’ permission as it is, the organizational units will have the same priority as that of the extreme top level management.

Application Features

The new feature of the Google’s new user policy management is readily available in the market for the users, in the forms of Education edition and Premier edition, at no extra cost. The users who belong to Standard edition can have individual organizational unit and thus they can have the access to the services provided by each unit.

The launching of user policy management for Google app is a superb comeback by Google so that they can gather, create and let the users avail the facility to buy them.

The users may be same as those who are making use of Google Apps. There will be challenge for other route developers to build these apps. There is still confusion whether there will be complimentary apps sponsored.

It is not as such difficult to build particular applications into Google apps. They are exploring a number of application programming interfaces. For example, single sign-on falls into this category. The price is around $100 that developers have to pay in order to log into their account and for accessing these tools. This will make it easy to provide the application to the business partners at beneficial price. So, it is clear that they can sell their application product.

The developers can earn an extra amount. The concept is very similar to the “app store” where we can find out information on many of the mobile devices and can make use of that to reapply to the web based applications. By providing such tools, Google has proven that it is a easy method for multipurpose applications and it is more useful for the end users. They can get easy access for these apps.

Google Apps Now with Added Security and Mobile Controls

Early last week Google released a series of new features for better mobile management and security systems in Google run applications. This is a new addition to the already released host of mobile management capabilities in Google Applications cloud suite, earlier this year.  The new applications will have enhanced features supporting both administrators as well as connection providers of iPhone, Nokia and Windows enabled Smartphone’s.

Enhanced data security

Enterprise or premier customer’ employees are able to access company data via their iPhone or Smartphone; while ensuring the administrators of the enterprise can also limit, control and/or specify what and who access the company data with better security data encryption. The security update also helps administrators to auto-erase device data after a certain amount of failed password attempts; while also disabling the camera functionality. The security feature ensures old passwords and not reused as well reminding users of periodic change of passwords. In order to save roaming charges by employees, the security capability will disable all data synchronising when a device is outside of a territory or zone.

Google thinks

The company announced that the new updates would be available to all Google applications customers of Premier and Education packages. Google’s software engineer Dale Woodford in a blog post said it is the priority of his company to provide seamless access to each individual’s data and also ensuring the administrators can manage the data traffic to each employee’s mobile devices.  He also said Google is continuing to make or better device management options, at the same getting more devices to be able to work on their system. Google applications will also be available to be used on Android, towards the end of this year.

Mobile device controls

These new additions will further better the mobile device control features now available within Google Applications. These Google Apps lets you remotely wipe all data from lost or stolen devices; auto lock mobile phones if reported inactive for prolonged period of time; along with password security which ensures required password length, periodic updates, and compulsory alphanumeric password requirements.  The new management functionality gives options and power of usability to both end users and administrators, and also helping remote access of the data via Google Apps control panel for both users and administrators; especially administrators benefit since without the need of any additional software and dedicated servers they can manage the traffic of data to each mobile user in the enterprise.

Google had already launched the Google Apps Connector for BlackBerry users earlier this year, along with updated functionality for Gmail, Google calendar as well as updated Google docs for mobile devices running on Android. The new added features to the Google applications will help Google’s penetration into the mobile market even better and ensuring enhanced functionality with the Google Apps clouds suite. The new additional functionality introduced by Google is Google Sync for the same group of iPhone, Nokia and Windows enabled Smartphone; this will help sync various programs like mail, contacts and calendar from each mobile device, so they can also be remotely accessed from Google Apps.

New Zealand’s Boost to Google

Already a name to reckon with in the email services industry, Google is steadily working its way into the midst of New Zealand business, acquiring clients for its mail as well as its application platforms. Some of the software developed locally in New Zealand is also facilitating this surge in the presence of Google in the south-western Pacific island nation.

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

Christchurch-based Tait Radio Communications is the most recent company to give Google the go ahead, deciding to substitute up to five different email platforms to standardise on Google’s email client, Gmail. George Elder, Tait’s chief information officer, said the move was driven by a necessity for an advanced stage of collaboration as the organization seeks to evolve into a single worldwide company, instead of a New Zealand based company with worldwide branches.

Elder stated that prior to the move, each office had its own email platforms, calendars and domains. This meant rising costs for the company as Tait would have to house and manage softwares and servers, which would be complex as well as expensive. But by standardising and synchronising all offices with Gmail, everything can be made simpler.

He did admit that the move was cost-neutral upfront, but went on to say that cost of upgrades on the existing systems in the future makes this decision a cost effective one.

OTHER GOOGLE PRODUCTS BEING CONSIDERED

Tait has not yet made a decision on shifting to Google’s other business offering, Google Apps, for tasks such as word processing, spreadsheeting and other functions, but Elder said that such an option may be evaluated later.

Another example of Google being used in New Zealand companies is the NZ Post applying Google’s Apps platform worldwide when its Postal Services Group shifted away from Microsoft’s software for 2100 staff last year. The main aim was to save up to $2 million over a period of three years, primarily on infrastructure costs rather than licensing costs.

Tools such as Gmail, instant messaging, video chat, Google Docs and Sites took over from Microsoft’s Outlook and Exchange and possibly Microsoft’s collaboration platform SharePoint, according to the group’s manager of capability, Tracy Voice.

Elder claims that the staff at Tait use mail as a filing system and the migration to Gmail hasn’t affected this activity one bit. Director of WaveAdept, Mike Riversdale, which undertook the project, said one issue was the capability of administrators to use their own company’s mail accounts. To access a standard Gmail account, would require a search warrant. To counter this issue, Google has developed an interface they can use to access their corporate mail boxes, but it needs software tools to be usable. This is where Hapara, a Wellington based firm, enters the scene. Hapara has developed a range of tools to make business use of Gmail easier. One of them, Hapara’s Access Manager, gave Tait the access that it needed. The entire project displayed that the efficient use of email gives rise to opportunities to boost productivity.

Ease of use and flexibility in any situation are what has made Google a legend in the corporate world and going by their New Zealand operations, they aim to keep up that reputation.

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