Archive for November, 2008

Enabling Compliance…

November 29, 2008

Companies that can effectively manage compliance issues are said to operate smoothly. Corporations are ever on the lookout for effective ways and means to handle compliance issues. Lot of companies today subscribe to at-least one compliance magazine to keep track of news in regulatory guidelines. Online business and technology magazines publish number of compliance articles proving the fact that ‘compliance’ is one of the buzzwords in business circles today.

Integrating regulatory compliance into the overall system is now the main focus for lot of companies. Hence organizations are willing to seek the guidance of a compliance specialist, to incorporate compliance solutions in everyday operations and ensure their businesses comply with government regulations.

Compliance Management, the corporate buzzword

November 29, 2008

While on one hand companies have to deal with the complexities of day-to-day operations, on the other, they have to dedicate time and effort to compliance management. With increasing government emphasis on IT compliance and related guidelines, enterprises are devoting more and more attention to areas of data security, records retention, internal control certification etc.

Since compliance and management activities are not one-time but continuous, organizations have started to recognize the need for external compliance consulting services. Compliance experts help organizations build an efficient and controlled compliance management system.

Stuff that we ‘cell’dom use anymore

November 22, 2008

What is the most omnipresent, object in today’s modern world? That without which, human survival is nearly impossible? That which changes itself to suit our changing needs? Not God, not the air that we breathe, but that little ubiquitous thing that we carry in our handbags, trouser pockets or hang around our neck. Cell phones have not only become all pervasive in our lives but have also rendered many things obsolete and useless. As an example, mobile boarding passes received as text messages on cell phones are fast replacing paper boarding passes for airline travelers.

Wired lists five gadgets that were killed by the cell phone. These include PDA’s, cameras, Ultra Mobile PCs, home landline phones and MP3 players. Though one can argue the cell phone has not yet replaced the camera, the trend cannot be disputed. Here’s our list of items relegated to near obsolescence by the modern cell phone:

The Wrist Watch – Does anyone not trying to make a fashion statement wear these anymore?

The Alarm Clock – The alarm clock is possibly the most hated of modern conveniences and it’s time for it to wake up, unplug itself from the wall and drop itself in the trash.

The Calculator – A quick calculation on how much 15% discount on a $125 outfit works out to, or to find how much the restaurant bill will add up to; your cell phone is humbly waiting to serve you. Of course, geeky math and physics students may still need their special calculators, but for the rest of us, the cell phone works just fine.

Digital diaries & planners – Do people still buy these things? Enough said.

iPods – Okay, going out on a limb here, but the writing on the wall is clear. In fact, the new iPods look exactly like the iPhone. iPod and MP3 players’ days are numbered. With a slew of phones in the market, specially designed to hold thousands of song files and hundreds of websites with free songs, free photos and free MP3 ringtone downloads; will people really need a single function device like an iPod in the near future?

The last thing the cell phone has displaced is our ancient foe we used to call boredom.

50 Cent Ringtones

November 21, 2008

Ringtones are personalized tones that portray ones liking and attitude towards life. Well, there are bundles of free ringtones and ringtone maker available on the internet.

American rapper 50 Cents’ ringtones has become quite popular. Officially known as Curtis James Jackson III, 50 Cent rose to fame with the release of his albums ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’ and ‘The Massacre’.  His number 1 hit, ‘In Da Club’ has become a phenomenon, thus ringing on everybody’s cell phone. This ringtone has the capacity to make heads turn and is a must have ringtone for any party animal.

Tone talk for love and hate

November 21, 2008

It’s still quite some time to go for Valentine’s Day. But did you know that the ‘Best ringtone or ring back tone for the Significant Other’ among lovers in the USA is the track, ‘No one’ by Alicia Keys. This was the result of a special survey of Americans aged 18-49 by Virgin Mobile USA on free ringtones to download on Valentine’s Day. Alicia Keys’ soulful number beat other contenders like Temptations’, ‘My girl, Pink Floyd’s, ‘Wish you were here’ and Brad Paisley’s, ‘She’s everything’.

What’s life without a breakup? The top spot for ‘Best Ringtone or Ring back tone for an Ex’ was ‘I hate everything about you’ followed by ‘Irreplaceable’. The internet is abounding with millions of free ringtones to express love, hate, anger, humor and many more emotions. Do not talk anymore. Just download ringtones based on your mood and let your ringtone do all the talking.

Has your phone been bitten by the mosquito tone

November 21, 2008

You’ve heard of mosquito bites, but have you ever heard of mosquito ringtones? That’s the latest ringtone causing a buzz (pun intended) among many youngsters now. Also called Teen Buzz the free ringtone sounds like the actual buzz of a mosquito. But the voice range is so low that the tone will be audible only to those below 30 years of age. So if you are getting a call from a special someone or you are bored and want to exchange text messages with your friends during your classes then go for the mosquito tone.

There are different audibility ranges of the mosquito ringtone to choose from, depending on the users hearing capacity. Encouraged by the response for this free ringtone among student members, new flash mosquito games are also available now. So download ringtones that let you do what you want, wherever you are. Get the mosquito power