Intergraph Corporation names Larry Laster Chief Financial Officer
Intergraph Corporation has announced the appointment of Larry Laster, 49, as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Laster is a member of Intergraph’s Board of Directors and previously served as Intergraph’s CFO from 1987 through 1997. He is also chief financial officer of Intergraph Public Safety Inc. (IPS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Intergraph Corporation that addresses the Public Safety, Utilities and Communications markets. He will retain CFO responsibilities for IPS.
Tele Atlas North America, a unit of Tele Atlas NV and premier provider of digital map databases and real-time traffic information for the U.S., has announced it has licensed the industry’s most comprehensive national database of real-time road traffic information to MSN Carpoint.com, the most visited car-buying and ownership site on the Web. As the first step in integrating traveller information across the Microsoft network, Microsoft will use data from Tele Atlas North America, which is produced through an alliance with Westwood One, on Carpoint.com for Internet users who wish to check traffic conditions before leaving their homes or offices. Tele Atlas North America’s traffic service will offer Carpoint.com visitors real-time traffic information through detailed incident reports which include a description of the problem, expected duration and degree of impact on traffic. In addition, the reports also detail where traffic will be affected, including direction of traffic and travel speeds where available. With offerings in 68 metropolitan areas and coverage of more than 90% of the urban US population, the real-time traffic database supplies the industry’s most detailed real-time traffic information covering major streets, highways and interstates.
UDMS, the Urban Data Management Society, has organised international symposia at various locations in Europe in order to promote the development of information systems in local government since 1971. A special event is organised to celebrate UDMS’ 30 years long activity with the general theme: “30 Years of Urban Data Management: Looking Back, Looking Forward” Although a number of invited speakers will give their contribution focusing on the evolution of Urban and Rural Systems in the last thirty years envisioning future developments, the organising committee invites you to submit a paper concerning the topics Use of 3D GIS, E-local government, Mobile GIS and Local Government, Public participation, Online services, Cadastral Information Systems. All accepted papers will be distributed to all participants, presented and discussed at the congress and then published in a book that is due to be ready by spring 2002. For further details visit:- https://www.udms.net
Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions has announced that ACEFHAT in Barcelona, Spain, has chosen Intergraph’s GeoMedia(r) technology for its new E-GIOS System, a Web-based public works management system. ACEFHAT has contracted with Intergraph Spain for the development of a comprehensive GIS solution to support the system. The solution includes GeoMedia WebMap for Web-based, real-time communication and decision making and GeoMedia Professional for managing various GIS data provided by service companies such as water, gas, electricity, and telecommunications in Barcelona. The new E-GIOS system expands ACEFHAT’s current GIOS program (integrated street service work management software) to allow quick and flexible management of public works requests from all local service companies. The E-GIOS system is scheduled to be operational in January 2002.
Visit:- www.intergraph.com/imgs & www.acefhat.com/eng/home.htm
Data Burst Technologies Inc., a provider of wireless Internet solutions, will offer its Internet-based Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) services on Nextel’s nationwide, wireless packet data network. With the combination of Data Burst’s iTRAK(TM) in-vehicle module and NavView(TM) browser-based service, and a Nextel Internet-ready phone, customers now have a new, cost-effective AVL solution. Implementing AVL is easy. Subscribers can view, map and maintain historical data about a fleet or even a single vehicle from their office or home computer over the Internet. In operation, the small iTRAK device is placed on the vehicle roof or dash and uses precise GPS location technology to create position updates. Integrated with a Nextel phone, iTRAK sends information, via the wireless network, to NavView, an innovative mapping application created for tracking and locating vehicles via the Internet.
BANGALORE: India’s first cyber crime police station was inaugurated at the CoD headquarters in Bangalore on Thursday.
Speaking to reporters, Home Minister Mallikarjun M. Kharge said the station will register cyber crime cases under the Information Technology Act, 2000, with jurisdiction all over the state.
Referring to the new station, DGP V.V. Bhaskar said a multi-disciplinary group of experts will help the investigative agency in dealing with cyber crime. Experts from Indian Institute of Science’s Super Computer Centre and software giants such as Infosys and Tatas have offered help.
People can now lodge complaints online. The station will be headed by a DySp rank officer, as stipulated under the IT Act, and assisted by three inspectors. The station will function in three shifts round-the-clock, Bhaskar explained.
The station will deal with computer crimes such as vandalism, creating and distributing viruses, stealing computer time, hacking, theft of intellectual property, software piracy, espionage, manipulation of computer system and financial frauds.
The city police were given motorcycles, fitted with sirens, for patrolling. Two policemen, armed with wireless sets, will go on rounds on the bikes.
Source: The Times Of India
Korea is leading Asia, as well as the world, with many developments involving the internet. Global studies conducted by TNS, and other information organizations, have identified Korea’s leadership among “eyeball measurements.” These measurements include the percentage of population on-line, the amount of time spent per user on the internet and the number of pages accessed by each internet user. The term “eyeballs” is often used within the internet industry to indicate the number of people accessing a site or viewing an internet page.
Further development of the internet requires a conversion from merely counting “eyeballs” to focusing on what people genuinely want and are willing to pay for. The internet must embrace marketing and the responsibility of commerce to provide netizens with a service deemed valuable by those consumers.
The good news is that Korea is already leading Asia in attracting customers, not just eyeballs, to the internet. Korea is slightly ahead of Japan with regard to this important eCommerce measure, and enjoys a purchase penetration rate more than double that observed in the Chinese market. However despite being the Asian leader, Korea has a long way to go before the market can be described as mature or saturated. Today only 1/5th of all internet users in Korea has made an on-line purchase within the last month. This lags far behind the rate measured in the United States, and is beginning to fall behind Britain and Germany which were comparable to Korea last year. According to a recent TNS Global eCommerce Study, 16 percent of Korean netizens shopped on-line last summer versus 17 percent of Germans and 18 percent of British internet users. This summer the proportion of Korean netizens shopping on-line in the last month increased to 19 percent, while the comparable figure for Britain was 24 percent with Germany jumping to 28 percent. Even the United States has experienced an increase from 27 percent to 33 percent coupled with its already existing large consumer base. At this stage in development, the Korean internet industry must place more emphasis on what consumers do on-line rather than just attracting more people to the internet.
Despite new technology and terminology, the basic principle of marketing which identifies and satisfies consumer need will continue to reward those employing the best practices, and recognize the losers who will be left counting eyeballs.