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According to me which ever party wins, it will not be able to show any sudden change in the situation of the country. This is surely raising a question that what should we expect from the new government, not as IT fraternity, but as a common man. So we should look at the areas which are addressing our routine life. I have put on following few points... Contined on page 3...

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ll of us are witnessing a historical happening in our country. The elections happening across the country are not unique and the first time for us. But, the current political scenario, efforts put in by all the political parties, role play of media in this elections as well as the helpless common man of India having a forceful look at the rhetoric of all these politicians, whether we believe it or not, we are being a forceful witness of the most corrupt, most expensive and the most illusive election in the history of India so far.

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oogle today announced the launch of a new tool as part of its elections portal offering ‘google.co.in/elections’, called ‘Know Your Candidates’. The new tool will allow citizens to get easy access to relevant information about political candidates contesting from their constituency and their incumbent Member of Parliament. This tool integrates publicly available information sourced from Indian organizations such as the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), PRS Legislative Research

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and Liberty Institute India. The tool will provide valuable information for each sitting Lok Sabha MP and contesting candidates such as their disclosed educational background, financial details and social media presence (wherever available) including video bios of the candidates provided by Ping networks. Mapped onto Google Maps interface, citizens will be able to find the information by using pin codes of their area or by zooming on their locality on the map.

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he tool will be updated regularly to provide information about all candidates as they get finalised and will be made available at least a week before the voting day in each constituency. Prof. Trilochan Sastry, a founding member of ADR applauded this launch saying,”We are delighted to collaborate with Google to launch this tool, which will help our concerted effort to disseminate to the citizens of India the background information of the candidates contesting the Lok

help them to make an informed decision.” The Google Elections Hub is an online hub for elections-related news and information created to help 800 million Indian voters stay informed and updated about the elections. The site also includes features such as elections related News Videos, Search Trends, G+ Hangout Series, and an interactive Pledge to Vote campaign. Google created its first elections tools seven years ago when our engineers noticed a huge increase in search traffic around the election

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https://www.facebook.com/Fitag23 Sabha 2014 elections that will enable them to make an informed choice during voting. As citizens we have to play a proactive role in ensuring that we choose politicians who are clean, honest and committed to the progress, security and development of the people of India, and we at ADR have been working on deeper reforms including political party reforms and in the last few years have obtained several landmark judgments from the Supreme Court and Central Information Commission.” Commenting on the launch, Rajan Anandan, VP and Managing Director of Google India, said “In the last five months, we have made a concerted effort to provide our users a one stop destination for all their information needs for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. With the launch of this tool, we have added all the important information of the contesting candidates with the help of groups such as ADR and PRS Legislative Research who have been doing a stellar job of collating all the important information about the candidates. We hope that making this information easily accessible will help Indian voters learn more about candidates running for public office and

period in the United States. Today over 20 countries including Malaysia, Thailand, and now, India have elections pages that aid voters during election periods. Google aims to encourage people to be more participative and engage with candidates. It also allows voters to have a deeper understanding of politics and governance through engagement with the candidates.<

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Targets Enterprise IT Dropbox makes a play for the enterprise with new admin controls and plans for collaboration tools.

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t a press event last week, file storage and sharing service Dropbox unveiled a new version of Dropbox for Business designed to give IT departments more control and visibility over storage and sharing. The update lets users maintain two separate Dropbox accounts: one to store personal photos and documents, and another for business use and company-owned data. Users can access both via mobile or desktop. Dropbox CEO Drew Houston said the new version will alleviate problems that have long plagued many IT departments, such as employees saving company documents to their personal Dropbox accounts. The new Dropbox for

Business includes three updates that give IT more control over designated folders and content: remote wipe, account transfer, and sharing audit logs. The remote wipe feature lets both admins and users delete the Dropbox folder from a device if it is lost or stolen. Admins can also remote-wipe to delete a user's work Dropbox folder from all devices if he or she leaves the company. [Dropbox's new mobile app backs up your images. Read Dropbox Carousel: 3 Highlights.] In cases where an employee leaves a team, admins can transfer that account to another team member to continue workflows. Admins can use this option either immediately or after the user has been

removed, the company said. The last addition -- the sharing audit logs -- tracks how data is shared inside and outside the company. Admins can monitor shared folder and link creation as well as changes that employees make to shared folder and shared link permissions. Some of these features already rolled out in beta to select businesses. Other changes to the new version of Dropbox for Business include updates to its desktop and mobile apps, notifications, APIs, admin console, and sharing controls. With its business version, Dropbox enters a highly competitive market where rivals Box, Google, IBM, Microsoft,

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FITAG Times Review Hello Fitag, Respected Fitag President & General Secretary, There are new technologies emerging that affect all aspects of our lives, and it can feel daunting to try to keep up and stay in the know. You may wonder if there is any way to stay on top of the wave, FITAG TIMES is a good solution to this dilemma. Where there is no place for magazines in a digital era, you can have look at the digital copy of FITAG TIMES that you can take with you on your portable devices wherever you go. Many of the magazines focus on different aspects of the IT world; while they won't all suit what you need best, but in case of FITAG TIMES as it is the voice of IT Association it provides exactly what we are looking for, as an IT professionals. In a field where technology is changing by the day, FITAG TIMES keeps us on top of the latest news and information in the ever-developing field of information technology. It has a variety of topics including hardware, software, future technology and feature articles. We are proud that it has consistently provided quality content issue after issue with regular topics they cover, in addition to featuring other interesting topics. If you have ever wondered about information technology, you can get something out of FITAG TIMES. Technology isn't going anywhere anytime soon, and FITAG TIMES gives you the edge you need to avoid being drowned by the wave of information. I wish all the best to the editors of FITAG TIMES for a grand success in future. Thanking You Mr.Nitesh Gorasia President- BITA

Contined from page 1... which say that we should be expecting at least this much from a government formed by any party on immediate basis. 1. Lowest possible corruption level 2. Lowest possible fuel cost These are the two most important factors which will effect any country's economy at the basic level and increase the living cost of a common man. By reducing corruption we can surely opt for lots and lots of advantages really being passed on to the desired beneficiaries. We can also be one of them!! Money allocated for common man will be used for them and then the lost trust will slowly regain. Is it not true that we have lost trust on the functioning of government? Any remedies? Reduced corruption looks like the only remedy as of now. Fuel cost in India is one of the most discussed, talked and played factor. Prices of fuel after being deregulated are being artificially increased by few business houses according to a news. This is horrifying and every Indian should be asking answers from those responsible politicians as well as from the companies respon-

sible for the same. Any increase in the cost of fuel will increase the cost of all the required household items. And these prices will never go down again resulting into a huge imbalance between the earning and spending capacity of a common man. The situation is such that the price index for household items have increase manifold within last 5 years and we, the people of India, are helplessly watching the cruel dance of democracy. Abolishing multiple duties and levies on fuel cost will reduce the cost of the fuel more than half or even further, and there are ways and means to generate the lost revenue to compensate the deficit. So we must not only vote for a change but we must expect them to give better living standards to Indian citizens, be it any political party forming the government. Wish you a very healthy, just and fair election. Let us be proud to have a Gujarati leading the prime ministerial race. Warm regards Kaushik Pandya

Contined from page 2... and others have already made their marks. Dropbox's consumer offering has around 275 million users who save about 1 billion files to the service every day, the company says. Dropbox for Business launched in beta in November and retails for $15 per user per month for a minimum of five users. Dropbox adds collaboration tools Dropbox also offered a sneak peek into a set of collaboration tools it calls Project Harmony, which the company plans to release later this year. Project Harmony works inside Microsoft Office tools such as PowerPoint and Excel to improve collaboration in documents and prevent situations in which two people are working on two versions of the same file, Houston said. "A bunch of us have had this experience: You spend the afternoon in a file putting all the final touches on something and making it perfect, only to find out that someone 20 feet away from you was doing the exact same thing," Houston said during the press event. "You have this awful collision -in Dropbox we call them 'Conflicts.' " Houston noted the popularity of Dropbox's green checkmarks that indicate that a file is up-to-date. Project Harmony will move these checkmarks into a Microsoft Office document so you know you're working on the most up-to-date version. You'll also see a pop-up alert when another user opens the file you're working on. Mouse over it to see if anyone else is in the file, and click their name to start a conversation, which is saved inside the document for future reference. When you click to save your changes in the document, Dropbox syncs them and updates the file automatically for all users. Dropbox plans to add these collaboration features to Microsoft Office tools first, but others will follow.

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Dear friends, T has been a fantastic journey to be to gather. Now as per our commitment we will take our businesses & organizations to a next level. Networking is one of the most powerful tools to expand our business. If we ask five people what networking is and we may get five different answers. I have observed that the person's definition of networking depends upon his/her use of this important personal & professional activity. Networking may have Several objectives < To make new friends < To find a new job < To develop your current career < To explore new career options < To obtain referrals for sales leads < To explore new business opportunities < To broaden professional horizons & many more…. But let's look at what it actually means…. Network means a group of people who exchange information contacts and experience for professional or social purposes. Here are some tips….

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When you meet the other person, please be present to what you share be clear & specific about what you are offering & what you are looking for. Being effective requires preparation & give a 'brief' summary 30/40 seconds of what you do & how others are helped in the process. That leaves people with an elevated

By listening you get < Unexpectedly great ideas. < Feedbacks from your market. < A view of what is happening in your industry & what trends are.

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This is the most important tip for the business person. I request you to be authentic when you are networking. Please keep in mind that it is not just about you, it is also about what you can do for others. Be genuine & authentic. The genuine desire to contribute in the likes of others is inspiring and infectious. It

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8. To network well, you should have a brief conversation with one person & then move on to another person. As we have discussed… being brief. This tip adds on. Make it a game… how many business cards can you distribute & in turn collect? You may involve your friend in this game & win a prize. Ask others what they are struggling with and how can you help. This will make both of you think on the same thing and establish some common ground & potential synergy.

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This is the most effective tip. It is observed that almost 90% of the people, we meet never follow up. It creates a completely different impression when you do what you had said keeping a promise. To get in touch after a meeting is very essential. 'Follow - up will make you stand out & flourish.

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Your quality of the card will create an opportunity to be contacted. Your approach to the people in the network will determine whether you are contactable or not. Your business grows when you are easily contactable & available

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Step Select your networking meetings. I have seen that we have invitations from all kinds of gatherings. There is no shortage of meetings to attend & if you include face book & linked in then…? So, 'select' a meeting such that you get the most out of networking. Before you go, please check. Whether the event matches your business profile, talk to network members & decide if it is meant for your kind of business. You may have to "try" a few meetings before you can actually 'select' the appropriate ones but that's how it is! Initiate anyways!!!!

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It is generally seen that we are habitual ‘speakers' It is normal also that we want to say a lot about what we do & what we offer. But networking needs a different skill- listening. Focus on < Who you know < Who you could connect

around & meet people 'hoping' that something will turnout in your favor. It doesn't happen anyways. So, please have clear objectives & goals with you. Let that be having new customers, having new business partners or expanding the business wings. Have a clear cut objective & have conversations with people. 'networking' is a very resourceful activity & even the non-relevant person can provide excellent ideas. The only question is are we listen-

builds trusting and lasting relationships. Your business will really take off…. No other option!!

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It sounds obvious. But I have seen that most of the people do not carry business cards. And even if they do, their cards do not have a one-liner about what they do & how they help people. Don't offer the cards, just for the sake of it.

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If does not sound too positive but it is!! Think about the quality of relationships not the quantity of it. Having actively engaged customers are far more valuable than the unresponsive people on a list. Remember, it is not about the number of people in the list it is about people & their heart beat!! And Finally Networking is a fun and easy way to enrich your life broaden your horizons & enhance your career / business. Be generous in sharing what you are best at!! Life is an echo….. <


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he top 10 distributors in India with a total annual turnover exceeding Rs. 30,000 crore have decided to from a distribution consortium/ association. Unlike in the past, this is expected to be formed as a legal entity and not as a loose association or group. Ingram Micro, Redington, Supertron, Savex, Neoteric, Compuage, Iris, Rashi, Avnet and Inflow are the distributors that are part of this new initiative, which is expected to roll out in the next 15-20 days. The association is expected to lobby with the government on policy reforms and taxation matters, work together to share information to avoid bad debts, and work with vendors to resolve channel policy and industry issues. Obviously resellers are concerned about this association turning into a cartel. Remarked Toshy Mathew, Vice President, AKITDA, the leading channel association of Kerala, “The prime concern is if this will become a cartel and dictate terms to resellers. If that happens the IT channel will be badly hurt. But it they work for the betterment of the entire industry then it will be positive.”

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he penn Manor High School in the US has doled out as many as 1,725 Linux powered laptops to its students. The school has provided every student, from grades 9-12, an Acer TravelMate laptop preloaded with Ubuntu 13.10. Following a roughly 5-minute orientation, students were then let lose to use their creativity on the devices. “We encourage our students to install software and lift the hood of the system to better understand what makes it tick. I hope our

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s per current statistics, Apple’s Siri holds the distinction of being ‘almost’ the right voice recognition system till date with its accuracy improving with every update. However, the slowness of computation is something that bugs us all. Chip manufacturer Intel has reportedly found a solution for this problem, which will also take on the might of Siri. According to Mike Bell, head of wearable technology at Intel, the company is developing a voice recognition system without the cloud to localise processing so that the round-trip to the cloud is ruled

out. Voice recognition systems working on any platform are normally designed to work with servers, and the device then sends compressed signals to the server and waits for a response. To demonstrate how it works, Intel has developed a prototype of a wearable headset called Jarvis, with built-in voice recognition softwere The solution will be more responsive than other ‘ cloud-obsessed’ solutions in the market, claims Intel. The company has partnered with an unnamed third party to put the softwere on the Intel mobile processors.

Fujitsu Helping Cut Power Unifying communications by replacing separate PCs and telephones with a PC equipped with a headset and some telephony software can sound like a great idea until the first electricity bill for those always-on PCs comes in. Fujitsu hopes to end that bill shock with an always-on multimedia PC for businesses that features a special power saving mode. The esprimo X923 all-in-one business PCs fujitsu revealed at the Cebit show in Hanover on Sunday include a headset, a handset, a webcam, microphones and speakers for voice and video communications. -Peter Sayer FITAG is now on Facebook. Please like Fitag page

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students run local Web servers, toy with Python or simply explore graphics programs such as the GIMP. Linux offers so many opportunities to explore computing, programming and the arts, “the school’s technology director, Charlie Reisinger, was quoted as sying. “Linx allows a level of exploration and control that other closed devices don’t. The cost savings in switching to all open source softwere is an added benefit,” Reisinger added.

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India gets its first ‘School in the cloud’! The dream of Sugata Mitra, Newcastle University professor for educational technology, to bolster learning in communities where there’s a lack of access to basic education, has finally come to life. In his attempt to end Schooling as we know it, Mitra’s ambitious ‘School in the Cloud’ has opened its first branch in New Delhi. The concept here is simple: minimally invasive education that allows kids to ask and answer questions for themselves!


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What you can do with “Google” Google Translate is a free, multilingual statistical machine-translation service provided by Google Inc. to translate written text from one language into another. Features and limitations he service limits the number of paragraphs, or range of technical terms, that will be translated. It is possible to enter searches in a source language that are first translated to a destination language allowing one to browse and interpret results from the selected destination language in the source language.[8] For some languages, users are asked for alternate translations such as for technical terms, to be included for future updates to the translation process. Text in a foreign language can be typed, and if "Detect language" is selected, it will not only detect the language but will translate it into English by default. The homepage of English Wikipedia translated into Portuguese Google Translate, like other automatic translation tools, has its limitations. While it can help the reader to understand the general content of a foreign language text, it does not always deliver accurate translations. Some languages produce better results than others. Google Translate performs well especially when English is the target language and the source language is one of the languages of the European Union. Results of analyses were reported in 2010, showing that French to English translation is relatively accurate and 2011 and 2012 showing that Italian to English translation is relatively accurate as well. However, rule-based machine translations perform better if the text to be translated is shorter; this effect is particularly evident in Chinese to English translations. Edits of translations may be submitted, in Chinese specifically one is not able to edit a sentence as a whole, instead editing based off arbitrarily sets of characters, leading to incorrect edits. Texts written in the Greek,

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Google Translate Devanagari, Cyrillic and Arabic scripts can be transliterated automatically from phonetic equivalents written in the Latin alphabet. The browser version of the Google translator provides the read phonetically option for Japanese to English conversion. The same option is not available on the paid API version. Many of the more popular languages have a "text-tospeech" audio function that is able to read back a text in that language, up to a few dozen words or so. In the case of pluricentric languages, the accent depends on the region: for English, in the Americas, most

of the A s i a Pacific and West Asia the audio uses a female General American accent, whereas in Europe, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Guyana and all other parts of the world a female British English accent is used, except for a special Oceania accent used in Australia, New Zealand and Norfolk lsland; for Spanish, in the Americas a Latin American Spanish accent is used, while in the other parts of the world a

Castilian Spanish accent is used; Portuguese uses a São Paulo accent in the world, except for Portugal, where their native accent is used. For other less popular languages, the audio is a garbled monotonous vaguely male low-quality voice. Browser integration A number of Firefox extensions exist for Google services, and likewise for Google Translate, which allow rightclick command access to the

translation service.[12] An extension for Google's Chrome browser also exists;[13] in February 2010, Google Translate was integrat-

ed into the standard Google Chrome browser for automatic webpage translation. Android version Google Translate is available as a

free downloadable application for Android OS users. The first version was launched in January 2010. It works simply like the browser version. Google translation for Android contains two main options: "SMS translation" and "History". An early 2011 version supported Conversation Mode

when translating between English and Spanish (in alpha testing). This interface within Google Translate allows users to communicate fluidly with a nearby person in another language. In October 2011 it was expanded to 14 languages. Translation methodology Google Translate does not apply grammatical rules, since its algorithms are based on statistical analysis rather than traditional rule-based analysis. Indeed, the system's original creator, Franz Josef Och, has criticized the effectiveness of rule-based algorithms in favor of statistical approaches.[27] It is based on a method called statistical machine translation, and more specifically, on research by Och who won the DARPA contest for speed machine translation in 2003. He is now the head of

Google's machine translation group.[28] Google does not translate from one language to another (L1 ? L2), but often translates first to English and then to the target language (L1 ? EN ? L2). However, because English, like all human languages, is ambiguous and depends on context, this can cause translation errors. For example, translating vous from French to Russian gives vous - you - If Google were using an unambiguous, artificial language as the intermediary, it would be vous - you - OR tu ? thou. Such

a suffixing of words disambiguates their different meanings. Hence, publishing in English, using unambiguous words, providing context, using expressions such as "you all" often make a better one-step translation. Reviews Shortly after launching the translation service, Google won an international competition for English–Arabic and English–Chinese machine translation. Translation mistakes and oddities Because Google Translate uses statistical matching to translate rather than a dictionary/grammar rules approach, translated text can often include apparently nonsensical and obvious errors,[40] often swapping common terms for similar but nonequivalent common terms in the other language,[41] as well as inverting sentence meaning.[42][citation needed] Also, for the speech, it uses only European French as well as Latin American Spanish worldwide, but both European and Brazilian Portuguese (European for translate.google.pt and Brazilian for all other Google Translate sites). Controversies Google has been accused of sexism due to the statistical assignment of gender when translating from or through English into languages where verbs are conjugated by gender. For example, the phrase I drive used to be translated into a masculine conjugation, while I cook into a feminine conjugation, due to the higher occurrence of such forms in corpora. Due to public criticism in Israel, Google has manually fixed some apparent cases of sexist translation into Hebrew by using the masculine form for all verbs.<

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