Wednesday, December 26, 2007

1st Dell physical store in Malaysia!

As Dell continue to strengthen their brick-and-mortar presence worldwide with especially in US and Europe, its 1st physical store was opened in Malaysia recently.

Location: Mid Valley Megamall's IT World, Kuala Lumpur.

The brick-and-mortar move is to enable Dell to reach even more customers as it would be able to cultivate a more personal relationship with its customers. There will be more Dell stores in Malaysia soon.

With such move, Dell is embarking on the dual-access sales strategy - Direct and Retail, given the success proven by other competitors such as HP and other manufacturers.

Related posts:
Dell is shifting away from direct sales online
Dell computers to be available in PC superstores in Europe

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

wireless@KL starting from 2008

Kuala Lumpur will become a wireless city next year with the implementation of KL Wireless Metropolitan Project or wireless@KL!

Limitless wireless broadband Internet access will be available anytime and anywhere as 1,500 WiFi stations will be installed around the city in the commercial areas, offices, residential areas, community centers and other public areas.

Speed: 512 kps (its operating on WiMax technology - 2.3GHz spectrum)

Cost: FREE (for the 1st 2 years)

Duration of the implementation: 80% of KL will be covered by September 2008. 2,000 more stations will be installed in the second phase.

Service providers: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and Packet One Networks (M) Bhd.

Read here for more information.

Personal Opinion:
I'm definitely welcome such move as it will helps to promote better broadband penetration in Malaysia as well as providing more alternatives to the current broadband market. However, the main concern will be the speed of the access and the charges after the free-2 years period. Let's wait and see for the evolution of our 1st WiFi city in Malaysia!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Electronic Commerce - Blog Carnival (18th December 2007)

Welcome to the December 18, 2007 edition of electronic commerce. (Vol 1, No. 7, 2007)

James Alenteal presents What Really Works, Part 5 ? Why Pretty Sites Don?t Sell. posted at James Alenteal's Conversion Rate Clinic.

Kenton Newby presents Video Tip of the Week: Automatically Finding Ideas for New Website Content posted at

Jim Sansi presents PR What? posted at The Kaizen Business.

Dan-O presents Mega Online Comic Manual: Create, Share and Profit from Webcomics posted at - Discover. Inspiring . Media, saying, "How to make money and have fun creating webcomics and publishing them on the Web."

Thomas D. Brownsword presents Integrity: I Should Have Known Better posted at Business Action Steps.

John W. Furst presents Protect Your Virtual Business Assets posted at E-Biz Booster Blog, saying, "Technology is great as long as it works! One begins to rely on it very quickly. But what if something breaks. Is your data protected. Many people do not take appropriate care. You might only loose some 100's of dollars, but you can loose all of your business at once. Start getting prepared, now."

Pat B. Doyle presents Publish an Ebook in Amazon’s Kindle Book Store! posted at Pat B. Doyle.

James Alenteal presents What Really Works, Part 6 … Deep 6 Your HTML Tables With CSS ? Finally! posted at James Alenteal's Conversion Rate Clinic.

Kenton Newby presents Google Analytics Goodness…Can You Believe This is Free? posted at

Ian Richardson presents 2. Hosted Wordpress Is FREE To Install, and YOU have complete control! posted at Make Everything EzyAs123.

Richard Lee presents The PDF Black Hole posted at Richard Lee.

Sagar presents No More Filing Cabinet: 25 Online Filing Systems for Web Workers posted at Bootstrapper.

Sagar presents Top 20 Hilarious and Creative Internet Scams posted at Virtual Hosting.

Andrew Erickson presents The Holiday Countdown - Getting Your Visitors to Buy posted at WebSite Werx.

Mark Riffey presents Immune from change? Better check with your lawmakers. posted at Business is Personal.

Ron Ruiz presents Virtual Boyfriends posted at The Business Ideas-Making Money Blog.

Carol Bentley presents Do your headlines grab your reader?s undivided attention posted at Carol Bentley.

Richard Lee presents Everything You Will Ever Need To Know About Business posted at Richard Lee.

Woody Maxim presents What will you do with the message? posted at Woody Maxim.

Stephen Dean presents Free A/B Split Test Software posted at Stephen Dean's Copywriting And Internet Advertising Blog - Copywriter, saying, "Did you know that I automatically give anyone who signs up for the announcement list on the right access to my split test software..."

Charles Eglinton presents eBay Power Seller posted at - eBay Bidding Tips & Selling Tips, saying, "Is reaching Power Seller status all it’s cracked up to be?..."

Ian Richardson presents Would you like an Ezy way to manage multiple Wordpress Blogs? posted at Make Everything EzyAs123, saying, "While a typical website can take hours to update, a site built around a blog can be updated INSTANTLY and search engines quickly take notice..."

James Alenteal presents Do your prospects scan or read your sales pages? Part 1. posted at James Alenteal's Conversion Rate Clinic.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of electronic commerce using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Friday, December 14, 2007

Dell computers to be available in PC superstores in Europe

After the move to sell the laptops and computers off line at the famous BestBuy's and WalMart's stores, Dell is embarking on another initiatives to sell its computers in the major PC superstores across Europe.

Dell has inked an agreement with DSG International (formerly known as Dixons Store Groups), a company that operates Dixons, Currys and PC World stores across Europe, to sell its computers starting from January 2008.

Besides, Dell's computers will also be available at DSGi's subsidiaries such as Electro World (Czech, Hungary & Poland) and PC City (Computer superstores operate in Spain, France, Italy and Sweden)

Such agreements will help to strengthen Dell's selling power throughout Europe. This is one of the push strategy used by Dell to rectify its decline market share in the PC market after being taken over by Acer as the 2nd in the worldwide notebook market.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Dell is shifting away from direct sales online

Dell is famous for selling it PC and laptop directly to their customers through the direct sales online which proved to be a very successful business model. However, Dell is slowly shifting away from this successful model when the growth of PC sales slowed.

Dell already selling their computer at 3,000 Wal-Mart stores and also initiated a retail partnership with Staples Inc.

The latest move involve selling its laptop and desktop computers at over 900 Best Buy Co. stores. Dell officials believe that with the move, it will help to make a presence at different level of the US retail market.

Future arrangements has also be made with a few retailers for similar initiatives such as Bic Camera Inc. in Japan, Gome stores in China, and Carrefour Group and Carphone Warehouse PLC in Europe. With such arrangement, Dell's computers will be available at more than 10,000 stores around the world.

For more reading, click here - Dell moves further from direct sales.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Broadband speeds around the world

This is an interesting article on the broadband speed available on selected countries. It also depicts the actual speed as compared to the advertised speed.

The complete article is available here - Broadband Speeds Around the World

United Kingdom:
Currently advertised speed is 10Mbps but the actual speed is 3Mbps. ADSL2+ will provide 24Mbps by next year. 50Mbps cable services and 100Mbps fiber to the home are in trial.

Advertised speed are averagely at 44Mbps but the actual speed is 4.6Mbps. ADSL2+ is available with 28Mbps currently. Fiber-based services are also available at 50Mbps.

Average of the advertised speed is 9Mbps but the actual speed is 4.8Mbps. VDSL (fiber) network provides up to 25Mbps.

Advertised speed is 21Mbps. Actual speed is 7.4Mbps. VDSL network can go up to 100Mbps.

South Africa:
1Mbps. Biggest broadband country in Africa. Wimax penetration is low.

Advertised speed is 2Mps. 70% broadband penetration.

United States:
Advertised speed is average of 8Mbps but the actual speed covers slightly more than half - 4.8Mbps. US has the largest cable network connection in the world which provides between 5Mbps and 20Mbps. Fiber connection with speed up to 20Mbps is also available.

Advertised sepeed is 2Mbps via DSL.

Japan has an average speed of 93Mbps although the showed only 10.6Mbps. The biggest market is the fiber to home network.

South Korea:
43Mbps. 90% of the homes have broadband connection of 50Mbps to 100Mbps. Koreans are also paying the lowest rate in the world.

New Zealand:
Average advertised speed is 13.5Mbps but the actual is 2.4Mbps. Limited cable network as most of the market is dominated by the Telecom New Zealand's DSL.

Average speed of 4Mbps but fall to 1.6Mbps.

1Mbps. Largest broadband market in the world. The country has 14 million fiber lines as compared to Japan's 9.6 million and 1.7 in US.

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Top 5 posts for November 2007

Its already almost the end of the year with another month to go. November was a hectic month while December is a holiday-filled season.

Here is the list of the top 5 posts for the month of November 2007.

1. Fans purchase football club through website
2. Internet Herb Portal set up by Malaysian firm
3. Maybank targeting double on online stock trading deals
4. e-government: Malaysia is now ranked 25th
5. IMPACT - to fight cyber terrorism

In case you have missed out the Top 5 posts of the previous months, you can get it here:
1. Top 5 Posts for June 2007
2. Top 5 posts for July 2007
3. Top 5 posts for August 2007
4. Top 5 posts for September 2007
5. Top 5 posts for October 2007

Happy Reading!

Professional home care directory and services

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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Electronic Commerce - Blog Carnival (4th December 2007)

Welcome to the December 4, 2007 edition of electronic commerce. (Vol 1, No. 6, 2007)

presents How to Make Real Life Money in the Second Life Virtual World posted at - Discover. Inspiring . Media, saying, "People are making millions of real dollars in the virtual real estate business. Are you missing out on the next Web gold rush?"


American Entrepreneur presents How to Start a Business without Quitting Your Day Job posted at American Entrepreneurship.

Ian Richardson presents What is Search Engine Optimization (SEO)? posted at Make Everything EzyAs123.

James Alenteal presents How about THIS response booster: 26.7% Conversion Rate! posted at James Alenteal's Conversion Rate Clinic.

Sagar presents The eCommerce Customer Service Checklist: 50 Things Every Business Should Be Doing posted at Virtual Hosting.

The Career Counselor presents The Ins and Outs of Telecommuting: Problems and Solutions posted at ask the CareerCounselor, saying, "Telecommuting, telework, and e-commuting all refer to a flexible work arrangement based around the utilization of telecommunication technology. Many e-workers work from home either full or part time; some telecommuters never even actually travel to the office. Telecommuting is an incredibly viral phenomenon at large companies and small businesses alike. Just last month, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) estimated that 3.9 million Americans telecommute at least one day a week. However, new job trends and startling growth often breed confusion and misinformation, so read on for advice and information on the ups and downs, advantages and disadvantages, of working in your pajamas."

mike-cellphoneguru presents Four Facilities offered With the Nokia 2135 posted at Cell Phone Guru, saying, "The cell phone giant, Nokia, seems to have something for everybody."


Jim presents When To Kaizen posted at The Kaizen Business.

Mitch McDonald presents Free Reprint Articles: The Secret to Increased Site Revenue posted at FYI

Sagar presents The Mobile Productivity Toolbox: 100 Resources to Keep You Productive When on the Move posted at Articles.

Ron Ruiz presents Stay-At-Home Mom Creates Million Dollar Product posted at The Business Ideas-Making Money Blog.

Matthew Paulson presents Generating an Online Income: Separating the Good from the Crap. posted at American Entrepreneurship.

Jim presents 15 Minute Link Exchange Strategy posted at The Kaizen Business.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of electronic commerce using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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