Tuesday, 3 January 2012

~Harvard Business School Case Study (HBS)~

This semester, we are having a case study which is Harvard Business School Study.
All section 1 and section 2 friends were having our discussion on 14th of December at 2pm in BK 2.
Before the discussion,we were divided in 10 groups,5 groups from section 1 and the rest were from section 2.
Our group have 7 members:

  • Ang Jun Qi
  • Yogendra
  • Goo Teik Chuan
  • Nicole Koay Hooi Teng
  • Chong shin yee
  • Thang Phooi Moon
  • Chai Suk Wun

Before having our discussion, we were started our discussion based on the paper given in group. Read through the paper, I know about Symbian, Apple, Google, Microsoft and so on...We have to understand all their strategy, advance, threats and so on...
During the discussion, 10 questions were given and each group will have to study one from them.

  1. Strategies taken by Symbian,Google,Apple in striving to lead the mobile industry.
  2. Lessons learned from Harvard Bussiness School Case Study
  3. New entry company such as Google & Apple become threat to Symbian company.How?
  4. Discuss the key players in mobile phone industries and how they influence each other.
  5. As the future IT professional,how this case study change your view about your career?
  6. What innovations can be introduce in improving mobile phone industries in terms of community uses and work?
  7. Discuss the Symbian's situation based on Porter's 5 Forces model.What are your recommendation?
  8. Analyse  Symbian's situation using SWOT analysis technique.What is your opinion about company situation.
  9. Discuss on key Symbian Excutives(exhibit 3).What is your opinion about them?Give suggestions.
  10. Discuss on the mobile market share based on the statistics given.

Our group have to discuss about "How new entry company become threat to Symbian company.".

  1. Google, Apple, Microsoft, RIMM, Palm
  2. Google and Open Sources:
    • Encouraged development of third party apps.
  3. Apple:
    • Had substantial power over network operations.
    • Each phone had to register with Apple.
    • Iphone provide "multi touch" interaction and motion sensor.
    • Offer third app to iphone user.
  4. Microsoft:
    • Financial support(Cash support)
    • Large network of third party PC developers potntial in building apps.
    • Motorola had left Symbian company and join Microsoft in year 2005.
  5. RIMM:
    • Offered BB e-mail services to non-BB devices.
    • Always-on mobile e-mail devices.
  6. Palm:
    • Intuitive user interface
    • Reliable synchronous with PC's
    • Long battery life
    • Modest cost
This discussion was end at about 5pm. There are some very interesting topic like question 6. I have learn lot of things throughout that discussion and appreciated it. Before dismiss, we also took photo...

Sunday, 25 December 2011

~Negative Perception on IT Career~

Database is not as familiar as other like Software Engineering. Based on our survey, we have discover some negative perceptions:

  • Database related career is not directly communicate with others.
  • People has less interest to explore and less famous inventor in this aspect.
  • People don't know the concept of database and its important role in our daily life.
  • Database related career is not promoted well in our country.
  • People don't know the career path of database, etc.
Database is very important in our daily life. We can do many things based on database. We can buy things online(online shopping) and so on. Database make our life easier. Hopefully, database can be well promote in our country.

~Our group Survey~

Our group have conduct a survey about familiarity of social to IT fields and its career~So nice^^
To view the survey, please click => Database Survey

~How to become a database expert~

In my opinion, in order to become a database expert, we have to manage a few important soft skill:

  • Social skills- make us communicate with employer, clients and also can contribute presentation easily.
  • basic computer skill- we can handle and solve tasks or problems based on these knowledge easily.
    • C,C++
    • Cisco
    •  Java
    •  Linux
    • Oracle
    • PHP
    • SAP
    • SQL/SQL Server , etc.

~Database Developer~

Job Description:

  • Provide database programming support and troubleshooting to multiple IT projects.
  • They review process design and stored procedures,backups and restores and implement database upgrades.
  • Develop and maintain web interfaces to database info to permit the viewing and modification of database contents from browser-based clients.
  • Design, develop and implement complex database systems, programs and applications.
Working Description:
  • Works regular hours in offices or depending on the nature of their employer.

Monday, 12 December 2011

*Database Architect*

Job Description:
  • create and implement a design for the storage and maintenance of data or to improve an existing system(Database Management System (DBMS).
  • coordinating internal computer-based systems
  • combining data from multiple systems into coherent summaries, making provisions for missing and conflicting data.
  • decide when the data can be summarized or when it must be displayed in full.
  • evaluating the physical environment that affects data systems such as areas of operation, hardware design and storage devices used.
Working Hours:
  • regular hours, but may work longer hours to meet deadlines. 
  • work weekends and late nights if they need to visit building sites and clients' homes.