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SMS or Texting: Tool to a Speedy and Easy Communication

SMS or Texting is the fastest and easiest way of sending a message. It is the most versatile and impact application to provide solutions everywhere at any time.

SMS may be defined as Short Messaging Services to work with digital technology called GSM (global system for mobile communication). It was first invented by the Norwegian engineers during the late 1980’s. SMS messaging is most popular in United States, Europe, and Asia. It has a feature that lets you send and receive messages via mobile phone or cell phone. The text messages in your cell phone can be up to 160 characters long. It is a new way of communication submission in just a second.

What are the advantages of SMS messaging or “texting”?

* SMS messaging is an accurate system that consumes less time than a phone conversation or sending an email. The message in your cell phone is automatically stored and can be re-read unless deleted by the cell phone user. This method proves the usefulness of detailed information. The sequence of the message might not be forgotten.

* Texting is unique and personal. It is the ideal form of conversation when you don’t want to be overheard by someone. Privately, it is more possible to be read by a person at any time and any day.

* SMS messaging is the ultimate standing SPAM frees unlike email. It is the ideal communication channel to cut clutters. For businesses and marketing, it has a wide feature of one-on-one manner to target certain customer world wide.

* Using your mobile phone, you don’t have to run out of the place where you are to simply answer the call. Thus, this technology enables you to know when the SMS has arrived. It ensures you to get connected in minimal interruption.

* SMS or “texting” is much cheaper than handling a phone call. It entails smaller phone bills. You can also convey much information in too little a cost.

* SMS messaging allows the property that doesn’t require you to be at your computer such as email and Instant Messaging (IM).

What are the Subscription Services of SMS Messaging?

* Medication reminders sent to your phone’s inbox
* Weather alerts
* News headlines
* Driving direction
* Movie Show times
* Local business listing
* Chat friends
* Market business
* Reliable to emergency

How the SMS flow its store and forward services?

The SMS message you send to your friend will not go directly on their cell phones. The message is stored in SMSC for a number of times until your friend turn his cell phone range on. At this point the message is delivered promptly on specified contact list. The messages cannot be deleted unless executed by the receiver.

How SMS or “Texting” creates convenience to business and marketing?

SMS is a so called person to person messaging. The service of Broadcasting can be applied to send a message into much larger number of people at a time from a list of contacts. It is frequently employed by large companies to distribute news and other relevant information to subscribers. Business communication is as easy as breathing with SMS. All tasks are done perfectly through instruction made by sending messages to subordinates. Clients are well informed.

How SMS or “Texting” broaden the communication of person with disability?

SMS is an efficient way and the most reliable technology for deaf or hearing impaired person to communicate precisely. It has the ability of reviewing first a certain message before sending. Also, Invitational messages such as parties, birthdays, and events are sent via texting and be received at once.

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Mobile Advertising: A Direct Call To Action

It wasn’t long ago when people used to access everything on their desktops, but, with the sudden boom in the usage of mobile devices, the world has shifted from desktop to mobile. Not only desktops, but direct marketing has also taken a back seat if we compare it to mobile advertising. People find direct marketing methods, like TV, radio, OOH extremely interruptive, and it doesn’t catch their attention like the way mobile ads do.
You yourself think, what would you remember between the advertisement you hear on radio while driving and the advertisement you receive on your mobile device?
I think the answer is pretty obvious. It’s mobile.
Mobile ads are also very cost effective, highly responsive and act as a major source of lead generation, if we see it from an advertiser’s point of view. And hence, marketers aren’t leaving any stone unturned to maximize profit and reach their customers via mobiles.
Let’s have a look at some of the mobile methods by which you can generate leads immediately:
1. In app advertising
In app advertising is very popular and effective because people are spending all their times on mobile phones these days, and particularly, on apps. So, when an advertisement appears within an app, people are bound to notice it.
2. Banner Ads
Banner ads could be considered as one of the best ways to get potential visitors on your website. But always remember to optimize your ads for mobile when you move from your desktop site to mobile site.
Also, you have to play smart with banner ads, because sometimes they are the major reason why many people delete the app permanently. Don’t give useless ads which will irritate users unnecessarily, but provide relevant and informative ads so that people actually click on them.
3. Automated mobile communication platform
Automated mobile communication platforms make your business easier, smoother, faster and simpler.
moLotus, for example, is an automated mobile communication platform with superior visibility to generate high revenues, leads and customer loyalty.
This innovative service is changing the dynamics of cards by replacing the physical cards with digitalized cards, and thus, saves significant cost. Some of the other benefits of this service are real time delivery, better loyalty retention, superior impact, and the fact that people can avail these automated personalized mgram anytime, anywhere.
With festive season around the corner, advertisers can use this rich mobile multimedia service (instead of physical cards) to send greetings and wishes directly to their customer’s phones. This will not only increase brand’s value but will strengthen brand’s relationship with the customers.

For example – Malaysia’s leading car brand, Proton used this service to send festive greetings to its customers. The campaign didn’t only save major cost, but also added enormous amount of loyalty, increased brand recognition and created a memorable experience while generating high revenues. Other brands like Panasonic, TG, and AIA have also used this service and gained humongous profits.
So, don’t build links. Build relationships. Build relationships via automated mobile communication platforms, like moLotus.
4. Affiliate marketing
Affiliate marketing heavily relies on building relationships. Find out the right partners to affiliate with, and generate leads for your business.
Mobile has come up with new opportunities for affiliate marketers, and it’s your time to embrace these for your mobile users. Since people are downloading too many apps these days, one great way is to affiliate programs for these mobile apps.
And, if your company is still not into mobile affiliate marketing, you must give it a thought SOON!
Comment down below and let us know your preferred method to generate leads for your business!

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Navy Divers, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11 (EODMU11), Mobile Dive and Salvage Company 11-7, attach a towing bridal to the Orion Crew Module during the first Exploration Flight Test (EFT-1) NASA Orion Program. USS Anchorage (LPD 23) is currently conducting the first exploration test flight for the NASA Orion Program. EFT-1 is the fifth at sea testing of the Orion Crew Module using a Navy well deck recovery method. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Corey Green / Released) (Dec. 5, 2014)

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Mobile Prices Are Decided By What Factors?

A decade back, buying a mobile phone was viewed as an act of extravagance. Today, no more is it a matter of luxury or grandeur. With greater availability of technology and with an overall spurt in demand, mobile prices keep falling by the day. Today, even kids with no income can afford to buy a mobile phone with saved up pocket money!

Communication technology has made such advancements, that today mobile communication has become a matter of necessity more than a sign of opulence. We know that the price of any commodity is inversely proportional to the growth in demand. This is the reason why cell phone prices are on the decline, despite the fact that mobiles today offer more technologies than just basic calling and messaging facilities.

The prices of mobile phones depend on the number and the type of features it boasts of. Mere utility phones are becoming almost extinct with the advent of smartphones and touchscreen phones.

A smartphone brings a lot on board. Apart from calling and messaging, you can also browse the web, attend video conferencing, use social networking forums, click pictures on the camera and listen to music.

Obviously, the prices of these cells are exorbitant for the common person. In fact, the cost of an iPhone is more than that of a simple laptop computer. Other brands are not far behind either.

Talking of Apple and HTC, the brand of the cell is another deciding factor of mobile prices. Two mobile phones with same facilities and features will quote different prices just because one is from a reputed brand and the other from a not-so-reputed brand.

For instance an Apple iPhone or a Sony Ericsson smartphone may cost you a fortune, whereas a lesser known brand producing a cell with similar features may not be as expensive.

Mobile prices as you must have surely realized by now, depend on the brand and the features on offer. So choose wisely while buying one!

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Navy Divers, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11 (EODMU11), Mobile Dive and Salvage Company 11-7, guide the Orion Crew Module alongside the amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during the first Exploration Flight Test (EFT-1) NASA Orion Program. Anchorage is currently conducting the first exploration test flight for the NASA Orion Program. EFT-1 is the fifth at sea testing of the Orion Crew Module using a Navy well deck recovery method. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Corey Green / Released)

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5 Killer Make-Or-Break Tips When Using Mobile Marketing

Marketing is the single best investment a business owner can make … “if” it is done correctly. Most business activities cost something but do NOT make money. Marketing is one of the only activities that can actually generate revenue.

So the question becomes, “How should I be marketing?” The answer to this question will take on various forms but it should always include – “This is what works for my business.”

One marketing medium that is paying off for many is mobile marketing. In fact, mobile marketing is crushing all other forms of media. Nearly all major corporations now have mobile marketing initiatives in place. Why? Because mobile marketing works!

We have become a global, mobile society. Smartphones and the mobile web now reach over 87% of Americans today. In the US, mobile subscribers send over 4 billion texts a day and according to Nielsen, texting has become the primary mobile communication channel in the U.S. The average mobile user now sends three times as many text messages per month as makes voice calls.

Text Messaging, or SMS (Short Message Service), is the workhorse of Mobile Marketing. Have you noticed that texting is everywhere? Think about it: How many text messages do you receive? Of those, how many do you ignore? Probably none.

When you hear a text hit your phone, it is almost impossible to ignore. You just have to see what it says. Don’t you? This is why texting is now the #1 use for mobile phones; more than calls, email, games, web-surfing, and social media … COMBINED.

The 5 main things to keep in mind when using mobile marketing solutions are:

1. Always be aggressively pursuing a database: Growing a database of current and potential customers for future marketing is one of the most tried and true ways to grow revenues. A business’s equity is in their database (and their relationship to that database).

2. Go after cross-marketing opportunities: No matter your particular business, there are other (non-competing) businesses in your marketplace that cater to the exact target demographic your company desires. Working together with them to cross-market your database can be a “game changer” for you.

3. Don’t focus on Apps and Mobile Sites before investing in a database: A common mistake that should be avoided is building a mobile website or app prior to having a database to drive awareness. Remember the old adage of “putting the cart before the horse?”

4. When communicating with database, always think about revenue ramifications: Often times, businesses believe that to use mobile marketing it requires an entirely new marketing and communication scheme. They sometimes feel a need to create new and different messages to target this database (or that they must coupon more aggressively). This is simply NOT the case.

5. Keep your mobile marketing out in the light: Too many times businesses make the fatal mistake of adding mobile to their marketing initiatives and then let it “sit off in the corner gathering dust.” Even the smartest and more innovative companies place a mobile Call-to-Action on marketing collateral and then not promote to their database. Or worse yet, they leave some small Call-to-Action hidden on the tertiary pages of their website.

Mobile Marketing is not just another program that needs to sit in the backseat while you promote website traffic, new product awareness, or some new initiative. Mobile should be the tool that is your first line of offense! Never forget that mobile marketing is like social media, IT MUST BE MANAGED!

For a complementary eBook on “How to Steal Business from Your Competition Using Mobile Marketing,” I invite you to visit http://www.MobileMarketingHelper.com/

For over 20 years, Kevin Cortez, CEO of Mobile Marketing Helper and Founding Director of Entrust Management Solutions, has helped business owners address their greatest challenges. http:/www.kevincortez.com Kevin also founded the first Mobile Marketing franchises in North America.

Army Photography Contest – 2007 – FMWRC – Arts and Crafts – Eye of the Holder
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Army Photography Contest – 2007 – FMWRC – Arts and Crafts – Eye of the Holder

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U.S. Army Arts and Crafts History
After World War I the reductions to the Army left the United States with a small force. The War Department faced monumental challenges in preparing for World War II. One of those challenges was soldier morale. Recreational activities for off duty time would be important. The arts and crafts program informally evolved to augment the needs of the War Department.
On January 9, 1941, the Secretary of War, Henry L. Stimson, appointed Frederick H. Osborn, a prominent U.S. businessman and philanthropist, Chairman of the War Department Committee on Education, Recreation and Community Service.
In 1940 and 1941, the United States involvement in World War II was more of sympathy and anticipation than of action. However, many different types of institutions were looking for ways to help the war effort. The Museum of Modern Art in New York was one of these institutions. In April, 1941, the Museum announced a poster competition, “Posters for National Defense.” The directors stated “The Museum feels that in a time of national emergency the artists of a country are as important an asset as men skilled in other fields, and that the nation’s first-rate talent should be utilized by the government for its official design work… Discussions have been held with officials of the Army and the Treasury who have expressed remarkable enthusiasm…”
In May 1941, the Museum exhibited “Britain at War”, a show selected by Sir Kenneth Clark, director of the National Gallery in London. The “Prize-Winning Defense Posters” were exhibited in July through September concurrently with “Britain at War.” The enormous overnight growth of the military force meant mobilization type construction at every camp. Construction was fast; facilities were not fancy; rather drab and depressing.
In 1941, the Fort Custer Army Illustrators, while on strenuous war games maneuvers in Tennessee, documented the exercise The Bulletin of the Museum of Modern Art, Vol. 9, No. 3 (Feb. 1942), described their work. “Results were astonishingly good; they showed serious devotion …to the purpose of depicting the Army scene with unvarnished realism and a remarkable ability to capture this scene from the soldier’s viewpoint. Civilian amateur and professional artists had been transformed into soldier-artists. Reality and straightforward documentation had supplanted (replaced) the old romantic glorification and false dramatization of war and the slick suavity (charm) of commercial drawing.”

“In August of last year, Fort Custer Army Illustrators held an exhibition, the first of its kind in the new Army, at the Camp Service Club. Soldiers who saw the exhibition, many of whom had never been inside an art gallery, enjoyed it thoroughly. Civilian visitors, too, came and admired. The work of the group showed them a new aspect of the Army; there were many phases of Army life they had never seen or heard of before. Newspapers made much of it and, most important, the Army approved. Army officials saw that it was not only authentic material, but that here was a source of enlivenment (vitalization) to the Army and a vivid medium for conveying the Army’s purposes and processes to civilians and soldiers.”
Brigadier General Frederick H. Osborn and War Department leaders were concerned because few soldiers were using the off duty recreation areas that were available. Army commanders recognized that efficiency is directly correlated with morale, and that morale is largely determined from the manner in which an individual spends his own free time. Army morale enhancement through positive off duty recreation programs is critical in combat staging areas.
To encourage soldier use of programs, the facilities drab and uninviting environment had to be improved. A program utilizing talented artists and craftsmen to decorate day rooms, mess halls, recreation halls and other places of general assembly was established by the Facilities Section of Special Services. The purpose was to provide an environment that would reflect the military tradition, accomplishments and the high standard of army life. The fact that this work was to be done by the men themselves had the added benefit of contributing to the esprit de corps (teamwork, or group spirit) of the unit.
The plan was first tested in October of 1941, at Camp Davis, North Carolina. A studio workshop was set up and a group of soldier artists were placed on special duty to design and decorate the facilities. Additionally, evening recreation art classes were scheduled three times a week. A second test was established at Fort Belvoir, Virginia a month later. The success of these programs lead to more installations requesting the program.
After Pearl Harbor was bombed, the Museum of Modern Art appointed Mr. James Soby, to the position of Director of the Armed Service Program on January 15, 1942. The subsequent program became a combination of occupational therapy, exhibitions and morale-sustaining activities.
Through the efforts of Mr. Soby, the museum program included; a display of Fort Custer Army Illustrators work from February through April 5, 1942. The museum also included the work of soldier-photographers in this exhibit. On May 6, 1942, Mr. Soby opened an art sale of works donated by museum members. The sale was to raise funds for the Soldier Art Program of Special Services Division. The bulk of these proceeds were to be used to provide facilities and materials for soldier artists in Army camps throughout the country.
Members of the Museum had responded with paintings, sculptures, watercolors, gouaches, drawings, etchings and lithographs. Hundreds of works were received, including oils by Winslow Homer, Orozco, John Kane, Speicher, Eilshemius, de Chirico; watercolors by Burchfield and Dufy; drawings by Augustus John, Forain and Berman, and prints by Cezanne, Lautrec, Matisse and Bellows. The War Department plan using soldier-artists to decorate and improve buildings and grounds worked. Many artists who had been drafted into the Army volunteered to paint murals in waiting rooms and clubs, to decorate dayrooms, and to landscape grounds. For each artist at work there were a thousand troops who watched. These bystanders clamored to participate, and classes in drawing, painting, sculpture and photography were offered. Larger working space and more instructors were required to meet the growing demand. Civilian art instructors and local communities helped to meet this cultural need, by providing volunteer instruction and facilities.
Some proceeds from the Modern Museum of Art sale were used to print 25,000 booklets called “Interior Design and Soldier Art.” The booklet showed examples of soldier-artist murals that decorated places of general assembly. It was a guide to organizing, planning and executing the soldier-artist program. The balance of the art sale proceeds were used to purchase the initial arts and crafts furnishings for 350 Army installations in the USA.
In November, 1942, General Somervell directed that a group of artists be selected and dispatched to active theaters to paint war scenes with the stipulation that soldier artists would not paint in lieu of military duties.
Aileen Osborn Webb, sister of Brigadier General Frederick H. Osborn, launched the American Crafts Council in 1943. She was an early champion of the Army program.
While soldiers were participating in fixed facilities in the USA, many troops were being shipped overseas to Europe and the Pacific (1942-1945). They had long periods of idleness and waiting in staging areas. At that time the wounded were lying in hospitals, both on land and in ships at sea. The War Department and Red Cross responded by purchasing kits of arts and crafts tools and supplies to distribute to “these restless personnel.” A variety of small “Handicraft Kits” were distributed free of charge. Leathercraft, celluloid etching, knotting and braiding, metal tooling, drawing and clay modeling are examples of the types of kits sent.
In January, 1944, the Interior Design Soldier Artist program was more appropriately named the “Arts and Crafts Section” of Special Services. The mission was “to fulfill the natural human desire to create, provide opportunities for self-expression, serve old skills and develop new ones, and assist the entire recreation program through construction work, publicity, and decoration.”
The National Army Art Contest was planned for the late fall of 1944. In June of 1945, the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., for the first time in its history opened its facilities for the exhibition of the soldier art and photography submitted to this contest. The “Infantry Journal, Inc.” printed a small paperback booklet containing 215 photographs of pictures exhibited in the National Gallery of Art.
In August of 1944, the Museum of Modern Art, Armed Forces Program, organized an art center for veterans. Abby Rockefeller, in particular, had a strong interest in this project. Soldiers were invited to sketch, paint, or model under the guidance of skilled artists and craftsmen. Victor d’Amico, who was in charge of the Museum’s Education Department, was quoted in Russell Lynes book, Good Old Modern: An Intimate Portrait of the Museum of Modern Art. “I asked one fellow why he had taken up art and he said, Well, I just came back from destroying everything. I made up my mind that if I ever got out of the Army and out of the war I was never going to destroy another thing in my life, and I decided that art was the thing that I would do.” Another man said to d’Amico, “Art is like a good night’s sleep. You come away refreshed and at peace.”
In late October, 1944, an Arts and Crafts Branch of Special Services Division, Headquarters, European Theater of Operations was established. A versatile program of handcrafts flourished among the Army occupation troops.
The increased interest in crafts, rather than fine arts, at this time lead to a new name for the program: The “Handicrafts Branch.”
In 1945, the War Department published a new manual, “Soldier Handicrafts”, to help implement this new emphasis. The manual contained instructions for setting up crafts facilities, selecting as well as improvising tools and equipment, and basic information on a variety of arts and crafts.
As the Army moved from a combat to a peacetime role, the majority of crafts shops in the United States were equipped with woodworking power machinery for construction of furnishings and objects for personal living. Based on this new trend, in 1946 the program was again renamed, this time as “Manual Arts.”
At the same time, overseas programs were now employing local artists and craftsmen to operate the crafts facilities and instruct in a variety of arts and crafts. These highly skilled, indigenous instructors helped to stimulate the soldiers’ interest in the respective native cultures and artifacts. Thousands of troops overseas were encouraged to record their experiences on film. These photographs provided an invaluable means of communication between troops and their families back home.
When the war ended, the Navy had a firm of architects and draftsmen on contract to design ships. Since there was no longer a need for more ships, they were given a new assignment: To develop a series of instructional guides for arts and crafts. These were called “Hobby Manuals.” The Army was impressed with the quality of the Navy manuals and had them reprinted and adopted for use by Army troops. By 1948, the arts and crafts practiced throughout the Army were so varied and diverse that the program was renamed “Hobby Shops.” The first “Interservice Photography Contest” was held in 1948. Each service is eligible to send two years of their winning entries forward for the bi-annual interservice contest. In 1949, the first All Army Crafts Contest was also held. Once again, it was clear that the program title, “Hobby Shops” was misleading and overlapped into other forms of recreation.
In January, 1951, the program was designated as “The Army Crafts Program.” The program was recognized as an essential Army recreation activity along with sports, libraries, service clubs, soldier shows and soldier music. In the official statement of mission, professional leadership was emphasized to insure a balanced, progressive schedule of arts and crafts would be conducted in well-equipped, attractive facilities on all Army installations.
The program was now defined in terms of a “Basic Seven Program” which included: drawing and painting; ceramics and sculpture; metal work; leathercrafts; model building; photography and woodworking. These programs were to be conducted regularly in facilities known as the “multiple-type crafts shop.” For functional reasons, these facilities were divided into three separate technical areas for woodworking, photography and the arts and crafts.
During the Korean Conflict, the Army Crafts program utilized the personnel and shops in Japan to train soldiers to instruct crafts in Korea.
The mid-1950s saw more soldiers with cars and the need to repair their vehicles was recognized at Fort Carson, Colorado, by the craft director. Soldiers familiar with crafts shops knew that they had tools and so automotive crafts were established. By 1958, the Engineers published an Official Design Guide on Crafts Shops and Auto Crafts Shops. In 1959, the first All Army Art Contest was held. Once more, the Army Crafts Program responded to the needs of soldiers.
In the 1960’s, the war in Vietnam was a new challenge for the Army Crafts Program. The program had three levels of support; fixed facilities, mobile trailers designed as portable photo labs, and once again a “Kit Program.” The kit program originated at Headquarters, Department of Army, and it proved to be very popular with soldiers.
Tom Turner, today a well-known studio potter, was a soldier at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina in the 1960s. In the December 1990 / January 1991 “American Crafts” magazine, Turner, who had been a graduate student in art school when he was drafted, said the program was “a godsend.”
The Army Artist Program was re-initiated in cooperation with the Office of Military History to document the war in Vietnam. Soldier-artists were identified and teams were formed to draw and paint the events of this combat. Exhibitions of these soldier-artist works were produced and toured throughout the USA.
In 1970, the original name of the program, “Arts and Crafts”, was restored. In 1971, the “Arts and Crafts/Skills Development Program” was established for budget presentations and construction projects.
After the Vietnam demobilization, a new emphasis was placed on service to families and children of soldiers. To meet this new challenge in an environment of funding constraints the arts and crafts program began charging fees for classes. More part-time personnel were used to teach formal classes. Additionally, a need for more technical-vocational skills training for military personnel was met by close coordination with Army Education Programs. Army arts and crafts directors worked with soldiers during “Project Transition” to develop soldier skills for new careers in the public sector.
The main challenge in the 1980s and 90s was, and is, to become “self-sustaining.” Directors have been forced to find more ways to generate increased revenue to help defray the loss of appropriated funds and to cover the non-appropriated funds expenses of the program. Programs have added and increased emphasis on services such as, picture framing, gallery sales, engraving and trophy sales, etc… New programs such as multi-media computer graphics appeal to customers of the 1990’s.
The Gulf War presented the Army with some familiar challenges such as personnel off duty time in staging areas. Department of Army volunteer civilian recreation specialists were sent to Saudi Arabia in January, 1991, to organize recreation programs. Arts and crafts supplies were sent to the theater. An Army Humor Cartoon Contest was conducted for the soldiers in the Gulf, and arts and crafts programs were set up to meet soldier interests.
The increased operations tempo of the ‘90’s Army has once again placed emphasis on meeting the “recreation needs of deployed soldiers.” Arts and crafts activities and a variety of programs are assets commanders must have to meet the deployment challenges of these very different scenarios.
The Army arts and crafts program, no matter what it has been titled, has made some unique contributions for the military and our society in general. Army arts and crafts does not fit the narrow definition of drawing and painting or making ceramics, but the much larger sense of arts and crafts. It is painting and drawing. It also encompasses:
* all forms of design. (fabric, clothes, household appliances, dishes, vases, houses, automobiles, landscapes, computers, copy machines, desks, industrial machines, weapon systems, air crafts, roads, etc…)
* applied technology (photography, graphics, woodworking, sculpture, metal smithing, weaving and textiles, sewing, advertising, enameling, stained glass, pottery, charts, graphs, visual aides and even formats for correspondence…)
* a way of making learning fun, practical and meaningful (through the process of designing and making an object the creator must decide which materials and techniques to use, thereby engaging in creative problem solving and discovery) skills taught have military applications.
* a way to acquire quality items and save money by doing-it-yourself (making furniture, gifts, repairing things …).
* a way to pursue college credit, through on post classes.
* a universal and non-verbal language (a picture is worth a thousand words).
* food for the human psyche, an element of morale that allows for individual expression (freedom).
* the celebration of human spirit and excellence (our highest form of public recognition is through a dedicated monument).
* physical and mental therapy (motor skill development, stress reduction, etc…).
* an activity that promotes self-reliance and self-esteem.
* the record of mankind, and in this case, of the Army.
What would the world be like today if this generally unknown program had not existed? To quantitatively state the overall impact of this program on the world is impossible. Millions of soldier citizens have been directly and indirectly exposed to arts and crafts because this program existed. One activity, photography can provide a clue to its impact. Soldiers encouraged to take pictures, beginning with WW II, have shared those images with family and friends. Classes in “How to Use a Camera” to “How to Develop Film and Print Pictures” were instrumental in soldiers seeing the results of using quality equipment. A good camera and lens could make a big difference in the quality of the print. They bought the top of the line equipment. When they were discharged from the Army or home on leave this new equipment was showed to the family and friends. Without this encouragement and exposure to photography many would not have recorded their personal experiences or known the difference quality equipment could make. Families and friends would not have had the opportunity to “see” the environment their soldier was living in without these photos. Germany, Italy, Korea, Japan, Panama, etc… were far away places that most had not visited.
As the twenty first century approaches, the predictions for an arts renaissance by Megatrends 2000 seem realistic based on the Army Arts and Crafts Program practical experience. In the April ‘95 issue of “American Demographics” magazine, an article titled “Generation X” fully supports that this is indeed the case today. Television and computers have greatly contributed to “Generation X” being more interested in the visual arts and crafts.
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Mobile Battery Pack – Serves Like A Loyal Servant

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The mobile phones becoming one of the family members of every family and it provide the easy lifestyle and enhanced business promotions. The relationship and customer rapport strengthened through the mobile communication and hence it is one of the marketing strategies in commercial industry. Mobile phones wiped out the worries of the family members who far away from the native owing to various reasons employments, study, treatment and so forth. The complete functions of the mobile devices acquired while the end-user utilize the perfect Mobile battery Pack and it ensures the flawless and undisturbed mobile performance for prolonging hours. Some unfortunate events experienced even by the inexpensive mobile device owner like low battery, switch off due to the power scarcity and so forth. These type situations experienced by major people and currently they have facilitated with the cheap Mobile Battery Pack. The specialty of this kind of pack is compatible with entire leading mobile devices such as Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, HTC, Android phones and other kinds of digital devices. The trouble free travelling and prolonging hour mobile communication are ensured with this kind of constant power supply.

Emphasizes of Mobile Power bank

The alternative resource for the built-in battery in various electronic devices such as iPhone, mobile phones, digital camera, iPad, DVD portable, MP4, MP3, PDA and GPS. The Mobile Power bank provides the power supply forever like the renewable resources. There is no worry about the dim photos due to the low battery while working on the digital camera, no call disconnecting and so forth. You can continue undisturbed video game play through your mobile and possibility of hundreds of thousands of text message communication and transferring the huge load files through the mobile and other unbelievable actions performed while you keeping in touch with the power bank specially prepared for your life partner-mobile. The unit capacity measures 1000mA-20000mA or above and they provide the compact appearance while carrying. The tiny size, smart battery indicator, lithium-ion based polymer battery, light weight, and other innovative features have been gifted for the purchaser and they can acquire not only the quality product at cheap cost but also delight experience.

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University of Maryland and Sourcefire Announce New Cybersecurity Partnership
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Maryland Cybersecurity Center now partnering with 14 companies and institutions

COLLEGE PARK, Md. and COLUMBIA, Md. — The University of Maryland and Sourcefire, Inc. today announced a new partnership to establish collaborative activities in cybersecurity.

The partnership will promote cybersecurity education, research and student engagement through the Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2). MC2 and Sourcefire will leverage each others resources, expertise, and unique perspectives to develop innovative cybersecurity expertise, educational opportunities and research-driven solutions to cybersecurity challenges.

"We are extremely excited to develop this new partnership with Sourcefire," said Michael Hicks, director of MC2 and associate professor of computer science. "Sourcefire is a unique and impressive company that can both meet the security demands of today and perform the cutting edge research to attack the growing problems of tomorrow. We look forward to partnering together to forge innovative, game-changing solutions."

MC2 is forging alliances and partnerships between academia, industry and government to deliver advanced educational programs designed to prepare the cybersecurity workforce of today and tomorrow.

"This represents the fourteenth corporate partnership for the Maryland Cybersecurity Center," said Eric Chapman, associate director of MC2. "The growing cadre of corporate partners we have speaks to the diverse and high caliber of faculty we have engaged in meaningful cybersecurity research, as well as to the talented undergraduates we have here at UMD." Chapman noted that since September 2011, MC2 has added nine new corporate partnerships, demonstrating a "remarkable period of growth in the relationships it is has developed with external constituencies."

UMD researchers are applying their expertise in a number of critical cybersecurity fields, including, secure software, supply chain risk management, wireless and network security, attacker behavioral analysis, and the economics of cybersecurity. MC2 stresses comprehensive solutions to cybersecurity education, research, and technology development by bringing together experts from computer science, engineering, social sciences, economics and public policy to establish interdisciplinary cybersecurity initiatives.

"At Sourcefire, we recognize the importance of creating education programs that arm our community as well as our future cybersecurity leaders with the tools and research to protect their current and future environments," said Marc Solomon, chief marketing officer for Sourcefire. "UMD has a unique approach in this regard with its MC2 initiatives, and we are quite pleased to partner with them in this program."

Designed to deliver Agile SecurityTM, Sourcefires portfolio of intelligent cybersecurity solutions includes: the industrys most effective Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS), delivering advanced threat protection with real-time contextual awareness and intelligent security automation and optional application control and URL filtering; the only Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) to combine a NGIPS with integrated application control and firewall functionality in a universal high-performance appliance; the FireAMPTM enterprise-class advanced malware analysis and protection solution that uses big data to discover, understand and block advanced malware outbreaks; and FireAMP Mobile to protect against mobile malware.

About UMD
The University of Maryland ranks among the top 20 public research universities in the nation, and is the closest in proximity to the nation’s capital. As the state’s flagship university, UMD educates the most talented students from Maryland and beyond. For more information, visit www.umd.edu, or to learn more about MC2, please visit www.cyber.umd.edu

About Sourcefire
Sourcefire, Inc. , a world leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, is transforming the way global large- to mid-size organizations and government agencies manage and minimize network security risks. With solutions from a next-generation network security platform to advanced malware protection, Sourcefire provides customers with Agile Security" that is as dynamic as the real world it protects and the attackers against which it defends. Trusted for more than 10 years, Sourcefire has been consistently recognized for its innovation and industry leadership with numerous patents, world-class research, and award-winning technology. Today, the name Sourcefire has grown synonymous with innovation, security intelligence and agile end-to-end security protection. For more information about Sourcefire, please visit www.sourcefire.com.

Media Contacts:
Eric Chapman
Associate Director
Maryland Cybersecurity Center
301 405 7136
echapman@umd.edu

Jennifer Leggio
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Sourcefire, Inc.
650 260 4025
jleggio@sourcefire.com

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It’s just beyond belief the arsenal of mobile devices which mobile users have at their disposal and aside from the mobile phone the one device that mobile users just can’t live without are the portable computers. Their portable computers are small, fast and extremely lightweight with processing power, memory and hard disk capacity comparable to the most advance desktop computer. To that array of options we add broadband Internet access and you have a mobile user that can work anywhere and stay connect to the office and the world. It’s unfortunate that the very technology, which makes those users mobile, it’s the very same technology most sought after by thieves.

Before the turn of the millennium the big fraud out there when it came to cell phones was people tricking the cellular system to put through calls without paying. They did this by screwing around with the cell phone software, using cloned phones, stealing access codes, numbers, and SIM cards. Then along came the Wireless Telephone Protection Act that was back in 1998. Cellular carriers estimated at that time they were losing nearly 146 million dollars revenue, and cheated out of nearly a billion minutes per year.

Antivirus, firewall, spyware and data encryption software are the four important applications that must be running on your computer along with the latest update. Configure the encryption software to protect the information you have select on your hard drive for access protection. Use a strong password to protect the selected information, this will come in handy if your computer is stolen and the thief is trying to crack your password.

Gold Lock 3GTM is a safe, secure and cost-effective tool for encrypting your cellular and VOIP conversations, text messages and file transfers. Gold Lock’s triple-layered security scheme turns your PC/laptop, Nokia phone or Windows mobile device into a military-grade encrypted communication device. Now you can protect yourself against interception attempts by private, government or military entities.

Millions of cellular calls and other digital traffic are routinely intercepted and recorded by intelligence agencies around the world. Kidnappers, Industrial Espionage Agents and other Criminals also monitor unsecured message traffic to gain valuable information about businesses, cash flow, movement of goods and personal information about executives and their families.

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Business as Usual: Communication on the Move

In today’s business world, staying in touch with important stakeholders no matter where in the world you are can mean the difference between retaining or losing a client, receiving or missing an order or could quite simply, mark the distinction between great and not so great customer service.

The easier it is for customers to contact you the better for your business. Instant communication between customers and colleagues is essential for any business; especially if you want to set yourself apart from competitors and stay ahead of the game.

In days gone by a mobile phone with simple voice communication would have sufficed but times are changing. Access to email, the capability to view attachments and documents, and the ability to share and manage diaries online are all key functions that business executives across the globe now deem essential.

Accessing and sending emails when on the move allows you to keep up-to-date with daily business and allows you to maintain constant communication with those who matter most. Internet access places the World Wide Web at your fingertips, whilst having the ability to view and update shared office diaries, contacts and appointments means you can make the most of your time on the road and need never miss a business meeting again.

Therefore, being able to view email attachments and other documents from a hand-held device allows you the flexibility to conduct business wherever you are. The days where most of your business takes place within an office are gone and with a helping hand from technology you can go about your daily duties regardless of your location.

If you like the idea of business on the go then you will be pleased to hear that all these functions are achievable thanks to modern day gadgets such as the BlackBerry. You can choose from a range of devices that allow you to talk, email and browse the web whilst on the go. In addition, you can even synchronise your BlackBerry with your office computer in order to gain remote access to your favourite applications. The idea of having the office in your pocket suddenly becomes more realistic as the capabilities of BlackBerry services and functionality are revealed.

What’s more, BlackBerry devices and internet services support a whole host of popular applications such as Google talk, MSN Messenger and Yahoo Messenger, meaning you can hold real-time conversations over the internet. Access to the internet also means you can stay updated about what’s happening in the world around you; watch a news clip while catching the train to work and keep abreast of the matters that affect your business.

In fact, as you can read, reply, forward and create mail exactly as you would when you’re in the office, productivity is increased even when you’re away from your desk. Therefore, it is possible to perform your every day working duties, whilst on the move.

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Nokia’s Advent In The Global Mobile Industry

Nokias foundations, incredible as it may appear, lie in the cable, rubber and paper industries. A Finnish Engineer by the name of Fredrik Idestam established a paper mill besides the river Nokianvirta, in southern Finland and soon attained success with the burgeoning requirement for cardboard and paper through the industrial revolution. Soon after, Finnish Rubber Works was opened in the same area, assuming Nokia as a brand name for a few of its rubber products including footwear and tires. It invested cleverly and obtained majority shares in Finnish Cable Works, a business opened in the early twentieth century, which attained success in the post World War II age due to a burgeoning requirement for telephone and electric related services.

The exact initiation of Nokias mobile business can be followed to 1960 when Finnish Cable Works started its first electronics division, whose number one function was to retail and work computers. After a short while, Finnish Cable Works and Finnish Rubber Works combined to establish the Nokia Group. At this time the electronics division contributed less than five percent of entire profits and it was not until the eighties that Nokias mobile venture really commenced to expand.

The era of mobile phones began in 1981 when the primary international cellular network, Nordic Mobile Telephone (NMT), was initiated and Europe had by then deregulated its telecommunication industry. Morbia Oy, a joint venture between Nokia and a top Finnish television fabricator, introduced its first portable phone, the Morbia Talkman, followed by the Morbia Cityman, the original hand held phone that could be used on the Nordic network. By the end of the 1980s Nokia was well positioned to head the world in mobile communication.

The early part of the 1990s viewed the birth of the Global System for Mobile Communication or GSM and Nokia was used to make the first GSM call ever in the history of mankind. It was at this time that Nokias leading management decided to deliberately concentrate fundamentally on telecommunication and dissipate its other unimportant business units. The period was a extraordinary one for Nokia with chief occasions such as the inauguration of its first GSM phone, the introduction of the famous Nokia Tune and Snake game and the debut of the worlds first Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) phone equipped to browse the internet. But most vitally, Nokia was now the overall leader in the mobile phone sector having quickly introduced a barrage of well-branded models.

Nokia continued its lead in the twenty first century with the inauguration of its primary 3G phone in 2002. 3G services granted mobile users to get hold of more unconventional services including wireless internet and video calls. Gaming and multimedia had also become a considerable industry and Nokia added multiplayer gaming options in its more progressive phones like the N-Gage, while the admired N series satisfied the different video and audio wants of its staunch consumers. By 2005 Nokia had sold in excess of one billion phones just about half the number of global cellular subscriptions of two billion.

At the moment Nokia is acknowledged as the one of the most valued companies globally with profitable businesses in mobile phones, wireless data services, multimedia terminals and telecommunication networks. It has continuously brought in modern services like the Ovi, a website which permits users to download informative Nokia applications and save and transmit digital data, all through the years to augment the consumer experience. No wonder numerous Nokia cell phone users across the globe look at it not just as a mobile phone, but a crucial part of our daily lives.

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Samsung Electronics announced two industry first milestones in the development of 5G telecommunications networking technology with the fastest-ever 5G data transmission rate of 7.5Gbps, or 940MB per second in a stationary environment. The company was also the industry’s first to achieve uninterrupted and stable connection at 1.2Gbps, or 150MB per second, in a mobile environment from a vehicle travelling at over 100km/h.
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