Britain’s economy rests on the shoulders of small businesses and sole traders which account for over 90 per cent of the UK’s private sector businesses. However, research carried out by professional services marketplace Bidvine.com has produced the surprising discovery that micro enterprise in the UK is being driven by the humble pen and paper rather than cutting edge technology.
NEW DELHI: Pentium is mightier than pen - at last the government's army of data collectors have admitted to this. July will see the first data collection exercise ever that will substitute pen-and-paper with computing technology (tablets in this case), and this is a first step in what will be a quick digitisation of this vast government programme. July's first quarterly Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) will be conducted by researchers using tablets, and guided by what's known as computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) technique.
PANAJI: Chinese telecom firm Huawei will add panic button or SOS option in all its Honor brand smartphones in India from next month. "Government wants all mobile phones to have panic button option or SOS feature. We are the first one to do it. The SOS feature will be available in all our phones selling in India from next month," Huawei India Research and Development Lead Architect Valluri Kumar said on first anniversary event of Honor in India.
Despite this, and advances in modern collaboration technology, new research from Epson UK reveals that pens, paper and white-boards still form the creative backbone of young British businesses, with 82 per cent relying on them on a daily basis.
NEW DELHI: All mobile handsets sold in India from January 2017 will have to feature a panic button that will allow women in distress to seek help. In addition, from January 2018, all mobile phones must have an inbuilt GPS to identify the handset user's location, according to a notification of the Department of Telecommunications. "Technology is solely meant to make human life better and what better than using it for the security of women," communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
NEW DELHI: Smartphones selling in India from next year will be able to send an alert to the police through an emergency call button or by thrice pressing their on/off button in quick succession, as per new rules notified by the Centre. The rules - Panic button and Global Positioning System facility in all mobile phone handsets Rules, 2016 - say no mobile phone handset manufactured company shall sell in India from January 1, 2017 without the facility of having a panic button and all phones will compulsorily also have GPS facility from January 1, 2018.