Tuesday, January 3, 2012

HBS Written Report

During 14/12/2011, our section had combined with section 01 and carry out the Harvard Business School, HBS case study. Our main idea in HBS case study is about competitive among the famous handset manufacturer such as Symbian, Apple and others.
Initially we were in group of 5, but the discussion is only about 3 hours. Since there are a lot of group, we were required to reform our group from 5 peoples to 7 peoples. First, we are sitting group by group. After that we need to prepare a piece of paper and write our name on it to let lecturers and teaching assistant to know ourselves and this save a lot of time because we doesn’t need to introduce ourselves.
Lecturers had introduced themselves and show the slides they had prepared on the screen. There are 10 question distribute to 10 group of us. Every group leader is required to do sortition on the stage. Lecturers had prepared 10 piece of small paper which contain of the number of questions.

Here are the 10 questions during HBS.
1.Strategies taken by Symbian, Google, Apple in striving to lead the mobile industry.
2.Lessons learned from Harvard Business 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 Executives(exhibit 3).What is your opinion about them? Give suggestions.
10.Discuss on the mobile market share based on the statistics given.

 Our group got Question 3.
There are some strength from different companies who become threat to Symbian.
a.Improved phone reliability and performance
b. Build alliances with wireless network operators and phone manufacturers
c. Large network of third party PC developers potential in building apps
d. Motorola left Symbian (2005) to work with Microsoft

a.Intuitive user interface, reliable synch with PC’s, long battery life, modest cost.

a. Always-on mobile e-mail devices
b. Offered Blackberry e-mail services to non-Blackberry devices

a. Apple had substantial power over network operators
b. The iPhone support “multitouch” interactions and motion sensor
c. Offer third-party apps to iPhone users

a. Offer a giving away software and services instead of charge the advertising fees
b. Encouraged development of third-party apps
c.Provide affordable wireless internet access

Our group member  all very nervous, because this is our first HBS. We still hv another 7 HBS for future.Although my group is not the best group in this HBS, we still happy .Through this , we learn how to cooperate with members. We learn critical thinking and time managemant in the presentation.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

List of Career in Database System

Being in the database system field does not leave you with any other choices? And you have to be a database administrator? Is that what you think? Then you are so wrong because the list of career in database goes on and on! : 

List of career in database system : 

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Database Administrator Career Path

Firstly, I want to say that (honestly),I don't even know what I'm gonna be after graduates...I thought of having some jobs that are computer related; that's all,no more than that...but,lately I had started some research on the career that I can apply after my graduation and making me more clearer on what's a Database Administrator a.k.a DBA is all about...one thing for sure about DBA was it is an easy money jobs(legally, of course...)...I also read about a debate on DBA vs Software Engineer, you can read it here -->click here, it's kinda interesting (for me, I don't know if it is for you) as it explained what's actually a DBA do.
 All I know right now is that a skilled  DBA are being demanded by many company database.(Yeah! 1 more point for Database!)...Typically a database administrator is responsible for various aspects of databases such as initial set up/design, setting parameters to maximize performance, and troubleshooting problems (which are really needed by those company)...Here is some interesting fact;" Many database administrators start out as programmers, analysts, or other IT professionals before moving into the database administration field.". Now that I know, I started to feel that Database System is totally AWESOME!!!

All about Database Administrators

In May 2008, average yearly wages of database administrators were $72,900. Database administrators who worked at companies that designed computer systems earned an average of $81,050 in May 2008.

There were about 120,400 database administrators in 2008.

Database administrators work in every sector of the economy. The largest number work in the computer systems design and related services industry. Many work for Internet service providers, Web search portals, and data-processing, hosting, and related services firms.

The number of database administrators is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2018. This is because the Internet and e-commerce will continue to expand, resulting in a continuing need to build and maintain databases. Also, the increasing importance being placed on "cyber security"—the protection of electronic information—will require workers skilled in information security.

Job growth will not be as rapid as during the previous decade. The information technology sector will begin to mature and routine work will increasingly be outsourced overseas.

Those having a college or graduate degree in computer science or a related field will have a good chance of getting a job. Those having a lot of related work experience will also have a good chance.

Database Adminstrator

Database Administrators use database software to store and manage information. They will often set up database systems and are responsible for making sure those systems operate efficiently (usually referred to as database performance tuning). They also make sure that the data they store is backed up regularly, stored effectively, and that the data is secure from unauthorized access. Ensuring the data is available, by maximizing database uptime, is also an important function of the database administrator.

Education Needed for Database Administrators

Database Administrators often have a 4 year degree in Computer Science or Management Information Systems (MIS). Knowledge of business functions is also important, as is the ability to communicate with other employees in the company in both technical and non-technical roles.

Database administrators will also often hold a certification for a specific database software program. Oracle database certifications are very popular database certification programs, high in demand with employers. Another popular certification is for the Microsoft Certified Database Administrator or MCDBA. The MCDBA is also one of the highest paying technical certifications.

Becoming a Database Administrator

The best way to become a DBA is to take the relevant classes and familiarize yourself with the specific, popular databases that are in demand. Becoming certified in a specific database program is a good way to show your skill level. Internships are often a great start to a Database Administrator career. Other technical support roles, such as System Administrators and Network Administrators, may easily transition into a Database Administration role by becoming certified as a Database Administrator.