Thailand to auction dtac 4G spectrum in January

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 12 SEP 2017 Joseph Waring Thailand’s telecoms regulator accelerated plans to auction spectrum in the 850MHz and 1.8GHz bands currently operated by dtac.The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission’s (NBTC) announced it will conduct the auction in January, some three months earlier than originally planned, Bangkok Post reported. NBTC stepped up the timeline to ensure continuity of service after dtac’s concession with state-run CAT Telecom expires in September 2018.Dtac, the country’s third largest mobile operator with a 25 per cent market share, holds a concession to operate 10MHz on the 850MHz band and 45MHz on the 1.8GHz band.Based on the amount the government raised in auctions in late 2015, the NBTC expects the January sale to generate THB150 billion ($4.5 billion), Bangkok Post said.The regulator held two 4G auctions at the end of 2015, which raised THB232.66 billion for the government. Market leader AIS won 15MHz of 1.8GHz with a THB41 billion bid and True paid THB39.8 billion for a similar block. The two companies also each won 10MHz of 900MHz spectrum for about THB76 billion.Dtac, owned by Norway-based Telenor, didn’t participate in the 2015 auctions.Spectrum roadmapParadai Theerathada, chief of corporate affairs at dtac, said in March Thailand urgently needs a clear roadmap for spectrum availability to prepare for the expected surge in data demand in coming years, adding only a clear plan can prepare the country for the coming data deluge.Dtac is almost certain to bid in the upcoming auctions as it needs to expand its spectrum holdings to support its growing mobile operations. It also holds a licence for 15MHz of spectrum in the 2.1GHz band, which expires in 2027.The country’s planned auction of spectrum for 5G services was pushed back to 2018 because of legal limitations in compensating a state enterprise for returning spectrum and the transition to new telecoms commissioners.In December 2016 the NBTC said it would auction off 80MHz in the 2.6GHz band, which is owned but unused by state-owned public broadcaster MCOT, by June to prepare for the eventual rollout of 5G services in 2020. Previous ArticleUse cases driving LPWA choice for US playersNext ArticleSamsung reports record orders for latest Note device Dtac accelerates 700MHz network rollout Handset sales drive dtac revenue growth Author Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more center_img Related Asia Home Thailand to auction dtac 4G spectrum in January NBTC mulls payment relief for 5G licences Tags DTACNBTCspectrumThailandlast_img read more

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No. 13 Utah draws inspiration from San Antonio Spurs

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak looked to the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs when he needed a model for his offense during the offseason. The No. 13 Utes don’t have a dominant scorer that can simply take over when needed, so he had to find another way to maximize their offensive potential.Arizona State saw the results of that Thursday night in an 83-41 loss in which eight Utah players scored at least eight points.Coaches tend to be copycats when they see peers having success, so Krystkowiak poached parts of the Spurs’ scheme and mixed it with his own motion offense. Now Utah is No. 5 in the country with a plus-16.5 scoring margin and ranks in the top eight in field goal percentage, true shooting percentage and points per shot.The offensive success has come from a completely unselfish philosophy that emphasizes sharing the ball and taking great shots. The Utes (22-5, 12-3 Pac-12) will need everything they can get from that offense with No. 7 Arizona (25-3, 13-2) coming to Salt Lake City on Saturday with a share of the Pac-12 lead on the line.“The Spurs don’t have to beat anybody individually. They just kind of do it collectively,” Krystkowiak said. “That’s what I was hoping to build. We don’t have a LeBron (James) and a bunch of guys. It can be done collectively.“On any given night we have a bunch of weapons that can hurt you,” he added. “That’s what the Spurs did. Even on nights where they shut down (Manu) Ginobili and (Tony) Parker to get some rest, their guys rose up to the occasion. I think that collective idea is pretty powerful when it comes to basketball.”The Utes have the most wins in the country by 20 or more points and have a 23.3-point margin of victory in 12 Pac-12 wins.Guard Delon Wright leads the team with 14.3 points per game, but that ranks just No. 12 in the conference. Utah has three players averaging double digits and nine averaging 3.8 points or more. By comparison, Arizona’s Stanley Johnson leads the team with 14.2 points per game and it also has three players averaging double figures. The Wildcats, however, are more top heavy with six players averaging 9.0 or more.“Seeing the Spurs do what they did to the Heat, who people thought were going to win, it kind of woke people up and (gave) a sense of urgency of how to play the game, how to play the right way,” Wright said. “Last year we were selfish, but this year guys have to look in the mirror and tell themselves they’re not going to score as many points if we want to win. Guys have to sacrifice some points if we want to win as a team.”Arizona State coach Herb Sendek got an up-close look at what that offense can do Thursday. The loss was the Sun Devils’ worst since 1998.“They are a top 10 team for a reason,” Sendek said. “They move the ball. They have good balance inside and out.”Krystkowiak has developed a system to chart each player’s shots with an emphasis on quality attempts. Each shot is given a 1 to 5 grade, with 5 being a great attempt and 1 being terrible. Players aren’t penalized for adverse situations, such as the shot clock running down, but the coaching staff goes over the results after every game. The goal is to pass up good shots for even better ones.“You can see shot qualities and we’re usually well up over four,” Krystkowiak said. “We don’t accept or tolerate the bad shots.“Kind of a selfless, ball energy. We talk about the ball moving all the time. … We’ve come a long way offensively, sharing it and relying on people and trusting the system and trusting the ball energy and we don’t take very many bad shots. I think that’s the key.”The Pac-12 regular-season title is basically on the line for the Utes on Saturday. Both teams will have two games remaining and a Wildcats victory will guarantee them at least a share of the championship.“It’s a surreal feeling because it’s all coming together now,” Utah guard Brandon Taylor said. “But it’s not a surprise. We put the work in and we worked our tails off in the summer time. It’s a good feeling to see the results we’re getting from putting all that work in.”last_img read more

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The women steal the spotlight — and the jewels — in heist flick “Ocean’s 8”

first_img Related Warner Bros. Pictures/Village Roadshow Pictures(LOS ANGELES) — The heist is on: Ocean’s 8 hits theaters today with an all-female cast led by Sandra Bullock.The film, a spin-off of the Ocean’s 11 movies starring George Clooney, follows Bullock’s Debbie Ocean, sister of Clooney’s Danny Ocean, as she recruits a team of women to help her rob the fashion event of the year: the Met Gala.Her fierce team of con-women are played by Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter and Awkwafina.At a recent press conference at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the actresses expressed that making a film with a diverse all-female cast was both a joy for them personally – they remain close and still chat with each other on group text — and on a deeper level as well.“I didn’t care about the heist as much as I cared about how [the women] treated each other and how they lifted each other up,” Bullock says.Hathaway, who plays actress Daphne Kluger in the film, adds, “We’re getting to see that representation…you get to see not just archetypal, reduced, reductive, flat female characters. You’re getting to see how distinct and complex and nuanced the possibilities are. And that’s I think what really matters, especially to young women.”Awkwafina, who plays pick-pocket Constance, agrees.“The important thing about the characters in this movie — especially the people of color in this movie — that’s not defining our characters,” she says. “In the movie, I’m a New Yorker from Queens. That Asian-ness has nothing to do with it and I think that’s representation…I think this movie is going to be a step toward a right direction in that case.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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The big test awaits Pakenham

first_imgSOUTH EAST WOMEN’S REVIEW – ROUND 14 DIVISION ONE Cranbourne and Seaford will meet for the second time in a…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Parking with a twist

first_imgLEFT unchecked, a gravel car park in Berwick could break a heel or ankle according to the chamber of commerce….[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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St Mary’s Convoy earn impressive victory in Castlefinn over Robert Emmets

first_imgSt Mary’s Convoy started their championship campaign with an away win over Robert Emmets on Sunday in Castlefinn. Robert Emmets 0-6 St Mary’s Convoy 0-13Emmets had some wayward shooting and showed they were an organised outfit and certainly gave convoy a tough game. A very good defensive display with Marcus Curran, Paddy Dooher, Paul Farrell and Gavin Friel excelling for Robert Emmets.Convoys experience and forthcoming Division 2 status were too strong for Emmets but the home side proving they could mix it with them.Emmets started the scoring but the next five points came from the visitors with J.Mc Gill and P.Dolan scoring two each and J.Toye pointing as well 0-1 to 0-5Robert Emmets free but it’s was St Mary’s lads who finished the stronger with three unanswered points from E.Patterson and two superb points from P.Blake After the break, Convoy extended their lead as J.Mc gill scored two points in a row before Robert Emmets converted a free-kick.With time running out it was Convoy who finished the stronger with an excellent run from P.Dolan who fisted the ball over the bar to take the last score of the gameScorers: P.Dolan 0-4,  J.Mc Gill 0-4 ,P.Blake 0-2, J.Toye and E.Patterson 0-1Team: S.Patton, L.Prunty, J.A.Kee, M.Patton, E.Patterson, J.Doherty, T.McHugh, P.Mailey, D.Bonner, P.Dolan, L.McMullan, B Bonner, J.mc Gill, J.Toye P.BlakeSub used: B.McNamee St Mary’s Convoy earn impressive victory in Castlefinn over Robert Emmets was last modified: September 9th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Investigation launched after diesel stolen from buses

first_imgGardai have launched an investigation after diesel was stolen from a bus operator in Letterkenny.A number of buses belonging to McGettigan Travel were targetted yesterday.It is understood the thieves broke a fence and escaped with the fuel. Gardai are checking CCTV footage in a bid to identify the culprits.Investigation launched after diesel stolen from buses was last modified: November 14th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:dieselletterkennyMcGettigan’s buseslast_img read more

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Crowds discover exciting learning paths at Donegal ETB’s FET Fair – Picture Special

first_imgDonegal’s largest education and training event attracted huge crowds to Letterkenny today (Wednesday).The Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny was a hive of activity for the Donegal ETB’s 2019 Further Education and Training Fair.People of all ages and background explored the exhibition to explore the education and training opportunities available locally in Donegal. Tom Egan, Anne McHugh, CE ETB, Colm Richardson, and Cathal McGee at the Donegal ETB’s annual Further Education and Training (FET) Fair in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonDanielle Sweeney, Seamus Murphy and Helen Flannery at Donegal ETB’s annual Further Education and Training (FET) Fair in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonMarjorie Quinn, Crona Gallagher, Director of FET and Rose Duffy at the Donegal ETB’s annual Further Education and Training (FET) Fair in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday. Photo Clive WassonDonegal ETB is the largest FET provider in the county, with over 11,000 learners completing courses in more than 120 venues in 2018.  The wide range of Donegal ETB courses can be found on the course finder section of its website (www.donegaletb.ie/coursefinder).Donegal ETB advisors and current learners were on hand to showcase the varied subjects taught through a wide range of part-time and full-time courses. From Apprenticeships, Traineeships and industry certified courses, there were many hands-on displays to experience. Laura Mulkeen with Aidan Gallagher at the virtual welder at the Donegal ETB’s annual Further Education and Training (FET) Fair in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday. Photo Clive WassonSean Marks and Cornealus Sweeney at the Donegal ETB’s annual Further Education and Training (FET) Fair in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday. Photo Clive WassonColm Richardson, Anne McHugh, Marian Gallagher, Tom Egan, Cathal McGee, Bridin McMahon, Liam Marley and Tara McGuire at the Donegal ETB’s annual Further Education and Training (FET) Fair in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday. Photo Clive WassonColleges of Further Education, ITs and universities were also well-represented, providing information for learners on how to support a return to learning will also be available through Citizens Information, the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection and SUSI Student Grants.Many of Donegal ETB’s FET courses are co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020. Ciaran Foy, Jack Burke, Conor Bonar and Cathal Browne at the Donegal ETB’s annual Further Education and Training (FET) Fair in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday. Photo Clive WassonLaura McMenamin, Amand Mackey and Tara Maguire at Donegal ETB’s annual Further Education and Training (FET) Fair in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonEimear Doherty, Tomas Timlin, Rosemary Diver and Jane Kalnberza at the Donegal ETB’s annual Further Education and Training (FET) Fair in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday. Photo Clive WassonFor more information on education and training at Donegal ETB please contact Donegal ETB’s Adult Guidance and Information Service on 0749178088 or email [email protected] or visit them at 2nd Floor, McKendrick Place, Pearse Road, Letterkenny.Further updates on can be found on Donegal ETB’s website (www.donegaletb.ie/news) and Twitter, Facebook (@DonegalETB) and LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/donegaletb.ie).Check out all the action from the 2019 Fair in the gallery below. Photos by Clive Wasson Photography:Donegal Town, Youthreach at the Donegal ETB’s annual Further Education and Training (FET) Fair in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonSyrian learners at the Donegal ETB’s annual Further Education and Training (FET) Fair in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday. Photo Clive WassonMairead Carlin, Brian Doherty and Ryan Davis at the Donegal ETB’s annual Further Education and Training (FET) Fair in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonTom Egan with Joseph McCrory at Donegal ETB’s annual Further Education and Training (FET) Fair in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonPatrick Brennan and Donna Mulligan, LYIT School of Tourism at the Donegal ETB’s annual Further Education and Training (FET) Fair in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonAnne McDevitt, Employer Liaison Officer / EURES Adviser, Carmel Curran, Employer Liaison Officer at the Donegal ETB’s annual Further Education and Training (FET) Fair in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonKevin Harley, ETB with Shay McFadden, Oran Boyce, Ronan Dunswurth and Michael Murrat at the Donegal ETB’s annual Further Education and Training (FET) Fair in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonJames Evans, Evan Bonnar and Mark Doherty at the Donegal ETB’s annual Further Education and Training (FET) Fair in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonThe crowd at the Donegal ETB’s annual Further Education and Training (FET) Fair in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday. Photo Clive WassonSean Marks and Cornealus Sweeney at last year’s Donegal ETB’s annual Further Education and Training (FET) Fair in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday. Photo Clive WassonETB staff helping visitors to the Donegal ETB’s annual Further Education and Training (FET) Fair in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday. Photo Clive WassonCaroline McCabe and Martin Harley, Chairman Doengal ETB at the Donegal ETB’s annual Further Education and Training (FET) Fair in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonThe packed Donegal ETB’s annual Further Education and Training (FET) Fair in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday. Photo Clive WassonVictoria McHugh, Lauren McCrabbe, Joanne Sweeney, Jucinta Sweeney and Casha Barnett from Raphoe at the Donegal ETB’s annual Further Education and Training (FET) Fair in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday . Photo Clive WassonKerri Gordan, Charles Delaney, Mike Delaney, Jonah O’Hagan, Naoise McGuinness, JordanMc Daid, Donaghey and Joanne Donaghy Donegal ETB’s annual Further Education and Training (FET) Fair in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday. Photo Clive WassonSeweryn Socha, Bridin Ferry, Katlyn Moore, Robbie Matthews and Ciaran McMahon Youthreach Gortahork at the Donegal ETB’s annual Further Education and Training (FET) Fair in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonColm Richardson, Jim McGlynn and Mairead Carlin at Donegal ETB’s annual Further Education and Training (FET) Fair in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonCrowds discover exciting learning paths at Donegal ETB’s FET Fair – Picture Special was last modified: January 24th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal ETBDonegal ETB’s 2019 Further Education and Training Fairlast_img read more

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Woman cycling 1,100 km to raise awareness of human trafficking

first_imgDominique Holley was raised by parents who were passionate about social justice issues.It was a passion that inspired the 29-year-old Toronto woman to also take action to help others.Holley arrived in Chatham Wednesday as part of her 1,100-kilometre bicycle tour – Be The One – Ride to End Human Trafficking – that follows the Highway 401 corridor from Windsor to Ottawa, where many of these crimes take place.Her journey began Tuesday in Windsor and ends in Ottawa on Oct. 31, with stops in 26 cities, including Sarnia on Wednesday and London on Thursday night. She will be taking part in a community discussion on human trafficking at the Locomotive Espresso cafe in London at 408 Pall Mall St. at 6 p.m. on Friday. No event was planned for Sarnia.“It’s more of a really casual community feeling, where I talk about why I’m doing it, what human trafficking looks like, and we just have a conversation about what everyone, in their own way, can do to fight human trafficking,” Holley said.She first learned about human trafficking when working on a Grade 11 project that focused on the issue in a more global sense.“I remember thinking, ‘If it was happening in Canada I’d do something about it,’” Holley said.When she learned four years ago that human trafficking was happening in Ontario, she began researching the issue and volunteering with organizations that help victims.“My primary goal is really to educate and draw awareness to human trafficking,” Holley said, rather than having her tour be a fundraiser.If people would like to donate, she suggests they contribute to an organization in their community that fights human trafficking.When talking with people about this issue, Holley said she usually hears “Oh, I didn’t realize it was happening in Ontario.’”She added many people believe human trafficking is a situation that involves someone being kidnapped and held against their will.While that does happen in a small percentage of cases, Holley said that’s not what human trafficking primarily looks like in Ontario.Citing the fact more than 90 per cent of the victims are female, she noted one common type of trafficker is called a “Romeo pimp,” who develops a romantic relationship with the victim.“There’s a lot of emotional and mental manipulation and so often the victims are very emotionally attached to their trafficker,” Holley said.She realizes people can be overwhelmed when hearing about this crime and feel they don’t know what they can do to help.“What I’m really passionate about – which is why it’s called Be The One – is everyone can take one step,” she said.Holley said this “one step” could include parents calling on their local high schools to provide education about human trafficking or nurses advocating for workplace training on the signs of victimhood.“If everybody used their voice and took one small step, it would create a tidal wave of change,” she said.More details about the tour can be found at www.betheone.love and on Facebook at [email protected]last_img read more

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Exclusive: First Look at Clever Tools Groupware Suite

first_imgClever Tools is a new online project management and extranet application suite that is aiming for a Q1 2008 launch (and a beta of at least a few of the apps in the suite in October of this year). The full Clever Tools suite will include a project management application (that includes message boards, task management, and file sharing), an invoicing app, timesheets, a CRM application, bug tracking, and a whiteboard.For now, the Clever Tools team has only completed significant work on the project management tool, which I am told is mostly done, and the timesheet tool. Clever Tools founder Jason Jennings told me that he is aiming to have the PM and timesheet tools in “beta condition” by October. I was given a demo of those two tools and a sneak peak at some of the things on the docket for the suite yesterday.Project ManagementThe project management application is in the most complete state and consists of three main parts: discussions, files, and tasks/milestones. Clever Tools won’t be able to avoid comparisons with Basecamp, which as I said in my 10 Must Have Online Office Apps post is the “top dog” among hosted groupware tools. It’s probably important to note that I looked at Clever Tools through mostly Basecamp colored glasses (as it is the tool I use most). 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Unlike its competitors, which generally use a blog-style call and response layout for discussions — most likely in emulation of Basecamp, Clever Tools uses a more traditional inline, flat forum style for laying out messages and posts. As someone who is a big fan of traditional forums (I’ve been a moderator on a 3 million post vBulletin forum for a few years and have grown very comfortable with that style), the layout employed by Clever Tools is a welcome change.File management is one of Clever Tools’ strongest points. Files can be uploaded 20 at a time from the upload page (5 at a time from any other page). Once files are uploaded, users are prompted to categorize and describe them before they’re added to the files section. Files can also be attached to milestones and tasks. All files, no matter where they were uploaded, or where they are attached, will appear on the project’s file management page. Tasks in Clever Tools are smaller to-do items, while Milestones are larger undertakings. Tasks can be set as a subset of specific Milestones, such that all Tasks must be complete before the Milestone can be marked as done. Tasks and Milestones are given a name, description, due date, tags, category, and can be assigned to a single person or group of people. All of a user’s Tasks are added to their calendar with visual indicators of which are most urgently due.TimesheetThe timesheet application, while not quite fully functional, is completely mocked up, so I was able to get a feel for what Clever Tools has planned in this area. With the timesheet app, users can track time in two ways: by manually entering timesheets into the system, or by using a real-time clock that can keep track of time users spend on projects. Each project can be given a budget that is mapped to an hourly rate so that users can make sure they aren’t going over budget (or will be alerted when they are in danger of overrunning monetary constraints). Jennings and the Clever Tools team have plans for an invoicing app (alluded to above in the hooks with the timesheet app), a bug tracker, and a group whiteboard. And though there was little information available on these applications, Jennings told me it is likely that Clever Tools will launch winter 2008 without the whiteboard app, which will be developed last.ConclusionSo far, Clever Tools is pretty bare. It is only in a very early stage of development, but what I saw was promising. It is certainly rough around the edges and has a ways to go, but they do things differently enough from Basecamp, GoPlan, ActiveCollab, and the rest that I think there is a legitimate chance for Clever Tools to make a splash in the market and find its own niche.There are some things that Clever Tools gets very right from the start, too. For example, 37Signals is only just starting to unify their applications under a single sign on. Clever Tools, on the other hand, will bake that in from the beginning, so that anyone who has projects at multiple companies (which freelancers often do), will only have to sign in once. Clever Tools will also support OpenID. Jennings tells me that he also plans a developer API for Clever Tools, that would let a outside companies like Blinksale or Freshbooks create tie-in apps so that people could use a third party service instead of the built-in Clever Tools applications if they so desired.It certainly remains to be seen whether Clever Tools will tear me — or anyone else — away from Basecamp. What I saw so far is a promising start, however. josh catone 1 A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Analysis#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting One of the big selling points of Clever Tools is the integration of the apps, which will all play well with each other. “To further illustrate the integration of the different tools, Clever Tools will pull tasks assigned to a user in the project manager tool to allow them to track time against that task,” Jennings told me. The timesheet app will also tie into the invoicing tool, allowing users to generate an invoice based on the time tracked in the timesheet tool, and it will integrate with PayPal and 2Checkout.The RestClever Tools also has big plans for their leads management app, which Jennings tells me has morphed into more of a CRM tool. The tool will, however, still do some lead management. For example, one thing it will do is provide an AJAX widget that affiliates can embed on websites that will collect user information and send it directly to the CRM tool along with where the user’s information was captured. “With Clever Tool‚Äôs CRM, you can create meetings complete with Google maps integration, add tasks, manage to-dos, attach documents, convert into an active project, export Outlook VCF cards, add notes, and upload a picture for every contact,” said Jennings, rattling off a list of features to me. Related Posts last_img read more

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