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Site update 5: into a new frontier

As could be already seen in the increase of twitter traffic, Altasia will be making the next step and for this next step a rework of the website was necessary. To my surprise, yeah I knew for a while that the site was looking outdated, but the last big style update was almost 5 years ago, 28 November of 2009 to be precise.  So the time has come to make a change.

Furthermore the me and therefor the site are moving towards a more professional environment. However, due to popular demand,  the old content will still be available in the blog archive.

Things that are new and awesome in this site:

– A devoted landing page that shows off what Altasia could do for you
– Including a cool photo box, round circles and and nice icons
– A nice dynamic blog post overview
– And a look that at least looks from this millennium, with border less design
– A dedicated photobox for blog posts and able to create  dynamic posts

However it is not finished yet and the site will be moving on shortly. For now just have a look around.

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It’s Alive!!!

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It’s been a while ,almost a year to be honest. That should be a record, however now the time has come to make this website alive again. Alive with a reason this time, so this site is not just gonna be that zombie, but it’s gonna be alive again.

I have made the list of potential new site stories in the making and since I’m planning:

  1. CES most memorable anoucements
  2. Site update nr. 5
  3. The great firewall of China
  4. Social strategy Mearsk
  5. Society 3.0 and the 3rd place
  6. Music in the Sounds of Clouds
  7. Marketing Automation
  8. Portal visions in the PS universe

As can be seen there are some interesting stories to create. Most are fresh new idea’s for post, while others have been slumbering for a while. However this is the moment Igor pulled the switch and It’s gonna be alive in here!! Whahaha!!

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The site is up agian after server migration

After a server migration there has been a downtime of 2 days for the site, but I’m happy to announce that this morning the problem got fixed, with some help of my beloved hosting provider Neostrada, and the site is up and running again. It has also been a while since the last update was made for the site so this is a nice kick off.

Since it is finally becoming spring the Netherlands enjoy the weather today or just nyan on!!XD

Wake up and site analysis

Ok it’s time to begin waking up from my slumber. Its been amazing to see time fly with nothing on your back, but since I will be starting my new job in less than 2 weeks now I need to start focusing again. The total job description is until now undefined, but it will be at the IT-firm Capgemini as Consult and will have to do with new technological developments, ‘international’ business and  Marketing/advertising.

In these upcoming weeks I will spent some time on my blog going more into detail about some topics I found interesting or in the need for detailed analysis, explain the function of apps better, do some future platform forecasting and explain a bit better in a nutshell what my qualities are.

Even though I have not really written anything lately I have been busy doing:

  • Some looking into the potentials of Salesforce.com
  • Which now includes Radian6; a tool I needed ~8 months ago
  • Looked into how IT-outsourcing should  look in the future
  • Have fallen in love with Tumblr as a photo blog: altasia.tumblr.com/
  • Seen a discussion evolve that apps might not be the holy grail of 2011 that some people thought, but please keep believing it will be. Apps are here to stay.
  • How the topic seem to shift to Social enterprises and the importance of them. A topic which first got my attention with P2 for WordPress as a sulution in the further development of the intranet and later blow me away with social monitering in getsatisfaction, but now Chatter/Salesforce might get the claim trying to make the whole organisation social. Anyhow a topic in the need for further explanation and researched.
  • Android has started overrunning the smartphone market and has started to show up in more and more places which is starting to show the strength in this approach by Google. It’s always nice to see that this is happening, since I made already some analysis about this some time ago (link). This however could need an update.
  • The Q4 price drops in the tablet market(I’m starting to see 90 Euro tablets and Amazon just launched their first true tablet as well) has finally started to make it into an interesting market  after being in slumber for such a long time.
  • Realized that the field of in home centralized devices will become hot and happening within the next 2 years and probably the next big battlefield of the big tech companies Apple, Google, MS, Samsung, Sony etc.
  • Windows 8 could potentially be the change which MS needed to make to survive, does anyone have a clear road map of this development?
  • Could Instagram become the advertisers dream?

So that the lists up for now, please hit the jump to see some facts on my site performance over the past year.

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Update after 16 weeks of Silence

Just like the late techno legend(see pica) before me I also put in a few weeks silence. I postponed the 10 planed weeks to 16 in total to be exact, but we’re back with an update. First things first; I did get an internship!! and have been ‘working ‘ at strawberry frog in Amsterdam for about a month now. Here I will work further on my research about what leads to successful branded applications. For now, posting about what I at do Strawberryfrog has a lot of unwritten rules and for now it is unclear what I can and cannot post about, so posting will still be limited.

There where only a few articles that I made before my internship that I am editing to be posted here. Some might be a bit out of date but I think they are still worth posting. Also last weekend was the official kick off for Carnival in Breda called klunen. There are some picture floating around Facebook, but for the official carnival I will try to upload an impression just like I did last year.

For now there will be 2 formal updates this week and after that we’ll see.
(alles ondervoorbehoud natturlijk ;-))