Social networks supporting job recruiters

In addition to Internet search engines, social networks are increasingly impacting on job search and employers that provide information about candidates, according to a study.

The company’s online job classifieds in Latin America states that 42% of recruiters looking for extra information about the candidates for any office via the Internet.

He reports that some 85 million Internet users in Latin America have entered their profile on any social network, which sometimes helps recruiters to supplement the information. Most popular are Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

The main form that the contractors use is Google with 35%, followed by social networks like Facebook with 25%, LinkedIn with 15% and MySpace with five percent.

In a statement, said that the survey was conducted from 1 to 15 September this year, with human resource directors from Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Venezuela.

According to the results, 26% of recruiters help candidates advance to the next step due to the digital information on the Internet.

While 70% of the decision to hire someone depends on the interview, also seek information externally so that sometimes 27% of the candidates lose the opportunity to be hired in most of the time, for false information .

IEPS Telecom: Inconsistencies and Incongruities

The inconsistencies of special taxes on telecommunication services proposed by the Presidency of the Republic, 4 percent, are evident in the explanatory memorandum sent to the Chamber of Deputies.

Criteria for Economic Policy for the Economic Program 2010 of the Ministry of Finance confirmed only inconsistencies. To convince us to pay more taxes is not enough, advertising commercials "touching" that also are paid with our taxes, but they must be justified and logical. Let’s see.
• First, the SHCP said that to reduce costs in the economy, create jobs and contributes to the investment is going to take actions in five sectors, one telecommunications. Recognizes the SHCP they concern "on the competitiveness and productivity of the country. But the federal executive argues that the IEPS of telecom involvement in productive activities is low. If the telecom affect productivity and is important to reduce input costs in telecommunications, why establish a 4 percent tax to these services?
• There was a telecom tax in 2002-2003, but the telephone and Internet were exempt. The initiative thesis appointment of Supreme Court jurisprudence, as if trying to validate their existence. Of course, omitted to refer to an uncomfortable case for "justification", which is the number 2a. / J. 112/2004, which literally reads: "Internet services, telephony and networking are considered as basic for the country’s development, characteristic of which do not enjoy cable television.
• The justification for the IEPS in telecom is that other countries are like us. They do not tell is that this tax is labeled to provide universal service (including for telecom people with disabilities and low income), for example. Neither report that these companies charge transfer them directly to consumers, as Verizon points out in a transparent manner on their bills. Contrary to what was argued by the federal, such a tax affects rich and poor.
• Article 18-A of the initiative to reform the IEPS says he believes that telecom services are provided in the country when "wholly or partly" made through a public telecommunications network. Are they taxed the international long distance calls? Who will collect this tax? Will the foreign operator or arise a new position to be charged by Mexican companies in Mexico to deliver the call?
• The initiative cites statistics from telecom services in homes, but the telephone and Internet access are also used in schools, in small and large businesses alike. Why are they ignored the statistics of the Federal Communications Commission on the number of service users? Will Cofetel officials and the Secretariat of Communications and Transport really agree with the tax that discourages the use of telecom services?
• Not all telecom services using frequencies. However, an explanation which confuses what is the use of frequencies and telecom services, the Ministry of Finance tries to justify saying that the dealers must pay for the income they receive. Error! Those who pay the excise taxes will be consumers. Furthermore, more desperate you are the treasury for resources, the use of frequencies should not have a revenue-raising purpose, because the telecom have positive effects on the economy. Should be encouraged, not relegate.

In the same month President Felipe Calderón said reform was needed in the telecommunications’ sector to ensure coverage of telecommunications services, proposes to tax as if they were a luxury item or harmful to health. Telecommunications services would be taxed by the hand to snuff, beer, gaming, and alcoholic beverages. Do you see any relationship? Given the inefficiency to collect, is opting to tax the captives sectors. Perhaps collecting achieve 13 billion they expect, but the harmful consequences of approving this IEPS Telecom will be present and unfortunately endure.

Maxcom With Public Telephones

The phone company plans to enter the regional market with public telephones to be used with cards instead of coins.

The placement of public telephones in the city center and in crowded areas, is the Maxcom’s strategy for market entry in Monterrey.

One attraction of the public telephone company is the fact that using coins rather than prepaid cards.

Juan Carlos Sotomayor, director of investor relations of the telephone, said that Monterrey is an attractive place for the company’s telephone service.

"(Monterrey) is an important arena for the company, who always came concentrated in Mexico City, Puebla, San Luis Potosi and Queretaro, and we saw a growth opportunity in the area of public telephony in Monterrey."

The number of public agencies that have national company is 40 thousand units, of which Monterrey is a decrease to single digits in proportional terms.

"There will invest 8 to $10 million in public telephony this year nationwide," noted Sotomayor.

A residential level have no plans for expansion in Monterrey, Sotomayor acknowledged, but offer the service at the enterprise level.

"Maxcom phones are coins, not cards, making it accessible to the public is more likely that someone has some money in their pockets than to have to buy a card in the market," added the manager.

The rates charged by the company are of a peso per minute for a local call.

Huawei Exhibits In México Its New Unified Hardware Platform from Core Network.

Huawei Technologies is bringing its platform in Mexico Unified Core Network hardware for telecommunications operation, based on Advanced Telecommunications Computer Architecture (ATCA, for its acronym in English).

Huawei performs a live demonstration to the major telecommunications operators in Mexico, which incorporates the latest trends in switching technology and high-speed interconnection, new generation processors and reliability, improved availability and utility platform ATCA-based hardware, the most powerful platform in the industry today, which confirms the leadership of Huawei Technologies and marks a watershed in the future era of All-IP technologies.

Additionally, the new unified hardware platform enables Huawei processes operation and maintenance of IP network intelligence that helps operators promote operational efficiency, increase revenues from telecommunications services and reduce investment costs. The operation through the IP interconnection is a major challenge for operators because their profits by Megabytes (bandwidth) through its network down continuously. Using a network smart enough to handle IP packets, allowing flexible control of bandwidth and real-time pricing, operators can increase revenue by telecommunications services through user fees based in Internet content and use of bandwidth. Similarly, end users benefit fully flexible control thanks to the bandwidth for better connectivity.

To date, Huawei has deployed its network of Core Network with over 160 operators in 100 countries and is one of three providers of infrastructure that is located in the leaders quadrant in Gartner’s latest report.

Telefonica puts flavor to the competition

The dispute between the mobile phone companies will intensify with new services

First thing tomorrow, Telefonica Movistar, which is headed in Mexico by Francisco Gil Díaz, will announce the voice to text service.

This is a novel system in which the user calls to a voicemail, leaves a message and it is redirected to reach the recipient in plain text and no voice, the advantages, I think, far more than the disadvantages they could argue. To begin with, who receives the message may not be answered because is driving or is in a meeting in which it can not use its voicemail, but it does have the ability to see the text messages.

The company who will be the provider of this system is SpinVox, which was about to sign a lucrative contract to provide voice to text Telefónica across Latin America.

In Mexico, SpinVox is led by Oscar Rodriguez, former director of Avantel, so that he knows the business of telecommunications or doubt.

The service launched by Telefonica is surely spicing up the competition between mobile phone companies, and certainly that is the consumer who wins, as this rivalry leads to better prices and more services course, this is the case.

China and India’s interest to Mexican telecom market

A little less than 48 hours after the deadline for convening the Mexican government to potentially interested in participating in the bidding for spectrum, there is much expectation among traders that are already on the market, and as soon you can register a seed planted in China and India, where some investors may come to participate in this new stage of opening the national telecommunications market.

Although no firm commitment, the major operators in these countries already have information on the telecommunications market in Mexico, the institutional framework, the procurement program of the spectrum and the Fundamental Technical Plan of Interconnection and Interoperability (PTFI) .

And Gonzalo Martínez Pous, commissioner of the Federal Telecommunications Commission (Cofetel), conducted a road show in China and India to promote the national telecommunications market and in particular the upcoming radio spectrum auction.

The official made a presentation to detail to the largest players in those countries. In China introduced him to the three largest operators in the nation. One based in Hong Kong and the other two based in Beijing. Are mobile operators and sets the world’s largest with 550 million fixed and mobile users. Of these operators, one has a registered capital of 7,600 billion and assets of 58.900 million. The other, has assets of $ 92.970 million and revenue of 32.350 billion. In India made the presentation to five operators. They are all heavyweights in the telecommunications business. One of them with 450 million mobile users. In India, for a good-sized operator must have more than 100 million users. As data for contrast, in Mexico there are about 80 million subscribers among all operators.

Operators in India, among which promoted the market-boast the world’s lowest rates for users. Its interconnection rates are very low: equivalent to 10 cents per minute and an infrastructure sharing system (based on towers) very efficiently between all operators. 

The funny thing is that for these operators in China and India, is the first time they have contact with high-level Mexican officials to obtain information from the local market. All said they never before had sought some Mexican government agency for telecommunications issues, except for what makes people ProMéxico.

To put it more clearly, they had no contact with either the Federal Telecommunications Commission (Cofetel), nor with the Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT).

Now, with the visit of the Commissioner of Cofetel, could see the potential of the domestic telecom market, to eventually invest in it.

Other than interest, the official was also able to register the concerns of Chinese and Indian traders, which can be summarized in four points: 1. The high value of spectrum in Mexico, 2. The development of emerging technology for 1.7 GHz band, 3. The lack of a mechanism to share infrastructure and 4.

The regulation of interconnection at an early stage of implementation: The plan (PTFI) was published in February this year.

In the case of Indian operators, take note that the spectrum auction process by the regulator in this country will be held in December this year.

All players showed great interest in the new tender for broadband in the range of 3.4-3.7 GHz (WiMax).

Alike said that they would all pending processes and to assess their possible involvement in them.

Martínez Pous commissioner traveled to China and India invited by ProMéxico, Bruno Ferrari.

The trade mission was coordinated by ProMéxico, in particular by the office which leads the Asian market, in Hong Kong by Fragoso Cesar Lopez, Consul Trade Commission, in China (Beijing) by Ari Ben Saks Gonzalez, Consul Trade Commission, and in New Delhi and Mumbai, by Aldo Ruiz, Investment and Trade Commission.

The good news is that Mexico was represented and disseminated information important for attracting Chinese and Indian investments.

The bad news is that there is only one national and gone no more than a delegation organized and coordinated numerous.

Getronics Mexico is positioned as the first partner in Mexico and Latin America Data Center Cisco Unified Computing System

Getronics, reported today that its subsidiary in Mexico has become the first emerging market partner which gets the ATP Unified Computing System Data Center, Cisco Systems.

With this, Getronics is positioned as the first partner Unifeed Computing Data Center in Mexico and Latin America.

With the new ATP, Getronics Mexico is ready to integrate services Data Center under the Cisco Unified Architecture Computing Systems (UCS) consolidating storage, computing and network on a single platform that includes virtualization strategies.
Prior to this certificate, Getronics Mexico had worked in some of these areas and accumulated 11 years experience as a Cisco Gold Partner. With the new Certificate, Getronics has now integrated these practices into a new business unit called Data Center 3.0, which has expertise in infrastructure architecture, business consulting and ICT solutions.

“I think a breakthrough for Getronics Mexico within Latin America will undoubtedly be a big difference in our success as a company. This certification will also benefit our subsidiaries in Latin America, where we combine our expertise and certifications from Brazil, México and Colombia to maintain a common strategy for regional customers, “said Paulo Pichini, VP for Latin America at Getronics.
For his part, David Glait, CEO of Getronics Mexico, added: “Our responsibility as always is to be pioneers in finding new ways to improve our offer according to the IT needs of our customers and this requires even greater cooperation between major industry players.

Francisco Muciño, Getronics Mexico Commercial Director, commented “With this new technology from Cisco, Getronics Mexico offer optimized solutions for data centers, increasing the productivity of our customers.”

As part of this initiative is to strengthen strategic alliances with companies like VMware EMC2 and thus ensure the use of best practices in storage and virtualization technologies.

This business unit is complemented with application development services, support of operating systems, process consulting, security solutions, monitoring, power and air conditioning.

Jorge Arturo Becerril, manager of the business unit of Getronics Mexico 3.0 DC “As a result of Cisco’s initiative to enter the computer server market in early 2009, at Getronics we were the better visualize Partner to participate in this new strategy, so we are taking the business opportunity. ”

“Now with this new certification, we strengthen our position as the best qualified Cisco partner in Mexico,” concluded Jorge Arturo Becerril.

Barclays Rises Cisco’s Recommendation

Barclays Capital raised its recommendation on the role of U.S. equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc to "outperform the market," since "similar to the average" because it expects increased demand for its products. The company’s shares touched new highs this year.

The recovery of investment by U.S. companies has continued in the second half, while European markets may have bottomed, which implies that the demand would have improved since Cisco issued its profit forecast in August, said analyst Jeff Kvaale .

Also raised its price target on shares of Cisco at $ 4 to $ 28.

"The long-term concerns remain in the markets to lower margins and increased competition in core markets," said the analyst.

Cisco shares rose $ 1.19, to 23.81 dollars on the Nasdaq, after hitting an annual maximum of 23.87 dollars.

Solar Cellphone by Samsung

Samsung launched the first mobile phone with solar battery. 

The company will put the power of technology "Samsung Solar" (E1107), a new phone that allows you to recharge the battery for an emergency when access to an electric current is inaccessible. 

Besides being a team that assist users who run out of battery, it is a watershed for the entry of green technologies in this industry. 

The team solves the problem of unavailable or unstable electrical outlets, particularly in rural areas. It also has the ability to deliver between 5 and 10 minutes of battery time with just one hour of solar energy has been loaded. 

Their multiple uses will have FM radio and preloaded games and a flashlight, while providing a safety feature called,"fake call", with which an incoming call can pretend to escape unsafe situations. The team is on sale only in Mexico Telcel Company, at an estimated price of 899 pesos and will be available in many markets, including India, Europe and Asia.

Improve Telecommunication’s Infrastructure, Objective for the 40th APEC-Tel meeting

This day began the work of the 40th edition of the Working Group for Information and Telecommunication Forum Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), which seeks to improve telecommunications and information infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific region by developing and implementing appropriate policies, relevant human resources and cooperation strategies. 

With the participation of nearly 150 delegates from 21 countries in various regions of the world, held the first working day in the city of Cancun, Quintana Roo, since in this case Mexico, through the Federal Communications Commission (Cofetel), acted as host of the meeting which is held twice a year. 

Representatives from nations such as Australia, USA, Chile, China, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Vietnam, as well as specialized agencies in the development of Information Technology and Communications discussed topics such as IPv6, the use of ICT for the retrieval and growth, international roaming, among others. 

The 40th edition of the working group meeting Telecommunications and Information Forum Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation. (APEC) will continue until September 30. 

APEC operates as a forum for multilateral trade and economic cooperation is the only international intergovernmental group, committed to reducing barriers to trade and investment and does not require its members to enter into legally binding obligations.

APEC achieves its goals by promoting dialogue and reaches its decisions by consensus, giving equal weight to the views of all members. 

Among the APEC member economies are: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taipei, Thailand, USA and Vietnam. 

On Monday 28 September, is expected to Minister of Communications and Transport, Juan Molinar Horcasitas and President of the Federal Telecommunications Commission, Hector Osuna, participate in the opening ceremony during the first plenary meeting of the group.