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Denphone Digest January 2011

Posted: 2011-01-11 4:45 pm by Denphone Admin.

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: Denphone Digest :: January 2011 :: Volume 3, Number 1 :


January Issue

Greetings from DenphoneHappy New Year from the team at Denphone.

From a financial perspective 2011 looks set to be an interesting year globally, with many of the trends seen in Q4 continuing. The situation in Japan looks unlikely to change, although Morgan Stanley do report that with continued deflation in Japan, the central bank will continue to keep their collective feet "on the monetary accelerator for much or all of 2011." (source: http://www.morganstanley.com/views/gef/index.html) This will mean a continuation of what we have seen, with companies operating in Japan looking to cut costs in areas such as IT which is good news for companies such as Denphone.

In this issue we have an interview with Daniel Nicholls from The Beaumont Group - a global search firm with strong roots in the European, American and Asian markets. We take a look at the smart phones available in Japan from Japan's major mobile phone carriers - with translations of feedback from Japanese users of those handsets. We take a quick look at Denphone's FaxGenie service as well as highlighting great discounts on market leader Polycom's entry level office IP handsets.

As ever, if you would like to see something featured in Denphone Digest, feel free to contact us and we will see what we can do for you.

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In this issue:


Presidents Corner

A Happy New Year to all our readers. Akemashite omedeto gozaimasu.

A quick reminder that Doug Vilim from Sangoma, the well known telephony card manufacturer is speaking at an event this evening in Akihabara. More details on that below.

VoIP has been in the news recently, particularly with the Skype outage over the holiday period. The good news though is that more functionality is becoming available, particularly for Video. There have also been reports in the press that the legality of VoIP in China is now in question, at least where the public internet is concerned. This is not a positive development, and hopefully the position will be clarified (in a positive way) soon. So far Japan has avoided any such uncertainty, and there are no indications that the situation here will change.

We hope to see some of Thursday evening, and all the best for 2011.

Huw R. Williams

President

Denphone K.K.


Tokyo Asterisk Users Group Special Event: Scaling Open Source Telecom - Doug Vilim (Sangoma) @ Akihabara

Hosted by: Sangoma And Denphone K.K.

Date: January 13th (Thurs), 2011

Doug VilimSangoma Technologies Corporation's VP of Sales, Doug Vilim will be visiting from North America to give a talk on scaling open source telecom. Sangoma is a premium provider of voice and data connectivity components for software-based communication applications. Sangoma's data cards, voice cards, gateways and connectivity software are used in leading PBX, IVR, contact center and data-communication applications worldwide. The product line represents a comprehensive toolset for deploying cost-effective, powerful, and flexible software communication applications.

This special event is a chance for those interested in VoIP and Asterisk to get together to learn how some of the world's leading VoIP technology is being used by telco's around the world to provide solutions that provide similar, if not better performance than traditional big iron switches.

Doug is Vice President of Sales for Sangoma Technologies Inc. In this role he is responsible for leading Sangoma's sales and business development strategies to embrace open source and closed sourced communication projects around the world. During his tenure, revenue has grown over 400%, the customer base has expanded to every continent around the world, and Sangoma has become a global supplier to several major PBX manufacturers. Prior to joining Sangoma, Doug's most notable stints were in sales and marketing roles at Eicon Networks, now Dialogic, as well as 10 years in pre-sales technical and sales roles at NEC and Compaq.

There will be English / Japanese translation provided, and a question and answer session. Following the talk the VoIP lounge will move to a local bar for drinks. People are welcome to attend either the talk or drinks after. There is no charge for the talk.

Location: Otto IT Rental Room@ Akihabara, 3F Isamiya #6 Building, Soto-Kanda 3-7-15, Chiiyoda-ku, Tokyo. If you need directions on the evening please call Simon: 080-3499-2953.

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

RSVP: magazine@denphone.com

Outline:

  • Opening Remarks: Simon Gibson
  • Scaling Open Source Telecom - Doug Vilim (Sangoma)

Second Party: HUB Akihabara - Quasi-Authentic British Pub in Akihabara. From 7:30 / 8pm. People are more than welcome to attend either event.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Polycom SoundPoint IP 321 and 331 Phones - Great Savings!

snom 300 big Japan savings!Denphone is proud to announce that we have slashed prices on the popular snom entry level phones even further!

Desktop voice solutions from Polycom enable clearer, more productive conversations for any office, home office, or other desktop location.

The Polycom SoundPoint IP 321 and 331 handsets offer excellent sound quality and an enterprise-grade feature set. Both are two-line entry-level phones and support PoE (power over ethernet). They offer superb sound quality and full-duplex speakerphone performance with Clarity by Polycom&tm; acoustic technology and are very easy to configure and use.

The 331 has 2 ethernet ports which means the 331 can be daisy chained in situations where only 1 ethernet cable is available per workstation.

Unlike many local Japanese phone manufacturers who produce proprietary phones that only run on their own systems, Polycom phones are compatible with a wide range of SIP based telephone systems including open source platforms such as Asterisk, as well as leading PBX solution such as Switchvox and DenphonePBX which makes them an ideal choice of phone when rolling out a low cost VoIP solution.

These phones can be purchased from the Denphone Webshop. If you have any questions about the snom range of phones, feel free to contact Denphone. These prices are subject to change - and further discounts for bulk orders are possible - give us a call today 03-4550-1405.


Beaumont - Specialists in Asia focused executive search

Simon Gibson - 19-11-2011

The Beaumont Group

Simon Gibson

Beaumont is a leading boutique search firm operating in Asia that provides research-driven retained assignments to companies ranging from venture capital backed start-ups through to large multinationals. Working out of Japan and Singapore, Beaumont offers industry leading representation to a discerning client pool. This interview was done prior to Beaumont Japan becoming part of The Beaumont Group. You can visit their new website here: www.beaumontgroup.com.

Denphone's Simon Gibson met up recently with Beaumont Japan's Managing Director Daniel Nicholls to have a chat about his company and the services they provide.

Simon: Thank you for speaking to us today. To begin with, could you tell us a little about Beaumont?

Daniel: Sure. Beaumont was founded in 2007 to offer a retained search service level to grow globally focused small to midsized companies who weren't getting the right service level from the major global search firms.

Basically Beaumont covers 3 main industries, IT, industrial manufacturing and pharmaceuticals. Broadly speaking, in the IT field we look after software, hardware, network and telecommunications vendors. For companies located in the industrial manufacturing sphere our focus is primarily on factory automation, process controls and energy. We also source sales and marketing talent for our pharmaceutical clients.

Simon: So what was the driving force behind setting up Beaumont?

Daniel: I have now been in Japan for 13 years and had worked in 2 other recruiting firms and was looking to do more senior level search work. So I set up Beaumont in 2007, to take my career to the next level. The objective was to offer a retained search service level to grow globally focused small to midsized companies who weren't getting the right service level from the major global search firms - a focus we have kept and will continue to keep into the future.

We have recently merged Beaumont into the Beaumont Group which has expands our reach to a truly Global recruitment business. We have offices in European, Asia and the America's covering a variety of different industries and practises. This allows us to be much more competitive in the increasingly globalised search market.

Things in Japan weren't as bad as in the US or Europe, some of those companies revenue were down 50% down from 3 million dollars a year (5 to 10 people business). Europe seemed to be hit a lot harder. Companies that didn't do so well tended to be those dealing more with volume placements.

We also tend to work on filling roles at management level or above, so if your company manager leaves, you may want to cut some costs on salary, but you can't really leave that position unfilled for 6 months. Whereas if one of your accounts payable staff leave, the financial controller can cover that. That focus meant we were better equipped to survive 2009 compared to companies focusing more on volume placements for more generic kinds of positions.

Simon: So what sort of candidates do you source for your clients?

Daniel: There are a very certain kind of candidate we look for - on the commercial side, bi-lingual sales/marketing managers and directors , as well as senior sales engineers. Recent candidates we have sourced include Country managers of US technology subsidiaries, Sales directors for industrial clients.

Simon: During your time at the helm of Beaumont, you must have seen a number of changes in the way recruiting is carried out in Japan. Could you fill us in on them?

Daniel: Generally speaking, the recruitment market in Japan has always been very immature. However over the last 5 years, it has begun to mature somewhat. In other markets - say in Europe or North America - there is a very clear delineation between retained and contingency search whereas Japan remains very much still a hybrid market.

{Retained search is an exclusive agreement with one vendor to provide a distinct search process. Map a market, identify and attract the correct candidate for a role. It is aimed at critical posts such as country manager and requires a high level of delicacy and understanding of the requirements, whereas contingency search aims at filling lower level roles such as "find me 20 call center staff" or "find me 10 Java/.net programmers". With contingency the client engages multiple vendors and a fee is success based. -ed.}

At a certain, higher level it makes sense to go into a an exclusive deal with your search company - that way you get a much more specialized level of service, as well as protecting the privacy of your company. At a staffing level it is ok to go with contingency model but at management level the retainer model makes a lot more sense. This means that if you want a specific person with a specific skills that is only found in limited group of competitors then a retainer model is generally better suited.

Simon: So would you say that companies in Japan were reactive or proactive in their hiring?

Daniel: I would not generalize about that too much. It really depends on the company and many companies in Japan are very proactive when it comes to wanting to source the best staff, especially Japanese companies, but don't really have a search strategy - they just give all the of their positions to every company and blast them to everyone. That is a waste of time and they should have someone to filter those. So it more a question of searching smarter.

Simon: So do you have any advice for companies and I am thinking especially of how they best deal with, and utilize the services of a search company?

Daniel: The most important thing is to look to develop long term relations with your search vendors. If you are working with more than 10 vendors, you are working with too many. Keep working with the ones giving you good results and cut the other search vendors off.

Be strategic with your hiring policy - with some positions, it makes sense to send out your requirements to many companies. With other positions it is better to send to just one company, to screen the market and give you a short list. The cost is essentially the same, but the service you will receive will be much higher quality.

Search companies are becoming more aggressive - often today candidates get called by 3 or more agents the first day a position comes out. So when 5 firms to call 15 potential candidates - it doesn't make your company look very smart in the market. The market has recovered a lot at the junior level, currently there is a lot of demand for pre-sales engineers, account managers - staff who help grow bottom line revenues.

Simon: Ok, what about the other side of the coin - those looking for employment in Japan - what advice would you have for Japanese engineer looking for a career change?

Daniel: Well here is a dirty secret with the recruiters, and I shouldn't really be saying this, but the most effective search method is your personal network - people are hired for some of the best jobs without using recruiters, and without job boards. Secondary to that is to find a good recruiter, someone who goes beyond just sending out job specs. I would recommend evaluating your recruiter, be direct and ask him or her questions like- How many placements with this client? Who is your counterpart in the client. That shows the level of connectivity the consultant has with their client.

A big change in recent times is the growth of social networks - they are now really important - use linkedin. You will attract both recruiters and internal recruiters. Linkedin has become a site worth checking every day. {Dan's Linkedin Profile is here. Simon's link Linkedin Profile is here. - feel free to add both to your network. ed}.

Simon: Have you seen any changes in the skills people are looking for in Japan? What areas are busy for you at the moment?

Daniel: Yes, hot topics in the IT market today are SaaS, cloud computing, and in general a move away from commoditized products to focus on managed services and creating services. So skills in these areas are really important. Within our industrial client base - alternative energy, batteries, and solar power are all very hot topics (if you will excuse the pun!). Traditional skills such as HR and marketing are still popular but at the moment it is more the commercial / sales side roles that are in big demand.

Simon:So why did you choose to get your Tokyo office phone system through Denphone?

Daniel: We were using a hosted service, but with the previous vendor, the cost was getting out of hand, and we weren't happy with the service level.

Initially, we were quite disheartened with IP telephony as a whole and were looking to go back to a traditional analog system as a way to cut costs. So honestly speaking, when Denphone came and pitched what was essentially a very similar service I was a bit skeptical. However Denphone had the same, if not better technology, compared to the hosted service and managed to under-cut them tremendously by something like a fifth of the price. We were able to transition without changing handsets, so didn't need to retrain staff, down time was minimal, they have bilingual service and the cost was surprisingly low. It actually left a bad taste in our mouth when we realise how much our previous supplier had charged us for the same service.

Simon:Wow, glad to hear that. Last of all, any advice for companies looking the set up shop here in Japan?

Daniel: First of all, get yourself a very good accountant. There are also some excellent JETRO resources online (e.g .http://www.jetro.go.jp/en/invest/setting_up/) that are excellent for simple business plans and costings. Get your accountant to setup the company and advise you on proper licenses, as well as the whether you should set up as a Kabushiki Gaisha (KK) or Godo Gaisha (GK) etc..

Serviced offices are a very good place to start, before you get a physical office. You hear that Japan is bureaucratic and difficult to do business in, but I haven't found that to be the case. I think that is because we found the right Japanese support staff. The paperwork is complicated, but the officials will tell you what you need. So good bilingual staff are very important


Smartphones in Japan

Japan has long been known as having the most advanced mobile phone handsets in the world. However the rise of the smart phone has seen the decline of Japan as a world leader. In Japan as in much of the world, the market leaders are very much the iPhones and Androids of the world. Here we take a look at smartphones available in Japan and sum up what Japanese users have been saying about them. The three main carriers in Japan are AU, NTT Docomo and Softbank (formerly Vodaphone). There is a Japanese website, kakaku.com that provides price rankings for shoppers in Japan - and is especially useful if you are looking to save money on electrical goods. They also have a user review section. As the site is only available in Japanese we thought it might be of interest to our readers if we put some of the comments and feedback into English.

AU / KDDI

SIRIUSα IS06

SIRIUSα IS06

Currently the top ranking AU handset, the Pantech SIRIUSα IS06 – is powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU and runs Android 2.2 OS. Other key features of the smartphone include: 3.4-inch screen (800×480 resolution), 5-megapixel camera with 720p video recording, 4GB RAM, digital TV tuner, WiFi EEE802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.1 withEDR, microSDHC card slot.

SIRIUSα IS06 - Feedback Graph

Here is what customers have been saying:

Top Positive Review

  • Design: Refreshingly simple.
  • Portability: Light and fits easily into leather case.
  • Button Usability: Excellent.
  • Japanese Input: Ok.
  • Response: Sometimes the browser locks up.
  • Menu: Gets easier to use.
  • Display: Beautiful.
  • Call Quality: Much better than earlier phones (e.g. Casio's W51CA).
  • Volume and Sound Quality: Beautiful.
  • Battery: Needs to be charged daily.

Lowest Negative Review

This is a good model, but it is still not a Garake phone (Garake is a new Japanese word that comes from galapogas Mobile Phone or galapogas Keitai and refers to the closed nature of Japan's phone industry. In this case the commenter is referring to the lack of Japanese feel to the phone). Also, there is a problem with the synchronization of the audio and video at times that seriously impinges on the viewing experience. Good responsiveness from the touch screen.

Overall very positive feedback.

IS03

IS03

The Sharp IS03 was released in November 2010 and is available in orange, black and white colours. It runs Android 2.1 OS so doesn't support Flash Player 10.1. Key features of the smartphone include: 3.5-inch screen (960×640 resolution), 9.6-megapixel camera with megapixel photo snapper with auto focus and image stabilization, Osaifu-ketiai (mobile phone wallet capability for touch and pay), digital TV tuner, WiFi EEE802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.1 withEDR, microSDHC card slot.

IS03 - Feedback Graph

Here is what customers have been saying:

Top Positive Review

  • Design: The design is simple and good. Reviewer is glad it has a light to indicate incoming calls.
  • Portability: Easy to carry, and just the right width to use.
  • Button Usability: No problem. Compared to the iPhone4 flick motion is difficult to make, however this was fixed after changing the settings.
  • Japanese Input: Sometimes it is difficult to input Japanese characters correctly, but overall do not feel this to be a crippling problem.
  • Response: Initially the main menu screen was slow to display, however this was fixed after changing some of the settings.
  • Menu: Being customizable, the menus are very easy to use.
  • Display: Very beautiful.
  • Call Quality: No problem.
  • Volume and Sound Quality: I didn't have much in the way of expectations, but it is beautiful.
  • Battery: If I play with it all day then the battery soon runs out.

Lowest Negative Review

I borrowed this phone to see how it was, and it was really uncool and a complete waste of my time. The battery is completely hopeless. So I bought an IS06. Mail on the IS06 is manageable and it is light and fast with a long lasting battery. I think the IS06 will last me 2 years.

NTT Docomo

Galaxy S SC-02B

Galaxy S SC-02B

The Samsung Galaxy S SC-02B was launched in October 2010 and comes with DOCOMO’s sp-mode service and an e-book distribution service. It boasts a 1GHz processor and runs Google Android 2.2 OS (Froyo). The screen is a 4-inch Super AMOLED display with resolution of 480×800 pixel (VGA), and it has on board Wi-Fi 802.11n support, a 5 megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording, and Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity.

Galaxy S SC-02B - Feedback Graph

Here is what customers have been saying:

Top Positive Review

  • Design: The design is much the same as other smartphones, however because this model is available globally it is possible to get a wide range of cases and other accessories for it, and therefore it is much easier to customise this model to make it look the way one wants to.
  • Portability: The screen is large and wide. When using it, I don't feel it is that big, but it doesn't really fit in my pocket. Better to carry it in ones bag. The phone itself is thin and very light.
  • Button Usability: The touch panel is very responsive - although at times too responsive.
  • Japanese Input: Using the Samsung Qwerty keyboard interface is the fastest I have found after trying the different interfaces. However the spaces between the keys are very small and I often mistakenly input the same character repeatedly.
  • Response: Starting and stopping applications does take some time. Normal usage is crisp and without problem and it displays the internet without worry.
  • Menu: It is possible to customize the home screen so if you don't like the standard applications it is easy to change them.
  • Display: In a word the display is beautiful.
  • Call Quality: There is no problem with call quality even when using a bluetooth headset. Normal conversations sound beautiful.
  • Volume and Sound Quality: You can change the ring tone to a tune of your choice.
  • Battery: The Galaxy S SC-02B leads the pack when it comes to battery life. Of course, even then if you use the internet and other features a lot the battery will wear out very quickly. Turning off GPS and bluetooth services when not needed is recommended.
  • Overall: If I had wanted a waterproof and infra-red capable model I would have gone with Docomo's Regza Phone, however I went with the Galaxy as it has the longest lasting battery amongst the smartphones on the market. There are many good options for customization and I would recommend you try one out at a Docomo Shop.

Lowest Negative Review

Not a very novel design and the functionality is nothing new. A normal phone. Why are all the rankings so high?

Another Negative Review

I have 2 iPhones. Compared to the iPhone the design is nothing much, especially the back of the phone. The phone is very thin and light weight - I am scared I would break it (laughs).

BlackBerry Bold 9700

BlackBerry Bold 9700

The RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 boasts a sleek design that includes an optical trackpad, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a 2.4 inch 480 x 360 display. The smartphone is 3G capable and offers Wi-Fi with UMA support, Bluetooth, and GPS. It has a 3.2 megapixel camera and supports a microSDHC memory card.

There are many favourable reviews for the Blackberry Bold 9700 and many people keenly awaiting the release of the Blackberry Curve. Kenichi Fukaumi (@nextelonline), General Manager of Nextel Online, a leading reseller of foreign model mobile phones in Japan had the following to say about the Blackberry Bold 9700.

In terms of business use it is really great. All of the applications one needs to use today are combined into a single interface - twitter, email, facebook, sms, linkedin etc. It makes using these social networking tools very easy. So you can see when someone contacts you by any of these means very easily, and you can reply from the same interface which is great. You don't need to add and check a lot of different applications - like you have to do on a PC or on other handsets. RIM have designed the whole OS very well, so no matter where you are in the world you have the same environment and can see your timeline and interact with the world very effectively.

On the other hand Fukaumi-san did point out that the network can be a bit slow. This is due to all data going over the RIM network, and ultimately their servers in Canada. This also raises some security and privacy issues.

BlackBerry Bold 9700 - Feedback Graph

Here is what customers have been saying:

Top Positive Review

  • Design: The main reason I decided on this phone was its cool and stylish functional beauty.
  • Portability: Good size, easily fits into ones palm or into ones pocket.
  • Button Usability: Was a bit puzzled at first, but that was just a problem of getting used to the phone. The buttons are small, but have good responsiveness and can be pressed smoothly.
  • Japanese Input: Haven't found any negative points with character input. Heavy users might beg to differ.
  • Response: Might just be me, but I haven't found it annoying. Download times are also good.
  • Menu: It did take some time to set up the menus, however it is easy to change the menus as you go along.
  • Display: The screen is easy on the eyes. I don't use it for large files, so the smaller screen size is not such a problem for me.
  • Call Quality and Sound Quality: The sound quality is good enough, even for use in noisy places. Even when whispering it is possible for the person I am talking to to understand what I am saying.
  • Battery: I also chose this for the long battery life. I can get 1 to 3 days usage of this phone between charges.
  • Overall: Overall, this phone shows a high level of craftsmanship. The number of touch panel handsets on the market, such as the iPhone and those running android is growing, but I chose this phone to match my style. I think the number of users of this handset will increase when people know more about it.

Lowest Negative Review

I found it very difficult to use. I tried to use it, even though I had some problems. I stopped using it after one month as I just couldn't get used to it.

Softbank

HTC Desire 001HT

HTC Desire 001HT

Launched in November 2010, the HTC Desire 001HT from Softbank, has quickly become the second most wanted handset in the Japanese market place.
The HTC Desire HD SoftBank X06HTII is equipped with a 1 GHz CPU and upgradeable to Android 2.2, the HTC Desire can run Google services such as Google Earth™ and Google Search by voice smoothly without any problems. In addition, applications can be downloaded from the Android Market providing the user with the option to freely customize the handset.

HTC Desire 001HT - Feedback Graph

Here is what customers have been saying:

Top Positive Review

I was tossing up between getting an iPhone4 or the HTC Desire for my first smartphone. I went for the Desire because I could just use my current SIM card (and if I wasn't happy with it swap back to my old mobile phone) and because I wouldn't be tied down to software like itunes. I think I made a really good choice.

The most difficult thing about getting the Desire was copying over my phone directory. The explanation in the shop wasn't very friendly and the manual was rather hit and miss [Quite like the New Zealand cricket team. ed]. In the end I managed to copy it all over via Gmail which made it easy to automatically synchronize my address book.

It is very easy to use, and I find I get a day out of the battery which is what I was expecting. So I don't have any complaints about the phone.

You could say it is "more a small computer than just a phone" and I have found with the ability to customize the Desire with apps from the Android marketplace that it is a really useful device.

Lowest Negative Review

I have been excited about Android phones for a while now, so I decided to switch my second handset over to the Desire. I fully understand how much fun it is to be able to customize my phone, however I was terribly disappointed that its' reception was so much worse than the iPhone4.

iPhone 4

iPhone 4

The iphone needs no introduction. Lets just leave it at that.

iPhone 4 - Feedback Graph

Here is what customers have been saying:

Top Positive Review

  • Design: Simple and classy design. With all the different cases available it is easy to use a different cover to match ones mood.
  • Portability: It may feel a little heavy for those used to traditional Japanese phones, however once you get used to it is fine.
  • Button Usability: The buttons, or more correctly, the screen has a very silky feel. If you change the settings you can turn on sound for the buttons.
  • Japanese Input: Fine, because I use my other phone without predictive input.
  • Response: Nothing to say except that is great, so comfortably and silky.
  • Menu: Intuitive. Don't need to read through any documentation. Much easier to understand than traditional Japanese phones.
  • Display: Very beautiful. Doesn't even reflect sunlight.
  • Call Quality: I think it sounds clearer than AU phones.
  • Volume and Sound Quality: I don't use it to listen to music much. I think a Walkman is better than the iPhone as a music player.
  • Battery: Much better than I expected. I am not really a heavy user, just read my mail and surf the net for a couple of hours and listen to music.
  • Overall: I understand the deficiencies of Japanese traditional phones (laughs), but it is great to be able to look at websites so easily. I can't believe I used to surf the web on my old phone...

Lowest Negative Review

It is painfully difficult to change batteries on this phone compared to traditional Japanese phones {galapagos phones}. Normally with a Japanese phone I would carry around 2 batteries and change them when they ran out. Difficult to do that on the move with an iPhone - even with the iPhone 4.


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faxes, paper usage for environmental reasons, or shore up your companies
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Denphone FaxGenie Main Features:
Web-based management GUI
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Call our friendly staff at 03-4550-1405 (outside Japan +81-3-4550-1405)
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Around the Internet

Introducing Tokyo Executives

Simon Gibson - 11-01-2011

Tokyo Executives is a premium, "members-only" networking community in
Tokyo. Each year they offer a full calendar of events from casual “meet
and greet” gatherings, to more specific industry focused events.

With a wide range of events, Tokyo Executives brings together a large
number of executives and senior managers from many top companies
operating in Japan.

For more information and instructions on how to apply for membership,
please see: http://www.tokyoexecutives.com/.

Next event is Tokyo Executives 2011 Shinnenkai - Business Mixer, to be held Thursday 27th January. Check out their website to sign up now!


Acknowledgments

This months funny picture is from: walyou.com.


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