IUJ Information Technology Club (IT CLUB) Established

IT Club vision is IT for connecting people. With this club hopefulley everyone in IUJ community can learning, sharing, gathering and having fun with IT

Membership of IT Club

Regular membership with open to all IUJ community and special Membership for IUJ alumni who want to share their knowledge, skills and experiences

Activities of IT Club

Some activities of IT Club are project, regular meetings, regular events, and special events. Project based for who want to do real project, Weekly regular meeting, Regular events like worshop and webminar and some special events like Field Trip and IT Competition.

IT Club Divisions

IT club consists of four division: Technopreneur division which focus on business side, Research and Development Division which focus on new technologies, Applied Division for currently available technolgies and Marketing and Management Division for promotion and sponsorship.

Join IT Club

Everyone invited to join, its the place for sharing, learning and having fun with IT. You can express yourselves through personal blog or you can expand your business by making e-commerce website. Moreover many fun and useful activities we will do. Lets Join. Everyone Invited!.

IT Club Established..

As first come to IUJ, we directly feel the internationally diverse student which enrich the IUJ life. Another resources that available for every student is the internet connection which available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We believe with the strength of international diversity in our campus and alumni, also internet facility that we have, there will be limitless opportunity to develop ourselves.

IT Club vision is IT for connecting people. With this club hopefulley everyone in IUJ community can learning, sharing, gathering and having fun with IT IT Club vision is IT for connecting people. With this club hopefulley everyone in IUJ community can learning, sharing, gathering and having fun with IT.

Will mobile kill digital advertising?

There are now more than 1 billion smartphone around the world. The growth of mobile computing devices such as tablet, smart devices, wearable device have positive trend. Those conditions make some people thought that mobile advertising such as in smartphone, tablets, e-book reader will kill digital advertising.

In my opinion, there will be long road before that condition happen. Mobile advertising nowadays is just as a thread of digital advertising, since total revenue of mobile advertising only about 20% of total advertising. On the other hand, the nature of mobile device such as smartphone is relatively has limited circumstances. For example there are limited pixels in smartphone; inconsistency outlook and user’s experience between devices which makes it really difficult for advertiser to ensure their ads will deliver the same message.

I remember the era when first time Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) introduced in mobile devices, on that time I thought the mobile commerce will be booming. However, generally there was no booming for mobile commerce or mobile services on that time. In my views nowadays condition not really different with that time. So, with that kind of condition, I believe mobile advertising will not kill digital advertising, at least for near future.


Your fantasy smartphone feature

Your fantasy smartphone feature

Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona on February 25-28 showcased the new mobile horizon. In this event, CNN had asked two important stakeholders of mobile industry: the producers and users about their fantasy smartphone feature in future smartphone. I think this is very interesting because it’s the important step in marketing research to get primary data of customer needs. Let discuss their point of views and I would like to share my own view of future smartphone features.
Some mobile producers give their opinion about future features that they wish. Sthephen Elop - CEO of Nokia - says that smartphone must be able to moving around user’s experience, Greg Sullivan - Senior Product Manager Windows’s phone – wish the integration of global technology with other technologies in our lives so you don’t have to become system integrator to have that,  Mitcher Baker - CEO Mozilla – mention about how smartphone utilize internet, from Foursquare mention about standardize in map, from PayPal about digital shopping and  from Blackberry mention about engagements with mobile community. On the other hand, users wish some features such as battery life, download food from internet features, smartphone that can pay its own bill, advanced personal assistant, smartphone that can control car, high definition of video conference, and 3D view of smartphone content.

In my view for future mobile, I want a smartphone that I can use wherever and whenever I want to use it. In my imagination is like combination of wearable technology, embedded technology and 3D technology. For main device, I will wear it as smart wrist watch and then this smart device will be connected with smart chip beside my left and right eyes. The chip must built on highly safety device which include some technologies in it such as RFID, NFC enabled device, high definition 3D hologram video, and super sensitive microphone. So whenever I want to use my smartphone, I will use my voice as primary command features and if I want to type anything I just say virtual keyboard and then 3D hologram keyboard shows which I can easily type. That’s my wish of future smartphone.

What is yours? Let’s discuss and share your wish and fantasy of future smartphone…


3D Printing: New era of End User Producing

Just imagine if you can build your own product as you like with your own brand, specifications, colors and personal preference. Is it possible? Most probably yes in the future, with the application of 3D printing technology. The new era of producing your own product or personal manufacturing is just about to begin.

This kind of technology nowadays is also highlighted by number one person in the USA. Obama said: "A onces-huttered warehouse is now a state of the art lab where new workers are mastering the 3D printing that has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything,". As trendsetter of the world innovation, I believe 3D printing will be massively applied all over the world. So, let’s take a look more deep about it.

3D Printing Overview

3D printing is a process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model. Also known as "additive manufacturing" 3D printing involves a machine using a digital model to design a solid, complex product from various materials, from a simple sculpture, a toys, to a shoe, to most wildly imagination like perhaps a moon lunar base.

The first commercial 3D printer was based on a technique called stereolithography. This was invented by Charles Hull in 1984. Stereolithographic 3D printers position a perforated platform just below the surface of a vat of liquid photocurable polymer. Another common commercial 3D printing technology is fused deposition modeling (FDM). Here a semi-liquid material is extruded from a temperature-controlled print head to produce fairly robust objects to a high degree of accuracy. A key benefit of this technique is that objects can be made of out of exactly the same thermoplastics used in traditional injection molding.

A wide range of commercial 3D printers for industrial application are now available from companies including 3D Systems, Stratasys, Solid Scape, Objet and ZCorp. Another major player is envisionTEC whose Perfactory 3D printers projecting voxel datasets into a photopolymer.

If you want to start 3D printing for yourselves, a growing range of personal 3D printing initiatives, kits and printers are also now available. There are two open source 3D printing initiatives: Called RepRap which stands for the Replicating Rapid prototyper and Fab@Home. These initiatives are both based around online communities that use the web to share all designs and other information required to build a printer. Also the latest one in October 2011, Roland DG Corporation introduced the new iModela iM-01. The iModela is an inexpensive, easy-to-use desktop device that mills wax, foam, balsa wood and plastic materials commonly used in craft and hobby projects.

Hamamatsu, Japan, October 5, 2011 Roland DG Corporation, a leading worldwide provider of 3D milling and engraving technologies introduced the new iModela iM-01.

Advantages and disadvantages of 3D Printing

There two main point views for advantages and disadvantages of using 3D printing: industry perspective and end user or customer perspective.

For industry, some advantages of 3D printing are rapid prototyping, rapid manufacturing, mass customization and reducing waste. Industrial 3D printers have existed since the early 1980s and have been used extensively for rapid prototyping and research purposes. 3D printing also had been used for rapid manufacturing which lies in the relatively inexpensive production of small numbers of parts. Finally, 3D Printing helps many industries make the product from the core up so it will have less waste.

From end user perspective, with 3D printing you can also create your own genuine product or customize unique products that you had ordered. There will be many companies provides services for customer to customize their order using simplified web based customization software, and order the resulting items as 3D printed unique objects.

Some drawbacks of 3D printing also be concerned like possibility of increase of counterfeit products or produce own illegal product such as making guns. A weapon made with a 3D printer could theoretically be formed from plastic, making it undetectable by traditional security measures.

3D Printing Applications

3D Printing technology has been applied in many industries such as automotive, manufacturing, aviation, medical, do-it-yourself, fashion and mobile industry. Like President Obama says that it will revolutionize the way we make almost everything. Some of 3D printing applications from 1990’s are summarized below.

The applications of 3D printing have increased in many industries from 1990’s to 2000’s. In 1990’s the first SLA machine is produced by 3D Systems and the first lab-grown organ is implanted in humans. Between 2000-2010, there are so many applications using 3D such as scientists engineer a miniature functional kidney that is able to filter blood and produce diluted urine in an animal in 2002, open-source collaboration with 3D printing by Dr. Adrian Bowyer in 2005, SLS leads to mass customization  in manufacturing in 2005, major breakthrough for prosthetics with first person walks on a 3D-printed prosthetic leg, with all parts in 2008, and finally in 2010 world’s first 3D-printed robotic aircraft designed by Engineers at the University of Southampton and world’s first 3d-printed car - Kor Ecologic unveils Urbee, a sleek, environmentally friendly prototype car with a complete 3D-printed body at the TEDxWinnipeg conference in Canada.

There are also some current applications of 3D printing such as in mobile industry, architecture, and even outer-space. In the mobile industry, Nokia backs 3D printing for mobile phone cases. Nokia provide 3D printing development kit with releasing design files that will let owners use 3D printers to make their own cases for its Lumia phones. That project makes Nokia one of the first big electronics firms to seriously back 3D printing. Another application of 3D printing in architecture, Janjaap Ruijssenaars of Universe Architecture in Amsterdam has been working with mathematician and artist Rinus Roelofs to design a house that will be built using a huge 3D printer. The other of 3D printing application that probably beyond our imaginations is printing your own moon base.  The European Space Agency (ESA) is teaming up with London-based architecture firm Foster + Partners and others to explore the possibility of building a lunar base using a 3D printer from moon dust. The plan for the moon base envisages taking an inflatable dome as a base then using a giant 3D printer to build a wall out of bricks of local regolith or moon dust to protect up to four astronauts from radiation and meteorites.

What Next?

New technology application such as 3D printing will change many companies strategy from new products development to marketing mix strategy of the final products. They can use 3D printing for new product development with direct digital manufacturing (DDM). Direct digital manufacturing creates the shape precisely and instantly, using additive fabrication. Another major point is marketing; they now have to consider this kind of technology and applied those features like customization in their final product. It’s only matter of time that many big companies in the world will massively applied it and probably the one who not applied it will be leaved by their customers. Predictions for future applications, starting with today's infancy period, require companies to be flexible, ever-improving users of all available technologies in order to remain competitive.

3D printing has a bright future. Desktop 3D printers for the home are already become reality, and should cost no more than a few hundred dollars by near future. 3D printers capable of outputting in color and multiple materials also exist and will continue to improve to a point where functional products will be able to be output. It will provide a solid bridge between our imagination and the physical world therefore it will likely to play some part in all of our futures.

Just like the era of end user computing that had happened in the computer world, I believe the future of product development trend by using 3D printing will become the new era of end user producing. So, be prepared and who knows one day there will be 3D product market available like Apple’s app store or Google play android market today.

- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21084430
- http://www.theatlantic.com/business/print/2013/02/is-3d-printing-overrated-not-at-all-says-ges-jeffrey-immelt/272965/
- http://blogs.wsj.com/tech-europe/2013/02/04/print-your-own-moon-base/
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- http://blogs.wsj.com/tech-europe/2013/01/21/dutch-architect-plans-to-build-house-using-giant-3d-printer/
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- http://www.rolanddg.com/news_archives/2011/nr111005_im-01.html