Jakarta – Microsoft just earned revenues of approximately U.S. $ 853 million (about USD 8.2 trillion) of the Surface tablet sales. This amount is actually less than the abolition of Surface asset value, which does not sell, that is U.S. $ 900 (about USD 8.6 trillion).
This figure was revealed in the annual financial statements submitted to the Agency Microsoft U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). “Even so, the number of units sold Surface tablet is not disclosed,” as reported by CNET site on Tuesday, July 30, 2013.
From the report it is also not known how many tablets Surface Pro and RT are marketed. However, according to a Bloomberg report last March, Microsoft only sold about 1.5 million tablets Surface for both versions. For comparison, Apple sold 14.6 million iPad tablets in the second quarter last units only.
Since the beginning, Surface tablet sales did not ever reach the maximum. Surface RT were sold in October and Surface Pro in February received a cool reception from the market. Even at discount party towards the end of last year in the United States, only a few people who want to buy this tablet.
Earlier this month, Microsoft has lowered the sale price by 30 percent due to the slow sales volumes. And apparently, this discount can attract potential consumers because Walmart supermarket stores had stock tablet Surface inform if they are selling has run out.
In the midst of controversy over the shark hunt, fish processing business is protected at the same time step is apparently more prevalent and certainly very profitable.
It was recognized Ridwan (45), one of the businessmen shark fin processing home industry in the Village Gratitunon, District Grati, Pasuruan. He admitted in the month of shark fin sales turnover mecapai hundreds of millions of dollars. “In a month, turnover could reach USD 500 million,” said Ridwan talking with detiksurabaya.com in his home on Sunday (03/31/2013).
His shark fin processing business just started 3 months ago. Shark fin materials imported from eastern Indonesia, including Papua, Lombok to Kendari.
Although only started 3 months, Ridwan business thriving and growing. Aided by 45 employees who are mostly women, in a month it can treat between 50-100 tons of raw materials shark fins.
The processed products he sells to restaurants in major cities and exported to Taiwan. Selling price of shark fin that has been processed to reach Rp 3.5 million per kilo gram. “It was the most good after sorting. There are also costs only Rp 250 thousand per kilogram,” he added.
Opu, greeting familiar Ridwan not hesitate to reveal the shark fin processing. According to shark fin processing are not too difficult.
Fin material soaked overnight. Then boiled with the fire around 60 degrees for 3-5 minutes. Completed boiled, skin removed, cut open to remove the bone-thin sliced tpis on demand. After it was washed again and dried in the sun to dry.
“It is finished, sorted again before packed,” said Opu.
Admittedly, shark fin processing business is very profitable. He claimed it had never been lost. The only thing that he’s worried about is the availability of raw materials. “Do not be late for the raw materials are the challenges,” he hoped.
Mentioned that sharks are a protected animal step, Opu resignedly admitted if at any time a shark hunt completely stopped.
Menu processed shark fins sold in the usual upscale eateries. Thin slices of shark fin soup which is commonly used menu priced at Rp 1.3 million per serving.
Content of collagen present in shark fins makes it very expensive. Collagen is a substance contained therein could renewing skin cells thus slowing aging. In addition, also as natural supplements for vitality.
Paper shredding refers to the process by which paper is passed through a shredding machine that cuts it into very tiny strips or pieces. The goal is to cut them in such a way that they will be impossible to piece back together.
The main reasons why companies shred documents is to ensure that papers that contain confidential information are utterly destroyed and made unavailable to people who want to use them for nefarious purposes.
Apart from the security risk it gets rid of, companies also shred documents to free up storage space. In spite of the shift to electronic communication, many business activities are still usually done on paper, and the stacks can get very high if measures are not put in place to keep them down. The information in the documents can still be preserved by scanning to save them electronically, so no data is lost.
Items That Should Be Shredded
Nowadays, it is not only information that is on paper that can be dangerous in the wrong hands. The advice from law enforcement agencies is that everything with a signature should be destroyed completely.
If you have a shredder in your office, it is likely that you will be limited to shredding papers. Professional shredding services such as PaperEscape.co.uk, on the other hand, have industrial shredders that can shred virtually everything that can be used for identity theft. The range of items that can be shredded includes credit cards, passports, legal documents, CDs, DVDs, video tapes, magnetic media, hard drives and even uniforms.
Why You Should Consider Professional Shredding
For companies that have a large amount of documents to be shredded, engaging the services of a professional data security company might be the best option. They usually have much more sophisticated equipment that would be much more effective at shredding your documents.
Instead of using the strip-cut shredders that you likely make use of in your company, they use advanced shredders such as cross-cut shredders, which use two rotating cutters to create confetti-like shreds. Sometimes they also use micro-cut shredders, which cut paper into pieces so tiny that they look and feel almost like dust.
Depending on where your business is located, there are likely to be legal requirements regarding the shredding of anything that could be used for identity theft or other criminal purposes. There may be standards set for your shredding to be done in an approved manner, and professional data security companies are often the best way to ensure compliance.
Choosing a Shredding Company
Having decided that you need to employ the services of a data security company that specialises in shredding documents, you will need to decide on the particular one to work with. You should look out for one that has been certified by the relevant regulatory agencies so that you can be sure it meets up with the highest security standards. You should be ready to conduct as much research as necessary to assure that your confidential materials are well-protected.
Surabaya – Helmets today are not only serves as a protective head alone, but can also be used to style because of the current helmet also can be used as a fashion product.
Philosophy that is embraced by Christian Susanto seems that the creative helm creating a layered synthetic materials with a motif that was quite funny.
“From childhood I love art, so rather than just simply having fun alone, no one dong if all are sold,” he said when contacted detikOto, Tuesday (1/9/2009).
He started the cottage industry is still relatively new, so-called Dino Egg helmet too is according to the man who is usually called Chris has just introduced a week ago.
“I want to see the market response first, that if only good market response, I will multiply the production,” he said.
That’s according to Chris considered reasonable, because in addition to the new still, the ingredients to make this helmet, especially synthetic fabrics still had her imported from abroad.
“When my brother went overseas, I definitely nitip material,” he said.
Chris offered price for a helmet was deemed still plausible that
only Rp 170 thousand per unit. The price is still the same for half face helmets and full face. As for color choices, Chris provides a green, yellow and red.
Amazingly, the man who had just finished graduate this economy turned out to do it all alone. “I find that negerjain ranging from helmets to sew the material,” said the man who lives in Surabaya proud.
And more unique, inspiration makes this helmet turns Dino Egg acquired Chris of games he likes the Mario Bros. since childhood.
“As a kid I really play it like Mario Bros, now in the game there are dinosaur character, character is what I love inspiration make Dino Egg,” he explained.
Chris pioneered this effort in acungi deserves two thumbs up, especially in these difficult times a lot of people working hard to find. “From the idle at home, mending I work on what I can mas,” he concluded.
In order to enhance its production, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) of Japan through its subsidiary PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN) announced it will begin production of engines for vehicles other than * IMV (Innovative International Multi-Purpose Vehicle) series in a new plant that will operate at half early 2016.
Location of a new plant adjacent to the factory in Karawang TMMIN existing. Previously, Toyota has announced the purchase of 150 hectares of land to be used for the construction of a new engine plant in November of 2012.
Plant with a production capacity of 216,000 units this year with an investment of 2.3 trillion rupiah, or about 23 billion yen. TMMIN also plans to increase the workforce by 400 people in line with the production activities at the plant. More than 50 percent of the production will be exported to the global market, Toyota released Friday (26/07).
Construction of this plant in order for the development of Indonesia’s automotive industry. In addition, Toyota also always developing products that exceed customer expectations in line with the spirit to contribute significantly in the development of Indonesia’s automotive industry.
For now TMMIN engine producing around 195,000 units per year for vehicle type 1 IMV in Sunter, North Jakarta factory to meet the needs of the domestic market and also exports to several countries in the ASEAN region, Latin America and Africa. Combination existing engine plant and a new engine plant will make TMMIN as one of the production bases and supply are very important for Toyota globally.
The total home healthcare market in the Americas is expected to reach the value of USD 150.8 billion by 2018 followed by Europe with total revenue of USD 80.5 billion.
The rising need to continuously monitor and care for health has increased the global expenditure on healthcare services and products.
The trend is also gradually pushing people towards home healthcare products and services, due to their cost efficiency and reliability. This, in turn, is driving the growth of the global home healthcare products and services market.
The technological and application developments that have taken place in the home healthcare segment have made them more reliable and globally acceptable. It has also made it feasible for hospitals and patients to get early discharge, and minimize the cost and infrastructure pressures. The growth in certain diseases or medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, and other cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, which require continuous monitoring and care, are further driving the home healthcare market growth.
Though the global share of the home healthcare equipment market is considerably less, it is growing at a faster CAGR of 9.9% from 2012 to 2018 due to rising technological innovations, especially in the field of home therapeutic equipment. The home healthcare services market, despite its large share, is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.4% from 2012 to 2018. The main deterrent, restricting the entry of organized players in this segment is dominance of a large number of small regional players, who are offering their services at low prices, and enjoy high customer loyalty. This has in turn, shifted the attention of big players towards the home healthcare equipment market.
The global home healthcare equipment market can be categorized as: therapeutic equipment market, self-diagnostic and monitoring equipment market, mobility assists equipment market, and others. Currently, the key market players dominating the home healthcare equipment market are: J&J (Johnson and Johnson), Braun, GE Healthcare, Baxter International, Philips Healthcare, Omron Corporation, Invacare, and Medtronic.
The global market for home healthcare services is classified into respiratory therapy, telemetry, rehabilitation services, infusion therapy, and other unskilled home healthcare services. The unskilled healthcare services are provided by individuals such as family members, unlicensed or traditional caretakers, relatives, and friends. The market for home healthcare services is highly organized in regions such as the Americas and Europe, where it is very efficient. A large share, 79.9%, of the global home healthcare services market is dominated by rehabilitation and unskilled care services. However, the segment is believed to be extremely fragmented, and dominated by small and unorganized players.
This research is specially designed to estimate and analyze the demand and performance of home healthcare equipment and services in a global scenario. The research provides in-depth analysis of home healthcare equipment manufacturers, product sales, trend analysis by segments and demand by geography. The report covers all the major application segments of the global home healthcare market and provides in-depth analysis, historical data and statistically refined forecast for the segments covered.
Meatballs made readily available large-scale industry. Ranging from traditional markets, modern markets, until the restaurant. However, homemade meatballs cottage industry remains the most savory. Chairman of the Merchants Association Noodles and Meatballs (APMISO) Indonesia has a reason.
According to the Chairman APMISO Trisetyo Budiman, tasty meatballs least determined by the purity of beef used. For meatballs, commonly used secondary cut of beef, such as topside, knuckle, and rump. In fact, those who use the primary cut of meat like a cube roll or tenderloin.
Sure, the price is not cheap raw materials. Moreover, a good meat for meatball ingredients is minimal fat meat. In addition, the composition of which is true meatball is more meat than flour. “8-10 kg of meat at the most appropriate sagunya 4-5 ounces, half a kilo,” Tri said when met at the office detikfood APMISO (29.04.13).
This is where the point distinction meatballs from large industries and cottage industries, namely the composition of meat and flour. Tri argues, large industries that supply supermarkets to sell their products at a low price in order to sell. This is done by increasing the flour over the meat. “More comfortable home industry for daring to give the meatballs with 99% beef,” said Tri.
Tri confident cottage industry will be equivalent to the branded companies. “It is possible, because of the taste (cottage industry) win,” he said optimistically. However, Tri recognizes small businesses still lost the other factors.
An example is the ignorance of a good business location because they do not have access to the information. “If the silent branded’ve visited, emailed, in-fuel,” he said. And he lamented, serving 20% of SMEs in the malls now only discourse. “Policy makers should be encouraged, to provide support to SMEs to the next grade,” he continued.
Tri alone has venture Meatballs Ino who had scattered in Jakarta and outside the city. Most of the home-based industry-made meatballs sold in stores Meatballs Ino. However, those that are sold at retail raw.
In Jakarta, the brand meatballs are quite popular cottage industry in the traditional market is Monalisa. In Bandung, there Midshipman and Meatballs Meatballs Cihampelas. Modern market that target the middle class is usually filled with names like Meatballs Meatballs Kebun Kusno and Orange, which, according to Tri relatively large-scale industry.
Chairman of Indonesian Cocoa Industry Association (AIKI), Piter Jasman, say, the national cocoa processing will reach 500 thousand tons by the end of 2013. 25 percent increase in production was driven by high demand. “It is also driven downstream program through the imposition of export duties cocoa beans,” he said as quoted by Bloomberg, on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
Data AIKI mention, the national cocoa production in 2012-2013 reached 310 thousand and 400 thousand tons. Policy for the imposition of export duty by 16 percent cocoa processing industry and encourage the rise of foreign investment. Therefore, AIKI processed cocoa production estimate could rise to 800 thousand tons in 2014.
Besides Indonesia, the trend of increasing cocoa production occurs in the Asia-Pacific region. London-based consumer research agency, Euromonitor International Ltd., Estimates that sales of chocolate in the Asia-Pacific region in 2013 will grow more than twice the global market.
Euromonitor estimates that sales of chocolate in Asia reached 5.2 per cent to 859 300 tonnes in 2013. At the same time, production and global demand for chocolate grows 2.2 percent. Senior analyst Euromonitor, Redruello Francisco, said the chocolate manufacturers are now racing to build factories in Asia. “Asia is a region of strongest growth in chocolate. We also saw high demand there,” he said.
One of the opportunities is Cargill Inc. The processed food company plans to invest U.S. $ 100 million to build a chocolate factory in Gresik, East Java. Factory production capacity of 70 thousand tons is expected to operate in mid-2014.
PT AXA Mandiri Financial Services (AXA Mandiri) net profit in 2012 reached Rp 1 trillion, an increase of 20% compared to net income in 2011.
In addition, the company recorded total premiums amounted to Rp 5.67 trillion during 2012, an increase of 17% compared to premium income in the same period in 2011.
In 2012, AXA Mandiri has recorded an increase in funds under management by 30% from the previous year to Rp 13.8 trillion. The increase in total assets triggered AXA Mandiri increase by 24% with the acquisition of 2012 reached Rp 14.3 trillion
AXA Mandiri President Director Jon Sandham in the exposure of the company’s performance in Jakarta today explains, AXA Mandiri profit growth is influenced by the level of customer persistency which further premium payments increased 59% over the previous year.
In addition to the investment performance recorded significant growth with the growth of investment was 64% compared to the previous year.
“AXA Mandiri’s performance during 2012 has shown significant positive growth and of course this is thanks to the solid cooperation between the two shareholders, namely Bank Mandiri as the largest bank in Indonesia with a wide network and a global AXA experienced in managing life insurance,” says Jon in a written statement on Tuesday (4/30/2013)
Growth in net income and assets further strengthens the company’s financial health conditions AXA Mandiri, visible from the capital adequacy ratio has considered aspects of risk (risk based capital / RBC) which reached 368% for the conventional portfolio and achieve 81% to fund tabarru ‘of sharia portfolio.
These figures far exceed the minimum requirements required by the regulator that is 120% for the conventional portfolio and 15% for the portfolio of Shariah. Even compliance adequacy ratio of 30% for new Shariah portfolio required at the end of 2014.
“The figure shows that AXA Mandiri is able to provide protection and client obligations on the requirements set by the regulators,” said Chief Financial Officer of AXA Mandiri Iwan Pasila.
Business growth throughout 2012, the company claims to be the market leader in Indonesia bancassurance. AAJI report on the third quarter of 2012 showed AXA Mandiri is located at the top of the bancassurance market share of 34.1% by Weight New Business Premium.
AXA Mandiri will continue to enhance the company’s growth and its commitment to utilize its financial strength in order to improve service to customers and support sales reps.
“This includes providing services proactively reach customers as services that directly serve the customer makes a claim on health care for example through our Care Corner in RSPP,” said Jon.
Net income of the State Electricity Company (PLN) in the first half jumped 15,305 percent in 2013 to Rp 4.77 trillion from the same period the previous year which is only Rp 31 billion.
In a financial report submitted to the Indonesia Stock Exchange on Tuesday (07/30/2013), note that the net profit of state-owned electricity skyrocketing is because the company no longer record foreign exchange translation losses. A year earlier, the company suffered losses of up to Rp 6.74 trillion, and the first half of 2013 the company recorded an exchange gain of Rp 909.45 billion.
The company recorded sales of electricity during the first 6 months of 2013 reached Rp 71.6 trillion. Number rose 15.15 percent from semestar I-2012 amounted to Rp 62.18 trillion.
Meanwhile, the amount of subsidy received from the government at the end of June reached Rp 43.8 trillion, down 8.9 trillion from Rp 48.08 trillion a year earlier. Thus, total revenue reached Rp 116.73 trillion in the first half of 2013, up 4.8 percent year on year.
On the other hand, due to rising liability company, PLN also recorded a rise in interest expense to be paid. In the first half of 2013, the cost of funds to pay the state-owned electricity reached Rp 13.74 trillion, an increase from the first half of 2012, Rp 11.46 trillion.