Wednesday, 19 August 2009

NSO 2009 TELKOM POLITECHNIC

Resume kegiatan NSO 2009

14 Agustus 2009

Hari pertama menjalani NSO juga merupakan hari pembukaan NSO. Acara diantaranya, Apel pagi dan pengarahan seputar ospek. Pada sore harinya, para Mahasiswa Baru (Maba) dan Mahasiswi Baru (Miba) diwajibkan mengambil fasilitas mahasiswa yang telah di siapkan di UKM 2. Selain itu juga ada penugasan bagi para Maba dan Miba untuk hari senin.

15 Agustus 2009

Hari bebas bagi para Maba dan Miba. Hari ini, para Maba dan Miba hanya mengambil fasilitas da berkumpul dengan kelompoknya untuk membicarakan masalah penugasan.

17 Agustus 2009

Hari kemerdeakaan indonesia ini diisi dengan upacara bendera pada pagi hari oleh seluruh Maba dan Miba, juga panitia NSO 2009. Setelah selesai upacara, acara NSO dilanjutkan dengan acara lomba yang diselenggarakan panitia. Salah satunya adalah kreatifitas membentuk suatu alat elektronik masa depan. Pada perlombaa ini, memerlukan daya imajinasi yang tinggi.

18 Agustus 2009

Pada pagi hari, dilaksanakan sidang senat terbuka di Aula, sebagai tanda penerimaan para calon Mahasiswa/i enjadi Mahasiswa/i. Setelah sidang senat terbuka, dilnjutkan denan acara Kuliah perdana yang di berikan oleh Bapak Garuda. Beliau memiliki banyak pengetahuan dan pengalaman di bidang IT. Oleh karena itu, dia adalah contoh yang baik bagi para Mahasiswa /i pliteknik telkom. Setelah kuliah perdana oleh Bapak Garuda, dilanjutkan dengan SPT atau sistem perguruan tinggi oleh bapak cristanto triwibisono. Beliau memberikan pengarahan tentang sistem perkuliahan yang berbeda dengan sistem sekolah menengah.

19 Agustus 2009

Hari NSO ketiga. Hari ini siswa sungguh sangat lelah. karena banyaknya tugas yang membuat mereka kurang tidur dan harus datang lebih pagi skitar pukul 05.30. Banyak para siswa yang terlambat. Selain itu, ada kegiatan senam pagi dan bakti sosial. 4 orang dari masing2 Batch menanam pohon di kawasan politeknik telkom sedangkan sisanya membersihkan daerah sekitar luar politeknik telkom. Siang harinya, para Maba dan Miba dikumpulkan di Aula untuk mengikuti workshop yang diadakan oleh panitia. Para panitia mengundang bintang tamu, yaitu Bassist Jamrud. selesai acara workshop tersebut ada mentoring agama. Bagi Maba dan Miba yang beragama islam diwajibkan shalat zuhur terlebih dahulu. Setelah selesai acara, mekan siang pun tiba.

Selesai makan siang, para Maba dan Miba diuji lagi kreatifitasnya dngan membuat Yel2 kelo,pok mereaka masing2. Kelompok yang paling heboh akan diberikan hadiah oleh tim panitia.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

EVOLUSI PERKEMBANGAN TEKNOLOGI INFORMASI

EVOLUSI PERKEMBANGAN TEKNOLOGI INFORMASI


ERA PERKEMBANGAN TEKNOLOGI KOMPUTER

Tidak dapat disangkal bahwa salah satu penyebab utama terjadinya era globalisasi yang datangnya lebih cepat dari dugaan semua pihak adalah karena perkembangan pesat teknologi informasi. Implementasi internet, electronic commerce, electronic data interchange, virtual office, telemedicine, intranet, dan lain sebagainya telah menerobos batas-batas fisik antar negara. Penggabungan antara teknologi komputer dengan telekomunikasi telah menghasilkan suatu revolusi di bidang sistem informasi. Data atau informasi yang pada jaman dahulu harus memakan waktu berhari-hari untuk diolah sebelum dikirimkan ke sisi lain di dunia, saat ini dapat dilakukan dalam hitungan detik.
Tidak berlebihan jika salah satu pakar IBM menganalogikannya dengan perkembangan otomotif sebagai berikut: “seandainya dunia otomotif mengalami kemajuan sepesat teknologi informasi, saat ini telah dapat diproduksi sebuah mobil berbahan bakar solar, yang dapat dipacu hingga kecepatan maximum 10,000 km/jam, dengan harga beli hanya sekitar 1 dolar Amerika !”. Secara mikro, ada hal cukup menarik untuk dipelajari, yaitu bagaimana evolusi perkembangan teknologi informasi yang ada secara signifikan mempengaruhi persaingan antara perusahaan-perusahaan di dunia, khususnya yang bergerak di bidang jasa. Secara garis besar, ada empat periode atau era perkembangan sistem informasi, yang dimulai dari pertama kali diketemukannya komputer hingga saat ini. Keempat era tersebut (Cash et.al., 1992) terjadi tidak hanya karena dipicu oleh perkembangan teknologi komputer yang sedemikian pesat, namun didukung pula oleh teori-teori baru mengenai manajemen perusahaan modern. Ahli-ahli manajemen dan organisasi seperti Peter Drucker, Michael Hammer, Porter, sangat mewarnai pandangan manajemen terhadap teknologi informasi di era modern. Oleh karena itu dapat dimengerti, bahwa masih banyak perusahaan terutama di negara berkembang (dunia ketiga), yang masih sulit mengadaptasikan teori-teori baru mengenai manajemen, organisasi, maupun teknologi informasi karena masih melekatnya faktor-faktor budaya lokal atau setempat yang mempengaruhi behavior sumber daya manusianya. Sehingga tidaklah heran jika masih sering ditemui perusahaan dengan peralatan komputer yang tercanggih, namun masih dipergunakan sebagai alat-alat administratif yang notabene merupakan era penggunaan komputer pertama di dunia pada awal tahun 1960-an.

ERA KOMPUTERISASI

Periode ini dimulai sekitar tahun 1960-an ketika mini computer dan mainframe diperkenalkan perusahaan seperti IBM ke dunia industri. Kemampuan menghitung yang sedemikian cepat menyebabkan banyak sekali perusahaan yang memanfaatkannya untuk keperluan pengolahan data (data processing). Pemakaian komputer di masa ini ditujukan untuk meningkatkan efisiensi, karena terbukti untuk pekerjaan-pekerjaan tertentu, mempergunakan komputer jauh lebih efisien (dari segi waktu dan biaya) dibandingkan dengan mempekerjakan berpuluh-puluh SDM untuk hal serupa. Pada era tersebut, belum terlihat suasana kompetisi yang sedemikian ketat. Jumlah perusahaan pun masih relatif sedikit. Kebanyakan dari perusahaan perusahaan besar secara tidak langsung “memonopoli pasar-pasar tertentu, karena belum ada pesaing yang berarti. Hampir semua perusahaan-perusahaan besar yang bergerak di bidang infrastruktur (listrik dan telekomunikasi) dan pertambangan pada saat itu membeli perangkat komputer untuk membantu kegiatan administrasinya sehari-hari. Keperluan organisasi yang paling banyak menyita waktu komputer pada saat itu adalah untuk administrasi back office, terutama yang berhubungan dengan akuntansi dan keuangan. Di pihak lain, kemampuan mainframe untuk melakukan perhitungan rumit juga dimanfaatkan perusahaan untuk membantu menyelesaikan problem-problem teknis operasional, seperti simulasi-simulasi perhitungan pada industri pertambangan dan manufaktur.

ERA TEKNOLOGI INFORMASI

Kemajuan teknologi digital yang dipadu dengan telekomunikasi telah membawa komputer memasuki masa-masa “revolusi”-nya. Di awal tahun 1970-an, teknologi PC atau Personal Computer mulai diperkenalkan sebagai alternatif pengganti mini computer. Dengan seperangkat komputer yang dapat ditaruh di meja kerja (desktop), seorang manajer atau teknisi dapat memperoleh data atau informasi yang telah diolah oleh komputer (dengan kecepatan yang hampir sama dengan kecepatan mini computer, bahkan mainframe). Kegunaan komputer di perusahaan tidak hanya untuk meningkatkan efisiensi, namun lebih jauh untuk mendukung terjadinya proses kerja yang lebih efektif. Tidak seperti halnya pada era komputerisasi dimana komputer hanya menjadi “milik pribadi” Divisi EDP (Electronic Data Processing)perusahaan, di era kedua ini setiap individu di organisasi dapat memanfaatkan kecanggihan komputer, seperti untuk mengolah database, spreadsheet, maupun data processing (end-user computing). Pemakaian komputer di kalangan perusahaan semakin marak, terutama didukung dengan alam kompetisi yang telah berubah dari monompoli menjadi pasar bebas. Secara tidak langsung, perusahaan yang telah memanfaatkan teknologi komputer sangat efisien dan efektif dibandingkan perusahaan yang sebagian prosesnya masih dikelola secara manual. Pada era inilah komputer memasuki babak barunya, yaitu sebagai suatu fasilitas yang dapat memberikan keuntungan kompetitif bagi perusahaan, terutama yang bergerak di bidang pelayanan atau jasa.
Teori-teori manajemen organisasi modern secara intensif mulai diperkenalkan di awal tahun 1980-an. Salah satu teori yang paling banyak dipelajari dan diterapkan adalah mengenai manajemen perubahan (change management). Hampir di semua kerangka teori manajemen perubahan ditekankan pentingnya teknologi informasi sebagai salah satu komponen utama yang harus diperhatikan oleh perusahaan yang ingin menang dalam persaingan bisnis. Tidak seperti pada kedua era sebelumnya yang lebih menekankan pada unsur teknologi, pada era manajemen perubahan ini yang lebih ditekankan adalah sistem informasi, dimana komputer dan teknologi informasi merupakan komponen dari sistem tersebut. Kunci dari keberhasilan perusahaan di era tahun 1980-an ini adalah penciptaan dan penguasaan informasi secara cepat dan akurat. Informasi di dalam perusahaan dianalogikan sebagai darah dalam peredaran darah manusia yang harus selalu mengalir dengan teratur, cepat, terus-menerus, ke tempat-tempat yang membutuhkannya (strategis). Ditekankan oleh beberapa ahli manajemen, bahwa perusahaan yang menguasai informasilah yang memiliki keunggulan kompetitif di dalam lingkungan makro “regulated free market”. Di dalam periode ini, perubahan secara filosofis dari perusahaan tradisional ke perusahaan modern terletak pada bagaimana manajemen melihat kunci kinerja perusahaan. Organisasi tradisional melihat struktur perusahaan sebagai kunci utama pengukuran kinerja, sehingga semuanya diukur secara hirarkis berdasarkan divisi-divisi atau departemen. Dalam teori organisasi modern, dimana persaingan bebas telah menyebabkan customers harus pandai-pandai memilih produk yang beragam di pasaran, proses penciptaan produk atau pelayanan (pemberian jasa) kepada pelanggan merupakan kunci utama kinerja perusahaan. Keadaan ini sering diasosiasikan dengan istilah-istilah manajemen seperti “market driven” atau “customer base company” yang pada intinya sama, yaitu kinerja perusahaan akan dinilai dari kepuasan para pelanggannya. Sangat jelas dalam format kompetisi yang baru ini, peranan komputer dan teknologi informasi, yang digabungkan dengan komponen lain seperti proses, prosedur, struktur organisasi, SDM, budaya perusahaan, manajemen, dan komponen terkait lainnya, dalam membentuk sistem informasi yang baik, merupakan salah satu kunci keberhasilan perusahaan secara strategis.
Tidak dapat disangkal lagi bahwa kepuasan pelanggan terletak pada kualitas pelayanan. Pada dasarnya, seorang pelanggan dalam memilih produk atau jasa yang dibutuhkannya, akan mencari perusahaan yang menjual produk atau jasa tersebut: cheaper (lebih murah), better (lebih baik), dan faster (lebih cepat). Disinilah peranan sistem informasi sebagai komponen utama dalam memberikan keunggulan kompetitif perusahaan. Oleh karena itu, kunci dari kinerja perusahaan adalah pada proses yang terjadi baik di dalam perusahaan (back office) maupun yang langsung bersinggungan dengan pelanggan (front office). Dengan memfokuskan diri pada penciptaan proses (business process) yang efisien, efektif, dan terkontrol dengan baiklah sebuah perusahaan akan memiliki kinerja yang handal. Tidak heran bahwa di era tahun 1980-an sampai dengan awal tahun 1990-an terlihat banyak sekali perusahaan yang melakukan BPR (BusinessProcess Reengineering), re-strukturisasi, implementasi ISO-9000, implementasi TQM, instalasi danpemakaian sistem informasi korporat (SAP, Oracle, BAAN), dan lain sebagainya. Utilisasi teknologi informasi terlihat sangat mendominasi dalam setiap program manajemen perubahan yang dilakukan perusahaan-perusahaan

ERA GLOBALISASI INFORMASI

Belum banyak buku yang secara eksplisit memasukkan era terakhir ini ke dalam sejarah evolusi teknologi informasi. Fenomena yang terlihat adalah bahwa sejak pertengahan tahun 1980-an, perkembangan dibidang teknologi informasi (komputer dan telekomunikasi) sedemikian pesatnya, sehingga kalau digambarkan secara grafis, kemajuan yang terjadi terlihat secara eksponensial. Ketika sebuah seminar internasional mengenai internet diselenggarakan di San Fransisco pada tahun 1996, para praktisi teknologi informasi yang dahulu bekerja sama dalam penelitian untuk memperkenalkan internet ke dunia industri pun secara jujur mengaku bahwa mereka tidak pernah menduga perkembangan internet akan menjadi seperti ini. Ibaratnya mereka melihat bahwa yang ditanam adalah benih pohon ajaib, yang tiba-tiba membelah diri menjadi pohon raksasa yang tinggi menjulang. Sulit untuk ditemukan teori yang dapat menjelaskan semua fenomena yang terjadi sejak awal tahun 1990-an ini, namun fakta yang terjadi dapat disimpulkan sebagai berikut:Tidak ada yang dapat menahan lajunya perkembangan teknologi informasi. Keberadaannya telah menghilangkan garis-garis batas antar negara dalam hal flow of information. Tidak ada negara yang mampu untuk mencegah mengalirnya informasi dari atau ke luar negara lain, karena batasan antara negara tidak dikenal dalam virtual world of computer. Penerapan teknologi seperti LAN, WAN, GlobalNet, Intranet, Internet, Ekstranet, semakin hari semakin merata dan membudaya di masyarakat. Terbukti sangat sulit untuk menentukan perangkat hukum yang sesuai dan terbukti efektif untuk menangkal segala hal yang berhubungan dengan penciptaan dan aliran informasi. Perusahaan-perusahaan pun sudah tidak terikat pada batasan fisik lagi. Melalui virtual world of computer, seseorang dapat mencari pelanggan di seluruh lapisan masyarakat dunia yang terhubung dengan jaringan internet. Sulit untuk dihitung besarnya uang atau investasi yang mengalir bebas melalui jaringan internet. Transaksi-transaksi perdagangan dapat dengan mudah dilakukan di cyberspace melalui electronic transaction dengan mempergunakan electronic money.Tidak jarang perusahaan yang akhirnya harus mendefinisikan kembali visi dan misi bisnisnya, terutama yang bergelut di bidang pemberian jasa. Kemudahan-kemudahan yang ditawarkan perangkat canggih teknologi informasi telah merubah mindset manajemen perusahaan sehingga tidak jarang terjadi perusahaan yang banting stir menggeluti bidang lain. Bagi negara dunia ketiga atau yang sedang berkembang, dilema mengenai pemanfaatan teknologi informasi amat terasa. Di suatu sisi banyak perusahaan yang belum siap karena struktur budaya atau SDM-nya, sementara di pihak lain investasi besar harus dikeluarkan untuk membeli perangkat teknologi informasi. Tidak memiliki teknologi informasi, berarti tidak dapat bersaing dengan perusahaan multi nasional lainnya, alias harus gulung tikar.
Hal terakhir yang paling memusingkan kepala manajemen adalah kenyataan bahwa lingkungan bisnis yang ada pada saat ini sedemikian seringnya berubah dan dinamis. Perubahan yang terjadi tidak hanya sebagai dampak kompetisi yang sedemikian ketat, namun karena adanya faktor-faktor external lain seperti politik (demokrasi), ekonomi (krisis), sosial budaya (reformasi), yang secara tidak langsung menghasilkan kebijakan-kebijakan dan peraturan-peraturan baru yang harus ditaati perusahaan. Secara operasional, tentu saja fenomena ini sangat menyulitkan para praktisi teknologi informasi dalam menyusun sistemnya. Tidak jarang di tengah-tengah konstruksi sistem informasi, terjadi perubahan kebutuhan sehingga harus diadakan analisa ulang terhadap sistem yang akan dibangun. Dengan mencermati keadaan ini, jelas terlihat kebutuhan baru akan teknologi informasi yang cocok untuk perusahaan, yaitu teknologi yang mampu adaptif terhadap perubahan. Para praktisi negara maju menjawab tantangan ini dengan menghasilkan produk-produk aplikasi yang berbasis objek, seperti OOP (Object Oriented Programming), OODBMS (Object Oriented Database Management System), Object Technology, Distributed Object, dan lain sebagainya.

PERUBAHAN POLA PIKIR SEBAGAI SYARAT

Dari keempat era di atas, terlihat bagaimana alam kompetisi dan kemajuan teknologi informasi sejak dipergunakannya komputer dalam industri hingga saat ini terkait erat satu dan lainnya. Memasuki abad informasi berarti memasuki dunia dengan teknologi baru, teknologi informasi. Mempergunakan teknologi informasi seoptimum mungkin berarti harus merubah mindset. Merubah mindset merupakan hal yang teramat sulit untuk dilakukan, karena pada dasarnya “people do not like to change”. Kalau pada saat ini dunia maju dan negara-negara tetangga Indonesia sudah memiliki komitmen khusus untuk mengambil bagian dalam penciptaan komponen-komponen sistem informasi, bagaimana dengan Indonesia? Masih ingin menjadi negara konsumen? Atau sudah mampu menjadi negara produsen? Paling tidak, hal yang harus ada terlebih dahulu di setiap manusia Indonesia adalah kemauan untuk berubah. Tanpa “willingness to change”, sangat mustahillah bangsa Indonesia dapat memanfaatkan teknologi informasi untuk membangun kembali bangsa yang hancur ditelan krisis saat ini.
EVOLUSI PERKEMBANGAN TEKNOLOGI INFORMASI

EMPAT ERA PERKEMBANGAN TEKNOLOGI KOMPUTER

Tidak dapat disangkal bahwa salah satu penyebab utama terjadinya era globalisasi yang datangnya lebih cepat dari dugaan semua pihak adalah karena perkembangan pesat teknologi informasi. Implementasi internet, electronic commerce, electronic data interchange, virtual office, telemedicine, intranet, dan lain sebagainya telah menerobos batas-batas fisik antar negara. Penggabungan antara teknologi komputer dengan telekomunikasi telah menghasilkan suatu revolusi di bidang sistem informasi. Data atau informasi yang pada jaman dahulu harus memakan waktu berhari-hari untuk diolah sebelum dikirimkan ke sisi lain di dunia, saat ini dapat dilakukan dalam hitungan detik.
Tidak berlebihan jika salah satu pakar IBM menganalogikannya dengan perkembangan otomotif sebagai berikut: “seandainya dunia otomotif mengalami kemajuan sepesat teknologi informasi, saat ini telah dapat diproduksi sebuah mobil berbahan bakar solar, yang dapat dipacu hingga kecepatan maximum 10,000 km/jam, dengan harga beli hanya sekitar 1 dolar Amerika !”. Secara mikro, ada hal cukup menarik untuk dipelajari, yaitu bagaimana evolusi perkembangan teknologi informasi yang ada secara signifikan mempengaruhi persaingan antara perusahaan-perusahaan di dunia, khususnya yang bergerak di bidang jasa. Secara garis besar, ada empat periode atau era perkembangan sistem informasi, yang dimulai dari pertama kali diketemukannya komputer hingga saat ini. Keempat era tersebut (Cash et.al., 1992) terjadi tidak hanya karena dipicu oleh perkembangan teknologi komputer yang sedemikian pesat, namun didukung pula oleh teori-teori baru mengenai manajemen perusahaan modern. Ahli-ahli manajemen dan organisasi seperti Peter Drucker, Michael Hammer, Porter, sangat mewarnai pandangan manajemen terhadap teknologi informasi di era modern. Oleh karena itu dapat dimengerti, bahwa masih banyak perusahaan terutama di negara berkembang (dunia ketiga), yang masih sulit mengadaptasikan teori-teori baru mengenai manajemen, organisasi, maupun teknologi informasi karena masih melekatnya faktor-faktor budaya lokal atau setempat yang mempengaruhi behavior sumber daya manusianya. Sehingga tidaklah heran jika masih sering ditemui perusahaan dengan peralatan komputer yang tercanggih, namun masih dipergunakan sebagai alat-alat administratif yang notabene merupakan era penggunaan komputer pertama di dunia pada awal tahun 1960-an.

ERA KOMPUTERISASI

Periode ini dimulai sekitar tahun 1960-an ketika mini computer dan mainframe diperkenalkan perusahaan seperti IBM ke dunia industri. Kemampuan menghitung yang sedemikian cepat menyebabkan banyak sekali perusahaan yang memanfaatkannya untuk keperluan pengolahan data (data processing). Pemakaian komputer di masa ini ditujukan untuk meningkatkan efisiensi, karena terbukti untuk pekerjaan-pekerjaan tertentu, mempergunakan komputer jauh lebih efisien (dari segi waktu dan biaya) dibandingkan dengan mempekerjakan berpuluh-puluh SDM untuk hal serupa. Pada era tersebut, belum terlihat suasana kompetisi yang sedemikian ketat. Jumlah perusahaan pun masih relatif sedikit. Kebanyakan dari perusahaan perusahaan besar secara tidak langsung “memonopoli pasar-pasar tertentu, karena belum ada pesaing yang berarti. Hampir semua perusahaan-perusahaan besar yang bergerak di bidang infrastruktur (listrik dan telekomunikasi) dan pertambangan pada saat itu membeli perangkat komputer untuk membantu kegiatan administrasinya sehari-hari. Keperluan organisasi yang paling banyak menyita waktu komputer pada saat itu adalah untuk administrasi back office, terutama yang berhubungan dengan akuntansi dan keuangan. Di pihak lain, kemampuan mainframe untuk melakukan perhitungan rumit juga dimanfaatkan perusahaan untuk membantu menyelesaikan problem-problem teknis operasional, seperti simulasi-simulasi perhitungan pada industri pertambangan dan manufaktur.

ERA TEKNOLOGI INFORMASI

Kemajuan teknologi digital yang dipadu dengan telekomunikasi telah membawa komputer memasuki masa-masa “revolusi”-nya. Di awal tahun 1970-an, teknologi PC atau Personal Computer mulai diperkenalkan sebagai alternatif pengganti mini computer. Dengan seperangkat komputer yang dapat ditaruh di meja kerja (desktop), seorang manajer atau teknisi dapat memperoleh data atau informasi yang telah diolah oleh komputer (dengan kecepatan yang hampir sama dengan kecepatan mini computer, bahkan mainframe). Kegunaan komputer di perusahaan tidak hanya untuk meningkatkan efisiensi, namun lebih jauh untuk mendukung terjadinya proses kerja yang lebih efektif. Tidak seperti halnya pada era komputerisasi dimana komputer hanya menjadi “milik pribadi” Divisi EDP (Electronic Data Processing)perusahaan, di era kedua ini setiap individu di organisasi dapat memanfaatkan kecanggihan komputer, seperti untuk mengolah database, spreadsheet, maupun data processing (end-user computing). Pemakaian komputer di kalangan perusahaan semakin marak, terutama didukung dengan alam kompetisi yang telah berubah dari monompoli menjadi pasar bebas. Secara tidak langsung, perusahaan yang telah memanfaatkan teknologi komputer sangat efisien dan efektif dibandingkan perusahaan yang sebagian prosesnya masih dikelola secara manual. Pada era inilah komputer memasuki babak barunya, yaitu sebagai suatu fasilitas yang dapat memberikan keuntungan kompetitif bagi perusahaan, terutama yang bergerak di bidang pelayanan atau jasa.
Teori-teori manajemen organisasi modern secara intensif mulai diperkenalkan di awal tahun 1980-an. Salah satu teori yang paling banyak dipelajari dan diterapkan adalah mengenai manajemen perubahan (change management). Hampir di semua kerangka teori manajemen perubahan ditekankan pentingnya teknologi informasi sebagai salah satu komponen utama yang harus diperhatikan oleh perusahaan yang ingin menang dalam persaingan bisnis. Tidak seperti pada kedua era sebelumnya yang lebih menekankan pada unsur teknologi, pada era manajemen perubahan ini yang lebih ditekankan adalah sistem informasi, dimana komputer dan teknologi informasi merupakan komponen dari sistem tersebut. Kunci dari keberhasilan perusahaan di era tahun 1980-an ini adalah penciptaan dan penguasaan informasi secara cepat dan akurat. Informasi di dalam perusahaan dianalogikan sebagai darah dalam peredaran darah manusia yang harus selalu mengalir dengan teratur, cepat, terus-menerus, ke tempat-tempat yang membutuhkannya (strategis). Ditekankan oleh beberapa ahli manajemen, bahwa perusahaan yang menguasai informasilah yang memiliki keunggulan kompetitif di dalam lingkungan makro “regulated free market”. Di dalam periode ini, perubahan secara filosofis dari perusahaan tradisional ke perusahaan modern terletak pada bagaimana manajemen melihat kunci kinerja perusahaan. Organisasi tradisional melihat struktur perusahaan sebagai kunci utama pengukuran kinerja, sehingga semuanya diukur secara hirarkis berdasarkan divisi-divisi atau departemen. Dalam teori organisasi modern, dimana persaingan bebas telah menyebabkan customers harus pandai-pandai memilih produk yang beragam di pasaran, proses penciptaan produk atau pelayanan (pemberian jasa) kepada pelanggan merupakan kunci utama kinerja perusahaan. Keadaan ini sering diasosiasikan dengan istilah-istilah manajemen seperti “market driven” atau “customer base company” yang pada intinya sama, yaitu kinerja perusahaan akan dinilai dari kepuasan para pelanggannya. Sangat jelas dalam format kompetisi yang baru ini, peranan komputer dan teknologi informasi, yang digabungkan dengan komponen lain seperti proses, prosedur, struktur organisasi, SDM, budaya perusahaan, manajemen, dan komponen terkait lainnya, dalam membentuk sistem informasi yang baik, merupakan salah satu kunci keberhasilan perusahaan secara strategis.
Tidak dapat disangkal lagi bahwa kepuasan pelanggan terletak pada kualitas pelayanan. Pada dasarnya, seorang pelanggan dalam memilih produk atau jasa yang dibutuhkannya, akan mencari perusahaan yang menjual produk atau jasa tersebut: cheaper (lebih murah), better (lebih baik), dan faster (lebih cepat). Disinilah peranan sistem informasi sebagai komponen utama dalam memberikan keunggulan kompetitif perusahaan. Oleh karena itu, kunci dari kinerja perusahaan adalah pada proses yang terjadi baik di dalam perusahaan (back office) maupun yang langsung bersinggungan dengan pelanggan (front office). Dengan memfokuskan diri pada penciptaan proses (business process) yang efisien, efektif, dan terkontrol dengan baiklah sebuah perusahaan akan memiliki kinerja yang handal. Tidak heran bahwa di era tahun 1980-an sampai dengan awal tahun 1990-an terlihat banyak sekali perusahaan yang melakukan BPR (BusinessProcess Reengineering), re-strukturisasi, implementasi ISO-9000, implementasi TQM, instalasi danpemakaian sistem informasi korporat (SAP, Oracle, BAAN), dan lain sebagainya. Utilisasi teknologi informasi terlihat sangat mendominasi dalam setiap program manajemen perubahan yang dilakukan perusahaan-perusahaan

ERA GLOBALISASI INFORMASI

Belum banyak buku yang secara eksplisit memasukkan era terakhir ini ke dalam sejarah evolusi teknologi informasi. Fenomena yang terlihat adalah bahwa sejak pertengahan tahun 1980-an, perkembangan dibidang teknologi informasi (komputer dan telekomunikasi) sedemikian pesatnya, sehingga kalau digambarkan secara grafis, kemajuan yang terjadi terlihat secara eksponensial. Ketika sebuah seminar internasional mengenai internet diselenggarakan di San Fransisco pada tahun 1996, para praktisi teknologi informasi yang dahulu bekerja sama dalam penelitian untuk memperkenalkan internet ke dunia industri pun secara jujur mengaku bahwa mereka tidak pernah menduga perkembangan internet akan menjadi seperti ini. Ibaratnya mereka melihat bahwa yang ditanam adalah benih pohon ajaib, yang tiba-tiba membelah diri menjadi pohon raksasa yang tinggi menjulang. Sulit untuk ditemukan teori yang dapat menjelaskan semua fenomena yang terjadi sejak awal tahun 1990-an ini, namun fakta yang terjadi dapat disimpulkan sebagai berikut:Tidak ada yang dapat menahan lajunya perkembangan teknologi informasi. Keberadaannya telah menghilangkan garis-garis batas antar negara dalam hal flow of information. Tidak ada negara yang mampu untuk mencegah mengalirnya informasi dari atau ke luar negara lain, karena batasan antara negara tidak dikenal dalam virtual world of computer. Penerapan teknologi seperti LAN, WAN, GlobalNet, Intranet, Internet, Ekstranet, semakin hari semakin merata dan membudaya di masyarakat. Terbukti sangat sulit untuk menentukan perangkat hukum yang sesuai dan terbukti efektif untuk menangkal segala hal yang berhubungan dengan penciptaan dan aliran informasi. Perusahaan-perusahaan pun sudah tidak terikat pada batasan fisik lagi. Melalui virtual world of computer, seseorang dapat mencari pelanggan di seluruh lapisan masyarakat dunia yang terhubung dengan jaringan internet. Sulit untuk dihitung besarnya uang atau investasi yang mengalir bebas melalui jaringan internet. Transaksi-transaksi perdagangan dapat dengan mudah dilakukan di cyberspace melalui electronic transaction dengan mempergunakan electronic money.Tidak jarang perusahaan yang akhirnya harus mendefinisikan kembali visi dan misi bisnisnya, terutama yang bergelut di bidang pemberian jasa. Kemudahan-kemudahan yang ditawarkan perangkat canggih teknologi informasi telah merubah mindset manajemen perusahaan sehingga tidak jarang terjadi perusahaan yang banting stir menggeluti bidang lain. Bagi negara dunia ketiga atau yang sedang berkembang, dilema mengenai pemanfaatan teknologi informasi amat terasa. Di suatu sisi banyak perusahaan yang belum siap karena struktur budaya atau SDM-nya, sementara di pihak lain investasi besar harus dikeluarkan untuk membeli perangkat teknologi informasi. Tidak memiliki teknologi informasi, berarti tidak dapat bersaing dengan perusahaan multi nasional lainnya, alias harus gulung tikar.
Hal terakhir yang paling memusingkan kepala manajemen adalah kenyataan bahwa lingkungan bisnis yang ada pada saat ini sedemikian seringnya berubah dan dinamis. Perubahan yang terjadi tidak hanya sebagai dampak kompetisi yang sedemikian ketat, namun karena adanya faktor-faktor external lain seperti politik (demokrasi), ekonomi (krisis), sosial budaya (reformasi), yang secara tidak langsung menghasilkan kebijakan-kebijakan dan peraturan-peraturan baru yang harus ditaati perusahaan. Secara operasional, tentu saja fenomena ini sangat menyulitkan para praktisi teknologi informasi dalam menyusun sistemnya. Tidak jarang di tengah-tengah konstruksi sistem informasi, terjadi perubahan kebutuhan sehingga harus diadakan analisa ulang terhadap sistem yang akan dibangun. Dengan mencermati keadaan ini, jelas terlihat kebutuhan baru akan teknologi informasi yang cocok untuk perusahaan, yaitu teknologi yang mampu adaptif terhadap perubahan. Para praktisi negara maju menjawab tantangan ini dengan menghasilkan produk-produk aplikasi yang berbasis objek, seperti OOP (Object Oriented Programming), OODBMS (Object Oriented Database Management System), Object Technology, Distributed Object, dan lain sebagainya.

PERUBAHAN POLA PIKIR SEBAGAI SYARAT

Dari keempat era di atas, terlihat bagaimana alam kompetisi dan kemajuan teknologi informasi sejak dipergunakannya komputer dalam industri hingga saat ini terkait erat satu dan lainnya. Memasuki abad informasi berarti memasuki dunia dengan teknologi baru, teknologi informasi. Mempergunakan teknologi informasi seoptimum mungkin berarti harus merubah mindset. Merubah mindset merupakan hal yang teramat sulit untuk dilakukan, karena pada dasarnya “people do not like to change”. Kalau pada saat ini dunia maju dan negara-negara tetangga Indonesia sudah memiliki komitmen khusus untuk mengambil bagian dalam penciptaan komponen-komponen sistem informasi, bagaimana dengan Indonesia? Masih ingin menjadi negara konsumen? Atau sudah mampu menjadi negara produsen? Paling tidak, hal yang harus ada terlebih dahulu di setiap manusia Indonesia adalah kemauan untuk berubah. Tanpa “willingness to change”, sangat mustahillah bangsa Indonesia dapat memanfaatkan teknologi informasi untuk membangun kembali bangsa yang hancur ditelan krisis saat ini.

Thursday, 16 July 2009


For you die-hard DBSK / TVXQ / Tohoshinki fans, you guys all know the duet song DBSK members Jaejoong and Yoochun sang at Tokyo Dome for “Tohoshinki 4th live Tour 2009 The Secret Code Final”? Well, that song will become Hello Kitty’s theme song for the 35th anniversary.


The song “COLORS Melody and Harmony”, composed and written by Jaejoong and Yoochun, was chosen to be Hello Kitty’s image song for the 35th anniversary of the creation of the famous character Hello Kitty and starting from September, the song will be played as the background music in various Sanrio, founder company of Hello Kitty, stores.


“COLORS Melody and Harmony” subject the colors that form Hello Kitty. The colors red, representing friendship, pink, representing cute, yellow, representing heartful, green, representing wish and lavender, which represents sweet, are all subjected. An album release for this event is still undecided.


Thursday, 25 June 2009

[Music Bank Extravaganza] 2PM + 2AM + Super Junior + SHINee to join forces on Music Bank? And More!






Girls' Generation / SNSD's highly anticipated return isn't the only thing stirring up interest on the upcoming mid-year June 26th Music Bank extravaganza. Members from the boy groups 2PM, 2AM, Super Junior, and SHINee will come together as Boys Generation and perform "Gee.


"So far, the rumored boys will be, From Super Junior: Yesung, Shindong, and Sungmin. From 2PM: Jaebeom, Nichkhun, and Taecyeon. From 2AM: Jo Kwon. No word on which SHINee boys will be included to finish the 9 member lineup.


That's not the only big news for this Music Bank extravaganza, SHINee and Girls' Generation will pay homage to former SM Entertainment groups H.O.T. and S.E.S. by performing one of their old songs, while 2PM will do the same performing a song by former JYP Entertainment group G.o.d. Popular rookie group 2NE1 will also do a cover of Rihanna's "Umbrella.


"This mid-year Music Bank looks like its going to be an awesome show, I Can't wait for it! Thanks to Britney Cot for the tip!

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Super Junior’s Leeteuk is Korea’s Best Leader, Wednesday June 24, 2009 Korea

This news taken from : http://asianfanatics.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=663482&st=-40&p=663482&#entry663482



Kyaaa...

New info for Park Jung Soo as Leeteuk leader of Super junior fans...

According to netizens, it’s the 13-member group Super Junior leader Leeteuk. He has been selected to have the best looking leadership for an idol group in the community portals. On those sites, from the 16th to the 23rd, they had to answer the question “Which leader do you think has the best leadership?” When the survey was done, the results were announced on the morning of the 24th.

According to the survey, the oldest member and leader of super junior Leeteuk got 15,724 votes (34.2%) out of the 45,928 people voting, which gave him the first place. Netizens said that “the 13 members have been led wisely” and that’s why they gave Leeteuk a high score.

SonyuhShidae Taeyeon got 10,171 votes (22.1%), Dong Bang Shin Ki’s Uknow Yunho got 9,850 votes (21.4%) making them 2nd and 3rd of the survey. SS501’s Kim Hyunjoong, SHINee’s Onew, and 2PM’s Jaebum were following in the top.

Kim Heechul who is the same age as Leeteuk admired his leadership, which is different from everyone else: “He always puts the members before himself” and “even if he gets angry at his dongsaengs in the end he gives them a tight hug and says he is sorry”.

As much as i love teukie, i'll choose yunho for best leader. When he does use his authority he is able to get all the members to listen to him.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

SNSD’s Jessica and SHINee’s Onew Get Together One Year Later

Taken from : http://www.allkpop.com/index.php/full_story/snsds_jessica_and_shinees_onew_get_together_one_year_later/

On Girls Generation / SNSD’s 2nd mini album, “Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)”, there's a track called “One Year Later” which has been said to be a duet between SNSD’s vocalist Jessica and SHINee’s leader, Onew.

Both are known for their powerful vocals but the question is, will the two voices blend together well? I’m sure it will because if it didn’t this duet with the two probably wouldn’t exist.

The full mini album will be out on the 25th so be sure to check out the duet by buying the mini album.

And in other news, the male voice in "Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)" actually isn't Micky Yoochun of DBSK/TVXQ (very busy in Japan), but its is Yoo Youngjin, whom apparently is an SM Entertainment producer who's voice also featured in SHINee's "SHINee World".

Friday, 19 June 2009

Picture Of SHINee's basecamp

I have some pictures from SHINee basecamp..
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Tuesday, 16 June 2009

If you were lovers with a SHINee member…




you just might be the luckiest yet the most hated girl… or boy in the world.


5 member idol group, SHINee were on KBS CoolFM ‘Maybee’s Volume Up’ Radio where they honestly spoke out their opinions when asked questions of different scenarios of ‘If you had a girlfriend…?


’First off, DJ Maybee questioned leader Onew, “When your girlfriend is upset, how would you cheer her up?” He answered saying “I will play/sing her a song and make her feel better.” Aw, how sweet. I wish my ex-boyfriends did that for me. And Onew even sang “Tears are Dropping” by K.Will on the radio.


Next up, Jonghyun was asked, “How do you feel about girlfriends older than you?” Then my lovely Jonghyun answered, “I don’t’ think age should be a variable in love” and even added, “Same zodiac signs are okay, too.” *Jaw drops* Jonghyun, did ‘Nuna Is So Pretty’ get to your head or something? You would go out with someone 12 years older than you? Well, what about someone three years younger than you *wink*? With his answer, the nuna staff members at the radio station went all giddy.


Now Key was asked, “What would you do if your girlfriend came out to meet you and dressed in an outfit a fashion terrorist would wear?” And to the question, Key answered, “I’ll go shopping with her and buy everything for her.” Hm, don’t spoil your girlfriend Key; she’s probably already spoiled at the fact she’s going out with an idol.


Then hottie Minho gave off a manly aura with his answer to the question, “What would you do if your found out your girlfriend and friend were contacting each other?” Minho answered, “I’ll tell her to stop because she has me.


”Then youngest Taemin was questioned, “What would you do if your parents were against your girlfriend?” Well, Taemin is the baby so he replied; “I would persuade them by acting cute and nagging.”


Looks like the SHINee boys need more experience on how to be the perfect boyfriend, excluding Onew. Boys, I’m willing to help any day.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

The gods rise again; Key or KiBum might join Mirotic Concert in Bangkok, Wednesday June 10, 2009 Korea

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The gods rise again--South Korean superstar boy band Dong Bang Shin Ki returning to Thailand

Cover your ears. The sounds of teens screaming will be deafening as South Korean boy band TVXQ - better known as across Asia as Dong Bang Shin Ki - returns to Thailand later this month.

They'll be performing two shows at Impact Arena on June 27 and 28 as part of their third Asian tour.

With three recent concerts in South Korea that sold out in a few minutes, tickets here are reported to be selling fast.

"Dong Bang Shin Ki's upcoming concert will be on the same large scale as in South Korea," says Anuwat Wichiennarat, managing director of organiser 4 Nologue Media.

The budget for the shows is Bt70 million, with more than Bt20 million going for the stage production and just under Bt10 million on the six-metre-high, 54-metre-wide gigantic monitor. About 100 Koreans, including five lads in the band, are coming to Bangkok, along with three 40-metre containers containing the stage sets, production equipment, the lighting and sound system.

"We expect to have fans from all over Asia coming to Thailand because the concerts here will be the same as in South Korea and free of the constraints faced in China," says Anuwat.

Big enough for bicycles"

The stage will be designed like a cross with additional smaller stages and plenty of special effects. The band will also take a bicycle ride around the hall."

Dong Bang Shin Ki will probably be supported by Kim Kibum, or Key, one of the members of SM Entertainment's rising boy band, SHINee, who wowed Thai fans earlier this year.

Dong Bang Shin Ki are promoting their new studio album, "Mirotic", which has topped the charts in many Asian countries, including Thailand. It won the Album of the Year prize at 2008 MKMF Korean Music Festival Awards.

Four of the members contributed towards the new outing. Xiah Junsu wrote the track, "Picture of You", Max Changmin penned "Love in the Ice", Hero Jaejoong wrote "Don't Cry My Lover" and Micky Yoochun penned "Love Bye Love".

ASIAN DREAMS--

"Yamaha Presents TVXQ! The Third Asia Tour Concert - 'Mirotic' in Bangkok" is on June 27 and 28 at Impact Arena in Muang Thong Thani. The shows are at 6pm

.-- Proceeds will benefit the Home for Handicapped Animals Foundation, Siriraj Foundation, The Mother Princess Medical Volunteer Foundation and the Foundation for the Blind in Thailand.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

SHINee is #1 on album sales chart for 2 consecutive weeks, Tuesday June 9, 2009 Korea


Comtemporary band SHINee is up #1 on album sales chart for the 2nd week through.


Their new minialbum ‘Romeo’ released on 25th May is #1 on album sales chart for the 4th week of May and 1st week of June on HotTracks.


Also the group won an instant #1 on K Chart on KBS Music Bank on the day of their comeback stage with the minalbum’s title song ‘Juliette’ on 5th June, proving the popularity of the group’s combeack.


They will be having a fansigning on 9th June, and performing on KBS Music Bank and MBS Music Core on 12th and 13th June.

SHINee in New Zealand, Monday June 8, 2009 Korea

SHINee shows off their boyish charms in recently revealed pictures taken in New Zealand. These pictures were taken in March when they were abroad from 23rd to the 29th for a Mobile Star photoshoot. Taking advantage of the beautiful natural scenery and even going to the city to use it as a backdrop, they finished their photoshoot by showing off their adolescent charm in New Zealand. A source complimented the 5 SHINee boys, "They were able to perfectly go from being pure warm-hearted boys in nature to being cool and chic boys in the city."

Mobile Star is a system by mobile communication company Danal where you can use your cellphone to look up pictures of stars in their daily life. Currently, fan clubs of DBSK, Super Junior, Big Bang, SS501, Girls Generation, Kara, and fans of actors Kim Myung Min, Kim Bum, Dennis Oh use it as well. Fans of SHINee can use their cellphones to meet their fans through this program as well as by going on their official homepages [SM Town, UFO Town] to register and receive text messages. In addition, for the opening of this New Zealand photoshoot, 30 SHINee fans who register on the mobile starblog by the 20th, will have a chance to win an autographed Romeo mini-album.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Shinee's comeback stage 'Juliet' on MBC Music Core, more intense and sweeter after 4 months break., Saturday, June 6, 2009 Korea

Taken from : http://asianfanatics.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=658867&st=-40&p=658867&#entry658867

Source: [MTV Korea]
Translated by: I♥소녀시대 @ http://asianfanatics.net/news/

Yep, the group (Shinee) is finally back, after a 4 month break, after ending promotions for their 1st repackage album which ended back in January 2009. Shinee has just released their latest mini-album titled 'Romeo' which had just been released on the 25th of May 2009. The boys were meant to debut on stage 1/2 weeks ago but due to Onew's Injury and the President's accident, the stage was forced to pull back until this week.

Shinee members pulled of a better show than yesterdays on KBS Music Bank. Their hit 'Juliet' is a sentimental song which contains lyrics which are sensitive and impressive. Though the rhythm of the song may sound to sound like their previous song 'Love Like Oxygen' in their first album, the song contained a more refined and acoustic drum beat to it.

Onew, who injured his teeth, drew much more attention as his injury forced to pull back their comeback stage to a later date. Though fans say that Onew has definitely put off a good show after having an accident. The stage was more intense and sweeter as it was suppose to.
Onew's voice was completely new and contained a more gentle sound which made the song more better.

The new album has already been sweeping up various internet charts, and their album sales are continously growing. The album is currently being a hot topic amongst the audience. Shinee's mini-album 'Romeo' has been released.

Friday, 5 June 2009

Shinee marks their 1st #1 win on KBS Music Bank! with 'Juliette' + Top 20 Mnet Countdown & K-Chart!, Friday, June 5, 2009 Korea

Teken from : http://asianfanatics.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=658857&st=-40&p=658857&#entry658857
Source: [MTV Korea] [KBS Music Bank!] [Mnet Countdown!]
Translated by: I♥소녀시대 @ http://asianfanatics.net/news/

Shinee's 'Juliet' comeback stage earns them their first ever #1 win on KBS Music Bank!

Having been rescheduled after a member's injury, Shinee have comeback to stage with their new hit single 'Juliet'. Which had landed their first ever win on KBS Music Bank! After a 4 month hiatus, after finishing their 1st album promotions with 'Love Like Oxygen' and 'A.M.I.G.O', the shine has come back on the 5th of June 2009.

Onew (a Shinee member, Leader of the group) has just recovered after an injury on his front teeth and had looked completely cured on the stage. The fans supported their comeback stage after being delayed for 5 days when promotion should have began last week on SBS Inkigayo. The Shinee members sang their new hit 'Juliet' which will be promoted over the next 2 months competing with the sunbaes Super Junior's 'It's You'

Shinee's latest titled album 'Romeo' which features their latest hit 'Juliette' has also risen up to number 1 music album sales, and number 1 on various nternet sites such as the Hanteo Internet Site and Mnet. The Shinee members hopes 'Juliet' will rise their fame and become a good hit amongst their fans.

Shinee's performance stage was also beautiful and colorful which showed how much KBS has prepared. Shinee was up against SeeYa&Davichi&T-ara's Women's Generation and Super Junior's It's You and the winner was...

K-Chart Top 20!
1. Shinee - Juliet
2. See Ya, Davichi, and Ji-Yeon (T-Ara) - 여성시대 (Women's Generation)
3. Super Junior - It's You
4. 2PM - Again and Again
5. 2NE1 - Fire
6. SG Wannabe (feat. Yurisangja Baek Seung Hwa) - 사랑해 (I Love You)
7. 백지영 - 사랑이 죄인가요 (SBS Drama 자명고 OST)
8. Lee Seung Chul - 손톱이 빠져서 (My Nails Came Off)
9. Son Dambi - On a Saturday Night
10. SNSD - Gee
11. Davichi - My Man
12. V.O.S - 큰일이다
13. Kim Tae Woo - 기억과추억Feat 준형,호영,대니
14. K.Will - 눈물이 뚝뚝 (Dropping The Tears)
15. Chae Yeon - 흔들려 (Shake)
16. After School - Diva
17. IU - Boo
18. Younha - 1,2,3
19. 2AM - A Friend's Confession
20. 8eight - Empty Hearts

(Only specific parts translated.)

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Mnet Countdown Top 20! Chart.

Performances on Mnet Countdown! (Check Youtube for Performances): 2PM, 8eight, Chae Yeon, K.Will, Lee Jung Hyun, Space Cowboy, Outsiders, Yoo Chae Young , Park Ji Yoon, SG Wannabe, Tae Goon, V.O.S

1. SG Wannabe (feat. Yurisangja Baek Seung Hwa) - 사랑해 (I Love You)
2. Super Junior - 너라고 (It's You)
3. Shinee - 줄리엣 (Juliette)
4. Son Dambi - On a Saturday Night
5. Younha - 1,2,3
6. 2NE1 - Fire
7. See Ya, Davichi, and Ji-Yeon (T-Ara) - 여성시대 (Women's Generation)
8. Park Ji Yoon - 바래진 기억에 (In A Faded Memory)
9. Lee Seung Chul - 손톱이 빠져서 (My Nails Came Off)
10. Chae Yeon - 흔들려 (Shake)
11. K.Will - 눈물이 뚝뚝 (Dropping The Tears)
12. IU - Boo
13. 백지영 - 사랑이 죄인가요 (SBS Drama 자명고 OST)
14. After School - Diva
15. Tiffany (SNSD) - 나 혼자서 ( Be Myself )
16. MC Mong (feat. Navi) - Simple Love
17. Jo Sung Mo - 행복했었다 (I Was Happy)
18. Jun Jin (feat. Son Dam Bi) - Hey Ya!
19. Kim Tae Woo - 기억과추억 (Feat 준형,호영,대니)
20. Bobby Kim - 사랑..그 놈 ( Love…This Person )

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Korean Top Songs: American Listens The Most

Taken from : http://asianfanatics.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=658138&st=-40&p=658138&#entry658138

This is the ‘topchart’ of Korean songs in USA. It’s ranked by number of times people listen.
1. Super Junior – Sorry, Sorry [109,387 times]
2. TVXQ – Wrong Number [100,258 times]
3. Rain – Rainism [85,458 times]
4. Wonder Girls – Nobody [67,419 times]
5. Girl’s Generation – Gee [53,748 times]
6. TVXQ – Mirotic [51,914 times]
7. BoA – Eat You Up [28,715 times]
8. Bigbang – Number 1 [16,499 times]
9. 2NE1 – FIRE [9,834 times]
10.Bigbang – Haru Haru [8,552 times]
11.Super Junior – Why I Like You [5,304 times]
12.SHINee – Noona Is So Pretty [ 4,078 times]

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Tohoshinki’s Crying Days – The Real Side


Revealing the real crying days of Tohoshinki.


On June 3rd, sale of CD which will flow your tears “OTOKONAKI (Men Cry)” is begun. The compilation album which gathers male artists’ songs in theme of “the hidden tears of men”, all songs inserted has in total sales of 380 thousands copies.


Tohoshinki’s song “Doushite Kimi Wa Suki Ni Natta Shimattan Darou?” is also recorded, and the more special of it is the official web of OTOKONAKI where you can see listeners’ marks on this song. Among the fans, you must have the imagination of them singing in flowing tears, right?


As for Tohoshinki, which has never been told and even in their official web never released that they ever cried, yet 2 years ago on June 19th 2007–at the last stage of their “Tohoshinki 2nd Live Tour” in Budoukan, at encore while were singing “PROUD”, suddenly Yoochun was teary and couldn’t manage to continue singing. Junsu who was beside him got the effect and also the rest of members did cry as well.


Tohoshinki who is a top artist in Korea, with a high popularity, had to endure the feeling of being no one as a rookie in Japan. “There’s maybe no one will welcome us.” they ever said this to see how things were going at that time.


“In Japan as a rookie, the first problem was language which we didn’t even understand. We felt uneasy as were separated miles away from our home country, thinking how if no one liked us, etc. While finally 2 years ago, after all those hard working years… on such a huge stage of Budoukan, in front of great number of fans, we couldn’t stand but cried.” – Tohoshinki.


Tohoshinki who currently has been active in all cities around Japan, they had endured anykind of uneasy feeling, restlessness for finally to be in where they are now.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

SHINee is #1 on album sales chart even without broadcast activities


Wha....SHINee new info...!!!
With member Onew injuring himself 2 days before their comeback stage causing the group to postpone their comeback stage, SHINee has came up #1 on album sales for their 2nd minialbum ‘Romeo’ even without broadcast activities.


On Hanteo chart, the group’s new minialbum ‘Romeo’ has came up to #1 for album sales, taking Super Junior and V.O.S off competition, with 15,000 copies sold.


The album sales was initially set at 21st May and their comeback stage on 19th May but member Onew injured his front teeth after falling from a flight of stairs in their dorm before their comeback stage. The album sales then was pushed back to 25th May.


It is said that the group will most probably have their comeback stage earliest this week.

Saturday, 30 May 2009

SM's New Girl Band Saturday May 30, 2009 Korea

Yawn... There is talk that SM Entertainment will now be debuting a new girl group, said to be the female version of SHINee... oh, really? Sounds strangely ...

The groups name is set to be "Crystal", for they will be "the crystals of the generation", by setting a good example and having absolutely NO plastic surgery on any of the members. It's funny they use the "crystal" analogy, because a crystal just looks like a shiny rock unless its cut and molded into something pretty. Go figure.


The group "Crystal" have supposedly been preparing for the past 3 years with trainers from the U.S., claiming their training was different from that of SNSD. Check out the members:

San

Name: Anna Sun
Birth: 1990
Lead vocals and rapper







Syeon
Name: Yoo Seung Yeon
Birth: 1992
Main rapper and vocalist









Lara

Name: Lee Nara
Birth: 1990
Leader and lead dancer a.k.a the only one who can't sing


DaEun
Name: Noh Da Eun
Birth: December 12, 1989
Main vocalist

Doyeon

Name: Yoon Do Yeon
Birth: 1994
Main dancer, vocalist










They even recognized their SHINee counter parts: Onew=Lara, JongHyun=DaEun, Key=San, Minho=Syeon and Taemin= DoYeon. They are set to debut around July or August of this year.Needless to say, I'm tired of all these new girl groups popping up, especially since it's an SM artist--it's just going to prolong the spaces between our favorite artists' comebacks. The comparison is a little annoying too... I'm waiting for them to say they're coming out with a Korea-based female DBSK!

Friday, 29 May 2009

SHINee for comeback stage next week




It is known that SHINee member Onew who injured himself just before the boys’ comeback has been to the doctor’s for treatment and is covering well.



SM Entertainment said on the 29th, “Onew has almost fully recovered from his injuries. It is planned for the boys to have their comeback as early as next week.”



Onew had fell from a flight of stairs at the boys’ dormitary on 19th May after their practice and injured his front teeth.




The boys were preparing for their comeback with their 2nd minialbum ‘Romeo’. And the album is already doing very well on album sales charts like Hanteo charts since the the album release.


Also, the title song ‘Juliette’ has been receiving much interests from music fans since its reveal even though the boys have not performed the song on broadcast programmes yet.

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Big Bang to fly to Japan today ; Will they make it big in Japan music market?


Here new info from BIG BANG !!
Big Bang has flew out of Korea towards Japan today (28th May).


They will be staying there for a while, concentrating on advancing into the Japanese major music market through promotions.


They release their Japanese debut single ‘My Heave’ on the 24th. The boys will also be participating in ‘MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2009′ on 30th May in Saitama Super Arena. They will be going on various broadcast programmes and doing interviews there.


The single ‘My Heaven’ will also be released in Taiwan, China etc in 6 other Asian countries.

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Father SM’s SHINee Remakes Part II: “Hit Me”


First, SM decided to rehash some mediocre Corbin Bleu for SHINee's comeback single "Juliette". While some fans could understand choosing a safe, catchy single that catered to mainstream tastes for profit's sake, SHINee World is abuzz with the new revelation that yet another song from the new mini-album "Romeo" is a remake.


The SHINee track in question is "Hit Me", with the original song being "Bad Case" by Los Angeles duo Jackie Boyz (recorded in December 2008).


Adding an additional DBSK/Sarah Connor plot twist, the rights to "Bad Case" were also sold concurrently to R&B singers Marques Houston and Omarion, each of whom released their own versions of the song titled "Case Of You" on May 21st.



Since "Bad Case" was never really an official release, this particular originality violation does not reek as much as "Juliette" did. But this constant remaking really has to disappear if K-Pop wants to gain any credibility in the global music industry. Even if you repeat the word "nobody" 62 times or "gee" 52 times in a single song, at least it's all original. So while SM gets all the money through copycat creation, SHINee's impressive talents are almost wasted recording these remakes, as the five teenagers are blissfully unaware that Americans an ocean away are and have been recording the same melodies. SHINee gets the backlash, as Father SM rakes in the cash. Grr.


I'm just cringing at the thought of the elementary bickering that might occur in the comment sections for these songs on Youtube if/when American R&B fans wander over to the SHINee videos, and vice-versa. Considering that Youtube commenting seems to lower one's IQ by 100 points while skyrocketing his or her cultural bias, one can only imagine what will happen when this

Who is the coolest lady killer?







Who is the coolest lady killer? A week-long online poll launched by CRIonline Showbiz has the answer. South Korean star Lee Minho came atop the list, beating down 'Twilight' star Robert Pattinson, Chinese pop singer Han Geng and a member from Taiwan boy band Fahrenheit , Wu Chun .






Lee Minho






Impression: Handsome boy featuring curly hair, very clean look and slim and muscular body.'Boys Over Flowers' star Lee Minho became famous overnight. He was one of the most popular Korean stars in the first half of the year."Boys Over Flowers" is a 25-episode South Korean television drama in 2009. This is the Korean drama adaptation of the Japanese manga 'Hana Yori Dango', also an equivalent of Taiwan drama 'Meteor Garden' and Japan's 'Hana Yori Dango' (TV series).






Han Geng






Han Geng (born on February 9, 1984), better known in Korea as Hankyung, is a Chinese pop singer and actor.He is the only Chinese member of the large boy band Super Junior and the leader of its subgroup Super Junior-M.As a member of a Korean music group, he has been an important contributor to the Korean wave in China.






Wu Chun






Wu Chun, is a Brunei-born actor, singer, a former model, and gym instructor.He is the only non-Taiwanese member of the boy band Fahrenheit, and is known for his roles in the Taiwan idol dramas 'Romantic Princess', 'Hanazakarino Kimitachihe', 'Hot Shot' and 'Tokyo Juliet'.CRI Online

Dong Bang Shin Ki makes a cameo; aims for top sales



Look at this !!


Here new info from DBSK. .





What happend with him??




, the Japanese movie in which superstar Korean group, Dong Bang Shin Ki made a small cameo in, is going to show in cinemas in Taiwan soon.





Taiwanese fans have made plans to show their support by booking cinemas by the halls, even though the cameo made is only about ten seconds or more.





Meisa Kuroki plays the female lead in , an exceptionally gifted ballet genius, and in order to perfect the role, she practiced ballet non-stop for three months.





And DBSK, who sang the theme song for the movie, also cameos as a well-known group, making the movie even more enticing for moviegoers.





Taiwanese Cassiopeians will be booking the cinema halls on the 30th of May, supporting their idols in the most concise action ever.

SHINee 2nd minialbum Romeo sweeping up #1 on album charts


Said : congratulation to SHINee

Yoo......


You know??

SHINee's 2nd mini-album "ROMEO album" sales has been doing very well. .

woo..

chukkahamnida to SHINee...


They released their 2nd minialbum on 25th May, 1 year into their debut.

And the album went up to #1 on various daily sales chart like Hanteo, Hot Tracks etc in just 1 day into the release.


And of course, the title song to the minialbum Juliette is also doing very well on various music charts, and the MV to the song was released on 22nd May.
There has been much interests as to the boys comeback.

SHINee 2nd minialbum ‘Romeo’ sweeping up #1’s on album charts


SHINee’s 2nd minialbum ‘Romeo’ album sales has been doing very well.



The boys released their 2nd minialbum on 25th May 1 year into their debut.


And the album went up to #1 on various daily sales chart like Hanteo, Hot Tracks etc in just 1 day into the release.



And of course, the title song to the minialbum ‘Juliette’ is also doing very well on various music charts, and the MV to the song was released on 22nd May.



There has been much interests as to the boys’ comeback.

Looking forward to their comeback stage.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

SHINee is #6 on Mnet music chart


Here new info from my favourite boyband. .(SHINee)


Their new song Juliette is #6 on Mnet music chart..


The rest of chart result

1. 2NE1 � �Fire�

2. Super Junior � �It�s You� (up 2 positions from last week)

3. SeeYa, Davichi and Ji Yeon � �Female Generation� (fell 1 position from last week)

4. 2PM � �Again & Again�

5. Davichi � �My Man�

6. SHINee � �Juliette�

7. Super Junior � �Sorry Sorry�

8. SG Wannabe � �I Love You�

9. After School � �Diva�

10. K Will � �Tears Are Falling�

Monday, 25 May 2009

SHINee Onew front teeth injury, "I'm recovering quickly"

New news from my favorite leader boyband SHINee

SHINee’s leader Onew is said to be recovering quickly from his teeth injury after falling down from the stairs in their quarters just 2 days before the group’s comeback stage on 19th May. It was said that his injury will take 1-2 weeks for full recovery.



SM Entertainment said on the 22nd, “Ever since his injury, Onew has at the hospital. He is recovering faster than expected, the other members are also feeling relieved about that.”



SM said, “Right now he has not recoved fully, we will have his condition checked beginning of next week, and then decide on their comeback stage day again.”



Meanwhile, the offline release date of their minialbum has been postponed from 21st to 25th May.

SHINee' Minialbum ROMEO "released"


SHINee has released their new mini-album "Romeo".



One of my favourite boyband has released their mini-album,

They are SHINee.


This is the tracklist

01 니가 맘에 들어 (Talk To You)

02 Juliette

03 차라리 때려 (Hit Me)

04 세뇨리따 (Senorita)

05 잠꼬대 (Please, Don't Go)

06 소년, 소녀를 만나다 (Romeo + Juliette)


With the release of this mini-album, Netter are left with one burning question: why did they choose "Juliette"?

Thursday, 21 May 2009

BOYS BEFORE FLOWERS F4 SPECIAL EDITION PARTS 3-4



BOYS BEFORE FLOWERS F4 SPECIAL EDITION PARTS 3-4



As announced, Mnet has (finally!) released the last two parts of the four-part F4 “After Story” music drama, featuring Ji-hoo’s (Kim Hyun-joong) and Jun-pyo’s (Lee Min-ho) segments.
Although the songs were pretty nice to listen to, the first two parts with Kim Bum and Kim Joon were rather disappointing, imo. Like those parts, the last two also featured mostly old footage cobbled together into a new video. I thought Ji-hoo’s was pretty lame (there have been better fanvideos), but at least Jun-pyo’s had a little bit of new footage.
SONG OF THE DAY

Lee Min-ho - “My Everything.” His pronunciation could be better (everyTING? ah, well, just pretend he’s going for a rasta accent) but I love how husky his voice is. I had no hopes for his singing voice (after his CF/digital single for Cass beer was so annoyingly overproduced with barely audible vocals), so this is a nice surprise. [ Download ]

Just as Episodes 1 and 2 featured songs sung by the actors (Kim Bum’s “I’m Going to Meet You Now” (지금 만나러 갑니다) and Kim Joon’s “To Make Empty” (비워내기)), these segments feature songs sung by Kim Hyun-joong and Lee Min-ho.
Ji-hoo’s theme is “Sometime” by SS501, while Jun-pyo’s is “My Everything.”
Episode 3 (Ji-hoo): “Sometime”
Kind of meh, isn’t it?
Thankfully, Jun-pyo’s video is much more satisfying than Ji-hoo’s, if only because it actually has a narrative and gives an air of closure:
Episode 4 (Jun-pyo): “My Everything”
I enjoyed Boys Before Flowers as much as anyone — hey, I have more than 100,000 words written exclusively on this series to prove it! — but I put this drama behind me a while ago, and I’ll be relieved when it finally puts itself to rest. I’m much more eager to see what these lovely boys do next, rather than seeing them forced to milk their popularity from this one thing.
Thanks to Youtube uploader hoonfami
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Wednesday, 20 May 2009

SHINee Onew injured front teeth 2 days before comeback stage


My onew injured??no...


Wednesday May 20. 2009 Korea


SHINee, who is back as the ’21st century Romeo’, will have to have their comeback postponed as member Onew is injured (oh no..).


On 19th May, after practice, Onew heading home when he fell from the stairs in his quarters and hurt himself.


The doctor-in-charge said, “When he fell from the stairs, his front tooth got dislocated.


He will need treatment for 1-2 weeks and his condition needs to be checked.”SM Entertainment said, “With Onew injured, we will have to postpone SHINee’s comeback stage.


We will decide the comeback stage again, looking at Onew’s condition.”Menawhile, SHINee’s 2nd minialbum title song ‘Juliette’ as revealed on 18th May is doing very well on online music charts.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

TVXQ was Selected for “Sweet Confession Seolreim”

Taken from : http://asianfanatics.net/news/

TVXQ was Selected for “Sweet Confession Seolreim”

Tuesday May 19, 2009 Korea

Submitted by UknowCaja?

Group TVXQ is model for ice cream CF which catches the summer heat.

Dong Bang Shin Ki was selected as Japan and South Korea’s Lotte Confectionary model for its ice cream product’s CF called Seolreim.

Lotte Confectionary spokesperson said, “TVXQ is the best in Asia, they’ve been gaining much popularity as a group, and each TVXQ member has variety of charisma which is appealing, as well as their sweet image which is suitable for Seolreim romantic image.

Thus they’re selected as CF model.”The shooting was taken on April 21st at a studio in NamyangJu, the director wanted to potray an image of a couple showing their love on a roof across the room which caused heart throbbed.

The concept which conveys love comic acting done by lovely Dong Bang Shin Ki has grabbed attention of audiences.

You can read the full article and view the CF on http://www.asianfanatics.net

plagiarism for SHINee's 2nd minialbum?






Tuesday May 19, 2009 Korea


Submitted by Smile. Love. Mochi


SHINee, who recently released the concept and photoshoot for their comeback 2nd minialbum ‘Romeo’, has been accused of plagiarism.A netizen uploaded a photo on SHINee official homepage on 18th May of a foreign male model wearing similar face mask as the SHINee members had for their photoshoot.The model was wearing what seemed like the eyepiece of MaJingGaZ for the magazine Dazed And Confused March issue English version. And the model seen is Luke Woralle (20).SM Entertainment came out to clarify, “It may seem like plagiarism seems the 2 photoshoots uses similar style masks. But the concept is different. The concept for SHINee’s new minialbum is Romeo while the other photoshoot uses the concept of ‘Transformers’ in them.”Meanwhile, the boys will have their comeback stage with the song ‘Juliette’ on 22nd May.


source: kbites


read the full article...on http://www.asianfanatics.net/

Lee Min Ho's interview part 1


Taken from : Asianfanatics.net




Tuesday May 19,2009 Korea


Submitted by ★Shira


Source: Daum TVzoneTranslation By: KPculture


Vogue Girl met with Lee Min Ho for an interview along with a photo shoot in London, England.Vogue Girl (VG): Your blood type is A. (Type As) abide well by social norms, have a timid side, and are perfectionists. Is your personality similar to that? Is it not?Lee Min Ho (LMH): My personality is not like a type A. First of all, I can’t become a perfectionist, I’m not shy, and I don’t maintain social norms well either (laughter). Neither am I that precise.VG: Are you a morning person or an owl-like night person ?LMH: I’m like an owl. To the extent that the oriental medicine doctor said that my physical constitution doesn’t allow me to use energy in the daytime. Although due to my schedule, there have been occasions recently that make me a morning person.VG: What does the owl Lee Min Ho usually do at night?..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

Thursday, 30 April 2009

SHINEE 1st DEBUT IN JAPAN??


SHINee to Debut in Japan

Tuesday April 28, 2009 Korea

Submitted by Smile. Love. Mochi

Continuing on after their seniors DBSK & Super Junior, SHINee will be debuting in Japan too.KJnet who plans Hallyu Events like concerts & fan meetings officially announced that SHINee will visit Japan for the first time on August 10th and will have a event at the Nigano Sun Plaza Hall in Tokyo.As soon as SHINee’s 1st visit and fan event in Japan was announced, questions from the fans started pouring in. The tickets will be on sale starting the 26th.SHINee is planning to release a album in Japan as well. They are preparing a surprise event which will target the CD buyers.

BOF




Tuesday April 28, 2009 Korea

The much-touted “F4 Special Edition” music drama, which follows up with the F4 boys five years after the end of the drama, was finally released online on April 28 — but only the first half (or two “episodes”). The second half comes out next week.Each F4 member gets his own “episode,” and first two feature Kim Bum’s Yi-jung character and Kim Joon’s Woo-bin.The music drama features a total of nine songs, some of which were sung by the actors themselves, like Kim Hyun-joong’s “Thing Called Happiness” (행복이란), Kim Bum’s “I’m Going to Meet You Now” (지금 만나러 갑니다), and Kim Joon’s “To Make Empty” (비워내기).Yi-jung’s segment (above) opens with narration by Woo-bin, and the song featured throughout is Kim Bum’s song — I’m actually quite impressed with the vocals. I’m less impressed with how so much of the footage is old clips from the series.The intro:Woo-bin: “Are there things that don’t change even after time has passed? How many springs have come to our school full of memories? And our special classroom — it’s here that .....

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

KIM SO EUN

Asian Entertainment News 2007 (Archive)
francesca Apr 10, 2007

Kim So Eun : After the drama and CF Rush, "Popularity Realized" Thursday April 2, 2009 Korea Kim So Eun : After the drama and CF Rush, "Popularity Realized"Source : DaumTranslated by: Heroine.Mei @ soompiIn KBS Drama "Boys Over Flowers", Kim So Eun played Geum Jan Di's best friend Chu Ga Eul, whose genuine and lively charisma and her refreshing love line with Kim Bum were very well received by fans.The Boys Over Flowers syndrome helped propel Kim So Eun's popularity, landing her as models for "Clean N Clear" and "Pocari Sweat." Also she was picked as the model for Bonjuk porridge shop along with Kim Bum, making her 2009's biggest up and coming star.Kim So Eun's pure and lively charms are comparable even to F4's, and she will express her feelings about the drama in this interview.Q. "Boys Over Flowers" has finished filming. How do you feel?A. �It feels like I am still in the middle of filming. Even though has finished filming, it feels like it hasn't. Even though it was tiring for 6 months... BoF was very popular, and I received a lot of popularity too. Thank you very much everyone.�Q. What is the most memorable thing?A. �Because of BoF "Ga Eul-yang" has become my nickname (laughs). Even though at first I was a little sad about the name, but on one hand after fully absorbing the "Ga Eul" character I felt an intimacy to be called that so I felt happy. Also because I have received so much love with my nickname it has become a precious name to me and my other name. Sometimes even my family and friends would call me "Ga Eul-yang." (laughs)�Q. You received a lot of love by as the "Soeul couple" with Kim Bum.A. �In the drama Ga Eul and Yi Jeong's love line differed from the original Japanese work to create a beautiful love, and I was very happy because of that. "Soeul couple" is a pretty name to be coined as... I'm thankful we received so much support and love (laughs).�Q. Lastly please say a few words to the fans.A. �My fans who have given me so much love, I hope you will be healthy. I hope your days are filled with laughter. Now and in the future with everyone's support I will show you all a better side of me as well as my hard efforts. And today, tomorrow, everyday, thank you