In The Spotlight
Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has gained significant ground on industry giants Apple and Samsung following a report issued by consultancy group Gartner. Samsung’s high-profile debacle with its Galaxy Note 7 impacted negatively on the organizations market share and that allowed Huawei to catch-up with their South Korean rivals.
Dr. Renato de Castro an esteemed and respected International advisor for World e-Governments Organization of Cities & Local Governments (WeGo), has shared three intriguing 'Smart Cities' predictions in a paper entitled Smart City: Disruptions and Predictions.
Finnish technology giants Nokia have disclosed the details of the signing of a distributor agreement with Energia Communications (EneCom) to sell its G.fast fixed ultra-broadband access technology in Japan. EneCom, Nokia’s first customer for next-generation broadband access technology in the country, will now become the reseller for the fixed access technology, making it available nationwide across Japan.
Japanese conglomerate Toshiba has received a number of healthy bids for a 19.9% stake in its lucrative flash memory business. It has received offers ranging from $1.8 billion to as high as $3.6 according to sources close to the organization.
A Japanese multinational company is set to build a U.S. plant worth $7 billion in the first half of this year – which could create up to 700,000 in the Unites States following reports emerging from the country.
Unified communications is becoming an increasingly important tool for driving time to market and revenue streams. Frost & Sullivan, in its report, Meetings Around the World: Charting the Course of Advanced Collaboration, found that 71 percent of Fortune 500 companies surveyed said they use UC solutions to cut the need for business travel. The same report also found that more than half of those responding thought UC solutions presented a powerful alternative to in-person office visits.
South Korea, a nation no bigger than the US state of Indiana, saw its economy surge from 1962 to about 1994 at an average of 10 percent annually, fueled by annual export growth of 20 percent during a period called the ""Miracle on the Han River"".