Major International Awards to be Presented during the Globalization Partners PANGEO Virtual Conference - October 20th-22nd, 2021
COMPANY NEWS: Globalization Partners which makes it fast and easy for companies to hire anyone, anywhere within minutes, via its global employment platform, has today called for nominations for its annual PANGEO Awards. Created to recognize visionary companies and individuals in their pursuit to expand globally, award winners will be announced during the Globalization Partners PANGEO Virtual Conference, taking place between October 20-22, 2021.
Global smartwatch shipments appear to have recovered from any COVID-19 impact, with figures in the second quarter of 2021 rising by 27% compared to the corresponding quarter in 2020, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says.
Australian listed digital advertising business specialising in property REA Group has reported revenue growth of 13% to $928 million across its global markets and a net profit increased to $313million for the 12-months to the end of June 2021.
8x8 Voice for Microsoft Teams App Adds SMS, MMS and Fax Capabilities to Teams; Provides Teams Users with More Digital Communication Channels for Employee and Customer Engagement.
COMPANY NEWS: Cloud communications platform provider 8X8 has announced that the new 8x8 Voice for Microsoft Teams app has added Short Message Service (SMS), Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) and fax capabilities to further extend the Teams experience for users.
A survey conducted by Juniper Networks reveals that businesses in Asia Pacific feel more confident and trust artificial intelligence (AI) more than in North America or Europe. AI has its own sets of challenges, but Asia Pacific respondents are keen to overcome it.
The exit of South Korean smartphone maker LG from the industry on 31 July will benefit at least four other players, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says.
Communications workflow platform provider and SaaS company Whispir has successfully completed an oversubscribed $45.3 million share placement to new and existing institutional investors at an offer price of $3.75 per share.
By failing to involve more general staff, company leaders hinder DX progress
GUEST RESEARCH by Pegasystems: While businesses are doubling down on digital transformation (DX), new research from Futurum Research found that organisational leaders are leaving many of their employees behind in the process. The study revealed that 94 per cent of all employees want to be more involved in DX, and almost half (44%) of the general staff say they simply don’t know how to help. This not only disenfranchises some employees, it can also slow the pace of DX success.
Global smartwatch shipments grew 6% year-on-year in the third quarter of the year, with Apple remaining the leader and increasing its share by two percentage points, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says.
Oxygen saturation, a key symptom of COVID-19, is now being estimated using a remote camera after researchers at the University of South Australia developed AI health monitoring software that could carry out this function.
Australian business messaging provider MessageMedia has acquired US-based messaging platform SimpleTexting as part of plans to extend its existing presence in the North American market.
Shipments of smartphone accessories — wearable bands and true wireless stereo devices — are expected to exceed 200 million units and 350 million units respectively in 2021.
New Survey Reveals IT and OT Security Professionals’ Shifting Concerns, Attitudes, and Experiences During Pandemic
VENDOR NEWS: Claroty, the global leader in operational technology (OT) security, today released updated research on the state of industrial cybersecurity worldwide, which found that a majority (56%) of information technology (IT) and OT security professionals at industrial enterprises have seen an increase in cybersecurity threats since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. Additionally, 70% have seen cyber criminals using new tactics to target their organisations in this timeframe.
Germany-based open source company SUSE says it increased revenue by 14% year-on-year in the third quarter of its financial year, despite the COVID-19 crisis.
Swedish telecommunications equipment vendor Ericsson has shown off its ability to build high-capacity low-latency 5G networks by demonstrating the first live C Band network with throughput of 5.4Gbps at its North American headquarters in Texas.
Global 5G smartphone shipments in 2020 will reach 278 million units in 2020, with 62% of these being in Greater China - mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan - followed by North America and Europe and the Middle East, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, adding that the overall smartphone volume to drop to 1.3 billion units, a drop of 10.7% year-on-year.
In contrast to both the Asia Pacific region and rest of the world, the outage numbers for Internet Service Providers in Australia didn’t peak in March to coincide with the majority of Covid 19 lockdown orders, according to a new 2020 Internet Performance report.
The technology analyst firm Gartner has predicted that the amount of IT spending by governments across the globe will be US$438 billion (A$608 billion), a drop of 0.6% year-on-year.
US telecommunications service provider Verizon has become the first of Erissson's 5G customers to receive a American-made commercial base station from the company's new factory in Texas.
Technology analyst firm Gartner has forecast that global expenditure on 5G network infrastructure will almost double this year to reach US$8.1 billion (A$11.3 billion).
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