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Workers’ Use of Collaboration Tools Rose 44 Percent Since 2019

Nearly 80% of workers are using collaboration tools for work in 2021, up from just over half of workers in 2019, according to Gartner.

AMD Captures 16 Percent of Server CPU Market

Competition in the market for high-performance semiconductors targeting data center workloads is red hot according to Omdia.

Smartwatch Shipments Leap 47 Percent in 2Q21

Global smartwatch shipments soared 47 percent annually to reach 18 million units in the second quarter of 2021, according to Strategy Analytics.

Big Tech, Big Fines

Big tech is notorious when it comes to the usage of customer data for advertising and tracking users across the web.

Salesforce to Create 9.3 Million Jobs and $1.6 Trillion in Revenues by 2026

Salesforce announced a new study from IDC that finds the company and its ecosystem of partners will create 9.3 million new jobs and $1.6 trillion in new business revenues worldwide by 2026.

IBM and Airspan to Offer Private 5G Testbed for European Operators

IBM and Airspan Networks teamed to provide open RAN 5G testing to European operators.

EMEA Gaming PC Market Set to Stay Strong in 2021

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) market for gaming PCs posted another quarter of solid growth in 2Q21, growing 10.8% and recording 2.5 million units shipped, according to IDC.

HT Wins Ookla and Umlaut Awards for the Best Mobile Network in Croatia

For the third consecutive year, Hrvatski Telekom was named as the best mobile network in Croatia.

US Considering Action against Honor

A former Huawei-owned smartphone manufacturer Honor is rumoured to be at risk of similar sanctions to former parent company.

A Decade of Growth: Apple Thrived Under Tim Cook

Apple’s revenue and profit more than tripled between 2011 and 2021, as the company constantly expanded the ecosystem of devices and services around its flagship product, the iPhone.

Enterprise External Storage Market Revenue Increased 9.7 Percent in 2Q21

Global market revenue for enterprise external OEM storage systems grew 9.7% year over year to $6.9 billion during the second quarter of 2021.

China Smartphone Internet Sales Take 31 Percent of Overall Market in 1H21

China’s smartphone internet retail sales by units had a 31% share of the total market shipments in H1 2021, according to Counterpoint Research.

Telefonica Launches Leadwind Fund

Telefonica partnered with a Spanish venture capital company K to launch a fund seeking to raise between €150 million and €250 million.

Pandemic Drives US Enterprise Spending on Telecoms, Cloud and DaaS

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a huge burden on US businesses to become flexible, agile, and safe, according to Strategy Analytics.

A1 Rolls Out Security Service Offensity across the Group´s Markets

Three years ago, A1’s Intrapreneurship Program “Empowering Ideas” resulted in a winning security service, called Offensity.

The Best Universities in the World

The latest global university ranking has been released by Times Higher Education, putting the UK's Oxford University at the top of the pile.

OnlyFans Pulls Out of Porn Ban

In one of the more stunning examples of corporate flip-flopping in recent memory, OnlyFans pulled out of its planned pornography ban.

Most Organizations Uncertain they Can Recover from a Ransomware Attack

The Dell 2021 Global Data Protection Index (GDPI) findings reveal organizations are facing several data protection challenges.

T-Systems and Google Partner to Deliver Sovereign Cloud for Germany

T-Systems and Google Cloud  will build and deliver sovereign cloud services for German enterprises, the public sector, and healthcare organizations.

B2B Cross-Border Payment Transaction Values to Exceed $42 Trillion in 2026

The transaction value of B2B cross-border payments of all payment types will exceed $42.7 trillion in 2026, from $34 trillion in 2021, according to Juniper Research.

NVIDIA Games on Through Global Chip Shortage

Although the global chip shortage and breaks in the logistics chain due to COVID-19 posed new challenges for the consumer electronics market, graphics card veteran NVIDIA managed to come out of it unscathed.

Enterprise WLAN Market Continued Strong Growth in 2Q21

Growth rates remained strong in the enterprise segment of the wireless local area networking (WLAN) market in the second quarter of 2021 (2Q21) as the market increased 22.4% on a year-over-year basis to $1.7 billion, according to IDC.

Lenovo Unveils New Everything-As-A-Service Platform

At its 7th annual global technology event, Tech World, Lenovo unveiled a wave of new products and solutions.

Global Consumer Electronics Market Continues Growth

The global consumer electronics market (excluding North America) achieved sales growth of $42.8 billion in the first half of 2021, an increase of 18 percent, according to GfK.

The Team Is Key to Success

To work in a company with great team is key to success, Tihomir Vrček, Team Lead, Flex Rey & Ethernet Implementation in dSpace points out in an interview with ICTbusiness.

Apple Unveils New iPhone, iPad and Watch

Apple launched latest iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch at its annual launch event.

Investment in AI Solutions Will Accelerate

Businesses and organizations across all industries are increasing their investment in AI to create competitive advantage through improved customer insight, greater employee efficiency, and accelerated innovation, according to IDC.

71 Percent of Growing Businesses Survived the Pandemic by Going Digital

Salesforce launched the fifth edition of its “Small and Medium Business Trends” report.

Chip Production Shifts Away From Traditional Strongholds

The Japanese government under Yoshihide Suga has announced that it is looking to bolster the country’s lagging semiconductor industry.

Instant Payment Transaction Values to Exceed $27 Trillion by 2026

The transaction value of instant payments will exceed $27.7 trillion in 2026, from just $4.8 trillion in 2021, according to Juniper Research.

Paid Influencers in Germany Must Label Posts as Advertisements

Influencers who receive money from companies to promote products must clearly label such posts as advertisements, a German court ruled.

iPhone 13 to Help Apple Grab One-Third of 2021 5G Shipments

Apple’s iPhone 12 and upcoming 13 series devices are set to spike in the last quarter of 2021 5G shipments to nearly 200m units, according to Counterpoint Research.

3 UK Cancelled Free Roaming in the EU

Operator 3 UK followed in the footsteps of EE and Vodafone by reintroducing roaming fees for users visiting the EU.

Samsung Close to Select US Chip Fab's Location

Samsung is close to select a site near Taylor, Texas for a planned $17 billion chip fabrication plant which would boost the vendor’s US manufacturing capabilities.

AR to See 22-Fold Revenue Growth by 2030

AR is expected to take the reins and go from humble beginnings to one day replacing smartphones, according to GlobalData.

Apple Has to Change Some App Store Rules

Apple needs to change some of the App Store rules, a U.S. federal judge ruled.

Americans Set to Spend $487 Billion on Tech in 2021

Thanks to generous government checks and the pandemic’s stimulating effect on consumer demand for technology, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) is predicting 2021 to be another record year for the U.S. tech industry.

EMEA Tablet Market Will Accelerate in the Commercial Space

Tablet market shipments reached 11.8 million units in EMEA in the second quarter of 2021, according to IDC.

Hardcopy Peripheral Shipments Saw Double-Digit Growth in 2Q21

The worldwide hardcopy peripherals market expanded for the fourth quarter in a row in the second quarter of 2021, according to IDC.

Share of 5G Smartphones to more than Double in 2021

The share of 5G smartphones in the global smartphone market is expected to increase to 43% this year, more than doubling from 19% last year, according to Omdia.

Germany Should Sell its Deutsche Telekom Stake

German monopolies commission used an election process to reiterate calls for the telecoms sector to be overhauled.

Good Organization, Knowledge Transfer is Key to Success

Technical training and career development of employees in their group is key to success of the ompany, said Nenad Licitar, Group Leader of Bus Technologies at dSpace in an interview with ICTbusiness.biz.

DT to Increase Control over T-Mobile US and Sell T-Mobile Netherlands

Deutsche Telekom struck an agreement with SoftBank to increase control over its T-Mobile US operation.

$1.1 Billion Opportunity Opens up in South Korea with LG’s Exit

A $1.1-billion opportunity has been created in South Korea with the exit of LG from the smartphone market, according to Counterpoint Research’s latest Korea Smartphone Tracker.

Ericsson and Qualcomm Achieve First 5G NR Call on CBRS Spectrum

Ericsson and Qualcomm announced that they have successfully completed the first over-the-air 5G New Radio (NR) call on CBRS (Citizen Broadband Radio Service) spectrum in a recent field trial.

Infobip Tops Juniper Research's Mobile Messaging Leaderboard

A study from Juniper Research has ranked Croatian company Infobip as the leading service provider in the mobile messaging space.

WhatsApp Gets €225 Million GDPR Fine

Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) imposed a €225 million fine on Facebook’s WhatsApp for failures around transparency in how it handled users’ personal information.

Revenue from Adult VR Content to Reach $19 Billion by 2026

Global value of the VR adult content market will increase significantly, from $716 million in 2021 to $19 billion in 2026; representing 22% of the global digital adult content market value by 2026, according to Juniper Research.

Spending on Big Data and Analytics Solutions to Reach $215.7 Billion in 2021

Worldwide spending on big data and business analytics (BDA) solutions is forecast to reach $215.7 billion this year, an increase of 10.1% over 2020, according to IDC.

Over Half of Households Worldwide Will Own Smart TV by 2026

More than 665 million homes worldwide owned a Smart TV by the end of 2020, according to Strategy Analytics.

5G Network Infrastructure Revenue to Grow 39 Percent in 2021

Worldwide 5G network infrastructure revenue is on pace to grow 39% to total $19.1 billion in 2021, up from $13.7 billion in 2020, according to Gartner.

Fraunhofer and IBM Unveil Powerful Quantum Computer

Fraunhofer and IBM officially unveiled Germany’s first IBM Quantum System One to the public.

EMEA PC Market Growth to Continue in 3Q21

EMEA shipments of traditional PCs will reach 95.8 million in 2021, a 13.2% growth, according to research by IDC.

Span Announces IPO on the Zagreb Stock Exchange

Croatian IT company Span announced plans for the initial public offering of their stocks on the Zagreb Stock Exchange.

Smartphone Sales Grew 10.8 Percent in 2Q21

Global smartphone sales to end users totaled 328.8 million in the second quarter of 2021, an increase of 10.8% year over year, according to Gartner.

DT on Schedule with 5G and Fiber Roll-Out

Deutsche Telekom announced it is on track with its 5G and FTTH rollout.

China Limits Gaming for Children to Three Hours a Week

Chinese government stepped up measures to curb children’s screen time and combat gaming addiction.

Infobip Strengthens Collaboration with Adobe

Global cloud communications company Infobip announces it has strengthened its relationship with Adobe and furthered the global reach of Infobip’s omnichannel communications platform by becoming an Accelerate partner in the Adobe Exchange Partner Program.

NVIDIA Maintains Domination in AI Processors for Cloud and Data Center

NVIDIA maintained its dominant position in the global market for AI processors used in the cloud and in data centers in 2020, with an 80.6% share of global revenue, according to Omdia.

Four Trends Are Shaping the Future of Public Cloud

Four new trends in cloud computing are continuing to expand the breadth of cloud offerings and capabilities, accelerating growth across all segments in the public cloud services market, according to Gartner.

Over a Third of Organizations Experienced a Ransomware Attack or Breach

More than one third of organizations worldwide have experienced a ransomware attack or breach that blocked access to systems or data in the previous 12 months, according to IDC survey.

Smartphone Brands Bet on Under-display Camera for Full-screen Display

Smartphone makers have introduced a variety of screen innovations since the implementation of notch design in the iPhone X in 2017, according to Counterpoint Research.

Lenovo Expands Manufacturing Portfolio in India

Lenovo announced it will significantly expand its local manufacturing portfolio in India, with a range of initiatives that will help meet increasing customer demand.

5G Devices to Represent over Half of Smartphone Sales Revenue by 2025

5G compatible smartphones will account for over 50% of smartphone sales revenue by 2025 rising to $337 billion from $108 billion in 2021, according to Juniper Research.

Dell Posts Record Second Quarter Results

Dell announced record financial results for its fiscal 2022 second quarter.

Western Europe’s PC Market Grows 3 Percent in 2Q21

During the second quarter of 2021, Western European PC shipments reached 15.0 million units, up 3% year on year.

Shipments of PCs and Tablets Will Maintain Growth Through 2021

Worldwide shipments of PCs are expected to grow 14.2% to 347 million units in 2021, according to IDC.

A1 Group Chooses Nokia and Ericsson as 5G Suppliers in Selected Markets

A1 Telekom Austria Group has chosen Scandinavian network equipment suppliers Nokia and Ericsson as partners in the rollout of the 5G networks in the markets of Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia.

Gideon Brothers' CTO and co-founder Josip Ćesić accepted into Forbes Technology Council

Co-founder and CTO of Gideon Brothers Josip Ćesić has been accepted into Forbes Technology Council.

Highest EU Data Protection Standards When Using Microsoft 365

T-Systems encrypts all content data and content meta data saved in Microsoft 365 and pseudonymizes the user’s information on its way to the cloud.

Proof of Vaccination Required to Attend CES 2022

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced that CES 2022 will require in-person attendees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

IaaS and PaaS Workloads to Reach Revenue of $400 Billion in 2025

IDC recently published a new forecast for the Worldwide Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) markets, which includes revenue segmentation across IDC's 18 enterprise workload categories.

GSMA and ETNO Concerned on Tech Tax Proposals

Telecoms industry groups GSMA and ETNO expressed concerns new global tax proposals targeting technology companies failed to recognise contributions made by their members to world economies.

Worldwide IT Spending to Grow 9 Percent This Year

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $4.2 trillion in 2021, an increase of 8.6% from 2020, according to Gartner.

Facebook Removed Numerous Vaccine Misinformation Superspreaders

Facebook removed a large amount of pages spreading misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.

HT Provides Gigabit Speeds Over 5G Throughout Croatia

Hrvatski Telekom is enabling gigabit speeds over its 5G network in numerous cities across Croatia.

Huawei Still Has Faith in Device Revival

Huawei deputy chairman Guo Ping told staff the company would not exit the smartphone business despite severe supply chain issues, CNBC reported.

Lockdowns Contribute to HCP Market Increasing for Third Quarter in a Row

The Western European printer and multifunction (MFP) market increased by 18.8% in 2Q21 compared with the same period a year ago, to give a market size of 4.39 million units, according to research by IDC.

T-Mobile US Admits Hacker Breach

T-Mobile US confirmed hackers gained access to some of its data.

Microsoft's Government Azure Cloud Receives Authorization

Microsoft's Azure Government Top Secret cloud received authorisation making it available to US national security agencies.

Companies to Spend Almost $342 Billion on AI Solutions in 2021

Worldwide revenues for the AI market, including software, hardware, and services, is estimated to grow 15.2% year over year in 2021 to $341.8 billion, according to IDC.

Huawei to Invest $100 Million in Asia Pacific Startups over 3 Years

Huawei announced its plan to invest US$100 million in startup support at the inaugural HUAWEI CLOUD Spark Founders Summit.

Weather Company Continues to Be the World's Most Accurate Forecaster

IBM and its subsidiary The Weather Company were determined to be "the overall most accurate provider globally" by ForecastWatch, a premier organization for evaluating the accuracy of weather forecasts.

Contactless Card Transaction Values to Reach $2.5 Trillion in 2021

Global contactless card transaction values will reach $2.5 trillion in 2021, from $1.7 trillion in 2020, according to Juniper Research.

Lenovo Delivers Record First Quarter, Doubling Net Income

Lenovo posted record fiscal first quarter results for the Group.

BC Partners-Owned United Group Agrees to Acquire Greek Telecoms Operator Wind Hellas

United Group, the leading provider of telecommunications services and media in Southeast Europe, announced today it has reached an agreement with Crystal Almond Holdings Limited to acquire Greek telecoms operator Wind Hellas, one of the country’s three mobile operators.

Nokia Will Upgrade United Group Networks in Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia

Nokia was chosen by United Group to deliver its cloud-native core network products in Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia.

Berlin Photo Week Returns for its Third Edition

Berlin Photo Week makes its comeback this summer, kicking off its third edition on August 26th.

US Senators Target Apple and Google Over App Market

Three US Senators set out legislation designed to boost competition in the mobile app market and challenge the apparent dominant position of Apple and Google.

Samsung Unveils New Premium Devices

Samsung launched third generation of its foldable devices.

Ericsson and MediaTek Set Uplink Speed Record on mmWave

Ericsson and MediaTek performed a four-component carrier (4CC) uplink aggregation on millimeter wave (mmWave) that resulted in a peak throughput rate of 495 Mbps – 425 Mbps in New Radio (NR) plus 70 Mbps in LTE.

A1 Telekom Austria Group Acquires 5G Spectrum in Croatia

A1 Telekom Austria Group that the spectrum auction in Croatia for the bands 700 MHz, 3.6 GHz and 26 GHz has been completed.

HT Acquires 5G Spectrum for HRK 130 Million

Following the completion of the recent RF spectrum auction, Hrvatski Telekom with the HRK 130 million investment ensured the highest 5G spectrum share that will enable the biggest and fastest 5G network of the future.

Worldwide Page Volumes Set to Rebound In 2021

Total worldwide page volumes printed from office and home devices plummeted nearly 14% year over year in 2020 after several years of stable but slow decline, according to IDC.

Refurbished Smartphone Market Volumes Grew 4 Percent in 2020

The global refurbished smartphone market saw healthy growth across most regions in the second half of 2020, according to Counterpoint Research.

Nokia Opens O-RAN Collaboration and Testing Center in the US

Nokia opened its first Open RAN (O-RAN) Collaboration and Testing Center at its offices in Dallas, Texas.

5G Roamers to Surpass 200 Million by 2026

The global number of roaming subscribers using 5G services will increase from 4.5 million in 2021 to 210 million in 2026, according to Juniper Research.

Samsung Unveils First 5nm Processor for Wearables

Samsung announced its new wearable processor, the Exynos W920.

Embedded Finance Market Value to Exceed $138 Billion in 2026

The value of the embedded finance market will exceed $138 billion in 2026, from just $43 billion in 2021, according to Juniper Research.

Siemens Mobility Acquires Sqills

Siemens Mobility has signed a binding agreement to acquire the Netherlands based company Sqills, a leading provider in the provision of cloud-based inventory management, reservation, and ticketing software to public transport operators around the world.