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Digital business has reached a tipping point in EMEA, with 35 percent of CIOs being in a position to scale their digital initiatives, according to Gartner’s annual global CIO survey.
According to IDC, worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to decline by 3% in 2018 before returning to low single-digit growth in 2019 and through 2022.
When the U.K.’s second-biggest cell-phone network went down Thursday, it struck transit riders, workers in the gig economy, small businesses and the self-employed, according to Bloomberg.
At today's session of the Supervisory Board of Hrvatski Telekom, Davor Tomašković submitted his resignation and announced that as of 1 April 2019 he shall be leaving the position of the President of the Management Board of the company to continue his career outside of the Deutsche Telekom group. The Supervisory Board has appointed Konstantinos Nempis to his position, who will assume the duties of President of the Management Board as of 1 April 2019.
Ericsson has inked a new deal with Telenor Group to transform its core network in Sweden, Denmark and Norway.
Worldwide spending on Telecom Services and Pay TV Services will increase by 0.6% in 2018 (in constant dollar terms), according to IDC.
The 35 must-watch technologies represented on the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2018 revealed five distinct emerging technology trends that will blur the lines between humans and machines.
A group of prominent computer scientists has come together to form a new pan-European laboratory devoted to artificial intelligence, according to Bloomberg.
With more content available than ever before, the number of Germans watching digital video is surpassing expectations, according to eMarketer.
Discounts on so-called "Black Friday" are becoming increasingly popular among European consumers, according to GfK.
Intel collaborated with two departments of transportation in the U.S. to improve bridge inspections.
BT is removing Huawei equipment from the core of the mobile network it acquired two years ago, bringing it into line with the British telecom company’s longstanding policy toward the Chinese vendor, according to Bloomberg.
Telia Company, Ericsson and KTH Royal Institute of Technology launched a 5G network on the KTH campus in Stockholm that will serve as an innovation and research platform for the academia and partner companies.
New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission voted to set a minimum wage for Uber and Lyft drivers, according to Bloomberg.
While the majority of businesses recognise which capabilities are important for their future success, many are failing to take the actions needed to build or even introduce them into their organisations, according to PwC.
Grocery apps are some of the fastest-growing apps in the US, according to eMarketer’s latest app usage forecast.
Samsung unveiled its new consumer solid state drive (SSD) lineup, the 860 QVO SSD, featuring up to four terabytes of storage capacity.
With the first instances of 5G services rolling out in the fourth quarter of 2018, 2019 is set to be a seminal year in the mobile industry, according to IDC.
Speech recognition will reach the Plateau of Productivity within the next two years and six other technologies will reach mainstream business adoption in the next two to five years according to Gartner.
IBM announced IBM Talent & Transformation, a new business to help companies and their employees flourish in the era of AI and automation.
Snapchat will have a larger user base among UK adults ages 18 to 24 than Facebook in 2018, according to eMarketer’s forecast on social network usage.
EU citizens will have access to a 5G network by 2020 and see the costs of their international calls capped, thanks to a provisional deal reached on Tuesday night.
Apple plans to hold off until at least 2020 before offering an iPhone that can connect to 5G, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with its plans.
Qualcomm ruled out any chance of a return to bid for NXP after U.S. and Chinese political leaders appeared to open the way for possible approval of the transaction, according to Bloomberg.
In the third quarter of 2018, Chinese brands Huawei and Xiaomi, helped drive global smartphone sales, according to Gartner.
Lenovo has partnered with IDC to examine the fundamental shifts that will change the concept of work and how it will be done in the next few years.
SoftBank dispensed with a price range and chose to set a single preliminary figure for the $21 billion initial public offering of its Japanese telecom business, according to Bloomberg.
A new study from Juniper Research has found that revenues generated for vendors by Proptech rental platforms will reach $6.5 billion by 2023, up from an estimated $290 million in 2018.
31 percent of CIOs in Asia/Pacific have evolved their digital initiatives to the scaling stage, up from 19 percent in 2018, according to a survey from Gartner.
Intel introduced the new version of their Neural Compute Stick.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced a definitive agreement to purchase BlueData.
Deutsche Messe announced in Hannover that it is streamlining its event portfolio: it will integrate CEBIT's industry-related topics into HANNOVER MESSE while also developing additional CEBIT topics into specialist events for decision-makers from vertical industries. The realignment is due to reduced space bookings for CEBIT 2019.
Bitcoin miners hit hard by the cryptocurrency’s crash may be throwing in the towel, according to Bloomberg.
A new study from Juniper Research found that annual operator billed revenues from 5G connections will approach $300 billion by 2025.
IBM's 2018 Holiday Retail Forecast indicates this shopping season could be a win in many segments, with a 4.83% year-over-year growth seen across the industry this year.
New Zealand has followed Australia in banning Huawei from supplying 5G equipment to the nation’s telecommunications operators, citing national security concerns, according to Bloomberg.
67 percent of business leaders agree their company must become significantly digitalized by 2020 to remain competitive, and they are looking for HR leaders to lead this transformation, according to Gartner.
5G is expected to reach more than 40 percent global population coverage and 1.5 billion subscriptions for enhanced mobile broadband by the end of 2024, according to the Ericsson Mobility Report.
Google runs the risk of hefty fines from the EU’s data-protection watchdogs after consumer groups accused them of abusing tools that track users’ location, according to Bloomberg.
IDC unveiled the IDC FutureScape: Worldwide CIO Agenda 2019 Predictions to support CIOs in their race to reinvention.
Many European politicians have touted the GDPR, saying it would “level the playing field” against the American internet companies and empower European consumers.
Apple is poised for another setback after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested that 10 percent tariffs could be placed on mobile phones and laptops made in China, according to Bloomberg.
The Europe, Middle East, and Africa traditional PC market came in stable in the third quarter of 2018, with the market turning positive (+0.5% YoY) and totaling 18.1 million units, according to IDC.
By 2030, 80 percent of heritage financial services firms will go out of business, become commoditized or exist only formally but not competing effectively, according to Gartner.
The U.S. government is contacting allies to get them to persuade telecom companies in their countries to avoid using equipment from Huawei, according to Bloomberg, citing the Wall Street Journal report.
Family businesses should seek to maximise the competitive advantage that comes from their strong values-led culture, according to the Global Family Business Survey 2018 released by PwC.
Lauren Blatchford from North Carolina has chosen to do a student practice in Croatia at Business Intelligence.
Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 Media has started vertical business “Vert” to help it capture advertising dollars migrating from classical TV to the internet, according to Bloomberg.
The European Union and the U.K. appear set to maintain commercial and personal data flows after Brexit, according to Bloomberg.
Google said it will roll out new policies in Europe to provide more transparency around political ads, ahead of European Union elections in the spring, according to Bloomberg.
Three years ago, AI company DeepMind embarked on a landmark effort to transform health care in the U.K., according to Bloomberg.
Even though TV ad spending in Germany still trends upward, its share of total media ad spending is shrinking, as digital takes a larger share of the pie.
Intel announced the XMM 8160 5G modem, a multimode modem optimized to provide 5G connectivity to devices like phones, PCs and broadband access gateways.
PwC’s Digital Trust Insights survey has found that businesses of all sizes are equally unprepared to address these threats and protect themselves and their customers.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has come under fire for her handling of company disclosures about Russia’s election influence.
DISH Network has selected Ericsson to deliver a radio access and core network for their Narrowband Internet of Things network slated for completion in March 2020.
A new report from Juniper Research has revealed that 775 million consumer vehicles will be connected via telematics or by in-vehicle apps by 2023.
Microblink received the Golden Kuna Award for its achievements in innovation, presented by the Croatian Chamber of Economy. Every year, the Croatian Chamber of Economy celebrates its anniversary with the Golden Kuna award ceremony, acknowledging the most successful businesses and their contribution to the Croatian economy. The award selection criteria include innovation, technological and financial excellence, the contribution to the industry it works in, as well as the contribution to the country’s overall economy. Their solution is also part of PhotoMath, which recently received the investment of $ 6 million and like Microblink received an award on yesterday’s Golden Kuna Award ceremony.
Facebook’s system for buying ads is acting up just days before one of the busiest online shopping days of the year, according to Bloomberg.
Huawei and Three UK showcased a 5G home broadband demonstration using Three UK’s 100MHz C-Band spectrum.
New technologies will drive ICT spending to more than $6 trillion by 2022, according to IDC.
Seagate and IBM announced they are working together to reduce product counterfeiting using blockchain and security technologies.
The UK holiday shopping season is on pace to hit two major milestones this year, according to eMarketer.
As wildfires raged across California, mobile phones went silent as towers and lines succumbed to the flames, according to Bloomberg.
Senators Chris Coons and Bob Corker warned that Congress would impose new regulations to rein in Facebook unless the company addresses concerns about privacy and the spread of misinformation, according to Bloomberg.
IBM announced work underway with leading European companies to continue to innovate with blockchain, progressing projects from proof of concept to production environments.
A new study from Juniper Research has found that revenues generated by IoT retail platforms will exceed $4.3 billion by 2023, up from an estimated $890 million in 2018.
Bosch in North America and Astrobotic Technology announced a research partnership to send experimental sensor technology to the International Space Station (ISS) as early as May 2019.
European spending on mobility solutions is forecast to reach $293 billion in 2018, according to IDC.
Nvidia gave a disappointing sales forecast for the current quarter, showing the lingering loss of demand from the collapse of cryptocurrency mining, according to Bloomberg.
Global retail sector technology spending will grow 3.6 percent to reach almost $203.6 billion in 2019, with similar growth rates for the next two years, according to the latest forecast from Gartner.
IBM and Whirlpool announced that Whirlpool will use IBM Cloud to manage and provide 24/7 access to the company's critical enterprise applications.
Volumes dropped by nearly 5% in the EMEA smartphone market in the third quarter compared with the same quarter in 2017, but market value was up more than 10% over the year, according to IDC.
Facebook’s board defended how Zuckerberg and Sandberg have handled problems faced by the company, according to Bloomberg.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX won permission to deploy more than 7,000 satellites from U.S. regulators who also moved to reduce a growing risk from space debris, according to Bloomberg.
The High-Performance Computing Center of the University of Stuttgart (HLRS) and HPE announced a collaboration to build and deliver a next-generation supercomputer.
This year will mark a milestone for digital video advertising in the US, according to eMarketer’s latest ad spending forecast.
A new study from Juniper Research has found that revenues generated by the use of MaaS platforms, which integrate multi-modal transport services, will exceed $11 billion by 2023.
The city of Singapore has been chosen as the Smart City of 2018 at the Smart City Expo World Congress.
Hon Hai’s disappointing earnings will fan fears that Apple’s legion of global hardware suppliers are in for hard times, according to Bloomberg.
Gartner revealed its top predictions for 2019 and beyond.
Worldwide spending on security-related hardware, software, and services is forecast to reach $133.7 billion in 2022, according to IDC.
Facebook took down some accounts ahead of U.S. midterms that federal authorities told them might possibly be from the Russian Internet Research Agency, the same group that tried to influence the 2016 election, according to Bloomberg.
A new study from Juniper Research has found that the value of annual Bitcoin transactions is expected to slide further from the latter half of next year.
The University of Houston announced a new collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, including a $10 million gift.
The worldwide digital signage market saw shipments of more than 870,000 units in the second quarter of 2018 (2Q18), up 15.9% year over year and an increase of 10% compared to the first quarter of 2018, according to IDC.
Gartner's annual global survey of CIOs showed that the CIO role will remain critical in transformation workflows.
Telecom Italia is discussing a deal to lease network capacity from broadband rival Open Fiber that would shift the competitive landscape in Italian telecoms, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter.
Annual worldwide corporate R&D spending increased by 11% in 2018, totaling US$782bn in annual investment, based on an analysis of the 1000 largest global public companies by R&D spend conducted by PwC’s Strategy&.
For the third straight quarter, Lenovo achieved strong double-digit growth in revenue year-over-year.
According to a new report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the installed base of smart electricity and gas meters in Europe will grow by 22 percent in 2018 to reach 151.9 million.
IBM and VMware announced new offerings to help accelerate enterprise hybrid cloud adoption.
Samsung announced that it is establishing another AI center in Montreal, the second biggest city in Canada and home to one of the world’s fastest growing AI communities.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced it is opening high-performance computing capabilities to astronauts on the International Space Station as part of its continued experiments on the Spaceborne Computer project.
IBM announced that it will deliver cloud-based services to manage all of the mission-critical applications for Kyocera Document Solutions America.
Marketing leaders must adopt new skills, rooted in more modern collaborative leadership styles, in order to successfully lead an agile team today, according to Gartner.
A new study from Juniper Research forecasts that the use of mobile devices to make retail and store payments will act as a driver for financial inclusion of the unbanked in emerging markets.
Dell has reached out to investors to determine what it would take to win their support for its plans to return to the public markets, according to Bloomberg, citing a person familiar with the matter.
A new report by Juniper Research found that over 33 billion records will be stolen by cybercriminals in 2023 alone.
At its THINK South East Europe conference, IBM announced momentum of its cloud solutions among European startups.