Posts Tagged ‘IDC’

Study: 45% of Singapore SMBs Want to go 100% Laptop Post COVID-19

Friday, March 12th, 2021

In an IDC survey commissioned by ASUS, SMBs are more inclined to equip their employees with laptops rather than desktop computers – compared to prior to COVID-19.

Hmm, still somewhat behind Japan I suppose. I recall, when attending a senior management & leadership course in Japan in the late 90’s, the staff at the college were already equipped 100% with laptops, while fellow-attendees of the year-long course were issued with a personal laptop. It was a cultural mindshift - coming from a work environment at home when it was still 100% desktop.

Hmm, still somewhat behind Japan I suppose. I recall, when attending a senior management & leadership course in Japan in the late 90’s, the staff at the college were already equipped 100% with laptops, while fellow-attendees of the year-long course were issued with a personal laptop. It was a cultural mindshift – coming from a work environment at home when it was still 100% desktop.

Presented during the IDC & ASUS Webcast 2021 Singapore – Digital Transformation for the Next Normal in Asia/Pacific, ASUS revealed that 45% of Singapore SMBs are likely to convert to a 100% laptop setup post COVID-19, underscoring the importance of mobility in a hybrid workplace model.

The finding is among other strategic insights to SMB technology use and how COVID-19 has affected related decisions.

Three suggestions from IDC that Singapore SMBs can implement with regard to technology implementation.

Three suggestions from IDC that Singapore SMBs can implement with regard to technology implementation.

Considering the survey findings, IDC advised that equipping employees with the latest devices that can support both a remote and hybrid work environment will have a significant impact not only on employee productivity and experience, but also will provide a competitive edge to organizations to attract and retain talent.

More details below from the press release.

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New arrivals: Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Linksys has launched the world’s first MU-MIMO enabled wireless router. Available from 4 August at Challenger and subsequently at other retail stores and online for S$399.

The new Linksys Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router (EA8500). RRP in Singapore: S$399.

The new Linksys Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router (EA8500). RRP in Singapore: S$399.

The new Linksys Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router (EA8500) leverages the 802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple Output) technology, which helps ensure uninterrupted Wi-Fi connectivity to all the devices in the home and function as if multiple devices have their own dedicated router.

“MU-MIMO technology revolutionises the wireless experience in the home. The average home has more than 8 devices connecting to the Internet, and they’re not used for just sending emails and tweets. We’re streaming movies and TV shows in high definition, we’re video chatting with our friends and family, and we’re playing video games against competitors around the globe, all on different devices and often at the same time,” said Mike Chen, vice president of product management, Linksys.

With MU-MIMO, the entire household can stream movies, play video games, listen to music, shop, check email and more – all at the same time.

The Linksys EA8500 router incorporates Qualcomm® MU | EFX MU-MIMO technology+, which helps to provide up to 3x faster speeds* compared to current W-Fi.

The combined 2.53 Gbps Wi-Fi speeds (up to 1733 Mbps for 5 GHz and 800 Mbps for 2.4 GHz‡) help minimise buffering and enable faster downloads.

A supercharged 1.4 GHz dual-core CPU and four Gigabit ports offer blazing-fast speeds perfect for heavy-bandwidth wired gaming.

Users can attach devices to the USB 3.0 port and a combo USB 2.0/eSATA port for uninterrupted personal cloud content streaming or to share data across their network.

The four removable external antennas are adjustable for maximum coverage, while beamforming technology concentrates the Wi-Fi signal to each device for stronger, better performance and increased mobile speed and range.

MU-MIMO, or Multi-User, Multi-Input, Multi-Output. Having a MU-MIMO router is like having an individual router dedicated to multiple devices in your home.

MU-MIMO, or Multi-User, Multi-Input, Multi-Output. Having a MU-MIMO router is like having an individual router dedicated to multiple devices in your home.

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Infographic: Internet of Things for the Mining Engineer (3 of 3 by IDC)

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

“A Day in the Life of a Mining Engineer” in Australia. See how the Internet of Things helps him manage work from his Perth office and travel to the company’s mining site 400km away.

Click on the image to view/download the entire infographic.

Click on the image to view/download the entire infographic.

This is the final of three infographics that IDC has released on the impact of The Internet Of Things on all aspects of our lives.

The infographics illustrate how being connected would mean better productivity, being connected at all times to the larger ecosystem and how this would change things for all users.

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Infographic: Internet of Things for the COO (2 of 3 by IDC)

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

“A Day in the Life of a Chief Operating Officer” in Shenzhen, China.

See how the Internet of Things will help him better manage his electronics manufacturing company, monitor his personal health and remote check in on his home surveillance system while having lunch with his wife at the restaurant.

Click on the image to view/download the entire infographic.

Click on the image to view/download the entire infographic.

This is the second of three infographics that IDC has released on the impact of The Internet Of Things on all aspects of everybody’s lives.

The infographics illustrate how being connected would mean better productivity, being connected at all times to the larger ecosystem and how this would change things for all users.

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Infographic: Internet of Things for the Doctor (1 of 3 by IDC)

Friday, May 16th, 2014

“A Day in the Life of a Doctor” in Singapore, when the Internet of Things arrives.

Click on the image to view/download the entire infographic.

Click on the image to view/download the entire infographic.

IDC has released three infographics on the topic of The Internet Of Things and how being connected would mean better productivity, being connected at all times to the larger ecosystem and how this would change things for all users.

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Polycom gains significant market share 1H 2012

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Polycom gains significant market share in the global video collaboration market in both Q1 and Q2 to gain an additional 8 percent of the total market in 1H 2012, controlling roughly one-third of the market.

Polycom has taken an additional 8% of the global video collaboration market over the past half a year to control roughly one-third of the market.

Polycom has taken an additional 8% of the global video collaboration market over the past half a year to control roughly one-third of the market.

Polycom has announced significant, sequential quarter-over-quarter market share gains in the video collaboration industry for the first half of 2012, at the cost of some of its biggest competitors.

According to new quarterly market share research reports from IDC, Synergy Research Group and Wainhouse Research, Polycom gained between 4.4 and 5.7 percentage points in revenue market share quarter-over-quarter in Q2 2012.

Based on reports from all three firms, Polycom’s Q2 gains build on the company’s market share gains of up to 2.2 percent in the first quarter of the year.

Polycom has gained an additional 8 percent of the total market in 1H 2012, controlling roughly one-third of the market.

On the whole, Polycom now holds more than 32 percent global market share at the end of the second quarter of 2012, and gained nearly 8 percent global video collaboration market share in the first half of 2012, reports Wainhouse Research.