Lenovo Yoga 920

With a top-notch design and build, the Lenovo Yoga 920 is an excellent convertible laptop that delivers long battery life and speedy performance thanks to its 8th-generation Core i7 CPU.

With a top-notch design and build, the Lenovo Yoga 920 is an excellent convertible laptop that delivers long battery life and speedy performance thanks to its 8th-generation Core i7 CPU.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 with full-screen display surfaces on certification site, expected in November

Xiaomi introduced the Redmi Note 5A back in August this year. Now a new smartphone with codename MET7 has been listed on TENAA, which is expected to be Redmi Note 5. This shows the phone’s full-screen 18:9 display, unibody metal design, camera bump and a fingerprint sensor on the back. It doesn’t show dual rear cameras as rumored earlier, … Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 with full-screen display surfaces on certification site, expected in November”

Xiaomi introduced the Redmi Note 5A back in August this year. Now a new smartphone with codename MET7 has been listed on TENAA, which is expected to be Redmi Note 5. This shows the phone’s full-screen 18:9 display, unibody metal design, camera bump and a fingerprint sensor on the back. It doesn’t show dual rear cameras as rumored earlier, … Continue reading "Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 with full-screen display surfaces on certification site, expected in November"

HTC U11 Plus with full-screen display gets certified, U11 Life Android One smartphone press image surfaces

HTC already announced that it will unveil new ‘U series’ phone at an event on November 2nd, which are expected to be high-end HTC U11 Plus and mid-range U11 Life. We had already seen an image of the U11 Life along with detailed specifications, now the first image of the Android One version of the … Continue reading “HTC U11 Plus with full-screen display gets certified, U11 Life Android One smartphone press image surfaces”

HTC already announced that it will unveil new ‘U series’ phone at an event on November 2nd, which are expected to be high-end HTC U11 Plus and mid-range U11 Life. We had already seen an image of the U11 Life along with detailed specifications, now the first image of the Android One version of the … Continue reading "HTC U11 Plus with full-screen display gets certified, U11 Life Android One smartphone press image surfaces"

IDG Contributor Network: Leading change in the digital age

People in and outside of the commercial real estate world ask me all the time, what makes this period different. They know technology is hitting all aspects of our lives, but that’s basically old news, right? Well, as all of us in the business know, we haven’t seen anything yet.

Other folks like to point out that commercial real estate hasn’t really changed that much in the last 100 years or so. After all, it boils down to doing deals and client relationships. Obviously, that’s true, but those of us the front lines of IT are acutely aware of another story: the way we do things is undergoing non-stop radical change and our business models are also being upended.

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People in and outside of the commercial real estate world ask me all the time, what makes this period different. They know technology is hitting all aspects of our lives, but that’s basically old news, right? Well, as all of us in the business know, we haven’t seen anything yet.

Other folks like to point out that commercial real estate hasn’t really changed that much in the last 100 years or so. After all, it boils down to doing deals and client relationships. Obviously, that’s true, but those of us the front lines of IT are acutely aware of another story: the way we do things is undergoing non-stop radical change and our business models are also being upended.

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Only 2 to 3 million iPhone X units will be available at launch: KGI

As we inch closer to the official launch of the iPhone X, we are hearing reports from the very famous KGI analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo who reports that only 2 to 3 million units of the iPhone X will be available at the time of the launch on November 3rd, compared to the expected demand of 40-50 million units. Kuo … Continue reading “Only 2 to 3 million iPhone X units will be available at launch: KGI”

As we inch closer to the official launch of the iPhone X, we are hearing reports from the very famous KGI analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo who reports that only 2 to 3 million units of the iPhone X will be available at the time of the launch on November 3rd, compared to the expected demand of 40-50 million units. Kuo … Continue reading "Only 2 to 3 million iPhone X units will be available at launch: KGI"

Harman Kardon Invoke with Cortana voice-assistant, 360-degree sound available from Oct 22 for $199

HARMAN International, subsidiary of Samsung unveiled Invoke voice-activated speaker powered by Microsoft’s Cortana back in May. It detailed the features of the speaker earlier this month. Now both Harman and Microsoft have announced the pricing and availability of the smart speaker with 360-degree sound. Built-in Cortana assistant let you play your favorite music, manage calendars and activities, set … Continue reading “Harman Kardon Invoke with Cortana voice-assistant, 360-degree sound available from Oct 22 for $199”

HARMAN International, subsidiary of Samsung unveiled Invoke voice-activated speaker powered by Microsoft’s Cortana back in May. It detailed the features of the speaker earlier this month. Now both Harman and Microsoft have announced the pricing and availability of the smart speaker with 360-degree sound. Built-in Cortana assistant let you play your favorite music, manage calendars and activities, set … Continue reading "Harman Kardon Invoke with Cortana voice-assistant, 360-degree sound available from Oct 22 for $199"

Sony introduces Opulent Red Xperia XZ Premium

Sony Mobile introduced its flagship Xperia XZ Premium as the world’s first smartphone with Snapdragon 835 SoC and a 5.5-inch 4K HDR display back in February at the MWC 2017. It was introduced in Luminous Chrome and Deepsea Black colors, later it introduced phone in Bronze Pink as the third color in April, now it has introduced Opulent Red color variant named ‘Rosso’. The … Continue reading “Sony introduces Opulent Red Xperia XZ Premium”

Sony Mobile introduced its flagship Xperia XZ Premium as the world’s first smartphone with Snapdragon 835 SoC and a 5.5-inch 4K HDR display back in February at the MWC 2017. It was introduced in Luminous Chrome and Deepsea Black colors, later it introduced phone in Bronze Pink as the third color in April, now it has introduced Opulent Red color variant named ‘Rosso’. The … Continue reading "Sony introduces Opulent Red Xperia XZ Premium"

IDG Contributor Network: How you can use UC to beat shadow IT communication channels

IT faces a regular cadence of communication challenges. New technologies and platforms that facilitate office communication frequently enter the work arena. And office leadership challenges IT to keep pace, deploy better systems and re-architect old systems to suit the needs of different departments. 

However, there is seldom consensus between departments as to how their teams should communicate. In fact, different company departments often have a bad habit of walling off their communication. 

People have different communication preferences. Some prefer video chat, others face-to-face or email, or SMS. Similarly, people have preferred software environments: Google Chat, Slack, Facebook, Twitter, HipChat, Skype for Business, Asana, WebEx, etc. Those in leadership roles often make their preferences the standard for their team’s communication – even if that means adopting solutions without IT’s approval. 

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IT faces a regular cadence of communication challenges. New technologies and platforms that facilitate office communication frequently enter the work arena. And office leadership challenges IT to keep pace, deploy better systems and re-architect old systems to suit the needs of different departments. 

However, there is seldom consensus between departments as to how their teams should communicate. In fact, different company departments often have a bad habit of walling off their communication. 

People have different communication preferences. Some prefer video chat, others face-to-face or email, or SMS. Similarly, people have preferred software environments: Google Chat, Slack, Facebook, Twitter, HipChat, Skype for Business, Asana, WebEx, etc. Those in leadership roles often make their preferences the standard for their team’s communication – even if that means adopting solutions without IT’s approval. 

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IDG Contributor Network: 75% of customers are willing to pay a premium for enhanced hosting and cloud services

Cloud adoption has been soaring over the past few years and will continue to climb, with revenues projected to reach nearly $400 billion by 2020, according to Gartner. However, while on-premises solutions were highly customized or even tailor-made, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is on its way to becoming a commodity as cloudification progresses at lightning speed. Thanks to high degrees of standardization and automation combined with substitutability and price transparency, there is fierce competition in what economists refer to as a buyers’ market.

Untapped room for growth

Although customers are quoting cost savings as a rationale for cloud adoption and using value for money as a metric for evaluating cloud services, 451 Research finds the vast majority of customers are prepared to pay a significant uplift for cloud and hosting service enhancements. In their recent Voice of the Enterprise: Hosting and Cloud Managed Services study, 451 Research discovered that up to 75 percent of respondents are willing to pay a premium for enhancements to their hosting and cloud services. The most demanded improvements are service level agreements (SLAs) covering security (48.7 percent of respondents) and service performance (43.3 percent), with less interest in paying service providers to take on the operational management burden (27.9 percent).

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Cloud adoption has been soaring over the past few years and will continue to climb, with revenues projected to reach nearly $400 billion by 2020, according to Gartner. However, while on-premises solutions were highly customized or even tailor-made, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is on its way to becoming a commodity as cloudification progresses at lightning speed. Thanks to high degrees of standardization and automation combined with substitutability and price transparency, there is fierce competition in what economists refer to as a buyers’ market.

Untapped room for growth

Although customers are quoting cost savings as a rationale for cloud adoption and using value for money as a metric for evaluating cloud services, 451 Research finds the vast majority of customers are prepared to pay a significant uplift for cloud and hosting service enhancements. In their recent Voice of the Enterprise: Hosting and Cloud Managed Services study, 451 Research discovered that up to 75 percent of respondents are willing to pay a premium for enhancements to their hosting and cloud services. The most demanded improvements are service level agreements (SLAs) covering security (48.7 percent of respondents) and service performance (43.3 percent), with less interest in paying service providers to take on the operational management burden (27.9 percent).

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