On 18 September 2020, Ericsson announced the acquisition of US Idaho based Cradlepoint, a supplier of SD-WAN technology. The news comes hot in the trail of a similar transaction, HPE’s acquisition of Silver Peak on 13 July 2020. In this short article, Digiecon looks at the M&A momentum that has been gathering in the SD-WAN sector in recent years.
On 04/09/2020 the United States Department of Defense confirmed the granting of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud services contract to Microsoft. Amazon Web Services immediately repudiated the award through a strongly worded blog post entitled – JEDI: Why we will continue to protest this politically corrupted contract award. In this short article Digiecon review the facts leading to this final confirmation of Microsoft as the contract winner.
Digital identity crops up in the agenda from time to time, as is the case in the UK during the past couple of months. Back in July 2019, the British government launched its call for evidence on Digital Identity, it received over 100 responses and eventually published the consultation outcome at the start of September 2020. In this article, Digiecon makes high level conjectures to introduce the digital identity discussion to the non tech-savy.
The past couple of years have jolted the tech community with the rapid rise of wearable tech, mostly in the form of the smart watches – this article will use the word wearable to describe any tech that is designed to be worn daily that has the capability of connecting to your phone. Initially starting with Fitbit and Garmin, mainstream tech companies have adopted this technology with the Apple watch, Samsung gear and now the release of Amazon’s new wearable the Halo. This article looks at the major players in the market and what might be to come…
In the Spring Budget 2020, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak unveiled a commitment to improve the data sharing across government. The Data Standards Authority has since released guidance on how government should share metadata with a set of open standards. This short read will look at the guidance, unpick its meaning and look at what it could mean in the future.
5G was conceived and launched amidst abundant promises. It was suggested it would unlock new use cases for mobile operators and enable a step change in networks, making them more open to cooperation within an ecosystem. One year on from the first commercial 5G service launches, and two years and a half after the landmark demonstrations during the Olympic Winter Games of 2018, Digiecon look at how 5G deployment is faring in key European markets.
When we think of robots we don’t tend to think of them as an integral part of day to day life. However, in today’s world this would be a mistake. From nano-robots to the Mars rover, robots really do come in all shapes and sizes. This short read looks at some of the exciting new tech which has the potential to transform the world.
Augmented reality (AR) is becoming a buzz word in the tech sphere, from fighter pilot heads up displays to helping surgeons and medical professionals. This short read looks into the different AR technology emerging worldwide.
In the past week Facebook has hit the news for 2 similar reasons, in the UK for its algorithm promoting antisemitic content, and in India for overlooking hate speech by BJP (the ruling party) leaders. Both of these accusations could lead to quite a controversy given how Facebook does censor some items extremely quickly, while lets others fester. This short read looks at unravelling Facebook’s policies, actions and motives to see whether there is something deeper underneath the surface…
The past couple of months saw more news about the smartphone AP segment than has been seem in a long while. This includes a dramatic moment for Huawei’s Kirin processor, having its production forcefully halted just when it has achieved number 2 position in global market share. It also includes the race to acquire ARM, the dominant multi-core CPU architecture used by smartphone APs. In this short article, Digiecon takes stock of the recent developments.