15 Aug
Huawei US ban

Huawei Smartphone Exports Drop but Chinese Sales Rise After US Ban

Simon Baker
Program Director, Mobile Phones, EMEA
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Firm Flies on as a Shot-Up Shturmovik

In an interview on July 4 with the Financial Times, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei revealed that this is his favourite image of his company — a photo of a shot-up Shturmovik, a Russian Il-2 ground-attack aircraft riddled with shell holes but still in the air. Produced by the thousand in the Second World War, the slow-moving Il-2 had a reputation for being able to take fearful punishment and still fly on, as it does here.

13 Aug
Winning Customer Heart

Winning the Customer’s Heart — Building New Business Models

Maggie Slowik  
Senior Research Analyst, IDC Manufacturing Insights 
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Sabitha Majukumar  
Senior Research Analyst, IDC Financial Insights 
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In today’s digital economy, companies are increasingly recognizing the importance of delivering an experience that makes them stand out from their competition.

12 Aug

European Commission to Create GDPR Equivalent for AI

Jack Vernon
Senior Research Analyst, European AI Systems
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New European Commission (EC) President Ursula von der Leyen looks like she could be instrumental in pushing a significantly changed regulatory environment for the development of artificial intelligence in Europe — marking a stark departure from the EC’s approach under predecessor Jean-Claude Juncker, who chose not to legislate on the area.

09 Aug

3 Ways AMD Has Disrupted the Mainstream Desktop PC Market

Malini Paul
Research Manager
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Liam Hall
Senior Research Analyst
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Mohamed Hefny
Program Manager
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For around five years the PC market was bound by incremental increases in performance — a focus on flagship and high-end solutions with exaggerated prices when compared to performance. What was really pushing the market was the adoption of new features, supported by the latest generations, such as PCIe 3.0, NVMe, and DDR4. The lack of competition did not make the situation any better. But this all changed two years ago when AMD introduced its Zen architecture. Here is why we believe it positively disrupted the market.