Singaporean carrier StarHub has reported its full-year financial results for 2018, with net profit dropping by 27 percent from SG$274 million down to SG$201 million. For the year ended December 31, StarHub brought in revenue of SG$2.36 billion, down 2 percent from SG$2.4 billion, and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) of SG$567 million, down 12 percent from SG$643 million. While it is now billing itself as not only a telco but also an entertainment, cybersecurity, info-communications solutions, and digital services company, StarHub's real winner for the year was again enterprise fixed services, with the segment growing by 16 percent to bring in SG$511 million in revenue. Of this, SG$289 million came from data and internet, SG$180 million from managed services, and SG$42 million from voice. Managed services was up a massive 84 percent year on year after its cybersecurity-focused acquisitions of Accel, now known as Ensign InfoSecurity, and D'Crypt. … [Read more...] about StarHub banks on enterprise managed services
Enterprise mobility market
Editorial By Daniel Eran Dilger Friday, January 25, 2019, 10:01 am PT (01:01 pm ET) Apple has faced profound challenges in the past from powerfully entrenched adversaries that once looked like they might derail the company's advancement, including Microsoft, Nokia, Google, Motorola, and Samsung. But today, with no real competitors standing in its way, will Apple's premium-priced trajectory get knocked out of alignment by a recession in China and global aftershocks? Here's a look at Apple's future informed by its recent past.How will Apple's affordable luxury survive a global recession? The modern history of Apple has weathered two previous recessions: one in the early 2000s following the Dotcom Bust, and then the Great Recession of the late 2000s that hit after the 2007 Financial Crisis. Note that both of these happened to coincide with the emergence of major new products that fundamentally changed Apple's core: first iPod and then iPhone. Apple's 2001 Dotcom survival In 2001, … [Read more...] about Apple in 2019: Will a Chinese and mobile market recession ruin its run?
Technological advancements and digitisation is setting high goals for the enterprise application market, which is expected to hit a revenue of USD 287.7 billion by 2024, as per Global Market Insights, Inc. Enterprise application is a highly complex system deployed across corporate bodies to ensure real- time information flow along with smooth business operations. Growing demand for efficient IT infrastructure, rising internet connectivity, rapid adoption of cloud computing technologies, and growth in smartphones and mobile devices are the vital factors influencing the enterprise application market share worldwide.Increasing preference for remote access and emergence of smartphones is anticipated to surge data & VAS usage and in turn facilitate industry demand. Furthermore, availability of multi-functional as well as cost-effective products is anticipated to positively impact revenue. Rising consumer preference for multimedia devices coupled with growth in mobile devices is expected … [Read more...] about Current advancement in enterprise application industry
Microsoft's Windows phones are the pariah of the tech industry. It wasn't always this way. Pre Windows Phone Windows Mobile once occupied a dominant position in the smartphone industry as a platform for professionals and techies. Then the iPhone pushed "smartphones" into the mainstream, and everything changed. Microsoft would never again approach the 40 percent mobile market share it once achieved. The iPhone's 2007 launch initiated Windows Mobile's precipitous fall which Microsoft sought to stall with the touch- and consumer-friendly Windows Phone's 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile. Conceding Windows-on-phones market defeat, Windows 10 Mobile was infamously realigned with the enterprise sealing its fate. With each OS "advancement" Microsoft's smartphone market share continued to fall. Many fans held on hoping for a turnaround that never came, and a deeper commitment from Microsoft that never materialized. Most diehard fans have since left the platform for greener iPhone and Android … [Read more...] about What it’s like to keep clinging onto Windows Mobile’s sunken ship
As mobile device access for workers has increased, so have the potential security threats. All it takes is one security breach via an employee’s corporately owned mobile device via a public network, and a hacker could easily gain access to proprietary company data. Most enterprises have security policies in place to thwart hackers; however, those policies are less effective when an organisation lacks visibility regarding the networks accessed by employees on their corporate devices. This lack of visibility creates blind spots that leave an enterprise’s data vulnerable to security threats.Enterprise Mobility Exchange surveyed their audience in July and August of 2018 to uncover the biggest mobile security threats, what applications employees were using and which networks they were connecting to. The results of the survey are very concerning. Many enterprises could not identify how often they were breached. Also, many enterprises lack real-time visibility regarding which … [Read more...] about The greatest mobile security threats facing enterprises