The following are some of the enterprise tech topics we are following:
Chinese and US tech giants go at it in emerging markets
Emerging markets are where the action is and both the US and Chinese companies are competing for market share in countries like India, Russia, South Africa, etc. However, there is a vast difference in the strategies used by both. US firms normally tend to establish subsidiaries while Chinese companies invest in local players. The latter seems to be the right policy as local players have the added advantage of knowing their home market. Read more about how the US and Chinese companies are fighting for market share in emerging economies on the Economist.
Microsoft’s plan to put Dynamics 365 CRM/ERP on a twice-yearly update schedule
Microsoft will now deliver two major Dynamics 365 feature updates a year. Microsoft disclosed its plans around changing the way it updates Dynamics 365 on July 6 via a blog post. The updates will be backwards-compatible and as seamless as possible, and any possibly disruptive new features will be turned off by default. Read more about Microsoft’s new plan for Dynamics 365 CRM/ERP on ZDNet.
Privacy and Cyber Risk – Turning uncertainty into opportunity
Cyber risks and privacy are the two key issues that leave businesses vulnerable to market forces. While digital technologies are constantly shifting business rules by facilitating new business models, the cyber and privacy risks associated with newer technology bring a new headache for the companies. However, with this new news risks come new opportunities. Read Robert Ishak and Mihaela Nedelkoska explain how companies can turn such risks into an opportunity on Lexology.
Apple Passes Over Intel in Search for Chips for a Future iPhone
Apple seems to be banking on its own resources for future iPhone chips. According to sources Apple has notified Intel that it will not use the chipmaker’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth component iPhones and other devices beginning 2020. According to internal company communications reviewed by Calcalist, Intel has stopped development of the component internally called “Sunny Peak” and the Intel team that’s working on the product will be redirected to other efforts. Source: Calcalistech.
Walmart Looks to Blockchain for Better Package Tracking
Blockchain has been hailed as one of the ways to prevent cyber frauds and data breaches but Walmart has a better idea to use Blockchain – to track packages. Walmart has filed a patent on July 5 entitled “Delivery Reservation Apparatus and Method.” Walmart patent plans to use Blockchain technology to track detailed system of delivery lockers – located at a person’s home, transportation hub or other location – that can safeguard the delivered items until their recipients can come and actually sign for them. Read more about Walmart’s blockchain based delivery patent on Coindesk.