On January 26, 2021, Huawei has published its seventh annual Global Connectivity Index (GCI) 2020. It was the first time when five key stages of industry digital transformation are proposed in GCI 2020.
The GCI annually ranks 79 nations along with an S-curve graph based on their latest GCI scores. According to ICT investment, ICT maturity, and digital economic performance, the S-curve group’s nations into three clusters: Starters, Adopters, and Frontrunners.
Since 2019, GCI had expanded the GCI’s research methodology to provide policymakers and economic stakeholders with valuable insights that can help them speed up growth in the digital economy. The 79 countries evaluated by GCI 2020 represent 95% of the world’s GDP and 84% of the global population.
The five key stages of industry digital transformation:
Stage 1: Task efficiency: Focus is placed on tracking the completion of individual tasks through basic connectivity and more efficient communication.
Stage 2: Function efficiency: Computerized or automated functions enabled by ICT make it possible to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and share information more efficiently.
Stage 3: System efficiency: More focus is put on the digitization of core system functions for efficient operations. Enterprises in this stage will have a stronger demand for connectivity and cloud services.
Stage 4: Organizational efficiency and agility: Enterprise processes are digitalized, enterprise applications are migrated to the cloud, and all systems are effectively integrated. In addition, high-coverage networks, wide adoption of cloud-based applications, and AI and IoT deployment contribute to real-time data analysis and insights.
Stage 5: Ecosystem efficiency and resilience: The entire ecosystem is digitalized and able to quickly respond to market changes, which can support the automatic coordination as well as the cross-sector collaboration of stakeholders. Representative technologies such as 5G, IoT, and robotics present new opportunities for the emergence of new business models, working methods, and products throughout the digitization process.
The key stages help the countries to increase productivity, spur economic recovery, and develop future competitiveness. GCI research has suggested that economies that could increase productivity and go digital with intelligent connectivity generally enjoy higher gross value added (GVA) per worker or per hour worked.
“As ICT permeates industries, digital transformation has become unanimously agreed on among countries and industries,” said Zhang Hongxi, Chief Marketing Officer of Huawei’s ICT Infrastructure.
Starters are proactively narrowing the gap with leading economies.
This report has analyzed the changes in each country’s GCI score since 2015. The average scores of Frontrunner, Adopter, and Starter economies have all increased since 2015, with Starters showing the highest compound annual growth rate (CAGR) followed by Adopters and then Frontrunners. This suggests that Starters are catching up with Adopters and Frontrunners and narrowing the digital gaps.
The 2020 report has also shown that Starters have made significant progress in broadband coverage. Their average mobile broadband penetration went up by more than 2.5 times, their 4G subscriptions went from 1% to 19%, and their mobile broadband became 25% more affordable. These achievements have enabled Starters to offer better comprehensive digital services and embrace new opportunities in economic development. In addition, their e-commerce expenditure has almost doubled since 2014 to over US$2,000 per person. Some Starters were moving up the GCI cluster, increased their GCI scores by up to 17%, and managed to raise GDP to a level that was 22% higher than some peers. Vietnam and Peru have both become Adopter economies in 2020.
Organizations in Frontrunner countries want to maintain IT expenditure
Research shows that the willingness of companies to invest in IT varies depending on where they are based. Organizations in Frontrunner and Adopter nations are prioritizing maintaining their IT budgets over non-IT budgets. They have also cut their IT budgets by 2.5 to 3.5 times less than organizations in other countries on average. Nations with more mature digital infrastructure are better positioned to minimize the economic impact of the pandemic, recover faster, and ensure the continuity of their transformation into higher-order productivity models.
The digital transformation of economic sectors will help economies develop “higher-order” productivity to spur economic recovery and future competitiveness.
Countries need to make ICT investments based on their unique set of existing factor endowments in order to produce a multiplier effect. In general, economies are made up of a combination of different sectors with one or two tending to dominate. The GCI 2020 report suggests that a country’s ICT strategy should be built around its accumulated sectoral strengths. Regardless of the industry, more digitalization means more added value.
Huawei P50 Pocket leather variant will launch with Nova 10 series
The foldable Huawei P50 Pocket launched with standard White, Black, and Premium Gold color variant, and now the company is working to release a new ‘leather’ color variant for a uniquely display smartphone that will launch with Nova 10 lineup.
As per the info, Huawei is set to launch the Huawei P50 Pocket leather variant at the Nova 10 series event conference on July 4. The Chinese tech giant has given a confirmation on this matter via an official promo poster on the Chinese social networking site – Weibo.
You can clearly see in the promo poster that the new color scheme is expected to be a gray plain leather version, which looks so impressive and attractive. However, this new color gives a new touch to the Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone.
The Huawei Nova 10 launch conference is scheduled to hold on July 4, along with the P50 Pocket smartphone leather color variant, the Aito M7 SUV will also unveil on the same day.
Huawei P50 Pocket:
Launched in December, the Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone is packed with a Vientiane double-ring design, and this small cover screen that can be used as a viewfinder to take selfies with the rear camera, and lens module, and a circular external screen superimposed on each other.
It features a 6.9-inch flexible screen with 2790 x 1180 resolution with a 120 Hz refresh rate and is equipped with a new generation of water drop hinges. Huawei P50 Pocket packet with Snapdragon 888 4G processor and the HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system, while the phone runs EMUI 12 in the global market.
The foldable smartphone comes with a 40MP primary color camera and 13 MP front camera with a 4000 mAh battery that supports a 40W super-fast charger.
Huawei Nova 10 Pro will use 100W Turbo fast charging technology
Huawei Nova 10 series is the new hot topic among Huawei fans nowadays. While the bashing phone is soon going to step on the consumer platform, a new report reveals that Huawei Nova 10 Pro will use a 100W Turbo fast charging technology.
As per the Weibo blogger @Digital Chat Station, Huawei officially announced the 100W charging technology for the forthcoming Nova 10 Pro smartphone. As the term reflects, the technology is capable of generating 100W power for the device.
Consequently, the high-powered tech will result in full charging of a 4500mAh battery within 20 minutes. Thus, we can say that the 10th series of Nova lineup comprises the best automation and will provide hype to the user experience.
In terms of existence, the 100W charger came into the spotlight with the Nova 9 Pro smartphone. The device equipped the tech with an HW-200500C00 charger number. Hence, Huawei is finally keeping up the link with the 100W army.
Huawei Nova 10 Pro
Accordingly, the ultimate Nova 10 Pro will sport a 60 Megapixel front-facing lens which itself hints at the superiority of the device. Further, it will add a tri-cam structure on the rear side. The structure will showcase a 50 Megapixel main snapper, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a depth sensor.
Besides, the device will expose a 6.78-inch screen with a 2650 x 1200 pixels that will give a 120Hz refresh rate. As mentioned, it will pack a 4500mAh battery and a Snapdragon 778 4G processor. Moreover, for the moment, it will appear as a smashing look showing silver and black colorways.
Huawei officially made the statement of unveiling the Nova 10 series on the 4th of July at the summer new product conference. Along with this, the company will also release the classy Wenjie M7 SUV on the board.
Hermit spyware is dangerous for Android and iOS: Google
Google has started giving notifications to all Android and iOS global users for the new Hermit spyware attacks in Kazakhstan and Italy. The company states that the new Spyware attack is targeting the people of different countries. The name of this Spyware is Hermit Government Grade Spyware.
According to the latest report, Hermit Government Grade spyware use Government official to target the victims in the different countries and works on several modules. Apart from, Kazakhstan and Italy Hermit spyware is also spotted in Northern Syria. Hermit spyware is targeting iOS as well as Android users and its app for iOS carries six different harmful vulnerabilities two were unknown and were discovered recently.
Lookout and Working:-
Hermit spyware use government official to operate and catch the victim in their traps. the several modules allow it to collect and control different types of victim information or data from the victim’s device such as:-
Calls logs, Photos, Emails, Messages, and Device location and redirect and record the ambient audio and phone calls.
A harmful link is sent to the target user via “TEXT MESSAGE” for downloading the harmful applications from unknown sources. Google stated that it had notified all the infected users of Android and updated the Google Play Protect for other Andriod users which will now stop the harmful app from running in the background.
“Installing the downloaded APK requires the victim to enable installation of applications from unknown sources. Although the applications were never available in Google Play, we have notified the Android users of infected devices and implemented changes in Google Play Protect to protect all users.” wrote Google.
A recent report says that Hermit used the government officials for cutting the mobile data service from the network provider and then said to install the harmful app for restoring the data. Below you can check a screenshot of the app that prompts users to tap on the corresponding apps to fix their current app account-related issues and then begin an unknown background process to install and occupy an important pieces of information as mentioned above.
Source – Google