On the 27th of October, Avaya announced it has been identified as a Leader in The Aragon Research Globe for Unified Communications and Collaboration UC&C, 2022. The evaluation was based on completeness of strategy and performance. Avaya’s all-in-one solution for seamless communications and integration with other business apps enables businesses to take customer and employee experiences to a new level.
The report, authored by Aragon Research lead analyst Jim Lundy, clearly lays out the reasons for the growing demand for UC&C: “Communication and collaboration platforms have continued to evolve in the post-COVID era. Video conferencing continues to be one of the most sought-after capabilities for business teams. Team collaboration is also poised to overtake e-mail as more and more enterprises realize that real-time messaging for remote workers is a winner. The key for enterprises is the need for an integrated UC&C stack that can work with and integrate with other enterprise applications.”
On the 27th of October, Huawei announced its business results for the first three quarters of 2022 today. During this period, Huawei generated CNY445.8 billion in revenue. The profit margin of Huawei's main business was 6.1%.
"Overall performance was in line with forecast," said Eric Xu, Huawei's Rotating Chairman. "The decline in our device business continued to slow down, and our ICT infrastructure business maintained steady growth. Going forward, we will keep bringing in top-notch talent and investing in R&D to take the competitiveness of our products to a new level. We will keep creating value for our customers and society.”
On the 18th of October, Lenovo held its global innovation event, Tech World, sharing its vision for the evolution of collaboration across users, spaces, and devices to unlock unlimited possibilities in both real-world applications and the Metaverse. Lenovo unveiled new concepts, solutions, and emerging innovations that will define the way we work, learn, and engage in the digital world. The company also announced its vision for net-zero emissions, honing in on a credible and collaborative blueprint to addressing one of humanity’s greatest challenges.
Lenovo unveiled innovations including the first public showing of rollable proof of concepts for smartphones and laptop PCs.
“Technology is transforming our future workspace and living space into a combination of virtual and physical worlds, enabled by the power of new IT infrastructure which is prevalent, expected and on demand,” said Lenovo Chairman and CEO, Yuanqing Yang. “The power of innovation is not only digitalizing and smartifying all industries but also helping solve humanity’s greatest challenges. For that purpose, Lenovo is doubling our investment in R&D to use smarter technology to empower a rapidly changing world.”
On the 30th September, Lenovo announced that it has been ranked 24th, up one place from 2021, in BCG’s annual Top 50 ‘Most Innovative Companies’ index as it drives innovation-led transformation strategy. The survey of 1,500 conducted by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) focuses on sustainability and innovation.* For the first time, the question revolved specifically around the importance of climate and sustainability (C&S) in innovation. According to BCG, “two-thirds of the companies ranked C&S as a top corporate priority. More than half reported that they are committed C&S innovators, meaning that they rank both innovation and C&S among their top three priorities. But only about one in five companies is ready to take effective action.” It also noted that many companies “make net-zero pledges every day, but only a few are prepared to develop the product, process, and business model innovations that can deliver on those pledges”.
On the 22nd of December, Micro Focus announced that Hybrid Cloud Management X (HCMX) is the Global Winner in multiple Research in Action (RIA) Vendor Selection Matrix reports: Hybrid Cloud Service Management Tools, 2022 and Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Management Tools, 2022. In addition, HCMX was ranked as a Market Leader, earning second place among all the participating vendors, in the Hybrid Cloud Discovery and Mapping Solutions Tool, 2022.
HCMX is a solution that unifies hybrid-cloud and on-premises fulfillment operations by providing self-service resource provisioning with built-in transparent cost control and governance. According to RIA, HCMX’s flexibility and reliability resulted in the top marks. This is the second straight year that HCMX received the top mark in the Hybrid Cloud Service Management Tools report.
“The broad portfolio, excellent integrations among its own solutions and that of domain specific solutions and data items make Micro Focus an excellent partner for all global enterprise digital business transformations,” said Dr. Thomas Mendel, Managing Partner at Research In Action.