A Notice Concerning the CEO and Founder of the Allied Telesis

In November 2022 Alleid Telesis informed about the of the passing of our CEO and founder, Takayoshi Oshima, on October 7, 2022. Mr. Oshima held various technical and executive sales and marketing roles at ITT, Fairchild Camera Instrument, Advanced Micro Devices, and Ungermann-Bass before starting Allied Telesis from the ground up, in the heart of Silicon Valley. He grew it into a worldwide enterprise, with offices in more than 30 countries, taking it public in Japan in 2000 with a listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Now Dr. Sachie Oshima will be assuming the role of Chairperson and CEO of Allied Telesis Holdings and plans to continue Mr. Oshima’s legacy. “I will keep faithful to my father’s plan,” she said. “If we follow his vision and work together, I know we can make him proud.”

Avaya Named A ‘Leader’ in the 2022 Aragon Research Globe for Unified Communications and Collaboration

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.”

Huawei Announces Business Results for the First Three Quarters of 2022

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.”

Lenovo Unveils New Smarter Tech Innovations to Define the Future of the Digital World

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.” 

Lenovo ranked one of world’s most innovative companies

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”.