Strategy Analytics: Pandemic Drove Sales of 4G and 5G-Enabled PCs to New Record In…

first_img Twitter TAGS  Twitter Pinterest Local NewsBusiness BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– Global sales of cellular-enabled mobile PCs reached more than 10 million units for the first time in 2020 as home workers sought improved connectivity in response to the closure of office facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest analysis from Strategy Analytics’ Connected Computing Devices program, global shipments increased by 70% to 10.1 million, the highest ever annual total. North America accounted for nearly half of 3G-, 4G- and 5G-enabled PC shipments, while Europe and Asia-Pacific accounted for 45%. The report, Notebook PC Cellular Connectivity Shipment and Installed Base Forecast, estimates that more than 26 million cellular-enabled PCs are now in use worldwide, an increase of 25% in twelve months. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005720/en/ Figure 1. Global Cellular-Enabled Notebook PC Shipments (millions) While 4G/LTE standards dominated the market in 2020, accounting for 97% of cellular-enabled PC shipments, 5G notebook launches in 2021 are showing a greater diversity in price points, form factors, and vendor participation, and Strategy Analytics expects 5G to build its share towards 69% by 2025. The report indicates that this growth will depend on improvements in customer education by vendors, carriers and retailers. “What form new pricing plans take in the 5G world must be informed by a holistic view of the consumer, which devices they use where, and what they use them for,” says Chirag Upadhyay, Industry Analyst. “In the enterprise space, vendors, carriers and resellers must be able to explain how connected notebooks help save companies money in the field and help reduce security breaches compared to mobile hotspots or dongles.” Eric Smith, Director, Connected Computing Devices, added: “We see this is a ‘when’ problem, not an ‘if’ problem. Cellular connected notebooks will become more commonplace over the next decade but the key to when that happens lies in how industry players introduce the idea to consumers. A clear view into how users choose cellular plans is crucial for vendors, carriers, and even retailers to understand how to better educate consumer segments of more cellular-embedded options.” About Strategy Analytics Strategy Analytics, Inc. is a global leader in supporting companies across their planning lifecycle through a range of customized market research solutions. Our multi-discipline capabilities include: industry research advisory services, customer insights, user experience design and innovation expertise, mobile consumer on-device tracking and business-to-business consulting competencies. With domain expertise in: smart devices, connected cars, intelligent home, service providers, IoT, strategic components and media, Strategy Analytics can develop a solution to meet your specific planning need. For more information, visit us at www.strategyanalytics.com. Source: Strategy Analytics, Inc. #SA—Devices For more information about Strategy Analytics Connected Computing Devices View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005720/en/ CONTACT: Report contacts: Eric Smith, +1 617 614 0752,[email protected] Chirag Upadhyay, +44 1908 423643,[email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MASSACHUSETTS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET HARDWARE DATA MANAGEMENT CONSUMER ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY MOBILE/WIRELESS SOURCE: Strategy Analytics Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/04/2021 09:14 AM/DISC: 02/04/2021 09:14 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005720/en Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 Strategy Analytics: Pandemic Drove Sales of 4G and 5G-Enabled PCs to New Record In 2020 WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleBboxx et Trafigura s’unissent pour accélérer les progrès de l’ODD 7 de l’ONU en AfriqueNext articleSkillsoft Integrates with Microsoft Viva to Empower Learning in Today’s Flow of Work Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Third base a priority for Dodgers

first_imgNATIONAL HARBOR, Md. >> Even though the Dodgers didn’t get Chris Sale, it still may have been good news for them when the Chicago White Sox traded him on Tuesday.By dealing Sale to the Boston Red Sox, the White Sox essentially signaled to the industry that they are rebuilding. It would be logical for them to also trade third baseman Todd Frazier, who is a free agent at the end of 2017.The Dodgers have made re-signing third baseman Justin Turner one of their priorities this winter. If they can’t, Frazier could be an alternative.When Dodgers president Andrew Friedman was asked if he interpreted the White Sox move to signal a willingness to move other players, he said: “My cheap seat analysis would be yes, but it’s a better question for them.” “The market plays a huge part of in in where this plays out,” Friedman said. “The free agent market plays out to the point of doing more than what you rationally want to do. If you do what you rationally want to do, you will finish third on every free agent.”Dave Roberts said he’s talked this winter to both Turner and Jansen, but it was “more of a check-in, coach to player, as opposed to a sales pitch.”Bautista too?Although the Toronto Star reported that the Dodgers have “checked in” on free agent outfielder Jose Bautista, that would seem to be an unusual move, considering their glut of outfielders.“It’s not something we’re intensely focused on,” Friedman said. He added that if the Dodgers did bring in an outfielder it would mean one of their current outfielders would be part of a trade.Bautista is coming off a disappointing season in which he hit 22 homers with a .234 average and an .817 OPS, all lows over his past seven seasons. The Dodgers would have to surrender their first-round pick if they signed Bautista, because he was given a qualifying offer.AlsoRoberts said the Dodgers are planning on Austin Barnes as the backup catcher, indicating they aren’t looking for help at that position behind Yasmani Grandal…Friedman said the Dodgers plan to be “more aggressive” with Kenta Maeda’s workload in his second big league season. In his first season coming from Japan, where starters work once a week, the Dodgers regularly gave Maeda a fifth day of rest between starts. They plan to reduce that in 2017. Roberts said the Dodgers want Maeda to gain to some weight so he can better handle the increased workload…The Dodgers have not heard from Maeda about whether he plans to pitch in the World Baseball Classic. Roberts and Friedman said they would support whatever decision he makes. Frazier, 30, hit 40 homers last season, although he had an uncharacteristic .225 average and .767 OPS.Besides Frazier, the third base trade market also includes Yangervis Solarte and possibly Mike Moustakas.The Dodgers first choice, however, is still to re-sign Turner.They also are still trying to re-sign closer Kenley Jansen, and Friedman said Tuesday that they still have room in the budget to do both.However, he cautioned that the dollars they budget don’t always fit with the player’s demands.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Nigel Edwards reappointed as the Captain of the GB&I Walker Cup team

first_img Nigel Edwards has been reappointed as the Captain of the Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup team that will face the United States of America at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club in the 2015 match. Edwards (45) will also captain the GB&I team as they take on the Continent of Europe in the St Andrews Trophy match at Barseback in Sweden on 29 and 30 August this year. Edwards (image copyright Tom Ward Photography), originally from Caerphilly, Wales, will serve as Walker Cup Captain for the third time in succession as the GB&I team tries to win back the trophy in England next year. He is the first person in the modern era to be invited to captain the GB&I team three times. He will also serve as Captain of the St Andrews Trophy team for the third time in the biennial match as GB&I look to reclaim the trophy after the Continent of Europe’s narrow 12½ – 11½ victory at Portmarnock in 2012. A long-time member of Whitchurch Golf Club in Cardiff, Edwards played in four successive Walker Cup matches between 2001 and 2007. He was instrumental in GB&I’s 2003 victory at Ganton Golf Club, holing the winning putt, finishing undefeated and as the match’s leading points-scorer. After twice playing on the winning side, Edwards completed a hat trick of wins by captaining GB&I to victory in the 2011 match at Royal Aberdeen. Defeated by the US side in the 2013 match at the National Golf Links of America in Southampton, New York, the GB&I team will look to reclaim the Walker Cup on home soil in 2015. “I’m very proud to have the opportunity to captain the Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup team for a third time in 2015,” said Edwards. “It will also be a privilege to lead the St Andrews Trophy team for a third time this year. Both events have long histories and we will be aiming to win back the trophies. I am looking forward to continuing my involvement and using my past experience as both a player and Captain to make sure the players are prepared to play to the best of their ability.” In addition to his Walker Cup successes, Edwards has been part of three victorious GB&I teams in the St Andrews Trophy, featuring in the winning 2002, 2004 and 2006 teams at Lausanne in Switzerland, Nairn in Scotland and Marianske Lazne in the Czech Republic respectively. He captained the teams which lost to the Continent of Europe at Castelconturbia in Italy in 2010 and Portmarnock in 2012. Edwards was also part of two winning European teams in the Bonallack Trophy match against the Asia-Pacific. “Nigel has demonstrated great passion and pride for the Walker Cup and the St Andrews Trophy and we are very pleased that he has accepted the invitation to lead the GB&I teams both this year and next,” said Jonathan Plaxton, Chairman of The R&A Selection Committee. “He has proven to be very popular with the players and his experience in the amateur game will continue to be a tremendous asset as he prepares teams for the St Andrews Trophy and the Walker Cup.” Edwards is currently Performance Director for England Golf, and previously served as Director of Player Development and Coaching at The Golf Union of Wales. 16 Jan 2014 Nigel Edwards reappointed as the Captain of the GB&I Walker Cup team last_img read more