Technology is a quick paced, competitive and multi part sector and supply chains have to respond to this ever changing market environment. For companies, it will be important to consider shifting gears and driving transformation change instead of incremental optimization.
- Emerging product categories are characterized by fast-paced innovation cycles, requiring short-time-to-market supply chains serving consumer and business segments for the most part mature markets. High flexibility to respond to volatile customer demand will be critical to position the new products effectively.
- Supply chains for more traditional product segments will need to be advance streamlined balancing user experience and efficiency levels. More transformation approaches leveraging omni-channel logistics, circular economy concepts, supply chain collaboration models and digitization could be basis for a competitive strategy going forward. Growth opportunities remain in developing countries, which need a targeted go to market approach supported by resilient supply chains in typically difficult markets.
Characterized by strong dynamism, the Technology Industry comprises a heterogeneous landscape of products and solutions grouped under distinct sub sectors. New products and services constantly reshape the industry, increasing the demand for innovative and efficient end-to-end supply chain solutions.
The goal of clever technologists is to seamlessly introduce gadgetry into everyday life that you never knew you needed but now can’t live without. The new wave of technological progress is so futuristic it has been the stuff of wildly imaginative fantasy. This year, expect to encounter computers that can talk, robots that can learn, and virtual reality experiences that are incredibly immersive.
Latest technology news
Cyber security researchers have discovered a weakness in Wi-Fi which means hackers could intercept communications between our devices and the WiFi router.
This flaw could take advantage of vulnerabilities in the WPA2 security protocol, which is used to secure the majority of modern Wi-Fi networks. Crack might be involve devices running the Android, Linux, Apple and Windows, although Android and Linux are thought to be at particular risk.
Apple has introduced a secure driving mode for the iPhone for the first time in iOS 11. The feature prevents owners from receiving messages and calls when driving and lets their contacts know they’re unavailable. Fitness trackers have become a popular way to stay active with the success of wearable devices from Fit bit, Garmin and the popularity of the Apple Watch encouraging people to keep tabs on their health.
Fitness trackers be able to monitor users daily step count, sleep, heart rate and activity levels. Picking the right one will depend on what you plan to use it for, whether you want some casual step counting or a detailed breakdown of a workout. A fitness tracker works along with an app built for your smartphone and other devices. Having solid software to support the fitness tracker will make keeping a tab on your activity far easier.
Latest computer technology
The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is at this moment available on general release. This comes after months of speculation around its launch, with the obvious link between ‘Fall’ and Autumn leading us to believe it would be held anytime in September, October or November. This is the newest update to Windows 10 and must improve its mobile experience and house lots of new creative features and these include:
- A timeline
- OneDrive files on-demand
- A new Security Center
ARM-based laptops with Windows – The first attempt at ARM PCs, which ran on Windows RT, was an unmitigated disaster, and it left many users skeptical of the idea. But Microsoft hasn’t given up, more than ever as 5 G grow to be a reality and cellular connectivity in PCs becomes necessary. Microsoft announced that next year PCs will be available with Qualm’s ARM-based Snapdragon 835, which is primarily for smartphones. Super-thin laptops will get integrated modems and a long battery life with the chip. The ARM-based PCs will run Win 32 applications that run on regular x 86 PCs via emulation.
More changes for keyboards – We saw some interesting changes to keyboards this year: Apple added the Touch Bar, while Lenovo swapped out the hard keyboard for a virtual keyboard on a touch input panel for its Yoga Book. Lenovo wants to get the virtual keyboard to more Chromebooks and 2-in-1st, partly because of its versatility. The touch input panel can also be used to draw or take notes with a stylus. It’s a toss-up: Lenovo believes that those used to typing on mobile devices will adjust to this touch panel keyboard quickly, while hard keyboard die hard will dismiss the idea.
Bluetooth 5 will take charge – Bluetooth 5 will allow PCs to communicate wireless with devices up to 400 meters away in clear line of sight, but a more reasonable range is about 120 meters, according to analysts. Bluetooth 5 will transfer data at speeds of up to 2 Mbps, which is two times faster than its predecessor.