There was a time when being an engineering student meant you had a sword. Well, really it was a slide rule hanging from your belt, but it sounds cooler to call it a sword. The slide rule sword gave way to calculators hanging from your belt loop, and for many engineers that calculator was from HP. Today’s students are more likely to have a TI or Casio calculator, but HP is still in there with the HP Prime. It is hard to call it a calculator since the latest variant has a 528 MHz ARM Cortex A7, 256 MB of RAM, and 512 MB of ROM. But if you can’t justify a $150 calculator, there are some cheap and even free options out there to get the experience. To start with, HP has a free app that runs on Windows or Mac that works just like the calculator. Of course, that’s free as in no charge, not free as in open source. But still, it will run under Wine with no more than the usual amount of coaxing.
You might wonder why you need a calculator on your computer, and perhaps you don’t. However, the HP Prime isn’t just your 1980s vintage calculator. It also has an amazing number of applications including a complete symbolic math system based on xCAS/Giac. It is also programmable using a special HP language that is sort of like Basic or Pascal. Other applications include plotting, statistics, solvers, and even a spreadsheet that can hold up to 10,000 rows and 676 columns.
It is easy to think that HP provides the free PC software so you’ll go out and buy the real calculator, and that may be part of it. However, you can also get official apps for Android and iOS. They aren’t free, but they are relatively inexpensive. On iOS the cost right now is $25 and on Android it is $20. There are also “lite” versions that are free.
It appears that these apps are not emulating the actual calculator hardware, but are ports of the calculator code. So this isn’t a case of someone just writing a pretend calculator, these apps act like the real calculator because it is running the same source code. For example, there is an application, HP Connectivity Kit, that lets you talk to a real calculator over the network. The PC and phone versions will also connect just like a real device.
You can write programs on the device or if you have the HP Connectivity software (also free) you can write programs on your PC. You can even find some from the Internet. If you miss your old calculator, there is a define feature that lets you program like a key macro recording.
The programming language isn’t hard to pick up. Here’s a short snippet:
EXPORT AREAVOL() BEGIN LOCAL N1, N2, L1; CHOOSE(N1, "Area or Volume?", "Area", "Volume"); IF N1 == 1 THEN CHOOSE(N2, "Choose shape", "Rectangle", "Triangle", "Disk"); ELSE CHOOSE(N2, "Choose solid", "Prism", "Cylinder", "Cone", "Pyramid", "Sphere"); . . .
You’d think that the real hardware would be a prime platform for hacking, but so far that’s still on the to-do list. The only really good hardware hack for the real calculator adds a Samsung battery with a higher capacity to the machine. There are also some enticing pads on the PCB that appear to support a buzzer and I2C communications, but there’s no firmware for it. There have been a few attempts to load alien firmware into the device, but there’s no full-blown development system. Getting to the JTAG port looks pretty intense. There’s also been the inevitable hacking of the communication protocol.
History is replete with products that seemed amazing for their day but turned out to be just a stopgap for something better. Cassettes gave way to CDs and then CDs gave way to digital music. Telephone answering machines gave way to voicemail. Calculators have that feel to them. How much longer will we need them? Are the virtual HP Prime applications going to overshadow the physical device?
Regardless, the Prime is state of the art and would shame a personal computer from a few years ago. You can only wonder if it will be the last great calculator, or if there are more yet to come. And a calculator still makes a nice project. Not all homemade calculators are simple.
When your company is doing well, and money is pouring in, how do you know if it could be doing better? How can you tell which management practices are making the difference—and which are merely not doing obvious harm?
To find out, Professor Stadler and a team at Innsbruck University’s business school conducted a massive benchmarking study comparing nine pairs of European companies over 50 years. Each pair was from the same industry (and, preferably, the same country) and included one exceptional performer and one less impressive, but solid performer.
The project yielded four main findings, which Stadler calls the four principles of enduring success:
Exploit before you explore. Great companies don’t innovate their way to growth—they grow by efficiently exploiting the fullest potential of existing innovations.
Diversify your business portfolio. Good companies, conscious of the dangers of irrational conglomeration, tend to stick to their knitting. But the great companies know when to diversify, and they remain resilient by maintaining a wide range of suppliers and a broad base of customers.
Remember your mistakes. Good companies tell stories of success, but great companies also tell stories of past failures to avoid repeating them.
Be conservative about change. Great companies very seldom make radical changes—and take great care in their planning and implementation.
How much difference do these principles make? An investment of $1 in 1953 in the group of companies in the study that consistently applied them—insurers Allianz, Legal & General, and Munich Re; financial services firm HSBC; building materials maker Lafarge; high-tech firms Nokia and Siemens; oil giant Shell; and pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline—would be worth $4,077 today. A $1 investment in the comparison companies—Aachener und Münchener, Prudential Limited, and Cologne Re; Standard Chartered; Ciments Français; Ericsson and AEG; BP; and Wellcome—would have yielded $713.
Indian equity markets are likely to open on a tepid note on Wednesday amid weak global cues. Trends on SGX Nifty indicated a flat to negative start for benchmark indices BSE Sensex, NSE Nifty 50 as the Nifty futures were trading around 16,480 level on the Singaporean Exchange. “Corporate earnings continue to provide stock specific action. Monsoon is also progressing well. The deficit rainfall in Jun’22 has been covered and now stands at 11% surplus at pan India level. However, FIIs have turned negative again, providing mixed signals. Overall, we expect markets to remain in consolidative mode for next few days,” said Siddhartha Khemka, Head – Retail Research, Motilal Oswal Financial Services.
Larsen & Toubro (L&T): The engineering and infrastructure major posted consolidated net profit of Rs 1,702 crore, a robust 45% growth over the year-ago period. It achieved consolidated revenues of Rs 35,853 crore in Q1FY23, recording an on-year growth of 22% with strong execution witnessed in the infrastructure segment and riding on the sustaining growth momentum in the IT and TS portfolio. The company secured orders worth Rs 41,805 crore at the group level during the quarter ended June 2022, registering a growth of 57% on-year.
Wipro: The IT major announced a new five-year strategic engagement with Nokia, a multinational, networking, telecommunications and consumer electronics company. Wipro will deliver global business services in support of Nokia’s renewed operating model, focusing on process optimization, touchless processing and enhanced user and customer experience across order management supply chain, finance, and accounting operations. For Nokia, this represents a major step towards digitalization of its operations by leveraging Wipro’s unique transformation and innovation capabilities.
Tata Power: Tata Power posted a nearly 90% jump in its consolidated net profit to Rs 883.54 crore for the April-June quarter of the current fiscal driven by higher income. The company had posted a net profit of Rs 465.69 crore in the same quarter of 2021-22. Its total income increased to Rs 14,638.78 crore in April-June FY23 from Rs 10,310.21 crore in the year-ago period. The company said it plans a consolidated capex of Rs 14,000 crore in 2022-23, including a Rs 10,000 crore investment in the renewables sector.
Bajaj Auto: Bajaj Auto on July 26 clocked a 10.6% on-year growth in standalone profit at Rs 1,173.3 crore for the quarter ended June 2022, supported by strong operating profit and price hikes. Profit for the June 2021 quarter was at Rs 1,061.2 crore. Standalone revenue for the quarter Rs 8,005 crore, up 8.4% from the year-ago quarter led by pricing and mix. However, the sales volume declined 7.2%.
Zydus Lifesciences: The pharma company said it has received final approval from the US health regulator to market its generic version of bisoprolol fumarate tablets used to treat high blood pressure. The approval granted by the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) is for bisoprolol fumarate tablets of strengths 5 mg and 10 mg. The drug will be manufactured at the group’s formulation manufacturing facility at, SEZ, Ahmedabad, and will be distributed by Viona Pharmaceuticals Inc. Bisoprolol Fumarate Tablets are used to treat high blood pressure either alone or in combination with other high blood pressure medications. As per IQVIA May 2022 data, the company said bisoprolol fumarate tablets had annual sales of $30 million in the US.
Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC: The asset management company reported a 33.6% on-year decline in consolidated profit at Rs 102.84 crore for the quarter ended June 2022, dented by loss at other income, and tepid topline growth. Revenue from operations grew by 0.44% to Rs 304.50 crore compared to year-ago period. Mutual fund QAAUM (quarterly average assets under management) witnessed growth of 2% on-year to Rs 2.81 lakh crore in Q1FY23.
Axis Bank: The Axis Bank’s acquisition of Citibank’s consumer businesses has taken one step closer to reality as the Competition Commission of India (CCI) granted its approval to the Rs 12,325 crore deal on Tuesday. Citibank’s consumer businesses include covering loans, credit cards, wealth management, and retail banking operations in India. Through the acquisition, Axis Bank will gain access to the large and affluent customer franchise of Citibank having a bouquet of fee-oriented and profitable segments, that include a quality credit card portfolio, affluent wealth management clientele, meaningful deposits along with with a strong consumer lending portfolio.
Shoppers Stop: The company reported consolidated profit at Rs 22.83 crore for the quarter ended June 2022 against loss of Rs 104.89 crore in year-ago period. The Q1FY22 earnings were impacted by second Covid wave. Revenue grew by 362% to Rs 948.44 crore compared to corresponding period last fiscal.
Q1 Results today: Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, Bajaj Finance, Biocon, Colgate-Palmolive, Aarti Drugs, CG Power and Industrial Solutions, Clean Science and Technology, Coromandel International, Dixon Technologies, EIH, Fino Payments Bank, Home First Finance Company India, JK Lakshmi Cement, Latent View Analytics, Laurus Labs, Novartis India, Poonawalla Fincorp, Schaeffler India, TeamLease Services, United Breweries, VIP Industries, and Welspun India will report their June quarter earnings on July 27.
Ammar Ghazal is a Senior Lecturer in Wireless Communications in the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He is also the programme leader of BEng/MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme. Ammar received the BSc degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Damascus University, Syria. He studied for his MSc by Research and PhD degrees at the Universities of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.
Upon his BSc graduation, Ammar worked as a Lab Instructor at International University for Science & Technology (IUST) before moving to Industry as a mobile communication engineer. In the first instance, he worked as a Radio Planning & Optimisation Engineer then as a Core Network Engineer. He has also worked as a Lab Instructor at Damascus University, where he was awarded a full scholarship to pursue a postgraduate degree in the UK. His PhD and MSc research have focused on propagation channel characterisation and modelling in 4G and 5G communication systems.
Ammar’s current research interests include (B)5G communication systems, wireless propagation channel characterisation and modelling, non-stationary channel models, high mobility wireless propagation, and advanced MIMO communication technologies.
2022 - 24: KTP Academic Supervisor
Project scope: To advance specifications and future-proof the design of products which testelectromagnetic compatibility.
2020-21: Co-I of a Local+ project with Leicester City Council
Project: "Smart Environment: IoT-based Air Pollution Monitoring System"
Project scope: The project developed an IoT-based testbed for smart city applications. The testbed is made of a gatewayconnected wirelessly to a variety of sensors forming a standard low-power network, which represents a typical platform toexplore the potential benefits of the fifth-generation (5G) communication system that supports IoT applications. The system is currently used to monitor the concentration of major air pollutant gasses and particles in the De MontfortUniversity campus in Leicester and the surrounding area.
More details can be found here: https://www.dmu.ac.uk/research/centres-institutes/ioes/iot.aspx
2021 - 22: HEIF
Project: "Smart Environment: IoT-based Air Pollution Heat Map"
The project aims to develop a heat map of air pollution around the DMU campus in Leicester using a portable Internet of things (IoT)-based system. This is to prove the concept of such a system for a larger city-wide deployment and to contribute to Leicester’s Air Quality Action Plan.
2019-20: VC2020 Additional Fund
Project: "Feasibility study of device-to-device (D2D) prototyping using software-defined radio (SDR) devices"
A prototype of a D2D wireless communication system was set up and tested using USRP devices. The aim was to prove the concept of D2D prototyping, and thus low-end USRP equipment from Ettus Research were used inestablishing the system.
Growing use of software-defined networking enables multi-cloud connections, better remote user experience, ISG Provider Lens™ report says
STOCKHOLM, July 26, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cloud migration and the increasing importance of user experience have led enterprises in the Nordics to invest more in software-defined networking (SDN) over the past few years, according to a new research report published today by Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm.
The 2022 ISG Provider Lens™ Network — Software Defined Solutions and Services report for the Nordics finds more companies in the region have been carrying out large-scale digitalization and cloud migration, leading many to adopt a software-defined-everything (SDx) approach. In some cases, this has been triggered by changes following mergers and acquisitions. Companies are also transforming their networks to ensure high-speed, low-latency connections to the growing number of remote workers, because poor application performance directly affects employee productivity.
"Cloud connectivity is becoming strategically important to Nordic enterprises," said Dieter Thompson, president, ISG Network Advisory Services. "This will continue to shape their approach to networking in the coming years, and in many cases, service providers will be central to their success."
Many Nordic enterprises have assembled multi-cloud environments, leading networking service providers to develop offerings that help customers establish connections between clouds. Software-defined cloud interconnect technology has been gaining traction and is expected to show double-digit growth over the next two years, ISG says.
SD-WAN technology, which revolutionized branch networking by automating and standardizing hybrid connectivity at branch offices, is becoming increasingly cloud-centric as companies move toward SaaS applications, the report says. SD-WAN automation helps in managing multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) by routing data along the best path.
The small and medium-sized business segment in the Nordics, one of the most prominent in the world, often takes the lead in creating new demand for networking services and creating new opportunities for the SDN industry, ISG says. The rapid growth of IoT, which increasingly requires end-to-end links for data analytics in edge devices, is also driving networking demand. Service providers are preparing their customers for wider public 5G services in which a portion of radio spectrum can be allocated to enterprises.
The report also examines other SDN trends in the Nordics, including the growth of managed SD-WANs and the increasing importance of network security at the edge.
The 2022 ISG Provider Lens™ Network — Software Defined Solutions and Services report for the Nordics evaluates the capabilities of 49 providers across five quadrants: Managed SD-WAN Services, SDN Transformation Services (Consulting and Implementation), Enterprise Networks Technology and Service Suppliers, Edge Technologies and Services, and Secure Access Service Edge (SASE).
The report names Deutsche Telekom, HCL, Orange Business Services, Tech Mahindra and Wipro as Leaders in all five quadrants. It names BT and Telenor as Leaders in three quadrants each. Arelion, Cisco, Nokia, Tele2, Verizon and VMware are named as Leaders in two quadrants each, and Aryaka, Cato Networks, HPE Aruba, TCS and Versa are named as Leaders in one quadrant each.
In addition, GTT is named as a Rising Star — a company with a "promising portfolio" and "high future potential" by ISG’s definition — in three quadrants. TCS is named as a Rising Star in two quadrants.
The 2022 ISG Provider Lens™ Network — Software Defined Solutions and Services report for the Nordics is available to subscribers or for one-time purchase on this webpage.
About ISG Provider Lens™ Research
The ISG Provider Lens™ Quadrant research series is the only service provider evaluation of its kind to combine empirical, data-driven research and market analysis with the real-world experience and observations of ISG's global advisory team. Enterprises will find a wealth of detailed data and market analysis to help guide their selection of appropriate sourcing partners, while ISG advisors use the reports to validate their own market knowledge and make recommendations to ISG's enterprise clients. The research currently covers providers offering their services globally, across Europe, as well as in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, the U.K., France, Benelux, Germany, Switzerland, the Nordics, Australia and Singapore/Malaysia, with additional markets to be added in the future. For more information about ISG Provider Lens research, please visit this webpage.
A companion research series, the ISG Provider Lens Archetype reports, offer a first-of-its-kind evaluation of providers from the perspective of specific buyer types.
ISG (Information Services Group) (Nasdaq: III) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 800 clients, including more than 75 of the world’s top 100 enterprises, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 digital-ready professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry’s most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, visit www.isg-one.com.
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Global 5G Technology RoI Market
Dublin, July 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global 5G Technology RoI Market (2022-2027) by Component, Deployment Model, Network Function, Geography, Competitive Analysis, and the Impact of Covid-19 with Ansoff Analysis" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
The Global 5G Technology RoI Market is estimated to be USD 5.1 Bn in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 328.97 Bn by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 130.1%.
Market dynamics are forces that impact the prices and behaviors of the Global 5G Technology RoI Market stakeholders. These forces create pricing signals which result from the changes in the supply and demand curves for a given product or service. Forces of Market Dynamics may be related to macro-economic and micro-economic factors. There are dynamic market forces other than price, demand, and supply. Human emotions can also drive decisions, influence the market, and create price signals.
As the market dynamics impact the supply and demand curves, decision-makers aim to determine the best way to use various financial tools to stem various strategies for speeding the growth and reducing the risks.
The report provides a detailed analysis of the competitors in the market. It covers the financial performance analysis for the publicly listed companies in the market. The report also offers detailed information on the companies' exact development and competitive scenario. Some of the companies covered in this report are Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia, Samsung, Oracle, Athonet, Casa Systems, Cumucore, etc.
America (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, United States, Rest of Americas)
Europe (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Rest of Europe)
Middle-East and Africa (Egypt, Israel, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Rest of MEA)
Asia-Pacific (Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Taiwan, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
The report includes Competitive Quadrant, a proprietary tool to analyze and evaluate the position of companies based on their Industry Position score and Market Performance score. The tool uses various factors for categorizing the players into four categories. Some of these factors considered for analysis are financial performance over the last 3 years, growth strategies, innovation score, new product launches, investments, growth in market share, etc.
The report presents a detailed Ansoff matrix analysis for the Global 5G Technology RoI Market. Ansoff Matrix, also known as Product/Market Expansion Grid, is a strategic tool used to design strategies for the growth of the company. The matrix can be used to evaluate approaches in four strategies viz. Market Development, Market Penetration, Product Development and Diversification. The matrix is also used for risk analysis to understand the risk involved with each approach.
The report analyses the Global 5G Technology RoI Market using the Ansoff Matrix to provide the best approaches a company can take to Boost its market position.
Based on the SWOT analysis conducted on the industry and industry players, the analyst has devised suitable strategies for market growth.
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The report offers a comprehensive evaluation of the Global 5G Technology RoI Market. The report includes in-depth qualitative analysis, verifiable data from authentic sources, and projections about market size. The projections are calculated using proven research methodologies.
The report has been compiled through extensive primary and secondary research. The primary research is done through interviews, surveys, and observation of renowned personnel in the industry.
The report includes an in-depth market analysis using Porter's 5 forces model and the Ansoff Matrix. In addition, the impact of Covid-19 on the market is also featured in the report.
The report also includes the regulatory scenario in the industry, which will help you make a well-informed decision. The report discusses major regulatory bodies and major rules and regulations imposed on this sector across various geographies.
The report also contains the competitive analysis using Positioning Quadrants, the analyst's Proprietary competitive positioning tool.
Key subjects Covered:
1 Report Description
2 Research Methodology
3 Executive Summary
4 Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Adoption of Cloud-Native and Service-Based Architecture
4.1.2 Increasing Emphasis of Telecom Operators on Embb Services
4.1.3 Development of Smart Infrastructure
4.1.4 Differentiated 5G Services via Network Slicing
4.2.1 Security Concerns in the 5G Core Network
4.3.1 Low Latency Connectivity With URLLC
4.3.2 Demand for Private 5G
4.4.1 Heavy Spending on Deploying 5G Core
4.4.2 Uncertainty Around Return on Investments
5 Market Analysis
5.1 Regulatory Scenario
5.2 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
5.3 Impact of COVID-19
5.4 Ansoff Matrix Analysis
6 Global 5G Technology RoI Market, By Component
7 Global 5G Technology RoI Market, By Deployment Model
7.3 On Cloud
8 Global 5G Technology RoI Market, By Network Function
8.2 Access and Mobility Management Function
8.3 Session Management Function
8.4 User Plane Function
8.5 Policy Control Function
8.6 Network Exposure Function
8.7 NF Repository Function
8.8 Unified Data Management
8.9 Authentication Server Function
8.10 Application Function
8.11 Network Slice Selection Function
9 Americas' 5G Technology RoI Market
9.9 United States
9.10 Rest of Americas
10 Europe's 5G Technology RoI Market
10.16 United Kingdom
10.17 Rest of Europe
11 Middle East and Africa's 5G Technology RoI Market
11.5 Saudi Arabia
11.6 South Africa
11.7 United Arab Emirates
11.8 Rest of MEA
12 APAC's 5G Technology RoI Market
12.11 South Korea
12.12 Sri Lanka
12.15 Rest of Asia-Pacific
13 Competitive Landscape
13.1 Competitive Quadrant
13.2 Market Share Analysis
13.3 Strategic Initiatives
13.3.1 M&A and Investments
13.3.2 Partnerships and Collaborations
13.3.3 Product Developments and Improvements
14 Company Profiles
14.6 Affirmed Networks
14.12 Casa Systems
14.14 Druid Software
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