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Around 18 percent of the 381 million tablet purchases will be made directly by enterprises in 2017, according to a forecast by Forrester Research.
Laboratory testing of Lenovo's PCs and other equipment allegedly found backdoors in its hardware and firmware vulnerabilities in its chips, which has led to the equipment being banned from classified networks by five governments, the Australian Financial Review reports.
Smartphone market leaders Apple and Samsung saw their market shares shrink in the face of a second quarter onslaught from LG and Lenovo, according to the latest stats from research firm IDC.
The professional PC market in U.K. returned to growth in the fourth quarter after two consecutive quarters of declining sales, despite an overall decline in PC sales in the quarter, according to the latest stats from Gartner.
A group of Internet companies, systems integrators and security firms have teamed to offer a strong online authentication standard designed to replace the need for passwords, which provide weak authentication because of user reuse as well as having to protect against malware and phishing attacks.
As more and more personally owned devices enter the enterprise, the need to verify the identity of those accessing corporate networks has become paramount.
Lenovo posted a breathtaking 216 percent year-over-year increase in smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter, passing Sony as the fifth largest smartphone supplier, according to estimates by research firm Canalys.
Lenovo is teaming with software firm BlueStacks to bring mobile applications written for Google's Android operating system to PCs running Microsoft's Windows.