Mobile cyberattacks in India jumped 845% to 12,719 in March 2021 from 1,345 cases in Oct 2020, said Check Point Software Technologies in a report. The report revealed that ISPs in India, during the first phase of lockdown, had received cyberattack alerts from corporate clients almost every alternate day compared with an average of once a week before the lockdowns. The report said that 97% of firms across the globe faced mobile threats from several attack vectors.
Exide Life Insurance had to deal with 2 problems –high error rates in paper-based forms and a higher lag time. It took significant time for a customer to sign the proposal, for the agent to collect it and bring it to the office and depositing it. Using mobile made the processes easier as it was accessible 24X7. Also, verifying data from customers (email and phone) was much easier and faster. On top of all this, it helped them reduce paper consumption by 95%.
Samsung Electronics expects the hashtag COVID-19 will continue to have a negative impact on sales of smartphones and TVs. On a brighter side, it predicts that the pandemic will drive the demand of memory business as remote work, online education, online shopping and streaming entertainment services will increase demand for cloud services and data centres. The company will strengthen up its transition to 1Z-nm DRAM and 6th-generation V-NAND flash memory and focus on online stores.