News Round-Up 3 May 2019

Welcome to the weekly news round-up from our marketing team, featuring highlights from inside our business and the broader industry. 

Industry news

"Absolute unit" phone fails to raise funding

First up, remember the “chunky boi” Energizer phone which was unveiled at MWC earlier this year? Well unfortunately its Indiegogo campaign only raised $15,000 in funding, which is a tad short of its $1.2million goal... Turns out nobody actually wants an enormous battery with a phone attached. Who knew?

Mobile phone sales down

And the brick phone wasn’t the only loser from MWC. Despite the huge range of phones announced and launched this year, phone sales are down across the board, with Samsung and Apple sales noticeably taking a hit.

IoT legislation proposed

The government has proposed new legislation aimed at ensuring greater security for the IoT this week. This follows on from last year’s voluntary code of practice for IoT manufacturers, which was implemented in response to numerous security issues involving children’s toys and other connected products.

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Service desk news

The team have carried out a variety of software installs for customers this week, as well as providing support on a range of issues. One of our engineers held a conference call with a key customer to check on ongoing projects and plan future scheduled activity. The team also managed a situation whereby multiple user accounts were affected when a customer carried out a change to their network.

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