Tag: Budget

13
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Which Is The Best Budget 5G Phone?

KEY POINTS

  • Samsung has announced the new Galaxy A42 5G, a budget smartphone with support for 5G
  • The device is cheaper than the OnePlus Nord
  • The Galaxy A42 5G’s specs aren’t top-tier, but its price won’t hurt the wallet

South Korean tech giant Samsung has announced a new 5G smartphone that’s more affordable than the newly-released Galaxy S20 FE – and is even cheaper than the OnePlus Nord.

Samsung has announced the new Galaxy A42 5G, its first budget smartphone offering support for 5G connectivity. The device will be sold for £349 (about $455) in the U.K. and is cheaper than the OnePlus Nord by about £30 since the latter currently sells for £379 apiece. It is the latest in Samsung’s attempts to win a bigger share in the smartphone market, particularly in the budget device category.

The new Galaxy A42 5G boasts midrange specs that are comparable to the ones found on the OnePlus Nord. Here’s a quick look at the new handset’s specs and features:

Processor

As per The Verge, the device is powered by a Snapdragon 750G, a new processor Qualcomm announced just last month. This is backed by 4GB of RAM. The device offers 128GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD card.

It’s worth noting that the device’s processor is not as powerful as the Snapdragon 765G found on the OnePlus Nord, which also has a bigger 8GB RAM.

Display

The Galaxy A42 5G has a 6.6-inch HD+ sAMOLED Infinity-U display, which has a small notch for a front-facing camera. There’s an in-display fingerprint reader for authentication.

Cameras

At the back of the device rests a quad-camera setup comprised of a 48MP wide, 8MP ultrawide, 5MP macro and 5MP depth sensor. At the front is a 20MP selfie snapper.

Battery

The device has a large 5,000

01
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Cybersecurity Remains an Investment Priority Despite Overall IT Budget Cuts, Kaspersky Found

According to a new Kaspersky report ‘Investment adjustment: aligning IT budgets with changing security priorities,’ cybersecurity remains a priority for investment among businesses. Its share of IT spending has grown from 23% in 2019 to 26% in 2020 for SMBs, and from 26% to 29% for enterprises. 71% of organizations also expect their cybersecurity budget will increase in the next three years, despite overall IT budgets decreasing in both segments amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Chart 1: IT security budget as a share of overall IT budget (Graphic: Business Wire)

External conditions and events can influence IT priorities for businesses. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations have been forced to adjust plans to meet changing business needs. The report, based on a survey of more than 5,000 IT and cybersecurity practitioners, observes recent IT security economics trends and how they correlate with this year’s events1.

While the overall IT budget has fallen from $1.2m in 2019 to $1.1m in 2020 among SMBs, and from $74.1m to $54.3m for enterprises, the share of IT budget dedicated to IT security continues to grow year-on-year. Decreases in budget are likely due to the consequences of the global coronavirus pandemic, according to Gartner, whose experts also predicted that budgets would decrease earlier this year.

As a result, small and medium businesses allocated $275k to cybersecurity while enterprises invested $14m. According to the survey, the majority of companies are expecting these figures to grow in the next three years by 11% in enterprises and 12% in SMBs, on average. 17% believe it will remain at least the same as this year.

Alternatively, one-in-ten (10%) organizations said they are going to spend less on IT security. Interestingly, the main reason for this