Review IT-Weekly (06/29/2020)

Review IT-Weekly (06/29/2020)

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Anna Savelyeva | 07/05/2020

Review IT-Weekly (06/29/2020)


MERLION and Newell Brands Conclude Distribution Agreement
which covers the entire range of products manufactured under the DYMO brand. In the framework of cooperation, the distributor will promote thermal printers and printers for printing labels, digital
weights for letters and parcels, stickers, tape marking labels, etc.

MERLION became a distributor of Aladdin R.D. systems
The agreement enters into force in July 2020, and will be valid for a year with the possibility of extension. It gives MERLION the right to implement and promote all vendor products, including not
only software, but also hardware solutions.


Sony restructures company and changes name
The name Sony Group will appear on April 1 of next year. The decision has already been approved by the shareholders. The company suffers from the so-called “conglomerate underestimation”, as its name is associated with
investors with the electronics market, although the company’s activities are much more diverse.

A new brand has appeared on the market of system integrators
In April 2020, an independent structure belonging to Sergey Savelyevich Matsotsky was separated from IBS. The integrator is called Rubytech. Registered Legal
person – LLC Rubitekh. The main area of ​​activity at the moment is the construction of IT infrastructure, the design of data centers, as well as the creation of network solutions and technologies in the field of IT.

New products

MTS has developed a voice assistant
named Marvin. The first devices with which you can communicate with Marvin were smartphones on iOS and Android, where the assistant is available through the MTS Marvin application, as well as portable Smart
MTS speakers. With it, you can turn on music, audio books and fairy tales, plan a schedule for the day, find out the latest news and manage smart home devices.

Activity Summary

AliExpress reaches 8.8 million daily audience
and increased sales in June by 60% by April and by 30% by May this year. In total, buyers made 25 million orders in June. The number of daily users has reached 1.7 million. Average check year to
year increased by 38%. During the quarantine period, the number of sellers increased by 130% in St. Petersburg, by 81% in Yekaterinburg, by 136% in Kazan, by 88% in Perm, and 95% in Novosibirsk. In this case, the turnover
year-on-year increased by 59% in Yekaterinburg, by 73% in Kazan, by 56% in Perm, by 50% in Ufa.

Information Security

During quarantine, the volume of DDoS attacks in Runet increased 5 times
According to Rostelecom, in comparison with January 2020, the number of attacks in March increased by 56%, and in April, which hit the peak of hacker activity, by 88%. Their nevertheless
power and complexity are noticeably reduced. In most cases, attackers resorted to simple and easily accessible tools, for example, DNS amplification or NTP amplification.

The largest volume of attacks in March-May was in the online trading sector (31%), the state sector was the second most popular (21% of attacks). This is followed by the financial sector (17%), telecom (15%), education (9%) and
game segment (7%).


Svyaznoy and Delivery Club launched express delivery of equipment
For Delivery Club, this is the first experience with partners in the format of exclusively a logistic service: Svyaznoy customers will place orders in an online store or in a mobile application
retailer, Delivery Club will only be responsible for their delivery.

Delivery time will be from 30 minutes. While the service can be used by residents of 12 districts of Moscow, and in the near future the whole city will connect to the service. The partners are planning to expand their geography and
connection to the logistics service of Svyaznoy stores in all cities of Delivery Club’s own logistics. Service couriers will deliver goods weighing up to 10 kilograms.


VTB integrated a platform for financial management in Yandex.Plus
The service allows you to place money in traditional products, invest in bonds and stocks available on the Moscow and St. Petersburg exchanges, make currency exchange, etc. Discovery process and
account replenishment is carried out remotely. Clients of any banks can use the service: the account can be replenished from a card or by bank transfer.


The Ministry of Communications has extended the experiment on “Accessible Internet”
until December 31, 2020. Currently, the registry includes 371 sites with non-tariff access. The list is divided into several categories: “communication services”, “aggregators of socially significant
information ”,“ national culture and traditions ”,“ continuing education and advanced training ”and others.


Yota launches 4G in the 800 MHz band in new regions
expanding the coverage area 2.5 times since the beginning of the year. The changes affected Moscow, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Leningrad, Chelyabinsk, Sverdlovsk, Irkutsk and Novosibirsk regions, as well as
Krasnodar Territory and other constituent entities of the Russian Federation.

Service maintenance

ViewSonic Extends IFP Series Interactive Display Warranty
Extending the warranty period to 5 years will apply to all displays with a diagonal of 55 inches and above, purchased after July 1, 2019. When contacting an Authorized SC, the owner will need
present documents confirming the date of purchase. Additional device registration is not required.

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