IT-Weekly review: Sberbank and Merlion have become partners, the results on the smartphone market and the volume of transactions on sharing platforms

Sberbank and Merlion have become partners, the results in the smartphone market and the volume of transactions on sharing platforms


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Gennady Belash | 10.01.2021

IT-Weekly review: Sberbank and Merlion have become partners, the results on the smartphone market and the volume of transactions on sharing platforms

Durov will start monetization Telegram. All current
services will remain free …

Bitcoin has risen in price to $ 40,000, by the end of the year $ 220,000 is predicted

Social networks popular in Russia will be fined and blocked for discrimination against Russian media

Lithuania creates conditions for attracting startups from all over the world

“The outgoing 2020 has become serious test for financial platformsThe first two quarters crashed the markets – the leitmotif of this time was the coronavirus and lockdowns. Financial assets
reacted predictably – oil fell to historic lows, the dollar has strengthened significantly against all currencies, bitcoin already in the first quarter some analysts predicted
crash
… However, already in the second quarter began to be observed tendency to stabilize and recovery. Gradual opening of borders in summer and exit from quarantines created an illusion
victory over coronavirus
– oil in the third quarter consolidated in the range of $ 40-45 per barrel, the world industry showed signs of recovery. However, financial assets not
in a hurry to regain lost positions,
as investors were waiting for the end of the US presidential race. By this time, only gold had sustained growth in traditional markets.
Trump’s loss promised the participants the continuation of significant stimulating measures from the Fed, therefore, players on all financial sites reacted rather nervously to any information from the United States,
concerning elections. Biden’s victory, and then and the creation of multiple COVID-19 vaccines has fueled marketswho are heading to conquer new historical highs. Russian
ruble
throughout 2020 demonstrated its weakness… Most of the major currencies at the end of the year returned to their pre-crisis values ​​or were in significant plus. Ruble
was unable to recapture the losses incurred in connection with COVID-19
, even though it pioneered the invention of the vaccine. Starting the year at 61 rubles per US dollar, at the end of the year, the national currency of the Russian Federation
drifted near 75 per USD
… The main factor behind the decline in the ruble was the risk of new sanctions, with the arrival of Joe Biden this risk increased, so it is unlikely that from 2021 we should expect
sudden strengthening of the ruble. Most likely, the ruble in the first quarter will drift in a wide range – 70-80 per US dollar ”- comments Alexander Yanyuk, financial expert at CEX.IO
Broker.

Distribution

Sberbank and Merlion announced strategic partnership

Merlion owns the Positronic and Citylink retail chains, the Network of Computer Clinics network of service centers, the iRU computer manufacturer and a number of other assets.
Merlion will be integrated into the emerging e-commerce industry of Sberbank.

The partnership is expected to strengthen Sber’s position in the e-commerce industry and implement a whole range of new opportunities for B2B and B2C clients and offer an integrated
seamless customer experience thanks to financial and technological solutions from the Sberbank ecosystem. Merlion will also distribute Sber’s ecosystem products through its own channels.

Segway-Ninebot Announces Marvel-Distribution as Best Distributor Asia Pacific for Significant Progress in 2020. During this period, “Marvel”
increased sales of products of a Chinese manufacturer by 70%.

The Best Partner Awards 2020 was presented during the Segway-Ninebot Annual Distributor Conference, which was held online.
Since 2018, Marvel has been supplying electric scooters, gyro scooters and other vendor products to Russia. The distributor provides extensive marketing support, including website development and
online store Segway-Ninebot.

diHouse is the official distributor of home appliances Jimmy

diHouse (part of LANIT Group) and a Chinese electronics manufacturer under the Jimmy brand signed an agreement on the supply of household appliances to Russia. diHouse has become the official distributor of this
brand and in December began deliveries of Jimmу vacuum cleaners and air purifiers to Russian federal retail chains.

Jimmu belongs to KingClean Electronic Co., which has been developing and manufacturing technology for 26 years, creating about 100 new devices and receiving 200 patents a year. At the heart of
assortment – motors, including automotive, home and garden equipment. KingClean Electronic is best known for its vacuum cleaners, and for the past 16 years has been considered one of the largest in
the world of manufacturers of these products. The company produces more than 10 million vacuum cleaners annually, as well as 4 million other home electronics. 20 of our own factories are involved in the assembly of products.
cycle located in China.

MERLION signed a cooperation agreement with the company BSS,

a leading developer of solutions in the field of remote banking, voice technologies and information security services. Before signing this agreement in the portfolio
MERLION did not have such decisions. Now
MERLION is the official distributor of the Digital2Speech omnichannel dialogue platform from the Russian developer BSS.

Vendors

LG buys majority stake in ALPHONSO

LG Electronics (LG) and Alphonso have announced significant investment from LG in Alphonso to combine the innovative and technological capabilities of the two television companies.
industry in the LG smart TV line. With this investment of nearly $ 80 million, LG will become Alphonso’s largest investor, with a controlling stake of over 50%.

Astra Linux Group of Companies together with Doctor Web and Baikal Electronics announce full compatibility of Dr.Web anti-virus software with hardware platforms based on
Baikal processors and Astra Linux Special Edition OS. Organizations implementing import substitution plans can use Dr.Web solutions to protect all their IT infrastructures and securely work with
by e-mail and the Internet.

New products

On December 28, four orders of Rosstandart were issued on the approval of four national standards of the Russian Federationdeveloped by LLC “Research Institute” ASONIKA “within the subcommittee PK2” Modeling and
virtualization of tests of robotic systems “, created on the basis of LLC” Research Institute “ASONIKA”, the technical committee for standardization “Robotics” (TC 141).

At the beginning of January 2021, the company Intel
announced the release of a new software and hardware complex for face recognition
that can be used in retail stores to facilitate payment
operations, organization of access to premises, etc.

The new system was named RealSense ID. It is based on the RealSense camera (its first version was introduced back in 2014), supplemented with a depth sensor and neural networkwhich provides authentication by
face. According to the developers, the new product can be used in ATMs, grocery kiosks, self-service terminals and smart door systems.

Results of activities

Non-resource non-energy exports of Moscow for 10 months of 2020 increased by 38.5%. In the first 10 months of 2020, the volume of non-resource non-energy exports of Moscow
reached the amount of $ 31.2 billion and exceeded the figures for the same period last year by 38.5%. The main importing countries of Moscow products are Kazakhstan, the USA, Belarus and China, where
accounts for about a quarter of total exports.

MTS: preliminary results of 2020 in the smartphone market

The market has grown to record values ​​- in January-December, Russians bought 31 million devices worth more than 572 billion rubles. Compared to last year, the growth amounted to 2.3% in kind and
14.3% in monetary terms.

The number of mobile devices sold over the Internet increased by 60%. Russians have become less likely to buy models from C-brands costing less than 5,000 rubles, their sales decreased by 15%.
Users chose devices of the middle and high price segment. The number of purchased gadgets over 50,000 rubles in 2020 increased by 39.2% compared to last year. Increases
demand for large displays – sales of devices with a screen diagonal of six inches and more in Russia showed an increase of 50% compared to 2019.

At the end of 2020, Samsung is the leader in physical terms in the Russian market with a 28% share. Honor is in second place with 21%, Xiaomi is in third with 19%. They are followed by Apple with 11% and Huawei with
6.4%. In monetary terms, Apple smartphones take the first place – 36%, followed by Samsung – 28%, Honor – 13.5%, Xiaomi – 13% and Huawei – 4%.

RAEC and TIAR Center, at the end of 2020, the total volume of transactions on sharing platforms in 2020 amounted to about 1.07 trillion rubles.

The size of the sharing economy in Russia (sharing economy) grew by 39% compared to the previous year. The authors of the study note a slowdown in growth rates: in 2019 growth
the sharing market accounted for 50%. This slowdown is largely due to COVID-19 and the restrictions associated with the pandemic. Among the sectors most affected are the sharing of housing, offices and
cars.

Short-term rental market fell following the collapse of the tourism industry. At the end of the year, the sharing of residential premises showed a decrease of 48% (in 2019, this segment
showed an increase of + 59%). At the same time, it was in this difficult year that the world leader of housing sharing Airbnb went public. IPO raised $ 3.5 billion and became the fifth largest in the world in 2020
g.

Revenue from renting coworking spaces decreased by 28% (in the previous year, the coworking sector grew by 49%).

Temporary work ban car sharingintroduced in mid-April in key regions (including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Leningrad, Nizhny Novgorod regions and
Krasnodar Territory) reduced the growth dynamics of car sharing by six times. At the end of the year, the segment grew by 9% against 58% growth in 2019.

С2С-commerce, that is, the purchase and sale of used goods between individuals, at the end of the year grew by 48% (growth in 2019 was 53%) and is estimated at 838 billion rubles. Users
actively bought bicycles and scooters, which have become an alternative to public transport. Used laptops and other office equipment were also in the top as many had to go to work
from home.

P2p services marketrendered by online freelance exchanges, showed an increase of 31% (last year’s figure: 43%). The volume of transactions in this segment amounted to about
183 billion rubles It is noteworthy that by October the self-employed tax status (which in most cases corresponds to the specifics of freelancing) became available in all regions of Russia. Until recently
this status operated in a pilot mode only in some constituent entities of the Russian Federation. This opportunity to work legally, conclude contracts, while paying minimum taxes has already attracted more than 1.3 million
Russians who have registered as self-employed.

Information Security

AMT-GROUP and Kaspersky Lab announce the completion of testing joint use of InfoDiode hardware models (AK InfoDiode rack module, AK InfoDiode Mini)
with Kaspersky Industrial CyberSecurity for Networks (KICS for Networks) in industrial data transmission networks.

Rostelecom-Solar announces the implementation of the Solar Dozor leakage protection system in consulting company
SCHNEIDER GROUP
… By adopting a DLP system, the company ensured protection of confidential information from leaks, reduced economic and reputational risks.

SCHNEIDER GROUP uses the main module of the Dozor Core DLP system. It filters and stores data, searches and manages events and information security incidents, has mechanisms for maintaining dossiers
employees. The company also uses modules that intercept mail and network traffic, monitor employee activity on workstations, and inspect file storages for
violation of the rules for storing confidential information. All collected information is accumulated in the Dozor Long-Term Archive – a module for long-term storage of the communications archive (from 6 months to 10+
years).

Data centers

GreenMDC has launched another scalable modular data center TelecomOutdoorNGm-3D for 3data company. IDPC has expanded the network of 3data data centers operating in
Moscow region. A new modular data center has been installed on the territory of an office and warehouse complex in Sharapovo. It maintains the walking format of the computing infrastructure for
organizations operating in the south-west of the Moscow region.

Finance

The number of transactions in Raiffeisen-Online has grown by more than a third in a year

Raiffeisenbank’s customers are now making more frequent transactions in the mobile app. Thus, the number of transactions for 11 months of 2020 (from January to November) exceeded their number for
the same period in 2019. The highest year-on-year growth in Raiffeisen-Online was shown by money transfers – customers began to make them 40% more often compared to last year.

Igooods turnover in 2020 grew 3 times to 7.8 billion rubles

The food delivery service igooods made more than 1.8 million deliveries in 2020 for a total of 7.8 billion rubles. The indicators were increased due to the strengthening of the service positions in the regions
presence, connection of new networks and expansion of the geography of the franchise network. The average check in 2020 compared to last year increased by 17% to RUB 4,285, including shipping costs.
The most expensive order of an individual cost 172 thousand rubles. The cost of the largest purchase among legal entities was 806 thousand rubles.

Sberbank summed up the results of work in the direction of trade finance in 2020… The total amount of trade finance and documentary transactions since the beginning of the year
amounted to a record $ 54.5 billion, and the volume of transactions in domestic trade grew by 70% over the year.

Sberbank Group and Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology announced the signing of an agreement on creating an ecosystem for the development of artificial intelligence in healthcare in Russia.
The operator will be SberMedII, created in the summer of 2020. The ecosystem combines the developments of Skoltech research teams with Sber’s cloud-based engineering infrastructure and will become a technological
the foundation for creating services in healthcare. Developers will have access to new opportunities for working with algorithms, an exclusive set of structured medical data, and
tools for their processing.

The state

Mishustin approved a list of Russian applications for mandatory pre-installation on smartphones, PCs and TVs

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed an order Governments
RF
from 31.12.2020, which approves the list of Russian programs for preinstallation on those sold in Of Russia smartphones, computers and TVs support Smart TV.

Russian schools banned the use of smartphones for education

In early January 2021, it became known about the ban on the use of mobile phones in Russian schools for teaching. The fact is that new sanitary and epidemiological
JV rules 2.4. 3648-20, which will be valid until January 1, 2027. Clause 3.5.3. the new document reads: “For educational purposes, mobile communications are not used.”

Mobile communications have a small screen size, which entails eye strain and poor posture, so mobile phones cannot be used during
lesson instead of a computer or tablet, – explained the press service Rospotrebnadzor

Telecom

Andrey Kuzyaev acquired 16.3% of shares of ER-Telecom from minority shareholders

JSC ER-Telecom Holding (operates under the trademarks Dom.ru and Dom.ru Business) announces a change in the shareholder structure. PFIG Overseas Invest Holding Limited, representing
interests of Andrey Kuzyaev, increased its stake in ER-Telecom Holding Limited (parent company ER-Telecom Holding JSC). The company acquired 16.3% of shares of ER-Telecom from Dehus Dolmen Nominees
Limited (represents the interests of the investment fund Baring Vostok) and Enforta B.V.

As a result of the transaction, the share of PFIG Overseas Invest Holding Limited in ER-Telecom increased from 70.99% to 87.29%.

Tele2 sums up the results of 2020

The company has focused on the development of digital channels and launched innovative products to support the changing lifestyles of customers. Mobile Internet consumption increased by 57%
yoy, voice services – by 12% compared to 2019. From the very beginning of the pandemic, Tele2 recorded the migration of traffic to new areas: due to the transition to remote operation, about 20%
Moscow subscribers are now permanently located in the Moscow region and New Moscow. Since the growth in traffic across the country occurred contrary to expectations in residential areas and summer cottages, the company
focused on building networks and increasing their capacity in these locations.

A draft GOST for the NB-Fi Internet of Things protocol has been developed

В рамках Технического комитета 194 «Кибер-физические системы» на базе РВК при участии ООО «Телематические Решения» и Ассоциации Интернета вещей разработан проект национального стандарта ГОСТ
Р «Информационные технологии. Интернет вещей. Протокол беспроводной передачи данных на основе узкополосной модуляции радиосигнала (NB-Fi)».

В основе стандарта NB-Fi лежит российская технология, которая позволяет создавать беспроводные сети обмена данными между множеством оконечных устройств с одной стороны и множеством базовых
станций с другой.

Tele2 заключил соглашение о сотрудничестве с Санкт-Петербургским государственным университетом телекоммуникаций им. проф. М. А. Бонч-Бруевича (СПбГУТ). Главная цель
партнерства – реализация совместных проектов в области развития практических знаний студентов. Документ предусматривает организацию совместных проектов и мероприятий, содействующих подготовке
будущих специалистов телекоммуникационной сферы.

Интеграция

Компания «Национальная платформа» приступила к внедрению ERP-системы «Ма-3» в АО «ОХК «УРАЛХИМ». На первом этапе проекта запланирована автоматизация бизнес-процессов
охраны труда, охватывающая процессы администрирования, учета, планирования, контроля и формирования аналитической отчетности по охране труда в соответствии с требованиями законодательства РФ,
отраслевой и корпоративной специфики АО «ОХК «УРАЛХИМ».

ПАО «Аэрофлот» внедрила систему «Control Tower»

для отслеживания в режиме реального времени ключевых показателей производственной деятельности подразделений и создания информационных панелей для специалистов кризисного штаба и руководства
компании в случае наступления кризисных или сбойных ситуаций. Проект реализован компанией Integro Technologies совместно со специалистами заказчика.

При принятии решений в кризисную или сбойную ситуацию производственным департаментам необходимо общаться в едином информационно-коммуникационном пространстве, выгружать данные и строить
прогнозы автоматически в режиме реального времени.

Сбер и Luxoft приняли решение о создании компании-интегратора — Integrity Solutions. Она сфокусируется на поддержке и внедрении облачной цифровой платформы Сбера Platform
V на внешнем рынке. Клиенты Integrity Solutions получат не только доступ к платформе и набору прикладных сервисов — компания предоставит им комплекс услуг по установке, настройке, сопровождению и
обучению работе с технологическим решением Сбера.

Дистрибуция, Телекоммуникации, Интеграторы



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