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Google gives VMware huge public cloud boost

VMware announced a partnership with Google Thursday that could go a long way toward making VMware more competitive in the public cloud market. By enabling its vCloud Air public cloud service to work with Google’s massive public cloud platform, VMware will expose its customers to Google services such as object storage, BigQuery, Cloud Datastore database and DNS platform. Google services will be integrated with vCA by mid-year, the companies said.

Collaboratif dans le cloud : Esker acquiert TermSync aux Etats-Unis

Sur le marché américain qui est stratégique pour Esker, l’éditeur français de solutions de dématérialisation de documents acquiert le portail collaboratif de TermSync. Le spécialiste lyonnais des solutions de dématérialisation des documents perçoit un potentiel avec cette société IT américaine basée dans l’Etat du Wisconsin.

Amazon takes on Microsoft, Google with corporate email service

Amazon will launch a corporate email and digital calendar service to rival Outlook and Gmail, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

The new service, called WorkMail, is powered by Amazon's cloud-based computing unit, Amazon Web Services (AWS). The company plans to price WorkMail competitively with Microsoft's Office 365 and Google's business-oriented services, which also include programs like word processing and spreadsheets.

Slack’s New Acquisition Adds Voice Chat to Its Collaboration Tools

Soon, it will be a lot easier to do voice and video calls within the Slack online collaboration service, aka the “Trojan horse for bigger ideas.”
That’s because Slack, with just under 100 employees, is acquiring Screenhero—a much smaller desktop collaboration company that graduated from the Y Combinator startup incubator just two years ago.

Numericable-SFR oriente la fibre vers les petites entreprises

Sous la marque SFR, Numericable ouvre aux petites structures des services très haut débit jusqu’alors réservés aux PME et grands comptes. Un mois après avoir présenté ses offres en direction du grand public, Numericable-SFR abat ses cartes sur le marché des entreprises.

Microsoft will acquire Revolution Analytics, reflecting the company’s wider interest in data science and R language.

Microsoft has agreed to acquire open-source software company Revolution Analytics, heavily embracing the R programming language, a data analysis tool widely used by both academics and corporate data scientists.

Revolution Analytics is best known for offering developer tools for use with the R language, and though Microsoft already works with R, this represents a new bet on the language, reflecting the company’s wider interest in data science.

AT&T opens doors between UC platforms and gives enterprises the key

Enterprises want open communication with the people they do business with—but not too open.

AT&T’s UC Federation service, introduced on Thursday, is designed to break down walls between unified communications platforms but let users keep organizational boundaries in place. That should serve two key requirements for large enterprises that find themselves working ever more closely with partners, customers and acquired subsidiaries.

LinkedIn Makes Enterprise Inroads With New Communication Tools

LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, now wants to help you share ideas and increase productivity within your company, in addition to finding outside opportunities. You will soon get LinkedIn tools that make it easier to connect with colleagues and share content within specific divisions of a company.

The company's plans, also include a new app that will make it easier for colleagues to engage and stay connected.

Dropbox boosts mobile talent with CloudOn

Dropbox on Tuesday added yet another young startup to its brain trust with the acquisition of Israeli mobile-productivity app maker CloudOn.

The move also broadens Dropbox's presence outside the United States, where some 70 percent of its 300 million users are located, the company said. CloudOn's engineers will form Dropbox's first Israel office, which joins locations in San Francisco, Seattle, New York, and Dublin.

Microsoft introduces the Surface Hub for business meeting

Microsoft is hoping it can make droning business meetings a little more productive.

The company on Wednesday introduced the new Surface Hub, an 84-inch touchscreen 4K display equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and built-in microphones and cameras.

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