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Microsoft Finally Gets That It Won't Win the Smartphone War

On Wednesday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella emailed staffers to update them on a series of executive changes at the company—changes that seem to have been a long time coming.

Cisco acquires OpenStack pioneer Piston Cloud

Cisco this week announced intentions to acquire Piston Cloud Computing, its second OpenStack cloud computing buyout in less than a year.

Terms were not disclosed.

Google cloud strategy focuses on analyzing big data

Google may not have caught up to Amazon in the cloud market, but that's OK, according to a Google executive. The company is heading in a slightly different direction with cloud computing that involves helping customers analyze their data.

Butler Industries veut redonner du souffle à NextiraOne

Connu pour ses opérations dites de retournement, Walter Butler veut reprendre en main NextiraOne, un intégrateur informatique et télécoms d’entreprise actuellement en redressement judiciaire.

« Sous réserve de l’accord du Tribunal de Commerce de Paris , qui devrait intervenir sous huitaine », précise le communiqué.

Intel to buy Altera for $16.7B, eyes IoT market

Pursuing opportunities in the Internet of Things market, Intel has sealed a deal to buy Altera in an all-cash transaction valued at about $16.7 billion, which would be Intel’s largest acquisition ever.

News reports that the companies were in talks first surfaced in late March. However, those negotiations reportedly broke down in early April because Altera considered Intel’s offer of $54 per share too low.

As collaboration tools multiply, here’s how to avoid overload

Collaboration is a way of life in The Vanguard Group's institutional investors unit. For one thing, it uses the agile software development method, which requires collaboration among self-organized cross-functional teams. Vanguard also employs the scrum product development methodology, where interaction over documentation is a founding principle.

Over 4 billion people still have no Internet connection

The number of people using the Internet is growing at a steady rate, but 4.2 billion out of 7.4 billion will still be offline by the end of the year.

Overall, 35.3 percent of people in developing countries will use the Internet, compared to 82.2 percent in developed countries, according to data from the ITU (International Telecommunication Union). People who live in the so-called least developed countries will the worst off by far: In those nations only 9.5 percent will be connected by the end of December.

2015: don't expect much change in the smartphone market over the coming years.

What will the smartphone pie look like for Google's Android and Apple's iOS in 2019? Pretty much the same as today, says research firm IDC.

The worldwide smartphone market in 2019 is expected to look awfully similar to today's smartphone market.

By the end of 2015, total smartphone shipments will hit 1.4 billion, according to new data from research firm IDC.

Gartner: Cloud IaaS is a $16.5 billion market

Led by Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, the market will grow 29% per year until 2019.

 

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing is a fast growing market, leaping up 33% in 2015 to become an estimated $16.5 billion market, according to research firm Gartner.

The market shows no signs of slowing down, with a compound annual growth rate of 29.1% predicted for the next four years until 2019.

France. Tablettes, smartphones, PC… : le multi-terminal s’impose.

Selon une étude menée par Dell et Intel, les Français ont été bien rapides que la moyenne mondiale à délaisser leur PC de bureau comme outil unique de travail. Les salariés veulent désormais des terminaux spécifiques apportant la productivité adaptée à la tâche à accomplir.

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