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Gartner: Internet of Things has reached hype peak

The Internet of Things has reached the height of its hype, according to Gartner.

Each year the research firm puts out a Hype Cycle of emerging technologies, a sort of report card for various trends and buzzwords. This year, IoT tops the list (See chart below).

IDC: Apps will drive public cloud spending to sustained double-digit growth

Global spending on public cloud services reached US$45.7 billion in 2013 and will experience a 23 percent compound annual growth rate through 2018, according to analyst firm IDC.

Some 86 percent of the 2013 total came from cloud software, which encompasses both SaaS (software as a service) applications and PaaS (platform as a service) offerings, with the remaining 14 percent generated by cloud infrastructure, IDC said Monday.

Microsoft's Windows to aid PC market revival in 2015

Microsoft's Windows OS could play a crucial rule in returning worldwide PC shipments to modest growth next year after multiple years of decline, Gartner said on Monday.

PC shipments could reach around 317 million in 2015, increasing from 308 million units expected to ship in 2014, the research firm said in a study. Shipments this year are expected to decline by 2.9 percent compared to 2013, which is lower than previous yearly declines.

Numvision, éditeur de logiciels BtoB de « cloud storage », lève des fonds pour son développement.

L’éditeur français de logiciels BtoB de « cloud storage » Numvision a bénéficié d’une levée de fonds de 500 000 euros pour étoffer sa gamme de solutions dédiées et son réseau de partenaires à l’international. L’éditeur français de logiciels spécialisé dans le cloud Numvision a bouclé un tour de table de 500 000 euros, financé par le fonds d’investissement lyonnais Veymont Participat

IT spending growth to be slower than expected in 2014, Gartner says

IT research firm Gartner has cut its forecast for global IT spending by about one-third for this year, blaming a tougher competitive environment and subsequent pressure on vendors to lower prices. Spending will rise 2.1 percent to $3.7 trillion in 2014, down from the 3.2 percent growth rate Gartner had predicted for 2014.

The downgraded forecast isn't necessarily a cause for concern, said Gartner managing vice president Richard Gordon in an interview.

Mark Hurd lays out Oracle's cloud progress, plan to be number one

Being second isn't good enough for Oracle when it comes to cloud revenue, co-president Mark Hurd told investment analysts this week following the company's fourth-quarter and year-end earnings report. As part of its earnings announcement, Oracle trumpeted that at an annual cloud subscription revenue run rate of nearly US$2 billion, it is now the industry's second-largest cloud vendor behind Salesforce.com.

US: Mobile app usage hits 51% of all time spent on digital media

Here's a stat that will make most people nod in agreement: time spent on mobile apps is at an all-time high and just keeps growing. But, breaking down the data piece-by-piece does carry some surprising facts -- such as people use Internet radio, social media, and photos far more on their mobile devices than on their PCs.

Google spells out ambitious plan: Android world domination

The message to developers at Google's I/O fest this year was crystal clear: Android software will power everything from phones and cars to TVs and beyond. Android was the star of the show at Google's developer fest on Wednesday, with executives pitching the mobile operating software as the driving force behind everything from connected TVs and cars to new wearable devices.

China sets out to become global leader in chip manufacturing

China is propping up its local chip manufacturing industry with new policies and financial support intended to turn the country into a semiconductor-making powerhouse by 2030.

In policy guidelines published Tuesday, the Chinese government laid out a blueprint to develop the domestic integrated circuit industry.

The country not only wants to sharpen its competitive edge, but also wean itself from foreign chip makers, China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said in a separate posting.

France: baromètre PAC CloudIndex juin 2014.

La dernière édition du baromètre PAC CloudIndex décrit des entreprises françaises conscientes des apports du cloud, mais encore peu nombreuses à l’intégrer pleinement dans leur stratégie.

Ayant développé une certaine compréhension des apports et des enjeux du cloud, les entreprises françaises sont de plus nombreuses à en faire un pilier de leur transformation numérique, sans pour autant établir de stratégie globale.

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