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VMware turns attention to small businesses with vSphere 5.1 Essentials Plus

EMC VMware showed signs it's courting the small-business community, primarily with an updated version of vSphere 5.1 Essentials Plus. VMware seems to have a solid grip on the larger enterprise market with its server virtualization product, so it makes sense for it to try and expand by going after small and midsize businesses -- and it's still early enough to be anyone's game.

IDC: Public Cloud Spend to Hit $100B by 2016

A new IDC report predicts $40 billion in public cloud spending in 2012, which it says will grow to $100 billion annually by 2016.

One big takeaway of this public cloud trend, per David Chernicoff’s report at ZDNet:

Europe: la virtualisation se développe à petite vitesse dans les PME

Selon une étude européenne commanditée par Intel et Dell, à peine la moitié des petites entreprises (moins de 25 employés) et des PME de 100 salariés maximum sondées ont déjà adopté la virtualisation des serveurs.

  

Gartner: 93 percent of all mobile apps will be free by 2016

Research companies also predict in-app purchases will be a major revenue driver as worldwide mobile-app count will swell to 309 billion.

Of the 45.6 billion mobile applications people will download this year, nearly 90 percent will be freebies, according to new research from Gartner. Though not surprising, that tidbit of information may help guide developers in their quest to release the next big mobile app -- and to strongly consider embracing the in-app purchase model.

Alcatel-Lucent: nouvelle organisation et recentrage

Alcatel-Lucent annonce une réorganisation de son mode de fonctionnement. Celui-ci vise évidemment à répondre à la crise que traverse l’équipementier.

Ses derniers résultats trimestriels sont en recul malgré des conquêtes récentes de plusieurs marchés. Conséquence, le titre est fortement attaqué en Bourse depuis plusieurs semaines.

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Smartphones, devoted users

Smartphones are becoming an integral part of our lives, and not just for their capacity to make phone calls. Our smartphones have become our music players, our GPS systems, our photography studios, our link to breaking news, the way we entertain ourselves—truly they have become extensions of ourselves. Some might even say our smartphones define us, telling the world more about us than we even realize.

IT spending to grow in 2012 despite economic woes, says IDC

Worldwide IT spending remains on course to grow by 6 percent in 2012 despite the grim economic situation in Europe, thanks to strong software, storage, smartphone and tablet sales, according to IDC.

While 2012 has been a tough year for many IT vendors, they have done better overall than many expected in the first half of the year, IDC said.

Les PME dépensent 332 000 dollars chaque année pour la gestion de leurs informations.

Selon Symantec, une PME de 50 salariés dépensera 183 500 dollars pour la gestion de ses informations, tandis qu’une grande entreprise y consacrera 8,2 millions de dollars.

Selon la dernière étude mondiale State of Information (étude menée auprès de plus de 4 506 entreprises dans 38 pays, dont la France, en février et mars 2012), en moyenne, les PME dépensent 332 000 dollars chaque année pour la gestion de leurs informations.

Cloud Service Providers Challenge Traditional IT Outsourcing

Global IT services spending should reach more than $251 billion dollars in 2012, up 2.1 percent from 2011, according to Gartner's latest IT outsourcing forecast. Adjusting for currency changes, that's actually around a 4.1 percent increase in spending--about the same level of growth as the year prior, according to Gartner research director Brian Britz.

Gartner: Cloud computing's most over-hyped terms

Cloud computing is a hyped-up term, a recent report from Gartner found. But behind the hype there are significant benefits to some technologies in the cloud industry and some of the terms being floated around in the cloud are bigger buzzwords than others.

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