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France: les PME intéressées par l'offre mobile de Free?

Selon un sondage IDC mené auprès de 530 entreprises de moins de 500 salariés, 10% d’entre elles se déclarent intéressées par l’offre de Free Mobile qui pourrait « totalement » répondre à leurs besoins. Rappelons que l’opérateur propose un forfait voix/SMS illimité pour moins de 20 euros mensuel avec 3 Go de données pour l’Internet mobile.

Smart devices in the enterprise to double by 2014

The number of employee-owned smartphones and tablets used in the enterprise is set to reach 350 million by 2014, up from 150 million in 2012, according to a recent report by analyst firm Juniper Research.

This represents almost 23% of all consumer-owned tablets and smartphones.

Mobile phones are becoming increasingly multi-purpose, and are now so central to most people's work and personal lives that they simply cannot get by without them.

About half of organizations use cloud-based services for sensitive data

Responses, based on over 4,000 IT professionals in seven countries, show their encryption approaches vary widely.

Parc Mobile France Q2-2012: + 897 000 nouveaux clients

Selon les chiffres publiés par l’ARCEP pour le deuxième trimestre 2012, la France compte pratiquement 900 000 nouveaux clients mobiles de plus. Les forfaits mobiles séduisent bien davantage que le prépayé et l’Internet mobile continue de monter en puissance.

Pas moins de 897 000 nouveaux clients mobiles sont venus s’ajouter au parc français au cours du deuxième trimestre 2012.

Hackers increasingly zero in on small businesses

The percentage of targeted attacks aimed at small businesses doubled in the first half of 2012, an indication that hackers are dedicating more resources to what they see as the most vulnerable marks, a major security vendor said.

In the first six months of the year, more than a third of targeted attacks on businesses were pointed toward companies with fewer than 250 employees. That was twice the percentage of attacks aimed at similar sized companies at the end of 2011, Symantec said in its mid-year Intelligence Report.

Gartner: Top 10 emerging infrastructure trends

Gartner kicked off its Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit here today with a "top 10" list of the most significant emerging trends that will impact data centers and information technology used by businesses and government from now into the next four or five years.

The list was presented by Gartner Chief of Research Dave Cappuccio in a keynote address, in which he explained there's often a cascading effect as one trend such as employee mobile devices and cloud use affects others such as helpdesk operations.

Apple elbows out Android for enterprise mobile app dev, opens door for Microsoft

Concerns about Android fragmentation and malware could give Microsoft and Windows 8 an opportunity in enterprises

In the battle for the hearts and minds of enterprise mobile developers, Apple's iOS has taken a commanding lead as businesses show concern over Android, according to a recent survey of mobile developers by Appcelerator and IDC. Does Android's weakness in the enterprise open the door for Microsoft to get back in the game?

Hosted IP telephony maturing for mainstream enterprise adoption

IP telephony adoption has progressed slowly for more than a decade, but with hosted voice vendors now offering modular consumption models and shifting away from simply viewing hosted voice as a way to sell broader unified communications (UC) solutions, organizations can now pursue IP telephony services as a highly scalable stand-alone service.

Instagram passes 80 million users

Less than three months after announcing its last milestone of 50 million users, Instagram has passed the 80 million user mark. This means the app has managed to increase its user base by more than 10 million users on average per month.

Make no mistake: the timing of the announcement today isn't accidental; Facebook, which announced in April that it is acquiring Instagram, is today releasing its first earnings report as a public company.

Facebook: Over 955 million users, 543 million mobile users

In first-ever earnings report, company points to more than 955 million monthly active users, over 552 million daily active users in June 2012, and more than 543 million monthly active users on mobile.

Three months ago, Facebook revealed it had more than 901 million monthly active users, and 526 million daily active users, and 488 million monthly mobile users. Now, during the company's Q2 2012 earnings report, the social-networking giant has updated those figures to 955 million, 552 million, and 543 million, respectively.

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