Vodafone plans to acquire Germany's largest cable operator, Kabel Deutschland, for €7.7 billion (US$10.1 billion) as it looks to become more competitive by combining mobile, fixed broadband and TV subscriptions, it said Monday.
Claims that most organizations have moved, or are moving, to cloud email or cloud office systems don't square with research by Gartner: "Gartner estimates that there are currently about 50 million enterprise users of cloud office systems, which represent only 8 percent of overall office system users (excluding China and India). Gartner, however, predicts that a major shift toward cloud office systems will begin by the first half of 2015 and reach 33 percent penetration by 2017."
Internet tools are just starting to be applied to industrial tasks such as maintaining equipment and optimizing operations, but the wealth of data being produced by industrial systems could make this a major focus of development in the coming years.
Cisco has overtaken IBM as the leading provider of infrastructure for cloud computing, analysts at Synergy Research report.
Selon une étude de YouGov pour Citrix, les PME ont adopté les terminaux mobiles, mais 74% n’auraient pas déployé les solutions de sécurité adéquates pour assurer leur gestion.
While businesses have been deploying cloud technology for some time, it's only recently that personal cloud services have emerged. The advent of the personal cloud means content, applications and computing power can move off the device. So, will we still need sophisticated tablets, PCs and smartphones if the power resides elsewhere?
Windows Phone could grab 12 percent of all smartphone shipments by 2017. And it'll be nipping at Apple's heels, as the percentage of shipments held by Microsoft's mobile OS surges from just 2.4 percent last year, says research firm Canalys.
Microsoft's Windows Phone will account for 12.7 percent of all global smartphone shipments in another four years, Canalys said in a forecast released Tuesday.
Cisco has once again released its study of global Internet traffic with the Cisco Visual Networking Index. Among the study's findings:
In 2012, there were 2.3 billion Internet user representing about 32% of the world's population;
by 2017, there will be about 3.6 billion Internet users -- more than 48% of the world's projected population (7.6 billion).
Also projected for 2017:
As competition in the cloud computing market intensifies, some of the biggest players are looking beyond their domestic borders to gain an international advantage.
Just this week Savvis, which is owned by telecommunications provider CenturyLink, announced 85,000 square feet of new data center space across 10 locations around the world, including two brand new data centers opening in London and Hong Kong, bringing the company's global footprint to 2.4 million square feet across 50 centers.
Pour booster sa croissance, HP France cible le tissu de PME françaises. Le constructeur va mettre en œuvre, via un réseau de 6 000 partenaires spécialisés, quatre architectures de référence combinant serveurs, stockage et réseau à destination des petites et moyennes entreprises.
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