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The consumerization of UC

Unified communications (UC) was born to serve the enterprise market, with voice over IP (VoIP) as the prerequisite service needed to create the remaining UC portfolio. As with many services that users learned to value in the workplace, the portfolio of UC services is also gaining popularity among consumers. We have seen UC features offered to consumers by wireline providers, by over the top (OTT) providers, and (to a lesser extent) by wireless providers.

Windows Phone adoption will surge for five years

Windows Phone is poised to be the fastest-growing mobile OS over the next five years, but when all is said and done, Microsoft will boast just 9 percent of the world's smartphone shipments, according to a newly released report from research company Analysys Mason.

US, UK: 1 in 3 'mission-critical' applications now in cloud

About 1 in 3 "mission-critical" applications are currently in the cloud, and this is expected to increase to 1 in 2 by 2015, according to a survey of 400 IT and business managers published today.

France: en 2014, 1/3 des PME utilisera des solutions cloud (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS).

Dans sa dernière étude « Le cloud computing dans les PME françaises : réalités, besoins et perspectives 2014 », le cabinet Markess International estime que seulement une petite ou moyenne entreprise sur cinq utilise actuellement au moins une solution basée sur le cloud (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS). Cette estimation grimpe à une sur trois en 2014.

Google, Microsoft 'challenged' vs. Apple, says Goldman Sachs

Google and Microsoft will face an increasingly dominant Apple in the coming years, a Goldman Sachs study says.
Google and Microsoft will struggle to vend off Apple's smartphone-tablet juggernaut, according to a recent study by Goldman Sachs.
Titled "Clash of the titans," the 75-page study depicts Google and Microsoft as "challenged" in their bids to compete with Apple.
Some salient points made by Goldman Sachs, which based many of their findings on internal survey results:

France: près de 40% des entreprises gèrent mal la protection des terminaux mobiles

Près de 40% des entreprises françaises gèrent mal la protection des terminaux mobiles En moyenne, 39% des entreprises françaises n’auraient pris aucune mesure pour gérer l’usage des terminaux mobiles sur le lieu de travail.

Cheap smartphones will go mainstream by 2017

More than half of the smartphones sold in 2017 will be priced under $150 as demand for entry-level devices soars over the next few years. Affordable smartphones will make up the majority of sales by 2017 as consumer gravitate towards entry-level devices, according to a study from research firm Informa.

Gartner: Growth in cloud computing to shape 2013 security trends

Increased cloud adoption will change the way security is implemented. It's the time when predictions for the new year run high, and when it comes to IT security, Gartner analysts are predicting that 2013 is going to be about expansion of cloud computing and the struggle by the enterprise to achieve appropriate security for it.

Large IT departments lose cloud control

Large IT departments are losing control of cloud strategies as cloud services become more mature in the market, according to research from Capgemini. Capgemini questioned 460 IT leaders and senior business managers at large companies worldwide who employed over 10,000 staff, and found that almost half (45%) of organisations now had individual business units with responsibility for cloud strategies.

IDC: Mobile devices will drive IT spending in 2013

Mobile devices, led my emerging mini tablets, will account for 20 percent of all IT spending in 2013. More than half of next year's expected 5.7 percent increase in global IT spending will be driven by sales of smartphones, tablets, and e-readers, IDC said in a forecast published Friday. IDC projects that mobile device sales will make up "an incredible" 57 percent of overall IT spending growth expected in 2013.

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