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Facebook passes 1 billion user milestone

More than 1 billion people now use Facebook each month, almost one-seventh of the world's population, the company announced Thursday.

The company said it passed the milestone on 14 September, but only revealed the figure Thursday.

The number of Facebook users has doubled in a little over two years: it reached 500 million monthly active users in July 2010, the company said.

Gartner: India Will Become The World's Fastest Growing Enterprise Software Market Through 2016

India's enterprise software market is forecast to maintain its strong performance, with an estimated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.6 percent from 2011 to 2016--the highest growth rate in the world--according to research firm Gartner."

Europe: 67% des directeurs informatiques bloque l'accès à Facebook.

Selon l’étude Killer Apps 2012 réalisée par le fournisseur de réseaux et d’hébergement Easynet et Ipanema Technologies, une grande partie des DSI et responsables européens des systèmes d’informations perçoivent les réseaux sociaux comme une menace.

France: les TPE et les usages des technologies numériques.

Avec le concours d’OpinionWay, l’éditeur de logiciels de gestion EBP, via son baromètre annuel des usages numériques professionnels, met en avant l’effort des TPE dans leur stratégie d’équipement informatique.

Selon cette enquête:

Companies missing out on $30 billion of service renewal revenue a year

Technology-enabled companies are missing out on significant sums of money every year by focusing all their efforts on winning new customers and failing to look after their installed customer base.

Gartner estimates that the service renewal market is worth $250 billion, but about $30 billion of this is lost every year according to ServiceSource, because companies are not putting sufficient investment in their renewals processes.

European tech innovation should focus on the enterprise

European technology companies should focus their efforts on the business-to-business (B2B) sector, leveraging and supporting their existing industrial base, rather than trying to compete against industry giants in the business-to-consumer (B2C) sector, according to a new report.

Gartner: services cloud +19,6%, l’Europe à la traîne

« Le marché des services dans le cloud est clairement un secteur en forte croissance sur l’ensemble des marchés IT ». C’est en ces termes que Ed Anderson, directeur de recherche pour le cabinet Gartner, a présenté l’étude de l’analyste sur le marché des services cloud.

Un marché mondial estimé à 109 milliards de dollars en 2012, en progression de 19,6 %.

BPaaS, SaaS, ITOM, sécurité, stockage et PaaS

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.

  

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