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Study: Most CEOs lack vision, leadership on new computer tech

A majority of CEOs are failing to steer their companies towards effective use of new computer technologies, which precludes their organizations from making major business improvements.

That's the conclusion of a new study by the MIT Sloan Management Review and Capgemini Consulting titled "Embracing Digital Technology: A New Strategic Imperative."

Gartner warns of vendor upheaval in technology shift

At its big IT conference here this week, Gartner analysts put into a milkshake what everyone knows, gave it a good shake, and then used its conclusions to scare its audience of IT professionals and vendors.

Gartner analysts warned that a data explosion threatens to overwhelm, sensors will be everywhere, 3D printing will change everything, and smart machines will replace people.

Baisse notable des revenus des opérateurs télécoms français au 2e trimestre 2013

L’Observatoire des marchés de l’ARCEP révèle une baisse notable des revenus des opérateurs télécoms français au 2e trimestre 2013. Les marges se contractent essentiellement sur le mobile.

Facebook slips in social log-in dominance

During the Q3-2013,  Facebook was again the most popular identity provider, but it lost some ground, with its share dropping slightly to 45 percent.

Enterprise-specific mobile apps, enterprise app stores on the rise

Despite the fact that companies are developing mobile apps for as many as five or more operating systems at once, 85 percent of those organizations don't have a director of mobile strategy, according to a survey from mobile app development and analytics tool vendor Appcelerator. Appcelerator, which boasts a developer base of half a million and harvests analytics from over 166 million devices and more than 60,000 apps developed with its technology, polls mobile app developers quarterly to examine trends amongst them.

Gartner: Hybrid cloud is today where private cloud was three years ago

Pretty much anyone you talk to in the cloud market today will tell you that the hottest buzzword in the industry is hybrid.

VMware just launched a Hybrid Service; as did CloudSigma. HP executives emphasis their hybrid cloud offering. Rackspace, IBM and dozens of other vendors each have a hybrid cloud strategy too.

French National Police Switch 37,000 Desktop PCs to Linux

France’s National Gendarmerie — a national law enforcement agency — is now running 37,000 desktop PCs with a custom version of the Linux operating system, and by summer of next year, the agency plans to move all 72,000 of its desktop machines to the open source OS.

Nokia et Alcatel-Lucent: l'idée d'un rapprochement en discussion?

Nokia mènerait, en interne, des discussions remettant sur la table l’idée d’un rapprochement avec le Franco-Américain Alcatel-Lucent. Voici quelques années que les bruits de couloir circulent autour d’un éventuel rapprochement des deux équipementiers télécoms Nokia et Alcatel-Lucent. S’il est encore trop tôt pour envisager cette issue, la situation et les orientations stratégiques des deux groupes rendent l’hypothèse d’autant plus plausible à moyen terme.

Microsoft's deal with AT&T shows the new path for cloud partnerships

Microsoft's newly announced joint venture with AT&T, in which AT&T customers get VPN access to Microsoft's Azure cloud platform, may be a sign of how the cloud giants are looking in novel places -- like telecom providers -- for partnerships and alliances.

Cloud vendors and telecom outfits have been slowly knitting together partnerships in which the telcos provide high-grade, high-speed data transports for customers looking to move their data into (or out of) the cloud.

The (welcome) rise of the cloud middleman

In any kind of business deal, a middleman can be either a blessing or curse. In the worst cases, he or she might gum up the works by making communication with vendors difficult and charge you a premium for the privilege of being inconvenienced. In the best cases, the middleman's expertise might save you time, money, and aggravation, and it could be well worth whatever margin he or she might apply to the deal. IT has historically been rife with middlemen of both varieties.

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