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Dell goes private as shareholders approve $24.9 billion deal

Shareholders have voted to approve a $24.9 billion buyout of the company by founder and CEO Michael Dell and investment firm Silver Lake Partners. They will be paid $13.75 per share, an increase from the original offer, as well as an additional cash dividend of $0.13 per share, for a total of $13.88 per share, according to Thursday's announcement. The transaction was approved by those holding a majority of Dell's outstanding shares, the company said. An exact tally wasn't immediately available.

IDC: le "Public Cloud" représentera un marché de 108 milliards de $ en 2017.

IDC estime que le marché mondial du cloud public connaîtra, d’ici 2017, une croissance moyenne de 23,5% par an, porté par une révision globale des modèles commerciaux et un recentrage progressif sur l’utilisateur final. IDC estime que le marché mondial du cloud public générera 108 milliards de dollars en 2017, contre 47,4 milliards en 2013. Soit une croissance moyenne de 23,5% par an… ou cinq fois celle de l’industrie IT dans son ensemble.

Viadeo: plus de 8 millions d’inscrits en France

Viadeo, le réseau social professionnel, annonce avoir passé le cap des 8 millions d’inscrits en France. Il se situe encore devant LinkedIn mais la bataille est dure. Le réseau social professionnel français confirme sa position de force sur le territoire national.

Server revenue continued slide in Q2-2013 on weak demand, says IDC

The server business continued to slide in the second quarter with worldwide revenue and unit sales down, IDC said Tuesday.

Revenue was down 6.2 per cent to $11.9 billion in the second consecutive quarter of year-over-year decline, as demand for servers continued to soften in most geographic regions, the research firm said. Unit shipments were also down 1.2 percent to 2 million, after also falling in the previous two quarters.

Rackspace Study Suggests Hybrid Cloud is Gaining Momentum

A study released today by cloud firm Rackspace suggests that IT managers want a mix of public and private cloud in their enterprises.

The Rackspace research - conducted by independent market research firm Vanson Bourne - found that 60 per cent of the 400 UK and US enterprises surveyed see the hybrid cloud model as the way to go.

Rackspace growing but its cloud is still tiny next to AWS

Hosting provider Rackspace exceeded analyst predictions Friday when it posted strong financial results, but it continues to be dwarfed in the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market by the juggernaut that is Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Rackspace reported overall second quarter earnings of $22 million, and revenues of $376 million, up 18 percent on the previous year and beyond the Wall Street predictions of $372 million.

France: l'usage de l'Internet mobile en hausse.

En dépit de considérations autour de la vie privée et de réserves quant à la qualité des réseaux télécoms, les Français prennent le pli de l’Internet mobile.

Eux qui sont, au 30 juin 2013, 46,2% à s’y être connectés « au moins une fois au cours des 12 derniers mois », n’étaient que 40% un an auparavant… et tout juste 30% en 2011.

Perspectives globales de dépenses IT en France: à la baisse pour l’année 2013.

Malgré l’essor des smartphones, des services IT et des offres cloud, Forrester revoit à la baisse ses perspectives globales de dépenses IT en France pour l’année 2013.

Dans un contexte économique difficile marqué par la transition du PC vers le mobile, des serveurs vers le stockage et des logiciels sous licence vers le cloud, Forrester revoit à la baisse ses perspectives globales de dépenses IT en France pour l’année 2013.

Forrester: File sync and share heats up in the enterprise

In another example of the consumerization of IT, people have embraced cloud storage and file sharing services like Dropbox both at home and at work, and CIOs better take notice about this trend, according to a Forrester Research report.

"There is huge business value in these types of services," said Rob Koplowitz, co-author of the study "File Sync and Share Platforms, Q3 2013. "They solve a bunch of business problems."

Voice-over-LTE won't take off until 2015, will have to compete with telephony apps

The technology to implement Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) is maturing, but mobile operators won't roll out telephony services in earnest until 2015.

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