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IBM, AT&T team on cloud services

IBM has teamed with AT&T to offer secure shared cloud services to customers over private networks rather than the public Internet, the companies said Tuesday.

The service to be delivered from early next year is targeted at clients worldwide who are deploying clouds that demand high levels of security and availability, and who often cite security as a key inhibitor to cloud computing adoption, the companies said in a statement.

Cloud Will Never be Cheaper Than On-Premise

Deploying applications in the cloud is never going to be cheaper than deploying on-premise infrastructure, but the service benefits of cloud computing make the cost of adopting it worthwhile.

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.

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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.

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