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Mobile app download tally will soar above 102 billion in 2013

Mobile apps continue to be a major driver of the smartphone and tablet ecosystem and are a big reason people purchase and use those devices.

Gartner on Thursday said the number of overall mobile app downloads -- both free and paid -- will soar to 102 billion by the end of this year, up from 64 billion in 2012. By 2017, the number of app downloads should reach nearly 269 billion.

Improving SMBs With UC

Different businesses today operate utilizing various IT service models.  The best systems build a communication and data access structure that allows organizations to experience improved interactions amongst employees within the company, as well as with their customers and other clients. With the impact brought about by these delivery models, all areas in business operations undergo a huge positive turnaround.

US: Two-thirds of cell phone owners go online with their smartphone

Télécom: Nerim prend le contrôle de Normaction

Nerim consolide son pôle téléphonie d’entreprise avec la reprise du prestataire télécoms Normaction dédié aux TPE/PME, qui semblait arriver à bout de souffle.

Survey: Email, calendaring, HR top list of SaaS buyers' priorities

Companies of all sizes are picking up their adoption of SaaS (software as a service), with email, calendaring and human resources applications garnering the most interest, according to a new survey from Constellation Research.

Email and calendaring is the most popular choice for SaaS among the survey respondents, with 37 percent saying such products are on their radar, wrote Constellation vice president and principal analyst Frank Scavo.

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.

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