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Avaya willing to share customers with Cisco, Microsoft in three-way networking battle

Avaya unified communications products can get along with Microsoft's Lync Server, and many customers will probably choose to deploy both rather than just one, says Avaya's CEO.

Despite what he sees as shortcomings of Microsoft's real-time communications platform, businesses will see value to some of its features, and supplement those with products from Avaya, says Avaya chief Kevin Kennedy.

Corporate SIP trunks could equal T-1 links by 2015 in the US

The percentage of North American companies using SIP or Session Initiation Protocol trunking and traditional T-1s will just about equalize in two years, marking a dramatic shift in technology used for external corporate communications.

Of the 278 companies responding to an Infonetics Research survey, 58% say they will use at least some SIP trunks in 2015 while 55% say they will use will use at least some T-1s.

IDC: Web and native device app platforms will coexist in 2013

"Enlightened coexistence" between Web and native device application platforms will be a key trend in 2013, according to an IDC assessment of how the application development realm will take shape this year.

Mobile's browser usage share jumps 26 percent in three months

Mobile-based browsing has tripled in the last two years, and is making significant inroads on traditional Internet access from personal computers, according to statistics from a Web metrics company.

Email addiction: Why the enterprise can't break free

Atos CEO Thierry Breton caught a lot of flak last year when he announced he wanted his employees to give up email, but he may have been on to something.

Kids these days don't use email -- digital market research company comScore found that use of Web-based email dropped 31 percent among 12- to 17-year-olds and 34 percent among 18- to 24-year-olds in the period between December 2010 and December 2011.

New technologies that will transform video collaboration

There are three technologies that will fundamentally change the nature of video over the next few years, and these are having a significant impact on the collaboration market, according to Cisco.

OVH: financement de 140M€

OVH, spécialiste de l’hébergement au niveau international (Europe et Amérique du Nord en particulier), annonce qu’il a bouclé un financement de 140 millions d’euros. En fait, il ne s’agit pas d’une levée de fonds avec augmentation de capital.

Tablets surpass smartphones in driving global Web traffic

For devices that hit the market just three years ago, tablets are doing pretty well, generating 8 percent of all Internet traffic.

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Gartner: CRM software top priority for IT spending in 2013-14

CRM (customer relationship management) software will be the top priority for additional spending on enterprise applications around the world in 2013 and 2014, according to newly released data from analyst firm Gartner.

The category edged out ERP (enterprise resource planning), which took up the second-highest spot, with office suites coming in third, according to Gartner.

Gartner: Public cloud market to grow 18.5 percent in 2013

The global public cloud computing market will grow 18.5 percent in 2013 to $131 billion, up from $111 billion last year, research firm Gartner predicts. Through the next three years, cloud spending is predicted to total $677 billion, with almost half of that spending made up of cloud advertising.

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