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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.

 (Credit: Adobe Digital Index)

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.

Does telecommuting really reduce employee performance?

Academic research suggests that working more than one day a week away from the office, for jobs that require a lot of collaboration with colleagues, can cut into performance.
When Yahoo told workers last week that they could no longer work from home, there was no shortage of punditry opining on the merits of the decision.

Skype breaks records, traffic grows by 44 percent

Microsoft's call app increased its traffic in 2012 by twice the amount of all international phone carriers combined -- it's calls are now equal to one third of all global phone traffic.

 (Credit: TeleGeography)

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