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"Office" cloud apps. 8% of overall "office" system users in 2013.

Claims that most organizations have moved, or are moving, to cloud email or cloud office systems don't square with research by Gartner: "Gartner estimates that there are currently about 50 million enterprise users of cloud office systems, which represent only 8 percent of overall office system users (excluding China and India). Gartner, however, predicts that a major shift toward cloud office systems will begin by the first half of 2015 and reach 33 percent penetration by 2017."

GE thinks it's time to put industrial data in the cloud

Internet tools are just starting to be applied to industrial tasks such as maintaining equipment and optimizing operations, but the wealth of data being produced by industrial systems could make this a major focus of development in the coming years.

Cisco overtakes IBM as top cloud hardware provider

Cisco has overtaken IBM as the leading provider of infrastructure for cloud computing, analysts at Synergy Research report.

Mobilité. Les PME françaises à la pointe, mais pas pour la sécurité des terminaux mobiles.

Selon une étude de YouGov pour Citrix, les PME ont adopté les terminaux mobiles, mais 74% n’auraient pas déployé les solutions de sécurité adéquates pour assurer leur gestion.

Cloud computing is about to get personal

While businesses have been deploying cloud technology for some time, it's only recently that personal cloud services have emerged. The advent of the personal cloud means content, applications and computing power can move off the device. So, will we still need sophisticated tablets, PCs and smartphones if the power resides elsewhere?

Windows Phone to own 12 percent of smartphone market by 2017

Windows Phone could grab 12 percent of all smartphone shipments by 2017. And it'll be nipping at Apple's heels, as the percentage of shipments held by Microsoft's mobile OS surges from just 2.4 percent last year, says research firm Canalys.

Microsoft's Windows Phone will account for 12.7 percent of all global smartphone shipments in another four years, Canalys said in a forecast released Tuesday.

Cisco study projects 3.6 billion Internet users by 2017

Cisco has once again released its study of global Internet traffic with the Cisco Visual Networking Index. Among the study's findings:

  • In 2012, there were 2.3 billion Internet user representing about 32% of the world's population;
  • by 2017, there will be about 3.6 billion Internet users -- more than 48% of the world's projected population (7.6 billion).

Also projected for 2017:

Amazon, Google, Rackspace, Microsoft, Savvis all expand their international cloud footprints

As competition in the cloud computing market intensifies, some of the biggest players are looking beyond their domestic borders to gain an international advantage.

Just this week Savvis, which is owned by telecommunications provider CenturyLink, announced 85,000 square feet of new data center space across 10 locations around the world, including two brand new data centers opening in London and Hong Kong, bringing the company's global footprint to 2.4 million square feet across 50 centers.

HP France: les PME comme nouveau relais de croissance.

Pour booster sa croissance, HP France cible le tissu de PME françaises. Le constructeur va mettre en œuvre, via un réseau de 6 000 partenaires spécialisés, quatre architectures de référence combinant serveurs, stockage et réseau à destination des petites et moyennes entreprises.

BYOD policies dampen corporate PC purchases

Companies' bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies are affecting how many traditional PCs enterprises purchase and contributing to a global sales slump, IDC analysts said.

About 25 percent of employees in businesses with more than 10 workers have bought the primary PC they use for work, IDC's Bob O'Donnell said, a large enough slice to meaningfully reduce corporate buying.

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