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Google and Avaya to bring Chromebooks and WebRTC to call cen

Google and Avaya are chasing companies seeking to install or upgrade call center systems, promising them easier and more affordable deployments via Chromebooks and a WebRTC interface to the Avaya customer support software.

Microsoft delivers Office mobile management in Intune update

The updates Microsoft has made to its Intune PC and device management service this week are partly catching up to other MDM systems with features like containers for apps and files, a managed browser and bulk enrollment for iOS devices. But they also add unique options for managing Office apps on iOS and Android.

Q3-2014. Disk storage market grows with inclusion of ODM vendors.

Disk storage sales grew more strongly in the third quarter, helped by sales of non-branded storage gear sold directly to datacenters.

Third-quarter disk storage sales jumped 5.1 percent year over year, reaching US$8.8 billion, according to research firm IDC. This was a change from the anemic growth the market saw earlier this year, brought on by falling demand in mature markets.

Server sales, Q3-2014. HP slips, IBM stumbles, white boxes rise in server market.

For the big winner in this quarter's IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker report, look at the server market as a whole, which expanded about 5 percent over the past four quarters. All the big-name vendors are potential losers, though, as generic hardware eats into their profits. That generic hardware comes in the form of the ODM (original design manufacturer) market, which is up 44.2 percent over the last four quarters and now commands nearly 9 percent of the total sales in the server market.

Verse, IBM next generation e-mail client.

IBM's new enterprise email aims to organize your day. IBM is going up against cloud-apps powerhouses Google and Microsoft with its next generation e-mail client, called Verse, designed to enrich email with social media and analysis.

Intel to combine PC and mobile divisions as market shift

Intel will combine its PC and mobile processor divisions under one roof, reflecting a changing market in which the line between tablets and laptops has blurred.

The chip maker will form a new division at the start of next year called the Client Computing Group, which will include the teams that develop its Core processors for desktops and laptops, as well as those that develop its Atom chips for smartphones and tablets.

Microsoft gives Office 365 customers unlimited OneDrive storage

Microsoft will no longer try to "one up" competitors in cloud storage, opting instead to eliminate the ceiling for consumer and business subscribers of its Office 365 suites, a move that will put it on par with some vendors and ahead of others.

All Office 365 editions will include unlimited capacity in OneDrive and OneDrive for Business as Microsoft now begins a gradual rollout of this enhancement that will continue into next year. OneDrive and OneDrive for Business are designed as file repositories for individual users.

Office 365 admins get spreadsheet search help

Microsoft has switched on special search features in Office 365 designed to help IT administrators keep tabs on employees' spreadsheets, a task becoming more difficult and more important in enterprises.

The new capabilities are aimed at Office 365 customers who are having a hard time manually maintaining a comprehensive and up-to-date inventory of critical spreadsheets used for sensitive business processes.

Budget IT : chasse aux licences logicielles inutilisées

Selon IDC, 96 % des entreprises n’exploitent pas toutes les licences logicielles qu’elles ont acquises. Une piste prioritaire pour réduire les coûts. En période de disette budgétaire, l’heure est à la rationalisation du parc de licences logicielles : 63 % des 430 entreprises sondées dans le monde par IDC estiment que leur budget en la matière va stagner ou régresser au cours des deux prochaines années.

France: les TPE freinent sur leurs dépenses logicielles

La dernière édition du baromètre semestriel de l’AFDEL sur le marché du logiciel en France reflète une importante baisse de la demande dans les petites entreprises. L’AFDEL vient de réactualiser son baromètre semestriel « Cockpit-Software Business at a Glance » avec les données obtenues en septembre 2014 auprès de ses adhérents éditeurs de logiciels et de solutions Internet.

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