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Information and Communications Technologies

Who’s behind Linux now, and should you be afraid?

 

 

If you think that Linux is still the "rebel code"-- the anti-establishment, software-just-wants-to-be-free operating system developed by independent programmers working on their own time -- then it's time to think again.

Turing manuscript sells for $1 million

 

A 56-page notebook manuscript by Alan Turing, the English mathematician considered to be the father of modern computer science, was sold at auction Monday for US$1.025 million.

The manuscript is almost certainly the most extensive by Turing, in his own hand, in existence, experts at Bonhams auction house said. Turing apparently wrote in the notebook in 1942 when he was working in Bletchley Park, England, trying to break German military code.

France: la facture électronique bientôt imposée aux fournisseurs de l’Etat

D’ici 2020, l’ensemble des factures adressées à l’Etat par ses fournisseurs (PME, grandes entreprises, établissements publics) devront être dématérialisées. Différents paliers de mise aux normes sont prévus.

Global IT spending shrinks as dollar strengthens

A rapidly rising U.S. dollar has created a "currency shock," prompting Gartner to decrease its global IT spending forecast. The research firm now expects worldwide IT spending to decrease to $3.66 trillion in 2015, a 1.3 percent dip from last year.

The strength of the dollar against some other currencies, such as the Euro, will affect IT buying. What 1,000 Euros bought in hardware last year, might not be enough for the same hardware this year, and that hurts demand.

Deloitte, Tendances IT 2015 : les entreprises au carrefour du numérique

Deloitte estime que la stratégie des entreprises, portée par la transformation numérique, va évoluer dans une logique de fusion du business et de l’IT.

France. Les TPE/PME utilisent de manière disparate les outils numériques disponibles.

Linkeo constate que les dirigeants des TPE-PME françaises s’approprient les outils numériques à leur disposition, mais les exploitent de manière disparate. Quand bien même ils en ont cerné le potentiel en matière de valorisation et de développement commercial, les dirigeants des TPE-PME françaises ont encore un usage relativement disparate des nombreux outils numériques à leur disposition.

Google gives enterprise IT more control over Apps files and docs

"Security ranks at the top of the list of concerns that companies have about moving to the cloud," Scott Johnston, Google Drive's director of product management, wrote in a blog post.

For starters, it will now be possible to assign departments different files access rights, allowing for example marketing staffers to share their documents with outside parties, such as an advertising agency, while limiting engineers to collaborating on files only internally.

Database pioneer Stonebraker rocks $1M “Nobel Prize in Computing”

Michael Stonebraker, whose database software breakthroughs helped to tame information overload long before we referred to it as big data, is the recipient of the 2014 ACM A.M. Turing Award, a.k.a. the “Nobel Prize in Computing.”

 

Microsoft et Fiducial insèrent la tablette Surface dans un pack TPE-PME

Mobilité, cloud (Office 365) et tablette (Surface Pro 3). Tels sont les piliers d’une nouvelle offre packagée par Fiducial Informatique. Microsoft élargit ainsi ses canaux de distribution BtoB.

Workplace-as-a-Service from Sprint

Sprint announced its Workplace-as-a-Service offer. Sprint will design and manage core communication and key productivity tools, including integration and implementation, service level agreements, and a single source for support.

Service options include WAN connectivity, managed Wi-Fi, voice, audio/video conferencing, mobile device management, and more. Workplace-as-a-Service comes with the option to allow each user to keep wireless service with another provider or to move to Sprint wireless service.

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