Information and Communications Technologies
Microsoft is hoping it can make droning business meetings a little more productive.
The company on Wednesday introduced the new Surface Hub, an 84-inch touchscreen 4K display equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and built-in microphones and cameras.
If only senior IT executives had a crystal ball. Then they would be able to see what software they would need, or want, to license – and could plan and budget accordingly.
Instead, senior IT decision-makers must rely on vendors, marketers and analysts (and technology reporters) to show them what the future may have in store for them. And while no one truly knows what trends will dominate the enterprise software space in 2015, experts in BI, CRM, ERP and enterprise software believe these eight are worth paying attention to.
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Microsoft's share of shipped devices will climb slightly this year and pick up some steam in 2016, but Apple's share will grow at a more sluggish pace because of slow-downs in iPhone and iPad, Gartner forecast Monday.
For 2015, Windows' share of the operating systems on all devices -- smartphones, tablets, PCs, ultra-lights and hybrids -- will climb to 14.4 percent, up from 14 percent last year, Gartner said in new estimates. It claimed that shipments would increase by less than 7 percent, to 355 million.
A travers la création du nouvel incubateur Smart Data for Customer Intelligence, l’assureur Axa et Paris Région Lab soutiennent le développement à long terme de 9 start-up innovantes françaises.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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