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Information and Communications Technologies

Auberge Resorts: migration to Chromebooks and Google Apps for Business.

Tim Dickson, the director of technology at Auberge Resorts, is leading a multi-year migration to Chromebooks and Google Apps for Business for the 800 internal users at the resort and hotel provider.

TPE et PME françaises: investissements IT en hausse.

Le baromètre CaPex (édition 2014) démontre un regain de confiance en l’avenir pour les TPE et PME françaises. Celles-ci comptent investir plus dans l’IT pour renforcer leurs activités existantes.

Google envisions Glass in businesses

The company is looking to partner with enterprise software developers and businesses as part of a push to get Glass into the hands of companies who could use it in their operations.

Through its "Explorer" program, Glass is already used by thousands of software developers and early adopters who are tinkering with the product and creating applications for consumers. Now, Google wants to replicate that initiative for business applications.

Enterprise software, devices to fuel IT spending growth in 2014, Gartner says

Worldwide IT spending this year will rise 3.2 percent to $3.8 trillion, driven by rebounding device sales and strong growth in the enterprise software category, according to analyst firm Gartner.

Enterprise software revenue will jump 6.9 percent to $320 billion, thanks to increased interest in social software, database technologies and data management technologies, according to Gartner.

One Windows, all devices: The new Microsoft app strategy unveiled

Microsoft announced its Universal Windows Apps technology, which is intended to streamline the process of building applications that can run on Windows Phones, Xbox game consoles, and the Metro environment in Intel-based Windows 8.1 tablets and PCs. Previously, developers had to create separate apps for the forthcoming Windows Phone 8.1, for Xbox, and for the tablet/PC Metro, which made it less attractive for developers given the relatively small size of those two markets.

Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise Starting to Pay Off

Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise Companies are beginning to reap ROI and productivity benefits from consumer technologies such as smartphones and tablets. As the trend grows, IT leaders are moving beyond first responder status to craft a long-term strategy for success.
Driven by widespread mobile device usage, the spread of consumerized technologies such as mobile devices appears poised to move from the mainstream to a transformative technology that will trigger widespread changes in how business users work.

Microsoft's Lync surging as PBX choice in North America

Microsoft's Lync communications platform is making big gains as the IP PBX of choice, particularly in North America and particularly among larger businesses, Enterprise Connect attendees were told.

Lync ranks 11th worldwide among IP PBX vendors, but comes in No.3 in North America among businesses with more than 100 phone extensions, according to Peter Hale, principal analyst with MZA, speaking at the conference.

Google shrinks Drive cloud storage prices

A 1TB plan that used to cost almost $50 per month is now $9.99 per month. Google has slashed the price of some Drive plans, as it battles Microsoft, Dropbox, Box and others in the red-hot cloud storage market.

Google still offers 15GB of Drive storage free with a Google account, but it cut the monthly price of the 100GB plan from $4.99 to $1.99 and the 1TB plan from $49.99 to $9.99.

Bouygues étoffe l'offre Bbox Pro pour les TPE.

Internet mobile sur réseau 4G, appels téléphoniques à l’international, fax par e-mail, bureautique hébergée, fibre optique : Bouygues Telecom consolide plusieurs briques de son offre Bbox Pro.

Parallèlement à une exploitation grand public de son offre multiplay autour d’une set-top box, Bouygues Telecom commercialise, via sa branche Entreprises, une formule Bbox Pro conçue pour répondre aux besoins des petites structures jusqu’à 10 salariés.

New Avaya Contact Center Solutions Target 'Omni-channel' Customer Experience

Avaya has announced enhanced Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions intended to help businesses better manage all mobile, web and contact center interactions that take place during a  customer care cycle. The latest features are designed to enable a consistent, omni-channel customer experience.

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