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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.

Acer expands into telephony networking equipment

For a company once devoted to consumer PCs, the product is a bit out of left field, but Acer announced an upcoming telephony and chatting system meant for enterprises, at a time when the company is diversifying its business.

Gartner: Top 10 Technology Trends for 2015 IT can’t ignore

Gartner defines its Strategic Technology Trends as those technologies that have the most potential to drive great change in the enterprise IT arena in the next three years.

Indeed this year’s crop has that potential as trends like software-defined networks and 3D printing take center stage in Gartner’s list.

HP to break itself into two companies

Hewlett-Packard, one of the most prominent technology companies in the world, is splitting into two Fortune 50 companies, the firm announced on Monday.

By the end of its next fiscal year, which will end in October 2015, HP will officially become two companies:

How Evernote will become a full-fledged collaboration platform

Evernote is in a good position coming into its fourth annual Evernote Conference here in San Francisco. With 100 million users, plenty of people are using the note-taking, memory-augmenting app across their smartphones, tablets, and computers at home and at work. A year ago, Evernote launched the Evernote Market, a shop for physical goods (like notebooks, scanners, and a stylus) designed to make it easier to get stuff into the system.

Orange targets home applications with new mobile-to-TV gadgets and services

Mobile payments; home automation; health tracking; Bluetooth LE beacons; ubiquitous media streaming, and inevitably, one last surprise: In true Apple style, the product presentation was packed. But this wasn't Apple: Its back-to-school extravaganza has come and gone. The star of this show was Orange, the French network operator.

IT pros should pay attention to "shadow IT"

"Shadow IT" commonly called BYOD, has existed for a long time, one says. Interop New York speakers opened the conference with a provocative message: Instead of ignoring "shadow IT" in their organizations, IT pros should try to understand what they are failing to deliver that workers wind up taking care of themselves.

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