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Microsoft's device share growth to outpace Apple's through 2016

  • 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.

France. French Tech, outil opérationnel en faveur de l'innovation et du business?

  • Le gouvernement cherche à monter des passerelles entre les start-up, l’industrie et les leviers de financement. Avec le CES qui s’ouvre, Axelle Lemaire en charge du numérique aborde les enjeux.

    C’est le principal enjeu de la French Tech. Comment transformer la promotion du savoir-faire numérique en France en un véritable outil opérationnel en faveur de l’innovation en France ?

iOS outshines Android among corporate crowd, says survey

  • Apple's iOS is the dominant platform in the corporate world, based on a survey conducted by investment firm Piper Jaffray.

    Among 112 corporate information officers polled by Jaffray analyst Troy Jensen, 98 percent said they favor iOS for business operations. Moreover, 89 percent said they equip their workers with iOS devices, according to an investors note released Tuesday by analyst Gene Munster.

Ericsson aims to triple network speeds for 4G phones

The Future for Consumer Goods in the Data Economy

  • Data is fundamentally changing the nature of our relationships. The use of social media is now underpinning the way in which we talk to each other, while e-commerce and advertising platforms are changing the way we communicate with brands.

France. Projet de loi Macron sur le numérique: actionnariat salarié, open data et dématérialisation.

  • Start-up, entrepreneurs, PME…Le projet de loi Macron intègre des volets numériques liés à l’actionnariat salarié, l’open data et la dématérialisation.

    Quelle est la place du numérique dans le projet de loi « pour la croissance et l’activité » ? La vocation de ce texte poussé par Emmanuel Macron, ministre de l’Economie, est de « libérer l’activité partout en France et dans tous les secteurs ».

When Enterprises Become Carriers

  • Communication is a critical function for any business. Listening to customers. Negotiating with suppliers. Collaborating with teams and partners. Without it, no business can thrive or survive. In the past, businesses of all sizes were dependent on carriers for all of these services. According to Standard & Poor’s 2013 Global Sales Report, 46 percent of the S&P 500 business occurs outside of the United States, which is up from 42 percent ten years earlier.

France: SaaS Academy pour accompagner les éditeurs français de logiciels dans le virage du cloud.

Hybrid cloud adoption set for a big boost in 2015

  • Spurred in large part by enterprise interest in the hybrid cloud, the overall cloud market is likely to see great growth in the coming year.

    Industry analyst firm IDC predicts that the global cloud market, including private, public and hybrid clouds, will hit $118 billion in 2015 and crest at $200 billion by 2018. If the market shows that much growth next year, it will mean a 23.2% rise over the $95.8 billion market it reached in 2014.

France. Nouvel incubateur Smart Data for Customer Intelligence.

France, Cloud. Les organisations françaises ont une approche de plus en plus stratégique du cloud.

Salesforce connects SharePoint files to its cloud with new tool

Over 2 billion smartphones will circulate in 2016, report predicts

Google and Avaya to bring Chromebooks and WebRTC to call cen

GENBAND Partners with Alcatel-Lucent on NFV

  • GENBAND announced that it has joined the Alcatel-Lucent CloudBand Ecosystem Program in a partnership designed to accelerate market development for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). As a program member, GENBAND will access Alcatel-Lucent’s NFV lab in an effort to integrate key components of its NFV applications and solutions portfolio with Alcatel-Lucent’s CloudBand NFV Platform.

Mobile industry association GSMA plans for 5G mobile

  • Mobile industry association the GSMA has released a new report to outline its perspectives on the development of 5G mobile.

    The Understanding 5G: Perspectives on Future Technological Advancements report outlines the technical requirements of future 5G networks, and explores potential use cases as well as the implications for operators and other mobile ecosystem players.

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.

Box unveils a new partner program to boost customer trust

  • A lot of businesses trust cloud sync-and-store provider Box, but they trust a lot of other solutions, too, for things like identity, data loss protection, and digital rights management.

    But you can't always trust them to integrate very well without some help.

France: 2,5 millions de foyers connectés au très haut débit.

Mobilité, France. Les PME en période de transition.

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.

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.

IBM climbs on the Docker bandwagon

  • Docker fever continues to spread across the enterprise IT landscape. Following similar moves by Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and Google, IBM is equipping its enterprise cloud services to run the Docker virtualization containers.

    Delivered as part of its Bluemix platform services, the IBM Containers service is currently in beta and will allow users to launch and run Docker containers on the IBM Cloud.

The Internet of things to bring a new economic boom

  • The Internet of things (IoT) may be more significant in reshaping the competitive landscape than the arrival of the Internet. Its productivity potential is so powerful it will deliver a new era of prosperity.

    That's the argument put forth by Michael Porter, an economist at the Harvard Business School and James Heppelmann, president and CEO of PTC, in a recent Harvard Business Review essay. PTC is a product design software firm that recently acquired machine-to-machine (M2M) firm Axeda.

Dropbox pursues enterprises with new Business API

  • Though it offers a business-tier plan, Dropbox has historically lacked a full-blown business platform on the order of Box and its APIs. That's about to change with the introduction of the Dropbox for Business API.

    The API is an attempt by Dropbox to leverage the massive user base it's built up both inside and outside of enterprises. The company is gambling that a sufficient number of companies haven't already made a commitment to a competitor.

SMBs get their very own Salesforce app store

  • Users of Desk.com, Salesforce’s cloud-based customer service product for small and medium-size businesses, now have an app store designed just for them. Called Desk.com App Hub, the store offers 50 apps from Salesforce partner companies that handle functions including group chat, social monitoring, language translation and e-commerce analytics.

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Unveils OpenTouch Suite for SMBs

  • Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise has added to its unified communications portfolio with its OpenTouch Suite for SMB, targeting the small- and medium-sized business. New features include simplified SIP support, BYOD solutions, and a flexible cloud approach.

WebRTC close to tipping point as Cisco, Microsoft announce products

  • It was all the way back in the Spring of 2011 that Google released WebRTC, its nascent real-time, browser-based, HTML5-powered, no-plugin-required video chat project to the public. In the three and a half years since, the Internet Engineering Task Force and the W3C have been working together to try to formalize the standard, prepare the stable 1.0 release, and get it ready for prime time.

Teradata brings MapR Hadoop into the data warehouse

  • Enterprise data sets have gotten so voluminous that they can't fit into even the largest data warehouses anymore, many businesses find. Now, companies running these overstuffed data stores have an on-ramp to newfangled, big-data style processing through a combined effort between analytics systems supplier Teradata and Apache Hadoop distribution provider MapR.

Tizen: Samsung looking at developers

  • Taesoon Jun, Samsung's chief architect on Tizen, explained the benefits of the operating system last week during Samsung's developer conference in San Francisco.
    In February 2013, a group of heavy-hitting companies led by Samsung held a glitzy evening event in Barcelona -- complete with freshly shucked oysters and made-to-order crepes -- to mark the debut of the Tizen mobile operating system, co-developed by Samsung and Intel.