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Recrutement et réseaux sociaux: encore des progrès à faire.

  • Une étude Adecco illustre le décalage entre les stratégies digitales des demandeurs d’emploi et les attentes réelles des recruteurs, tout particulièrement sur les réseaux sociaux. Les demandeurs d’emploi ont globalement cerné le potentiel des réseaux sociaux, mais ne s’en sont encore que partiellement approprié les subtilités, au même titre que les recruteurs.

Connected ad panels to improve mobile speeds and coverage

  • Alcatel-Lucent and JCDecaux have joined forces on small cells. To make it easier for higher mobile broadband speeds using small cells, Alcatel-Lucent has joined forces with outdoor advertising company JCDecaux on the development of connected ad panels.

With Atlas, Facebook advertisers can follow you around the Web

  • Facebook is pushing its advertising technology beyond its website and apps to the rest of the Internet -- and into more direct competition with Google.

    The world's largest social network said Sunday it will relaunch Atlas, an advertising technology it bought from Microsoft last year. The new Atlas was rebuilt to allow Facebook's partners to send ads to the company's users anywhere the service can see them on the Web.

Office 365 Customer Success Center to help companies promote Office 365 usage among employees.

Google attempts to drum up SMB support for its cloud platform at London HQ event

  • Google attempted to drum up further SMB (small and medium businesses) support for its cloud platform as it held its annual Atmosphere conference in Central London.

    Speaking at Google UK's head office at the bottom of Tottenham Court Road in front of an audience of 100 business leaders, Neil Delaney, European director of small and medium businesses at Google for Work, hailed the cloud as a key technology for companies that are looking to scale.

France: Microsoft Office 365 for Cegid

  • Microsoft et Cegid montent une offre commune dans le cloud : Microsoft Office 365 for Cegid. Un modèle inédit de partenariat est introduit en France.

HP leapfrogs Red Hat to become top contributor to OpenStack

  • According to the website Stackalytics.com, which tracks the companies that make code contributions to the open source cloud project, HP has overtaken Red Hat as being responsible for more new code than any other company in the latest release of the software.

    Becoming the top contributor to OpenStack means different things to different people. For some, it amounts to bragging rights. Others may consider this a significant move for a company like HP to back a still-growing open source project like OpenStack.

IEEE standards group wants to bring order to IoT

  • The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) is embarking on an ambitious effort to build a overarching architecture for the Internet of things, spanning a multitude of industries and technologies.

France, PME: informatisation des RH.

  • FONCTIONS RH : UNE INFORMATISATION GALOPANTE

    Bodet Software souligne la maturité des PME françaises dans l’informatisation des fonctions RH malgré une certaine réticence à adopter des solutions mobiles.

    Avec de nombreux projets en cours ou sur le point de démarrer dans tous les domaines fonctionnels (recrutement, formation, compétences…), l’informatisation des fonctions RH s’accélère au sein des PME françaises.

Orange offers 'smart app' dev tool and global M2M location service

Jive adds Office 365 connectors for its enterprise social suite

SAP buying Concur for $8.3 billion to boost cloud portfolio

  • SAP is buying business-travel and expense software vendor Concur for about US$8.3 billion, in a bid to continue growing out its portfolio of cloud-based applications.

    The move comes a couple of weeks after Bloomberg reported that Concur had been shopping itself to potential buyers, including SAP, Oracle and Microsoft. Oracle decided not to make a deal and Microsoft wasn't interested at all, according to the Bloomberg report.

Docker nets $40 million in funding, hopes to hook bigger fish: Enterprises

  • Docker's been enjoying plenty of uptake in the enterprise, but now there's a new symbol of its success: dollar signs.

    Specifically, it's getting around $40 million via a round of series-C funding led by Sequoia Capital. Docker raised $15 million in series-B funding back in January, with the money used to "push toward the general availability of the Docker environment, develop commercial services that pair with the open source technology, and build a team to support the growing community," as TechCrunch noted.

Box Extends its Enterprise Playbook, But Users Are Still at the Center

Microsoft rolls out Delve information and people discovery tool for Office 365

  • Microsoft has begun a months-long rollout of Delve, the first Office 365 application that taps into the suite’s Office Graph machine learning capabilities and maps connections between co-workers, documents and information.

    Delve, announced in March with the code-name Oslo, is designed to automatically surface colleagues, files and data that are more relevant and important to users’ work.

Bitcoin platform Coinbase expands to 13 European countries

  • Coinbase, a popular San Francisco-based Bitcoin wallet and exchange that lets users buy and sell the digital currency at US market rates, is expanding internationally. Coinbase believes that its expansion to Europe is crucial to Bitcoin's growth.

HP buys cloud provider Eucalyptus, Marten Mickos to lead HP Cloud

  • Hewlett-Packard has agreed to buy cloud platform provider Eucalyptus, stepping up HP's efforts in the growing field of cloud computing,

    Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos will manage HP's cloud business and report directly to Meg Whitman, HP's chairman, president and CEO, HP announced Thursday.

Citrix software aims to solve storage/virtual desktop performance problem

  • Citrix has updated its virtual desktop and appliance software with a goal of alleviating one of the biggest problems that come with a VDI deployment: Storage.

    It's common for centralized storage pools to hinder the performance of virtual desktops and apps. When potentially dozens of users are all connecting into a shared storage service at once, it puts tremendous strain on the system.

Five ways Docker is taking over the world

  • In a little more than a year, Docker has gone from being a new kid on the block to a widely used and respected technology. For any project to become that big a draw in so short a time is an eye-opener, but evidence suggests Docker's growth is the real thing -- the creation of a standardized software platform for delivering apps at scale. Here are five signs of how Docker's rise is not likely to be mere faddism.

    1. Docker usage

R programming language gaining ground on traditional statistics packages

  • The R programming language is quickly gaining popular ground against the traditional statistics packages such as SPSS, SAS and MATLAB, at least according to one data statistician who teaches the language.

    "It is very likely that during the summer of 2014, R became the most widely used analytics software for scholarly articles, ending a spectacular 16-year run by SPSS," wrote Robert Muenchen, in a blog post summarizing his analysis.

ShoreTel Mobility 8 delivers mobile video collaboration

  • ShoreTel has launched a major update to ShoreTel Mobility with version 8, offering mobile-enabled video conferencing. ShoreTel Mobility 8 is integrated with the ShoreTel Communicator desktop call-control suite, and the new software enhancements have added a virtualized ShoreTel Mobility Router.

Gartner: Internet of Things has reached hype peak

  • The Internet of Things has reached the height of its hype, according to Gartner.

    Each year the research firm puts out a Hype Cycle of emerging technologies, a sort of report card for various trends and buzzwords. This year, IoT tops the list (See chart below).

Amazon to acquire video game streaming site Twitch for $970 million

  • Amazon will pay US$970 million to acquire Twitch, a site for live video broadcasts of people's video gaming sessions.

    Amazon said in a statement it would pay $970 million in cash to acquire all outstanding shares of Twitch, in a deal that CEO Jeff Bezos said would let Twitch build new services for the gaming community. The price will be adjusted for the assumption of options and other items, Amazon said.

VMware stamps its imprint on OpenStack, with eye toward VM management

Google's Slides presentation app now works offline on iOS

  • Google's Slides presentation app can now be used without an Internet connection on iOS devices, joining the two other core office productivity tools in the company's suite, the Docs word processor and Sheets spreadsheet software.

    With the move, announced Monday, Google also offers an alternative to Microsoft's native Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for iPhones and iPads.

Amazon building ad system to compete with Google's

  • Amazon plans to expand its small online ad delivery business enough to take on Google's AdWords, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

    The company is developing a platform for delivering ads both on its own properties and other sites, potentially creating a significant new source of revenue for the e-commerce giant, the report said. The move could also reduce the number of Google-delivered ads on Amazon's own site.

AWS rolls out enterprise document storage and sharing

  • Amazon Web Services is offering a new document sharing service with management and security features designed to appeal to businesses. Werner Vogels, Amazon chief technology officer, introduced the service, called Zocalo, at the AWS Summit, Thursday in New York City.

IBM rethinking decades-old computer design with $3 billion investment

  • IBM will pour $3 billion into computing and chip materials research over the next five years as it rethinks computer design and looks to a future that may not involve silicon chips. The computer design initiative could pave the way for functional quantum and cognitive computers that mimic brain functionality.

Microsoft debuts cloud storage service for enterprises

  • Enterprises looking to cut costs of storing data can soon investigate a new service from Microsoft designed to save money by backing up information in the cloud. The service is available for a new set of storage appliances that the company will start selling Aug. 1.

Office 365 SMB editions to get a makeover

  • Microsoft will revamp its Office 365 lineup for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), adding features, dropping prices and increasing the flexibility to mix and match them with Office 365 plans for enterprises and with stand-alone applications.

    The changes are the result of feedback from partners and existing Office 365 customers, and are intended to make the Office 365 application suite more attractive to SMBs and easier to market for channel resellers, Microsoft said on Wednesday.