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Over 2 billion smartphones will circulate in 2016, report predicts

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.

Mobilité, France. Les PME en période de transition.

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.

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.

Cloud is the new data center, and AWS is the best data center.

Mobile transaction users to jump to 2 billion by 2017

  • Apple Pay could help boost mobile transactions in the next few years. The total number of users who plan to engage in mobile transactions will rise substantially in the next few years, according to a new report from Juniper Research.

    By the end of 2017, there will be 2 billion smartphone or tablet users engaging in some form of mobile commerce transaction, the research firm reported Monday. Juniper expects the total number of users worldwide to hit 1.6 billion at the end of 2014.

How Apple, Samsung, and BlackBerry are fighting to win the enterprise

  • Samsung Electronics' deal with BlackBerry and Apple's efforts to make it easier to configure and deploy massive numbers of iPhones highlight how the smartphone makers are battling for supremacy among enterprise users.

    As the smartphone market becomes saturated in the U.S. and Europe, enterprise users will be big winners. To continue to grow, manufacturers are courting CIOs more aggressively by making products more secure and easier to manage.

Intel to combine PC and mobile divisions as market shift

  • Intel will combine its PC and mobile processor divisions under one roof, reflecting a changing market in which the line between tablets and laptops has blurred.

    The chip maker will form a new division at the start of next year called the Client Computing Group, which will include the teams that develop its Core processors for desktops and laptops, as well as those that develop its Atom chips for smartphones and tablets.

PME européennes: un levier de croissance pour les éditeurs de solutions de virtualisation.

  • IDC entrevoit dans les PME européennes un levier de croissance pour les éditeurs de solutions de virtualisation.

    Les problématiques d’accès distant aux postes de travail nées de l’intégration des terminaux mobiles dans les entreprises vont contribuer, au cours des prochaines années, à l’essor des solutions de virtualisation, tout particulièrement en zone EMEA (Europe – Moyen-Orient – Afrique).

Cloud expected to make up three-fourths of data center traffic by 2018

  • Over the next four years, data center traffic is expected to nearly triple, largely thanks to a booming cloud computing industry.

    That’s according to Cisco’s fourth annual Global Cloud Index, which predicts that the cloud will account for 76 percent of total data center traffic by 2018. That’s up from the cloud's accounting for 54 percent of data center traffic last year.

Google pour les pros. Accompagnement TPE/PME.

  • Un nouveau souffle est donné à l’initiative Google pour les pros, qui vise à développer la visibilité des TPE-PME françaises sur le Net. Google France poursuit son programme Google pour les pros destiné à accompagner les TPE et les PME à l’ère numérique.

Internet ad spending to overtake TV in '16, research firm predicts

  • With consumers spending more and more time online, ad spending on the Web should overtake TV advertising by 2016 in the US, according to a report published from market researcher Forrester. It said online marketing is expected to reach $103 billion in 2019 thanks to a 13 percent average annual growth, compared with $86 billion for TV. In all, digital ads by 2019 will account for 36 percent of all ad spending, above 30 percent for TV.

Cloud adoption continues apace

  • Cloud adoption is increasing as companies identify more IT operations they want to migrate. However, the pace and implementation focus vary according to company size, industry and job titles of parties involved, while security concerns persist as the top challenge to deployment, according to a new survey of 1,672 IT decision-makers.

IDC: Public cloud to be $127B industry by 2018

Desktop-as-a-Service: Your BYOD assist

  • People are using more kinds of devices to get work done than ever before. Yet business apps aren't always available on users' devices of choice.

    Desktop as a service (DaaS) is turning out to be one way to solve this problem.

IBM and Microsoft pledge to make their clouds compatible

  • Although fierce rivals in the market for cloud computing services, IBM and Microsoft have pledged to make their technologies interoperable in the cloud for the sake of their users.

    On Wednesday, the companies jointly announced that many Microsoft enterprise products would run on IBM's infrastructure and platform services, and that many key IBM middleware products would be available for use on Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft Offers Cloud Device to Battle Google and Amazon

Google Acquires Cloud Database Company Firebase

  • Google announced today that it is acquiring cloud hosted database company Firebase. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Google will continue to offer Firebase’s services as part of its Google Cloud Platform line.

    “If you’re a developer who has built an app on top of Firebase, nothing will change for you and you can continue to use Firebase as you normally would,” Firebase co-founder and CEO James Tamplin wrote in a blog post announcing the acquisition.

Telephony vendor Mitel goes public with $540M bid for ShoreTel

  • Canadian business communications vendor Mitel is offering $540 million for ShoreTel, a U.S.-based competitor, going public with the bid after saying it was snubbed earlier this month.

    Mitel and ShoreTel sell enterprise phone systems and unified communications software and services. Mitel says the industry is consolidating and it wants to be a consolidator. In January, Mitel completed its acquisition of Aastra, another Canadian communications company.

Google outlines strategy for investing $100m a year in European tech startups

  • Google Ventures, the internet giant’s investment arm, has revealed how it plans to spend a new fund worth $100 million a year on European tech startups. The fund, announced in July after weeks of speculation, is the first to be launched after the US version of Google Ventures, which was established five years ago and now invests $300 million a year. Google’s European venture capital operation is being headed up by a team of six with varying  experience in creating and investing in tech companies.

Google misses forecasts, while cost per click also dips

  • Challenges in the mobile market continue to be a factor. Google missed analyst forecasts for both earnings and income in the third quarter, while the amount it makes when users click on ads also dipped.

    Total revenue for the quarter ended Sept. 30 2014 was US$16.52 billion, Google said Thursday, coming in below analyst estimates of $16.57 billion, as polled by Thomson Reuters.

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.

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.

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.

Publicité en ligne; plus de 30% du marché publicitaire média en 2018.

OVH: numéro 3 au niveau mondial.

  • Hébergement, services cloud, location de serveurs…OVH poursuit son développement à l’international. La société dirigée par Octave Klaba est en mesure de titiller des Géants comme Amazon dans le cloud.

    Pour ses quinze ans, OVH s’offre une renaissance. Ou plutôt des renaissances avec un nouveau logo, un nouveau slogan (« Innovation is freedom ») et des nouvelles solutions et produits (hébergements, serveurs, réseaux, téléphonie…).

Orange 7ème dans le classement mondial des opérateurs mobiles.

  • Les Américains, les Chinois et les Européens continuent de dominer le marché mondial des opérateurs mobiles, selon le classement de GSMA Intelligence. Orange n’arrive cependant qu’à la 7ème place, derrière China Mobile, Vodafone ou China Unicom.

Gartner: Top 10 strategic predictions for businesses to watch out for

France, sécurité informatique: les entreprises préfèrent les solutions gérées en interne.

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:

France: les PME du numérique ressentent les effets de la crise

  • Le dernier baromètre de CINOV-IT illustre les difficultés auxquelles sont actuellement confrontées les petites et moyennes entreprises du secteur numérique en France. Intégrateurs, éditeurs, SSII, prestataires de conseil et formation : qu’elles s’adressent aux particuliers ou aux grands comptes et administrations, les entreprises du numérique se montrent prudentes et réalistes dans un contexte de crise.

France: les PME entre smartphone et "terminaux dédiés".

  • Au dernier baromètre de Futur (téléphonie, Internet, cloud), les PME achètent, via les canaux BtoB, presque autant de terminaux « durcis » que de smartphones. Entre smartphones et terminaux durcis conçus pour une utilisation « sur le terrain », leur coeur balance : les PME françaises sont confrontées à un dilemme dans le choix des solutions de mobilité.

Google shakes up cloud services market with another price cut

  • Google has fired back at Microsoft with cheaper cloud services, signaling another round of price cutting in an increasingly competitive market.

    Citing enhanced efficiency in its data centers as well as falling hardware costs, Google on Wednesday said it was cutting prices of its Google Compute Engine by about 10 percent for all instance types in every region.

Intel developer kit focuses on IoT market

  • Intel has released a developer kit so that programmers can write and deploy JavaScript applications for "Internet of things" and sensor devices. Intel's XDK IoT Edition SDK also makes management of power-constrained IoT devices easier.

Alcatel-Lucent sells enterprise networking unit to China Huaxin

  • Alcatel-Lucent has closed the sale of its IP telephony and Ethernet switching equipment activities to China Huaxin. The spun off company will struggle to compete with the likes of Microsoft and Cisco Systems, and will have to make acquisitions of its own to grow.

    Both product segments are highly competitive and going through big changes thanks to the growing popularity of smartphones and technologies such as software-defined networking and cloud-based communication services.

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.

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).

Microsoft's Windows to aid PC market revival in 2015

  • Microsoft's Windows OS could play a crucial rule in returning worldwide PC shipments to modest growth next year after multiple years of decline, Gartner said on Monday.

    PC shipments could reach around 317 million in 2015, increasing from 308 million units expected to ship in 2014, the research firm said in a study. Shipments this year are expected to decline by 2.9 percent compared to 2013, which is lower than previous yearly declines.

IDC: Apps will drive public cloud spending to sustained double-digit growth

  • Global spending on public cloud services reached US$45.7 billion in 2013 and will experience a 23 percent compound annual growth rate through 2018, according to analyst firm IDC.

    Some 86 percent of the 2013 total came from cloud software, which encompasses both SaaS (software as a service) applications and PaaS (platform as a service) offerings, with the remaining 14 percent generated by cloud infrastructure, IDC said Monday.

Numvision, éditeur de logiciels BtoB de « cloud storage », lève des fonds pour son développement.

  • L’éditeur français de logiciels BtoB de « cloud storage » Numvision a bénéficié d’une levée de fonds de 500 000 euros pour étoffer sa gamme de solutions dédiées et son réseau de partenaires à l’international. L’éditeur français de logiciels spécialisé dans le cloud Numvision a bouclé un tour de table de 500 000 euros, financé par le fonds d’investissement lyonnais Veymont Participat

IT spending growth to be slower than expected in 2014, Gartner says

  • IT research firm Gartner has cut its forecast for global IT spending by about one-third for this year, blaming a tougher competitive environment and subsequent pressure on vendors to lower prices. Spending will rise 2.1 percent to $3.7 trillion in 2014, down from the 3.2 percent growth rate Gartner had predicted for 2014.

    The downgraded forecast isn't necessarily a cause for concern, said Gartner managing vice president Richard Gordon in an interview.

Mark Hurd lays out Oracle's cloud progress, plan to be number one

  • Being second isn't good enough for Oracle when it comes to cloud revenue, co-president Mark Hurd told investment analysts this week following the company's fourth-quarter and year-end earnings report. As part of its earnings announcement, Oracle trumpeted that at an annual cloud subscription revenue run rate of nearly US$2 billion, it is now the industry's second-largest cloud vendor behind

US: Mobile app usage hits 51% of all time spent on digital media

  • Here's a stat that will make most people nod in agreement: time spent on mobile apps is at an all-time high and just keeps growing. But, breaking down the data piece-by-piece does carry some surprising facts -- such as people use Internet radio, social media, and photos far more on their mobile devices than on their PCs.

Google spells out ambitious plan: Android world domination

  • The message to developers at Google's I/O fest this year was crystal clear: Android software will power everything from phones and cars to TVs and beyond. Android was the star of the show at Google's developer fest on Wednesday, with executives pitching the mobile operating software as the driving force behind everything from connected TVs and cars to new wearable devices.

China sets out to become global leader in chip manufacturing

  • China is propping up its local chip manufacturing industry with new policies and financial support intended to turn the country into a semiconductor-making powerhouse by 2030.

    In policy guidelines published Tuesday, the Chinese government laid out a blueprint to develop the domestic integrated circuit industry.

    The country not only wants to sharpen its competitive edge, but also wean itself from foreign chip makers, China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said in a separate posting.

France: baromètre PAC CloudIndex juin 2014.

  • La dernière édition du baromètre PAC CloudIndex décrit des entreprises françaises conscientes des apports du cloud, mais encore peu nombreuses à l’intégrer pleinement dans leur stratégie.

    Ayant développé une certaine compréhension des apports et des enjeux du cloud, les entreprises françaises sont de plus nombreuses à en faire un pilier de leur transformation numérique, sans pour autant établir de stratégie globale.

Oracle claims second-largest SaaS vendor title, while Q4 profits slip

  • Oracle is now the industry's second-largest SaaS vendor after, but it made that announcement as fourth-quarter profits slipped slightly and on-premises software license sales ended the fiscal year flat.

    Revenue for the fourth quarter, which ended May 31, rose 3 percent to US$11.3 billion, while net income fell 4 percent to $3.65 billion.