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Orange, résultats 2014.

  • Malgré une hausse de sa base clientèle sur les offres fixes et mobiles, Orange affiche des résultats en baisse sur l’année 2014.

    La hausse du nombre d’abonnés fixes et mobiles en France comme à l’international n’aura pas suffi à compenser le recul du chiffre d’affaires d’Orange : 39,45 milliards d’euros en 2014, c’est 2,5 % de moins que l’année précédente.

France. Fibre optique en progression de 25% en 2014.

France. Les smartphones gagnent du terrain dans les PME

  • Mobilité : les smartphones gagnent du terrain dans les PME
    Le dernier baromètre de Futur (groupe SFR-Numericable) illustre la montée en puissance des smartphones dans les PME françaises, aux dépens des solutions dédiées.

Google's search for sales, profit falls short

  • For the past few quarters, Google's finances have been the story of same-old, same-old: Desktop search -- its biggest business -- is getting stale, but it still makes billions.

    The story stayed true on Thursday when Google reported lagging revenue, as more people find what they want from their smartphones and tablets. And as competitors, including Facebook, draw more of the mobile users that advertisers are trying to court.

Amazon Says One Million Customers Actively Use Its Cloud Services

  • Amazon says its pioneering cloud computing services are actively used by over one million customers.
    The tech giant revealed the number day, during its fourth quarter earnings announcement. Each of those one million customers have used its cloud services during a recent one month period, the company said, and usage grew close to 90 percent in the fourth quarter compared to the same quarter the year before.

Phablets to flood smartphone market in coming years -- report

  • Apple's iPhone 6 Plus helped the company score record earnings last quarter. Bigger is better, according to a new Juniper Research report that says phablets are destined to become even more popular over the next several years.

    More than 400 million phablets will ship in 2019, five times the the estimated 138 million to be shipped this year, the report said. As such, phablets will account for more than 20 percent of mobile devices shipped in the next four years.

FTC's unrealistic Internet of Things report calls for smaller data

Facebook is trying to change the way advertisers look at social

  • Facebook is hoping its data will convince advertisers to shift more spending in its direction. Facebook is expanding its latest effort to attract advertisers: A better way to track how an ad on the site influences a customer's purchase in the real world.

Huawei shifts sights to high-end smartphones

  • Huawei no longer sees a profitable future in cheap phones. Huawei plans to start focusing on high-end smartphones as competition from local rivals such as Xiaomi increases. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is no longer convinced it can turn a decent profit with low-end smartphones.

Oracle is quietly becoming a cloud giant

France, Big Data: moins de 2 entreprises sur 10 sont prêtes.

Microsoft Office 365 Adoption Takes Off, War With Google Apps Rages On

  • Microsoft's cloud-based Office 365 is the company's fastest growing commercial product ever, and adoption shows no sign of stalling. The company's cloud revenue (which included Azure and Dynamics CRM as well as Office 365) grew 128 percent in the most recent quarter compared to the same period last year, and the number of Office 365 commercial seats in use nearly doubled.

Dropbox boosts mobile talent with CloudOn

  • Dropbox on Tuesday added yet another young startup to its brain trust with the acquisition of Israeli mobile-productivity app maker CloudOn.

    The move also broadens Dropbox's presence outside the United States, where some 70 percent of its 300 million users are located, the company said. CloudOn's engineers will form Dropbox's first Israel office, which joins locations in San Francisco, Seattle, New York, and Dublin.

Europe: le "Cloud Public" en progression.

  • Techconsult estime que les entreprises en Europe commencent à se familiariser au cloud public, sans pour autant s’en approprier tous les enjeux. A mesure qu’elles en cernent le potentiel, les entreprises européennes franchissent le pas vers le cloud public.

Altran: accélérateur de start-up dédié aux objets connectés dans le milieu industriel.

Startup funding hit $47B in 2014, surpassing dot-com bubble levels.

  • Large rounds of funding for mobile apps like Uber propelled 2014 spending to heights not seen since the era. Startups are partying like its 2001. At least, that's how venture capitalist are spending their money. The investment industry shelled out $47.3 billion on startups in 2014, reaching levels approaching the height of the bubble, according to a report venture capital database CB Insights published Thursday.

8 Enterprise Software Predictions for 2015

  • If only senior IT executives had a crystal ball. Then they would be able to see what software they would need, or want, to license – and could plan and budget accordingly.

    Instead, senior IT decision-makers must rely on vendors, marketers and analysts (and technology reporters) to show them what the future may have in store for them. And while no one truly knows what trends will dominate the enterprise software space in 2015, experts in BI, CRM, ERP and enterprise software believe these eight are worth paying attention to.

Cloudwatt: Orange veut piloter seul.

  • Deux ans et demi après son lancement, Orange consulte ses partenaires Thales et la Caisse des Dépôts pour prendre totalement la main sur Cloudwatt, un des représentants du cloud souverain à la française. Orange a engagé des discussions pour racheter la part du capital de Cloudwatt à ses partenaires, l’entreprise Thales et la Caisse des dépôts.

Enterprises win as cloud and on-site software vendors duke it out

  • More price cuts are expected this year because of fierce competition between cloud and on-site software providers, and enterprises will be the beneficiaries.

    In particular, in the customer relationship management market, a key cloud battleground, seat prices for segments such as sales force automation are expected to decline in the next twelve months and by 25 percent through 2018, according to market research company Gartner.

2015 Tablet sales.

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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.

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

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.