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Mobilité et Cloud : Atos et Samsung s’entendent sur la consumérisation de l’IT


Samsung et Atos


Samsung affiche un peu plus ses ambitions à l’égard des entreprises et mise sur la consumérisation de l’IT et un partenariat stratégique avec Atos pour s’ouvrir les portes du marché entreprise avec des applications autour de la mobilité, du Cloud et du Big Data.


10 Juin 2013 – La SSII Atos et le constructeur coréen Samsung forment désormais un partenariat stratégique. Officialisé par le PDG d’Atos, Thierry Breton, ce rapprochement se traduira par le développement d’offres s’appuyant sur les technologies de Samsung.

Ces développements porteront en particulier sur « les domaines de la signalétique numérique dans les espaces de vente, des véhicules connectés, de la gestion des postes de travail et des solutions en Cloud computing pour l’utilisateur final en mobilité » précise le prestataire français dans un communiqué, finalement assez vague.

Les technos “grand public” pénètrent l’entreprise

Samsung et Atos semblent ainsi partager une même vision sur la question de la consumérisation de l’IT et s’accorder sur l’influence des technologies grand-public sur les applications et systèmes d’information des entreprises.

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Cloud computing makes 16GB smartphones the ideal size

Cloud computing and smartphone size


6 March 2013 –  According to analysts, your average low-end smartphone now has more than enough storage for most user.  A study from IHS found that on average, customers who purchased a smartphone in 2012 only needed about 12.8GB of storage to meet their needs. The report suggests that users are now making such heavy use of cloud-based services that local storage has become something of an afterthought.

Analysts believe that as cloud storage and backup services are becoming more popular, users are seeing less of a need to keep large data archives on their devices. So while the average amount of handset storage increased three-fold between 2011 and 2012, between 2012 and 2013 the average sharnk from 13.2GB per device to 12.8GB.

Handsets are not the only mobile devices to have hit reign in storage. Researchers found that tablet manufacturers experienced an even bigger dip in storage demand. Over the course of the year, IHS teardown reports found that on average tablet vendors used 25 percent less storage as average capacity fell from 32.1GB to 24GB.

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Verizon, Duke to Develop New Health Care Products in the Cloud

6 October 2011 – Verizon and Duke University have announced a partnership that the two parties say will build on cloud computing and mobile technology to change how health care is delivered.  Verizon’s Connected Health Solutions group will contribute computing infrastructure, staffing and resources for developing new technology, while the Durham, N.C., university will bring researchers, students and project management to the partnership. Under the multi-year agreement announced Oct. 5, the two organizations will test health care technologies for commercial viability. Duke will establish an internship at the university for students to contribute to the research. The initiatives will bring better care, expand access and lower cost of treatment, according to Verizon and Duke.

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Orange Business Services Launches Innovative, Cloud-Based Secure Remote Access Service for Any Device

3 October 2011 – Orange Business Services today announced it will continue to enhance its cloud computing portfolio with a new secure remote access service called Flexible SSL, using a Security-as-a-Service model that is based on Junos Pulse.

Flexible SSL provides business customers secure remote access to corporate resources and sensitive data from desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets. Flexible SSL increases security for corporate customers as their global workforces become increasingly mobile and the number and types of connected devices — both corporate and personal — continues to grow rapidly. Flexible SSL complements Orange Business Services Business VPN, an award-winning, fully managed IP-based VPN service that facilitates secure and efficient connectivity in 177 countries.

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Pushing cloud computing to the telcom gear market

19 September 2011 —  Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) unveiled on Tuesday its new Liquid technology which promises to ease telecom network congestion and possibly change the market for such equipment for good.

The technology from the world’s No. 2 mobile gear maker after Ericsson shares network resources across mobile and broadband networks, similar to cloud computing.

“For operators it offers a better use of capital. You invest in total network load, not in peak levels,” Phil Twist, head of marketing at NSN’s Network Systems unit, said in an interview.

Telecom operators around the world are struggling with a shortage of network capacity as the use of video on smartphones and tablets proliferates. The shortages usually occur during rush hours at specific locations.

Networks at city centers are crowded, base stations in suburbs which are scarcely used during the daytime. With traditional technology, operators have to buy new base stations for the centers to cope with the growth.

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Cloud Computing is the Future of Telecom

13 September 2011 —  As the traditional land-line phone business migrates into the new mobile wireless smartphone world, it is causing some telecom companies to lose their way and stumble while other telecom companies are seeing the opportunity to create whole new futures for themselves. One such company that is creating a whole new future for itself is KT. It was formerly known as Korea Telecom but is now moving far beyond telecommunications, thus its name is now just KT. 

CIO spoke about doing business in the cloud in Seoul last week at the Smart & Cloud Show and met and met some influential people who are guiding development of cloud computing in Korea.  The discussion has implications for the telecom industry across the globe.
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Are we going to be bandwidth hogs or cloud computing patrons? A three-way debate

7 September 2011 – Last month, Comcast stirred up a debate about bandwidth caps, excessive internet use, and cloud computing after it cut off Seattle resident Andre Vrignaud for using too much internet bandwidth when he uploaded his music collection to the cloud.

Now Vrignaud, a frequent blogger on his Ozymandias site and a former game strategist at Microsoft and Intel, is asking tough questions about what happens when we all start using cloud services and upload data in large amounts.

He twice exceeded his monthly data cap of 250 gigabytes on his cable modem. Comcast banned him for a year, then invited him back after he made noise about it. Now he gets his internet service from Qwest/Century Link, a digital subscriber line (DSL) provider that delivers the internet via phone lines. But regardless of how his personal situation works out, it’s part of a larger debate that’s just beginning for  the masses.

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Verizon Acquires Cloud Computing Firm, to Combine with Terremark

25 August 2011 – Verizon Communications has acquired enterprise cloud computing firm CloudSwitch for an undisclosed amount.

Verizon plans to combine Mass.-based CloudSwitch with its Terremark IT services subsidiary to enhance its hybrid cloud and cloud-to-cloud capabilities.

CloudSwitch’s software eliminates barriers to enterprise cloud adoption by securely moving applications and workloads from data centers to the cloud without changing the application or the infrastructure layer.

Terremark said it will improve its private-to-public and public-to-public cloud offerings with the move.

“The cloud market is a rapidly growing opportunity, with very real benefits both for our business customers and the consumers they serve,” said Bob Toohey, president of Verizon’s global enterprise unit. “With the acquisition of CloudSwitch, Verizon has taken another step forward in defining the enterprise cloud.”

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Cloud Services: Carriers Want Cloud Control

25 July 2011 – Telcos and cable companies are betting big on cloud services. From jaw-dropping acquisitions to mountainous investments, traditional carriers are putting their money where their mouths are and aggressively shouldering their way into the cloud computing space.

For telcos, it just makes sense. As Verizon says, the company already has the network in place, why not add cloud services on top of it? With that endgame in mind, telcos have put the channel squarely in their sights, looking to partner with solution providers that will add their own services on top of the telco-offered infrastructure and services.

For example, Verizon, which scooped up Miami-based cloud infrastructure darling Terremark in a $1.4 billion acquisition deal earlier this year, plans to do a large percentage of its cloud business through partners, said Kerry Bailey, Verizon’s Terremark group president.

“Our view is that 40 percent of our business will come through channels and we expect to drive that higher,” Bailey said.

Verizon isn’t alone.

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