[INSIDERS] The 5 Tech Info You Shouldn’t Miss

by bold-lichterman

  • Snap is going to spend $ 1 billion on Amazon’s cloud services.
  • Alibaba is still hungry.
  • A quarter of companies believe the data they collect is a major asset.
  • Digital tools, less and less managed by IT departments.
  • The nominations: Pradeep Sindhu, Jérôme Beaufils, Karen Noël, Eric Dessertenne…
  • Online workshop: Email Marketing: 5 predictions for 2017.
    February 28 at 11 a.m., with Emarsys and Return Path.

SnapchatSnap continues to grow in the cloud. The parent company of the ephemeral messaging application Snapchat plans to spend $ 1 billion on Amazon cloud services over the next five years. The deal will cost Snap $ 50 million this year. In the following years, the American company will increase its spending to reach 350 million dollars in 2021.

Separately, Snap has already reached a $ 2 billion deal with Google, also for the cloud, for the next five years. Going forward, Snap says it might choose to build its own cloud infrastructure. Snapchat’s parent company is expected to go public next month. On this occasion, Snap hopes to raise $ 3 billion to reach a valuation of around $ 25 billion.

Read also: Snapchat: a $ 3 billion IPO to fight back Instagram

alibaba-chinaAfter acquiring MoneyGram a few days ago, Alibaba is raising $ 3 billion in fees in the form of debt, according to the site. The Information and Bloomberg. This financing is done through its subsidiary Ant Financial, owner in particular of MyBank and AliPay. This money should enable it to make new acquisitions; the gaze turned towards the United States, where the giant made its last size catch.

Read also: Alibaba spends $ 880 million to seize US MoneyGram

At the heart of many business models, the use of data collected for strategic and marketing purposes is still in its infancy. Barely a quarter of companies indeed consider them to be major assets, while 65% of the data collected by companies is not used for analytical purposes at present. This is what emerges from the infographic “Analytics and customer knowledge: towards a data-driven business»Produced by IDC and Cohéris, a CRM and analytics software publisher.


Two-thirds of French executives find that digital tools are being managed less and less by IT departments, according to the results of a VM Ware study.

For 63% of the participants in the study, this phenomenon would encourage innovation within the companies concerned. A little more than half of them admit despite everything that the loss of control of IT experts over the tools used comes with an increased risk for the company.


Pradeep-SindhuPradeep Sindhu becomes Chief Scientist at Juniper Networks

Pradeep Sindhu is stepping down as CEO of Juniper Networks, a start-up he co-founded, to become Chief Scientist. With this new function, he wants to free up the time to invest in his new start-up Fungible.

jerome-beaufilsJérôme Beaufils appointed director of tertiary activities and finance at Spie Ics

Spie Ics announces the arrival of Jerome Beaufils as director of tertiary activities and finance. As part of his new missions, he will be responsible for supporting the company’s customers. He was previously Deputy Director at Spie Ics subsidiary, Spie Cloud Services.

karen-noelKaren Noël joins Partech Ventures as General Partner Legal and Operations

Karen Noel becomes General Partner Legal and Operations at Partech Ventures. She was previously a partner at Gide Loyrette Nouel.

Eric-DessertenneEric Dessertenne becomes Chief Operating Officer at Biocorp

Biocorp promotes Eric Dessertenne as Chief Operating Officer. He previously held the position of Head of Business Development & Commercial Operations.

February 28 at 11 a.m. with Emarsys and Return Path

Emarsys and Return Path combine their expertise for this webinar and unveil their 2017 email predictions.

You will discover in particular:

  • The new reading behaviors of your users

  • The various pitfalls to be expected to ensure maximum deliverability of your email campaigns

  • The preferred channels to complete your email campaigns.

  • Technological innovations in terms of personalization, interaction and performance optimization.

  • The evolution of email from a mass channel to an individualized channel.

To know more.

Submit your application online before March 10, 2016

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