Peter Sayer

IDG News Service - Paris bureau chief

Peter Sayer covers European public policy, artificial intelligence, the blockchain, and other technology breaking news for the IDG News Service.

SAP will shut down SAP Anywhere service for SMBs

SAP will shut down SAP Anywhere service for SMBs

Two years after its launch, the service had attracted around 30 active customers

What is the Open Compute Project?

What is the Open Compute Project?

Hardware designed to Open Compute Project specification accounts for well over $1 billion in hardware sales.

EU plans special tax on digital services revenue

EU plans special tax on digital services revenue

The European Union plans to make cross-border digital service providers pay tax in the countries where they do business, a move that will affect not just Google and Facebook but European companies too.

SAP settles licensing dispute with AB InBev

SAP settles licensing dispute with AB InBev

SAP wanted US$600 million in damages, both companies are keeping quiet about whether AB InBev paid.

IBM wants to open up the deep learning expertise bottleneck

IBM wants to open up the deep learning expertise bottleneck

With a new offering, Deep Learning as a Service, IBM aims to help businesses use deep learning techniques to automate key business processes, even if they lack deep learning expertise

How to use Skype for Business

How to use Skype for Business

Hosting a meeting, showing a presentation or holding a Q&A with Skype for Business is easy; attending someone else's meeting is even easier. Here's how to do it.

The internet of useful things

The internet of useful things

There are so many pointless consumer electronics devices connected to the internet these days that there's a Twitter account dedicated to mocking them. But there are more useful things that can be connected up. Here are some of our...

Latvian mobile operator invites cyber attackers to have a go

Latvian mobile operator invites cyber attackers to have a go

Security researchers wanting to test the kind of malware that could break public networks now have a place to do so in safety

SAP turns to prepay and iOS to mobilize SAP Cloud Platform usage

SAP turns to prepay and iOS to mobilize SAP Cloud Platform usage

SAP is looking to tried-and-tested methods from the mobile world to boost usage of its platform-as-a-service offering.

Share your earbuds to hold a conversation in a foreign language

Share your earbuds to hold a conversation in a foreign language

Waverly Labs has added a new conversation mode to the software driving its Pilot earbuds

Nokia expands home networking reach with mesh Wi-Fi product

Nokia expands home networking reach with mesh Wi-Fi product

Nokia wants to help carriers upgrade their mobile networks to 5G -- but it also wants to give home Wi-Fi a boost

Mobile apps: You use, you lose, warn campaign groups

Mobile apps: You use, you lose, warn campaign groups

The Center for Humane Technology and Common Sense want to warn kids about mobile apps they say are addictive

Broadcom raises its offer for Qualcomm to $120 billion

Broadcom raises its offer for Qualcomm to $120 billion

Broadcom upped its takeover bid for smartphone microprocessor maker Qualcomm on Monday, saying this is its final offer.

8 lesser-known videoconferencing options for work

8 lesser-known videoconferencing options for work

If some of your workers are too far away to join you in your huddle room, here are eight options to help them feel they're really there.

Facebook must face privacy lawsuit in Austria, EU court rules

Facebook must face privacy lawsuit in Austria, EU court rules

Facebook must defend its privacy policy against a consumer lawsuit in an Austrian court, the European Union’s highest court has ruled. Its judgement has consequences for all businesses handling the personal information of consumers in...

15 Alexa skills for business success

15 Alexa skills for business success

Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant is now ready to play a role in the enterprise. These skills will help make the AI behind Alexa more business-savvy.

9 new products for the enterprise from CES 2018

9 new products for the enterprise from CES 2018

CES 2018 wasn’t just about electronics for consumers: It also saw the unpacking of a crate-load of products that can do duty in the enterprise. Here’s our pick of the delivery.

Self-driving vehicles head for Las Vegas consumer electronics show

Self-driving vehicles head for Las Vegas consumer electronics show

If you want to see the future of self-driving vehicles forget the auto shows, head for CES

2017's biggest tech mergers and acquisitions

2017's biggest tech mergers and acquisitions

It's been a busy year for mergers and acquisitions in the IT industry, with a number of billion-dollar deals that did happen, or may yet do so. There's been action in cloud services, storage, microprocessors and transport. Here's our...

Free online collaboration tools

Free online collaboration tools

If you need a new online collaboration tool, we’ve got ten for you. They’re all free, although most of the also offer paid tiers with additional services. Check them out.

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