News In Brief: Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, ABI Research, Gartner

Alcatel-Lucent scored a double win in China with deals to supply 3G data analytics kit to Jiangsu Mobile and Ningxia Telecom.
Cisco is strengthening its cloud portfolio by acquiring newScale, a software provider offering a catalog of services to enable businesses to deploy cloud services.
Global sales of infrastructure antennas will hit $2 billion (€1.4 billion) in 2016, ABI Research predicts.
Gartner has revised forecasts for global IT spending in 2011 to account for greater sales of tablet PCs. The firm now predicts IT spend will grow 5.6% in 2011 to $3.6 trillion (€2.5 trillion), as tablet sales grow from $9.6 billion to $29.4 billion.

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