News In Brief: France Telecom, Alcatel-Lucent, IBM, Gartner, Yoigo
France’s economy minister, Christine Lagarde, has summoned France Telecom chairman Didier Lombard to explain his plan to restore morale at the company following another employee suicide - the 24th in the past 18 months.
Alcatel-Lucent has moved on Middle East and Africa president Vincenzo Nesci.It has appointed IBM exec Amr El Leithy as head of the group from January 1, 2010.
IBM subsidiary Lotus will launch a web-based corporate email service, LotusLive iNotes, from next week.
Enterprise IT groups are likely to spend more on private cloud services than public offerings over the next three years, Gartner predicts.
Yoigo has selected Vesta Corporation to deliver an new, automated recharge service, which allows the Spanish operator’s prepaid customers to add value to their accounts by using a credit card via the internet.