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  • EMC kauft Microsoft-Expertise zu

    Der Datenspeicherungs-Spezialist EMC hat den in Privatbesitz befindlichen Dienstleister Internosis übernommen. …mehr

  • Was Gates und Ballmer auf ihren Xboxen spielen

    Bill Gates hat auf seiner neuen Xbox 360 ganz viel "Project Gotham" gespielt, außerdem eine Menge "Hexic" und "Zuma". …mehr

  • Mercury schnappt sich Systinet

    Der Ausschluss von der Nasdaq hindert Mercury Interactive nicht daran, 105 Millionen Dollar in bar für Systinet locker zu machen. …mehr

  • SCO erhebt neue Vorwürfe gegen Novell und IBM

    Gegen Novell bringt die prozessfreudige Company einen neuen Klagepunkt ein, und IBM soll Unix in 293 Fällen missbräuchlich verwendet haben. …mehr

  • TI verkauft Sensorgeschäft für drei Milliarden Dollar

    Texas Instruments (TI) hat wie erwartet seinen Bereich Sensors and Controls für drei Milliarden Dollar in bar an die Private-Equity-Firma Bain Capital veräußert. …mehr

  • Manugistics kann Fehlbetrag verringern

    Der US-amerikanische SCM-Softwareanbieter (Supply Chain Management) Manugistics konnte in seinem dritten Fiskalquartal trotz rückläufiger Einnahmen seinen Verlust reduzieren. …mehr

  • Standort- und Filialfinder als Service

    Map24 bietet mit "BusinessMap24 Easy" einen gehosteten Dienst an, der die interaktive und dynamische Integration von Routenplaner- und Kartenfunktionen in Internet-Angebote ermöglicht. …mehr

  • TDC-Großaktionär lehnt Übernahmeangebot von Finanzkonsortium ab

    Die Übernahmeofferte von Finanzinvestoren für den dänischen Telekomkonzern TDC stößt auf Widerstand. …mehr

  • Picsel ProViewer demnächst als Download erhältlich

    Neben automatischem EMail-Empfang, intuitiven und leistungsfähigen PIM-Funktionen und guten Connectivity-Features steht bei Smartphones zunehmend der Support von verschiedenen Dokumentarten im Vordergrund. Lösungen wie QuickOffice oder DocumentsToGo sind offizielle Produkte für Symbian- oder Palm-Smartphones... …mehr

  • Geiz wäre geil

    Eine Stichprobe hat jetzt ergeben, dass die vorgeblichen Billigheimer Media Markt und Saturn häufig teurer als die Konkurrenz sind. …mehr

  • Individuelles Radioprogramm mit dem UMTS-Dienst Radio DJ

    Zur CeBIT 2006 will der britische Netzbetreiber Vodafone seinen neuen UMTS-Musikdienst ?Radio DJ? vorstellen. Das Besondere an Radio DJ: Der Vodafone-Kunde kann entweder aus voreingestellten Sendern aller Musikrichtungen auswählen oder seine ganz eigenen Radioprogramme zusammenstellen und personalisieren... …mehr

  • IBM friert in den USA Betriebsrente ein

    IBM friert ab 2008 seinen derzeitigen US-Betriebsrentenplan mit einem Gesamtvermögen von 48 Milliarden Dollar ein und will damit bis 2010 insgesamt drei Milliarden Euro sparen. …mehr

  • Apache stellt J2EE-Server Geronimo fertig

    Eineinhalb Jahre nach dem Beginn des Projekts erschien die Version 1.0 von "Geronimo". Die Software erfüllt offiziell die Anforderungen von J2EE 1.4 und soll bei der IBM eine wichtige Rolle spielen. …mehr

  • Funk gegen Fälscher

    Pfizer schützt den Top-Seller Viagra ab sofort mit RFID-Etiketten. …mehr

  • Steht eine neue "Internet-Blase" bevor?

    Liebe Leser, wie an jedem Montag stellen wir Ihnen heute wieder unsere neue "Frage der Woche". …mehr

  • Forrester warnt vor Tiefstand bei europäischen IT-Neuinvestitionen

    Nach Einschätzung der Marktforscher von Forrester Research werden die Investitionen in Informationstechnik in diesem Jahr deutlich geringer ausfallen als 2005. …mehr

  • Karriere-Ratgeber 2006 - Andrea Stellwag, Consol Software

    Wer sich für eine Karriere im IT-Bereich interessiert, kann sich Rat bei Andrea Stellwag holen. Die Geschäftsführerin Finanzen der ConSol Software GmbH informiert unsere Leser im Karriere-Ratgeber der COMPUTERWOCHE vom 9. bis 25. Januar über Ein- und Aufstiegschancen in der Branche. …mehr

  • Beten für SOA

    Wie wir dank der Unternehmensberatung Gartner wissen, gehen rund 60 bis 70 Prozent aller Softwareprojekte den Bach runter. Man kann sich unschwer ausrechnen, welche Menge Geldes da Jahr für Jahr verbrannt wird. Als erste Zeitung am Platz, die der Klientel der IT-Professionals Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe angedeihen lassen will, haben wir uns deshalb kundig gemacht, wie diesem Missstand abzuhelfen ist. Und siehe da, wir sind fündig geworden. …mehr

  • CES: Spiel es noch einmal, Yahoo!

    Mit dem neuen Service "Yahoo Go" sollen Kunden auch via Handy und TV-Gerät auf Internet-Dienste und -Inhalte zugreifen können. Die erste Präsentation der neuen Angebote auf der CES in Las Vegas funktionierte allerdings nur holprig. …mehr

  • Unisys erweitert umstrittenen Vertrag mit US-Behörde

    Die Hardware- und Service-Company betreibt für 750 Millionen Dollar die IT der US-amerikanischen Flugsicherheitsbehörde. …mehr

  • Microsofts größter Konkurrent heißt IBM

    Wettbewerb mit Google wird laut Bill Gates übertrieben dargestellt. …mehr

  • Toshiba nutzt im kleinsten Beamer der Welt LEDs

    Toshiba PDT kündigt mit dem "FF1" den kleinsten Beamer der Welt an. Es handelt sich dabei nach Angaben des Herstellers zudem um den ersten LED-Datenprojekter am Markt. …mehr

  • MCI-Chef geht mit fast 40 Millionen Dollar

    Nach der Übernahme seines Unternehmens durch Verizon kassiert Michael Capellas eine üppige Abfindung. …mehr

  • Google eröffnet Videoladen im Internet

    Wie bereits vermutet wurde, hat der Suchmaschinenanbieter eine Vertriebsplattform für digitale Videoinhalte ins Netz gestellt. Was dort verkauft wird und zu welchem Preis, bestimmen die Content-Anbieter. …mehr

  • CES: Neue ThinkPads laufen so lang, so lang...

    Der chinesische Käufer von IBMs PC-Sparte, Lenovo, hat auf der Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas neue ThinkPad-Notebooks vorgestellt, deren Akku bis zu elf Stunden lang halten soll. …mehr

  • Massachusetts bestellt Interims-CIO

    Nach dem Ausscheiden von Peter Quinn hat der US-Bundesstaat Massachusetts den Posten des Chief Information Officer interimsweise besetzt. …mehr

  • EMC streicht 1000 Stellen

    Der weltgrößte Datenspeicherhersteller EMC will im laufenden Jahr 1000 Stellen streichen. …mehr

  • Accenture legt im Auftaktquartal 2005/06 kräftig zu

    Der amerikanische Unternehmensberater und Outsourcing-Dienstleister Accenture hat im ersten Quartal des Geschäftsjahres 2005/2006 nach starkem weltweiten Geschäft Umsatz und Gewinn unerwartet kräftig erhöht. …mehr

  • Datenschützer Schaar fordert neues Gesetz zum Schutz der Bürger

    Der Bundesdatenschutzbeauftragte Peter Schaar hat ein neues Gesetz zum Schutz der Menschen vor Überwachung gefordert. …mehr

  • Medion macht weniger Gewinn: Teure Aktionen werden aussortiert

    Der Elektronikhändler und Aldi-Lieferant Medion hat 2005 beim Geschäft mit Computern, Fernsehern und Elektrowaren erneut weniger verdient. …mehr

  • CES: Sony-Chef entschuldigt sich für aggressiven Kopierschutz

    Der Chef des Unterhaltungselektronikkonzerns Sony, Howard Stringer, hat sich für den aggressiven Kopierschutz des Musiklabels Sony BMG entschuldigt. …mehr

  • CES: Intel startet Viiv

    Der weltgrößte Chiphersteller Intel hat die Markteinführung einer neuen Technologie bekannt gegeben, die unter dem Namen "Intel Viiv" (gesprochen "weif") eine Reihe verschiedener Funktionen auf einer Entertainment-Plattform zusammenfasst. …mehr

  • USA verstärken Kampf gegen Software-Piraterie in Asien

    Die US-Regierung will künftig härter gegen Software-, Musik- und Video-Piraten aus Asien vorgehen, die illegal Filme, Musik und andere Software kopieren und vertreiben. …mehr

  • What you need to know about the WMF vulnerability

    Premium-Inhalt. IT staffers in the past week have been working to fend off attacks related to the recently disclosed Windows Metafile (WMF) vulnerability. With third-party patches already available, Microsoft released the official patch last Thursday, ahead of its original plan of issuing it on Tuesday, which is when it will release its monthly set of security patches and updates.

  • NASA testing in-house system for Space Station

    Premium-Inhalt. NASA is testing an application that uses Web services and enterprise information integration (EII) technology to aggregate data from disparate sources in order to diagnose and resolve problems detected on the International Space Station.

  • IT Web services to expose apps to outsiders

    Premium-Inhalt. Buoyed by the opportunity to easily and safely share data with customers and partners, IT organizations are increasingly exposing internal applications and data outside their corporate firewalls as Web services.

  • Microsoft releases fix for WMF flaw

    Premium-Inhalt. Citing "very strong customer sentiment" and an earlier-than-expected wrap-up of testing work, Microsoft Corp. last week released a patch for a flaw in a Windows image-processing module after initially saying the fix wouldn't be issued until tomorrow.

  • CNL financial updates disaster recovery plan

    Premium-Inhalt. After multiple brushes with hurricanes in recent years, Orlando-based CNL Financial Group Inc. over the past year changed its storage strategy to improve disaster recovery and data security.

  • Buggy app causes tax problems in Wisconsin

    Premium-Inhalt. The state of Wisconsin this month started to fix a troubled $37 million tax system that has caused mistakes in collecting and distributing millions of dollars.

  • On the Mark: Software pricing frustrates

    Premium-Inhalt. Software pricing frustrates and ...

  • GM drives dealers toward integrated business systems

    Premium-Inhalt. General Motors Corp. wants its dealers to install new IT systems that, if widely adopted, would give the automaker benefits such as improved insight into the spare-parts inventories at dealerships.

  • Three more states add laws on data breaches

    Premium-Inhalt. Companies struggling to keep up with a patchwork of state laws related to data privacy and information security have three more to contend with, as a result of new security-breach notification laws that went into effect in Illinois, Louisiana and New Jersey on Jan. 1.

  • First look at Windows Compute Cluster Server

    Premium-Inhalt. It used to be that building a usable compute cluster took plenty of money, skills, and space in the datacenter. Although creating the actual applications that run on the cluster can still be difficult, nowadays building a Linux-based cluster is generally quite simple. Commercial and open source clustering packages abound with features, open protocols, and streamlined installs. No surprise, then, that Microsoft wants a piece of this potentially lucrative market.

  • Eclipse rises victorious

    Premium-Inhalt. Although it began as an IBM endeavor in 2001, the Eclipse open source tools platform has come into its own, emerging as both an alternative to Microsoft in the application development space and the de facto standard for developing in Java.

  • MACWORLD - Ahead of the Curve: Handicapping Macworld Expo

    Premium-Inhalt. The media's tendency to portray Steve Jobs as Apple's sole visionary and strategist is woefully short-sighted. Nonetheless, on the eve of another Macworld Conference & Expo, the only thing on people's minds is what Steve Jobs will say on stage this time.

  • Java, .Net get boosts

    Premium-Inhalt. Java and .Net application development are being advanced through an upgrade to Java and an implementation of the Python programming language for .Net.

  • Enterprise Windows: Restock your IT toolbox

    Premium-Inhalt. I've discovered my dream job: CIO of Pebble Beach Resorts. I spent all last week there with the mostly glam fam, and it's definitely the place for me. Even Honolulu didn't relax me that much. (Then again, I'm working when I'm in Honolulu, not golfing and then lying around drinking in front of a giant fireplace -- but why burst my fantasy?) I'm sure Clint & Co. could use the talents of a widely versed technology analyst with the ability to manage others to do all the real work. (Think of me, guys. I'm not kidding. I work cheap.)

  • Alachisoft polishes .Net mapping tool

    Premium-Inhalt. Alachisoft' is shipping an upgrade to its.Net developer tool that the company says offers a nearly 50 percent reduction in application development times.

  • Microsoft exec defends vendor's WMF advice

    Premium-Inhalt. Debby Fry Wilson, director of Microsoft's Security Response Center, spoke with Computerworld after the company released its patch for the WMF flaw.

  • Private office or cubicle: The debate goes on

    Premium-Inhalt. He works in a private office at SAS Institute Inc. in Cary, N.C., with a radio playing in the background, and he takes calls on a speakerphone. It's an environment that makes him far more productive than he would be working in a cubicle, he says.

  • Global dispatches: an international IT news digest

    Premium-Inhalt. Chip exec to resign in spat with government

  • ES&S efforts ease California e-voting concerns

    Premium-Inhalt. So far, the California secretary of state's office is satisfied with the efforts of electronic voting systems maker Election Systems & Software Inc. to address concerns about its machines.

  • News briefs

    Premium-Inhalt. McAfee to pay $50M in SEC settlement

  • News briefs

    Premium-Inhalt. Mercury delisted from Nasdaq

  • At deadline briefs

    Premium-Inhalt. EMC lays off 1,000, will hire even more

  • US Customs becomes latest security issue

    Premium-Inhalt. One of my duties as the information security manager is to approve firewall change requests. With 17 firewalls throughout the world, reviewing such requests can take a lot of my time. I don't mind that, though, since that process makes me aware of some of the business functions within the company. For example, it was through the change-request process that I was made aware that we are required to report to the U.S. Customs Service information about the shipment of goods.

  • Ray Kurzweil: IT will be everything

    Premium-Inhalt. Inventor, writer and futurist Ray Kurzweil has been a pioneer in speech and character recognition, reading technology, music synthesis, virtual reality and artificial intelligence. He has founded nine businesses in those fields, including Kurzweil Technologies Inc. in Cambridge, Mass., and he's won numerous awards, including the National Medal of Technology.

  • Get the picture

    Premium-Inhalt. With gasoline prices up and equipment to drill new wells backlogged, oil producers want to squeeze every drop out of existing wells. But which sites have more oil to give up? To revisit old drilling data for possible clues, Halliburton Co.'s energy services group turned to a new-breed data visualization tool, and so far the analysis has led to more contracts for the Houston firm.

  • Get the picture

    Premium-Inhalt. With gasoline prices up and equipment to drill new wells backlogged, oil producers want to squeeze every drop out of existing wells. But which sites have more oil to give up? To revisit old drilling data for possible clues, Halliburton Co.'s energy services group turned to a new-breed data visualization tool, and so far the analysis has led to more contracts for the Houston firm.

  • What 2006 holds in store for IT

    Premium-Inhalt. Well, it's a new year. Whenever the family gathers by the glow of the high-definition display and the warmth of new high-tech gear fills our homes and offices, I know it's time to take a look at what's going to happen in the world of IT in the year ahead.

  • Refusing futility

    Premium-Inhalt. This is a true story.

  • A new IT vision and mission

    Premium-Inhalt. Again and again during the past 12 months, I've had clients tell me that they are rewriting their IT vision and mission statements. Good! Far too many of those documents are dispiriting pablum that no one can remember anyway.

  • RSA CEO: US gov't cybersecurity efforts lacking

    Premium-Inhalt. Art Coviello, president and CEO of RSA Security Inc., is a founding member and co-chairman of the standards committee of the Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA), an Arlington, Va.-based consortium of technology companies. He is also co-chairman of the National Cyber Security Summit 's Corporate Governance Task Force, which reports to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In an interview with Computerworld, Coviello talked about a lack of federal leadership on cybersecurity issues and the challenge of information-sharing.

  • Computer Counsel: Where did the data go?

    Premium-Inhalt. "Is our data missing?" Does that sound familiar? Just last month, hotel chain Marriott International Inc. disclosed that backup computer tapes containing data on approximately 206,000 customers were missing from a company office in Florida.

  • Glancing back at Apple, looking ahead

    Premium-Inhalt. Looking back, it's clear that 2005 was a good year for Apple Computer: The company's stock doubled, Mac OS X market share increased and both the president and the vice president of the U.S. have iPods. How cool is that?

  • Shark Tank

    Premium-Inhalt. New year, same old users

  • Frankly speaking: Getting it right

    Premium-Inhalt. Just when we think Microsoft finally understands the importance of security, we get this WMF fiasco. Here was a situation with all the makings of a catastrophe: a zero-day attack based on a long-standing design flaw, discovered at a time when everyone's on vacation, exploited using something as innocuous as a picture on a Web site. Microsoft's response? A crash holiday effort that produced a working, effective patch within days. Followed by a decision to not release the fix until the next monthly patch dump -- and a public announcement of that decision so that every bad guy could declare open season on Windows PCs until Jan. 10. Followed, at last, by a decision to release the patch ahead of schedule after all.

  • Sports team uses data analytics tool for ticket pricing

    Premium-Inhalt. Boston Celtics executives are taking advantage of a data analytics tool for the first time in their annual January task of setting prices for the 18,600 seats in TD Banknorth Garden.

  • Internal DHS watchdogs take a close look at IT

    Premium-Inhalt. In the fiscal 2006 performance plan for his office, DHS Inspector General Richard Skinner said that more than 12 audits of IT programs and operations will be conducted during the course of the year.

  • Exec track

    Premium-Inhalt. Ewing is Nasdaq CIO

  • Developing the managerial mind

    Premium-Inhalt. Recently, I decided to visit the national convention of the Society of Human Resource Management. The annual SHRM conference is an astonishingly large gathering of HR professionals and hundreds of vendors of everything from health insurance to holiday hams, 360-degree review services, recruitment advertising, Web-based services and training programs.

  • Measuring project risk

    Premium-Inhalt. No matter how good a project manager you are, you can't eliminate risk in IT projects. But you can and must manage it. And since you can't manage what you can't measure, good risk metrics should be part of your project tool kit.

  • How did I miss that?

    Premium-Inhalt. Success in IT, as in any field, is all about focus. But in this month's Harvard Business Review, Max H. Bazerman and Dolly Chugh posit that focusing too tightly can cause you to miss critical information that's right under your nose. From the Challenger disaster to the Vioxx debacle, bad decisions often can be tracked back to a failure to consider information that was readily available. Bazerman, a professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, talked with Kathleen Melymuka about how to take the blinders off.

  • CIO power lunches

    Premium-Inhalt. Every other month in Atlanta, one of the most powerful groups of IT managers anywhere meets over lunch. But you won't find this organization in the telephone book or in any other directory of IT movers and shakers. In fact, it doesn't even have a name.

  • Technology briefs

    Premium-Inhalt. Seagate announces two hard drives

  • Thin is in again for the new year

    Premium-Inhalt. The use of thin clients, once thought to be in decline, is having a revival. IDC estimates that thin-client sales grew 46 percent from 2004 to 2005. Thin-client computing will be the way of the future: Companies of all sizes are replacing their fat clients. Thin clients -- computers that are connected to a server in a network and have no hard disk drives -- have come a long way over the past few years, and the current lot can match the features of a fat client, but without the management and security issues associated with them. They are also a prime force in enabling people to telecommute, giving employes much-needed flexibility and mobility. And finally, the proper use of thin clients allows IT professionals to have greater control over their organizations' computer security endeavors.

  • Online SAAS directory launched

    Premium-Inhalt. Climbing on the SAAS bandwagon, ThinkStrategies, a consulting company focused on helping the enterprise transition to SAAS, Monday launched the first online directory of SaaS providers.

  • Manufacturers increase 3G/WCDMA devices rollout

    Premium-Inhalt. According to a survey by the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), manufacturers are launching 3G/WCDMA devices onto the market in record numbers.

  • Starwood checks in with ObjectStore database

    Premium-Inhalt. Checking rates online for a room at a Sheraton or Westin hotel is no longer a fingerdrumming experience. And Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, the owner and operator of that online reservations system, gives credit in large part to a humble little object database from Progress Software Corp.

  • Troubled Mercury Interactive to buy Systinet

    Premium-Inhalt. Mercury Interactive Corp., which was delisted from the Nasdaq Stock Market last week and is embroiled in an internal investigation over incorrect accounting by top executives, announced Monday that it has signed an agreement to acquire service-oriented architecture (SOA) vendor Systinet Corp. for US$105 million in cash.

  • Mercury buys Systinet in SOA governance play

    Premium-Inhalt. Mercury Interactive expects to become an SOA governance juggernaut through its acquisition Monday of Systinet, a provider of governance and lifecycle management offerings for SOA.

  • Mattress retailer boosts BI with Siebel

    Premium-Inhalt. Yet another Oracle Corp. customer is giving the vendor's buyout of CRM software maker Siebel Systems Inc. a thumbs up.

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