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  • Update: Doppelte Abbuchungen bei Sozialbeiträgen - Probleme werden behoben

    Ein Datenstau bei der Telekom-Tochter T-Systems hat nach Angaben des Verbandes der Angestellten-Krankenkassen (VdAK) zu Doppel-Abbuchungen von Arbeitgeber-Sozialbeiträgen geführt. …mehr

  • Börsengang von Hutchison 3G Italia verzögert sich

    Einwände der nationalen Regulierungsbehörden verschieben die Erstnotiz von Hutchison's 3G-Mobilfunksparte in Italien um einige Tage. …mehr

  • SBS kümmert sich um RWEs Mobilfunkverträge

    Der Energieversorger RWE hat über seinen IT-Dienstleister RWE Systems die Betreuung seiner Mobilfunkverträge an Siemens Business Services (SBS) ausgelagert. …mehr

  • Skype will an Klingeltönen verdienen

    Unter den Fittichen von Ebay soll Skype richtig Geld verdienen. Auf dem Plan stehen nun auch Klingeltöne. …mehr

  • Gates unterstützt Kampf gegen Tuberkulose

    Die Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Stiftung will ihren Beitrag zur Bekämpfung der Tuberkulose in den nächsten zehn Jahren auf 900 Millionen Dollar verdreifachen. …mehr

  • HP liefert Wasserkühlung für heiße Racks

    Hewlett-Packard will ab dieser Woche ein neues Wasserkühlsystem anbieten, mit dem sich besonders heiße Racks im Rechenzentrum individuell versorgen lassen. …mehr

  • Messagelabs bietet verwaltete E-Mail-Archivierung

    Messagelabs erweitert sein Portfolio um einen Managed Service für die Speicherung und Verwaltung elektronischer Nachrichten. …mehr

  • Security-Startup simuliert Hacker-Angriffe

    Neuartige Analyse-Plattform will helfen, IT-Fehler zu entdecken. …mehr

  • Gibt Ihre Firma genug für ITK aus?

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

  • CA bringt neue Suite für das Asset-Management heraus

    Computer Associates (CA) bündelt in der Tool-Sammlung "Asset Management R11" drei überarbeitete Versionen zur Verwaltung der IT-Landschaft. …mehr

  • Redback schreibt wieder schwarze Zahlen

    Der auf Breitband-Netzausrüstung spezialisierte kalifornische Hersteller erzielt nach fünf Jahren erstmals wieder einen Quartalsgewinn. …mehr

  • Neuer Softwarechef bei HP

    Der bisherige Vignette-Chef Thomas Hogan verantwortet ab Februar das Softwaregeschäft von Hewlett-Packard. …mehr

  • Neuer Firmenchef für 3Com

    Scott Murray soll künftig die Geschicke des angeschlagenen Netzausrüsters leiten. …mehr

  • Wenn zuviel Sex im Spiel ist

    Computerspiel vor dem Kadi: Es enthält Sexszenen. …mehr

  • Informatica wächst und expandiert

    Der Integrationsspezialist schließt das Jahr 2005 mit Umsatzzuwächsen und einem hohen Gewinn ab. …mehr

  • SAP diversifiziert sein Supportangebot

    Die Walldorfer SAP AG hat heute den "Premium Support" angekündigt, mit dem Europas größte Softwarefirma eine neue Option zwischen "Standard" und "MaxAttention" einzieht. …mehr

  • Auch Warner Bros. setzt auf Arvatos GNAB

    Filme des Hollywood-Studios Warner Bros. wie "Harry Potter" oder "Batman Begins" soll es in Deutschland von März an zum Herunterladen über das Internet geben. …mehr

  • Anwender erläutern Nutzen von CRM-Lösungen

    IN EIGENER SACHE - Der jüngste Ifo-Index hat es gezeigt: Das Geschäftsklima in Deutschland bessert sich. Die Unternehmen setzen wieder auf Wachstum. Grund genug für viele Entscheider, ihre Vertriebskanäle jetzt mit Software für das Kunden-Management auszustatten. Laut einer Studie des Marktforschungsunternehmens Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC) stiegen die Ausgaben für CRM-Software und IT Services bereits 2005 um knapp 7 Prozent. Von diesem Jahr an wird CRM nach Einschätzung der Experten von PAC gar zu den IT-Themen mit den größten Wachstumschancen zählen. …mehr

  • BTs VoIP-Dienst stürzte ab

    "Kein Anschluss unter dieser Nummer" hieß es letzte Woche für etliche tausend BT-Kunden, die den VoIP-Service des englischen Carriers nutzen. …mehr

  • Vorsicht: Winamp leckt mal wieder

    Im populären Audio-Player Winamp klafft eine Lücke so groß wie ein Scheunentor. Und schlimmer noch: Exploit-Code ist bereits im Umlauf. …mehr

  • Geheimes EU-Dokument: Microsofts Zugeständnisse lösen die Probleme nicht

    Microsofts Angebot, Teile des Windows-Quellcodes zu lizenzieren, reicht der EU-Kartellbehörde offenbar nicht aus. …mehr

  • Siebel-Anwender üben sich in Geduld

    Einer User-Umfrage zufolge sollte Oracle die Integration lieber vernünftig planen. …mehr

  • Apple: Wir sind Marktführer - nicht Musicload

    Im hart umkämpften deutschen Online-Musikmarkt hat Apple sich nach eigenen Angaben im vergangenen Jahr erstmals vor Musicload von T-Online knapp an die Spitze gesetzt. …mehr

  • Canon steigert Überschuss auf neuen Rekord

    Der größte japanische Büromaschinen- und Kamerahersteller Canon hat dank einer starken Nachfrage nach digitalen Kameras im vergangenen Jahr den Gewinn auf einen neuen Rekord gesteigert und die eigene Prognose getroffen. …mehr

  • SAP wird Indien zu teuer - Ausbau in China und Osteuropa

    Der Softwarekonzern SAP will seine Entwicklungskapazitäten in China und Osteuropa deutlich ausbauen und im Gegenzug in Indien auf die Bremse treten. …mehr

  • Googles Toolbar wird persönlich

    Am heutigen Montag will Google eine neue Version der Browser-Erweiterung "Toolbar" freigeben. Anwender werden in der Lage sein, aus 50 vorgefertigten Funktionen ("Buttons") auszuwählen sowie eigene Search-Buttons zu erzeugen. …mehr

  • Computerprobleme bei Abbuchung von Sozialversicherungsbeiträgen

    Bei der erstmals vorgezogenen Abbuchung von Sozialversicherungsbeiträgen sind Computerprobleme aufgetreten, die für Unternehmen unerwünschte Folgen haben können. …mehr

  • Simus erhöht Datenqualität in SAP-Systemen

    Neues Modul "SAP BAPI Writer Material" für Materialstämme vorgestellt. …mehr

  • Presse: CSC bekundet verstärkt Interesse an SBS

    Der amerikanische IT-Dienstleister CSC verhandelt nach Presseinformationen mit dem Münchener Siemens-Konzern über eine Übernahme der Dienstleistungstochter Siemens Business Services (SBS). …mehr

  • Arcor will eigenes Glasfasernetz bauen - in Telekom-Leerrohren

    Der Festnetzanbieter Arcor ist bereit, im großen Stil in den Aufbau eines eigenen Glasfasernetzes zu investieren. …mehr

  • E-Mail-Benchmark Report 2005: Sinkende Öffnungsraten bei Newslettern

    Der E-Mail-Marketing-Provider Emarsys hat in seinem aktuellen E-Mail-Benchmark-Report festgestellt, dass die Öffnungsraten von Newslettern weiter sinken. Sie lagen im vergangenen Jahr nur noch bei gut 44 Prozent. …mehr

  • Zehntausende Trojaner ausgebremst

    Mehr als 48.000 E-Mails, die mit dem "Download-Trojaner" Win32.small.cfg infiziert waren, hat der Anbieter von Sicherheitslösungen, Blackspider Technologies, kürzlich sichergestellt. …mehr

  • CeBIT: Trend mobile Internet-Telefonie

    Zur CeBIThat Nokia als einer der ersten Handyhersteller Mobiltelefone angekündigt,die Daten per WLAN, UMTS übertragen können und Voice over IP (VoIP) fähig sind. Auch für verschiedene Business-Devices mit dem Betriebssystem Windows Mobile 5 soll es im kommenden Jahr VoIP-Clients auf Softwarebasis geben …mehr

  • Elektro-Schrott-Entsorgung mit Online-Garantieantrag

    Garantieanträge für die Übernahme von Entsorgungskosten bei elektrotechnischen Gebrauchsgütern können jetzt online beim Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V. (ZVEI) gestellt werden. …mehr

  • Suse-Linux Server bei Strato

    Der Service-Provider Strato führt ab Februar virtuelle V-Power-Server ein. …mehr

  • CeBIT: Neue Business-Features für MySQL

    Der Open-Source-Software-Anbieter MySQL AB stellt auf der CeBIT in Hannover vom 9. bis 15. März das Release 5.1 von MySQL vor. …mehr

  • Computacenter für den Außendienst

    Mit X-PoSS bietet Computacenter eine mobile Lösung für elektronische Geschäftsabschlüsse an, die Unternehmen aller Branchen nutzen können …mehr

  • IT not doing its part in the fight against avian flu

    Premium-Inhalt. IT is in a deadly race with the avian flu, which first appeared in China and Southeast Asia and has now reached as far west as Turkey. The use of IT for tracking and potentially defeating a pandemic is being hampered by a lack of best practices, a need for more comprehensive state-of-the-art systems and the absence of a system to share data consistently from the actual sites of outbreaks, according to experts at the Centers for Disease Control and elsewhere.

  • Middleware's future: Dropping out of the middle

    Premium-Inhalt. As the software layer between the operating system and applications, middleware is a huge market. Gartner research says that in 2004, the application integration, middleware (AIM) and portal market in EMEA grew by 7.4 percent, reaching US$2 billion.

  • Avaya looks to expand in South Africa

    Premium-Inhalt. Vice president and managing director of Avaya, U.K., Ireland and SA, Buddy Ceronie, says that the company intends to increase its South African presence significantly, through financial investment and an expanded workforce.

  • Company seeks to give South Africa networking EDGE

    Premium-Inhalt. Slower than 3G, but exceedingly more far-reaching, EDGE presents enormous opportunities South Africa, according to Graham Duxbury, MD of Duxbury Networking.

  • Kiwi Linux gets lift from conference

    Premium-Inhalt. It got more than a few Australians peeved and stirred up controversy, but the successful Dunedin, New Zealand, bid for Linux Australia's 2006 conference married slick planning and Kiwi ingenuity.

  • Users fume over BlackBerry blackout exemptions

    Premium-Inhalt. NTP's exemption of government workers and emergency personnel from its requested shutdown of the BlackBerry service left some corporate users steaming last week.

  • Shark Tank: Not the answer he expected

    Premium-Inhalt. It's the mid-1980s, and this company's engineering department has its own computer: a 20-year-old General Electric model with all of 16KB of donut core memory. "The maintenance agreement was up for its five-year renewal, and our manager was astounded by the figures he saw," says a pilot fish who was there. "He told the salesman, 'You're quoting US$150,000 a year, plus parts. For that kind of money, I can buy a new PDP-11!' The salesman replied, 'I wish you would.' The new computer was up and running two months later."

  • Bottleneck on the Internet on-ramp

    Premium-Inhalt. The entire online world is going to become one big, happy federated network, a unified cybernation of authorized digerati accessing and buying everything with a single, easy log-in, right?

  • Better beta

    Premium-Inhalt. Even though the more cynical among us may believe that vendors have the most to gain from beta testing, beta programs that are carefully chosen and carried out can benefit IT managers and their companies, too. "Selective participation in beta programs for strategic products makes good sense," says Mary-Jane Jarvis-Haig, senior manager of business intelligence at Toronto-based retailer Hudson's Bay Co.

  • Executive news in brief

    Premium-Inhalt. Leffring Appointed CIO at DeVry

  • Technology news in brief

    Premium-Inhalt. Smoothstone Unveils Managed Service

  • Rootkits

    Premium-Inhalt. If an illegal hacker wants to do something to your system, such as plant a virus, a Trojan horse program or spyware, he has to gain access to the system's root directory and the unlimited power that goes with that access. Once established as root, the intruder can modify system commands to hide his tracks from the systems administrator and preserve his root access. The easiest way to do this is via a rootkit.

  • EMC upgrades capacity of DMX-3 array to a petabyte

    Premium-Inhalt. EMC Corp. last week brought out an upgrade to its high-end Symmetrix DMX-3 disk array that creates its largest storage subsystem to date.

  • Frankly Speaking: CrackBerry no more?

    Premium-Inhalt. Sometime in the next few days, the heads of BlackBerry users will explode. Like zombies, they'll roam blindly, thumbs still twitching as their headless bodies wander the streets searching in vain for messages that never come -- all this because Research In Motion's addictive wireless e-mail service has been turned off due to a patent dispute.

  • F5 debuts traffic manager gear

    Premium-Inhalt. F5 Networks Inc. Monday announced three new network hardware devices that expand on the growing market for network traffic management products.

  • Former Mass. CIO says job became too political

    Premium-Inhalt. In his former job as CIO for the state of Massachusetts, Peter Quinn was thrust into the spotlight when he spearheaded an initiative to move state agencies away from proprietary formats for storing documents.

  • Car trouble results in breaches

    Premium-Inhalt. Even as the U.S. Federal Trade Commission was fining ChoicePoint, two more companies reported large data-security breaches last week -- both involving the apparent theft of IT equipment from employees' cars.

  • Managers' forum

    Premium-Inhalt. I'm worried about my transition from school to work and wonder if you have any general suggestions for a successful move into a new position. Two things that come to mind are office politics and competency. I hope that sufficient training or direction will be provided, since I haven't had a lot of IT exposure in the "real world," and that I will be able to cope with the office politics well.

  • Uncertain future of the desktop

    Premium-Inhalt. If you're like me, you've spent a good part of your time off this winter with technology. No, I'm not talking about taking work home on your holiday break. I'm talking about activities such as the following:

  • Judge schedules hearing on NTP injunction request

    Premium-Inhalt. The federal judge overseeing the patent infringement case between Research In Motion and NTP has scheduled a Feb. 24 hearing to consider a possible injunction against further sales of BlackBerry devices and continued operation of RIM's wireless service.

  • IBM Rational to offer new tools for systems management

    Premium-Inhalt. IBM's Rational Software Corp. unit plans to unveil new software Tuesday that's designed to allow companies to automate the direction of systems development to meet industry-specific requirements.

  • Sprint bolstering network for Super Bowl

    Premium-Inhalt. Sprint Nextel Corp. is bolstering communications networks in Detroit in time for Sunday's Super Bowl XL, but the added network capacity won't disappear when the game's over.

  • UPDATE - IBM frees DB2 Express

    Premium-Inhalt. IBM released a free version of its flagship DB2 database Monday, sweetening the pot by eliminating some of the key user limits imposed by rival vendors.

  • Editorial: outrageous outrage

    Premium-Inhalt. It would be interesting to know how many Google searches were made last week for news about Google searches. Of course, you hardly needed Google to find it. It was everywhere. Even on the other side of the planet.

  • EMC adds Google Desktop search to Documentum

    Premium-Inhalt. EMC Corp. earlier this month added the Google Desktop for Enterprise tool to the single-query search function in its Documentum Enterprise Content Integration Services search offering.

  • IBM exec sees open-source boom in 2006

    Premium-Inhalt. Bob Sutor, IBM 's vice president of standards and open-source, expects a number of industries to embrace open-source software in 2006 -- and he expects IBM to play a role in many of those efforts. In an interview with Computerworld last week, Sutor also weighed in on the state of Linux and on Massachusetts' plans to use the XML-based OpenDocument file format.

  • UK agency hopes integration tools improve health data

    Premium-Inhalt. The U.K.'s National Health Service (NHS) Cancer Registry, which monitors the health of cancer patients from diagnosis through treatment, is testing new integration tools that it hopes will boost the quality and availability of patient data.

  • Microsoft ships Web, content design tool betas

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft Corp. last week began distributing beta versions of two of the three applications in its upcoming Expression suite of Web and content-design software.

  • Global dispatches: an international IT news digest

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft promises to license source code to avoid fines

  • Morphing the mainframe

    Premium-Inhalt. At Bank of New York, the mainframe is still king. Nearly three quarters of all transactions are processed on big iron, and 20 percent to 25 percent of the remaining transactions rely on the mainframe for at least some business processes. "The mainframe today is still the platform that we are able to drive to the highest level of utilization," says Edward Mulligan, managing director of the technology services division at Bank of New York Co.

  • Morphing the mainframe

    Premium-Inhalt. At Bank of New York, the mainframe is still king. Nearly three quarters of all transactions are processed on big iron, and 20 percent to 25 percent of the remaining transactions rely on the mainframe for at least some business processes. "The mainframe today is still the platform that we are able to drive to the highest level of utilization," says Edward Mulligan, managing director of the technology services division at Bank of New York Co.

  • CA combines asset tools in integrated suite

    Premium-Inhalt. Computer Associates International Inc. Monday will announce a suite of software tools for merging IT asset management functions ranging from hardware inventory to contract management.

  • Epson restructures distributor channels

    Premium-Inhalt. With Hewlett-Packard hot on its heels in 2005, Epson is pushing a stronger marketing campaign for its products for the year 2006. Epson's move is driven by the company's strategy to tip the market scales for printers in their favor.

  • Windows offers half-way house to open source

    Premium-Inhalt. Open source may be synonymous with the Linux operating system, but today's IT managers are beginning to exploit the vast amount of free software available for Microsoft's Windows.

  • IBM tool aids development of specialized systems

    Premium-Inhalt. IBM on Monday is announcing a developer tool to build systems used in specialty fields such as defense, medicine, and telecommunications networks.

  • Schneller als E-Mail

    Was leisten Messenger?

    Schneller als E-Mail, einfacher und billiger als Telefonieren: Messenger werden als Kommunikationsmedium auch im Unternehmen immer beliebter. In Sachen Sicherheit ist ihr Einsatz jedoch problematisch. …mehr

  • Optimal ins Bild gesetzt

    Virtuelle Kommunikation

    Das Optikunternehmen Schneider intensiviert mit dem Einsatz einer Videokonferenzanlage die Vernetzung. Damit gewinnt es an Kundennähe sowie Reaktionsfähigkeit. …mehr

  • Digitale Einkaufshilfen zur Miete

    E-Procurement

    Während für Großunternehmen der elektronische Einkauf längst zum Alltag gehört, tun sich viele kleine und mittelständische Unternehmen beim E-Procurement noch schwer. On-Demand-Lösungen könnten Abhilfe schaffen. …mehr

  • Philippines contact centers expect growth in '06

    Premium-Inhalt. Last year was a good year for the Philippines contact center industry and 2006 is expected to bring continuous growth. This is the common sentiment among major contact center firms located in the country as they greet the New Year with high hopes.

  • Philippines CIO: Service is key to innovation

    Premium-Inhalt. 2005 was another busy year for Globe Telecoms chief information officer Rodell Garcia. Voted one of the two CIOs of the year by the Philippine Computer Society earlier last year, Garcia stands firmly at the helm of Globe's Information Systems Group (ISG) ensuring that his group's every action is aligned with the company's core values: customer commitment.

  • I'll make do with my not-so-virtual world

    Premium-Inhalt. As I listened to the webcast from a sister state agency describing what cool new things it was doing, I couldn't help talking back. "Why do technical people always try to make it sound like they are doing something much bigger and better than anyone else? Why are they bragging about implementing videoconferencing? Most of us have already done that. And what was that about Web services? Do they even know what the term means?"

  • Security log

    Premium-Inhalt. FBI: Cybercrime costs $67B a year

  • US state gov't site hacked, credit card numbers stolen

    Premium-Inhalt. Hackers broke into the official Rhode Island state government Web site, www.ri.gov late last month and stole 4,117 credit card numbers, according to New England Interactive Inc. (NEI), the company that manages the site. NEI is a subsidiary of Olathe, Kan.-based e-government provider NIC Inc.

  • Microsoft's Team Foundation Server shifting focus

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft's upcoming Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server represents a shift from a developer-centric focus in building software to a collaborative one, a Microsoft official said Monday at the VSLive! Conference.

  • Parties and persuasion to overcome end user resistance

    Premium-Inhalt. IT professionals are getting creative when it comes to overcoming end user resistance to new technology projects. Recognizing that users don't like change and that old habits can be hard to break, IT pros are using strategies that range from staging 'go live' celebrations to creating 'change champion' positions across the organization.

  • Nyxem virus a timebomb: Explodes this week

    Premium-Inhalt. The "timebomb" virus slated for detonation this week was written primarily to cause extensive damage and has the potential to wreak havoc in large, networked environments like enterprises.

  • Tomaten im Pulverschnee

    Online-Shop als Umsatztreiber

    Eine fast unglaubliche Erfolgsgeschichte schreibt die Snowboard Dachstein Tauern GmbH: Den Löwenanteil ihres Umsatzes erwirtschaftet das österreichische Unternehmen mit ihrem Online-Shop. …mehr

  • CIO to link Ameritrade, TD Waterhouse systems

    Premium-Inhalt. Ameritrade Holding Corp. in Omaha completed its acquisition of New York-based TD Waterhouse Group Inc. last week, creating a combined company called TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. Jerry Bartlett , who was named Ameritrade's CIO in September, spoke with Computerworld about the challenges of merging the IT systems of the two financial services firms.

  • News briefs

    Premium-Inhalt. Firewall set to be shipped with Vista

  • HP turns on tap for cooling servers

    Premium-Inhalt. Hewlett-Packard Co. Monday is expected to detail a water-based cooling system for its high-density servers and a standardized server rack that replaces seven existing models and will be the base platform for the cooling technology.

  • Surveys: DHS needs more contact with IT execs

    Premium-Inhalt. The results of two small surveys released last week suggest that more than three years after the federal government developed a national strategy to secure cyberspace, there is still a divide between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and state and local governments on the handling of cyberthreats.

  • News briefs

    Premium-Inhalt. Cisco issues patches for multiple flaws

  • On the Mark

    Premium-Inhalt. Spammers steal IP addresses ...

  • App vendors meet user demand with BI tools

    Premium-Inhalt. To meet increasing user demand for business intelligence, application and database vendors are muscling in on the BI tool market that has long been dominated by third-party suppliers.

  • Siebel users are willing to wait for Oracle plan

    Premium-Inhalt. Several users interviewed last week said they are expecting benefits from the Oracle Corp./Siebel Systems Inc. combination, though those gains may take some time to emerge.

  • At deadline briefs

    Premium-Inhalt. UK proposes stiffer IT criminal penalties

  • LOTUSPHERE - IBM IM upgrade will link to other software

    Premium-Inhalt. Users at Lotusphere 2006 in Orlando last week said IBM's decision to link its secure messaging system with instant messaging products from America Online Inc., Yahoo Inc. and Google Inc. could be a boon to their operations.

  • FTC makes a point with ChoicePoint penalties

    Premium-Inhalt. The Federal Trade Commission last week imposed a US$10 million fine -- the largest civil penalty ever levied by the agency -- on ChoicePoint Inc. for the highly publicized security breach that the data aggregator disclosed last year.

  • Patent fight puts BlackBerry users on edge over service

    Premium-Inhalt. With many BlackBerry users starting to panic about the possibility that the popular wireless service could be shut down as part of a long-running patent dispute, IT managers are scrambling to arrange backup options -- just in case.

  • Lotusphere: IBM gibt Ausblick auf kommende Versionen von Lotus Notes

    Nach kleineren Updates bringt 2007 das nächste große Release unter dem Codenamen "Hannover" Notes/Domino wesentliche Veränderungen. …mehr

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