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  • Die Postbank bietet der HVB ihre Dienste an

    Der neue Eigner Unicredit tut sich mit der Auslagerung des Zahlungsverkehrs jedoch schwer. …mehr

  • Google-Bann gegen BMW: weitere deutsche Firmen gefährdet

    Wegen unzulässiger Praktiken zur Manipulation von Suchergebnissen droht nach BMW anderen namhaften deutschen Unternehmen der Rausschmiss. …mehr

  • Der Haken beim Phishing

    Sicher kommt Ihnen folgender Sachverhalt bekannt vor: Da hat jemand eine geniale Idee, rackert sich ab, um eine bis ins letzte Detail perfekte Lösung zu erstellen, und scheitert dann an Banalitäten. Nein, ausnahmsweise geht es hier einmal nicht um die Makel von Merkel, Münte und Microsoft. …mehr

  • SAP-Adapter für digitale Signatur soll E-Billing erleichtern

    Die auf digitale Signaturen spezialisierte Authentidate International AG und das Beratungshaus Topas Consulting bieten eine Integration von Signaturlösungen in SAPs "Netweaver". Rechnungssteller und -empfänger sollen so elektronische Rechnungen austauschen können. …mehr

  • Getronics verdrängt EDS bei Barclays

    Der IT-Infrastrukturanbieter Getronics hat einen Desktop- und Anwendungs-Management-Vertrag mit der britischen Bank Barclays abgeschlossen und löst dabei EDS ab. …mehr

  • Google und Skype investieren in Wi-Fi-Startup FON

    Die spanische Firma FON plant die weltweite Vernetzung von privaten WLANs. Zu den Investoren zählen Google und Ebay-Tochter Skype. …mehr

  • Softwareanalyst wechselt die Fronten

    Der Citigroup-Manager Tom Berquist übernimmt beim früher zu CA gehörenden und inzwischen unabhängigen Datenbankanbieter Ingres den Posten des Finanzchefs. …mehr

  • AOL und Yahoo führen Mail-Porto ein

    Kunden von AOL und Yahoo müssen künftig bis zu einem Cent für das direkte Zustellen von Mails bezahlen. …mehr

  • Großaktionär: Palm soll Unterschlupf suchen

    Der Handheld-Anbieter soll sich nach Meinung von Mark Nelson Konkurrenten wie RIM, Hewlett Packard oder Dell zum Verkauf anbieten, bevor es zu spät dafür ist. …mehr

  • Network General schnappt sich Fidelia

    Mit der Übernahme von Fidelia Technology will Network General ("Sniffer") verstärkt in den Markt für Application Performance Management einsteigen. …mehr

  • Elektronische Akten in Rheinland-Pfalz

    Nach der Einführung des so genannten elektronischen Rechtsverkehrs in der gesamten Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit in Rheinland-Pfalz, arbeitet künftig auch die Sozialgerichtsbarkeit IT-gestützt.  …mehr

  • Erweitertes Microsoft-Portal für schnelle Online-Recherchen

    Microsoft hat sein Mittelstandsportal erweitert. Damit sollen mittelständische Unternehmens- und IT-Entscheider schneller an individuelle Informationen gelangen. …mehr

  • Tangens mit Geschäftskundentarif Company 15

    Der Potsdamer Mobilfunkprovider Tangens hat einen auf die Bedürfnisse von kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen (KMUs) ausgerichteten Geschäftskundentarif entwickelt. …mehr

  • EMC verstärkt Mittelstands-Engagement

    Der Storage-Spezialist EMC hat neue Produkte für kleine und mittelständische Kunden angekündigt und ergänzt diese durch ein flankierendes Vertriebs-Partnerprogramm. …mehr

  • Sichere Web-Anwendungen durch DevPartner SecurityChecker

    Der Lösungsanbieter Compuware stellt mit DevPartner SecurityChecker 2.0 eine neue Version seines Sicherheitsanalyse-Werkzeugs vor. …mehr

  • Skype-Services in openBC integriert

    Mitglieder der Business-Networking-Plattform openBC (Open Business Club GmbH), können ab sofort die Funktionen des Internettelefonie-Anbieters Skype direkt von der Plattform aus nutzen. …mehr

  • GFI MailEssentials 12 mit neuem Schutz vor Phishing-E-Mails

    GFI, Anbieter Server-basierender Anti-Spam-Lösungen, hat die Veröffentlichung von GFI MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP 12 bekannt gegeben. …mehr

  • Sdbot.ftp ist der aktivste Internetwurm

    Unter den Viren und Spyware Top Ten des Antiviren-Lösungsanbieters Panda Software hält der Internet Wurm Sdbot.ftp auch im Januar 2006 den ersten Platz. …mehr

  • CRM-Markt auf Wachstumskurs

    Einer Befragung der Unternehmensberatung Experton Group unter 34 Unternehmen zufolge will fast jeder zweite Betrieb seinen CRM-Etat erhöhen. …mehr

  • Garantierisiken durch Toner-Refill

    Der Hersteller Oki Printing Solutions warnt Verbraucher und Handel in einer Kampagne vor den Risiken, die mit der Verwendung von Toner-Kartuschen fremder Anbieter verbunden sein können. …mehr

  • Microsoft Student Partner entwickeln Beispielanwendung für .NET 2.0

    Neun Microsoft Student Partner haben gemeinsam mit Microsoft mit "AdventureWorks Cinema" die erste deutschsprachige Beispielanwendung (Sample) einer Client-Server-Architektur unter .NET 2.0 entwickelt und auf den Microsoft-Seiten veröffentlicht. …mehr

  • Telekom will Gebühren für Festnetz-Nutzung erhöhen

    Die Deutsche Telekom will die Nutzung ihres Festnetzes für Wettbewerber teurer machen. …mehr

  • Neue Vertriebswege für Rössler Papier dank Prozeus

    Der Papierhersteller Rössler Papier Gmbh & Co KG aus Düren hat sich für ein webbasiertes Vertriebssystem entschieden und generiert inzwischen sechs Prozent seines Umsatzes über den Online-Auftragseingang. …mehr

  • VMware macht Virtualisierungseinstieg kostenlos

    Betaversion des neuen "VMware Server" freigegeben. …mehr

  • Opera-Browser integriert Bittorrent

    Der norwegische Softwarehersteller wird in Version 9 seines Browsers das File-Sharing-Protokoll "Bittorrent" einbauen. Außerdem werden Anwender über "Widgets" künftig auf Web-Funktionen zugreifen können. …mehr

  • Gehören Consumer Electronics auf die CeBIT?

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

  • IBM: Bald Serverblades mit Cell-Prozessor?

    Der US-amerikanischen Medien-Gerüchteküche ist zu entnehmen, dass IBM in dieser Woche einen Bladeserver demonstrieren will, auf dem der "Cell"-Prozessor sitzt. …mehr

  • Frankreichs Polizei ersetzt Microsoft Office durch Open-Source-Software

    Die französische Gendarmerie nutzt in großem Umfang das quelloffene Paket Open Office. …mehr

  • Viisage greift nach SecuriMetrics

    Nach dem Kauf von Identix will der US-amerikanische Biometrie-Spezialist Viisage sein Angebot mit der Übernahme von SecuriMetrics weiter ausbauen. …mehr

  • Gewinn von NTT geht zurück

    Der japanische Telefonriese hat in den vergangenen neun Monaten fast ein Drittel weniger verdient als im Vorjahreszeitraum. …mehr

  • Zukäufe bekommen Brain Force

    Nachdem zwei Zukäufe das Ergebnis des österreichischen Softwareanbieters Brain Force positiv beeinflußten, sollen nun weitere Übernahmen folgen. …mehr

  • Virus legt russische Börse lahm

    Ein noch namenloser Virus setzte am Abend des 2. Februar das RTS (Russian Trading System) außer Gefecht. …mehr

  • Degussa investiert in gedruckte Elektronik

    Der Düsseldorfer Konzern macht Venture Capital für ein junges Chemnitzer Unternehmen locker. …mehr

  • Hewlett-Packard steckt Wachstumssegmente ab

    Der Konzern legt mehr Gewicht auf Internet-Software. …mehr

  • Riverbed optimiert WAN-Verkehr

    Anwender sollen schneller auf Server-basierende Applikationen zugreifen können. …mehr

  • KPNs Mobilfunksparte überraschend kopflos

    Guy Demuynck, Chef der Mobilfunksparte beim niederländischen Carrier KPN, hat überraschend seinen Rücktritt angekündigt. …mehr

  • System-Management mit Open-Source-Tool

    Das Unternehmen Qlusters stellt das Ressource-Management-Tool "OpenQRM" Open Source. …mehr

  • Western Union verschickt das letzte Telegramm

    Am 27. Januar 2006 endete klammheimlich ein Kapitel in der langen Geschichte einer Kommunikationssparte: Western Union verschickte das letzte Telegramm - und entließ die 30 Mitarbeiter, die für das Telegrammgeschäft zuständig waren. …mehr

  • Sony Ericsson M600i: schlankes Schreibtelefon mit UIQ3.0

    Ein neues Messaging-Phone von Sony Ericsson gibt sich heute die Ehre. Das M600i (Codename: Lily) ist ein auf Symbian 9.1 basierendes Smartphone mit halber QWERTZ-Tastatur und großem Display. Als Bedienplattform kommt das neue, auch beim P990i (Codename: Hermione) verwendete UIQ3.0 zum Einsatz, das unter anderem über eine deutlich höhere Betriebsgeschwindigkeit, verbessertes Multitasking und neue PIM-Verwaltungsfunktionen verfügt... …mehr

  • War Wurm Nyxem ein Blindgänger?

    Experten sind sich uneins, ob die Gefahr überschätzt wurde. …mehr

  • Iomega sucht einen neuen Chef

    Werner Heid ist nach Diskussionen mit dem Verwaltungsrat als Chief Executive Officer (CEO) des angeschlagenen Storage-Herstellers Iomega abgetreten. …mehr

  • IDS Scheer schlägt höhere Dividende vor

    Der IT-Berater und Softwarehersteller IDS Scheer will die Dividende für 2005 um 12,5 Prozent erhöhen. …mehr

  • Telefónica kauft Online-Senderechte für RTL-Kanäle

    Die Telekom-Konzerne rüsten sich für das Internet-Fernsehen. Die spanische Telefónica hat sich die Online-Übertragungsrechte für die RTL-Senderfamilie gesichert. …mehr

  • IBM umwirbt russische IT-Spezialisten

    Hersteller sieht großen Wachstumsmarkt und startet lokale Entwickler-Website. …mehr

  • Der PDA-Markt schrumpft weiter

    Der führende Taschencomputer-Hersteller Palm sollte sich nach Ansicht eines Großaktionärs vom einem der großen IT- Konzerne übernehmen lassen. …mehr

  • EU-Kommissarin will Handy-Roamingpreise per Gesetz beschränken

    In ihrem Kampf gegen hohe Auslandsgebühren im Mobilfunk macht EU-Telekom-Kommissarin Viviane Reding einem Zeitungsbericht zufolge ernst. …mehr

  • Fahnder der Filmwirtschaft finanzierten Raubkopierer

    Die im Auftrag der Film- und Softwareindustrie handelnde Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung von Urheberrechtsverletzungen (GVU) soll nach einem Bericht der "c't" die Raubkopiererszene unterstützt haben. …mehr

  • SAP kündigt Squeeze-Out bei SAP SI an

    Der Softwarekonzern SAP will die verbliebenen Minderheitsaktionäre der Tochter SAP SI mit einem Barangebot über 38,83 Euro je Aktie abfinden. …mehr

  • Ringen um die besten Plätze

    Suchmaschinen-Optimierung

    In Sachen Suchmaschinen-Optimierung haben deutsche Unternehmen Nachholbedarf. Dabei kann es sich auszahlen, im Internet besonders leicht gefunden zu werden. …mehr

  • Sun goes after server-independent storage market

    Premium-Inhalt. After its acquisition of Storagetek, Sun Microsystems sees some promise in the server-independent space as it gears up for competition in the local storage market, an area dominated by rivals EMC Corp. and IBM.

  • Motorola gears up for 2006

    Premium-Inhalt. Taking advantage of the momentum gained through its Moto RAZR, Motorola this year will be addressing five strategic areas encompassing all genres of mobile and wireless advancement, ranging from iconic handset design to forefront 3G technologies.

  • News briefs

    Premium-Inhalt. FCC proposes fining AT&T $100,000

  • On the Mark

    Premium-Inhalt. Quit playing hide-and-seek...

  • IBM upgrades iSeries servers, operating system

    Premium-Inhalt. IBM last week upgraded the servers and operating system in its iSeries line, continuing its effort to expand the potential user base for the midrange machines.

  • Newspapers' exposure of data points out hidden risks

    Premium-Inhalt. Incidents such as the data security breach disclosed last week by The Boston Globe and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette -- which inadvertently attached the credit card numbers of more than 200,000 subscribers to newspaper bundles -- highlight the unexpected ways in which sensitive information can leak out of companies.

  • Parties maneuvering in BlackBerry legal dispute

    Premium-Inhalt. Amid a flurry of legal filings in the BlackBerry patent-infringement case, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) last week issued a preliminary ruling rejecting the validity of another of the wireless e-mail patents that are at the heart of the case.

  • At deadline briefs

    Premium-Inhalt. UK objects to Microsoft C++ spec

  • SAP launches first piece of hosted CRM service

    Premium-Inhalt. SAP AG last week launched the initial piece of its first hosted CRM service, an on- demand sales force automation system.

  • Banks not depositing Linux in data centers

    Premium-Inhalt. Linux proponents wish there were more banks like KeyBank. The Cleveland-based institution is in the midst of a multiyear upgrade to Linux, and by 2008 it expects the open-source operating system to be running on about one in seven of its servers -- many of them with mission-critical applications.

  • GM splits IT services work, pulls together rivals

    Premium-Inhalt. In awarding billions of dollars worth of IT outsourcing contracts last week, General Motors Corp. did three things that may have ramifications for many other users: It officially adopted a multisourcing strategy, it set relatively short contract lengths, and it insisted that the chosen vendors adhere to a set of standards it defined for IT processes.

  • Users stick with Salesforce.com despite interruptions

    Premium-Inhalt. For the second time in just over a month, users of Salesforce.com Inc.'s hosted CRM system faced service interruptions, leading some to question whether the vendor is doing enough to make amends for the outages.

  • Philippines climbs in global e-readiness ranking

    Premium-Inhalt. The Philippines this year improved its ranking to 41st from 47th in the annual United Nations Global E-Readiness Report, which also lauded the country's e-government portal (www.gov.ph) for being "at par with the best in the world."

  • Goodbye to Blanche DuBois

    Premium-Inhalt. In Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche DuBois comments, "I have always depended on the kindness of strangers." The Internet has worked on the principle that you can generally trust anonymous users but can also isolate technological bad actors with firewalls, proxy servers and intrusion detection.

  • Editorial: Mass sweating

    Premium-Inhalt. I saw it the moment my 14-year-old daughter and I walked out of our local Home Depot here in Massachusetts a couple of Saturdays ago. There in the parking lot was my prized, pristine Miata, with a big dent in the right rear fender. Given that the dent wasn't there when we walked into the Home Depot, I wasn't too pleased.

  • Time to think about your legacy

    Premium-Inhalt. "No more outsourcing!" It's the recurring cry of today's IT department.

  • India aims to tame soaring IT wages

    Premium-Inhalt. The rapid growth of Indian IT firms and strong demand for skilled workers is putting pressure on wages in India. The escalating personnel costs prompted one major software vendor, SAP AG, to start looking elsewhere for programming talent. In an interview with Computerworld, Kiran Karnik, president of India's National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom), spoke about the rising costs and how his group is working to address the problem.

  • Medical groups offered rewards for IT use

    Premium-Inhalt. Cisco Systems Inc., Intel Corp. and Oracle Corp. last week said they plan to offer financial rewards to medical groups in Northern California that use IT to share data and improve patient care.

  • Global dispatches: An international IT news digest

    Premium-Inhalt. EC leader says IT initiative isn't working

  • Office users may need to add software fixes

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft Corp. last week said that only "a small percentage" of Office users will be required to install a service-pack update or a software patch as a result of a patent infringement judgment against the company last June.

  • Sprint Nextel downsizes IBM outsourcing deal

    Premium-Inhalt. Sprint Nextel Corp. last week said it is taking back some of the application development and support work that it outsourced to IBM in 2004 as part of what was then described as a US$400 million contract over five years.

  • News briefs

    Premium-Inhalt. First bugs in IE beta found in minutes

  • Vendors spread the AJAX gospel

    Premium-Inhalt. Users who helped spur the growth of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) programming techniques through grass-roots efforts welcomed last week's news that several top vendors have joined forces to promote it to the open-source community.

  • Struggling Brocade plans extreme makeover

    Premium-Inhalt. Brocade Communications Systems Inc. plans to boost its prospects by remaking itself from a struggling supplier of hardware to one that offers an expanded mix of switches, software and services.

  • OpenPages expands compliance offerings

    Premium-Inhalt. Compliance software vendor OpenPages Inc. plans to release by midyear a tool for tracking IT-related compliance issues as part of an ongoing effort by the company to extend its software offerings beyond its Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance system.

  • Tibco, Adobe offer open-source AJAX alternatives

    Premium-Inhalt. Tibco Software Inc. and Adobe Systems Inc. plan to offer alternatives to the open-source Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) tools being created by the newly formed Open AJAX collaborative.

  • Linux server OS to have virtualization capabilities

    Premium-Inhalt. Novell Inc. will begin shipping the server version of its SUSE Linux operating system with the option to install virtualization technology from Virtual Iron Software Inc., the two companies announced Monday.

  • Software that learns by doing

    Premium-Inhalt. Attempts to create self-improving software date to the 1960s. But "machine learning," as it's often called, has remained mostly the province of academic researchers, with only a few niche applications in the commercial world, such as speech recognition and credit card fraud detection. Now, researchers say, better algorithms, more powerful computers and a few clever tricks will move it further into the mainstream.

  • IT struggles with climate change

    Premium-Inhalt. Corporate IT managers who never seem to have enough CPU power, disk space, bandwidth or funding might take comfort from U.S. climate scientists. Computerworld's Gary H. Anthes recently talked with two of them and learned that even having access to the world's most powerful information systems is not enough.

  • IT struggles with climate change

    Premium-Inhalt. Corporate IT managers who never seem to have enough CPU power, disk space, bandwidth or funding might take comfort from U.S. climate scientists. Computerworld's Gary H. Anthes recently talked with two of them and learned that even having access to the world's most powerful information systems is not enough.

  • Right from the start

    Premium-Inhalt. While much of the work to comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act has been focused on adding controls to business processes and systems related to financial reporting, some companies are beginning to tap application life-cycle management tools to address Sarbanes-Oxley compliance as part of the application development process.

  • Calibrating toward compliance

    Premium-Inhalt. For many corporate executives, complying with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 is a lot like cleaning out a cluttered basement -- dreaded and tedious, but necessary.

  • Florida eyes $15M data integration plan for agencies

    Premium-Inhalt. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement this month will begin a US$15 million, year-long effort to integrate the back-end systems of 500 law enforcement agencies across the state so they can share data.

  • Career Watch

    Premium-Inhalt. Ask a Premier 100 IT Leader

  • Surviving process without going berserk

    Premium-Inhalt. Hadrian's Wall stands as a monument to the battle between process and freedom. Built by the Romans in northern Britain between 122 and 130 A.D., the 74-mile barrier marked the final frontier of the vast and powerful Roman Empire. On one side stood law and order. On the other, men painted themselves blue, screamed like banshees and went all but berserk in their fight to remain free.

  • Natural IT-business alignment

    Premium-Inhalt. In the past several years, there has been a growing interest in forging greater alignment between IT departments and the larger corporations in which IT exists. Some authors have attributed this to the collapse of the dot-com bubble, which caused disillusionment and confusion regarding the promise of technology, and the re-evaluation of technology- intensive efforts. Some have noted that, in an environment where the question "Does IT matter?" generates so much debate, tying IT closely to the rest of the business is a matter of survival. Others suggest that technology provides companies with significant competitive advantage and therefore needs to be close to the business.

  • Technology news in brief

    Premium-Inhalt. Savvion Launches BPM Tool Update

  • Upcoming events

    Premium-Inhalt. Outsourcing

  • Decision-makers: Evolve or fail

    Premium-Inhalt. Did you ever wonder why that firecracker IT supervisor who got promoted to manager crashed and burned? In this month's Harvard Business Review, Kenneth R. Brousseau, Gary Hourihan, Rikard Larsson and the late Michael J. Driver explain how successful decision-makers change their styles as they move up the career ladder. Brousseau, CEO of Decision Dynamics, which develops behavioral assessment technology, and Hourihan, global president of Korn/Ferry International's leadership consulting business, talked with Kathleen Melymuka about the need to evolve your decision-making style to fit your situation.

  • Detecting disaster projects

    Premium-Inhalt. If you've been in this industry for any length of time, you've probably been caught up in some sort of project disaster. They happen to the best of us, and they cause financial suffering for our companies and personal pain for all involved.

  • Tips for outsourcing your assessment needs

    Premium-Inhalt. When it comes to your networks, there's no such thing as being too safe. Organizations with even a limited Internet presence can be targeted by hackers or hit with viruses, Trojan horses and other malware. Threats don't all originate from the outside, however. Companies of all sizes have seen network damage caused by either careless or outright vengeful employees. Whether the result of intended attacks or innocent activity such as unwittingly downloading an infected application, such damage to an organization can be significant and nasty. With the number of software vulnerabilities increasing dramatically, legislatures are trying to keep pace by enacting laws to maintain or bolster security. Some organizations are finding it a challenge to remain abreast of new laws and ahead of new malware.

  • Implementing change is never plug-and-play

    Premium-Inhalt. The patch management process I talked about instituting two weeks ago got off to a good start, though things have slowed down.

  • Shark Tank: So you're having no problems?

    Premium-Inhalt. Consulting outfit brings in out-of-town help for a client's desktop migration. "On Monday, we go desk to desk to make sure things are running smoothly," says a pilot fish on the project. "One sociable guy from out East who's helping knows the employees here only by their name placards but quickly makes friends as he solves one minor problem after another. At the front desk, he makes some small talk with the woman there, then asks, 'So is your Outlook working OK?' She stares at him in silence for a long, awkward moment, then with a confused expression replies meekly, 'I'm delivering flowers.' "

  • Group crafts standards to evaluate outsourcers

    Premium-Inhalt. Six large U.S. banks, an industry group and four major accounting firms joined forces in early 2004 to create standards for assessing the security practices of outsourcing vendors that work with financial services firms.

  • EDS remains GM's top vendor but loses ground

    Premium-Inhalt. EDS said it won about 70 percent of the individual IT services contracts it competed for at GM as part of the two-year bidding process. However, the amount of work that the services firm does for GM will shrink somewhat under the new deals.

  • Microsoft patent loss of minimal impact in NZ

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft doesn't know how many of its New Zealand customers will be affected by a recent patent infringement ruling in the US.

  • Credit unions' merger slows to manual beat

    Premium-Inhalt. Following the merger of Credit Union Australia (CUA) and the Australian National Credit Union (ANCU) on January 1, the process of integrating 400,000 customer records is being slowed by manual data mapping.

  • Survey: Integration costs still hamper agility

    Premium-Inhalt. If application integration remains the last bastion of business agility, IT managers and CIOs are laying the blame squarely on the high cost of software and services for the slow pace of improvement in 2005.

  • Netsurit acquires PC, Mac integrator

    Premium-Inhalt. Netsurit, an IT consultancy for SMEs, has announced its acquisition of Electron Highway, a Mac and PC integration specialist.

  • Software provides solid platform

    Premium-Inhalt. Distributor of Goodyear products in South Africa, TrenTyre, has implemented integrated financial ERP system, Omnix, aiming to provide the company with a platform for financial growth.

  • The pitiful state of DRM

    Premium-Inhalt. If you want a nice snapshot of the state of Digital Rights Management (DRM), then look no further than the proceedings of day one of the Broadband DRM conference held in London last week. All the current opinions, both for and against DRM, seem to be nicely summarized on the program.

  • Siemens benefits from managed network provider

    Premium-Inhalt. Siemens AG's global corporate voice, video and data network connects about 417,000 users in 1,600 locations, posing daunting challenges for network administrators.

  • E-tales

    Premium-Inhalt. Spaced out

  • Quintica joins forces with Venture Communications

    Premium-Inhalt. According to a recent announcement, South African communications infrastructure provider, Venture Communications, has joined forces with service management company, Quintica, to form a company called Q-Venture. The 50/50 joint venture commenced operations in last month.

  • Gone straight

    Premium-Inhalt. In a Q&A session, Kevin Mitnick, once a notorious hacker, now CEO and founder of Mitnick Security Consulting LLC, gives us an insight into his life as a hacker, and how the hacking community has changed.

  • Travelling e-mail

    Premium-Inhalt. Fujitsu has implemented an e-mail service for customers using the company as an e-mail service provider. The service is aimed at business individuals who travel a lot, aiming to enable them to send e-mails without having to switch from one mode of Internet access to another, or change their ISP settings.

  • Ocean Basket on track with finance solution

    Premium-Inhalt. Ocean Basket, a South Africa seafood franchise restaurant, has signed a 36-month Finance Rental IT Solution contract with Enterprise Connection (EC) to keep up to date with changing technology needs.

  • Marshal back in the game

    Premium-Inhalt. A newly formed company, Marshal Ltd., recently purchased NetIQ's Marshal Enterprise content security product line.

  • Analysts: Virgin, Cell C a good deal for SA

    Premium-Inhalt. One of the most recent developments within South Africa's telecoms space is the deal between Cell C and UK cellular company, Virgin Mobile, which was signed in December last year.

  • SAP unveils premium support service

    Premium-Inhalt. SAP AG has unveiled a new premium support service that it said will deliver better response times and more personal service for customers. The premium support program, an upgraded version of the SAP Standard Support offering, provides users with a designated support adviser.

  • CA plans single sign-on integration

    Premium-Inhalt. CA Inc. plans next week to announce integration of its SiteMinder extranet management product with its single sign-on enterprise access management tool. The integration would further extend single sign-on capability across the Web and client/server and legacy systems, which would cut costs and make it easier for companies to comply with government regulations, according to a CA statement.

  • Confidential patient data sent to wrong company

    Premium-Inhalt. A small Lockport, Manitoba-based distributor of herbal remedies has for the past 15 months been mistakenly receiving faxes containing confidential information belonging to hundreds of patients with Prudential Financial Inc.'s insurance group. The data exposed in the breach -- and faxed to the company by doctors and clinics across the U.S. -- included the patients' Social Security numbers, bank details and health care information.

  • IBM, Freescale collaborate on Power Architecture

    Premium-Inhalt. PowerPC chip vendors IBM and Austin-based Freescale Semiconductors Inc. Monday announced plans to work together on the evolution of Power Architecture technology. The collaboration was announced at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco.

  • Servers swamp data centers as chip vendors push ahead

    Premium-Inhalt. Despite the growing use of virtualization, physical servers continue to fill data centers -- and research firm IDC expects the number of servers in use in the U.S. to grow by 5 million to more than 25 million by 2009.

  • Phishing e-mail purports to be from IRS

    Premium-Inhalt. The Internal Revenue Service Monday confirmed that an e-mail purporting to be from the IRS is part of a scam designed to trick users into revealing their personal information, including Social Security and credit card numbers. The subject line of the e-mail, which was received by a Computerworld reporter, reads "Refund Notice!" and claims to be from "refund@irs.gov."

  • UPDATE - Office users may need to add software fixes

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft Corp. last week said that only "a small percentage" of Office users will be required to install a service-pack update or a software patch as a result of a patent infringement judgment against the company last June.

  • Pulling up its Sox

    Premium-Inhalt. Former Tellumat business development manager for solutions, Neil Friedman, has started a company called RedSox Telecommunications, which markets Inter-tel's VOIP offerings.

  • "Der Mittelstand muss umdenken"

    Interview mit Bitkom-Vize Heinz-Paul Bonn

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