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  • Code-Knacker beim Google Code Jam gesucht

    Preisgelder und Sachpreise im Gesamtwert von 30.000 Euro locken beim Google Code Jam, der erstmals in Europa stattfindet. …mehr

  • E-Plus-Vorstand: Wollen deutlich niedrigere Netzentgelte

    Der Mobilfunk-Anbieter E-Plus hat sich im Streit um Netzentgelte für einen drastischen Preisschnitt ausgesprochen. …mehr

  • Zehn Tipps zum Schutz vor Phishing-Angriffen

    Eine informative Animation zu den Gefahren von Phishing-Versuchen und Möglichkeiten, ihnen zu entgehen, hat der Anbieter Panda Software für Internet-User erstellt. …mehr

  • Microsoft lässt Expression Web Designer vom CTP-Stapel

    Entwickler können ab heute einen ersten Blick auf Microsofts "Expression Web Designer" werfen, mit dem die Redmonder gegen etablierte Konkurrenten wie DreamWeaver und GoLive antreten. …mehr

  • Was ein Business-Notebook ausmacht

    Sicherheitstechnik und diverse Kommunikationsoptionen lassen das Interesse an mobilen Arbeitsplätzen deutlich steigen. Hier eine Übersicht über moderne Austattungsmerkmale für beruflich zu nutzende Notebooks. …mehr

  • Supreme Court stellt sich in Patentstreit auf die Seite von eBay

    In einem mit Spannung erwarteten Urteil hat der oberste Gerichtshof der Vereinigten Staaten entschieden, dass Richter in Patentverfahren nicht zwangsweise einstweilige Verfügungen gegen Beklagte verhängen müssen. …mehr

  • Suse Linux 10.1 kostenlos zum Download bei Opensuse.org

    Die neueste Version der Linux-Distribution Suse Linux 10.1 von Novell ist ab sofort verfügbar. …mehr

  • Mapping-Tool für Mach-Schnittstelle

    Mit einer Ergänzung der bisherigen Universalschnittstelle Mach Connect will der Softwarehersteller Mach AG seinen Kunden die Anbindung von Fremdsystemen an die Mach Software erleichtern. …mehr

  • T-Systems stellt Kommunikations- und RFID-Lösungen vor

    Der IT-Dienstleister T-Systems bietet mit Octopus Desk 250 eine Kommunikationslösung für Unternehmen an, die Unified Messaging (UMS) und Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) vereint. …mehr

  • Gartner veranstaltet Mittelstandsgipfel

    Das Beratungsunternehmen Gartner will mit seinem Midsize Enterprise Summit strategische IT-Entscheidungsprozesse fördern. …mehr

  • Neues Testprogramm für System p5-Server von IBM

    Der Power5-basierte IBM-System p5 510 Express ist aktuellen SPECjbb2005 Benchmark-Tests zufolge der derzeit schnellste Zwei-Wege-Java-Server. …mehr

  • Collax gibt seinen Senf dazu

    Die Luise Händlmaier GmbH, einer der bekanntesten Senffabrikanten, setzt auf die Linux-basierten Server-Lösungen des Softwareanbieters Collax. …mehr

  • CA braucht schon wieder einen Finanzchef

    Lange hat es Robert Davis (47) nicht als Finanzchef bei CA - vormals Computer Associates - ausgehalten. …mehr

  • Smartphone mit Schrittzähler und Kalorienrechner

    Der finnische Handyhersteller Nokia präsentiert ein neues Outdoor-Handy für sportlich ambitionierte Telefonierer.  …mehr

  • Blade-Computing für den Mittelstand

    IBM hat jetzt neue Blade-Center-Angebote vorgestellt. …mehr

  • PC-Ware steigert den Umsatz

    Swap-Finanzgeschäfte reduzieren jedoch den Gewinn des Unternehmens. …mehr

  • Infor verleibt sich SSA Global ein

    Die von den Beteiligungsgesellschaften Golden Gate Capital und Summit Partners kontrollierte Infor Global Solutions AG übernimmt für 1,36 Milliarden Dollar SSA Global Technologies. …mehr

  • Betont SAP zu stark den Shareholder Value?

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

  • Open-Source-Support-Center eröffnet

    Die Credativ GmbH bietet Dienstleistungen für ein breites Spektrum quelloffener Software an. …mehr

  • Weiterentwicklung von JavaScript orientiert sich an Python

    Die Internet-Skriptsprache JavaScript wird sich bei ihrer weiteren Entwicklung verstärkt an Python orientieren. …mehr

  • BenQ-Siemens-Handy lernt drucken

    Die Besitzer eines BenQ-Siemens EF81-Mobiltelefons können ihre Dokumente und Fotos künftig auch ausdrucken. …mehr

  • Auch FreeBSD will auf den Desktop

    Das Open-Source-Projekt FreeBSD möchte attraktiver für Desktop-Anwender werden. …mehr

  • Nettogewinn von NTT fällt um 30 Prozent

    Nach schwachem Geschäft im Mobilfunk- wie Festnetzbereich hat der japanische Carrier Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT) für sein abgeschlossenes Geschäftsjahr 30 Prozent weniger Nettogewinn ausgewiesen. …mehr

  • Streit um Open-Source-CMS Mambo geht weiter

    Die undurchsichtigen Praktiken der australischen Firma Miro veranlassen den Mambo-Entwicklersleiter, das Projekt zu verlassen. …mehr

  • Compuware kündigt Changepoint 11.0 an

    Das IT-Portfolio-Management erhält Analysefähigkeiten. …mehr

  • BSI warnt vor Viren zur WM

    Angreifer könnten das Großereignis für ihre Zwecke missbrauchen. …mehr

  • Sage schnürt weitere Branchenpakete

    Der britische Softwarehersteller bietet Kunden aus dem Handel, dem herstellenden Gewerbe und dem Dienstleistungssektor vorkonfigurierte Business-Software. …mehr

  • Articon-Integralis legt gute Zahlen vor

    Der Sicherheitsexperte steigert den Umsatz und schafft den Sprung über die Break-Even-Schwelle. …mehr

  • Wikimedia eröffnet in Frankfurt deutsche Geschäftsstelle

    Wikimedia Deutschland, hierzulande Betreiber der freien Online-Enzyklopädie Wikipedia, wird zum 1. Oktober eine bundesweite Geschäftsstelle mit Sitz in Frankfurt eröffnen. …mehr

  • Nokias 770 wird mit Google gesprächig

    Nokia und Google haben eine Kooperation vereinbart. In deren Rahmen bestückt der finnische Mobilfunkkonzern sein Internet-Tablett "770" mit der Instant-Messaging- und VoIP-Software "Google Talk". …mehr

  • IBM unterstützt den Kampf gegen die Vogelgrippe

    Zusammen mit führenden Gesundheitsorganisationen will IBM einen Beitrag zur Bekämpfung der Vogelgrippe leisten. …mehr

  • Hacker klauen Benzin

    Die Gauner manipulierten die internen Systeme von Zapfstationen an Tankstellen. …mehr

  • Übernahmekandidat Manugistics vermeldet Gewinn im vierten Quartal

    Der Supply-Chain-Management-Spezialist Manugistics hat im vierten Geschäftsquartal einen Nettogewinn von 3,4 Millionen Dollar ausgewiesen. Es dürfte einer der letzten Quartalsberichte der Firma sein: JDA Software hat dem Hersteller im April ein Übernahmeangebot unterbreitet. …mehr

  • Forscher entwickeln neuartiges Speichermedium

    Ein von Wasser umhüllter Barium-Titanoxid-Nanodraht könnte nach Angaben US-amerikanischer Wissenschaftler mehr als 100.000 Terabit pro Kubikzentimeter speichern. …mehr

  • QSC steigert operativen Gewinn im ersten Quartal

    Der Telekomdienstleister QSC hat im ersten Quartal seinen operativen Gewinn gesteigert und die Prognose bekräftigt. …mehr

  • SED-Fernseher von Toshiba kommen erst Ende 2007

    Die neue Fernseher-Technik SED, die heutigen LCD- und Plasma-Geräten überlegen sein soll, wird viel später als geplant erst Ende 2007 auf den Markt kommen. …mehr

  • US-Behörden wollen Monopolaufsicht über Microsoft verlängern

    Nach der EU-Kommission sind auch die US-Behörden unzufrieden damit, wie Microsoft Auflagen zur Kontrolle seines Windows-Monopols erfüllt. …mehr

  • Telekom-Tarifgespräche gescheitert - Warnstreiks werden ausgeweitet

    Der Tarifstreit bei der Deutschen Telekom hat sich mit dem Scheitern der Verhandlungen zugespitzt. Die Gewerkschaft ver.di will nun die Warnstreiks ausweiten. …mehr

  • Social engineering replaces guns in bank heists

    Premium-Inhalt. Australia's banking industry is under threat due to a heavy reliance on Single Socket Layer (SSL) encryption that hackers increasingly find their way around.

  • NAB updates testing infrastructure

    Premium-Inhalt. The National Australia Bank (NAB) Ltd. has completed an upgrade of its core testing infrastructure which has grown to support three times as many users as it did two years ago.

  • Tougher times ahead finding IT talent

    Premium-Inhalt. Finding IT talent is only going to get tougher for Australian enterprises as labor competition heats up over the next 12 months.

  • Research insights

    Premium-Inhalt. In an April 2006 survey, Computerworld asked its readers about the benefits and challenges of mobile technology. In the IT manager's world, security is the biggest issue, while end users are most concerned with the ups and downs of staying connected. And although most respondents report a return on investment from mobile devices, they also acknowledge that supporting those users is far more expensive than supporting desktop users.

  • PDAs for warehouse support

    Premium-Inhalt. Imagine misplacing your car in one of Disney World's 15,000-space parking lots. Now imagine that you finally remembered that your red Kia Rio was parked in the Daffy Duck section, but so are 500 other red Kia Rios.

  • Setting up security with a 'locked-down' PC

    Premium-Inhalt. On the harshest winter days, call center agent Charles Gunsolley works from his Denver home, booking vacations for others bound for warm and exotic destinations.

  • QuickStudy: ZigBee

    Premium-Inhalt. With its oddball name, you might expect ZigBee to be a carbonated beverage, a child's toy or perhaps some sort of cult. In fact, it's yet another type of wireless network. Any wireless networking technology inevitably represents a compromise among a number of competing and conflicting characteristics, including power consumption, reliability, range of operation, speed of communications, cost, security, and the size and type of network connectivity. Thus, the specific data communications needs of any particular application will dictate which wireless technologies are likely to work most effectively.

  • New Avaya pricing sparks cost concerns

    Premium-Inhalt. Avaya Inc.'s ongoing move to a user-based pricing model for its IP telephony software and other communications applications is raising concerns among some customers, who say that they face stiff cost increases under the scheme.

  • Tools wrap: Borland, Telelogic debut upgrades

    Premium-Inhalt. In separate announcements, Borland Software and Telelogic on Monday are unveiling upgrades to application testing, and enterprise architecture and modeling tools.

  • JAVAONE - Motorola seeks mobile unity

    Premium-Inhalt. Motorola and Eclipse will use the JavaOne conference in San Francisco this week to unveil open source initiatives in mobile development and modeling, respectively.

  • Global Dispatches: An international news digest

    Premium-Inhalt. UK agrees to extradite alleged hacker to US

  • Wells Fargo loses computer with confidential data again

    Premium-Inhalt. For the fourth time in the past 30 months, Wells Fargo & Co. is notifying customers about the theft of a computer, this one containing data on mortgage customers and prospective clients.

  • News briefs: Dell expects to miss Q1 financial goals

    Premium-Inhalt. Dell expects to miss Q1 financial goals

  • US state election set despite potential e-voting flaw

    Premium-Inhalt. Officials in Pennsylvania this month have been rushing to apply a temporary fix for a security vulnerability in their e-voting devices before Tuesday's federal and state primary elections. Left unaddressed, critics said, the flaw could compromise the vote.

  • News briefs: US gov't, Microsoft to update mapping app

    Premium-Inhalt. US, Microsoft to update mapping app

  • Developer takes hits from open-source backers

    Premium-Inhalt. Gary Edwards, a programmer who is developing a plug-in that would let Office work with OpenDocument, is a co-founder of OpenDocument Foundation Inc., a nonprofit group that is working to promote the use of the file format.

  • CTO to leave CA, join venture firm

    Premium-Inhalt. Mark Barrenechea, who was named CA Inc.'s chief technology officer in January, said last week that he's leaving the software vendor effective June 16 to become a director at Garnett & Helfrich Capital, a venture firm in Menlo Park, Calif. Barrenechea has worked at CA since 2003, also serving as executive vice president of product development and chief technology architect. He spoke with Computerworld about his plan to join Garnett & Helfrich, which last fall bought CA's Ingres database and formed a new company to develop and market the open-source software.

  • Plug-ins may preserve use of Office in US state

    Premium-Inhalt. Massachusetts CIO Louis Gutierrez last week reiterated that the availability of third-party plug-in software enabling Microsoft Office users to open and save files in the OpenDocument format would meet the state's requirement that its executive agencies use standard document formats.

  • SGI CEO: 'Stable foundation' via bankruptcy

    Premium-Inhalt. Dennis McKenna, SGI's chairman and CEO, spoke with Computerworld last week about the company's Chapter 11 filing and its financial reorganization plan. Excerpts follow:

  • IT auditors turn to Cobit for Sarb-Ox guidance

    Premium-Inhalt. Increasingly, to keep themselves and their companies out of trouble, IT auditors are going by the book -- the Cobit book on IT governance.

  • Symantec unveils plan to integrate Veritas products

    Premium-Inhalt. Symantec Corp. last week announced plans to pull together its various storage, server, application and database management technologies into an integrated offering.

  • News briefs: Novell unveils suite targeting Microsoft

    Premium-Inhalt. Novell unveils suite targeting Microsoft

  • IBM unveils Lotus Notes-SAP links

    Premium-Inhalt. IBM last week brought out a pair of tools it said can provide access to SAP business applications through its Workplace and Notes desktop software.

  • SAPPHIRE - SAP to add marketing to hosted CRM service

    Premium-Inhalt. At its annual Sapphire user conference in Orlando this week, SAP AG will demonstrate a new SAP marketing component that was added to its SAP CRM On-demand service last week.

  • Users hope for the best as SGI tries to right itself

    Premium-Inhalt. Despite its filing for bankruptcy protection last week, Silicon Graphics Inc. said that it will continue to provide systems, service and support to users without any change and that it is moving ahead with its new-product plans.

  • IT managers keep close eye on programming contest

    Premium-Inhalt. More than 64 computer programmers from 19 countries gathered in Las Vegas earlier this month for the 2006 TopCoder Open, where developers competed to solve a complex algorithmic problem, design an application or develop a software component.

  • BMC, CA unveil system monitoring, Web performance tools

    Premium-Inhalt. Two major systems management vendors separately announced tools Monday for systems monitoring and control of Web applications.

  • Microsoft releases first preview of pro Web design tool

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft Corp. Monday released its first preview of a professional Web design tool with which it hopes to challenge market leader Adobe Systems Inc.

  • Zimbra's platform targets conventional e-mail

    Premium-Inhalt. Managing a high-volume e-mail system using traditional tools can be a demanding and costly task. That's why Zimbra wants to rewrite the book on enterprise messaging. "It's a clean-slate view of the world," says CEO Satish Dharmaraj.

  • Akimbi virtualizes the application test bench

    Premium-Inhalt. In the average datacenter, a lot of IT resources are spent on preproduction application testing. Servers, networks, databases, and applications must all be deployed, followed by a series of installs and uninstalls for various versions of the application environment being put through its paces. The more homegrown applications you create, the more staff hours you burn on this repetitive but crucial work. "It's all quite churny," says James Phillips, CEO of Akimbi.

  • XenSource hypes cross-platform virtualization

    Premium-Inhalt. Thanks to its paravirtualization technology, the Xen open source hypervisor has won acclaim as a speedy competitor to commercial server-virtualization products such as Microsoft Virtual Server and VMware. The paravirtualization approach uses a thin layer between the hardware and the operating system, with an I/O virtualization scheme that employs a single set of drivers used by all "guest" operating systems.

  • ConSentry locks down the network

    Premium-Inhalt. Traditionally, enterprise networks have been built on trust: Anyone connected is assumed to be authorized because they have to be on the premises. But the growing prevalence of wireless networks, remote access, and nonstaff workers have turned networks into easy targets. "The LAN is now the new DMZ," says Tom Barsi, CEO of ConSentry.

  • Zenprise spots Microsoft Exchange failures

    Premium-Inhalt. If there's one enterprise application that bedevils IT, it's Microsoft Exchange. It can be difficult to manage, difficult to troubleshoot, and requires specialized storage management support in large enterprises. Not to mention that its client software frequently corrupts user mailboxes.

  • Sxip simplifies identity management

    Premium-Inhalt. Most enterprises have worked hard to properly authenticate users and manage access to systems. But as more enterprises subscribe to SaaS (software as a service) offerings or other provisioned services, managing identities and access privileges gets harder. How does your provider know how to authenticate users? And can providers and enterprises afford to support a web of identity management systems among them?

  • JotSpot delivers enterprise wikis

    Premium-Inhalt. More and more IT departments uses wikis -- those Web pages that all authorized users can add to and edit -- as the platform for everything from document management to project planning to knowledge bases. They're easy to set up, easy to use, and perfect for the "let's just get it done" IT group tired of complicated, formal tools.

  • Jitterbit shakes up application integration

    Premium-Inhalt. Integrating applications usually involves at least one of three costly approaches: hand-coded software, complex EAI platforms, or design and deployment of an SOA.

  • Gigamon offers multiple monitoring system views

    Premium-Inhalt. Compliance requirements, security threats, and the need for operational visibility require more and more monitoring of activities on the network. Vendors have responded by offering plug-and-play appliances to fill specific needs, yet nobody wants to manage a patchwork of one-off solutions, each with its own proprietary spin. "At some point, the customer is going to get tired of all this. They'll want help to aggregate the monitoring," says Denny Miu, CEO of Gigamon.

  • Fortify scours code for security vulnerabilities

    Premium-Inhalt. The old adage that an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure sums up Fortify's approach to securing homegrown enterprise applications, which are frequently enticing targets for hackers and their malicious exploits. "It's these front-door apps that are the front-door access to the underlying data," says Fortify CEO John M. Jack.

  • Fabric7 promises high-end servers at low cost

    Premium-Inhalt. Server virtualization technologies are getting monstrous amounts of buzz because they encourage cost savings, permit greater deployment flexibility, and increase utilization rates. Today, most virtualization technologies focus on software implementations, but a fledgling server vendor called Fabric7 is taking a different, hardware-based approach.

  • Determina beats intruders to application hacking

    Premium-Inhalt. Malicious hackers are constantly exploiting software vulnerabilities. Vendors and IT staff alike spend countless hours racing to update protection signatures and install patches before their exposed systems can be compromised. It's a never-ending battle that favors the hackers.

  • Charting startups' money trends

    Premium-Inhalt. Several clear trends emerged as we reviewed hundreds of startups in the course of researching this article. Venture capitalists have poured smart money into a host of enterprise technology areas, but security, virtualization, and -- cutting across tech categories -- open source have been the big winners.

  • Service lets readers interact on IT books in progress

    Premium-Inhalt. Technology how-to books on everything from Linux to Java to C++ can be a huge help to developers and IT administrators, but the IT field moves so quickly that the books may be out-of-date before they hit bookstore shelves.

  • JAVAONE - Conference's focus shifting to open-source tools

    Premium-Inhalt. Open-source tools are taking center stage this week at the annual JavaOne conference as users seek more flexible options for building Java applications that have built-in user communities to support them.

  • IBM to build OpenDocument format compliance into Notes

    Premium-Inhalt. The next version of IBM's Lotus Notes collaboration suite, due out later this year, will include built-in capabilities for word processing, spreadsheets and more that meet the OpenDocument format (ODF) standard, allowing users to share information with others -- regardless of which applications were used to create the documents.

  • Wachovia uses grid technology to speed up apps

    Premium-Inhalt. Financial services firm Wachovia Corp. has freed some of its Java-based applications from dedicated servers and is allowing these transaction applications to draw computing power from a 10,000-CPU resource pool on servers spread across cities in the U.S. and in London.

  • US lawmakers try to restrict usage of Social Security numbers

    Premium-Inhalt. The possibility that U.S. lawmakers might restrict the widespread use of Social Security numbers in commerce because of consumer privacy issues is prompting concern in the financial services industry.

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