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Die Migration auf Voice over IP kann nahezu allen Unternehmen Vorteile bieten. Dennoch ist die Technik in Deutschland nicht stark verbreitet. Vor allem in mittelständischen Unternehmen sieht das Marktforschungsinstitut techconsult Nachholbedarf. Was diese Unternehmen berücksichtigen sollten, erklärt Frank Heuer, Senior Analyst und Leiter CompetenceCenter Communication bei TechConsult GmbH, im Interview. …mehr
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Premium-Inhalt. CA has announced plans to expand its India Technology Center (ITC) with the construction of a new 180,000 square foot building on the CA campus in Hyderabad. When completed in late 2010, the new US$30 million research and development (R&D) building will have the capacity to house an additional 1,000 employees.
Premium-Inhalt. To keep the channel partners charged up during the festival season, Logitech has come up with two new schemes: Nau Do Baarah (9-2-12) and Nehle Pe Dehla.
Premium-Inhalt. NetApp has comprehensive plans to tap the buoyant SME market in India. As a realigned go-to-market strategy, the vendor is keen to add a focused set of channel partners for this segment. "In India, almost 95 percent emerges from enterprises for our offerings, mainly from BFSI, telecom, IT/ITES and manufacturing. Media and retail are the emerging verticals. We'd continue to extend our value proposition to SMEs, which are witnessing IT spend on effective storage solutions," said Surajit Sen, Director -- Channel, Alliances & Market, NetApp India. The vendor has initiated a month-long roadshow at Bangalore, Hyderabad, Cochin, Coimbatore, Vizag, Trivandrum to tap the 'SME Savvy' partners. "The event will consist of two seminars, one each for channels and customers highlighting our offerings and services for the SME segment. The next phase will cover North, East and Western parts of India by March 2009," revealed Sen. At present, NetApp offers 'S family' (S550) and FAS 2000 products for this segment. "We would enhance our product range with new channel alliances and more markets gradually," he added.
Premium-Inhalt. Dell India Wednesday announced the opening of the first Dell exclusive stores in India at New Delhi and Coimbatore. Both the stores will sell the company's consumer range of products -- Inspiron, Studio and XPS --a significant new addition to its consumer outreach strategy. A key feature of the new Dell exclusive store is that it continues to offer the advantages of Dell's direct model with the additional benefit of retail availability to browse, touch and feel the product.
Premium-Inhalt. Wet summers and extreme floods, Tesco branded vans darting in and out of suburban streets like minnows in a stream and a Conservative Party stating it will tax companies on the impact they have on the environment. These issues are indicators of the pressures the supply chain of major retailers and manufacturers in the UK is about to endure from customer consumption habits and regulations.
Premium-Inhalt. At first sight, Gartner's latest report suggesting that PC sales are 15 percent up on last year would appear to be out of kilter with the faltering economy. Look closer, however, and this is revealed as no three-pipe problem.
Premium-Inhalt. The Metal Gear Solid 4 on Xbox 360 rumors received a shot in the arm at TGS last week thanks to an offhand comment by a Konami PR representative.
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Premium-Inhalt. The Malaysian government agency, Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), is to help 20 Malaysian IT companies go global under the national MSC (Multimedia Supercorridor) program.
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Premium-Inhalt. Sanovi Technologies has announced strategic value partners in India to provide Sanovi DR Enterprise Management Suite that combines validation, monitoring, reporting, testing and workflow automation capabilities of complex IT infrastructure into scalable , easy to use solution built on industry standard. The three value partners are Gemini Communication Limited, a networking, services and security solutions; ivalue infosolutions, a distributor, marketing and services company in the information security, storage and network management services space and Omnitech, a managed service provider with competencies related to business continuity, disaster recovery and availability.
Premium-Inhalt. As Internet access continues to be added to all kinds of computers and devices, Intel India Wednesday announced the availability of the Intel Atom processor on its embedded roadmap. The Atom processor is expected to power a host of reference designs for the Indian embedded market, specifically an embedded handheld appliance reference design and an embedded security reference design. Both designs are part of Intel's efforts to enable its customers in India to develop local platforms based on the Intel architecture.
Premium-Inhalt. The WiMAX Forum has highlighted activity in the burgeoning Indian market to illustrate the power of WiMAX technology and its meaningful effect on emerging markets. The first commercial technology specifically optimized for mobile broadband, WiMAX provides a scalable, cost-effective solution that is the strongest candidate to provide high-speed broadband internet across India. Given its true broadband performance capabilities, early availability, cost advantages, government support and the upcoming auctions relating to the 2.3/2.5 GHz frequency bands, the WiMAX Forum projects the Indian WiMAX market including devices will be worth US$13 billion (52,000 crores) in 2012. This market projection takes into account 27.5 million WiMAX users, or 19 million WiMAX subscribers in 2012.
Premium-Inhalt. Tuesday issued to close 10 vulnerabilities, some on critical IT systems such as Active Directory.
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Premium-Inhalt. Apple Tuesday unveiled an entirely new lineup of laptop Macs, carved from blocks of aluminum for strength and lower costs, and equipped with powerful graphics chipsets.
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Premium-Inhalt. Government agencies in the U.S. and New Zealand say they have sued the people behind one of the world's largest spamming operations.
Premium-Inhalt. Wednesday was a good day for people who want to use high-end videoconferencing but can't afford a full-scale Cisco TelePresence meeting room.
Premium-Inhalt. Prototype wireless broadband devices operating in television spectrum were frequently, but not always, able to sense TV stations and wireless microphones operating in the spectrum and avoid causing interference, according to a report released late Wednesday by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
Premium-Inhalt. Google's ad programs have made it possible for thousands of small businesses to a make a go of it in the Net economy. Get on Google's bad side, though, and it's like waking up a hibernating grizzly bear -- you'll be lucky to escape with all your limbs intact.
Premium-Inhalt. For the PlayStation Portable, firmware update 5.0 has been released, bringing with it the opportunity to browse and download content directly to your PSP from the PlayStation Store. Previously, content needed to be downloaded to a PC or PS3 first before being transferred to PSP using a USB cord.
Premium-Inhalt. Wish your Wii could download all those fancy Rock Band songs that PS3 and Xbox 360 owners have been enjoying for a full year? You'll soon be able to, reports , because MTV Games will offer every song available on the Rock Band store to Wii owners with the release of Rock Band 2. This includes the same store as PS3 and 360 versions, replete with a preview of the audio and album art.
Premium-Inhalt. The sad tale of the Ghostbusters game took a turn for the better Wednesday after actor Dan Akroyd told a Dallas radio station that the game is still alive.
Premium-Inhalt. On-demand ERP (enterprise resource planning) vendor NetSuite announced a new product push Tuesday, stemming from its June acquisition of OpenAir, maker of software for project-oriented organizations.
Premium-Inhalt. Cisco this week unveiled an enhanced third-party module for its branch office that offers increased memory and performance over previous versions.
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Premium-Inhalt. One of , says in a press release Wednesday that IT delivery models have to change, essentially by weakening the grip of fixed costs and embracing variable costs.
Premium-Inhalt. Federal employees are becoming more mobile, but government agencies are missing opportunities to improve employees' productivity when they're working outside the office, concludes new from the Telework Exchange.
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Premium-Inhalt. In tough economic times, all enterprise departments are required to tighten their belts. To help IT execs navigate through the cost-cutting maze, Gartner analysts Wednesday presented a list of 20 ways that IT execs can slash expenses.