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  • Die meistgenannten IT-Vorstände im September 2008

    CW-Ranking

    Gemeinsam mit Dow Jones präsentiert COMPUTERWOCHE.de Rankings der in der Presse meistgenannten IT-Unternehmen und der meistgenannten IT-Manager. Die Rangreihen werden monatlich aktualisiert. Sie basieren auf der Auswertung von rund 150 Tageszeitungen, Magazinen und Nachrichtenagenturen aus Deutschland. Nachfolgend präsentieren wir Ihnen den Index zu den meistgenannten IT-Vorständen im August 2008. …mehr

  • Carrier diskutieren Glasfaser-Zukunft

    DSL ist out

    Während die letzten Unbelehrbaren noch "DSL für alle" fordern, planen die Carrier bereits den flächendeckenden Glasfaser-Ausbau. …mehr

  • Neue Versionen der Access Linux Plattform vorgestellt

    ALP 3.0 und ALP mini

    Die Access Linux Platform (ALP) 3.0 wird das zuküftige Spitzenprodukt von Access, eine abgespeckte Version mit der Bezeichnung ALP mini ist für preisbewusste Märkte gedacht. …mehr

  • Nur noch vier SuperFlat-Tarife für Vertragskunden

    Vodafone

    Vodafone reduziert ab dem 27. Oktober 2008 sein Tarifportfolio auf vier Laufzeit-Tarife. Sie kosten zwischen 4,95 Euro und 79,95 Euro im Monat und können mit zahlreichen Optionen ergänzt und auf das eigene Telefonieverhalten abgestimmt werden. …mehr

  • Reale Strafe für virtuellen Mord

    Online-Rosenkrieg mit Folgen

    In Japan wurde eine Frau von der Polizei verhaftet, weil sie ihren Online-Ehemann in ihrem virtuellen Leben, dem Multiplayer-Internet-Game MapleStory, getötet hatte. Wie "The Register" berichtet, wollte sich der Ehemann aus Bits und Bytes scheiden lassen.  …mehr

  • CRM zur Miete wird beliebter

    Datamonitor-Studie

    Immer mehr Anwender mieten Lösungen für das Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Der Markt wächst zweistellig.  …mehr

  • "Einen Termin für Business ByDesign kann ich nicht nennen"

    SAP-Manager Jürgen Kleinsteuber

    SAP-Manager Jürgen Kleinsteuber erläutert, warum sich SAP sich nicht festlegt, wann das ERP-On-Demand-Produkt marktreif wird. …mehr

  • Legale Nutzung von P2P-Netzen im Vormarsch

    Geringe Infrastrukturkosten

    Die Peer-to-Peer-Technologie (P2P) erlangte vor allem durch illegale Musiktauschbörsen Bekanntheit. …mehr

  • Stoppte Putin die Google-Expansion?

    Liebesgrüße aus Moskau

    Das Kartellamt in Moskau hat dem amerikanischen Internet-Konzern Google ein stärkeres Engagement auf dem russischen Markt verweigert. …mehr

  • Gewinn bei Samsung bricht um 44 Prozent ein

    Trübe Aussichten

    Der Gewinn des südkoreanischen Elektronikkonzerns Samsung ist im abgelaufenen dritten Quartal um fast die Hälfte eingebrochen. …mehr

  • Avaya überarbeitet KMU-Lösung IP Office

    Mobilität im Mittelstand

    Im Release 4.2 erhält die IP-Kommunikationslösung Avaya IP Office weitere Funktionen für mobile Mitarbeiter.  …mehr

  • Mogelei bei der Zeiterfassung

    Fristlose Kündigung

    Selbst wenn ein Beschäftigter angibt, unbewusst falsche Zeiten bei der Arbeitszeiterfassung eingetragen zu haben, kann dies einen Betrugsverdacht hervorrufen und dieser eine fristlose Kündigung rechtfertigen. …mehr

  • Google verbessert mobilen Mail-Client

    Für Java und BlackBerry

    Google hat "Gmail for mobile 2.0" für Java-fähige (J2ME) Mobiletelefone und BlackBerry-Handhelds veröffentlicht. …mehr

  • Wie effizient sind Mitarbeiterportale?

    Benchmark-Studie

    Das Institute of Research on Information Systems (IRIS) der European Business School (EBS) untersucht im Rahmen eines Forschungsprojekts die Effektivität von Mitarbeiterportalen. …mehr

  • Volkswagen nutzt BI mit System

    Business Intelligence in der Praxis

    Mit dem "BI-Programm" schuf die Konzern-IT von VW ein engagiertes Team, das Fachbereiche für die regelmäßige Nutzung von Informationen für Prozess-Controlling, Reporting, Analyse, Planung und Recherche gewinnen soll. …mehr

  • Die Telefonrechnung wird transparenter

    Einzelverbindungsnachweis

    Die jetzt in Kraft getretenen neuen Regelungen der Bundesnetzagentur zum Einzelverbindungsnachweis (EVN) machen vor allem die Abrechnung von Datendiensten wie Internet-Verbindungen und SMS transparenter. …mehr

  • Amazon.com beginnt Hosting von Windows und SQL Server

    AWS EC2

    Amazon.com hostet im Rahmen seines Cloud-Computing-Angebots jetzt auch Instanzen von Microsoft Windows Server und SQL Server. …mehr

  • Mehrzahl der Internet-Nutzer würde lieber mobil surfen

    IBM-Studie

    Laut einer aktuellen IBM-Umfrage sind besonders junge Nutzer am mobilen Internet interessiert, mit den Diensten und Endgeräten aber noch unzufrieden. …mehr

  • Gewinnsprung trotz Finanzkrise

    Software AG

    Deutschlands zweitgrößter Softwarehersteller Software AG hat im dritten Quartal trotz der Finanzkrise seinen Umsatz und Gewinn stärker gesteigert als erwartet. …mehr

  • Regus bietet repräsentative Geschäftsadressen weltweit

    Virtuelles Büro

    Der weltweite Anbieter von Arbeitsplatzlösungen und Business-Centern Regus bietet Unternehmen mit seinem "Virtual Office"-Service eine repräsentative Geschäftsadresse inklusive geschäftlicher Telefon- und Faxnummer, ohne dass sie dazu ein physisches Büro anmieten müssen. …mehr

  • Microsoft steigert Umsatz und Gewinn

    Enttäuschende Prognose

    Der weltgrößte Software-Konzern Microsoft hat auch dank neuer Computerprogramme für Firmen im vergangenen Quartal bei Gewinn und Umsatz zugelegt. Der US-Riese stemmte sich damit bisher erfolgreich gegen die Konjunkturflaute. …mehr

  • Wal-Mart aims to go green with global supply chain makeover

    Premium-Inhalt. When you think of "green" and environmentally-friendly retailers, is likely to be the last retailer that comes to mind. But Wal-Mart has a vision of going green, and the world's largest retailer is now demanding its suppliers, including the massive number based in China, live up to environmentally friendly manufacturing practices and product-safety guidelines to make that vision come true.

  • Microsoft Word turns 25

    Premium-Inhalt. If you've been using Microsoft Word for the past quarter of a century, it can seem like Word has always been the top dog of the word-processing world--and for years, it's been incorporated into . Today, Microsoft's domination is so complete that, from the public's point of view, there is almost no "word-processor market." (Does anyone remember ?)

  • As stocks drop, NYSE offers refresher on 'circuit-breakers'

    Premium-Inhalt. Fears that the major U.S. financial markets would follow other markets as they dropped on Friday prompted the (NYSE) to highlight rules about market-wide trading halts that kick in when indices plummet below certain pre-defined levels.

  • Yahoo gives Singapore students prizes for widgets

    Premium-Inhalt. Internet search engine firm Yahoo has presented awards to students from four local educational institutions, for developing mobile widgets deemed creative and useful. Widgets are small software applications designed to perform a specific function.

  • Foundry postpones vote on Brocade deal, stock plunges

    Premium-Inhalt. Foundry Networks stock closed down over 25% Friday after the company said it is postponing a shareholder vote on its merger with Brocade.

  • Razer ProType keyboard

    Premium-Inhalt. If you're looking for a new keyboard, and you've also got an iPod or iPhone, Razer's aims to clean up some desk clutter by combining a full-featured keyboard with an iPod dock. It's an interesting idea that mostly works well, but it does have a few minor issues.

  • Nine really frustrating things about the iPhone

    Premium-Inhalt. I've been an iPhone user for all of a month now. I love the iPhone. It's a great device that lets me do virtually anything I can do on my laptop, from virtually anywhere I happen to be. And yes, I know that everybody is raving about it. But that doesn't mean that it's perfect.

  • Nine Gmail features that I'd like to see

    Premium-Inhalt. It's 2 am. You've had a bit to drink, and you have the urge to email that old flame, even though no good can come from it. But don't worry -- Google's got your back with . Unless you have a hankering to pass a small Gmail math test, that email isn't going anywhere. Better to kick back and turn on the TV.

  • Google 10-Q filing acknowledges trademark lawsuits

    Premium-Inhalt. Fresh on the heels of an assertion by Harvard Professor Benjamin Edelman that Google makes annually from domain "typosquatters" -- websites with domain names like bankkofamerica.com, which make money when errant typists visit them and then click on ads from Google AdSense -- I noticed a multiparagraph trademark-related disclaimer in Google's .

  • Windows: Unsafe at any speed?

    Premium-Inhalt. Ever have one of those old jalopies you just can't seem to get rid of? It chugs along, but the wheels keep coming off, the transmission's making a disturbing ka-thunka-thunka noise, and there's a viscous oily substance oozing from the crankcase? Yet its creators keep telling you that it just needs a little wax job and everything will be fine. No, I'm not talking about the McCain campaign; I'm talking about , issued Thursday more than two weeks ahead of the usual Patch Tuesday release.

  • ESA: E3 doesn't compete with public expos

    Premium-Inhalt. E3 is back, baby!

  • PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 finances tell a tale of two consoles

    Premium-Inhalt. It's far too early to tell for now, but nevertheless there are indicators appearing Friday that hint Microsoft and Sony's console divisions are setting the table for an uncertain future.

  • Report: Legendary Pictures to buy Epic Games

    Premium-Inhalt. Citing "multiple sources close to companies," Variety on Thursday said the creator of Batman: The Dark Knight is "in talks" to buy the studio behind Gears of War 2.

  • BioShock 2 confirmed for Xbox 360, PS3, PC

    Premium-Inhalt. In case there was ever any doubt, 2K Games has confirmed BioShock 2 for all high definition platforms.

  • Army of Two ready to try its hand in the movie business

    Premium-Inhalt. Perhaps fueled by the bags of money video game-come-Hollywood blockbuster Max Payne generated in its opening weekend, EA has decided to give co-op title Army of Two a run though the Tinsel Town gauntlet.

  • Bugs & Fixes: The iPhone app crash champion

    Premium-Inhalt. If your iPhone crashes more often than you would like, conventional wisdom typically attributes this to the proliferation of third-party apps on your phone, the ones you added via the App Store. However, this is likely a misconception, or at least an exaggeration.

  • Apple posts WWDC session videos on iTunes U

    Premium-Inhalt. Apple made available from its Worldwide Developer Conference, which took place in San Francisco on June 9, 2008.

  • Forrester: Holiday online spending to grow modestly

    Premium-Inhalt. Macroeconomic woes will hurt online retail sales this holiday season in the U.S., causing them to increase only a "humble" 12 percent over 2007, Forrester Research said this week.

  • Google survey: Singaporeans go online for finance products

    Premium-Inhalt. Nearly three out of four Singaporeans go online to research financial products and services that interest them.

  • Cyberoam: Spammers hijack legitimate e-mail

    Premium-Inhalt. Spammers are getting around improved filtering systems, according to Cyberoam, a division of Elitecore Technologies.

  • CA survey: Spiralling compliance costs and manual processes

    Premium-Inhalt. Organizations are today spending more resources and efforts than ever to cope with regulations, according to a global study from enterprise software vendor CA.

  • Autodesk launches media, entertainment solutions in Malaysia

    Premium-Inhalt. Design solutions firm Autodesk Inc. has launched a new range of media and entertainment (M&E) solutions in Malaysia.

  • Microsoft bug, Greenspan speaks, Yahoo cuts

    Premium-Inhalt. Soon after Microsoft released a patch for a critical bug in its Windows Server software, attack code surfaced, and by Friday afternoon an early sample of the code was out, which led to the week ending on a warning note. That seemed only appropriate for a week that opened with Yahoo announcing deep cost-cutting moves, including plans to lay off at least 10 percent of its global workforce. Between the beginning and the end of the week, former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan blamed the U.S. economic crisis at least in part on the use of bad data. Perhaps next week will bring better news.

  • Juniper Malaysia: New products speed service deployment

    Premium-Inhalt. High performance network firm Juniper Networks, Inc. has announced a new portfolio of products, Intelligent Services Edge, to help address business challenges for customers building and expanding high-performance networks.

  • NCS: One virtualized server saves 1.5 cars' worth of CO2

    Premium-Inhalt. Every time a physical server is virtualized in a data center, it means four tons less carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere -- equivalent to removing one-and-a-half motor cars from the roads.

  • Team NUS wins unique Global IT competition

    Premium-Inhalt. The National University of Singapore has defeated teams from China, Japan and the US to win the Star Challenge@Fusionopolis, clinching the US$100,000 top prize.

  • End of the line: Same as it ever was

    Premium-Inhalt. Thirteen years and nine months. That's how long this column has been in business. It started in April 1995 with a jape about "Microsoft Sex"--a mythical product that I proposed as a follow-up to the company's . Since then, you, I, and my other reader have whiled away the years watching PC hardware, software, and services miraculously evolve from expensive, complex, and buggy to cheap, complex, and buggy.

  • Apple updates iPhone NDA, opens developer forum

    Premium-Inhalt. As Apple promised in early October, the company has posted an updated Software Developer Kit (SDK) Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) which allows iPhone application developers to more openly discuss their development plans. In order to facilitate such discussion, Apple has also opened a forum especially for iPhone developers.

  • Sony shares sink on earnings revision

    Premium-Inhalt. Investors reacted to Sony's earnings revision by pushing the price of its shares down to levels not seen for 13 years on Friday morning.

  • Samsung profits slide on economic slowdown

    Premium-Inhalt. Steep declines in the price of some of Samsung Electronics' major products pushed quarterly profits down and worse could be on the way, the company said Friday.

  • Researchers find problems with RFID passport cards

    Premium-Inhalt. RFID tags used in two new types of border-crossing documents in the U.S. are vulnerable to snooping and copying, a researcher said on Thursday.

  • Intel repudiates executives' criticism of the iPhone

    Premium-Inhalt. Intel distanced itself from criticism of Apple's iPhone made by executives at the company's Intel Developer Forum conference in Taipei, saying the comments were not appropriate. The chip maker also acknowledged its own products weren't yet suitable for such a product.

  • Report: Fake Jobs heart-attack story posted by teen

    Premium-Inhalt. The fake Internet report posted to CNN's iReport site earlier this month claiming Apple CEO Steve Jobs had suffered a heart attack was posted by a teenager who doesn't appear to have posted it to manipulate the company's stock price, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday.

  • WeP Peripherals launches two printers

    Premium-Inhalt. WeP Peripherals has recently unveiled the latest products in the printers' category, namely LQ DTI 3330 and EX DTX 3370. The printers have been launched under the concept of 'Multiple Stationary Printing on 5 Paper Path Printer'. The products are targeted at BFSI, SMEs, corporate warehouses, manufacturing companies and the state & the central government.

  • ECI Telecom's CESRs receive 'Best New Product' award

    Premium-Inhalt. ECI Telecom has announced that its 9700 series of Carrier Ethernet Switch Routers (CESR) was chosen as the winner in Light Reading's Leading Lights Award for the 2008 'Best New Product' category.

  • Transcend intros high-capacity portable hard drives

    Premium-Inhalt. To meet the ever-increasing consumer demand for high capacity portable hard disk drives, Transcend Information has announced the availability of its most popular 2.5" portable hard drives -- StoreJet 25C and StoreJet 25M -- in 500GB capacities in India. Combining huge storage capacity, great looks and compact mobile convenience, Transcend's high capacity 2.5" portable hard drives are an excellent way to effectively ensure ample storage space for backing up, transferring, and storing important data and are expected to be a huge hit with the Indian consumers.

  • McAfee announces major cybercrime initiative

    Premium-Inhalt. McAfee has announced the McAfee initiative to fight cybercrime, a wide ranging initiative aimed at closing critical gaps in the fight against cybercrime. The initiative is anchored by a multi-point plan that includes calls for action from law enforcement, academia, service providers, government, the security industry and society at large to deliver more effective investigations and prosecutions of cybercrime.

  • Buffalo unveils portable DVD writer

    Premium-Inhalt. Buffalo has announced its latest high performance line of MediaStation 8x Portable DVD Writers. The compact and light form factor makes it an affordable, portable DVD writer, ideal for price-conscious consumers who want a high quality alternative to laptop manufacturers expensive options.

  • Lenovo expands product portfolio with ThinkServers

    Premium-Inhalt. Lenovo has announced the expansion of its product portfolio with the launch of ThinkServers targeted primarily at small and medium businesses, besides mid-market companies, branch offices and retail stores in India. ThinkServers are tailored to provide an out-of-the-box solution to SMBs that require robust performance, high levels of storage and a reliable IT infrastructure for sustainable business growth.

  • Microsoft earnings beat the Street

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft Thursday said the diversity of its software offerings helped it beat Wall Street estimates and post US$15.06 billion in revenue during its fiscal first quarter of 2009.

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