Die rechtlichen Anforderungen an die IT steigen ständig. CIOs mittelständischer Firmen laufen deshalb nicht nur strafrechtliche Gefahr, sondern drohen auch, ihr Hauptaugenmerk - die strategische IT-Planung - aus den Augen zu verlieren. Externe Dienstleister können Abhilfe schaffen: Sie nehmen dem CIO nicht nur den alltäglichen IT-Betrieb ab, sondern sorgen auch für die Einhaltung erforderliche Compliance-Richtlinien. …mehr
Das Unternehmen Fly4Biz bietet mit seinem Browser-basierten Booking-Tool kleinen und mittelständischen Betrieben die Möglichkeit, ihre Geschäftsreisen online zu buchen. Damit sollen sich die Reisekosten der Firmen um mehr als ein Viertel und der Buchungszeitaufwand um bis zu 30 Prozent reduzieren lassen. …mehr
Das Sicherheitsbewusstsein der meisten Unternehmen hat in den vergangenen Jahren stark zugenommen. Allerdings zeigt eine Studie von E-Commerce-Center Handel (EEC), dass vor allem kleine und mittelständische Firmen häufig das Risiko unterschätzen, das von Lücken im Unternehmensnetz ausgeht. …mehr
Samsung Electronics weitet sein Angebot an Multifunktionssystemen aus: Mit dem SCX-5835FN präsentiert der Hersteller ein 4-in-1-System mit Druck-, Kopier-, Scan- und Fax-Funktionalität für den anspruchsvollen Büroalltag in kleinen und mittelständischen Unternehmen. …mehr
Im Rahmen der Initiative "NextBusiness-IT" wollen die Organisatoren der CeBit die größten IT-Herausforderungen des Mittelstandes identifizieren. Daraus sollen konkrete Handlungsempfehlungen formuliert werden, die dem Publikum auf der CeBit 2009 im Forum Mittelstand präsentiert werden. …mehr
Motorola und Sony Ericsson bringen in Zukunft keine Smartphones mehr mit der Bedienoberfläche UIQ heraus. Motorola stellt die Finanzierung der Firma UIQ Technology ein. Sony Ericsson wird das Unternehmen nur noch so lange unterstützen, bis es verkauft ist oder abgewickelt wird. …mehr
Premium-Inhalt. China's home-grown 3G standard, TD-SCDMA (Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access), received a limited trial during the Olympics, and is now undergoing a final, broader test before China Mobile officially launches it by the end of this year. To see how it performs I took a couple of the first handsets out onto the streets of Beijing and liked their performance -- it's the network that seems to be the problem.
Premium-Inhalt. Nvidia's Quadro FX 5800 packs 4G bytes and 240 graphics processor cores, but the US$3,500 graphics board isn't designed for gamers.
Premium-Inhalt. Colombia will become the second country to use the One Laptop Per Child Project's (OLPC) XO laptops running Microsoft Windows XP in schools after signing an agreement for pilot programs in two towns, Microsoft said late Monday.
Premium-Inhalt. A former San Jose, California, network administrator is facing 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to hacking, ID theft, burglary and drug charges.
Premium-Inhalt. CS Odessa has updated its , with new features for ConceptDraw Mindmap and ConceptDraw Pro leading the changes to the collection of business productivity tools.
Premium-Inhalt. IT leaders looking for a pat on the back for delivering much-needed technology to the business could be waiting a long time. Survey results released this week by Forrester Research show that while a majority of business executives depend on technology to do their jobs, they don't credit IT for providing those high-tech resources.
Premium-Inhalt. It looks like baseball fans at will get to enjoy some of the high-tech features that Cisco Systems envisions for its proposed baseball stadium in California.
Premium-Inhalt. Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), China's largest chip maker, has finally found the strategic investor it's been looking for: Datang Telecom Technology & Industry Holdings.
Premium-Inhalt. Computer systems that run the world's critical infrastructure are not as secure as they should be and insiders are mad.
Premium-Inhalt. At the request of Macworld, the story headlined "Apple's 10-K notes 'risk factors" posted on Monday has been removed from the wire. Online editors are asked to immediately remove the story from Web sites and print editors are asked to not use the story in future editions. Questions regarding the story can be directed to Macworld Editor Curt Poff.
Premium-Inhalt. Avaya will let enterprise workers leave voicemail messages and combine them with e-mail, giving both callers and recipients new options for retrieving and saving their communications.
Premium-Inhalt. It's that time of year again: its annual to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The required report on Apple's business activities, as expected, outlines lots of fun and thrilling info about Apple's financial activities. Boring, right? Wrong: the 10-K is pretty much the only public document that companies have to release in which they have to come clean about almost everything.
Premium-Inhalt. Yahoo has released an advanced version of its BrowserPlus Web development technology, enabling developers to use it on their own Web sites for better in-browser uploading and desktop notifications.
Premium-Inhalt. Circuit City is facing an uncertain future -- and, if recent retail predictions are to be believed, more electronics retailers both online and off may be fearing a similar fate.
Premium-Inhalt. Tuesday took aim at rival and Linux market leader with a migration service designed to help move Linux users onto Suse enterprise servers.
Premium-Inhalt. interest in cloud computing doesn't involve becoming an IT services provider and selling its infrastructure capacity in the same way Amazon does with its . Rather, Cisco is developing infrastructure tools to enable third-parties to offer cloud-based IT services, according to the company.
Premium-Inhalt. Here's what's really interesting about NPD's press release, and you don't see it until you've read to the very bottom:
Premium-Inhalt. Google is getting into the video chat game with a new feature available as of Tuesday. offers Webcam-based video conferencing to all Gmail users. The service is available free of charge.
Premium-Inhalt. DeepDyve Inc. Tuesday announced that it has launched a that can be used to access databases, scholarly journals, unstructured information and other data sources in the so-called where traditional search technologies don't work.
Premium-Inhalt. Monday morning there was some bad news from Circuit City HQ in Richmond, Virginia: The retailer is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Premium-Inhalt. Over the past six months, Facebook's monthly user base has been , to 45.2 million unique users in the US in October 2008 according to Quantcast. This represents an all-time high. MySpace has been over the past two months, from a high of 72.5 million in August, to 66.8 million at the end of October.
Premium-Inhalt. A continuing flow of negative news about the markets, the economy, and the technology startup scene has not turned off the funding spigot. There is still a steady stream of announcements from companies reporting funding from VCs, angels, and other sources. Interactive streaming music site Playlist has and VOIP integrator IntelePeer led by VantagePoint Venture Partners. Clearleap, which is developing products for the cable, satellite, and IPTV industries, recently announced a debt financing round for $3.3 million from Silicon Valley Bank. This came on the heels of a $9 million Series A round from Trinity Ventures and Noro-Moseley.
Premium-Inhalt. Valve Tuesday announced the trial arrival of its latest zombie-filled game.
Premium-Inhalt. While Minnesota election officials prepare for a recount to settle a close U.S. Senate race, no problems with the state's are apparently being eyed as possible reasons for the tight election.
Premium-Inhalt. The surgical decapitation and dismemberment featured in EA's space survival horror title gets a weapons upgrade with Tuesday's DLC announcement.
Premium-Inhalt. Epic Games on Monday published a list of known issues affecting Gears of War 2, slow matchmaking chief among them.
Premium-Inhalt. A cornerstone of PlayStation 3 platformer LittleBigPlanet is the powerful level-design tool that lets players create their own worlds and share them with friends, but early reports from users indicate Sony might be banning levels with "questionable" content.
Premium-Inhalt. About five months after 's Roadrunner supercomputer became the fastest computer in the world, the latest implementation of 's XT could dethrone it next week.
Premium-Inhalt. Not all communications vendors will survive the current economic downturn, but it's not the worst the business has seen this decade, Avaya President and CEO Charles Giancarlo said Tuesday.
Premium-Inhalt. When last month, I noted that I was planning on using my two-year-old 15-inch 2.33GHz MacBook Pro until that matte screen model no longer functioned. At that point, I figured I'd probably head to eBay and look for a 2.6GHz matte screen version, the apparent end-of-the-line machine for the matte-screened MacBook Pros.
Premium-Inhalt. It isn't uncommon for people to go to prison for and stealing data. It's rare, though, for someone to be sent back to jail for breaking into a prison computer system while already serving time for another crime.
Premium-Inhalt. A systems administrator was arrested in New Jersey Monday for allegedly trying to extort money and even good job references out of a New York-based mutual fund company that had just laid him off.
Premium-Inhalt. Now that the election is finally over, all that's left are about a zillion new government appointments. But I know the denizens of Cringeville are particularly interested in one post above all: who the new administration will call to serve as the nation's first CTO.
Premium-Inhalt. The netbook revolution is upon us. Less than a year ago, the cheap, Atom-powered mini-laptops were a novelty. Now they are shaking up the regular laptop industry. Netbooks are and , thanks in large part to their low prices.
Premium-Inhalt. SAP on Tuesday confirmed that it has hired former Oracle applications executive John Wookey, and said he will be charged with organizing SAP's various on-demand offerings for large enterprises under a single strategy.
Premium-Inhalt. Experian South Africa has launched its latest application, a fraud prevention tool aimed at helping companies tighten security.
Premium-Inhalt. One Laptop Per Child confirmed it will start selling the XO laptop through Amazon.com on Monday.