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  • Windows 7 wetzt Vista-Scharten aus

    Kompatibilität, Bedienbarkeit, Ressourcenverbrauch

    Microsoft hat eine Betaversion seines künftigen Betriebssystems Windows 7 veröffentlicht. Die COMPUTERWOCHE-Schwesterpublikation Computerworld hat den Nachfolger von Vista genauer angesehen. …mehr

  • Google erweitert Suchfunktion des iPhone um Spracheingabe

    Schon bald im App Store

    Google plant, seine Suchfunktion auf dem iPhone um eine Spracheingabe zu erweitern. Der Nutzer kann Anfragen einfach in das Telefon sprechen, statt zu tippen.  …mehr

  • Vorsicht vor dem Investitionsstopp

    Wirtschaftskrise

    Nach Ansicht des CIO-Verbands sollten die Unternehmen gegen den Trend investieren. …mehr

  • Gedys IntraWare übernimmt Geschäftspartner Immediat

    Mehr Kundennähe als Ziel

    Der CRM-Spezialist Gedys IntraWare hat seinen langjährigen Geschäftspartner Immediat GmbH übernommen. Ausschlaggebend für die Entscheidung war der Immediat-Standort im Nord-Westen Deutschlands, in dem Gedys nun mehr Kundennähe bieten will. …mehr

  • Sun kappt 5000 bis 6000 Jobs

    Schwache Server-Nachfrage

    Die Finanzkrise beutelt Sun Microsystems. Der Server-Spezialist will zwischen 5000 und 6000 Stellen abbauen und erhofft sich damit, 700 bis 800 Millionen Dollar einzusparen. …mehr

  • Marco Börries, Gründer von Star Division?

    Was macht eigentlich. . .

    Mit Star Office forderte er einst Microsoft heraus. Mittlerweile ist Marco Börries millionenschwer und arbeitet bei Yahoo. …mehr

  • SAP bringt Kundendatenverwaltung auf Blackberrys

    Mobiles CRM

    Im Rahmen einer Kooperation haben SAP und Research in Motion (RIM) eine Blackberry-Applikation entwickelt, die eine unkomplizierte Verwaltung von Kundendaten auf dem mobilen Endgerät ermöglicht. …mehr

  • Googles Geschäftsmodell in der Krise

    Verbraucher klicken nicht mehr

    Das Geschäftsmodell von Google zeigt in der Finanzkrise langsam seine Achillesferse. …mehr

  • Nokia rechnet 2009 mit Absatzrückgang

    Prognose für das Q4 gesenkt

    Der Handy-Hersteller Nokia rechnet für 2009 wegen des wirtschaftlichen Abschwungs mit einem Absatzrückgang. …mehr

  • IDC senkt Prognose für IT-Markt in EMEA

    Wegen Finanzkrise

    Angesichts der weltweiten Finanzkrise haben die Marktforscher der IDC ihre Prognose für den IT-Markt in der Region EMEA (Europa, Nahost und Afrika) für das kommende Jahr gesenkt. …mehr

  • Comarch greift mit SoftM-Kauf im ERP-Markt an

    Business-Software für den Mittelstand

    Das polnische Software- und Systemhaus Comarch aus Krakau erwirbt die Mehrheit am Münchner Business-Software-Anbieter SoftM. Comarch-Chef Janusz Filipaik will damit ins internationale Geschäft mit ERP-Lösungen für mittelständische Unternehmen einsteigen. …mehr

  • Finanzkrise wäre vermeidbar gewesen

    Risikomanagement

    Lücken im Risikomanagement haben die aktuelle Finanzkrise begünstigt. Dies glaubt die Mehrzahl der Führungskräfte im Finanzsektor.  …mehr

  • Microsoft hat Internet Explorer Mobile 6 fertig

    Zum Ausprobieren

    Microsoft hat den Handy-Web-Browser Internet Explorer Mobile 6 fertiggestellt. Um den Browser auszuprobieren, bietet das Unternehmen einen Emulator für den PC zum Download an. …mehr

  • Crazes und Herzig starten Microsite-Marketing-Plattform

    Gezielte Kundenakquise

    Mit dem neuen "Extended MicroSiteMarketing" (eMSM) stellen Crazes und Herzig, zwei Spezialagenturen in den Bereichen IT und Marketing, eine neue Microsite-Marketing-Plattform für die Kundenakquise in Nischensegmenten. …mehr

  • Bearingpoint steht vor dem Börsen-Delisting

    Schwacher Aktienkurs

    Das IT-Beratungshaus Bearingpoint steht von der Verbannung von US-Börse New York Stock Exchange (Nyse).  …mehr

  • Microsoft ernennt neuen China-Chef

    Simon Leung

    Microsoft hat für das wichtige Geschäft auf dem Riesenmarkt China zum zweiten Mal binnen fünf Jahren seinen Landesfürsten bei Motorola abgeworben. …mehr

  • BT vermarktet eigene Erfahrungen als Service

    Green-IT als Consulting-Lösung

    Mit dem Carbon Impact Assessement wagt die deutsche Tochter von British Telecom einen Spagat: Auf dem Weg zur grünen IT will der Carrier Unternehmen nicht nur TK-Leistungen verkaufen, sondern auch in die Rolle des reinen Consultants schlüpfen. …mehr

  • Wie Unternehmen Governance-Probleme lösen

    SOA Best Practices

    Erst mit effizienten Governance-Strukturen lassen sich die Nutzenpotenziale einer SOA heben. Erfolgreiche Organisationen machen es vor, wie eine Studie der Aberdeen Group zeigt …mehr

  • So helfen Wikis weiter

    Teamarbeit 2.0

    Firmen-Wikis stärken die Zusammenarbeit, entlasten den E-Mail-Verkehr und sammeln Wissen. Wer ihre Vorteile nutzen möchte, muss die Fallstricke kennen. …mehr

  • So erkennen Sie, wie es wirklich um Ihr Projekt steht

    Projekt-Management

    Es gibt bewährte Checklisten und Strukturierungsmethoden, um Risiken und Chancen eines Projekts zu überblicken. Aber sie verraten nur die halbe Wahrheit. …mehr

  • EU prüft Zulässigkeit der VoIP-Blockade durch Mobilfunkanbieter

    Wettbewerbsrecht

    Nach einem Bericht der International Herald Tribune überprüft die zuständige Kommission der Europäischen Union gerade die Rechtmäßigkeit der Blockade von VoIP-Telefonaten durch die Mobilfunkanbieter. …mehr

  • Telefonica legt im operativen Geschäft zu

    Überschuss halbiert

    Der spanische Telekomkonzern Telefonica hat im dritten Quartal im operativen Geschäft mehr umgesetzt und verdient als im Vorjahr. …mehr

  • Bechtle schafft Aufschwung im Abschwung

    Dennoch erhöhte Vorsicht

    Der IT-Dienstleister Bechtle hat im dritten Quartal trotz des widrigem gesamtwirtschaftlichen Umfeldes sein Geschäft gesteigert. …mehr

  • Die bayerische Alternative zu Indien

    IT-Arbeitsmarkt Niederbayern

    Niederbayerische IT-Firmen sind glücklich in der Provinz, vernetzen sich und hoffen auf Outsourcing-Aufträge. …mehr

  • Mind Mapping verbindet Office, Datenbanken und Web

    Mindjet MindManager 8

    Mit MindManager 8 ermöglicht Marktführer Mindjet die Nutzung zusätzlicher Informationen und Inhalte in der Mind-Mapping-Software und verspricht mehr Bedienkomfort. Zudem gibt es erstmals eine Online-Version zur Miete. …mehr

  • Freenet-Umsatz steigt dank debitel über eine Milliarde

    Prognose weiter offen

    Nach der Übernahme von debitel hat das Telekomunternehmen Freenet AG im abgelaufenen Quartal deutlich mehr verdient und umgesetzt als im Vorjahr. …mehr

  • Professionelle Analysen für den Mittelstand

    Data Mining

    Große Unternehmen unterhalten häufig eigene Analyseabteilungen. Für Firmen, die nicht über diese Ressourcen und das nötige Know-how verfügen, ist die Data-Mining-Software von Statsoft eine Alternative. …mehr

  • United Internet senkt erneut Prognose

    Hohe Abschreibungen

    Wegen der Flaute im Online-Werbegeschäft hat der Internet-Dienstleister United Internet seine Jahresprognose erneut gesenkt. …mehr

  • godot lockt mit kostenloser Basisversion go.eco

    Sicherheits-Software

    Das Berliner Unternehmen godot communication technologies GmbH bietet ab sofort seine Software go.eco als Vollversion kostenlos zum Download an. …mehr

  • Apple veröffentlicht Safari 3.2

    Sicherheits-Update

    Apple hat über Nacht die Version 3.2 seines Safari-Browsers für Mac OS X (10.5 und 10.4) sowie Windows veröffentlicht. Diese beseitigt eine Reihe größerer Sicherheitslücken. …mehr

  • Infor will ERP-Linien über Komponenten erweitern

    Business-Software modernisieren

    Der Anbieter von Business-Lösungen wie ERP COM und ERP LN will Produktinnovationen in Form Softwarekomponenten an die Nutzer ausliefern. Ohne umfangreiche Anpassungen und Release-Wechsel sollen Nutzer neue Funktionen einführen können. Im Augenblick haben viele Kunden indes anderes zu tun. …mehr

  • Firmen sparen an Consulting-Leistungen

    Management-Beratung

    Als Reaktion auf die Krise haben bereits einige Firmen ihre Beratungsetats gesenkt, Projekte gestoppt, verkleinert oder verschoben. …mehr

  • Can One Lawsuit Kill Behavioral Ads?

    Premium-Inhalt. A lawsuit filed against NebuAd may cause the death of online behavioral advertising, or in the very least, provide a cautionary tale to ISPs.

  • Somali Pirates Plunder Trade Ships, Steal Video Games

    Premium-Inhalt. It's not often that I get to invoke the term "pirate" in this industry and actually refer to a bunch of guys on a real boat intercepting real merchant ships stealing real physical merchandise. You thought digital piracy was a problem? How about piracy of the live body guns-and-surly-attitudes kind?

  • Vegas Pool Sharks

    Premium-Inhalt. When Apple opened the doors to developers to write and sell products for the iPhone and iPod touch, it began a veritable gold rush for unknown companies. Here, developers could write programs quickly, distribute them to the market via the iTunes Store and find eager customers waiting to snap up their offerings.

  • Papermaster countersues IBM in effort to join Apple

    Premium-Inhalt. In an effort to sever ties with his former employer, Mark Papermaster has countersued IBM, claiming among other things that Apple and IBM are not significant competitors.

  • Sun banks on open source for its survival

    Premium-Inhalt. . is slashing its workforce on a scale typically reserved , announcing Friday that it plans to lay off up to 6,000 employees -- a restructuring that comes on top of made over the past year.

  • Google patches Chrome file-stealing bug

    Premium-Inhalt. . has patched Chrome to prevent attackers from stealing files from PCs running the open-source browser.

  • Groups ask Kentucky court to reverse domain seizures

    Premium-Inhalt. Three civil liberties groups have filed a petition asking a Kentucky court to reverse a judge's ruling that could lead to the seizure of 141 domain names related to gambling Web sites.

  • Mobile searches to soon have a voice, thanks to Google

    Premium-Inhalt. Back when the App Store was just a gleam in eager developers' collective eyes, Google was among the companies clamoring for a place in Apple's yet-to-launch virtual marketplace. Vic Gundotra, Google's vice president of engineering, told Macworld that it expected to have applications available from "Day One" of the App Store's launch.

  • Application Security: The Turning Point?

    Premium-Inhalt. I wanted very much to write a column about how we've reached a turning point regarding application security.

  • If You Can't Beat Consumer Apps, Why Fight Them?

    Premium-Inhalt. If you've ever sat in front of your computer and wished that you could see your ugly enterprise software appear in Web 2.0 applications such as or , might be the start-up vendor for you. The company's philosophy is pretty simple: if enterprise apps will never be as cool as their cousins in the consumer market, why fight it? And if you can do this securely, without compromising your enterprise data, why not just give users what they want?

  • HyperStudio returns, via Software MacKiev

    Premium-Inhalt. Software MacKiev on Friday announced the release of for Mac OS X. It costs US$89.95.

  • Toshiba 42XV545U 42-Inch LCD HDTV

    Premium-Inhalt. Toshiba's 42-inch, 120-Hz 42XV545U HDTV delivers solid image quality, finishing second overall in our performance tests, close behind . Despite its high scores, however, I had a mixed reaction to this set. Contrast in the Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl test (chapter 12 of the Blu-ray disc, with Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley marooned on the island) was excessive, and I didn't like the yellowish cast of their faces. As for The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King sequence (chapter 22 of the DVD), though I rated it Good for brightness and contrast, its handling of dark areas of the mountain and cloak, and its detail in faces and clothing were only Fair. Faces appeared a bit red, too.

  • LG Electronics 42PG25 42-Inch Plasma HDTV

    Premium-Inhalt. LG Electronics' 42PG25 boasts an attractive price (US$1000 as of November 4, 2008) and impressive features. This plasma HDTV produced good-looking images, too, though it struggled a bit with fast-motion video.

  • Vizio SV420XVT 42-Inch HDTV

    Premium-Inhalt. Vizio's TVs often lead in price and image quality, and this model is no exception: At US$1100 (as of November 4, 2008), the SV420XVT is the least-expensive 120-Hz LCD we've seen. And it finished ahead of such competing 42-inch models as , , , and in our performance tests, too.

  • LG Electronics 42LGX 42-Inch LCD HDTV

    Premium-Inhalt. Few things stand out about LG's 42LGX--except its price. At US$2000 (as of November 4, 2008), this 120-Hz HDTV costs twice as much as its stablemate, . The notes from our performance jury offer little praise for the 42LGX's picture quality. One judge described several images as "flat" and found the visuals in chapter 12 of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl to be "very dull." Another judge complained that the same scene was "a little bit too dark to see the details." In an American Idol clip, one person's face looked more like oil paint on canvas than like human skin.

  • Obama Gets Geeky

    Premium-Inhalt. The man who built a out of the concept of "change" is already bringing Internet technology into his administration. President-elect Barack Obama has announced plans for a presidential YouTube channel, along with plans for thorough social network and blog screenings as part of potential staffers' background checks. If you've so much as left a questionable comment on a blog somewhere, you might be disqualified. Think you could pass?

  • Tony Scott on Microsoft's Culture of Innovation

    Premium-Inhalt. Innovation is mandatory in today's ultracompetitive corporate landscape, especially for a tech giant like . As CIO of Microsoft, must create a culture that encourages experimentation and while simultaneously creating clear guidelines about which creative ideas are worth pursuing. That the company is filled with talented technology professionals makes balancing those two forces-freedom and control-even more difficult. CIO.com's Editor in Chief Brian Carlson sat down with Scott to hear how the CIO tackles such challenges, whether Microsoft uses tools, and why he advocates for internal customers.

  • Oracle vs. SAP: Who Has the Better ERP Apps Strategy?

    Premium-Inhalt. Forrester Research last stacked up the application strategies of heavyweights SAP and Oracle in 2006. Back then, Forrester analysts noted that both business apps vendors had just launched new architectures for a of service-oriented and flexible .

  • iPhone 3G vs. Storm: 8 Reasons to Pick the iPhone

    Premium-Inhalt. Due in large part to the overwhelming success of smartphone, than ever before.

  • Storm vs. iPhone 3G: 8 Reasons to Pick the Storm

    Premium-Inhalt. You've read my . Now check out the flip side.

  • Replace the Finder!

    Premium-Inhalt. Are you frustrated by the Finder? Do you find it lacking in features for what you're trying to do? If so, you might want to give Path Finder a try. In this edition of the Macworld Video, I walk you through some of the more interesting features in this feature-laden file management tool.

  • Getting a handle on open source

    Premium-Inhalt. Whether they know it or not, almost every enterprise has open source technologies installed. And with hundreds of thousands of open source projects floating around that are derived from countless pieces of source code that are subject to any number of licenses, it's imperative to implement governance measures to mitigate legal and operational risks.

  • Post on Twitter by talking into a phone

    Premium-Inhalt. Microblogging on is great. But sometimes you're just too busy to sit down and type that 140-character tweet. Maybe you're climbing a volcano, sprinting through the airport or running a marathon and just can't stop to type. Here's how to post on Twitter using only a voice phone call.

  • Google, MS take voice, social-networking shots at each other

    Premium-Inhalt. and this week traded counter-punches over voice and social networking tools as the two continue to battle each other over emerging technologies.

  • AMD bails out IT

    Premium-Inhalt. There's a good deal that's special about AMD's new Shanghai server CPU. It's fabulous science, fun for those of us who get dewy-eyed over the prospect of a 25 percent faster world switch time and immersion lithography. It makes the x86 battle interesting again because it carries AMD into territory that it must fight hard to win--the two-socket (2P) server space--and where innovation is sorely needed. AMD beat Intel's next-generation server architecture to market while closing performance, price, and power efficiency gaps between Core 2 and Shanghai. Just as it did in the old days, AMD now claims that its best outruns Intel's best despite having a lower clock speed.

  • Create a Shutdown Shortcut

    Premium-Inhalt. James Strong wants a shortcut on his desktop that will shutdown his computer. I tell him how to make one.

  • iPhone Gets Google Search By Voice

    Premium-Inhalt. Google launched a new application for Apple's iPhone that uses voice recognition technology to enter queries in the company's search engine. The free app should be available now from the iPhone's App Store and through iTunes.

  • Microsoft Opens Online Store: I'm Not Impressed

    Premium-Inhalt. It's opening day for Microsoft's . But don't expect to find any opening day bargains. I compared, and Microsoft is charging considerably more for many software titles compared to legitimate online vendors like Amazon selling identical products.

  • Google increases U.S. search dominance in October

    Premium-Inhalt. Google continued to increase its U.S. search share dominance in October, widening its lead over Yahoo and Microsoft.

  • Google, other supporters mark OpenSocial's first year

    Premium-Inhalt. supporters celebrated on Thursday what they consider major progress in this project to establish a common set of standard APIs and tools for developing social networking applications.

  • Microsoft appoints new head of China operations

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft has hired a former Motorola executive to take charge of its Chinese operations.

  • The Apple Search Engine? I Hope Not

    Premium-Inhalt. Rumors are this week about a possible new search engine in the works by Apple. Let me be the first to say I hope they're not true.

  • MS Restyles Games For Windows Live, Adds Downloads

    Premium-Inhalt. In a slightly confusing press release, Microsoft is trumpeting updates to its Games For Windows Live service, several of which the company announced months ago. The release actually says the company "today unveiled significant updates," which I misread as "today made available." So, fool that I am, I clicked over to , clicked the link, scanned down from "You can enjoy the free service even when you're not playing a game by launching the Games for Windows - LIVE client," and quickly realized a link to download said client was nowhere in site.

  • Netflix CEO Heralds the Return of Web TV

    Premium-Inhalt. It's always interesting to see CEO Reed Hastings talk, because he has very clear and well-argued opinions about the future of the Web and TV. Or more specifically, the eventual fusion of the Web and TV. He picks winners and losers and pulls no punches.

  • Xbox 360, Wii Sales Climb in October, Fable 2 Leads

    Premium-Inhalt. The games industry grew another 18 points year-over-year in the opening beats of the critical fourth quarter, according to NPD. Nothing's recession-proof, but the games industry seems to be weathering Wall Street's slings and arrows with a durable Kevlar-grade coating. According to NPD's Anita Frazier, "With 10-months under its belt, the video games industry is still poised to top [US]$22B in annual sales in 2008."

  • Microsoft opens new online store for the US

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft has quietly launched a new online store where U.S. customers can buy its software and hardware products.

  • Carriers' future uncertain in 'Wild West' of mobile web

    Premium-Inhalt. and ISPs will soon face a do-or-die moment for their mobile Internet revenue streams, as increased competition and open networks take away their ability to tightly control what users download and how they experience the wireless Web, said panelists at a breakfast Thursday morning.

  • US video game market expanded 18% in October

    Premium-Inhalt. The video game market in the U.S. saw a healthy 18 percent expansion in October and remains on track for a record year despite consumer cutbacks on general electronics purchases.

  • Web site collects ideas for Obama's CTO

    Premium-Inhalt. Barack Obama hasn't even appointed a chief technology officer yet, but thousands of people are using a new Web site to suggest and vote on ideas they think his CTO should work on.

  • Tough times and risk management

    Premium-Inhalt. These are tough times. Over the last decade you have most likely become used to some kind of more-or-less stable basis for how your business operates. Sorry, but that's all about to change because the economy is in serious trouble.

  • You've been 'synergy-related headcount restructured'

    Premium-Inhalt. Even the word layoff is a euphemism, when you think about it. Yes, it can serve to draw a distinction between budget-based and performance-based termination, but not many laid-off workers get recalled to their old jobs these days; "laid off" pretty much means you're fired.

  • Wall Street Beat: Bad news gets worse for IT

    Premium-Inhalt. Despite a market rally Thursday, the financial news for IT just keeps getting worse, with bellwethers like Intel cutting revenue guidance, shares of high-flyers like Google sinking to multiyear lows, investment analysts downgrading industry darlings like Apple, and market researchers at IDC and Citigroup slashing forecasts.

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