Während das Bundesinnenministerium in der Verwaltungs-IT auf offene Standards und Vielfalt setzt, will Hessen einen Sonderweg gehen. Für ihr "Proof of Concept" hat das Bundesland den Software-Konzern Microsoft mit ins Boot geholt. Der "Hessen"-PC soll Arbeitszeit und damit Kosten reduzieren. …mehr
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Premium-Inhalt. One business travel irritation is that it interferes with getting work done. If you have to give a presentation in New York tonight, and you need to before you arrive, the problem isn't as much the time spent enroute than how much you can accomplish on the trip. Even when there's no specific must-do task, busy business travelers want to make time-in-transit productive working time.
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Premium-Inhalt. Migrating from high-end Unix-based systems to commodity x86/Linux platforms has been a popular idea for the last few years, at least in theory. But it turns out that not everyone thinks going full-on with Linux is the best solution -- at least not yet.
Premium-Inhalt. A year in which the economics of the travel and hotel industries are so bad that business analysts keep making comparisons to the months immediately following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York is not generally the time most IT people would be comfortable putting together a disaster recovery plan for the first time. Most would be in their offices, sweating over spreadsheets, looking for ways to trim spending a bit more, or push a project to drive down operational costs.
Premium-Inhalt. A federal judge in Seattle has ordered Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to testify in a class action lawsuit against Microsoft that alleges the company misled consumers in a marketing campaign for its Windows Vista operating system in which computers sold with an older Microsoft OS were labeled 'Vista Capable' when in fact they could only run a basic version of Vista.
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Premium-Inhalt. Industry officials promoted the benefits but also noted the challenges posed by cloud computing at the Cloud Computing Conference & Expo conference last Friday afternoon, citing economics as a plus for the concept and security as a concern.
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Premium-Inhalt. With most Americans switching their mobile handsets once every 18 months, the need to find safe ways to dispose of old cell phones has only grown. ReCellular, a self-described "electronics-sustainability" firm based in Dexter, Mich., has spent the past two decades working with the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA) to become a major recycler and reseller of mobile handsets and accessories. Every day, ReCellular processes thousands of unwanted handsets and either fixes them for resale or sends them off to be melted down and recycled. ReCellular Vice President Mike Newman spoke with Network World senior writer Brad Reed about how his company is helping to reduce e-waste, as well as how enterprises can benefit from donating their mobile devices for reuse and recycling.
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Premium-Inhalt. Bill Kosik knows a thing or two about building data centers. As managing principal of consultancy EYP Mission Critical Facilities in Chicago, Kosik helped plan its global project to 85 data centers into just six.
Premium-Inhalt. As President-elect Barack Obama begins fleshing out his agenda, one promising sign is that he considers Internet infrastructure to be key, judging from both his stated goals and the caliber of people he's asking to advise him on policy.
Premium-Inhalt. Kanguru Solutions on Friday announced the first USB flash drive that also External Serial ATA (eSATA) connectivity. By using eSATA's 3Gbit/sec throughput, potentially offers five times the throughput of USB 2.0, which is 480Mbit/sec.