Virtualisierung bietet viele Vorteile: Mehr Effizienz, höhere Effektivität, aber auch gesteigerte Flexibilität und Verlässlichkeit der IT. Virtualisierung erhöht die Auslastung von IT-Ressourcen, verbessert die Qualität und vereinfacht das Management der Systeme. Vor der Einführung sollte jedes Unternehmen prüfen, ob Team und Netzwerk fit für die Virtualisierung sind. …mehr
Das Selbstverständnis der IT ändert sich. Sie muss sich zunehmend an den Geschäftszielen ausrichten. Das fällt vielen Verantwortlichen schwer. Selbst Unternehmen, die bereits heute ihre IT-Services an den Unternehmenszielen ausrichten, orientieren sich noch zu stark an den IT-Kosten und verspielen die Chance, einen weitaus größeren Beitrag zur Wertschöpfung zu leisten, kritisiert Matthias Kraus, Research Analyst bei IDC. …mehr
CIOs sitzt die Wirtschaftskrise schwer im Nacken. Mehr denn je werden sie angehalten, durch den gezielten Einsatz ihrer knappen IT-Ressourcen einen Beitrag zur Kosteneffizienz sowie Umsatzsicherung zu leisten. Da ist guter Rat teuer. Die CW-Ratgeber können helfen, Geld zu sparen - und kosten nichts. …mehr
Microsoft bietet die Edition seiner Lösung für die unternehmensweite Suche "Search Server 2008 Express" ab sofort in deutscher Sprache zum kostenlosen Download an. Mit dem Tool für die Daten- und Dokumentenrecherche adressiert Microsoft vor allem kleine und mittelständische Unternehmen. …mehr
Der Freiburger Hosting-Anbieter Continum AG hat sein Portfolio um automatisierte Online-Backups erweitert. Als Alternative zur internen Bandsicherung biete das Backup-Outsourcing ein deutlich höheres Maß an Sicherheit und spare kleinen und mittelständischen Firmen zudem Kosten. …mehr
Durch Affiliate Marketing können Firmen ihre Produkte auf den Websites ihrer Partner bewerben und verkaufen, oder potentielle Kunden auf die eigene Website locken. Gemeinsam mit der Firma iCrossing, einem US-amerikanischen Spezialist für digitales Marketing mit Niederlassungen in München und Berlin, veröffentlicht der Branchenverband Bitkom einen kostenlosen Leitfaden, der Einblicke in die Konzeption und Realisierung erfolgreicher Maßnahmen in diesem Bereich liefern soll. …mehr
Das Forschungsinstitut für Rationalisierung (FIR) an der RWTH Aachen hat eine Methodik zur Planung und Bewertung von RFID-Systemen für kleine und mittelständische Unternehmen entwickelt. Dadurch sollen sich Kosten und Nutzen von RFID-Lösungen trotz ihrer Komplexität monetär bewertet lassen. …mehr
Wer den Zahlungsverkehr gemäß SEPA abwickeln möchte, muss seine ERP-Software entsprechend anpassen. Anbieter wie Microsoft und deren Softwarepartner arbeiten an entsprechenden Konzepten. Sowohl in "Dynamics NAV" als auch in "Dynamics AX" lässt sich SEPA umsetzen. …mehr
Premium-Inhalt. The amount of excess chips waiting to be placed inside gadgets is likely to triple in the final three months of this year because demand is falling at a much faster pace than anticipated, iSuppli said Tuesday.
Premium-Inhalt. Pictures of a Lenovo Mobile Communications handset bearing the logo of China's largest mobile operator have spread online, rumored to be proof of an upcoming Android handset that's based on China's homegrown 3G (third-generation) mobile standard.
Premium-Inhalt. In a move likely to spark renewed questions about ' health, late Tuesday said that the keynote speech at next month's Macworld Conference & Expo will be delivered by Philip Schiller, the company's senior product marketing executive.
Premium-Inhalt. Tuesday's news that Apple had announced that Steve Jobs wouldn't be appearing at and that the company would after 2009 came as a shock. I'm stunned that Apple has taken a 25-year-old event that has been the single best meeting place for the entire community of users and vendors of Apple-related products and treated it like a piece of garbage stuck to the bottom of its shoe. But I'm not really surprised: Apple has been leading up to this moment for a long time now.
Premium-Inhalt. For several years, trade shows—technology trade shows in particular—have been in serious decline. From Comdex to E3, large trade shows have been dying out or drastically changing their focus. Even hasn’t been immune, as the east coast show was canceled after the 2005 event. (The Expo was moved from New York in 2004, and Apple declined to participate in the Boston show that year; the show lasted only one more year before being canceled.) The annual San Francisco Macworld Expo, however, seemed safe from the troubles. For nearly 20 years, the January event has been the one place to see and be seen in the world of all things Apple.
Premium-Inhalt. Next year will be critical for Advanced Micro Devices, as the chip company pursues two major initiatives designed to reverse its financial losses and compete better with industry leader Intel.
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Premium-Inhalt. A report on sheds some light on the forthcoming third game in Sony's action series, . The article reveals that Kratos' first foray on the PlayStation 3 is said by SCEA to be "the last installment" in the God of War franchise. This news comes to us right after the unveiling of .
Premium-Inhalt. In an ongoing against Microsoft for compensation due to scratched/broken discs caused by the Xbox 360, a court document has revealed that members of the team were well aware that the drive could potentially cause problems to discs after the 360's release.
Premium-Inhalt. Notorious German filmmaker Uwe Boll, best known for adapting several video games franchises to the silver screen such as and , will be unveiling his latest movie based on a game, , this Wednesday.
Premium-Inhalt. A Spawn movie sequel? It's not as crazy as it might sound, based on the raging success of 2008 comics-turned-blockbuster movies such as Iron Man and The Dark Knight.
Premium-Inhalt. Did you hear that? A long low howl from the depths of despair. Yes, it's the sound of the record companies sinking ever further into the tar pits. And, strangely, it seems to be coming from the general direction of Providence, Rhode Island.
Premium-Inhalt. Old-school broadcast television just got a new lease on life with the transition to digital television (DTV) signals.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple's decision not to participate in the in San Francisco is the latest blow to the decade-old trade show.
Premium-Inhalt. The news that Palm is getting ready to a new mobile phone operating system, codenamed Nova, at the Consumer Electronics Show next month has been greeted by skepticism from observers who blog about the smartphone market.
Premium-Inhalt. Duke Energy, a coal and nuclear power company based in Charlotte, may rent the roofs of as many as 425 residents of North Carolina to install solar panels which could contribute as many as eight megawatts to the community.
Premium-Inhalt. It seems the iPhone can do everything. It makes calls. It surfs the Web. It plays music. It even plays games (the number of high-quality games on the iPhone is astounding, especially now that an iPhone version of Sim City is on the way).
Premium-Inhalt. Palm launched an online store where users can buy software directly from their handsets, becoming the latest phone maker to follow in Apple's footsteps with an application store.
Premium-Inhalt. San Francisco and Seattle have been included in a list of seven urban centers with "at risk" communities for the February 2009 transition to digital television.
Premium-Inhalt. I just got off the phone with Paul Kent, IDG World Expo vice president and general manager, in the aftermath of Apple's announcement that . Here's Kent's complete statement:
Premium-Inhalt. Apple Tuesday announced that the January 2009 Conference & Expo will be its last.
Premium-Inhalt. The economic downturn means 3D films will take a little longer getting to your local multiplex. Or so says Chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg.
Premium-Inhalt. is causing many companies to of initiatives, while a much smaller number of companies have decided to slow down their green activities.
Premium-Inhalt. For Jerry Yang, 2008 was going to be the year when Yahoo's long-awaited technology and business turnaround began in earnest.
Premium-Inhalt. Next year will see deliver a "Big Bang" in switching, blade servers for the data center, high-definition TelePresence conferencing for the home, and a security plan for virtualized and cloud computing environments.
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Premium-Inhalt. OK, about now my editor is going to be wondering where on earth this column is. It should have been in his hot, sweaty hands hours ago, but as I was beginning to write about a couple of searching tools my Windows XP SP2 machine started acting up. Again.
Premium-Inhalt. Nortel is reportedly entertaining bids from three companies, including , for its .
Premium-Inhalt. The first thing you should know about Chess With Friends is that it does not require you to have any friends with whom to play chess. Chess With Friends or Random Acquaintances would be a cumbersome and stupid name, but it describes the app best--and highlights its appeal. It's the next best thing to wandering down to the park or local café and sitting down with a stranger for a game.
Premium-Inhalt. Joost has announced that this Friday is the final day users will be able to use the standalone Joost client to watch online videos.
Premium-Inhalt. Last month, about 20,000 people signed up looking for jobs on oDesk Corp.'s that links job seekers with employers offering contract work. It was the largest monthly increase, by at least 40%, that its CEO, Gary Swart, has seen since joining the firm in 2005. Swart said and he says he expects another 15,000 people to sign up this month.
Premium-Inhalt. If you saw the first Star Wars film in 1978 you would have been dazzled by the awe inspiring technology the protagonists took for granted. Thirty years later and many of the film's forward-looking ideas -- from videoconferencing and mobile communications to robotics and bionics -- are being used in our daily lives.
Premium-Inhalt. Next month, Intel will show off its next-generation Classmate laptop, which includes a touch screen and new features that make it easier for students to use.
Premium-Inhalt. I first ran across while searching for a lightweight alternative to Adobe Reader, which for several major revisions grew increasingly bloated and slow. Foxit fit the bill nicely, though for a few versions I still had to keep the Adobe product on hand for graphics intensive PDF files. Now though, Foxit is the only PDF reader I use.
Premium-Inhalt. is a mashup of many different social networking sites in one creative and animated iPhone application. It combines YouTube videos in the categories of your choice, Flickr photos from the feeds you select, Facebook friend status, and any RSS feeds you want into either an ordered list, or a "river", which moves these objects from left to right in an animated style, and you must click on one of them before it disappears.
Premium-Inhalt. Foundry Networks stockholders approved the company's with Brocade at a special meeting held Dec. 17. The US$2.6 billion union is one of the network industry's biggest .
Premium-Inhalt. President-elect Barack Obama has been clear that investment in infrastructure -- including Internet infrastructure -- will be one of his administration's signature initiatives. That's excellent news, because the Internet could surely use some focus and investment.
Premium-Inhalt. Looking at Apple's extensive support site, it's easy to forget that Apple Inc. got its start as a computer company.
Premium-Inhalt. According to a by the Massachusetts , the state's supply of renewable electricity increased by over 70 percent from 2006 to 2007 -- from 940,433 MWh to 1,606,396 MWh. That made 2007 the first year that the state's utilities exceeded their state-mandated minimum for renewal energy.
Premium-Inhalt. Don't try so hard, vendors. Because when it comes to luring customers, "consistently mediocre" tops "inconsistently amazing" most of the time.
Premium-Inhalt. Raise your hand if this has happened to you: You're typing along on your laptop, when suddenly you look up and see that your cursor has jumped somewhere else in your document, resulting in seriously fouled-up text.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft's is now available, as is a security update for Mozilla's Firefox browser. Here's a breakdown of what you need and where you can get it.
Premium-Inhalt. The lightweight, ultraportable Sony VAIO VGN-Z598U has a base price of US$1499, but our review unit--packed to the gills with high-quality components--ballooned to $4450. Primary responsibility for the sticker shock goes to a pair of 128GB solid-state drives, which jacked up the original price by roughly two grand. But our test unit also jams a 2.53-GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P9500 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a dedicated nVidia GeForce 9300M GS GPU into its tiny 12.4- by 1.3- by 8.3-inch frame.
Premium-Inhalt. Spectators attending the presidential inauguration of on Jan. 20 in Washington should expect some delays when making calls on their cell phones, according to the major industry group representing wireless network carriers.
Premium-Inhalt. A new working model of the mysterious 2,000-year-old astronomical calculator, dubbed the Antikythera Device, has been unveiled, incorporating the most recent discoveries two years ago by an international team of researchers.
Premium-Inhalt. 2008 was a huge year for in terms of product transitions, strategic initiatives and business imperatives against the backdrop of a global economic recession. The following is a lineup of key events for the company as it closes out one of the most eventful years in its history.
Premium-Inhalt. MIT computer science professor David Karger's research team has developed software dubbed list.it that's designed to computerize many of the things people currently do through sticky notes: organize e-mail addresses, passwords and the like.
Kundendaten vereinheitlichen und Redundanzen im Datenbestand beseitigen: Das steht im Mittelpunkt der neuen Plattform für "Customer Data Quality", kurz CDQ. Über einen neuen Web-basierenden Service ist der Zugriff auf die Anwendung nun auch On-Demand möglich. …mehr