Obwohl die Wirtschaftskrise den Mittelstand beutelt, lässt er sich nicht unterkriegen. Im Gegenteil: Der von Fujitsu Siemens Computers und Techconsult ermittelte IT-Mittelstandsindex für Dezember weist einen Anstieg der Investitionen in Hardware-, Software- und Kommunikationsprodukte aus. …mehr
Cisco hat für kleine und mittelständische Unternehmen konzipierte Produkte angekündigt. Dabei handelt es sich um die Security Appliance "Cisco Spam und Virus Blocker", die NAS-Systeme "NSS2000" und "NSS3000" sowie das Collaborations- und Kommunikationssystem "SBCS 1.4". …mehr
Die Bedrohung geschäftskritischer Daten durch Industrie- und Wirtschaftsspionage wird in deutschen Unternehmen grob unterschätzt. Dabei lauert die Gefahr überall, sei es in Gestalt von Reinigungskräften, Einbrechern oder im Internet. Vorbeugende Sicherheitsmaßnahmen gegen den Datenklau sind aber kein Hexenwerk. …mehr
Die nun verfügbare Version 16 der Oracle-Applikation "CRM on Demand" soll es Anwendern ermöglichen, eigene Objekte in die Mietsoftware einzufügen. Hinzugekommen sind ferner Funktionen für das Partner-Management. Firmen können die CRM-Umgebung nun auch auf dedizierten Systemen im Oracle-Rechenzentrum betreiben lassen. …mehr
Hewlett-Packard (HP) hat sein speziell für Rechenzentren entwickeltes ProCurve-Produktportfolio um eine Kompatibilitätsinitiative namens ProCurve Open Network Ecosystem (ONE) erweitert. Das Programm hat die optimale Abstimmung von Applikationen verschiedenster Hersteller auf die ProCurve-Hardware zum Ziel. Gleichzeitig kündigte HP neue ProCurve-Produkte an. …mehr
Premium-Inhalt. Due to incorrect information provided by a vendor, the story "Backup merger unites Barracuda, Yosemite" misstated the relationship between the Barracuda Backup Server and the Barracuda Backup Service. The server is a component of the service.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple on Tuesday released an update for QuickTime Broadcaster, the company's live encoding software.
Premium-Inhalt. IBM's not-so-secret layoffs may have reached 4,200 Tuesday, according to Alliance@IBM, which believes that thousands of other employees will be loosing their jobs as well before the cuts end.
Premium-Inhalt. Broadband solution provider Edge-Core is pushing for the development of WiMax (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) in the Philippines, describing the country--composed of more than 7,000 islands--as an "ideal place" for the technology.
Premium-Inhalt. Does the world really need another job search portal? Evidently Adicio, a web-based classified software maker, thinks so with its launch of , a portal that claims to help recruiters reach specialized applicants easier.
Premium-Inhalt. The sponsored by Microsoft among about a thousand young adults -- "millennials" born 1980 to 1990 -- suggest that auto makers can cut back on pricey TV commercials and use social networks to reach out to potential buyers aged 18 to 28. They're already doing that, of course. Search for "Camaro" on Facebook to see Chevrolet's ads.
Premium-Inhalt. Google will begin to offer browser-based offline access to its Gmail Webmail application, a much-awaited feature.
Premium-Inhalt. GateHouse Media and the New York Times Co. have rapidly brought to a close one of the most misguided media legal spats since the great Associated Press/Drudge fiasco of 2008.
Premium-Inhalt. Almost a year to the day KDE 4 releases started with 4.0.0, has been in damage control about how it handled the apparent developers release, but that all changed Tuesday with the second major release in the KDE 4 series, KDE 4.2.0, codenamed "the answer" aimed squarely at a whole new free desktop experience.
Premium-Inhalt. The European Commission convened a panel of experts in Brussels on Tuesday to consider the risks to hearing caused by listening to music players at a high volume.
Premium-Inhalt. Sun Microsystems reported an 11 percent drop in revenue for the December quarter but managed to beat the modest expectations of financial analysts.
Premium-Inhalt. Tuesday made available in beta an offline capability for its Gmail platform so business and consumer users can work with e-mail and eventually calendar items while disconnected from the network.
Premium-Inhalt. The has not slowed Linden Lab's expansion. The parent company of Second Life announced Tuesday that it has added two new vice presidents to its management ranks.
Premium-Inhalt. Big Blue and Apple have settled a legal dispute over Mark Papermaster, a former IBM executive who Steve Jobs hired last October to head up the iPhone and iPod hardware development teams.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft said Tuesday that it was folding its business process management (BPM) software, PerformancePoint Server, into its popular product.
Premium-Inhalt. It's impossible to tell if the new US$250 million valuation of Twitter makes it a bargain buy, or a money-eating monster. That's because no one has ever published a serious dollar estimate of how much Twitter spends per month sending out (the short text updates typed by members) for free as SMS messages. Twitter the company pays for those itself, so a fast-growing audience means a fast-growing phone bill.
Premium-Inhalt. We have four workstations from the top brands: Sun, Lenovo, Dell, and HP. Of these, Sun, HP and Dell sent us their quad core configurations, while Lenovo sent in a very fast dual core. The three quad cores were tested with 4 GB of ECC RAM (Error Correcting RAM, that reduces the possibility of RAM errors), while the dual core had 2 GB of ECC RAM. All four have Nvidia Quadro GPUs--these are graphic cards that are designed for professional applications, and come with certified drivers. As workstations go, these are one step above the basic configuration, and they make very good machines for graphics designers, sound and video professionals, architects, and software and design engineers. Besides the configuration, all four come with good service and support options, for three years.
Premium-Inhalt. Touch screens have mostly been limited to business-minded Tablet PCs. But HP's TouchSmart tx2 gets props for bringing touch to the masses. This hybrid notebook lifts HP's desktop experience from its TouchSmart and drops it into a smallish package--small in that it has a 12.1-inch screen; but it's a little on the big-boned side, and too heavy to be truly portable, as most laptops with this size screen would be. Size and slow performance are the only drawbacks to HP's otherwise reasonably smart design.
Premium-Inhalt. If you live in Gmail, but don't always have a broadband connection available, today should be a happy day for you. Google is rolling out a new system for . Google will cache your messages on your system using Google Gears. You'll be able to open your browser to Gmail.com, see your inbox, read and label messages and even write replies without a Net connection. Your messages will send once your system reconnects to the Web.
Premium-Inhalt. Transcend has announced the availability of its new 1.8-inch portable solid state drive (SSD) -- the SSD18M in India. The Transcend 1.8-inch portable SSD is available in 3 different capacities of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities. According to a press release, the SSD18M offers greater resistance to shock and vibration and comes with both eSATA and USB2.0 interface options.
Premium-Inhalt. Google on Tuesday rolled out a new wrinkle in its Gmail service: Offline e-mail for businesses using Google Apps and for consumer Gmail users. The move was announced in a posting to the .
Premium-Inhalt. Yahoo recorded a loss and its revenue shrunk a bit in the fourth quarter, ended Dec. 31, 2008, the struggling Internet company said Tuesday.
Premium-Inhalt. Tokyo Electric Power is increasing its investment in solar energy with plans to build a 10-megawatt solar plant near Tokyo.
Premium-Inhalt. The world's six largest computer drive makers Tuesday published the final specifications () for a single, full-disk encryption standard that can be used across all hard disk drives, solid state drives (SSD) and encryption key management applications. Once enabled, any disk that uses the specification will be locked without a password -- and the password will be needed even before a computer boots.
Premium-Inhalt. Few customers of use it for what it was intended, preferring instead to deploy the security technology to keep guests and contractors away from corporate production networks, according to a new report.
Premium-Inhalt. Gregory Tomb, the president and CEO of SAP North America, is taking a leave of absence for personal reasons and has been replaced, effective immediately, by longtime SAP executive Rob Enslin, according to a spokesman.
Premium-Inhalt. A real-time traffic information system called , has generated some by using GPS-equiped cellphones to find congestion ahead.
Premium-Inhalt. Verizon's was a mixed bag of wins and losses, with sales falling US$400 million short of the $25 billion forecast by Wall Street analysts. President Dennis Strigl trotted out familiar themes: Customers are getting rid of their landlines at home and at work, and layoffs all over mean employers are taking back and turning off phones they bought for employees.
Premium-Inhalt. Are ready for productive use in large enterprises? Analysts say no. They might be okay for small businesses, but netbooks aren't ready for the demanding work of big business.
Premium-Inhalt. Michael Arrington, widely seen as the kingmaker among Web 2.0 startup entrepreneurs because of his influential site , says he's taking a break from blogging through "most of February." In a Wednesday morning, Arrington claims that "someone walked up to me and quite deliberately spat in my face" as he was leaving a conference in Munich Tuesday.
Premium-Inhalt. Software entrepreneur Joel Spolsky, better known for his Joel on Software website, that the custom domain he set up using is offline because Google failed to automatically renew his domain after one year. Google's self-service site took his money and told him his domain was registered through 2010, Spolsky says. But on the anniversary of his signup, his domain went missing.
Premium-Inhalt. While venture capitalists take a long-term perspective on the selection, development, and sale of their portfolio firms, the worsening economic crisis and resulting extended decline in liquidity options have taken their toll on VC confidence.
Premium-Inhalt. Tuesday that its 3D technology has been accepted as an optional part of the DVD standard. As with DTS sound, player manufacturers will not be required to include Sensio 3D, but they can choose to do so. Many industry observers believe that .
Premium-Inhalt. Netbooks are poised to sell big in 2009. What's more, they are pushing aside ultraportable laptops as the preferred small notebook.
Premium-Inhalt. Back when he was campaigning for president, 's skillful such as Facebook enabled him to get his message out to new audiences of voters in an unprecedented fashion. But using the same technologies in his new role as president is already proving to be more controversial.
Premium-Inhalt. NASA scientists are putting together diagnostic tests to find out why one of the space agency's began failing to over the weekend.
Premium-Inhalt. Every now and then you stumble across a truly great idea and, as often as not, don't get it at first. Then you fall over the idea a second time and click! The light goes on. Such was my finding and re-finding of , a personal wiki system created by one .
Premium-Inhalt. The February 17 nationwide switch to digital television is still on-at least for now-after the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday failed to pass legislation that would have delayed the transition date to June 12.
Premium-Inhalt. The scoop: Octiv Air (M812), by , about US$400 (basic set, additional speakers cost $300).
Premium-Inhalt. Workers laid off from are pleading with the company to restore their severance packages.
Premium-Inhalt. Regular readers are probably familiar with my opinion on universal broadband service, but for anyone who's missed out, it's pretty simple: Love the idea, but fear the devil is in the details. Specifically, I'm talking about the details about who is going to pay, what they're paying for and how the money is to be collected. Oh, and then there's the question of who's going to build out the infrastructure.
Premium-Inhalt. The final date for the transition to digital TV in the U.S. could still be pushed back even after a bill to delay the move failed to get enough votes in the House of Representatives on Wednesday.
Premium-Inhalt. announced Wednesday it has inked a deal to provide with an array of IT and process standardization services that are aimed at improving Whirlpool's operations and better aligning IT with the business.
Premium-Inhalt. Talk about timing. The first netbooks arrived in fall 2007, selling for prices between US$250 and $400 just before the current recession kicked in. Even though the economy continues to look gloomy, however, a funny thing is happening: Netbooks are going upscale. Exhibit A: the , which sells for $900.
Premium-Inhalt. Symantec posted a big loss Wednesday, citing the tough economic climate, but the company's quarterly earnings still were better than analysts had expected.