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  • Cisco-Konkurrenten proben den Aufstand

    HP ProCurve Open Network Ecosystem

    Im Rahmen des HP ProCurve Open Network Ecosystem (ONE) will die Netzwerksparte von Hewlett-Packard Unternehmen gemeinsam mit Kooperationspartnern eine Alternative zu Cisco-Produkten bieten. …mehr

  • Intel bekommt von der EU keinen Aufschub

    Kartellermittlung

    Der zweithöchste EU-Gerichtshof in Luxemburg hat einen Antrag von Intel auf Aufschub bei der Kartellermittlung der EU-Kommission gegen den Chipriesen abgewiesen. …mehr

  • Bald Streetview für Nokia Maps?

    Nokia übernimmt Bit-Side

    Die von Nokia übernommene Softwarefirma Bit-Side hat eine interessante Technik für Panoramafotos entwickelt und soll jetzt Nokia Maps erweitern. Daraus ließe sich ein Klon von Google Streetview basteln. …mehr

  • Europas größter Chiphersteller STM baut 4500 Stellen ab

    Jeder Zehnte muss gehen

    Der führende europäische Mikrochip-Hersteller STMicroelectronics (STM) erwartet in diesem Jahr einen Einbruch des Marktes um ein Viertel. …mehr

  • Holtzbrinck holt neuen Chef für StudiVZ

    Markus Berger-de León

    Die Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck hat Markus Berger-de León zum 1. März als CEO des deutschen Facebook-Imitats StudiVZ ernannt. …mehr

  • Firmen machen Geld für IT-Produkte locker

    Trotz Wirtschaftskrise

    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

  • Weitere Entlassungen bei der IBM

    Alliance@IBM

    Laut Berichten der US-amerikanischen Hausgewerkschaft Alliance@IBM hat der Konzern mittlerweile 4200 Mitarbeiter entlassen - und das dürfte noch nicht alles gewesen sein. …mehr

  • Start-up verhilft Armen zu Arbeit per SMS

    Nokia unterstützt txteagle

    Das Start-up-Unternehmen txteagle hat es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht, Armut und Arbeitslosigkeit in der Dritten Welt mit einem neuartigen Konzept zu bekämpfen. …mehr

  • Online-Filmkanal mit 15.000 Videostreams geplant

    "Epix"

    "Das alte Modell des Fernsehens ist tot" - glaubt die kanadische Firma Lionsgate. …mehr

  • Cisco liefert neue KMU-Produkte aus

    NAS, Sicherheit und Collaboration

    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

  • Samsung stellt Projektor-Handy vor

    W7900

    Als erster großer Hersteller hat Samsung ein Mobiltelefon mit eingebautem Beamer vorgestellt, das Samsung W7900 Show. …mehr

  • Boom für mobiles Internet steht kurz bevor

    Experte

    Der Boom des mobilen Internets ist nach Meinung von Experten nur noch eine Frage der Zeit. …mehr

  • So schützen Sie sensible Daten

    IT gegen Wirtschaftsspionage

    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

  • Gmail geht endlich offline

    Mit Google Gears

    Google hat begonnen, seinen Webmail-Dienst "Gmail" (in Deutschland: "Google Mail") auch im Offline-Betrieb anzubieten. …mehr

  • Neue Firmware 2.2.1 für das iPhone erschienen

    Apple

    Apple hat ein kleines Update für das iPhone und den iPod Touch veröffentlicht.  …mehr

  • Mark Papermaster darf bei Apple anfangen

    Klage von IBM beigelegt

    Der frühere IBM-Manager Mark Papermaster darf am 24. April seinen angekündigten neuen Job bei Apple antreten. …mehr

  • Kurz-URLs tricksen Browser-Sicherheit aus

    Finjan warnt

    Googles Safe Browsing zum Schutz vor Phishing- und Malwarewebseiten ist ein Werkzeug, das unter anderem Nutzern der Browser Chrome und Firefox mehr Sicherheit im Internet verspricht. …mehr

  • "Schreib keineswegs, wie man im Fernsehen spricht"

    Tipp vom Bewerber-Coach

    Gerhard Winkler, unorthodoxer Karriere-Coach, warnt vor Sprachschluderei in der Bewerbung. …mehr

  • Oracle verspricht flexibles Miet-CRM

    Software as a Service

    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

  • Mobiler Firefox für Windows Mobile angekündigt

    Handy-Browser Fennec

    Nächste Woche soll eine mobile Firefox-Version für Windows Mobile fertig werden. Wie die Entwickler im Team-Blog veröffentlichten, soll Fennec in der ersten Februarwoche auf dem HTC Touch Pro laufen. …mehr

  • SAP streicht weltweit 3000 Stellen

    Trotz passabler Quartalszahlen

    Europas größter Softwarehersteller SAP weitet angesichts der Konjunkturkrise sein Sparprogramm aus und streicht bis Jahresende rund 3000 oder knapp sechs Prozent der Stellen. …mehr

  • Kurzarbeit bei AMD in Dresden

    2700 Mitarbeiter betroffen

    Der Halbleiterhersteller AMD führt Ende Februar für rund 2700 Mitarbeiter in seinem Dresdner Werk Kurzarbeit ein. …mehr

  • Sun schreibt weniger Verlust als erwartet

    Vor allem Einmaleffekte belasten

    Der Server- und Software-Hersteller Sun Microsystems hat auf seinem Sanierungskurs zum Jahresende 2008 erneut rote Zahlen geschrieben. …mehr

  • Kreativität ist der beste Kündigungsschutz

    So sichern Sie Ihren Job

    Die Krise verunsichert Mitarbeiter. Viele fragen sich, wie sie ihren Job sichern können. Mit neuen Ideen, meint der Berater und Buchautor Jens-Uwe Meyer. …mehr

  • SAP-Profis bleiben gut im Rennen

    Beratermarkt

    Trotz Krisengeredes müssen SAP-Experten nicht darben. Allerdings werden Arbeitgeber wählerischer. …mehr

  • HP stellt neues Allianzprogramm und neue Netzwerk-Produkte vor

    HP ProCurve

    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

  • Europageschäft stürzt Yahoo! in die roten Zahlen

    Bartz will nicht verkaufen

    Der kriselnde Internet-Konzern Yahoo! ist zum Jahresende 2008 durch seinen Jobabbau und das schwache Europageschäft in die Verlustzone gestürzt. …mehr

  • Web 2.0 - bekannt, aber kaum genutzt

    Mittelständischer Handel

    Kleinere und mittelständische Handelsunternehmen nutzen das Internet zwar intensiv für ihre Geschäftstätigkeit. Doch zur Kundengewinnung sowie für die Kundenbindung setzen sie bislang kaum Web-2.0-Anwendungen ein. …mehr

  • Achtung Einwilligungserklärung

    Leitfaden des Eco-Verbands

    E-Mail-Werbung ist zwar günstig und hat eine große Reichweite. Aber Firmen sollten die aktuelle Rechtsprechung berücksichtigen. Darauf weisen Experten des Eco-Verbands der deutschen Internetwirtschaft e.V hin. …mehr

  • Schweizer CIOs mögen Business Intelligence

    Trotz Kürzungen der Budgets

    Für CIOs aus der Schweiz bleibt Business Intelligence (BI) auch in 2009 eines der drei wichtigsten Themen. Das fand die Zeitschrift Netzwoche in einer Umfrage unter 100 IT-Entscheidern heraus. …mehr

  • SAP North America chief takes leave of absence

    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.

  • Researchers use cellphones for real-time traffic information

    Premium-Inhalt. A real-time traffic information system called , has generated some by using GPS-equiped cellphones to find congestion ahead.

  • Verizon Wireless boosts revenue in lagging quarter

    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.

  • Analysts pan netbooks in enterprise, but SMB use is rising

    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.

  • TechCrunch editor takes leave after death threat, being spit on

    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.

  • Google Apps customers say domains aren't being renewed

    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.

  • Recession worries pull down VC confidence index

    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.

  • 'Visually lossless' 3D added to DVD standard

    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 .

  • Netbooks kick ultraportable laptops to the curb

    Premium-Inhalt. Netbooks are poised to sell big in 2009. What's more, they are pushing aside ultraportable laptops as the preferred small notebook.

  • Cookie use in videos on gov't site prompts privacy concerns

    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.

  • NASA probing trouble with long-running Mars rover

    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.

  • TiddlyWiki is amazing, fantastic!

    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 .

  • Digital TV Delay Bill Dies in US House

    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.

  • Octiv Air an impressive iPod streamer

    Premium-Inhalt. The scoop: Octiv Air (M812), by , about US$400 (basic set, additional speakers cost $300).

  • Laid-off Nortel workers lobby for severance

    Premium-Inhalt. Workers laid off from are pleading with the company to restore their severance packages.

  • The tangled web of universal broadband

    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.

  • DTV delay hits bump in road

    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.

  • Whirlpool chooses IBM for IT services

    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.

  • Latest Netbooks Go Upscale

    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.

  • With global revenue dropping, Symantec posts big loss

    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.

  • Backup merger unites Barracuda, Yosemite

    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.

  • QuickTime Broadcaster update improves synchronization

    Premium-Inhalt. Apple on Tuesday released an update for QuickTime Broadcaster, the company's live encoding software.

  • Union: IBM layoffs now 4,200 -- may go higher

    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.

  • Edge-Core pushes for WiMax Philippines

    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.

  • New job portal promises easier access to careers

    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.

  • Survey: Car makers should target young customers on Facebook

    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.

  • Google delivers offline access for Gmail

    Premium-Inhalt. Google will begin to offer browser-based offline access to its Gmail Webmail application, a much-awaited feature.

  • GateHouse claims victory; online reputation still suffers

    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.

  • KDE 4.2 arrives, takes aim at free desktop 'answer'

    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.

  • EC panel considers hearing loss from music players

    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.

  • Sun's revenue drops 11 percent in Q2

    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.

  • Google unveils beta of offline Gmail option

    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.

  • Despite rough economy, Linden Lab adds two new VPs

    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.

  • IBM, Apple settle lawsuit over former IBM employee

    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.

  • Microsoft pulls PerformancePoint Server after just 15 months

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft said Tuesday that it was folding its business process management (BPM) software, PerformancePoint Server, into its popular product.

  • Twitter's burn rate: Our search gets closer

    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.

  • Sun, Dell, HP, Lenovo Workstations Tested

    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.

  • HP TouchSmart tx2

    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.

  • Gmail Goes Offline

    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.

  • Transcend introduces 1.8" Portable SSD in India

    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.

  • Google brings Gmail offline

    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  .

  • Yahoo posts loss, revenue falls slightly

    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.

  • Tokyo Electric plans big solar plant

    Premium-Inhalt. Tokyo Electric Power is increasing its investment in solar energy with plans to build a 10-megawatt solar plant near Tokyo.

  • Coming soon: Full-disk encryption for all computer drives

    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.

  • NAC used for something other than what it was designed for

    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.

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