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  • Itil in den Köpfen der Mitarbeiter

    Was CIOs akut beschäftigt

    Sie sind seit knapp fünf Monaten im Job. Können Sie da überhaupt schon Erfolge verzeichnen? …mehr

  • Forscher implantieren Käfer Mikrochip

    Fernsteuerung

    US-Forscher haben einem Käfer einen Mikrochip eingepflanzt, mit dem sie das Insekt fernsteuern können. Der Käfer startet und landet per Funksignal und biegt auf Wunsch rechts oder links ab.  …mehr

  • Mobilfunkbetreiber fordern höhere Gebühren

    Nur E-Plus will Senkung

    Die deutschen Mobilfunknetzbetreiber haben wieder ihre Anträge bei der Bundesnetzagentur eingereicht. o2 fordert fast eine Verdopplung seines Terminierungsentgelts für eingehende Gespräche. T-Mobile und Vodafone beantragen weniger, E-Plus ist sogar für eine Senkung. …mehr

  • Polizei ermittelt in Online-Game

    Cyber-Diebstahl

    Die Bochumer Polizei hat Ermittlungen wegen eines Eigentumsdelikts aufgenommen. Dass es sich dabei um den Diebstahl virtueller Güter in einem Online-Spiel handelt, macht die Untersuchung zum Präzedenzfall in Deutschland.  …mehr

  • General Mobile plant erstes Dual-SIM-Handy mit Android

    Auf dem Mobile World Congress

    General Mobile will anscheinend bald sein erstes Dual-SIM-Handy mit dem Betriebssystem Android präsentieren.  …mehr

  • Server und Speicher zur Miete

    Online-Marktplatz von Zimory

    Die Internet-Plattform von Zimory bietet Anwendern kurzfristig und flexibel Zugang zu Server- und Speicherkapazitäten. …mehr

  • Multifunktionsgeräte im Test

    Drucken, scannen, faxen, kopieren

    Multifunktionsgeräte mit Fax-Funktion sparen Platz und Geld. Im Test zeigen fünf Modelle von Brother, Canon, Epson, Lexmark und Hewlett-Packard, was sie können. …mehr

  • CAS Software gewinnt den Hauptpreis

    Die besten Arbeitgeber

    Beschäftigte der IT-Industrie haben keinen Grund zum Jammern: Von den 100 besten mittelständischen Arbeitgebern in Deutschland kommen allein 19 aus der ITK-Branche. Den Hauptpreis gewinnt CRM-Anbieter CAS. …mehr

  • Wimax-Anbieter Televersa soll Lizenz zurückgegeben haben

    Funkstille

    Die Funktechnik Wimax startete vor einigen Jahren als Alternative für die Breitband-Internetzugänge per DSL und UMTS. Damals zeichnete sie den Festnetz- und Mobilfunkanbietern Sorgenfalten auf die Stirn, weil neue Konkurrenz drohte. Jetzt steigen immer mehr Firmen aus dem Wimax-Geschäft aus. …mehr

  • NEC streicht weltweit 20.000 Stellen

    Rote Zahlen erwarten

    Der japanische Elektronikriese NEC will angesichts erwarteter Milliardenverluste wegen der Wirtschaftskrise weltweit über 20.000 Stellen streichen. …mehr

  • Nur noch bis Ende März eine Chance

    Qimonda-Insolvenzverwalter

    Der vorläufige Insolvenzverwalter des Chipherstellers Qimonda, Michael Jaffé, sieht nur noch bis Ende März eine Chance zur Rettung des Dresdner Werkes. …mehr

  • Geldstrafe wegen Insider-Handels für Ex-Freenet-Chef Spoerr

    300 Tagessätze

    Der frühere Chef der Telekommunikationsfirma Freenet Eckhard Spoerr und sein Finanzvorstand Axel Krieger sind am Freitag wegen verbotenen Insider-Handels zu hohen Geldstrafen verurteilt worden. …mehr

  • Online-Marketing für Unternehmen Pflicht

    Absolit-Studie

    Die Finanzkrise zwingt Unternehmen dazu, ihre Werbestrategie zu überdenken. …mehr

  • Internet-Betrug bei Hotelbuchungen floriert

    70.000 Abzocken monatlich

    Nachgemachte Hotelreservierungs-Seiten zocken monatlich mehr als 70.000 Reisende ab, berichtet der Branchendienst "eTurboNews" (eTN). …mehr

  • Indische HCL verwaltet Nokias Desktops

    Outsourcing

    Nokia hat sein Desktop- und Helpdesk-Management an den indischen IT-Dienstleister HCL ausgelagert.  …mehr

  • Dell will in den Markt für Smartphones einsteigen

    Android oder Windows Mobile

    Der US-Computerhersteller Dell bereitet sich einem Pressebericht zufolge auf einen Einstieg in den Handy-Markt vor. …mehr

  • Clickjacking-Gefahr bei Chrome und Firefox

    Auch IE8 in der Kritik

    Viele Sicherheitsexperten haben derzeit das "Clickjacking", bei dem vermeintlich harmlose Klicks im Browser User ungeahnten Gefahren aussetzen, im Visier. …mehr

  • ERP-Hersteller Lawson analysiert Fertigungsdaten

    Business-Intelligence

    "M3 Analytics for Manufacturing" von Lawson soll Industrieunternehmen erlauben, Geschäftsinformationen aus Vertrieb, Finanzen, Beschaffung und Lagerhaltung beziehungsweise Logistik auszuwerten. Auf diese Weise könnten sie beispielsweise Kostentreiber einfacher aufzuspüren. Die Software arbeitet mit dem ERP-System M3 sowie dessen RPG-Vorgänger zusammen. …mehr

  • Wikipedia-Gründer fordert strengere Kontrolle

    Autorenproteste

    Die von ihrem Gründer Jimmy Wales geforderte Einführung strengerer Kontrollmaßnahmen auf dem englischsprachigen Wikipedia-Portal hat innerhalb der Autoren-Community der Online-Enzyklopädie eine heftige Protestwelle ausgelöst. …mehr

  • Plug-and-Play-Monitoring für Rechenzentren

    CUBiT

    Das Wiener IT-Unternehmen CUBiT hat im Rahmen der IT-Fachmesse ITnT sein Appliance "directINSIGHT:Director" (dID) vorgestellt. …mehr

  • Die Lügen der Unternehmen

    Was Bewerber nervt

    Flexible Vergütung, Firmenwagen, Weiterbildung: Wenn Unternehmen hier mehr versprechen als sie halten können, rächt sich das bitter. …mehr

  • Toshiba und NEC sprechen angeblich über Halbleiter-Fusion

    Zeitungen

    Die beiden japanischen Elektronikkonzerne Toshiba und NEC führen Medienberichten zufolge Gespräche über eine Zusammenlegung ihrer Halbleiter-Geschäfte. …mehr

  • gOS - Das Linux für die Google Community

    Kleine Helfer

    Mit "gOS" erhalten Linux-Enthusiasten ein PC-Betriebssystem, bei dem Google Gadgets bereits vorkonfiguriert sind. Die Software basiert auf "Ubuntu". …mehr

  • Googles Safe Browsing lässt sich von TinyURL täuschen

    Ausgehebelt

    Googles Safe Browsing soll Nutzer von Google Chrome und Mozilla Firefox vor dem Besuch von Phishing-Sites bewahren. IT-Sicherheitsexperten haben jedoch heraus gefunden, dass sich die Schutzfunktion durch einen simplen Trick umgehen lässt. Als alleiniger Phishing-Schutz ist Safe Browsing daher nicht zu empfehlen. …mehr

  • Linux für Google-Fans

    Kleine Helfer

    Die komfortable Installation von Google-Gadgets auf dem Linux-Desktop hat sich "gOS" auf die Fahnen geschrieben. …mehr

  • Online-Händler Amazon trotzt der Krise

    Gewinnplus und Rekord-Weihnacht

    Der weltgrößte Online-Einzelhändler Amazon.com hat durch ein Rekord-Weihnachtsgeschäft trotz der Konjunkturkrise einen kräftigen Gewinnsprung erzielt. …mehr

  • Social Media liegt im Trend

    Studie Brand Science Institute

    Experten aus Europa, Asien und den USA sind sich einig: Die weitere Professionalisierung und Einbindung von Social-Media-Aktivitäten im Rahmen des klassischen Marketing-Mix wird zum wichtigsten Trend der Online-Kommunikation. …mehr

  • IT muss Business-Technologie werden

    Ansätze für das agile Unternehmen

    Unternehmen müssen künftig ihr Geschäft effizienter, agiler und intelligenter machen. Eine wichtige Voraussetzung dafür ist unter anderem, die IT-Systeme auf Basis einer flexiblen IT-Architektur in Richtung Business-Technologie zu transformieren. …mehr

  • Bedarf an BI im asiatisch-pazifischen Raum

    IDC über den öffentlichen Sektor

    Business Intelligence (BI) kann sich auch für Politik und Verwaltung im asiatisch-pazifischen Raum zu einem wichtigen strategischen Werkzeug entwickeln. Allerdings nicht von heute auf morgen, so die Analysten von Government Insights. …mehr

  • Researchers cool CPUs with nano-size fridges

    Premium-Inhalt. Cramming ever more transistors into CPUs has not troubled chip makers and AMD Inc. The problem, rather, has been how to handle the extreme heat generated by the movement of so many electrons in such a tiny space.

  • Sales of graphics chips sink on falling demand

    Premium-Inhalt. Graphics chip makers are feeling the economic pinch, with fourth-quarter sales tumbling from where they were a year ago, according to a market researcher.

  • Chartered Semiconductor cuts 600 staff as downturn worsens

    Premium-Inhalt. Singaporean contract chip maker Chartered Semiconductor will lay off 600 workers as the company grapples with sinking demand for semiconductors, executives announced Friday.

  • Tips for safe cloud storage

    Premium-Inhalt. Entrusting enterprise data to a storage provider's online cloud may be no more risky than putting it in a proprietary storage platform in your own data center, according to some analysts and users. But there are specific steps you should take to prevent problems.

  • What if my storage cloud turns stormy?

    Premium-Inhalt. Services that store enterprise data in a "cloud" on the Internet raise questions that organizations are just beginning to ask, but for all their limitations, they may be no more risky than on-site storage platforms.

  • College student wins free-speech spat, but . . .

    Premium-Inhalt. News arrived this week via the that Michigan State University had dropped disciplinary action against a student who had been accused of spamming and network abuse because she sent e-mail about a controversial campus matter to 391 faculty members.

  • How carriers will weather the recession

    Premium-Inhalt. Although and have continued to post solid earnings over the past year, they are unlikely to emerge from the current recession unscathed.

  • Nortel ends mobile WiMAX agreement, exits business

    Premium-Inhalt. Nortel this week announced that it has decided to discontinue its mobile business and end its joint agreement with Alvarion.

  • Cisco's Telepresence goes beyond corporate

    Premium-Inhalt. Believing that video is the most effective way to communicate and share information, Cisco recently tapped its Philippine office as the third country in Southeast Asia to implement the company's TelePresence technology.

  • Nortel quits WiMax deal with Alvarion

    Premium-Inhalt. Nortel Networks has pulled out of a deal to resell WiMax equipment from Alvarion and help fund development of Alvarion's WiMax base stations.

  • Worm floats Obama's head on your desktop

    Premium-Inhalt. The odds are pretty good that this will never happen to you, but should a floating head of U.S. President Barack Obama pop up on your desktop Monday morning, know this: You've been hit with the Obama worm.

  • Launch Apps in a Flash with Windows-Key Shortcut

    Premium-Inhalt. So help me, I'll always be a fan of Windows' Quick Launch toolbar. Wednesday I showed you how to do , and before that you learned .

  • Get ready for high-def voice

    Premium-Inhalt. -- a rarity in today's business networks -- is becoming more common, so it makes sense for corporate telephony executives to figure out now how they will make the transition, experts say.

  • Mr. Gibbs, let me introduce myself

    Premium-Inhalt. First of all this week I wanted to correct something I wrote last week: I discussed the technique of "freezing" PCs to prevent malware changes and mentioned a previous version of Faronics' Deep Freeze, which does just that, had been hacked. The current version, which has been out for four years, has not been hacked. also has an enterprise version, which I plan to look at in a future Gearhead column.

  • Juniper Q4 grows, but falls short

    Premium-Inhalt. posted a 14% hike in fourth-quarter sales that nonetheless fell short of Wall Street expectations.

  • Filing: Oracle subpoenaed nearly 100 TomorrowNow customers

    Premium-Inhalt. Oracle has issued 102 subpoenas to 99 former customers of TomorrowNow, the now-shuttered SAP subsidiary at the heart of Oracle's lawsuit against SAP, according to a court document this week.

  • Wall Street Beat: No letup in IT earnings mayhem

    Premium-Inhalt. Anyone daring to hope for better financial news from IT vendors this week has been sorely disappointed, as the financial report season continues with layoff announcements by SAP, IBM, Sprint, AOL, Citrix, Texas Instruments and Eastman Kodak, as well as losses and revenue declines.

  • Surf Report for iPhone

    Premium-Inhalt. If the only time you set your iPhone down is to catch a wave, then Surf Report from deserves a spot on your mobile device. With this app close at hand, you'll always know what the surf conditions are where ever you happen to be.

  • Prevent Onlookers from Seeing Mobile Secrets

    Premium-Inhalt. Your mobile devices have secrets, which is why you should r before each use. But if you're especially nervous about onlookers seeing your screen over your shoulder, the same kinds of are also made in mobile phone sizes.

  • Zumbafone: The Top-Secret Phone of the Future

    Premium-Inhalt. You may not have heard of the Zumbafone yet, but its makers are confident it could revolutionize the way you communicate. Of course, they won't tell you much more -- because the Zumbafone is currently considered top-secret, and you don't have clearance to enter the land of Zumba Lumba.

  • New Prince of Persia Epilogue DLC details emerge

    Premium-Inhalt. New details dropped in my inbox Thursday for Epilogue downloadable content (DLC), and I'd figure why not share the new information with my favorite community. According to the press release (read below), Prince of Persia Epilogue features a new region called The Underground Palace, a new energizing power and sprinting clash attack, and more unlockable skins for the Prince and Elika. Prince of Persia Epilogue releases for consoles on February 26th.

  • Source: Activison confirms DJ Hero, coming this year

    Premium-Inhalt. This morning sat down with Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, who amid insight into the current of the video game industry, casually mentions to the reporter that Activison has "this product called DJ Hero coming out later this year which is a turntable that you can actually play competitively, spin discs and mix songs."

  • Punch-Out, Wii Sports Resort due first half of 09

    Premium-Inhalt. Nintendo has announced release dates for many of their most anticipated games for both the DS and Wii. Check them out here!

  • THQ launches new UFC 2009 Undisputed Web site

    Premium-Inhalt. THQ launches a brand-new website for their upcoming fighting title, , complete with trailers, screenshots and more.

  • Gartner picks eight mobile techs to watch

    Premium-Inhalt. user interfaces and a new version of Bluetooth top list of mobile technologies to watch in 2009 and 2010.

  • NFL's IT chief gears up for his 25th Super Bowl

    Premium-Inhalt. NFL IT guru David Port claims he doesn't have a favorite football team, but on Sunday he'll be working his . As the league's vice president of information technology, Port and his IT staff are responsible for building a temporary network to support NFL staff and thousands of journalists during Super Bowl week.

  • College dropout is one-man IT shop — at college lab

    Premium-Inhalt. Meet Justin King -- the one-man IT shop. At the 5-year-old Human Neuroimaging Laboratory at in Houston, IT plays a key role in innovative research involving fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) machines.

  • NFL's Super Bowl IT team gets ready for game day

    Premium-Inhalt. The is fielding three teams for Sunday's Super Bowl. The first two are well known: the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals. The third, more anonymous one is the 17-member IT staff that the NFL has assigned to work in Tampa, Fla., the site of this year's game.

  • Microsoft, HP, others shy away from Intel 'netbook' moniker

    Premium-Inhalt. Netbook. Subnotebook. Mini-notebook. Mini-laptop. Mini. Why so many names for the same low-powered laptop with 10-inch screen and no optical drive?

  • iPhone vs. Pre: Can Apple multi-touch patent shut down Palm?

    Premium-Inhalt. Will Apple really slap a lawsuit on Palm the minute the Palm Pre starts shipping as a Sprint smartphone later this year? has lots of people thinking so. The reason: Apple's newly awarded patent for multi-touch technology, which also drives the interface for the Palm Pre. Just when it began to look like Palm had finally produced an iPhone killer, Apple has conveniently found a way to shut down the whole show.

  • Google doesn't trust Click Forensics' numbers

    Premium-Inhalt. says that more than a quarter of clicks on ads served by Google and similar companies are fraudulent. disagrees.

  • Self-fueling robot will 'eat' plants for power

    Premium-Inhalt. is developing a robot that consumes biomass, such as plant material, and converts it to electricity to power itself. The whimsically-named (EATR) is intended for jobs where regular, conventional fueling would be impractical, such as military recognizance.

  • Toughbooks use RFID to read patient data

    Premium-Inhalt. Late last year, Panasonic launched the .

  • Second Life expands further, but China still on back burner

    Premium-Inhalt. Linden Lab CEO Mark Kingdon says that growing presence in certain international markets is a strategic goal for the company. However, he said that expansion in the country with one of the world's largest Internet populations -- China -- is not a priority.

  • Five blog search tools beat Googling five different ways

    Premium-Inhalt. If you're searching the Internet specifically for blog posts, Google's basic search isn't the best way to do it. Not only will your results be cluttered with non-blog pages, they'll will be skewed toward sites like that have figured out how to win at search engine optimization to get to the top of Google's results. is a much better tool for the job. It lets you sort results by a relevance score, or sort by date to display the newest posts.

  • Look out, Republicans have discovered Twitter

    Premium-Inhalt. Saul Anuzis, the chairman of the Michigan Republican State Committee, is a top contender to become chairman of the Republican National Committee. He's got something George Bush never had: . His rival for the post, Ken Blackwell of Ohio, retorts, "I have 4,000 friends on Facebook."

  • Sign of the times: Yahoo vacates Santa Clara towers

    Premium-Inhalt. In what is a clear sign of the times, nearly 400,000 square feet of office space in Santa Clara, California.

  • 'Duck Hunt' iPhone game pulled at Nintendo's request

    Premium-Inhalt. Lawl Mart's Duck Hunt, an iPhone and iPod touch game that has been available at the App Store, can't be found any more. The developer says that the game came down at the request of Nintendo, which alleges copyright infringement.

  • Putting a premium on iPhone games

    Premium-Inhalt. Games for your iPhone and iPod touch remain one of the more popular sections on the App Store, with page upon page of offerings to browse. Since there's so much heat and light focused on iPhone gaming of late, it's little wonder that rumors have spread about a within the store.

  • Dell could join Acer in unveiling smart phone

    Premium-Inhalt. When stopped selling in 2007, several industry observers predicted that the PC and server maker would eventually move on to sell smart phones.

  • Victims of massive Internet Ponzi scheme sue Bank of America

    Premium-Inhalt. The victims of a have sued (BofA) for helping the fraud occur by continuing to do business with the alleged perpetrators despite numerous signs of illegal activity.

  • Google researcher targets Web's structured data

    Premium-Inhalt. Internet search engines have focused largely on crawling text on Web pages, but Google is knee-deep in research about how to analyze and organize structured data, a company scientist said Friday.

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