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  • Balkanisierung prägt die Server-Virtualisierung

    Geringe Interoperabilität zwischen den Systemen

    Mit dem Markteintritt neuer Anbieter vergrößert sich zwar die Auswahl bei Virtualisierungssoftware, gleichzeitig wird die Lage wegen fehlender Standards unübersichtlicher. …mehr

  • Schmuggel mit Elektronikschrott aufgedeckt

    Greenpeace

    Die Umweltschutzorganisation Greenpeace hat Beweise für den Schmuggel von Elektroschrott nach Afrika durch europäischen Recyclingfirmen vorgelegt. …mehr

  • Gates-Stiftung fördert Mobile Banking

    MWC

    Die Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation fördert gemeinsam mit der GSM Association Mobile-Banking-Projekte in Entwicklungsländern. …mehr

  • Ein neues IT-Konzept erobert die CeBIT

    Cloud Computing

    Die IT wird zum Gebrauchsgut wie Wasser oder Strom: Flexibel, skalierbar und billig. Mit dieser Vision locken Cloud-Anbieter Fachbesucher auf die Messestände. …mehr

  • Wie sich Mobiltelefone innerlich gleichen

    Handys aus der Retorte

    Was würde wohl ein Autokäufer sagen, wenn sein nagelneuer BMW den gleichen Motor, das gleiche Fahrwerk und die gleiche Bordelektronik besäße wie der Mercedes des Nachbarn? …mehr

  • Wirtschaftskrise hält Aufbau schnellerer Datennetze nicht auf

    MWC

    Die Mobilfunk-Branche nimmt trotz der weltweiten Wirtschaftskrise den Aufbau noch schnellerer Datennetze in Angriff. …mehr

  • Wie sich Freiberufler auf der CeBIT präsentieren sollten

    Achtung Auftritt

    Die CeBIT ist nicht nur Plattform für neue Produkte und Services, sondern auch für die eigene Präsentation. Selbständige IT-Profis können die Messe nutzen, um Kontakte zu knüpfen und neue Projekte an Land zu ziehen.  …mehr

  • Handy-Features über Berührung aktivieren

    Finger- und Geräteposition

    Forscher am Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) haben ein Sensorsystem konstruiert, mit dem Smartphones erkennen sollen, welche Funktion der User gerade verwenden möchte. …mehr

  • Android-Flaute in Barcelona

    MWC

    Nachdem schon auf der Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Anfang Januar Android-Smartphones Mangelware waren, folgt auch auf dem Mobile World Congress (MWC) nur wenig Konkretes. …mehr

  • Betrüger locken mit falschen Online-Stellenanzeigen

    Abzocke statt Job

    Online-Jobangebote sind nicht immer das, was sie scheinen. Immer wieder werden im Web Stellenanzeigen geschaltet, hinter denen sich statt eines Arbeitsplatzes nur ein fauler Marketing-Trick oder gezielter Datenklau verbirgt. …mehr

  • Keine Einbußen bei der IT-Servicequalität!

    Trotz Krise

    Die Idee, die Service-Levels angesichts der Krise zu reduzieren, ist absurd, kritisieren die Berater von Serview. …mehr

  • SAP-Anwender fordern flexible Support-Modelle

    DSAG bleibt hartnäckig

    Die Deutschsprachige SAP-Anwendergruppe (DSAG) hat ihre Forderung nach kundengerechten Supportoptionen bekräftigt. Die Modelle müssten sich in Preis und Leistung deutlich unterscheiden. …mehr

  • Hochglanz-Notebook vom Discounter

    Aldi macht mobil

    Am morgigen Donnerstag verkaufen Aldi Nord und Süd ein 16-Zoll-Notebook. Der Medion Akoya P6613 im Hochglanzgehäuse kostet 699 Euro.  …mehr

  • Facebook kehrt zu alten AGB zurück

    Nach Protesten

    Facebook rudert zurück und setzt seine alten Geschäftsbedingungen wieder in Kraft. …mehr

  • Gründer behaupten sich länger als erwartet

    Mit Ich AG und Überbrückungsgeld

    Die staatliche Förderung für Gründer beginnt sich auszuzahlen: Mehr als jeder Zweite, der sich über eine Ich AG oder mit Überbrückungsgeld selbständig gemacht hat, ist es auch nach fünf Jahren noch. …mehr

  • Die schönsten Handys der Messe

    Mobile World Congress

    Auf dem Mobile World Congress (MWC) präsentierten die Handy- und Smartphone-Hersteller ihre neuen Geräte und Dienste. Ein schneller Überblick für eilige Heavy User. …mehr

  • Rascher gerichtlicher Teilerfolg für Pirate Bay

    Anklage verstand Technik nicht

    Im Prozess gegen die Gründer der Torrent-Webseite The Pirate Bay konnten die Beklagten gestern einen ersten Teilerfolg einfahren. …mehr

  • Intershop macht erstmals Gewinn

    Jena lebt

    Das Jenaer Software-Unternehmen Intershop hat erstmals seit seiner Gründung ein Geschäftsjahr mit Gewinn abgeschlossen. …mehr

  • Die Krise trifft jetzt auch Silicon Valley

    Weniger Jobs und Investitionen

    Die Rezession hat Ende 2008 auch das Silicon Valley erreicht. …mehr

  • Durchbruch für einheitliche Handy-Ladegeräte - Schnellere Datennetze

    MWC-Roundup

    Ein einheitlicher Standard für Handy-Ladegeräte, noch schnelleres Internet unterwegs und Partnerschaften für mobile Dienste: Die Mobilfunk-Branche geizt beim Mobile World Congress in Barcelona nicht mit Ankündigungen. …mehr

  • Geballte Security-Informationen

    Security Wednesday

    Heute geht eine neue Webcast-Reihe für IT-Sicherheitsspezialisten an den Start. …mehr

  • Der Administrator ist unschuldig

    Domain-Rechtsverletzungen

    Nach ständiger Rechtsprechung hat der Inhaber einer Domain normalerweise für die Rechtsverletzungen einzustehen, die unter seiner Domain begangen werden.  …mehr

  • Antiviren-Club zockt Anwender ab

    Kostenfalle

    Der Antiviren-Anbieter G Data warnt vor Online-Abzockern, die derzeit statt angeblicher Vollversionen von Virenschutzprogrammen kostenlose Trial-Versionen verkaufen und dazu die Markennamen etablierter Virenschutz-Hersteller missbrauchen. …mehr

  • Vom Saulus zum Paulus

    Microsoft und Open Source

    Als Reaktion auf die wachsende Konkurrenz aus dem Open-Source-Lager hat Microsoft einen strategischen Schwenk vollzogen. Die Windows-Company offeriert mittlerweile selbst ein breites Portfolio offener Software. …mehr

  • SAP will Stellen auch über Aufhebungsverträge abbauen

    Krise

    Der Softwarehersteller SAP will einem Pressebericht zufolge Stellen auch über Aufhebungsverträge Stellen abbauen. …mehr

  • Der Mainframe bleibt – offene Systeme aber auch

    Mainframe vs. Open Systems

    Für Mainframe-Kunden lautet die Frage nicht „entweder Mainframe, oder Open System“. Sie setzen einfach auf beide Server-Welten. Das bestätigt die IBM-Nutzervereinigung. Ein komplettes Abwandern der Mainframes in die Cloud wird es wohl nicht geben. Wohl aber harte Diskussionen mit IBM um den Preis von Softwarelizenzen. …mehr

  • Löst Voice die Handy-Browser ab?

    MWC

    Während Betriebssystemhersteller wie Microsoft versuchen, ihre Browser weiter zu verbessern, arbeiten andere Aussteller wie Nuance oder Materna an der Sprachsteuerung von Smartphones und Mobile Web. …mehr

  • Software as a Service kurz vor Durchbruch

    Webbasierte Anwendungen immer beliebter

    Entwickler und Programmierer gehen davon aus, dass sie 2009 verstärkt mit SaaS-Applikationen zu tun haben werden. Laut einer Studie von Evans Data ist das ein sicheres Zeichen, dass SaaS-Lösungen noch in diesem Jahr den Marktdurchbruch schaffen. …mehr

  • Business Intelligence treibt Rendite nach oben

    Aktuelle Ergebnisse aus dem BI-Barometer

    Business Intelligence (BI) ist Balsam für die Rendite. Das zeigt das aktuelle BI-Barometer der Novem Business Applications GmbH aus Hamburg. Allerdings werden die strategischen Möglichkeiten noch nicht voll ausgenutzt, so die Analyse. …mehr

  • Accused rogue admin Terry Childs makes his case

    Premium-Inhalt. He's been in jail for seven months now, but former San Francisco network administrator Terry Childs [cq] says he's going to keep fighting to prove he's innocent of computer crime charges.

  • Why Toshiba is buying Fujitsu's HDD business

    Premium-Inhalt. With the acquisition of 's hard-disk drive (HDD) business, would position itself to become a leading contender in the enterprise-class solid-state disk (SSD) drive market, as well as initially leap to the head of the pack in the 2.5-inch HDD space, say industry observers.

  • Social Networking at Work: Fear Not Facebook, MySpace?

    Premium-Inhalt. Millions of people have a personal online profile; they share photos, news and gossip with friends, spend hours updating their details and adding new friends. Welcome to social networking and the world of , and .

  • Twitter's Stone talks search, changing the 'Net

    Premium-Inhalt. changing the way people socialize and communicate online.

  • Outsourcers urged to rethink business strategies

    Premium-Inhalt. The full impact of the economic slowdown will be felt by the outsourcing industry in the coming year or two. And outsourcers must be quick enough to react to developing conditions and rethink business strategies if they are to maintain growth in the face of a slowing global economy. This is the observation of Frost & Sullivan in its "Contact Center Outsourcing Trends in the Asia Pacific Market, 2008 -- 20011" study.

  • Council pushes for transparency in '10 election procurement

    Premium-Inhalt. The COMELEC Advisory Council (CAC) has submitted a recommendation to the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) on making the procurement of the election automation equipment for 2010 more transparent. This was announced by Secretary Ray Anthony Roxas-Chua III, Chairman of the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) and Chairman of the CAC.

  • Maxis and IBM Malaysia sign five-year deal

    Premium-Inhalt. Malaysian mobile Telco Maxis Communications (Maxis) has said it wants to fast-track its IT transformation by signing a five-year IT services contract with technology giant IBM Malaysia.

  • Malaysia embarks on world's first intelligent plantations

    Premium-Inhalt. Malaysian applied research agency MIMOS and Felda Agricultural Services (FAS) have inked a deal to develop the world's first intelligent plantations."

  • Worldwide virtualisation software revenue to grow 43 percent

    Premium-Inhalt. Worldwide virtualisation software revenue will increase 43 per cent from US$1.9 billion in 2008 to US$2.7 billion in 2009, said Gartner.

  • Cisco optimises media experience

    Premium-Inhalt. US-based network solutions provider Cisco launched this Tuesday new technologies to turn Internet Protocol (IP) networks into platforms for media-rich applications.

  • Bangkok upgrades surveillance network at Chinatown

    Premium-Inhalt. The Bangkok government is now operating a 24-hour video surveillance network in the city's Chinatown for public safety and traffic management.

  • China's IT bull run in the Year of the Ox: Springboard

    Premium-Inhalt. China's information technology (IT) spending growth rate will hit 11 per cent in 2009 to reach US$51.2 billion by the yearend, predicts Springboard Research.

  • Taiwan telco to deploy first intelligent optical network

    Premium-Inhalt. Taiwan's largest telco, Chunghwa Telecom, has selected French communications giant Alcatel-Lucent to roll out the country's first intelligent control-plane based optical network.

  • Cisco Malaysia releases small business solutions

    Premium-Inhalt. Network solutions provider Cisco Malaysia has released solutions to help meet security, networking and productivity needs of small businesses.

  • StarHub links ethernet service into Malaysia

    Premium-Inhalt. Telecommunications provider StarHub inked a partnership with its counterpart Telekom Malaysia (TM) to extend its international ethernet private line (IEPL) service into Malaysia.

  • Bioshock goes mobile, looks awesome

    Premium-Inhalt. At this year's in Barcelona, indie developer Indiagames showed footage of their 3D mobile game, that will be released concurrently with a 2D iteration. As seen in the below video, the mobile game looks to carry on the look of the original, and like other recent to mobile, Bioshock looks to maintain the same "essence" of the its console counterpart. Sean Malatesta of Indiagames had these words to say about the 2D version:

  • StarCraft II is in 'final stretch'

    Premium-Inhalt. 's eagerly-anticipated sci-fi RTS video game sequel, , is "in the final stretch" says the game's lead developer Dustin Browder. The remains one of the best selling PC games of all time, racking up over nine million copies sold.

  • Apacer Unveils USB Drives for Elites

    Premium-Inhalt. Apacer Technology Inc. has introduced two USB 2.0 flash drives. The AH521 and AH522 USB drives provide ultra high-quality in both materials and design, including zinc alloy and electro-polished components, a retractable USB connector in a translucent casing, and a blue LED.

  • Cisco Intros 'Intelligent Urbanisation' Vision for Bengaluru

    Premium-Inhalt. Cisco has announced a pilot program to assist the government of Karnataka in developing a road map for an intelligent and sustainable Bengaluru city.

  • Axis Unveils World's Smallest Video Encoder

    Premium-Inhalt. Axis Communications has introduced a compact and cost-effective one-channel video encoder with H.264 video compression. The AXIS M7001 Video Encoder is useful for integrating small or large numbers of analog CCTV surveillance cameras into an IP-based video surveillance system.

  • Cisco, Trend Micro put security in home routers

    Premium-Inhalt. Cisco Systems is building a Trend Micro Internet security service into some home Wi-Fi routers to help protect families and small businesses from fraud, phishing and predators.

  • Novell Adds Enhancements to Boost Partner Profitability

    Premium-Inhalt. Novell has announced global channel program enhancements and leadership appointments marking key milestones in Novell's return to a partner-centric business model. Based on partner feedback, the company enhanced its channel program to increase partner profitability and simplify doing business with Novell. The company also increased investments in sales, marketing and enablement support for partners. The new channel leadership roles and partner program improvements align with Novell's growth objectives in data center, end-user computing and identity and security solutions.

  • CDC Software to Appoint Channel Partners

    Premium-Inhalt. CDC Software is finally going the 'Channel' route with the launch of CDC Respond -- an innovative enterprise complaint (ECM) and feedback management solution (EFM). The vendor has pursued a 'Direct to user' model for its suite of software offerings including CDC Factory, Ross ERP and SCM, Pivotal CRM and Saratoga CRM, and CDC MarketFirst. CDC Respond marketed in India by CDC CRM Solutions is aimed at helping governmental and business organizations comply with a variety of government and industry regulations and enhancing customer satisfaction. "We will follow a blended model of 'direct to user' and channels. We plan to appoint partners who have deep entrenched relationships with Government / PSU verticals. System integrators seem to the best bet," said Nagaraja Prakasam, MD-India, CDC Software. The demand for complaint and feedback tools is on the rise due to increased awareness among customers and citizens at large including RTI Act, Consumer Voice and others, he added.

  • Weather radar apps for iPhone

    Premium-Inhalt. Apps like and offer decently enough forecasts, but are fairly limited in providing radar views of the weather. The Weather Channel, for instance, only provides local or regional radar in video clips that are updated as often as hourly for the biggest cities in the U.S., but more commonly twice a day for smaller urban and rural areas. As for AccuWeather.com, its radar display is very basic.

  • Storage startup Copan gets $18.5 million investment

    Premium-Inhalt. Investors have poured an additional US$18.5 million into Copan Systems, a storage startup that sells cheap disks to reduce the cost of of data.

  • Nortel exec issues promise to detail its reorganization

    Premium-Inhalt. Nortel plans to within a few weeks about how it plans to get out of bankruptcy, a company official says, which may help placate suppliers nervous about the lack of specifics.

  • Clearwire readying game plan as LTE gains steam

    Premium-Inhalt. When Verizon Wireless announced this week that it would roll out LTE (Long-Term Evolution) mobile broadband in two cities by year's end, rival Clearwire responded, as usual, by saying it has a better network with WiMax today than Verizon will have with LTE next year.

  • Army Knife 8-in-1 for iPhone

    Premium-Inhalt. I love things that multitask. I carry a , and my phone does a heck of a lot more than just make phone calls. So when I heard that offered an app called Army Knife 8-in-1, I obviously had to take a look at it to see if it could find a place in my multipurpose heart. Sadly, Army Knife lives up to old phrase: "Jack of all trades: master of none."

  • Research firm: Mac sales fall six percent in January

    Premium-Inhalt. Apple's year-over-year Mac sales fell 6 percent for the month of January, according to a market research firm that tracks monthly computer sales. Apple's drop came as monthly sales for Windows PC grew by 16 percent over January 2008, reported.

  • Ex-Ensemble devs form new studio, will create Halo Wars DLC

    Premium-Inhalt. When Ensemble Studios was putting the finishing touches on the upcoming Xbox 360 real time strategy game , many were shocked to find out that the developer, who had also been responsible for the series, upon completion of the project. Not only would many great developers be out of work, but one of the most important Xbox 360 titles would be without a developer for post-release content. Both of those fears were calmed today when the founders of Ensemble Studios announced the formation of Robot Entertainment, a studio comprised of many former Ensemble staffers.

  • All new lightgun-style Dead Space on Wii this fall

    Premium-Inhalt. EA announced Wednesday morning that the Dead Space series will continue this fall with , an all-new adventure on the Nintendo Wii. Set before the events of the , Extraction will be a first-person shooter with a female protagonist. The game will be developed by EA Redwood Shores, the same team behind the previous iteration of the series. In an , executive producer Steve Papoutsis revealed that the game will be an on-rails shooter in the vein of and . Like those games, Dead Space Extraction will feature co-op.

  • Metal Gear expansion lets you play as Vamp and Raiden

    Premium-Inhalt. Japanese video game magazine reveals that fans will actually be able to play as both Raiden and Vamp in a new upcoming downloadable expansion pack for the -exclusive , which is the multiplayer component to . This news story was originally reported by .

  • Valista: Marketers need a new playbook for mobile campaigns

    Premium-Inhalt. By 2011, more than 70 percent of the world's population will carry at least one mobile phone, according to . Many of them will be using their phones to perform functions that go beyond talk, including banking, using social networks, and finding information.

  • Oracle continues acquisitions, but other IT giants hold back

    Premium-Inhalt. Oracle has made ten acquisitions in the past year for around US$750 million total. BoomTown lists -- Apple, Cisco, Google, Hewlett Packard, Intel, Microsoft -- each of which are also sitting on multibillion-dollar piles of cash. So why aren't these companies snapping up others that are running on empty?

  • CEO Wealth: Ellison loses a billion, but whatever

    Premium-Inhalt. How bad is the current down market for tech's top titans? SFGate's reports that Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's worth is off US$996 million from Monday, thanks to a 4% drop in Oracle shares.

  • Symantec beta lets parents track their kids' online behavior

    Premium-Inhalt. launched its child program as a free public beta on Tuesday. According to Symantec, the program lets parents see what sites their children are visiting, what terms they're searching for, and who they're communicating with online.

  • Chart: 300,000 tech layoffs

    Premium-Inhalt. TechCrunch's , launched in August of 2008, is a database of verified tech-sector layoffs and their headcounts. It took four months for the Tracker to reach 100,000, five weeks to hit 200,000, and four more to Tuesday. TechCrunch details the new listings:

  • Technology, politics keep Flash from iPhone

    Premium-Inhalt. Love it or hate it, Adobe's Flash is one of the Web's most prominent technologies. But when Apple released the iPhone in 2007, support for Flash was conspicuously absent from the device's Web browser. Since then, the lack of Flash on the iPhone--and whether it's more detrimental to Apple or Adobe--has remained the topic of an almost constant speculation, peppered with occasional volleys from both companies. 

  • New version of Jivox lets users create interactive video ads

    Premium-Inhalt. Jivox is the latest tool to help businesses grab the attention of Web surfers through interactive video advertising.

  • Canon battles fake blog; anonymous author gets last laugh

    Premium-Inhalt. It might have been done in the spirit of Fake Steve Jobs, but apparently didn't think it was funny when an anonymous writer decided to parody a corporate evangelist in a new blog.

  • Suing Microsoft for fun and profit (but mostly fun)

    Premium-Inhalt. Just when things were winding down on the whole Vista saga, a Los Angeles area woman has t over its XP downgrade program.

  • Mozilla, Skype support DMCA jailbreaking exemption

    Premium-Inhalt. Following up on , two major software vendors, the Mozilla Corporation and Skype Communications, have filed their own papers in support of the proposal by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

  • Modu: A Mobile Phone With Many Faces

    Premium-Inhalt. How would you like a mobile phone that can be svelte and spare one day, and larger and full-featured the next? That's the concept behind , one of the more innovative in Barcelona, Spain. Regrettably, its creators have no immediate plans for a United States launch, but it is slated to debut through carriers in Israel and the Philippines this spring.

  • Postbox Beta Gives Power Users Control Over E-mail

    Premium-Inhalt. The , recently released as a public beta, starts with the Thunderbird program code and adds a bevy of features primarily designed to improve searching and organizing our often out-of-control inboxes. It also ties into popular online services for things like adding a Picasa Web Album picture to an e-mail message. If you've used Thunderbird in the past, Postbox's look will feel familiar. You'll see a similar toolbar of icons up top with a folder and account list on the left. The right-side sports the message list and preview pane.

  • Air Cam Live Video for iPhone

    Premium-Inhalt. Air Cam Live Video for the iPhone and iPod touch is a great application for viewing your live webcam feeds over local, Wi-Fi or 3G and EDGE networks.

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