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  • 13 goldene Regeln für Small Talk

    Mühelos kommunizieren

    Viele Menschen haben Angst davor oder halten ihn sogar für überflüssig. Small Talk ist aber kinderleicht, wenn man sich nur traut. Wer die Spielregeln des seichten Plauderns beherrscht, legt die Basis für erfolgreiches Networking. …mehr

  • Jede zweite Firma investiert weiter in CRM

    Kunden binden das entscheidende Thema

    Die Bedeutung des Kundenmanagements nimmt trotz Krise in 2009 zu. Die Hälfte der Firmen wird ihre CRM-Budgets beibehalten oder erhöhen, so eine aktuelle Studie. …mehr

  • IFPI-Chef im Zeugenstand

    Pirate-Bay-Prozess

    "Die Piraterie hat der Musikindustrie einen enormen Schaden zugefügt. Für legale Anbieter ist es unmöglich, im Konkurrenzkampf mit kostenlosen Download-Möglichkeiten zu bestehen". …mehr

  • Datev steigert Umsatz und Mitarbeiterzahl

    Viertgrößtes Softwarehaus Deutschlands

    Das Softwarehaus Datev hat seinen Umsatz im vergangenen Jahr nach vorläufigen Zahlen um 5,8 Prozent auf 649,7 Millionen Euro erhöht. …mehr

  • Musikindustrie wettert gegen Guitar Hero und Rock Band

    Lizenzabgaben

    Die populären Musikvideospiele "Guitar Hero" und "Rock Band" sind der Musikindustrie ein Dorn im Auge. …mehr

  • Google schaltet Anzeigen zu "News"-Suchergebnissen

    US only

    Zunächst nur in den USA hat Google begonnen, wie in der normalen Suche Textanzeigen in der Ergebnisliste seines automatisierten Nachrichtensammlers "Google News" anzuzeigen. …mehr

  • Der Stellenabbau bei Cisco hat begonnen

    Wirtschaftskrise

    Der Netzriese Cisco Systems hat in dieser Woche mehrere hundert Mitarbeiter auf die Straße gesetzt und reiht sich damit ein in die lange Liste von Hightech-Firmen, die bereits der Wirtschaftskrise Tribut zollen mussten. …mehr

  • Samsung will mit Highend-Handys punkten

    Höhere Gewinnmargen

    Samsung wird 2009 überwiegend hochpreise Mobiltelefone für die Mittel- und Highend-Klasse auf den Markt bringen. Der Hersteller erwartet dadurch höhere Umsätze und eine bessere Gewinnmarge. …mehr

  • Server bewältigen Anfragenansturm

    Verwaltung optimieren

    Mit Hilfe virtualisierter Server können IT-Manager in kürzester Zeit neue virtuelle Maschinen zu- oder abschalten. Damit lassen sich etwa plötzlich ansteigender Serverbedarf managen. Voraussetzung: Verwaltungswerkzeuge, die etwa Hersteller HP im Virtual Server Environment (VSE) zur Verfügung stellt. …mehr

  • Microsoft beschuldigt TomTom der Patentverletzung

    Navigation

    Microsoft zerrt einem Medienbericht zufolge den Navigations-Spezialisten TomTom mit dem Vorwurf der Patentverletzung vor den Kadi. …mehr

  • o2 hat 14,2 Millionen Mobilfunkkunden

    Starker Zuwachs

    o2 gewann im vergangenen Jahr fast zwei Millionen Kunden und legte beim Gewinn und Umsatz zu. Das erfolgreiche Neukundengeschäft resultiert aus der neuen SIMonly-Strategie, die steigende Zahl der Prepaid-Kunden belastete allerdings das ARPU.  …mehr

  • Freudenberg IT baut neue Rechenzentren

    Outsourcing/Hosting

    Hintergrund ist die wachsende Nachfrage des Mittelstands nach Infrastruktur-Outsourcing und Application-Hosting. …mehr

  • Gigaset konzentriert sich auf Voice

    Restrukturierung

    Gigaset Communications, vormals Siemens SHC, will sich auf das profitable Kerngeschäft mit Schnurlostelefonen fokussieren. 293 Mitarbeiter müssen gehen. …mehr

  • Auch Juniper will mehr vom Rechenzentrum

    Codename Stratus

    Nach Cisco hat nun auch Juniper Networks mit dem Programm "Stratus" ambitionierte Pläne vorgestellt, um tiefer ins Rechenzentrum der Zukunft einzudringen.  …mehr

  • EBay Deutschland wird zehn Jahre alt

    Zahlen und Fakten

    Der deutsche eBay-Marktplatz feiert seinen zehnten Geburtstag. Das sind in Zahlen ausgedrückt: 4,4 Milliarden abgegebene Gebote und 1,1 Milliarden verkaufte Waren und Dienstleistungen im Wert von insgesamt 42 Milliarden Euro. …mehr

  • Mehrere Attachments auf einen Schlag hochladen

    Google Mail und Google Apps

    Viele werden jetzt sagen: "Na und?" - aber Google-Mail- und Google-Apps-Benutzer werden vor Freude Purzelbäume schlagen. …mehr

  • Viele Internet-Seiten sind schlampig gepflegt

    Sicherheitslücken

    Alarmanlagen, Überwachungskameras, Lichtschranken - der Online-Laden verkauft allerlei, um ein Haus zur Festung aufzurüsten. Doch in seiner eigenen digitalen Präsenz lässt das Unternehmen die Tür für unerbetene Gäste weit offen. …mehr

  • So reagieren IT-Entscheider auf die Wirtschaftskrise

    ERP-Harmonisierung schlägt Security

    Der aktuellen Trendstudie von Capgemini zufolge wirkt sich die angespannte Situation auf zwei Fünftel der IT-Budgets aus. …mehr

  • Palm Pre bald in Deutschland erhältlich

    Neues Palm-Smartphone

    Auf seiner deutschsprachigen Website hat Palm das Gerät jetzt veröffentlicht und bietet Interessenten die Möglichkeit, sich zum Marktstart benachrichtigen zu lassen. …mehr

  • Coremedia-CMS knüpft soziale Kontakte

    CeBIT

    Der Hamburger Content-Management-Spezialist Coremedia bringt zur CeBIT einen "Social Application Connector" für sein CMS heraus. …mehr

  • Samsung WB500 im Test

    Samsung auf Weltrekordjagd

    Nachdem die NV100HD als welterste Digitalkompakte mit 14,7 Millionen Pixel-CCD in die Geschichte einging steht schon der nächste Rekord aus dem Hause Samsung an: Die WB 500 bietet 24-240 mm-Ultraweitwinkelzoom. Bis dato bot keine Digitalkamera ein 24-mm-Ultraweitwinkel mit zehnfachem Zoombereich. Alle weiteren technischen Finessen finden Sie hier im Test. …mehr

  • Im Überlebenskampf läuft Qimonda die Zeit davon

    "Liquidität schon ein Problem"

    Im Alltag des insolventen Chipherstellers Qimonda Dresden gibt es momentan Hürden, an die man vor einem Jahr nicht im Traum gedacht hätte. …mehr

  • Seidenader macht mobil

    Neu auf 10projects

    Der Sondermaschinenbauer ersetzt seine zehn Jahre alte TK-Anlage durch ein Hosted-VoIP-System mit GSM-Integration von 300 Nebenstellen. …mehr

  • Nokia liebäugelt mit eigenen Notebooks

    CEO Kallasvuo

    Der weltgrößte Mobiltelefon-Hersteller Nokia erwägt den Einstieg in den Markt für Notebooks. …mehr

  • Nortel streicht weitere 3200 Stellen

    Arbeitsplatzabbau

    Der insolvente nordamerikanische Telekomausrüster Nortel Networks streicht in seinem Überlebenskampf weltweit weitere 3200 Stellen. …mehr

  • Marco Börries verlässt Yahoo!

    "Aber nicht in Rente"

    Der deutsche Softwareunternehmer Marco Börries verlässt den US-Internet-Konzern Yahoo! Ende April. …mehr

  • Test-Software hilft bei Bedarfsplanung

    HP LoadRunner 9.5 & Performance Center 9.5

    HP stellt die beiden neuen Versionen 9.5 seiner Performance-Test-Lösungen LoadRunner und Performance Center vor. LoadRunner ist eine Software für das Last- und Performance-Testing, während Performance Center eine Plattform zum zentralen steuern dieser Tests bereit stellt.  …mehr

  • Flirt-Dozent für IT-Studenten

    Interview mit Phillip von Senftleben

    Um die "Soft Skills" seiner Studenten zu schärfen, hat das renommierte Hasso-Plattner-Institut für Softwaretechnik in Potsdam den Berufsflirter und Bestseller-Autor Phillip von Senftleben als Gastdozenten in Sachen Flirten eingeladen.  …mehr

  • SEC, FTC investigating Heartland after data theft

    Premium-Inhalt. Federal agencies, including the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, have begun investigating Heartland Payment Systems following a massive data breach at the payment processing company.

  • Safari 4 rivals Google Chrome in JavaScript race

    Premium-Inhalt. Contrary to Apple's claims, the newest version of Safari is not the world's fastest browser, benchmark scores show. But it is dramatically faster than rivals being built by Mozilla and Microsoft.

  • AIM for iPhone gets location awareness, paid version

    Premium-Inhalt. If you like to chat with friends on your iPhone using AOL's network, you'll probably be interested in an update in .

  • Intel tries to free 'netbook' trademark from Psion

    Premium-Inhalt. Intel on Wednesday said it had joined Dell and other companies in an attempt to free the term 'netbook' from the clutches of PC maker Psion Teklogix.

  • PAPT intensifies, expands drive against software piracy

    Premium-Inhalt. The Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team (PAPT) vows to further strengthen its drive against software piracy in the country, with the launch of "Don't Wait until it's too Late!"--an intensive information and geographical expansion campaign targeted at companies using unlicensed software.

  • Blu-ray Disc Licensing Gets Cheaper and Easier

    Premium-Inhalt. From a manufacturing standpoint, one of the banes of Blu-ray Disc's existence has long been the muddled licensing process. To incorporate the format--as well as the CD and DVD formats--into a device, manufacturers have had to contact each format's patent holders to arrange for a license to include that format in their product. Now, however, Panasonic, Philips, and Sony have joined forces to create a consolidated process for licensing the formats in Blu-ray Disc products.

  • Make Unicode Less Onerous With WizKey

    Premium-Inhalt. Unicode gives you access to some 32,000 symbols and characters, but your keyboard is still stuck in the 1950s (not that a 32,000 key keyboard would be very practical). Getting access to all those characters can be a chore, but the US$25 aims to simplify it. How does it work? Short answer--pretty well, but with a few quirks.

  • Shareholders' meeting makes for an interesting trip

    Premium-Inhalt. Over the past decade, I've been to Apple's Cupertino headquarters many times for assorted product launches (the original iPod and OS X, to name a couple) and PR briefings. But Wednesday's trip for the was a new experience for me.

  • Coghead customers have two months to save their data

    Premium-Inhalt. The headline of the Infoworld story "Coghead customers have five weeks to save their data," posted to the wire Wednesday, has been corrected to reflect that customers have two months to save their data.

  • Microsoft takes TomTom to court in patent dispute

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against TomTom, alleging that the GPS vendor's in-car navigation devices infringe on its patents.

  • FCC threatens fines on data protection rules

    Premium-Inhalt. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission may fine 600 operators for failing to properly file annual reports proving that they protect customer data.

  • Coghead customers have five weeks to save their data

    Premium-Inhalt. A lack of portability standards in cloud computing was cited as a contributor to the shutdown last week of PaaS (platform-as-a-service) provider Coghead, which was acquired by SAP.

  • Nortel pushes pipeline projects forward

    Premium-Inhalt. After assuring its clients and partners that it's business as usual, Nortel is now geared to push its entire pipeline projects forward. "Prior to filing of Chapter 11 or credit protection, there was a steady pipeline of projects on going. Even after the announcement, there's no pullout among existing clients," said Armando Pascual, country manager of Nortel Philippines.

  • Advocates Applaud Facebook's New Democratic Approach

    Premium-Inhalt. Following a , Facebook is receiving plenty of praise Thursday as word spreads about the social network's . Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed plans for a democratic-style "open governance" system during a news conference Thursday. The system will allow Facebook users the opportunity to comment and ultimately vote on the site's future policies surrounding data management and the handling of personal information.

  • Young IT leaders to tackle global challenges

    Premium-Inhalt. The world's young tech and Web 2.0 guru's have featured prominently in the World Economic Forum's annual list of Young Global Leaders, announced Wednesday.

  • Should MS give Windows 7 public beta testers more feedback?

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft developers say they have received more than 500,000 feedback reports so far on Windows 7, and have fixed nearly 2,000 bugs. And while thinks Microsoft should be more open about which bugs are getting fixed, not all of her readers agree.

  • Prediction markets lean toward a Dow rebound

    Premium-Inhalt. President Obama's address to the joint session of Congress is less than 24 hours old, and the Dow Jones Industrial average is . But according to the prediction markets, people are generally optimistic that the Dow will recover some of its recent losses -- and soon.

  • Will Windows Server Foundation Edition Raise the Bar?

    Premium-Inhalt. PC parts are so cheap, you could easily spend more on 10-user license for than on the hardware on which it's installed. Steve Ballmer mentioned the disparity, noting the upcoming designed as a "low-cost, low-price, low-functionality Windows Server SKU." The skeleton server will be released in the next month or two, although hasn't yet announced .

  • Ballmer plays down iPhone, says Windows Mobile has momentum

    Premium-Inhalt. "The real market momentum with operators and the real market momentum with device manufacturers seems to primarily be with Windows Mobile and Android." That's Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's on the smartphone market, expressed to analysts during a midyear update in New York. While he acknowledged that the iPhone had "consumer market mojo," he suggested that it did not have the same market potential as the mobile platforms controlled by Microsoft and Google.

  • Yahoo's top mobile exec to depart

    Premium-Inhalt. , whom Yahoo acquired in 2005 when the super-portal bought mobile syncing company Verdisoft, is leaving the company. BoomTown has Boerries' to his team. The message mostly damns Yahoo with faint praise, which is all that seems to be available for such unsung products as:

  • Report: Facebook Connect has close to 1 million users

    Premium-Inhalt. Even though it's less than a year old, Facebook Connect has experienced sharp growth, according to an . The company also claimed that some sites which use the service had doubled their registrations, thanks to Facebook Connect.

  • Sun's McNealy: Some feds see open source as anti-capitalist

    Premium-Inhalt. Sun Microsystems Inc. Chairman Scott McNealy wants President Barack Obama's administration do what the United Kingdom, Denmark and other countries have done: Encourage, as a matter of policy, open-source software adoption.

  • MS wants MVPs in Windows, cloud computing, virtualization

    Premium-Inhalt. Want to become a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), one of the company's elite volunteer army of tech experts?

  • QVC Shoppers Got a Raw Deal on Dell Inspiron Mini 10

    Premium-Inhalt. Everybody loves a bargain, particularly fans of TV shopping networks like . Those high-energy sales pitches are compelling, and I confess that I've been tempted to break out the plastic for an item or two hawked there.

  • Stanza for iPhone

    Premium-Inhalt. I don't have a and, unless I can sell more blood and fast, I'm not about to acquire one of the sleek new models anytime soon. Even if I pre-ordered a Thursday, I understand that my baby daughter would be entering pre-school before Amazon could ship it.

  • Stop Worms From Automatically Spreading, Easily

    Premium-Inhalt. One of the ways the Conficker worm and other, similar malware slimes its way from computer to computer is by taking advantage of the Autorun feature in Windows. If Conficker finds removable media (like a USB drive) on a PC it infects, it will infect that media in such a way that it will exploit Autorun to attempt to automatically infect a new computer when the drive is connected.

  • Who's Online? Sony Claims 20m, Microsoft Claims 17m

    Premium-Inhalt. British statesman once opined there were "lies, damned lies, and statistics."

  • Obama e-health plan: Health IT leaders weigh in

    Premium-Inhalt. President Obama, in his joint speech to Congress this week, emphasized that he wants electronic health records to be established for all Americans over the next five years. His recently passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act earmarked US$19 billion for health information technology spending, $17 billion of which is designated for incentive payments for Electronic Health Record use beginning in 2011. To date, only about 25% of the nation's 5,000 hospitals have rolled out electronic health records systems, and only a small fraction of physician practices have done the same.

  • Add a sixth star to iTunes ratings

    Premium-Inhalt. If you use iTunes as often as I do, you probably use it to rate your songs. I use iTunes' star ratings to record my favorites, and also to find and sort my tracks. But sometimes five stars just aren't enough.

  • TomTom suit shows Microsoft's split personality

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft has been vocal about its interest in working more closely with the open-source community in the past couple of years, actively promoting interoperability, forging new relationships and donating code to open-source projects. But the patent-infringement suit it filed Wednesday against TomTom has the Linux community, in particular, concerned that Microsoft is only paying lip service to its new approach and plans to continue to threaten Linux distributors with patent-infringement claims.

  • Sol-less Telstra unperturbed by NBN

    Premium-Inhalt. Telstra's dominance of the telco market will continue over the next four years despite and its chance at the A$10 billion (US$6.5 billion) National Broadband Network (NBN), company chiefs said Thursday.

  • Wall Street Beat: Tech forecasts down amid market tumult

    Premium-Inhalt. Market analysts this week drastically cut estimates for global hardware and component revenue as concerns about the U.S.'s handling of the recession took a toll on investor confidence in vendors throughout the whole IT sector.

  • Facebook gives users a set of rights and a vote on policy

    Premium-Inhalt. After outraged users earlier this month for taking too much control over their content, the social network Thursday unveiled a new plan that will bring users into its policy discussions.

  • Test Center: Safari 4 preview

    Premium-Inhalt. You already know Safari. It's the only browser that ships with OS X, in the same manner that Internet Explorer is the de facto browser for Windows. Safari rose to greater recognition as the iPhone's touchy-feely Web 2.0 client. You might be aware that OS X and Windows editions of Safari are released in parity, function identically, and are updated automatically through Apple Software Update in response to security and stability issues.

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