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  • Digitale Dividende soll für mobiles Breitband verwendet werden

    Regierungsbeschluss

    Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel und die Bundesminister haben am Mittwoch den ersten Schritt zur Freigabe der digitalen Dividende für mobile Breitbanddienste getan.  …mehr

  • IT-Branche tut sich bei Gesundheit schwer

    CeBIT und E-Health

    Petra Frauenrat hat Diabetes. Wenn die 51-Jährige beim Sonntagskaffee zu viel Kuchen isst, bekommt ihr Hausarzt das gleich mit …mehr

  • Dailyme.tv feiert auf der Messe 1. Geburtstag

    CeBIT

    Ein Berliner Startup demonstriert, dass Handy-Fernsehen funktionieren kann - wenn man bestimmte Kriterien beachtet. …mehr

  • AMD bekennt sich zu Dresdner Werken

    Globalfoundries startet

    Der Chiphersteller Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) hat sich zum Start seiner neuen Fertigungstochter zum Standort Deutschland bekannt. …mehr

  • Amazon bietet elektronische Bücher auch für das iPhone an

    Whispersync

    Der Online-Einzelhändler Amazon.com verkauft künftig in den USA elektronische Bücher auch für das Apple-Handy iPhone. …mehr

  • Quickscan fürs IT-Service-Management

    IT-Management

    Für 5000 Euro analysiert die COC AG den Ist-Zustand und macht Verbesserungs- und Einsparpotenziale ausfindig. …mehr

  • Sage bietet Festpreis-ERP für den Fahrzeugbau

    CeBIT

    Das Softwarehaus Sage aus Frankfurt am Main hat eine vorkonfigurierte ERP-Software ("Bäurer Industry now") für den Fahrzeugbau vorgestellt. Unternehmen zahlen für Software, Implementierung und Schulung 85.000 Euro, wenn sie eine Standardeinführung für 25 Nutzer wählen. …mehr

  • Computerzunft gibt sich grün

    Solange sich Green-IT rechnet

    Computer sind Energieverschwender. Die Klimadiskussion hat deshalb die Industrie auf den Plan gerufen: Sie propagiert seit einiger Zeit die "Green IT" - die grüne Informationstechnik. …mehr

  • Der Mittelstand will mit Green IT Kosten senken

    Energieverbrauch senken

    Fast zwei Drittel der mittelständischen Unternehmen arbeiten an grünen IT-Konzepten. Zu diesem Ergebnis kommt eine internationale Studie, die IBM in Auftrag gegeben hat. …mehr

  • EU-Politiker Pöttering fordert Internet für alle

    CeBIT

    Der Präsident des EU-Parlaments kritisiert, dass Millionen Deutsche noch keinen Breitbandanschluss haben. …mehr

  • Das HR-Matching hilft bei der Suche nach Personalsoftware

    Personalmanagement

    Suchen Sie eine Software für Personal-Management, Personal-Controlling, Lohnabrechnung, Zeitwirtschaft oder Personaleinsatzplanung? Dann hilft Ihnen das HR-Matching von COMPUTERWOCHE und dem Marktforschungs- und Beratungshaus Softselect weiter. …mehr

  • T-Systems will nach Umstrukturierung Umsätze wieder steigern

    CeBIT

    Die Telekom-Großkundensparte T-Systems will nach ihrer Umstrukturierung die Umsätze 2009 erstmals seit Jahren steigern. …mehr

  • Werden Mega-Deals wieder häufiger?

    Großauftrag für EDS

    Milliarden-Deals wie das Abkommen zwischen EDS und Aviva dürften in Krisenzeiten wieder zunehmen, glauben Experten.  …mehr

  • EDS-Beschäftigte protestieren gegen HP

    CeBIT

    Vor dem Messegelände in Hannover haben Mitarbeiter von Avaya und EDS gegen Entlassungen demonstriert.  …mehr

  • Wie der Mittelstand davon profitieren kann

    Cloud-Computing

    Flexible Kosten, leichterer Zugang zu High-End-Systemen und die Möglichkeit, sich verstärkt auf das Kerngeschäft zu fokussieren: Die Vorteile von Cloud Computing scheinen klarer zu sein, als die oft nebulösen Definitionen des Konzepts, das die IT revolutionieren soll. …mehr

  • Abschwung wird uns auch erreichen

    Google-Chef Eric Schmidt

    Google-Chef Eric Schmidt ist überzeugt, dass die Wirtschaftskrise nicht an dem Internet-Konzern vorbeigehen wird. …mehr

  • BASF IT Services legt leicht zu

    Umfangreiche Projekte

    Der Umsatz des IT-Dienstleisters BASF IT-Services ist 2008 um 1,7 Prozent gestiegen.  …mehr

  • Aris erhält eine Governance Engine

    Sneak Preview auf der CeBIT

    IDS Scheer vermittelt einen ersten Eindruck davon, wie sich Governance-Prozesse mit Hilfe eines BPM-Tools automatisieren lassen.  …mehr

  • Der smarte Planet braucht Service-Management

    CeBIT

    In Hannover bemühte sich IBM, die Brücke zwischen seiner Vision des smarter Planet und den eigenen Service-Management-Produkten wie Tivoli zu schlagen. …mehr

  • Fortinet vereint Security und Networking

    CeBIT

    Der UTM-Anbieter (Unified Threat Management) hat seinen "FortiGate"-Appliances ein Firmware-Upgrade verpasst, das neben neuen Sicherheitsfunktionen auch WAN-Optimierung umfasst. …mehr

  • IT-Servicemarkt wächst langsamer als erwartet

    Weniger IT-Projekte

    Die Krise trifft nun auch das Geschäft mit IT-Diensten. Nur das Outsourcing-Segment soll in diesem Jahr noch zulegen. …mehr

  • Wir brauchen eine E-Mail-Kultur

    Ratgeber

    Unternehmen dürfen aus wirtschaftlichen und rechtlichen Gründen E-Mail-Nutzer nicht länger sich selbst überlassen. Sie brauchen klare Regeln und Schulungen. …mehr

  • IT soll dem Stromnetz Intelligenz einhauchen

    Flexible Preise, Einsparungspotenziale

    Die Verknüpfung von Strom- und Informationsnetz könnte zu einem Versorgungssystem führen, das die Zeiten von Einheitstarif und einseitiger Abhängigkeit der Verbraucher beendet. …mehr

  • Wirtschaftskrise und Fachkräftemangel

    Arbeitsmarkt

    In der IT sind Mitarbeiter gefragt, die ihre Branchen- und Technikkompetenz im Team zur Geltung bringen. …mehr

  • Cyber-Kriminelle nutzen Offenheit in sozialen Netzwerken aus

    CeBIT

    Der sorglose Umgang mit persönlichen Daten im Internet wird zu einem immer größeren Sicherheitsrisiko. …mehr

  • Die Datev erweitert ihr Outsourcing-Angebot

    Hosting und Infrastruktur-Dienste

    Die neuen Hosting-Services richten sich vor allem an Mittelständler mit hohem IT-Sicherheitsbedürfnis. …mehr

  • CeBIT im Zeichen der Krise gestartet

    Sorgen um Jobs und Standorte

    Ganz im Zeichen der Wirtschaftskrise hat in Hannover die weltgrößte Computermesse CeBIT begonnen. …mehr

  • Mehrheitsbeteiligung stärkt Prozessautomatisierung

    Software AG übernimmt itCampus

    Die Software AG beteiligt sich mehrheitlich am Software-Unternehmen itCampus. Mit der Übernahme baut der Software-Hersteller seine Forschungs- und Entwicklungskapazitäten im Bereich Prozessautomatisierung aus. …mehr

  • Arbeiten als Freiberufler oder fest?

    Jobperspektiven

    Einen SAP-Freiberufler zieht es wieder in die Festanstellung. Was sagt Hays-Personalexperte Marc Lutz dazu? …mehr

  • Irmgard Stippler verantwortet IT des Rhön Klinikums

    Als Vorstand

    Irmgard Stippler hat die Vorstandsressorts IT und Kommunikation bei der Rhön Klinikum AG übernommen.  …mehr

  • Die ITK-Branche hat Innovations-Schluckauf

    Accenture-Studie

    Einer Studie von Accenture zufolge haben 70 Prozent der ITK-Firmen im vergangenen Jahr die Arbeit an mehr als einem neuen Produkt oder Service gestoppt. …mehr

  • Kostenlose Rechtstipps für Gründer

    Angebot der KfW

    Ihr Beratungsangebot für Gründer hat die KfW-Bankengruppe nun erweitert: Unter www.gruendungsstarter.de kann man sich kostenlose Hilfe in Sachen Recht und Verwaltung holen. …mehr

  • IT-Freelancer des Jahres 2009 gesucht

    Wettbewerb

    Das "IT Freelancer Magazin" sucht im Wettbewerb den/die IT-Freelancer des Jahres 2009 mit der überzeugendsten professionellen, unternehmerischen Darstellung.  …mehr

  • Fährst du schon oder gehst du noch?

    Neulich in ... Peking

    Wer geschäftlich nach Peking reist, sollte gut zu Fuß sein und das Regencape parat haben. Diese Erfahrung machte Eckhard Schneider, Chief Technology Officer der Kommunikationsagentur Interone, auf seiner letzten China-Reise. …mehr

  • Nexsans iSeries soll den Aufbau günstiger Enterprise-SANs ermöglichen

    iSCSI-Storage

    Nexsans iSeries-Produkte sind vorrangig für kleine und mittelständische Unternehmen konzipierte iSCSI-SAN-Lösungen. Sie sollen moderne Storage-Dienste, flexible Einsatzmöglichkeiten (iSCSI, Fibre Channel, NAS) und den bedarfsgerechten Ausbau von Kapazitäten mittels Speichervirtualisierung bieten. …mehr

  • SaaS-Wachstum von 42 Prozent

    IDC-Prognose für 2009

    Nach einer neuen Analyse der Marktforscher von IDC gewinnen SaaS-Lösungen immer mehr an Bedeutung. Der Nutzen von Miet-Software: Geringere Anfangs-Investitionen sowie überschaubare monatliche Fixkosten. …mehr

  • Dank BI laufen Raffinerien störungsfreier

    Rolta übernimmt Piocon

    Kürzlich hat Rolta die Übernahme von Piocon Technologies bekannt gegeben. Der Riese aus Indien integriert damit einen Spezialisten für Business Intelligence (BI), der besonderes Know-How für die Öl- und Gas-Branche mitbringt. …mehr

  • Sharp Aquos BD-HP50U Blu-ray Disc Player

    Premium-Inhalt. The Sharp Aquos BD-HP50U (US$290 as of 2/18/09) may be the more expensive model in Sharp's Blu-ray Disc player lineup (the is about $70 less), but this model didn't impress us when we tested it for our recent .

  • Panasonic DMP-BD55K Blu-ray Disc Player

    Premium-Inhalt. At US$400 (as of 2/18/09), the Panasonic DMP-BD55K is expensive. But its superb image quality, excellent design, and wide feature set make the DMP-BD55K a tempting choice for shoppers with deep enough pockets.

  • Insignia NS-2BRDVD Blu-ray Disc Player

    Premium-Inhalt. The Insignia NS-2BRDVD, Best Buy's house-brand Blu-ray Disc player, is a bargain in almost all respects. Priced at US$230 (as of 2/18/09), this model serves up a winning combination of sharp, well-balanced high-definition images and solid industrial design. The Insignia's sole failing lies in its inadequate upconversion of standard-definition DVDs.

  • Memorex MVBD2510 Blu-ray Disc Player

    Premium-Inhalt. At an estimated street price of US$175 (as of 2/18/09), the Memorex MVBD2510 is the least expensive Blu-ray player we've seen thus far. But a poorly designed remote, uncommunicative menus, and acceptable but unexceptional image quality are the prices you pay for saving money.

  • On Your Side: Lynda.com Steps Up to the Plate, More

    Premium-Inhalt. I recently purchased Paint Shop Pro X2 Ultimate from Corel and tried to use the Lynda.com video tutorials that are included with the software, but was unable to find the images used in the tutorials. A Corel representative said it would only provide them only if I paid another US$15, which I consider ridiculous. Corel should either put the images on the software CD or tell customers where to find them.

  • Did Belkin Really Need Fake User Reviews?

    Premium-Inhalt. The story broke on an obscure blog in mid-January and quickly spread all over the Web: A Belkin employee had been caught posting ads offering payment to people who would write positive user reviews of the company's products, or mark negative reviews by others as "unhelpful."

  • Skype gives away high-quality audio codec

    Premium-Inhalt. Skype will license a high-quality audio codec in its latest VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol) software to any developer or vendor free of charge, the eBay subsidiary announced Tuesday.

  • 10 New Ways to Discover What You Need on the Web

    Premium-Inhalt. As a search engine, nobody's been able to beat Google at finding Web pages relevant to your keywords. But Google isn't very personal--it doesn't know the social networks you're a part of, and it doesn't necessarily remember the particular subjects you're interested in.

  • The Best Blu-ray Disc Players: Blu-Plate to Blu-Chip

    Premium-Inhalt. Blu-ray's star is rising fast, for good reason. The high-def video format remains the best and most consistent way to take full advantage of a 1080p high-definition television. Armed with a capable player and an HDTV with a surround-sound system, you can create your own home theater paradise.

  • Microsoft Office: An Advertising Platform

    Premium-Inhalt. We may see an after all. Tuesday, at the Morgan Stanley Technology Conference in San Francisco, Microsoft Business Division president Stephen Elop said Microsoft would release an ad-supported version of -- Office 14 is expected to hit stores in 2010. Elop said the purpose behind releasing a free version of Microsoft Office with ads displayed alongside the workspace was to draw "pirate customers into the revenue stream." "We want to draw them into the Windows family," Elop said, according to . "And maybe there's an up sell opportunity later."

  • Facebook Replaces News Feeds with Status Streams

    Premium-Inhalt. Facebook is taking a cue from and retooling its home page to include real-time status streams with advanced options for customization. The change was announced at a media event at Facebook's Palo Alto headquarters Wednesday.

  • BlackBerry App Store Gets a Name: BlackBerry App World

    Premium-Inhalt. The upcoming now has a name: BlackBerry App World.

  • Declutter Your Desktop With StandaloneStack

    Premium-Inhalt. If your desktop and taskbar Quick Launch area are filling up with too many shortcuts, freebie can help. After a little tweaking, you can set up one shortcut that, when clicked, will display a pop-up fan or grid of other shortcuts to your files or programs.

  • New UC support launched for videoconferencing, smartphones

    Premium-Inhalt. Paris-based Alcatel-Lucent announced support Wednesday for smartphones and high-definition videoconferencing in its new OmniTouch 8400 Instant Communications Suite of products.

  • Sprint to sell Palm Treo Pro starting March 15

    Premium-Inhalt. Six months after Palm Inc. started selling an unlocked version of its Treo Pro smartphone for US$549, the company said Sprint Nextel Corp. will sell the device for $200 after rebates and a two-year service agreement.

  • Legislator moves to limit Google Maps because of terrorists

    Premium-Inhalt. A California state legislator has submitted a bill that would limit the amount of detail allowed in images available from applications like and Google Earth, contending that such online tools to plot attacks.

  • Could Traffic Throttling Hinder Comcast Wideband?

    Premium-Inhalt. has announced its "" high-speed rollout for the San Francisco Bay Area, raising Internet speeds as high as 50Mbps for downloads and 10Mbps for upstream. But as sweet as that jump sounds, be careful when ordering business service from big companies like Comcast. Hidden limits can offset any speed gains.

  • 6 Things You Need To Know About Apple's New Desktops

    Premium-Inhalt. As you may have already seen, Apple refreshed its earlier Tuesday. And while there's nothing really groundbreaking in today's updates--it was mostly just a speed bump--there are a few things to be aware of before you go out and plunk down money on a new Mac.

  • Sony Debuts Lightweight, Low Budget Snapshot Printers

    Premium-Inhalt. If you want your photo now , you get a snapshot printer: you insert a media card or attach your camera directly, select a photo, and out comes a hard copy in a minute or so. At the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) photography and imaging trade show in Las Vegas, two new models: the DPP-FP67 Digital Photo Printer and the Sony DPP-FP97 Digital Photo Printer. Both print 4-by-6-inch photos and are scheduled to become available in May. the DPP-FP67 will cost about US$120 and the DPP-FP97, about $200.

  • Individual compelled to decrypt drive in child porn case

    Premium-Inhalt. A federal judge in Vermont has ordered a man charged with transporting child pornography on his computer the contents of an encrypted hard drive alleged to contain explicit images involving minors.

  • US lawmakers take another shot at patent reform

    Premium-Inhalt. U.S. lawmakers have reintroduced legislation that would mark the first major overhaul of U.S. patent law in more than 50 years.

  • Three Nightmares When Managing Macs

    Premium-Inhalt. How hard is it managing Macs in the enterprise? Harder than you might think. Expect lackluster enterprise support from and its horde of Mac developers, for starters. Enterprise savvy Windows developers rushing poor Mac components to market bring frustration, too.

  • Nvidia launches its fastest laptop GPU

    Premium-Inhalt. Nvidia has launched a new graphics chip for laptop computers that it says is its fastest to date.

  • Fiorina has surgery for breast cancer

    Premium-Inhalt. Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and a prominent supporter of the U.S. Republican Party, had surgery for breast cancer on Monday.

  • NetSuite tries to lure Sage customers

    Premium-Inhalt. On-demand ERP vendor NetSuite is offering Sage Software customers at least 50 percent off their NetSuite fees for the first year if they switch away from its rival's products, NetSuite said on Wednesday.

  • Hero of Sparta for iPhone

    Premium-Inhalt. Hero of Sparta is a hack-and-slash action game from developers . Already generating a lot of buzz, this highly acclaimed 3-D Grecian epic lives up to the hype and sets a new bar for graphics and gameplay on the iPhone platform. Gameloft is rapidly becoming a developer that people should pay attention to; they've now scored two solid hits with their Hero of Sparta action-adventure game and their classic sports-sim .

  • Checking the cool at DEMO 09

    Premium-Inhalt. Just like the Consumer Electronics Show in January, this year's DEMO 09 (produced by Network World's events division) in Palm Desert, Calif., was affected by the continuing gloomy economy. With only 39 companies debuting new products and services, the "glass half empty" people would likely say that there wasn't much to see in the way of innovations, exciting technology or cool products. While there was less to see, there definitely were some shining stars among the demonstrators at this year's event.

  • Microsoft Windows on a mainframe?

    Premium-Inhalt. Software that for the first time lets users run native copies of the Windows operating systems on a will be by data center automation vendor Mantissa.

  • The A-Z of Programming Languages: Bourne shell

    Premium-Inhalt. Computerworld is undertaking a series of investigations into the most widely-used programming languages. Previously we have spoken to Alfred v. Aho of , S. Tucker Taft on the , Microsoft about its server-side script engine , Chet Ramey about his experiences maintaining , Bjarne Stroustrup of and to Charles H. Moore about the design and development of . We've also had a chat with the irreverent Don Woods about the development and uses of , as well as Stephen C. Johnson on , Luca Cardelli on , Walter Bright , Simon Peyton-Jones on and more recently, Larry Wall, creator of the programming language.

  • Punch-Out Wii to include NES-style controls

    Premium-Inhalt. When was announced back in October, Nintendo representatives were quick to mention that the game would utilize motion-control, but were tight-lipped about the possibility of including classic NES-style controls. Seeing as how success the first two games were dependent on precisely timed moves, many gamers were cautious that motion-control moves could accurately allow the game to play as intuitively as it's cartridge cousins. In fact, when GamePro editors put together a , including NES-style controls was at the very top.

  • Volantis updates open-source mobile Web development tools

    Premium-Inhalt. Volantis has released an improved edition of its open source toolkit aimed at mobile application development.

  • Ashampoo Music Studio Good for Amateur Musicians

    Premium-Inhalt. Ashampoo (I'd say the A is for audio if the company didn't also market security and other types of software) is a sweet little suite of audio tools that let you edit, record, convert files, burn audio discs, repair some types of broken files, and even design and print labels and jewel case inserts. The interface takes a step-by-step approach which makes the program both easy to learn and use. In my hands-on, the US$30 program performed admirably. It suits the needs of the average user just fine.

  • Track Your Expenses On the Go With TextHog

    Premium-Inhalt. When you're on the road, tracking expenses is just another hassle that eats up valuable time. And as the receipts pile up in your wallet, it gets increasingly difficult to remember how much you've spent, and on what. Enter , a free (for now, anyway) Web app designed to simplify the tracking and analysis of business expenses while you're in transit.

  • Linux Foundation moves on training

    Premium-Inhalt. The Linux Foundation is moving on two fronts this week, offering Linux training programs for developers and administrators and taking over the Linux.com informational Web site.

  • Mobile-phone competition heats up as sales slow

    Premium-Inhalt. The faltering economy produced dismal mobile-phone sales at the end of last year, leading to heightened competition among phone makers, according to a few recent analyst reports.

  • Roku Adds Amazon Video-on-Demand Streaming

    Premium-Inhalt. If I want something enough to own it, I still prefer to have a physical copy. I'm not sold on relying on the cloud for storing everything, nor am I convinced that I'll find a match for my personal interests on a general-interest Web library. That said, while using the with its new Amazon Video on Demand service, I found some advantages to the experience.

  • With $99 netbooks, wireless carriers see big opportunities

    Premium-Inhalt. Look out for a deluge of wireless devices, including netbooks, sold at heavily discounted rates by the wireless carriers, as the operators battle to win customers during the economic downturn.

  • Amazon Kindle Service Outage

    Premium-Inhalt. The Amazon Kindle 2's strength is also its weakness today. One of the best aspects of the Kindle is its integrated Sprint EVDO service, and its ability to connect to the network wirelessly anywhere to access content (among other things). Except, of course, when it's unable to connect to the network--like Tuesday afternoon.

  • Kodak Announces $200 10x Optical Zoom Cam

    Premium-Inhalt. There haven't been many brand-new camera announcements thus far at , the big camera trade show, but Kodak jumped into the fray today by unveiling the Kodak EasyShare Z915.

  • Does Microsoft's Kumo Herald an Era of Visual Search?

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft's images leaked when the company asked for internal feedback. I don't care if the release was a surprise or a sly attempt to build media attention; I'm hoping the tool creates a new era of visual searching.

  • Search tools: hardware, an add-on and a service

    Premium-Inhalt. This issue of Gearhead is about searching. First up is specialized search hardware that I've had queued up in the for some time: This is the television search appliance which, in its top end configuration, can record up to 10 TV shows simultaneously and store more than 9,000 hours of video on its built-in fault-tolerant storage.

  • New Android app warns of telemarketers

    Premium-Inhalt. If your cell phone number has fallen into the hands of telemarketers, don't worry: has you covered.

  • The fantasy and reality of government security

    Premium-Inhalt. In the movies the government has always got the best toys, the cutting-edge technology and the tightest . Those who have worked on security projects within the government know that in real life government security standards and implementations can all across the range from quite serious to .

  • Special-purpose device in a general-purpose world

    Premium-Inhalt. Fortune Magazine in late February that newspaper giant (though getting smaller) Hearst Corp., is developing a wireless newspaper e-reader. This project seems like almost exactly the wrong thing to do.

  • Obama nominates Genachowski to head FCC

    Premium-Inhalt. President Barack Obama Tuesday nominated Julius Genachowski as chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2: massive game details leak?

    Premium-Inhalt. In a questionably factual article on gaming website , it's reported that California-based video game developer (, , the original ) has leaked numerous details about their highly-anticipated FPS sequel for and , which is also known as Call of Duty 6.

  • Microsoft's Biggest Enemy Now: Apple, Linux or Itself?

    Premium-Inhalt. In a last week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer laid out who he thinks are the biggest threats today to Windows on the client side. Surprisingly, wasn't number one. It wasn't number two or three either.

  • Cisco, NASA ally on environmental monitoring

    Premium-Inhalt. and this week said they are collaborating on an online global monitoring platform to capture, collect, analyze and report data on around the world.

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