Im vierten Teil des Vergleichs von Kostenarten und Kosteneinflussgrößen bei Oracle- und SAP-Kunden sollen die Wartungssätze des jeweiligen Herstellers betrachtet werden. Gerade um die Einführung des Enterprise Supports und die damit verbundene Erhöhung der Wartungskosten bei SAP-Kunden gab es in der jüngsten Vergangenheit erbebliche Aufregungen innerhalb der SAP-Anwenderschaft. …mehr
Das Resümee nach der CeBIT fällt unterschiedlich aus. Die Messegesellschaft ist trotz eines zwanzigprozentigen Besucherrückgangs sehr zufrieden mit der Messe, da sich die Qualität der Kontakte verbessert haben soll. Einige SAP-Partner äußerten sich dagegen enttäuscht von der Qualität und Zahl der Kontakte. Dass nicht alle Hoffnungen der IT-Unternehmen erfüllt werden konnten, durfte angesichts der Wirtschaftskrise erwartet werden. …mehr
Noch bis zum 3. April 2009 haben kleine und mittelständische Unternehmen mit maximal 100 Mitarbeitern die Chance, am "Small Business Excellence Award 2009" von Dell teilzunehmen. Dem Gewinner winken Dell-Produkte und -Lösungen im Wert von 35.000 Euro und eine Einladung zu einem weltweiten Unternehmergipfel mit Michael Dell. …mehr
Premium-Inhalt. Sun has laid out more of its plans for using solid-state drives in its servers, which it says will help customers to reduce energy costs and improve application performance in the data center.
Premium-Inhalt. Google will block an iPhone application that harnesses its Google Talk chat program to provide a free text-message service after too many users flocked to download it.
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Premium-Inhalt. Sure, facebook and myspace can be useful tools for networking with consumers and peers, but what about all the other social networks on the web with more specific purposes or narrower audiences? The list is endless and runs the gamut, but the eight below are some of our favorites.
Premium-Inhalt. Cisco Systems' move into the heart of data centers, expected to be laid out at an event next Monday, holds the promise of easing a big IT headache but may also escalate competition between the company and its partners.
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Premium-Inhalt. A South Korean trade commission has taken what could be a first step toward regulating wireless chip vendor Qualcomm's business practices in the country.
Premium-Inhalt. Later this year, Microsoft will reveal more about its plans for expanding Dynamics CRM Online to countries outside the U.S. and Canada, a company executive said Wednesday at the Convergence conference in New Orleans.
Premium-Inhalt. Due to a reporting error, the Industry Standard article, "Lessig, Rep. Conyers debate open-access academic publishing," posted to the wire on Wednesday, misstated the terms of the Consolidated Appropriations Act.
Premium-Inhalt. Business is now offering a unified communications managed service that gives users desktop access to their voice, e-mail, and Web conferencing services.
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Premium-Inhalt. My has a lot going for it. Beauty, a svelte profile, the Mac OS. Unfortunately, long battery life isn't among its assets. (The Air's nonremovable battery lasts about 3 hours with full screen brightness and Wi-Fi networking on, in my experience.)
Premium-Inhalt. Big Sister makes her debut appearance in BioShock 2, returning to the underwater city of Rapture.
Premium-Inhalt. The upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine film is a strictly PG-13-rated affair. But the upcoming Wolverine game by Raven Software will push the boundaries of the Mature rating with limb severings, gushing blood, and "exposed vital organs."
Premium-Inhalt. Motorola has released the latest of its enterprise-class mobile computers, adding a more powerful processor and an updated Windows operating system.
Premium-Inhalt. Google has unveiled a new system that'll read your browsing history, then cater ads based on where you've been. While Google sells the concept as an user-oriented improvement that'll bring you "more interesting" and "useful" content, you may want to consider the privacy implications of having your surfing habits monitored and monetized.
Premium-Inhalt. As a recent convert to , I'm still learning my way around the interface. Obviously the biggest change involves the Ribbon, which I found daunting at first but quickly came to appreciate. It's just a smarter way of organizing various features.
Premium-Inhalt. Harold the Homeboy picks up where Santa left off in , the free sequel to the popular casual game. In this simple, addictive, and fun game, you guide Harold's toboggan down an endless slope, picking up gifts and dropping them off in the chimneys of snowed-in houses. The more presents you pick up before a drop off, the more points you get. But each present picked up makes your sled go faster.
Premium-Inhalt. Dream of being a DJ? Ever want to stream your own playlists across your LAN or the Internet? If you have an understanding of Internet communications, take a look at (US$180, free demo), a more-than-capable librarian/player with broadcast abilities.
Premium-Inhalt. Citrix Systems has announced global software company SAP will use its XenServer to virtualise 500 servers by mid-2009.
Premium-Inhalt. America Online will close a research and development base in Beijing but keep trying to break into China's market amid the sliding global economy.
Premium-Inhalt. After Apple released a redesigned iPod shuffle on Wednesday, my colleague Dan Moren posted an entry in this blog criticizing some of the design aspects of this 4GB, US$79 shuffle. I have a slightly different take. Here's a reprint of what I said at the start of the latest Macworld podcast about the shuffle's new look.
Premium-Inhalt. Like a lot of IT people in a mostly-Mac company, my organization has a directory service set up to help manage our users and computers. In our case, it's Apple's Open Directory, which is based on LDAP, or the .
Premium-Inhalt. Proponents of agile programming from IBM staged a mock debate Wednesday, pitting agile methodologies against the traditional waterfall method to stress the benefits of agile and its short, iterative development cycles as opposed to the follow-the-plan style of waterfall.
Premium-Inhalt. Companies spent trillions on software and Internet mergers and acquisitions in the post-bubble boom. Some of those acquisitions have fueled growth, geographical expansion and innovation. However, many have fallen short of expectations, taken companies outside of their core focus, or drained resources from more promising lines of business. These assets should be sold, but this is easier said than done.
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Premium-Inhalt. In a reprise of his pledge to change a little over a year ago, eBay CEO John Donahoe reiterated on Wednesday that the company must adapt to new e-commerce market dynamics and must be more hands-on in managing its online marketplace.
Premium-Inhalt. Although isn't keen on employees using public social networks like or in the course of their jobs, the high-tech company is rolling out an internal social network designed by its own engineers for business collaboration.
Premium-Inhalt. To ward off that went after an unpatched, zero-day security hole in Reader and Acrobat, Adobe Tuesday released a 9.1 update for Windows and Macintosh users.