Der Begriff "Compliance" weckt Assoziationen mit abstrakten Regelungen und gesetzlichen Vorschriften. Doch die Einhaltung von Regeln und Vorgaben erlebt nicht zuletzt wegen des Finanzdestasters eine Renaissance. Compliance sorgt für Sicherheit der IT und spielt eine bedeutende Rolle zur Absicherung des gesamten Unternehmens gegen Angriffe und Fehler. …mehr
Das Geschäft mit Geschäftsapplikationen leidet unter der Wirtschaftslage, hat das Marktforschungshaus IDC festgestellt. Doch nicht alle Segmente sind gleich betroffen. Während die Firmen bei ERP- und SCM-Programmen die Taschen geschlossen halten, wollen sie für CRM-Lösungen Geld ausgeben. …mehr
Die Sorgen der Mittelständler nehmen zu. Die Bereitschaft neue Arbeitsplätze zu schaffen ist drastisch gesunken. Die Geschäftslage wird nur noch moderat bewertet. Außerdem belasten hohe Steuern und Abgaben sowie die schwierige Finanzierungssituation dem "Deutschen Mittelstands-Borometer" zufolge die Unternehmen zusätzlich. …mehr
Consideo bietet den Modeler 5.0 ist ab sofort online zum Download an. Die neue Version erlaubt laut Anbieter einen schnelleren Einstieg in die Software durch zahlreiche Verbesserungen im Design sowie der Benutzerführung. Modelle können bis zu 30 Prozent schneller entwickelt und qualitativ betrachtet werden. …mehr
Eine End-to-End-Netzwerktechnologie in 8-Gbit/s Fibre-Channel-Technologie bildet bei IBM die Basis für den Aufbau eines durchgängigen 8-Gbit/s-Rechenzentrum vom Blade bis hin zum Switch und zum Speicher. Die neue End-to-End-Technologie soll für die gesamte Familie der IBM BladeCenter verfügbar werden. …mehr
Mit 47 Prozent sind in 2009 weit mehr Unternehmen als in den vergangenen Jahren in SOA-Projekten involviert. Im vergangenen Jahr waren es 36, im Jahr davor nicht einmal jedes dritte Unternehmen (31 Prozent). Das zeigt der aktuelle SOA Check 2009, den Wolfgang Martin zusammen mit der TU Darmstadt vorgestellt hat. …mehr
Die Data Governance soll Business Intelligence den nötigen Respekt im Unternehmen verschaffen. Doch Boris Evelson weiß, dass das Business zwar offiziell oft die Hoheit über BI-Projekte hat, doch in der Praxis gerne an die IT weiter delegiert. Das Exklusiv-Interview mit dem Forrester-Analysten. …mehr
Europäische und amerikanische B2B-Entscheider im Technologieumfeld nutzen die Möglichkeiten des Web 2.0 noch eher verhalten. Der Trend zu einer immer stärkeren Nutzung von Social-Media-Angeboten wie Blogs oder Online-Communities wird sich jedoch auch in diesem Bereich weiter verstärken, so Forrester Research. …mehr
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft on Monday will unveil a new version of its software for aggregating health records that makes it easier for patients and doctors to share information electronically.
Premium-Inhalt. The current uptick in electronics production may be a first sign of bottoming, but real end-user demand for electronic devices will not emerge until the final quarter of this year, Gartner said in a report Sunday.
Premium-Inhalt. Merger talks between IBM and Sun Microsystems were said to have broken down on Sunday, with the two companies unable to agree on the terms of a deal.
Premium-Inhalt. Even though Apple Inc. has yet to breathe a word about new iPhones, one out of every five cell phone-owning consumers is more likely to buy one based on last month's preview of the summer software upgrade, a market research company said Monday.
Premium-Inhalt. In the wake of Monday's earthquake in Italy, scientists and researchers working on early warnings systems said that knowing about an earthquake even just a few seconds before it hits can make a big difference to people in a stricken area.
Premium-Inhalt. Deploying a private cloud network is a good way for enterprises to ease into cloud computing before deploying applications on the infrastructures of companies such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft, IT professionals said at a conference in New York on Monday.
Premium-Inhalt. Facebook members will get a chance to vote for or against the company's revised governance documents later this month.
Premium-Inhalt. The for engineering and computer occupations is rising faster than for other professionals, according to the IEEE, which says first quarter labor statistics reveal a significant increase in the jobless rates among .
Premium-Inhalt. Start-up HyTrust Monday launched its first product, an appliance for enforcing security policy related to administrative use of ESX servers and the management console.
Premium-Inhalt. Due to a reporting error, the story, "Microsoft updates e-health data-aggregating software," which was posted to the newswire Monday, misspelled the name of Microsoft's e-health aggregation software in the second, third and fifth paragraphs, and also the subheadline.
Premium-Inhalt. Google has given privacy undertakings for personal information entrusted to its Google Health service, but its involvement may nonetheless legally compromise patient-doctor confidentiality, says Australian lawyer, author and blogger Kim Sbarcea.
Premium-Inhalt. If there is one defining characteristic of the Apple community, it's the proliferation of sketchily sourced and usually mistaken--but nonetheless fascinating--rumors of upcoming products from the tight-lipped company. Since the iPhone is the Apple's golden goose right now, it's no surprise that it also commands the largest share of the aforementioned scuttlebutt.
Premium-Inhalt. The Internet is a bad, baaaad thing. It turns otherwise normal people into criminals. And if you don't use it correctly it can get you fired. Erstwhile Fox News movie reviewer Roger Friedman found out this out the hard way when he reviewed a pirated copy of X-Men Origins: Wolverine -- and found himself X'd out of a writing gig.
Premium-Inhalt. rmbrME has released 1.0, a new application for the iPhone. It normally costs $10, but the unemployed and beamME pro owners can get it for $7 instead.
Premium-Inhalt. Red Hat's CEO, in a blog post on Monday, is endorsing the Obama Administration's in government by likening the President's statement to the open source software movement.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft Corp.'s long hold on power in the software industry has depended on its solid grip on developers. Programmers have written uncountable desktop and client/server applications over the decades that have inextricably linked independent software developers and corporate IT shops to Microsoft. Now the company aims to do the same for cloud-based software by luring loyal programmers to its .
Premium-Inhalt. Tasty Baking Co. produces more than 4.8 million cakes, doughnuts, cookies and pies each day. And the Philadelphia-based snack food giant also manages to generate another crucial commodity -- computer data -- in equally impressive amounts. "It's something to be concerned about," says Brendan O'Malley, Tasty Baking's vice president and CIO.
Premium-Inhalt. Collaboration is good, and more collaboration is better, right? Wrong, says Morten T. Hansen in this month's Harvard Business Review. Managers sometimes forget that collaboration is a means to an end, he says. The end is business value, and not all collaboration produces it; in fact, some collaboration can actually destroy value.
Premium-Inhalt. Arctic sea ice, which acts as the world's air conditioner, continued to shrink this winter as the ice cap grew thinner, according to .
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft acknowledged Monday that it has "broadened the options" for PC makers to continue offering the eight-year-old Windows XP as a downgrade from Vista, and potentially from the upcoming Windows 7.
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Premium-Inhalt. The timing of two cybersecurity bills just introduced by Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) seems a bit funny. It is not so much that they were introduced on April Fools' Day; more importantly, they were introduced before the widespread review of U.S. cybersecurity ordered by President Obama is completed by Melissa Hathaway, acting senior director for cyberspace for the National Security and Homeland Security Councils.
Premium-Inhalt. Storage vendor Sepaton has secured a sixth round of financing worth US$15.5 million, the company announced Monday.
Premium-Inhalt. Boinx Software on Thursday announced the release of 1.2, a new version of its live video production software for Mac OS X. It costs $500; updates are free for registered users.
Premium-Inhalt. Most of us are accustomed to using our iPods in our waking hours--for the morning commute, afternoon workout, and ride home from work. But you needn't restrict your iPod's duties to the daylight. Your little portable media player can also act as a sleep and wake aid.
Premium-Inhalt. Sony on Thursday announced the , a high-definition (HD) camcorder that is equipped with a GPS receiver and can geotag recorded videos and still photos.
Premium-Inhalt. A network-attached storage (NAS) drive is a dedicated storage device that uses its own operating system and software to provide centralized storage and file sharing over a computer network. NAS prices have come down to almost standard external hard-drive levels, so if you've thought about sharing one hard drive among multiple Macs or buying an external drive for each, a NAS drive may be more convenient and cost-effective.
Premium-Inhalt. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has asked for delays in a court case against its wireless "white spaces" decision until after it has reviewed petitions that were filed to the agency itself.
Premium-Inhalt. A couple of interesting whitepapers crossed my desk over the past week whose message can be boiled down to a simple proposition: cloud providers can achieve economies of scale that preclude almost any organization's data center from being cost-competitive. Doing the math on one real-life example, a Microsoft data center, gets pretty interesting.
Premium-Inhalt. The second sentence of the fourth paragraph has been removed from the Computerworld (US) story, "LTE test: Watching video while cruising through Vegas," that was posted to the newswire Monday.
Premium-Inhalt. From Fairbanks to Phoenix, employees in the branch offices of North Coast Electric Co. are likely singing Rick Bumpus' praises these days, and with good reason. Bumpus, executive vice president and chief operating officer for the electrical equipment distributor, has found a way to save remote employees the tedium of having to manually print and send out hundreds of invoices every day. And he's saving his company money, to boot.