Der deutsche Mittelstand spart trotz Wirtschaftskrise kaum an IT-Projekten. Rund 80 Prozent aller Unternehmen billigt den CIOs im Vergleich zum Vorjahr ein stabiles oder höheres IT-Budget zu. Lediglich 20 Prozent der Firmen hat den Etat gekürzt. Zu diesem Ergebnis kommt die Studie "IT-Trends 2009". …mehr
Konjunkturprogramme wie das der Bundesregierung über 500 Millionen Euro gibt es in Hessen nicht. Die Liste aktueller IT-Projekte ist trotzdem lang. Horst Westerfeld, CIO des Landes, hätte auch noch mehr Ideen, sollte es Konjunkturspritzen für die IT in seinem Bundesland geben. Zweiter Teil unserer Serie "Konjunkturpakete im Public Sector". …mehr
Samsung hat den Marktstart für zwei neue Touchscreen-Handys bekannt gegeben. Das S5600 und das S5230 werden im Mai in Deutschland erhältlich sein. Einen Preis hat das Unternehmen noch nicht genannt, doch die Handys werden wohl kein tiefes Loch in den Geldbeutel reißen. Ihre Ausstattung ist einfach. …mehr
Die Virtualisierungstechnologie stellt eine Möglichkeit dar, IT-Kosten zu senken und eine zukunftsfähige, d.h. flexible und dynamische IT-Infrastruktur aufzubauen. Im November/Dezember 2008 wurden mehr als 1400 IT-Leiter von SAP-Bestandskunden befragt, ob Sie eine Technologie zur Servervirtualisierung nutzen und welche Bereiche innerhalb und außerhalb des SAP-Umfeldes virtualisiert sind. …mehr
Mit der Auswertung von Online-Daten sind deutsche Marketing-Chefs besonders vorsichtig. Das zeigt eine aktuelle Befragung in Frankreich, Großbritannien und Deutschland. Die meisten Nutzer hingegen sind mit dem so genannten Behavioural Targeting einverstanden, sofern sie vorher zugestimmt haben. …mehr
Imperva hat seine erste integrierte Risk-Management-Plattform vorgestellt, die als Teil seiner Lösung SecureSphere 7 Datenbanken, Daten und darauf zugreifende Applikationen absichern soll. Sie soll die Bewertung von Risiken sowie deren Visualisierung für Datenbanken und Daten ermöglichen. …mehr
Premium-Inhalt. Intel revealed more details about the future launch of its Moorestown chip platform at the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing on Wednesday, setting the target launch date at a firm 2010.
Premium-Inhalt. Each year thousands of people from country New South Wales descend on Sydney for the Royal Easter Show, but this year millions of people around the world can experience the show online via social media portals like Facebook, YouTube and MySpace in its biggest Web 2.0 technology push ever.
Premium-Inhalt. Intel celebrated the one-year anniversary of its popular Atom family of microprocessors on Wednesday by announcing a new 2GHz version of the chip.
Premium-Inhalt. Along with more than 20 new netbooks, notebooks, all-in-one PCs, Acer on Tuesday launched what it called the first small form factor PC to offer Nvidia's Ion platform, combining Intel's Atom chip and the Ion graphics processor.
Premium-Inhalt. Intel announced a new microprocessor code named Jasper Forest aimed at storage products and embedded applications at the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing on Wednesday.
Premium-Inhalt. Despite the new crop , vendors will mostly build models with 10-inch screens in coming years because of cost and size, says one market researcher.
Premium-Inhalt. Is your Firefox browser cramping your style? just might be able to help. This free add-on lets you split the content area of your browser into as many windows as you'd like, allowing you to see more information at once.
Premium-Inhalt. It seems like a straightforward and simple question that your typical HR application and corporate ERP system should be able to answer: How many employees are working for our company today?
Premium-Inhalt. Carrier capital spending (capex) may be down during the current economic downturn but is bucking that trend.
Premium-Inhalt. When Interplay first sold the Fallout rights to Bethesda to create Fallout 3, they retained the rights to create an MMO based on the franchise. Recently Interplay brought Masthead Studios to help work with them on the mysterious game, codenamed Project V13.
Premium-Inhalt. According to "Midway who wish to remain anonymous," the team behind Mortal Kombat may be negotiating an exit from its troubled parent company.
Premium-Inhalt. WWE Superstar Kofi Kingston has already claimed the Tag Team Championship and the Intercontinental Championship during his first two and a half years with the company. Now he has one more title to add to the bunch. Playing as himself (imported via Smackdown vs. Raw 2009) Kingston won the Seventh Annual THQ Superstar Challenge, defeating four top WWE Superstars in WWE Legends of Wrestlemania before taking on and defeating former champ Shelton Benjamin with "The Fink" Howard Finkel presenting commentary throughout. The tournament took place at the WWE Axxess convention, leading up to WrestleMania 25 on Sunday.
Premium-Inhalt. When Judi Wunderlich was laid off from her managerial position at recruiting firm Aquent in early March, she spent little time looking for work on traditional job sites such as , , and . Instead, she turned to social and business networking sites.
Premium-Inhalt. has unveiled a switch and network adapters that join and Convergence Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) into one platform, but the company does not expect mass adoption of these emerging technology standards until 2011.
Premium-Inhalt. Trent Reznor of fame has revealed details on a new innovative iPhone app currently awaiting approval from Apple that's offers fans a range of interactive features.
Premium-Inhalt. Billed as the most fun you can have with single celled organisms Sauce Digital has announced Amoebas for iPhone and iPod touch.
Premium-Inhalt. Bloom from is what you get when you combine beautiful music visualization, a composition tool that requires no training, and world famous ambient musician .
Premium-Inhalt. There are a lot of good, intuitive, replacements for the default Windows File Explorer, such as or . , sadly, does not join their company. Its main claim to fame is that it's free.
Premium-Inhalt. The recession continues to weigh on the worldwide semiconductor industry, which recorded a giant revenue drop in the first quarter of 2009, Gartner said on Wednesday.
Premium-Inhalt. Like a fervent preacher appearing before his flock, Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin emphasized benefits and potential for the Linux platform Thursday during an industry conference that also featured an update on mobile Linux efforts.
Premium-Inhalt. Due to a reporting error, the story "Microsoft loses anti-piracy patent case," posted on Wednesday, incorrectly stated the amount of money Microsoft was ordered to pay in the case. The story has been corrected on the wire and the updated first paragraph now reads as follows:
Premium-Inhalt. Listen, can you hear it? That choked gurgling is the sound of newspapers drowning in a pool of ink. The , the , and maybe soon the and the -- the dead pool is rising quickly. But to hear newspaper publishers tell it, Google has wrapped a boat anchor around their ankles and is chumming the waters for sharks.
Premium-Inhalt. Sony's quiet world of giants may be making its way to the silver screen, says the . Oddly enough this would mark the second time the game has . The movie is reported to be helmed by Kevin Misher, of Scorpion King and The Interpreter fame. Justin Marks, who penned Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, is also apparently on board.
Premium-Inhalt. The biggest tournament in the world is back, as Pokemon USA has just announced the location and dates for the 2009 Pokemon Video Game Championships. The Pokemon VGC pits players from across the world against each other in head-to-battles, with this year's competition featuring 2-on-2 Double Battles, using the .
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft sent a letter to two U.S. senators in support of a bill that would allow some undocumented immigrant students to become permanent U.S. residents if they go to college.
Premium-Inhalt. Activision put out a press release this morning, detailing the US and UK release dates for , and what fans can find on the updated , including this .
Premium-Inhalt. Capcom's National Championship Finals, scheduled for April 18th at San Francisco's own Fort Mason, has brought the fight against poverty to gamers with the "Street Fighter Fights Hunger" charity campaign.
Premium-Inhalt. Harmonix announced plans Wednesday to release for the PSP. Rock Band Unplugged will launch simultaneously in both North America and Europe June 9, 2009. The game will be exclusively for the PSP retailing for US$39.99.
Premium-Inhalt. The PlayStation 2's recent price drop to $99.99 isn't a particularly exciting announcement for hardcore gamers. But if an analyst from DFC Intelligence is right, the cheap new PS2 may pave the way for the PS3 to take over later.
Premium-Inhalt. Major League Baseball's decision to stream the 2009 season instead of Microsoft's competing Silverlight technology has drawn a backlash from a Microsoft group product manager who that were or will be shown only on Silverlight.
Premium-Inhalt. Monday, the Official Google Blog announced that the company had quietly rolled out in its search engine -- not just for users who specify a location, but for every search. By default, Google now tries to figure out the geographic location from which a search was typed in. The search engine then places a map with pinpointed spots for businesses and other sites in the middle of its results page.
Premium-Inhalt. Salesforce.com, an enterprise cloud computing company, Wednesday announced a new free mobile offering that provides customers with access to Salesforce CRM application via the iPhone, BlackBerry smart phones, and Windows Mobile devices.
Premium-Inhalt. Micro Focus announced the availability of Micro Focus Data Express 4.0. The new product ensures complete security of existing data during critical data testing processes, eliminating the risk of non-compliance and data leakage. It is also now available for the first time on distributed environments, including Windows, Unix and Linux, in addition to the mainframe.
Premium-Inhalt. An promises access to all manner of interesting fields from space exploration to advanced medical treatments, according to students immersed in Northeastern University's various engineering degree programs.
Premium-Inhalt. According to a final marketshare analysis by Gartner, worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled US$255 billion in 2008, down 5.4 percent, or a decrease of $14.5 billion from 2007 revenue. The steep decline in the market in the final quarter of 2008, combined with the ongoing economic weakness, signals far worse declines in 2009.
Premium-Inhalt. A jury in Rhode Island found Microsoft guilty of patent infringement, ordering it to pay US$38 million to Uniloc, the patent holder.
Premium-Inhalt. Nvidia on Wednesday revised its compensation plan for the current fiscal year, saying it was canceling performance-related compensation for most top executives in an effort to cut costs.
Premium-Inhalt. Without question, 2008 was an eventful year for major financial institutions, with massive losses, questions of solvency and, ultimately, government bailouts now totaling over a trillion dollars. The corporate fire sales, downsizing and mergers now commonplace in the financial industry are a cause for not only serious concern about the health of our economy, but also concerns relating to the security of personal and financial data. With companies being sold and mergers taking place, and on such tight deadlines, mistakes regarding the confidentiality and privacy of the data are likely being made every day. Significant risk is increasing for personally identifiable information entrusted to these firms.
Premium-Inhalt. users seeking full-featured, GPS-based navigation applications with spoken turn-by-turn directions really don't have too many options. , the default navigation app that ships with all new BlackBerry devices, offers maps and directions, as does , along with some additional functionality.
Premium-Inhalt. I'm joined by Macworld senior contributor, professional photographer, and multimedia maven Ben Long to look at today's most inexpensive point-and-shoot cameras. According to Ben, these approximately US$100 cameras pack far more punch than you might imagine (and "smile detection" to boot!).
Premium-Inhalt. Apple, as expected, has updated the specs of its , adding more powerful Quad-Core Intel "Nehalem" Xeon processors.