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Premium-Inhalt. Michael Manos, the general manager of Microsoft's Data Center Services division, is leaving the company to work for wholesale data center provider Digital Realty Trust.
Premium-Inhalt. A jury in Rhode Island found Microsoft violated a patent held by Uniloc used to protect against software piracy, a copy of the jury's findings showed Wednesday.
Premium-Inhalt. Though mobile operators say they want more open phone platforms and are moving toward packet-based 4G networks, they are stuck between a future of being "dumb pipes" like DSL or cable operators and a present in which the bulk of their revenue still comes from the sale of voice minutes.
Premium-Inhalt. What's a Wii worth? Whatever you're willing to pay for it. That's the gist of to consumers, on the heels of citing a Credit Suisse analyst who notes that Nintendo's cost to produce a Wii has fallen 45 points since launch.
Premium-Inhalt. There's been some heated discussion lately about URL shorteners and whether they're or pure "." My initial reaction was that much of the debate was overreaction -- after all, you'd be hard-pressed to send links on Twitter without services like bit.ly to cut down their characters. This week, though, I've seen some new evidence that's made me rethink my position.
Premium-Inhalt. April 15 is just around the corner. Have you filed your tax return? As of April 3, 89.2 million people had filed, nearly four-fifths of them electronically.
Premium-Inhalt. Surfing the Internet for fun while at work actually increases employee productivity, insists Dr. Brent Coker, a researcher at the University of Melbourne's Department of Management and Shirking.
Premium-Inhalt. Corporate IT staffers will get a double whammy next week, as both Microsoft and Oracle are set to release critical security updates on the same day, including a likely fix for an Excel bug that has been used by cybercriminals.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft is restructuring its Live Labs research group, sending about half the researchers to work within product groups at the company.
Premium-Inhalt. July 7 will be the end of the road for two of .Mac's long time features, HomePage and Groups. But don't worry, you won't lose any info and you can still publish pages to your MobileMe account.
Premium-Inhalt. Wednesday's post about the got me to thinking about my all-time favorite keyboard shortcut.
Premium-Inhalt. has announced the release of TrainPlayer-TrackLayer 3.2, a new version of its "virtual railroading" software for Mac OS X. It's priced starting at US$30.
Premium-Inhalt. Though the IT sales outlook for the next few quarters remains poor, news from Juniper, Qwest, Nokia, Nortel and Cisco this week highlights market consolidation trends that may allow some companies to come out of the recession stronger than ever and shows a growing tendency on the part of investors to look past immediate bad news.
Premium-Inhalt. iStat is a wonderful utility that goes beyond just your iPhone. US$2 app displays key iPhone statistics, but when paired with the free iStat Server for your Mac, iStat really begins to shine.
Premium-Inhalt. Traditional business intelligence solutions can't scale to the degree necessary in today's data environment. One solution getting a lot of attention recently: Hadoop, an open-source product inspired by 's search architecture. Twenty years ago, most companies' data came from fundamental transaction systems: Payroll, ERP, and so on. The amounts of data seemed large, but usually were bounded by well-understood limitations: the overall growth of the company and the growth of the general economy. For those companies that wanted to gain more insight from those systems' data, the related data warehousing systems reflected the underlying systems' structure: regular data schema, smooth growth, well-understood analysis needs. The typical business intelligence constraint was the amount of processing power that could be applied. Consequently, a great deal of effort went into the data design to restrict the amount of processing required to the available processing power. This led to the now time-honored business intelligence data warehouses: fact tables, dimension tables, star schemas.
Premium-Inhalt. AT&T that the service outages that hit California Thursday resulted from an apparent act of vandalism.
Premium-Inhalt. Almost everyone has a personal e-mail account today, and which provider you choose says a lot about who you are and what you stand for.
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Premium-Inhalt. Due to a reporting error, the first sentence of the 26th paragraph of the Computerworld story, "The ROI of e-document delivery," which was posted to the newswire Monday, misidentified Great Plains ERP software as coming from another vendor. The story has been corrected on the wire and that paragraph now reads:
Premium-Inhalt. Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices has released a beta of a new 3D browser, which is designed to let users easily share multimedia files stored on their PCs with their social networks.
Premium-Inhalt. Ambrosia Software on Thursday released updates to three of its applications: , and .
Premium-Inhalt. Some people look at numbers and think "Ah, thank goodness: cold hard facts." Me, I've been a bit distrustful of numbers ever since that whole "7 ate 9" business. You see, numbers purport to be all objective and straightforward, but just like words, their meanings can be twisted and turned, interpreted to suit the agenda of whoever's holding their leash.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft has replaced its Live Search Mobile Web page with a site that markets the offering using a spoof on low-budget, late-night television ads.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft Corp. Thursday said it will issue eight security updates on Tuesday, the most since October 2008, to patch problems in Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), DirectX, Excel, Word, and the company's security software.
Premium-Inhalt. SAP has engaged 25 to 30 contract attorneys and spent millions of dollars to defend itself against a lawsuit brought last year by Waste Management over an allegedly failed ERP implementation, according to a document filed April 2 in Harris County, Texas district court.
Premium-Inhalt. that the Wii-exclusive fourth installment in Tecmo's eerie survival-horror series, , the sequel to for PS2, will only be available in Japan.
Premium-Inhalt. Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd issued a on Tuesday announcing "the establishment of a new company to build and operate a new super fast National Broadband Network." Rudd's administration plans to set up a company that mixes a controlling government stake with hefty private-sector funding.
Premium-Inhalt. Will a plan to allow on the Web next year succeed? On the face of it, the plan has legs: Instead of .com addresses, people and businesses could create new endings such as "spiderman.movie," "wired.magazine," or "the.industry.standard" -- in theory, opening up many more possible URLs and reducing the competition for .com domains.
Premium-Inhalt. This week, Nuance Communications, a speech technology company, launched a service to help electronic health record (EHR) vendors incorporate Nuance's speech recognition capabilities.