Konjunkturprogramme wie das der Bundesregierung über 500 Millionen Euro gibt es in Hückeswagen nicht. Die Stadt im oberbergischen Land gilt als innovativ und unternehmerfreundlich. Auch Bürgermeister Uwe Ufer nimmt eine Menge Geld in die Hand, um seine IT zu modernisieren. Dritter Teil unserer Serie „Konjunkturpakete im Public Sector“. …mehr
Premium-Inhalt. Note to game pirates: Stop pirating, please. You're mucking things up for the rest of us, and badly. I realize you think you're each an army of one in a world full of corporate jerks out to bilk you, but what you're doing seems to be progressing from fashionably solipsistic to airborne-viral-and-deadly. How's the Carly Simon tune go? You're so vain, I'll bet you think this post is about you. Well it is, so I hope you're paying close attention.
Premium-Inhalt. Two years ago, the U.S. General Services Administration awarded a 10-year, US$20 billion program called that was touted as the world's largest-ever telecom deal.
Premium-Inhalt. Startup Enroute Systems emerged from stealth mode this week, unveiling an online business analytics and transportation management service that helps companies reduce shipping costs.
Premium-Inhalt. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his board of directors are said to have rejected an investment offer that valued the company at US$4 billion. Business reporters on which gossip is correct: Does Facebook need to cover a high burn rate, or is the company closing in on profitability?
Premium-Inhalt. Brother's MFC-9450CDN color laser multifunction printer juggles speed, features, output quality, and design well enough to be a worthy choice for most small offices or small workgroups. The only people it is likely to disappoint are those who need sophisticated color imaging.
Premium-Inhalt. The HP Color LaserJet CM2320nf color laser multifunction printer would be a good choice for a small office with a light workload. This US$599 (as of April 6, 2009) MFP is compact and well designed, but its black toner is particularly expensive.
Premium-Inhalt. Setting up the Magicolor 4695MF is harder than it should be. The printed guide covers hardware installation and mixes wordless, sometimes puzzling illustrations with a few written instructions in 19 languages. (The rest of the documentation--including an on-screen user guide and a printed guide to basic operations--is thorough and well executed.) Installing via ethernet is a hassle--you have to load each component's driver manually. With USB, on the other hand, the drivers install themselves, though with scant explanation along the way.
Premium-Inhalt. Lexmark's X543dn color laser multifunction printer offers budget-strapped small offices or workgroups a few nice features at a tempting starting price (US$599 as of April 6, 2009). Unfortunately, its expensive toner makes it suitable for light-volume use only.
Premium-Inhalt. Important company data gets lost when company laptops are damaged. And while most damage is accidental, a significant portion of it is caused by "anger or frustration" that employees take out on their laptops.
Premium-Inhalt. A new music box called is the first such device to be designed around the popular Pandora online music service. The US$150 box has Pandora controls -- such as thumbs up, thumbs down, and skip -- located on its face and remote control unit. at CNET show the interface.
Premium-Inhalt. My paranoid rant about sparked an electrifying conversation last week. (Sorry, folks, but the puns are just gonna get worse from here on.) Some of it happened online, and some of it off. I thought I'd share some of the best ones.
Premium-Inhalt. We're big fans of video-streaming service Hulu, as evidenced by the fact that the site made it through the tough vetting process to . So, as you might expect, even the rumor that the service may be planning on building an iPhone application is enough to bring squeals of glee to the offices. Respectable, professional squeals of glee, naturally.
Premium-Inhalt. Now that all manner of Twitter clients have perched on the iPhone's software branches, the Mac desktop market is for the social networking service. Tweetie is a new OS X Twitter client from (makers of the iPhone app of the same name) that's due to be released this coming Monday. But why wait until then? We have a first look for you now.
Premium-Inhalt. It took a worldwide recession to put the Google growth machine in reverse.
Premium-Inhalt. The Internet needs to be more trustworthy if it wants to grow, according to Microsoft's senior security executive, Scott Charney.
Premium-Inhalt. By February, Silicon Graphics Inc. . It was shedding employees and continuing to lose money -- yet it announced that it had just signed a US$40 million deal with the U.S. Department of Defense.
Premium-Inhalt. We're clearing out our mailbox of some recent stuff that's come our way, such as an aerobatic racing game, a new title from the maker of Galcon, football/soccer management game and an imaginative game involving flatulence.
Premium-Inhalt. Real-time strategy games have a fairly basic gameplay model: Acquire resources, build units, swarm the enemy. , a freeware game from Dyson Games, strips the model to the very basics. No cut scenes, no tech trees, no micromanaging miners or farmers. Dyson very deliberately steers away from much of the classic imagery to focus purely on gameplay.
Premium-Inhalt. At the request of The Industry Standard, the story headlined "Google Android to be used in Japanese set-top box" and posted on Tuesday has been removed from the wire. Online editors are asked to immediately remove the story from Web sites and print editors are asked to not use the story in future editions. Questions regarding the story should be directed to Ian Lamont, managing editor of The Industry Standard.
Premium-Inhalt. Hollywood movies may offer entertainment, but looking to the big screen for consumer robot ideas most likely won't produce profitable devices, a robotics company executive told an industry conference this week.
Premium-Inhalt. Mariner Software has announced the forthcoming release of 1.0, a rebranded version of the shareware product ReceiptWallet. It will cost US$45 when it's released later this month.
Premium-Inhalt. Over the last couple of years, the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo has been getting scaled back, both in size and importance, but Sony has announced that this year's E3 will be one of the biggest events since the video game trade show's inception in 1995.
Premium-Inhalt. According to the leading global market research company NPD Group, video game sales dipped 17% in the month of March to $1.43 billion. This is the first reported decline in overall sales since September 2008.