Im Rahmen einer optimal aufgestellten IT kommt ein Unternehmen nicht um die Frage der Virtualisierung bei Server, Client bzw. Thin-Client-Einführung herum. Wo liegen hier Fallstricke? Wie gewährleistet man die Wirtschaftlichkeit und Sinnhaftigkeit einer solchen Anlage und welche Technologie-Optionen ergeben sich? …mehr
Premium-Inhalt. One of the ways to turn a pleasant dinner conversation among CISOs and risk managers into a philosophical battleground is to introduce the topic of key rotation, which is defined as the process of decrypting data with an old key and re-keying the data with a new one.
Premium-Inhalt. Over the last three weeks I've been trying to figure out how to analyze Twitter messages using Excel 2003, something I thought would be fairly easy but it turns out there are a number of "gotchas." The goal was to track the buzz about a specific product so I wanted to retrieve Tweets that included the product's name and my first thought was to look for the historical data ... which proved to be a headache.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft Corp.'s profits from its Windows operating system fell for the third quarter in the row, the company reported on Thursday, while profits from its Office productivity suite fell for the second straight quarter.
Premium-Inhalt. Netbooks, the small, cheap laptops that are gaining popularity, hurt Microsoft Corp.'s Windows revenues for the second quarter in a row, company executives said Thursday.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft missed analyst expectations for its third fiscal quarter,
Premium-Inhalt. Dell has scrapped its return-to-base warranty services in favour of on-premises support.
Premium-Inhalt. Sony's upcoming April 27 announcement regarding inFamous and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves may involve multiplayer beta testing, according to a leaked Best Buy advertisement.
Premium-Inhalt. Valve's Half-Life mega package just got sweeter: for this weekend only, for US$10. The Orange Box includes (in case you forgot) Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2 Episode 1, Half-Life 2 Episode 2, Team Fortress 2, Portal and the additional level Lost Coast.
Premium-Inhalt. If you've been waiting for a price drop to pick up Guitar Hero 3, Pure, Soul Calibur IV, Devil May Cry 4 or Ninja Gaiden: DS, you're in luck. This Sunday, Best Buy is kicking off another video games sale, this time with a pretty heavy selection of decent titles, all for just US$10 apiece. According to the forums, they're already started putting stickers on the games, too.
Premium-Inhalt. In this mobile age, there's more than one way--social networks, microblogs, photo-sharing sites--to show off your digital media. But the folks at think that there only needs to be one way--their self-titled app--for getting those images onto the Web in one fell swoop.
Premium-Inhalt. Bump has only been available for download from the App Store for a month, but already the social networking app has secured a place in iPhone app history. Bump became the when a on Thursday.
Premium-Inhalt. The evolution of the multi-faceted worm is expected to take another turn this May 5th when the latest version, Conficker.E, will simply on infected machines, say a number of security .
Premium-Inhalt. The IBM/Google for universities got a boost Thursday with the National Science Foundation awarding nearly US$5 million in grants to 14 universities participating in the initiative.
Premium-Inhalt. If you've kept an eye on Macworld.com this week you know that I've been on a tear in regard to the . In this week's Macworld Video I cap off that coverage with a video overview of what you can do to make your Mac mini a welcome member of the family AV center.
Premium-Inhalt. has released version 3.0 of their online backup and synchronization technology. The service is free for up to 2GB; it's priced for US$10 per month per 100GB increment, or $100 per year per 100GB increment.
Premium-Inhalt. With the so-called Craigslist killer making daily headlines, experts are debating whether the online classified advertising firm could face legal trouble for allegedly allowing the site to promote prostitution. The online classified advertising firm is already facing a lawsuit in an Illinois federal court accusing it of facilitating prostitution.
Premium-Inhalt. Oracle kicked off a busy week in IT news, announcing plans to buy Sun Microsystems for US$7.4 billion. We'd quip that Oracle will put Sun out of its misery, but it's a good guess that the misery for some Sun employees is still to come given Oracle's penchant for big layoffs after big acquisitions. Speaking of misery, Microsoft's revenue was down from a year ago, which had until now been unheard of. The week also brought cloud news, netbook slamming and changes at MySpace and Facebook, among other things.
Premium-Inhalt. Here's a bug that is truly starting to bug me. It involves the . Yes, given that this software is still in beta, bugs are to be expected and perhaps excused. We can assume that at least the most egregious bugs will be fixed before the program's official launch. Still, this bug is so annoying that it's been too hard for me to ignore.
Premium-Inhalt. Earlier this week, I for lightening your travel load by making your serve double duty as a USB charger. But another place you can cut back is cables, which, collectively, can add a surprising amount of weight to your laptop bag--not to mention more than a little clutter.
Premium-Inhalt. When ethical track down computer criminals, do they risk prosecution themselves?
Premium-Inhalt. Although skeptics raised eyebrows over Amazon.com's decision to provide hosted IT infrastructure services, the e-commerce giant remains firmly committed to this business, as it increasingly courts CIOs and IT managers.
Premium-Inhalt. T-Mobile USA sold 1 million G1 smartphones in the first six months since it went on the market, about one-third the number of Apple Inc. iPhones that sold in its first two quarters.
Premium-Inhalt. Throughout the week I've documented my experience turning Apple's US$599 Mac mini into a complete media server--from , to , to configuring the Mac to access ; to . It's now time to turn to The Big Picture. Is it worth the trouble? How family-friendly is the setup? And how does it compare to Apple's media-centric option, the Apple TV?
Premium-Inhalt. AT&T's chief privacy officer told U.S. lawmakers Thursday that the company does not engage in behavioral advertising, but the company has apparently used the controversial technology to sell its products, according to a vendor of such services.
Premium-Inhalt. RealNetworks and Hollywood studios are squaring off Friday in a U.S. District Court in San Francisco where Judge Marilyn Hall Patel will determine if the program RealDVD violates laws created to prevent the copying of DVDs that use digital-rights-management technology. RealDVD is a US$30 that allowed you to copy DVDs onto your computer. Last year a judge halted the sale of the program.
Premium-Inhalt. It seems those scurvy Swedish Pirates might not walk the plank after all -- at least, not so soon.
Premium-Inhalt. If you've used a web browser for any length of time, you're probably familiar with favicons--those small 16-by-16-pixel images that appear to the left of the site's address in the URL bar. While many people, myself included, like this little touch of personalization in the URL bar, others would prefer not to see them. Perhaps these users find them ugly, or notice that they can slow down the opening of the bookmarks menu. But whatever the reason, if you dislike favicons, today's tip explains how to disable them in both Safari (3 and 4 Beta) and Firefox.
Premium-Inhalt. Companies looking to cope with by postponing the purchase of new laptop computers are likely making a mistake, according to a new report released by technology consulting firm J. Gold Associates.
Premium-Inhalt. Mobile device shipments globally reached 258 million handsets for the first quarter, well above forecast amounts, but still an 11% decline over the same quarter last year, ABI Research Inc. Friday said.
Premium-Inhalt. In the version of the anticipated next-gen Batman video game, , players will be able to control the Dark Knight's sworn enemy The Joker. Even though the game is being released on multiple platforms, including and , you'll only be able to play as The Joker on the PS3 version. This news first appeared on a billboard advertisement in .
Premium-Inhalt. The iPhone version of Konami's hit video game series has received a major upgrade. Additionally, a free "lite" version of the game will be coming soon!
Premium-Inhalt. and the major movie studios are gathering in San Francisco's U.S. District Court on Friday to, possibly, .
Premium-Inhalt. Security is an ugly business because when you have a problem there's rarely an elegant, straightforward solution. What you usually wind up with is a solution that's just "good enough." I recently learned of a great example that nicely illustrates this point.
Premium-Inhalt. Outsourcing deals may be , but HP continues to land multi-million dollar and multi-year contracts via its EDS company. The division announced Friday it had signed a services agreement with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Premium-Inhalt. Although an 11 percent drop in handset shipments can't be considered good news, device manufacturers can at least take solace that things weren't worse, according to a new report from .