Mit den richtigen Methoden der Konkurrenzüberwachung können Unternehmen schon Jahre im Voraus erkennen, in welche Richtung sich Wettbewerber entwickeln oder wo ein Risiko droht, behauptet Rüdiger Buchkremer, Professor an der Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Chur und ehemaliger Konzern-CIO. Seiner Disziplin, der Competitive Intelligence (CI), traut Buchkremer viel zu. Sogar, dass sie Krisen verhindern kann. Im Interview erklärt der Spezialist, wie sich CIOs damit profilieren können. …mehr
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Premium-Inhalt. Quite possibly the most fashionable of the , the sleek, solid-colored Canon PowerShot SD780 IS ($280 as of 7/10/2009; available in gold, red, black, and silver) isn't just a looker. It also performs very well, with great image quality, a powerful flash, nice high-ISO shots in low light, a great selection of scene modes, and excellent optical image stabilization.
Premium-Inhalt. Sitting on the plane coming back home to the U.S. from our head office in Europe, I had a good deal of time to reflect upon my current employment situation and, consequently, what will most likely be my sixth employer change in the past 10 years.
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Premium-Inhalt. Sun Microsystems is suing startup GreenBytes for allegedly claiming that Sun stole its data de-duplication technology.
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Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft today fixed a serious, under-attack flaw in a video ActiveX control, along with other critical flaws involving QuickTime files and fonts. But a critical zero-day hole in another ActiveX control remains unpatched.
Premium-Inhalt. I'm looking forward to 's . While the company isn't leading the trend to cloud-based apps, it's certainly in the middle of the movement. Microsoft's suite will be released next year, but you can save money by accessing online office-style apps right now. In-browser productivity suites are typically free. Plus, I like them for lightweight systems, such as netbooks, where Microsoft's desktop suite feels too bloated for even typing.
Premium-Inhalt. You've got to hand it to : The man's never afraid to speak his mind. He may be wrong a lot of the time, like in 2007 when , or . Nevertheless, Redmond's bombastic boss is always entertaining.
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Premium-Inhalt. Intel on Tuesday reported that its net income for the second fiscal quarter of 2009 dropped US$2 billion year-over-year because of the hefty fine imposed on the chip maker by the European Commission.
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