Ein Stück weit sind CIOs auch Diplomaten. Deshalb hören sich ihre Statements mitunter recht staatstragend an. Aber wahrscheinlich denken sie manchmal etwas ganz anderes. …mehr
Premium-Inhalt. They sometimes call national security the third rail of politics. Touch it and, politically, you're dead.
Premium-Inhalt. Citizens of the blogosphere: we've been had. The revelations from the dubiously named have been about as exciting as watching wet paint dry, and has served only to hype the TechCrunch and Twitter brands. When Michael Arrington first announced there were "" sitting in TechCrunch's inbox, the TC co-founder wrote, "a few of the documents have so much news value that we think it's appropriate to publish them."
Premium-Inhalt. All hail , the champion of change -- right? After all, the cellular company has caved into government pressure and agreed to to sell popular mobile handsets. That's a major step. At least, it might seem that way until you read beyond the headline.
Premium-Inhalt. The coming Power Pack 3 for the Windows Home Server operating system will let users backup and restore Windows 7 PCs, Microsoft Corp. said on Friday.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft has released a full list detailing the specific updates that are coming soon to Xbox Live on . Among the twenty-five plus improvements and brand-new features are the ability to watch movies online with up to seven of your friends, the ability to rate video games using an Amazon.com-like 5 star rating system, and the ability to download full . There's still no exact date when the new Xbox Live update is coming. Here's the complete list of things you'll get with the next Xbox Live update.
Premium-Inhalt. Sega's latest press release brings bad news for the upcoming super-sexy action title , which has been delayed until January 2010. Originally scheduled as part of Sega's 2009 lineup, Bayonetta has now been slated for an "optimum release time" next year. However, if you happen to live in Japan (or prefer your games imported), Bayonetta will still be out across the Pacific this October.
Premium-Inhalt. A weak US economy and historically slow summer sales conspired to push North American hardware sales down. Down but not out: Nintendo led the way with robust DS and Wii hardware sales, while the Xbox 360 stayed resilient.
Premium-Inhalt. Some fights are just classics. Ali vs. Frazier. The Jedi Knights vs. The Empire. Godzilla vs. Rodan. And, of course, Microsoft vs. Apple.
Premium-Inhalt. In many ways, the Apple tablet is the rumor that just won't die. For years now, rumors about its impending release have made the rounds on the web, but earlier this week came a substantial report that not only gave the elusive tablet a price, but also a release date.
Premium-Inhalt. Apacer is a company that's rather well known for its memory modules and USB drives. Building on these strengths, they've launched a new USB2.0 embedded card reader. The AE700/701 is intended to be used in a desktop PC. The two variants differ only in their length, with the AE700 being shorter, and therefore intended for smaller PC chassis', while the AE701 will fit neatly in a standard mid-tower chassis. Similar to an internal DVD drive, the reader can be attached to practically any cabinet, and the six slots and one USB port will support practically all memory card formats. It comes in black and silver, so you can match it to your case.
Premium-Inhalt. Network service providers are running IP networks 'hotter' as Internet traffic reach an all-time high and infrastructure upgrades get postponed due to the recession, global analyst firm Ovum said in a comment on Friday.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft has not made clear how it will incorporate Windows Azure pricing into the long-term contracts it signs with its enterprise customers, but a company executive said this week Microsoft intends to make it as simple as possible for them to take advantage of the new cloud-computing service.
Premium-Inhalt. , published by the Home Office, has promised to beef up law enforcement's e-crime strategy in an effort to curb the threat.
Premium-Inhalt. by takes you on a mystical journey in which you fly through enchanted islands beautifully rendered in 3-D. You play the part of Eryn who has found herself trapped in a dimensional rift, trying to find a way back home. Your mode of transportation: an apparatus resembling wings that allows you to peacefully glide around stunning landscapes.
Premium-Inhalt. The release of iPhone 3.0 at last brought support for push notifications, the technology Apple announced back at WWDC 2008, only to quietly stop talking about it as . Fortunately, as part of the new iPhone OS. But with push notifications now in the wild, it's up to developers to take advantage of them.
Premium-Inhalt. Google says it is working that boots in seconds, is impervious to viruses, and is designed to run Web-based applications really well. What's not to like? Plenty--if you're the number one software maker, Microsoft. Expect a showdown. Google faces an uphill battle rolling out its operating system, Chrome OS. The irony is, Google may not care if Chrome OS succeeds or fails. Here's why.
Premium-Inhalt. Advanced Micro Devices is getting ready to put Neo chips in low-power desktop products, upping the ante in its battle with rival Intel, which offers processors for similar devices.
Premium-Inhalt. A high-profile hack of a Twitter employee's e-mail and Google Apps accounts tops our news this week, in part because the whole saga offers a reminder about the need for strong passwords and exercising caution about what personal information is posted at social-networking sites, especially if, say, that information gives clues to your passwords. Elsewhere in security news, or perhaps we should say just about everywhere in security news, the search spread worldwide for the source of the massive denial-of-service attacks earlier this month.
Premium-Inhalt. Optimism certainly abounds in some corners of the manned space community. Today the aerospace consultancy said that as much as $1.5 billion may be up for grabs for in the .
Premium-Inhalt. Almost all applications hold secrets, from simple tools that sleekly cram hidden abilities, to giant, bloatware suites that shovel in a new pile of features every year. How can you keep up with your software? Online, video-training resource, , hosts hundreds of lessons on hundreds of programs. The nominal amount you'll spend there could pay you back in improved productivity, as your workers become proficient at all of their applications.
Premium-Inhalt. The battle in the digital single lens reflex (SLR) camera market continues, leaving consumers with more and more choices. Nikon's latest entry is the D5000.
Premium-Inhalt. Firemint on Friday announced an update to their game for the iPhone and iPod touch, adding three key features.
Premium-Inhalt. When I first downloaded (free), I figured it was a simple clone of an older version of SimCity, primarily aimed at the *nix market. As it turns out, it's more like a first cousin once removed, but that's not entirely a bad thing.
Premium-Inhalt. The latest release of the VLC media player is a huge hit, racking up nearly 8.6 million downloads since the 1.0 release last week, according to the makers of the . But some observers - including movie studio lawyers - may feel the new software is just a little too good. In researching a , I was surprised to learn that it easily allowed me to copy encrypted DVDs directly onto my hard drive. That's something that has landed firms such as RealNetworks in court.
Premium-Inhalt. This week on the PC World Podcast, editors Tim Moynihan, Darren Gladstone, Ed Albro, and Mark Sullivan discuss the new features in and ponder . Will the new, give Google Docs a run for the money? Can the make spreadsheets even more exciting? And what about the universally-loved Ribbon? .
Premium-Inhalt. Oracle's decision to hike the price of some add-ons for its flagship database by about 40 percent was far from a random act, since the modules are crucial to getting the database to perform at the highest level, a pair of experts said Friday.
Premium-Inhalt. Developers building functional Add-ons for the Firefox browser can request financial contributions from users through an effort launched this week by Mozilla.
Premium-Inhalt. As a lawyer, the thing that concerns me about the use of is that it often involves the transfer of electronic data from internal IT infrastructure to systems managed by third-party vendors. This change in custody, and potentially control, can create compliance issues. While not intended to be exhaustive, the following five questions are a good start to the analysis, from a legal perspective, that should occur during the planning of a cloud-based project.