Kleine und mittelständische Firmen geben ihre Vorbehalte gegenüber der Virtualisierung in der IT nur langsam auf. Sie fürchten vor allem die Komplexität des Managements, Kosten und Integrationsprobleme. Clavister hat deshalb einen Leitfaden entwickelt, der Tipps zur Einführung gibt. …mehr
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Die Versorgung des deutschen Mittelstands mit Liquidität lässt bei einer Vielzahl von Hausbanken zu wünschen übrig. Die Finanzierungsgruppe Mittelstand bietet deshalb zusammen mit Refinanzierern drei neue Varianten des Factoring an, die schnell Geld in die Kassen der Kunden spülen. …mehr
Die Akzeptanz der Client-Virtualisierung ist in Deutschland innerhalb eines Jahres deutlich gestiegen. Die Treiber dieser Entwicklung sind nach einer Vergleichserhebung des Beratungshauses Centracon vor allem höhere Flexibilität und einfacheres Desktop-Management. Bevorzugtes Einsatzgebiet sind Mobil-Rechner. …mehr
Premium-Inhalt. Project managers might just have the toughest job in IT, responsible as they are for ensuring that high-stakes IT projects are completed on time and on budget. According to a new report from Forrester Research, the project manager's role is getting even more demanding and difficult to fill.
Premium-Inhalt. Equinix has agreed to acquire Switch & Data Facilities in a US$689 million deal that will bring together two of the world's largest operators of data centers.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft has reached collaboration agreements with Twitter and Facebook to get their members' public status updates and messages indexed and presented in useful ways on the Bing search engine.
Premium-Inhalt. The ($150 with a two-year contract from Sprint; price as of 10/19/09), successor to the , features a touchscreen and a sleek design, measuring just 4.9 by 2.4 by 0.5 inches. The cover is soft black plastic, and at 3.2 ounces the phone is light. As far as looks go, it's definitely an attractive device--usability, however, is a different story.
Premium-Inhalt. Over the past few years, most of us have made a musical sacrifice: We've switched from listening to CDs to , and in the process we've lost some of the nuances of the music in order to have easily portable digital tunes. But what if you could have your MP3s and your high-quality audio, too? That's the promise of the iHome iP1, an iPod dock that claims to restore what compression technologies like MP3 take out.
Premium-Inhalt. The climactic final chapter to the X Universe saga arrived on the Mac this month with the release of by . In this expansive single-player space exploration and combat simulator, players take on exciting missions, develop trade networks, and engage in epic battles to gain supremacy of the galaxy.
Premium-Inhalt. We may be living in the age of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, but much of the laptop experience is still heavily wired. Me? I'm tired of being chained to a desk by my speakers, external display, and assorted USB devices. Luckily, Toshiba's Dynadock Wireless U ($300 from Toshiba, $250 from Amazon.com; ) wireless docking station showed up at the office. I took a couple days to play with it, and here are my initial impressions.
Premium-Inhalt. HP has a thing of business-savvy beauty on its hands with the ProBook 5310m. Why do I say that? Even the guys in the PC World Labs--who see everything under the sun--were impressed by its industrial design. The sleek black aluminum case, the supple texture on the undercarriage...the list goes on. Me? I was impressed with the $699 starting price (the review unit in our office sells for $899). When they weren't ogling this slick, 13.3-inch, 3.8-pound, 0.9-inch-thin , I grabbed it so that I could give you this seriously opinionated first impression.
Premium-Inhalt. Earlier this week, Infinity Ward and Activision incurred the wrath of tens of thousands of gamers (via ) with the announcement that would be utilizing a matchmaking service called IWNET instead of allowing players to create and choose custom servers for multiplayer gameplay. Now, the series' Creative Strategist, Robert Bowling, has replied (via his personal blog, ) to the detractors with a list of reasons for the change.
Premium-Inhalt. The very first Need for Speed game was released in 1994 for the 3DO game console and completely changed gamers' expectations for racing games thanks to its impressive visuals and licensed cars. Since then, there have been a further 14 iterations of the franchise across 14 different game platforms which all combined have now sold a staggering 100 million units. This figure is based on internal EA data, not independently audited sales data.
Premium-Inhalt. Blog site (via and ) found an interesting note on Nintendo's online list of error codes. One of them, which primarily pops up when a mistake is made entering the numbers off a point card, included a side note that stated " To redeem a Nintendo DSi Download Ticket number, such as for the Nintendo DSi Speak Channel, enter the number off the Nintendo DSi Download Ticket in "Settings and Features" off of the main Nintendo DSi Shop page, then select "Nintendo DSi Download Ticket."
Premium-Inhalt. Here's a revelation that should surprise absolutely no one. While chatting with (via ), Nintendo developer Shigeru Miyamoto surmised that the company's next home console would probably utilize motion controls, when he stated "[...]while we don't have any concrete plans for what we'll be doing with hardware in the future, what I can say is that, my guess is that because we found this interface to be so interesting, I think it would be likely that we would try to make that same functionality perhaps more compact and perhaps even more cost-efficient."
Premium-Inhalt. A series of messages posted to Q Entertainment's Twitter feed suggest the developer has encountered significant problems in bringing hit PSP titles Lumines I and II to the Playstation Network Store.
Premium-Inhalt. PHP 6, a planned major upgrade to the popular open source dynamic language for Web applications, will feature internationalization capabilities via Unicode support, key developers of the language said Wednesday.
Premium-Inhalt. It's often said that IT is about more than just technology and products. "It's about people too" is frequently asserted, and then there's that oft-made "it's about the business as well" comment.
Premium-Inhalt. I should have seen this coming. I blogged this morning from the Web 2.0 conference that Microsoft had landed to include content from those two sites in search results. Not to be outdone, Google's VP of search products and user experience Marissa Mayer blogged on the Google site that her company, too, had finalized with Twitter.
Premium-Inhalt. Audio vendor on Wednesday announced the SE115m+ Sound Isolating Headset with Remote and Microphone, the iPhone-headset version of the company's .
Premium-Inhalt. While system integrators are far from inching out of the IT space, analysts at consulting firm Ovum said service providers should shape their services around the emerging technology of cloud computing, to which most companies are veering towards nowadays.
Premium-Inhalt. The idea that is going to be selling wireless handsets proves the company is either a) very cagey or b) going nuts. Which is it?
Premium-Inhalt. Following Apple's release of its mobile application store for the iPod Touch and iPhone in 2008, a number of providers have sprung up to take a share of the mobile app market, analysts at consulting firm Ovum said in a press statement Monday."
Premium-Inhalt. A set of technologies and processes that encompasses data warehousing, BI tools, and advanced analytics is rapidly moving up C-level executives' recovery watch radar in Asia Pacific, said IDC Tuesday.
Premium-Inhalt. Not to be left out of the party, Google announced today it has signed its own real-time search deal with Twitter.
Premium-Inhalt. A jury trial is set to begin in a somewhat rare trade-secret theft case in which federal prosecutors are trying to prove that two engineers misappropriated trade secrets from a U.S. technology company to benefit China's government.
Premium-Inhalt. Hewlett-Packard's CEO, Mark Hurd, is raising , on everything from its name to its ability to offer a secure environment.
Premium-Inhalt. A computer running might be used by a single person, by a group of people in an office, or by a family in a home. Fortunately, Windows 7 was designed from the ground up to be a multiuser operating system. The new OS is flexible and can support many different scenarios, with each user having appropriate permissions and a customized environment. Every person using Windows 7 must log in with an account, and each account has a personalized desktop, Start menu, documents folder, history, favorites, and other customizations.
Premium-Inhalt. Whether you're leaping directly from Windows XP to Windows 7 or you stopped in Vista territory along the way, you'll find that the latest version of Microsoft's operating system handles media files in several new ways. The methods for photo and video importing, editing, and exporting have been all updated. You have new options for sharing and streaming files between computers. And media libraries become more-versatile vessels for finding and managing media files. I'll explain how to get started with these and other entertainment features of Windows 7.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple's low-key product rollout on Tuesday included , but one of its more innovative new offerings deserves a closer look: the . Featuring multi-touch features borrowed from the , , and , Apple's latest pointing device is a clever melding of the traditional desktop mouse with the swiping and swirling gestures of today's touchscreens.