Premium-Inhalt. Along with its audited indicating a revenue increase of 34 percent last year, Mozilla late last week also published a "State of Mozilla" report providing a glimpse at what the organization is planning for the future.
Premium-Inhalt. There has been a good bit of back and forth going on lately after the recent Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Santa Clara about the terms e2.0, social CRM and social business. I'm getting tired of the argument frankly, all of the terms have a place in what has been happening and they each describe a piece of what I think has to become a "whole". Social CRM and programs that deal with the "social customer" are the new "black" this year. And why not, every business wants to get closer to its customers, right? There are some great success stories about everything from using consumer based social communications channels like Facebook and Twitter for marketing, support and sales to building community based support through peer-to-peer networks. Social is gaining traction all across customer facing functions in many organizations and companies are starting to realize that the social customer expects companies to interact with them "when, where and how" the customer chooses.
Premium-Inhalt. Silicon solutions firm Intel Malaysia has launched the Intel Virtual Retail Salesperson (RSP) to enhance consumers' IT shopping experience in a mall.
Premium-Inhalt. The region's fragmented regulatory environment will be the biggest challenge for the newly-launched Asia Cloud Computing Association, which aims to address regional issues and challenges relating to the burgeoning 'IT as a service' trend.
Premium-Inhalt. Budget buyers rejoice: LG has made with its new on T-Mobile ($30 after a $50 mail-in rebate and new two-year contract; price as of 11/20/10). But how much bang are you getting for your buck? With disappointing media capabilities, a lower end processor, and subpar call quality, I'd say not much.
Premium-Inhalt. Developers in cities worldwide will gather to build software for disaster risk management and response as part of a another "Random Hacks of Kindness" event on December 4-5, Google said.
Premium-Inhalt. Novell will honour all contractual obligations with its Australian customers and forge ahead with product development following the signing of a definitive merger agreement with Attachmate, according to Novell CEO, Ron Hovesepian.
Premium-Inhalt. When it comes to security solutions, a recent study shows that companies consider the long-term effect of their IT investment on their bottom line.
Premium-Inhalt. With various studies indicating that many organisations are still hesitant to jump into cloud computing, HP is proving to sceptics that cloud computing works.
Premium-Inhalt. Opera teased a major new version of its desktop browser , and now the first is here to offer an early taste of its--count 'em--11 new features.
Premium-Inhalt. At $1099 (as of November 23, 2010), the V3 Move 3DS sits in a precarious position. It's too pricey to rank as a , despite being saddled with a relatively dinky Core i3 processor. And despite its stellar gaming performance (more on that in a bit), a comparatively paltry WorldBench 6 score leaves V3's cube fumbling around the middle of the pack. But if you're sold on 3D gaming, or if you need a speedy, portable rig to haul to your next LAN session, V3's Move 3DS is a compelling option.
Premium-Inhalt. The is the most desired tech item this holiday shopping season among children aged 6 to 12. A new survey shows that Apple's bestselling tablet of U.S. kids, edging out a computer and the iPod touch, which tied for second place.
Premium-Inhalt. Nintendo won't be exhibiting at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show after all.
Premium-Inhalt. More than two-thirds of IT leaders believe mobile technology facilitates business innovation at their companies. Less than half think mobile investments are being driven by business strategy.
Premium-Inhalt. A jury has awarded Oracle US$1.3 billion in damages in its corporate theft lawsuit against SAP, a blow to the German applications vendor, which had argued it should pay just $40 million for the software stolen by its TomorrowNow subsidiary.
Premium-Inhalt. Have you friended your chief marketing officer yet? If you're like most CIOs, I'll bet not. Being Best Friends Forever with the CMO is still a ways off your radar screen.
Premium-Inhalt. As CIO of Salesforce.com, Kirsten Wolberg leads the IT organization responsible for building and maintaining the global technology infrastructure and business applications for all employees and business units. Salesforce.com has a strong company culture and makes on-boarding a priority. For Wolberg, hiring the right talent and getting them productive quickly is key to delivering technology services to this rapidly growing, global company.
Premium-Inhalt. Herbalife, a $2.3 billion company that markets nutrition, weight-management and personal-care products to 2 million global distributors, made key changes in its sales strategy over the last year that brought with them a big jump in the amount of data the IT group must manage. The info glut-more than 240 terabytes of data-required a new storage and management strategy.
Premium-Inhalt. It's the time of year for bold and brazen predictions, so I'm jumping on the bandwagon with my forecast of the Top 10 trends, priorities and events of 2011:
Premium-Inhalt. Tim Berners-Lee, credited with creating the Web, warns that social-networking sites, efforts to prioritize Web traffic and closed systems such as iTunes threaten the Web's capability to promote free speech and open doors to new scientific discoveries, in an essay published in Scientific American.
Premium-Inhalt. Two former students at the University of Central Missouri (UCM) have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of breaking into university databases and of stealing and attempting to sell personal data on about 90,000 UCM students, faculty, staff and alumni. Price for the data: $35,000.
Premium-Inhalt. It's in demand. As mobile devices become more capable, users want the ability to print from them. Imagine an executive visiting a remote branch office and getting e-mailed a PDF of an important document to review. Which do you think he'd rather do: Ruin his eyes trying to read it on his 3-inch BlackBerry screen? Or send it to the nearest multifunction printer? Mobile devices are everywhere, and users increasingly expect to have the option to print when it's convenient.
Premium-Inhalt. Almost as easy to use as its name implies, the (free) provides consumer-level tools for organizing, sorting, editing, and using your photos in a variety of ways. Though it is designed specifically to work with Kodak cameras and printers (and is supplied with most Kodak hardware), anyone can download it at no cost and use it with any camera or printer.
Premium-Inhalt. If the news of Firesheep--a simple Firefox extension that allows anyone to over unprotected WiFi networks--has you worried, a free tool to protect you from Firesheep and its ilk released today by the Electronic Frontier Foundation is for you.
Premium-Inhalt. Today I received an e-mail from a self-described novice user who's confused about Windows Explorer. He says he searched the Internet for information on how to use it--and came up empty.
Premium-Inhalt. SAP has admitted to the "massive and prolonged" infringement of Oracle's copyrights and should pay at least US$1.7 billion in damages, an Oracle attorney said Monday as the companies' corporate theft lawsuit entered its final stages.
Premium-Inhalt. Speaking publicly for the first time since he was appointed CEO of Hewlett-Packard in late September, Leo Apotheker on Monday said that HP will focus more on software and that he still has some learning to do about the company.
Premium-Inhalt. In these days of large file sizes, sending an e-mail with an attachment can become a gripping drama. Will the e-mail with the attached file get through, or will your e-mail service--or the receiving e-mail service--reject the file as too big? And will either of them deign to tell you? Can a program like ($25, 30-day free trial) save the day?
Premium-Inhalt. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is joining forces with Apple to launch a new iPad-only newspaper called The Daily. This is a whole new newspaper in the form of , designed to exploit the touch-friendliness and multimedia nature of the iPad, with journalistic content not found anywhere else.
Premium-Inhalt. When I was about 10 years old, I begged my parents for a pocket-sized transistor radio. I didn't really want the radio very much; instead, I secretly wanted to pretend it was a number of other things, including a walkie-talkie and a camera. That's right: Cameras were too expensive for 10 year olds, so I asked for something more affordable as a prop for my photographic imagination. Since then, I've learned to ask for what I really want. To help you do the same, I rounded up a bunch of cool photo gadgets in the first part of my . Here's part two, filled with more software and camera peripherals. Happy holiday shopping!
Premium-Inhalt. The former CEO of networking software company Comverse Technology has agreed to forfeit US$46 million to help cover shareholder lawsuits against the company he founded.