Dass Rechenzentren komplexe Gebilde sind, dürfte jedem Betreiber hinreichend bekannt sein. Welche Rolle einzelne Aspekte für die Verfügbarkeit eine Data Centers spielen und dass Dinge wie "Leitungs- und Anlagenbeschriftung", "Dokumentation der gesamten Infrastruktur" und "Störungserfassung und Übertragung" dabei am wichtigsten sind, werden hingegen wohl nur die wenigsten wissen. …mehr
Egal ob Transaktionsdaten oder falsche Logins - die in Logfiles gespeicherten Daten sind für jedes Unternehmen ein wertvoller Informationsschatz. Doch der ist nur schwer zu heben -sind die Daten doch meist dezentral über den ganzen Betrieb verteilt. Abhilfe inklusive einer Gesamtsicht auf die Unternehmens-IT verspricht das Compliance Log Warehouse. …mehr
Analysten mahnen dringlich die Konsolidierung der Unternehmens-IT an. Hewlett-Packards (HPs) Antwort - die "Converged Infrastructure"- setzt die Forderungen konsequent um. Und ändert radikal die Art und Weise, wie zentrale IT-Infrastrukturen gebaut und betrieben werden. …mehr
Geht es um Ausfallsicherheit sind Großrechner ungeschlagen. Doch die sind teuer, unflexibel und proprietär - und haben das Dinosaurier-Image längst vergangener Zeiten. Mit den Itanium-basierten NonStop-Servern hat HP eine moderne High-Availability-Lösung entwickelt, die bei der Zuverlässigkeit mit Mainframes gleichzieht - dafür auf Standards beruht und deutlich preiswerter ist. …mehr
Geht es um geschäftskritische Anwendungen, sind Unix-Systeme unschlagbar. Als besonders performant hat sich in der Praxis HP-UX erwiesen. Es wurde von IT-Anwendern als schnellstes Unix-System gewählt. Kunden schätzen an HP-UX zudem, dass sie mit neuen Funktionalitäten per Update versorgt werden - und ihnen aufwändige Releasewechsel erspart bleiben. …mehr
Für seine NonStop-Hochverfügbarkeitsserver unterstützt Hewlett-Packard (HP) nun auch Open-Source-Frameworks. Mit Hilfe dieser in der Open-Source-Community weit verbreiteten Tools können Kunden und Softwarepartner mission-critical Anwendungen schnell und einfach auf die NonStop-Plattform bringen. …mehr
SAP-Umgebungen stellen hohe Anforderungen an die IT-Infrastruktur. Konsolidierung und der gleichzeitige gravierende Wandel der SAP-Welt stellen die IT-Abteilungen vor immense Herausforderungen. Gefragt sind flexible, hoch verfügbare Systeme - zugeschnitten auf die Service-orientierten SAP-Dienste. …mehr
Premium-Inhalt. Online labor by independent "cloud" workers probably represents nearly US$1 billion per year in earnings in the U.S., said Elance President and CEO Fabio Rosati, who expects the federal government to consider gathering statistics about the sector beginning next year.
Premium-Inhalt. After much anticipation, the finally arrived in the PCWorld offices today. As you might recall, the Nexus S is the first phone to ship with Android 2.3 (aka "Gingerbread"). Manufactured by Samsung, the Nexus S sports the company's Super AMOLED display technology and a 1GHz Hummingbird processor.
Premium-Inhalt. Anyone can sign up for an account at a video-streaming site like UStream.tv or Justin.tv and start streaming themselves to the world, but making a show look clean and professional takes a lot of work, know-how, and experience. That's why I thought I'd take you through some of the lessons I've learned while shooting over 200 episodes of my Web TV show about , the .
Premium-Inhalt. VOIP (voice over internet protocol) telco Skype has released an update to its Symbian App adding support for extra Nokia mobile phone models.
Premium-Inhalt. NXP Semiconductors has strategically collaborated with Google to provide a complete open source software stack for Near Field Communications (NFC).
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Premium-Inhalt. As expected, Call of Duty: Black Ops ruled the sales charts for November 2010. However, the game's level of domination was revealed even further in the monthly sales results from the NPD Group.
Premium-Inhalt. It's been an incredibly interesting, exciting, and tumultuous year for cloud computing. But, as the saying goes, "you ain't seen nothin' yet." Next year will be one in which the pedal hits the metal, resulting in enormous acceleration for cloud computing. One way to look at it is that next year will see the coming to fruition of a number of trends and initiatives that were launched this year.
Premium-Inhalt. As the distributed denial-of-service attacks spawned by this week's continue, network operators are discussing what progress, if any, has been made over the past decade to detect and thwart DoS attacks.
Premium-Inhalt. We’re all about giving today: Zuck’s giving away his virtual fortune, Costco’s giving up Apple products, Apple’s trying to give Steve Jobs some money, and Chinese housewives are trying to give the gift of black market iPads. We’ll give you all of this and more in the remainders for Thursday, December 9, 2010.
Premium-Inhalt. is not your typical mindless Aragorn-and-crew-decimating-Orcs game--instead, LOTR: Middle-Earth Defense requires tactical strategy and planning skills. Developed by , LOTR: Middle-Earth Defense features a slight twist on the traditional tower-defense game, as well as superb graphics.
Premium-Inhalt. As we manage an expanding amount of digital media, multiplied by an increasing number of devices, the question for many of us has become how to have all of our media accessible on all of our devices all the time. Media streaming is a crowded and fast-moving field, but at the moment the crown is held by Zecter's .
Premium-Inhalt. Every year, there are exceptional products that Macworld recognizes with Eddy awards (the winners were on Tuesday). And ever year there are products that miss the cut. With Macworld's vibrant staff full of people with diverse opinions, reasonable minds can differ. I believe games are important to the Mac community, and we had two gaming services that deserved Eddys: and . Only Steam received the award, and even its inclusion (and OnLive's exclusion) has met with some controversy.
Premium-Inhalt. Plasq on Thursday released , giving you new ways to immortalize your vacation or spark your next Internet meme using and introspective thought bubbles.
Premium-Inhalt. Cue the twinkling lights, sit Danny Elfman down at the keyboard, and pop the cork on something dark and vintage. 'Tis the season for , a font from designer Juan Casco that could very well make the holidays a little less nightmarish even if heartbreak waits under the tree.
Premium-Inhalt. The Samsung SF510 undeniably looks good. Its sleek white exterior makes this look thinner than it really is, and the light weight doesn't hurt either. Flipping open the lid reveals an LED-backlit, 15.6-inch display and a nearly full size keyboard, complemented by a separate numeric keypad. The unit weighs just 5 pounds, 8 ounces without the power brick and 6 pounds, 3 ounces fully loaded.
Premium-Inhalt. The Veriton Z410G is a budget-friendly ($720 as of December 4) geared towards small businesses. It's a well connected machine, with 8 ports, two PS/2 serial ports, and DVI and VGA output ports, but it lacks the feature set (and aesthetic appeal) of its pricier counterparts.
Premium-Inhalt. The recent included something that's slipped under the radar of most reports: Google Cloud Print. , Cloud Print is to be the solution to printing demands within the cloud, and will eventually be an option on just about every device: desktop, notebook, netbook, tablet, and phone.
Premium-Inhalt. It is no secret that many IT teams have been disappointed that their investment in virtualization has improved server utilization but hasn't made much of a dent in improving the timeliness or quality of service delivered to business users. IT staff productivity, as measured by the ratio of admins to servers and VMs, hasn't improved much either.
Premium-Inhalt. Salesforce.com has developed an analytics tool to monitor employees' use of the Chatter social-networking platform so that it can offer additional compensation to workers who make valuable contributions, Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff said Thursday.
Premium-Inhalt. Companies instigating major virtualisation projects are struggling to cope with security. According to new research, nearly three-quarters of all organisations are concerned hypervisor privileges could lead to abuse, while nearly four out of ten organisations believe that virtual environments are more difficult to keep secure than physical ones.
Premium-Inhalt. A new report has added further to the debate as to whether cloud computing is a greener approach to running data centres. A survey by Pike Research has indicated that the energy savings of cloud computing are "substantial".
Premium-Inhalt. A teenager in Manchester has been arrested after being caught selling a 'booting tool' used to attack and kick players of the hugely popular Call of Duty online game.
Premium-Inhalt. Avaya reveals a very positive outlook for the enterprise communications and collaboration industry across Asia Pacific, with the announcement of the results of a survey conducted among delegates of the annual Avaya Connect Asia Pacific Partner Conference in Macau.
Premium-Inhalt. A new study conducted among Asia and the Pacific executives noted some increase in IT spending this year -- the first time since 2008.
Premium-Inhalt. It's been here in Cringeville lately. And why not? As I noted last time out, this is since Tim Berners Lee dreamed it up 20 years ago. We're still unraveling the implications and probably will continue to do so for months if not years.
Premium-Inhalt. Novatel Wireless claimed in a lawsuit filed on Thursday that ZTE and Franklin Wireless have infringed five of the patents behind its popular MiFi mobile hotspot devices.
Premium-Inhalt. Taking pictures with your iPhone is only half the fun: the other half is applying a new look to those images and sharing them with your friends. Burbn's is a photo app that allows you to take photos, apply a variety of filters and easily share your work across many outlets.
Premium-Inhalt. Today we take a look at Break.com, another video site that seems to be frequently overshadowed by the enormous monster that is YouTube. We here at Viral Views decided that it needed some love and have dedicated this week to the very best of Break. Enjoy.
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Premium-Inhalt. My holiday gift giving season started early Thursday morning when the UPS guy pounded on my door and handed me a package. Inside was a notebook -- Google's much-discussed cloud-based Cr-48 Chrome OS laptop, which was on Tuesday.
Premium-Inhalt. A U.S. provider of broadband services to enterprises is ready to move north after Canada's telecommunications regulator cleared the way for it to sell connectivity here.
Premium-Inhalt. Computer hackers, thought to be affiliated with the Anonymous group, have organised a campaign to upload unpublished Wikileaks cables all over the internet.
Premium-Inhalt. You've probably dragged a link from your browser to the desktop to get easy access to your favorite site or a useful resource for work. But Mac OS X Hints reader wanted to take that convenience one step further by making his Mac open those Websites automatically whenever he logs in. Here's how he did it.
Premium-Inhalt. Few things in life more annoying than buying a friend a nice gift, only to learn that it won't reach the recipient by his or her seasonal holiday of choice. But there are a few things you can do to avoid that annoyance.
Premium-Inhalt. Rumors suggest that Intel's forthcoming will find its way into the lower-end range of the next generation of MacBooks. Bearing in mind Apple's cozy relationship with Intel and its habit of adopting each new generation of Intel's processors, this would make a lot of sense.
Premium-Inhalt. Jawbone, the company behind accessories like the and the , has released its first foray into the App Store: .
Premium-Inhalt. A substantial building block for the future success of the cloud was put in place yesterday as Amazon released Software Development Kits . These will allow .
Premium-Inhalt. It was yet another week thoroughly dominated by WikiLeaks, with more disclosures, arrests, retaliations, recriminations, and about a billion blogs discussing all of the above. Still, there were other tech topics worthy of attention, such as a rash of new devices sporting different Google operating systems; a new data management service from Salesforce.com; yet another Facebook meme; and new ways to track who's been tracking you across the Net. Can you hunt down the answers to our quiz? Award yourself 10 points each time you do. Now put your nose to the keyboard and begin.
Premium-Inhalt. Members of RevSpace, a hacker collective in The Hague want to teach "Jeroenz0r," currently in custody for cyberattacks against Mastercard and Visa, a lesson or two to make him a real hacker. That is, an ethical hacker.
Premium-Inhalt. against WikiLeaks undermine what the Internet stands for, and those responsible should be tracked down and prosecuted, says the Internet Society, a non-profit group dedicated to the open use of the Internet.
Premium-Inhalt. has disabled, without explanation, a jailbreak detection API in iOS less than six months after introducing it. Device management vendors say the reasons for the decision are a mystery, but insist they can use alternatives to discover if an , iPod touch or has been modified so they can load and modify outside of Apple's iTunes-based App Store.
Premium-Inhalt. "Most of us on the Commission believe that it's time for a Do Not Track mechanism with respect to third-party ads; that is, consumers should be able to choose whether or not to allow the collection of data about online searching and browsing. … We propose a new framework to guide businesses as they formulate best practices.- Remarks by Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on the release of a on a consumer privacy framework.