Premium-Inhalt. The buzz this week is all about the merger between Duke and Progress, leading to a mega-utility. According to Jim Rodgers in the , the merger "creates a company positioned for future financial strength and capability that will be greater than the sum of the two separate companies. Both companies are underway with significant fleet modernization strategies. We are updating our aging infrastructure to meet future demand growth projections and future environmental constraints. This combination will allow both companies to achieve additional cost savings and efficiencies, helping to minimize potential future customer rate increases." This seems to say focus is on "sustainability", in some ways similar to TXU going private. So, in that statement there is more emphasis on availability of capital for cleaner generation and perhaps a smarter grid to replace aging infrastructure, with less emphasis on what was emphasized during the 1999 to 2000 wave of mergers - synergy savings. This may mean that transformation and synergy savings will come at the same time, especially where IT is concerned.
Premium-Inhalt. Hot on the heels of , Apple on Wednesday released a new beta of iOS to developers. One of the major features included in this iOS 4.3 beta is third-party access to , the much-touted media streaming feature that . The iOS 4.3 beta covers the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad; there's also a pre-release version of new software for the second-generation Apple TV.
Premium-Inhalt. Two researchers may have found a way to greatly reduce traffic bottlenecks that could take place in ad hoc networks. Such work may be essential for the future development of sensor networks, they say.
Premium-Inhalt. Now that wireless carriers are rolling out faster, next-generation wireless networks, we will gradually start seeing connection speeds that are far faster and steadier than those of older 3G networks. The wireless carriers say and networks produce data throughput that is ten times faster than 3G.
Premium-Inhalt. Jade Software managing director Craig Richardson looks ahead to trends in the ICT industry and the prospects and challenges facing his business in 2011.
Premium-Inhalt. Global spending on retail banking technology will increase by 24 per cent over the next five years to hit US$132 billion, according to new figures released by Ovum. Asia-Pacific enjoys the highest growth of 49 per cent to hit $28.1 billion by 2015. Japan leads the region in terms of market size with a forecast of US$9 billion followed China (US$7.8 billion) and India in third place, holding US$ 2.7 billion in 2015. China and India holds the position for fastest growth in the AP region. Australia, on the other hand, holds fourth place forecast to grow from US$2.2 billion in 2010 to US $ 2.7 billion.
Premium-Inhalt. Epicor is hosting a live demonstration of text messaging innovation and inspiration at NRF 2011 Retail Conference and Expo in New York City.
Premium-Inhalt. Government agencies in the region are likely to be more open to a cloud-based approach for service delivery and outsourcing in the coming months, said research firm Ovum.
Premium-Inhalt. In an effort to find missing children faster, Facebook will deliver Amber Alerts to its users.
Premium-Inhalt. The Asia Pacific will have the world's highest growth in spending on retail banking technology, which will hit US$28.1 billion for the region by 2015, according to research house Ovum.
Premium-Inhalt. Given MySpace's primary audience of tweens, describing its rise and fall in high school metaphors--at death's door--seems apt.
Premium-Inhalt. Though it's limited to partition recovery operations (damaged or overwritten), could be all you need to recover your data. In some cases, when the only portion of the hard drive that's damaged (or overwritten) is the partition table, simply restoring a partition will magically bring back all your data. Actually, the data isn't brought back--it was there all along, but without any OS-recognizable indication to its existence. Recovering the partition just makes it possible to see it again.
Premium-Inhalt. Tracking the objects in orbit around the Earth is an important task, whether you're calculating and preventing collisions, or safely launching shuttles and other objects into space.
Premium-Inhalt. Major Websites are to by participating in World IPv6 Day, scheduled for June 8. Google, Facebook, and Yahoo, among others, have agreed to ensure that IPv6 entrances to their sites will be available, along with any network infrastructure needed to receive IPv6 traffic.
Premium-Inhalt. The this week was big news, but dig past it and you quickly found that...well, there wasn't that much else to find. We still don't know, for example, what data plans Verizon will offer for the iPhone, or how much they'll cost.
Premium-Inhalt. Sprint Nextel on Wednesday sent out official invitations to a Feb. 7 wireless showcase event in New York promising an "industry first."
Premium-Inhalt. Worldwide PC shipments were slower than expected during the fourth quarter of 2010, hurt by competition from tablets and a slowdown in consumer spending, IDC said in a study released on Wednesday.
Premium-Inhalt. The plays host to all manner of pricey, powerful PCs. Despite being a newcomer to our charts, Origin has fit right in, topping our charts and our benchmarks with premium components and generous overclocking. The latest update to their is no exception.
Premium-Inhalt. The one-upmanship between carriers will continue Feb. 7, as Sprint has issued an invitation to a press event in New York City featuring magician and "yet another industry first" from Sprint.
Premium-Inhalt. I discussed the problem with my new iPod Touch not restoring properly despite me doing everything short of reprogramming it with an axe. It turns out that the device has a hardware problem. How disappointing.
Premium-Inhalt. An online retail site at University of Connecticut is warning thousands of customers that their billing information may have been hacked.
Premium-Inhalt. The bad guys are getting smarter. Whether they are terrorists who realize another way to hurt the world and advance their agenda is to destabilize the economies of developed nations, especially leaders like the USA, disgruntled insiders, or "ordinary" criminals with a predominant profit motive, are increasing and becoming more costly. In information technology security circles, there is some buzz about a July 2010 of a representative sampling of U.S. companies conducted by the Ponemon Institute. This organization conducts independent research on privacy, data protection, and information security policy.