Immer wieder tot gesagt, erleben die so genannten Mainframes ihren dritten Frühling. Eigentlich waren diese Großrechner stets da, sie verschwanden nur etwas aus dem Bewusstsein der IT-Öffentlichkeit – angesichts des Siegeszugs der x86-basierenden Client/Server-Architekturen seit den 1990er. …mehr
Verbesserte E-Mail-Vorschau und erweiterte Suche sollen mehr Benutzerfreundlichkeit garantieren. Ein Outlook-Plug-In ermöglicht die Integration in Microsofts E-Mail-Lösung. Außerdem wurde das Userinterface überarbeitet und die Speicheroptionen flexibler gestaltet. …mehr
Ricoh und Siemens Enterprise Communications (SEN) wollen enger zusammen arbeiten und gemeinsam kombinierte UC-Print-Lösungen anbieten. Hierzu haben beide Unternehmen auf der CeBIT eine Absichtserklärung unterschrieben. Gleichzeitig wird Ricoh neuer SEN-Alliance Partner innerhalb der Siemensschen "Go Forward!"-Initiative für Systemintegratoren und Managed ServicesProvider. Der finale Partnerschaftsvertrag soll im Mai 2011 in Kraft treten. Durch die Bündelung ihrer Kompetenzen wollen Ricoh Siemens Enterprise Communications und ihre Marktposition stärken und Produktportfolio mit den Lösungen des Kooperationspartners ergänzen. …mehr
Mit dem Service Pack 1 Beta 1 für Windows Server 2008 R2 und Windows 7 stellt Microsoft eine Version des System-Updates zum Testen bereit. Für Windows Server 2008 R2 bringt das SP1 die neuen Funktionen RemoteFX und Dynamic Memory mit, für Windows 7 bleibt es bei einer reinen Patch-Sammlung. …mehr
Weltweit werden Kunden 2011 mehr als 50 Milliarden. Dollar für ihre IT-Sicherheit ausgeben, heißt es in einer Gartner-Studie. Allein in Deutschland sollen die Investitionen in sicherere IT-Infrastrukturen um etwa zehn Prozent steigen. Die Bundesregierung initiiert eine "Cyber-Sicherheitsstrategie für Deutschland". Die Unternehmen hierzulande sind gefordert. Denn drei Viertel der kritischen Infrastruktur des Cyber-Raumes ist in privater Hand. …mehr
In ihrem Leitfaden "Cloud Services" stellt Fujitsu 10 Thesen zur Weiterentwicklung der Cloud-Computing-Technologie vor. Inwieweit diese 10 Thesen bereits heute zutreffen, darüber lässt sich sicherlich streiten. Ob die von Fujitsu aufgestellten Prognosen Realität werden, das wird sich in den nächsten zwei bis drei Jahren zeigen. …mehr
Ständige Verfügbarkeit und das Überwachen der unternehmenseigenen IT-Infrastruktur gehören zu den zentralen Aufgaben einer IT-Abteilung. Der steigende Kostendruck zwingt IT-Abteilungen, ihr Infrastruktur-Management ständig zu optimieren. Ein effizientes Remote-Management eine Lösung. …mehr
OCZ preist mit der IBIS eine Solid State Disk als 3,5-Zoll-Laufwerk mit vier SandForce-Controllern an. Für die hohe Performance ist ein HSDL-Interface mit zugehöriger PCI-Express-Karte notwendig. Im Test überzeugt die SSD durch hervorragende Transferraten - es gibt jedoch eine Alternative. …mehr
Premium-Inhalt. Researchers at a Taiwan university said on Thursday they had found a way to use silk membranes in flexible electronic devices and started talks with manufacturers about adopting the unusual but cheap material.
Premium-Inhalt. Juniper Networks reaffirmed its long-term forecast for annual revenue growth of 20 percent or more as it met with financial analysts on Thursday following two big product-line introductions.
Premium-Inhalt. The U.S. may be among the last holdouts when it comes to implementing International Financial Reporting Standards. (Currently, 123 jurisdictions out of 174 with domestic listed companies either allow or require the use of IFRS, according to .) But the nation’s wait-and-see approach has its benefits. Among the most important, at least for companies faced with implementing IFRS: the ability to learn from the implementations that have taken place.
Premium-Inhalt. Just last week news broke that Apple was offering copies of its yet-to-be released 10.7, or Lion, operating system to security researchers and soliciting their feedback.
Premium-Inhalt. Earl Fry thinks of himself as the next generation of financial executive. As CFO for data integration software and services firm , NASDAQ traded as INFA, he not only oversees IT, but is compelled to be an active participant in the organization's technology decisions.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple's hotly anticipated has finally been unveiled, but is it that much better than its predecessor?
Premium-Inhalt. Apple ended months of speculation today by announcing the release of the iPad 2, and New Zealand will be among the first countries in the world, outside the US, where it will go on sale.
Premium-Inhalt. Epson has launched its most advanced inkjet photo printer, the . The Stylus Photo R3000 includes automatic switching between individual black ink cartridges depending on the printing media, allowing optimal results on both matte and glossy paper stock.
Premium-Inhalt. Everybody loves Apple. . But especially . Meanwhile, Apple acquires another trademark, and the inspiration for Apple's Smart Covers may be all wet. The remainders for Thursday, March 3, 2011, are just dipping their toes in the water.
Premium-Inhalt. With Apple's launch of the second version of its iPad, research house Ovum predicts that it will take until 2015 for devices running Google's Android platform to catch up.
Premium-Inhalt. Amidst the fast-paced conference environment at the Game Developers Conference Thursday, developer and publisher announced that it plans to release an equally swift-moving title in the iOS App Store. KartRider Rush (a mobile derivative of the popular Korean racing game, KartRider) will be available this month. Not only does KartRider Rush look like good cartoonish fun, but this racing title is completely free to play.
Premium-Inhalt. Want to keep an eye on your e-mail without juggling windows just to fit Mail on your display? Indev on Thursday released , the feature-packed successor to its popular for Mail.
Premium-Inhalt. A bit of Internet investigation has uncovered the rumor that Grand Theft Auto V may well be on the way. This evidence -- and its subsequent retraction -- is your Top Story this morning.
Premium-Inhalt. Last.fm has released that includes all sorts of new features, including the ability to create your own profile page based on your unique musical tastes, a local events section for concerts and shows near you, and improved search capabilities and functions.
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Premium-Inhalt. There are many ways to keep a personal budget, but by is one of the simplest methods around. The iPhone app is designed to be as basic as possible, while allowing you to quickly keep track of your daily spending.
Premium-Inhalt. Given the continued growth of target-date funds within many retirement plans, it appears clear that both plan sponsors and participants need to know how the funds work. But it's also clear that they don't know now, as a recent study by the Government Accounting Office reveals.
Premium-Inhalt. Gartner observed a continuation of positive momentum in the Asia Pacific server market during the fourth quarter of 2010 that ended on 31 December 2010.
Premium-Inhalt. Facebook recently announced a messaging product that promises seamless messaging, conversation history and a social in-box, nothing short of a new way to communicate, regardless of the channel —SMS, e-mail, IM or chat. The Social Inbox will only contain messages from Friends and Friends of Friends, with other messages being routed to the 'Other' Folder.
Premium-Inhalt. For the , blog-hosting giant WordPress.com suffered a that it was able to cut off quickly. The motive remains a matter of speculation.
Premium-Inhalt. The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) launched a Security as a Service working group at the RSA conference in February, to help organizations evaluate and implement security solutions provided via the SaaS model.
Premium-Inhalt. MobileMe subscribers, who joined prior to October 1, 2010, can currently choose between the old Calendar service and the new one based on CalDAV. More precisely, if you still use the old service, you are not required to upgrade to the new one. This option is about to change. A : "On May 5, 2011, MobileMe will transition to the new Calendar service. You must upgrade to the new Calendar to maintain calendar syncing between your devices and to continue accessing your calendar at me.com."
Premium-Inhalt. To the storied names of Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer, Steve Jobs and Tim Cook, add Kevin Johnson and Pradeep Sindhu.
Premium-Inhalt. Starting Friday March 4 at sundown, people across the U.S. will turn off their smartphones, laptops, tablets, and other tech gizmos. Better yet, they'll leave them off for 24 hours, during which time they'll try to interact more with friends and family--without the aid of texting or social networks.
Premium-Inhalt. SonicWall once focused on small and midsize businesses, but its introduction earlier this year of a next-generation firewall line dubbed SuperMassive leaves no doubt that the company is now taking aim at larger enterprises. In fact, the privately-held San Jose company's CEO, Matt Medeiros, says the enterprise market accounted for nearly half of SonicWall's sales over the past six months. In this installment of the IDG Enterprise CEO Interview Series, Medeiros spoke recently with IDG Enterprise Chief Content Officer John Gallant and InfoWorld Editor-in-Chief Eric Knorr.
Premium-Inhalt. When you're shipwrecked on an island, it's good to have friends. On Wednesday, game publisher announced the open beta of , a free-to-play massive multiplayer online game. In the game, you pick a tribe, learn skills, solve puzzles, and help your friends dominate the competition.
Premium-Inhalt. Among the many ear-catching bot mots issued forth from Steve Jobs recently is the assertion that we're living in, or at the very least entering, the post-PC era. It started last year at the , when the Apple CEO said that PCs are going to be "like trucks" in that they'll still be around and useful for certain work, but only a smaller percentage of the users will need one. More recently at the launch, Jobs re-confirmed this post-PC mantra.
Premium-Inhalt. While provisioning all the capacity of an external disk to a given application, known as full provisioning, ensures the app has plenty of growth potential, it results in poor utilization rates, a costly problem that can be addressed with thin provisioning technology.
Premium-Inhalt. Power users work their Macs faster than regular folk do for a variety of reasons. More important than a speedier processor is a speedier computist. Since your fingers are nearly always on the keyboard, controlling your computer that way—instead of taking your hands off the keys to control your mouse—can put you into the upper echelon of efficient Mac users.
Premium-Inhalt. is a $12 universal planetarium app. Like the awesome , this app from aims to bring the entirety of the nighttime sky onto your iOS device. It's amazing.
Premium-Inhalt. A new technology from Intel called ray tracing could bring lifelike images and improved 3D effects to games on tablets and other mobile devices.
Premium-Inhalt. Developers and publishers who have adopted Twitter's say the tool is beneficial in letting their site readers and application users conveniently share links on Twitter, but that some features can be improved, including its analytics data and mobile functionality.
Premium-Inhalt. It takes a lot to upstage Steve Jobs unveiling yet another magical device, yet the Apple CEO and the iPad 2 were outdone by an insane, drug-addled actor on a media bender. The Charlie Sheen show dominated much of the news on the InterWebs this week, but it wasn't the only thing going on. "The Social Network" added some friends in Tinsel Town, taking home three Oscars. Google cleaned up its Android act, slightly, while finding new ways to frustrate Gmail users. And Libyan rebels found new ways to circumvent censorship imposed by despotic madman Moammar Gadhafi. Do you have what it takes to topple our quiz master? Give yourself 10 points every time you get one right. Now go out there and ...
Premium-Inhalt. News from Apple and Teradata along with various economic forecasts this week show that at seemingly opposite ends of the technology-product spectrum, non-PC mobile devices and IT capable of handling extremely high volumes of data are major forces shaping the economics of the computer industry.
Premium-Inhalt. IBM is returning fire to Oracle in an increasingly heated battle over who has the faster stack of middleware.