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  • Die Renners haben keine Angst

    "Digital ist besser"

    Was macht das Internet aus unserer Zivilisation? Manch einem macht die Digitalisierung Angst.  …mehr

  • EVM füllt Formulare mit digitalen Stiften aus

    Energieversorger

    Die Monteure der Energieversorgung Mittelrhein GmbH (EVM) füllen Formulare künftig mit digitalen Stiften aus und beseitigen damit einen umständlichen Medienbruch. …mehr

  • Mehr Frauen in der Informatik würden allen gut tun

    Expertin

    In wenigen Bereichen der Gesellschaft sind Frauen so unterrepräsentiert wie in den Computerwissenschaften und Berufen der IT-Branche.  …mehr

  • Eine "smarte" Fabrik für MTU Aero Engines

    Energieeffizienz

    Mit Bilfinger Berger Facility Services und IBM hat MTU Aero Engines vereinbart, seinen Firmenstandort München umzubauen - als Referenzprojekt für die von IBM propagierte Idee "Smarter Buildings".  …mehr

  • Warner verleiht "Dark Knight" bei Facebook

    Testballon

    Das Hollywood-Studio Warner Bros. experimentiert mit Facebook als Online-Videothek. …mehr

  • Experimentelles Adobe-Tool konvertiert FLA in HTML5

    "Wallaby"

    Adobe hat im Rahmen seiner Labs ein Werkzeug veröffentlicht, das Flash-Filme im FLA-Format in HTML5 umwandelt.  …mehr

  • Was zeichnet einen guten IT-Arbeitgeber aus?

    Umfrage zu IT-Unternehmen

    Eine Online-Befragung der Unternehmensberatung Kienbaum will zwei Fragen rund um den IT-Arbeitsmarkt beantworten: Was macht einen Arbeitgeber für IT-Mitarbeiter attraktiv? Was sind die Erwartungen der Beschäftigten?  …mehr

  • Microsoft-Nokia-Deal läuft über fünf Jahre

    "Businessweek"

    Die Smartphone-Allianz von Nokia und Microsoft ist laut einem Medienbericht auf mehr als fünf Jahre ausgelegt. …mehr

  • Eigene Facebook-Seite für Zuckerbergs Welpen

    Über 20.000 Fans

    Facebook-Gründer Mark Zuckerberg ist konsequent: Auch sein Hund hat jetzt eine eigene Seite bei dem Online-Netzwerk.  …mehr

  • Nutzer kritisieren Werbung in Twitter-App

    Monetarisierung

    Twitter wagt auf dem Weg zu einem Geschäftsmodell eine Kraftprobe mit den Nutzern. …mehr

  • Security-Risiken beim Cloud Computing

    Ratgeber

    Viele IT-Manager schrecken aus Sorge um die Sicherheit und Verfügbarkeit von Anwendungen und Daten vor der Nutzung von Cloud-Computing-Diensten zurück. Doch die Security-Risiken lassen sich eindämmen. …mehr

  • CeBIT sieht die Wende geschafft

    Besucherplus und Branchenerholung

    Frühlingserwachen für die CeBIT: Mit einem starken letzten Ausstellungstag hat die weltgrößte Computermesse in diesem Jahr eine kleine, aber wichtige Wende geschafft. …mehr

  • Globales Enterprise CIO Forum geht an den Start

    Von CIOs für CIOs

    Lust auf einen Blick über den nationalen Tellerrand hinaus? Mit dem "Enterprise CIO Forum" wurde eine unabhängige globale Online-Plattform ins Leben gerufen, die CIOs und IT-Führungskräften über Ländergrenzen hinweg Gelegenheit zum Erfahrungsaustausch, Abgleich von Herausforderungen und Networken bietet. …mehr

  • Deutschland holt bei EU-Benchmark stark auf

    Studie zu E-Government

    Eine neue Studie zum Thema E-Government in Europa macht Hoffnung: Deutschland verbessert sich im Vergleich zu 2009 um 21 Prozentpunkte, was die Verfügbarkeit von Online-Dienstleistungen anbelangt.  …mehr

  • Neulich im...Karneval

    Der Kunde ist König

    Von wegen Servicewüste Deutschland. In einem Supermarkt in St. Augustin erlebten Bonner Karnevalisten, was es heißen kann, wenn der Kunde König ist. …mehr

  • Sorge wegen Datenmissbrauch

    Kreditkarten, Kreditwürdigkeit, Fotos

    In einer Studie von Nokia Siemens Networks sagen 85 Prozent der Befragten in Europa, Datenschutz sei ein sehr wichtiges Thema. Fast die Hälfte ist dennoch bereit, für Dienste mit Mehrwert persönliche Angaben zu machen.  …mehr

  • BA schließt SAP-Großprojekt ab

    Veraltete IT-Strukturen abgelöst

    Die Bundesagentur für Arbeit (BA) hat mit SAP ERP ihre Applikations-Silos und 48 technisch IT-Fachverfahren abgelöst. Damit hat die BA in den vergangenen drei Jahren eines der größten IT-Behörden-Projekte in Europa gestemmt.  …mehr

  • Sony Cybershot DSC-WX5

    Digitalkamera im Test

    Die Sony DSC-WX5 ist ein hübscher kleiner Handschmeichler. Ob auch ihr Innenleben beziehungsweise die Bildqualität überzeugen kann, verrät der Test. …mehr

  • Swiftpoint Mini-Mouse für Notebooks

    Gadget des Tages

    Die Mini-Mouse aus dem Hause Swiftpoint erweist sich als ideale Ergänzung für jeden Notebook-User. …mehr

  • Fujitsu und die Cloud

    Thesen zu Cloud Computing

    In ihrem Kompendium "Cloud Services" stellt Fujitsu 10 Thesen zur Weiterentwicklung der Cloud-Computing-Technologie vor. …mehr

  • 5 Women Leaders Who Are Shaping IT

    Premium-Inhalt. Given that Tuesday is , people the world over are celebrating the achievements of women in virtually every aspect of life. More than 1700 events around the globe are planned to mark the event, in fact, including nearly 250 in the United States alone.

  • Lenovo announces ThinkPad X220 ultraportable

    Premium-Inhalt. Lenovo on Tuesday announced the ThinkPad X220 laptop, which is one of the early ultraportable laptops running on new processors based on Intel's Sandy Bridge microarchitecture.

  • 10 Utilities to Secure Your Data

    Premium-Inhalt. Very few people (certainly not the smart, savvy, people who read PCWorld articles) run their computers without up-to-date firewall and antivirus software. Most users know better than to click a message from "Bank of Amerika" that tells them "Your account is much suspect of risk, please input number for verify." Regardless, there's always a new security hole, exploit, or social-engineering trick that can catch even the intelligent and cautious in a moment of weakness. Another threat is the possibility that someone might gain physical access to your computer--whether it's a laptop thief, a sneaky coworker with dubious intent, or an aggressive lawyer for the RIAA. This feature discusses several ways to keep your digital valuables safe, even if someone is prowling around your house.

  • 401(k) Compliance Checks: The IRS Follows Up

    Premium-Inhalt. Last May the Employee Plans unit of the IRS sent questionnaires to a statistically valid sample of some 1,200 sponsors of 401(k) plans. The questions, , ran the gamut from plan demographics, such as the number of employees participating, to its structure and governance.

  • Henge Dock gives MacBook Pro a docking solution

    Premium-Inhalt. If you've recently splashed out on a shiny new notebook, , manufacturer of docking stations for Apple's line of MacBook computers, may be just what you need to incorporate your new machine into a desktop setup.

  • AT&T Hopes for 'Seamless Transition' under Stephens as CFO

    Premium-Inhalt. When John Stephens, AT&T Corp.'s controller for the past 10 years, takes over as CFO on June 1 he will bring to the job a decade of experience managing business planning, financial reporting, and accounting policy. He had previously served as vice president, taxes.

  • Top Story: Microsoft says more core Kinect titles on the way

    Premium-Inhalt. Core gamers have often criticized Kinect for its "casual-friendly" software lineup. This morning's Top Story is Microsoft's assertion it won't always be that way.

  • Remains of the Day: We the people

    Premium-Inhalt. The iPad joins the political process, Microsoft kicks its own legacy product to the curb, and the iPhone 5 of tomorrow may resemble the iPhone of yesteryear. In order to form a more perfect union, we do establish and ordain these remainders for Monday, March 7, 2011.

  • Rebit 5: Easy, Imperfect Automated Backup

    Premium-Inhalt. Backing up is hard--not hard to do, but . Rebit's strategy is to make the process so simple and attractive that you can't wait to fire off a backup. In keeping with this goal, Rebit 5's new interface is hands-down the finest ode to manipulating shape-consciousness I've ever seen in any backup program. Unfortunately, it has some thorns, too.

  • The House From 'Up' Goes Up For Real

    Premium-Inhalt. Attention Pixar fans! Remember 2009's box-office hit ? Well, remember the house that flew in the movie thanks to thousands of attached helium balloons? Computer-animation that may have been, but it just got real.

  • Gamewatch: Dragon Age II, Torchlight, Pokemon

    Premium-Inhalt. It's back to BioWare's grim fantasy world of blood-spattered heroes and skull-faced Darkspawn with the release of (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) this Tuesday. Grizzled roleplaying vets are watching this one closely, especially after BioWare overhauled the combat engine to make it play more like a hack-and-slash. The time I've spent with the game has me thinking the optional pause-play option won't allay their fears, since you're forced to pause, discouragingly, ever other second, just to keep up with all the incoming blows (ergo it's pretty much action-RPG fans or bust). ETA: March 8

  • Make Your Own Real Android Robot

    Premium-Inhalt. Android's little green robot mascot is pretty cute. Even one of Apple's biggest fans could admit he's cooler than a slightly bitten fruit. So seeing how commonly hacked Android is, when Instructables member decided to hack a figurine to make it responsive--the Android robot is, of course, the natural choice.

  • Cisco cuts costs of Umi home videoconferencing

    Premium-Inhalt. Cisco Systems acted to make its Umi home videoconferencing platform more affordable on Monday, slashing the service cost to US$99 per year and announcing a $399 product for slower Internet connections as well as free Mac and PC clients.

  • Tech Titans Talk: The IDG Enterprise CEO Interviews

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  • VMware buys WaveMaker, aims to ease app development

    Premium-Inhalt. VMware said on Tuesday it had acquired WaveMaker, the creator of open-source software that lets non-developers build Java Web applications.

  • Dell V313w Inkjet MFP

    Premium-Inhalt. Dell's V313w is priced at a mere $100 as of March 4, 2011, and it seems to receive regular discounting on Dell's Website. But while it looks like a good deal--especially in view of its integrated wireless functionality--it's ultimately a mediocre product overall, with expensive inks.

  • 5 things iOS 4.3 brings the iPad and iPhone

    Premium-Inhalt. 's iOS 4.3, the firmware update due this week for the and , promises a handful of valuable and interesting changes for users of the company's new and old , tablet computers and music devices.

  • External storage is back from recession, Gartner says

    Premium-Inhalt. External controller-based disk storage has recovered from the global recession, exceeding the record sales figure from 2008 with revenue in 2010 of more than US$19.4 billion, according to research company Gartner.

  • HP unifies software support services

    Premium-Inhalt. Hewlett-Packard has launched a new set of services that combine software support and professional services into a single unified offering.

  • Security will receive the big share of 2011 IT budget

    Premium-Inhalt. Driven by the positive business outlook, more IT executives are willing to invest in information technology to improve their firm's performance in 2011. In a survey on IT spending, 46% of the respondents planned to increase their technology budget and only 26% expected to reduce their spending levels. The remaining 28% said they will stick closely to their previous year's budget, regardless of the dips and upticks of the economy.

  • Microsoft pushes more Kinect-like user interfaces

    Premium-Inhalt. 's Kinect for Xbox 360 ditched handheld controllers for gestures and sound, but natural user interfaces don't have to be restricted to video games.

  • Google's Chrome gets speedier, safer, easier to customize

    Premium-Inhalt. After spending three weeks in beta, has been officially released to the masses. The updated browser features , namely faster JavaScript, password synchronization, and a simplified preferences system.

  • Apple iOS 4.3 Landing This Week

    Premium-Inhalt. The Apple rumor mill never runs out of material--there's always a new story to replace the one that was just proved false.

  • Google App Now Helps You Steer Clear of Traffic Jams

    Premium-Inhalt. What good is GPS navigation if it directs you smack-dab into a traffic jam? Not much. That's why Google updated its Android app, Google Maps Navigation (Beta), with the ability to automatically steer you clear of pileups, traffic snarls, and backups related to road work.

  • Google issues last-minute Chrome fixes before Pwn2Own

    Premium-Inhalt. Google patched 25 vulnerabilities in Chrome today in one last update before the Pwn2Own hacking contest starts Wednesday in Canada.

  • Critical Patch Tuesday Flaw Easy to Exploit

    Premium-Inhalt. Guess what today is? Yes, it is Fat Tuesday--the official kick off of Mardi Gras. But, it's also The good news is that there are --only one of which is rated Critical. The bad news is that the Critical flaw will be very easy for attackers to exploit.

  • AirPlay-enabled audio systems trickle out

    Premium-Inhalt. Audio systems that take advantage of Apple's new to wirelessly stream music throughout your house are slowly starting to see the light of day.

  • LinkedIn Search: Ways to Maximize Social Networking Success

    Premium-Inhalt. LinkedIn is widely regarded as social network for business professionals, but at its core, says Brad Mauney, product manager for search and cloud at LinkedIn, it's a search company.

  • How Google and Android users can make secure mobile market

    Premium-Inhalt. has a lot going for it, but as the last week has shown its approach to selling and distributing is going to need some improvement. Ever since launching Android in 2007, Google has gone out of its way to making the mobile operating system the most accessible and app-friendly in the industry. 

  • Warner Bros. tests Facebook movie rentals

    Premium-Inhalt. As if users needed another reason to spend more time on Facebook, Warner Bros. has started offering movies to rent or buy and view on the site.

  • Pocket Atlas of Anatomy (Trial)

    Premium-Inhalt. If you are a student of human anatomy, you are probably familiar with the famous Gray's Anatomy and perhaps Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary. These are not small or lightweight books, and if you have other textbooks to carry around as well, you have probably wished for a way to lighten your load. The Pocket Atlas of Anatomy (free seven-day trial; $30 for the full ) is an Android app that combines material from these and other books in a dynamic, search-as-you-type format.

  • Microsoft patches critical Windows drive-by bug

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft today shipped three security updates that patched four vulnerabilities in Windows and Office.

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