Für die Stadtverwaltung von Edinburgh ist Cloud Computing kein Fremdwort mehr. Sie setzt auf ein Virtual Data Center (VDC), um ihre Services zu flexibilisieren und die Kosten zu senken. …mehr
Eine klare Meinung zu den nichtöffentlichen Wolken vertritt unser Gastautor von Salesforce.com: Sie seien nichts Halbes und nichts Ganzes. …mehr
Kommunikationsdienste aus der Private Cloud? Holger Imbery, Manager Unified Communications bei NextiraOne, erörtert, warum immer mehr Firmen diesen Weg in Erwägung ziehen. …mehr
Die Private Cloud erfordert neue Wege beim Netzwerk-Management. In der abgeschotteten Wolke muss das Monitoring von innen erfolgen und sowohl die Perspektive des Nutzers als auch die Server-Sicht berücksichtigen. …mehr
Welche Spielart des Cloud Computing ist die richtige? Bei der Entscheidung für eine Variante sollten die Geschäftsprozesse und das jeweilige Business-Ziel der Ausgangspunkt sein. …mehr
Die Experten des renommierten Verbrauchermagazins Consumer Reports haben eine Liste der 10 besten Tablets erstellt, die aktuell erhältlich sind oder kurz vor dem Verkaufsstart stehen. Dabei bewerteten sie 17 Kriterien wie das Ansprechverhalten des Touchscreens, Vielseitigkeit und die Transportmöglichkeit. Außerdem berücksichtigten die Tester Farben, Helligkeit, Blendwirkung und Betrachtungswinkel der Displays, Akkulaufzeit bei Videos und noch einiges mehr. …mehr
Nachdem der kanadische Blackberry-Hersteller Research in Motion (RIM) seine Gewinnerwartungen für das Quartal nach unten korrigieren musste, fielen die Firmenaktien um zwölf Prozent. Grund dafür seien auf der einen Seite die hohen Entwicklungskosten für das neue Blackberry-Tablet Playbook und auf der anderen Seite eine Verschiebung der Konsumenten-Nachfrage hin zu billigeren Geräten, so die Reaktion von RIM. …mehr
Schwerpunkt: Smartphones; außerdem: Auswirkungen der Japan-Katastrophe, Tech Data, Einstiegsserver, Herweck, "Querdenken" lernen …mehr
SAP HANA läutet eine neue Phase in der Verarbeitung von Daten ein: Mit der Echtzeitanalyse lassen sich riesige Datenmengen in Millisekunden verarbeiten und analysieren. Eine tolle Technik, meinen die Analysten. Aber ist die Appliance das, was die Unternehmen wirklich brauchen? …mehr
Premium-Inhalt. , whose Cold War era invention of technology helped to lay the foundation for the Internet, has died at the age of 84.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple watchers are buzzing about a possible iOS 5 launch this fall, suggesting the company will break from recent tradition and release the new mobile operating system software after its next iPhone.
Premium-Inhalt. A solo Iranian hacker on Saturday claimed responsibility for stealing multiple SSL certificates belonging to some of the Web's biggest sites, including Google, Microsoft, Skype and Yahoo.
Premium-Inhalt. Creating a Facebook page has become a standard practice among small businesses as a way to communicate and interact with customers and professional contacts. As a way to explore your customers' wants and needs even further, features, so that in addition to asking your Facebook friends questions, your friends' friends can respond as well. Facebook has also added other new features.
Premium-Inhalt. Productivity, as I see it anyway, is the art of focusing your attention where it counts. For sales people, that means knowing which of your efforts are likely to close a deal, and which will just keep your wheels spinning. That's relatively easy to do in person, when you can read the facial expressions of your audience throughout a presentation to get instant feedback on who's listening, who's bored, and who has unspoken concerns about slide 7. A new cloud presentation and meeting tool called aims to give you similar instant feedback over the Web.
Premium-Inhalt. The forecast for the next version of Apple's mobile operating system is overcast. But if you're not so much interested in the future of Apple as you are the past--and you have $3000 to blow--then you're in luck. Elsewhere, Sprint makes a surprise announcement (surprise not included), and a popular iOS franchise makes its way to the big screen. Sort of. The remainders for Monday, March 28, 2011 are coming soon, to a theater near you.
Premium-Inhalt. Credit Union Australia (CUA) has announced it will migrate its core banking platform to Tata Consulting Services' BaNCS system over the next two years.
Premium-Inhalt. A patent-pending robot hand, originally revealed back in October, seems to be capable of picking up liquids, messy mayonnaise and other sauces without altering or changing its gooey shape. Say hello to the SWITL. You'll want to check this out.
Premium-Inhalt. I recently did on start-ups that are aiming to ease IT's pain. , which developed a software-as-a-service for technology business management (TBM), was among the companies featured.
Premium-Inhalt. is a $1 iPhone app from that vows to keep your device safe from theft, but suffers from hilarious flaws.
Premium-Inhalt. In the U.S., management accounting often takes a back seat to public accounting. This is despite the fact that even within the , nearly as many members say they work in industry -- 39% -- as the 44% who toil away in public accounting jobs.
Premium-Inhalt. Sprint Nextel has vowed to fight AT&T's proposed US$39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA, calling the deal a bid to create a new telecommunications duopoly.
Premium-Inhalt. The film Limitless topped the box office after its opening week, and the movie's opening sequence may go down in history as one of the most memorable and immersive shots of all time.
Premium-Inhalt. PCWorld's eSports Update will be reporting this week on the GSL, TSL3, and plenty of other exciting events--one of which is the upcoming . MLG 2011 kicks off on April 1st in Dallas, and features competitions in StarCraft 2, Halo: Reach, and Call of Duty: Black Ops, for a prize pool of over $1 million. We were able to go straight to the top of the ladder and pitch a few questions to MLG CEO and co-founder Sundance DiGiovanni.
Premium-Inhalt. A common criticism of Google Docs when it first launched was that it was primitive. Its word processor was barely better than WordPad, for example, which has been free with Windows since the 1980s.
Premium-Inhalt. Privacy as a basic "right to be let alone" has been the subject of rarefied legal debate and less complex arguments from laypeople who insist, at the extremes, that they are entitled to own all their personal information, or that they "have nothing to hide" and wouldn't care who knew the most intimate details of their lives.
Premium-Inhalt. Citizens with a concern about privacy and unwilling to trade it off against access to international services from the likes of Google or Facebook are a growing section of the public, says Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff.
Premium-Inhalt. Six months after Parliament passed legislation to comply with European privacy laws, companies are still waiting for the all-clear to do business in Europe.
Premium-Inhalt. Champions of software patents are urging Parliament to revisit the ban on patenting "computer programs" in the presently drafted amendments to the Patents Act 1953. They suggest the law as it stands will be unclear and will possibly contravene existing international agreements.
Premium-Inhalt. At times we all want things we can't afford. Most of us defer or scale back our ambitions. The New Zealand government wants something it can't afford: national rollout of ultra-fast fibre for New Zealand, to which it is contributing just $1.35 billion dollars -- roughly a third or less of the total cost. It is therefore pulling all the regulatory and policy levers at its disposal to justify its business case and attract private investment.
Premium-Inhalt. The complex Stuxnet worm, which some allege was designed by US and Israeli government agents to cripple Iranian nuclear technology, could be re-engineered at far less expense by civilian hackers to inflict more general damage, says anti-malware company founder Eugene Kaspersky.
Premium-Inhalt. If you find it hard to hire the right tech pros this year, you are not alone. According to a report by recruitment service provider Hudson, companies are aggressive in hiring tech talent in 2011.
Premium-Inhalt. Google's Android operating system is expected to dominate the Asia Pacific smartphone market by 2016.
Premium-Inhalt. It has been quite a month for organizations mishandling bad situations. In all of these cases, delays in reporting the problem made it worse, and in one case the decision to not be forthcoming about the actual risk may cost a company most of its customers.
Premium-Inhalt. Workers in telecom departments may be understandably apprehensive about switching from TDM to , since it could conceivably put them out of work.