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  • Der weite Weg zum Enterprise 2.0

    Interview

    Vielen Unternehmen fällt es schwer, Enterprise-2.0-Techniken in ihre Organisationsstrukturen zu integrieren, beobachtet Professor Rüdiger Zarnekow vom Lehrstuhl für Informations- und Kommunikations-Management an der TU Berlin.  …mehr

  • Amazon erklärt den EC2-Ausfall

    Mit Entschuldigung

    Amazon.com hat die Forensik zum EC2-Ausfall am Wochenende abgeschlossen und eine ausführliche Erklärung mit pflichtgemäßer Entschuldigung gegenüber der Cloud-Kundschaft veröffentlicht.  …mehr

  • EasyBCD - Bootmanager von Windows 8, Windows 7 und Vista konfigurieren

    Kostenloses Windows-Tool

    Mit dem kostenlosen Tool lassen sich die Einträge des Bootmanagers von Windows 8, Windows 7 und Vista bearbeiten. Die Konfiguration erfolgt komfortabel über eine grafische Benutzeroberfläche. Die Software unterstützt die Einstellungen des Boot-Menüs für Windows, Linux und Mac OS X. …mehr

  • News-Portal bündelt Geschichten der Social-Media-Welt

    "Storify"

    Der Siegeszug des Internets hat die Medienwelt grundlegend verändert. …mehr

  • Samsung mit Gewinneinbußen zum Jahresauftakt

    Elektronikkonzern

    Das zähe Geschäft mit Flachbildschirmen und Fernsehern drückt trotz höherer Umsätze den Gewinn des südkoreanischen Technologiekonzerns Samsung Electronics. …mehr

  • Wie steht es um die Sicherheit mobiler Anwendungen?

    KMU-Umfrage

    Seitdem sich das Internet auch in kleinen und mittelständischen Unternehmen und Handwerksbetrieben als Informations- und Kommunikationsmedium weitestgehend etabliert hat, sehen sich auch KMU und Handwerk den damit verbundenen Sicherheitsrisiken ausgesetzt.  …mehr

  • Mikro-Bezahlsystem Flattr will Basis verbreitern

    Social Web

    Das Flattr-Modell für die freiwillige Honorierung von kostenlosen Inhalten im Netz soll deutlich präsenter werden. …mehr

  • Motorola bekommt bei Tablet-Computern Fuß in die Tür

    Xoom

    Der Handy-Hersteller Motorola Mobility hat im ersten Quartal von guten Smartphone-Verkäufen und der Einführung seines ersten Tablet-Computers profitiert. …mehr

  • Blackberrys verkaufen sich schlechter als erwartet

    RIM warnt

    Während bei Apple die Verkaufszahlen für das iPhone explodieren, wird RIM seine Blackberrys schwerer los als erwartet. …mehr

  • Microsoft stemmt sich gegen schwächelndes PC-Geschäft

    Office und Kinect

    Der Softwarekonzern Microsoft hat die schwächelnden Verkäufe von neuen Computern gut weggesteckt. …mehr

  • Nicht mehr als erste Versuche

    Business Intelligence in der Cloud

    Trotz höherer Komplexität spricht nichts dagegen, auch BI-Applikationen in die Cloud zu verlagern. Die Idee ist vielversprechend meinen etwa der Informationswissenschaftler Andreas Seufert und der BI-Spezialisten Norman Bernhardt. Doch die ersten am Markt verfügbaren Angebote sind mit Vorsicht zu betrachten.  …mehr

  • Virtualisierung mit Oracle VM VirtualBox

    Open-Source im Test

    Mit der Open-Source-Software VirtualBox können Benutzer Betriebssysteme virtualisieren. Ein Test zeigt, was der kostenlose Hypervisor leistet. …mehr

  • Xerox Phaser 6010V/N im Test

    Farblaserdrucker

    LED-Technik ist voll im Trend bei Farblaserdruckern: Aktuelles Beispiel ist der handliche Xerox Phaser 6010V/N fürs kleine Büro und den Heimarbeitsplatz. Was der Drucker taugt, zeigt der Test.  …mehr

  • Pentax Optio RS1000 im Test

    Digitalkamera

    Die Pentax RS1000 können Sie dank Wechselcover Ihrem täglichen Outfit anpassen. Lesen Sie im Test, wie sich die Digitalkamera hinsichtlich ihrer Bildqualität schlug.  …mehr

  • Datensicherung mit rsync

    Linux-Tipp

    Zum Sichern von Daten und Verzeichnissen ist unter Linux rsync zu empfehlen. Weil es sich um ein Konsolen-Tools handelt, lässt es sich auch gut in Scripts einsetzen. Für die Datensicherung kann rsync via ssh auch auf andere Rechner zugreifen.  …mehr

  • Samsung Story Station 3.0 2TB im Test

    Externer 2-TB-Speicherriese

    Die Samsung Story Station 3.0 2TB bietet mit brutto 2000 GB jede Menge Platz für Daten. Ob die externe 3,5-Zoll-Festplatte auch qualitativ zu überzeugen weiß, klärt der Test.  …mehr

  • Mit dem iPhone unterwegs? - Aber sicher!

    Smartphones im Außendienst

    Die Commerz Real AG hat Vorstände, Bereichs- und Abteilungsleiter sowie Vertriebsmitarbeiter mit iPhones ausgestattet. Das verursacht den Verantwortlichen aber kaum Kopfschmerzen.  …mehr

  • Datenschutz und Compliance-Officer

    Eine Frage der Haftung

    Welche straferechtlichen Normen auf die Stellung des Datenschutzbeauftragten anzuwenden sind, sagen Dr. Sebastian Kraska und Alma Lena Fritz.  …mehr

  • Wer am Test spart, zahlt häufig drauf

    IT-Projekte

    Der Aufwand für die Fehlerbeseitigung nach der Entwicklung ist fünfmal höher für als Test- und Korrekturläufe in der Frühphase des Projekts.  …mehr

  • Wir suchen Bürochaoten

    Panasonic Lumix zu gewinnen

    Ist Ordnung für Sie zweitrangig? Arbeiten Sie am produktivsten im Chaos? Dann schicken Sie uns ein Foto von Ihrem Arbeitsplatz und gewinnen Sie eine schicke Digicam! …mehr

  • Apple, Google will testify to Senate on location tracking

    Premium-Inhalt. Representatives from both and will testify at a Congressional hearing next month on consumer privacy and , two U.S. senators confirmed on Thursday.

  • Budgeting By Hand

    Premium-Inhalt. I realize we're a long way from the days of pen-and-paper ledgers. But we're also, it seems, far from taking full advantage of the tools available today to ease financial tasks.

  • No Joke: A Lesson from Axing Ben Stein

    Premium-Inhalt. Citigroup was already in hot water, over a gender-discrimination suit last year. The banking giant, it may be noted, has a lot of women working for it, many in search of equal opportunity for advancement.

  • SEC Tries Untangling Some 8-K Rules

    Premium-Inhalt. Every so often, the legal staff at the Securities and Exchange Commission issues what are known as Compliance & Disclosure Interpretations. While these C&DI's don't break new ground, they can help corporate finance chiefs sort through nuances that the regulations themselves don't address.

  • World's Smallest Camera Smaller Than A Matchstick Head

    Premium-Inhalt. Say hello to the World's tiniest camera. At at just 1mm-wide, 1mm long, and 1.5mm tall, it's smaller than a typical match head, and it lives on a single silicon chip.

  • Government IT Tornado - Power of Positive Destruction

    Premium-Inhalt. It seems like this is the perfect week to talk about what happens when two powerful opposite forces meet, in light of the weather we're experiencing in the U.S. this week - rampant tornadoes. In nature they're destructive, usually in a negative way. I'm thinking that for government IT, the convergence of cold budget news with a hot government IT environment is likely creating some destruction that, overall, is positive. Some of the casualties of the destruction: duplicitous data centers, duplicitous services, underutilized software and applications, to name a few. And government CXOs are huddling together, weathering the storm, making decisions on how to rebuild. Seriously, this could be just the kind of traumatic event we've been waiting for.

  • HP starts work on $2.5B NASA contract

    Premium-Inhalt. The weak first quarter growth in gross domestic product announced by the government Wednesday was blamed, in part, by a decline in public sector spending. But some tech vendors, including Hewlett-Packard, selling to the federal government may not be hurt by this.

  • Newest Internet Meme: Flower Girl Upstages Kate and Will

    Premium-Inhalt. Internet records were smashed Friday by the first royal wedding of the social media era, as streaming video enabled billions to avoid the event's brutal 2 a.m. wake-up call and watch the goings-on later instead of working.

  • Remains of the Day: Leaky wheels get the grease

    Premium-Inhalt. Was the iPad 2 design leaked? Seems like there's some good evidence to that fact. Elsewhere, Microsoft wants to capitalize on the success of iOS and Verizon takes its first step in admitting smartphones have a problem. I now pronounce these the remainders for Friday, April 29, 2011.

  • Low cost broadband key to NBN uptake

    Premium-Inhalt. Having a cost-effective national telecommunications infrastructure is vital if major broadband projects like the NBN are to be adopted by industry and consumers, according to two communications managers.

  • NSW Government rolls out 4300 interactive whiteboards

    Premium-Inhalt. The NSW State Government has announced plans to roll out 4300 interactive whiteboards across the state, with the $23 million project set to make learning more interactive.

  • PS3 Hacker GeoHot Calls Sony Executives Crazy, Arrogant

    Premium-Inhalt. George Francis Hotz, commonly known as GeoHot, the hacker most widely recognized for cracking the Apple iPhone and Sony's PlayStation 3 -- the latter activity invoking Sony's legal wrath -- recently posted about the PSN crisis at his online blog.

  • Cybercriminals Exploit PDF Filter to Embed Malware

    Premium-Inhalt. Avast! Virus Lab has discovered a dirty trick that cybercriminals are using to encode malware exploits and payloads into PDF files. Adobe says that the this trick has been used in a relatively small number of attacks, as well as one targeted attack.

  • Save Time in Gmail With Smart Queries

    Premium-Inhalt. Right now, tells me I'm using about 2.6GB of the 25GB storage capacity that comes with my account. For many of you Gmail users out there, the amount of data archived in your account could be a heck of a lot more. My point is this: The more messages you've got archived in Gmail, the harder it can be to find what you need when you need it. So if you're not already deeply intimate with Gmail's advanced search operators, there's no time like the present to get to know them.

  • Tech firms in Hong Kong to hire more people in Q2

    Premium-Inhalt. Hiring expectations in Hong Kong have reached a new high this quarter, said recruitment service provider who released a Q2 survey report Thursday.

  • White iPhone 4, iPad 2 available in Hong Kong

    Premium-Inhalt. Finally the and have hit Hong Kong.

  • Anything for free

    Premium-Inhalt. Here's welcome news to advertisers. A recent study showed that consumers in Southeast Asia are willing to watch advertisements in exchange for free music.

  • iBuyPower Chimera XLC

    Premium-Inhalt. The iBuyPower Chimera XLC is loud in all the right ways. Its aggressive looks include a slick black finish and fun, fiery decals. Its well-designed chassis is packed with premium powerful components that run silently, despite the plethora of massive fans. And at $2700 (as of April 29, 2011), it stands out as one of the more cost-effective entries on our .

  • Microsoft looks to lure iPhone app developers to Windows Phone

    Premium-Inhalt. While Apple has vaunted to a leadership position in mobile computing with its iPhone smartphone, Microsoft is looking to chip away at Apple's dominance, releasing on Friday an API tool intended to help developers migrate iPhone applications to Windows Phone.

  • First Portal 2 Content Pack Adds Test Chambers and More

    Premium-Inhalt. Valve announced today the summer release of Portal 2 DLC #1, the first of planned content packs for the game.

  • EA Reveals Need for Speed: The Run

    Premium-Inhalt. With the Burnout series on apparent hiatus, it seems other developers are trying to fill the void with their own takes on heart-pounding "action racing" -- just look at Split/Second or the upcoming Ridge Racer Unbounded. But EA themselves adds a new contender with the , which EA says will take gamers "on the race of their lives." Just what does that mean? Apparently, the game is about escaping trouble, as you'll be buzzing through roads in and out of cities as you're chased by the cops, or maybe some other entity. The also suggests some other precarious situations, like being stuck upside down on a train track, as you can see at the end of the clip.

  • U.S.Dept. of Homeland Security Investigating PSN Breach

    Premium-Inhalt. As the fallout from the PlayStation Network data breach continues, U.S. Department of Homeland Security has now gotten involved in the resulting investigation.

  • Spruce Up Your Documents with 1,001 Free Fonts

    Premium-Inhalt. Windows comes with a decent assortment of fonts, but they're pretty basic. If you want to jazz up your newsletter, school report, work documents, or even video titles, you need to find an outside source.

  • Super Mario-Stamped Chuck Taylors

    Premium-Inhalt. In recognition of Super Mario Bros.' 25th anniversary (which was last year, but who hates?), Converse is producing a set of Super Mario-branded Chuck Taylor sneakers. The shoes -- in white or black -- feature various poses of Mario's sprite from the original game, and the added detail of eyes added to the Converse star, resembling the game's Super Star power-up.

  • New Facebook Scam Uses Age Progression as a Lure

    Premium-Inhalt. Have you gotten a Facebook Chat message that links to a site that purports to show you an age-progression of how you'll look in 20 years? It could be a scam.

  • Back to the Future: Episode 4 released

    Premium-Inhalt. Great Scott! Marty and Doc Brown are in another time-traveling adventure. After stopping his grandfather's assassination and dealing with notorious gangster "Kid Tannen" in the previous episodes of the series, Marty has to break out of an authoritarian alternative 1986 and save a young Doc Brown from a most unfortunate marriage. Released today on Windows PC and Mac, look for this latest episode (and the rest of the series) on Steam.

  • Amazon Selling Popular MP3s for 69 Cents

    Premium-Inhalt. Look out, Apple: Amazon's just fired a shot that could challenge iTunes' dominance in digital music. Amazon has slashed the price of several popular songs to just $0.69 on its Amazon MP3 service. The same songs are still $1.29 on iTunes.

  • PSN Hackers Wanted $100,000 for Credit Card Database

    Premium-Inhalt. According to the New York Times, security investigators uncovered forum chatter of a possible $100,000 ransom demand that was made for the credit card data allegedly stolen from the PlayStation Network.

  • SAP won't pay $1.3B to Oracle until case is over

    Premium-Inhalt. Oracle will have to wait a bit longer to get its hands on the US$1.3 billion awarded to it last year by a jury in its corporate theft lawsuit against SAP.

  • 4 Improvements RIM Can Make to Stop Sucking

    Premium-Inhalt. Research in Motion's having a rough couple of weeks. First, the Blackberry Playbook got panned by critics, snubbed by AT&T and dissed by Verizon Wireless. Now, RIM is angering Wall Street by slashing its Q1 forecast, thanks to weak smartphone sales. It didn't help that a Nielsen survey found Blackberry falling out of favor among consumers as .

  • Facebook helps tornado victims find lost items

    Premium-Inhalt. A graduation announcement. A page torn from a calendar, noting a father's birthday. Tattered pictures of children. An ultrasound image of an unborn baby.

  • Amazon cloud outage was triggered by configuration error

    Premium-Inhalt. Amazon has released a detailed postmortem and mea culpa about the partial outage of its cloud services platform last week and identified the culprit: A configuration error made during a network upgrade.

  • Oracle, Google move to streamline Java lawsuit

    Premium-Inhalt. Google and Oracle each submitted proposals on Friday to reduce the number of claims in their Java patent infringement lawsuit, which could help bring the case to a speedier conclusion.

  • Sony Says Data Is Protected, Attackers Say It's For Sale

    Premium-Inhalt. Sony tried to by stating that the credit card data was encrypted, but attackers claim to already be selling that credit card data online. Either one of these parties is stretching the truth, or encrypting data doesn't offer the level of protection we think it does.

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