Premium-Inhalt. Today at the conference in Mountain View, California, the company unveiled a new API for Google Tasks, which will open up the tool to outside developers. While the announcement itself was a fairly geeky, programmer-grade event, it has broad implications for productivity-focused workers of all stripes.
Premium-Inhalt. A quick look at ICT spending across a range of Federal Government departments and agencies.
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Premium-Inhalt. Apple -- and many Mac users -- argue that that makes it less likely to be infected with malware. Many security researchers counter that the Mac's seeming immunity stems not from its security, but from its lack of market share.
Premium-Inhalt. I was discussing my article on the Amazon EC2 Cloud failure, and a related blog (as well as reaction from the Twittersphere) with my editor, and the issue came up of cloud-related disaster recovery falling under the responsibility of IT. Having covered IT for 15 years, I heartily disagreed.
Premium-Inhalt. Space Shuttle Endeavour was scheduled to embark on its mission to the International Space Station on Friday, April 29 at 3:47pm, but hours before the launch NASA quickly shut down the mission after finding a failure in the auxiliary power unit.
Premium-Inhalt. aren't the only ones getting a dose of Apple update magic this Wednesday. iPhoto '11, too, has been updated, moving the software to version 9.1.3.
Premium-Inhalt. Cisco Systems plans to eliminate jobs as it focuses in on core businesses such as routing and switching, the company's executives said on Wednesday after announcing an 11 percent decline in third-quarter profit.
Premium-Inhalt. A computer security student at New York's Rochester Institute of Technology has been arrested on charges that he posted counterfeit Internet coupons to the 4chan and Zoklet websites.
Premium-Inhalt. Adobe has released an software that fixes critical security flaws and gives users a better way of controlling whether they are being tracked on the Web.
Premium-Inhalt. Amazon teases its tablet intentions, the House of Representatives puts the iPad to a vote, and the real reason publishers are all over subscriptions like marmalade on toast. (I have it on good authority that that's funny if you're British.) The remainders for Thursday, May 12, 2011 await you just through that door.
Premium-Inhalt. The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has called for further clarity on how funds will be redirected from key government educational IT projects axed or reduced in the 2011-2012 federal budget.
Premium-Inhalt. What do FarmVille and Lady Gaga have in common? Nothing that I can see. But that hasn't stopped the monster social game and the monster pop star from joining promotional forces in a way that makes it clear the formerly edgy singer-songwriter has traded her meat dress for a pair of virtual overalls.
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Premium-Inhalt. Have you ever wanted to sail the -290 degree Fahrenheit seas of Titan? Yea, me neither. But thankfully NASA has come up with a method to sail the aforementioned seas, all while sitting at NASA HQ drinking a hot cup of cocoa.
Premium-Inhalt. The end of IT-business alignment is nigh. And no one is happier about it than the business-focused CIO.
Premium-Inhalt. "I'm so done with alignment," declared the CIO pacing across the stage at our CIO Perspectives New York event a few weeks ago. "It's not even part of the conversation anymore. IT and the business are in this together. Period."
Premium-Inhalt. Maybe your company has a website that hosts user-generated content-perhaps a discussion board or a place where customers can post comments about your products or services. If so, imagine coming to work one day and finding your website replaced by a banner saying your domain name due to copyright violations.
Premium-Inhalt. Meetings, conferences and training programs in a 3D virtual world such as Second Life can be more engaging and productive than traditional online sessions and phone calls, and much less expensive than face-to-face meetings requiring travel. But some companies aren't willing to take on the security and compliance risks of using a public platform and are instead opting for private virtual worlds created behind the corporate firewall.
Premium-Inhalt. A key reason IT exists is to get information to people when they want it. At The Motley Fool, that means making any of its 25 million articles, images and discussion threads available quickly when employees or customers look for them. But finding the right technology to do that wasn't easy.
Premium-Inhalt. Getting maximum results from innovative IT investments is an art. Business users may need incentives to take advantage of new capabilities that wait to be exploited.
Premium-Inhalt. To help its hundreds of millions of users prevent unauthorized access to their accounts, Facebook has added an optional verification step to its log-in process.
Premium-Inhalt. OK, you're a therapist, and you want to bring your massage clients some a little different to connect to their "energy field" or even improve your massages, Whatever shall you do? No worries, a colorful new Kinect hack has you (or at least, your clients) covered.
Premium-Inhalt. The U.S. Department of Justice has been investigating Google for accepting ads for illegal online prescription-drug sales, in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday.
Premium-Inhalt. The U.S. Department of Justice today said it filed a civil antitrust lawsuit to block the proposed acquisition by VeriFone of Hypercom, saying the deal would substantially lessen competition in the point-of-sale (POS) market and bring higher prices and reduced innovation, quality, product variety and service.
Premium-Inhalt. The touted cost savings associated with didn't pan out for Ernie Neuman, not because the savings weren't real, but because the use of the service got out of hand.
Premium-Inhalt. You're staring at your 2 screen, at what looks like four pictures of four coworkers quartering the display. And then one of them waves at you. And you wave back. And the videoconference starts.
Premium-Inhalt. The fractured nature of , usually a source of strength for the group, , after one operator seized control of the group's IRC network.
Premium-Inhalt. Google's Chromebooks made the biggest splash this week at the company's developers conference Google I/O. Both Acer and Samsung will be the first notebook manufacturers to sell the laptops based on Google's own Chrome OS. Chromebook laptops are a radical departure from traditional laptops and instead of relying on local storage they will depend heavily on cloud services for document and media storage along with security and software updates. But what sets Acer's Chromebook from Samsung's?
Premium-Inhalt. Big screen Android tablets with were all the rage, while smaller tablets were stuck with older smartphone versions of the OS--until now. The first 7-inch tablet featuring Honeycomb is set to arrive later this month from ViewSonic, and it will be dubbed the ViewPad 7x, according to a report.
Premium-Inhalt. More than ever, workers want to take advantage of the to help them do their jobs better. Forrester Research's first-quarter Forrsights for Business Technology survey shows that although the practice isn't widespread, employees are increasingly using applications and devices for work that have not been approved by their companies.
Premium-Inhalt. Ubisoft has announced on its recent investors' call that it will be applying Assassin's Creed's development model to other franchises in its lineup.
Premium-Inhalt. A few weeks ago, I that one unintentionally pleasant side-effect of being forced offline was the fact that you weren't constantly bothered by notifications, friends who wanted to play a multiplayer game while you were happily immersed in a single player adventure and, of course, system updates.
Premium-Inhalt. Brocade Communications remains a networking specialist in an industry where networks are becoming just part of a broader architecture for many vendors. A longtime market leader in Fibre Channel SANs (storage area networks), Brocade acquired Ethernet switch maker Foundry Networks in 2008 and now offers to tie together all elements of a data center or broader cloud infrastructure. CEO Michael Klayko has led Brocade since 2005. Last Tuesday, during an all-day press and analyst event at the company's headquarters in San Jose, California, he talked with IDG News Service about his company's own infrastructure and how it plans to keep up with bigger rivals.
Premium-Inhalt. An independent e-book seller says Apple's policies have forced it out of business. iFlowReader is , and the company's founder expects his app's departure to be the first of many among e-book publishers.
Premium-Inhalt. Is Apple treating all App Store developers equally? While Cupertino remains characteristically tight-lipped, recent reports suggest that Apple has reached individual agreements with large publishers as the company strives to increase the number of publishers--especially prominent ones--using its in-app subscription program.
Premium-Inhalt. Thanks to an anti-Google smear campaign ordered by Facebook and carried out by a PR agency, the relationship between Facebook and Google is unquestionably broken beyond repair. And that's bad news for users of both services.