Vorgesetzte loben nur selten ihre Mitarbeiter. Angestellte und Arbeiter, die von ihren Führungskräften gut informiert werden und Anerkennung erfahren, haben weniger gesundheitliche Beschwerden und identifizieren sich häufiger mit ihrem Unternehmen. Dies zeigt der Fehlzeiten-Report 2011, der vom Wissenschaftlichen Institut der AOK Kooperation mit der Universität Bielefeld und der Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin publiziert wurde. "Leider ist die Lobkultur in unserer Gesellschaft nicht sonderlich ausgeprägt", so Antje Ducki von der Beuth Hochschule. …mehr
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Der auf die zentrale Verwaltung von Desktop-Arbeitsplätzen spezialisierte Anbieter DeskCenter Solutions AG aus Leipzig hat einen neuen großen Händler als Gold-Partner unter Vertrag genommen. Dabei handelt es sich um eines der Top-3-Systemhäuser in Österreich, die ACP Gruppe. Diese setzte 2010 europaweit 362 Millionen Euro um, davon allein 65 Millionen Euro in Deutschland. …mehr
Das Blog 9to5Mac behauptet, dass das iPhone 5 in den USA ab Ende September vorbestellt werden kann. Der Verkauf des Smartphones soll dann ab Anfang Oktober beginnen. Dies habe eine unabhängige Quelle bestätigt. Fest steht dagegen das Veröffentlichungsdatum für die offizielle Biografie von Apple-Chef Steve Jobs. …mehr
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Knapp vier Wochen nachdem sein Oliver Gürtler überraschend seinen Posten als Channel-Chef abgab, um die Leitung des Geschäftsbereichs Windows zu übernehmen, präsentiert das Unternehmen nun seinen Nachfolger. Wenig überraschend wurde der neue verantwortliche Manager für das hiesige Partnergeschäft im eigenen Haus gefunden. …mehr
Premium-Inhalt. IBM has created prototype chips that could mimic brain-like functionality, which the company said is an "unprecedented" step forward in creating intelligent computers that collect, process and understand data quickly.
Premium-Inhalt. In May, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Cigna v. Amara, a case focused on a technical area of the Employee Retirement Insurance Security Act. It's a judgment that plan participants and plan sponsors alike may find some areas to support, and other areas they aren't so crazy about.
Premium-Inhalt. IT management and services company SMS Management (ASX:SMX) has reported strong revenue and earnings growth for the full year to 30 June 2011.
Premium-Inhalt. Natural disasters usually bring out the best in people. For the ICT department at the Christchurch City Council, the September and February earthquakes brought about a new way of working that has "changed our way of thinking", according to information manager Gavin Till.
Premium-Inhalt. In my previous column, I discussed the advantages of . Good programmers are 10 times more productive than poor programmers and therefore it is much more important to hire a good programmer than one who happens to have exactly the knowledge required for the position. That is all well and good, but how can you tell if someone is a good programmer?
Premium-Inhalt. As seen in the , Grasshopper Manufacture has officially (and rather silently) announced a brand new title at Gamescom: Black Knight Sword, a retro-inspired side-scrolling action-adventure game with a papercraft style that calls to mind the 2D segments from Shadows of the Damned.
Premium-Inhalt. The start of the football season is still weeks away, but PS3 owners may have already secured the best seats in town. Sony announced Wednesday that thanks to a partnership with DirecTV, owners will be able to subscribe to NFL Sunday Ticket, the popular service that allows fans to watch out-of-market games.
Premium-Inhalt. A frustrated U.S. company says it has been forced to make an official -- and hostile -- takeover bid for Ottawa's Zarlink Semiconductor Inc.
Premium-Inhalt. AT&T has confirmed that it's killing off a text messaging fee plan that allows up to 1000 messages per month, nudging customers to an unlimited plan or fees for every message.
Premium-Inhalt. AT&T has begun launching localized websites where residents can find out about nearby network improvements -- and get the carrier's pitch for its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple's looking to make a new friend in China, someone decides to sue Cupertino over something that's the iPhone, and Yahoo attempts to prove an old adage. The remainders for Thursday, August 18, 2011 will take you around the world in 80 seconds (or however long it takes you to read this).
Premium-Inhalt. Hewlett-Packard's announcement on Thursday to stop making tablets and smartphones based on webOS surprised many analysts, who said the company buckled under the pressure of Apple's momentum and growing support for Android.
Premium-Inhalt. Mozilla generated a virtual storm of controversy with the introduction of its new, Chrome-like for Firefox earlier this year, and now it seems to be stirring up a fresh hornet's nest with practically every move it makes.
Premium-Inhalt. According to , "EA says it would rather make sure the experience is quality for the first gamers to get in than to sell as many copies as possible but ensure a subpar experience for everyone."
Premium-Inhalt. On Thursday revealed two new 90GB solid-state drives (SSDs). Both drives have a SATA-3 6Gbps interface.
Premium-Inhalt. HP just announced that it will devices (phones and TouchPad), and may spin off the rest of its PSG (Personal Systems Group) into a separate company. Or sell it some to other company. Or...well, it seems that HP doesn't really have a firm idea of what to do with the PSG--the division responsible for desktop and laptop PCs--except that it doesn't want to keep it around anymore.
Premium-Inhalt. Now it's even easier for Mac users to jack cars and commit crimes in Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto III. On Thursday, the company made the game available on the Mac App Store, nearly a year after the Grand Theft Auto trilogy on the Mac.
Premium-Inhalt. After pulling the plug on its webOS phones and tablet computers Thursday, Hewlett-Packard said it expected to be less profitable than expected during its current fiscal quarter, which ends Oct. 31.
Premium-Inhalt. Over the past month, stock market indices have looked like a lot like a Six Flags roller coaster, with 500 point swings either way -- often on a daily basis.
Premium-Inhalt. The world is broken. Literally -- it's in bits. As a god-like figure, it's your job in Masters of the Broken World to reassemble a world in your own image by capturing these shards of planet. Unfortunately, you're not alone -- 15 other wannabe deities are also indulging in the same pastime.
Premium-Inhalt. The talented team at CD Projekt Red hasn't been resting on its laurels and counting its money following the release of the really rather good The Witcher 2. No; they've continued post-release support with a variety of free DLC, patches that improved the most-criticized issues, and active engagement with the community.
Premium-Inhalt. Belgian developer Larian Studios very recently, and the team invited me to take a look today at Gamescom.
Premium-Inhalt. is... striking, to say the least. You come away from an encounter with it feeling somewhat dazed, bewildered and confused. The answer to the question of "what just happened?" blurs into a strange mist of over the top animé style combat, shouting (lots of shouting), giant boobs and some of the bizarrest cutscenes you're ever likely to see.
Premium-Inhalt. With the Xbox 360 dovetailing in Japan and Microsoft ending the run on their glossy new Xbox 360 model, how much life does the current console really have left?
Premium-Inhalt. Although Ubisoft previously said that DRM protection for their recently released "god game" would only require an Internet connection for one-time activation on PC, it turns out that you need to be online for every start up session. As result of outrage from PC users, Steam is reportedly offering a full refund for everyone who bought a copy of the game. Ubisoft has since acknowledged the "confusion" around the DRM terms, clarifying that users do not need to maintain an Internet signal during play.
Premium-Inhalt. Focus Home Interactive's Sherlock Holmes series has been around for about 10 years now, but has previously been a largely PC-based franchise. 2009 saw the release of Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper on Xbox 360 as well as PC, but few specific considerations had been made for consoles.
Premium-Inhalt. The aim for action MMO TERA is, in publisher En Masse Entertainment's words, for it to release as a "complete game" -- that is, to allow players to level from 1 to 58 and then enjoy a ton of endgame content without needing to wait for patches or purchasing expansions. The game's overarching story is a key part of this plan, as the narrative will build to a suitably epic conclusion -- but presumably be left open for future expansions.
Premium-Inhalt. After half a day of frenzied speculation from the IT industry, Hewlett-Packard has confirmed that it is acquiring information management software vendor Autonomy, for US$42.11 per share, or about $10.3 billion.
Premium-Inhalt. The acknowledgement yesterday by Hewlett-Packard (HP), the world's largest PC maker, that it is considering spinning off its massive PC manufacturing business means "they see the writing on the wall," as one analyst put it.
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Premium-Inhalt. HP confirmed a pair of rumors (selling off its PC division, ) and disclosed more unexpected news (halting its webOS business) in the hours before its third-quarter earnings call with analysts.
Premium-Inhalt. Those supersized versions of cellphone models you find in shops are pretty good at swaying people to buy a particular brand--who wouldn't stop to play on an oversized Android phone? But one Best Buy shopper decided that just using the demo phones as intended was a little dull, so instead he .