Premium-Inhalt. Passed in 2002, Sarbanes-Oxley introduced the most sweeping changes to U.S. business legislation since the 1930s. And most of the responsibility for effecting this change has fallen on CFOs, particularly insofar as sections 302 and 404 are concerned. Those sections, of course, require all public companies to report on the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting.
Premium-Inhalt. As CFOs wrap up the August books, it might be an apt occasion to reflect on the symbiotic relationship between the CFO and the finance team. For some companies, "the close" is, after all, a reflection of the organization's culture.
Premium-Inhalt. Wellington company SYL Enterprise Search has introduced a semantic search engine that enables an enterprise to understand the context of words. The patented technology allows content to be processed as language, not just words occurring in documents.
Premium-Inhalt. Official information requests that are refused by government agencies under new open data guidelines, will be detailed on a Department of Internal Affairs website.
Premium-Inhalt. When HP killed its WebOS Touchpad two weeks ago, then sold off remaining stock at $99 fire-sale prices, it seemed the tablet would be dead for good. But that's . The tablet is entering an odd state of zombie-hood as to meet "unfulfilled demand." There is no word on when that will arrive or for how much, and HP won't guarantee it will be enough to meet demand, but there are more on the way.
Premium-Inhalt. CenITex, the Victorian Government's shared services IT agency, will adopt a new IT governance, risk and compliance (ITGRC) package to improve its information security function.
Premium-Inhalt. It's a mega-giganta-humungo edition today, as we cover everything from Apple losing yet another prototype iPhone, to a neighborly Steve Jobs, to Tim Cook's email habits. Read along with the remainders for Wednesday, August 31, 2011 and help close out August in style.
Premium-Inhalt. Since its arrival in 2007, Uncharted has been one of the most consistently lauded reasons to own a PlayStation 3?. Now, with a third game on the way, Naughty Dog? is offering an easy way for newcomers to play both of the original games.
Premium-Inhalt. No, Mass Effect isn't going anywhere after Shepard's story is wrapped up in . Why would EA throw away one of the most valuable franchises of this generation?
Premium-Inhalt. According to an anonymous source at , will have an exclusive Juggernaut outfit for XBLA, loads of limited edition art, and "Founder Status" on Call of Duty Elite with lots of extra goodies. Modern Warfare 3 will be released November 8th in North America on PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and Nintendo DS?.
Premium-Inhalt. Although most analysts just seem to think that they know what's best for the gaming industry and various companies within it, Wedbush's "Nostradamus" personality Michael Pachter generally has sound advice and predictions.
Premium-Inhalt. How about some good news for a change? Eidos Montreal, the talented team responsible for the delightful , is reportedly set to double in size, and add 350 new employees to its payroll over the next four years.
Premium-Inhalt. "Flower gleam and glow. Let your powers shine. Make the clock reverse. Bring back what once was mine. Heal what has been hurt. Change the fates' design. Save what has been lost. Bring back what once was mine..." -Rapunzel, Tangled
Premium-Inhalt. What was just a is now a hard fact: Nintendo is holding a special press conference prior to E3 to for some new announcements.
Premium-Inhalt. What do you get when you put an Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device (you know, a Portal gun) from Valve's popular puzzler in the hands of everyone's favorite plumber, Mario? Well, you get a little game called '"MariO", an awesome indie mashup title that's currently in the works.
Premium-Inhalt. The Web was buzzing Wednesday with reports that an Apple employee had in a bar. Whether or not this is indeed the case is now less clear, following some additional reporting and investigation.
Premium-Inhalt. HP has been in technology news for all the wrong reasons lately, what with the on-again, off-again . But despite all the turmoil within HP, its is celebrating its 30th birthday. To commemorate this milestone, the company has released a of the calculator.
Premium-Inhalt. It's hard to believe it's been only three years since the browser debuted. According to the latest market share statistics from usage-tracking firm Net Applications, Chrome now has 15.51 percent of the --a meteoric rise for an app that entered a crowded market dominated by neighborhood bully Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Premium-Inhalt. A defiant Oracle Thursday vowed to continue its legal battle against rival SAP after a federal judge in California the $1.3 billion judgment the company had won against SAP late last year.
Premium-Inhalt. In Japan, it's known as Hot Blooded Tough Guy Kunio-kun. Over here, we know it as Renegade, which happens to be the first game in the well-loved series. And Arc System Works is teaming up with Million to make a new Kunio game for the Nintendo 3DS.
Premium-Inhalt. As a thank you to all of the fans who supported , Rockstar's Myths and Mavericks Bonus Pack will be available on the Xbox 360 and PS3 on September 13th. The pack includes 8 new characters and 11 maps --all free to download and enjoy. Now you can finally play as the unsung heroes of the game, the Laurel and Hardy of the old West, the brave and reliable Deputies Eli and Jonah. Here's hoping that someday Rockstar decides in their infinite wisdom to give these two their own side campaign.
Premium-Inhalt. Considering that the Federation doesn't use money, it seems somewhat fitting that is going towards the free-to-play model later this year.
Premium-Inhalt. While it's not surprising at this point, has revealed that Team Bondi, the development studio behind , is current under "administration" as the company tries to find new investors.
Premium-Inhalt. Your IT department may be armed with bright and ambitious employees, but that doesn't mean the group will be efficient.
Premium-Inhalt. Toshiba's 55-inch glasses-free 3D TV is graduating from a trade show parlor trick to a genuine product -- but it'll cost a pretty penny.
Premium-Inhalt. One of Canada's biggest communications companies has turned down the opportunity to take advantage of the CDN$189 million in wireless spectrum it bought to build a new cellular network.
Premium-Inhalt. Why any company would take a sleek, good-looking, decent-performing laptop and name it the ID47HO2 is a mystery. But Gateway has, and it doesn't do its subject justice--by all-purpose laptop standards, the ID47HO2 is a definite cut above in appearance. It also has "good enough" performance and squeezes just over 7 hours of runtime out of its battery. Still, aesthetics and ergonomics are the real reasons you should consider buying this laptop.
Premium-Inhalt. German-based business software company SAP AG won a stunning reversal of the $1.3 billion jury verdict that in a November 2010 copyright-infringement trial.
Premium-Inhalt. Smartphones have become a must-have accessory in Hong Kong, according to a newly released Google survey of mobile internet and market trends for Hong Kong and Asia Pacific.
Premium-Inhalt. For its latest iOS games, Sega is turning to the Far East for inspiration.
Premium-Inhalt. Are you bummed out that Call of Duty XP, Activision's "Call of Duty fan experience," is ? Well, don't be, because you can enjoy a number of games from the Call of Duty franchise on the cheap this weekend from the comfort of your own home. Take a look at these deals:
Premium-Inhalt. The Australian Government Treasury will shortly adopt an e-learning system to help provide meaningful and cost-effective training to staff.
Premium-Inhalt. A 32-year-old paraplegic was sentenced to six years in prison for infecting more than 100 computers in a quest for financial information, nude photographs and thrills.
Premium-Inhalt. In March, (HGST), the disk drive subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd., in a stock and cash transaction valued at $4.3 billion. HGST CEO Steve Milligan will join WD as president at the closing of the deal, expected in the fourth quarter.
Premium-Inhalt. We've long waited for an affordable Windows alternative to the MacBook Air, and while Lenovo's new IdeaPad U300s looks great, it doesn't appear to be competing on price in the soon-to-be-crowded Ultrabook market. The hardware specs of this 13.3-inch laptop matches the MacBook Air fronts, is arguably thinner, and starts at a reasonable $1200 (about $100 less than the entry-level 13-inch Air). Though the price compares favorably to Apple's ultralight laptop, there are other manufacturers targeting sub-$1000 prices for some Ultrabook models this fall.
Premium-Inhalt. Hacking has gone the way of FourSquare and gaming in general by adding scores and leaderboards for who can make the most daring hacks. We're not making this up.
Premium-Inhalt. Think about the time you waste by typing in an address in a car’s GPS navigation system. Instead of driving where you need to go, you must first wade through the different menu prompts required to enter the destination. When running late for an appointment, you might lose typing in an address you've scribbled on a piece of paper or printed out from Google Maps.
Premium-Inhalt. Remember in all those futuristic movies where people would have their entire heads encased in 3D visors, playing video games that were basically portable holodecks?
Premium-Inhalt. Want top-notch hiring advice? Sometimes the best source is at the top of your organization. I spoke with several C-level executives, and every one said their peer network is their first stop when seeking top talent. And overwhelmingly, those networks are tapped the old-fashioned way--not via LinkedIn.