Premium-Inhalt. If Amazon , it needs to nail one thing really well if it wants to succeed--and that is to make the tablet's look, feel, usability, and design rock-solid. Why? If the new tablet doesn't nail the interface from the get-go, it will have a hard time being anything more than a me-too tablet. This is a big challenge for the e-commerce powerhouse whose lack of either aesthetics or well-presented user interfaces has been its Achilles' heel.
Premium-Inhalt. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel -- the erstwhile White House chief of staff -- once said that no crisis should go to waste. This mantra is perfectly suited to business continuity.
Premium-Inhalt. I have long supported the traditional European management structure of splitting the chairman and chief executive officer duties. When different people run the board and the company, greater management oversight can occur. The changing duties of finance may require a similar line of thinking about our own diverse responsibilities.
Premium-Inhalt. Violin Memory on Tuesday introduced two new all-NAND flash arrays that double the capacity over their predecessors and offer up to 160TB of capacity in a rack with 10 million IOPS and an aggregate 40GBps performance.
Premium-Inhalt. The Computerworld (US) story "Salaries rise for engineers despite higher unemployment," which ran on the wire Tuesday, incorrectly reported that 93 percent of the survey respondents were unemployed. Those respondents were in fact working.
Premium-Inhalt. Mozilla has released its final version of Firefox 7, introducing such as hidden URL prefixes, bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements. Rolled out six weeks after Mozilla to fix a number of bug issues, the latest update is the third edition of the developer's rapid-ship cycle.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple will put an end to the rumors and introduce its next iPhone on October 4--it's already that will be held at Apple's Cupertino campus. New Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to take the stage and make the big announcement.
Premium-Inhalt. The lead architect of NASA's cloud platform, which spun off into the open-source OpenStack cloud operating system, is launching a new company and product aimed at helping enterprises more easily build private clouds.
Premium-Inhalt. Oracle has launched its new Sparc T4 processor, along with new hardware that it hopes will turn up the heat on server rivals Hewlett-Packard and IBM.
Premium-Inhalt. Samsung announced Monday that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Android tablet is available for pre-order now, and will ship October 2.
Premium-Inhalt. The bad news: At some point, your cell phone is likely to go missing. Whether it falls out of your pocket in a cab, or you leave it unattended in a public place for a few seconds only to have it swiped by someone with sticky fingers and low moral fiber, your phone is vulnerable. In fact, according to a report from security software company Symantec, 36 percent of U.S. consumers have had a cell phone disappear on them.
Premium-Inhalt. IObit Uninstaller is a tiny, portable, no-frills application that lets you see at a glance all of the applications installed on your system, and remove any programs you no longer wish to use. Since it requires no installation in itself, this freebie can make a handy addition for any technician's USB drive.
Premium-Inhalt. Intuit dominates small-business accounting with its Quickbooks software, but the company is also working on tools to help managers of small and medium-size businesses do more from smartphones and tablets when they are away from the office.
Premium-Inhalt. The MSI X460DX is a slim yet powerful laptop, and it carries a decent price tag. With two USB 3.0 ports, a second-generation Intel Core i5 processor, and a discrete graphics card under its hood, the X460DX will no doubt tempt any mobile power user.
Premium-Inhalt. For those of you who read this blog and have cats, chances are you spoil them rotten--you've possibly even debated building just to make your cat's life easier, haven't you? Well, for those of you with the more energetic kittehs, here's a quirky scratching post just for your beloved feline friend.
Premium-Inhalt. Fumito Udea's cult classics Ico and Shadow of the Colossus are available today in the newest HD collection for PS3. If you're planning to buy yourself a copy, you may want to .
Premium-Inhalt. As well as cool robots, hacks and science, Geek Tech loves to check out bizarre flying contraptions that may eventually replace transport on wheels. Who wouldn't want to trade in their car for a hooverbike? So, how does a DIY project to create a flying machine equipped with eight motorcycle engines sound?
Premium-Inhalt. In the grim and deep psychological adventure Cthulhu Saves the World, you must plumb the depths of true madness to discover the core of heroism that dwells within us all and...oh, never mind. In this funny and surprisingly involving console-style RPG, you guide Great Cthulhu, stripped of his powers, as he reluctantly performs heroic deeds, aided by a bizarre cast of allies including a talking sword and a girl with a strange thing for mollusks. Knowledge of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos is not required to enjoy this game; you may miss a small number of the jokes, but it's much more a tribute to, and good-natured parody of, older console games than it is of Lovecraft's writing.
Premium-Inhalt. GM subsidiary OnStar has reversed course on a to its privacy policies that would have let it collect and share GPS tracking and other data from vehicles -- even after their users stopped subscribing to OnStar service.
Premium-Inhalt. Chalk up another big partnership win for s Hyper-V from the world of virtual, programmable switching. NEC's OpenFlow-based network fabric, ProgrammableFlow, will be integrated with Windows Server 8 and Hyper-V when Windows Server 8 becomes available, NEC says.
Premium-Inhalt. Asia-Pacific's business process outsourcing (BPO) market will reach revenues of US$17.47 billion in 2015, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.3 per cent from the US$11.18 billion it hit in 2010, predicts Ovum in a new report.
Premium-Inhalt. For an intriguing look at what may have led the , check out Alexandra Berzon. In particular, she looks at the role Vensure Federal Credit Union in Arizona may have played in processing funds from U.S. online gamblers who were Full Tilt customers.
Premium-Inhalt. Axa Rosenberg Group LLC co-founder Barr M. Rosenberg with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which had accused him of hiding a coding error in Axa investment model for about six months. He agreed to pay $2.5 million in the settlement, and accepted a lifetime bar from the securities industry.
Premium-Inhalt. As much as I write about analytics and reporting, it never ceases to amaze me how -- with all the new, targeted tools on the market -- finance teams still love their spreadsheets.
Premium-Inhalt. Editor's Note: Part one of this two-part series, , ran Sept. 19.
Premium-Inhalt. For a month now, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has had the power to recoup compensation paid to execs with financial institutions -- if, that is, the institution is taken over by a government agency, and it's shown that the executive acted recklessly. But whether this new regulatory ability will discourage excessive risk-taking on the part of executives, or simply will limit their ability to do their jobs, is being hotly debated. "
Premium-Inhalt. Multi-core processors and the multi-processor render-walls of animation companies such as Weta Digital are two obvious faces of a move towards more parallelism in digital processing -- a trend that can work to New Zealand's benefit, local champion Nicolás Erdödy believes.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft's Australasian legal chief says there is nothing to fear from the Patriot Act when considering a move to cloud-based services, because the US government can access your data regardless.
Premium-Inhalt. Asia-Pacific (AP) mobile connections will reach 4.2 billion in 2016 a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.4 per cent over the next five years, according to Ovum.
Premium-Inhalt. While Nintendo that Metroid II: The Return of Samus would be coming to the Virtual Console before the end of the year, it looks gotten very close to happening.
Premium-Inhalt. CloudSigma, the European infrastructure-as-a-service provider, is bringing its offering to the crowded U.S. market.
Premium-Inhalt. CEOs may top the compensation ladder, but CFOs make out better from insider trades than do their bosses, according to a to appear in an upcoming .
Premium-Inhalt. Amazon is expected to announce its first tablet at a press event in New York on Wednesday, and some potential buyers said they might be interested if the device debuts at below US$300.
Premium-Inhalt. The Securities and Exchange Commission, drawing on lessons from last year's Flash Crash, is seeking to overhaul the 13-year-old rules that currently are designed to shut down the stock market during periods of volatility. The proposed curbs now would be triggered when the Standard & Poor's 500 Index falls 7%.
Premium-Inhalt. As if to underscore the growing importance of the topic, a recent survey of 1,400 CFOs tackled a single question: corporate acceptance of arrangements for offsite workers. But how the finance executives answered the question was just as noteworthy.
Premium-Inhalt. The status quo for New Zealand telcos is unsustainable, says Peter Macaulay, IDC principal, executive practice.
Premium-Inhalt. I'll admit that I'm a huge fan of Amazon's Kindle. The battery lasts forever, and after staring at a screen all day, it's a nice way to enjoy an ebook. But, while I may not care about the devices gaming (or other) capabilities, it looks like Amazon may start trying to crowd in on Apple's turf a little more closely.
Premium-Inhalt. If you're afraid you're not sharing enough of your daily activities with your online friends, here's another chance to get social...with books.