Seit gefühlten 20 Jahren "steht der Videokonferenz-Markt vor dem Durchbruch", 2012 scheint es aber nun wirklich zu klappen, der Erfolg von Skype & Co. sowie die breitbandige Anbindung vieler Unternehmens- und Privat-Kunden machen es möglich. Das glaubt auch der AV-Spezialdistributor Vitec und beruft sich dabei auf die jüngsten Schätzungen des Markforschers IDC, wonach sich ich der weltweite Umsatz mit Videokonferenzsystemen bei Unternehmenskunden 2011 auf 2,7 Milliarden Dollar belief. Das wären damit laut IDC 20,5 Prozent mehr als 2010, und dieses Wachstum soll auch noch 2012 und in den kommenden Jahren anhalten. …mehr
Die SMS hat Konkurrenz bekommen: Immer mehr Handynutzer setzen auf kostenlose Chat-Dienste wie WhatsApp und ersparen sich so die Kosten für die Texthäppchen. Die Mobilfunkbranche bringt deswegen nun einen SMS-Nachfolger in Stellung. Vodafone legt in Deutschland vor. …mehr
Zusammen mit Haufe-Lexware und dem Vertriebspartner Krämer IT ist G Data zwischen dem 24. April und dem 8. Mai 2012 quer durch Deutschland auf Roadshow-Tour. Unter dem Motto "Mit Partnerschaften Mehrwert schaffen" informieren die drei Unternehmen bei acht Terminen in acht Städten über die aktuelle G Data Business-Generation, die neuesten Haufe-Lexware-Businesslösungen und die ServerEye-Software zur Steuerung und Überwachung der IT-Infrastruktur aus dem Hauses des G Data-Partners Krämer IT …mehr
Telefonhersteller Gigaset erwartet nach der Rückkehr in die schwarzen Zahlen 2012 mit weniger Gewinn. "Das operative Ergebnis wird aller Voraussicht nach nicht das Niveau des Vorjahres erreichen", sagte Finanzvorstand Alexander Blum am Freitag einer Mitteilung zufolge. Der Konzern war nach einem radikalen Umbau in den vergangenen Jahren 2011 wieder in die Gewinnzone gekommen und verdiente mit dem verbliebenen Geschäft unter dem Strich 20,5 Millionen Euro. Im Vorjahr hatte noch ein Verlust von 7,4 Millionen Euro in den Büchern gestanden. Der Umsatz im Jahr 2011 schrumpfte nach der Trennung von etlichen Beteiligungen auf knapp 459 Millionen Euro, zuvor hatte der Konzern insgesamt knapp über einer Milliarde Euro gelegen. …mehr
Premium-Inhalt. Due to a reporting error, Wednesday's story, "AOL unplugs 10,000 servers, saves $5 million," as well as the update that ran on Thursday, gave an incorrect figure for the amount of carbon emissions that AOL eliminated. The correct figure is almost 20 tons.
Premium-Inhalt. The startup Bump Labs threw its hat into the crowded mobile payments ring on Thursday, launching an app that allows people to exchange money by tapping their phones together.
Premium-Inhalt. Google will open an online store where it will market and sell tablets directly to consumers, with some of the devices potentially being co-branded with Google's name, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
Premium-Inhalt. Tim Cook is the CEO of CEOs, Apple is the consumer brand of consumer brands (in Japan), and ebooks are the, uh, books of books. That can only mean that the remainders for Friday, March 30, 2012 are the remainders of remainders.
Premium-Inhalt. The mobile payment service launched last week to a select group of retailers, and it will be available later in 2012 to all businesses. How does it appear to stack up against , and other mobile payment systems that use a card-reading device?
Premium-Inhalt. Why should your small office buy a low-end color laser for $400 to $500 when you could opt for the $150 (as of March 25, 2012) Epson Workforce Pro WP-4020 instead? Good question, especially when you compare it to models like the $450 . The Workforce Pro WP-4020 offers superior speed and color graphics, near-laser-quality text, and more features, plus a significantly lower price per page.
Premium-Inhalt. The wait for a new iPad ordered online from Apple stretches one to two weeks, but customers can walk into a company store today and buy a tablet, according to a stock sampling.
Premium-Inhalt. Since Apache Maven, the brainchild of Sonatype founder Jason van Zyl, emerged as a top-level Apache Software Foundation project in 2003, the Central Repository has become a primary source of open source components. Jackson says the Central Repository receives four billion requests per year for its 300,000 components.
Premium-Inhalt. Another week, another announcement of new mobile malware found infecting Android phones. The new bug this week is DKFBootKit, a nasty bit of work that can come packaged inside seemingly legitimate applications--much like most of the other mobile malware we've seen thus far. What sets DKFBootKit apart from malware like , is that DKFBootKit replaces certain boot processes and can begin running even before the system is completely booted up.
Premium-Inhalt. Intel Ivy Bridge processors may finally be on their way to new desktops and laptops, according to leaked launch schedules.
Premium-Inhalt. Qualcomm is preparing a quad-core version of its Snapdragon S4 chip for thin and light Windows 8 laptops, which the chip maker hopes will steal some thunder from Intel's second wave of ultrabooks due later this year.
Premium-Inhalt. Dell said this week it is expanding its virtual desktop offerings into the cloud through a partnership with another company.
Premium-Inhalt. Thanks to optimism about the U.S. economy and some good signs from tech vendor financial reports, IT companies Friday ended their best quarter on the markets since the end of 2000, when the dot-com bubble burst and shares plunged.
Premium-Inhalt. Good Old Games , with fundamental changes to the digital distributor’s catalog. Rather than exclusively selling, well, good old games, the popular service will begin to offer modern titles of both the “AAA” and indie varieties. The latest additions include Trine, , The Whispered World, the forthcoming indie first-person dungeon crawler Legend of Grimrock, and even Treasure Adventure Game, a new indie game available for free. Spacechem and Darwinia are also on the way, and GOG claims more than 20 decidedly not old titles in the pipeline for the next few months.
Premium-Inhalt. CCP Games held their annual Fanfest last week in Reykjavík, Iceland and I was on location checking out Dust 514 and everything new happening in . While DUST may be the newest property to come from CCP, they aren’t backing away from EVE. In fact, they demonstrated during the show how they plan to bring the two together in a way that has never been done before.
Premium-Inhalt. Intuit has set up a pilot program that allows farmers in India to find the best prices for their crops, simply by exchanging a few SMS messages on their cell phones.
Premium-Inhalt. Will an online store selling Android tablets help Google compete against the market-leading iPad and the less-expensive Kindle Fire?
Premium-Inhalt. Two U.S. agencies seized 270 websites in 2011 for alleged copyright infringement, but just 22 of those sites were targeted for digital piracy, with the rest allegedly selling counterfeit products, according to the annual report from the government's intellectual-property enforcement coordinator.
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Premium-Inhalt. Only a small cloud sporting the Skype logo indicates that inside the former brewery in central Stockholm is the company's development center, where 100 developers from 23 countries work on all of the Skype versions, most recently the one for Windows Phone.
Premium-Inhalt. Speaktoit Assistant is an Android app that in many ways resembles Apple's Siri for . It acts as a virtual assistant that can respond to voice commands and perform Web searches and other simple tasks. You can use Speaktoit Assistant to launch apps, find contacts, compose email or text messages, create calendar events, give directions, and more.
Premium-Inhalt. I'm a huge fan of the for saving Web articles for later reading, sans ads and messy formatting and layout. It's great when you don't have time to read a longer article immediately, or when you want to save an article you found on your iPhone so you can later read it on your Mac or iPad's larger screen. is a similar popular service. Both are also useful for archiving interesting articles for later browsing or sharing.
Premium-Inhalt. A few months ago, a Hungarian man got a hold of a business executive's personal mobile device containing corporate customer data. The man called up the company asking for $50,000 to not expose the information. What did the company do? It called Websense, an enterprise security company.
Premium-Inhalt. This week's roundup of iOS apps includes big improvements to the much-loved Instapaper app, as well as a whole new way of seeing and calculating numbers.
Premium-Inhalt. Mac users are nearly three times more likely to be running an early version of the OS X Mountain Lion operating system than PC owners testing Microsoft's Windows 8, the Chitika online ad network said today.
Premium-Inhalt. Epson (yes the guys that make printers), has invented what could be the coolest headwear since on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Premium-Inhalt. CCP Games is known for their successful, slightly insane Sci-Fi MMO, EVE Online. The game is exclusive to PC, and sees players fighting for dominance in massive spaceships across a single, shared universe that's home to hundreds of thousands of players. When they announced that they were developing a new title, a free-to-play first-person shooter for consoles wasn't the first thing that came to mind. But DUST 514 is coming: I was given some hands-on time with the game at CCP's Fanfest 2012 last week in Reykjavík, Iceland, and it surprised me in more ways than one.
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Premium-Inhalt. The Hitachi is a great-looking portable hard drive that offers fast transfer rates and additional online storage.
Premium-Inhalt. The more you use Twitter, the more overwhelming the micro-blogging service can be. That's because the more you're on the service, posting more information, following more folks, and consuming more information, well, it can all quickly become too much. That's when finding the information that matters to you can become nearly impossible. But not when you use PostPost: This free service has found a way to dig through the chaos of Twitter to bring you content that's personally relevant to you.
Premium-Inhalt. The has security experts focusing anew on the good and bad of PCI DSS. On one hand, the standard offers a clear blueprint on how to handle such a breach. On the other hand, compliance is usually not the cure, as this latest incident demonstrates.
Premium-Inhalt. With just a few weeks remaining before the final release of "Precise Pangolin," Canonical on Thursday released the second and final beta version of the free and open source operating system.
Premium-Inhalt. Ukrainian authorities have shut down a long-running forum that was used to trade tips on writing malicious software, a sign the country's law enforcement may be watching hackers more closely.