Ein IT-Sicherheitsgipfel der deutschen Wirtschaft soll am 12. September 2012 mehrere Dutzend Unternehmenschefs zusammenbringen, um über Gefahren aus dem Internet zu reden. Die Deutsche Telekom ist einer der Initiatoren. Der Chef der Dienstleistungstochter T-Systems, Reinhard Clemens, rief in einem dpa-Interview zu einem gemeinsamen Vorgehen aller Beteiligten auf. …mehr
Die zur Verbundgruppe Electronic Partner (EP) gehörende Elektromarkt-Kette Medimax übernimmt zum 1. September 2012 die bisherigen Promarkt-Filialen in Jena-Burgau und Wolfen-Bobbau. "Damit verdichten wir unser Filialnetz in der Region Ost und bestätigen unser Ziel des moderaten Wachstums", erklärt EP-Chef Jörg Ehmer zu den neuen Standorten. Im Unterschied zu den Wettbewerbern Expert und Euronics, die 2012 mit der Eröffnung von 12 bzw. 22 neuen Standorten ihr Filialnetz massiv ausbauen, wollte sich Ehmer beim EP-Branchentreff im Frühjahr nicht auf feste Wachstumsziele festlegen. "Es freut uns, dass wir zwei weitere Medimax-Standorte gewinnen konnten", erklärt Ehmer nun. Mit den beiden neuen Filialen wachse die Summe der Medimax-Märkte bundesweit auf 116. …mehr
Eines der ersten Partnerprodukte, das in die Preview-Version des SharePoint Stores aufgenommen wurde, ist eine App von Campana & Schott: die "CS Milestone Trend Analysis App for Project", die MS Project 2013 um ein Management-Instrument zur Überwachung des Projektfortschritts erweitert. …mehr
Mehrere zehntausend Kunden des Internet-Providers O2 müssen seit Tagen auf E-Mails verzichten. Die Probleme dauerten bereits seit mehreren Tagen an bestätigte ein Sprecher des spanischen Telefonica -Konzerns. Zunächst war von dem Unternehmen keine Stellungnahme zu erhalten, ob die Probleme noch andauerten. …mehr
SAP will auch nach den jüngsten Milliarden-Akquisitionen in den USA weiter zukaufen. "Weitere Übernahmen sind möglich", sagte SAP-Co-Chef Jim Hagemann Snabe der "Süddeutschen Zeitung". Es gebe zwar noch keine konkreten Pläne, aber Hagemann Snabe betonte: "Unser langfristiges Wachstum soll etwa zu zwei Dritteln aus eigener Kraft kommen und zu einem Drittel aus Akquisitionen." …mehr
Mit Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 bietet Microsoft kostenlos ein Betriebssystem zur Virtualisierung an. Dieses erlaubt den Betrieb als Hyper-V-Host. Der folgende Praxisbeitrag erläutert detailliert, wie die Microsoft-Virtualisierungslösung installiert, eingerichtet und remote verwaltet wird. …mehr
Premium-Inhalt. I know we've already outlined some of the upcoming mechanical changes in the 1.0.4 patch to Diablo III, but today Blizzard announced the biggest change to the game in the form of new "Paragon Levels" that can only be attained after reaching the game's previous maximum level of 60 and provide several benefits to paragon-leveled characters.
Premium-Inhalt. NASA has decided to take a much deeper look inside Mars to try to figure out why the Red Planet evolved so differently from Earth.
Premium-Inhalt. The Nikon Coolpix P310 is without peer at its price ($300 as of August 15, 2012). It's a premium compact camera priced more like your average , with a fast F1.8 lens, manual exposure controls, very good image quality, and a pocket-size body. The Coolpix P310 offers the best bang for the buck you'll find in the premium-compact class, just as long as you don't need a long-zoom lens or a RAW mode.
Premium-Inhalt. Too many devices these days suffer from : They're okay but unremarkable -- and in a sea of similar-looking slates, they end up blending into the pack and drowning in obscurity.
Premium-Inhalt. It might have ended very differently for BeOS. At one point, it looked like BeOS, developed by Be Inc, might become the operating system for Apple hardware. Instead, Apple ended up tapping NeXT and used its OpenStep as the basis for Mac OS X (in the process bringing Steve Jobs back into the fold).
Premium-Inhalt. IT security is no longer a trivial issue and is now becoming part of a company's boardroom discussion, according to IBM Asia-Pacific institute for advanced security director, Glen Gooding.
Premium-Inhalt. There is a significant decline in proactive online business activity, including online transactions, email marketing and social media, among SMBs despite an increasing number running their own websites, according to business management software vendor, MYOB.
Premium-Inhalt. Imagine the longest, most complex government form you've ever had to fill out and you start to have an idea what jurors will face as they begin to consider their verdict in the patent infringement case between Apple and Samsung.
Premium-Inhalt. I bet I'm not the only one out there that wishes they could go back in time and choose a less embarrassing user name for their first email account. If you're like me your first email provider was Hotmail, which remains the dominant email platform to this day.
Premium-Inhalt. L'hotel élan in Hong Kong has selected IBM to build an interactive guest service system using the Apple iPad, said Big Blue Monday.
Premium-Inhalt. RecImg Manager is a Metro interface and manager for the new Windows 8 recimg.exe command line utility and the recovery images it creates. Unlike full images, recovery images don't contain or documents, user settings, etc.; these are left alone when a recovery image is created or restore. However, they do contain everything else, and with no differential or incremental options, they are generally quite large.
Premium-Inhalt. If you want to move a file from folder A to folder B, or delete a few files here and there, then Windows Explorer has your basic needs covered. But if you want to do a little bit more with your files--share them on your favorite social networks, work with archived files, or secure your files--you need a file manager with a little more oomph. You need a file manager like ExeOne's System Navigator ($35, thirty-day free trial).
Premium-Inhalt. Companies are always looking for new ways to cut costs, and two key strategies for saving on IT are to extract optimal value from your current contracts and to invest money now to reduce future expenses.
Premium-Inhalt. Motorola's Droid Razr HD has been making some noise in the tech blogosphere lately, even as the company itself stays quiet.
Premium-Inhalt. Extending its line of identity management software, Quest Software has released an application to help administrators more easily control who accesses documents on the corporate network.
Premium-Inhalt. More and more content is being consumed on smartphones, which doesn't bode well for online publishers. The shift in Web advertising from desktop to mobile hasn't been an easy one; there's just not a lot of real estate on a tiny smartphone screen for selling or consuming ads.
Premium-Inhalt. Harvard researchers have been able to use sequencing technology to store 70 billion copies of a yet-unpublished book in DNA binary code.
Premium-Inhalt. Regular readers know of my mad love for services like and , which let you "snooze" emails you receive so they appear at the top of your inbox at a later time.
Premium-Inhalt. Electronic Arts used the annual Gamescom convention in Germany to reveal the multiplayer experience for Crysis 3. Developer Crytek, which is based just an hour train ride from Cologne, was on hand to explain how the Hunter mode changes multiplayer up. Rasmus Hoejengarrd. director of creative development at Crytek, talks about whats in store for PC gamers in this exclusive interview.
Premium-Inhalt. The touch experience on laptops is about to get a whole lot better. No, were not talking about again. This time it's about more advanced touch technologies in trackpads and even mechanical keyboards. Touch solutions company Synaptics has debuted the ForcePad, a pressure-sensitive trackpad that recognizes 64 different levels of sensitivity, and its first touch keyboard product, the ThinTouch. Both offerings are designed to support manufacturers quest to make even thinner laptops and as well. Both the , according to , are up-to-40-percent thinner than todays common touchpads and keyboards. (The ForcePad is even thinner than a 3mm slice of cheese!) Those razor-thin 0.8-inch thick Ultrabooks might be able to get even slimmer as a result--or have more room for bigger internal components, such as larger batteries. Windows 7 laptops with multitouch touchpads disappointingly support few gestures. The ForcePad, however, can detect all five fingers at once and when you are applying more pressure from any specific finger. This opens up the universe of gestures and controls possible on your touchpad.
Premium-Inhalt. Contrary to most reports, Apple is not yet the most valuable company of all time, according to calculations made by the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR).
Premium-Inhalt. When are services taxed and when are they not? It's a question that many states across the country are tackling, and Massachusetts is the latest to rule on the issue.
Premium-Inhalt. General Dynamics Monday announced plans to acquire Fidelis Systems for an undisclosed amount in an effort to bolster the former's expertise in data-loss prevention (DLP) technologies.
Premium-Inhalt. SAP is suing insurer Swiss Re International, claiming that the company has refused to pay its share of an US$80 million settlement with Waste Management, which had brought suit against SAP in 2008 over a troubled software project.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft has ditched the 30-day grace period, a trademark of Windows 7, in the retail copies of Windows 8, mandating that users provide a product key during setup.
Premium-Inhalt. Smartphone and tablet users prefer using Wi-Fi over cellular connections, and consider Wi-Fi cheaper, faster, easier to use, more reliable and, even, slightly more secure than cellular.
Premium-Inhalt. They say the bumpiest part of any flight is when the human pilot turns off the autopilot and takes over the controls. Photography is similar: Your camera is generally a lot more knowledgeable about exposure controls than you are, and under typical conditions, it'll take better photos than if you tried adjusting the settings yourself. Don't get me wrong--I absolutely recommend . But when you fiddle with your camera, that's when you can accidentally adjust settings incorrectly, leading to a ruined photo. This week: My preflight checklist of things to double-check to make sure your camera is set back to its "default" state for error-free photography.
Premium-Inhalt. A U.S. District Court judge today threw out filed against Infosys brought by former employee Jay Palmer.
Premium-Inhalt. Not much is known about the sequel to one of the best-selling mini-games of all time, . But what we do know is that it is due out in late spring of 2013.
Premium-Inhalt. is a new note-taking and task management application for the iPad from . (See for a thorough description of the app.) Ive been using the iPad offering since its recent release and, with each feature I evaluate, I keep finding myself drawing comparisons to . This isnt surprising given the nature of the app. However, since Evernote is a mature application with a robust developer community while Projectbook is a newly-released app from a small (though ) development shop, it really isnt a fair comparison. But I wont let that stop me&