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  • 15 Millionen Dollar Wagniskapital für Couchsurfing

    Series B

    Couchsurfing hat eine zweite Finanzierungsrunde über 15 Millionen Dollar abgeschlossen.  …mehr

  • AWS erleichtert Aufschlüsseln von Rechnungen

    Erweitertes Tagging

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) hat ein erweitertes Tagging eingeführt, damit Kunden im Unternehmen genutzte Cloud-Ressourcen besser verrechnen können.  …mehr

  • Paulo Coelho ruft Verlagsbranche zum Umdenken auf

    Campus Party

    Der brasilianische Schriftsteller Paulo Coelho hat die Verlagsbranche aufgerufen, sich von einem starren Copyright-Denken zu verabschieden und die Veränderungen durch das Internet zu akzeptieren. …mehr

  • Es muss nicht immer Google sein

    Ratgeber Karriere

    Im CW-Online-Karriereforum ging es in dieser Woche unter anderem um zwei Fragen: Was tun nach dem Bachelor und wie Mitarbeiter an die Firma binden.  …mehr

  • Marketing Cloud - Agentur und Auftraggeber rücken zusammen

    Best in Cloud 2012

    Bilder, Logos, Texte - häufig liegen diese Daten auf verschiedenen Laufwerken und Servern. Die Kölner coopmedia AG hat Ordnung ins Chaos gebracht und bewirbt sich nun für den COMPUTERWOCHE-Award "Best in Cloud 2012".  …mehr

  • Google TV soll den Fernseher zur Internet-Maschine machen

    IFA

    Immer mehr Nutzer gehen mit dem Fernseher ins Netz - und wo immer jemand online ist, will Google nicht fehlen. …mehr

  • In den BI-Landschaften ist Aufräumen angesagt

    Business Intelligence

    Viele Unternehmen haben einen Wildwuchs an Business-Intelligence-Tools gezüchtet. Etwa ein Fünftel der Verantwortlichen sieht hier akuten Konsolidierungsbedarf. Häufig fehlt es an einer Strategie. …mehr

  • Acer will "Produktoffensive" auf der IFA zeigen

    Tablets

    Acer erwartet in diesem Jahr noch eine leichte Erholung im PC-Markt. …mehr

  • IFA lockt Besucher in ausgebuchten Messehallen

    Unterm Funkturm

    Immer flacher, immer schärfer - Fernsehgeräte bleiben die zentralen Blickfänger der Internationalen Funkausstellung (IFA). …mehr

  • Workshop: Objekte aus dem Active Directory wiederherstellen

    Windows Server 2008 R2 in der Praxis

    Das Löschen von Objekten im Active Directory kann verheerende Folgen haben und zeitaufwendige Nacharbeiten erfordern. Windows Server 2008 R2 bietet einen Papierkorb für das Active Directory an. Der folgende Beitrag erläutert praxisnah die Wiederherstellung von Objekten und Organisationseinheiten.  …mehr

  • Dialog mit London besteht weiterhin trotz Drohungen

    Ecuador

    Trotz des Streits mit London über den Fall Assange ist Ecuador weiterhin zu Gesprächen mit der britischen Regierung bereit. …mehr

  • Abwaschbare Tastatur von Logitech

    Für Kaffeeverschütter

    Der Peripheriespezialist Logitech hat mit dem "Washable Keyboard K310" eine offiziell abwaschbare Tastatur vorgestellt.  …mehr

  • HTC hat Talsohle noch nicht durchschritten

    33 Millionen Verlust

    HTC muss seine Investition in Höhe von umgerechnet knapp 33 Millionen Euro in den Cloud-Gaming-Dienst OnLive wohl als Verlust verbuchen.  …mehr

  • Telekom will bis Jahresende volle LTE-Abdeckung in Berlin

    4G.de konstatiert "Kleinstadt-Niveau"

    Beim Ausbau des schnellen Mobilfunkstandards LTE gibt es unter den großen Städten in Deutschland laut einer aktuellen Erhebung noch erhebliche Unterschiede. …mehr

  • Geschworene beraten in Patentprozess von Apple und Samsung

    San Jose

    Rund drei Wochen Zeit hatten die Anwälte von Apple und Samsung, die Geschworenen im kalifornischen Patentprozess zu überzeugen. Jetzt müssen die neun Bürger den Fall entscheiden. Das kann lange dauern.  …mehr

  • PC-Hersteller Dell laufen die Kunden weg

    Marius Haas neuer Enterprise-Chef

    Während sich iPad, iPhone und Co. blendend verkaufen, wird der klassische PC zum Ladenhüter. Das bekommt besonders Dell zu spüren.  …mehr

  • Business Intelligence braucht klare Strukturen

    Enterprise 2.0

    Erfolgreiche Business-Intelligence-Projekte benötigen eine einheitliche Strategie und leistungsfähige Tools. …mehr

  • Wenn der Auftraggeber vorzeitig kündigt

    Freiberufler

    Endkunde und Auftraggeber weigerten sich nach Auftragskündigung, an einen Freiberufler auch die abgesprochenen Stunden zu bezahlen. Der Fall war Thema in einem Verfahren vor dem Landgericht. …mehr

  • Lizenzbedingungen von IBM

    Ratgeber Softwarelizenzen

    Basisverträge, Lizenzbestimmungen und Software Announcement Letters - IBM-Kunden müssen sich durch eine Menge Dokumente arbeiten, um durchzublicken. …mehr

  • Wichtiges zur Timeline für Unternehmen

    Mit Facebook den Kundendialog stärken

    Viele Firmenprofile sind automatisch an die neue Timeline angepasst worden. Jenny Hubertus nennt Einzelheiten.  …mehr

  • LVM telefoniert mit Open Source

    TK-Lösung Asterisk und VoIP

    Die LVM Versicherung aus dem westfälischen Münster stellt ihre gesamte Telefonumgebung von proprietären Geräten auf eine Asterisk-basierende Open-Source-Lösung mit VoIP um.  …mehr

  • In 5 Schritten zur Cloud-Strategie

    Analyse von IDC zu Cloud Computing

    In vielen Firmen steht das Budget für Cloud-Initiativen bereit. Nun gilt es die richtigen Entscheidungen zu treffen, etwa was das Cloud-Modell angeht. …mehr

  • Apple's Foxconn making progress with factory conditions, says labor group

    Premium-Inhalt. Apple supplier Foxconn has been steadily improving the working conditions at three of its Chinese factories following a February audit, including by reducing employee overtime work and updating maintenance policies and safety procedures, a labor group said on Tuesday.

  • Adobe releases six critical patches for Flash, AIR

    Premium-Inhalt. Adobe Systems released fixes on Tuesday for six critical vulnerabilities affecting its Flash multimedia application and AIR runtime, five of which could allow for remote code execution on a system.

  • For DRM-Free Content, Look for the New FSF Logo

    Premium-Inhalt. There are plenty of reasons to object to the restrictive digital rights management (DRM) technologies so often applied to music, e-books, and other digital content, and the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has made no bones about its strong opposition to the practice over the years.

  • Apple-Samsung patent battle now in jury's hands

    Premium-Inhalt. A nine-person California jury will begin their deliberations Wednesday in the landmark patent battle between Apple and Samsung. The case, which has been argued since the beginning of the month, pits two of the world's largest electronics makers against each other and could result in billions of dollars in fines depending on the jury's decision.

  • Google cooks up API to streamline enterprise license management

    Premium-Inhalt. Google has a new API that IT administrators can use to simplify and automate the management of end user licenses for Google Drive and Maps Coordinate.

  • BYOD: What Can We Learn from China?

    Premium-Inhalt. Most of us won't buy the latest iPhone until our two-year wireless contract is up. The smartphone costs too much without the wireless carrier subsidizing it. But that's not true in major Chinese cities such as Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai, says Stanley Li, CEO of San Francisco-based Netswitch.

  • Free clouds! Piston latest to jump on 'freemium' bandwagon

    Premium-Inhalt. -- which bills itself as the enterprise company -- is the latest cloud vendor to offer a free or low-cost version of its software for customer trials and proofs of concepts.

  • HP reports $8.9B Q3 loss on writedowns, weak sales, lowers full-year forecast

    Premium-Inhalt. Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday announced a US$8.9 billion loss for its third quarter ended July 31 due to writedowns and weak hardware sales and also said full-year results would be at the low end of its previous guidance.

  • HP reports $8.9B Q3 loss on writedowns, weak sales, lowers full-year forecast

    Premium-Inhalt. Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday announced a US$8.9 billion loss for its third quarter ended July 31 due to writedowns and weak hardware sales and also said full-year results would be at the low end of its previous guidance.

  • HP reports $8.9B Q3 loss on writedowns, weak sales, lowers full-year forecast

    Premium-Inhalt. The story "HP reports $8.9B Q3 loss on writedowns, weak sales, lowers full-year forecast," posted to the wire on Wednesday, contained an unclear description of a drop in HP's PC and notebook sales in the seventh paragraph.

  • Consumer Watchdog challenges Google-FTC privacy settlement

    Premium-Inhalt. Consumer Watchdog, a nonprofit consumer advocacy group, is dialing up its criticism of the proposed privacy settlement between the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Google.

  • Siemens works to fix vulnerability in critical control networks

    Premium-Inhalt. Siemens is working on a fix for a remotely exploitable vulnerability in network routers and switches from subsidiary RuggedCom that are widely deployed in refineries, power substations and other critical infrastructure networks in the U.S.

  • Mercalli Easy Video Stabilizer Removes the Shakes and Jitters From Footage

    Premium-Inhalt. Though image stabilization in cameras and cell phones has come a long way, it's still got a long way to go. Video stabilizer Mercalli Easy ($20, free demo) is easy-to-use software for your PC that offers what some cameras don't: An automatic and effective solution for stabilization and other issues in your videos.

  • Rambus to lay off around 15% in restructuring

    Premium-Inhalt. Rambus on Wednesday said it would lay off around 15 percent of staff as part of a restructuring effort in which the company is trying to curb expenses to improve profitability.

  • Sign up for Google Apps or lose Postini access forever

    Premium-Inhalt. Postini users will have to convert to Google Apps by 2013 or lose access to their email archiving and features, Google announced in a recent .

  • NASA's Curiosity makes first drive at Bradbury Landing

    Premium-Inhalt. NASA's Mars rover Curiosity took its first, albeit short, today and now scientists say it's just about ready to head out on its first real trek.

  • Microsoft Cuts Kinect Price, Bundles Accessories Ahead of Entertainment Push

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft's Kinect for Xbox 360 is now $40 cheaper, and a new bundle of accessories is on the way as Microsoft tries to be the center of your living room.

  • Learn More About Your Laptop's Battery Status

    Premium-Inhalt. I first wrote about this utility a few years ago, and with the imminent arrival of Windows 8, I figured it was time for another look.

  • Chrome/Firefox Extension Gmelius Makes Gmail More Readable

    Premium-Inhalt. With numerous buttons and options you may never use, Gmail's rich interface can get in the way of actually reading email. To be fair, Google packs a lot of functionality into the interface, but no interface is perfect for 100% of its users. Gmelius is a simple Chrome extension and/or Firefox add-on that lets you pick and choose which features you want to see, and how you want to use them.

  • Archos 101 XS Tablet Comes With Keyboard Cover Case

    Premium-Inhalt. The 10-inch Archos 101 XS tablet unveiled Wednesday is not only priced competitively, it comes with a useful accessory: a keyboard that doubles as a stand and a cover.

  • Dell V525W: Rough Edges, Nice Output

    Premium-Inhalt. One look at the output of the $130 (as of August 21, 2012) Dell V525W , and you'll willingly forgive some of its rough edges. Photos appear extremely vivid, and text looks sharp and black. This MFP also has an automatic duplexer to ease two-sided printing chores. Less forgivable is the need to buy the extra-high-yield supplies to keep ink costs even close to reasonable.

  • Gartner: China IT spending to hit US$312B in 2012

    Premium-Inhalt. China's healthy growth in IT spending will stimulate adoption of technologies including desktop and server virtualization, software as a service (SaaS) and media tablets, said Gartner Tuesday when releasing its 2012 Hype Cycle for ICT in China report.

  • ICS-CERT warns of SSL security flaw in RuggedCom industrial networking devices

    Premium-Inhalt. Industrial Ethernet switches and other devices produced by industrial networking equipment manufacturer RuggedCom contain a vulnerability that could be exploited to compromise SSL-based communications between them and their users, according to a security researcher from security startup Cylance.

  • New BIOS security standards aimed at fighting rootkit attacks

    Premium-Inhalt. There's a growing threat of attacks on computer basic input/output system (BIOS) firmware, and to deter it, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is putting in place new guidelines for updating the BIOS. And in doing this, NIST is getting high-tech manufacturing to raise the bar on security.

  • Hands on with Quark DesignPad

    Premium-Inhalt. A new iPad app for novice designers has arrived on the scene. With , the company that has traditionally catered to the professional sector of the design world has debuted a mobile consumer product that gives new designers and students an entrée into grid-based layouts.

  • Analyst: Cross-Licensing Will Be the Conclusion to Apple v. Samsung Trial

    Premium-Inhalt. The verdict in the patent infringement trial between Samsung and Apple is now in the in the case, but whatever that verdict turns out to be, the ultimate resolution of the conflicts between the companies will be a cross-licensing agreement with a negligible exchange of cash.

  • CCFinder An Able Helper For Finding Reusable Images Online

    Premium-Inhalt. Journalists, bloggers, and designers will find desktop search engine CCFinder (free for basic service, $10 for Plus version) handy because it makes finding legally reusable images on the Internet quick and easy. Photographers can attach one of several different to their images to let online viewers know it is OK to reuse them, and in what way. The CCFinder software aims to take the sting out of the work of finding such images.

  • What's next for GRC?

    Premium-Inhalt. Today's governance, risk management and compliance has useful features that can help organizations get a better handle on how they're managing risk, security and compliance issues.

  • What's next for GRC?

    Premium-Inhalt. Today's governance, risk management and compliance has useful features that can help organizations get a better handle on how they're managing risk, security and compliance issues.

  • GRC: Trying to take the bite out of risk

    Premium-Inhalt. These days, organizations are facing increasingly sophisticated information security attacks from multiple sources. At the same time, they're struggling to comply with a growing number of , and they're facing pressure to put in place better corporate controls.

  • Pulling it all together: A special report on GRC

    Premium-Inhalt. I like the concept of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) for two reasons. One reason is completely tactical, the other completely conceptual. First, the tactical: compliance complexity reduction. This garbled regulatory compliance landscape is madness. Madness! Every year for six years running, more than half of our survey respondents have said they will spend an increasing amount of time on regulatory compliance work.

  • AT&T FaceTime Restriction Is Simple Extortion

    Premium-Inhalt. AT&T is embroiled in controversy after revealing that only customers subscribed to certain plans will have access to . AT&T has attempted to explain its way out of the mess, but the fact is that AT&T is using FaceTime as a bargaining chip to force customers to the new data plans.

  • Learn the Basics of Ice Cream Sandwich with the Android 4.0 Cheat Sheet

    Premium-Inhalt. So your company just snapped up your aging BlackBerry and handed you an Android phone. Or you got fed up with Apple (it happens) and decided to switch platforms.

  • Jeremy Hunt hits back at broadband rollout critics

    Premium-Inhalt. Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has hit back at criticism he received from the House of Lords over his rollout plans for superfast broadband in the UK.

  • Ofcom approves 4G for Everything Everywhere

    Premium-Inhalt. Communications regulator Ofcom has approved Everything Everywhere's (EE) request to use its existing 1800MHz spectrum for next generation 4G services, which will allow it to roll out Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks several months before its competitors.

  • Everything Everywhere to launch ‘new brand’ in 2012

    Premium-Inhalt. Mobile operator Everything Everywhere (EE), a joint venture between Orange and T-Mobile, has revealed that it plans to launch a new brand in the UK by the end of the year.

  • NYSE lines up Thomson Reuters exec as new tech chief, reports say

    Premium-Inhalt. NYSE Euronext is set to hire Jon Robson, currently head of Thomson Reuters' new business development unit, to head up its IT services business NYSE Technologies, according to reports.

  • Everything Everywhere rivals ‘shocked’ at Ofcom 4G decision

    Premium-Inhalt. Rival network operators have hit out at communications regulator Ofcom's decision to allow Everything Everywhere (EE) to roll out 4G networks this year using its existing 1800MHz spectrum, which it currently uses for 2G services.

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