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Meldungen vom 30.10.2012

  • IBM kauft eigene Aktien zurück

    Volumen umfasst fünf Milliarden Dollar

    Der IT-Konzern IBM gibt mit einem erneuten Aktienrückkauf eine weitere Milliardensumme an seine Aktionäre zurück. …mehr

  • Früherer Sybase-Chef verlässt die SAP

    Integration abgeschlossen

    John Chen, langjähriger Chef von Sybase, verlässt die SAP AG zu Ende Oktober.  …mehr

  • Splunk Enterprise in neuer Version 5

    Operational Intelligence

    Splunk hat die neue Version 5 seiner gleichnamigen Software freigegeben, mit der Unternehmen maschinenerzeugte Big Data auswerten können.  …mehr

  • Zahl der offenen Stellen in der IT-Branche steigt weiter

    Bitkom

    Der Bedarf an Fachkräften in der IT-Industrie steigt weiter deutlich an. …mehr

  • Surface-Tablet ist schwer zu reparieren

    iFixit

    Das Design des iPad von Apple ist Vorbild und Inspiration für viele andere Hersteller. Doch leider folgen sie Apple auch in anderen Punkten blind, etwa bei der immer schlechter werdenden Reparierbarkeit von Technik.  …mehr

  • Riverbed übernimmt OPNET

    Application Performance Management

    Der Netzwerkspezialist Riverbed Technology verstärkt mit dem Kauf von OPNET Technologies sein Angebot im Bereich Applikations- und Netzwerk-Performance-Management (Cascade). …mehr

  • Telefonica will Bewegungsdaten zu Geld machen

    O2-Börsengang

    Der hoch verschuldete spanische Telekomriese Telefonica will seine Kundendaten vermarkten und sich damit neue Einnahmequellen erschließen. …mehr

  • Google zeigt sein neues Betriebssystem

    Android 4.2

    Bei Android 4.2 handelt es sich eher um ein umfangreiches Update mit vielen kleinen Neuerungen, als einen großen Sprung wie bei Android 4.0. Hier die wichtigsten Neuerungen. …mehr

  • Google fordert Apple mit neuem Tablet heraus

    Nexus 10

    Mit der Ankündigung eines neuen Tablet-Computers zu Kampfpreisen verschärft Google den Wettbewerb mit iPad-Platzhirsch Apple. …mehr

  • Mehr als 240 Millionen registrierte Top-Level-Domains

    Verisign Domain Name Industry Report

    Zur Jahresmitte 2012 ist das WWW auf über 240 Millionen Top-Level-Domains weltweit gewachsen. Fast die Hälfte davon entfallen nach wie vor auf .com- und .net-Adressen.  …mehr

  • Software AG mit leicht konkretisiertem Ausblick

    Zahlen bestätigt

    Deutschlands zweitgrößter Softwareherteller Software AG hat seine vorläufigen Zahlen für das dritte Quartal bestätigt und den Jahresausblick konkretisiert. …mehr

  • AMD will Server-Prozessoren mit ARM-Technologie bauen

    Kooperation

    Der angeschlagene Chip-Hersteller AMD geht einen neuen Weg, um gegen den großen Rivalen Intel zu bestehen. …mehr

  • Apple-Chef Cook baut Firmenspitze um

    Designer Ive neuer starker Mann

    Bei Apple beginnt eine neue Ära: Konzernchef Tim Cook legt die kreative Verantwortung in die Hand von Designer Jony Ive.  …mehr

  • Job-Angebote auf Tablet und Smartphone

    Bundesagentur für Arbeit

    Die Web-Services der Bundesagentur für Arbeit sind künftig auch mobil nutzbar. Den Weg zu Smartphones und Tablets räumt Adesso Mobile frei.  …mehr

  • Master-Data-Management sorgt für den Durchblick

    Raus aus dem Datenchaos

    Wer die richtigen Business-Entscheidungen treffen will, braucht valide Stammdaten. Doch damit haben etliche Firmen so ihre Schwierigkeiten. Fehlende oder falsche Daten stellen ganze IT-Projekte in Frage.  …mehr

  • XFX Radeon HD 7770 Black Edition im Test

    Grafikkarte

    XFX hat sich auf die Fahne geschrieben, für Gamer ein gutes Spielerlebnis zu liefern. Mit der übertakteten Radeon HD 7770 sollen auch Zocker mit kleineren Geldbeutel endlich die Chance bekommen, auf vollsten Details zu spielen. Der Test klärt, ob die Grafikkarte das auch schafft.  …mehr

  • Prince2 öffnet die Tür für Scrum

    Agiles Projekt-Management

    Trotz nachweisbarer Erfolge haben 93 Prozent der IT-Abteilungen organisatorische Vorbehalte gegen agile Projekt-Management-Methoden wie Scrum. In der Kombination mit Prince2 lassen sich diese Hürden überwinden.  …mehr

  • AMD to sell ARM-based server chips in 2014

    Premium-Inhalt. Advanced Micro Devices has announced it will sell ARM-based server processors in 2014, ending its exclusive commitment to the x86 architecture and adding a new dimension to its decades-old battle with Intel.

  • AMD to sell ARM-based server chips in 2014

    Premium-Inhalt. Advanced Micro Devices has announced it will sell ARM-based server processors in 2014, ending its exclusive commitment to the x86 architecture and adding a new dimension to its decades-old battle with Intel.

  • PayPal to reorganize, cut 325 jobs

    Premium-Inhalt. Internet payments company PayPal will cut 325 jobs as part of a companywide reorganization, its president said Monday.

  • Data centers prepare for Sandy with cots, fuel and comfort food

    Premium-Inhalt. As it stood late this afternoon, Hosting.com's data center in Newark, Del., was within walking distance of the projected path Hurricane Sandy's center once it makes landfall.

  • The Razer Deathstalker Ultimate gaming keyboard

    Premium-Inhalt. PC enthusiasts expect to pay extra for premium peripherals, and Razer's new Deathstalker Ultimate ($250) pushes that expectation to the breaking point by including a flashy new touchscreen interface that's unlike anything we've ever seen in a gaming keyboard.

  • Can Skype really take the place of a face-to-face meeting?

    Premium-Inhalt. It's the ultimate business hack: Instead of traveling to meet with a client, a design team, or anyone else you need to see face-to-face, you stay put and set up a video call instead. The technology is there--Skype, WebEx, etc.--and it can save you considerable time and money.

  • Teardown finds Microsoft Surface RT tough to get into, with modular options inside

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft's Surface RT may be , but should it break, is it more likely to wind up in a repair shop or a landfill?

  • Goodbye and farewell to Ubuntu Linux 11.04 'Natty Narwhal'

    Premium-Inhalt. For longtime users of Ubuntu Linux, it may feel like just yesterday that first came out.

  • Baidu profit rose 60 percent in Q3

    Premium-Inhalt. China's largest search engine, Baidu, said on Tuesday its net profit for the third quarter increased by 59.8 percent year over year on continued growth from advertising customers and improvements made to draw revenue from its online ad services.

  • Lab Tested: 2012 Mac mini gets a nice speed boost

    Premium-Inhalt. Last week, Apple the with faster processors, faster USB 3.0 ports and new graphics. The Macworld Lab was able to get our hands on the new Mac mini systems and our test results show the new machines are between 31 and 37 percent faster overall than the Mac minis they replace. The new systems were faster in all of our tests, but processor intensive tests results were only slightly higher. Interestingly, the hard drive tests were much faster on the new systems, though they still use 5400-rpm hard drives.

  • Optus mobile complaints on the rise; Telstra getting better: TIO

    Premium-Inhalt. Complaints about Optus have increased 47 per cent, while complaints about Telstra have dropped 21 per cent in 2011-12, according to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO).

  • Riverbed to acquire Opnet in $1B deal

    Premium-Inhalt. Riverbed Technology will acquire Opnet Technologies for about US$1 billion, the two companies said Monday.

  • iPad mini shipping times delayed

    Premium-Inhalt. If you haven't already ordered that iPad mini, be prepared to wait: Shipping times on the new tablets are already slipping.

  • Google Nexus 4 hits Australia in November for $349

    Premium-Inhalt. Google has unveiled the latest Android-equipped Nexus device, the Nexus 4. Australians will be able to order the smartphone, which will run Android 4.2 ('Jelly Bean'), from 13 November.

  • F5 Agility Forum 2012: F5 roadmap to focus on telco, channel, security, mid-market

    Premium-Inhalt. Application delivery networking (ADN) company, , will spend its next six to 12 months focusing on telecommunications rollouts, channel partnerships, security, and the mid-market, Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ) managing director, Kurt Hansen, said at the vendor's Agility Forum 2012.

  • Sandy slams mobile, wired and cable networks as far west as Michigan

    Premium-Inhalt. Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy knocked out mobile, phone and cable service in many parts of the eastern U.S. on Monday, with about one in four cell sites affected in the hardest-hit band of the country between Virginia and Massachusetts, according to an FCC estimate.

  • Splunk 5 offers fault-tolerant indexing for mission-critical applications

    Premium-Inhalt. The new version of the Splunk machine data search engine comes with a distributed indexing technology that could save storage costs for those customers running the software as a high-availability service.

  • Internode delivers free Wi-Fi to 2013 Adelaide Fringe Festival

    Premium-Inhalt. Internode will again sponsor the Adelaide Fringe Festival, for 2013, providing free wireless Internet coverage for Australia's largest arts festival.

  • Lonely Planet embraces digital amid disruption in publishing

    Premium-Inhalt. Lonely Planet had to quickly adapt to a digital world to stay relevant as a publisher of travel guides. Known for physical books, the company overhauled its Web presence and publishing processes to meet consumer demand for real-time and mobile tourist information, according to Lonely Planet online platform manager, Darragh Kennedy.

  • Kids get on the phone well before starting school: Microsoft

    Premium-Inhalt. Children are learning how to use a smartphone before they can even spell their name or have started school, according to new research from Microsoft which shows many children are playing with their smartphones before they have started school or even learnt to spell their own name. Young kids are mainly playing with phones for games and entertainment, with 57 per cent of parents who have children under five years reporting that their child started playing with their phone before their fifth birthday and 37 per cent stating their child did so before their third birthday. The survey, developed with Galaxy Research, found that 67 per cent of Australian parents allow their young children to play with their smartphones for entertainment and admitted it was a way to keep them occupied. The research also highlighted the need for smartphones to now be 'kid proofed', with one in three parents reporting some sort of mishap with young children using their smartphone, including accidentally changing settings, deleting contacts, making calls or downloading content their parents did not want them to access.

  • Samsung locked and loaded with new Ultrabook

    Premium-Inhalt. Samsung, which has steadily become the leader of the pack in the Android mobility space, is looking to get the same dominance in the PC space, and with its latest Series 9 laptop it has got one hell of a weapon on its hands.

  • Big data the NASA way

    Premium-Inhalt. When the Curiosity rover arrived on Mars two months ago it was just about the best public relations exercise that NASA could have hoped for, short of actually landing a human on the red planet.

  • IDC tracks 'third platform' computing

    Premium-Inhalt. IT research firm IDC New Zealand has appointed former Telecom strategic alliances manager Adam Dodds to the role of research manager, IT services.

  • Microsoft greases the skids for Windows 8 developers

    Premium-Inhalt. How badly does need attractive for its 8 operating system?

  • Contact centres facing transformation driven by technological change: Dimension Data

    Premium-Inhalt. The unprecedented pace of technological change, coupled with maturing customer service expectations, is driving a transformation in the way that organisations source, implement, manage and support technology in contact centres, according to Dimension Data.

  • Victoria's Trifid supercomputer to hit 45.9 TFLOPS

    Premium-Inhalt. A new supercomputer being installed by RMIT University, La Trobe University and the Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing (VPAC) will be ready for use on 17 November.

  • Mahindra Satyam to help train professionals for oil and gas industry

    Premium-Inhalt. Global IT consulting firm Mahindra Satyam is trying to help the oil and gas industry recruit industry-ready professionals by forging a partnership with India's University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES).

  • Microsoft rolls out Windows Phone SDK 8.0 to egg on mobile development

    Premium-Inhalt. Alongside the expected hype about the subjective and , Microsoft used this morning's keynote session at Build to announce the availability of the new Windows Phone SDK 8.0, which includes 90 percent of the features most requested by developers, according to Kevin Gallo, developer platform general manager at Microsoft. The SDK's laundry list of new features is indeed expansive, including new tools for testing and debugging; a Wallet API to help developers make money with their apps; and tools for building and adding such features as voice recognition, VOIP, and camera integration.

  • Asian banks urged to step up fraud protection

    Premium-Inhalt. A recent conference on fraud management has put focus on the need to adopt a system-wide business analytics approach to protect bank consumers against fraud. The need is particularly pressing at a time when there are various channels that can be easily exploited, the conference organiser noted.

  • Ballmer pitches Windows Phone 8 live tiles in video ad

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer touts the personalization features of Windows Phone 8 in a new 46-second .

  • Windows Phone 8 set for rapid growth, analysts predict

    Premium-Inhalt. Despite distressingly poor sales to date, Windows Phone 8 is set to consolidate its place as the 'third platform' behind Google and Apple in the next five years, analysts Ovum and Gartner have predicted.

  • Microsoft releases Windows Phone 8 SDK

    Premium-Inhalt. One day of its next generation mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8, Microsoft has released the SDK (software development kit) that will allow programmers to write applications for the new platform.

  • Kenneth van Wyk: The good and bad of Android and iOS

    Premium-Inhalt. A lot of people ask me which mobile platform is the most secure. They would probably like a definitive answer, but unfortunately, things aren't so black and white. There's plenty of good in the worst platform, and plenty of bad in the best. If you have a few minutes, though, I can tell you the best and worst things about the two market leaders today, Android and iOS. But you might end up feeling like one of those undecided voters who, with less than a week before the election, can't choose between the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates.

  • AEGON signs £170m BPO outsourcing deal with Serco

    Premium-Inhalt. Pensions giant AEGON has signed a £170 million, ten year outsourcing deal with Serco to provide it with a wide range of customer contact and support services.

  • DfE spent £13k on legal advice after FOI for Gove’s private emails

    Premium-Inhalt. The Department for Education (DfE) spent some £12,539.50 on legal advice relating to a freedom of information (FOI) request for data in education secretary Michael Gove's private emails.

  • Electronic trading to aid NY financial markets during Hurricane Sandy

    Premium-Inhalt. New York's financial hub is looking to electronic trading and London to help it through any disruption during Hurricane Sandy, which is due to reach the US east coast today.

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