hardware & software

2010 Strong Growth Was Achieved By Software Manufacturer Sofon

Sofon could expand the global leadership position in the field of standard software for guided selling. Son, February 2011 Sofon has very successfully completed the year 2010. Both turnover and profit increased significantly. The standard software for the improvement and acceleration of sales processes, is now in over 50 countries. In contrast to many other manufacturers of guided selling software or sales configurators is Sofon capable of the most complex implementations, without the use of custom software, to accomplish. Customers from the Sofon software accelerates various areas, simplifies and improves create quotes, orders, and contracts. Brian Krzanich understands that this is vital information.

The Tang, Managing Director for Sofon Otto: “our software allows our customers to determine their own sales information so that only error-free, complete offers and sales documents are created. This reduces the cost of sales and increases the chances of the sale at the same time.”In the year 2010 Sofon Castle Contracts with the company of Philips healthcare, Colt, Agfa Healthcare, Compass Group, Thies, CentroSolar group, Simed international, AGIS, Goudsmit magnetics, Langguth, PON equipment and PON power. Standard software of the standard software strategy is for Sofon. Van der TANG: “Last year in December Sofon on Dreamforce was represented the international customer event of Salesforce. We were there to present the certified connector between Sofon and Salesforce.com. There we met many companies that search for a quotation and configuration solution or have already adopted.

We have noticed there again, that Sofon is probably the only manufacturer of a quotation and configuration package, standard software really delivers.” Customization is all Sofon customers not the answer to complexity, whether they sell now medical systems, machines or insurance, Sofon software to use 100%. Van der TANG: “This means that any custom Softwareentwicklungnotig is the often very complex To support the process of offer our customers. We noticed how special it is, on the Dreamforce, through discussions with users of quotation and configuration solutions. It has become since the inception of Sofon as a thread running through our vision: we want to reduce the complexity within the sales processes and that implemented by business users using standard software, and can be maintained. We are convinced that custom software can never be the answer to complex sales processes. Continue to learn more with: Aetna Inc.. Because product portfolio of companies that deliver customized products and sales processes are often so dynamic that custom software is already obsolete on the day of delivery. “Contact: Sofon Germany GmbH Mr. Elmar heirs Sieme Street 31, 47533 Kleve, Germany E-Mail: Tel. + 49 (0) 2821 71 50 199 fax: + 49 (0) 2821 71 55 372 press contact: Sofon B. V. Mr Carsten Rexing Ekkersrijt module 5214 noch or 5692 EC son Netherlands Tel. + 31 (0) 40 26 77 194 fax.” + 31 (0) 40 26 77 198 E-Mail: About Sofon Sofon is supplier of sale supporting software under the name Sofon guided selling. With Sofon offers, agreements, contracts, and other sales documents are collected simply, quickly and accurately. Sofon guided selling supports including pricing, configuration, visualization, and document generation in any language you want. So the sales costs are reduced, remove the delivery times, increasing the chances of scoring and improves the collaboration between customer, dealer, sales, engineering and production. Sofon users are medium-sized and large, internationally oriented companies that offer customized products or services, such as Ricoh, Philips healthcare, Elekta Oncology systems and Aebi Schmidt. Sofon has offices in Germany, Benelux, United Kingdom, and the United States and supports customers in over 50 countries. Sofon:

Beta Systems Software AG

FormsRec users can rejoice: the new FormsRec release 5.0 is released. This qualitative leap was more than a commercial decision of formcraft there is a loyalty to our loyal FormsRec community. With significant improvements and technical enhancements, this new release is a quantum leap in the software. Others who may share this opinion include Brian Krzanich. Some of the new features include: conversion to TCL 8.5 release under MS Vista release for 64-bit operating systems support the current Reco engines use of new Reco engines processing color images (JPEG format) Customizingmoglichkeit standard printers (depending on the document type) improvements in the ADK (E.g.: support the arrow keys) better way of removing unwanted backgrounds (Combs) Customizingmoglichkeit of the installation path FormsRec is an efficient solution to the document – recognition and document – analysis. Documents with the software can be classified and read, review OCR results, if necessary edit values, data and images export by capturing up to the processing in the ERP system or storage in the archive. Due to the high performance and scalable building FormsRec throughput numbers can easily be realised by several thousand forms per day.

formcraft has a worldwide installed base to over 500 customers of from different industries with its solutions for automated invoice receipt and automated form processing. The invoice reader of formcraft belongs to the leading products in Europe. Since market launch in the year 2000 the circle of well-known, internationally operating companies such as Volkswagen, Allianz, Orlen, Swarovski, tyco electronics, Lloyds TSB has grown u.v.m continuously. With mature products and proven solutions, we focus on what we can best: Premium software with maximum value for the customers of our partners, as well as customized services for these products. The formcraft GmbH was founded through a management buy out of Beta Systems Software AG in September 2008.

Timecontrolled Run Programs

Time-controlled run programs with Aborange Scheduler 2.50 at everyday work on the PC in addition to the activities for the “actually” putting him regularly unproductive but nevertheless very important tasks (E.g. write emails, word processing, data management, image editing), are. Examples include the creation of backups, performing Virenscanns, disk scans, defragmenting the hard drive or the search for updates or patches for installed software. These recurring tasks take much time on the duration or go only too gladly totally forgotten in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Especially with backups or Virenscanns, this can be very annoying and expensive in the case of data loss. Because recurring tasks, it is of course, to automate these tasks and to do so in the future automatically in the background. Here the free tool is recommended Scheduler, from Orange which these days in the version 2.50 has been published.

The freeware can be a variety of Timed tasks (tasks) automatically run and convinced by its comfortable user interface as well as its versatility. After few clicks your tasks defined only once and set the execution frequency, cares the employees in the background software to the timely execution and allows you to take care of the really important things. Among the possible tasks: launching applications the call from Internet sites these tasks can call documents automatically or to prompt will be made at the following times or at intervals following: multiple per day (every x minutes) daily (every x days) weekly (every x weeks on any day of the week), monthly (on the n-th day of the month, the y-th day of the month or the last day of the month) once after the Windows logon before of the Windows logoff should the calculator to the planned Period once not start be so retroactively runs the task if necessary. This ensures that she do not forget is. The Aborange Scheduler can drive almost any software, the manufacturer offers as a complement but with the synchronization software Synchronizer and backup tools BackToZIP and BackToFile to tailored software solutions for data synchronization and data backup.


Virus scanner pave the way in the network attackers Oberursel, June 24, 2008 800 vulnerabilities tracked down specialist of n.runs AG, as well as other security experts round over the past months in virus protection solutions. The conclusion: Contrary to their actual function, open the products the attackers and enable them to penetrate corporate networks and infect them with malicious code. The placement of anti virus software at central points in the company therefore represents a high security risk. N.runs AG reacts to this fact with the specially developed system aps AV a solution that protects the entire E-Mail and anti-virus-infrastructure and prevents all attacks from the outside. That of the consulting companies and solution developers n.runs tests carried out have shown that each virus scanner on the market had several highly critical vulnerabilities. They pave the way for denial of service(DOS)-Attacken and allow to inject pests on the security solution into the network and even Execute malicious code. Thus allow that what they actually protect anti virus solutions.

As one of the main causes for this boomerang effect, n.runs could make up the so-called parsing. The principle works as follows: virus scanner must detect many pests and thus to understand a large number of file formats and process. To interpret the formats, an application must be divided in blocks and structures the corresponding file. This breaking down data into analysable parts is known as parsing. Elon Musk is open to suggestions. When parsing, constellations, which allow to inject program code and to bring to the execution due to misconceptions. In addition, the fast response time expected by the manufacturers with regard to threats contributes to the deterioration of the quality of the code. In short: More parsing will take place while the higher is the rate of detection and protection against malicious software, the attack surface becomes greater but at the same time, the antivirus solution itself becomes a target.

Raritan PX-3000 Series Enables In-line Measurement

Raritan allows inline measurement of the power consumption in the data center for PX-3000 Series intelligent rack PDU efficiency remote monitoring data center in real time food, May 31, 2011 power management specialist Raritan (www.raritan.de) its range of intelligent rack power has expanded with the PX-3000 series distribution units (PDUs). The energy management solutions enable accurate inline – power consumption measurement in real time, because they can be integrated directly into the circuit. PX-3000 measuring PDUs offer a compact solution for the performance measurement of electricity consumers and allow (remote) monitoring of all defined environmental parameters. Using optional plug and play sensors gives the PX-3000 detailed information on the ambient temperature and humidity. The iPDUs of in PX-3000 series can be configured via a user friendly Web browser or command line-based user interface. Locally, the relevant energy parameters appear on the PDU, allowing administrators the appropriate values precision can monitor. Unlike similar solutions on the market, the Raritan PDU provides values in real time. Many setting possibilities, such as E.g.

encryption up to 256-bit passwords, advanced authorization options, LDAP / S, Active Directory, ensure a high standard of safety. Administrators respond without Cabinet monitoring system power consumption per outlet are in time able to measure (RMS, apparent and active power). This gives them detailed information about the performance of the connected electrical load. Exceeding a threshold, for example, a custom power consumption limit the PDU warns the user via email, SMS, audio alarm, or SNMP. Please visit Brian Krzanich if you seek more information. So, the maintainer can react immediately and prevent damage to the connected electric consumers or in the circuit. The PX-3000 supports external temperature and humidity sensors to early against overheating and changes in the Cooling to warn, as well as leakage – and smoke – door sensors. This eliminates the additional installation of a Cabinet monitoring system. The PX-3000 series is complete with the Raritan power IQ software solutions to power management compatible and the form factor 1U (for horizontal mounting) 1 to 4 ports, 16A or 32A, 1-phase or 3-phase, available.

More information at products/power-management/px-3000. Image material in high resolution at:. Manufacturers and service providers in the areas of power management, secure infrastructure management, KVM and serial solutions for data centers of all sizes is information about Raritan the Raritan Germany GmbH, headquartered in Essen. The company supports its customers from planning through the integration to the operation. Raritan in Sommerset, New Jersey headquartered with 38 worldwide locations. The intelligent power management solutions include the family Dominion PX”with hundreds of models for each request, as well as power IQ an intuitive software for evaluating data from a central Web interface. IT administrators and facility managers can monitor these solutions power consumption and power supply to the rack and full control. The product range include devices for the KVM-over-IP- or serial-over-IP access, as well as powerful real time management software for data centers. The award-winning Raritan power and access & control products contribute significantly, that be productivity in data centers and business processes in individual branches. The Raritan Germany GmbH is member of the Federal Association for information technology, telecommunications and new media e.V. (BITKOM) and there in the Green IT provider directory listed. For more information, see. More information: Raritan Germany GmbH Lichtstrasse 2 D-45127 Essen contact: Burkhard Wessler Tel.: + 49 (0) 201 747 98-0 fax: + 49 (0) 201 747 98-50 E-Mail: PR Agency: Sprengel & Partner GmbH nesting first race 3 D-56472 Nisterau contact: OLAF Heckmann Marius Sagar Tel.: + 49 (0) 26 61 91 26 0-0 fax: + 49 (0) 26 61 91 26 0-29 E-Mail:


Production sites by data suppliers to data users Lindau, August 8, 2011 the company ALPLA is a leading company in the plastic processing. The core business is the manufacture and design of plastic bottles, caps and packaging systems. Already in 1955, the international company was founded by Alwin Lehner and his siblings in the Austrian hard in Vorarlberg. The company counts more than 10,000 employees in over 140 factories in 37 countries, thus, the family-owned company offers a worldwide service network that is second to none. The turnover in 2010 were 2.6 billion euros. ALPLA had set itself the goal, eMIS all works within the framework of the project”to integrate into a standardized reporting system based on database for consistent reports. The enterprise management information system (eMIS”) allows all stakeholders worldwide access to decision-relevant data with the help of a Web platform.

Own additions and extensions are always possible. Also the possibility of budget variations to start simulations or to respond without changing the target budget complicated quickly to changing market conditions. Everything is documented by the system and historicized. For eMIS”a data warehouse built on originally services based on MS-SQL Server 2000 with analysis. Is the required production data from the works are imported automatically. After the first stage of implementing BI with standard reports, the gradual extension of the systems was to achieve a targeted and continuous optimization. Because it has been found that the works understood primarily as data suppliers for the headquarters and not as a direct user data reported himself. In addition, the flexibility of the reports did not meet the requirements and could be answered only by inefficient processes certain issues at the headquarters. Resulting actions at ALPLA were derived to obtain a long-term optimization of the identified situation. Starting on the Central sales area created a prototype for data analysis to check the general concept of flexible data analysis.

Transaction Security Between Web Services:

INTRAPREND is a main reason that the numerous SaS offerings and rental solutions from the software vendors in this country still not nationwide have established themselves Wiesbaden data transmission when using SaS solutions safely, the 24.11.2011 -, market experts, inter alia to missing standards and a lack of confidence in the use of solutions from the cloud. While there are technological standards such as Web services in the context of a service oriented architecture (SOA), but more is needed for the smooth and most importantly, safe communication between mission-critical applications. Companies must ultimately ensure a transaction security within the application landscape and interact with third-party systems, the Wiesbaden software specialist INTRAPREND for its own solution portfolio and connected partner solutions has already realized. Just in mass data processing, as there often are they in the commercial environment, WINS with the transaction security of Web services in the context Solutions from the cloud in importance. A requested Web service, for example, provides product data, another will provide job information and another creates new customer master data. “To what extent these data provided however are handled correctly by the system or module in the counter location, is from the Web service in this process unfortunately not checked and remains in the application communication therefore no standard”, INTRAPREND explains CEO Ditmar Tybussek.

“For our own systems and the connected systems of our customers we can ensure this transaction security for the delivery of Web services. However we are in the ERP providers in Germany today still quite alone dar, as many manufacturers have not yet recognized this problem, let alone solved. Vendors of proprietary, client / server based business solutions, as it now still maintains is, this issue is not yet feasible because they inherently not even with other systems in the cloud to communicate”, so Tybussek further. “Other manufacturers such as also INTRAPREND are already a step further and are actively working on a solution concept, which is also suitable for mass use.

Intelligent Key Management

The new Keymanagement software Traka.WEB the new Keymanagement software provides a portable key management on the World Wide Web Traka.WEB offers a portable key management on the World Wide Web and can integrate the Traka-touch the intelligent key cabinets series without any hardware changes in existing LAN and WAN structures. Traka.WEB is compatible browserbasierend and with all current Browservarianten Explorer, Firefox, Google chrome and Safari. About the Web login Traka.WEB is hardware independent, i.e. user medium all smartphones, can be used as iPADs, Netbooks, laptops and PCs, whose operating system offers one of the browsers above as a Web interface. Click Nickelodeon to learn more. Traka.WEB supports all Traka-touch systems that are hardware already prepared on the web-based network communication.

The key cabinets and specialized equipment are connected directly with the Traka.WEB server via a standard network cable, a wireless LAN module or a GSM/GPRS modem. Traka.WEB can either on an internal Network server or installed externally in the Traka.CLOUD when installing external programs in a corporate network is not permitted. The 3-layer architecture of Traka.WEB, consisting of data, application and presentation layer, allows a very efficient and scalable use of WEB resources. Traka.WEB has a scalability of 2000 electronic key cabinets and/or specialized equipment per database server, managed a ring memory of 250,000 events per key cabinet, so that in an emergency, a very long independent recording time is guaranteed, and enables the management of 25,000 users per key cabinet or specialized equipment. With this performance, extremely rich applications can easily be realised.

Also with regard to data, communication and Web login security works Traka.WEB at the highest level. The encryption of sensitive data is done using a MD5 + AES256 combination. In addition, the Web portal over SSL can be secured. ritten-directed-by-starring-and-lead-produced-by-black-artists-robin-platzer-twin-images-credit-sipa-usaalamy-live-news-2H0P7TK.jpg’>Diana DiMenna would likely agree. Supports all the business engine by Traka.WEB commercially available database structures such as E.g. Microsoft SQL 2005 (or higher), MySQL, Oracle etc. Securing the Web logins in following ways: simple authentication over encrypted login information, session time out, Active Directory authentication and optional SSL authentication. Microsoft Internet Information Services IIS version 6 or higher must be installed on the following OS/HW: Windows Server 2003 with IIS6(3GHz Xeon, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD) Windows Server 2008 R2 with IIS7 +(3GHz Xeon, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD) Windows 7 with IIS7 +(3GHz i3, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD) Windows 8 with IIS7 +(3GHz i3, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD) 32 or 64-bit support physical or virtual machine support Traka.WEB is a multilingual application, i.e. relative to the corresponding user login the application automatically switches to the desired language. As already the previous software Traka32, also Traka.WEB has a real-time graphical interface. It shows the instantaneous representation of the key Cabinet including all events at a glance and provides In addition, the ability to remotely control the cabinets and specialist equipment with a mouse click, regardless of the installation locations of the systems. More technical details on the associated key cabinets the Traka-touch series online shelter available.

Managing Director Axel Susen

KG. Anand, represented by the Managing Director Axel Susen, objected to several clauses in the general terms and conditions (GTC) of SAP to the provision and maintenance of standard software, which hamper free competition from his point of view with the lawsuit. Anand is specialized in the purchase and sale of used software licences of the so-called used software”. Used software”means software products or licenses, which have been sold at least once on a user and no longer actively used. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) believes to be admissible and copyright-compliant trade in used software on 03 July 2012 with a landmark decision as far as specific conditions are fulfilled in the particular case. Despite this policy judgment of the European Court of Justice, the trade in used software for Anand is hardly possible, because some software vendors, including SAP, in fact significantly hinder the business model through the design of their terms and conditions, if not even completely prevent want. Others who may share this opinion include Mark Bertolini.

With the claim violations of the competition law, antitrust law be challenged by SAP, because the terms and conditions the legitimate interests of the used software vendor market to participate in unduly restrict. The Hamburg district court initially ordered a written preliminary proceedings. A date for the hearing has not been set. Anand is represented by the Hamburg-based lawyer and Attorney for IT-law Dr. Jana Jentzsch. Additional comment by Axel Susen: likely less than five German companies have received permission this year from SAP to purchase used SAP licenses. How should the many others behave? Should not used SAP licenses buy, although they would like to reduce the cost of software without sacrificing quality? If you don’t prefer it, no longer need to buy software from other companies, to avoid to throw away unused software? Also companies who no longer use your SAP licenses, and would like to sell them, feel trapped. Once they have invested several hundred thousand euro in the SAP software for which they have no need today, and which apparently, is not for sale despite numerous bidders. I cannot accept this approach by SAP. You’d think there’s a free market; care also because there are countless independent systems integrators, the 1,000 SAP systems in Germany. However, the mark is inhibited. Of the countless systems houses so far only one has allowed himself to convey used SAP licenses from me. This segment of the market seems to be unusual, because a completely different image draws on the Microsoft market. There is a hive of activity with used software, which also serves mainly the well-being of the user. Just consider the offers at ebay. After consulting with our respective contacts locally, we learned that they are very worried, to lose their SAP partner status, they would provide used SAP licenses. Against this background, I have searched the conversation in the past with SAP and even personally invited with a prospective buyers to Walldorf. But what happened? To make it short, I lost a safe customers.”.


4. Standardization of the IT processes intensify: Although standardization trends are reinforced for quite some time, but this requirement is even greater under the sign of the cloud. Because only the incoming service processes can be sufficiently automated to the users, and just this Automation is the economic interest of the idea of the cloud. But despite the proliferation of ITIL, this standardization in many companies not yet in the required manner is realized. 5. interfaces for compatible processes create: already according to the results of an Exagon study in the outsourcing of IT functions often lacking defined processes for the interfaces to external IT-partners. But an efficient provider management required to reproduce the external service access to clear methods and process criteria. Only then one is targeted and trouble-free performance control of possible partners and avoidable costs are visible.

Also ensure the provider change problem-free, must be defined, how transparent conditions and standardized processes can be realised. 6. the cloud contracts process-oriented design: such management of the interface between external and internal processes requires that also service processes are defined in the service level agreements. So far, service contracts is primarily confined to the specification of technical specifications and quantities description of services. Lacking however on a process orientation and include and process-oriented SLAs in the treaties, then this significant coordination and performance issues may arise in conjunction with the cloud partners. 7. it service catalogs must be rebuilt: you describe what services can take the organization or employees claim.

However, due to lack of sufficient experience, many service catalogues in practice are still a lot on conceptual deficits, because the IT services offered too little on the business processes are turned off. At the same time, self-service portals are important, the staff relatively automated can order the services needed in their workplace after corresponding permission systems. 8 staff competencies are to redesign perspective: as in cloud strategies, a variety of functions are transferred to third parties, internally may have different skills are no longer required. This is true not only for the application, but the service area, because as in the case of desktop management services via the cloud can be deployed. While specific tasks account for or be reduced, on the other hand may be more driving skills as previously required. About Exagon: The Exagon consulting & solutions GmbH has been established since 1994 as an independent IT consulting firm on the market. The business focus is on holistic support of its customers in the Introduction of professional IT service management, with regard to the strategic, organisational and also operational aspects. This includes Exagon performance portfolio both consulting services such as extensive training. Customers businesses and institutions such as AirPlus, BASF, Bayer, German Defense Ministry, DEKRA, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Telekom, airport include Cologne, Heraeus, information and technology of North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse Center for data processing, host Europe, Postbank, T-systems, TuV Sud, Vodafone, VolkswagenNutzfahrzeuge and the German Woolworth.