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eco and YouGov: Small and Medium-Sized German Companies Believe in Blockchain

  • Blockchain is beginning to become established – this is the view of 44 percent of SMEs in Germany, according to a YouGov survey

  • Nine percent of companies surveyed are planning specific use of blockchain

Blockchain is becoming established for specific use cases and sectors – this is the view of 44 percent of representatives of German small and medium-sized businesses, according to a survey carried out by international market research and consulting institute YouGov. Nine percent of the companies surveyed are already planning specific uses of blockchain. 17 percent of those questioned are at least considering using it in their companies. Continue reading

eco on Germany’s Application for the Organization of the Internet Governance Forum 2019

“There is evident engagement on the part of the the German federal government with regard to an international exchange on network policy issues – also beyond the end of the current legislative term – which clearly shows the international political status of a debate concerning freedom and openness in the Internet. The question of the administration of the Internet – ‘who may govern the Internet, and how?’ – is an important aspect of the federal government’s Digital Agenda and must therefore be further accelerated in the next legislative term 2017-2021, so that we can co-shape international network policy. The Internet is global and effortlessly crosses all borders: national regulatory unilateral action must therefore in future belong to the past“, says Michael Rotert, Chairman of the Board at eco. Continue reading

Surfing Safely under the Palms: Botfrei Gives Six Tips on Holidaying with the Smartphone

  • Enjoy untroubled holidays with secure smartphones: Botfrei gives holiday-makers six tips to take on your trip

  • EU Roaming available since 15 June: A free and safer alternative when travelling abroad within the EU instead of using potentially insecure Wi-Fi networks

Free Wi-Fi networks are very popular when travelling: Many travelers still want to be able to send selfies home on WhatsApp or Facebook, even when they’re abroad. But free Wi-Fi in hotels or cafés harbor great risks, as Peter Meyer, Leader of the Anti-Botnet Advisory Center Botfree at eco – Association of the Internet Industry, knows. “Criminals can try to steal the personal details of users or distribute malware on insufficiently secure Wi-Fi networks.” It is not possible to trace who has access to a router and can add or change settings. Continue reading

What Jobs Will We Be Doing in 2035?

  • Two thirds of the jobs our children will have don’t exist yet

  • Digitalization is transforming many job descriptions

  • Lifelong learning is basic requirement for professional success

The demands made of workers are changing faster than ever with the digitalization of our world of work. “We find ourselves in the midst of a digital structural transformation, which completely interconnects production processes. This means that the world of work is changing permanently, and faster and faster,” says Lucia Falkenberg, Personnel Manager and Leader of the Competence Group New Work in eco – Association of the Internet Industry. “Alongside IT knowledge, we especially need key human qualities like creativity, empathy and non-linear thinking for the Industrial Revolution 4.0.” Continue reading

Companies Must React to Data Growth Strategically

All communication services from one single source and via one single port – a practical solution to the growing data volume thanks to Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0. Alexander Frese from ITENOS explains.

The volume of digital data generated worldwide is growing steadily. According to Statista, it amounted to 179 trillion gigabytes in 2016. And the data volume transmitted via telecommunication networks shows similar growth figures: According to a report of the Federal Network Agency of Germany, it reached some 22.5 billion gigabytes in 2016. The reasons for this evolution are diverse.

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HPC – Tackling Problems that are Just Not Solvable by Physical Methods

Testing, modelling, simulations – innovations in fields as disparate as blood circulation and aviation depend on high-powered computing applications to crunch the numbers and analyze the vast quantities of data produced in the development of new and better products.

Andy Long from Hydro66 talked to dotmagazine’s Judith Ellis about the exciting applications of high performance computing (HPC), data center requirements for HPC, and abundant green power.

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