"Powering and Greening IT": dotmagazine April 2017

“Powering and Greening IT”: The latest issue of eco's English-language e-magazine, dotmagazine, is now online. How compatible and complementary are the needs to ensure a stable supply to meet IT’s ever growing demand for energy and to find a sustainable and environmentally-friendly approach to energy usage? The April issue of dotmagazine explores the relationship between energy and IT.

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Harald Summa

„More entrepreneurial courage is needed“

Despite the positive prevailing mood, digitalization has been slow to take hold in Germany. And added to this, sceptics suggest it will result in the loss of jobs. But this scepticism is based on a limited awareness, according to eco CEO Harald A. Summa. In this interview he explains this and the chances that digitalization brings with it. Continue reading

Survey by eco and YouGov: Digitalization Strengthens German Economy

  • 68 percent of Germans believe in the positive economic impact of digitalization
  • German companies benefit from the Internet of Things in international competition
  • Companies in Germany must adapt completely to digitalization, according to survey participants

The mega-trend digitalization has a positive impact on our economy – this is the belief of the majority of Germans. 68 percent think that digitalization results in economic growth in Germany. This is the finding of a representative survey by eco – Association of the Internet Industry and the international market research institute YouGov. Continue reading

eco Association and CSA: Manifest for Serious E-Mail Marketing

  • 36 companies sign international commitment for serious mass mailings

  • Best practices for authentic senders and forgery-proof e-mails

  • Recipients get, as a result, serious e-mails that they are more likely to open

36 companies involved in professional e-mail marketing have committed themselves to high standards in the sending of bulk mail: Signatories to the “Manifest for Serious E-Mail-Marketing” agreed to an international declaration that defines the specific requirements for the sending of newsletters and advertising e-mails. The manifest, developed by the CSA (Certified Senders Alliance) and eco – Association of the Internet Industry, includes the legal foundations and technical quality standards for bulk mailings to several thousand receivers. “With the quite specific measures that we have defined, companies place emphasis on trustworthy customer communication by e-mail,” according to Dr. Torsten Schwarz, Leader of the Competence Group Online-Marketing in the eco Association. “As a result, bulk mail and newsletters are much more likely to reach the recipient.” Continue reading

Botfrei Becomes Partner of Project

The eco service has become a partner of the international project

The international initiative in the fight against ransomware,, was established last year by the Dutch police, Europol, Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab. Further partners include numerous authorities, IT security institutions and many companies from the IT security sector. In total, partners from more than 22 countries are participating in the project, and with the recent addition of German, the website is now available in 14 languages. Continue reading