On November 26, 2020, the eco Association will once again present one of the most prestigious awards in the Internet industry. In six award categories, a jury of experts with representatives from business, science, research or politics have selected the three most promising submissions in each case. An award will be given to an inspiring female specialist and manager in the German Internet industry in times of the Corona crisis.
Whitepapers for eco Members
As the Corona pandemic continues, many countries are now re-imposing different levels of lockdown, forcing many enterprises to continually rethink their whole business model, and moving their offerings online. Many have now upgraded and tested their technology infrastructure at a much faster speed than in normal circumstances. Video conference traffic has more than doubled at many DE-CIX exchanges, and the adoption of digital tools has surged, putting focus also on how enterprises are interconnected. In DE-CIX's white paper, "How interconnection drives the digital transformation of enterprises", you will find a deep dive into this topic of interconnection.
eco invites you to a DNS over HTTPS Policy and Technical Webinar, taking place on 26 November 2020. There's a lot of controversy and confusion when it comes to DNS over HTTPS (DoH). That is why eco produced a discussion paper which comprehensively reviews the policy and technical as well as the business implications of DoH. The results and conclusions shall be presented in the second of two webinars, which will offer technical guidance on DoH.
A collection of tools that companies in the digital industry are temporarily making available free of charge.
Are you also offering a free solution for companies? Please feel free to send us an email:
Finance & Contracts
Fitness & Leisure Time
Smartphone apps are a key component for reining in the Corona pandemic: they can warn us when we are at risk and thus contain the spread of the disease. How can we increase the level of acceptance of these apps so that more people use them? This is a question investigated by Christine Utz at the Ruhr-University Bochum in the NRW Research College SecHuman
With the data volume growing exponentially in these times, network operators in Germany find themselves at a distinct competitive disadvantage, with electricity costs being four times higher than in other European countries. The Alliance for the Strengthening of Digital Infrastructures in Germany therefore calls for the EEG levy for data centers to now be lifted.
Cyber criminals are on a roll at the moment, with many successful phishing attacks being launched via corona-related domains. These criminals are putting companies and health care facilities at risk. The eco Association and the eco member SoSafe offer organizations tips on how to protect themselves against such attacks.
“Remote work is easier than you think, you just need up-to-date technology and the courage to adapt,” says Detlev Artelt, eco topic expert for remote working and author and editor of numerous publications on the topic. Artelt suggests five simple steps to provide practical assistance to SMEs looking at introducing remote work in light of COVID-19.
In a recent online netTALK hosted by eco, Thomas Jarzombek, German Commissioner for the Digital Economy & Start-ups, spoke of how the coronavirus is triggering a “fresh start for digitalization,” and explained why it is particularly important to achieve digital self-determination in times of crisis.
Beyond, of course, the health consequences and the impact on public life, the worldwide spread of COVID-19 means that many people are now staying put at home. This also has an impact on Internet use: With 9.1 Terabit data per second, the Frankfurt Internet exchange DE-CIX set a new world record on 10 March.
Around a third of the German workforce (32.6 percent) say that, in the near future, they will increasingly use videoconferencing communicate with customers and colleagues. Over 20 percent want to use more tools for online project work in teams. Around 10 percent are increasingly opting for digital training and education.