Bridging the gap and making donations more effective – that’s what Leoni Rossberg has set herself as her goal with the non-profit organisation Groundbreaker. In an eco interview, she talks about the willingness to donate in the tech industry and about better access to (digital) education in the Global South.
On 7 and 8 September 2022, some of the leading minds behind Gaia-X will meet in Berlin for GXFS Connect 2022 First implementation phase of Gaia-X Federation Services (GXFS) nearing completion Gaia-X use cases from Industry 4.0, mobility or health will be presented Leading minds behind Gaia-X will discuss which...
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Many SMEs put their own cybersecurity at risk with their lack of knowledge, which leads to more successful ransomware attacks. Unfortunately, IT security will probably have to be reinforced in the future by companies, says Gökhan Kurtbay in an interview with eco.
Registries, registrars and hosting providers joined forces in the topDNS initiative at the beginning of 2022. Since then, the stable, reliable and secure operation of the DNS (Domain Name System) has been their common goal. It has been about half a year, so the eco Association as initiator and the initiative members are taking a moment to review what has happened in the first few months.
eco’s Managing Director Alexander Rabe: “Digital skills are an essential success factor for Germany as a digital location”. eco survey shows: Around 46 per cent of respondents support the promotion of digital skills from primary school onwards.
The use of digital identities is growing by around 20 to 30 per cent annually. A joint study by eco and techconsult shows potentials and obstacles in the use of digital identities.
According to the eco survey, 81.6 per cent of all parents surveyed restrict the circle of recipients when they share photos via messenger services. Only 8.8 per cent use smileys to cover their child’s face.
Heating via the Internet – the utilisation of waste heat from data centres makes it possible. If the heat generated by data centres was used on a consistent basis, large cities in Germany could be heated in a CO2-neutral capacity in the long term.
More and more services are shifting from the analogue to the digital world. In order for users to be able to use online services with confidence, regardless of whether they are provided by public or private providers, a secure and Europe-wide standardised solution for authentication is needed,
Commenting on the German federal government’s new start-up strategy, eco’s Managing Director Alexander Rabe has the following to say: “The plans (...) for start-up funding appropriately address two essential factors: (...) more women in IT professions, and more IT competence in Germany through mandatory ICT education from secondary school level upwards."
After being elected as one of three Co-Chairs of the Organization Member Advisory Council (OMAC) of the Internet Society in 2020, Harald A. Summa, eco and DE-CIX's CEO, has been reelected for a 24-month term as Chairperson.
Only 25.2 per cent of Germans back up mobile phone holiday photos in the cloud Most users do not have a display lock set up and Only one third (33.2 per cent) back up smartphone data Most travellers always have their smartphones with them – at home and abroad. Many still share photos and videos from the beach...
In the legal dispute between SpaceNet AG and the Federal Republic of Germany, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) will decide on 20 September, whether the German regulations on data retention are compatible with EU law
Self-descriptions are important sources of information in the Gaia-X ecosystem. The machine-readable descriptions of the service offerings, users and service providers strengthen the trust of the participants in each other. A white paper and an online generator now facilitate the creation of self-descriptions. Innovation...
Gaia-X had an exhibition space from 30 May 30 to 2 June 2022 at Hannover Messe, the world’s largest industrial trade fair, which attracted more than 75,000 visitors with 2,500 exhibits and over 8,000 products and solutions. During the fair, GXFS presented a first portal preview with Self Sovereign Identity (SSI) login, based on wallet technology.
Ahead of the parliamentary summer recess, drafts of several network policy strategy papers became public last week. These include the long-awaited gigabit strategy from the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV), which is expected to be approved by the cabinet next Wednesday, as well as the draft of a new digital strategy, which is expected at the cabinet meeting on 30 or 31 August.
primion Technology GmbH is a specialist and solution provider for integrated access control systems, digital time recording, intrusion detection systems and security technology. In addition to a strong presence in the German market, the primion group is also successful with its subsidiaries in Belgium, Spain and France, as well as in the DACH region and in Eastern Europe through partners.
The Digital Services Act offers the opportunity to bring the horizontal legal framework into line with the technological development leaps which have taken place over the last 20 years and thus to replace the e-Commerce Directive, which no longer did full justice to the realities of digital communication.
Awareness of data protection is growing, but by no means everyone is focusing on IT security and data protection in line with the GDPR, says LeitzCloud CEO Valentijn Koppenall. In an interview with eco Association, he gives tips for secure technologies that are accessible to customers
eco’s Managing Director Alexander Rabe is a new member of the jury for the Berlin Brandenburg Innovation Award. The members of the jury represent a cross-section of the innovation landscape as well as the five clusters of the capital region.
eco – Association of the Internet Industry & ICANN – Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers invite you to a joint ICANN74 Readout to summarise and discuss selected topics from the Hybrid Policy Forum in The Hague. Speakers from different constituencies of the ICANN community will provide an overview of...
The roll-out of digital infrastructures and renewable energies are fundamental prerequisites for reducing CO2 in the future with the help of digitalisation. This is illustrated not only by the hybrid event of the eco Alliance in Berlin but also by a survey by the DE-CIX Internet Exchange.
Another step towards the Digital Services Act (DSA) has been taken: Following the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the EU Member States (COREPER), the Parliament’s Internal Market Committee (IMCO) has now also endorsed the DSA.