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eco: Digitalization to Strengthen Human Resources in 2017

  • Companies will be able to attract new talent and make space for HR core competencies in 2017, with digital processes, cloud solutions, and automation.
  • HR analytics make HR managers transparent partners for senior management
  • IT security and data protection are prerequisites for Work 4.0

Human Resources will benefit in 2017 from the digitalization of work at all levels and in all processes: “In the Working World 4.0, those responsible will be able to represent HR processes more digitally, and make then more analyzable and measurable,” says Lucia Falkenberg, HR Manager and Leader of the Competence Group New Work in eco – Association of the Internet Industry. HR departments can, on the basis of existing data, forecast developments increasingly well. This will help to reduce costs of absences and staff turnover, and increase the productivity and motivation of teams. “In 2017, valuable information from HR analytics will strengthen the positioning of the personnel department as a partner for senior management” – of this, Lucia Falkenberg is certain. Continue reading

eco – A Look Back at 2016: Internet Skepticism Dominates Digital Policy

The five most important digital policy developments in 2016

Fake news, hate speech, social bots, cyber attacks, and yet again Big Data – these are only a few of the key words that shaped the public awareness of network policy debates in 2016. But what was actually achieved in 2016 in Internet and digital policy? eco – Association of the Internet Industry takes a look back at the five most important digital policy developments and decisions of the last twelve months. Overall, this results in an ambivalent picture made up of restrictive approaches in the area of cyber security and forward-looking initiatives, for example in the areas of digital education and Work 4.0. Continue reading

Call for contributions: dotmagazine - IT & Energy

dotmagazine – eco's new monthly English-language in-depth magazine on Internet-related topics

Call for contributions from eco member companies and specialists on the topics IT & Energy, Connectivity, Blockchain, Fintech & E-Commerce

The eco International team is preparing for the launch of its new monthly in-depth magazine on Internet-related topics. We are looking for submissions from eco members who are experts in their field for the following three issues:

  • April 2017: IT & Energy

  • May 2017: Connectivity; Terrestrial, Submarine & Satellite Networks

  • June 2017: Blockchain, Fintech & E-Commerce

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