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Green Surfing on the World Wide Web

December 5th, 2022 | by
Hand holding symbolic green World Wide Web globe


Google is probably the most popular search engine in the world.

Since 2004, the verb “to google” has even been in the German Duden dictionary. This is of course because Google is the big player in the search engine business. In 2022, Google became one of the most valuable companies in the world with a brand value of around 819.6 billion US dollars (source:

But there are green alternatives that we can set up as our default search engine – after all, every query consumes electricity and increases our CO₂ footprint.


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Computer Security Day: 5 Simple Tips to Improve IT Security

November 30th, 2022 | by
IT security symbols: cloud, magnifying glass, fingerprint, keyhole, email, cryptographic key

Source: Own Illustration

For most people, life without the Internet has long been unimaginable. Whether at home, at work or anywhere along the way – information technology is simply everywhere. However, its ubiquity also raises the question of its security. A question that experts already asked themselves back when the Internet had only just begun to develop. Since 1988, November 30 has been dedicated to IT security in many countries. The aim of this event is to raise general awareness of IT security and to educate users on the subject. To mark the occasion, we have compiled five very simple tips for more IT security in everyday life.


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The IT Center Picture Puzzle: Department of Process Management and Digitalization Learning & Teaching

November 23rd, 2022 | by
Interview photo with department head Christoph Becker and Bernd Decker from the Process Management and Digitalization Learning & Teaching (PDSL) department

Source: Own illustration


With our last picture puzzle for this year, we introduce you to yet another department of the IT Center. On our social media channels, we called for guesswork and searched for a certain word to go with the four pictures, which stands for the department Process Management and Digitalization Learning & Teaching (PDSL). Well, which of you came up with the solution word “digitalization“? You can get more exciting insights into the PDSL department in the interview.

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Protecting the Climate From Your Desk

November 16th, 2022 | by

Laptop with many flying letters


At first glance, e-mail seems to be an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional letters: You don’t need paper and the letter doesn’t have to travel halfway around the world to the recipient by car, ship or plane. However, e-mails also cause greenhouse gas emissions in a completely different way – probably more than you think.

In today’s article, we explain why e-mails are also harmful to the environment to a certain extent. With our tips, we are sure you will be able to adopt a more ecological approach to digital communication and make a joint contribution to climate protection.

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Blogging Day 2022

November 14th, 2022 | by
Fusion of the home pages of the IT Center Blog and FDM-Blog

Source: Own Illustration


November 13, 2022 was the Day of Blogging. A blog is a great way to encourage exchange and interaction and, of course, to share information and news. It’s not for nothing that our blogs are part of our social media presence. In celebration of yesterday’s day, we prepared a few facts about our blogs:


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Carnival, Fastnacht, Fasching – Time to be Jeck Again!

November 11th, 2022 | by
Colorful confetti on wooden floor

Source: Freepik


After two years of not being able to celebrate the so-called fifth season as tradition dictates, there is reason to breathe a sigh of relief on November 11 this year: the start of the carnival season is largely back to “normal”. As every year, it will be initiated at 11:11am – that is, at this very moment. But why on this date and why at this time? Let’s take a closer look at this together.



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The Story of the Bug

November 9th, 2022 | by
Code lines „Failed to load resource“


The download does not work? Probably a bug.

The lights of the WLAN router flash wildly in all possible colors? Could be a bug.

The software only throws error messages? A bug, for sure.

The term “bug” has long since crept into everyday life. Most people know it from working with electronic devices.


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Green IT – Achieving Greater Sustainability in the Office

November 7th, 2022 | by
Half page leaf with illustration of a platine

Source: Own illustration

For a long time now, digitalization has reached all areas of our daily lives. Digital technologies play a central role in our everyday lives and are constantly evolving at a rapid pace. The development of increasingly innovative technologies is opening up completely new opportunities and possibilities from a technical, economic and social point of view. But digitization is not all positive. All involved stakeholders should always remain aware of the impact it has on the environment and society. Read the rest of this entry »

Company Trip 2022 – Finally In Person Again!

November 4th, 2022 | by
Model representation of energy supply today and tomorrow

Source: Own illustration

What was still hopeful last time became reality: After a digital company event in 2020, we were finally able to get together in person again this year. Despite the bad weather that had been announced, around 140 IT Center colleagues took part in the company trip. So much commitment was rewarded by the weather of Aachen – it improved hourly. The meeting point was at Kopernikusstraße 6 on October 21 at 9 am. Divided into eight groups, we took part in the following seven guided tours for one hour starting at 10 am: Read the rest of this entry »

#ITbites – Part 3

October 5th, 2022 | by
Logo #ITbites

Quelle: Eigene Darstellung

In the third quarter, we once again provided you with all kinds of shortcuts, tutorials, tips and tricks from the IT sector on our social media channels Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #ITbites.

To make sure you don’t miss anything if you don’t have either social media account, we’ll summarize the #ITbites from Q3 2022 for you here on the blog.

Missed the lifehacks from the first two quarters? No problem, then feel free to check out our latest posts.

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