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Imagine Tomorrow: NHR4CES at ISC 2023

June 5th, 2023 | by
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Source: ISC

It’s been a pleasure being at ISC High Performance 2023 in Hamburg, Germany! This year, we and the other seven NHR centers were part of the NHR Alliance booth. The NHR Alliance was one of 158 exhibitors, with 147 exhibiting onsite. 3.015 participants attended this year’s ISC, setting a new post-pandemic record. ISC 2024 will be held May 12-17 in Hamburg, Germany.

In addition to the booth, we contributed tutorials, paper presentations and our so-called Sofa Talks. We established the Sofa Talks at ISC last year and continued these talks this year. We invited guests to discuss relevant topics with them in a relaxed, personal atmosphere in our Sofa Corner.

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Multifactor Authentication in IdM Selfservice

May 31st, 2023 | by

IT security is a major and important topic at RWTH Aachen University and the IT Center.

Data protection title with a big blue digital lock on a dark blue background.

Source: Freepik

Already in 2021, it was reported that the introduction of multifactor authentication (Mfa) would provide systems with greater security against unauthorized access.

In order to offer the Mfa protection to further services the IdM Selfservice is now equipped with the so-called “Mfa Tokenmanager”.

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ADAM – Active Directory Campaign

May 15th, 2023 | by

The “Managed Service Active Directory” service has been officially discontinued by the end of 2023.

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There were several reasons for discontinuing this managed service. Among other things, the additional costs for the users, the high administrative maintenance effort and the insufficient scalability contributed to this decision.

Howevery, the IT Center of RWTH Aachen University already offers its facilities a far more advantageous alternative: the Active Directory for Workplace Management (ADAM for short).
After a three year project and pilot phase, during which the web interface and a security concept were designed, the managed service has now been introduced.

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MATSE Trainee Wins 2nd Place at GermEval Contest

May 12th, 2023 | by
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Source: Own illustration

Trainees bring a breath of fresh air to companies and often surprise with remarkable achievements. A notable example is Patrick Gustav Blaneck, a former MATSE trainee at the IT Center, who won the second place at the GermEval 2022 contest.

We as an employer think that it’s important to recognize and highlight the achievements of our employees. For that reason, we spoke with Patrick about his work, the experience he gained along the way, and his plans for the future.

 

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Company Excursion 2023 in Landgraaf

May 10th, 2023 | by
Inscription "IT CENTER BETRIEBSAUSFLUG 2023" in front of tulip field

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After a long break last fall, the IT Center employees were once again able to take part in a company excursion in 2022. Once again this year, we were looking forward to a day full of fun excursions.

The meeting point was the IT Center at 8:45 am. A bus was available to take the participants to the various activities. Of course, there was also the possibility to organize the journey by oneself. Whether by car or by bicycle, many good-humored interdepartmental communities were already formed on the way to the event.

 

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The IT Center Picture Puzzle: NFDI4Ing Administrative Office

May 5th, 2023 | by
Employees of the NFDI4Ing Office

Source: Own illustration

#MeetMeWednesday

The long wait is over – finally the IT Center picture puzzle continues. In this article, you’ll learn all about the NFDI4Ingadministrative office. Who is behind it? What are the tasks and what does the future of the NFDI4Ing’s administrative office look like? This and much more you will discover in this interview.

Did you guess the keyword we were looking for? This time the correct answer was “networking”. If you want to know why this keyword represents the NFDI4Ing office, click on “Read rest of this entry”.

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Participation in the Conception phase of the DKZ.2R

May 3rd, 2023 | by
Logo of the Data Competence Center of the Rhine-Ruhr Region

Source: Forschungszentrum Jülich

Together with the Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), the IT Center is participating in the conception phase of the Data Competence Center for the Rhine-Ruhr region, DKZ.2R for short. 22 projects were selected by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) from a total of 74 applications to participate in the conception phase.

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Family-Friendliness At The IT Center

April 25th, 2023 | by

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Once again this year, RWTH Aachen University has awarded the “Famos for Family” prize to family-friendly heads of an organizational unit. The prize is endowed with 500 euros and honors heads of facilities and teams at RWTH Aachen University who are committed to a family-friendly work-life balance. We are delighted and congratulate our IT Center Director, Professor Matthias Müller, for receiving this award this year.

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The Welcome Week for the Summer Semester 2023

April 21st, 2023 | by
Booth of the IT Center

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The first three weeks of the semester are over and introductory events have already taken place. Did you also attend the Welcome Week before the start of the semester? This series of events offers international students in particular the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the services and processes of RWTH Aachen University.

The IT Center was present again this year. On March 23, 2023, we gave a live digital presentation on our IT services. On March 30, 2023, we were even live on site at the Freshers’ Fair, offering advice and support to new students. The following blog post is a follow-up of the Welcome Week and also includes assistance for a successful semester.

 

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We Are There for You During Our Company Excursion!

April 19th, 2023 | by

 

Illustration „We are Open“

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On Friday, April 21, 2023, our annual company excursion will take place. As a result some employees of the IT Center, including the                    IT-ServiceDesk, won’t be available on this day. Therefore, there may be occasional delays in ticket processing or availability by phone.

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