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Archive Migration – The Journey Continues!

June 29th, 2022 | by

 

Mammoth

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Archive migration is probably what is called a mammoth project in IT. In addition to the enormous size of around 1.7 petabytes (PB) that needs to be migrated, some of the data has been stored in the archive for a very long time. This in itself is a great result and testimony to a secure and stable archive, but this circumstance caused the project team around the archive migration one or the other challenge.

 

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A Look Behind the Scenes – The Proportion of Women in German IT Companies

June 20th, 2022 | by
Three women sitting at the table with laptop

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What does the proportion of women in German IT companies actually look like? The industry association Bitkom investigated this question and took a close look at 500 companies. We also took the results of the survey as an opportunity to take a look behind the scenes at the IT Center. You can read about this and more in this blog post. 🙂

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IT Center goes “Any Way the Wind Blows”

June 17th, 2022 | by
Stage 5 in the garden of the re:publica

Stage 5 in the garden of the re:publica
Source: Own illustration

They had to wait a long time, but now it happened:

Originally planned for 2020, our IT Centre employees Nicole Kaminski and Tanja Wittpoth-Richter were allowed to travel to Berlin in June 2022 to the “Festival for the Digital Society”, the re:publica, and enjoy a colourful programme. What the two experienced, they captured for us.

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E-Mail Security – E-Mail & Mail Statistics at RWTH

June 15th, 2022 | by
Paper with @-Sign

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About 50 years ago, the first e-mail was sent – albeit between two computer systems that were part of the same local network. In the 1980s, the internet was opened up to a larger circle of users and e-mail was given its own transmission protocol “Simple Mail Transfer Protocol” (SMTP).

Even today, the exchange of messages via e-mail is undoubtedly an important way of exchanging information between parties via an asynchronous communication channel.

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International Exchange @ Politecnico di Milano

June 10th, 2022 | by
Our colleague Martin Pieters at the Politecnico di Milano

Martin Pieters at the Politecnico di Milano
Source: Own illustration

“If someone goes on a journey, he can tell a story” – at least that’s how the poet Matthias Claudius wrote it back then.

Our colleague Martin Pieters can certainly confirm this today. He was recently allowed to take part in a business trip to Milan as part of a further training programme. There, the participants were able to exchange ideas with colleagues from the University Politecnico di Milano.

He wrote down for us exactly what he experienced there.

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The IT Center Picture Puzzle: Computational Science & Engineering (CSE) Department

June 3rd, 2022 | by
Interview with CSE Department

Source: Own Illustration

#MeetMeWednesday: Our series “The IT Center Picture Puzzle” went into the third round and we were again looking for a word on our social media channels that stands for a department of the IT Center.

We were looking for five letters and the word “Lehre” (teaching) – did you guess it? In this blog post, we present not only the solution word, but also the corresponding interview with the Computational Science & Engineering (CSE) department. In this interview, you will learn more about the fields of activity and gain exciting insights into the diverse department of the IT Center.

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4 Years of Network Renewal
A Look Back From a Coordinator’s Point of View

May 25th, 2022 | by
A big switch with many colorful network cables

Switch after network renewal
Source: Own Illustration

Was it really four years ago that our boss announced with beaming eyes that the application for network renewal had been approved?
Expanding the data network and WLAN, and switching to a new telephone system – in all RWTH buildings. It sounded too fantastic…and yet it came true.

Over the next few days, we stood together again and again in small groups and thought about how we could manage such a huge project. And shortly after that, I was sitting in meetings with the coordinator’s cap on my head, because all of our processes and procedures had to be discussed and adjusted. A huge jolt went through the entire department “Networks”, because everyone wanted to take on this challenge and try to get involved so that we could accomplish this enormous task.

 

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New Annual Report of IT Center online

May 20th, 2022 | by
Cover sheet of the Annual Report 2020 2021

Source: Own illustration

+++ Please note: The annual report is only available in German! +++

Tatatataaaa: The time has come! The fourth edition of the IT Center Annual Report is online! This time it’s all about the events of 2020 and 2021, because the IT Center’s annual report always covers two years at once.

What you will find in it? Many insights into the activities and events at the IT Center.

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Renewed Certification of the Service & Communication Division

May 18th, 2022 | by
Lettering "quality wins"

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The IT Center wants to offer you the best possible support in all IT situations. The Service & Communication division, which provides 1st-level support, among other things, undergoes regular external audits to ensure that this is the case.

What happens? Read for yourself!

 

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Making Video Conferences more efficient – Tools for Online Meetings

May 4th, 2022 | by
Graphical representation of video conferences on different laptops

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For more than two years now, our (working) lives have been turned upside down and we have to face special challenges. Due to the pandemic, we are required to comply with distance rules, in addition to many other regulations. For many, this means switching to situational mobile home work or home offices. To still stay in touch with colleagues and keep meetings going, video conferencing tools are worth their weight in gold. Find out which tools for online meetings we use at the IT Center in this article.

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