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Changed Opening Hours of the IT-ServiceDesk on December 9, 2022

December 2nd, 2022 | by
Drawing of a woman with a laptop with support symbols around her

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Due to an internal event, the IT-ServiceDesk will only be open for you during limited opening hours on Friday, December 9, 2022.

For personal contact, our locations below will be open for you at the following times on this day: Read the rest of this entry »

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

#MeetMeWednesday

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

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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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The Story of the Bug

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

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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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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 »

Introduction of Adobe SeviRe

October 26th, 2022 | by
Adobe logo

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From now on, Adobe can be found in the Selfsevice of Virtual Resources (SeviRe). RWTH employees who have the role of „IT-purchaser” now have the option to manage licenses for Adobe there.

Included products are Adobe Acrobat Pro DC and Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps pro. Read the rest of this entry »

News From the Areas of Servers, Storage and Server Hosting

October 24th, 2022 | by

We have some news to announce since our last status report from the Systems Operation Department (SuB). Since December 1, 2021, there are new framework agreements for the procurement of servers and SAN storage systems. In the Virtual Server Hosting section, we have updated information on the infrastructure, the updated VM limits of Virtual Server Hosting as well as new processes for ordering VMs. Stay tuned to learn more about virtual machines and resources at RWTH Aachen University. 

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New Work – Working from home as a new form of work

October 17th, 2022 | by

Until the beginning of 2020 the normal day-to-day work basically looked normal for almost everyone:
Getting to work in the morning, spending the day in the office with the team, holding meetings, having a quick chat with each other at the coffee machine, and in the evening heading back home again.

graphic of different people working from home

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Suddenly, this routine was interrupted. The pandemic changed the way we worked as we knew it, and new or rather less common forms took root, such as working from home.

As of March 2020, working from home was the new norm for many workers. This confronted us all with new and major challenges that we had to adapt to in a timely manner.

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The IT Center Picture Puzzle: Systems and Operation Department

October 14th, 2022 | by
Interview photo with the Head of Department Systems & Operation

Source: Own illustration

#MeetMeWednesday: Recently we had another picture puzzle in store for you. In this puzzle, we were looking for the keyword for the Systems and Operation department. Could you guess it?

The word we were looking for was “gearwheel”. Georg Schramm, head of the department, tells us what it means and how this key word represents the department.

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