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Kategorie: ‘IT-Managers’

Changed Opening Hours – December 8, 2023

December 4th, 2023 | by
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Due to an internal event, the IT Center will only be open for you during limited opening hours on Friday, December 8, 2023. Read the rest of this entry »

ZKI Autumn Conference 2023 in Dresden

December 1st, 2023 | by
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From September 11 to 13, 2023, the Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing (ZIH) of the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden) and the ZKI e.V. invited to the ZKI Autumn Conference 2023. Under the title “Data Management and Artificial Intelligence: On Challenges of the Future”, the event took place in the lecture hall center of the TU Dresden. The approximately 350 participants were treated to an extensive program with exciting presentations on current university-related issues, requirements and solutions. The IT Center was also there – represented both by participants and by Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Dr. Thomas Eifert with a presentation.

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Warning About Free Outlook Apps

November 24th, 2023 | by
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Attention! Microsoft has released new free apps for Outlook. However, the new Outlook apps store your login data (login name and password) in the Microsoft cloud. Emails are also transmitted to Microsoft without your consent.

Therefore, business use is prohibited for information security and data protection reasons. We also strongly advise against private use.

License-based Outlook programs, for example from Microsoft Office, and the Outlook Web App (OWA), which can be opened via a browser, are not affected. These may continue to be used. There are currently no security concerns, as these applications communicate directly with the RWTH Aachen University mail servers and no data is transferred to the Microsoft cloud.

We have put together a short FAQ for you on what you should know about this.

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WestAI: The AI Center in Western Germany

November 24th, 2023 | by
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Source: WestAI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is driving technological progress at an unprecedented speed, revolutionizing numerous industries and opening up enormous potential for the automation of intelligent tasks or the development of completely new products and services. While the introduction of AI is progressing rapidly in other parts of the world, Germany is still lagging far behind in both business and science, even though AI is considered a relevant topic by most. This is due to a lack of access to hardware resources and adequate services to support users, combined with a research gap in the development of scalable methods and systems.

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Discover with us: The diversity of the IT Center!

November 17th, 2023 | by
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Hello knowledge explorers!

There is so much to explore in the almost infinite worlds of the IT Center. We want to share with you exactly what fascinates you the most on our IT Center blog.

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Changing Shared User Data When Logging in to Services

November 10th, 2023 | by

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Currently you are being asked for your consent when logging in to services.

Why is this happening? is a project of the Digital University NRW. The aim is to lighten the effort for universities to access and provide services to each other throughout NRW.

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University Development Plan

November 8th, 2023 | by
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Source: Alexander Müller

As the central IT institution of RWTH Aachen University, the IT Center makes a significant contribution to the effective, efficient, and secure operation of the university’s IT infrastructure. As an integral part of a technical university with a focus on teaching, research and infrastructure, our primary goal is to develop IT service management processes that are adapted to the specific requirements and needs of RWTH Aachen University. In this context, the university development plan also plays an important role for the IT Center, as it not only forms the basis for RWTH’s strategic development planning, but also significantly influences the direction and further development of the IT Center.


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Webex – English: A Little Glossary

November 6th, 2023 | by
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The Webex app has been in regular operation since November 2, 2023. We have already informed you about the first steps in using Webex and the most important functions in two blog posts. In this last blog post in the Webex series, we would like to introduce you to a few Webex technical terms and explain the functionalities behind them.


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Congratulations: Best Paper Award

November 3rd, 2023 | by
Dr. Tim Weißker and Dr. Daniel Zielasko on the podium together with the award panel at the award ceremony. On the projection in the background are the title of the paper “Stay Vigilant: The Threat of a Replication Crisis in VR Locomotion Research” and the names of the two authors.

Dr. Tim Weißker and Dr. Daniel Zielasko receiving the Best Paper Award at the 29th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology Source: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Benjamin Weyers

On October 10, 2023, Dr. Tim Weißker and Dr. Daniel Zielasko won the Best Paper Award for their work entitled “Stay Vigilant: The Threat of a Replication Crisis in VR Locomotion Research” at the 29th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology. The paper presents a meta-analysis of research on navigation techniques in virtual reality and analyses the associated empirical user studies with respect to their reproducibility. The results indicate a strong need for improvement within the research community, from which the authors derive specific guidelines for the conduct and presentation of future research.


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Dasi – Onboarding with the data cab

October 30th, 2023 | by

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On October 10, the time had come: The data cab visited Siegen .

But what is “onboarding” anyway? And what is the data cab?

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