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Green Surfing on the World Wide Web

December 5th, 2022 | by
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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: statista.com).

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

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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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Backup-Changeover 2022 – Our Support Offer

November 25th, 2022 | by
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Take advantage of the backup talk day and get started with Commvault’s backup software solution! (Source: freepik)

backup-changeover 2022 is what is described as a Major Change in change management. In context Datensicherung.nrw, we are moving to Commvault’s backup software solution at RWTH and many universities in NRW. For many users, this far-reaching change also means that they are not only getting involved with a new software solution, but with many other changes. At RWTH Aachen University, which provides the service as a service provider center for a number of universities, a complex but highly available new platform for the backup infrastructure has been set up over the past few months. In addition to the technical innovations, we have also initiated a completely new support offering: Backup Consulting Day

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Beware of Meeting Invite Phishing Scam!

November 21st, 2022 | by
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The way we work together has changed fundamentally in recent years. Among the major changes is the shift of work processes to the home office. Not only have everyday tasks had to be shifted into virtual space, but also the entire communication process. This is how online meetings and video conferencing became a central part of our working lives. The digitization of these work processes brings many benefits. However, it also confronts many companies and organizations with major challenges. One of these challenges is the drastic increase in cyber attacks. As is so often the case, Internet fraudsters have taken advantage of the new situation and quickly developed a variety of new types of fraud methods. These include, for example, phishing attempts via appointment invitations.

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TSM Backup “Read Only”

November 18th, 2022 | by
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No backup? No mercy! (Source: IT Center)

Attention!

As part of the backup transition 2022, a new platform for data backup and recovery has been built at RWTH Aachen University in the last months. Together with the manufacturers Hitachi Vantara and Commvault, the backup team of the IT Center has set up a new backup infrastructure, which in the future will not only provide the RWTH, but also other universities in NRW with the Datensicherung.nrw service.

In this context, we are gradually saying goodbye to the previous backup solution, the “TSM backup”.

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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
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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
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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“

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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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Green IT – Achieving Greater Sustainability in the Office

November 7th, 2022 | by
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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 »