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E-Mail Attachments and Their Challenges

June 22nd, 2022 | by
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Everybody has experienced this: You are working on documents with several people. When the work statuses then need to be exchanged, there are various approaches.

Still popular is the sending of attachments via e-mail. Sounds easy, but it can cause some difficulties.

To support you at this point, the IT Center has prepared a handout on how to deal with attachments. But let’s start from the beginning…

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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
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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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RWTHmoodle User Survey 2022

June 13th, 2022 | by
Homepage of the RWTHmoodle User Survey 2022

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Today, on June 13, 2022, our annual RWTHmoodle user survey starts again.

You are using RWTHmoodle and were authorized in at least one course room in the summer semester 2022? Then help us to improve RWTHmoodle and to adapt our support services. We would be happy if you share your experiences with the system and give us feedback. Read the rest of this entry »

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
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“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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Before the Audit is After the Audit

June 8th, 2022 | by
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In many fields, audits are part of everyday work. As soon as management systems are to be implemented, further developed or certified, one is inevitably confronted with this term. We previously reported on our last audit and our associated (re-)certification here at the blog as well. But what are audits exactly, why do they exist and how are they carried out? In our article, we will explain in detail what they are all about. Read the rest of this entry »

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

June 3rd, 2022 | by
Interview with CSE Department

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#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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Making Video Conferences More Efficient – Tips for Better Online Meetings 2/4

Online video conference illustrated on laptop with 12 participants

Online-Meeting
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An online meeting wants to be well prepared. To help you organize better meetings, we’ll give you a few tips in this post.

Due to the ongoing Corona pandemic, many meetings continue to take place online. Even after the pandemic, it is likely that online meetings will continue to be implemented as they offer many benefits.

In our last article in this series “Making Video Conferences more efficient – Tools for Online Meetings”, we already introduced you to the right tools. Read the rest of this entry »

#letstalkaboutIT – What Topics are you most Interested in?

May 30th, 2022 | by

We welcome your thoughts and suggestions! (Source: Pixabay)

With our postings, we would like to achieve exactly one thing:

To inform you about the latest information about the services of the IT Center and to share valuable tips and tricks with you.

But what are you most interested in?

Let us know!

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