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Refurbishing as a potential solution to the shortage of chips

Refurbishing as a potential solution to the shortage of chips

Almost every technical device is equipped with chips: servers, cars, even your fridge. And no, we’re not talking about the kind of chips you eat with ketchup – no shortage of those – but computer chips. Since the start of the pandemic, more people are working from home than usual, and this has triggered a huge acceleration in the digitalisation of the working world. Even...

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Donation to the Münchner Tafel e.V.

Donation to the Münchner Tafel e.V.

In Bavaria alone, more than 200,000 people receive help from the Tafel (food bank). In Germany as a whole the figure is around 1.65 million people. “Nothing is any good unless it results in action!” Heartfelt gratitude for a jar of tomato sauce. Some of our CSR Team were able to experience this overwhelming feeling for themselves. After weeks of absence, the sun was shining...

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Plastic… no thanks?

Plastic… no thanks?

Plastic is a truly wonderful material: light, cheap and easy to make. Almost every product contains some form of plastic, whether clothing, IT equipment, furniture or even the aeroplane we fly on holiday with. The material paved the way for our modern consumer society, but it also has a dark side.   Plastic: a problem Contrary to the original intention to market it as a...

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European data centres to be climate neutral by 2030

European data centres to be climate neutral by 2030

At the end of January 2021, important cloud providers, data centre operators and IT industry associations agreed a European “Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact”. The ambitious target: that, by 2030, all European data centres should operate sustainably – that is to say, to not increase the quantity of climate-damaging gases in the atmosphere. In doing so, they are complying with a demand made by the...

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A pack of lithium-ion cells of the 18650 format folded with a positive terminal up. Image with flare effect.

A Ray of Hope: Sodium-Ion Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries currently dominate the market for energy storage. However, the Earth’s reserves of lithium are limited, scarce and expensive. Sodium-ion batteries would be cheaper and more sustainable, since sodium occurs in large quantities in nature and is much simpler to acquire than lithium. The technology already works, but it could be a while before it enters mass production. You find them in laptops, smartphones,...

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The problem with electronic waste…

The problem with electronic waste…

The latest technology quickly makes predecessor models from just a few years ago look old-fashioned – barely is a new piece of equipment on market, and it already feels outdated. Computing performance improves, screens become thinner and smartphones offer more and more functions. On average, electronic equipment in Germany is used for up to two years. Then it ends up in waste streams as electronic...

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Batteries as Storage in the Electricity Network

Batteries as Storage in the Electricity Network

Due to the energy transition and the higher proportion of renewable energy, batteries are becoming increasingly important as storage in the electricity network. They smooth over fluctuations resulting from weather-dependent energy sources such as solar and wind power, and ensure stable operation of the electricity network. Germany has set itself ambitious climate policy targets: by 2050, annual greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced by 80...

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The Green New Deal

The Green New Deal

The climate crisis is not a purely technical or scientific problem – it is a social problem. Our entire way of living – and society with it – must change to make the future more sustainable. Questions about the “right” way to live are receiving increased attention. The burning of fossil fuels, the horrific quantities of plastic in our seas, excessive meat consumption and much...

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Raw Materials for IT Products – Not Always Unproblematic

Raw Materials for IT Products – Not Always Unproblematic

All along the supply chain, the production of IT hardware is often associated with pollution and poor working conditions, which can even include forced labour. What is more, mineral raw materials such as tantalum, tin or tungsten sometimes lead to violent conflicts and fund armed groups, as is the case in DR Congo for example. Refurbished hardware is a sustainable alternative that reduces the consumption...

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Green IT Solution is ICT Channel Manufacturer of the Year

Green IT Solution is ICT Channel Manufacturer of the Year

There was still a special highlight for us at the end of 2020. We are delighted to announce that readers of ICT Channel have voted us Manufacturer of the Year in the Refurbished / Used IT category! The reader’s survey for ICT Channel Magazine selects the best manufacturers in different categories. More than 6,300 readers – who work for system vendors, MSPs, VARs, specialist dealers...

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