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Social Day with Little Home e.V.

Social Day with Little Home e.V.

For one day only, our staff swapped their laptops and meetings for screws and saws. In the yard behind our office, our team built a Little Home for a homeless person. "Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life. While poverty persists,...

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Blockchain: opportunities and risks

Blockchain: opportunities and risks

No more banks, no big stakeholders – a revolution in the online world. What seems utopian today could fundamentally change our society, just like the internet did. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are based on blockchain technology. Although these are the most familiar applications of the technology, many more sectors could benefit from it in future too. Every type of possession, whether art, music, property contracts...

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The carbon tax as an important lever for climate-friendly solutions

The carbon tax as an important lever for climate-friendly solutions

Since January 2021, the new carbon tax is intended to encourage consumers and companies to save energy and to drive forward the energy transition. It makes products which are harmful to the environment more expensive – with the aim of promoting the development of low-emission alternatives. But the carbon levy is not uncontroversial. Germany is currently failing to meet its own and internationally specified climate policy...

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Recycling Lithium-Ion Batteries

Recycling Lithium-Ion Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries are real all-rounders used in a wide variety of products such as notebooks, smartphones and electric cars. In our blog article entitled Lithium Ion Batteries in Focus, we took a closer look at the technology involved. But what happens to them at the end of their use phase? Does future recycling entail problems for the environment, or can it spawn a new, strong business...

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Singapore’s Zero Waste Initiative

Singapore’s Zero Waste Initiative

On 1 July, Singapore took a further step on the way to becoming a zero waste society. Used electronic devices can now be dropped off at over three hundred collection points. This low-threshold service is supported by a voucher system designed to incentivise consumers to recycle by offering them rewards. But why is Singapore investing so much in its Zero Waste Initiative? Up until a...

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Artificial intelligence – the answer to protecting the environment?

Artificial intelligence – the answer to protecting the environment?

The 20 warmest years since records began occurred in the last 22 years. Global heating is accelerating and is becoming more noticeable. It is an urgent problem – if not the most urgent problem – of our time, and many changes are needed to pave the way for a sustainable society. The demands of the environment and the economy are repeatedly weighed against each other...

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Reuse instead of recycle!

Reuse instead of recycle!

In decades gone by, the mantra used to be that waste must be recycled. But this is no longer true, because it has become plain to see that recycling is not enough to deal with our environmental problems. Instead, to handle raw materials sustainably, manufactured products need to be kept in service for as long as possible. Only a product which is not produced is...

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Raising money for the “Digitales Zuhause” (Digital Home) charity project

Raising money for the “Digitales Zuhause” (Digital Home) charity project

We wanted to set a good example as a business and do our bit for a better future. Solidarity is more important than ever, particularly in difficult times. So we’re delighted to be able to provide long-term support for the charity Neue Chance e.V. in their “Digitales Zuhause” project. The aim of the project is to generate opportunities for people severely affected by the crisis...

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The 5 biggest advantages of refurbished hardware for start-ups

The 5 biggest advantages of refurbished hardware for start-ups

 A variety of factors need to be considered when launching a start-up. A well-functioning IT infrastructure can have a significant effect upon the success of a business. However, money plays a vital role – especially at the start – and brand-new equipment can make costs mount up quickly. Many start-ups choose less powerful equipment to keep the financial burden as low as possible. But there...

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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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