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Green Computing: Tips on Minimising Environmental Impact in Everyday Use

Green Computing: Tips on Minimising Environmental Impact in Everyday Use

Although the global crisis caused by the coronavirus has momentarily forced the topic of sustainability somewhat onto the back burner, it is still an issue that both enterprises and private users have to face up to. Careful use of resources, reduction of energy consumption and protection of the environment are just as important to IT today as they were before the pandemic. But what is...

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5 Reasons Why Refurbished Network Equipment is Better Than Brand-New Equipment

5 Reasons Why Refurbished Network Equipment is Better Than Brand-New Equipment

Many companies rely purely on new equipment for their networks and, in doing so, miss the many advantages offered by refurbished hardware. Often, this is not only able to keep pace with new products but, concerning certain aspects, it actually compares better. This is why we’ve put together five specific points where refurbished switches and routers beat new products hands down. Reduced cost This is...

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What’s the difference between refurbed and used?

What’s the difference between refurbed and used?

The Earth’s resources are under ever-growing pressure due to rising demand and increasing product diversity. This is why it’s important to treat existing resources responsibly and use them in a sustainable way. The environment can be protected and resources conserved by using products for longer – this applies to IT hardware too. But what’s the difference between used hardware and refurbished hardware – and what...

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Packaging waste is still increasing

Packaging waste is still increasing

Packaging is a permanent feature of our consumer society. Disposable plates, yoghurt pots, mobile phone packaging – on average, each person in Germany generates 226.5 kg of packaging waste each year, and this figure is set to grow. Since the start of the corona crisis, packaging waste in private households has increased by a huge 10%. However, the majority of packaging waste is generated by...

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Green IT Refurbishing

Green IT Refurbishing

The refurbishing of IT hardware usually focuses on the refurbishment of end user devices such as PCs, laptops or smartphones. Today, however, we would like to introduce another area of used and reconditioned hardware: network technology. Reconditioning infrastructure devices such as switches or routers is particularly worthwhile, as new equipment is comparatively expensive and used equipment still offers many companies excellent performance. Not only this:...

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Why Data Deletion is Such a Complex Task

Why Data Deletion is Such a Complex Task

Every company should get to grips with the topic of data security – at the very latest when data carriers leave the premises. In everyday use, this security is ensured by using passwords and encryption. But what happens when computers, laptops and mobile devices – or even USB sticks – are disposed of? Since the introduction of the GDPR, data security has come into sharper...

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The Right to Repair is Coming

The Right to Repair is Coming

The EU Commission has declared war on electrical waste. It is introducing stricter provisions for the Ecodesign Directive and wants to simplify the repair of electrical appliances such as televisions, monitors and refrigerators. As of 2021, manufacturers of certain electrical appliances will have to provide spare parts and instructions to repair businesses. For consumer protection organisations, the Directive doesn't go far enough. They are demanding...

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What is IT Remarketing?

What is IT Remarketing?

IT remarketing describes the entire process of remarketing used IT hardware. Find out here why this is worth doing and how IT remarketing works in detail. The reselling of used hardware is a process comprising multiple steps, which are summarized under the term IT remarketing. These steps are generally performed by one service provider completely or in parts. The purely technical overhaul of IT equipment...

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Lithium Ion Batteries in Focus

Lithium Ion Batteries in Focus

In 2019 the Nobel Prize for Chemistry went to the developer of the lithium ion battery. High time to take a closer look at the little electricity dispenser that keeps our everyday electronics running. Smartphones, laptops, electric cars – all these would be almost unthinkable without lithium ion batteries. There are of course other ways to store electricity but, due to their weight or service...

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The IoT – an El Dorado for Hackers

The IoT – an El Dorado for Hackers

The IoT (Internet of Things) offers hackers plenty of ways in – from the end device and the transmission path, right through to the backend. This is why Kaspersky Lab CEO Eugene Kaspersky refers to the IoT as the “Internet of Threats”. So IoT security already starts in the design phase and incorporates update strategies. The IoT has many facets. Lifts or air conditioning systems communicate...

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