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The unwanted e-mails that land in our mailboxes every day are very annoying. And sometimes downright dangerous. In actual fact, since 2007, it has been forbidden to send mass e-mails without the consent of the recipient. But the senders are often located in foreign countries or the recipients do not fight them. However, there are some measures that can help to keep your inbox (practically) spam free.

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The Swiss ICT market is continuing to grow thanks to investments in the IT segment. It is more optimistic about 2018 than it has been about any other year in the past seven years. The shortage of skilled professionals remains a problem, and the year will face several political challenges.

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High-performance site networking is vital for efficient company communications between branch offices, subsidiaries, and production plants. While the local sites benefit from a well-developed range of services, it was at times difficult to obtain good, low-latency connections in distant countries.

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Cloud computing fulfills an ICT industry promise that goes back decades – to provide services such as software, infrastructure, and development environments at the press of a button. The advantages are obvious. Standardized infrastructures can be economically purchased from the service provider – as required and within a few minutes. Customers no longer have to invest in their own data centers and own IT systems.

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Requirements regarding the security and availability of data are constantly increasing. Contractual obligations, business processes, and regulatory requirements force companies to take measures to prevent data loss. Are systems infected with viruses or malware, has a system failed, or was a data record simply deleted? In all cases, a backup concept must ensure that it is possible to quickly restore the data.

 

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Financial providers need secure and reliable networks in order to transfer sensitive financial data around the world. They rely on service providers that have the necessary infrastructure and experience.

 

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Data warehouses consume a lot of power. That’s why energy efficiency plays a key role in data centers. Cooling is one of the major power consumers. It ensures that IT equipment can work at the ideal temperature. We show you how cooling in the data center rooms can be improved and how you can save energy at the same time.

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VoIP is the abbreviation for voice over Internet protocol. With this method, speech is digitized and, just like other data (e.g. this website), it is sent over the Internet in small packages. Your telephone will now be connected to the router instead of being plugged directly into the phone outlet. A usual Internet connection (DSL or fiber) handles the data transfer.

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IT infrastructures are facing increasingly complex requirements. They should be faster and more flexible with high-availability. Especially for IT departments in small and medium-sized companies, this presents both a personnel and a financial challenge, which is why an increasing number of companies are relying on cloud solutions. They are quick to set up and tie up a minimum of resources.

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Data centers need a lot of energy to operate all the equipment and systems. They have an annual electricity consumption of 1,661 Gwh, which is equivalent to 2.8% of Switzerland’s entire electricity consumption. Both from an ecological and economical standpoint, it is worthwhile to measure and optimize a data center’s energy consumption. The savings potential, especially for older installations, is substantial. Since electricity costs make up the lion’s share of the operating costs, each…

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