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BEST PRACTICE. Issue 1/2014. Who´s after whom? Survival in the digital Darwinism. | T-Systems
Digital readiness: how businesses can survive in the digital age | T-Systems

Key to survival

Digitization is a critical factor for gaining a competitive edge. But old and new companies have different options when it comes to transforming their IT.
Digitization: businesses are entering a new era. | T-Systems
Companies that leverage digitization as a competitive advantage, must also master the associated challenges.
Let the IT transformation begin: an interview with Dan Bieler | T-Systems
Analyze IT.
According to Forrester analyst Dan Bieler, a connected business, with all its processes tailored to the customer, needs to transform its IT and digitize both its frontend and backend.
Taming the digital dragon with the right IT strateg | T-Systems
Market barometer.
The business objectives that benefit the most from IT solutions; and the industries that need to act fast – an overview in figures.



Interview with Christian Pfromm: the CIO of BHF-Bank on IT that pays off, deadly transformation mistakes and four steps from the back office to the customer | T-Systems
Economies of scale. Christian Pfromm, CIO of BHF-Bank, on the risks of transformation, four steps from the back office to the customer and IT solutions that add value.


Suitcase transport 2.0: the luggage that travels from A to B independently | T-Systems
A step ahead. When Airbus, RIMOWA and
T-Systems joined forces to create BAG2GO, their primary concern was “how can we make traveling easier for passengers?”


Reaching customers with the right social media strategy | T-Systems
Social Business. According to new media expert Brian Solis, companies need an ongoing social business strategy to reach always-on consumers.


Revolutionary startups: digital business models force big players to rethink | T-Systems
Ones to watch. Established industry players need to watch out for smart startups that know how to leverage IT solutions to get closer to customers.


Cartoon: IT madness and the strange manifestations of digitization | T-Systems
Dematerialization madness. What does Easter have to do with digitization? And what can happen if technology leads you up the wrong alley when hunting for eggs?


IT security

As a result of high-profile espionage scandals, IT risk management is growing in significance | T-Systems
Management task. Edward Snowden’s revelations were a wake-up call for many businesses. Top-level managers need to be made aware of the threat – so they can take sufficient action against cyber espionage.

Clean Pipe

SMB crime scene – cyber attacks affect also small- and medium-sized companies | T-Systems
The secure backdoor. Cyber criminals often attack large corporations via supplier networks that are less well protected. Clean Pipe offers these smaller companies cloud-based solutions to ward off cybercrime.

A wake-up call for german business

Interview with Michael Hange: a wake-up call for German businesses | T-Systems
Interview. Edward Snowden’s revelations made Michael Hange, President of the German Federal Office of Information Security (BSI), a sought-after advisor to businesses and government agencies.

Security as a compulsory subject.

Interview with Professor Matthew Smith: IT security should be mandatory | T-Systems
Interview. IT expert for usable security and privacy Matthew Smith talks about overly complex app rights and insufficient university teaching on the subject of IT security.


Secure smartphone – no compromise with privacy policy| T-Systems
Clean cut. The latest SiMKo3 cryptocard smartphones leverage a highly secure microkernel and run two separate operating systems for business and private applications.


Partnership between BITKOM and the police – a key alliance in the fight against cybercrime | T-Systems
Strong defense. Leading German IT industry association BITKOM has teamed up with the state criminal police department of North Rhine-Westphalia to protect its members from hackers.

Best Practices

Customers as suppliers

Interview with Jeremy Rifkin: the energy Internet is coming | T-Systems
Interview. Industry visionary Jeremy Rifkin and Frank Schmidt, Head of the Energy Business Unit at Deutsche Telekom, on zero distance between suppliers and customers in the energy sector.


The latest news from around the world. Raffles Medical Group improves patient care from the cloud… Landesbank BW gets electronic credit cards… gematik healthcare card uses digital signatures...



Eye PIN: accessing applications with just a glance at the smartphone camera | T-Systems
Eye-scanning smartphones. The veins in our eyes have a unique pattern. And in the future, just one look at a smartphone camera will be sufficient to gain access to apps – with no need for PINs or passwords.


Gameboy: a nine-year-old boy is one of the world’s top app developers | T-Systems
Apple’s youngest developer. An Irish youngster who taught himself to program is now one of the world’s best-known app developers and gives presentations in Silicon Valley and New York.

Bionic man

Bionic man: high-tech prosthetics,  developed by the wearer himself, drive sporting success | T-Systems
High-tech prosthetics. Hugh Herr was a climbing prodigy, until he lost both legs below the knee. Now the bio-physicist is a researcher at MIT and with his high-tech prosthetic limbs, he’s climbing better than ever.
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