IT as a gamechanger for administration.

As Chief Information Officer (CIO) and authorised representative of Saarland for innovation and strategy, Ammar Alkassar is calling for new ways of thinking, powerful platforms and a fresh form of cooperation between business and the public sector.

Bechtle update – the digital IT magazine for decision makers.

Hot industry topics, exceptional customer references and great people, trends and tips that only a select few know—the Bechtle update keeps you up to date with the world of IT. 

Digitalisation in German SMEs – Are we really stuck behind the rest?

The number of patents, the use of modern IT technology, the degree of digitization - everywhere, Germany and especially German SMEs are in the middle of the pack at best. The engine is sputtering, they say. But is that really the case? Birgit Merschmann, Managing Director of MODUS Consult GmbH, has a very different experience of German SMEs.

Digitalisation in German SMEs – Are we really stuck behind the rest?

The number of patents, the use of modern IT technology, the degree of digitization - everywhere, Germany and especially German SMEs are in the middle of the pack at best. The engine is sputtering, they say. But is that really the case? Birgit Merschmann, Managing Director of MODUS Consult GmbH, has a very different experience of German SMEs.

Digitalisation in German SMEs – Are we really stuck behind the rest?

The number of patents, the use of modern IT technology, the degree of digitization - everywhere, Germany and especially German SMEs are in the middle of the pack at best. The engine is sputtering, they say. But is that really the case? Birgit Merschmann, Managing Director of MODUS Consult GmbH, has a very different experience of German SMEs.

Success stories written by Bechtle.

From a four-legged inspection robot to a future-proof network infrastructure at Toyota – the Bechtle update editorial team proudly presents: Eight highlights of the last twelve months.

Smartflyer is developing a hybrid-electric plane with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

The Smartflyer team’s vision is to develop an environmentally friendly 4-seater cruise aircraft. The maiden flight is planned for 2023. For design and engineering, the Smartflyer development team relies on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and SOLIDWORKS solutions.

Future in sight: update 3.2021.

IT service management at Volkswagen Group Retail Germany, digital quality of life in a global comparison and a plea for more courage and collaboration in administration. Let yourself be inspired by these and many other topics that will move you forward.

Bechtle is building the future.

All sights are locked on growth. While the diggers have long since gone from the headquarters in Neckarsulm and the Gaildorf site, in other places, it’s all kicking off. Building work is currently taking place across eight Bechtle branches in Germany and Switzerland—from small alterations to entire new buildings on greenfield sites.

Meet us in Metaverse.

Large social media companies have it in their names, digital art and mega-concerts on gaming platforms are fueling the hype: the "metaverse". We asked Dr. Mara Ortner and Carina Kaiser about its significance for business IT ...

“The cloud is driving transformation.”

Without cloud solutions, there can be no digital world of work. Bernd Wagner, Managing Director Germany at Google Cloud and long-standing industry expert explains the motivations behind the digital transformation and the new opportunities for businesses. He is absolutely convinced that the cloud is much more than technology, both in terms of its implementation and in it’s power to drive change.

First aid – IT security for SMEs.

Attacks on IT infrastructures and data don’t just impact large corporations and public institutions. SMEs, too, have long since been in the cross-hairs. This is an unfavorable starting position, because the middle class in particular has a lot to lose.

First aid – IT security for SMEs.

Attacks on IT infrastructures and data don’t just impact large corporations and public institutions. SMEs, too, have long since been in the cross-hairs. This is an unfavorable starting position, because the middle class in particular has a lot to lose.

Digitalisation in German SMEs – Are we really stuck behind the rest?

The number of patents, the use of modern IT technology, the degree of digitization - everywhere, Germany and especially German SMEs are in the middle of the pack at best. The engine is sputtering, they say. But is that really the case? Birgit Merschmann, Managing Director of MODUS Consult GmbH, has a very different experience of German SMEs.

Bechtle plants trees.

Forests absorb around a third of the global carbon dioxide released from burning fossil fuels each year. Besides this, the forest is also a place for recreation and a home to many endangered species. For this reason, three Bechtle IT system houses have started tree sponsorships in their region.

Two out of 12.421 – Employees in portrait.

Efficient, modern, innovative: sophisticated logistics is one of Bechtle's core competencies. The fact that things run like clockwork here is also due to Dimitri Schneider and Manda Bjelobrk.

Digitalisation in German SMEs – Are we really stuck behind the rest?

The number of patents, the use of modern IT technology, the degree of digitization - everywhere, Germany and especially German SMEs are in the middle of the pack at best. The engine is sputtering, they say. But is that really the case? Birgit Merschmann, Managing Director of MODUS Consult GmbH, has a very different experience of German SMEs.

Cyber Defense Center: In a race against hackers and time.

Niklas Keller heads the Bechtle Cyber Defense Center: He knows what to do in the event of a successful cyberattack - and yet prefers to prevent companies from having to deal with an emergency.

ANYmal inspection robot – Progress on four legs.

How the ANYmal inspection robot from the Swiss high-tech company ANYbotics increases safety and productivity. And how Solidworks helped it get on its feet.

Three steps for more IT security: Prevention. Detection. Reaction.

Modern security concepts start with awareness and include a holistic three pillar approach: Prevention. Detection. Reaction. Using this triad companies can protect themselves against data theft, sabotage and extortion.

Public institutions are increasingly on hackers’ radars.

As they attempt to extort money, steal data and wreak havoc on the organisations they target. And these hackers are becoming ever more professional.

Hello from Freiburg.

It’s pretty easy to wax lyrical about Germany’s southernmost city. Magnificent landscape and picturesque old town with its labyrinthine alleyways and happy, bicycling residents. What can we say? It’s true. Freiburg really is beautiful.

Frank Stäbler: “I embrace challenges like a good friend.”

Project managers meet professional athletes. But why? Because there is a lot to learn from Olympians. In this case, Frank Stäbler. Wrestler. Three-times World Champion. Bronze medallist in Tokyo.

Two out of 12.180. Employees in portrait.

The first impression counts: What do employees and guests see first when they enter the building at Bechtle Platz 1 through the main entrance? Of course, the friendly faces of Sieglinde Leitz and Sabine Adam.

Agile, done right.

Staying agile at the workplace is nothing new in successful companies. But recent times have seen an unprecedented degree of agility, reactions and mental flexibility demanded from employees. Digitalisation has hit the turbo button. Working out feels good. But which exercises are good for you, yet don’t make you look unprofessional?