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DIGITAL PUBLIC SERVICES ARE THE FUTURE.

Digitalisation is presenting a challenge to public administration. At the beginning of March, key players got together at the Digitaler Staat (Digital State) Congress in Berlin to define necessary steps. Hans-Henning Lühr, State Counsellor at the Senate Department of Finance of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen and Chair of the IT Planning Council, expects that politics and administration will take a completely new direction in terms of public services, summing up “we need new statecraft”.

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

DIGITAL PUBLIC SERVICES ARE THE FUTURE.

Digitalisation is presenting a challenge to public administration. At the beginning of March, key players got together at the Digitaler Staat (Digital State) Congress in Berlin to define necessary steps. Hans-Henning Lühr, State Counsellor at the Senate Department of Finance of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen and Chair of the IT Planning Council, expects that politics and administration will take a completely new direction in terms of public services, summing up “we need new statecraft”.
NEWS

HELLO FROM BONN!

“I’m going to Bonn!” A statement usually met with a shrug or a slightly raised eyebrow. Not what you’d call enthusiasm. The city on the river Rhine has a lot to offer, however, and this year is coming back into the limelight celebrating the 250th birthday of Beethoven—along with the 15th anniversary of Bechtle Bonn.
TREND

SMART COUNTRY.

Fuelled by a rural exodus, urban populations are exploding and city rents shooting up, all the while properties are being abandoned and farms lie fallow in the countryside. Curiously, it’s exactly this emptiness that is drawing others away from the megacities to start a new life away from the rat race—their Rural Life 4.0.
PROJECTS

FIREFIGHTERS’ EYE IN THE SKY.

Emergency services, particularly firefighters, are getting a significant boost to their capabilities in the form of Fotokite. The one-of-a-kind system was built with the SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD solution.
NEWS

HPE HONOURS BECHTLE.

For the second year in a row, the award for Solution Provider of the Year for Germany, Austria and Switzerland went to Bechtle.
NEWS

TWO OUT OF 11.955 – EMPLOYEES IN PORTRAIT.

Frank Diers and Markus Speiser were tempted by the change in perspective: one was drawn from Bechtle to Fielmann as CIO, the other as Sales Manager to Autodesk. But both returned to Bechtle after some time. Here, the two managing directors explain why.
INTERNATIONAL

A WINDOW INTO THE WORLD FOR THE PUPILS OF DE WERELDREIZIGER.

De Wereldreiziger primary school in Antwerp is special. Somewhere the teachers put a great deal of passion and enthusiasm into the best solutions and learning methods for their pupils – with Microsoft Surface laptops and Bechtle.
CUSTOMER ORIENTATION

MÜNSTER TRAINING CENTRE RECEIVES EATO PERFORMANCE AWARD 2020.

Top class: The Bechtle training centre in Münster was awarded the EATO Performance Award 2020 for customer orientation. This means that the training centre prevailed over all training companies in the German-speaking region.
PROJECTS

THE SHINING STAR OF INDUSTRY 4.0.

On a completely redesigned production line in Affalterbach, South Germany, Mercedes-AMG is building the peerless turbocharged four-cylinder M 139 engine. At the same time, the intelligently networked assembly process is setting the bar for the future of the industry.
TREND

Has a future: The latest tips from the Bechtle crew.

Want to know what’s hot and what’s not? Catch up on what the people at Bechtle love—online, on paper, and on the go. Join us where the future is
OUT NOW

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SECURITY

FRESHLY HACKED. LIFEBLOOD FOR FORENSIC TEAMS.

In American series they call the CSI, in the UK they call in the socos (scene of crime officers). Whatever you call them, crime series just wouldn’t be the same without forensics teams. In IT, they are some of the most-in-demand specialists both in investigative authorities and enterprises.
SECURITY

Resilience, the preventative security strategy.

In many areas of life, preventive protection is a matter of course. Cars are full of safety systems and sensors, prudent cyclists are also equipped with helmets as a precaution. So why take unnecessary risks with IT of all things?
TOGETHER FOR TOMORROW

BECHTLE EXPERTS SUPPORT REGIONAL SMALL BUSINESSES.

Three project days, over 100 experts and around 2,000 working hours. The "Together for Tomorrow" initiative provided 11 small businesses in the region with a boost in digitization and motivation that was urgently needed in difficult times.
CORONA-CRISIS

SEEING EACH OTHER DESPITE SOCIAL DISTANCING.

With the ban on visiting senior citizens' homes, the Josefs Society was suddenly faced with new challenges. Out of this situation a great idea matured to enable a digital meeting of the relatives.
TREND

Quantum duality.

Quantum computers are arguably something to count on. When we’ll start using them may be anyone’s guess, but we do have an idea as to how.
SECURITY

SOCIAL ENGINEERING.

In social engineering, attackers use lies and deception to gain the trust of individual company employees. The only way to protect oneself from this is to strengthen the biggest weak point in every security chain: people.
ANNIVERSARY

Bechtle’s IPO turns 20: “We pulled rabbits out of hats.”

Twenty years ago on 30 March 2000, Bechtle made its debut on the stock exchange. Stefan Sagowski and Uli Drautz were on the team that prepared the ground. In our interview, the two look back over an exciting and busy period.
SCHOOL AND IT

Strong communication solution for the LÖWENROT-Gymnasium.

The abrupt interruption of classroom instruction poses a major challenge for many schools. With the introduction of Cisco Webex, the LÖWENROT-Gymnasium can quickly get into virtual classroom design.
SECURITY

Waterproofing the cloud.

With no end of readily available services to choose from, the pull of the cloud is hard to escape. Software is deployed as a service in close to no time and fed with company data just as fast. And then you have to make sure it doesn’t start hailing trouble.
CASE STUDY

BECHTLE CORPORATE WORKSPACE TAKES DIGITAL WORKING TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

With the Bechtle Corporate Workspace based on Citrix technology, a working environment was created that is tailored to the needs of modern, flexible teams
MAKING SCHOOL TOGETHER

Digital communication solutions for educational institutions.

With professional, globally proven collaboration tools and cost-neutral solutions for their fast and secure use, Bechtle supports educational institutions to give them additional options for action now.
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION FROM THE 3D PRINTER

Solidline launches initiative to support the healthcare sector.

How can we as a company use our know-how and skills to help overcome the current crisis? SolidLine AG's answer: We support with respiratory masks and valves for respirators.
HOMEOFFICE

Ten tips for boosting your home office productivity.

As practical as working from home can be - the challenges are great. With our 10 tips, working from home is no problem.
PUBLIC SECTOR

BECHTLE AND GOVERNIKUS STRENGHTEN COOPERATION.

Bechtle and Governikus want to support the federal and state governments in implementing digital administrative structures in an even more targeted manner.
SECURITY

OVERCOMING DIGITAL HELPLESSNESS AND PROTECTING COMPANIES HOLISTICALLY.

When it comes to IT security, it is important to avoid isolated solutions and instead take a holistic view of the security landscape in companies.
SITE

HELLO FROM KARLSRUHE!

Karlsruhe – Motor of Digitization. This is the slogan of Baden-Württemberg’s second largest city. There is no doubt that Karlsruhe is a powerhouse in the IT sector, where 4,400 companies, 10,000 students, 30,000 jobs and 10 start-up centres connected to the industry are at home.
SUCCESS STORY

COMPLETE IT CONECPT FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS IN AUGSBURG.

Cutting-edge media is having an ever greater influence on the learning and living environments of pupils. But virtually no educational provider is handling the topic as thoroughly as the Schulwerk der Diözese Augsburg.
TREND

Hacking Food.

Food is a basic need - and is increasingly becoming a science. How food hacking influences the future on our plates.
INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY. HOW THE WORLD CELEBRATES.

March 8 is a special day - International Women's Day. Around the world it is celebrated in very different ways, our female colleagues tell us how.
SUCCESS STORY

SPITAL USTER TRANSFORMS IT USE.

Flexible access to applications from any end device, rapid workstation switches, and maximum security for sensitive patient data. The new digital workspace concept of the Spital Uster hospital opens up new opportunities for doctors, care staff, and management staff.
SECURITY

"YOU SIMPLY CANNOT FIGHT WHAT YOU CANNOT SEE."

IT security not only means protecting the company, but also reacting as quickly as possible in the event of damage. A holistic, modern security approach is the answer here to ensure the best possible protection.
SUCCESS STORY

Best in Claas Security.

The security solution from Bechtle and IBM makes the smart agricultural machines from CLAAS even more secure.
EMPLOYEE PORTRAIT

Two out of 11,487.

There are many ways to reach a management position at Bechtle. Those who are specifically interested have a great opportunity with the Junior Management Programme. Sebastian Vassholz and Sofia Psychogiou took the opportunity.
AWARD

Go Belgium! Ruth Wachelder named Channel Personality.

30 January, Channel Awards, Brussels: Everybody who’s anybody in IT in Belgium put their hands together as Ruth Wachelder, Managing Director of Bechtle direct Belgium, put hers on the Channel Personality 2020 trophy.
WORKING 2030

HOW EMPLOYEES ARE SHAPING THE FUTURE.

The job market as we know it will look completely different in a few years.
BITS & BOBS

TIPTOP! FRESH IDEAS FROM THE BECHTLE CREW.

Bechtle and Cisco accompany companies on their way to the digital workplace. Mathias Deufel, PreSales Consultant Collaboration knows the challenges - and the solutions.
COLLABORATION

HOW CISCO IS BREAKING OUT OF SILOS.

Bechtle and Cisco accompany companies on their way to the digital workplace. Mathias Deufel, PreSales Consultant Collaboration knows the challenges - and the solutions.
SECURITY

SEVEN BASICS FOR SAFE SURFING.

There’s an uncountable number of recommendations on how to protect your computer against malware. We’ll show you the way through the forest of dos and don’ts with the basics of safe surfing. Keep it simple.
INTERVIEW

MORE SWISSNESS – THE FUTURE OF BECHTLE IN SWITZERLAND.

Executive Vice President, Hanspeter Oeschger, speaks about the background to the reorganisation in Switzerland and how customers and partners will benefit.
OUT NOW

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DIGITALISATION

IN DORTMUND, BECHTLE RELIES ON FUJITSU’S AUTHENTICATION SOLUTIONS.

On their hunt for an intelligent, contactless, and secure access control procedure, Bechtle IT System House Dortmund came across the PalmSecure technology from Fujitsu.
2019 hot topics

What grabbed your attention?

At the end of the year, we are bringing the most-read topics 2019 to your screens once again.
INTERVIEW

LOGISTICS OF THE FUTURE.

Requirements for logistics are becoming more specific and technology more complex. Dr Susanne Hetterich, Professor of Technical Logistics Management, explains the challenges the industry is facing.
SITE PORTRAIT

CIAO FROM BOZEN.

Dumplings and pasta, loden and grandezza: The capital of South Tyrol unifies Teutonic and Roman lifestyles like no other alpine city.

TWO AWARDS FOR BECHTLE UPDATE.

The customer magazine, Bechtle update, won over the jury of the In-ternational Creative Media Award (ICMA) and the Gute Gestaltung 2019 design competition.
IT WOMAN OF THE YEAR

SINGLED OUT: SABINE SINGLE IS IT WOMAN OF THE YEAR.

The Women's IT Network and Vogel IT-Medien awarded Sabine Single, Managing Director at Bechtle Hosting & Operations, the gold award for her outstanding performance in the category Leadership CxO.
AUSTRIA'S LEADING COMPANIES

BECHTLE IT SYSTEM HOUSE AUSTRIA AT THE FOREFRONT.

The Bechtle IT system house Austria has won the first place of the Viennese companies in the category of nationally active large companies in the most important economic competition of the country, Austria's Leading Companies (ALC).
Data centre

Alive and kicking – Security at the Bechtle data centre.

The Bechtle datacener on Europe’s largest data centre campus in Frankfurt is exceptionally secure. For a number of reasons.
TOP 500 AWARD

Bechtle AG receives award for sustainable growth.

Second place among the top 500 companies - Bechtle honored for its sustained growth and its future viability.

BECHTLE AGAIN REPORTS TWO-DIGIT GROWTH.

For the third quarter of 2019, Bechtle AG has again reported very strong growth. Chairman Dr. Thomas Olemotz summarizes the developments in our video statement.

DIGITISATION

MARC POLLEFEYS ON HOLOLENS 2 AND COMPUTER VISION.

The professor of Computer Science is carrying out intensive research into how computer-based systems can learn to "see" better and spent two years codeveloping HoloLens 2.
INTERVIEW

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS WITH BECHTLE.

Thomas Jensen, Executive Vice President Bechtle E-Commerce and board member of the Global IT Alliance, explains the opportunities and challenges of cross-border IT projects.
SUCCESS STORY

CLOUD AHOY! ZSG STEERS ITS BUSINESS TOWARDS HIGH-AVAILABILITY IT.

Lake Zurich Navigation Company relies on a Desktop-as-a-Service solution provided by systems integrator Bechtle Steffen, who upgraded ZSG’s entire network as well as both shore-side and on-board devices.
IT-SECURITY

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR IT SECURITY?

Wherever IT is used, there are always risks and gaps in addition to all its advantages. This raises the question of which actors can create the framework conditions to ensure overall security?
DIVERSITY

GETTING MORE WOMEN INTO LEADERSHIP POSITIONS.

Women earn substantially less on average and hold fewer management positions. Bechtle aims to combat this tendency, change outdated ways of thinking and attract more female employees.
SUCCESS STORY

FULL STEAM AHEAD INTO THE MULTI-CLOUD.

Taking communication to a new level and making the impossible possible. It was the latter road that Stoll Automotive and Bechtle decided to take— into the cloud together. No ifs, buts or maybes.
TREND

FOR MORE DECISIVENESS.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

FLORIAN DOHMANN: MAN BECOMES COOL AGAIN.

Florian Dohmann is a data thinker, AI expert and start-up founder. In an interview he talks about the value of people, creativity, possibilities and limits of AI and how to shape change.
DIGITALISATION

BACK TO THE FUTURE.

„There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home“ – a 1979 statement that we smile about today. Trend researcher Franz Kühmayer analyses what we can learn from predictions that didn't came true.
SUSTAINABILITY

REMARKETING IS ALL THE RAGE.

Second-hand, vintage, sustainability - recycling has lost its negative image. In IT hardware, too. Managing Director Andreas Lenzing on the advantages of Bechtle Remarketing for customers.
SUCCESS STORY

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! REMAKING A DATA CENTRE.

ARRI, which specialises in camera and lighting systems for films, turned the spotlight on its own company in early 2019, overhauling the entire IT infrastructure of its subsidiary.
IT-SECURITY

FROM CHORE TO FUTURE-DRIVER.

For a comprehensive, strategic view of the topic in enterprises, it is important to broaden the view, and this needs management's involvement.
DIGITALISATION

ACTIONS INSTEAD OF WORDS – AN INTERVIEW WITH JIVKA OVTCHAROVA.

How are digital advancements transforming us? What role do our senses play in the process? And how must people and companies rethink their attitudes towards digitalisation? Dr Jivka Ovtcharova, an expert for virtual engineering, answers these questions and more.
BECHTLE GROUP

DIGITALISING WORKING ENVIRONMENTS – 20 YEARS OF HANSEVISION.

HanseVision has blossomed from a handful of SharePoint specialists to a successful company with 6 locations and 90 employees and has been part of the Bechtle Group for the last 8 years. 20 September marks the 20th anniversary of the Hamburg company.

Conserving resources in the office? That works!

The biggest climate killers are power plants, transport and industry. But even everyday office life rarely shines with the optimal use of resources.
PARTICLE CLOUDS

Lumicles – particle clouds brought to life.

Lumicles is an interactive image generator that programs the GPU to produce an infinite variety of so-called particle clouds.
MANAGED SERVICES

"Treat the cause, not the symptoms" – A Managed Services look at the entire enterprise.

What is the added value of transferring IT services to a service provider? How can companies best do this? How is the market developing? Christian Heckmann, Portfolio Manager, Bechtle Hosting & Operations, answers these questions and more in our interview.
COMPANY DEVELOPMENT

TIMES FOUR: BECHTLE PLATZ 1 IS GROWING.

The new 2,250 square metre building site is the sixth substantial expansion to the premises—testament to Bechtle’s economic success and dynamic growth.
Sustainability

BECHTLE’S GETTING IN THE SADDLE FOR A BETTER CLIMATE.

Neckarsulm took part in the "Stadtradeln" campaign, which aims to cover as many bike kilometres as possible within three weeks. As the second largest team, Bechtle contributed a total of 9,091 kilometres.
Privacy

Avoiding data breaches – 8 steps for businesses.

The number of data beach reports has increased tenfold with the introduction of the GDPR - and the high level continues to this day. What can companies do to be on the safe side?
SUCCESS STORY

A partner for building a server and storage architecture.

The Bechtle systems integrator in Stuttgart built a high-performance, future-ready IT architecture based on Fujitsu components for Harrer Ingenieure.
INTERVIEW

INSPIRATION FOR THE WORKPLACE OF THE FUTURE.

Raphael Gielgen is a trend scout for Vitra, a Swiss design company, where he specialises in the future of work. Each year, he visits over 100 companies to discover what tomorrow’s work environment will look like.
MODERN WORKPLACE

The Bechtle Corporate Workspace at Citrix Synergy.

How Bechtle’s digital workplace solutions work were outlined by Marco Stalder on stage at Citrix Synergy. This talk is now available as a podcast and video interview.
UNSERE TIPPS

ARE YOU INSPIRED? THE LATEST TIPPS FROM THE BECHTLE CREW.

Put some spring in your step with a clever DIY project, new eco-friendly cleaning products and enlightening podcasts.
Acquisitions

Power to the group.

Four acquisitions in the second half of 2018 have reinforced Bechtle’s position in the future shaping key fields E-commerce, Networking, Security and CAD.
Modern Workplace

Experiencing the modern workplace.

Looking for insight into the cutting-edge technology that defines the workplace of the future? Come to Bechtle’s demo rooms, located at six sites.
Artificial Intelligence

Autonomous eyes: How self-driving cars see the world.

The Dream life of Driverless Cars is an art project by the London design studio, ScanLAB Projects. It simulates a self-driving car’s view using a laser-based 3D scanner.

NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN INTERNATIONAL IT BUSINESS.

Globalisation is accelerating the IT world, something Wesley de Jong, Bechtle International Account Director, feels every day. In our interview he reveals the changes and new opportunities the future will bring.

 

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Success Story

MECURIS IS REVOLUTIONISING ORTHOPAEDIC TECHNOLOGY.

Compromise used to be inevitable for people requiring an orthopaedic prosthesis or orthesis. But Mecuris has opened the door to new options.
Award

Back to back: Bechtle wins best Managed Service Provider again.

This year’s Hosting & Service Provider Summit took place on 23 and 24 May in Frankfurt under the motto “Host. Provide. Futurize”. The highlight was the awarding of the Hosting & Service Provider Awards 2019, with Bechtle taking home an award for the second year running.
DIVERSITY

At home in Neckarsulm. At home in the world.

Nothing quite enriches a company like an international workforce. Bechtle demonstrates its intercultural teamwork on both a small and large scale.
Awards

Bechtle UK shines at the Wiltshire Business Awards.

Bechtle direct UK was honoured with two coveted awards. The Wiltshire Business Awards honour the outstanding achievements of the county’s business community.
Modern Workplace

Big Picture Modern Workplace: How to tackle the workspace of the future.

How and where do I start? What points must I consider? Thorsten Krüger, Bechtle Business Manager Consulting Services, sheds light on these questions from the perspective of users, management and the IT department.
World record

Breaking a Guinness World Record with Bechtle.

These days, matches tend to go for 96+ minutes, but in Winterbach they are taking things to the next level in the hope of getting into the Guinness Book of Records with the longest ever game of football. And Bechtle is ready to secure the win.
SUCCESS STORY

The Modern Workplace at Handelsblatt Media Group.

Handelsblatt Media Group reaches over two million readers every day. When they sought to empower its employees with the workplace of the future, it reached out to Bechtle.
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