Digitalisation

Reducing PDF size

Reducing PDF size

The PDF is one of the most popular file formats, and with good reason – it is not only accessible across platforms, but is also extremely compact. If you use a large number of images and the PDF document is comprised of numerous pages, however, the file can quickly grow larger than desired. Firmware applications from Adobe, as well as free freeware programs and simple online tools, can help reduce...

Bitcoin: all you need to know about the digital payment network

Bitcoin: all you need to know about the digital payment network

When it comes to the peer-to-peer network Bitcoin, published in 2009, opinions are divided. On one side of the argument are those who see the enormous potential of a decentralised payment system, run not by a single authority, but administered and controlled by all users. On the other side are those who use every opportunity to point out the instability of the open source project’s exchange rate...

The Best Altcoins

The Best Altcoins

Bitcoin’s success has spawned hundreds of cryptocurrencies now available on the market. Known as altcoins, they try to fix Bitcoin’s weaknesses or else have a completely different focus. In this article, we present the most popular and important alternatives to Bitcoin and explain their main differences: what are the advantages and disadvantages of each cryptocurrency?

What does WYSIWYG mean?

What does WYSIWYG mean?

WYSIWYG: This strange sequence of letters has become the standard for most editor programs. This is why many users can’t imagine how these programs work without the 'what you see is what you get' principle. In the field of HTML editors, there are different approaches and opinions. We explain exactly what is behind the acronym, show you the advantages and disadvantages of the principle, and...

An Overview of SaaS (Software as a Service)

An Overview of SaaS (Software as a Service)

Software as a service, or SaaS for short, is an increasingly popular option for cloud computing. With SaaS, you use software over the Internet instead of installing it on your hard drive. This offers considerable advantages, especially for companies. As with other cloud services, there are also various concerns about data security. What exactly SaaS is, where the advantages and disadvantages of...

Jira alternatives: five project tools in short

Jira alternatives: five project tools in short

In order to optimise teamwork in a company, project management tools such as Jira are being used more and more frequently. The program, developed by the Australian software company Atlassian, is one of the most sought-after solutions in its field with over 35,000 customers worldwide. This software can prove costly if more than ten employees are using it so it’s worth considering one of the...

The best project management apps for your team

The best project management apps for your team

Project management apps offer a number of functions bundled together into a single platform and have revolutionised the workplace. When used correctly and embraced by the employees, such an app can help organise all kinds of tasks with a very high degree of efficiency. Small and medium-sized teams, as well as large operations, stand to benefit from the right app. These days, there is a large...

E-mail etiquette: rules for the perfect e-mail

E-mail etiquette: rules for the perfect e-mail

Every day, over 200 billion e-mails are sent around the world – although many of them aren’t received with much enthusiasm. In order for your business e-mails to stand out in all this chaos, you should pay attention to e-mail etiquette. If you stick to the most important rules, your e-mails will appear polite, but at the same time, serious. Messages like these will be happily answered.

Virtual machines

Virtual machines

Virtual machines are extremely practical and versatile: Do you want to set up an isolated test environment, run a Linux application on your Windows computer, or provide different operating systems for cross-platform software tests? With the right virtualization software and an appropriate image file, this is easy. We will introduce you to the basics of hypervisor-supported hardware virtualization...

MOOCs

MOOCs

MOOC opens the door to a new era of learning. Massive open online courses give everyone with internet access the opportunity to receive education at the highest level – online, without admission restrictions, and best of all, massive open online courses are free of charge. With the help of video clips, online forums, and quizzes, it is now possible to learn more about any topic via a MOOC. Anyone...