Issue 11 of iX imagazine, the German magazine for IT professionals, cores among other topics how AR, VR are not only for gaming and how Microsofts develops industry applications for it’s Hololens with several partners. Applications go from maintenance, education to prototyping and medicine.

By reaching decision makers like CIO’s, IT directors, developers and system administrators in the German industry, iX is a great source to market business solutions.

iX also releases its 4th Datacenters and Infrastructure special insert. This quarterly insert is a great source for companies with products for the datacenter market. The editorial content of this issue covers:

  • A study on efficiency technologies that make use of German data centers
  • The energy costs produced by wind power that drive data centers
  • The event when containers put security at risk
  • How much energy that one can save when using chillers with water
  • How compact modern ODF-Solutions are packed
  • Which errors are caused by Network designs
  • The variants that RZ-Outsourcing provides

Other exciting aspects and new trends in the IT industry that iX covers in this issue are:

  • Amazon offering Elastic Beanstalk services that bundles offers that include computing and load balancing as managed services
  • Why digitalization is the main topic for this month’s issue and why there is a need to create the Chief Data Officer in a company
  • How the DSGVO can affect big data applications and what you can do to make sure that you’re on the right side of the law


About iX: iX is a monthly magazine specifically made for IT professionals who are looking for the latest trends and potential investments in the industry. Among the broad range of topics include an in-depth discussion of networks, software development, computer systems and other specialized topics written by editors and writers who are programmers, application developers and system and network administrators themselves. iX is currently being read and enjoyed by CIOs or relevant people who belong to the managing board in the data center, organization, data processing and telecommunication businesses.

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Nowadays, our life is connected and combine with artificial intelligence more than you thought. From your smart phone, home appliances, or even to Lego blocks— more and more products can be linked with the application of artificial intelligence. One of the most commonly heard personal assistant is “siri” invented by Apple. However, do you know that, in fact, Amazon and Google have their own personal assistants for their products too? The latest issue of c’t magazine will be introducing in detail on different personal assistants from a few well-known brands. Furthermore, other application of artificial intelligence and newest technology information will also be highlighted!

The c’t issuse 22/17 Topic Preview

Gamer’s Delight
The latest and greatest gaming monitors feature record response times down to 1 ms and refresh rates up to 240 Hz. The displays prevent micro stuttering with FreeSync and G-Sync. On top of that they provide different color profiles for different games. Add to that a built-in headphone rest and you will see why your kids desperately “need” one our contestants from 24 to 27 inches and HD to QHD.

Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant, Cortana
The four personal assistants from Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft appear to be know-it-alls. They have an answer to just about every question and help their owners in many different ways – all thanks to AI. c’t highlights the differences between them and reviews devices from other manufacturers, too.

Laptops with Core i5 and SSDs
Our current recommendation: a new Notebook should at least have a Core i5 CPU and a solid state disk. In our labs some of the latest models with quite reasonable price tags had to prove what they are capable of.

AI with Lego
How does a neural network figure out what kind of items comes next on the factory assembly line? We have built a tiny factory with Lego Mindstorms EV3. And using the framework Tensor Flow by Google we trained a neural network that is small enough to run on the smart Lego bricks.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
On October 17th the next edition of Windows 10 will come to millions of desktop PCs. c’t evaluates the new features and guides you through the jungle of license models and upgrade paths. Least but not last we put the new security feature under tough scrutiny.

The magazine will be issued in October 14th, 2017.

Security has been a concern for individual or corporations network users recently. Users are under the threat of hackers, malware, and viruses and the ways to spread them are also changing and unpredictable. Even though the innovative technology bring us convenience, without enhanced security products and services users may still be deterred. iX magazine’s latest issue by Heise will be delivering the in-depth introduction of security services. In addition, it will also introduce “digital transformation” and “Java 9”, which have been the hot topics lately. These are the latest technology trends cannot be missed out.

Issue 10/17 Topic preview

Market overview: Security as a Service
Security specialist knowledge about malware, log analysis, patch management or awareness training is not available in SMEs. In this breach jumped providers of managed security services. Tips for the selection of the supplier as well as a provider overview provides the market overview.

Software development: Java 9 is here
With Version 9, Java finally gets the modular Jigsaw system, which is expected by many developers. iX reveals how the new module system works and what else Java developers expect.

Corporate Strategy: Digitization
Everyone is talking about digitization and digital transformation, but what does this mean for companies? In the first part of a series of articles, iX examined whether digitization really needs to be a matter of top priority.

Customer Relationship Management: CRM and ML
Artificial intelligence and machine learning can not only make customer relationship management better but also more cost-effective. However, the emotionally staggered, ironic utterances are still stumbling.

iX extra Security: trends and products for it-sa
The digital transformation, and thus the Internet of Things, is a major challenge for security companies. And also the Ransomware problem is not solved long ago. iX reports what the security industry is presenting at it-sa.

Issue date: Sept 28, 2017

iX extra SECURITY—Security trends 2017 & it-sa Guide:issue in iX 10/17

One of the most recent trends that companies need to deal with today is, on the one hand, digital transformation and the networking of devices – the Internet of Things. These radical changes must also be accompanied by new security approaches to ward off new threats. The second major security issue that companies must consider in their deliberations is the risk of Ransomware.

Online blackmailers are becoming more sophisticated and potential victims need to be able to provide countermeasures. The iX extra deals in detail with these areas, provides an understanding of the problems and shows how they can be solved.


The it-sa is one of the world‘s most important trade fairs on IT security. More than 400 exhibitors will be offering the largest range of IT security products and solutions in Europe, including physical IT security, services, research and consulting, at the exhibition center in Nuremberg from 10 to 12 October. Special areas and specialist forums also provide comprehensive information on current topics in management and technology. The it-sa is the starting point for all those who professionally deal with the security of IT infrastructures and decision-makers who are responsible for this


Both iX extra SECURITY & it-sa Guide is going to publish with the issue of iX 10/17 on Sept. 28, 2017. If you want to participate in this topical issue, do not hesitate to join us before the chance is gone!


A diverse range of hardware and software has been developed around Raspberry Pi, the compact single-board computer, with a highly active community of hobbyists and users. c’t Raspberry Pi 2017 presents this Raspberry world, offers useful tips for getting started and provides expertise for more challenging projects. Many designs and programming proposals give beginners and amateurs instructions on replicating applications as well as ideas for their own ideas.

Getting started:
• First steps with the Raspberry
• Overview of current hardware and software
• Installation, configuration and networking

Tinkering projects:
• Raspberry endoscope
• Raspberry information display
• Mini PC for less than €100

Fun and entertainment:
• Retro games consoles and accessories
• Internet radio
• CarPi – car infotainment

Networked home:
• Digital electricity meter readout
• Siri, Alexa and friends – homemade
• Telephone-connected Raspberry doorbell

It is undoubted that the future of Raspberry Pi is unlimited. If you’ve already gain the interest in Raspberry Pi, come join us!

This issue will be available on Sept. 25, 2017.


The c’t special issue ‘Smartphone-Fotografie’ (Smartphone Photography) is aimed at everyone who has integrated the smartphone in their everyday life and uses it to take pictures. The target group of the special issue is therefore not only ambitious amateur photographers, but also anyone who not only takes photos with their smartphone, but also orders photo products (such as photo albums), edits pictures on their mobile and is interested in other photo accessories including attachable lenses etc.


Accessories and services

Presenting useful photo accessories

Photography with spotting scopes

Ordering photo products by smartphone

Securing holiday snaps

Photo albums

Photo editing

Photo editing with KI

Photo editing in the browser

Better photos with the iPhone

Practical application

Photo tips for original smartphone photos

Photography apps

Children’s photos

Portfolios of well-known smartphone photographers

RAW photography

Smartphone-Fotografie’ provides readers with the latest and most comprehensive reports and related knowledge. Come and don’t miss out this chance joining us!

This c’t special issue will be available on September 11, 2017


iX Issue 09/17 Preview

Market Overview: Engineering
Deep learning, neural networks, machine learning, AI: Software that finds itself, how to solve problems, find connections and adapts to the user’s needs, is to change the IT basic. Amazon, Facebook, Google and so analyze the data gigantic masses of the Big Data era, while Microsoft, IBM and others want to revolutionize AI technology the office workplace. Meanwhile, the technology can be used in any company.

Automated procurement processes
Digitization and industry 4.0 also change the procurement processes in companies. Modern B2B procurement solutions and shopping platforms are to be relieved of routine routines and provide a comprehensive view of the purchasing process. IX provides an overview of providers and current trends.

Memory-centric computer architectures
CPUs are now busy shifting data between different storage types with different access times and transfer speeds. In the meantime, several companies, including Intel, Fujitsu, HPE, are working on architectures in which storage, RAM and cache are growing together and becoming the focus. At the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, researchers are developing data models for the appropriate in-memory applications.

Linux for the industry
In industry, machines have a running time of several decades and the software is also used for the same time. This means a lot of maintenance for the manufacturers. Under the umbrella of the Linux Foundation work companies such as Hitachi, Siemens, Toshiba and Code Think in the project “Civil Infrastructure Platform” (CIP) on a unified software foundation based on Linux for embedded and control systems, which will consist of at least 15 years. iX reports on the current state of the project.

Topic special iX-Extra “Hosting II”
The benefits of cloud services for enterprises are obvious: No initial investments and payment only after use. This is combined with the lack of control over data management. This includes pure software services as well as pre-configured application servers or virtual private servers (VPS). But even complete private clouds can be relocated to a hoster and operated by it securely.

Issue on August 24, 2017

In Germany, printed publications are still widely circulated in the market. According to the Jan. 2017 audited no. by IVW, the German Audit Bureau of Circulation (IVW) since 1949, there’s 1880 audited magazines on the newsstand and distributed and unaudited no. even more 159,841,848 copies of audited magazines distributed per quarter.

Here’s the latest quarter II top IT printed publications audited by IVW FYI.
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IFA Special 2017, one of the largest technology exhibitions, will soon be held in Berlin during September 1st to 6th. According to the great success from the previous exhibition, with exhibitors from 50 countries and no less then 240 thousand visitors, this year will definitely be a huge one. And of course, Heise online will not going to miss the party! The editors of Heise, the most well-known German publishing house, will be reporting live from IFA about the hot topics about the products and market news and will be giving background reports for the highlights and top topics-from Notebooks to 4K contents, from Virtual Reality and Tablets right up to A/V streaming, smarthome and wearables. Since the readers mostly are from IT and tech industry, this upcoming exhibition will undoubtedly boost the readership! Are you one of the exhibitors? You want to draw more attention than you could on IFA? Adverting effectively is not an easy task, but here is a shortcut provided by Heise online.

German c’t is the most subscribed computer magazine in the Europe. With the great circulation up to 250 thousand copies and bi-week publication of c’t, your ads and reports will absolutely gain new and more exposure to public, thereby skyrocketing the brand awareness of your company and products! You probably know that X299 mainboards has been in the spot light recently, thanks to the new CPUs released by Intel. All the tech enthusiasts are deeply concerned about the reveal of the new mainboards. In the new issue of c’t, one of the main topics will be introducing the new mainboard, and with the hype, the number of readers will definitely increase.

Here are the main topics of 17th issue of 2017 of c’t (issue on Aug 5th, 2017):

Mainboards for Core X
Mainboards with socket LGA2066 are needed for Intels new high-end CPUs. Those have up to 18 cores and they are called Core X. The boards feature the X299 chip set and they can be equipped with several graphics cards, fast PCIe SSDs and up to 128 Gigabytes of RAM.

New Projects for The Raspberry Pi
c’t has developed four new projects where the Raspberry Pi can show off its versatility, e. g. as a door bell that calls you on the phone or a mobile endoscope. Furthermore we have designed a neat c’t-case for your own retro gaming console.

Backing Up Your Android Phone
Over time your Smartphone gathers lots and lots of irreplaceable data and memories. But Android has no simple way of saving “just anything”. We had a look at Android’s own backup capabilities and compare them to some smartphone vendors’ and third party tools.

Roll Your Own WSUS Updates
A WSUS server distributes updates for all Microsoft products to all PCs in a LAN. But if you use the right tool, it will also take care of third party apps used in your company.

Power Banks and Solar Chargers
When the smartphone battery is flat and no wall socket is in sight, mobile energy sources might just save your day. Large Powerbanks keep you safe for a whole week. Solar chargers and other mobile solutions fulfill the needs of hikers and other fans of outdoor activities.