News in brief

Dec 12, 2018

SWITCH sells switchplus to Combell Group

SWITCH is focussing on its university business and is selling its subsidiary switchplus to Belgium’s Combell Group, effective 12 December 2018. All employees will be retained. The parties agreed not to disclose the purchase...

Nov 29, 2018

A look back at Educause 2018

The Educause conference, aimed at the education sector, took place this year from 30 October to 2 November in Denver. The around 8,000 participants took the opportunity to exchange ideas and share their experiences in lectures,...

Nov 2, 2018

10 years of eduhub: video statement from Geneva

Pierre-Yves Burgi is Deputy CIO at University of Geneva. In a video message, he explains how the eduhub community came into being and how he continues to benefit from the platform. As part of eduhub’s 10-year anniversary, people who...

Oct 25, 2018

Security Report 2018-9/10: 15 months later

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Turning Good instead of Breaking Bad? Hacking to fend off other hackers What do a firefighter and Google Chrome 69 have in common? 15 months later: new attacks, same...

Sep 27, 2018

10 years of eduhub: video statement from St. Gallen

Jacqueline Gasser-Beck  is heading the "Teaching Innovation Lab" at the University of St.Gallen. In a video message, she explains how the eduhub community came into being and how she continues to benefit from the...

Sep 6, 2018

SWITCH welcomes cybersecurity rapid test for SMEs

This week, a widely-supported security awareness initiative for SMEs was launched. The focus is on a cybersecurity quick check in 12 areas. SMEs with limited knowledge of IT and IT security can thus quickly and easily find out...

Sep 4, 2018

FUTURE UNIVERSITY Study

The FUTURE UNIVERSITY study, created exclusively for the SWITCH Community, is now available for download. The FUTURE UNIVERSITY study deals with the long-term developments and fields of action in the Swiss higher education...

Aug 23, 2018

Security Report 2018-7/8: Amazon Rekognition

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: An own goal and serious foul: Spanish football league’s app turns 10 million users into involuntarily spies Amazon Rekognition – useful security and convenience tool...

Jul 6, 2018

'A step in the right direction, but a small one.'

On 3 July, the Federal Council made the preliminary decision to set up a centre of excellence for cybersecurity. ‘This is a step in the right direction, but only a small one. It’s neither consistent enough nor does it move anywhere...

Jul 3, 2018

10 years of eduhub: video statement from Zurich

Dr Eva Seiler Schiedt works on multimedia and e-learning services in the University of Zurich’s central IT department. In a video message, she explains how the eduhub community came into being and how she continues to benefit from...