Interoperability, switchability and portability: Implications for the Cloud

This study seeks to provide insights on the meaning of cloud services, and the circumstances in which portability and interoperability may be relevant in a cloud context. We consider the implications of this analysis for the ongoing review of the Data Act.


No. 483: Migration from copper to fibre networks: Phases and processes of copper migration

Specification and formulation of the details of the process chain for migration and switching-off.More...


Secure digitization of small and medium-sized enterprises

Expert survey in the Mittelstand-Digital network on the opportunities and challenges of introducing and certifying ISMS in small and medium-sized enterprises, including references to assistance.


Sustainability reporting of postal operators

The sustainability reporting of postal service providers is hardly comparable. The planned expansion of the EU's reporting requirements will oblige more companies than before to provide more detailed information.More...


Mittelstand-Digital Congress 2022 "Aligning Companies in a Sustainable and Secure Way"

On 19 October, at the Mittelstand Digital Congress 2022 held at the Umweltforum in Berlin and online as a live stream, everything will revolve around the central future topics of German SMEs.


Blockchain for SME – Report for the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action

The WIK study for BMWK focuses on blockchain in SMEs, including current usage, forms of implementations, opportunities and obstacles, as well as options for action for companies and society.


Interoperability regulations for digital services - Impact on competition, innovation and digital sovereignty especially for platform and communication services

This study examines (a lack of) interoperability as a possible driver for concentration tendencies as well as the impact of corresponding obligations on digital markets (esp. NI-ICS).


No. 482: Copper-glass migration in France and the UK

This paper provides an insight into the framework and the status of the migration process from copper to fibre networks in France and the United Kingdom.More...


Newsletter Nr. 126 | Juni 2022

Der neue WIK Newsletter mit Berichten aus der laufenden Arbeit des WIK und Berichten von Veranstaltungen ist erschienen.More...


40 Jahre WIK: Bad Honnefer Institut feiert im Pantheon

Das Wissenschaftliche Institut für Infrastruktur und Kommunikationsdienste (WIK) feiert heute sein 40-jähriges Bestehen mit einem Symposium im Pantheon in Bonn-Beuel. Insgesamt nehmen 150 Gäste an der Veranstaltung der Forschungseinrichtung aus Bad Honnef...More...

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