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Technology investment, financing, sustainability, IT security... Making the right decisions when it comes to purchasing and managing IT equipment can feel complicated and certainly raises several questions.

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Here you can immerse yourself in everything that includes IT, circular economy, industry trends and news of CHG-MERIDIAN.
Interview - How to become climate neutral?
Interview with Group Sustainability Officer

How to become climate neutral?

CHG-MERIDIAN's first sustainability report was published in April this year. Herewith, the company transparently demonstrates the measures it has already taken and the ambitious goals it has set for itself for the future. One of these is climate neutrality from 2021. Matthias Steybe, Group Sustainability Officer (GSO) at CHG-MERIDIAN, explains in an interview how this is to be achieved and what is required for the process.

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nachhaltiges IT Lifecycle Management CHG-MERIDIAN und Green Mountain
Lifecycle Management

A PARTNER IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

The data centers run by Green Mountain are some of the most environmentally friendly in the world. In addition, the Norwegian company offers its customers numerous sustainable services to manage the end of their IT equipment’s lifecycle – thanks to a partnership with CHG-MERIDIAN.

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Technology Center Skien - CHG-MERIDIAN
Circular economy

A second life for laptops and other devices

The technology center in Skien in Norway is an important driver of the circular economy at CHG-MERIDIAN. Much like at the site in Gross-Gerau in Germany, used equipment is refurbished here and prepared for further use. This is how the end of the IT lifecycle becomes a new beginning.

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Green IT Checkliste - carbonZER0
Green IT checklist

Three steps toward sustainable IT

The steadily growing resource and energy requirements of IT equipment are also increasing their CO₂ emissions. We show you how you can make your IT more sustainable in three steps.

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Seeing the crisis as an opportunity

How coronavirus is accelerating digitalization

The coronavirus crisis has mercilessly laid bare any shortcomings in companies’ digital transformation, as they have been confronted with the challenge of enabling mobile workplaces from one day to the next.

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A real-world example

THE DIGITAL WORKPLACE AT CHG-MERIDIAN

Mobile working is right on trend. But what do you need to do so that your employees can work remotely without any problems? Read on to find out how CHG-MERIDIAN implemented the digital workplace, and what elements were key to this.

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Mobile working at CHG-MERIDIAN

Remote working made simple: The technology factor

The digital workplace is an integral element of any digitalization strategy, and CHG-MERIDIAN is no exception. In order to implement the digital workplace successfully and optimize it in the long term, we believe there are three factors on which remote working depends.

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Remote working at CHG-MERIDIAN

Remote working made simple: The platform factor

Data platforms allow us to organize and structure the flood of digital information in a sensible way when working remotely. They also enable us to work in virtual teams across borders. From anywhere. Find out here what data platforms are all about.

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Remote working at CHG-MERIDIAN

Remote working made simple: The mindset factor

There is growing pressure to roll out digital workplace strategies and it becomes clear how important it is to get the employees on board with regard to a digital work culture. The following article highlights the key role that employees play in any digitalization strategy.

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Earth Overshoot Day 2020

Sending a signal to trade and industry

Our society has been living beyond its means for decades. Whether the coronavirus pandemic will persuade us to use resources more responsibly and move away from the linear system depends to some extent on how cost-effective the alternatives are.

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Digital Workplace

Workplace as a service: Is it time to consider leasing instead of buying?

Computing power, platforms, and software can already be acquired as a service, so why not complete workplace IT? Discover the benefits that workplace as a service (WaaS) can have for your company.

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The view from CIOs

Remote working is the new normal

Many IT departments were caught out in mid-March, when entire workforces suddenly needed to start working from home. Since then, it has become clear that this is not a temporary switch, but the start of a longer journey – including in terms of technology.

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UN GLOBAL COMPACT
Apr 8, 2021 – Weingarten

CHG-MERIDIAN joins the United Nations Global Compact

The international technology manager makes a clear commitment to responsible corporate governance. In March 2021, CHG-MERIDIAN signed the United Nations Global Compact and thus underlines its long-term commitment to sustainability.

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Digital Workplace

Workplace as a service: Is it time to consider leasing instead of buying?

Computing power, platforms, and software can already be acquired as a service, so why not complete workplace IT? Discover the benefits that workplace as a service (WaaS) can have for your company.

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Digital Workplace

Reap the benefits of digital workplace innovations for your business

“We regard the digital workplace as a holistic system that adds significant value in all areas of your company that work with IT.”
Lukas Wojoczek, Digital Workplace Sales

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Digital Workplace

3 Tips on how to calculate total costs

It is almost impossible to calculate the overall costs of IT for a single workplace using conventional procurement and usage models. The latest digital workplace concepts can provide transparency.

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Digital Workplace

Escape the TCO trap

If you are planning a new IT infrastructure, the first question you will ask yourself, as the CFO, is whether the investment will pay off.

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Digital Workplace

Optimal design and efficient management of the modern workplace

Technical and commercial management need to work hand in hand if companies are to benefit from the digital workplace too.

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Digital Workplace

Invest in technology without busting the budget

The digital transformation of business makes innovative payment models such as pay-per-use possible.

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Digital Workplace

In 6 steps to the digital workplace

We will show you how the right strategy can increase your efficiency and make the Digital Workplace the core of your digitization strategy.

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Digital Workplace

The future of work is more flexible – and more productive

We show you how the latest technology can help you to use your working time most effectively.

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Digital Workplace

Companies still have plenty to do when it comes to the digital workplace

A study shows that the majority of employees want to take advantage of mobile working, but companies are yet to catch on to this trend.

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CARE: Rewarding in all respects

Employees get involved in sports for a good cause

With great team spirit, they really hustled to collect donations for charitable causes in 2018.

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Usage solutions for industrial infrastructure

Increase flexibility, reduce overall costs

We speak to Florian Orth, lifecycle expert at CHG-MERIDIAN, about greater flexibility and lower total cost of ownership (TCO) in manufacturing.

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Mastering digital transformation

Working toward Administration 4.0 using digital expertise and a digital concept

Frank Schöneberg, Head of Public Sector Sales Germany at CHG-MERIDIAN, expands on his many years of experience working with public-sector clients.

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Certified data erasure by CHG-MERIDIAN

Balancing e-health, data protection, and data security

Peter Krause, Head of Healthcare Sector Sales Germany at CHG-MERIDIAN, talks about data protection in the healthcare sector and the requirements for data erasure.

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STRATEGY

AI, IoT, and hybrid IT require entirely new financing methods

Joachim Schulz presents five factors that are crucial in overcoming these obstacles.

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ENTERPRISE MOBILITY SUMMIT 2018

Paving the way for digital transformation

Oliver Schorer speaks about digital transformation and how companies can deliver it successfully.

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Public Sector 4.0

Understanding the digital revolution – identifying and leveraging potential

Digitalization is a leading topic of discussion in the public sector. But what might modernization and digital transformation measures actually look like in practice?

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2018 CORPORATE REPORT

Employees and employer working hand in hand to help people in need

Corporate social responsibility is firmly enshrined in CHG-MERIDIAN’s corporate philosophy.

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2018 CORPORATE REPORT

An excellent start to a career

CHG-MERIDIAN is growing fast – and is doing so around the world. We are always on the lookout for ambitious individuals to join us.

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OPS data security

Data protection along the entire lifecycle

Data protection should be viewed as part of an end-to-end solution, not in isolation.

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2018 CORPORATE REPORT

The signs are good

Dr. Mathias Wagner, Chairman of the Board of Management of CHG-MERIDIAN, looks back on 2017 and gives an optimistic outlook for the future.

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2018 CORPORATE REPORT

Brexit notwithstanding: Excellent prospects across the board

Declan McGlone, Vice President Finance UK/Ireland, talks in an interview about business development in the UK and Ireland

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OPS data security

Where printers are concerned, deleted doesn’t always mean deleted

Being able to reliably protect sensitive company data at the end of an asset’s useful life is vital in the digital era.

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FINANCING SHOULD BE INTELLIGENT, NOT RIGID.

What makes a financing concept intelligent? Here are five thoughts.

Why the financing must match the business, and not vice versa

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OPS data security

Three good reasons why you shouldn't neglect erasing data from printers

Everyone is talking about data protection at the moment. It is a particularly important issue when it comes to modern printers, MFPs, and copiers.

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UNIT COSTS INSTEAD OF BLOCK OF CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

Managing growth and costs efficiently: pay-per-part and pay-by-the-hour

An illustrative calculation from the automotive industry for pay-per-use models

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A QUICK WORD WITH WAYNE FOWKES ON THE TOPIC OF INTELLIGENT FINANCING

Thinking outside the box when it comes to financing

How intelligent financing models can satisfy wide-ranging interests

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MOBILE WORKING IN GERMANY

What German companies need to do to make the mobile workplace a reality

Oliver Schorer (CIO) shows five areas that German companies need to consider.

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LOW COST – HIGH BENEFIT

Calculating backward – thinking ahead

Using pay-per-patient models to manage investment risks in healthcare technology

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INTELLIGENT FINANCIAL ENGINEERING, OPTIMUM ACCOUNTING

Intelligent financing concepts pave the way for more innovation

We will show you how to implement innovative projects cost-effectively.

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IS TCO IMPORTANT? YES. IS IT STRAIGHTFORWARD? NO.

Five thoughts on total cost of ownership

Why the CIO and CFO are stuck in the same boat when it comes to TCO calculations, and how only an independent expert can help.

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SOARING COSTS UNDER CONTROL

An end to high up-front costs

How pay-per-patient models can help to preserve liquidity

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WHY PAY PER USE?

Five good reasons in favor of pay per use models

Every company is familiar with unit cost accounting. Why financing per item makes sense too.

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FINDINGS OF THE D21-DIGITAL-INDEX 2017/2018

How important are digital skills in healthcare?

The digital revolution is only slowly taking hold in German society. Nevertheless, there is already an urgent need for companies to invest.

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A QUICK WORD WITH RALF BEHRNING ON THE TOPIC OF TCO

“Just buying cheaply isn't enough”

IT procurement is different from purchasing consumables. Ralf Behrning clarifies what really matters.

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D21-DIGITAL-INDEX FOR 2017/2018

Action needed on the digital workspace

Companies are not yet enabling them to participate sufficiently in the digital revolution. A lot of potential remains untapped.

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CARE INITIATIVES FOR 2017

Employees get involved in community-based causes

CHG-MERIDIAN's employees apply themselves with as much vigor to good causes as they do to their work.

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IT Director Interview

Intelligent mobile working: Mobile workspace 4.0

Oliver Schorer, (CIO) and member of the Board of Management at CHG-MERIDIAN, talks about customized and fully automated business concepts

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COST MANAGEMENT TAKEN ONE STEP FURTHER

TCO provides a better overview

As an innovative technology manager with decades of experience, CHG-MERIDIAN creates maximum cost transparency, identifies potential savings – and achieves these savings.

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Interview Investor Relations

“An integral part of our funding portfolio”

By taking out a €75 million bonded loan in August 2017, CHG-MERIDIAN has successfully completed its fifth transaction in this segment since 2013.

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Financially strong for the future

Improving patient wellbeing through efficient medical technology management

Peter Krause, talks about the importance of well-interlinked medical technology and IT and explains how they can be used to achieve high patient satisfaction in spite of economic challenges.

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Health 4.0

Lack of investment puts the brakes on digitalisation

In our latest white paper, we demonstrate how hospitals can deliver the digital transformation toward Health 4.0 through long-term investment in technology and employees, and remain well equipped to face the challenges of the future.

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Long-term thinking, quick savings

Lifecycle Management for greater cost effectiveness

This is what gives you the reassurance that your investment will really pay off over the course of a project.

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TECHNOLOGY FOR EXAMINING TREATMENT COSTS

Pay per use models create greater transparancy

We will show you where you have potential savings and how you can achieve these savings.

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ENABLING CAPITAL EXPENDITURE WITH ‘PAY PER ENGINE HOOD’ BILLING

Pay per use models create greater planning certainty

We will show you which financing model is the best fit for your capital expenditure project.

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