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Yes, indeed!

Yes, they can

"Need fresh grass! Love, Bessie"? Not exactly. Sensors in a collar measure the cow's vital signs and activity and send the information to a data collector. The data collector then sends text messages to the farmer, for example, when a cow is about to give birth. 

Question 1 of 15
Can cows send
text messages?

Machines are learning how to communicate

Digitization in agriculture is moving forward in leaps and bounds. Our main goal is to help farmers work more sustainably using smart technologies . The basis for this is machine-to-machine communication (M2M), i.e., largely automated data exchange between devices. This helps farmers reduce their use of water and fertilizer as well as their CO2 emissions.

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Yes, indeed!

Yes, there are!

At T-Mobile Austria, Tinka, a robot, answers customer inquiries in the online chat. She replies to inquiries regarding products and service plans and also has a personal side: she likes soccer and tells customers her secrets. 

Question 2 of 15
Are there robots on the Deutsche Telekom
customer service team?

Deutsche Telekom customer service

Providing personal customer support is very important to us. That is why our customers can speak to a personal advisor and have their calls returned. That way customers do not have to explain an issue over and over and it can be solved directly. We recently introduced the call-back service on the German market, considerably improving customer satisfaction. 

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Gotcha!

You're right!

The term "surfing the Internet“ become known after an article with the same title, written by U.S. librarian Jean Armour Polly, was published in 1992. She came up with the title while looking at her mouse pad, which pictured a surfer.

Question 3 of 15
"Surfing the Internet" was named after Vinton Cerf, the
inventor of the Internet.

The perfect wave for everyone

Our goal is to make the Internet accessible to everyone. Today, access to the Internet is an important requirement for participating in business and society. We are laying the foundation for this by expanding our networks.

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You're right!

Yes – it's possible!

In 2016, T-Systems South Africa developed a smart water meter, which measures how much water is taken from a well or discharged from a water treatment facility. The system also allows leaks to be pinpointed and eliminated faster. 

Question 4 of 15
Do smartphones help
save water?

Promoting sustainable development with ICT

Our solutions help conserve valuable natural resources. M2M (machine-to-machine) offers simplify and streamline processes and allow for entirely new business models. Connecting devices in agriculture, mobility and real estate can contribute to sustainable development.

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Unfortunately, yes!

Unfortunately, yes!

Around 247 billion e-mails are sent worldwide every day. Studies suggest that roughly 80 percent of those e-mails are spam – i.e., e-mails that consist of unwanted advertising. 

Question 5 of 15
Are 80 percent of all
e-mails spam?

Did I subscribe to this?

Whether it be viruses, trojans, phishing or subscription traps – threats are lurking around every corner online. Spam e-mails with harmful content are often the source. Once such an e-mail's attachments have been opened, it is often too late and the computer is infected.
Our digital guide at sicherdigital.de is our contribution to improved online security. It contains informative texts, checklists, tests and films for Internet users to expand their knowledge and protect themselves.