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2016 Corporate Responsibility Report
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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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Exactly!

Sorry, wrong

One of the first automated home computers was known as ECHO IV in 1966. It was meant to regulate temperature in the house, turn devices on and off and create shopping lists. It was never introduced to market, however, Its enormous size may have been one reason for this.

Question 2 of 15
Was the first smart home computer intended to be
a shopping assistant?

Conveniently conserve resources with QIVICON

One thing is for sure: machines and products are becoming smarter. For example, nowadays it is possible to use smart home technology to easily control household devices, consumer electronics and security technology via the Internet. This helps reduce energy consumption, among other things. Deutsche Telekom's manufacturer-independent smart home platform is called QIVICON. 

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You're right!

Yes, they do

The Arctic in particular is severely affected by climate change. According to the SMARTer2030 study published by the Global e-Sustainability Initiative in 2015, using information and telecommunications technologies can help prevent a global increase in CO2 emissions. That means that  CO2 emissions can be reduced by 12 billion tons by 2030 in comparison with carrying on as we are now. That is the equivalent of almost 20 percent of global emissions. 

Question 3 of 15
Do polar bears benefit
from ICT?

ICT solutions for climate protection

Deutsche Telekom reduced more emissions by providing its customers with products and services in Europe than it created along its entire value chain in 2014. We are planning on steadily improving this ratio over the next few years.

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Sorry, but no

Unfortunately, you're right

But it's about vast expanses all the same: Scope 3 is the term for harmful CO2 emissions in a company's upstream and downstream value chains. We measure these emissions. It's not science fiction, but it's still quite complicated. In the end, it is another way for us to reduce our climate impact.

Question 4 of 15
Is Scope 3 a new
science fiction series?

Excellent!

We received the DQS German Excellence Award in 2016 for our systematic approach to recording Scope 3 emissions. Our exemplary reporting on our Scope 3 emissions also got us on the CDP A-list of companies leading in climate protection for the first time in 2016.

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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?

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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.