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How much more enjoyable could a train ride be with more to do than merely watching the countryside pass you by, or reading a book or magazine? This article is a brief insight into how we enabled the Maxdome Video on Demand (VOD) service on board trains. At first, this may not sound like much of a challenge but bringing this project to life forced us to completely re-think all we knew about IT operations, monitoring, and deployments.

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At ProSiebenSat.1, not only are we expanding into digital entertainment and commerce but our TV business is also undergoing digitization. To deliver an excellent and uninterrupted consumer experience, security is crucial. Read on to find out how we secure our business.

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In recent years, ProSiebenSat.1 followed a consequent diversification strategy with the result that today half of our revenues are no longer coming from our core TV business but from other – mainly digital – areas of business. We acquired for example some well-known companies like Verivox, Parship or Jochen Schweizer. Our business development teams are constantly screening the market for potential ventures. Once we have found an interesting target and agreed on the general business terms (prices, shares to be traded, etc.) it is time for us to take a closer look at the company - the so called due diligence.

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The employees involved in the management and marketing of the TV program regularly analyze the performance of their TV channels, including reach and market shares, in relation to the target group, time periods and formats. Due to the high degree of fragmentation of today's TV market with its numerous TV channels specializing in narrow target groups, such as ProSieben MAXX, this is a complex analytical task. Critical factors for success are comprehensible and efficient communication of the business figures to decision-makers and a high degree of flexibility in data display. To achieve these goals, P7S1 is implementing a state-of-the-art interactive business intelligence application called "mediaFACTS".

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Since November 2015, I have been a part of the Data Technology Team at ProSiebenSat.1. FYI: The preconception that all IT staff do is sit in front of a computer screen all day long and talk to no one but themselves is far from true. Daily interaction with colleagues is extremely important, whether it's in a meeting, bumping into one another in the corridor, chatting across our workstations, or even in the group chat.

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Page loading times are key for today’s web applications. Fast-loading pages encourage the customer to stay longer and so they generate more revenue. Fast loading sites also result in a better search engine ranking, which is why continuously measuring and improving loading time during development is a key feature of modern software development processes.

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