Digital Acceleration – Call for Contributions

Call for contributions on how digital is revolutionizing society and the economy and how the capabilities of the digital landscape and digital infrastructures will be advanced.

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As we currently speak, the Internet is providing users with more and more augmented perceptions of the real world, as well as unparalleled real-time services and interaction. As a result, the service sector, manufacturing sector, marketing sector, and all vertical industries are beginning to experience new business opportunities. Increasingly, real-time processing power must be allocated closer to the location of operation, devices, and users. To ensure that everyone, everywhere can access the Internet, digital infrastructure will need to be distributed across a much broader geographical area.

Looking at digital acceleration from another angle, a core factor includes the promotion of diversity in tech workplaces, with diversity of thought leading to far better innovation and problem-solving. In addition, employers across the globe urgently need more talent in order to address an ever-widening skills gap that can repress acceleration – with the greatest untapped pool of talent being that of women.

For the dotmagazine issue onDigital Acceleration” in November/December 2024, dotmagazine welcomes articles from members, partners and customers of the eco Association/DE-CIX Group that highlight the importance of latency and performance, provide insights into the potential of building out infrastructure to the edge of the networks, present projects which advance capabilities of digital landscape and infrastructures, and demonstrate how tech companies can flourish via upgraded diversity.


Submissions date for Part I: 23 Oct 2024 (to be published on 20 November)

Submissions date for Part II: 27 Nov 2024 (to be published on 18 December)


Contributions can take the form of

  • Opinion articles
  • “How-to” articles
  • Research-based articles
  • Business story articles on a Unique Selling Proposition (USP) (see template)
  • Case studies (see template)
  • Interviews


Topic areas

We’d welcome stories looking at digital acceleration from perspectives such as:


  • Roll-out of connectivity: fiber, 5G & satellite
  • Edge data centers and building out into the regions
  • Developments in the cloud sector that both drive and support the development
  • Interconnection as a basis of connectivity
  • Other


  • Next generation digital technologies
  • Business potential of VR, AR, AI, IoT, etc.
  • Outlook: The potential not yet tapped
  • Other

Diversity / Women in Tech

  • Impact of diversity on digital acceleration
  • How to build and retain a more diverse workplace
  • Benefits of Women in Tech leaders
  • Other

Use cases

  • Business and Use Cases that build on edge infrastructure, e.g. manufacturing, smart environments, digital services, AI-supported services etc.
  • Use cases on digital landscapes converging physical and digital realities
  • Other use cases


You have a related burning topic that doesn’t fit into the categories above? Talk to us!

Please note: your contribution should not be too technical – the focus should be more on the strategic level.

How to submit a contribution

  • For information on dotmagazine style requirements, please see the Guidelines and Legal Conditions for Contributors to dotmagazine. By submitting a contribution to dotmagazine, you agree to these guidelines and also provide us with the requested author and company form.
  • For the purposes of planning, please contact before submitting a contribution.
  • Given that the goal of the eco Association – as publisher of dotmagazine – is the responsible shaping of the Internet, promoting diversity is in our deepest interest. To boost the profile of women in the Internet industry, we are particularly keen to have the voices of women heard in our industry insights. We therefore especially welcome articles, quotes, and case studies which are (co-)written by, feature, or quote Women in Tech.
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