d7918be179In a few weeks it will be that time again – and we will be able to welcome you to Cebit in hall 6 / block E16 / stand number 311. Experience what users and partners think about i-doit and talk to the experts about the successes and the experience gained from concrete projects.

Plus, we look forward to presenting our current developments around i-doit to you at the Cebit event. Monitoring, Change-management, and security are the keywords.In order to make your visit as easy as possible, we have created an online calendar. We would also be happy to provide you with tickets for the exhibition.

We look forward to seeing you!
Best wishes from i-doit team

As part of the i-doit pro 1.2 release, we are going to publish a completely revised dashboard! It has many new features and can be customized by each user individually. The release consists of more than 15 widgets, many of which can be configured individually.

There are widgets for many important areas of the CMDB; reports, CMDB Explorer, IT service consistency check, license information, statistics, but i-doit provides further help with other areas: notes, calendar, RSS feeds, and more.

In addition, each i-doit add-on module is able to implement its widgets – the VIVA module makes the first step and provides its own report widget.

For i-doit Administrators: It is possible to assign your own dashboard configuration to other users or to define a dashboard as a “standard”: so all people who have not yet compiled their own dashboard receives a predefined dashboard. Of course, the new dashboard is fitted with optional privileges for the authorisation system!

On the 24th June, the 1.1. version of i-doit pro will be released. Besides a couple of improvements in performance, stability & usability, our customers can expect a fully detailed authorisation system from scratch.
With the new release, you are now able to authorise all object types and even categories. It will also be possible to assign rights to other modules besides the CMDB.

We are going to get back to a clearer and more comprehensible open source strategy. Amongst others, by making some significant restructuring to the code with the objective of a clear demarcation between basic functions (open) and advanced features (pro). Read more.

Das i-doit Produkt-Team wünscht allen Anwenderinnen und Anwendern besinnliche Tage und einen guten Rutsch in das neue Jahr. Trotz (Jahres-)Endzeitstimmung haben wir uns auch für das nächste Jahr viel vorgenommen. Unter anderem werden wir wieder zu einer klaren und nachvollziehbaren Strategie für die open-Version von i-doit kommen. Mehr dazu im angehängtem PDF.


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In anticipation of the Christmas holidays, synetics, the initiator of i-doit, makes a very special gift to the IT community: an online Advent Calendar which counts down not only the days till Christmas but also gives every participant the chance to get a special present. You will find the calendar here.

You just have to answer the IT specific questions behind the window. There will be a new question each day, and it is up to you how many of them you are going to answer. For each question you have answered correctly you will increase your chance to win one of the fantastic Christmas presents.

Unfortunately, this year the Advent Calendar is only available in German. But you can certainly use Google translator to translate the questions into English.

On July 27, we conducted a survey on the everyday work life of system administrators on our site
We are really excited about the feedback we got. Around 1,500 system administrators and IT professionals took part in our survey and provided us with substantial information on their work, their varied tasks and their way of documenting IT and finding information.

Here are the results: Results

Our team of experts will be presenting i-doit anew from 6.-10. March 2012 at the CeBIT exhibition in Hannover, Germany

This year all is revolving around: cultivating your information.

In the heart of the Open Source Park we see the opportunity to refresh existing contacts, exchange the latest news about i-doit and talk about the most current developments in the IT documentation and ITSM field.

Our novelties at the CeBIT 2012

We are happy to present some of our largest develpments, such as new IP adress management and network documentation. Other novelties in the enhanced report manager, mass change and list editing functions are also on the agenda. Read more about the latest news, also within the i-doit Academy here.

Arrange your meeting

Please contact Ms. Kuhlmann to make your appointment and secure your visitor entrance ticket – as long as stock lasts

Don’t miss our presentation!

Topic:    Cultivate your information -  Mit i-doit zum Information Security Management
When:   Wednesday, 7.3.2012 from 12:30-13:00 pm & Thursday, 8.3.2012 from 10:30-11:00 am
Where:  Public Sector Park, Halle 7, “KOMmune INNovativ” Forum, Booth B62

Have a glimpse at the program overview.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the synetics booth: Open Source Park, Hall 2, Block D58 / Booth 146.

Your i-doit Team

Médecins sans Frontières (MSF)– unconditionally human

Since 1997 synetics has been supporting MSF with an annual christmas donation. As part of our christmas campaign we have decided not to send out gifts to our customers, but to support those in need.

So far we have donated over 50,000 €.

MSF provides worldwide emergency medical assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict. The international organization helps quickly, efficiently and without bureaucracy – irrespective of race, religion, creed or political convictions.

We would like to ask our customers, partners and all other synetics friends to join in the good deed.

More information available at: Médecins sans Frontières


The meeting place for decision makers of the public sector from 8.-9. November 2011

Due to the administrative reform in Germany, increased action within the IT sector in cities and towns is required. Municipalities are also well advised to develop their IT efficiently and within to budgetary means.

This is where the Open Source CMDB i-doit has its effect. The tool for IT documentation and configuration management supports the municipalities to enter the management  in a safe and cost effective manner, thus increasing the efficiency of their IT processes.

Are you working in the puclic administration sector? Then make your appointment today and request your free entrance ticket.

Our i-doit experts will gladly inform you about the latest developments in the IT documentation field and will inform you how to cultivate your information.

Please contact Ms. Kuhlmann: with your concern and arrange your personal appointment.

Don’t miss our presentation!

Here you will receive insights by Mr. Joachim Winkler, founder of i-doit and managing director of synetics gmbH:

When: Wednesday, 11.09.2011
Where: Best Practice Forum 2/ Hall 2
Time: 10:30-10:50 am
Topic: IT Management

We look forward to a personal exchange on the topics: IT documentation and configuration management. Our synetics booth is located in Hall 2 / booth 501.

The new release version number 0.9.9-7 is now available. A significant revision of the current version is a completely revised im- and export function. Additionally, all available browsers in i-doit (eg, location, object or connection browser) have been remodeled.

New features include:

  • Import and export functions:
    Missing categories completion of import and export functions. Routine improvement and optimization. Now complex objects can be duplicated accurately and the multi-template system is also fully usable with this version.
  • Object browser:
    With the newly developed object browsers, significant improvements in stability, performance and scalability have been achieved. In addition, new functions cater to creating new objects directly from the browser or allowing multiple selections.

Changes in release 0.9.9-7

  • Revision of print views
  • Rounding off im- and export, duplication, and template system
  • Improvement of the CSV import
  • Export and import of customized categories
  • Improved reference handling when importing / templating / duplicating
  • Improved CMDB browser
  • New object browser to link CMDB objects
  • New connection browser to connection devices (network, storage, ..)
  • New object type SIM card
  • New category SIM card
  • New object type crypto card
  • New category crypto card
  • New category TSI-service
  • Connecting mobile cards with mobile phones
  • Abolition of the menu item “Modules”, replaced by “Extras”
  • Relocation of the module configuration in “Administration”
  • Improvement in the logbook change history

Bug fixes release 0.9.9-7

A special thanks goes to Mr. Martin Knab at EITCO, who has given extensive support with the beta-testing of the latest version. He has played a major role in the release.

  • Locations are again displayed correctly in the list view
  • Some display errors in IE have been fixed
  • Nagios errors in the contact display have been fixed (occurred after the Nagios installation)
  • Incorrect values no longer slip into the dialogue list of network/type
  • With the licenses the selected lists and group overview are again correctly displayed and counted
  • Location relationships have been corrected and applied correctly
  • The URL to the log after the update is correct (“/” and “” were reversed and the name was wrong)
  • Devices that occupy both sides of the rack will now appear correctly in the rack view
  • When creating multiple ports letters “starting from” have been intercepted
  • Query editor: Categories for conditions are now sorted alphabetically
  • Adaption of the screen resolution to 1024×768 has been applied
  • Special characters when creating objects no longer cause problems
  • Specific categories are now evaluated via the query editor
  • Nagios:
    • Timeperiods entries can be created and saved
    • Host escalation / service escalation contacts are displayed correctly again
    • Potential security vulnerabilities (SQL injections) were closed
  • Export:
    • Objects with apostrophe or inch symbol can be selected again

You can find the latest version in the subscription portal at