Overview:dpunkt was founded in 1995 and has grown into one of the leading German publishers in the IT-publishing market. dpunkt serves the professional computing and telecommunications community by providing information products and services, primarily through publications (print and digital) and training. Although dpunkt's focus is on digital technology, its mission goes beyond technology, promoting its use to support creativity, and to improve communication among people. dpunkt uses digital technology in an extensive way to design, manufacture and distribute its products. They at dpunkt strongly believe that technology and its efficient use on one side and creativity and playful joy (or plain fun) on the other, are not mutually exclusive. The dpunkt.program addresses the R&D professional in academia and industry as well as the expert programmer who wishes to stay close to the leading edge. It also addresses the professional computer-user who employs digital technology and computing tools in advanced application environments. And dpunkt develops information products (print and non-print) for the education market, particularly for university-level courses in computing, and also for vocational training programs. dpunkt's mission is to deliver information and to choose the right delivery medium that meets customer needs: print or digital media, Internet-based objects, or live events - or combinations of all of these media.