Consultancy in Technology and Spain

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You must do it !

Pass the exam ?

The first factor was what the respondents referred to as the “honesty factor”, that is the consultant’s willingness “to speak the truth”, rather than mask their views regarding the current and future position of the business. The second factor on which
the client’s based their notions of trust was the “confidentiality factor”. This was described as the ability of the consultant to protect the commercial sensitivity of the information they gained in the course of the project.

This tacit agreement appears to have been perceived as binding on both parties and is largely moral in nature and not governed by any formal contract. One respondent in the study made reference to a “bargain” between her and the consultant, an arrangement in which she felt” … expected to complete tasks” such as gathering information relevant to the consultants next visit whilst also having expectations of the consultant such as ” … turning up on time”. The importance of this tacit agreement lies in its role to set parameters for the expectations of the behaviour of both parties during the course of the consultancy. Additional research into the nature of this tacit agreement and its influence on the level of co-operation between a consultant and client appears
justified.

Clients “trusted” a consultant’s recommendation on the basis of their expectation of gaining a benefit for the business from the recommendation against the risk of financial loss from implementing the recommendation. Most importantly, for a consultant’s recommendations to be adopted by a client it appeared necessary for a client to have both trust in the consultant as a person as well as trust in the specific recommendation.

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Barcelona does no hate! Thanks for your support and warming oppinion

We offer the nice comment from Kilkenny Radio (KCLR) at morning 18th august 2017. As Spanish we are very proud for this words.

From linked

Five terrorists wearing fake suicide belts have been shot dead by police after ramming civilians with a car in a Spanish seaside town in a second vehicle attack, as police named a man being hunted as the suspected Barcelona van driver.

One woman died and six other people, including a police officer, were injured in Cambrils – hours after a rampaging van driver left 13 people dead and more than 100 wounded around 70 miles away in Barcelona.

Police have named the suspected Barcelona van driver they are hunting as 18-year-old Moussa Oukabir. He is the brother of Driss Oukabir, a 28-year-old Moroccan who is alleged to have rented the vehicle.

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CECO – ICEX knowledge InCompany

What is a CECO – ICEX Degree ?

As a public foundation, it has amongst its trustees the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, the Ministry of Economy, the ICEX, Institute of Foreign Trade, and the Advisory Board of the Chambers of Commerce. Other institutions such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation, universities, business confederations, exporters associations, consultancies etc…. are in close contact with the ICEX-CECO foundation and constantly collaborating on the development of mutually beneficial programs and activities.

Since its beginning, ICEX-CECO has trained more than 20,000 alumni and continues to train leading professionals for the economic and commercial administration both in the public sector and in companies. Only in the last year ICEX-CECO has given more than 9,000 contact hours to more than 2,000 alumni.

During these years our internationalization program students have integrated as top executives in the most active international Spanish companies. Likewise foreign students proceeding from over 70 countries, mainly developing countries or those recently incorporated into global economy, which share an interest in the Spanish internationalization experience.
Rigour and Innovation

ICEX-CECO programs are known for their academic standards and their innovating and avant-gard syllabus, adapted always to the new dynamic demands in training. ICEX-CECO methodology is fundamentally practical and participative involving its students in authentic case study analysis and the development of internationalization company projects.

ICEX-CECO´s objective is not simply to transmit knowledge, but to enable its students to develop their own personal and interpersonal skills.

To this end, teaching methods are based on an efficient combination of theory and practice thus preparing its students for effective decision-making throughout their lives. The teaching process involves an active participation on behalf of the student acquiring thus the techniques, skills and strategies later to be applied in their future job positions.

ICEX-CECO programs are constantly expanding to different fields and in particular to all subjects related to business internationalization and international economy.

As a consequence the scope of its offer is also expanding, result of a constant search for convergence between its programs and the specific needs of companies and institutions, needs which are deeply analyzed in order to offer them efficient and effective solutions and always under a rigorous quality control system.

E.J. Asso is a Ceco Degree Técnico Import-Expor By CECO
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Spain is quite a price sensitive market in comparison to Ireland

Interesting interview with Kate Lyons Market Executive at Enterprise Ireland Madrid – Where innovation means business.

How big is the Irish presence there, which companies are doing well?

The Irish presence in Spain is growing, and more and more companies are seeing Spain as a target market. Many companies are looking outside of the UK to diversify their exports and many are looking within Europe to do so. Although it presents its own challenges, the Spanish market can be a huge opportunity for Irish clients with well-defined product offerings and a clear value proposition. Of course, you can’t mention them all and without singling out any in particular, some of the companies doing brilliantly here are Ding, Cartrawler and Portwest. Ding is an online mobile phone top up service that enables individuals living or working abroad to instantly top up the mobile phones of family and friends back home and has been very successful both globally and in the Spanish market. Cartrawler is a travel technology platform that connects customers of OTA’s or airlines for example, with car rental, rail connections and private transfers. Portwest designs, manufactures and supplies safety workwear and protective clothing with an extensive product range. All three have a large global presence and have been doing really well in the Spanish market. They are also all very different which showcases the wide range of companies across a variety of sectors doing well in their fields here.

What are the particular challenges of doing business here?

Spain is quite a price sensitive market in comparison to Ireland and Spain hasn’t yet emerged totally from the crisis however the economy is recovering. Unemployment levels remain high at around 19% and youth unemployment in particular is extremely high. However having said that, there are opportunities in Spain for Irish companies, as our client companies are proving every day. The Spanish and Irish tend to get on well and for Irish companies offering high quality innovative products and services, Spain is an attractive market.


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Why Irish companies are doing well in Spain, business opportunities and insights with Kate Lyons, Enterprise Ireland Madrid

By @SimonCocking.

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What is Spain to do business ?

Spanish imports represent 1.9% of total global imports which totaled $16.473 trillion one year prior in 2015.

From a continental perspective, 65.2% of Spain’s total imports by value in 2016 were purchased from European countries. Asian trade partners supplied 18.4% of import sales to Spain while 7.1% worth originated from African exporters. At 5.3%, North America accounted for a smaller percentage of Spain’s total imports.

Given Spain ‘s population of 48.6 million people, its total $309.6 billion in 2016 imports translates to roughly $6,400 in yearly product demand from every person in the country.

Country-specific trade deficits indicate Spain’s competitive disadvantages and areas which foreign businesses can and do exploit. Spain accumulated the world’s ninth-biggest trade deficit during 2014.

Spain’s trade deficit in 2014 shrank by 53.3% since 2010 when its negative balance was -$69.3 billion.

Fuentes:

Spain’s Top 10 Imports

International Sales Opportunities for Exports to Spain

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Spanish wine in Ireland

When Spanish coming to Ireland.

They see all bottles with good opportunities to drink quality wines. Yes it is true, bad wines expensive and cheap wines those are great.

No body imagine this situation from Spain.

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Inglés en Irlanda – English in Ireland

Podcasting by On Air Ediciones for BMlanguages.org

As each group finished its two week programme, students completed a written evaluation. This provides us with valuable feedback which we use to improve the programme each year. Here is an assortment of student comments.
“I think this has been the best English course of my life; I have been to courses in London, Scotland and Malta”.
“I loved watching the film Monster’s inc and being able to understand it in English.”
Doing blogs is a very good idea. It helped me use the computer menus in English and improved my writing skills”.
“In this two weeks I had a lot of fun in Ireland and I want to return next year. School is very good and my English has improved a lot”
“The English teachers are fantastic!”
“Thanks for this opportunity. I love you!!!”
“Writing blogs is so coooool!”
I loved the treasure hunt to Waterford city. We learned to read signs and we got to talk to real Irish people”.
“The best thing for me was the treasure hunt. It helped me for situations which happen during other holidays , for example asking for information from people.”
“I want to say that this thing has been beautiful and I want to come back”
“ The programme is very well organised and the teaching is brilliant”.
“I love singing funny Irish songs”
“I enjoyed speaking English and learning new vocabulary. This course has helped me very much”.
“ I can’t believe we read a novel in English.!I did not know the author of Dracula was Irish. I loved it”.
“It was so much fun. I loved modern fairy tales – we laughed a lot”.
“I loved the logical games we played. We had to talk and think in English. I want **** to be my teacher in Rome!”

In WaE.ie

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Partner from 2008

GeoXfere recognise that readily accessible information and the dissemination of this information throughout the organisation is critical for the proper functioning and optimisation of available resources within the operations departments of companies with mobile workforces and mobile assets. GeoXfere brings the control and access of the office to members of the mobile workforce e.g. drivers, field engineers, sales people etc.

Enabling your work force to have anytime, anywhere access to vital information in real-time with all the operational efficiencies and control of an office environment without the need to being restricted to one physical location.

GeoXfere has transformed this vision into reality. GeoXfere solutions are based on platform independent software that can be run on any device, PC, Laptop, Mobile Phone, Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) and that use the communication medium of the latest transmission technologies (GSM/GPRS) to transfer and update data and information.

The mobile workforce can be contacted 24 x 7 and likewise they have real-time access to the latest delivery information, inventory levels, pricing, manifests, order information, customer data.The mobile work force can also update in real-time in-house order and delivery management systems with new orders, proof of deliveries, signed work orders and receipt/delivery confirmation.

GeoXfere has implemented real-time messaging and chat solutions that enable office personnel to communicate cost efficiently and effectively with the mobile workforce, an example of this is where our instant messaging application can be used to inform drivers of new deliveries and for the driver to confirm acknowledgement, this negates the need to constantly ring the driver and inform of updates. This reduces telecom costs substantially.

The benefits of GeoXfere’s Solutions are:

24 hours secure online access to all relevant in-house systems and applications (e-mail, delivery information, prices, order information etc).
Access to web enabled mapping software that displays visually on a map the location and status of all company vehicles.
Orders can be updated in real-time, negating the need for manual order entry and delay in delivery.
Delivery confirmation (POD’s) can be electronically signed and updated to accounting and delivery systems in real-time, reducing significantly the order-delivery-payment cycle.
Greater control and access to all documents.
Many users can access the system simultaneously and all changes and updates are done instantaneously through the real-time notification and synchronisation capability of GeoXfere’s solutions.
All data is backed up as often as is required, ensuring no loss of critical operation essential data.
Significant cost savings and productivity improvements can be made by the improved mobility of workforce and utilisation of mobile assets.
Improved customer responsiveness.
Bridging gap between office and mobile workforce.
Extending operational efficiencies of office to the mobile workplace.
Access can be restricted to the specific access privileges of the user.

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Our Team

Our Team

With a highly qualified, strong and motivated team we are able to offer unparalleled customer care within a technically advanced environment. Our young, energetic but highly skilled and experienced GeoXfere team has been working in the IT industry for many years. The team has expertise in a broad range of disciplines which combine the expertise in the latest coding technologies with high standard design and development methodologies, driven by a high calibre and experienced management team to produce leading class software solutions.

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Edición de libros electrónicos

Edición de libros electrónicos – Readability y Readlists

Involucrado en temas de internet desde 1996 de manera circunstancial y después de manera apasionada, he repetido permanentemente que la web, el sistema web como me gusta decir, terminará demostrando que sólo los contenidos tienen espacio. El creador será el rey y el contenido el medio para lograrlo. Es cierto que para que eso se produzca, el creador tiene que tener claro que debe controlar las herramientas de difusión, los canales y todas las tecnologías que hoy se ponen en juego para mejorar la visibilidad de una empresa o de una persona. La presencia web no se logra por el hecho de estar en la internet sino que se consigue por medio de tener una gestión adecuada y precisa de cada uno de los espacios web, en redes sociales y su interconexión.
En este post traemos una de las muchas herramientas que existen. Es una solución sencilla pero muy poderosa ya que nos permite hacer de pequeñas editoriales. Seleccionar lo mejor de… y agruparlo en formato de libro electrónico. En todas estas herramientas hay un desarrollo de profesionales que esperan poder monetizarla. Actualmente es gratuita pero de lo gratis nadie vive y en tecnología son numerosos los ejemplos que lo demuestran.
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La edición de contenidos electrónicos es lo que realizamos a diario cuando editamos un post en nuestro blog o los contenidos que mantenemos en una página web. Existen formas de edición que ponen el foco en la forma de distribución, en el soporte en el que vamos a leer el contenido. El contenido es el rey dentro del mercado del marketing digital y el soporte es el territorio del rey.
La herramienta son dos en una, una misma cara de una solución. La primera es readability.com, permite dejar para luego contenidos que queramos leer con atención, artículos largos o artículos técnicos, además hace un servicio de entrega a los diferentes aparatos o aplicaciones que usemos para leer. Así, lo podemos leer en la cuenta que hemos abierto en su espacio web o enviarlo a nuestro aparato electrónico o nuestro correo electrónico.
La selección la podemos hacer abriendo la cuenta y guardando el enlace en nuestro espacio, descargando la extensión adecuada a nuestro navegador favorito, remitiéndolo a nuestro kindle o nuestro iPad, iPhone, mandándolo por correo o copiando el contenido en nuestro correo electrónico y enviándolo a una cuenta de correo de recepción, con todo ello logramos ir almacenando contenidos. Tenemos todas las opciones.
Esos contenidos almacenados los podemos leer, uno a uno en nuestro iPad o juntos. Si, juntos, los envía a modo de “digest” de 20 en 20 artículos. Nosotros somos los que agrupamos y los editamos. Aquí viene una aclaración importante.
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Editor en el mundo español es el que da formato a un libro, en el mundo anglosajón es el que selecciona contenidos y los agrupa. Eso hace que el editor será la persona que escoge los contenidos y los agrupa. El libro puede ser de un autor o de varios. Por eso todo el trabajo de selección de artículos y autores es un trabajo de edición.
Eso es lo que hacemos con la segunda herramienta de este post, readlists.com , agrupamos una lista de artículos, los ponemos en conjunto y una vez que hemos terminado y estamos conformes con la
elección, lo empaquetamos en el formato que deseemos.
Traemos la fórmula de poder hacer libros electrónicos, sencillos, fáciles de difundir y que podamos distribuir los contenidos que consideramos importantes. Es una fórmula de realizar el formato “digest”, selección de contenidos.
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Publicar, editar, incluso si no eres un editor. Una vez que tengas el libro, se puede editar y difundir de maneras distintas. Se puede difundir de manera anónima, es decir que el editor no está registrado en la web sino que sólo podrá ser seguido por el mismo hecho de la difusión, en nuestro correo electrónico, en nuestra cuenta de twitter o en G+.
La aplicación que hace esto es readability , como ya hemos repetido, y que han generado una solución especial readlists que es el generador del un agregador de contenidos que están en la red y que formateamos en modo de libro electrónico.

El libro electrónico se puede difundir de forma directa en Kindle, iPhone, iPad, epub, y por medios de correo electrónico, twitter, colocar en la página web. Y todo ello con un simple click.
Readlists es una solución estable y robusta para lograr difundir artículos y materiales para la lectura. Seleccionamos las lecturas y las transformamos en lecturas permanentes, si nos interesa lo transformamos en un formato de lectura cómodo, portable y estable.
Cada readlists elabora un índice que ayuda a conocer el contenido y al mismo tiempo sirve de director para la navegación dentro de los contenidos agregados. La agregación se puede hacer de manera anónima o firmando una cuenta. Existe otras formas de hacer los mismo, Calibre es el software que hace lo mismo pero la sencillez con que lo realiza readlists no es usual, de lo que vemos que nos interesa y no podemos leer ahora, lo dejamos para luego, lo editamos en el formato de lectura electrónico más cómodo, el libro electrónico (mucha batería y poco cansancio de vista).

Los enlaces que convertimos en libro electrónico no se actualizan desde el momento que lo realizamos. Están y quedan como los hicimos. Calibre permite hacer un formato ePub cada semana u otro espacio temporal, con los nuevos contenidos. Es un concepto diferente. Es editar contenidos (enlaces que nos interesan) en formato de libro electrónico. Debemos saber si el contenido es estático y por ello de interés perse o es interesante cada mes, semana o día. Para realizar materiales, colecciones de tutoriales, materiales para clase.
Podemos enviar los contenidos a Readability y allí programar que el contenido vaya a tu Kindle, o iPad, o enviar por correo. Es una solución para ordenar contenidos en la red que son de interés y que forman un “corpus” de contenidos según el editor, ese eres tú.
El formato de libro electrónico que realizamos tiene Título, tiene índice, imágenes, gráficos y todo tomado fuentes diversas que podemos dar orden, organizar y describir.
Si tenemos un Kindle o una app instalada en nuestro aparato podremos leer el contenido sin ningún problema.
Un uso importante es poder crear de los artículos que vamos realizando en nuestro blog, una agrupación de contenidos que queramos difundir de forma que creamos interés de lectura. Es decir dentro de nuestro blog los artículos van quedando en el olvido con esta herramienta los puedes reagrupar y difundir de nuevo, de esta manera podemos escribir en el día a día y cuando tenemos contenidos que están dentro de una misma línea de pensamiento podemos editarlos juntos y en… formato libro electrónico sencillo.
Lo mejor de todo es que es completamente gratis. Además, la integración con los servicios de Kindle, iPad u otros formatos de libro electrónico es total.

A modo de resumen:
Readability permite leer artículos cuando tengamos tiempo, fuera de distracciones. Readlists permite generar esos artículos que hemos agrupado en formato libro electrónico. Los libros electrónicos los podemos leer fuera de conexión.
Readlists agrupa enlaces y los edita a modo de libro, el contenido queda permanente con lo que podemos compartirlo a lo largo del tiempo y eso nos puede explotar los artículos que hacemos para nuestro blog de forma extensa e intensa. Incluso podemos incluir esa lista de lectura dentro de nuestra página web o blog. Así, es una forma de hacer sencillo que nuestros post estén agrupados, recordarlos o presentarlo de una manera sencilla. Poder portarlos para leerlos cuando dispongamos de un rato de descanso o de concentración.
El libro electrónico que hacemos es sencillo pero legible perfectamente. No tiene contenidos que nos vayan a distraer de lo central que es la lectura del contenido. No hay distracción ya que nos focaliza.