We are sure most of you have experienced the unpleasant surprise of receiving a shocking roaming bill after a trip abroad. Like 150 USD for switching on data roaming for 10min just to check and respond emails and a few phone calls from Dubai. The mobile phone operators in the US now offer reasonable packages and within the EU the roaming landscape is changing slightly but the charges are still quite high. Continue reading How to reduce your roaming bill?
Today we interviewed Tony Anagor, born and raised in the UK and now resident in Barcelona after moving to Spain in 2001. In 2003 he founded Lifestyle Barcelona, a company that produces fun experiences for holiday makers in Spain, and simultaneously LifestyleDMC, that organizes corporate teambuilding events. His clients include Coca-Cola, IBM or Nike, just to name a few. Continue reading Interview with Tony Anagor: “I would like to see international roaming charges disappear”
Today we interview Didac Lee, serial enterpreneur, a reference in the Spanish startup sector, member of the board of FC Barcelona in charge of New Technology and extreme sports lover. When he is not in meetings or video conferences, you can find him on a squad, motorbike or scuba diving.
Continue reading Interview with Didac Lee: “Innovative startups allow us to have an easier life”
Upon arriving to Barcelona, you get that feeling that this is what a developed city must look like. All the streets are clean, almost everyone recycles, and the best part of all: there is free wifi in so many bars and restaurants. Indeed, the city of Barcelona provides us with free Internet public spots, but this is only if there is ever need to check an email, message a friend, or anything that doesn’t require much data. Apart from those hotspots I will share this list as my top 10 favorite free wifi Barcelona spots to sit and enjoy:
Braval is part of the multiple solidary initiatives in the Barcelona Raval area aimed at increasing school and university success rate and consequent employment opportunities. Raval is a multicultural area in the centre of Barcelona with a high rate of crime. Teenagers are a risk group in the local community and we wanted to contribute by a special collaboration. Given the high unemployment rate in the country reaching 50% for people under 25, we decided to give someone the chance of starting to build professional skills even before finishing high school. Continue reading We collaborate with BRaval on increasing future employment opportunities
BYOD or Bring Your Own Device is a policy that allows employees to bring personal mobile devices to their workspace and to use them to access company information and applications. Nearly 75% of employees in high growth markets such as Russia or Brazil already use their personal phones for work. Surveys have also proven that a potential employee perceives a company with a BYOD policy in a more positive way than one who doesn´t practice it as it shows certain flexibility and modern thinking.
What are the benefits of BYOD?
No need to buy phones for your employees and no need to spend staff time on managing company owned devices
Employees can use their own device that they are familiar with and don´t need to carry two phones.
Brian Jensen from Dell says “By becoming BYOD “compliant” I guess you could say. BYOD could increase productivity by 240 hours per year…who can pass that up??”
What are the concerns of using BYOD?
Of course, concerns on security are always raised as most companies deal with confidential information.
Solution: There is a number of possible solutions being the most popular one using Mobile Application Management (MAM) tools.
Billing: Another concern is who is paying the bill? And how do you know which calls were personal and which for business?
Solution: This is why we created a custom solution that allows companies to pay just for the professional phone calls of the employees without the need for complex systems. And the best part is that saves you up to 80% on phone bills. You can learn more from our BYOD microsite.