7 New Year's Resolutions to improve your digital skills

Posted by media on January 3, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Having developed skills in the digital environment is becoming increasingly important for a greater number of professionals, as even jobs that do not require working in front of a computer incorporate intelligent and interconnected machines.

In this context, both the natives and the so-called digital immigrants must make a continuous effort to expand and develop their digital competencies given the evidence that today; most countries have a serious gap between the digital talent needs of their companies, and their citizens’ digital preparation to take on those jobs created within the digital economy.

At the beginning of this new year, it's a good time to consider how we can improve our digital skills. We would like to give you 7 tips that are still in time to become your resolutions for 2017. Let the year begin with motivation!

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Topics: Digital Transformation

Interview with Teresa García, Manager, Agency Risk Management at IATA Service Center Europe

Posted by media on December 20, 2016 at 9:00 AM

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is a global airline trading body whose vision is to promote reliable, safe and affordable air services for the benefit of citizens everywhere. It currently consists of 265 airlines based in 117 countries, representing roughly 83% of the world’s total air traffic. It also provides support and services to 65.000 Travel Agencies with the interrelationship with the airlines.

In 2015, IATA began a pilot of Signaturit’s registered electronic delivery service for communications sent to Travel Agencies in European countries like The Netherlands and Portugal. After the successful pilot phase, IATA extended the implementation of the service to all of Europe with an annual volume of over 35,000 emails sent.

In 2017, IATA plans to study the feasibility of extending the use of Signaturit’s registered electronic delivery solution worldwide, meaning that this service would officially become the one used by the world’s major air transport association.

To learn more about how IATA is using Signaturit’s registered electronic delivery service, we interviewed Teresa García, Agency Risk Manager at IATA Europe.

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Topics: Digital Transformation

10 essential steps to develop a cyber security plan for your company

Posted by media on December 6, 2016 at 9:00 AM

As the digital economy becomes mainstream, the volume of information supporting the importance of cybersecurity for businesses of all sizes and sectors increases everyday. According to recent data, 99% of computers are vulnerable to attacks from hackers, among other reasons for the extraordinary proliferation of so-called malicious software (or malware), of which 230,000 new samples are put into circulation every day.

Therefore, it's important that companies take measures right now to protect themselves against any type of cyber crime. In this post we summarize the 10 essential steps that companies should keep in mind to elaborate a cybersecurity plan.

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Topics: Digital Transformation

One step closer to the digital office: how to digitize documents?

Posted by media on November 29, 2016 at 9:00 AM

The concept of a digital office is being used with increasing frequency, since it is one of the main requirements for companies to be competitive in the new digital economy. In this blog we have already dedicated a post to this new concept of the workspace, and we have also tackled in detail the idea of a paperless office, which consists of eliminating printed documents and substituting them with digital documents.

On this last point there are numerous studies that deal with the considerable costs, often inadvertent, in the excessive use of paper. Therefore, although digitizing all of a company's documents is an arduous task that should not be underestimated, to do so will result in significant savings. Additionally, it is a significant step forward in the digitization of processes, and not only to improve the order in an office, but also to increase employee productivity.

In this post we explain the best organized strategy to digitize documents.

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Topics: Digital Transformation

Mobility management in business: security risks and how to manage them

Posted by media on November 22, 2016 at 9:00 AM

According to a Citrix study, 63% of companies believe that mobility is one of the most important factors to develop competitive advantages and to differentiate themselves in the market. This data is reflected more and more as companies implement policies that allow employees to work remotely, and that provide them with smartphones, tablets and laptops, all the latest models.

There are many advantages for a company to promote mobility, such as: motivating employees, increasing their productivity, a lower turnover and lower costs, among other benefits. However, companies should not underestimate the risks associated with the proliferation of mobile devices, since this also exposes them to the risks of the Internet: any mobile device is a tool capable of breaching security, not only in company hardware, but also on the cloud.

In this post we want to share some recommendations for companies to have a good criteria when choosing which devices and applications adapt better to their needs and those of their employees, keeping in mind the security risks inherent with these types of decisions.

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Topics: Digital Transformation