Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

28 April 2017

The future is already here, even in a traditional industry like real estate, where a whole raft of innovations are shaking up the sector’s foundations.

José Esteves. Professor. IE Business School

28 February 2017

Technology has transformed our lives. Traditional experiences don’t cut it with new consumers, and companies have to redesign their business models in order to adapt to the new environment. 

Yolanda Regodón. Associate Director of Communications. IE Business School

31 March 2016

The luxury industry has to create memorable experiences for its clients, connect with them on an emotional level, and start focusing on the smartphone channel, which will be a key market in the future.

Ricardo Pérez. Profesor. IE Business School

29 March 2016

It’s a critical moment for Twitter. Following a great success story, it is now facing the challenge of managing to grow its user base in order to ensure the bird can keep flying.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

12 January 2016

Hackers now serve as researchers into our products, capable of discovering and correcting faults, bringing a clear competitive advantage. 

Ricardo Pérez. Professor. IE Business School

30 November 2015

Internet leaders, be they social networks, e-businesses or simple apps, are moving increasingly into areas that were previously the preserve of traditional banking services.

Ricardo Pérez. Professor. IE Business School

30 October 2015

Where technology is concerned, it is almost never worth being the first company to do something. It is far more profitable to be a runner up who knows how to bring added efficiency to a trend.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

27 October 2015

Evolving technology forms an integral part of our children’s natural environment, and, therefore, their upbringing should be adapted accordingly. Here are ten simple tips on how to do just that. 

Ricardo Pérez. Professor. IE Business School

29 September 2015

More efficient factories that are faster and have more precision, greater levels of integration between supplier and client, customized products…The 4.0 industry offers all these things - and it is already here.

Diego Alcázar Benjumea. Vice President. IE Business School

30 July 2015

The Millennials are creating a major power hub for themselves. The achievements of these young digital natives, entrepreneurs and innovators are already shaping political and corporate landscapes.

Ricardo Pérez. Professor. IE Business School

21 July 2015

Startup incubators or accelerators, if they are well designed and executed, are the perfect way to bring companies’ future options forward into the present.  

Ricardo Pérez. Professor. IE Business School

29 June 2015

Following Apple’s decision to launch a music streaming service, the question to ask is it possible to survive when the king of your sector decides he wants to take your business off you?  

Salvador Aragón. Professor. IE Business School

28 November 2014

The Columbia space shuttle disaster, and subsequent research into why it happened, provides a sad example of how diversity generates more ideas and innovative solutions.

Balvinder Powar. Professor. IE Business School

28 November 2014

The future is here and we are immersed in a virtual and globalized world where it is no longer important where you are - what matters is the value you bring to a project. Welcome to this new way of managing teams. 

Silvia Leal. Professor. IE Business School

31 October 2014

While a quarter of the Spanish population is still unemployed, there are between half a million and a million jobs that remain unfilled in the ICT sector due to a shortage of appropriate profiles.

Yolanda Regodón. Associate Director of Communications. IE Business School

30 October 2014

The recent floating of Alibaba and Jimmy Choo on the stock market, the success of sites like Tmall, and the interest shown by Twitter in e-commerce have marked the path that the luxury sector will be following in the not too distant future.

Yolanda Regodón. Associate Director Communication. IE Business School

25 June 2014

Luxury brands have yet to embrace the digital revolution. Most continue to ignore a reality to which they should already be adapting in form and substance.

Juan José Casado. Academic Director of IE’s Master of Business Analytics & Big Data. IE Business School

6 May 2014

Insurance companies that lower the cost of their services because cars that come fitted with sensors can identify good drivers or companies that can forecast demand using social networks. These are just a couple of examples of the revolution that is on the way.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

1 May 2014

The web is a huge source of information, a non-stop stream of content that can make a difference for companies that are willing to innovate and examine available data.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

28 April 2014

A virtual winner appears to be emerging in the battle between Apple and Google to dominate the Smartphone market, given that most sets currently use the Android system. But the real war starts now, with the fight to dominate sales of devices like tables, laptops and smartwatches. It would appear that success could be achieved through a strategy based on controlling hardware without actually producing any…

Ana Herranz. Director. Alumni Careers Services. IE Business school

7 March 2014

Job websites have turned into bottomless pits where everyone who is looking for a job pitches in without stopping to think that 85% of work opportunities are hidden, and the only way to get to them is through contacts.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

6 February 2014

Google bought Motorola for 12.5 billion dollars, invested in it to make it competitive and then sold it for  2.91 million, keeping its patent portfolio. A tale of success or failure?

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

5 December 2013

Snapchat has just rejected an offer made by Facebook. But what makes it so popular that Mark Zuckerberg wants to buy it? The fleeting nature of the pleasure it provides.

David Millán. Professor. IE Business School

3 December 2013

It is possible for companies in the world of luxury to use 3D printing to innovate and leverage opportunities, without renouncing craftsmanship. 

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

22 October 2013

When the Vice President of the European Commission Responsible for the Digital Agenda talks about frustrated consumers and unacceptable conditions, it is clear that there is no piracy going on here, just demand that is not being met.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

30 July 2013

The increase in mobility in Spain’s universities, on both a national and international scale, is the ideal scenario in which to create professionals who are willing to change their place of residence to take up a professional challenge.

 

James Santomier. Professor. IE Business School

2 July 2013

Social networks are revolutionizing the world of sports marketing, enabling brands to establish direct contact with their clients.

Conchita Galdón. Professor. IE Business School

1 July 2013

Social networks have an enormous potential when it comes to fighting poverty, and they are a useful tool for social entrepreneurs who seek to make the world a better place.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

8 May 2013

The growing use of social networks means that brand images basically depend on what the user community says about them. Hence, talking with customers is now more important than ever.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

30 April 2013

The US content lobby is once again pressuring Spain by threatening to include it on its list of countries whose intellectual property laws jeopardize US trade.

Ricardo Pérez. Professor. IE Business School

29 April 2013

Only a couple of years ago Apple was the indisputable leader in consumer electronics, but it hasn’t kept up the momentum and now Samsung has it in its sights.

Enrique Dans. Profesor. IE Business School

13 March 2013

Social networks are just like life because there are always some bad-mannered people around who insult all and sundry. They are trolls and the problem can be solved by simply blocking them, but never by leaving network. That way you have let them win.

Silvia Leal. Professor. IE Business School

8 March 2013

Brussels estimates that in just two years’ time, in 2015, there will be 864,000 vacancies going begging in Spain’s IT sector. What an excellent opportunity to combat unemployment.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

20 February 2013

The world of smartphones is one of constant innovation, with new handsets and operating systems emerging all the time, making for very diverse strategies and more competition.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

24 January 2013

A British foundation has designed a computer that costs so little that anyone will feel confident enough to experiment with it.

Silvia Leal. Professor. IE Business School

1 December 2012

Motivated people are the best source of innovation. Companies with motivated employees have no need for investors. All they need to do is give a free rein to latent talent.

Ricardo Pérez. Professor. IE Business School

24 October 2012

 
Things are changing, and if teleco companies are to survive they need to offer added value beyond that of their network. Why?

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

1 October 2012

The latest iPhone is not a revolution, but rather an evolution, capable of mobilizing and inspiring the masses as only Apple can.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

12 September 2012

The Internet is a permanently ongoing conversation in which people recommend, redirect, provide links, etc. The value of your website depends on how involved you are in this conversation.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

17 July 2012

Internet operators are still fighting the decision made by the Spanish Senate in 2012, which urged the government to guarantee internet neutrality by law. They have even set up a committee to defend their interests. 

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

1 June 2012

Holland has just taken the crown that Spain could have secured less than two years ago, namely that of being the first EU country to guarantee net neutrality by law, something that is essential for a modern economy.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

16 May 2012

The music industry lobby is suing me for speaking out on behalf of independent music firms, who accuse Promusicae of acting like a monopoly. Are they trying to intimidate me?

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

13 April 2012

The Web has brought a new dimension to the idea that man is a social animal – namely so-called viralization or gamification. Knowing how it works could play a key role in business success.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

8 March 2012

Technology, particularly in the form of social networks, enables firms to access enormous quantities of information on their products. Those that manage to soak up this information will gain a priceless competitive advantage.

Ricardo Pérez. Professor. IE Business School

8 March 2012

Facebook’s decision to float the company on the stock market has revealed the true figures of this internet giant, and has left quite a few questions unanswered, particularly where advertising is concerned.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

14 February 2012

Technology has advanced so much that it is now a major competitive advantage factor. That’s why it is so important to have the right person in charge of this crucial field.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

10 January 2012

Like so many other things, the art of politics is being redefined. It needs to change to adapt to the new realities that emerged with the Arab Spring and Spain’s March 15 movement.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

12 December 2011

Jobs has left us a legacy that goes way beyond technology. He has left us with an approach to life and business management based on innovation, commitment and a capacity for work.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

15 November 2011

Contrary to popular belief, Steve Jobs was not a great inventor, but rather a great re-inventor, capable of transforming existing products like the mobile phone or MP3 to make life easier for the user.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

14 October 2011

Social networking sites provide a platform for citizens to air their ideas and combat the selective deafness of politicians, who continue to act in lobbies’ interests, rather than meeting voters’ needs.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

13 September 2011

The corruption scandal at Spain’s Society for Authors and Editors is the result of bad management on the part of the Ministry of Culture, which endowed it with power and impunity but now denies all responsibility.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

7 July 2011

Advances in technology mean that many things no longer make sense, such as the content industry’s obsession with forcing us to consume what they tell us to.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

14 June 2011

The spectacular valuations of social networks bear a striking resemblance to what happened during the dotcom bubble, including some of the key players.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

12 May 2011

The Sustainable Economy Law has turned out to be the most unsustainable of regulations because of its most controversial point, designed to defend an industry that wants to stymie innovation in order to maintain its privileged position.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

12 April 2011

In spite of Europe’s condemnation of Spain’s digital canon, the government and opposition are taking scant notice as they prepare new pseudotaxes to throw at Spanish citizens.

Juan Luis Martínez. Rector. IE University

12 April 2011

New technologies and blurred borders have brought about a metamorphosis of the university sector into a more open, flexible and actionable model.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

9 March 2011

Social networks have the capacity to mobilize millions of people in defense of a cause, regardless of their location. The far-reaching impact of this is now starting to show.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

9 February 2011

One of the key factors driving the boom in so-called social media is customer involvement, now the subject of extensive study.

Salvador Aragón. Professor. IE Business School

10 January 2011

Wanting to create a better future is what makes for the best ideas. And we need good ideas more than ever now, as leveraging new opportunities becomes increasingly important.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

13 December 2010

The debate of Spain’s sustainable economy law has promised to be an empty one from the moment it included the awful anti-downloading law that Sinde managed to slip into the proceedings.

Ingemar Naeve.CEO Ericsson España, S.A. ICT & Sustainability Commission Chairman, Club de Excelencia en Sostenibilidad

4 November 2010

New solutions offered by information technologies bring benefits not only in economic terms, but also for society and the environment.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

5 October 2010

It’s time to put an end to deliberations. If anything is really changing as a result of the increasing popularity of the web and so-called social networking, it is the relation between companies and their clients.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

7 September 2010

Television is dead. And not only television, but all the other classic media based on unidirectional communication, because the young are changing the rules.

Celia de Anca. Professor. IE Business School

6 July 2010

The midlife crisis affects both men and women, but while men tend to seek an emotional answer, women often need a more rational approach. It would be to business corporations’ advantage to provide women with just that.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

6 July 2010

You may not know this, but your computer could have a secret life of its own. It may form part of a network that takes advantage of chinks in your computer’s security system to commit fraud. Such a network is called a botnet.

Ricardo Pérez. Professor. IE Business School

6 July 2010

Nokia is still a leader in terms of sales, but the crown of innovation has now passed to Apple. In order to get it back, Nokia needs to reinvent itself as a mobile services company that offers multiple benefits to its partners.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

29 April 2010

Apple did it again. It focused everyone’s attention on the iPad launch, and it will be a success because it takes the best that tablets had to offer and adds the Apple touch.

Ricardo Pérez. Professor. IE Business School

7 April 2010

Apple and Google go head to head in the race for mobile dominance. Apple is pushing for pay-per-click services while Google defends flat rates.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

7 April 2010

If you still think the main purpose of your mobile phone is voice transmission, and you can’t understand why younger users seem permanently obsessed with their mobile screens, then you are missing out on something.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

4 March 2010

The barriers to entry that have plagued the music industry for decades have made it the perfect example of an imperfect market. The internet can put an end to this situation, but there are plenty of people who don’t want it to happen.

Javier Carrillo. Professor. IE Business School

2 February 2010

The inability to reach an international agreement which would bring continuity to the current Kyoto Protocol is incomprehensible, from both an environmental and business perspective.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

2 February 2010

Many people use their mobile phone for much more than speaking, with the result that mobiles are now designed to fit well in your hands rather than against your ear. They’re no longer phones. They’re computers.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

7 January 2010

The Sinde law is not only anti-democratic because it aims to close down websites without a court order, but also because it was passed without regard for any of the usual legal procedures.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

5 November 2009

Social networks, like all technological advances, have opened up another Pandora’s Box. Can their use be banned or limited? Let’s be logical about this - no.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

7 September 2009

The concept we have had of computers to date is set to disappear under a landslide of Internet realities that offer a new way of working online.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

8 July 2009

The latest presentations carried out by Google and Microsoft have served to show who is who in the world of technology. Now we know where the real talent and innovation lies -who are the followers and who are the leaders.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

5 May 2009

Politicians, entrepreneurs, and even some governments are trying to hamper the advance of technology. But technology is like liquid in that it can seep through into every aspect of our lives.

Patricia Salgar. Professor. IE Business School

11 February 2009

Although the economic crisis seems to have made the world lose touch with reality, Latin America is an oasis among the chaos. We should take advantage of this opportunity from a corporate responsibility perspective.

Max Oliva. Professor. IE business School

9 January 2009

Business schools are playing a crucial role in the evolution of social responsibility. Having proved how important it is, they now face the challenge of how to develop it further.

Joaquín Garralda. Professor. IE Business School

6 November 2008

Corporate Social Responsibility now forms an integral part of the corporate DNA, but like humans, CSR comprises different ethnic groups.

Yanire Braña. Professor. IE Business School

6 November 2008

It’s true that science and technology are the future, but some still face too many obstacles when it comes to accessing today’s knowledge.

José Esteves. Professor. IE Business School

6 November 2008

The collapse of Lehman Brothers or the fraudulent activities of a broker at Société Génerale reveal the chaos that reigns in banks’ internal control systems.

Celia de Anca. Professor. IE Business School

11 September 2008

Our idea of a heroine has changed since the days when princesses waited in their towers to be rescued. Today’s heroine is all action, a feminine version of a masculine hero. Therein lies the mistake.

<a href="http://www.ie.edu/IE/php/en/profesores_medios_detalle.php?id=256">Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School</a>

29 May 2008

The web is now 15 years old, and, just like any adolescent, it has revolutionized the previous generation. Business organizations need to find new approaches to keep growing in lockstep with the continuous changes the web brings.

Margarita Alonso. Professor. IE Business School

1 April 2008

Ladies and gentlemen, we are now facing an even greater challenge than gender equality- that of non discrimination against homosexuals in the workplace. Learn how it’s done.

Max Oliva. Professor. IE Business School

3 December 2007

CSR is reaching a point of maturity and firms have to act quickly to develop strategies that integrate it into their core business.

<a href="http://www.ie.edu/eng/sobreie/sobreie_expertos_detalle.asp?id_exp=272">Joaquín Garralda</a>. Professor. IE Business School

27 September 2007

Trying to sell a few good things the company did in the past as corporate reputation is a big mistake that could have just the opposite of the desired effect.

<a href="http://www.ie.edu/eng/sobreie/sobreie_expertos_detalle.asp?id_exp=342">Celia de Anca.</a> Director. Centre for Diversity. IE Business School

7 September 2007

A few days ago, at a summer course in El Escorial, we discussed the equation of diversity and high-performance, posing the need for bidirectional dialogue between company and employee for the proposed equation to have a positive effect.

<a href="http://www.ie.edu/eng/sobreie/sobreie_expertos_detalle.asp?id_exp=258">Salvador Aragón</a>. Professor. IE Business School

29 May 2007

As companies seek to reinvent innovation, the client is emerging as a key figure in the process.

<a href="http://www.ie.edu/eng/sobreie/sobreie_expertos_detalle.asp?id_exp=342">Celia de Anca</a>. Director. Centre for Diversity. IE Business School

21 March 2007

The cultural understanding of our foreign business partners and integrating these differences into our management processes can lead to greater business success for companies working in abroad.

Carlos López Blanco. President of ENTER. IE Business School

27 February 2007

Though Spain still lags behind other countries in embracing the information society, it is making a concerted attempt to catch up.

José Esteves. Professor. IE Business School

27 February 2007

The recent spate of business scandals has tarnished the public image of many large companies, underscoring the importance of enterprise risk.

Ricardo Pérez. Professor. IE Business School

31 January 2007

Professional training has always been vital to business success. Now it’s more important than ever.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

5 January 2007

PVRs free TV viewers of time constraints, allowing them to fast forward through advertisements. But if no one is watching TV, why would anyone advertise there?

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

28 November 2006

The Internet has morphed from a mere cyber-store window for the well paid executive to a far more manageable and egalitarian form of communication. The Internet is destined to go where we, the everyday users, want and need it.

Julián de Cabo. Professor. IE Business School

27 October 2006

Yahoo and Google open the doors into the greatest library of our time. But beware- these search engines do not hold the key to the ultimate truth but rather respond to what the majority believes.

Joaquín Garralda. Professor. IE Business School

2 October 2006

Corporate responsibility has taken centre stage in the business world. For many companies, the greatest concern is whether CR is an expense or an investment. How management committees view this question directly conditions the amount of resources devoted to CR activities.

Enrique Dans. Professor. IE Business School

2 October 2006

The Internet is a tool that offers open access to all of it users. Yet this may change if the telecommunications companies have their way.

Julián de Cabo. Professor. IE Business School

5 September 2006

Spaniards are wary of e-commerce because of what they perceive to be a lack of security. Why, then, is business on the internet booming in other countries?

Yanire Braña. Professor. IE Business School

20 June 2006

In the last two years, many on-line bank clients have received text messages, calls or even e-mails asking for personal information. This is the latest in a series of financial frauds that is shaking the confidence of many online users.

Fernando Aparicio. Professor. IE Business School

30 May 2006

As business becomes increasingly global, third-party arbitration offers a quick and efficient way to resolve the cross-border disputes involving information systems and arising from the growing use of the Internet.

Ricardo Pérez. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

4 May 2006

The Spanish mobile phone market is headed for sweeping changes, spurred by the potential development of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO). The future isn’t clear but the possibilities seem endless.

Salvador Aragón. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

21 March 2006

Recently, RSS or Really Simple Syndication has become a common vehicle for the distribution of continuously updated content on the Web. A source of content for blogs and online news services, RSS has experienced explosive growth.

José Luis Álvarez. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

22 February 2006

Spain’s new code on corporate governance is largely in line with past codes. But it could divide corporate boards, instead of giving more power to the general Shareholders’ meeting.

Ricardo Pérez. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

31 January 2006

With technologies evolving so rapidly, ITs face a wide range of challenges in 2006. But the biggest challenge of all involves transforming the role of IT , from purveyor of services and products to that of solution- provider.

Gema Martín Soler. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

9 January 2006

Electronic discount coupons, better known as e-coupons, have long been used as a sales promotion tool in the United States. Now these vouchers, similar to the traditional off-line coupons, are catching on in Spain.

Celia de Anca. Director. Centre of Diversity. Instituto de Empresa

24 November 2005

Today’s corporate world demands that companies operate with a more diverse workforce. There is no cookie cutter model for increasing diversity, but rather each company must act according to its own needs. But if a diversity plan is to be successful, it must be managed appropriately. Indeed, the key to survival for companies in the 21st century lies in designing appropriate diversity management tools.

Fernando Jiménez. Coordinator. E-Business Department. Instituto de Empresa

27 October 2005

Companies, particularly small ones, have been reluctant to introduce new technologies. Now E-billing offers many companies a way to catch the train of the future. But Spain’s top-notch banking system will have to lend a helping hand.

Ricardo Pérez. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

26 September 2005

Many companies have been slow to appreciate the benefits of coordinating business strategy and technology management. But those who have succeeded at integrating the two have succeeded at boosting their competitiveness.

José Luis Silvestre. Collaborator. Centre for Diversity. Instituto de Empresa

18 May 2005

Fourth in a series of inquiries into what companies are doing to promote diversity management.

Enrique Dans. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

18 May 2005

Just when you think you’ve mastered the latest technological gizmo, they come out with another one. How’s one to keep up?

Kevin Savio Marc Coutinho and José Luis Silvestre. Collaborators Centre for Diversity. Instituto de Empresa

25 April 2005

Race and immigration have again become hot issues in Europe. The European Union’s (EU) Racial Equality Directive, and concerns about immigrant integration means employers must understand the law and how business can benefit from the changing environment.

Isabelle Birambaux. Correspondent, Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace for IE Focus

25 April 2005

European television is on the verge of another revolution. Introduction of digital TV – able to compress eight channels in one bandwidth – will trigger demand for new programs and innovative interactive services.

Maribel Campo. Collaborator with the Centre for Diversity. Instituto de Empresa

29 March 2005

If real population statistics* were used, one in 20 workers would have some kind of disability. Yet it is still unusual to find disabled workers in companies today

Enrique Dans. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

29 March 2005

I remember when, some years ago, a friend who knew I was “into that technology thing,” called me to have a look at her father’s business because they had a problem with the software.

Kevin Savio Marc Coutinho and José Luis Silvestre. Collaborators with the Centre for Diversity. Instituto de Empresa.

21 February 2005

Women have an active position in the world economy, representing 40 percent of the global workforce. Despite decades of efforts however, the fair sex still encounters difficulties when accessing certain posts.

Carlos García Suárez. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

1 February 2005

Some recent business trends, the author argues, are perhaps merely old wine in new bottles.

Enrique Dans. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

1 February 2005

A thumbnail sketch of blogs and the blogosphere – something all companies need to know.

IE Focus

1 February 2005

The State has always been eco-friendly But recent electricity problems and rising oil prices have focused Californians’ attention on “clean-tech.” Sustainable development and environment-friendly growth are much on the minds of investors and entrepreneurs, state-wide.

Kevin Savio Marc Coutinho and José Luis Silvestre. Centre for Diversity. Instituto de Empresa

1 January 2005

Firms today face management challenges, such as adapting to social changes, which will provide new competitive advantages. First of a series.

Enrique Dans. Director IT/IS Area. Instituto de Empresa

1 January 2005

Hackers! The term strikes terror in the heart of any computer user! It means systems under attack, rampant viruses, servers blocked, and work lost forever.

Instituto de Empresa

26 November 2004

The Centre for Diversity, together with the Instituto de Empresa Foundation and the Ramón Areces Foundation, organised the Voices of the World: Four regions, four women entrepreneurs conference cycle, which ran from Wednesday, October 20 to Monday, November 15.

Enrique Dans. Director of the Information Technologies and Systems Area of Instituto de Empresa

18 October 2004

IE Focus’ hi-tech guru considers what lies ahead for the Internet.

Fernando Jiménez Rodríguez. MBA Coordinator of the E-Business Department. Instituto de Empresa

18 October 2004

A new, easier and undoubtedly cheaper method of making and maintaining business contacts

Enrique Dans. Director IT/IS Department. Instituto de Empresa

14 September 2004

A brief look at the brave new biosphere being created by wireless technology.

Rafael Pampillón. Director of the Economic Environment Area. Instituto de Empresa

26 July 2004

Spain grants soft loans to other States under favorable, or concessional, conditions to finance projects for social and economic development. Called Spanish Development Assistance Funds (FADs), they are the nation’s most important political instrument for cooperation and development.

Salvador Aragón. IMRC Research Fellow. ITS Professor, Instituto de Empresa

26 July 2004

Digitization has made all types of bit-convertible content expensive to produce but cheap to copy and distribute. Millions of songs and films circulating over the Internet are examples of what has been called content digitization.

Yanire Braña. Executive Director of IMRC and Professor at Instituto de Empresa

26 July 2004

Question: What do two sectors as different as construction and automobile manufacture have in common? Answer: The search for greater integration between each one’s players through use of Communication and Information Technologies.

Fernando Jiménez Rodríguez. MBA Alumni. Instituto de Empresa

27 June 2004

The last few years have not been easy for e-companies. The dotcom crisis, lack of investors and the absence of sound business models have drowned the concept of virtual business in a sea of doubt.

IE Focus

22 April 2004

Many say that a woman’s creativity complements a man’s. Females approach problems differently and often come up with better solutions. Women are frequently better at such tasks as risk management, having a more natural feel for them.

IE Focus

22 April 2004

As part of a government action plan, Denmark’s Ministry of Education has set up a panel for innovation and entrepreneurship in education.

Manuel Escudero. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

21 April 2004

When they voted on 14 March, Spanish citizens did not judge the Partido Popular government on its policies; they judged it on its public virtues. And the majority gave thumbs down.

Joaquín Garralda. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

20 April 2004

In the debate concerning Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), one side views the subject as a glass that stands half-full while the other calls it half-empty. The author highlights forces at work pushing the business world toward one side or the other.

Enrique Dans. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

24 March 2004

How much is your personal agenda worth? What price would you give to your company’s client list?

Enrique Dans. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

25 January 2004

New technologies have made their mark on the marketing world, making it a more precise management tool. However, tools like geomarketing or micromarketing cannot guarantee long-term client satisfaction unless used with the appropriate strategy.

Enrique Dans. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

29 December 2003

A look at the current digital divide.

IE Focus

21 December 2003

Britain leads the way in sustainable development and ethical fund analysis.

Mariano Cabestré de Nicolás. Consultancy Manager for Major Clients at Telefónica Móviles España

25 November 2003

An industry professional analyzes the history of mobile telephony.

Enrique Dans. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

24 November 2003

The author examines the two sides of Customer Relationship Management, or CRM.

Joaquín Garralda. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

23 November 2003

The problem with finally getting to where society recognizes your company as being socially responsible is that you must act on the numerous parameters that make up what is known as Corporate Social Responsibility.

Mariano Hernández, Enterprise. Services Senior Consultant. Sun Microsystems Ibérica

27 October 2003

Ensuring that strategic IT plans mirror corporate business plans is more important than ever these days. According to the author, companies need IT management frameworks which can coordinate that department’s relations with the rest of the firm’s organizational units.

Enrique Dans. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

25 October 2003

Every revolution – and Internet is undoubtedly one – produces pioneers who get killed. What would the world be without them?

José Luis Alvarez. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

24 October 2003

David Rockefeller's autobiography reflects the philanthropic phase of capitalism, exercised individually and voluntarily and based on puritan values, and the appearance of corporate social responsibility, exercised in institutional conformity with abstract codes.

Information Builders

24 September 2003

In recent years, customer, supplier and partner demands have changed dramatically. As a result, organizations can no longer run solely financial ratios.

Joaquín Garralda. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

20 September 2003

A firm’s reputation is built on both external (long-distance) and internal (short-distance) factors.

Enrique Dans. Proffesor. Instituto de Empresa

17 September 2003

Restructuring is going on in a big way in many sectors today, as the big fish swallow the little fish. This is particularly true in information technology.

Julián de Cabo. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

15 September 2003

User communities are a huge Internet phenomenon – some say they will be the next big Internet battle. A look at their potential in Net-based video games.

By José Angel Moreno. Director. Corporate Social Responsibility. BBVA

16 July 2003

Eight lethal bugs to look out for: they can attack your company’s social agenda.

By Joshua Jampol. Journalist. The Time

15 July 2003

Many firms are still feeling their way in our new, “more ethical” business world. Whether due to a push from consumer pressure or a pull from a new generation of managers and investors, the result is the same: businesses are reexamining their social role.

Joshua Jampol. Journalist. The Time

26 May 2003

Experts are predicting that in the next five years, Europe’s electronics industry will overtake the United States’ and claim the number-one spot as world producer.

Angel Cabrera. Dean. Instituto de Empresa

24 May 2003

The most liberal economists say that the only social responsibility a manager has is to create value for shareholders.

Salvador Aragón. IS/IT Area. Instituto de Empresa

23 May 2003

Development of the Internet has revealed the need for systems to guarantee the truth of any transmitted information. Semantic attacks adulterate this information and its interpretation by users. Semantic security provides measures for preventing, detaining or minimizing effects of semantic attacks.

Joshua Jampol

22 April 2003

A Gallic industrial icon disappeared last month when Jean-Luc Largardère died on 14 March, age 75. Largardère was one of the most multi-faceted empire-builders France has seen in the last 50 years.

Joaquín Garralda

25 March 2003

It looks like the Aldama Commission recommendations will become law. Will these recommendations help corporate management, or do they simply mean more red tape with no value?

Manuel Becerra

22 March 2003

Will UMTS really replace GSM? Operators’ and customers’ opinions are mixed. The arguments for and against.

José María García

24 February 2003

The author celebrates the return of the Internet since the dotcom bust – not signalling a second boom, but citing instead a more normal standardization of online business affairs

José Luis Álvarez

17 February 2003

Handling the new relevance of legitimacy and its demands is not easy for executives. The author offers tips on dealing with constant public exposure, scrutiny and assessment in a world where information often lacks.

Angel Cabrera and Gregory Unruh

7 February 2003

A decade had passed in which we were lulled by the sweet utopia of perfectly self-regulating markets. And then in little more than three months we have started to question some of the key mechanisms of the capitalist system as we know it.

Isidoro Padilla González. Consejero Delegado de Telefónica I+D

24 January 2003

In the new Information Society, knowledge management is vital for firms dealing in innovation. A look at how Telefonica’s I&D Communications System is facilitating the daily workload and creating trust among company personnel.

Joaquín Garralda

20 January 2003

What alternatives exist for firms when they find themselves in a situation where they must apologize for some actions or results?

Ángel Díaz

15 January 2003

Strategies based on cooperation and alliances between companies are value-creating formulas that have existed since time immemorial.

Luis Solís

16 December 2002

Does disillusion reign at the unfulfilled promise of e-business and the rapid loss of value of e-markets? Not necessarily...

Julio Navío. Technology Director, NOKIA Networks

16 December 2002

Telecommunications companies are going through hard times: plummeting listings on the stock exchange, losses, job cuts, research and development investment difficulties - even mobile telephony, an outstanding example of growth in the nineties, is suffering hardships

Joaquín Garralda

16 September 2002

Homer called him “artful Ulysses, rich in wits.” He is the personification of cunning. In the Iliad, using the Trojan horse is his idea. In the Odyssey, he fools the Cyclops by telling him his name is “Nobody.” Directors of large companies point to him as an example. But this behavior has come under question. Where does cunning end, and deceit begin?

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