February events and networking from Dublin to Barcelona

February events and networking from Dublin to Barcelona

I can’t complain about this month. It is full of interesting events for Internalia Group Ireland.

Last week, I was in the Dublin Tech Summit.  And to be honest, I was impressed about everything: the quantity and quality of the talks and workshops, the organisation, the positive energy in the environment, the willingness of people to meet, talk and share knowledge!

It’s probably this last point which I most enjoy in this kind of events: the networking experience. Face to face communication is still the king in business. I know that it can sound contradictory to talk about face to face in an event about technology, but I truly believe that technology has to help us to communicate, but never replace real world conversation.

In a networking space like the one in the Dublin Tech Summit ground floor you can find anything: your potential customers or partners, your competitors, business related to your area or business that are not related to your area, but that can amaze you or inspire you. Maybe you find the key person you are looking for, maybe just a good chat.

But the experience of being free of talking, meeting and discovering other people and companies is not comparable to being isolated in your desk!

That’s why I’m counting the days to fly to Barcelona and participate in the 4YFN at Mobile World Congress.

There I’ll be in good company, I’ll be in the Telefonica´s corner and I hope to talk to hundreds of people during four days: the 27th February to the 2nd March.

See you in Barcelona! 🙂

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Internalia Group Ireland supporting the role of women in science and technology

Internalia Group Ireland supporting the role of women in science and technology

It is a fact that women have a very small presence in the technology sector. In Ireland, the proportion of women employed in science, research, engineering and technology is less than 25 per cent, according to the Central Statistics Office. The percentage of those who reach the top – founders, chief executives and chief technology officers – is even lower.

The problem starts in the education system. For some reason girls seem to be less interested in science options than boys. No just in Ireland, in every single country.

Is it culture or is it nature? Recent studies affirm that in this type of matters is all about culture. It all starts when we are very small creatures, when we have just one year or even just a few months. It’s all about roles. As a small children, we observe our parents behaving in their roles: daddy is in charge of fixing everything in the house, mummy is in charge of cooking, daddy speaks about technical staff with his friends, and mummy speaks about feelings and relations with her friends…

Then we grow up and we go to secondary school and we have plenty of roles and stereotypes. The stereotype of IT student is very clear: young white male, with poor social skills and of course plastic frames. Needless to say that this stereotypes are very powerful during the adolescence.

When some brave women decide to study technology, achieve to get a job in the sector and develop a career on it, they find out that they are a very small minority.

We think that is important to combat gender stereotypes and impulse the insertion of women in the sector.

In fact, we are going to participate the Dublin Tech Summit this year which is trying to impulse the presence of women: the tickets for women are 50 % off!!!

We really hope to share knowledge and new ideas in this big event and meet a lot of awesome tech women!

Does technology improve communication?

Does technology improve communication?

It is a fact that thanks to the Smartphones, WhatsApp, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tinder, Skype and a very long etcetera our way to communicate with others is quite different.

The dilemma is quite clear. Are this applications helping us in our personal and professional relationships or the opposite?

In the personal life, they can help a lot for example in situations of long distance friendships or relationships, for example by using Skype, which is quite similar to communicate face to face, not totally the same, though. The social networks can help as well to recover old friendships from our school or keep in touch with people who is abroad in other city or country.

The problem arises when the necessity of being on line interrupts our face to face communication. Almost everyone has experienced the feeling of being talking to a friend and none being listened because the friend is checking something on his/her phone. That´s the sort of thing we should try to avoid, basically because it can really damage the quality of relations we have in real life: with our friends, family and colleagues.

About the use of technology at work. It is proved that the use of internal chats and Smart Business Applications in order to make the communication more fluent and effective is key for any kind of business. However, we have the same issue. There is a good and bad use of technology at work. It can be a magnificent channel of communication, but it can’t be a total substitute of face to face communication.

If you have employees working outside the office, on the road, is good to organize meetings with them time to time. If you have staff working abroad, in other country or even other continent, is key to use Skype time to time for having at least some face to face communication.

At Internalia Group Ireland we believe in both forms of communication: through technology and face to face. And how they can work together to make our lives and relationships more successful! 🙂

Internalia Group at the TIC Forum 2017 in El Salvador

Internalia Group at the TIC Forum 2017 in El Salvador

The TIC Forum has begun in El Salvador. Our colleague Maria Jose Gonzalez Lopez was there introducing Working Day Suite. She was giving a talk about how our applications work for any kind of companies around the world thanks to their flexibility, innovation and security.

Basically, explaining how a company can have greater control and information of what´s going on outside the office, improving internal communication and saving time, all thanks to our Working Day Suite.

The talk was a complete success. Once Maria Jose finished up her talk, she had to answer many questions of potential partners and clients.

Thanks to our Telefonica Business Solutions colleagues for being there with us!

Internalia in the TIC Forum 2017

Internalia in the TIC Forum 2017

This month of February Internalia Group has a very full agenda! We are going to be in 5 different countries in a very short space of time: El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama. It starts the 2nd of February in El Salvador and it closes the 16th of February in Panama.

This event is host for Telefonica and, basically, is about talking and presenting the latest market innovation in technology and communications. Each year, it is focus on a particular topic, this year is focus on protection of digital assets. Internalia is between the speakers in the five Central America countries.

We hope to share our knowledge and, at the same time, absorbing technological advances and new ideas!

This time is our fifth time in the TIC forum and we are very happy to participate this year as well!

How the Smart Business Apps can enhance productivity

How the Smart Business Apps can enhance productivity

Everyone loves to be productive. Meeting the targets in the shortest time possible, achieving goals without wasting time.

We must not forget that one of the most important company objectives is to get a committed work team with the business and with the business philosophy. That’s why provide the right tools to work better and efficiently is so important. The Smart Business Apps help the team to work definitely better and faster.

The idea behind this is to empower the employees, offering them flexibility and autonomy.

In fact, nowadays everybody is using apps in their personal life. Basically, apps like WhatsApp makes our family and friends communications easier.

In the same way, the business apps facilitate the team communication, increasing at the same time the sense of belonging the company and the level of social cohesion.

The mobility work applications make easier the workers life, they feel more independent and autonomous. Consequently, the productivity levels will increase thanks to the possibility of reporting their own work in an easy way, organize their own schedules and make lists to do in a few clicks.

Empower the employee is a smart choice for companies with the philosophy of having a strong and cohesive team.

How to increase the level of happiness among employees

How to increase the level of happiness among employees

It is common sense. If you have happier employees working for your company, they are going to be more involved and they are going to be more productive.

The question is? Which are the keys to increase the levels of happiness and satisfaction in your company? All surveys point to this factors:

  1. Good work environment
  2. The development of the employee and team skills
  3. The rationalization of working hours and the possibility of teleworking
  4. Reconciliation, transparency and trust
  5. Define goals to achieve
  6. Offer leisure team activities outside the office
  7. Encourage empathy and sense of humor

In Internalia Group Ireland we believe that all of them are critical. But we want to underline the importance and interdependence of trust, transparency, goals to achieve, rationalization of working hours and teleworking. If the company makes an effort to, first of all, define goals to achieve, the employee knows exactly what to do. If the worker knows exactly what to do, he/she can focus in the goals instead of being tied to a chair for X quantity of hours. If the company trust the employee and gives to him/her the responsibility of meeting the targets, he/she can make his own schedule or even have the possibility of teleworking, full or part time.

Our Smart Business Apps help to the company and the workers to organize and coordinate goals to achieve, quantity of work done and quality of the job with very simple tools (tracker, forms, planner, orders) in their mobiles and in their laptops. They are all easy to use, plug and go and very intuitive.

In short, we provide the right tools to improve the company organization and the staff happiness level!

Internalia Group has landed at Ireland

Internalia Group has landed at Ireland

Internalia is finally in Ireland! Our Smart Business Apps are here to improve the efficiency of every single company who has staff working outside the office.

Our company has over 15 years’ experience providing technological solutions to companies. We specialize in the development, implementation and distribution of mobile applications for the business environment, to improve the internal control of companies, enhance the management of your team outside the office, encourage workflow or increase data security on mobile devices.

We have a consolidated network of partners in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. The relationship with our partners is basically a win to win relationship. They distribute our Smart Business Apps for small, medium or big companies and we add extra value to their offers and products. A good example of this is our partnership with Telefónica in Central America.

We have four business product lines: Sign on the go, Mobile CRM anywhere, Working Day Suite and Mobile Security 360. They are all easy to use, plug and go and very intuitive.

To show how it works our Working Day Suite here is this video!

Working Day Suite of Internalia Group, Shortlisted in the APPSTERS AWARDS, on the TOP BEST 4 APPS FOR ENTERPRISE IN EUROPE

Working Day Suite of Internalia Group, Shortlisted in the APPSTERS AWARDS, on the TOP BEST 4 APPS FOR ENTERPRISE IN EUROPE

Our Working Day Suite App have been shorlisted in the Appsters Awards in the category Best Enterprise app. These awards have been celebrated in the Appsworld London, on the 19th and 20th of October.

Best Enterprise App” Apps have been revolutionising the enterprise, improving office productivity and employee happiness. This award is for the app which makes a BYOD policy worthwhile, gives sales managers peace of mind and CEOs greater profit. Seoul

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Federico Roviralta, UK Key Account Manager

The globally renowned Annual Appster Awards celebrates and recognises outstanding performance and innovation achieved by companies for the latest developments across the mobile app ecosystem.
The most prestigious award for the mobile and app industry – hosted at Apps World, it is your chance to celebrate yours and your team’s achievements with all of your peers watching.

The panel of judges is made up of the leaders, the ground-breakers and the top brass of the industry. We appoint carefully selected judges to create a board that are best placed to consider and evaluate the impact your latest ideas have on the industry.

Whether that be commercial, industrial or simply just a new and ground breaking idea or app, our judges, investors, selected partners and experts are there to offer their comments on what makes you stand out from the rest.

Thiago Monteiro, Head of Mobile, Treatwell
John, Director of Mobile, TUI Group
Jeremy Basset, Head of Unilver Foundry, Unilever
Carl Whalley, Software Development Manager, OTAMate Technology Ltd
David Low, Lead Developer, SkyScanner
Denise Parkinson, Global Entertainment Director, Telegraph Media Group
Peter Robertshaw – Marketing Director, cloudBuy
Nick Thomas, Practice Leader Digital Media, Ovum – TMT Intelligence

Apps World is Europe’s largest gathering of passionate Developers, Mobile and Marketing professionals.

The only event to focus on the end-to-end process of app conception. From idea, investment and start-up through to design, development and marketing. Thousands of mobile professionals will gather in London to celebrate the most forward-thinking coding techniques, ground-breaking technology and most innovative apps.
Further information:
https://tmt.knect365.com/apps-world/sponsors/internalia-group-working-day-suite
https://tmt.knect365.com/apps-world/
http://get.knect365.com/appster-awards/

Working Day  Suite REST API: Officially Open to Customers

Working Day Suite REST API: Officially Open to Customers

A new REST API with a dedicated customers site and support community launches today

 

A robust ecosystem of Mobile Workforce Management Apps to improve the field team productivity depends on customers’ ability to  to get the most out of the data obtained during the workday and incorporate them into their internal processes. This is why I’m excited to announce that we have released our new WDS RESTful API, available today. We developed this API in order to offer customers a modern, easy-to-use integration method that allows for more flexibility and scalability, and increases application performance.

The feedback on this API from our customers who are participating in our beta program has been enthusiastic, especially for the clear and complete documentation we’ve provided that makes it easy to work with this API. The beta participants have written custom integrations between Working Day Suite and other applications to do some really exciting things. So far, our customers have created integrations to get Tracker locations, Forms reports, Schedule Task for Planners and Get Orders details on-the-go.

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Internalia Group uses JSONDOC.org for easy-to-use documentation of our WDS REST API
So how do you get started? Read on.

Do I have access to the WDS REST API?

If you have access to the Working Day Suite product you can get access to the WDS REST API. You do not need to download anything new. You can go to Configuration-Enable REST API and automatically will set up access for your account.

Are there any additional costs for using the REST API?

No. If you have a subscription to Working Day Suite you can access the REST API. It’s possible that in time we may institute rate limits. We’ll monitor usage and keep the community informed of any changes.

 

 

Where can I read more about the REST API?

The REST API is fully documented with features, end points and data types, and you can access this information on our WDS REST API Documentation site.

Is there a Internalia Group GitHub account where I can find examples of how other developers have utilized the Working Day Suite REST API?

There is! We have a repository specifically for developing with our WDS REST API at the Internalia Group Software GitHub account.

Who do I reach out to if I have questions?

Please use our WDS REST API at the Internalia Group Software GitHub site. (Registration is required, though the site is open to anyone.) There you can read feedback from the developers who built applications for the WDS REST APIThere you can read feedback from the developers who built applications for the WDS REST API, interact with the Internalia Group WDS product managers and engineers who developed the API, and post your own questions and feedback.

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As excited as we are about this launch, we’re just getting started. We will continue to add functionality to this WDS REST API based on feedback from the customers community, and we hope your team will join us in building new and awesome things with Working Day Suite.

We’re curious: Do you have an idea for an integration with Working Day Suite that you’ve wanted to build? Tell us about it in the comments!