Profile of Pablo ValerioInternational Business & IT Consultant
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Pablo Valerio has been in the IT industry for 25+ years, mostly working for American companies in Europe. Over the years he has developed channels, established operations, and served as European general manager for several companies. While primarily based in Spain, he has also lived in Germany, The Netherlands and Denmark. His knowledge of the European IT business and his interest in EU technology initiatives spurred his move to technology writing. For the past four years, he has been a regular contributor to several publications in the IT ecosystem, focusing on privacy, security, mobile technology and smart cities. His work has appeared in InformationWeek, EETimes, Enterprise Efficiency, UBM Future CitiesDell's Tech Page One, and SAP Business Innovation, among others.
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Brexit -- the vote by the UK to exit the European Union -- will have far-reaching impact on the enterprise tech business, not only in Europe and the UK, but also in the US and Asia for companies doing business in the region.
One in five employees is willing to leak confidential information, and 30% of them say that they will sell their work-related passwords for less than $1,000, according to Sailpoint 2016 Market Pulse Survey findings. The release of the Panama Papers is adding to the debate.
Over the past 20 years, email has been the preferred communication technology in the enterprise. Now, as workers go mobile, instant messaging is replacing email, and that's a big security concern for IT.
BlackBerry was the preferred smartphone for business users a mere five years ago, until the company decided to allow certain governments to access user messages. Apple could face the same confidence loss from corporate customers if the company assists the FBI to crack the security of the iPhone.
For the last several years, Internet of Things security has been one of the most hotly debated topics at Mobile World Congress. This year, however, IoT security took on a new sense of urgency as more devices are being connected and the technology turns mainstream.
We sat down with VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger during the 2016 Mobile World Congress to learn more about the company's strategic partnership with IBM. Gelsinger also opened up about how the Dell-EMC deal has been affecting VMware's business, and shared an update on partner relationships.
Virtual reality was the spicy side dish to the main serving of smartphones at Mobile World Congress this year. Products on display included headsets, 360-degree cameras, and immersive gaming devices. Here are our five favorite picks from the show floor.
In his keynote address at Mobile World Congress, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared his vision of how drones could be used to deliver Internet services to poor populations, and talked about the future of Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence.
Some members of British Parliament are complaining that Google owes far more than the $189 million tax bill paid to the UK government.
The days of teenagers anxiously awaiting the moment they get their driver's license are long over. Now, a ride on demand and even a car delivered to your door is just a mobile app away. It's a major shift in the auto industry.
How long will it take before IT organizations are tasked with enabling and securing smartwatches? Good Technology and AirWatch, two enterprise mobility management companies, are already preparing their respective platforms for such demands.
Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona is a mere five weeks away. Here's a look at what we're expecting at the event, amidst local, national, and global politics.
Mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones are designed for the current operating system they ship with, either iOS or Android, and maybe the next update. If you (or your employees) have an aging device, the latest OS update might wreak havoc on its performance. How can we avoid the over-the-air update trap?
In 2016 issues regarding privacy, whether in personal or business data, are going to dominate headlines and change the way people interact with technology and the companies that provide it. From encryption to drones, to personal information, here's what to watch in the next 12 months.
The E6B flight computer was introduced to the US Army in 1940. Few devices have been around this long, have had cameo appearances in Star Trek, and remain in use today. We think that's worth celebrating.
In an effort to bring WiFi connectivity to remote corners of the globe, Ushahidi is offering a new WiFi and router combo device called BRCK. It's designed to connect to the Internet even when power sources are scarce.
The USB Type-C connector is designed to replace data transfer, charging, and video connectors. However, not all cables support the same functionality. Using a low quality cable can result in serious damage to some devices, especially laptops.
IBM has announced a consortium of architects, telecoms, and digital designers to bring immersive digital experiences to sporting and entertainment venues. Big Blue also launched a consulting service covering sports, entertainment, and experience.
Google has not confirmed reports that it intended to merge Chrome OS and Android. Is the idea really that far-fetched? Here's how the resulting products of such a marriage would be beneficial to users and the enterprise.
When one of the top execs of VMware starts singing "Let It Go" everyone pays attention. That is what Sanjay Poonen, VMware VP for end-user computing, did during his presentation at VMWorld Europe 2015 for the few BlackBerry users in the audience.
VMworld Europe coincided with the news of Dell's planned acquisition of EMC, which owns 80% of VMware. Naturally, VMware executives, channel partners, and enterprise customers had a lot to say about the deal. Here's how attendees reacted to the news.
The Internet of Things could be key in helping with problems with infrastructure, transportation, pollution, and general quality of life. But, first, access is needed.
The real magic of robots and the Internet of Things is happening right now at Amazon's vast fulfillment warehouses in the US. See what it's all about, and learn how simple robotics can transform your organization's logistical needs.
While Apple Pay has moved beyond a toehold in the United States, Europeans are looking at other NFC-based payments as banking regulations and technology have not meshed well with Apple's offerings.
Recently, you may have noticed ad popping up when connecting through a router or public WiFi hotspot. It's the latest gimmick to serve up more advertising.
Today, in the name of public safety, federal and local government agencies are piling up advanced technologies to monitor people, with little regard for the basic principles of privacy. Here's what businesses and individuals need to know.
There are a number of reasons why Macs are worth considering as you migrate to Windows 10.
While many smartphones are measured by battery life and processor speed, Sony is taking a different approach with the Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5 by focusing on the camera and amateur photographers.
By 2020, there will be billions of IoT devices in the market. After learning a lesson with mobility, Microsoft is using Windows 10 to edge its way into billions of dollars of new revenue.
ShenZhen, China-based startup OnePlus shook the high-end smartphone market last year when it produced a well-designed smartphone with the same (or better) specs than premium models -- such as the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S6 -- and sold it for half the price. Now, version 2 is hitting the market with a new Android OS.
Nokia looks to regain relevancy in the mobile device business in its post-Microsoft life.
You may think your business operates in a sector that is immune from the kinds of disruptions that the likes of Airbnb and Uber have caused hoteliers and taxi drivers. But you'd be wrong
Google and Apple have publicly challenged calls from law enforcement agencies to weaken encryption on consumer devices. In turn, iOS 9 and Android M will sport a string of new security and privacy features for users.
Sony might be losing the smartphone war, but its image sensors are the first choice for most top-tier devices, including the iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy line.
In the Internet of Things, everything needs to be connected and "smart." But, if everything is smart, how do you know what's dumb or doomed to fail?
As Cuba prepares for an influx of American tourists and businesses, the government turned to a Spanish analytics firm to help it crunch big data to improve hotels and infrastructure.
Thanks to new technology from NXP, as well as Apple including NFC technology in the iPhone 6, mobile payments are going to be huge. Here's what that future looked like at MWC 2015.
For the past few years, BYOD and MDM has focused on smartphones and tablets. Now, companies like AirWatch are turning their attention to the Internet of Things.
At Mobile World Congress, the head of Google's accessibility engineering team explained how the Internet of Things can help those with disabilities.
At the 2015 Mobile World Congress, InformationWeek looks at eight cool devices from the showroom floor, including VR headsets, smartwatches, and fitness trackers.
Government institutions and companies are all working to make 5G technologies a reality. However, at MWC, no one really has a good definition of what 5G is.
Along with the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone, the company also rolled out Samsung Pay as an alternative mobile payment system to Apple Pay and the iPhone 6.