You’re probably reading this on a laptop. Or maybe a desktop, or even your phone. If you have a tablet, you could be swiping your finger to scroll past this paragraph as I type it…
The point being that many of us in Western countries have immediate and ever-present access to the network from multiple devices, all within reach. Some say that we are never unconnected, and it’s easy to take for granted the fact that you can Google a question, text a friend, or email your boss at any time, from anywhere. Continue reading
As soon as the plane landed in Yangon, I knew that this particular visit to Myanmar would be very different from my visit in 2014 – my phone notified me that I had a text message. A text message! And I hadn’t yet changed to the local SIM card I normally use for Myanmar.
It must be a mistake, I thought. But I checked, and, lo and behold: it was an automated message from my home carrier telling me about the rates for international direct dial calls, data, and roaming for Myanmar. I grinned from ear to ear. Continue reading
Living in a world without diversity is like restricting your view of the world to one eye.
With a career spent within a global company, there are a few reflections I can make about the importance of diversity and how we approach it on a family and friends level, as well as in professional life. Diverse capabilities and broad perspectives are most likely the single most important asset for a company if it wants to thrive in a fast developing market. Continue reading
Editor’s note: Today we are honored to feature a guest post from Barbara Baffer, the Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Communications for North America, who recently won a Dallas Business Journal’s Women in Technology Award in the Advocate Category:
2015 has been a big year for diversity and inclusion – the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality, and the United Nations adopted the Global Sustainable Development Goals (inclusive of movements for equality) only two weeks ago. Ericsson puts our support behind those goals for a myriad of reasons, not least of which is said best by our CEO Hans Vestberg: “Embedding the Global Goals in business strategy will make companies better.” Continue reading
There are many myths concerning the European data protection reform flourishing in Brussels. One is particularly damaging if a serious deliberation is to take its course in reaching a progressive data protection regulation in Europe. Continue reading