While the statistics continue to confirm that relationships are increasingly scarce and that generation after generation their duration tends to decrease, at IKOR we endeavour to contradict the statistics by having increasingly long-lasting “relationships” with our clients. It seems like only yesterday that IKOR took its first steps as an EMS company. But that was […]

“Ne tirez pas sur le pianiste…” The warning was carefully written in beautiful and elegant red handwriting, on the enormous mirror above the bar counter. Cigarette smoke in the air, bottles standing to attention behind the bar and the sea of hats of the agitated crowd; and above twinkle of hurried toasts, the words seemed […]

Although I am not a particularly enthusiastic follower of the sport, I must admit that I do like football and I was looking forward with a certain amount of impatience to the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the opportunity to see teams from different nations who understand football in different ways, even if many of […]

I’m sure that most of you will have made paper aeroplanes when you were children. And you have thrown them into the air in an attempt to keep them flying as long as possible before they fall to the ground. I’m also sure that you realised that by changing the type of paper and the […]

IKOR_Innovation

I am sure that if you take part in the decision making that defines the course of your business, at some time you will have been discouraged by a headline like this one. I completely disagree with it. I feel lucky; I work in an electronics company where innovation is part of our day-to-day experience, […]

IKOR_Supply Chain_IoT

Cars that drive themselves, lights that turn on when we enter the room, home appliances which can be activated with your phone… You may not have heard of it, but all these technological advances are part of the increasingly well-known Internet of things (IoT). As we commented in previous posts, the IoT consists of equipping […]

Although it’s not the best time of day, due to the number of people in the supermarket, I have a good or bad habit of doing the shopping just after I leave work. I take advantage of that moment, on the way home, to disconnect and plan dinner. And there’s one thing (perhaps it’s my […]

Formula Student seeks to develop better and more complete engineers through international competitions that test the ability of teams to manage their human and other resources. The fusion of the two teams at Tecnun has given rise to a single team that will represent the engineering school with its electric car: Tecnun eRacing. This single team, […]

There are bound to be various factors at play when a company experiences strong and continued growth over time. In my opinion, the success stories most likely have three of these in common. The first is the ecosystem that the company is immersed in, and how the company interacts with it. Being surrounded by a […]

Email is a wonderful tool which is essential to our day-to-day work, but are we using it properly? According to the Radicati report on email statistics, we send and receive an average of 127 emails at work every day, a number which keeps on getting bigger. The goal of this post is to get us […]

A while ago, I was reading an article about a concept that at the time was unfamiliar to me, which it called “Technical Debt”, but as I read more I began to understand what it meant. The concept refers to the costs that companies have to bear to correct “bad jobs” that are often knowingly […]

This year IKOR received an order for a very special piece,…    

How many times has it happened to you that you spend the whole day doing things and at the end of the day you have the feeling that you haven’t done anything useful? And, even worse, do you ever finish the day with more jobs pending than you had to begin with? This is a […]

“And last night, I had another Monica Bellucci dream.  I was in Paris on a case, Monica called and asked me to meet her at a certain cafe. She said she needed to talk to me…” You could buy into this dream, repeated here word for word, but it’s FBI Deputy Director Gordon Cole — […]

During last year’s edition we were able to congratulate and acknowledge each other as true “survivors” along with Gloria Gaynor… unfortunately, this year, due to personal reasons, last night we only managed to make it to the closure of the Jazzaldia and bid farewell to this edition with Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya + Terence Blanchard y Gregory Porter  […]

IKOR_Evolution

Summer is here at last! It’s time to store coats in the wardrobe, get the deckchairs out of the garage and take a walk along the beach any time the weather works in your favour (here in the North you never know). One of my favourite things to do at this time of year is […]

A sonnet Violante bids me write, Such grief I hope never again to see, They say a sonnet’s made of fourteen lines Lo and behold, before this line go three. … This is how Lope de Vega’s ingenious response to his professor Violante begins, and this is how we wanted to begin this piece, not […]

In previous posts, we have described what additive manufacturing consists of, what its strong points are and we have also wondered why its impact has not been as big as some have predicted. To be honest, and beginning by thinking about the end, as with any new technology, there were those who predicted a disruptive […]