Saturday, April 21, 2018

A guide to 2018 Europe: Digital services

When you travel around Europe this summer make sure you stay at hotels that provide reliable internet service. At well known London and Brussels hotels in 2012 and 2014 the internet service was erratic and the desk support very poor.

So please check Trip Advisor and other user ratings before you book hotels in Greece as well as other countries around Europe this summer.

The European Commision recently put out this index. Funnily the UK appears at #7 and Belgium at #6. 

Yet my global experience with Dropbox support showed me that the skill level of Belgian, Dutch and other users is not that high.

On the contrary, Greece has very skilled IT professionals and digital economy users.

You can always seek a job in call center support with Teleperformance, write to them and mention I directed you there, cos they do offer a commission for good candidates. They always look for English, German, Dutch, Scandinavian language speakers.

Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Croatia, Poland, Cyprus and Hungary have the lowest performance in the five factor analysis.

Here are some facts on them:

Romania and Bulgaria are ex-Comecon (Eastern bloc) and relatively new members of the EU. Sofia is an interesting city. 

Croatia also joined the EU recently.

So did Poland, home country of European Council President Donald Tusk. At the Warsaw Airport there is Wifi courtesy of ING, a well known Dutch bank (part of the NN Insurance Group).

Hungary is the home country of former great footballers (soccer). In 1954 the Hungarian Golden team lost to Germany 3-2 in a final in Bern (Switzerland).

Also, the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was a nationwide revolt against the communist government of the Hungarian People's Republic and its Soviet-imposed policies, lasting from 23 October until 10 November 1956. 

Though leaderless when it first began, it was the first major threat to Soviet control since the USSR's forces drove Nazi Germany from its territory at the end of World War II.

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