January 2016 brought big change to my life. My husband, David, and I relocated from the NYC area to Denver, Colorado. Our family, friends and business associates all asked, ‘But WHY??’ Our answer was something they were certainly not expecting.
After starting my company in 2014, it quickly became apparent I did not need to live in one particular location. My clients span across the US, Canada and in countries around the world. I do most of my business via phone or online. As my business has grown, my schedule and workload became more than one person could handle. With David’s unique skill set in search and online marketing, his skills transfer to the needs of our business and know works as a consultant. This further enabled us to move to an area that was less expensive and would provide new experiences.
While our circumstances are certainly not the norm today, you will see more and more people taking advantage of opportunities like this and the benefits of the new world of work.
The concept of work and how we engage in it is changing. Last year we saw Millenials surpassing Generation X as the largest generation in the American workforce. These younger workers are looking for different things out of work. They value work-life balance and freedom over higher pay more than the generations before them. And so they look for jobs that give them this. With an internet connection, you can now access everything you need to get your job done. The idea of a 9-5 job and commuting to an office is dead.
Technological innovations have also affected work. Communication and collaboration between people in different locations are now easier, more accessible and cheaper than ever before. Enterprise level services are now accessible for the independent contractor or budding entrepreneur.
We will only see these trends manifest themselves more and more. One significant change we have started to see and will continue to grow is the need for enterprise mobility.
Enterprise mobility is an emerging trend as work habits shift. More employees work out of the office using mobile devices and online platforms. Enterprise mobility gives workers the ability to work from anywhere, anytime, and on any device. And as organizations respond to the needs of their workers by offering more flexible workplace policies, workforce mobility will become even more commonplace.A
For organizations to effectively provide such options to their workforce, they must invest in the necessary technologies and tools to facilitate these changes. Regardless of how your organization chooses to address such changes, all organizations must understand, plan and adapt to the future of work. Failing to do so will only create greater recruiting and retainment challenges, ultimately reducing your ability to remain competitive.
How has your organization adapted to the changing world of work?
Kathleen Laney: laneysolutions.com
Laney Solutions is an executive and permanent search firm specializing in the parking industry.
As a niche search firm, we form genuine partnerships with clients to help them build a workforce for the future.
Groenlo, The Netherlands, 7th of January 2016
Nedap Identification Systems – leading specialist in vehicle detection and identification technology – and Axis Communications, market leader in network video, introduce an integrated solution based on Axis’ physical access control products. The complete standalone solution leverages the transparency and flexibility of Axis’ standards-based IP-based approach to deliver a scalable and easy-to-install method to combine long-range identification with efficient physical security devices. This joint Nedap Identification Systems-Axis offering will officially be introduced to the market during Intersec Dubai, 17-19 January.
By combining Nedap’s readers for long-range identification with Axis’ products for physical access control, customers benefit from an open and future-flexible IP-alternative to enhance their security solutions. Axis’ physical access control products cover a variety of application needs, from identification and entry control to advanced access management.
Automatic vehicle and driver identification
Nedap’s TRANSIT Ultimate is a robust long-range identification reader, based on semi-active RFID technology, enabling automatic vehicle and driver identification at distances of up to 10 m (33 ft.). This high-end reader is now available as a standalone solution, taking advantage of the open architecture of the AXIS A1001 IP-based network door controller that features embedded access management software. Nedap’s uPASS readers offer long-range vehicle identification using the latest UHF technology. The uPASS readers are expected to become available as standalone solution this year.
“Nedap offers very effective technology to enhance the physical security benefits of our physical access control products, ensuring greater security and safety. By combining our two companies’ expertise and products, we can deliver a solution that not only strengthens customers’ security coverage today, but provides an efficient and cost-effective way to scale to address future requirements as well,” said Stephanie Hensler, Director Business Development, Access Control at Axis Communications.
“As a result of our partnership with Axis, we are able to provide our sales channel as a state of the art standalone physical access control solution that leverages the full potential of our high end long-range identification readers,” says Wouter Vansteenkiste, Senior Channel Development Manager at Nedap Identification Systems.
About Axis Communications
Axis offers intelligent security solutions that enable a smarter, safer world. As the global market leader in network video, Axis is driving the industry by continually launching innovative network products based on an open platform – delivering high value to its customers through a global partner network. Axis has long-term relationships with partners and provides them with knowledge and ground-breaking network products in existing and new markets. Axis has more than 2,000 dedicated employees in more than 40 countries around the world, supported by a network of over 75,000 partners across 179 countries. Founded in 1984, Axis is a Sweden-based company listed on NASDAQ Stockholm under the ticker AXIS.
About Nedap Identification Systems
Nedap Identification Systems is the leading specialist in systems for long range identification, wireless vehicle detection and city access control. Readers, sensors and controllers optimize, monitor and control the movement of vehicles and people. Nedap Identification Systems offers a full range of innovative products that combine leading edge technology with quality resulting from over 30 years of RFID experience.
Visit Nedap during Intersec 2016 at booth S1-D25 and Axis at booth S1-H12 to find out more about the new standalone vehicle identification solution.
Nedap is a manufacturer of intelligent technological solutions for relevant themes. Sufficient food for a growing population, clean drinking water throughout the world and smart networks for sustainable energy are just a couple of examples of themes Nedap is working on. It has a continual focus on technology that matters. Nedap was established in 1929, has been listed on the stock exchange since 1947 and, with more than 720 employees, Nedap is active around the world.
Nedap Identification Systems is the leading specialist in systems for long-range identification, wireless vehicle detection and city access control. Readers, sensors and controllers optimize, monitor and control the movement of vehicles and people. Safe, secure and efficient.
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