Nigel Clarke, Asure Software Global SVP and General Manager explains how technology can be used to motivate and streamline your facility, refine your workspace and ultimately save your business money.
Mobile technologies, growing WiFi networks, and Cloud-based solutions enable many of today’s workers to complete works tasks and functions any time and from almost anywhere. As an increasing number of work and work-related functions are no longer anchored to a central location or standard hours, many organizations have implemented or are considering different ways to plan and use their space to leverage mobile trends in ways that mutually benefit the organization and employees.
Remember when facial recognition technology first appeared about 20 years ago? During sales demonstrations, the computer would sometimes pull up the correct picture, but would also read three or four others that might or might not look anything like the subhect. The utility for facial recognition technology was usually pushed as a security tool. Set up a camera near the door of a store, for example, and you might stop a few convicted shoplifters from walking in.
Steven Rodriguez, chief operating officer at Asure Software, laughs at that memory. "It's changed a lot since then, " he says. "For us, it's about helping companies keep track of and optimize when and where their employees work."
Asure Software's COO, Steven Rodriguez was featured in an article from the Austin American-Statesman. The article discusses the growing population in Austin, TX and the problems it could create for those looking to commute into work. Read the article to see how telecommuting is a viable solution to this problem, as well as Steven's insight as to how to make telecommuting work for your organization.
As the "easy" cost cuts have largely been made across corporate America, any incremental savings will have to come from less obvious sources such as increasing workspace utilization, which can drop below 50% due to travel, off-site meetings, vacations and telecommuting. Companies can reduce real estate costs by up to 30% by increasing the use of shared space (hot desking) as the annual cost of an "employee backpack" (cubicle, desktop computer and land line) is $10,000-15,000.
In the July/August issue of The Leader Asure Software's VP of Sales for AsureSpace, Mike Kinney had an article published on the mobile workforce and the technology and tools to support it.
In May, Asure Software's Vice President of Product Management for AsureSpace, Jeff Roof had an article published on Buildings.com. The article takes a look at hot desking and hoteling as organizational strategies that can be put into play to support an agile workforce made up of mobile workers.
Business News: Asure Software is leading the market with agile working solutions to maximise productivity
Asure Software was recently the subject of a Business News segment filmed at Scottish Waters office in Glasglow. The segment shows facilities professionals how the AsureSpace Workspace Manager solution supported the client’s hot desking program to optimize space and support agile workers.
Recently Asure Software's Vice President of Product Management, Jason Main, was featured in CIO Magazine. The piece addresses tracking the time of mobile workers on mobile phones with GeoPunch.