New generations ask for new solutions.
Understand the needs arising from demographic change.
Humanity is facing a myriad of exceptional problems. Climate scientists, demographers, and development economists have long alerted the world about them: With the rising temperatures already affecting vulnerable communities, climate change is the single biggest challenge threat to sustainable development.
The rise of remote work, also known as telecommuting, is unstoppable and inevitable. In the United States alone, the number of remote workers skyrocketed by 159 percent between 2005 and 2017. In the meantime, by now, millennials are the largest working group in many parts of the world.
The rain cascades through the oculus in the middle of a giant dorm. People walk up a spiraling forest, which's trees keep changing colors with undulating lights. Among the living plants like palms, fig-trees, orchids, and anthurium, a robot glides on the floor to regulate the traffic. This scene isn't from a science fiction movie, but a regular occurrence at Singapore's Changi Airport.
In the last decades, the world of work went through dramatic changes. Remote working, digital communication, and flexible hours make for an unprecedented modern workplace. At first blush, these developments might seem like they're making office buildings irrelevant.
Tech-powered Tokyo is already the world's most innovative city. However, as the city is diving even deeper into upgrading its tech game in preparation for the Tokyo 2020, the Japanese capital may soon be even more futuristic.
Contrary to popular belief, ATMs are not going the way of the dinosaurs–at least, not anytime soon. They remain extremely popular: Over $400,000 in cash withdrawals are made every second from 3.2 million ATMs around the world—that's 17 percent of global GDP.
The future of work is flexible: A third of the workforce in the US is now freelance. Many companies, including larger ones, are opening their doors to an alternative workforce composed of contractors, freelancers, gig workers, and crowd workers because of their ability to enhance organizational performance.
The sharing economy has shifted society's mind-set from ownership to access, disrupting every possible industry imaginable. And no more is this disruption evident than in the short-term accommodations sector. In 2018 alone, Airbnb had more than 5 million listings in 191 countries and 400 million cumulative guest arrivals.
Today, approximately one in three Americans rent. Demand for apartments and multifamily living spaces is at an all-time high. Last year, the multifamily market saw dramatic growth, with a 15 percent jump in apartment transactions totaling nearly $168 billion.
Whether it's a small, independent inn with just a few rooms or an international hotel chain, without the right solution, managing access can be a major challenge. What makes an access control system come together seamlessly is versatile keycard-based access management software that's ready to be integrated with both current and up and coming technology.
Workplaces have evolved from cubicles and private offices to open-plan layouts and shared spaces. Many workers feel cubicles and closed-door offices have been a hindrance to collaboration, so breaking walls down was a natural next step to make way for open-plan offices.
La Salle Bonanova is a large prestigious private high school on the outskirts of Barcelona at the foot of the Tibidabo mountain. A new comprehensive and flexible access management system has recently brought peace of mind for students, teachers, and parents.