Outsourcing is the new trend decided the executive board. With this step, they wanted to save tons of money to still remain profitable. Our company has had its ups and downs, but right now it’s looking good. The decision hasn’t come easy, but I think it’s the best direction our company can take, even thou it will result in some moderate layoffs. Yes, we are taking the hard way, but we hope this will save us from even more layoffs, because bankruptcy isn’t far away if we still steer in the wrong direction. We must cut costs in all corners. When it comes to electronics manufacturing services, the company’s division will never be profitable because we are too small and we do not have the know-how to design the products and put them as fast as possible into production. This is why the executive board decided to restructure the EMS by outsourcing it to a company with a lot of knowhow in electronics contract manufacturing. We decided that our partner shall be ENICS, because of its unique services which include full life-cycle service solutions. This life-cycle management includes engineering services as well as after ales services. Their engineers contribute their extensive know-how to develop and design our product. ENICS keeps track of any new developments in the component market and contributes their knowledge for the optimal circuit drafts. Fast prototyping enables our engineers to avoid faulty designs and therefore helps to keep the overall costs down. The engineers at ENICS also design the test systems to guarantee quality at every step of the manufacturing process. When the products go into production, ENICS offers a broad services range, including component care, product care and redesigns to maximize our products life cycle and therefore maximizing our profits on this product. The after sales services also include spare parts production, electronics repair and preventive maintenance, inspections of the manufacturing plans, modifications to the original design and extensive recycling services. To sum it all up, our company is now able to design our products faster, put them into production well before we would have been able before and then maximize its life cycle while still being cheaper than before. How did the workers respond to this new direction? Well, the opinions were somewhat mixed. Some of them fear that they will lose their job next. Others are glad the company is finally restructuring, because they had the feeling of being on a sinking boat. As for myself, I think it’s the best thing the company has done in the last 10 years. We tried to everything, from designing industrial electronics to supporting our customers, ourselves. This led to a huge, fragmented company with many unnecessary intermediate stages. Now we are more focused and fit for the future. Our shares are now on the same level as 10 years before, and still rising.
In a digital World
Todays world depends heavily on digital infrastructure. No business can exist today without having the benefits of secure Email and VPN connections. Thus you can work from anywhere in the world as secure and efficiently as if you were sitting in your own office. When you are at an airport in south-east-asia and have a few hours of layover, you might as well check you mail, finish a document or partake in a conference call regarding the new project. Just a few years back no one thought working independently from your office was at all possible. Today you can hardly imagine a world without such benefits. But of course such possibilities rely heavily on the right technical infrastructure. A highly secure and state-of-the-art data center is needed to guide the traffic in the right direction without running danger of security breaches of massive downtimes.
Green high-end technology
To guarantee all the benefits of the modern times, there is the swiss company Green.ch. They offer housing for your technical infrastructure and rackspace for your servers while providing the latest technology. But with all those advantages, there also come great challenges. While such technological developments are a must-have in business today, the costs in terms of energy-consumption and damage done to the environment can be enormous. That is why Green.ch offers colocation with regard to future generations. All of the Multi Tier Level data-centers in Switzerland use energy from renewable resources and are designed in the spirit of protecting the environment, while delivering the best technology can offer today and tomorrow. Of course the data-centers are placed in secure locations, far removed from hazardous zones and comply with a number of ISO-norms. Green.ch has proven, that green computing can be as fast and efficient, while not exceeding the price of the alternatives. Innovative technology enables wonders!
The environment needs protection
While our world today poses significant demands to IT-Infrastructure, protecting nature also must always be a key issue, when planing ahead. The environment is very fragile and with every step we take, we influence the world around us. CO2 emissions are at an all time high, because our current lifestyle demands mobility. Traveling by car or airplane consumes a lot of energy and since that energy is derived from fossil fuels, we damage nature even more. But that certainly is not the only way we endanger a working ecosystem for our children. The increasing dependence on energy consuming IT-Infrastructure also poses a threat to future generations. The amount of energy that is needed for every Google-search might not be a lot, but just imagine what billions and billions of searches every day amount to over a few years. And it is not just that. The permanent dependency on services like webmail, cloud computing and more and more rackspace for hard disks keeps adding up. But to be sure, there is only so much our environment can take.
Green IT is the future!
That is why green.ch was founded in 1995. Now being one of the leading ICT service providers in Switzerland, the company offers both highest quality services as well as protection for the environment by complying to green standards like ISO 27001. Over 100‘000 customers all over the world in over 80 countries are satisfied with both the advantages of green.ch. Owning one of the most sophisticated and modern tier 3 data centers in the world as of April 2011, security for your data is always provided. The services include all standard items like Microsoft Outlook Webmail (OWA) and server housing for your data.
Hosted Exchange 2010 makes you independent
With the full package the virtual office finally becomes reality. Work from anywhere in the world with an efficiency as high as in your personal office. You can access your data, work e-mails, organize meetings and coordinate your workforce from anywhere in the world, at any time you choose to. All those things from your Desktop-PC at work, your Laptop at home or in a hotel or keep up to date on the go with your mobile phone. This truly is the future of independent business. And you can have it today, with all the features you would expect: 128 bit encryption, secure data storage in Switzerland and a clean conscience because of highest green standards. Why not give it a 60 day free trial?
A Surprise a Day
Life holds back some very surprising news everyday. One cannot be sure about what the earth will look like in some years because we even cannot know how our world looks like today: too many factors are not constant, there is too much of change everyday. Moments of change and movement can be found everywhere. There is nothing as interesting as studying change and movement of situations of our daily environment.
See the World
There are people out there who like change and movement as much that they want to move theirselves as fast as they can (and they try to move even faster than that). It is their will to see as much of our world as they can. They sit into machines that are constructed to see something about our world. They sit in cars to see landscapes they have not seen before, they want to be thrilled about pure nature, they estimate being in the wild.
Apart from Civilisation
They want to travel far away from the signs of civilisations, rural characters can make them crazy and makes them think about everything in life, what should become better and what is already good about their lives. They think that nothing could have an impact on them, they drive on dead-end streets that have their endings in little fishing harbours, the last points of a civilisation before the big liberty on a boat that is able to navigate the sea or the last point before drowning if the breaks are not working properly.
Not Totally Lost with Auto Insurance
One does not need to have a big capacity of imagination that one could feel more secure with little connections to civilisation in such moments: someone who could help before drowning definitively. People who are on the roads need to have an auto insurance, not only for their own security but also for the security of every other person in daily traffic.
Travel With Car Insurance
If one is travelling in the most rural landscapes of the world it is a nice thought to have a travel insurance. With the background of this type of insurance a journey can be done with much more easiness: One always knows that one can step back to the services of society with the principle of insurance. One can always count on the insurance car to arrive even in situations that are not the most enjoyable situations. Insurance will help to make the situation more enjoyable.
Compare Car Insurances
Everything one needs to do before going into rural landscapes or into the wild is to compare price and benefits of different insurance plans. There exist so many different insurance types that it can become difficult to have really comparable types. If a new car insurance is needed, it should be compared before. For this reason one can undergo a car insurance comparison depending on car models age of a car and many different factors, including also the age of a driver and the period of possession of a driver’s license.
One needs insurances also for other vehicles: Motorcycles need insurances as well (and what is often forgotten: normal bikes need them as well). It is a question of social responsibility that lets us choose insurance for the vehicle. Motorcycle insurance is not necessarily to be expensive. And best of all: It can be suspended in wintertime if the motorcycle is not used.
Household Insurance and Personal Liability
People who do not like being on the road and in move all the time can stay at home and also profit from the offers of insurances: There is a household insurance that makes secure all the goods that are hold at home: Mirrors, glass windows, clothing, technical equipment and much more. As one does not really like to be in a lawsuit because of personal liability, they also offer personal liability insurance. One of the things that are important for everyone and especially important for ground possessors: Ground possessors are liable for what happens to persons on their ground.