We’re pleased to announce that we’ve joined the Tech Talent Charter (TTC) to help address the widely acknowledged diversity imbalance within tech roles.
Here at Vanti, we’re very fortunate to have a super flexible and agile culture. So, working from home is something we’re fairly used to. However, it’s not for everyone and it can present some challenges.
In this post, we’d like to share our top tips to work from home.
On Tuesday 3rd March 2020, the Birmingham branch of global design and architecture firm Gensler hosted their Design Forecast Local event in their industrial, and characterful, office located in Digbeth’s iconic Custard Factory. Topic of the night was Birmingham’s future and Vanti were lucky enough to get an invite to host an interactive session. We had a great time and wanted to share the night’s best bits for those who couldn’t attend.
As of May 2020, Sonos will no longer provide support for some of their oldest products. With this in mind, we want to use ‘smart’ buildings as an example to make a case for the importance of being able to upgrade individual pieces of hardware within a system, to extend its lifespan and prevent the need for a complete overhaul.
Technology has come a long way in the past decade. The huge leaps forward in wireless communications in particular have paved the way for what we’ve come to know as ‘Smart’ spaces, with wifi, 4G, Bluetooth, and RFID enabling processes that we’d have written off as sci-fi not too long ago.
Vanti are one of the UK’s leading proponents of Smart building, so we often talk to people about the huge benefits integrated technology can bring to organisations and individuals. To us, it seems obvious: Smart buildings use tech to create more efficient and effective environments that improve productivity, wellbeing, and profitability.
Earlier this year, James McHale of (the brilliant) Smart building research company Memoori wrote a LinkedIn post entitled ‘The Need for Real Human Experiences in our Smart Cities and Buildings’.