ECP24: Fully Prepared for the Journey

Below is an overview of just some of the readily available tools that give any individual the IT capability of a mega-corporation and put the power back into the hands of engineers themselves.

Office 365 and Google Docs:

Microsoft and Google both offer cloud based subscription services for their suite of productivity tools. Google Docs is free and is increasingly eating into Microsoft’s market share due to its popularity amongst the startup community and its superior web-integration. At ECP24 our clients are free to specify their preference.

Dropbox:

Dropbox allows for file sharing all over the world. They use financial level encryption and their business services are routinely backed with 24/7 customer support. Dropbox is just as good as any internal IT storage solution.

Git:

Software engineers don’t use document controllers, instead they invented Git: a decentralised collaborative code and documentation management system with full diffing, rollback and version control.

While it requires some training, it allows for software mega-projects, like the Linux Kernel to be delivered remotely with potentially thousands of individual contributors all over the world. As of the time of writing the Linux Kernel project has successfully integrated over 663,000 individual contributions to the codebase and 506 version releases. Engineering is only just waking up to the power of Git. At ECP24 we think it could be game-changing.

Skype:

Video calls on demand with anyone from anywhere for free.

Slack:

A mainstay of the software community, Slack is a versatile and easy to use text communication system that nicely bridges the gap between Skype and email. Slack is where your team members and ECP24 support will be on hand 24/7 to ensure that your experience runs as smoothly as possible. Whether you need to resolve a technical issue or just chew over a problem you’re stuck on we believe that happy engineers are engineers that deliver outstanding results.

Sharedesk:

Working entirely remotely won’t be suitable for all jobs in all cases. We understand this. Sharedesk and similar services allow teams to book office space together for all or part of a job. This way our teams can be on location anywhere in the world without our clients incurring additional overhead costs.

Affordable Desktop Publishing:

The cost of high quality home printing has reduced to an almost negligible level. This is far superior to waiting for 45 minutes beside a communal printer while the Process Lead is printing off seven operating procedures alongside the plant P&IDs and then trying to find your umpteenth card pass and remember your pin code and then probably forgetting it.

Work on your own terms with your own equipment:

In your home office you can use whatever equipment suits your requirements best. You can buy a nice office chair without inciting the envy of your colleagues. Prefer Apple to Microsoft? No problem! And the iPad Pro with Apple Pencil offers more opportunity than ever to make the paperless office a reality.

At ECP24 we are ferociously passionate about one thing only: delivery. The rest is completely up to you and your team. At ECP24 we don’t cut down the tall poppies, we will water them and encourage them to grow. Human creativity is a garden to be cultivated, not a beast of burden to be whipped and beaten. Deliver for us and we will work night and day to bring the best possible jobs right to your doorstep. We know you have all the tools necessary to turn engineering into a dream job again. Join us to shape this new phase in the evolution of the engineering profession.

As published on LinkedIn 

LIVE WITHOUT FEAR!!!

We all have some fears and worries, that is normal. How we react to those fears is what separates the negative thinkers from the positive thinkers. At different times of our lives we worry endlessly about money, work, mortgages, children, relationships etc. etc. But worry is never the answer to any of the problems that life throws at us. If we can acknowledge our fear and tell ourselves that we are bigger than that and that we are going to turn this fear into positivity and creative energy then of course we have turned the problem from a negative into a positive. I remember working in several very large engineering design offices in London many years ago where most of the chatter concerned worries, not earning enough, losing the expected overtime, even losing our jobs (we were contract) and having to put up with long commutes etc. Then at 6:30 p.m. we trudged to the train station for the long (usually damp) commute home and at 6:30 the next morning we trudged out of the door to do it all again and again and again. Do you identify with that? Unfortunately that is how most people live even today in the engineering world and many other jobs of course and many desperately try to impose their fears on all the others around them as if the idea that everyone is in the same boat is somehow comforting!! Any sign that someone may be trying to escape from that miserable and fearful state into the world of freedom and happiness is immediately slapped down and criticized. They don’t see or they have never experienced that living without fear can be so uplifting and joyful. These are the people that you work(ed) with on a daily basis in those boring and soulless offices with those grumpy, miserable and depressing people.

Now we find that because of circumstances beyond our control many are really experiencing that fear and its harsh realities and they are again worrying with no idea of how to resolve the situation. If you are experiencing that reality then you should grasp the amazing opportunities which mean that many of your fears about finding work are not nearly as frightening as you once imagined. We offer you the chance to live a better and freer lifestyle with far more control over how and when you work (thanks to the unstoppable, unimaginable advances in the present high tech environment).

When I started out all those years ago, I grasped the opportunities which were available to me then; I moved overseas as a 21 year old to Boston, then on to Chicago, Louisiana, Portugal, Oslo, Perth, India, Bangkok, Malaysia, China and Holland. The world was my oyster; I lived a charmed life in engineering. I am now living in Belgium, still working, from home now of course (I love it) while enjoying a tranquil and beautiful country lifestyle.

The final aspect to consider: If you live in Aberdeen (or anywhere else in the world for that matter) and a lot of work pops up in Australia then in the past you could only watch and dream. NOT ANY MORE!! 

Fast forward; the world can be your oyster without ever having to move, trying to speak a different language, having to get used to different cultures and having to deal with the dreaded Red Tape, the end of which never seems to be in sight.

Join us and experience the ECP24 way, THE NEW WAY!!. You are all now just a few clicks away from being connected to some truly amazing technology which really does release you from the old mind-numbing drudgery. DO IT!!

The message is – LIVE WITHOUT FEAR!!!   Join ECP24 now and experience the new way of working.

Come home to ENGINEERING’S NEW HOME.    

Want to know more? www.ecp24.online

Alan White – CEO – ECP24 Ltd. contact: ceo@ecp24.online

As published on LinkedIn by Alan White, CEO, ECP24