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With the corona virus, we have included many technical products in our lives. Fever-measuring cameras, wristbands that alarm when they get close to each other, and many similar technologies entered our lives in the days of coronavirus.
Nowadays, institutions want to supply as much technology services as they need instead of purchasing technology.
At the end of this pandemic period in which all routines are broken, the technology purchasing methods of businesses and institutions will also change.
In this pandemic period, when the importance of traceability was understood and talked about the most, we all benefited from the blessings of technology and big data. So, will everything continue in the field of technology as before the pandemic? In Turkey where domestic production gained speed in technological areas,what will we face after that? We asked to Ankaref Chairman Erhan Binici who has made his mark by the means of developments and productions of technological solutions on traceability in Turkey after the pandemic. In the first periods after the pandemic, there are important changes in two issues. First of all, there are serious changes in user habits . The concept of watching was actually a concept we liked but did not attract our attention. During the pandemic period, we have acquired the habit of monitoring both institutionally and individually and we want to continue this. In fact, we have been arguing for a long time that monitoring increases quality, decreases costs and, in short, adds value to your business and life. During the pandemic period, awareness of these concepts increased. For example, our most demanded solution in this period is social distance wristbands. In the event that two employees approach each other more than 1.5 meters at workplaces, wristbands warn and report to their managers at the same time. In addition, our Sensref platform, which offers a cloud monitoring infrastructure with sensors, receives serious demands due to various needs such as temperature, air quality, whether the soap or paper towel in the toilet is finished, how many people are in the environment instantly. The most important change is happening in the individual market. Wireless home security system and smart doorbell products with Fonri brand are our products that we put on the market for use in homes. The market entry strategy for Fonri products is that everyone will individually monitor their own data and will not pay any monitoring fee or technical service fee. Fonri is based on a user-friendly mobile application and plug-and-play products that everyone can install themselves. Fonri, which we have determined as the brand of products that anyone can easily purchase, install and manage by minimizing the need for technical service with one-to-one change under warranty, almost proceed to attack after the pandemic. The most important reason for this is that individual users now feel closer to technology. Individual users have begun to look more favorably on systems that they can monitor and manage themselves. In this pandemic period, they saw that it was not really that difficult, that they did not need to pay subscription fees every month and spend big money. The second important change after the pandemic is the change of corporate perspective on technology investments. Now, institutions want to supply as much technology services as they need instead of purchasing technology. During the pandemic period, some institutions could not use the infrastructures they established as a result of large investments, some were caught unprepared and had difficulty managing their growing business. As Ankaref, we have been trying to offer this business model to all our customers for a long time. We do not want to sell anything to our customers. We want to be a business partner that provides added value to our customer's processes with technological touches. At the end of this pandemic period in which all routines are broken, the technology purchasing methods of businesses and institutions will also change. With the service model, technology will be used as needed and when the business grows or shrinks, the management will be easier with service increase and decrease and unnecessary investments will not be made.
Erhan Binici, Chairman of Ankaref, gave an interview with Mall Report magazine in August 2020 about "Cleaning Services Tracking System" and "Social Distance Detection and Tracking System", which are Ankaref's solutions.
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Ankaref Chairman of the Board Erhan Binici shared his views on the change of the perspective of technology investments in the corporate sense with the impact of the pandemic process on human behavior in his special interview published in the newspapers Sabah and Takvim.
In the special report of May prepared by Yerliara.com regarding the Covid 19 pandemic process, Chairman of ANKAREF Erhan Binici’s views about IoT solutions and the changes in the business world with the pandemic process took place.
ANKAREF’s Chairman Ali Erhan Binici stated in his interview: “Everything are controlled by people thanks to the sensors.” He talked about the advantages of Fonri Smart Security Systems and Fonri Doorbell.
ANKAREF's Chairman Erhan Binici explained how to increase the added value in exports and how to exceed the export targets, and emphasized that they have successfully implemented R&D oriented advanced technologies and innovative service projects both in the country and abroad with the principle of "National Production, International Market" as of the very first day.
Digital Transformation in Industry Success Stories Awards have been delivered in a ceremony held in Cermodern, Ankara. On behalf of ANKAREF, Yıldırım has received "Award for the Inventory Management Through RFID Technology" in the Category of Commercialization Potential, which was co-developed by AKG Gazbeton and its business partner ANKAREF.
One of the most talked about topics in recent days in R&D centers or companies that want to establish R&D centers is that the number of personnel will fall from 50 to 30. In Turkey, which currently has 350,000 R&D employees, the number is projected to increase to 450,000 in one year by regulation. Erhan Binici, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ANKAREF, which operates in METU Teknokent, said that the work on the new arrangement is of great importance for Turkey to reach its 100th year goal.
Continuing to work in the field of librarianship since its foundation, ANKAREF's Chairman Erhan Binici stated that the 'hybrid library' concept, which has both printed and digital resources, has become widespread thanks to the diversification of the materials and services offered to the users of the libraries thanks to technological developments.
In an intwerview with ICT Media, ANKAREF Chairman of the Board of Directors Erhan Binici stated that, as ANKAREF as an IoT service provider , they helped to obtain the data needed by the relevant sector automatically, they assisted to establish decision support systems that will enable them to be evaluated in the process by evaluating the data generated and that their earlier experiences in this field as well as the references kept ANKAREF one step ahead in terms of experience.
Drawing attention to the developments in technology, ANKAREF Chairman of the Board Ali Erhan Binici, stated that Turkey is capable of creating brands that rapidly adapt to the fourth industrial revolution which can globalize in the new market. ANKAREF Chairman of the Board Ali Erhan Binici stated that the discussions about how to position the human power in the new period started after the Davos Summit and said, “Industry 4.0 does not focus on a production process that disables us, but rather carries us to a new human-oriented era in which organizations with high added value and qualified manpower will increase and where information technology capability is used more intensively and correctly”.
In an interview with Hurriyet Newspaper, ANKAREF Chairman Erhan Binici said, “The Fourth Industrial Revolution is an irreversible process like what happened before and it is our new reality. The focus here should not be on the concerns that 'unemployment will increase' but how the technologies that make up this new era should be used to support employment, quality of work and equality. While at the beginning of the process, human-oriented policies to be implemented in this transition period should be produced with the works involving all stakeholders.”
ANKAREF Chairman Ali Erhan Binici said, 'Despite Istanbul's sales-oriented working system, studies in Ankara can be done on R&D. In line with the feedback received from Istanbul, the Capital City, the center of the bureaucracy, may work on development. Ankara could be considered as the center of Turkey's development."
In his interview with Sabah Newspaper, ANKAREF Chairman Ali Erhan Binici emphasized that library education, which started at an early age, has an important place in the development of countries, and that multimedia services should be offered to children who have difficulties in establishing relations with books and that non-book materials should be diversified.
Gökhan Fidan, one of the founders of ANKAREF, Turkey's most important IoT service providers delivered a speech for Sabah Newspaper about the Z-Library project which is a wide range library within the Yıldırım Beyazıt Primary Schhol in Çubuk district within the scope of the 'Schools Shall Enlive' project. Fidan said, 'We are proud to take part in this beautiful project of MEB (Ministry of Education) with our own design".
Speaking to BT Haber, ANKAREF Chairman of the Board Ali Erhan Binici said, “In our country, it has taken a very cautious approach to issues such as the public sector, the willingness in the cloud technology, especially the continuity of the service to be provided, and the security of the data and infrastructure. "As ANKAREF, we aim to bring innovations that will reduce the operating costs and provide management of the human resources to the areas with high added value in the solutions we offer to the public and the private sector since the day we were founded."
Giving an interview to Hürriyet Newspaper, ANKAREF Chairman Ali Erhan Binici called for business and domestic production and investment after the November 1 elections. Since there will be no election in Turkey for 4 years, we see this as a great chance as local IT specialists. We want to take the right steps in R&D and innovation as soon as possible and open the way for the sector with public guaranteed purchases, incentives and similar moves.
The development and project management themed PM Zummit Ankara summit was held in Ankara with the participation of the leading figures of the sector. During the summit, delivering a speech titled 'sustainable development with R&D', ANKAREF Chairman Ali Erhan Binici gave an interview to Sabah Newspaper.
Ali Erhan Binici, Chairman of ANKAREF, serving in the field of IoT in METU Technopolis, gave an interview to Dünya Newspaper stating that brands can emerge worldwide if the public plays a leading role in this field.
Founded in Ankara with fully domestic capital, ANKAREF predicted in 2007 how important the IoT technology would be, which caused such a great expectation worldwide, and used all its energy in this field. Ali Erhan Binici, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ANKAREF, who achieved the success of being the 'fastest growing company' among the companies serving in the field of IoT last year, gave an interview to Milliyet Newspaper.
As a "Made in Turkey" company, ANKAREF has managed to become a star in the IT field, especially in IoT - RFID fields. ANKAREF Chairman of the Board Ali Erhan Binici told the Dünya newspaper that the most important part of rapid growth was qualified personnel.
Right after, The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey Chairperson Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu said "1 truckloads of tomatoes is equal to 10 phones. If local IT companies are supported their achievements speak for themselves" ANKAREF was again among the fastest growing companies realized in cooperation with TEPAV be Allworld Network pioneered by UCCET.
ODTÜ Teknokent’ te araştırmalar yapan ANKAREF Yönetim Kurulu Başkanı Ali Erhan Binici, kısa sürede 40 milyar nesnenin internet üzerinden birbirine uzaktan bağlanacağını belirterek, İETT otobüsleri uzaktan kontrol ettiği IoT teknolojisiyle cep telefonlarının uyandırma için kurulan alarmları trafik yoğunluğuna göre kendiliğinden ayarlayarak daha erken çalmasını sağlayacağını söyledi.
ANKAREF Chairman Ali Erhan Binici gave an interview to Yeni Asya Newspaper stating that there is a shortage of intermediate staff in the IT sector and said "We are far behind the West in business discipline".
Erhan Binici, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ANKAREF, one of the leading IT companies in Turkey, stated that R&D and innovation activities in Turkey are becoming more and more widespread and that the capital city Ankara continues to be the rising star of Anatolia for hosting IT in this transformation. He said that its products received great attention in the foreign market and became a company that adds value to the capital.
Stating that the size of the cloud technology market in Turkey reached 80 million dollars, ANKAREF Chairman Erhan Binici said that both the awareness of the system has increased and that various industries especially SMEs, had well analyzed the fact that the cloud technology would boost them up. He stated that the companies that have survived the serious cost burden, devoted their budgets to investment and R&D activities, and expressed the important of this to take them one step further than their competitors.
In an interview with BT Haber, ANKAREF Chairman Ali Erhan Binici stated that they had difficulty in finding intermediate staff in the market due to the inadequacy of graduates of IT high schools and vocational high schools.