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A Decade Of Change

Posted on 15/09/2011

The 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks was a time for reflection for many people around the world, as the actions of a group of hijackers changed much more than just theNew York skyline.

The world we live in today is very different from 2001. Certainly travelling by plane will never be the same again – as everyone is now subject to rigorous security checks.

I can remember vividly where I was when the two planes hit the WorldTradeCentertowers. I was working from Nimans’ previous offices at Broadway in Salford. It was one of those sickening landmark moments which are permanently etched in your mind.

It’s not just air travel that has changed dramatically – the world of communications has undergone an equally radical transformation. Back in 2001 convergence was still gathering momentum and Unified Communication was pretty much unheard of, along with social mobile. As for smartphones, well they really weren’t that smart.

Technology has helped bring everyone closer together – making the world a smaller place. But do we feel any safer? For me I’m not so sure.

Certainly the global consequences of 9/11 are still being felt. Soldiers continue to battle a seemingly endless war inAfghanistanas part of a so-called ‘war on terror’. As London prepares to host the Olympics next year, let’s hope it’s remembered as a sporting spectacular and not for a new terrorist atrocity.

Life goes on and as new innovations continue to be developed it’s fascinating to consider how much more influence communication will play in our lives. I wonder what the next 10 years will hold? It’s an intriguing prospect.


Richard Carter

Group Sales and Business Development Director, Nimans.


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