Construction IT Services
Construction firms have relied on IT for decades to help them manage projects, share design documents, and track time and materials by the job. These bread and butter applications are some of the fundamentals of construction company IT. Forward-thinking companies have embraced smartphone/remote technology, simplifying and speeding up record keeping and job tracking.
Where the industry is headed
According to the industry membership group CII, “Enforced home working has already revolutionized many workers’ reliance on technology. Digital working has also been at the heart of ongoing efforts to improve industry productivity. But true productivity gains will only materialize if construction businesses use digitization to support new business models and new, more collaborative ways of working.”
Some believe that the future will bring even more remote work, building on the pandemic-driven changes that have taken hold. Other trends include the utilization of virtual technology tools to provide clients and team members with a detailed look at what the finished product will look like. Companies are using drone technology to survey sites and provide visual inspections.
Why security is so important to construction firms
In addition to the usual risks, a more distributed workforce means more security vulnerabilities. The U.S. and other countries have already imposed strict cybersecurity rules for federal building contracts. And clients want the assurance that their data is protected.
The bottom line is that even small construction firms need well-managed, secure, highly accessible systems and a roadmap to the future.
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