How would you like to build a house using a hammer, nails and a hand saw? Fifty years ago, those tools would be OK to use. Today, however, they are not OK. We have nail-guns and circular saws that speed up building time exponentially.
Likewise, construction technology has advanced to make building faster, easier, and more profitable. BIM, mobile apps, and wearables make the distribution of important information on a construction site far faster and more efficient. The flow of accurate information is key to a productive, profitable worksite. Only an up-to-date construction IT network will be able to handle it.
If your “OK IT” network can’t support these advanced technologies, you may find yourself losing ground to competitors who’ve kept their toolboxes current with advances in technology. A just “OK IT” network will not do the job.
Why is information technology important to the construction industry?
According to a report from McKinsey & Company, “Globally, labor-productivity growth in construction has averaged only 1 percent a year over the past two decades, compared with growth of 2.8 percent for the total world economy and 3.6 percent in the case of manufacturing”.
If your workers aren’t as productive as they should be, you are leaving money on the table. Technologies can to be implemented which can increase labor-productivity.
What are some technologies Responza supports?
Responza is an industry leader in providing solutions that allow construction companies to collaborate within the same information set, across the following applications, even if geographically separated.
What does it take to support these technologies?
Here are six components that make up an IT framework, that will allow the technology to support your business needs:
Strategic IT planning to ensure the technology will support the business needs 3 years from now, eliminating costly surprises down the road.
Systems Monitoring, Management, and Maintenance:
Around the clock monitoring and scheduled systems maintenance of your equipment will keep employees productive with minimal unplanned disruption.
Cyber Security Protection
With over 50% of all network intrusions due to compromised user credentials, enterprises need to invest more in early detection and prevention, rather than being in a reactive mode with mitigation. Responza can implement this type of strategy to protect your business.
In the event of fire, theft, flood or criminal activity, a DR plan that allows you to recover data, will keep your business running.
IT professionals who can support your current needs implement next gen technologies, aligning to best practices and current design trends.
Emergency Support Coverage:
24/7 support for your staff, in case of emergency.
How does a mid-sized construction company do all this?
That’s a good question. Many firms with internal IT support may already be overwhelmed, overburdened and vulnerable to mistakes. Did you know that 65% of IT spending does nothing more than keep the lights on? How does this help your bottom line?
Many small and medium-sized businesses are using managed service providers like Responza to either support internal staff or manage the entire network. We help businesses run more efficiently, without bringing in new hires or turning to costly on-call consultants.
Responza IT management and support enables you to concentrate on doing what you do best.
Contact Responza today to set up a FREE Information Technology Audit.