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By Erica Konieczny
September 26, 2016
Resistance to change is normal, and sometimes legitimate, but as technology infiltrates the construction space with more and more opportunities to help improve project efficiency, companies need to start evaluating the benefits of the cloud and possible shortcomings of their current project management solution.
When it comes to storing your data, the cloud may feel like unchartered territory. You may be asking yourself, “What is the cloud? I can’t see it." It’s nebulous and open-, seeming insecure. However, the cloud is highly secure, manageable, affordable and more accessible than harddrive storage.
If you’ve ever logged in to your email account online, you’re already using the cloud. The cloud is simply software that runs on the internet, and can specialize in everything from file storage to collaboration.
Using the cloud to store your data is safe; actually, it’s three times safer than on-premise data. Founder and CEO of Cloud Business Intelligence Roman Stanek writes, “There is nothing inherent in cloud infrastructures that makes them insecure…Just like with on-premise, it’s how vigilantly you manage your network and the data assets they contain that determines the efficiency of the security.” When you store your data with cloud-based software companies like Procore, that network (and its security) is managed for you. Think of all the time and peace of mind you’ll gain by offloading that responsibility to a team of experts who manage security processes for thousands of companies every day.
In fact, it’s the complete opposite. With so much technology available, it has become normal to own multiple mobile devices; an iPad for on the job, an iPhone for business calls, a laptop for traveling, and a desktop for your home. Without the cloud, it would be almost impossible to view or edit data on your device without an external hard drive. But with the cloud, you can easily access your data from any of your devices, at any time.
The cloud is designed for ease of use. Once data is uploaded to the cloud, there is zero maintenance required, creating a cost-efficient storage option. With the cloud managing all the back-end infrastructure, businesses are taking up less time from their IT departments and focusing their efforts elsewhere, saving them both time and money.Transfer your data to cloud-based software and experience the scalability, agility and efficiencies it has to offer your business in an ever-increasing technological world.
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