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AEC Cloud EVENT: How to Increase Your Construction IT ROI :: RECAP :: THANK YOU!!!!

Just WOW!

Our first event was more than any of us here expected.
Great speakers, great space and great audience!!

Christine Burger, President of Burger Consulting Group, opened the session in our space at Stone Brewery in San Diego, CA.

If you have never heard him speak, the guy is literally full of incredible knowledge, experience and insight into technology today in the work space, and in particular with the AEC industry.

Next up was Jeremy Sibert, CIO at Hensel Phelps. Jeremy has literally transformed Hensel Phelps’ IT department, processes and corporate thinking when it comes to IT and the ever changing landscape of adopting technology in the work place. Incredible hands on experience over the past 8 years working there, which he freely shared with the audience. A truly incredible opportunity for us all.

Steve Maddox of Viewpoint brought his expertise and knowledge of technology in the AEC space and how his clients were utilizing different software suites to maximize their ROI in the IT department.

The event then went into a round table discussion between the three along with our CEO here at AEC Cloud, Wes Smith joining in with insights into current challenges and future opportunities in the AEC IT space.

Just an incredible experience to listen to these speakers, and the audience was blown away. Here are a couple of the comments from the post event survey:

Spot ON!

Thank you! That was a wonderful event.

Very credible SME’s. I appreciated the insight.

Thank you again to all the participants that helped make this event above and beyond what we could have imagined.

We are working on editing the video into bite size pieces now and will let you know when we have that posted for viewing on our website.

Stay tuned for the next educational event. We are working on the details now and will will announce it soon.

 

Proven Reliability and Leadership For Over 16 Years

Logo_AECCloud_Option2_300AEC Cloud has been on the scene working with the largest AEC companies in the field for over 16 years. Leaders in the industry rely on our expertise and proven track record to help their companies stay ahead with their Enterprise Application Hosting needs. Just ask Hensel Phelps or Turner Construction.

Finding an experienced and reliable hosting partner is critical in seeing a successful outcome.

Here at AEC Cloud, we know what you need before you do. We have been hosting applications and data for some of the largest companies in the AEC space for over 16 years. We can help guide you through the maze of cloud hosting and determine exactly what your company needs today, and what it will need tomorrow.

  • Find out what AEC Cloud can do for your business migration to the cloud.
  • Schedule a live demo today and see for yourself the possibilities we can offer.

Call us today to get started: 866 417-7230

Email us now with your questions: sales@aeccloud.com

AEC Cloud EVENT: How to Increase Your Construction IT ROI :: Agenda Confirmed

The agenda has been finalized and we are ready for what appears to be a VERY good event!

Do not miss this FREE event!

  • IT Trends in Construction
    Christian Burger, President Burger Consulting Group
  • The CEO conversation: Budgeting, planning, resources, IT Governance
    Jeremy Sibert, Chief Information Officer at Hensel Phelps
  • Integrated versus Best-in Class: Considerations, trends, risk, cost
    Steve Maddox, Viewpoint Director of Sales
  • Implementation Strategies: Resources, ambition, change management, risk
    Christian Burger, Steve Maddox
  • Infrastructure: Movement to cloud, security, data
    Jeremy Sibert, Christian Burger
  • Open Form (audience questions)

    In our ongoing FREE educational luncheon events, we are excited to host three of the industry’s leaders in IT and best practice implementation.

This is a FREE educational luncheon.
Do not miss this this event!

If you have not signed up yet, there are still a few spaces left!

Click here to save your spot.

Please note: Space is limited.
Let us know if you have any questions, info@aeccloud.com

Special Educational Luncheon Event
February 09, 2017  ·  Stone Brewing, San Diego, CA

Proven Reliability and Leadership For Over 16 Years

Logo_AECCloud_Option2_300AEC Cloud has been on the scene working with the largest AEC companies in the field for over 16 years. Leaders in the industry rely on our expertise and proven track record to help their companies stay ahead with their Enterprise Application Hosting needs. Just ask Hensel Phelps or Turner Construction.

Finding an experienced and reliable hosting partner is critical in seeing a successful outcome.

Here at AEC Cloud, we know what you need before you do. We have been hosting applications and data for some of the largest companies in the AEC space for over 16 years. We can help guide you through the maze of cloud hosting and determine exactly what your company needs today, and what it will need tomorrow.

  • Find out what AEC Cloud can do for your business migration to the cloud.
  • Schedule a live demo today and see for yourself the possibilities we can offer.

Call us today to get started: 866 417-7230

Email us now with your questions: sales@aeccloud.com

CMFA 2014 Las Vegas: Wesley Smith Presentation (Powerpoint with Audio)

CMFA 2014 Las Vegas Powerpoint presentation by Wesley Smith, with audio discussing cloud hosting for the AEC industry, NIST cloud definition, Public cloud, Hybrid cloud, Private Cloud, Hensel Phelps, Unified Application Management.

Learn more about hosting your data and software on servers located outside the physical office, increasing productivity, mobility and lowering cost.

If you are thinking about moving all or part of your business to the cloud, give us a call and let us show you how to leverage the myriad benefits of cloud hosting.

 

 

Embracing the 5 Characteristics of Cloud for Construction

The cloud holds true potential for transforming the AEC industry. This potential, however, has gone largely unfulfilled due in large part to the ambiguous manner in which it has been defined in general. This in turn has led to a lack of confidence from key decision makers when evaluating cloud solutions for their construction business.

The value of the cloud boils down to five essential characteristics, derived from the cloud-computing definition published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Chances are you are familiar with these characteristics on some level, having interacting with cloud-based solutions on a daily basis. Stripping away the tech jargon, along with the marketing-speak, you uncover a solid set of criteria for which to hold the cloud up against going forward.

On-Demand Self-Service

You control the services. At its core, this is the most essential value of a cloud-based application. This allows you to configure and monitor capabilities on your terms. Take your basic online storage applications, like iCloud, Amazon Cloud, SkyDrive, and think of the premium aspect. You are only billed for what you use under a subscription-based billing model.

In construction this is a model that can be adopted for such systems as project management. Providing a “pay-as-you-use” functionality will ultimately prove its value as you scale from large job down to small.

Broad Network Access

Access any time on any device. Take an application like Dropbox as an example. This file-hosting service helps you maximize usage as desired, allowing access to files from any device at any time. You create a unique folder to upload files. That folder is then synchronized so that it appears as the same folder on any device—web or mobile—regardless of how you choose to access it. Of notable appeal is the ability for various users to share and collaborate on files.

In construction, such functionality becomes the base for many collaborative solutions, some of which have even mimicked the model of Dropbox. One critical factor to keep in mind with broad network access is pertains to version control—ensuring there are rules in place to ensure that users are always working with the most up-to-date documents.

Resource Pooling

Shared computing resources. True cloud applications dynamically assign such computing resources as processing, memory, and bandwidth across multiple tenants. Your level of demand dictates the manner in which various physical and virtual resources are dynamically assigned and reassigned.

At the physical layer is where virtualization comes into play with hardware being the virtualized resource. The cloud adds that all-important management control layer for scaling the pool up and down as needed. Memory and storage are examples of pooled virtualized resources.

Rapid Elasticity

Pay for use. The same manner in which you may add and delete storage on your cloud-based email account, for example, correlates to function elasticity for cloud-based applications.

Do you have a job that requires the need to provide partners, like a sub or architect, access to files or permissions for only a finite amount of time? Work with a cloud-based system that can scale access for third parties up or down as needed. You save on resources and training, while having centrally located files and applications throughout the course of the job.

Measured Service

What gets measured gets managed. This old adage certainly applies here. There is no ambiguity when it comes to measured service—your resources are monitored, controlled, and reported. Think of an automated remote service where you receive reports on what has been used. It’s the cloud equivalent of an invoice. This means transparency for you, transparency for the provider—no questions asked. Today any cloud application worthy of your investment will provide you with such capability.

These five characteristics make up the essentials for embracing cloud services in construction. Understanding the value inherent in each will help you appropriately move forward applying the cloud to your AEC business.

Next comes the step of considering the delivery methods and deployment models best suited for your AEC environment. IT plays a strong enabling in this process. Next month we address the methods for getting IT on board with the move to the cloud.

AEC Cloud Launches New Website

We are proud to announce our recent launch of our redesigned website:

http://aeccloud.com/

We have worked hard to streamline the navigation so that you can find the information you are looking for:

Take a minute to check it out and let us know what you think!

 

 

AEC Cloud Best Practices Webinar with Hagen Business Systems

Yesterday we had a nice opportunity to co-market and educate ourselves and the industry with one of our business partners, Hagen Business Systems out of Phoenix, AZ.  The Webinar covered popular concerns about leveraging Cloud Based solutions and best practices to avoid common pitfalls.  We’ll have a Video replay up soon.

Constructech Technology Day 2013 | Cloud Exhibit, Expert Discussions & More

We are looking forward to Constructech Technology Day 2013.

Event Activities:

We will be exhibiting in the vendor showcase so come by and visit us.  As always, we will have experienced staff on site prepared to talk about real, in depth, end to end cloud solutions and issues facing the AEC Industry.

Jeremy Sibert, Director of IT, Hensel Phelps and Wes Smith, Cloud Executive Officer, The Cram Group, are speaking, October 4th @ 2:25 PM.  The topic is Big Data and Business Intelligence.

AEC Industry Competencies:

If you are not familiar with us, we are one of the longest running, innovative providers of cohesive solutions including hosting, software, and services for the AEC Industry.  We have been responsible for or part of teams that have implemented large and small scale solutions from a range of companies from owners like The New York Times, to North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System and The Pentagon Renovation Program to a range of global and regional builders like Hensel Phelps, Turner, Torcon and The J Companies.

Why is this important?  This means in addition to our unique understanding of the AEC Industry and related end to end IT management , we get the nuances of managing the software, platform and infrastructure IT layers required to run the products both individually and as part(s) of a cohesive system.

Connect with Us:

If you are interested in learning more, a demo or discussing options around solutions for the AEC Industry, please visit us at the conference or contact us using the options below.

Contact Info: The Cram Group Contact Info

Web Form: AECCloud Information Request

Twitter: AECCloudCom

Thought Leadership on Primavera Solutions @ Oracle OpenWorld

Once again we are looking forward to a range of great discussions around the AEC Industry and Primavera products @ Oracle Open World 2013.  Wes Smith, CEO of The Cram Group and visionary behind AECCloud will be at the Primavera Private Reception on Monday as well as the exhibit through out the week.  If you would like to have a one on one discussion about the industry and/or our vision for unified solutions, please send us a request.

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Unified Cloud Solutions Presentation

We recently spoke @ Viewpoint Collaborate 2013 on Unified Cloud Solutions.  We covered a range of solutions topics including Unified Application Management, Business Intelligence, Integration and Interoperability.  To illustrate these solutions, we used examples from our work at the Pentagon, New York Times, and other clients as well as a range of AEC vendor offerings.

Based on a range of feedback, our demystification of Cloud and our vision of the future is a great framework for getting non technical and technical teams on a level playing field for communication.

Click Here to Request a Copy!

Viewpoint Collaborate 2013 | Cloud Exhibit, Expert Discussions & More

We are looking forward to Viewpoint Collaborate 2013.

Event Activities:

We will be exhibiting in the vendor showcase so come by and visit us in booth #5.  As always, we will have experienced staff on site prepared to talk about real, in depth, end to end cloud solutions vs. sales and marketing fluff.

Our President and Cloud Executive Officer Wes Smith is speaking at Collaborate 2013 on Wednesday, September 18th, 10:30AM.  The topic is Unified Cloud Solutions for Efficiency and Productivity.   Wes has been a guest speaker at 4 past Viewpoint events as well as numerous events for ENR and Constructech Magazines.

We also have a group of runners that are planning to meet a few mornings to get to know each other a bit better and burn off some of that great food from the famous Portland gourmet food trucks.

Viewpoint Competencies:

We are a Viewpoint Development partner and our competencies around Viewpoint products include Application Hosting, Unified Application Management Software, Mobile Software, and advanced technical services for V6, Content Manager and other products.

AEC Industry Competencies:

If you are not familiar with us, we are one of the longest running, innovative providers of cohesive solutions including hosting, software, and services for the AEC Industry.  We have been responsible for or part of teams that have implemented large and small scale solutions from a range of companies from owners like The New York Times, to North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System and The Pentagon Renovation Program to a range of global and regional builders like Hensel Phelps, Turner, Torcon and The J Companies.

Why is this important?  This means in addition to our unique understanding of the AEC Industry and related end to end IT management , we get the nuances of managing the software, platform and infrastructure IT layers required to run the products both individually and as part(s) of a cohesive system.

Connect with Us:

If you are interested in learning more, a demo or discussing options on Viewpoint products as part of a Unified Cloud Solution, please contact us [Click Here] and we can schedule an appointment at Viewpoint Collaborate 2013 or any time that is convenient for you.

Contact Info: The Cram Group Contact Info

Web Form: AECCloud Information Request

Twitter: AECCloudCom