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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

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

Prolog 9.7 Suite | AECCloud Hosting, Software and Services Availability

Along with Trimble Buildings/Meridian Systems release of the Prolog 9.7 Suite of applications, TCG announces general availability of AECCloud Hosting, Software and Services.  This includes Application Hosting for any or all of the applications; Software including Unified Application Management with Portal, eInvoice and Office Business Applications for Public or Private Clouds; and Services including Technical Support.

AGC IT Forum 2013 | TCG & Hensel Phelps Speaking on Unified Cloud Based Solutions for Efficiency and Productivity

Please join us in Chicago on Wednesday, August 14 and Thursday, August 15, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel for the 5th annual AGC IT Forum Conference where great peer-to-peer collaboration and networking are central! This year the theme is Strong IT Knowledge Driving Excellent Business Decisions.  [Official Event Site].  There are a number of great speakers covering Interoperability, Integration, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, and Mobility including industry colleagues of ours from  COSA & Burger Consulting.

Our session is Thursday, August 15th, Details are below:

CONFERENCE SESSION:  Unified Cloud Based Solutions for Efficiency and Productivity

Jeremy Sibert, Director of Technology,  Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Wes Smith, President, The Cram Group

No single shoe fits all sizes, likewise no isolated application can address all of a companies needs.  Jeremy Sibert (Hensel Phelps Construction Co.) and Wes Smith (The Cram Group) will discuss the benefits of harnessing a range of applications and their vision for unified, interoperable solutions for the AEC Industry.  Topics such as the NIST Cloud definition, unified application management, business intelligence, integration and agcXML standards will be included.  Several examples will be demonstrated.

 

AGC San Diego Chapter Official Membership

With the opening of our office in San Diego, we jumped right into community participation by joining the local AGC chapter as an affiliate member.  We are members of a number of technical associations but AGC gives us more opportunity to hear from General Contractors and other AEC Industry companies about the reality of their daily work.  In addition to being a member we were invited to be part of the Technology Committee to bring expertise in cloud based technologies and give other perspectives from our service provider point of view.

The 2nd Annual Construction Technology Integration Report

JB Knowledge, one of our colleagues via COSA and the AEC Industry Technology provider landscape, is conducting the 2nd Annual Construction Technology Integration Survey.  If you’re a construction professional and have five minutes to spare, they would greatly appreciate you completing their survey. Last year, over 450 builders completed the survey, answering questions about the technology they employ and how they are integrating data across stages of construction. This year, they are investigating how cloud solution adoption among construction professionals has changed over the last year. In addition, the survey aims to reveal how fears of security in the cloud conflict with builders’ needs for customization, integration, mobilization and collaboration.  For completing the five minute survey, they will send you a complimentary copy of the results and full report after they are presented in August at the AGC IT Forum.  You can find the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VHHFS3L

Unleash the Power of Microsoft Excel with AEC Business Applications [Video]

Team TCG had a great webinar the other day.  This includes a walkthrough of Office Business Applications (OBAs) and using them with integrated web services, a fundamental technology driving cloud solutions.  If you missed it, take a look at the video below.

Expert Discussions on AEC Cloud Solutions @ CFMA 2013

If you are attending CFMA 2013 in San Diego, CA, drop by and visit our booth in the exhibition. Whether you are an operations role with questions centered around implementation of Accounting, ERP, Project Management, Scheduling, Collaboration and BIM; or an IT role with questions about the NIST Cloud Definition, Cloud based application management, interoperability, integration and open standards like agcXML, we’ve got the right people there to have vendor neutral conversations. Read More

Webinar | Using Microsoft Excel with Prolog and Other AEC Industry Applications

Tune in Tuesday, June 25th @ 2:00PM EDT for a Webinar on using Office Business Applications with Prolog and other AEC Industry applications. Read More

Wes Smith Interviewed on Citrix TV | Discusses How Software Only Subscription Licensing Applies to the AEC Industry

We always enjoy Citrix Summit & Synergy.  What a great opportunity to network with experts in application delivery from around the world.  This year we had the opportunity to be interviewed based on our long tenure and extensive work with the Citrix CSP and Microsoft SPLA programs.  Check out the video below where Wes Smith highlights a few clients and discussed the benefits of subscription licensing and how the AEC Industry can take a page from the book of successful platform vendors and apply it to their Line of Business software to help change the industry.