Cloud Computing on the Rise among Construction Companies Looking to Rein in Costs
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 18, 2010 — As the construction industry rallies to emerge from economic hardship, many companies are looking to the clouds to trim spending and streamline IT operations. To accommodate this paradigm shift, industry software leader Viewpoint Construction Software inked an exclusive partnership with 3t Systems to launch a cloud computing solution tailored specifically for the construction industry. Using a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model via private cloud, construction companies of any size can take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing while mitigating common pitfalls such as security breaches, corporate governance, and reliability concerns. For an industry historically stifled by its relatively low uptake of IT, cloud computing brings a convenient, affordable and on-demand computing structure that many anticipate will be the turning point in construction IT.
While concepts like SaaS are not new in IT, it is the pricing model, the commoditizing of IT, that gives cloud computing a distinct edge. It’s the idea of convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources for a fixed user subscription fee that makes it a viable option. With Viewpoint Construction Software and 3t Systems, construction companies can apply cloud computing to provision, access and manage various aspects of their daily routine, including but not limited to project management and operations, cost estimating, project planning and control, and accounting and human resources management. Cloud computing provides a compelling draw for construction companies that lack the necessary capital, expertise or IT infrastructure.
“With tighter margins, smaller budgets, and increased scrutiny from bonding companies, contractors are more dependent than ever on obtaining timely, accurate information to properly manage their business,” indicates Jim Paulson, COO with Viewpoint Construction Software. “Viewpoint’s partnership with 3t Systems combines the industry’s best integrated construction accounting and operation software with the construction industry’s most qualified cloud computing provider to deliver best in class service at an affordable price.”
While there are various deployment models available, Viewpoint Construction Software and 3t Systems agreed to create a private cloud model to achieve the highest level of data security and interoperability. By designing a customized proprietary cloud computing architecture, clients receive more data control and can provide hosted services to a designated number of people behind a secure firewall. Advances in virtualization and distributed computing help 3t Systems incorporate the same virtualization and highly flexible and scalable methods used in huge Internet-based datacenters in the private clouds exclusively designed for construction companies.
“Our alliance affords construction companies the ability to focus on their core-business knowing their IT systems are in good hands,” said Ciaran Dwyer, CEO 3t Systems. “Cloud computing is a promising new frontier and we are committed to helping companies fully realize the benefits of this new shared resources model. With our flexible managed services offerings, companies can scale up or scale down IT support to meet their business needs.”
To learn more about Viewpoint Construction Software and 3t Systems’ cloud computing solution, please visit www.3tsystems.com or call 303-858-8800.
About 3t Systems
3t Systems is an end-to-end IT consulting firm that helps organizations realize their full business potential by strategically integrating technology into everyday business operations. Our team of accredited consultants has more than 300 combined years of field-deployment expertise in collaboration, managed services and virtualization technologies. It's this level of expertise that enables 3t to consistently deliver solutions that streamline communications, boost productivity and maximize investments. To learn more about 3t's fresh view of technology, visit www.3tsystems.com.
About Viewpoint Construction Software
With a long-standing focus on meeting the information needs of mid to large-scale organizations, Viewpoint has achieved a leadership position in construction enterprise software. Built on a contemporary and scalable Microsoft .Net platform, the firm provides construction-specific solutions that address the unique needs of leading firms throughout the U.S., Canada and Australia. Viewpoint works closely with its customers to gain specific insights necessary to evolve the software as industry conditions change. The result is software that is built to adapt and scale as customers’ business needs grow and change. Most importantly, it means providing an information platform as rock-solid as the foundations our customers build their roads, bridges and buildings upon. For more information, visit www.viewpointcs.com.
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