Lower Construction Data Storage Costs in 3 Simple Steps

Lower Construction Data Storage Costs

Construction data storage costs have been on the rise. With revenue generation and cost savings as key focus areas, it’s easy to run off the rails. After all, there is so much information to track and utilize.

From the estimating/pre-construction process to reconciliation of sub bids, from tracking subcontractor input to analyzing historical spec rates, you need a way to improve your back-office integration that gives you immediate access to customer, product and reference data.

Storing all of your valuable information in a way that still leaves it accessible may sound like a formula for adding to your costs, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Lowering your construction data storage costs is a project that can result in direct and indirect savings.

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5 Ways to Make Productivity a Priority in your Business

Make productivity a business priority

Is productivity a priority in your business? Over the last thirty years, businesses have been gifted with a number of innovative tools that have created a sea change in ability. From teleconferencing to laptops, tablets and smartphones we are able to store more information, communicate, and access more data faster than ever.

Yet surveys show us that productivity is on the decline.

Why is that?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in the last quarter of 2014, business output fell by 3.2% despite the fact that work hours increased by 5.1%. And business productivity decreased 1.8%.

When productivity falls, profitability is not far behind.

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How to Store Digital Media Files for Optimal Productivity

Store Digital Media Files

One of the biggest obstacles to productivity organizations face today is in file storage. Particularly, the proper way to store digital media files. Archiving data has seemingly always presented a storage issue. The advent of big data at rest and big data in motion means you need to understand how it is used and what challenges it presents. Most importantly, you need to make sure that your organization has high performance storage architecture to accommodate large streaming files.

How Media Files Are Used

Digital media files are used in a number of different settings. There is tremendous diversity in the use of these files. Platforms on which rich media files are created and used also differ quite dramatically from one organization to the next. What is consistent is that whether it is being used for music and gaming or for business intelligence, it is the end user experience that is most important.

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How to Maintain Retail Productivity to Effectively Compete

Retail Productivity

How to Maintain Retail Productivity to Effectively Compete

Retailers have the same end goal as any other business – to make money. But the retail environment is different. Your business model requires a greater emphasis on productivity. Your mission is to maximize sales while minimizing investments in inventory, space, people, and time. The best way to do that is to increase your retail operation’s efficiency.

Though there is much to be said about inventory management, effective utilization of space, and the impact of mobile applications on sales, technology is what drives productivity most today. A technologically savvy staff that is well-trained and fairly compensated is a retailer’s most valuable asset.

Here are some tips on how focusing on employee enablement and advocacy can boost retail productivity and help you beat the competition.

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