5 Ways to Secure Construction Company Data

5 Ways to Secure Construction Company Data

How much time do you spend thinking about the security of your construction company data? If you are like most in the construction industry, you are probably focused on keeping your current projects on time and within budget. Perhaps even preparing the next bid simultaneously? Many construction companies have been slow to buy into computer technology, and slower still to recognizing their own data vulnerability.

Secure data is of the utmost importance, especially for companies that deal with a lot of financial information. Sure, you are vulnerable to spying from competitors, but it’s the risk your clients and employees face that matters most. Employment records, financials, and blueprints – it is all vulnerable to theft. You are also a potential victim of ransomware attacks. This is when hackers hold your data access hostage, releasing it only once they’ve received a payout. It’s a scary world – one in which you should never leave your data unprotected.

Here are 5 ways your construction company can secure its data starting now.

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A Guide to Data Backup and Recovery for Construction Companies

Data Backup and Recovery for Construction Companies

It’s important to have a data backup and recovery plan in place. It ensures that your construction company will be able to return to normal operations in the event of significant data loss. But there’s a difference between getting back up and running and doing so in a way that minimizes downtime and maximizes the speed of recovery.

Construction companies are challenged by the need to back up and recover information for everyone from corporate office staff members to engineers and supervisors located in remote locations. All of your personnel need access to their information as quickly as possible. Files often range from moderate to enormous. Bottom line is – your data is complex and requires regular backups.

Disaster recovery plans require the ability to quickly recover larger files that operate on specialized applications, possibly with custom configurations.  You need more than the ability to download from a backed up version. You also need to maintain the integrity of your data.

Here’s a guide to data backup and recovery specifically for construction companies with these needs.

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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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The New Construction Productivity Paradigm

New Construction Productivity Paradigm

Are you feeling the pressure to be more productive?

Over the last several years, construction companies have really struggled with productivity. Their ability to get more done through more traditional approaches to efficiency has provided smaller and smaller returns, leaving them struggling for ways to do more with less.

Your answer is simple. By adopting a new construction productivity paradigm that allows you to cut costs while increasing output, you’re able to make changes to internal processes quickly and with ease. This provides your employees with more time to get their jobs done by eliminating roadblocks to efficiency and providing them with access to information wherever and whenever it is needed.

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