Why Keeping Data Volumes Low is Important for Construction Companies

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Today’s construction companies rely on data in a way that has never been seen in the industry before. Construction equipment and assets are being digitally tracked, business transactions and payroll are automated, projects are being simulated to expose limitations and possibilities, traffic is being analyzed to optimize the routing of supplies, and so much more.

Not only are you generating information on a daily basis, but you’re also relying on outside information collected from other sources. You’re analyzing all of it on the fly in order to ensure that you’re operating efficiently, staying on budget, meeting deadlines, and staying competitive.

Data’s Role in Construction

The ability to collect, share, and analyze data has become critical to construction companies. With so many different players collaborating on each project, efficient data collection and storage makes all the difference in the management of time, materials, and financial assets.

In order to provide your construction company with the most effective way of accessing that data, you need to keep data volumes low while enabling collaboration and streamlined data access to provide better results and increase profits..

The Problem of Unstructured Data

Unfortunately, the data that’s being collected is often siloed by different divisions within your company, making it impossible to collect and use quickly. The tremendous volume of information that’s being collected taxes even the most robust server environments, making your hardware inefficient with unneeded redundancies.

Even if you move to a more integrated system that provides you open access, you still encounter the problem of high latency.

Real-time access to all of the elements of your project, from financial data to documents, 3-D data, and even weather forecasts helps turn your data into actionable insights. What is there was an automated system that could keep your data volumes low and your access to high priority information instantaneous? Oh, and one that could actually save you money on data storage costs?

The Solution

Luckily, there is such a solution. It’s called ShareArchiver, and it offers a range of scalable solutions that will help you accomplish all of your data management goals.

As your business continues to collect more and more data from disparate sources and locations, your data volumes grow. So does your need to put it all together in order to analyze it and use it to your advantage.

Rather than maintaining it all on your primary servers – which increases latency and interruption as well as the risk of loss – employing an automated data management solution offers the opportunity to decentralize your data storage and analytics processes to the cloud or secondary servers.

A state-of-the-art system like ShareArchiver gives you access to both real-time and historical data when you want it, where you want it, sourcing it from a tiered system that analyzes actual usage and keeps high-demand data at the ready and moves low-demand data to secondary storage.

Contact us today to set up a consultation and see how we can help.