Cloud Computing and the Construction Industry Posted on June 28, 2013 at 10:19 pm.Written by Kevin Whatley “Moving to the cloud” can mean anything from increasing data capacity without having to invest in additional IT infrastructure to licensing a new generation of subscription-based and web-viewable software. Using the cloud in the construction industry has strong appeal because of the constant change of workers and frequent setup of new jobsite locations. Many workers need better access to company data to aid in timely, well-supported decision making and reporting while working in the field. Conversely, the main office balances the need to bill, pay invoices, produce financial reports, process payroll, and plan logistics with the need to have offsite workers access and update information to support these functions – no matter what their location. Traditional client/server software solutions provide user access to this information from designated locations. But cloud technology has opened up new possibilities that allow instant connections to be made beyond these traditional preconfigured office sites. It is now possible with the cloud to tap into back-office information and reporting functionality from any location in a very secure way – wherever one can access the Internet. Construction companies are uniquely positioned to benefit from the cloud’s ability to provide greater freedom and ease to access information anytime, anywhere – from satellite offices, job sites or customer locations that span across the globe. Click here to download the full article. Find out ~ What is Cloud Computing? ~ Cloud Computing and the Construction Industry. ~ Collaboration Among Contractors and Owners. ~ Mobility. ~ Transitioning to Cloud Solutions. Contact Plumb to learn more about cloud computing and Sage Construction Anywhere.