What’s Next for Digital Leaders

Much is changing in the workplace these days. Many employees are working remote, there is a bigger gig economy, our workspaces and jobsites look different than years past, and technology is now playing a greater role than ever before. At the same time, the IT (information technology) department is undergoing a dramatic shift—one that has been years in the making.

IT Challenges Construction

As investments rise for new technology on the jobsite, investment in the resources that are needed to manage them must also rise. The SIM (Society for Information Management), www.simnet.org, is reporting IT budgets have increased by 23%, raising total investments to $107 million in 2017.

2017 Construction IT Predictions

As this year is coming to a close, analysts are coming out with their predictions for technology adoption and trends in the year ahead—and I would like to explore some of these here today.

Construction Realizing Success with Mobile Apps

An increasing number of companies in the construction marketplace and several other industries that use KPI (key performance indicators) to some extent to measure mobile application success are achieving positive ROI (return on investment), according to a recent mobile measurement survey conducted by Red Hat, Inc., www.redhat.com, Raleigh, N.C., a provider of open-source solutions.

Cloud: 2016 Construction Predictions

Everyone seems to be discussing the cloud and its impact in the construction industry these days, but do the numbers truly reflect all the hype?

Construction IT Predictions for 2016

With the January 2016 fast approaching, I wanted to ring in the New Year with a series of blogs that will look closely at IT (information technology) selection, deployment, and usage within construction organizations.

2016 Investment Strategies

Jeremy Foster, CMO, NoteVault, www.notevault.com, San Diego, Calif., helps construction companies identify where to spend IT dollars in 2016 and the ultimate impact on IT spending for the construction industry.

Invest in Lean, Collaboration

Ian Howell, CEO, Newforma, www.newforma.com, Manchester, N.H., identifies where contractors should spend IT dollars in the year ahead and factors driving construction companies to invest.

Performance Drywall

Without the luxury of an IT department, this small Tomball, Texas business is constantly challenged with the task of working with multiple estimators from remote locations—with the prospect of data loss through hard-drive failure always a looming issue.