Sage Estimating Application Hosting By AEC Cloud

With cloud-hosted servers becoming more sensible for businesses, AEC Cloud hosts, and manages Sage Estimating and other construction software for its customers on the Microsoft Azure stack.

AEC Cloud is one of the early adopters to work with Sage suite of applications in server-based environments. Sage Timberline Office (now Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate) was the first Sage product we started hosting for our client Dyna Service of Oklahoma, LLC . Our customers and partners began asking us to host sage applications to improve collaboration and offload local workstation and server management issues.

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AEC Cloud Hosting Model

Focused on the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry, AEC Cloud hosts a wide range of business applications based on the NIST Cloud definition. This framework includes the Software, Platform, Infrastructure, and Resources (SPIR) required to manage cloud services.

The infrastructure (IaaS) including servers and networking is the fundamental bottom layer required to stand up any solution. With the help of our expertise, architecture, engineering & construction companies can work with us to build and manage a hybrid, private or public cloud environment.

The Resource (RaaS), is the human resource to manage the top three layers, software, platform, and infrastructure. These resources are focused on user support, systems maintenance, upgrades, and account management.

Microsoft Azure Technology

Azure is a game changer in the IaaS space. With high compute virtual machines, backup and disaster recovery options, we can deploy sage estimating and other applications in lesser time and configure.

Cloud Hosting Provider

AEC Cloud, a Microsoft partner, is a preferred cloud hosting provider for the AEC industry managing and hosting a range of construction software including sage estimating, sage accounting, primavera p6, on screen takeoff, viewpoint, prolog, and other designed based applications on Azure for its clients.

If you are considering to move your application management to a cloud hosted solution, we can guide you. Contact now!

Cloud backup: Are you taking advantage of the value?

Reducing on-site data storage, archiving to cloud and recovery are few aspects of a cloud backup.  For an IT team, backup is a critical task and cloud helps simplify on-site backup process and cuts resource time. 

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Why use a cloud backup?

Traditional backup methods using tapes, or disks has few setbacks.  Lesser security, longevity, and additional costs for increase in storage, and for managing.

Whereas, a cloud backup solution does not require additional hardware, it is flexible, and storage is reliable. You can implement in two ways, a hybrid cloud backup and a direct cloud backup.

Problem scenarios with small businesses

Backup planning and poor implementation are two major issues with small businesses. In a research by Gartner, they say about 35% of businesses have a backup plan, and 70% are not confident.

Other than the above two issues, onsite server management, PC based backup solution running on all staff computers, an office manager taking daily backup only on hard drives are a few other problem areas. Also, lacking a document management system adds to it, as there is no proper way to organize and control duplicates which makes data storage and access inefficient.

 Our client Alliance mechanical, a specialty contractor was desperate to solve their ongoing data storage issues and managing their servers.  There were two options, either to continue managing servers and fix the storage part or offload their server management to cloud so they don't have to deal with on-premise servers.  Application hosting on cloud was making sense for them, so their choice was to move away from on-premise server management.

 Microsoft Azure is a great fit for any size of organizations and allows to set up either direct or a hybrid cloud backup. We at AEC Cloud have been supporting our customers on Azure for both application hosting and backup services.

What does Azure Cloud backup offers?

Scalable

The ability to meet the requirement in size or volume allowing business to continue function is the value of cloud.  Conversely, as data grows the need for increase in storage, and relative costs are unstoppable.

 Security

The main element in the cloud backup process is confidentiality as internet is the medium for data transfer.

Data goes through an encryption process when you upload or download. It converts as a code during upload and decodes while downloading. This encryption involves a key to code or decode. And encryption takes place over the network using protocols including Secured Socket Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) . In addition, access controls helps to avoid over writing existing backups.

Recovery

IDC research states that the average cost of downtime is about $20,000 or more for 80% of businesses. And about 20% claims their cost per hour of data loss is at $100,000.

A cloud based-backup is also a solution to business continuity and disaster recovery due its ability to restore or recover.

Cloud backup solution in Microsoft Azure provides Global redundant storage (GRS), and Local redundant storage (LRS). GRS creates three copies of data in three regions, and LRS generates three copies in a single location.  Enabling these features, the recovery experience is better than any other tools.

Costs

The emerging trend in the Cloud is causing all types of solutions to be transparent.  Pay as you go model allows you to only pay for the volume of data in offsite storage. An IT team can easily forecast costs and usage which may not be possible before. But the cost is incremental as the data grows. However, when comparing between buying hardware which is a capital expenditure, cloud storage cost becomes an operational expenditure.

Cloud backup, an entry point

Cloud-based solutions are transforming IT infrastructure management and using a Cloud backup can be an entry point for businesses to realize the value it offers.

The two options to test them are, setting up backup directly to cloud or setting up a hybrid cloud backup solution.

Azure stand out among the available cloud backup solutions, and it is a best choice for businesses. You don’t need to install backup software on individual user computers or keep running a backup round the clock on your server. The backup agent on the server can handle the process depending on the backup routine.

However, with a backup plan including retention policies and recovery procedures, you may realize the value.

What next?

 If you are not already taking advantage of a cloud backup solution, maybe it is time to make a choice. The trend is Cloud-based solution, and you don’t want to stay behind.

AEC Cloud is a Microsoft Cloud Solution provider assisting organizations on backup planning and implementation. Wherever you are in the cloud journey, contact us now and we are confident our expertise would make a difference.

AEC Cloud upgrades hosted construction software for clients

AEC Cloud hosts several construction management software for builders and contractors providing unified access.

As part of the standard software upgrade process which is termed as Upgrade Customer Management (UCM), selected hosted applications being used by our clients were upgraded in Q3.

Primavera P6 V17.12

Primavera P6 is an high-Performance Project Management handles large-scale, highly sophisticated and multifaceted projects. Organize projects of up to 100,000 activities with unlimited resources and an unlimited number of target plans.

Sage 100 Contractor V2018

Sage 100 Contractor provides the easiest access to critical job cost and project information to help you manage your business operations more effectively.

Sage Estimating V17.13

With Sage Estimating Create more accurate cost estimates in less time while increasing your bid-to-win ratio.

On Screen Takeoff V3.95

On-Screen Takeoff is swift and accurate and automatically saves your takeoff calculations for incoming addendums before bid day, change orders and revised specs on the job, and gives you a head start on your next bid.

Prolog Manager V9.95

Prolog is the most complete and configurable Construction Project Management solution for office and field management, collaboration, cost control and purchasing.

Bluebeam V2017 7 2018

Bluebeam Revu keeps teams on the same page through the design process, helps move the project forward during construction, and preserves important project data through completion and beyond.

Benefits of hosted software application

  • Reduction of maintenance requirements

  • Flexibility and scalability of resources

  • On demand user administration

  • 24/7 user support

  • Off-site backup of critical data

  • Regular maintenance and software upgrades

  • Employee mobility anywhere, anytime

  • Freedom to focus on core business

If you are considering mixing cloud to your IT strategy, contact us now, so we could assist you.

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Three Basic Aspects That Makes Sense to Include In Your Disaster Recovery Plan

Gartner’s recent research on IT Disaster recovery analysis states, roughly 80% of survey respondents reported an incident during the past two years that required an IT DR plan.

Every organization must have plans to manage an unexpected event or pay the consequences. Now, with increased need for business continuity, and technical skills to help mitigate risks, IT disaster recovery has become a top priority. This is a positive fact as businesses need continuity plans at a lower cost, and with the least resource management.

In our webinar, we will be covering this subject in detail. However, here are the three basic aspects that makes sense in building a disaster recovery plan.

Critical

What is critical to your business and how much risk your business can face? This is a fundamental question in business continuity management. However, it is driven by what’s critical and how that could change over time.

  • Mission critical – Information that is critical to business that may have an immediate impact on your business

  • Most Important – Information that does not cause massive impact, however not immediately unless it is taken care within an agreed period.

  • Important – These are items that you’d prioritize after the above two.

  • Not Important – Items you can just don’t worry during a disaster.

Severity Levels

The above provides a way to classify, whereas severity signifies the intensity to take necessary action.

  • Non-Critical single app failure - You may need just one or two resource depending on their skill level to check, analyze and resolve.

  • Non-Critical multiple app failure – Although this falls as non-critical, you’d need experienced engineers to help resolve.

  • Critical single app or server failure – Prepare how you'd want to respond and allocate trained technical resources to resolve within a stipulated time.

  • Critical multiple app or server failure – A dedicated team should be assigned to find what is causing the failure and should be able to determine how soon you could be back online.

Scenarios and Risks

Derive a brief overview of the type of disasters like fire, flood or a power outage. The idea is to have activities described to manage the event, impact and recover as quick as possible. In addition, information to perform a risk analysis will help to minimize the impact.

A disaster occurs due to infinite causes, so, focusing on causes only is a potential risk. Rather, shift your focus on outcomes and how they manifest themselves.

There are four possible outcome scenarios:

  • Loss of technology

  • Loss of a building Denial of access to a building

  • Loss of staff/people

  • Loss of supplier or a vendor

Preparing and managing the responses for these scenarios constitute an excellent disaster recovery plan, which in fact also calls for a business continuity planning. Select the utmost scenario that applies for your business, and solutions to help maximize your chances of survival.

Get help from an Azure partner

When talking about solutions, you’ll need to weigh the trade -offs first. In addition, you'd want to look for a solution that is flexible and costs less. Only a cloud-based solution could offer this. Azure backup and Azure site recovery are two powerful components of Microsoft Azure which can help in creating a disaster recovery plan.

With over 17 years of expertise and a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider, we could help you in all stages of strategy, planning and implementation, contact us.

If you'd like to learn more, register now for our upcoming webinar.

Do you have a plan to save your data from disaster and quickly get back live?

The AEC industry is relying on technology to run their daily processes which include the line of business applications, productivity tools like the word, excel. But if an unknown downtime occurs, it impacts the business resulting in a revenue loss.

What could go wrong? There are no definite answers, but disasters vary in types that includes man-made, natural and then the cyber-attacks. The severity of the downtime is also important to understand how quickly you can get back on track. With a well thought backup and disaster recovery plan, you should be able to estimate how soon you could get back.

 Protect your down time.  Learn how to build a reliable backup and disaster recovery plan with Azure.  Register below for the webinar

Protect your down time.  Learn how to build a reliable backup and disaster recovery plan with Azure.  Register below for the webinar

What should the Disaster Recovery plan include?

Disaster plans can cover everything from how to get out of your store or office during a fire drill, save lives and emergency management.

As the subject is on IT, the plan should include how to get back up and running if your servers are underwater, or under cyber-attack.

Disaster recovery plan is not the same for businesses because of the objectives and the selection of the solution. However, the plan should address;

  • Technology asset inventory that names mission-critical processes and data
  • Schedule for updating and testing any disaster recovery plans
  • A clear understanding of the trade-offs between cost and complexity

Understand how your plan works

Whoever drafts the plan, the best way to understand is first to ensure you get answers for these questions.

  • Does your plan include an inventory of mission-critical business processes and data?
  • When was the last time anyone reviewed your plan? Tested your plan?
  • Is cyberattack preparedness included in your current plan?
  • How much depends upon human intervention?

Automate the DR process

Referring to the last question above, it is given that human resources may have priorities in an emergency like a disaster and hence automating the DR process is a good consideration.

A cloud-based solution is a best option to recover quickly. Whether it’s a large or small business, this works from a financial perspective as the cost should be less than that of a traditional setup.

Evaluate

You’d need to make some research and comparisons to understand which solution provider fits your business model.

  • Do they offer a hybrid solution so that you can keep some data on-premise as well as in the cloud?
  • Do they offer metered service so that you can save even more money by ‘turning off’ services when you don’t need them?
  • Is the service easy to use, with good support for your team?
  • Do they offer geo-redundancy?
  • Are they compliant with your industry?

Is the cloud a safe option?

Yes, it is.  But there may be also scenarios where an enterprise or small companies losing their data in the cloud during disasters. It could be due to a poor backup strategy.  Copies of data should be available in multiple regions for a successful restore or recovery when one region is hit.

With the Microsoft cloud, you can get ‘geo-redundancy.’ This means that your data is in more than one location. So, if your area is hit with a hurricane, along with floods and electrical storms, your data would be safe in a data center across the country.

That also means that your company data is available even during the storm.

What’s the next step?

Discuss with us your plans to keep your business running. You can call us or email and we’d be happy to offer a no-cost consultation to review your plan or create one. 

Phone : (212) 505-0381;  Email: sales@aeccloud.com

If you are still evaluating options, download our e-guide to learn more.

If you’re somewhere in the middle, attend our webinar about building a reliable Backup and Disaster Recovery plan on September 26, 2018, 11:30 am PDT.  You’ll get a chance to discuss and ask us questions.  We’ll be talking about Microsoft Azure as a solution, but we’ll also share useful information related to planning for disasters.

Bluebeam hosted on Azure Cloud Delivers Flexibility and Improves Productivity

Bluebeam” is a software company providing designing tools for creating, editing, marking up, collaborating and sharing PDF documents.
Revu their main product is an alternative to Adobe Acrobat, and it is available in three editions: Standard, CAD and eXtreme. All editions include Bluebeam Studio for online collaboration. Bluebeam Revu iPad for PDF markup and editing on the iPad.

Bluebeam licensing has different types; Perpetual, Enterprise and Open licenses.

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Bluebeam On Azure Cloud

Azure is a comprehensive set of cloud services that IT professionals use to build, deploy and manage applications through a global network of data centers.
Bluebeam application deployment on cloud is great for construction businesses needing to collaborate and access information from job sites, home and remote locations. High availability, better security, and the ability to scale up helps IT professionals to build an environment in lesser time and start running.

As a Microsoft Partner, AEC Cloud manages Azure services and delivers unified anywhere access to its clients enhancing productivity. 

AEC Cloud’s Hosting Model

Focused on the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry, AEC Cloud’s hosting model is driven by the NIST Cloud definition.  This framework includes the Software, Platform, Infrastructure, and Resources (SPIR) required to manage the cloud services.

AEC Cloud Example Stack

Access provisioned through AEC Cloud portal offering a streamlined anywhere experience to users.

Users: 25

Software
Document Locator, Bluebeam Revu, Microsoft Office Std, Microsoft Project

Platform
Windows Operating Systems, SQL Standard

Infrastructure
DS2 v2: 2 cores, 7 GB RAM, D4 v3: 4 cores, 16GB RAM

AEC Cloud is a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider and been hosting line of business applications focused on AEC Industry for over 17 years. AEC domain knowledge and IT expertise with the ability to understand the business functions, requirements and offer solutions sets us apart from the generic hosting service providers.

Migrate your IT environments to the Cloud

With the AEC industry’s emphasis on real-time work and collaboration, it’s no surprise that more and more firms are choosing to move their IT environments to high-performance private clouds.

A total of 19 per cent of government CIOs expect to increase spending in Cloud services/solutions
Cloud services/solutions and infrastructure/data center combined ranked in the top 10 by 30 per cent of government CIOs, compared with only 12 per cent in all other industries.
-Gartner’s 2018 CIO Agenda Survey
Why are so many businesses moving to the cloud?
It’s because cloud computing is 100% scalable & secure, increases efficiency, helps improve cash flow and is the way of the future.

Many businesses like in the past, still run applications or programs from software downloaded on a physical computer or server within their building and are invariably limited to the device and network. While the trend of users jumping on the digital and mobile bandwagons: more smartphones, more tablets, more wearable tech, and most importantly, more software. The need of the hour is that businesses equip their users with real-time access to applications and data. When on the cloud users access the same applications, data & files through the internet on any device, any location and any time.

AEC Cloud, over the last decade and a half have been helping businesses not only seamlessly migrate their LOB applications but even maximize the potential of the cloud. We host and maintain Office Suite, Document Management, Project Management, Design, Estimating, Accounting and everything else you might need to include anytime in the future.

If you are not already on the cloud, give us a call (212)-505-0381 and we will be happy to guide you through.

Revit Application Hosting by AEC Cloud

Summary:

Within the last five years the deployment of BIM applications like Revit, Navisworks, and Sketchup on cloud-hosted servers has become more economical.  Today, AEC Cloud hosts, and manages Autodesk Revit and other Line Of Business applications for its customers on the Microsoft Azure stack.  

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AEC Cloud History

AEC Cloud is one of the early adopters to work with the Autodesk suite of applications in server based environments.  In 2010, customers and partners began asking us to host graphic intensive products such as Revit, in order to improve collaboration and offload local workstation and server management issues.  At the time, solutions based on Citrix and Nvidia dedicated hardware were possible but not feasible for the average  Company.  

AEC Cloud Hosting Model

Focused on the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry, AEC Cloud hosts a wide range of business applications based on the NIST Cloud definition.  This framework includes the Software, Platform, Infrastructure, and Resources (SPIR) required to manage cloud services.  

The infrastructure (IaaS) including servers and networking is the fundamental bottom layer required to stand up any solution.  With the help of our expertise AEC companies can work with us to build and manage a hybrid, private or public cloud environment.

The Resource (RaaS), is the human resource to manage the top three layers, software, platform, and infrastructure. These resources are focused on user support, systems maintenance, upgrades, and account management.

Microsoft Azure Technology

The N series by Azure is a game changer. Announcing its bleeding edge high compute virtual machines in August 2016, we can deploy design applications in lesser time and configure.

AEC Cloud, a Microsoft partner, is a preferred cloud hosting provider for the AEC industry managing and hosting Revit, Navisworks, and other designed based applications on Azure for its clients.

Sample Configuration of a Azure Hosted Solution for Revit

Access provisioned through AEC Cloud portal offering a streamlined anywhere experience to users

  • Users; 5

  • Application; Revit

  • Operating System; Microsoft Windows

  • Virtual Machine; NC6, 6 Core 568GB Memory

Wes Smith set to speak as AEC Futurist on EngTech panel at The Future of Money and Technology Summit, San Francisco

AECCloud Founder and Cloud Executive Officer, Wes Smith will be speaking at The Future of Money & Technology on December 4th in San Francisco, CA. The Summit brings together the best and brightest visionaries in money and FinTech, including startups, entrepreneurs, developers, press, investors, services and solutions providers. Panelists will discuss the evolving money ecosystem in a proactive, conducive to dealmaking environment. The conference topics will cover Bitcoin, Ethereum, Other Cryptocurrencies, ICOs, Tokens, Blockchain, Banking, Investors, Startups and more!

Dan Robles from IEBC extended the invite to Wes to speak on the EngTech panel "How will Blockchain, AI, AV, AR impact the Engineering Profession?" as an AEC Futurist.

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Panel Summary: There is not enough money to meet the infrastructure needs of society. In order to bring those costs down we must develop a fundamentally new project delivery system utilizing new technologies to the fullest – but at what cost?Tim Chapman’s wonderful video (to be shown – see here) describes the potential and perils that blockchain, artificial intelligence, autonomous machinery, and augmented reality may pose to the industry. How are we to create senior engineers needed for innovation if the formative junior level jobs are performed by machines? Alternatives?

Read More: Interested in more info on these issues and the potential role of Blockchain for the AEC Industry?  Check out some further resources below:

IEBC Whitepaper including Engineering Blockchain Applications

Dan Robles Breaking down blockchain [Video]

Project Management Blockchain series by Marc Minnee

The Impact of Blockchain Technology on the Construction Industry by Dave Hughes

Construction Open Software Alliance Consortium focused on developing standards for the AEC Industry.

Wes Smith, AEC Cloud, Cloud Executive Officer

Passionate about people and process driven technology, Wes Smith has 20 years experience enabling AEC Industry leaders & participants with business focused technology. He has participated in thought leadership sessions with AGC, Constructech and ENR Magazines as well as Citrix, Oracle, Trimble and Viewpoint.

His company, AEC Cloud, is a certified Microsoft Cloud Service Provider (CSP) and developer with extensive experience providing intranets, hosting, integration, and business technology consulting services to the AEC Industry. Major clients include Hensel Phelps, The New York Times, The Pentagon Renovation Program, and Turner Construction.

AEC Cloud Social - Iron Pig Ale House: Apr 7, San Diego, CA

TGIF! Join us and other local construction industry colleagues for a cold one, Friday, April 7th!

A great time to meet, share insights, successes, and frustrations with others in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Industry.

AEC Cloud Social Happy Hour Iron Pig Ale House, San Diego, CA Friday, April 7, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Iron Pig Ale House is located in Pacific Beach on Garnet Ave. 1520 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

Please RSVP to secure your spot as space is limited.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!!

 

AGC One-day Tech Summit 2017: REcAp

2017 One Day Tech SummitFor anyone not in the know on this, AGC put together a side "one-day" conference for the techies. AEC Cloud was a proud sponsor of this event. From what I understand it was a first attempt at putting this together, and I have to say it was a complete success!!

The panel of speakers were boots on the ground personnel with real world experience in helping get their respective construction company into the 21st century technology wise. Really interesting to hear the stories, the challenges and the successes these folks had to share.

Another aspect of the meeting was the way they brought the audience in on the conversations. It ended up being a really great experience learning about novel approaches to the tech issues we all face everyday. Discussions ran the gamit from software integration and data sharing, to drones and BIM, to introducing new software and technologies, how to handle the introduction of personal devices into the office environment, among other things. If you click the logo above, you can go to the meeting website and view the details.

Extremely informative. The speakers were great at keeping the conversation moving and engaging. Again, I can't say enough about how much value our team took away from this. A definite win!

It was an honor to be a sponsor of this incredible event!

 

 

 

Thanks again for everyone that came and participated. It was great to see old friends and meet new ones.

Until next year!

 

Proven Reliability and Leadership For Over 17 Years

Logo_AECCloud_Option2_300AEC Cloud has been on the scene working with the largest AEC companies in the field for over 17 years. Leaders in the industry rely on our expertise and proven track record to help their companies stay ahead with their Enterprise Application Hosting needs. Just ask Hensel Phelps or Turner Construction.

Finding an experienced and reliable hosting partner is critical in seeing a successful outcome.

Here at AEC Cloud, we know what you need before you do. We have been hosting applications and data for some of the largest companies in the AEC space for over 17 years. We can help guide you through the maze of cloud hosting and determine exactly what your company needs today, and what it will need tomorrow.

  • Find out what AEC Cloud can do for your business migration to the cloud.
  • Schedule a live demo today and see for yourself the possibilities we can offer.

Call us today to get started: 212-505-0381

Email us now with your questions: sales@aeccloud.com

2017 AGC Convention Las Vegas: Just WOW!

98th Annual AGC ConventionWhat an amazing experience! This year's conference went above and beyond any expectations we had here at AEC Cloud. It was an honor to be a sponsor of this incredible event!

The sessions were on point and extremely informative. The people we met were energized and excited for the upcoming year.

It's an exciting time to be in the Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) Industry. So much new technology is becoming available to help increase productivity and give team members an in-depth view of the project at hand. Drones, laser measuring devices, BIM modeling, virtual reality & 3D, and integration of software data across applications. All of this adds up to a revolution in construction and how the industry approaches and executes a project.

An interesting angle that was present at the conference this year was the "human element". How are the building and projects affecting the communities and people that are using them. It's a factor that I never thought about, but is a critical element in the project development process. Homes, hospitals, schools. These buildings are used by people in communities everyday. The design and construction affects these communities at many levels, hopefully in a positive way. The work that we are doing today, has a real impact on this and future generations.

If you missed the event, or just want to view the agenda and speakers, go to the AGC Convention website here.

Thanks again for everyone that came and participated. It was great to see old friends and meet new ones.

Until next year!

Proven Reliability and Leadership For Over 17 Years

Logo_AECCloud_Option2_300AEC Cloud has been on the scene working with the largest AEC companies in the field for over 17 years. Leaders in the industry rely on our expertise and proven track record to help their companies stay ahead with their Enterprise Application Hosting needs. Just ask Hensel Phelps or Turner Construction.

Finding an experienced and reliable hosting partner is critical in seeing a successful outcome.

Here at AEC Cloud, we know what you need before you do. We have been hosting applications and data for some of the largest companies in the AEC space for over 17 years. We can help guide you through the maze of cloud hosting and determine exactly what your company needs today, and what it will need tomorrow.

  • Find out what AEC Cloud can do for your business migration to the cloud.
  • Schedule a live demo today and see for yourself the possibilities we can offer.

Call us today to get started: 212-505-0381

Email us now with your questions: sales@aeccloud.com

AEC Cloud to Sponsor AGC Conference Las Vegas 2017

We are proud to announce we will be a sponsor for the upcoming 98th Annual AGC Convention 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The convention runs March 7-9. If you are attending, drop us a line and let's meet up! We would love to listen to your particular IT challenges and questions, and see where we can help with our deep personal experience.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information on the conference, click here: AGC Convention 2017

98th Annual AGC Convention

 

 

 

Proven Reliability and Leadership For Over 17 Years

Logo_AECCloud_Option2_300AEC Cloud has been on the scene working with the largest AEC companies in the field for over 17 years. Leaders in the industry rely on our expertise and proven track record to help their companies stay ahead with their Enterprise Application Hosting needs. Just ask Hensel Phelps or Turner Construction.

Finding an experienced and reliable hosting partner is critical in seeing a successful outcome.

Here at AEC Cloud, we know what you need before you do. We have been hosting applications and data for some of the largest companies in the AEC space for over 17 years. We can help guide you through the maze of cloud hosting and determine exactly what your company needs today, and what it will need tomorrow.

  • Find out what AEC Cloud can do for your business migration to the cloud.
  • Schedule a live demo today and see for yourself the possibilities we can offer.

Call us today to get started: 212-505-0381

Email us now with your questions: sales@aeccloud.com

Specializing in Enterprise AEC Cloud Hosting For over 17 Years

For over 17 years, AEC Cloud has been the only Enterprise Cloud Hosting company that is strictly focused on the AEC Industry and its unique software and implementation issues. Enterprise cloud hosting is the buzz word of the past year. There has been a convergence of technologies that have made the option of hosting desktops, files and applications outside of the office a reality. Whether you are looking at private cloud hosting, public cloud hosting or a hybrid situation, the benefits are just to clear to ignore.

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At this point, it is worth the time and effort for IT departments to take a hard look at this opportunity, and at a minimum do some cost/productivity comparisons. We are definitely past the days of early adoption, with many larger companies now taking the steps to move in the direction of cloud-based desktops, apps and file storage. Hensel Phelps, Turner Construction are a couple of our client names that come to mind.

The benefits are just too many to ignore.

Real Benefits

  • Cost efficiency
  • Reduction of maintenance requirements
  • Flexibility and scalability of resources
  • On demand user administration
  • 24/7 user support
  • Off-site backup of critical data
  • Regular maintenance and software upgrades
  • Employee mobility anywhere, anytime
  • Freedom to focus on core business

Software we host:

We host any enterprise business application you need to get your job done. If you don't see what you need in our list below, just ask!

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Proven Reliability and Leadership For Over 17 Years

Logo_AECCloud_Option2_300AEC Cloud has been on the scene working with the largest AEC companies in the field for over 17 years. Leaders in the industry rely on our expertise and proven track record to help their companies stay ahead with their Enterprise Application Hosting needs. Just ask Hensel Phelps or Turner Construction.

Finding an experienced and reliable hosting partner is critical in seeing a successful outcome.

Here at AEC Cloud, we know what you need before you do. We have been hosting applications and data for some of the largest companies in the AEC space for over 17 years. We can help guide you through the maze of cloud hosting and determine exactly what your company needs today, and what it will need tomorrow.

  • Find out what AEC Cloud can do for your business migration to the cloud.
  • Schedule a live demo today and see for yourself the possibilities we can offer.

Call us today to get started: 212-505-0381

Email us now with your questions: sales@aeccloud.com

AEC Cloud EVENT: How to Increase Your Construction IT ROI :: RECAP :: THANK YOU!!!!

Just WOW!

Our first event was more than any of us here expected. Great speakers, great space and great audience!!

Christine Burger, President of Burger Consulting Group, opened the session in our space at Stone Brewery in San Diego, CA.

If you have never heard him speak, the guy is literally full of incredible knowledge, experience and insight into technology today in the work space, and in particular with the AEC industry.

Next up was Jeremy Sibert, CIO at Hensel Phelps. Jeremy has literally transformed Hensel Phelps' IT department, processes and corporate thinking when it comes to IT and the ever changing landscape of adopting technology in the work place. Incredible hands on experience over the past 8 years working there, which he freely shared with the audience. A truly incredible opportunity for us all.

Steve Maddox of Viewpoint brought his expertise and knowledge of technology in the AEC space and how his clients were utilizing different software suites to maximize their ROI in the IT department.

The event then went into a round table discussion between the three along with our CEO here at AEC Cloud, Wes Smith joining in with insights into current challenges and future opportunities in the AEC IT space.

Just an incredible experience to listen to these speakers, and the audience was blown away. Here are a couple of the comments from the post event survey:

Spot ON!

Thank you! That was a wonderful event.

Very credible SME's. I appreciated the insight.

Thank you again to all the participants that helped make this event above and beyond what we could have imagined.

We are working on editing the video into bite size pieces now and will let you know when we have that posted for viewing on our website.

Stay tuned for the next educational event. We are working on the details now and will will announce it soon.

 

Proven Reliability and Leadership For Over 16 Years

Logo_AECCloud_Option2_300AEC Cloud has been on the scene working with the largest AEC companies in the field for over 16 years. Leaders in the industry rely on our expertise and proven track record to help their companies stay ahead with their Enterprise Application Hosting needs. Just ask Hensel Phelps or Turner Construction.

Finding an experienced and reliable hosting partner is critical in seeing a successful outcome.

Here at AEC Cloud, we know what you need before you do. We have been hosting applications and data for some of the largest companies in the AEC space for over 16 years. We can help guide you through the maze of cloud hosting and determine exactly what your company needs today, and what it will need tomorrow.

  • Find out what AEC Cloud can do for your business migration to the cloud.
  • Schedule a live demo today and see for yourself the possibilities we can offer.

Call us today to get started: 866 417-7230

Email us now with your questions: sales@aeccloud.com

AEC Cloud EVENT: How to Increase Your Construction IT ROI :: Agenda Confirmed

The agenda has been finalized and we are ready for what appears to be a VERY good event!

Do not miss this FREE event!

  • IT Trends in Construction Christian Burger, President Burger Consulting Group
  • The CEO conversation: Budgeting, planning, resources, IT Governance Jeremy Sibert, Chief Information Officer at Hensel Phelps
  • Integrated versus Best-in Class: Considerations, trends, risk, cost Steve Maddox, Viewpoint Director of Sales
  • Implementation Strategies: Resources, ambition, change management, risk Christian Burger, Steve Maddox
  • Infrastructure: Movement to cloud, security, data Jeremy Sibert, Christian Burger
  • Open Form (audience questions)

    In our ongoing FREE educational luncheon events, we are excited to host three of the industry's leaders in IT and best practice implementation.

This is a FREE educational luncheon. Do not miss this this event!

If you have not signed up yet, there are still a few spaces left!

Click here to save your spot.

Please note: Space is limited. Let us know if you have any questions, info@aeccloud.com

Special Educational Luncheon Event February 09, 2017  ·  Stone Brewing, San Diego, CA

Proven Reliability and Leadership For Over 16 Years

Logo_AECCloud_Option2_300AEC Cloud has been on the scene working with the largest AEC companies in the field for over 16 years. Leaders in the industry rely on our expertise and proven track record to help their companies stay ahead with their Enterprise Application Hosting needs. Just ask Hensel Phelps or Turner Construction.

Finding an experienced and reliable hosting partner is critical in seeing a successful outcome.

Here at AEC Cloud, we know what you need before you do. We have been hosting applications and data for some of the largest companies in the AEC space for over 16 years. We can help guide you through the maze of cloud hosting and determine exactly what your company needs today, and what it will need tomorrow.

  • Find out what AEC Cloud can do for your business migration to the cloud.
  • Schedule a live demo today and see for yourself the possibilities we can offer.

Call us today to get started: 866 417-7230

Email us now with your questions: sales@aeccloud.com

AEC Cloud EVENT: Christian Burger: Personal Experiences & Challenges Ahead for AEC IT

We now have a panel of three leaders in the AEC IT space.

Do not miss this FREE event!

In our ongoing FREE educational luncheon events, we are excited to announce that Christian Burger, President Burger Consulting Group, an IT consulting firm based in Chicago, will be joining us to talk about his personal IT experiences, and the challenges that lay ahead.

  • Christian is a veteran in the AEC Industry IT space. He has been working with some of the largest AEC firms for over 25 years and has literally seen it all.
  • His firm focuses on IT strategy and leadership. Working up best practices for implementation of current technology and thought leadership.
  • He is a frequent speaker and publishes in leading industry journals.
  • He is a professor of technology at Northwestern University’s Masters in Project Management program.

Learn more about Christian's firm here: http://burgerconsulting.com

 

This is a FREE educational luncheon. We now have a panel of three leaders in the  AEC IT space.

Do not miss this this event!

If you have not signed up yet, there are still a few spaces left!

Click here to save your spot.

Please note: Space is limited. Let us know if you have any questions, info@aeccloud.com

Special Educational Luncheon Event February 09, 2017  ·  Stone Brewing, San Diego, CA

Proven Reliability and Leadership For Over 16 Years

Logo_AECCloud_Option2_300AEC Cloud has been on the scene working with the largest AEC companies in the field for over 16 years. Leaders in the industry rely on our expertise and proven track record to help their companies stay ahead with their Enterprise Application Hosting needs. Just ask Hensel Phelps or Turner Construction.

Finding an experienced and reliable hosting partner is critical in seeing a successful outcome.

Here at AEC Cloud, we know what you need before you do. We have been hosting applications and data for some of the largest companies in the AEC space for over 16 years. We can help guide you through the maze of cloud hosting and determine exactly what your company needs today, and what it will need tomorrow.

  • Find out what AEC Cloud can do for your business migration to the cloud.
  • Schedule a live demo today and see for yourself the possibilities we can offer.

Call us today to get started: 866 417-7230

Email us now with your questions: sales@aeccloud.com

Event UPDATE: Jeremy Sibert, CIO of Hensel Phelps, to Speak

In our ongoing FREE educational luncheon events, we are excited to announce that Jeremy Sibert, Chief Information Officer at Hensel Phelps, will be joining us to talk about their experiences, challenges and insights. In case you do not know Jeremy, here are a few highlights of his recent accomplishments.

  • Jeremy Sibert is the Corporate Director of Technology for HENSEL PHELPS. 
  • Responsible for the strategic planning and deployment of all technology used across the company.
  • Has worked for HENSEL PHELPS for thirteen years.
  • Project Manager responsible for the successful completion of the renovation of Wedges 2-5 at the Pentagon.
  • Led his team to adopt a paperless environment utilizing technology and visualization to plan, communicate, and execute this highly complex project.
  • Worked with AEC Cloud for the past 12 years implementing IT initiatives throughout Hensel Phelps corporate

This is a FREE educational luncheon. If you have not signed up yet, there are still a few spaces left!

Click here to save your spot.

Please note: Space is limited. Let us know if you have any questions, info@aeccloud.com

Special Educational Luncheon Event February 09, 2017  ·  Stone Brewing, San Diego, CA

Proven Reliability and Leadership For Over 16 Years

Logo_AECCloud_Option2_300AEC Cloud has been on the scene working with the largest AEC companies in the field for over 16 years. Leaders in the industry rely on our expertise and proven track record to help their companies stay ahead with their Enterprise Application Hosting needs. Just ask Hensel Phelps or Turner Construction.

Finding an experienced and reliable hosting partner is critical in seeing a successful outcome.

Here at AEC Cloud, we know what you need before you do. We have been hosting applications and data for some of the largest companies in the AEC space for over 16 years. We can help guide you through the maze of cloud hosting and determine exactly what your company needs today, and what it will need tomorrow.

  • Find out what AEC Cloud can do for your business migration to the cloud.
  • Schedule a live demo today and see for yourself the possibilities we can offer.

Call us today to get started: 866 417-7230

Email us now with your questions: sales@aeccloud.com

Event: How to Increase Your Construction IT ROI

Special Educational Luncheon Event

February 09, 2017  ·  Stone Brewing, San Diego, CA

 

ROI is what drives and sustains a business. Your investments have to bring some value higher than the initial investment in order for it to be worth the effort, time and money.

AEC IT Department's ROI are no different. The time, money and effort you put into your IT initiatives have to bring back some value to the company, help increase productivity and the overall bottom line.

In this 3 hour, morning session, we will introduce three speakers from leading companies in the AEC space. They will be sharing their personal "real world" experiences with you, showing you how they work daily to increase their IT department ROI. 

Join us and learn first hand how other AEC companies are operating in this fast paced, IT fueled world.

Afterwards there will be a lunch, and of course there will be the world famous Stone Brewing offerings on tap.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Click here to save your spot.

Please note: Space is limited. Let us know if you have any questions, info@aeccloud.com

 


Proven Reliability and Leadership For Over 16 Years

Logo_AECCloud_Option2_300AEC Cloud has been on the scene working with the largest AEC companies in the field for over 16 years. Leaders in the industry rely on our expertise and proven track record to help their companies stay ahead with their Enterprise Application Hosting needs. Just ask Hensel Phelps or Turner Construction.

Finding an experienced and reliable hosting partner is critical in seeing a successful outcome.

Here at AEC Cloud, we know what you need before you do. We have been hosting applications and data for some of the largest companies in the AEC space for over 16 years. We can help guide you through the maze of cloud hosting and determine exactly what your company needs today, and what it will need tomorrow.

  • Find out what AEC Cloud can do for your business migration to the cloud.
  • Schedule a live demo today and see for yourself the possibilities we can offer.

Call us today to get started: 866 417-7230

Email us now with your questions: sales@aeccloud.com