Back to Basics: Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations

Death by PowerPoint!  It doesn’t have to be.  PowerPoint, like a lot of tools, is as good or bad as the user.  Read the following tips in this article and you will be giving more effective PowerPoint presentations in no time.  Even if you’re already a PowerPoint Zen Master, you still might pick up an […]

Back to Basics: How to Write a Company Email Policy

Introduction Every company needs an email policy.  This is to protect employees as well as the firm. The purpose of an email policy is to set proper expectations with your employees.  What are the rules and guidelines regarding email and what happens if you ignore the rules? The email policy should be written and reviewed […]

Cloud Computing 101

As you prepare for 2019 and beyond, Cloud Computing should be part of every technology discussion for your business.  Today the “Cloud” means everything and anything.  So, what is Cloud Computing and what does it really mean for you and your business? What is Cloud Computing? Let’s define Cloud Computing. Cloud computing is the Delivery, […]

The Truth About Remote Working

Remote Working Success Factors: According to a 2016 survey of American remote workers, about 91 percent of people who work from home feel they’re more productive than when they’re in an office.  Forbes Magazine and Harvard Business Review have both written extensively about the productivity gains from remote working. I have worked remote for the […]

9 Digital Transformation Statistics That Every Business Should Know

We’re living in the digital era. From smartphones to smartwatches, we are constantly glued to our devices. Today, there are an estimated 8.4 million “things” on the internet, with the IoT growing every year. With that said, it’s no surprise that businesses are realizing the tremendous impact digital transformation can have on their success. What […]

Ransomware: What it is, Who’s at Risk, and How to Stop an Attack

Last year was riddled with ransomware attacks with thousands of systems compromised as a result. With technology evolving at the current rate, hackers are finding more and more ways to attack. For example, ransomware is no longer limited to affecting desktops or laptops — it can also target mobile devices. A report by Kaspersky noted […]

understanding-tech-structure-AEC-header-05

Understanding The Technology Structure and Needs for AEC Firms

The needs of the modern AEC firm are ever-evolving. As technology continues to become more sophisticated, it increasingly lends itself well to the collaborative and often geographically dispersed teams of the AEC industry. I have the unique opportunity to work for a company that has over 75 clients ranging from just two employees to 1,000 […]

Revit Collaboration Strategies Presentation

Last year, in October of 2017, Chris France, Regional President of Advance2000, presented some useful Revit collaboration strategies to the Orange County Revit User Group. In his presentation, Chris discussed the four aspects of the Revit Collaboration Matrix (App Local, Data Local, App Remote, and Data Remote), and the pros and cons of each strategy. […]

cybersecurity-infographic

13 Eye-Opening Cybersecurity Facts

In light of recent global cyberattacks (read: WannaCry), it’s more important than ever to understand the risks of poor cybersecurity. According to Skyhigh, virtually every organization experiences at least one cloud-based threat per month. In fact, three out of four IT professionals cited their businesses were at risk for cybersecurity (and man-made) disasters. Many businesses […]

10 Reasons AEC Firms Are Moving 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. However, not all AEC firms have made the big move. Change is scary, we know – especially when dealing with the efficiency and longevity of your […]