Organizations in the AEC industry stand a lot to gain by embracing digital transformation—and they also risk facing some of the heaviest losses if they fall behind in keeping IT systems up to date and adopting new technologies.
Every modern business relies on safe and effective IT services, but some industries need specialized care. Architecture, engineering, and construction firms have unique IT needs ranging from security and accessibility over multiple locations to process optimization, accuracy, and scalability.
Digital transformation in these spaces means implementing solutions that allow firms to gain access to accurate data more quickly and securely. Providing technology solutions that allow office-based employees, field-based employees and contractors to be more productive and collaborative enables firms to stay on budget, on timeline, and to deliver great end results for their customers.
Conversely, with antiquated IT systems and support, AEC firms risk not only a loss in productivity and accuracy of data, but also risk security breaches. More than 75% of construction and engineering businesses report experiencing a cyber incident within the last year, and construction companies are among the most likely of any industry to pay ransoms after a ransomware attack—with the average ransom totaling over $170K.
As one of the top technology solutions providers for AEC companies, AIS understands these needs and provides practical answers for this key industry.