Construction companies are getting more out of the cloud
May 31, 2013
Deploying construction reporting tools in the cloud is one of the many benefits that firms get to experience as cloud vendors continue to improve their offerings. Many IT teams at construction companies have made the switch to the cloud, but a recent study conducted by Luth Research and IT market research firm Vanson Bourne revealed businesses can now expect improved performance from the online storage solution.
"Cost is often considered an early benefit – or even a required result – in order for IT teams to justify moving in the direction of the cloud," said John Michelsen, chief technology officer for CA Technologies, the company that commissioned the research. "Once they show that cloud computing improves the bottom line, they can shift their focus to innovation and other objectives, such as increased performance and enhanced security."
Security has been a concern for many top decision-makers at construction firms when it comes to cloud computing. The research demonstrated that it's getting better, but is not quite at optimal levels. Forty-six percent of IT professionals said security concerns were the main reason they didn't move an application to the cloud. However, about one-third of respondents said security concerns have been less of an issues than originally expected after migrating processes to a virtual infrastructure.