In the Architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, secure collaboration on 3D CAD and BIM models is imperative among various stakeholders working on a project. We understand that and have designed a solution specifically to address the AEC industry’s collaboration requirements.
Collaboration among employees in geographically separated offices or with external project partners is a non-trivial problem. AEC IT leaders have attempted to solve this problem through adoption of a variety of technologies such as legacy VDI solutions, VPNs for remote work, physical workstations connected over WAN, etc. These technologies introduce a host of issues:
- Lack of Performance: On-prem legacy VDI is notorious for lack of performance, especially for heavy 3D CAD applications and data. Similarly, accessing data over remote VPN connections can be slow, making it difficult to collaborate effectively.
- Unreliable User Experience: Our customers who tried VPN connections for 3D CAD data found that any break in the connection caused data errors, leading to loss of hours of productivity.
- IP Security Concern: Physical workstations have data at the edge and are susceptible to theft, loss, malware and user error. The risk of IP/data loss cannot be undermined.
- Data Management Problem: Physically spread out hardware also causes data sprawl causing file versioning errors and data management issues. Thus increasing overall IT cost.
Over time, these tools become non-standardized disconnected patchworks of hardware and data spread out across various offices and business units, not only negatively affecting user productivity but also increasing IT cost and complexity.
Workspot customers have experienced >3x ROI due to a combination of business growth & productivity, cost avoidance and strategic benefits.
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